Pac-12 Media Days, a target-rich environment.
- The Pac-12 announced yesterday that the 2020 and 2021 host site for the Pac-12 Championship Game will be located in Las Vegas. Gambling, for the win!
- Mike Gundy: “When asked how he would coach his son, Gunnar, if the situation arose: “I told him, if you come to Oklahoma State, I’ll coach you like I do everybody else… If you’re the best player, you’ll play. If not, you won’t play — even though I’m sleeping with your mom.” (h/t Ben)
- “A four-month external review of the Pac-12’s officiating program determined it is “predominantly consistent with best practices in the industry” and does not need a major overhaul.” Of course it doesn’t, bless their hearts.
- Secondary market ticket prices for Georgia-Notre Dame are going through the roof.
- For what it’s worth, Pro Football Focus looks at two Georgia transfer quarterbacks’ futures and notes that Jacob Eason has a better surrounding cast than does Justin Fields.
- Herbie describes Jake Fromm as “arguably the best leader in the country”.
- David Shaw says the move to an eight-team CFP field is inevitable because, in part: “If we can go from 64 to 65 to 68 (in the NCAA basketball tournament), we can go from four to eight. Don’t talk about time, we can make it work.” By that reasoning, there’s no reason to stop at eight, is there?
7 responses to “Thursday morning buffet”
Reminds me of the time in Flight of the Conchords when Jermaine dates Keitha the girl from Australia.
I know the goal of college football is to win the natty, but the Las Vegas Bowl match up between a PAC-12 versus SEC is an awesome consolation prize and a bowl game I wouldn’t miss if my team were playing in it.
With all the hotel rooms and flights to Vegas it wouldn’t be that expensive to attend either.
I just don’t buy all this talk about how Jake is such a great leader. Admittedly it’s hard to judge that sort of thing without being on the inside. However, if Jake was so great I would have expected him to rally the troops against Bama and LSU. Instead he followed the rest of the team to failure. Don’t even get me started on the Sugar Bowl debacle either. Last year’s leaders stunk including Fromm. It’s a major concern for me this year as well. We’ll see if Jake is really a leader this year.
Just because QB is the most significant one position in football, doesn’t mean he can overcome the myriad factors that may cause a loss. I struggle to see where Fromm failed to do anything in the two losses to Bama. Has nothing to do with the efforts/failures of every other position? All official calls? All coaches’ decisions?
By that reasoning David Greene, Aaron Murray, and Peyton Manning were also flawed leaders. Not to mention every battlefield general who was out-manned, or had bad intelligence, or air support, supplies, etc.
Love that quote from Gundy. He’s one of the treasures of college football.
That ND ticket is interesting. Out of curiosity I checked and a seat on the lower level between the 35 yard lines is quite pricey. When I looked, the north stand seat in that area was about $1200. The south stand seat in the same area was about twice as much, but this was before it was announced as a night game. If I was serious about getting a ticket, I’d be jumping all over that north stand price for a night game.