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Old 04-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #211
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She's still here. It's not like she got hit by a damn train.
Me, I'd prefer getting hit by a train to having early onset Alzheimer's at age 59. At least with the train, it'd be over quick, and I wouldn't be a burden to my family.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #212
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arkansas hired a new coach.

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Arkansas will introduce John L. Smith as head coach Tuesday, replacing Bobby Petrino, who was fired earlier this month.
The school confirmed the hiring on Monday night. Smith signed a 10-month contract worth $850,000.
"I am tremendously excited to have this special opportunity to return to Arkansas and lead the Razorback football program," Smith said in a statement.
Wojciechowski: Smith's Credibility Gulf

In hiring ex-aide John L. Smith, Arkansas brings in a coach whose credibility is as tortured as his predecessor, writes Gene Wojciechowski. Story

Chris Low says Smith's hiring brings stability to an Arkansas program that has most of the pieces in place to win its first SEC crown next season. Story

• More: Petrino scandal coverage

Smith coached with Petrino at Arkansas, Michigan State, Louisville and Utah State and was the special teams coach at Arkansas for three seasons before leaving four months ago to take over at Weber State.
Smith's return caps a whirlwind three weeks for a program reeling after revelations of an affair by Petrino with a woman, Jessica Dorrell, he later hired as his assistant. Petrino also once gave Dorrell $20,000 in gifts -- all which was revealed following an April 1 motorcycle crash on a rural road southwest of Fayetteville. Dorrell has since resigned.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long fired Petrino on April 10 and started looking for a new coach. In the end, he came back to Smith -- a person with head coaching experience and familiarly with the Razorbacks' staff, one who will allow that staff to remain intact for at least the 2012 season.
"When coach Smith first approached me about returning to Arkansas to serve in this position, he talked about his desire to be a part of the continued success of these student-athletes, this coaching staff and the Razorback program," Long said in a statement.
A Weber State alum, Smith leaves his alma mater without coaching a game for the FCS school. Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee says the "timing of this announcement is problematic" but the school would move forward.
The 63-year-old Smith has a 132-86 record as a head coach, with stops at Idaho (53-21), Utah State (16-18), Louisville (41-21) and Michigan State (22-26). He was replaced at Louisville by Petrino after the 2002 season and fired by Michigan State after the 2006 season.
In 2003, he was honored as the Big Ten Coach of the Year after posting the most wins by a first-year coach in Michigan State history, finishing 8-4.
"(Smith) has been a part of the record-breaking success we have enjoyed in the past few seasons," Long said. "... I also have a tremendous amount of confidence in our assistant coaches and believe that under coach Smith's leadership they will be able to continue to flourish in the current roles."
Petrino issued a statement late Monday night through his agent, Russ Campbell.
"I think Jeff Long made a great hire," Petrino said. "While there were several outstanding internal candidates, John L. brings a lot of head coaching experience to the table that will help Arkansas' transition. He will unify the staff, the team and the Razorback fan base. I wish coach Smith, his staff and the Arkansas football team the very best."
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Smith has been close to Petrino throughout his career and now will attempt to help his former staff and players through a difficult time.
Word of Smith's hire spread quickly Monday and some of the players responded with their approval on Twitter.
"The happiest day of my life," Razorbacks running back Knile Davis tweeted. "Hearing that John L. Smith is coming back to (Fayetteville) to (be) our head coach."
The players were informed of Smith's hiring at an afternoon team meeting, though they were instructed to avoid talking with media members outside the Broyles Athletic Center afterward. Still, their smiles told the story of their feelings.
Petrino was hired to replace Houston Nutt on Dec. 11, 2007, famously leaving the Atlanta Falcons before the end of the NFL season. He built the program into a Southeastern Conference and national power and many expect the Razorbacks to make a championship run in 2012.
Arkansas was 11-2 last season, with its only losses coming to national champion Alabama and runner-up LSU. Arkansas finished the season No. 5, its best season-ending ranking since 1977, and returns Heisman Trophy hopefuls at quarterback (Tyler Wilson) and running back (Davis).
For all of the success and expectations, however, Petrino's tenure with the Razorbacks will likely be more remembered for how it ended.
The 51-year-old suffered four broken ribs, a cracked vertebra and numerous abrasions to his face following the accident on his Harley-Davidson with Dorrell along for the ride. Petrino failed to tell his boss about the presence of the 25-year-old Dorrell until the police report was released.
Long put Petrino on paid leave and fired him less than a week later. The married father of four later chose not to appeal his firing, meaning he walked away with none of the $18 million buyout due in his contract along with his annual salary of more than $3.5 million.
Despite his failings away from the field, Petrino was nothing short of spectacular in his four seasons at Arkansas. He was 34-17 overall, finishing 5-7 his first season in 2008. That season followed a 10-year run by Nutt, who left for Ole Miss after the 2007 season.
Nutt's final days with the Razorbacks were marred by rumors of turmoil within his coaching staff, fueled by the departure of former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn to Tulsa after the 2006 season. Malzahn later won a national championship as the offensive coordinator at Auburn before being hired in December as the head coach at Arkansas State, and his departure also led to the transfers of his former high school stars -- wide receiver Damian Williams and quarterback Mitch Mustain, both who left for USC.
The upheaval led to fans flying "Fire Nutt" banners before games during the 2007 seasons, and it left the fan base fractured before and after he left for the Rebels.
Petrino's hiring brought that base back together. The school looked past his history of job-hopping, trusting him to lead Arkansas to a level of success it hadn't experienced since joining the SEC in 1992.
Arkansas now hopes to continue its recent good fortunes under the leadership of a familiar and comforting face in Smith.
"Throughout the spring, the assistant coaches and student-athletes have shown incredible focus and character, which we will use to build on as we work to achieve our goals for 2012," Smith said.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:51 AM   #213
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She's still here. It's not like she got hit by a damn train.
Well, with the move to Chatty, my wife no longer works on the major UT projects anymore. So I don't have as much access.

