Here are a few choice tidbits from today’s college football buffet line:
- If there were any doubts about Penn Wagers’ officiating crew being the college football equivalent of a train wreck waiting to happen, last night’s Holiday Bowl should erase them completely.
- Darren McFadden’s got himself a new, bad ride.
- West Virginia sues Rich Rodriguez for the $4 million buyout, which should help immensely in the school’s search for a new head coach. It’s inspired the thought of the day: So West Virginia is suing Rich Rodriguez for the $4 million buyout called for in his contract. If it’s going to come down to a jury trial in front of 12 West Virginians, he might just as well write the check right now.
- Maybe we’ve found the canary in the coal mine when it comes to the BCS: TV ad revenue. “What matters to us is the consumer interest in the BCS,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of marketing for Allstate, which is in its second year as a Sugar Bowl title sponsor. “All of the interest we’re seeing is good, as long as it’s not negative, and we’ve not seen any evidence of fans boycotting bowls because of their various opinions.”
- The New York Times shows Knowshon a little love.