A few late morning nuggets for your viewing pleasure:
Believe it or not, there are other things going on in the college football world today.
Here are a few tempting morsels to whet your college football appetite.
- Aron White plays the “woulda, shoulda” card regarding the Florida game: “My hat’s off to them because they’re a great team, but I don’t feel that they’re unbeatable by any means. I feel like if we’d have come and had a little more focus, we could have came out with a ‘W.’ ” Oy.
- The Locksley punch-out story gets stranger and stranger.
- So does the Slick-Rick-gets-ripped-on-Facebook story.
- What happens if Diddy picks Chuck Amato to succeed Mickey Andrews as the FSU defensive coordinator? ‘Cause I’m betting that the Chest ain’t Jimbo’s first choice. Or his fifty-third, for that matter.
- If this is accurate, shame on every D-1 school that’s turned Boise State down.
- If you haven’t seen this yet, take a minute and watch. It’s pretty damned cool.
- Oh, puhleeze.
- Mark Richt channels his inner Vince Dooley with this classic quote about Tennessee Tech: “Just looking at the film throughout the year, they might be the best-coached kick return team we’ve played…”
- Speaking of Mark Richt, Joe at Coaches Hot Seat Blog has some advice for him regarding strength and conditioning.
This may go down as Diddy’s epitaph.
“Bobby Bowden refusin 2 step down is like when ur grandparents refuse 2 give up their car keys,” FSU superfan and former SI.com contributor Jenn Sterger tweeted Monday. “We luv u, just tired of u crashing into [stuff]!”
My friends, when you’ve lost Jenn Sterger, you’ve lost America.
A little later in the day, but just as tasty.
Rise and shine, campers.
- Big 12 athletic directors to Mountain West Conference: take a hike, son.
- Doc Saturday takes a sympathetic look at Mark Richt’s career to date, and repeats Michael Elkon’s timing meme.
- At Wisconsin, loose Internet lips sink recruit’s ship.
- As you read the “yes” part to this point-counter point piece on the FSU appeal, ask yourself this – what is it exactly that Diddy Bowden does these days?
- The Doc says the Weis wash out in the Notre Dame media guide is overblown, since you can turn the page, but the author of the original story that made the rounds notes in a follow up that Weis’ record is treated differently in the media guide than other coaches at the school.
- It’s Alabama football bloggers versus Brian Cook, the Rematch. Pass the popcorn, please.
- Man, Michael Adams’ $250K under the table deal with Jim Donnan still steams me more than a decade later, but even I’ve got to admit that Kansas State’s former athletic director makes Adams look like a piker with this arrangement.
- Trinton Sturdivant checks in.
If you need evidence that Diddy Bowden continues to creak along past his prime, read this sad quote (h/t The Wiz of Odds):
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said the NCAA’s intention to nullify some of his victories because of an academic cheating scandal is ”unfair” and said that the NCAA “might not like us because we didn’t change our name from Seminoles.”
That’s treading close to tinfoil hat territory. What’s next – that Miles Brand is an alien from the tenth dimension who can’t stand the war chant?
The academic scandal is bad enough in and of itself. But what Bowden is doing now guarantees that it’s going to remain a front and center distraction for his team this season. That can’t be good. And the more he harps on it, particularly with ludicrous protestations like this one, the more he makes it a bigger part of his legacy.
The topper is that it’s stupidly counterproductive. Does Diddy think he’s made it more likely for the NCAA to reverse itself on appeal by accusing it of PC bias?