Two new head coaching positions have opened up in the last three days, as Western Kentucky head coach Willie Taggart announced on Friday that he was leaving the Hilltoppers for the South Florida head coaching job and Tommy Tuberville announced on Saturday that he was leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati. (more…)
Two new head coaching positions have opened in college football this year thanks to Sonny Dykes, who left Louisiana Tech to take the Cal head coaching job, and Butch Jones, who left Cincinnati to accept the Tennessee head coaching position.
This Saturday, October 27th is the day that the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party kicks off again between the #2 Florida Gators and the #10 Georgia Bulldogs, pitting two fierce rivals against each other yet again.
Rivalries in college football are like popcorn at the movies: it’s a huge part of what makes the whole experience so enjoyable. However, I think the scope of a “rivalry game” isn’t quite narrow enough, so I feel the need to set the record straight.
Well fans, this is it: the days of the college football offseason are now down to less than a month, which means it will be no time before our favorite players hit the field. With the season quickly approaching, I decided to do what any college football fanatic would do and make my predictions for the 2012-2013 season. While some fans may want to shield their eyes (I’m talking to you, Rebel/Black Bear Nation), most should be left with a pretty good feeling on what’s to come; that is, if it goes by my script.
Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs woke up to some unpleasant news this morning, as troubled Bulldogs back Isaiah Crowell was arrested in Athens around 3:00 this morning and charged with possessing a concealed weapon, having a weapon in a school zone and having an altered ID mark on that weapon.
Reports have indicated that Crowell drove his 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis to a road block in Athens, where an officer smelled marijuana in the car and asked to search the vehicle. Crowell, who was accompanied by freshmen Josh Harvey-Clemons, Blake Tibbs and Sheldon Dawson as well as sophomore Quintavius Harrow, consented to the search, which resulted in the officer finding a 9-mm Luger handgun with an altered serial number under the driver’s seat. Despite Crowell saying that he let other people drive the car (one report has said that the other driver’s were not any of the four riding with Crowell), he was taken to jail. None of Crowell’s passengers were charged. (more…)
In my last article concerning college football head coaches, we looked at the negative side of the circle of life that defines the coaching profession as we took a look at the coaches whose résumés will more likely need to be updated once the upcoming season ends. Today we will look at the happier side of the coaching carousel that comes with college football and instead focus on the assistant and head coaches that may find themselves at a bigger school with a bigger contract next season. Here’s my list of the top ten coaches that have a chance to move up on the totem pole and where I see them landing. (more…)
The Corleone family from the famous Godfather trilogy would have made excellent athletic directors in this day and age, because the mindset of “it’s nothing personal, it’s just business” is exactly how college football head coaches are handled, no matter their legacy (see Bobby Bowden) or how likeable they may be. College head coaches have one job, and that job is to win; if they don’t do it as quickly as the bosses and the alumni like, they are given a pink slip without so much as a second thought. Although some may call the system unfair, it is the nature of the beast and everyone knows the drill: there will be head coaches fired this year, and the year after, and the year after that. With the 2012 season getting closer and closer, it’s time to look at the ten FBS head coaches that must put up or shut up in order to return to their respected schools come 2013. (more…)
College football is a sport that for the most part focuses on the team aspect thanks to bowl games and conference championships, but the scope is strengthened to the individual level come December when the Heisman Trophy award is given to the best player in the country. Although the award won’t be presented for another six months, it is never to early to start thinking about players that may have what it takes to hold the stiff-arming statue and call it their own. Here’s a list of ten players that I think have a chance of winning the trophy in the 2012 season. (more…)