Not the scheme. The name.
“We had Dustin Dewald throwing for more than 400 yards a game, and, as part-time SID, Mike had to try to get him in the newspapers,” Mumme recalled. “Mike read an article about Steve Spurrier at Duke having an offense they called ‘Air Ball,’ so Mike came to me and said, ‘We’ve got to call our offense ‘Air Raid.’ ”
Craig James gets caught in a lie about hiring a PR firm to combat Mike Leach and then defends himself by telling another lie about the timing of the hiring.
There’s really no way ESPN could bring James back after all of this, is there?
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.
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.