Unfortunately for him, it’s Dave Brandon.
Category Archives: Big Ten Football
Lots of weirdness in the buffet today.
- Michigan’s athletic director issues a statement at one o’clock in the morning about the Shane Morris debacle that acknowledges the school knew what Brady Hoke said at his Sunday presser was inaccurate. Wow.
- If I had to guess which SEC head coach has a child named Smacker, Les Miles would be my first choice.
- Anybody who believes Boom is blocking out the criticism… well, I’ve still got some choice Hahira oceanfront property I could let go for the right price.
- Richt, on the question of rotating quarterbacks: “I think anything’s possible, but I’m not going to sit here and start trying to tell the whole world what we’re going to do before we even talk to our players about how we’re going to rotate things like that.”
- And, fortunately, Sony Michel won’t need surgery for the injury he suffered in the Tennessee game.
- The missing parts of the receiving corps show up for practice. Woo hoo!
- J.J. Green may get another start at safety against Vanderbilt.
- It’s now an Ole Miss tradition to downgrade Alabama before their game.
- Boys will be boys at Kentucky.
- Worried about the passing game? You should be worried about the passing game.
I’m wondering which of these is the more egregiously stupid – Brady Hoke’s management of his quarterback in the Minnesota game, or the Florida coaching staff’s decision to pick Driskel over Brissett.
It’s probably Hoke, but I bet Boom has more regrets.
UPDATE: Hoo, boy.
Damn, son. I don’t think I would have tweeted that.
It’s a dream of an America where only one SEC team is allowed to qualify for college football’s playoff. Nobly phrased, of course.
“My vision is that you should be the champion of your league before you can be the champion of the country. That would be my vision if I was doing it. It might not happen like that.”
It won’t, Mark. Be patient, though. When the playoffs expand to an eight-team field, that’ll probably be large enough to accommodate a Big Ten school.
That was dumb enough that Michigan was forced to issue a statement that the promotion was the result of a “miscommunication”. But the school is still honoring the deal for those folks who bought
As long as Big Ten Network ratings are good, though…
Get you a plate and dig in.
- Don’t count on seeing Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell play this Saturday.
- You’ve got a funny way of looking for respect, son.
- Anybody think Big Game Bob’s gonna have a problem pulling this off? Not me.
- Jim Delany reminds us that it wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
- Steve Sarkisian regrets putting Pat Haden on the spot by summoning him to the sidelines. Way to take a bullet, Steve.
- And Pat’s going to self-punish by staying off the sidelines for Southern Cal’s next two games. That should fix everything.
- The Blawg House looks at some of Steve Spurrier’s favorite passing concepts.
- “I don’t really know how scholarships work, honestly.”
Playoff math is pretty straightforward: five power conferences, four spots in the semi-finals. Somebody’s gonna get left out.
The early leader in the postseason disappointment club house is the Big Ten, which saw an Urban Meyer-coached team lose for the first time at home, a Michigan State team fight hard but eventually fade to No. 3 Oregon and Michigan get shut out by a Notre Dame team still holding out five players due to an academics investigation. Its only ranked team without a loss, Nebraska, needed the play of the day to pull out a last-minute win against a FCS opponent.
It’s a good thing Jim Delany fancies himself the head of a broadcast network. A conference commissioner would be a little down in the dumps over that kind of a day.
At least Rutgers and Maryland are undefeated.