Saturday, December 15, 2012

Game Day Goulash: Johnny Manziel vs. the Pac-12, bowl games, recruiting, and more.

Game Day Goulash - Your Saturday grab-bag of college football news and notes.

Johnny Manziel vs. the Pac-12.
Paul Buker looks at Pac-12 challengers looking to block Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel from repeating as Heisman Trophy winner in 2013. Buker's choices: UCLA QB Brent Hundley, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, and his teammate, running back De'Anthony Thomas. (The Oregonian)

Rhule the World?
Temple has offered New York Giants assistant offensive line coach Matt Rhule its vacant head football coaching position. (ESPN)

Something's whisperin' in my ear that I should be light years from here in Albuquerque where the skies are blue.
The 2012  Bowl season opens today with Arizona facing Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuerque, NM. (1:00 pm ET, ESPN)

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is neither a bowl, nor is it famous.
Utah State faces Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on the infamous blue turf of Boise Stadium on the campus of Boise State. (4:30 pm ET, ESPN). (Dr. Saturday)

Alabama HC Nick Saban lies. Because Ron Jaworski said so. (Saturday Down South)

Chelf life.
Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy names Clint Chelf as the Cowboys' starting QB in the Jan. 1, 2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Cowboys will face Purdue in the bowl formerly knows as the TicketCity Bowl. (The Oklahoman)

Tennessee Hires Wisconsin receivers coach Zach Azzanni to handle the same job on new HC Butcj Jones' coaching staff. (The Knoxville News Sentinel

Please Don't Go. 
Frogs O War looks at the chances of Big 12 head football coaches bolting to another school or the NFL. 


Call me Ishmael.
New Jersey high school senior WR Ishmael Hyman commits to Kansas' 2013 recruiting class. (Rock Chalk Talk)

Texas A&M.
Texas HS junior WR commits to Texas A&M's 2014 recruiting class. (Good Bull Hunting)