There’s really no way ESPN could bring James back after all of this, is there?
Category Archives: Mike Leach. Yar!
Congrats, you made it! Now have some football.
- Quayvon Hicks thinks Zander Ogletree is a “great man”… just not a big man. (Seeing as Hicks just won a state title in the discus throw, I’m not gonna argue with him.)
- North Carolina’s ACC peers aren’t very happy with its Butch Davis-era NCAA violations.
- Michael Elkon confirms that I made a good decision not to listen to the absurd Buzz Bissinger debate (using the term loosely) about banning college football.
- But I sure as hell would have tuned in for this: Leach said, “I would have massacred those people. I would have loved to been part of that debate.”
- Mark Richt has some thoughtful observations about concussion safety and where football might be headed as a result.
- Boise State may be having second thoughts about joining the Big East, in part because the TV money may not be there.
- Years after the demise of the Blue-Gray Game, it looks like Montgomery will be hosting a new “College Football All Star Game”.
- Derek Dooley, Roy Adams and Adolf Hitler. Who says Tennessee football isn’t fun?
Here’s your hump day nosh.
- And The Valley Shook’s Billy takes a crack at the “SEC – Year of the Quarterback” almost-meme.
- Rogers Redding is disturbed.
- North Carolina grads, I feel your pain. But, if true, your school deserves to fry over it.
- Preemptive war, ESPN-style.
- Craig James thinks Mike Leach is evil. But at least there aren’t any dead hooker rumors haunting the Pirate.
- I’m sort of surprised Cornelius Washington didn’t rate a mention on this list.
- SOD claims he needed a defensive coordinator who’s on the same page with him. But check out the quote about Wilcox in Matt Hayes’ SEC coaches rankings.
- Will a four-team playoff mean extra championship chances for the SEC?
Somehow, I don’t think Mike Leach is all that impressed with the back to the pro formation approach being taken at places like Florida and Auburn.
WH: You helped transform the Big 12 into the most wide-open conference in the country. But college football seems to be trending the other way now. Has the spread offense reached its peak?
ML: No, I think it’s gaining steam. So many teams are starting to utilize the spread to run the ball. Whether you run it or throw it, it’s all about attacking the whole field. I think it’s gaining momentum because you see new stuff popping up every year.
Between Auburn, Florida and Washington State, which school do you figure scores the most points this season?
I think we all know who needs one of these bad boys.
There’s always something to nosh on.
- Roy Kramer proposes a plus-one format that’s built to last: “Using Kramer’s model in a 2011 plus-one, No. 1 LSU would have played No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 2 Oklahoma State would have faced No. 3 Oregon in the semifinals. No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 Stanford, No. 6 Arkansas, No. 7 Boise State, No. 8 Kansas State and No. 9 South Carolina all failed to win their conference. “ I didn’t say it would last long.
- The Texas Supreme Court shoots down Mike Leach’s appeal of his suit against Texas Tech on grounds of sovereign immunity. Remind me again why a head coach would want to sign a contract with a state school that evidently isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
- The NCAA narrowly – and I mean narrowly – avoids having its new rule on multi-year scholarships overturned by its membership. There’s a fault line opening up here worth keeping an eye on. (And note the comment about the Department of Justice.)
- Mark Richt admits he’s checked out at least one football website.
- Kevin Sumlin kept one eye on the new SEC oversigning rule as he put together his first recruiting class at Texas A&M.
- Tennessee gets short shrift at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Not that the Vols haven’t necessarily earned it: “The schools gave up home games in the hopes of getting primetime, big boy coverage on a major network. Instead, the Vols and Wolfpack will serve as the hors d’oeuvre to the Tigers versus Tigers main course the following day. It makes sense for the Chick-fil-A group and for the networks, but it’s a kick in the teeth for UT…”
- This seems a little over the top, Nick.