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Bowden's contract

Bowden's initial contract at Akron is very similar to his predecessors in many ways.

The base salary is the same over a 5 year contract, and most of the incentives are very similar. Bowden's base salary will be $300,000 with $50,000 for media appearances and $25,000 in apparel contracts. The contract also calls for a $6,000 country club membership, a university car, and $10,000 in moving expenses.

Bowden can also earn up to $120,000 in incentives including $50,000 if the Zips make one of the 5 major bowl games. A $20,000 bonus is due for a MAC East divisional championship and $25,000 for a MAC title. One of the major differences is that Ianello would have made twice as much for a MAC title, as his incentive was $50,000.

Interestingly, Bowden's buyout does not include any payments if he were to leave in the fourth or fifth year of his contract.




Thursday TV

Two bowl games today, including Heisman winner RG3 in action.

All times are eastern.

NFL:

No games.

College:

Champ Sports Bowl: Florida State vs. Notre Dame - 5 - ESPN

Alamo Bowl: Washington vs. Baylor - 9:15 - ESPN

High School:

No games.




How Toledo got the win

So Toledo outduels Air Force 42-41 in the Military Bowl.  

Wild game with huge big plays. We could give you the full play by play; but really here's all you need to see...

Air Force scores with 52 seconds to go making it a one point game. Extra point and we go to OT, 2 point conversion and they go home winners. 

Watch the video




Gundy's evolution as a coach

Ivan Maisel of ESPN did a very interesting write up today on Mike Gundy and his evolution as a head coach.

When Gundy was hired, T. Boone Pickens told him two things. The first was to take risks, the second was to be unpredictable. Those two things have helped pave the way for Gundy's beliefs ranging from practicing five hours a week, to his hiring of assistant coaches, and even valuing character over talent on the recruiting trail.

After making a few hires early in his career, that weren't great hires by his own admission, Gundy decided to focus on intelligence and loyalty when looking for assistants. Gundy's two most recent hires have worked out pretty darn well. Todd Monken's offense averaged almost 50 points per game and 557 yards of offense in his first season as a coordinator, while running backs coach Jemal Singleton has been praised by Gundy for his demeanor, discipline and structure coming to the Cowboys from the Air Force Academy.

Gundy laughingly says "I look back, and never would have hired me, knowing what I know now". 

Oklahoma State will take on Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl on January 2nd at 8:30 on ESPN.

 




Video: A&M "reveals" their 2012 schedule

This actually is a pretty well done video by A&M revealing their schedule...but Kevin Sumlin's "Howdy" just doesn't sound right.

Still have a couple of TBDs in there as well.




2012 SEC schedule

Just released by the SEC

 

2012 SEC Football Schedule (Conference Games Only)
Team-By-Team

ALABAMA
Sept. 15: at Arkansas
Sept. 29: OLE MISS
Oct. 13: at Missouri
Oct. 20: at Tennessee
Oct. 27: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 3: at LSU
Nov. 10: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 24: AUBURN

ARKANSAS
Sept. 15: ALABAMA
Sept. 29: vs. Texas A&M
Oct. 6: at Auburn
Oct. 13: KENTUCKY
Oct. 27: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at South Carolina
Nov. 17: at Mississippi State
Nov. 24: LSU

AUBURN
Sept. 8: at Mississippi State
Sept. 22: LSU
Oct. 6: ARKANSAS
Oct. 13: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 27: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: GEORGIA
Nov. 24: at Alabama

FLORIDA
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI

GEORGIA
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 22: VANDERBILT
Sept. 29: TENNESSEE
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 20: at Kentucky
Oct. 27: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at Auburn

KENTUCKY
Sept. 22: at Florida
Sept. 29: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 6: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 13: at Arkansas
Oct. 20: GEORGIA
Oct. 27: at Missouri
Nov. 3: VANDERBILT
Nov. 24: at Tennessee

LSU
Sept. 22: at Auburn
Oct. 6: at Florida
Oct. 13: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 20: at Texas A&M
Nov. 3: ALABAMA
Nov. 10: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 17: OLE MISS
Nov. 24: at Arkansas

OLE MISS
Sept. 29: at Alabama
Oct. 6: TEXAS A&M
Oct. 13: AUBURN
Oct. 27: at Arkansas
Nov. 3: at Georgia
Nov. 10: VANDERBILT
Nov. 17: at LSU
Nov. 24: MISSISSIPPI STATE

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 8: AUBURN
Oct. 6: at Kentucky
Oct. 13: TENNESSEE
Oct. 27: at Alabama
Nov. 3: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: at LSU
Nov. 17: ARKANSAS
Nov. 24: at Ole Miss

MISSOURI
Sept. 8: GEORGIA
Sept. 22: at South Carolina
Oct. 6: VANDERBILT
Oct. 13: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: KENTUCKY
Nov. 3: at Florida
Nov. 10: at Tennessee
Nov. 24: at Texas A&M

SOUTH CAROLINA
Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 22: MISSOURI
Sept. 29: at Kentucky
Oct. 6: GEORGIA
Oct. 13: at LSU
Oct. 20: at Florida
Oct. 27: TENNESSEE
Nov. 10: ARKANSAS

TENNESSEE
Sept. 15: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: at Georgia
Oct. 13: at Mississippi State
Oct. 20: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: at South Carolina
Nov. 10: MISSOURI
Nov. 17: at Vanderbilt
Nov. 24: KENTUCKY

TEXAS A&M
Sept. 8: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: vs. Arkansas
Oct. 6: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: LSU
Oct. 27: at Auburn
Nov. 3: at Mississippi State
Nov. 10: at Alabama
Nov. 24: MISSOURI
 
VANDERBILT
Aug. 30: SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 22: at Georgia
Oct. 6: at Missouri
Oct. 13: FLORIDA
Oct. 20: AUBURN
Nov. 3: at Kentucky
Nov. 10: at Ole Miss
Nov. 17: TENNESSEE




Michigan equipment for the Sugar Bowl

Michigan's equipment guys headed down to New Orleans to set up for the Sugar Bowl, and ran into some issues.

The 53 foot truck carrying their equipment would not be able to navigate the tight streets in the French Quarter. Luckily, this is Jon Falk's 35th bowl game and he's seen just about everything. Falk and the rest of the Michigan staff got some help from Tulane staffers and the video below highlights that journey.

Falk took some time to sit down and talk about his experiences at Michigan, and had the following to say. "When you come to Michigan, you understand you're not going to be home for Christmas, you understand, your family understands. This is Michigan. We go to bowl games every year."

Below is some very good footage of what Falk and the people behind the scenes go through before kickoff. Michigan and Virginia Tech will face off January 3rd at 8:30 on ESPN.




Need to borrow some clothes?

It's not supposed to be cold in Arizona, right?

Oklahoma State is in town preparing for the Fiesta Bowl and the players and coaches realized that it gets a bit nippy at night in the desert. 

Take 10 seconds and see how Todd Monken adapted. Smooth.