One shortcoming about blogging is that it’s hard to convey the proper range of sarcasm and parody sometimes. So when I read this piece today from Andy Staples and Stewart Mandel in which they predict ten trends in college football over the next decade, I wasn’t sure if they were being entirely serious.
You see, tucked in among such cutting edge calls like “New star coaches will emerge” (gosh, when’s the last decade that happened) and “Football will become an ever hotter TV commodity” is this:
UCLA and Tennessee: The USC and Florida of the ’10s?
Now that is edgy. They’ve caught something in Knoxville that only the most rabid Vol fan and Mike Hamilton know about, right? And – get ready – here it is:
… Tennessee’s big break, however, will come a few years down the road when Florida coach Urban Meyer prematurely retires (again) and Alabama’s Nick Saban returns to the NFL (again).
Unlike every other team in the conference, I guess.
I can see why they co-authored this. Each can blame the other for that bit of insight.