Here are a few items staying warm in their virtual chafing dishes for you to nibble on:
- If I were Carl Johnson, based on the recent trend in Gainesville, I’d start shopping for suitcases.
- The fact that Noel Mazzone is being seriously considered for the OC job at Pittsburgh should tell you all you need to know about Dave Wannstedt’s vision and why we need something like the Rooney Rule in college football.
- Chris Low manages to tell us in the space of one post that (1) Spurrier is stuck with a quarterback he thinks is lazy and (2) Saban and the rest of his SEC peers have been busy turning each other in for recruiting violations. It’s gonna be a fun year, methinks.
- I’m a sucker for unintended irony, so it’s no surprise that this item caught my eye. One of the standard arguments playoff proponents make is that D-1 football doesn’t crown a legitimate national champ, so make sure you check out the header at this anti-BCS site, specifically the way it references “spokesperson” Anthony Davis. Hey, it’s those other national championship claims that don’t count!
- You want to know how good a writer Michael Lewis is? He can pick a subject I don’t care about, like the NBA, and a player I could care about even less, like Shane Battier, and make a fascinating article out of them. It’s obviously non-football on the surface, but it’s another one of those Moneyball situations that Lewis excels at describing. It’s the kind of thinking that coaches in all sports shouldn’t shy away from. Well worth your time.