Coaching changes at UT no longer make me as happy, that use to mean $$$ to me.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #214
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I crack up every time I think about JLS at half time of the 2005 MSU-OSU game, "The kids are playing their tails off, and the coaches are SCREWING IT UP!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #215
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You know your team is irrelevant when its league's soon to be defunct "network" has scheduled exactly zero of your team's games to be televised.

That's right. The Mountain won't be broadcasting ANY of the Lobos games in 2012.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #216
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You know your team is irrelevant when its league's soon to be defunct "network" has scheduled exactly zero of your team's games to be televised.

That's right. The Mountain won't be broadcasting ANY of the Lobos games in 2012.
The Lobos are scheduled to be Auburn's sacrificial lambs on Nov. 3.

My guess, to your point, is that it'll be available on pay-per-view sandwiched between "The Gladiators" and "Ultimate Cage Match/2012".
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #217
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The Lobos are scheduled to be Auburn's sacrificial lambs on Nov. 3.

My guess, to your point, is that it'll be available on pay-per-view sandwiched between "The Gladiators" and "Ultimate Cage Match/2012".
That's not the Lobos--- That's NM's other shitty football team, the Aggies.

NM is the guest of the TeaSippers in week 2. That's NM's money deal. Then Texas Tech in week 3 (a semi-regular "rival")


An Auburn man should understand the difference between State & U.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #218
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That's not the Lobos--- That's NM's other shitty football team, the Aggies.

NM is the guest of the TeaSippers in week 2. That's NM's money deal. Then Texas Tech in week 3 (a semi-regular "rival")


An Auburn man should understand the difference between State & U.
week two is kind of historic for Florida - First (maybe ever? Anybody know?) meeting with A&M

edit: which is the weekend, of course, before we curb stomp Tennessee.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #219
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #220
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That's not the Lobos--- That's NM's other shitty football team, the Aggies.

NM is the guest of the TeaSippers in week 2. That's NM's money deal. Then Texas Tech in week 3 (a semi-regular "rival")


An Auburn man should understand the difference between State & U.
Why?

Sorry Jurgen.... I actually got it from google... Look at the 4th entry here
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #221
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Arkansas: Downhill slide picking up speed.

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Three Arkansas football players, including wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, were arrested Saturday and charged with burglarizing dorm rooms.

University of Arkansas police arrested Wade, Humphrey and tight end Andrew Peterson after looking at security video in which the players allegedly walked into rooms where items had been taken. The preliminary police report valued the stolen property, including computers and textbooks, at nearly $5,000.
Six Razorback players have been arrested since March, and Saturday's arrests add to what has already been a difficult spring for Arkansas, which was 11-2 last season and finished the season ranked No. 5 after a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State.

Petrino was fired April 10 after initially trying to cover up the fact he was riding with his mistress during an April 1 motorcycle accident. The married father of four later admitted to an inappropriate relationship with Jessica Dorrell, who Petrino had hired to work in the football department and had given $20,000 in gifts.
The good coach ought to be proud of the example he set.

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #222
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In important low tier stuff-- Sounds like the Mountain West/Conference USA merger is off. There is still some talk of an "Alliance" whatever that means. As there is no big announcement this has been coming out in drips and drabs in the local media.

The Mountain West is adding Utah State and San Jose State:

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San Jose State and Utah State were officially announced as the newest members of the Mountain West Conference on Friday.

The two were members of the WAC and will compete in that conference until 2013 when they move over to the MWC.

“As we have developed the strategy for the future of the conference, the long-standing rivalries with our current members and the fit within our geographic footprint made these two institutions the optimal choices to strengthen our membership and position ourselves for the next steps,” said Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson.

Fresno State, Nevada and Hawaii will become participating MWC members in July.

