Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Fallout: Lane Kiffin, Braxton Miller, UAB, and...Australian Open ball boys?

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.

Watching the Australian Open this morning, and one thing comes to mind: Why do they make the ball boys and ball girls dress so funny?

Via The Melbourne Herald-Sun.


I get the idea that the long shirt may be there for protection from the harmful UV rays of the Australian sun. The hat, however is a little too much. It always reminds me of Andrew Ridgley in WHAM's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" video.



Yeah, that's not the image I wanted to wake up in the morning to, either. Better get to the college football briefs and links before things totally go downhill.

And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.
Alabama announces that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will return to head coach Nick Saban's coaching staff for the 2015 season. It ends speculation that Kiffin might return to the NFL. (ESPN)

What can Brown do for you?
Alabama cornerback Tony Brown wins his first indoor track and field event at the Vanderbilt Invitational, coming in first in the 60 meter hurdles. (al.com)

Will he or won't he?
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller suggested to fans at the school's celebration of its College Football Playoff victory that he may be returning for the 2015 season. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. 
A UAB task force created to determine whether to reinstate football at the school says that 2016 would be the earliest that the Blazers could return to the gridiron. (WIAT)

Filling in the blanks. 
Jason Kersey looks potential candidates for the still-vacant receivers and cornerback coaching positions on Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops coaching staff. (The Oklahoman)




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jim Harbaugh playing a piccolo? Jim Harbaugh playing a piccolo.

The Sadie Hawkins dance that Michigan has turned into since Jim Harbaugh was hired as the Wolverines' new head coach continues on with - wait for it - "Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind."

ESPN's basketball version of College GameDay was at Michigan this morning as the Wolverines get ready to host Wisconsin at 7:00 PM EST. It was Harbaugh that stole the show, though, getting more attention than the basketball team.

While Harbaugh was at the Crisler Center, he apparently took some time out for a musical interlude.


Yes, that's Harbaugh playing a piccolo. Because a true Michigan Man would never be caught dead playing a sousaphone, right?

(via College Spun)

Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh gets pwned by Michigan State Board of Trustees vice-chair Mitch Lyons.

Jay Harbaugh with Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII trophy in 2013.


New Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh got totally pwned on Twitter on Friday. The son of new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh (nepotism? What's nepotism) showed interest in obtaining an actual real live wolverine as a pet.



 It didn't take long before some Michigan State trolling came along in the form of the Michigan vice-chair of the Board of Trustees Mitch Lyons, who casually reminded Harbaugh of the Spartans' almost total domination of Wolverines since 2008.




"Coach D is of course Mark Dantonio, who has led Michigan St. to a 6-1 record over Michigan over the past seven meetings between the two in-state rivals.

Lyons, it should be noted,  played tight end for Michigan St. from 1988-1992. He later played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Michigan went 4-1 over the Spartans during that five year stretch.

(via College Spun)



Friday, January 23, 2015

Four West Virginia players cited for marijuana possession by campus police.


Four West Virginia players, two redshirt freshman and two sophomores, have been cited for marijuana possession by West Virginia University police.

Cited were offensive lineman Yondy Cajuste, and defensive lineman Jaleel Fields, both redshirt freshmen, along with safety Dravon Henry and OL Xavier Preston, both sophomores.

Details of the incident are scarce, but apparently happened at a residence hall on the West Virginia campus.

In a statement, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said that “We are aware of the situation, and the matter will be handled internally,”

(via The Daily Athenaeum)

The Fallout: Ole Miss arrests, Dave Warner, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.

Two Ole Miss players arrested. 
Ole Miss safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested on Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct. Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze says in a statement that the program is "gathering facts on the matter." (AP/ESPN)

I see the future, and it will be. 
Michigan State co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner discusses his thoughts on the Spartan offense as he prepares for the 2015 season. (mLive.com)

Yo, I'm taking a survey...
Al.com's took a survey of Senior Bowl players on a number of issues in college football, including the inaugural College Football Playoff, and the end of the UAB football program.

Surely you Josh. 
Utah State is reportedly set to hire former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel as its new OC. Heupel was fired last week following a disappointing 8-5 season with the Sooners. (Dr. Saturday)