Daily Archives: December 9, 2012

Putting the band back together

Except this time it’ll be John Jancek directing traffic.

Hmm… I wonder what Jon Fabris is up to these days.  The Vols could always use a challenge.

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The last disillusioned man in Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech’s AD haz a sad.

Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt was stunned when Tuberville called to tell him he was leaving.

“The first indication I got was at 10:32 this morning when he called me,” Hocutt said. “Tommy and I have talked a number of times since the conclusion of the Baylor game this year, and as recently as yesterday he looked me in the eye and gave me his commitment and dedication to Texas Tech football and leading this program forward.”

Well, that worked at Ole Miss, pine box and all.  The man is consistent.

Besides, it’s hard to feel sorry for a guy whining about loyalty who works at the same institution that shitcanned Mike Leach the day before he was scheduled to earn an $800,000 retention bonus.

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Danielson on Murray’s legacy

It was kind of fascinating listening to Uncle Verne and Gary Danielson call the waning moments of yesterday’s Army-Navy game – how often do you get to call back-to-back endings like that in nationally significant games?  Both games ended in heartbreaking fashion, but did you catch something Danielson said at the beginning of that last Army series?  Noting that Army’s senior quarterback had never beaten Navy, Danielson observed that he still had the chance in that last drive to create a legacy for himself.  And then went on to use Aaron Murray as an example of that.

I suppose if you want to go snarky, you could say he wasn’t being complimentary, since Georgia didn’t win the game on Murray’s last drive.  But given what Danielson had said about Georgia’s quarterback going in to the SECCG, I think it was offered as a positive example.

Maybe the best way to describe Murray’s legacy at this point is that in a back-and-forth setting, he’ll keep your team in a position to win the game.  That doesn’t mean he’ll always succeed.  Sometimes he won’t; sometimes his supporting cast won’t.  But you leave those types of games early at your peril, because he will battle until the clock runs out.

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