All I want for Christmas...
Lots of stuff going on in Austin.
Spartan guards Korie Lucious and Keith Appling hope to be back for the Texas game.
Michigan State is an impressive program.
One Longhorns fan site says Texas has hired Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio as its next offensive line coach. Another says not so fast.
Longhorns football spokesman John Bianco, meanwhile, has told Hookem.com that, “No job offers have gone out.”
Is there age discrimination in college coaching?
At least he gets to enjoy one last game.
The Auburn booster, Milton McGregor, will stand trial on April 4 on charges that he attempted to buy the influence of state politicians. If convicted on all charges, McGregor faces 285 years in a federal penitentiary and $4.5 million in fines.
McGregor is currently out on $500,000 bail and today asked federal judge Terry Moorer for a 72-hour pass to Arizona to attend Auburn’s BCS Championship Game against Oregon on January 10.
The Auburn booster’s request was promptly granted.
They are already thinking about the 2011 college football season.
Mike Leach is everywhere. This guy has a great PR team.
The Lubbock newspaper has emails between Texas Tech staff about Leach.
Every team should bowl. Missing a bowl game hurts a football program.
College football teams not playing in bowl games will miss out on more than their players receiving a free video game system or shopping spree at an electronics store.
Teams like California, Cincinnati, Rutgers and Texas, which will not go bowling after disappointing seasons, also will miss national exposure, valuable practice time and a chance to sell their programs to potential recruits.
Assistant coaches' salaries just keep rising.
Led by the cash-rich, football-crazed Southeastern Conference, the number of high-dollar coordinators and other assistants is growing, a study of contracts and other compensation documents by USA TODAY finds. This is happening even as the lagging economy appears to have slowed a longtime climb in head coaches' salaries.
The list of assistants earning $250,000 or more in the NCAA's top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) is up from at least 106 a year ago to 132 this season. Fifty-one are in the SEC.
Twenty-six assistants are pulling down $400,000 or more, double the number making that much in 2009. Thirteen are in the SEC, topped by four defensive coordinators making $700,000 or better.
Let's go bowling.
Tulsa has only sold 800 tickets to the Hawaii Bowl.
Here's your weekly schedule.
|Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Utah||7:00 p.m.||ESPN (HD)|
|Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State||7:00 p.m.||ESPN (HD)|
|Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Tulsa||7:00 p.m.||ESPN (HD)|
This is what we got for our 2010 Longhorn Christmas. Here's hoping 2011 brings everyone a much better gift.
Have a great holiday!