Spurrier's comments got under Dabo's skin
After the Gamecock's 34-13 win over Clemson, Spurrier offered up some bulletin board material saying "We aren't LSU and we aren't Alabama. But we sure ain't Clemson."
After practice today, Dabo was asked about his thoughts on the comments to which he responded "Carolina's in Chapel Hill and USC's in California and the university in this state, always has been, always will be...Clemson."
See more of Dabo's choice words in the clip below.
Update: It turns out the reporter wrongly credited Spurrier with the controversial comment....makes this whole thing even more bizarre.
Les speaks to the crowd at Tiger Stadium
After steamrolling Arkansas to finish 12-0, Les took a moment to address the crowd at Tiger Stadium.
"We love ya"
Lane's text to Urban
Lane Kiffin recently said that he extended a congratulatory text to Urban Meyer upon hearing that Urban had been named the new head coach at Ohio State. "I've grown up" Kiffin joked.
When Kiffin was asked whether he would give Urban advice on coaching through NCAA sanctions, he responded "Yeah, I would. I don't think that Urban will be calling me though".
In the same interview, the ever confident Kiffin also added that he thinks the Trojans (who finished 10-2) could have won 10 games playing in the SEC as well. We're not sure the context of the question; but after thinking about it, if they were in the East...
In all seriousness, we have no idea how they would have done in the SEC; but what they accomplished this season with at least one arm tied behind their back by the NCAA is impressive. Good coaching.
Howard Schnellenberger will wrap up his coaching career this weekend against Louisiana - Monroe.
Schnellenberger, 77, has coached with some of football's best coaches, and his fingerprints will forever be on the landscape of college football history. He won three national titles under Bear Bryant, was the offensive coordinator during the Miami Dolphins perfect season, and won a national championship at Miami. Schnellenberger also turned around a Louisville program before starting the FAU program from the ground up.
Schnellenberger announced in August that this would be his last season at the helm of the Owls program.
The program has only existed for just over 10 years and the resources available to pay coaches aren't as much as some other programs currently "searching"; but Schnellenberger has laid the groundwork (literally) for the next coach to take over a good situation. It's located in a great area, and recruiting in the sunshine state is always plentiful.
In all honesty, the list of names that the AD has spoken with is too long to put on here. There is certainly no lack of interest. Our sources tell us this one will play out next week. We'll keep you posted on who's involved.
They're looking for young and cheap, and I'm neither
"They're looking for young and cheap, and I'm neither" that's the quote from Brian Billick regarding the Jaguars job.
Current owner Wayne Weaver (who is selling the team), promised an extensive search (even mentioning the term Super Bowl).
If Brian Billick's right, then we're wrong; but it sure does seem like the type of team that would consider Jon Gruden. The Jags feature rookie QB Blaine Gabbert who, on TV at least, Gruden seems to think can take this team all the way...then again, he's also said that about...........................
Football is back on tonight with some Big East and NFL action.
All times are eastern.
Philadelphia at Seattle - 8:20 - NFLN
West Virginia at South Florida - 8 - ESPN
Rick Neuheisel acting with pure class
After practice this afternoon, the players carried him off the field while singing the fight song. Unless you've been in his shoes, it's hard to imagine what he's going through right now; but from everyone we've spoken with and all reports from the local media, Coach Neuheisel has handled this situation with pure class.
In the video below, Neuheisel says they are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.
All class in this video.
Bill Moos just wrote the script
Washington State AD just hit a home run.
The football season ended Saturday. He met with his football coach over two days. Listened to his plan. Brought him to a luncheon with the local supporters to hear their thoughts, recommendations and criticisms. Then he thought about it for a few hours.
The next morning (the Tuesday following the last game), he met with the head coach and informed him that he felt that there was apathy in the fan base and that with the lowest annual giving number in the Pac-12, he felt it was in the best interests of the University to bring in new blood.
He then held a press conference at which he answered questions directly and informed his fans how he intended to select the next head coach and he literally spelled out who he intended to hire.
He spoke confidently about how he had a short list in his desk drawer that he updated from time to time in the event he had to bring on a new coach. The list was short, "maybe five names". This is a Pac-12 school, there is no need to have more than 5.
Although Moos said he had not, our sources tell us he contacted Mike Leach shortly before the presser. Leach was his #1 target and there is no reason to mess around when you know you can hit a home run with choice #1.
He made the offer the same afternoon and today Leach accepted.
Mr. Moos will soon begin teaching an online course available through this website only titled, "Be prepared, listen, make a decision, take action, and then close the deal"...or maybe it will just be titled "How to be an effective Athletic Director".