“The Mountain West and San Jose State are a great match,” said San Jose State president Mohammad Qayoumi. “We are not joining this conference to simply compete. We are joining to win.”

Utah State, which nearly toppled Auburn last season, is a program that is building strength.

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-foo...#ixzz1uiMBDi1G

Utah State (currently) is a good add especially last year they are on an upswing in football. I can see the MWC developing into an entertaining conference with well matched teams.

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Conference USA announced Friday that it is adding five new schools in 2013.

Commissioner Britton Banowsky said Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UT-San Antonio will join the league in all sports, with Charlotte joining in football in 2015.

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-foo...#ixzz1uiMqJd5U
You can see that MWC and ConfUSA have decided to go their own ways and are trying to shore up their conferences.

Meanwhile the WAC is devastated, two teams New Mexico State and Idaho are left behind. Some of NM's sports talkers want NMState to go to the Mountain West.-- This would be a poor pick up. They have minimal attendance and historically have been even worse than the lousy UNM in Football.

Boise State is at least considering staying in the Mountain West and not going BigEast. Sounds like it will play out via $$$. If the Big East has a solid TV contract they'll go. If its not much more than the current one, they will consider staying. (Will cost BSU $5 million to opt out of the BigEast)


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Boise State is scheduled to join the Big East Conference on July 1, 2013, but there are indications the Broncos are considering remaining in the Mountain West.

An industry source told CBSSports.com that Mountain West representatives met with Boise State officials earlier this week to persuade the Broncos to remain in the MWC. Adding to that possibility is that the Broncos still haven't formally notified the Mountain West they are withdrawing from the league.

CBSSports.com asked Boise State for a comment about the MWC meeting and why the school had not formally withdrawn from the Mountain West. "We are actively monitoring the changing landscape in college athletics and remain committed to making the best long-term decisions for Boise State," a spokesman said.
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The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a New Year's Day bowl game for five years beginning in 2014, positioning themselves for the expected switch to a four-team playoff.

In fact, SEC commissioner Mike Slive all but said it's coming in Friday's announcement of the agreement between two of the most successful BCS conferences.

"A new January bowl tradition is born," Slive said in a statement. "This new game will provide a great matchup between the two most successful conferences in the BCS era and will complement the exciting postseason atmosphere created by the new four-team model.

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A new January bowl tradition is born. This new game will provide a great matchup between the two most successful conferences in the BCS era.
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"Most importantly, it will provide our student-athletes, coaches and fans with an outstanding bowl experience."

If one or both of the league champions are selected to play in the playoff, another team would be selected for the Big 12-SEC bowl showdown on Jan. 1.

The move will establish the equivalent of the Pac 12 vs. Big Ten Rose Bowl, minus nearly a century of tradition. Those two conferences have pushed for a new format preserving that matchup for the Rose Bowl, which Slive has indicated he doesn't favor.

"Our goal is to provide the fans across the country with a New Year's Day prime-time tradition," acting Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas said. "This is a landmark agreement between two of the most successful football conferences during the BCS era to stage a postseason event. The creation of this game featuring the champions of the Big 12 and SEC will have tremendous resonance in college football."

Specific details for the matchup, including host sites, will be announced later.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock has said 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic director will present a "small number" of options -- two to seven configurations -- for a four-team playoff to their leagues at conference meetings this summer.

SEC teams have won the past six BCS national titles, including Alabama's victory over LSU in January. The Big 12 and SEC have each had a top-four team in the final standings in 11 of the 14 seasons since the BCS was created, the most of any league. They share the top spot with 14 teams apiece finishing in one of those four spots.

The two league champions have met twice in BCS bowl games since 1998, both in BCS championship games. In 2010, Alabama defeated Texas, 37-21, in Pasadena, Cal., and in 2009 Florida defeated Oklahoma, 24-14, in Miami.

The move is especially noteworthy for the Big 12, which was scrambling to hold itself together just two years ago after losing four teams.

Nebraska left for the Big Ten, Colorado went to the Pac-12 and, as of July 1, Missouri and Texas A&M will be in the SEC. The Big 12 is adding TCU and West Virginia this year to remain at 10 member schools.

"This agreement reinforces that the Big 12 is exactly what we've been saying for some time -- a strong, stable, vibrant conference that is at the forefront of intercollegiate athletics," said Dr. Sheahon Zenger, the Kansas athletic director.

Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis agreed.

"What a great day for the Big 12," he said, "To be matched with the champion of the SEC places the two most successful conferences in the BCS era head-to-head. All Big 12 fans should be happy today."
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I have come to appreciate old school Bowls over the blight that is the BCS. Yes, my number one choice would be an eight team play off, but I like this.
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I have come to appreciate old school Bowls over the blight that is the BCS. Yes, my number one choice would be an eight team play off, but I like this.
interesting article on the ripples it causes, even though it is "the sky is falling" mentality:
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