There’s always something tasty in the world of college football.
- Paul Myerberg notes that there may be one weekend that proves to be the exception to the adage that you don’t plan a wedding in the South on a fall weekend: “… Nov. 17, when the [SEC] will feature more than twice as many games against F.C.S. competition, seven, as it does actual conference games, three.”
- For those who thought Tommy Tuberville would be a step up from Mike Leach in the recruiting department, it turns out that Texas Tech brought in seven JUCO early enrollees with its most recent class.
- Something to keep an eye on, playoff fans: pay options begin to creep back into viewing March Madness.
- And Texas asks for patience with the Longhorn Network.
- Sally Jenkins’ Captain Queeg analogy for Randy Edsall is pretty awesome. (Although I wish she could have worked the strawberries in there, somehow.)
- Will Dorial Green-Beckham be a bigger challenge for Georgia now?
- This comes as absolutely no surprise to me: “When he secured a coveted spot on an all-star game roster reportedly assembled by “the (2006) U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Team made up of Tom Lemming of CSTV and representatives of Scout.com“, Adam James had no Division I scholarship offers and 14 receptions in 10 games as a tight end playing in the state’s second-lowest (2A) Texas high school football classification.”
Is there any career path on the planet that has a shorter shelf life than being one of Tommy Tuberville’s coordinators?
My favorite thing about this report is that Tuberville supposedly fired his defensive line coach after complaining that his linemen were outsized by their opponents.
Texas Tech fans, this likely isn’t going to end well.
War Eagle! As bad as Saturday was, at least you weren’t rooting for a Tuberville-coached team that, on the way to getting waxed by 60, managed to pull off the difficult let-the-other-team-score-on-its-own-kickoff triple axel:
That’s gotta make Bob Stoops sick to his stomach.
You know, I think we could all use some comic relief this morning.
You know, it’s thinking like this that can cost an undefeated team a shot at a national title:
Texas Tech had to drop a team from the nonconference schedule because the Big 12 wanted to play a round-robin conference schedule. That team just happened to be non-BCS heavyweight TCU. Tubs, of course, admitted that Tech dropped TCU because TCU “isn’t the type of team we need to play now.”
I guess Tuberville figures that to be the man, you gotta beat the cupcake.
Tommy Tuberville has a new theory on why his 2004 Auburn team should be awarded the national title which was just vacated: “Someone should be awarded (the) title. If not, the team that had to forfeit is not really punished.”
I could be wrong, but I suspect that Southern Cal begs to differ with Tubs on that. Still, it’s nice of him to care.
It’s a pretty safe bet that any discussion involving Tommy Tuberville and Sean Hannity is going to be fertile grounds for mockery. This one doesn’t disappoint.
UPDATE: More good stuff here.
“We’ve got to have leadership in this country,” Tuberville said. “For our president to do something like this, to go to a church and portray an image like this, doesn’t represent all people. I’m a football coach, and I have to represent everybody on our football team and our alumni and our fan base. I’m the leader, and you have to do that, so leadership’s very important.”
It’s beyond me why he’d stick himself out there like that. I’ve got to believe there are plenty of recruits and their families with a different opinion of the President than Tuberville’s. Although I’m sure Craig James is thrilled to find that he and Tubs are kindred spirits.
No scheduling conflict with ESPN here:
- Keyshawn Johnson’s doing the 7-on-7 thing now.
- More stupid wishful playoff thinking here.
- “So I said, ‘Write me a check on my buyout, and I’m outta here.'”
- Shakin the Southland tackles a subject near and dear to our hearts. (See how I did that?)
- In case you’re interested, here’s a DUI arrest and suspension roundup.
- Yes, BCS, nothing says taking action like “task force”. Next, they’ll probably appoint a commission to study the task force’s recommendations.
- Chris Brown’s look at Cam Newton, Gus Malzahn and the “one read” passing offense is worth checking out.
- There’s not really much I can add to this: Les Miles kissed a pig the other day.
In a totally expected development, Texas Tech’s offense last year declined from its Leach-era levels of excellence to the merely mediocre.
… The Red Raiders not only declined in raw statistics, but also in their rank within the conference. This decline was also across the board. After ranking either first or second in completion percentage in the conference in each of Leach’s last four seasons, the Red Raiders fell to fifth in 2010. An even further descent occurred in yards per pass, where the Red Raiders fell to ninth and passer rating where they fell to eighth. Not only did the Red Raiders decline in every significant passing category, but outside of completion percentage, they were below average throwing the football!
If the past is any indication, it’s the quarterbacks’ fault.