Saturday, December 22, 2012

Game Day Goulash: Nick Saban's power, bowl games, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Game Day Goulash - The Saturday grab bag of college football.

Meaty, Beef O', Big and Bouncy.
Central Florida defeats Ball State 38-17 in the 2013 Beef O'Brady's Bowl. I'm not sure if I'm more shocked that the Beef O'Brady's Bowl still exists, or that Beef O'Brady's still exists. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

What happens in Vegas is a mediocre bowl game.
Washington faces off against Bosie State in the  Macco Las Vegas Bowl in what is possibly the only case you'll see young men wishing that they were somewhere other than Las Vegas. It's like the Sugar Bowl, only massively more insignificant. (ESPN)

Walking to New Orleans.
East Carolina will take on Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. (ESPN

Famous Johns in Aggie history.
Brent Zwerneman looks at the the most notable former Texas A&M players named John that preceded the Aggies' 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Johnny Manziel. Included is the Aggies' first Heisman winner, running back John David Crow. (The Houston Chronicle)

The Power and the Glory.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is listed by Forbes as the most powerful head coach in college. (Slideshow warning: Forbes list is in slideshow format. The Cedar Rapids Gazette provides a non-slideshow version here.)

I'll Be Back.
Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley announces his plans to return to Tuscaloosa for his senior season. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Let's Stay Together?
Boise State may decide to remain the Mountain West Conference instead of heading off to the Big East next season. (ESPN)

And the nominees are...
Hobnail Boot Blog looks at candidates to replace former Georgia recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner, who left to join Gus Malzahn's new coaching staff at Auburn.

Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation.
Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones explains why he decided to go to his late father Andre's alma mater in South Bend over its 2013 BCS title game opponent Alabama. Andre Jones was a member of ND's 1988 national title team. (