Jamar Hornsby’s had better days than today – indicted on a felony assault charge and then cut loose by the Nuttster.
And, Chris Low, about that “Coaches take similar chances all the time” line, exactly who did you have in mind? The only other coach in the conference I can think of who’s lately offered a scholarship to a player with a seriously checkered past is Lane Kiffin, and in his defense, it seems like he and UT did a helluva lot more due diligence with that offer than Houston Nutt ever engaged in regarding Hornsby.
UPDATE: Bonus bad news for Hornsby – the indictment may be a violation of his Florida probation deal. Is it possible for one player to rack up Fulmer Cup points for two schools simultaneously?
The capper to the working week, my friends…
HeismanPundit talks to Pete Carroll. Pete Carroll talks back:
… If anyone in the country can ask ‘what if?’, it’s Carroll. He was 19 seconds from a third-straight national title in 2005 and then dropped games to lesser teams like UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford since then that have kept USC out of at least two more national title games. That has led Carroll to be a staunch proponent of a playoff system.
“(If I were in charge of the NCAA) we would have an awesome playoff system,” he said. “I’d find a way to create a system we can all get excited about while still maintaining the bowl games that make the sport so special.”
It would be awesome because Southern Cal would be in it every year. Awesome!
This may be the greatest violation of the First Rule of Holes by a head coach that I’ve ever seen. (h/t Graham Watson’s Twitter feed)
Coach McMackin, here seen objecting to the playing of the Village People's "YMCA" by the Notre Dame band.
Two excellent nuts and bolts pieces that should be of interest to every Dawg fan:
First, Paul takes a look at Georgia’s penalty situation last season. He makes the case that while the volume of penalties isn’t that important to wins and losses, the timing sure can be.
Then read this post of Chris Brown’s over at Doc Saturday where he breaks down Oklahoma State’s offensive scheme. It’s the usual great stuff you get from Chris, including my favorite line in the post:
The Cowboys’ best pass play last year was often “Just throw it up to Dez”.
We have been warned…
What more can you say about this?
University of Alabama trustees approved $6.5 million in salaries for Crimson Tide football coaches in 2009. According to Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) reports compiled for the U.S. Department of Education, Alabama will spend more for its 10-member staff this fall than 32 Division I-A schools from outside the BCS leagues spent operating their entire programs in 2007-08, the most recent data available…
Mark Bradley keeps bringing up the subject that John Jancek was named co-defensive coordinator in the offseason. I thought the title was granted for compensation purposes, but Bradley seems to hint that there’s something else behind the move.
Anybody know if there’s something to that, or is Bradley simply talking out of his derriere?