It’s a short week, so let’s get it off to a good start.
- The Quad looks at its #65 team, Vanderbilt. From the easier-said-than-done department: “If the team can locate depth at running back and have two of its young, talented receivers step up, the Commodores will do better than the 19.2 points and 256.2 yards of total offense it averaged per game a season ago.”
- Nick Saban Fights The Power – with contract extension news. It’s a win-win for everybody! (Including Les Miles.)
- Rex Robinson hooks up with Brandon Bogotay.
- CFR cites this great quote from Steele: “There is no way that you could find a single #7 team in the country the last 12 years that had a legitimate claim to being in the national title game.” B-b-b-but Cinderellas, fellas!
- It’s all good in Knoxville – except for that pesky quarterback thing, you know.
- Matt Hayes counts up all of the non-conference games, and finds that the BCS conference schools left a little too much on the table: “In the six BCS leagues, there are 57 games against I-AA teams and 111 against non-BCS, Division I teams. That’s 168 chances where teams from BCS leagues could’ve played.” And check out his worst game of the season.
- Promises, promises from Michael Adams: “I don’t think we’re going to see the 30-year tenures in ADs anymore than we are in college presidents these days…” Anybody got a calendar?