I know you guys mean well with this, but at this point, I’d settle for the people running college football not doing any more shit that makes the game worse.
Category Archives: College Football
If you don’t look at anything else today, make sure you check out the latest chart USA Today has assembled, showing the rankings of 230 public colleges and universities on the basis of their revenues for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
For context, you can read some stuff here, such as the information detailing Oregon’s big jump. But the truly staggering numbers are easy to see on the chart itself: scroll down to No. 52, Cincinnati, and look at how much revenue some of these schools are generating from non-athletic sources, such as student fees, direct and indirect institutional support and state money.
It’s not that I have a problem with subsidies per se. It’s that I strongly doubt all the parties ponying up know exactly what’s going on.
By the way, notice what kind of deficit Auburn ran? Maybe we ought to let them run wild with that COA stuff after all until they wind up filing for bankruptcy.
The SEC is in Destin. The rest of the college football world isn’t.
- Nick Saban thinks fondly of Jeremy Pruitt.
- Here’s a nice smackdown of Bert’s “you play eight games in the SEC” comment.
- Dennis Dodd gets all prissy about the SEC not already having a ban on its books for transfers of kids dismissed for domestic violence – something that no conference has at present.
- We’re 100 days out from the start of the 2015 season, so it’s fashionable to do 100 things to look forward to pieces. Here’s one.
- David Wunderlich thinks the practice of ranking teams based on loss order is still a thing… and it is. But I suspect as the CFP grows, loss-ranking will matter less.
- There’s still a chance: Chauncey Gardner is taking an unofficial visit to Athens. Make a blogger happy, dude. Be a Dawg, and let me have a few years with that name.
- “It’s an attempt to change behavior” – Mike Slive intends to come down hard on post-game celebrations.
Getting you ready for a holiday weekend with a few tasty morsels…
- Mike Bobo watched his head coach call the plays for a few years and figures he’s learned enough to do the same.
- At least we know he can spell “T”.
- What will be Mark Richt’s primary concern next Monday?
- One of Kansas’ top boosters, on bringing back the Border War with Missouri: “Some of that goes back to Missouri being a slave state and Kansas being a free state. I see no virtue at all. I don’t see how it helps our athletic program in any way.” Whoa.
- Run the damned ball, Spurrier.
- Here’s an interesting video of the Miami staff debating over whether to offer a kid.
- Michael Carvell asks a few coaches about assistant coaches taking other jobs only a day or two after national signing day. (And, no, Jim Mora wasn’t one of the ones who responded.)
Here’s the roundtable at Kevin Causey’s site I mentioned the other day. Good to see there were no wrong answers there.
So, moving on to the next trivial story that gets blown up way out of proportion during the offseason…