Friday, August 31, 2012

Game Day Goulash: Chris Petersen, Andrew Maxwell, and more.

South Carolina beats Vanderbilt 17-13 in the season opener. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

A Pirate Looks at 30-6. 
Mark Sandwritter tries to make sense of Washington State's 30-6 loss to BYU in the first game of the Mike Leach coaching era. (CougCenter)

The Keys to the Kingdom.
Jonathan Boldt points  to aggressiveness, confidence, and adaptability as the "keys" to BYU's victory over Wazzou. (The Deseret News)

The only easy day was yesterday.
Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen says tonight's season opener on the road against Michigan State is “by far the toughest opener we’ve had to play.” (The Idaho Press-Tribune)

Years in the making. 
Michigan State coaches say that quarterback Andrew Maxwell's time serving as Kirk Cousins' backup have prepared him to the starting job as he takes center stage leading the Spartans on the field against Boise State tonight. (The Detroit Free Press)

Distant Early Warning?
Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops is selling his house. (Lost Lettermen)

Magic and Loss. 
Mitch Albom looks at Michigan HC Brady Hoke as he begins his first season as a HC since the death of his father. (The Detroit Free Press)

Breakdown to Me Gently.
Andrew Gribble breaks down the Alabama-Michigan Cowboys Classic season opener. (

Things to Do in Dallas When You're 'Bama.
An Alabama fans guide to food and entertainment choices in the Dallas area besides watching the Tide face Michigan in the Cowboys Classic on Saturday night. (

Roll With the Changes.
Evan Woodberry looks at the offseason changes to Tennessee since the Vols' devastating end-of-the-2011-season loss to Kentucky. (The Knoxville News Sentinel

Florida State is most "overhyped" team in the country. 
Because James Jahnke said so. (The Detroit Free Press)

Washington is "underhyped."
Ditto. (The Detroit Free Press)

Stuck in a Moment That You Can't Get Out Of.
Spencer Hall looks back to Oct. 15, 1994, the night of a crushing Florida loss at the hands of Auburn in the Swamp. (Every Day Should Be Saturday)