Saturday, November 1, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Dave Brandon, Connor Cook, Kenny Hill, and the spirit of Larry Munson.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 10 Saturday edition. 

It's the start of a new month. here's hoping that a November to remember will ease the pain of an October of controversy most of us would like to forget.

I've come not to praise Dave Brandon, but to bury him. 
Drew Sharp gives a post-mortem to the administration of now former Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, who resigned of Friday. Sharp explains how Brandon was forced out because of his focusing more on the "brand" of the Michigan football program, and not its quality. (The Detroit Free Press)

Putting the cart before the horse. 
Jim Kleinpeter ponders whether Michigan will make another attempt to hire away LSU head coach Les Miles. Uh, shouldn't Michigan fire it's current head coach, Brady Hoke, first? (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Done. Done. On the the next one.
The Detroit Free Press looks at possible candidates to replace Brandon as Michigan AD. The most notable name mentioned: Arkansas athletic director and chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee Jeff Long.

I'll Stick Around.
Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook says he plans to return for his senior season in 2015. This despite chances of him being a high 2015 NFL Draft pick if he leaves school at the end of the current season. (ESPN)

A Change Will Do You Good?
Struggling Texas A&M benches Kenny Hill in favor of Kyle Allen as the starting QB in today's home game against Louisiana-Monroe. (ESPN)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Dawg Sports channels the spirit of the late "Voice of the Georgia Bulldogs" Larry Munson in warning Georgia fans of being too overconfident about the outcome of today's showdown with rival Florida in Jacksonville.

We're comin' to your cit-tay! Gonna crush your hopes and dreams with a country song. 
Andrew Gribble names the November 15 Mississippi State-Alabama and Auburn-Georgia games as potential landing spots for that weekend's edition of ESPN College GameDay. Warning: Herbstreit and co. coming to Athens has historically not been much of a good thing. (al.com)




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