Big news of the day, Tommy Bowden is NOT fired at Clemson, but chose to "step down" instead.
You can guess how this meeting went. Bowden walks into a meeting with his athletic director Terry Don Phillips, offensive coordinator Rob Spence, and receivers coach Dabo Swinney. Bowden is given a gun by Phillips and told he must kill either Spence or Swinney.
After a few minutes of contemplation, he hands the gun back to Phillips. In the process, Swinney grabs the gun, shoots both Bowden and Spence in the head, turns to Phillips and says "Problem solved."
Someone cleans up the mess, while the PR guy comes into the office to write a press release suggesting it was Bowden’s idea in the first place.
If I were Dabo Swinney, I’d be watching my back, looking out for Cullen Harper’s father. Karma works both ways, doesn’t it? No word yet on who will be shooting athletic director Phillips after giving Bowden a contract extension earlier in the season, allowing him to walk away with $3.5M.
Can someone tell me why Lane Kiffin’s name keeps coming up in the "hire a new head coach game"? I understand - you look back to his days at USC and want to forget he’s spent time around Al Davis. You have USC’s athletes at your place, right? And you’re not irrational at all like Al Davis. Sounds like a great fit to me.
It’s getting a little nuts up there in Meechagan after losing this past weekend 10-13 to a lousy Toledo team. There’s a civil war ahappenin’ - and it’s started over booing. Imagine that! Aren’t you glad we’re so in the past with that stuff?
Perhaps some Husker fan could take it upon themselves to offer counseling to the Michigan Men on the proper way to resolve their differences. If you’re that guy, I’d love to hear from you.
Changing the subject, I’d like to point out that jocks aren’t as dumb as you think they are.… overall, anyway. Myles Brand says so, and this time he has data, dammit!
For something else completely different, and on a (much) lighter not there are exciting new offensive wrinkles in the NFL this season. It’s called the Single Wing! It was used heavily in college in the 40’s, but it’s been resurrected by the coaching geniuses of the NFL! Those guys are so smart!
I asked before the season started, but I have a friend who is looking for a copy of the 1978 Nebraska-Oklahoma game. If you have one, please contact me. Thank you!