Thoughts and comments on college football this week:
* As those of us who have followed ACC football know, ACC football was terrible this year. Now the entire nation knows. ACC teams played in eight bowl games this year and won only two games. Wake Forest and Boston College were the only teams to be victorious in their bowl games.
* Wonder if Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN will now stop hyping Oklahoma after they lost their fourth straight BCS bowl game ?
* Apparently there is no correlation between the success of a team and how they recruit. At least if you are Notre Dame and crew cut Charlie Weis. They won three games in 2007 and yet they are currently ranked number one in the recruiting rankings for 2008.
* You have to admire the gall of former West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriquez who bailed for Michigan. First he says that he was caught off guard by all the hard feelings left behind at West Virginia, his alma mater and the place he spent the last seven seasons."It's been difficult and it's been a little disappointing to be honest with you," he said. This from a guy that last year got a huge salary increase and said that he was going nowhere.
He also says that he was surprised by the university's decision to collect a $4 million buyout by filing suit in court.The suit surprised Rodriguez. "I was obviously disappointed to read in the paper and see on the news I was getting sued," he said. "I don't think that's normal. That's not normal protocol. Is Rich serious? Not normal protocol? I guess he meant the university should just forget collecting on the buyout and that would be normal to Rich. Kudos to WVa for pursuing this. Coaches need to start being held accountable.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
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