College football

Florida has quite the collection of coaches

December 15, 2016 College football

Thursday, 3 a.m. I imagine them meeting in a quarterback’s living room. I imagine there isn’t enough of mom’s chicken wings to go around. Jimbo Fisher is at the table. Jim McElwain is at the door. Mark Richt is in the quarterback’s room. Charlie Strong is coming up the driveway. The family has put Scott […]

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On replacing Taggart, USF’s most popular coach

December 8, 2016 College football

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Once, there was a man named Willie… The first loss was shocking. Had South Florida ever been worse? Had a coach ever had a more rotten debut? It was August 31, 2013, and it’s fair to say that Willie Taggart had just done a particularly wretched job of saying hello. His team […]

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Random Thoughts: Force wasn’t Strong in Charlie

November 27, 2016 College football

Charlie Strong’s first recruits will be juniors and seniors next season. He won’t be with them. Goodbye, Charlie. – I think the runner was short, too, Coach Harbaugh. – So this was the plan that LSU had all along? Didn’t Ed Orgeron lose as many games as Les Miles this year? – I guess cutting […]

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The polls are just barely out of USF’s reach

October 17, 2016 College football

  Monday, 5 a.m. Should the USF Bulls be ranked? Better question: Are you prepared for the USF Bulls to be ranked? They are 6-1, and they are one of the highest scoring teams in the nation. They are fun to watch with their star quarterback and their star running back and their star receiver. […]

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Once again, USF pulls away from foe at the end

October 16, 2016 College football

Saturday, 3:15 a.m. For awhile, the USF Bulls looked sluggish. They ended up with 42 points. For a time, they sputtered. They ran for 316 yards For a moment, it was unclear just how into the UConn game that USF was. And quarterback Quinton Flowers ended up with five touchdowns. That’s the thing about the […]

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Random thoughts: Could Buckeyes beat Browns?

October 9, 2016 Auto racing

Sunday, 6 a.m. Did you see that 62 percent of people in Ohio think that Ohio State would beat the Cleveland Browns. I think its absurd to suggest a college team could be a pro team. On the other hand, do the Browns count as a pro team? – I loved Bill Murray’s “I Ain’t Afraid […]

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Random thoughts: Manziel and his pet buffoon

June 26, 2016 Baseball

Turns out, Johnny Manziel cannot hire an attorney from the TV ads. The guy texted the AP his opinions of his client, and now wants to say it wasn’t “on the record.” Ace, you don’t tell a news source you’re on the record like a movie director. You may try to go off the record, […]

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Is Florida on its way to ruling college football again?

June 24, 2016 College football

Friday, 6 a.m. It was Sept. 23, 2006, for all of you keeping score at home. That’s when Paul Finebaum officially ran out of guests. Finebaum, the king of Alabama sports, has become a media star as of late. Always opinionated, always acerbic, he took his sharp wit and observations about college football to be […]

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Random thoughts: Manziel put effort into busting

March 13, 2016 College football

Sunday, 6 a.m. Hi, I’m Miko Grimes, and the real reason I quit Twitter was that I was outnumbered. You only get 140 characters, and the Bucs have had thousands of characters along the line. – Johnny Manziel isn’t the first quarterback bust in the NFL. But he may have worked harder at his own […]

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Alabama’s Saban has surprised even Bear Bryant

January 1, 2016 College football

Friday, 6 a.m. If Bear Bryant were coaching today, this is how he would have spent his Saturday night. He would have lit a cigarette and drawn from it. He would have sipped deeply from his bourbon. He would have sighed heavily. Then he would have said this about Alabama. “Damn, but those boys are […]

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