Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome to the Fallout: Charlie Strong, Al Golden, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Where the GoDaddy Bowl doesn't even count enough to warrant a "Bowl Game Day Goulash" edition. 

Gone to Texas.
Charlie Strong makes it official and tells Louisville he's leaving to take the head coaching job at Texas. (ESPN)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Pat Forde believe that "Texas is the wrong fit" for Strong. He reasoning is that Strong tends to shun the media and boosters at the expense of the program. This probably isn't a good thing for a job at a school that lives under a microscope of scrutiny from both groups. (Yahoo! Sports)

The Usual Suspects.
Jeff Greer looks at the candidates to replace Strong as head coach of Louisville. Yes, John Gruden's name is mentioned. (The Louisville Courier-Journal)

I'll Stick Around.
 Miami athletic director Blake James believes that Hurricane head coach Al Golden will remain at the school, an not bolt ship for Penn State. (ESPN)

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Tim Cowlishaw brings up the scenario of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys should he enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Like you weren't expecting somebody to bring the scenario up. (The Dallas Morning News)

Commodores defeat cougars. 
Vanderbilt defeats Houston 41-24 in the BBVA Compass Bowl. It could be the final game coaching the Commodores for head coach James Franklin, who is a candidate for the open HC position for Penn State, as well as some NFL teams. (AP/ESPN)

Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast.
Arkansas State will face Ball State tonight in the GoDaddy Bowl. Sigh. (Dr. Saturday)

Wait, there's another game tomorrow?
Charles Hollis previews the BCS title game between Auburn and Florida State. (

Opportunity Knocks?
Hawkeye Nation wonders if Iowa will gain an chance to flip JUCO defensive end and Louisville class of 2014 commit Trevon Young now that Charlie Strong is leaving for Texas.

To Your Scattered Bodies Go.
Jason Priestas looks at where some former Ohio State players like linebacker Ryan Shazier and running back Carlos Hyde might go in the 2014 NFL Draft. (Eleven Warriors)

Miller Time.
Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller will reportedly return to Columbus for his senior season with the Buckeyes. (Eleven Warriors)

The Good, The Bad, and the Fugly.
A look at how football brings out the best and worst in Alabama fans. (AP/

LSU recruiting news.
James Smith looks at the state of LSU recruiting as National Signing Day looms on the horizon. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades.
Michael Bonner has an optimistic look ahead to Mississippi State's 2014 season. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

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