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Charlie Strong at the podium

The first minute is all you need to see.  This was this morning. 

Strong says he hasn't yet decided how he will reassign coach Sanford; but states that Mike is still a part of the staff. 

 

Les commends his staff

LSU is 6-0. Everyone knew their defense would be good; but going into the season there was uncertainty on the offensive side of the ball.

Steve Kragthorpe was hired to replace Gary Crowton. Then, shortly before the season, Krags was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He remains on the staff; but has passed the title and play calling responsibilities to offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. 

Then right before the opener against Oregon, the team found out they'd be using Jarrett Lee at quarterback instead of presumed starter Jordan Jefferson.

So, how'd that all work out for the Tigers? 

Through six games, the Tigers have rushed for 1101 yards and have passed for 1100.  Balance.

At his presser today, Miles said "When you can run the ball, they can't pin their ears back and come after you." He went on to speak about how well Krags and Billy Gonzales have done working with the QBs, and receivers. 

Everyone who has seen the Tigers play has to have been impressed thus far with the play of Stud's offensive line and Frank Wilson's crew of running backs. The line has opened huge holes for the backs...the fullbacks are exploding people...and Wilson has a fresh running back in there seemingly every play.  

We'd even be remiss if we didn't mention Steve Ensminger's tight ends.  They are all contributing.  

Miles likes this staff.

Houston not getting the respect they deserve?

Kevin Sumlin is coachin'em up in Houston.  This season, Sumlin's got his guys 6-0 and in the Top 25.

The problem is they are #25.   

This season, the Cougars have beaten UCLA, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Georgia State, UTEP and East Carolina.  UCLA, LA Tech and UTEP games were all close.  

The offense is rolling (as it usually has with Case Keenum at the helm). The Cougars are #1 in the nation in passing and total offense and #5 in scoring offense. 

This is Sumlin's 4th season as head coach at Houston.  

In 2008, they went 8-5 and were 2nd in the nation in passing, total offense and 10th in scoring. 

In 2009, they went 10-4 and were 1st in the nation in passing, total offense and scoring.

In 2010, Keenum got hurt and the Cougars finished 5-7; yet still were 5th in the nation in passing, 11th in total offense and 13th in scoring. 

If the Cougars win out this season (they still have Marshall, Rice, at UAB, at Tulane, SMU and at Tulsa), Sumlin will be receiving a whole lot of attention and the Cougars should move well up in the rankings.

On another note, the Cougars recently released this website which gives you an inside look into Cougar Football. 360 degree interactive video. We hear a couple of programs are working on these; but this one is the first we've seen. 

Joe Pa shares stories about Al Davis

Quality stuff here.  

Including, "Al, you and I would have troubles getting along...because I'm smarter than you are, and you'd never admit it."

 

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