Richard Pryor once famously joked that cocaine was Gawd’s way of telling you you have too much money.
Richard Pryor never saw an athletic director fire a coach with a 67-26 record, just months after giving him a pay raise that will net a $16 million buyout.
What a time to be alive, eh?
Dana Holgorsen, with maybe the greatest response to a fan on a radio call in show:
“… definitely some perceived deficiencies” deserved every bit of “… and do not bring up that man’s name ever again” it got in response. Dana, you go, girl.
As Mencken famously said once, “No one ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”
This chick makes Harvey Updyke look like a piker.
And you thought nobody west of the Rockies gave a shit about college football. The Utes won, fortunately.
This is your college football administrator’s brain on drugs.
Urban Meyer has been contacted by Nebraska as the team continues its process of determining candidates for its head coaching vacancy, sources told CBS Sports on Saturday. It was not made clear whether Meyer was asked about his interest in holding the job.
Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts went out of his way this week to caution that names mentioned in connection with the opening may not necessarily be candidates for the position. As such, Meyer may have been contacted as an outside source to vet other potential candidates for the position.
I exaggerate, of course. I’ve never heard that Alberts is a drug addict.
Seriously, why would anyone in their right mind consider Corch for a head coaching job after the bang up work he did in Jacksonville? For that matter, given that his last reference led to Addazio getting hired by Colorado State, why would anyone seek out his hiring advice?
Eh, don’t answer that. Purely rhetorical questions. Besides, part of me wants to see Nebraska do it, just so I can enjoy the flame out in three years. Like day follows night.
Shit, now this made me laugh out loud:
A source told ESPN that the general feel among the presidents and chancellors on the call was that the college sports leaders have left too much money on the table by not implementing a new playoff before 2026, perhaps as much as a half-billion dollars. Much of the obstruction to the 12-team playoff appears to have dissipated, as media day comments from multiple leaders revealed some of the obstacles now appear to have been more performative than grounded in reality.
These people are too much. We definitely aren’t getting the college sports leaders we deserve.
This is so spot on.
Not that the suits care…
Meanwhile, from Clemson:
What’s pathetic is that the Manning family doesn’t have the money to pay for Arch’s vacation.
Turns out you can put a price tag on freedom.
Spending over 300 million dollars to wind up getting your ass handed to you by the Supreme Court of the United States sounds like it could be the basis for one of those Mastercard “Priceless” ads. I kid, but it’s appalling to think what that money could have been used for if the NCAA didn’t have its head inserted so far up its ass.
Tell me you haven’t paid attention to the Alston decision without telling me you haven’t paid attention to the Alston decision.
“NIL … is a good thing. And actually, that part of it is going well on our campus,” Barta told broadcaster Gary Dolphin on the university’s “Fight for Iowa” podcast that was released Thursday. “But what has happened is it is now being used for recruiting inducements. That was never intended. It still is against the rules, but it’s blatantly being abused.”
Barta met with other NCAA powerbrokers recently in Scottsdale, Arizona, to work on charting the course for college athletics.
Repealing the one-time transfer permit wouldn’t affect incoming freshmen’s ability to score a big NIL deal. But, in Barta’s opinion, doing so would help stabilize the wild roster movement that is taking place on a lot of major-college campuses.
“You don’t have to lose your scholarship. But you must sit out a year. Because we can control that,” Barta said. “And that I think would slow down the (NIL) deals, because a booster isn’t going to offer a student-athlete a big sum of money if they know they have to sit out a year.”
Congratulations, genius. You’re
taking notes on a criminal conspiracy describing a textbook antitrust violation. Lawyers across the country are shaking their heads.
This guy is the AD at a P5 university and once served as the front man for the CFP selection committee. Jesus, where do they find these people?