Purely for selfish reasons, I’m sorry Junior didn’t get the Houston job. But if if wasn’t what fate has in store for Lane Kiffin, at least we got this lovely parting gift from Houston regent Tilman Fertitta, an entrepreneur who owns the restaurant corporation Landry’s Inc., is the host of a CNBC reality television show called “Billion Dollar Buyer” and clearly wanted to make sure the Laner knew who was the biggest asshole in the room:
“He said ‘Write the contract the way you want it,'” said Fertitta, who also is a prominent booster for the school’s athletic program. “Lane Kiffin looked me in the eye and he knew when he sat down at that table that he was going to go with the contract that I put in front of him with the buyout that I wanted in front of him. And we never even got there.”
Man, I bet you got a real tingle from that.
A scant few years ago, we might have gotten a snippy retort from the Junior we grew to know and love — you know, something like “Fine… I’ll move on to something else, but you’ll always be Houston”. Maybe no response there is a sign of maturity on his part.
Then again, maybe it’s just a sign of desperation.
“I don’t think Chubb or Michel has maximized his grade yet, and another year might allow that to happen,” Kiper said this week on a conference call. “This year did not allow it to happen, so if you’re happy being a third-, fourth- or fifth-round pick, you come out. If you want to try and help your stock, you go back for another year.”
Easy for you to say, bruh. It ain’t your knee or your offensive line you have to factor into the equation.
I’ll admit it may be a closer call for Michel, but, given the surrounding circumstances, Chubb would be crazy to return.
Barry Switzer takes a swing at Corch’s new perspective on life.
When we get that sixteen-team playoff, this will be looked back on as nothing more than quaint nostalgia.
Steve Spurrier, aging mellow like a fine wine?
The irony of Steve Spurrier, noted tormentor of the Georgia Bulldogs as an opposing coach, accepting an award in Georgia didn’t escape notice Thursday night.
Spurrier received an award for career-long contributions to the sport during the College Football Awards show, held at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta and televised nationally on ESPN.
Afterward, a reporter asked Spurrier if he had been tempted to mark the occasion and location by taking one more dig at the Dogs during his in-show remarks.
“I hope me and the Bulldogs are buddies a little bit,” Spurrier replied. “Can’t ever be too big a buddies, though. I’m back working at Florida.”
A buddy? Oh, hells no. Where’s the fun in that?
A few scraps rounded up for the buffet line…