Thursday morning buffet

Yes, there’s a Kiffin treat in one of the chafing dishes.

Before leaving Knoxville, Kiffin was asked by a reporter if he would miss needling Meyer. He responded, “No, it’s good. Now I can do it and not get fined for it.”


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12 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    Bubba tells me Mike Garrett’s second choice after Lane Kiffin was Jackie Sherrill.


  2. BarstoolDawg

    Agreed, that was the first time Junior’s attempt to be clever actually worked. Pretty funny.


  3. Dog in Fla

    “Kiffin was asked by a reporter if he would miss needling Meyer. He responded, “No, it’s good. Now I can do it and not get fined for it.”

    I bet if Urban was fully hydrated even he would think that one is funny.


  4. Of course many coaches prefer the bowl system. It means HALF of all teams get to end on a win. It means HALF of all teams get to pad their record with a free win. It means sucktastic 6-6 teams get a chance to say they had a “winning record” when they beat some other scrub team in a bowl game.


    • Why would a playoff change that?


      • Because everyone except the national champion would get at least 1 loss.

        Current system: of the top 8 teams, 4 end with a win.

        Playoff: top 8 teams, only 1 ends with a win.


        • And coaches love that 50% chance to end the season with a win. Helps them keep their job.


        • What about the rest of the teams that play in bowls? Life goes on the same way for them, doesn’t it?

          When you count it down, under your eight-team scenario, there would only be three more losses than there currently are. That hardly explains almost three-quarters of the coaches favoring the current set up.


          • Sure it does. Because in any given year, it might be their team getting a free win rather than taking a loss in a playoff.

            Point is, a lot of coaches don’t want to change the status quo because they like the free win.

            Also, a playoff system may actually be the final dagger in the bottom 10 or so worthless bowls that need to freakin’ go anyway. And if that happens, that’s 20 shitty 6-6 teams that don’t get another game (that they don’t deserve).


            • You really think coaches are worried about the repercussions from losing a national semi-final or national title game? C’mon, Muck, that’s silly.

              As for your bowl argument, the only way you see less bowl games is if they become unprofitable for ESPN to broadcast. That’s not likely. By the way, wouldn’t an eight-team playoff strengthen the bowl pool, since there would be two less teams participating in the tourney than were in the BCS?

              And for the sake of argument, let’s say you’re right about the bowls. Haven’t you just conceded to the BCS folks that one of their big fears – harming the bowls – is a valid concern? That’s not the best way to win hearts and minds. 😉


              • No, what I am saying is a lot of coaches don’t want ANYTHING to change because the status quo gives them a 50/50 chance at turning a suck 6-6 season into a “winning” 7-6 season.

                I think an 8 team playoff would be huge ratings, but it would also add a couple more games overall to the system. The bottom 10 or so bowls are already barely staying alive as far as ratings. Something like this could be the end.

                They don’t want to jeopardize the grave train that is the hyper-bloated bowl system. It provides free wins to a lot of teams that don’t deserve them.

                That’s on top of the fact that in an 8 team playoff, 7 teams will get a loss that probably would have instead ended with a win in some bowl game.


                • If you’re a top-eight team, you’re already playing a highly ranked opponent in the BCS. Four of those teams lose no matter what.

                  Your bowl math is wrong, by the way. ESPN makes far more money on the lesser bowls than the networks do on the biggies.