With my Internet access at work down for almost a week, I had a bunch of stuff parked that I couldn’t post, so it’s time to sweep out the ashes.
- You want to know something that would drive Nick Saban crazy? An opposing defense reading Alabama’s running play calls.
- Matt Hinton tells us that D’Andre Swift — and with him, the Georgia offense — is back, baby.
- Speaking of Swift, maybe we need to rename the Holyfield/Swift duo thunder and thunder.
- Bill Snyder has a reputation for being one of college football’s classier head coaches, but there’s always been an undercurrent of dickishness at Kansas State and it appears Snyder isn’t immune to that.
- Rodrigo Blankenship told Seth Emerson ($$) that the reason Georgia called the fake field goal against Auburn wasn’t to rub the Tigers’ collective face in it, but because the play had been designed for a certain look and it just so happened that’s when Auburn showed it.
- I keep saying it, but for all the brushing off we do, Georgia’s compiled a more than decent resume this season.
- “This is a roll of the dice, a push-all-your-chips-to-the-middle move, but this is Les Miles, the way he always has been and the way he’ll always be. He’s a gambler, and he just bet heavy on himself.”
- Cowboy tough, indeed.
- My, how things have changed: Ohio State is a home ‘dog to Michigan.
- You almost get the impression in certain quarters that there is a rooting interest in the CFP selection committee having to screw over a few teams/conferences.
Les Miles to Kansas? Hokay, if you’re a blogger, I guess. And good for him, if it’s really what he wants (or, more likely, all he can get now). But a 65-year old guy taking over a program with a severe roster problem doesn’t strike me as a recipe for success.
Top that off with the reality that Jeff Long’s track record for hiring coaches at Arkansas wasn’t exactly stunningly successful. Petrino was given too much space, crashed (literally) and burned, John L. Smith was a joke of a replacement and Bielema was one of those hires that looked much better on paper than in reality.
Still, the bar is so low at Kansas, it won’t take much for everyone to start patting Long and Miles on the back. Just follow Mr. Conventional Wisdom’s tweets.
If we ever revisit The Montana Project in some form or fashion, I know whom I’m going to ask to conduct interviews.
Between this and this…
… it appears Dos Equis is going all in on using former college football coaches to hawk its wares. Bold strategy, Cotton.
Shorter Les Miles: At least when my teams stopped winning the West, I kept my dignity.
Purely from a blogging perspective, 2018 is already showing promise.
One such landing place would be at Arizona, which just canned Rich Rod over a sexual harassment claim.
You really can’t make this shit up.
Les Miles has a podcast now. Judging by this, I may need to give it a listen.
Evidently there’s nothing in his buyout provisions preventing him from throwing a little shade in LSU’s direction.