Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Bo Pelini, Nick Hill, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football. 

All I Need Is a Miracle.
Shawn Windsor says Michigan head coach Brady Hoke needs an upset win against Michigan State this weekend to "start saving his job." (The Detroit Free Press)

Too Close for Comfort?
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini criticizes ESPN's relationship with the SEC. (NFL.com)

I've seen the future, and it will be. 
Mike Jones predicts Michigan State and the Big Ten will be on the outside looking in at a College Football Playoff featuring Ole Miss playing  Oregon in the Rose Bowl, and Florida State vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Spartans land in the Cotton Bowl against fellow CFP outsider TCU. (Off Tackle Empire)

Don't call it a comeback! 
Adam Rittenberg warns the Big Ten that Ohio State is rolling back into the conference title picture, and putting the early-season loss to West Virginia in the rear view mirror . (ESPN)

Rolling in the Deep?
Doug Lesmeruses ponders whether Ohio St. has enough depth on its roster to be a B1G or CFP title-winning team. (cleveland.com)

Nick of Time.
Joe Rexrode profiles Michigan St. running back Nick Hill. (The Detroit Free Press)

Los Lobos. 
Rutgers and Wisconsin have made agreements to face New Mexico in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Both will be home game for the B1G schools. (FBSchedules.com)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Les Miles has a potty mouth, cusses in post-game press conference.

LSU head coach Les Miles dropped some not mama-approved language during his post-game press conference on Saturday. The Mad Hatter was asked by a reporter at the conference if "Do you and (LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron)put any thought at all in to next year at (quarterback)?

Miles response was legendary.

Miles might have to sit down with the president of LSU over that one.

(via SB*Nation)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Steve Spurrier expresses relief that South Carolina doesn't have Mississippi State or Ole Miss on its schedule this season.

Steve Spurrier. Photo via GamecockCentral.com.

South Carolina is getting ready to face Auburn this coming Saturday. It's a team the Gamecocks have never beaten while Steve Spurrier has been the team's head coach.  While Spurrier admits Auburn will be a formable challenge for his team, the Old Ball Coach seems happy to have missed playing the unbeaten two-headed monster of Ole Miss and Mississippi State this season.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, Matt Jones, and more.

Play the Game Tonight: Week 8 Saturday edition.

Sadly, today is being dominated by the same stories that have put a stranglehold on college football this week: the alleged involvement of Florida State starting quarterback Jameis Winston and Georgia tailback Todd Gurley with memorabilia dealers.

Bo, you don't know Diddley!
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher criticizes former Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson for comments that Jackson made about contraversial FSU starting quarterback Jameis Winston. (Gamedayr)

None of the above. 
Another former Heisman Trophy winner, Hershel Walker, says that he would not put either Winston or Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on his Heisman ballot if he were voting on the award today. (ESPN)

All we need is just a little patience.
University of President Mark Schlissel asks supporters of the Wolverine football program to be patient while the school is reviewing the performance of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon. (ESPN)

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales. 
Robbie Andreu sits down for a Q&A session with Florida running back Matt Jones. (The Gainesville Sun)

Friday, October 17, 2014

ESPN College GameDay names Ken Griffey Jr and Brett Favre as celebrity pickers for Notre Dame-FSU game.

What could possibly be the most awkward edition of ESPN College GameDay possibly just got more awkward. It was bad enough that GameDay is broadcasting from Florida State, where controversies surrounding starting quarterback Jameis Winston have been swirling around the football program like a Seminole Wind this weekend. Now it's been reported that Ken Griffey Jr and Brett Favre have been    chosen to be the obligatory GameDay's celebrity game pickers this weekend.

Favre only one obvious connection to FSU - the infamous sexting incident involving former New York Jets "Gameday host" and FSU Cowgirl Jenn Sterger.

In light of the allegations of FSU interfering with the police investigation of sexual assault allegations brought against Winston, this could be one of the most tone-deaf moments in ESPN history.

(via Fansided)