Friday morning buffet

You don’t need to waive a pellet gun around here to get served.

  • While many of us are worried about how Willie Martinez is going to get the troops (and himself, for that matter) prepared for Gus Malzahn’s offense, I’m simply relieved that I won’t see Martinez squaring off against this.
  • Dan Jenkins may be an old curmudgeon, but at least he’s an old curmudgeon who has a point:  “You might be able to guess what I think about [the BCS]. I hate it,” Jenkins said. “I hate the fact that television sets schedules and game times and kickoffs. I hate that the BCS is running the traditional bowl games. I hate that Nike is dictating what everybody is supposed to wear … at their own pleasure.”
  • And while we’re on the subject of TCU, if the Horned Frogs don’t make it to the title game, I hope this BCS scenario plays out.
  • It sounds like Bud Foster wants to be a head coach pretty badly.
  • Here’s a look at what’s made David Cutcliffe a successful quarterbacks coach.
  • The college programs in the city of Houston to Tulsa coach Todd Graham:  you’re dead to us, asshole.  (h/t The Wiz)
  • You may not know much about Al Golden now, but you’re probably going to hear his name a lot in the offseason.
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6 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. NebraskaDawg

    The Zickefoose kid in Tennesse thinks Richt should keep Martinez because “it’s Georgia, that’s the way it is down here.”

  2. NebraskaDawg

    Bud Foster has “Dan Mullen Syndrome”

    • Dog in Fla

      Bud Foster is definitely anxious to escape Blacksburg. The second phase of the ‘Dan Mullen Syndrome’ is described as feeling like Patty Hearst held captive except that you’re in places weirder than San Francisco, like Starkville or Memphis, and not robbing banks with an assault rifle.

      It’s somewhat like the Stockholm Syndrome except that the ‘Dan Mullen Syndrome’ pays much better, does have a higher risk of being career-ending but even then you are usually free to go home or more likely told to get out of town.

  3. Ausdawg85

    RE: CWM and things that make me go hmmmmm…. “In six of the nine seasons that Patterson has been the head coach, the Frogs defense has allowed less than 19 points per game. In all but one of those seasons, opponents have rushed for an average of less than 108 yards per game.

    Four of his nine TCU defenses, including the current one, have ranked in the top three in the nation in fewest yards allowed.

    But this one, ironically, wasn’t supposed to be that good. Before the season started, the magazines and prognosticators looked at the TCU depth chart, saw that seven starters had graduated from the defense, and the Frogs were promptly penciled in to finish behind BYU and Utah in the Mountain West Conference.

    When spring practice ended, Patterson called a team meeting.

    “We weren’t very good defensively, from what our standards have been here,” he said. “But you get what you demand, not what you expect.

    “We’ve grown up. We’ve gotten better every week.”

    Here is the link to the entire article: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/columnists/gil_lebreton/story/1752849.html

  4. rbubp

    Cutcliffe and Kelly. Smart offensive coaches. Sigh.

  5. Dog in Fla

    “The college programs in the city of Houston to Tulsa coach Todd Graham: you’re dead to us, [pick your own word]…”

    Who, except for Todd, Tulsa and Conference USA, can’t love the script for the Rice Marching Owl Band d-bag tribute to Todd for ditching them in favor of Tulsa…

    http://mob.rice.edu/history/scripts/200711240