No snow, federal holiday… things could be worse.
- Bobby Bowden wasn’t too keen on the coach/ambassador slot FSU offered him to clear the way for Jimbo Fisher to become head coach: “It reminded me of Barney Fife. They gave him a gun, but they won’t let him put the bullet in there.”
- Regardless of whomever winds up starting at quarterback, Aaron Murray is pretty pumped about Georgia’s offense this season: “We have an unbelievable offense for next season. You look at the offensive line; we have, like, seven or eight [players with starting experience]. The skill positions are unbelievable. It’s not going to be all on your shoulders. We have a great running game, two great young running backs. With that offensive line, we should put up some great numbers on the running game.”
- The sports media adapts – at least, the writers do.
- Jon Tenuta’s career arc begins to descend.
- Matt Melton does his annual SDPI thing, starting with the ACC. Surprisingly, Georgia Tech wasn’t as dominant on offense, or as mediocre on defense as the common wisdom made the Jackets out to be. But that Virginia offense was every bit as putrid as we thought.
- Earlier, I missed this quote from Terrence Cody on a college football playoff, but I take it he’s not a fan: “That’s stupid,” Cody said earlier this week. “I don’t think there should be any playoff. Why should there be a playoff? I mean, in the NFL they’re getting paid to play off and stuff.”
- More antitrust logic from that bastion of clear thinking, Bleacher Report. Dude, among several things you don’t get, the NCAA has nothing to do with the money from the D-1 football postseason.
- Trojan Football Analysis takes a look at Monte Kiffin’s defensive philosophy and draws this conclusion: “Bottom line I don’t expect a whole lot of change in terms of defensive schemes…but I do expect better results than the defensive debacles versus Oregon and Stanford in 2009.” Maybe so, but a quick look at Tennessee’s defensive stats last season don’t indicate that Monte had particularly great success against spread attacks.