Talk about your meteor pissing match — Dabo and Boom (“obviously, there was a racial slur”) argue about insults being tossed by Clemson players before their game without having any direct knowledge of whether or not that occurred.
College football is broke. The state of Louisiana is broke. LSU is broke.
So it makes complete sense that Dave Aranda is now the highest paid assistant in college football.
Gee, it’s almost as if somebody’s lying to us.
… Tommy Tuberville bailing on a program he swore he’d never leave.
It doesn’t seem to have sat well with his now former employer, either.
There is a punchline, and it’s definitely worth a chuckle.
Tuberville recently said he hoped to become an athletic director once he got out of coaching.
Maybe he can hire the next Tommy Tuberville.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the one unalloyed success of the CFP is to make moments like this one completely irrelevant.
That Bert’s embarrassed is a nice bonus, though.
I expect rushing yardage drubbings like that when an SEC team plays a cupcake game, but in a conference championship meeting? Just, damn, ‘Bama.
Penn State fans booed Jim Delany at his Big Ten Championship Game. They booed him long, they booed him loud, they booed him until he stopped talking during the Nittany Lions’ ceremony after a remarkable run and 21-point comeback to the Big Ten title.
Delany’s crime? Earlier in the day on ESPN’s College GameDay, he explained he thought 13-0 Alabama and 11-1 Ohio State — the team the 11-2 Nittany Lions beat on their way to the Big Ten crown — have separated themselves and should be in the College Football Playoff.
“I don’t know why they booed,” Delany said on the field Saturday after Penn State’s thrilling 38-31 victory over Wisconsin. “I don’t know what that was for. Just fans being fans. It’s cool — all good.”
They booed because Delany didn’t make a case for Penn State on national television while supporting Ohio State. He wouldn’t make the case when pressed late Saturday night.
“I’m not going to dissect it,” Delany said. “That’s their job, not mine. … We wanted the human element in this process and regardless of what happens, I’ll be supportive of the outcome.”
It’s one thing to listen to pundits without any skin in the game engage in this silly debate. It’s quite another to watch the Big Ten commissioner devalue what should be the crown jewel of his conference’s season.
This is what comes of trying to marry an objective standard of naming conference champions with a subjective process of constructing a national playoff field. Add to that a pointless selection committee show for weeks that exists for the sole purpose of giving ESPN broadcast product and you wind up with the perfect shit storm.
It’s not that college football is in chaos. It’s that the people running college football are idiots.