Up 33-10, Holgorsen crushes a Red Bull

Up 33-10 near the end of the third quarter, Dana Holgorsen crushed a Red Bull last night.


No word yet on if Holgorsen was setting the stage for a long night of post-game celebration OR if he was trying to figure out how in $H*T his guys had only scored a season low of 33 points.

Either way, sources tell us that Ed Orgeron watched Holgorsen take action.   Orgeron exploded, “Now that’s some good $#*T.  That’s my kinda guy.”

Here’s the evidence of Holgo fueling the tank:



Country roads

Take me home

To the place

I belong

West Virginia

Mountain Mama

Take me home

Harbaugh: I don't want to put a timeline on it

Jim Harbaugh, the “Jackhammer,” is one busy dude right now.

He’s got Virginia Tech, a new baby girl named Katherine, a large contract proposal, and options about his future on his mind.  No confirmation (at the time of print) was available on his priority.

When asked yesterday if he had spoken with the 49ers, Harbaugh responded, “I only talk about the job I have now.”

The Jackhammer added, “You know, my dual focus is on the Orange Bowl and the baby.”

So Jim, when will you resolve your future?

“I don’t want to put a timeline on it.”

According to Bay Area writer Jon Wilner, Stanford has placed a new deal in front of the Jackhammer.  The new deal is worth approximately $3 million per year and includes huge amounts of deferred money and housing assistance, according to sources.


Friedgen sends warning to the next Maryland head coach

Ralph Friedgen sent a warning to the next Maryland head coach during his post-game press conference on Wednesday evening.

The Terps had just defeated East Carolina 51-20 when Friedgen explained to anyone who would listen that Maryland isn’t the job it appears to be.

Friedgen said, "I can tell you this — it's not an easy job. There's a lot of things that really have to change to help it reach its potential. And, to be honest with you, I don't know if the university is willing to do that. You've kind of got to know that going in. What happens to a lot of coaches who come to Maryland, they think it's like every other place, and after their third year they realize it isn't, and they're stuck.”

"People are concerned about my legacy, and my legacy is what it is — 75-50. I gave it the best I had for 10 years, and obviously that's not good enough right now, and that's what hurts. I leave the job a lot better than when I got it, so if someone else can come in and do better, my hat's off to them."

"I haven't been sleeping very well," Friedgen said. "I've been in a pattern where I can't keep my eyes open at 10 o'clock and they're wide open at 2 o'clock in the morning. It kind of got to the point where I wanted to get this game over with and kind of get on with the rest of my life."

Maryland finished 9-4 in Friedgen’s final season as head coach. It was nice to see Friedgen receive a standing ovation as he exited the field. Fans chanted, "Friedgen, Friedgen, Friedgen."


Quick Hits: Dantonio, Stoops, Ferentz, Pinkel, and June Jones

Mark Dantonio says the Spartans’ great players have to play great in order to beat Bama: “Our great players have to play great. Our players who are outstanding in their own right need to play at that level for us to be successful in this game. We can't have a substandard or an average performance by Greg Jones or Eric Gordon and expect to win. So this is about offense vs. defense, this is about individual matchups at times, this is about us measuring up. It's about the focus and us being emotionally ready.”


Arizona head coach Mike Stoops started 7-1 before losing the final 4 games of the season: “ I would say disappointed would be an accurate assessment of where we finished. A little frustrated. But, again, I have to look at where you are at as a team and as a program and the way you compete and how realistic (are) chances you have of winning every time you step on the field. And that's the overall view that I take and really don't feel bad about where we are at as a program and how close we are. Certainly there are some areas we need to improve to take the next step in trying to accumulate more wins and continually compete for championships. We fell short in November and December, but, again, I still feel like our program is stronger and is continually getting stronger each year.”


Quoting Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz following 27-24 win over Mizzou: "We've been in a lot of close games - in the past three years, actually - and it's a lot more fun when they come out the right way. It's a credit to our players. They believe in themselves and prepared for this."


Quoting Gary Pinkel following 27-24 loss to Iowa: "I'm very disappointed. It is very difficult in the locker room with kids that you love and you have been through so much this year and you come out of a tough, close game and a loss."


SMU head coach June Jones talks about preparing for Army:



Has your coach ever done this?

Oklahoma State and Arizona play tonight in the Alamo Bowl.

Sources tell us that while in San Antonio, Mike Gundy called an impromptu recruiting evaluation session with the entire staff. He wanted to spend a few hours with the entire staff watching high school film.

Oklahoma State's recruiting staff had no advance notice of this; yet they were able to pull it off without a hitch. How? Well, thanks for asking (it's always nice to be able to relay real life stories about our sponsors).

Oklahoma State subscribes to Player Direct. All the recruiting coordinator had to do was fire up the internet (thank you Al Gore), logon to Player Direct and they could watch film on nearly every player in the country.

In fact, if memory serves us right, Oklahoma State and Arizona were two original subscribers to Player Direct.

Impressive that in just two years, Player Direct has grown to become the gold standard for watching game film of high school athletes.

High school coaches call us all the time asking how they can get their players seen by more college programs. It's easy, use DSV (Digital Sports Video). More high schools use DSV for video editing & "tape trade" than all of their competitors combined (probably why DSV is the primary video provider for Rivals, Yahoo Sports, Scout, Fox Sports, hundreds of college programs, FootballScoop, the girls on the View, etc...).

Player Direct clients have direct access to DSV high school video.

One last thing, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out (although it's hard to miss this atop The Scoop page) that Player Direct is currently offering a Small College package that is affordable for every school in America. Give them a call (800.821.9308) and they will give you a demo (and then provide 24/7 support to back it up) and you will see that this is a no brainer. Quite simply the most efficient way to evaluate talent ever created.

We started this article off as a story about Gundy pulling a surprise, "let's watch a few hours of high school game film" and ended with a few notes about one of our favorite sponsors. Didn't see it going that way; but we kind of like it.

Update: The guys at Player Direct just called in and asked that we pass along "good luck" to all of their clients in their bowl games. We asked them which teams were their clients. The list was too long to type here...Thus, good luck to everyone!

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