Saturday, September 26, 2015

Game Day Goulash: Mike Riley, Mark Dantonio, Brandon Powell, and (sigh) Lane Kiffin.

Game Day Goulash - Week 4 Saturday edition.

I ain't touching that one
All I'm gonna say about those Lane Kiffin rumors is that the rumors are obviously false because:

1) Nick Saban has not fired Kiffin from his job as Alabama offensive coordinator.

2) Saban has not shot Kiffin.

Return to the scene of the crime
Alabama hosts Louisiana-Monroe for the first time since 2007, when the Warhawks upset the Crimson Tide 21-14. It was Nick Saban's first season as the head coach of 'Bama. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley will finally be checking out of the Lincoln Embassy Suites he has been living in since January, and moving into a new house with his family. It took a while to for Riley and his wife to find a new home in Lincoln due to her being sensitive to certain chemicals in paints, varnishes, and other materials used in the construction of houses. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Stretch Armstrong
Sam McKewon profiles Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong. (The Omaha World-Herald)

The Powell and the Passion
Robbie Andreu profiles Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell. (The Gainesville Sun)

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is the latest head coach to teach rugby-style tackling techniques in its defensive players. (

All or nothing?
Shawn Windsor explains why Michigan's home game against BYU is pivotal for the Wolverines' hopes for a bowl game this season. The thought would Michigan would be in a situation where the game against the Cougars would be a must-win would have been almost inconceivable before Wolverines' lost their first game against Utah this season. (The Detroit Free Press)

The Barber Shop
Marc Weiszer profiles Georgia punter Colin Barber. (The Athens Banner-Herald)


Pumped Up Kicks
Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn has a few ideas on how to make field goals more exciting. It involves adding pyrotechnics to the goal posts in Kinnick Stadium. Needless to say, this is classic Black Heart Gold Pants satire.

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