Hey, did you hear the one about about ESPN’s survey of all 65 power-conference football coaches (including Brian Kelly) in which a bunch of ’em claimed they’d prefer to have only power conference opponents on the schedule?
“I’m to blame for that, too. I’m the head coach. I’m responsible for our performance,” Smart said Thursday. “I respect coach Chaney a lot, the way he’s handled things with you guys yesterday but also with our players more importantly. He owns up to them with them.” -- AJ-C, 12/29/16