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Corn Flakes: Winning Results Are Expected

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Like Heisman Winners, Top Coaches Lean to Green - The New York Times

Consider: The last 10 coaches to win a national championship at a new program — in other words, counting Nick Saban at both L.S.U. and Alabama, and Urban Meyer at both Florida and Ohio State — had been tenured an average of just three and a half seasons at the time of their first title. Of the 10, only Mack Brown, at Texas, required more than four seasons.

Look, I'm pouring gasoline on burning embers here!!!!!

Most coaches win quickly because most coaches don't stick around long if they don't win. That doesn't mean they get fired within a single season (so put your pitch fork down), but it means that RESULTS ARE EXPECTED, which is kind of shocking given that it's the public sector. If we treated our government the same way we treat our football coaches, wow, what a wonderful government we would have, huh? (I didn't just open the door for a political discussion, you can have that at your office.)

Since you all seem inclined to discuss coaching changes and have a need for rampant speculation about whom Nebraska's next coach should be, I'd like to advise you that you're doing it wrong.

Most of you (the vast majority I would assume) think that we need to hire someone who has Nebraska ties, someone who "understands Nebraska". This is wrong.

Should Nebraska fire Mike Riley, their next coach should be a mercenary, i.e., someone who doesn't necessarily understand "Nebraska", but can fake it pretty well, and someone who's going to be around for about five years but win a national title.


Reviews And Such

Iowa 29, Illinois 20: Players of the Game - The Champaign Room
The defensive line and passing game shined in Iowa City.

The injury occurred on an Illinois punt in the third quarter.

Survive and advance applies to football season, too.

In what appeared to be a rerun from last year, Indiana struggled to stay competitive after losing two quarterbacks.

Hey, Wha Happen: Penn State 29, Indiana 7 - Black Shoe Diaries
Christian Hackenberg came out firing to help the Nittany Lions beat Indiana in their most complete game so far this season.

Minnesota Football at Purdue: Recap; 41-13 - Strolling Through Twitterland Week 6 - The Daily Gopher
Stroll Through Twitterland: Week 6

Minnesota at Purdue: In Tweets - Hammer and Rails
We have a special edition of In Tweets today.

Northwestern-Michigan recap: Player grades from the Wildcats' 38-0 defeat - Inside NU
How we graded the Wildcats after their weak showing on Saturday against Michigan.

Despite loss to Michigan, Northwestern still a Big Ten West contender - Inside NU
Saturday showed that this NU team has its limitations, but those limitations won't necessarily prevent them from falling out of the Big Ten West race.

Ohio State found a red zone offense and new defensive concerns vs. Maryland - Land-Grant Holy Land
Ohio State was finally efficient in the red zone, but a new problem creeped up for the defense: defending running quarterbacks.

Go ahead and buy Ohio State's new 2 quarterback system, at least for now - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Buckeyes bucked conventional wisdom and finally found a way to work a two QB system, or at least for one week. Has this offense finally turned a corner?

Go ahead and buy Ohio State's new 2 quarterback system, at least for now - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Buckeyes bucked conventional wisdom and finally found a way to work a two QB system, or at least for one week. Has this offense finally turned a corner?

Michigan Puts On A Show For Top-Ranked Running Back - Maize n Brew
The five-star New Jersey native was in Ann Arbor yesterday; Michigan certainly didn't disappoint.

Game Balls: Chesson and Lewis stun & demoralize Northwestern - Maize n Brew
Hey, Big Ten, are you afraid yet?

How Far Can a Duct-Taped Iowa Hawkeyes Go? - Off Tackle Empire
Iowa went into the Illinois game down four starters and one key reserve. When the game was over, it had lost another two starters. Iowa is 6-0, but with a patchwork crew likely to take the field next week against Northwestern, how far can this Hawkeyes crew go?

Takeaways from Rutgers Hearbreaking Loss to Michigan State - On the Banks
It was a tough loss to take, but every Rutgers supporter should be proud of this team's effort.

Takeaways from Michigan Football's 38-0 Destruction of Northwestern - Maize n Brew
Michigan has become the hammer, no longer the nail.

Charlie Strong beat Oklahoma. Your argument is invalid. -
Welcome to The Top Whatever, in which Spencer Hall ranks the teams he feels like ranking at this moment, and not a team more.

FSU football enjoying a record-setting stretch vs. Miami - Tomahawk Nation
FSU's 2015 win over Miami not only made it six straight against its ACC foe from Coral Gables, but it also means the Seminoles have now won 9 of their last 11 against UM (beginning in 2005)-- a feat neither team had previously accomplished in this rivalry that dates back to 1951.

Maryland Fires Randy Edsall

Randy Edsall lost big and lost often, and that's why Maryland fired him - Testudo Times
Maryland's gigantic margins of defeat probably sealed Edsall's fate.

Twitter reaction to Maryland's firing of Randy Edsall - Testudo Times
People are generally not sad.

Maryland football's head coaching job should be highly attractive - Testudo Times
The Terrapins have struggled, but there are several reasons a big-time coach should want to lead them.

Maryland officially fires head football coach Randy Edsall - Testudo Times
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is the interim head coach.

USC Places Steve Sarkisian on "Leave Of Absence"

As Steve Sarkisian takes leave, USC supporters take aim at Pat Haden | FOX Sports
Sources say Sarkisian is expected to get treatment for alcohol and substance issues. A few days before the season kicked off, Sarkisian’s off-field issues, which had already been a major concern for some inside the USC program, gained national attention when he was drunk at the school’s Aug. 22 Salute to Troy booster event.

With Sarkisian absent, football will survive at USC, AD Pat Haden may not -
Coach Steve Sarkisian has been forced into a leave of absence at USC. Trojans football will endure with or without him, but can athletic director Pat Haden keep his job?

USC Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian to take leave of absence
USC Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite leave of absence after, sources say, he arrived Sunday to team facilities appearing to be intoxicated.

Nebraska - Where Husker Fans Belong | The Carriker Chronicles: 2-4 Nebraska | - Where Husker Fans Belong

5- Jim Harbaugh has turned Michigan around in 1 year & taken them from the bottom of the Big 10, to a team that hasn’t given up a single point in the last 3 games. Jim McElwain (the former Colorado St. coach) has taken Florida from barely average, to a top 10 team in his 1st season as their head coach.

This has be be bugging the shit out of everyone.

Former Husker Adam Carriker calls out former NU coach for texting current players, undermining Riley's staff | Sports |
The rumor mill has been churning the last few weeks that former coaches, specifically those on Bo Pelini's staff, have been texting and communicating with current Nebraska football players, undermining

Nebraska's Riley on his players: 'I'm sorry for those guys' | College Football
"I'm sorry for those guys," Riley said of his players. "I want to help them more, so we're going to keep working. That's going to be our coaches' job, just to keep working and get a good plan together and make it get better."

KELLY: Excitement continues to fade with Husker football | Sports |
For a brief moment, fans were excited about this program. But, after the song stopped with plenty of time for Wisconsin to score, all of the energy slowly faded away as the Huskers let another game slip through their hands.

There is an email going around signed by Eric Crouch that isn't actually by Eric Crouch: