Saturday, October 8, 2011

Game Day Goulash: Mark Richt, Andrew Luck, Les Miles, and more.

(Game Day Goulash is SWRT's  all-encompassing Game Day college football extravaganza.)  

Boise State 2, Teams nicknamed "Bulldogs" 0.
Boise State started October the same way it did September by beating a team nicknamed the Bulldogs. This time Fresno State got the dubious achievement of losing to the Broncos 57-7. (

Coincidence? I think not. 
Comparing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck to Peyton Manning. Which has nothing to do with the very good possibility that Luck could end up as the number one NFL Draft pick of the Indianapolis, right? (CSN Bay Area)

Texas and Oklahoma belong together in the same conference.
Because Ivan Maisel said so. (ESPN)

We stand between the Darkness and the Light.
Georgia head football coach Mark Richt will either come out of the Dawgs' road game against Tennessee with either his 100th win, or another nail in the coffin for his career at Georgia. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Tennessee will not have a winless October.
Because John Adams said so. This despite a schedule with Georgia, LSU, Alabama, South Carolina. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

LSU is now overlooking Florida on the way to facing Alabama.
Because Les Miles said so. (The Advocate. No, not that one.)

In our old familiar place. 
Clemson is looking more and more like the Clemson of the past, no matter how many Tiger fans are embarrassed by Dabo Swinney. (

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.
The Michigan State top-ranked defense in the country's toughest games are still ahead of them, including Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. (The Detroit News)

Mellow Yellow.
Mississippi State kicker Derek DePasquale is getting as much attention for his on-the-field kicking performance as his bright yellow shoes are. (Note, I would have used the "Pumped Up Kicks" line, but The Clarion-Ledger beat me to it, dangit!) (The Clarion-Ledger)

The Ghosts That Haunt Me. 
Michigan defensive coordinator Gregg Mattison recalls his stint as Northwestern defensive line coach from 1979-80, back when the Wildcats was the punch line for mediocrity in college football. (The Detroit Free Press.  HT: Lake the Posts)

Further expansion of the Big Ten  is "not on the radar."
Because Jim Delany said so. Translation: The stealth helicopter Delany ordered to visit potential member schools has finally been delivered. (

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