Corn Flakes: Mack Brown, Nick Saban Dance But Not Together

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The big news, at least nationally, is the Mack Brown story at Texas, whether or not Nick Saban will become their next head coach (seriously, check the link below from BON), and what the family of Jameis Winston's accuser will say Friday the day before the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

In summary, everybody's buddy Chip Brown reported that Mack Brown will resign Thursday, but apparently Brown denied it. Nick Saban going to Texas took on more traction as some more reliable sources than trolls reported that it is a possibility. Whether or not it happens, Saban is going to end up with a big fat raise.

You might think these things don't directly affect Nebraska, but they do. If Alabama is really going to pay Saban $7M per year to coach, it raises the bar for everyone else. Agents everywhere will be picking up the phone and working their contacts. Money that could spent on everything else will go into coaching salaries. That's rather a shame.

And Jameis Winston? The ballots will have already been cast, but can you imagine how stupid the Heisman Trophy is going to look dependent upon how this press conference goes. The fallout from this could drag down the most prestigious (pretentious) trophy in college football. If you thought that Johnny Manziel had to live under a microscope during an offseason, imagine this.

Note also: The Big Ten is one of the best conferences nationally in basketball. I'm not a great basketball guy, but I'm going to try to be providing more links. Maybe in the process we'll all become better basketball fans.

Big Ten

OTE Christmas Cards: Happy Holidays From Your Michigan Wolverines - Off Tackle Empire

Ohio State football: Charting the offense, Michigan State - Land-Grant Holy Land
Here is our weekly look at the snaps played by Buckeye skill position players while analyzing the ways in which they were utilized. We also take a look at the two most controversial and scrutinized play calls of the Big Ten Championship Game.

The OTE Insanely Long Names Awards 2013: The Delanies Return Part I - Off Tackle Empire

The Delanies are back and more absurd than ever. Come find out what awards we give out to the best(ish) individuals in the B1G.

Bo Pelini earns an award....

Pat Narduzzi Wins 2013 Broyles Award | Broyles Award - Top College Football Assistant Coach
Michigan State's defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi won the award for the top assistant this year. He will be a head coach at some point, only question is where.

Narduzzi a hot commodity to fill vacant head coaching jobs | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

Both have a shot to be proclaimed the best at their positions nationally — Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was named one of eight finalists Monday for the Eddie Robinson Award for national coach of the year, and MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi will find out today if he wins the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.

Fiery Narduzzi could be Michigan State's next coach

"There's no question about it, and I feel like I'm ready," Narduzzi told the Detroit Free Press. "But I'm not taking a head coaching job just to take one. I would never leave Michigan State and coach (Mark) Dantonio for anything but the right job."

B1G - In the Polls Week 6: The Spartans Fall - BT Powerhouse
MSU is knocked off their perch. Wisconsin jumps up. A look at how the ranked teams fared recently.

BTP Team of the Week, Volume IV - BT Powerhouse

A week of big games in the B1G/ACC Challenge saw some equally big performances from some of the conference's best.

National

Family of Jameis Winston’s accuser to hold press conference Friday, one day before Heisman crowning | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports
The family of Jameis Winston’s accuser will hold a press conference Friday in Florida, according to an email sent out by the media. It will be the first press conference the family has held since the story went public.

2013-2014 college football bowls, ranked 1 to 35 by watchability - SBNation.com

The BCS National Championship rates as the most must-watch bowl of the year (of course), followed by the Orange, the Rose, the Cotton, and the Chick-fil-A, according to our panel of 11 bowl-watchers.

Nebraska vs Georgia... 18th.. right in the middle.

Orangebloods: Mack Brown will step down as Texas head coach - Burnt Orange Nation
Shortly after a report from Horns247 that a decision about head coach Mack Brown would come down in the next two days, Orangebloods is reporting that Brown is on his way out.

Mack Brown's resignation won't solve questions surrounding Texas - College Football - Pete Thamel - SI.com
NEW YORK -- As the clock neared midnight on Monday, Texas Coach Mack Brown sipped a drink at the Peacock Alley Restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria hotel lobby. He sat at a large table next to the Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson, the man essentially hired to replace Brown.

Report: Mack Brown To Step Down at Texas (Maybe) - Team Speed Kills

He's not an SEC coach, but it's still news.

The latest on Mack Brown's resignation and a big Saban development - Burnt Orange Nation

The resignation of Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown is looking more and more inevitable as the first mainstream media report about Nick Saban replacing him broke.

Alabama prepared to give Nick Saban another raise, according to CBS - SBNation.com

The Crimson Tide want to keep Nick Saban as college football's highest-paid coach.

$7M per year for a guy to coach amateur athletics.

The State of Alabama: A Regular Season In Review - Roll 'Bama Roll
What can we learn from a season that didn't end in a BCS national championship victory?

Nebraska

HEADY: Reputation may be to blame for Huskers' disappointing bowl selection - Daily Nebraskan: Sports
The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl must have been dropped on its head as a child.

NU women's basketball employ successful new game strategy - Daily Nebraskan: Sports
Zero – the number of 3-pointers senior forward Jordan Hooper attempted at Sunday’s game against Utah State.

Coach Miles reevaluates following Creighton loss - Daily Nebraskan: Sports
Early in the first half Sunday night, Tim Miles watched Creighton jump on his Huskers in the first few minutes. It was layup after layup and Miles thought his team was down at least 13-3.

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