Category Archives: Big 12 Football

Crossing Delany

It turns out after adding on new schools for his television network, Jim Delany approached Dan Beebe about a swap of conference names.  Beebe told Delany to buzz off.  Boy, wouldn’t you have liked to have been a fly on the wall once Delany got off the phone after that conversation?

I guess nobody’s told Delany there isn’t a Big Fourteen conference out there.

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Branded

Jeebus.

Hey, there’s Steve Patterson’s favorite word!

“As a University of Texas alumnus I have long enjoyed the Texas-Oklahoma series and the great tradition it represents for Texas and Oklahoma fans,” said Steve Patterson, The University of Texas Men’s Athletics Director. “We look forward to working with AT&T representatives and the University of Oklahoma to generate excitement for the new name and brand, and continuing our relationships with the State Fair of Texas.”

Yeah, because a 109-year tradition between two of college football’s most storied programs at a famous neutral-site location isn’t really special unless you can refer to a shitty telecommunications company in the name.  First.

If they ever do something similar to the Cocktail Party, I’m losing it.  Unless they sell naming rights to a bourbon distiller, of course.

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I may never criticize SEC non-conference scheduling again.

Baylor has scheduled a 2019 game against… a drum roll, please… The University of the Incarnate Word.

That’s not even the punchline.  This is.

UIW joins UT-San Antonio and Rice as non-conference 2019 opponents.  Between 2014 and 2019, Baylor has just two non-conference games scheduled against programs from the five power conferences: a home-and-home with Duke in 2017 and 2018.

As far as I’m concerned, those are sufficient grounds for the selection committee to keep Baylor out of the playoffs for the rest of the decade.

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Thursday morning buffet

Post-signing day tidbits:

  • I’m guessing this is another story about momma not being happy with her son’s college choice.  This stuff is more sad than funny for the kid.
  • Give Derek Mason some credit for salvaging Vanderbilt’s class after James Franklin stripped it bare.  The Commodores finished with 22 signees, including 17 prospects ranked three stars or higher by ESPN.
  • Matt Hinton reminds us why recruiting matters.
  • A Jeff Schultz column about Georgia Tech recruiting partly entitled “Just the facts (no spin)” winds up sounding otherwise.  As for the two possibilities suggested in his piece, let me add a third:  the Jackets don’t play a lot of good opponents.
  • Boy, how things have changed in Texas.  Charlie Strong takes a swipe at TAMU:  “We don’t need gadgets. We’re not going to be a gadget program.”
  • Hakuna Matata, Eastern Michigan.
  • A little South Carolina crowing “You certainly shouldn’t let your friendly neighborhood Dawgs fan tell you that Mark Richt let Carolina win these battles.”
  • And Mike Bobo on in-state recruiting:  “The way Atlanta is now, it’s not like you’re recruiting south Georgia. A lot of people in Atlanta didn’t grow up there, where in south Georgia, those people are from Georgia and they have roots. It’s a constant battle, but that’s part of it. We’re still the state school, and I believe you can get everything any young man wants here.”

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, Big 12 Football, Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Recruiting, SEC Football

Tuesday morning buffet

Get your fill before signing news takes over.

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Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Big 12 Football, Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Recruiting, The Body Is A Temple

Texas gets its man?

If this is true, it’s a win-win for both sides.  Strong’s rapid rise of late, after being passed over for the dumbest of reasons for so many years, is one of the coaching profession’s great stories.

And the bonus is that we’ll never see him back in the SEC plaguing Richt’s offenses again.

Now the cherry on top of the sundae would be if Louisville decided to go back to the well one more time.  Hey, he’s tanned, rested and ready, Cards.

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Would you buy a used head coaching position from this man?

The AD in charge of finding a replacement for Mack Brown has quite an interesting history.

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Tuesday morning buffet

A few tidbits for you to digest…

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Thursday morning buffet

Get in line.

  • Only three SEC schools made it through the regular season without an injury to their starting quarterback.
  • Here we go – jumping on Alabama’s defensive woes against spread attacks.
  • My favorite part of Bill Connelly’s advanced box score from the Georgia-Georgia Tech game?  “Projected Pt. Margin: Georgia Tech +3.0 | Actual Pt. Margin: Georgia +7“.  But, coaching!
  • Here’s a shocker“Every public Division I university in Alabama experienced athletic spending per college athlete grow at a faster rate than academic spending per student from 2007 to 2011…”
  • Is an Iron Bowl rematch a feature, or a bug?
  • Great story on Tim Worley, including this quote from Worley about one-time roommate Bill Goldberg:  “He’s one of those people who would give you the shirt off his back. But when you heard he was going into wrestling, you’d say, ‘I figured something like that.’”
  • Even if this isn’t a fair comparison, it’s not helping Boom that it’s being made in the first place.
  • Kliff Kingsbury on his game day attire:  “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good.”

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Thursday morning buffet

The bits just keep on coming.

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