Monday breakfast buffet

Take a little from here, a little from there.  You can always go back for seconds if you want.

  • Brady Hoke to… San Diego State?  When I first saw the news on this, I thought this was the weirdest coaching move since, you know whom was signed by you know what.  But the more I think about Hoke, it’s not so strange.  He’s taking the reins at a program that’s in a deep hole, but actually has some resources to work with.  And that weather has to be better than where he’s coming from.  Anyway, if he can make SDSU competitive in the next few years, he’ll become the truly hot coaching candidate of the day.  Is he a Sexton client?
  • David Hale posts part two of his interview with Damon Evans, who doesn’t sound happy about the rash of arrests Georgia suffered through this season.
  • For Monte Kiffin, blood is thicker than pay.  Monte’s been out of the college game for a while.  I wonder how he’ll handle the spread.  Anyway, defense wasn’t UT’s problem last year.
  • As of 9:23 last night, no one from Auburn had asked permission to speak with Searels or Garner.  Although, as Weiszer points out, it’s not like Auburn hasn’t interviewed without permission before.
  • Pro riches versus the college life:  that’s the tough decision in front of Matt Stafford.  For what it’s worth, campus scuttlebutt is that it’s still a close call for Matt.
  • It’s worth noting that in spite of all the rumors of all the schools that Spurrier has agreed to interview at for a new job, he’s in the process of putting together a pretty good recruiting class.
  • If I’d had a Heisman vote, I would have voted for the GPOOE™, but I have to admit the drama queen stuff is getting tiresome.  You want to take the voting results as a slight (although that would seem to be a backhanded knock of Bradford, who’s had a great year himself) and a motivator, fine, but do we really need to hear about it?


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11 responses to “Monday breakfast buffet

  1. peacedog

    I still need to confirm this I guess, but coming home sunday morning on the radio Kincaid was saying Tebow was left off 154 or so ballots, and they were all from the south west region. It seemed like a strong statement. I think any of the 3 players was deserving, and I’d find it odd if Tebow was left off that many ballots.

    Caution dictated I not take the commentary as fact.

    Personally, I’m sick of all the Tebow this and Tebow that, but he would have been a worthy winner.


  2. pd, that’s accurate, as far as it goes. What Kincaid failed to mention was that McCoy was left off more than 100 ballots and Bradford wasn’t listed on 90 or so ballots, either.

    I think something like two dozen voters didn’t cast ballots at all.

    I’ve had a hard time taking the Heisman seriously for a while now.


  3. Ally

    It’s a shame he couldn’t take the high road, show some much needed humility, and congratulate Sam Bradford rather than talk about himself. As for using this ridiculousness as motivation in the mnc game…. Tebow would serve himself well to remember a verse from Proverbs: “Pride cometh before the fall.”

    Ugh. Boomer Sooner!


  4. baltimore dawg

    this is why i’ve always hated tebow. i can agree that he’s a great player and still insist that he begs to be mocked. what stagey, douche bag sour grapes melodrama. . .


  5. squarebush

    I know a lot of people don’t like or Pete Fiutak, but he wrote a somewhat tasty piece on Little Timmy T last week:

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    And by the way, THAT … WAS … PAINT …

    In case you haven’t heard, Tim Tebow is William Wallace, Albert Schweitzer, and Frank T.J. Mackey all wrapped in one big, messy package.

    Media, coaches, and everyone surrounding college football, I’m begging you to quit with the insufferable fawning and deification of Tebow like Dick Vitale and the college hoops-types like to do with Tyler Hansbrough, a marginally talented, grindy player who’ll make a nice living sitting on someone’s NBA bench. Tebow is a better football player than Hansbrough is a college basketball player, but running around and screaming “let’s go” all the time and getting in players’ faces doesn’t make him special. It makes him annoying.

    Florida is loaded with high character leaders who don’t spew out clichés and high school we-got-spirit-how-bout-you caliber schlock. Tebow is a great player. A once-in-a-generation player who epitomizes everything that college football should be about? No, that’s probably Florida State’s Myron Rolle. The greatest leader in college football history? Vince Young, Tommie Frazier, Nile Kinnick, Sammy Baugh, Red Grange, Jim Brown, Jim Thorpe, and a slew of others might have something to say in that debate. Let Tebow be a special player. Let him be in the discussion of the greatest college quarterbacks ever. Don’t force anything more than that.


  6. Irish dawg

    Tebow is an outstanding player, but he’s a weapons grade meathead. The arm pumping, the crying, I find a lot of that off-putting, even if I wasn’t a Georgia fan. This latest just confirms it, and curse the football gods that I have to root for Oklahoma.


  7. peacedog

    Ahhh Sen, so it’s hard to say that cost Tebow the vote – more like “if everyone had voted we have no idea how it would have finished”.

    I’m with you – the Heisman is not something I pay serious attention to.


  8. Dude won a Heisman after finishing fifth in his conference. That’s merely a paycheck to karma that just got cashed in.

    Besides, his draft stock is so lousy, he can come back and win another one next year.


  9. Uhhh

    Let me get this straight.

    You are attacking Tebow for talking about himself… when answering a REPORTER’S DIRECT QUESTION ABOUT HIM.


    I mean… really?

    Do I need to go get Moreno’s ‘report’ for some “equal time”, here?


  10. HackerDog

    Show me where Colt McCoy showed his ass and I’ll back off Tebow. TT should have showed a little grace and humility and responded with the old, “just an honor to be considered” line and acknowledged that Bradford was a worthy winner. Instead he has to talk about being snubbed.

    I’m surprised he didn’t do the Meyer glare/point at Bradford after the announcement.


  11. Dawggy

    A reporter asked Tebow, point blank, if he planned using his not winning the Heisman as motivation in the national championship game.

    I’m sorry, but the answer is going to be yes. You’re playing against the guy who beat you for the Heisman, and I don’t see any alternate universes where that’s not going to be any form of motivation.

    How do you answer “Do you plan on using Bradford’s winning the Heisman as motivation in the championship game” with “It’s just an honor to be considered”? I’m sorry, anybody would have seen through a “no”, so that just leaves the one option.