Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Get Out of My Way

Turned on the Colts Jets game last weekend just as the Colts took a kickoff in the late 2 QTR losing 17 to 3. Now I didn't see the early part of the game where the Jets had obviously played well.
What I did see was Peyton looking like he wanted to bite the head off a lineman. I commented on it because he is usually so composed looking. Manning then took the Colts down the field like he was playing a team from a French art school.  I remember thinking very clearly "you can put a fork in the Jets."
Peyton Manning's play from that point was as good as I have ever seen. He threw perfect passes again and again. The Jets d-backs played really well but they had no chance against an unmatched display of accuracy. Kudos to Peyton-best I have ever seen.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


The Ags have hired Tim DeRuyter as the new D-coordinator and assistant head coach. Read the link above for more. He patterns his defense after Dick Lebeau's attacking D's. Air Force was #1 agianst the pass this year. Let's hope he is the real deal.

Score One for Leach

For now, Mike Leach's lawsuit is going forward.  Maybe the depos of Craig James and his little girl, Adam, will make their way onto the internet.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Colts Great Ain't

You gotta read this article about former Colts receiver, Marvin Harrison.  I always loved this guy...his work ethic, his skill.  Of course, greatness on the field doesn't translate into greatness off the field, but this guy wasn't a loud-mouthed gasbag like so many others.  Jeepers.  Still waters, I guess.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Silk Purse or Sow's Ear?

It is hard for me to be objective about Texas A&M, I admit.  But isn't even a mediocre Big 12 team a step-up from any one of the military academies?  Don't get me wrong:  I very much admire the academies and their students, and appreciate beyond words their service but as far as college sports go, they really aren't big time (and yes, I remember Roger Staubach and David Robinson and Napolean McCallum).  So why wouldn't the defensive coordinator at Air Force  jump on this job?

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Just because you gave up, doesn't mean the other team is obligated to do so! I'm sorry, but Brookings wins the crybaby of the year award. Suck it up and look forward to next season. Oh yeah, Laird, click on the link above.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Norm Chow isn't going back to USC.

Von Miller, studliest of all Aggies, has announced that he is returning next year.  YAY! 

Apparently, someone has a bone to pick with Lane Kiffin.  Harsh.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Tim Brown, former Notre Dame (boo hiss) and Oakland Raider wide receiver, was a guest on Randy Galloway's sports talk show today.  He commented that Wade Phillips' defense is vulmerable in the middle; that when the Raiders played Denver, back when Wade coached at Denver, the Raiders were able to exploit that defense; that it is a defense that cannot adjust; and that the Phillips defense forces safeties into coverage, which "is always a bad thing".  I was alarmed.  But then I got to thinking:  this defense isn't new and if no one has "exploited" it yet, then likely no one will.

By the way, does anyone remember the Cotton Bowl game between the Aggies and the Domers when Brown, that year's Heisman winner, pitched a hissy fit when a walk-on 12th man snatched Brown's towel from his britches during a kick-off return?  I was there and it was hilarious!  Didn't like Brown much after that but he turned out to be a good player.  Check out his stats.  The guy had 75 catches 10 years in a row.  According to Brown, he played with 21 different quarterbacks.  Oy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Lurve College Football

Well, well, well.  USC has hired Lane Kiffin as head coach.  Kiffin left USC only a year ago to become head coach at Tennessee, which went 7-6 this year.  I bet the Vols are NOT happy right now.  So Tennessee is looking for a new coach.  How about Cincinnati...has it hired a new coach yet?  And more news from Lubbock:  new head coach, Tommy Tuberville, has hired an offensive coordinator and is interviewing for the defensive coordinator position.   New OC, Neal Brown, comes from Troy and potential DC, James Willis, from Alabama.  Sounds like the real deal.  Maybe all is not lost at Tech.

The Return (hopefully) of the Wrecking Crew

Mike Sherman is busy trying to find a replacement for Joe Kines, defensive coordinator.  My sources (Cousin John) tell me that the Air Force guy is the leading candidate.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

College Football Fruit Basket Turnover

Can you believe that Pete Carroll is leaving USC to return to the pros?  And to Seattle, no less?  Wouldn't it be fun if USC had the nads to hire Mike Leach?  I would love to see those first class USC atheletes in the pirate offense.  And, as Oxey has asked, why in the wide world of sports would Tommy Tuberville take the Tech job?  He must really miss coaching.  Oxey and I discussed whether Tuberville, a defensive guy, will keep Riley, the Tech receivers coach who called the plays in the Alamo Bowl, and the Leach offense.  And I still am waiting to see who Sherman hires as defensive coordinator for A&M.

How Bout Them Cowboys ???

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

BCA Championship forecast

Longhorns 34 Bama 21
McCoy  400 yds total offense
Ingraham  2 fumbles


ps. Mac Brown should wear a houndstooth Stetson to the game.
pps. picture is for sbaskind