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Sunday, November 23, 2014

College Football

DeSean Jackson Returns Punts Well

He definitely had the R button working on this punt return Saturday night against Tennessee. Check it out, it was probably the play of the week, second only to Appalachian State’s blocked kick: You know, it’s impossible to compare conferences because they don’t match up against each other enough, and because they’re unbalanced (some have…Read More

Get Ready to Throw Up: Pac-10 Football Coach Salaries

When you think about priorities in this country, you realize they’re completely out of whack once you compare salaries of football coaches at universities with that of the professors. Then again, as they said in The Program, when was the last time 100,000 people showed up to watch a kid do a chemistry experiment? It…Read More

Jon Gruden Talks Some Serious Ish

So the Toledo athletic program has been embroiled in a recent point-shaving scandal. Just yesterday, ESPN.com reported that Bucs QB Bruce Gradkowski, had been named in the scandal. As you can imagine, his head coach, Jon Gruden, did not react kindly to the news. I don’t watch ESPN. I don’t believe half of the (expletive)…Read More

Facebook Leaks Notre Dame QB?

As the sleuthing Brian Cook at FanHouse discovered on Wednesday, Notre Dame’s starting QB for their opening game against Georgia Tech will be Demetrius Jones, not the speedo-wearing, Natty Light drinking, Jimmy Clausen. Even though Charlie Weis was playing coy with the media all summer long, he did say in his most recent press conference…Read More

When Todd Marinovich, a Needle, Spoon, and Meth Meet

SPORTSbyBROOKS notifies us of the latest chapter in the sad story of former star quarterback Todd Marinovich. Attempting to skateboard in an area in Newport where it wasn’t allowed, Marinovich was arrested for resisting police officers. Oh yeah, he was also picked up on felony drug charges too. He was found hiding in a carport…Read More

Chad Henne’s Trying to Be a Jerk

It was noted here last week that the Michigan football players showed their confidence in 4th year quarterback Chad Henne by passing him over as a captain. As a result, Henne has decided he needs to change his attitude — piss some people off. The QB told The Detroit News that he’s learning to be…Read More

Penn St. Quarterbacks Train by Using Madden on PlayStation

Just this weekend I was having a discussion on football players using Madden. I said that some players use it to practice reads and learn plays. Come to find out, that is certainly the case — at least in Happy Valley. From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, via Buffalo Bill Ben Maller: The idea is to give…Read More

Pete Carroll Learns From … Tennis?

You figure the head coach of one the most successful college football programs in the country probably spends his practices imparting the wisdom of his predecessors. You would think he’d be barking out coaching methods from Tom Landry and Bear Bryant on the practice field, and sharing the secrets of Vince Lombardi’s success in the…Read More

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