Author Archive

San Diego State Aztecs drop in AP Poll because of voting error

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

In this week's AP college basketball poll, the San Diego State Aztecs (7-1) dropped one spot from 17th to 18th despite going 2-0 during the week. You might be thinking at this point that it's because they played weak competition, and that's true. The Aztecs' two wins came over Texas ...

Auburn Tigers: Gus Malzahn hired as head football coach

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Auburn Tiger football program has basically told the Gene Chizik era to f--k itself as the Tigers are going to announce Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn as their new head coach. Malzahn was offensive coordinator under Chizik for three years, including the 2010 national championship season. Malzahn recruited quarterback ...

Louisiana Tech: 9-3 Bulldogs somehow not bowling

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

The 9-3 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will not be going to a bowl this year. Not because they're like Ohio State, a school serving a bowl ban for various and sundry rules violations. And they're obviously bowl eligible, so what gives? According to the Associated Press, Louisiana Tech had a bowl offer ...

LSU Tigers: Les Miles offered Arkansas job

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

That sound you're hearing is Les Miles stroking out from laughing at Arkansas offering him the head football coach position. According to reports, the Razorbacks are offering Miles, currently running something of a juggernaut at LSU, five years for $27.5 million, so at least they're serious in their quixotic efforts ...

Illinois Football: Should Tim Beckman be replaced by Bobby Petrino?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Sometimes you wish teams would listen to sportswriters. Not so much because sportswriters are always right or even often right. Rather, because you want to see some one try out whatever crackpot idea a sportswriter threw out there in a column trying to be provocative. Case in point: this piece ...

USC Trojans: Pat Haden gives Lane Kiffin the oddest endorsement of the season

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Less than a week ago, I mused about whether USC head coach Lane Kiffin's job was in trouble after their debacle at Arizona last Saturday. The loss was an ugly one that knocked the Trojans out of contention for anything but the Pac-12 title and maybe an at-large BCS berth ...

Iowa Hawkeyes: Kirk Ferentz’s seat is rapidly warming

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It turns out the Indiana-Iowa clash this Saturday might actually be a meaningful football game in several ways. Kirk Ferentz's Hawkeyes are a very mediocre 4-4 on the season, and a loss to Indiana would all but end Iowa's shot at bowl eligibility. The Hawkeyes would need to win two ...

Illinois Football: Should Tim Beckman be fired already?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Illinois Fighting Illini football team isn't doing so hot. Currently, the team is 2-5 and coming off a 31-17 loss to Indiana at home. In 2011, former head coach Ron Zook's final season, the Illini were 7-6 and made a bowl game. The current situation would put any coach on ...