Crib Sheet: A Change Is Gonna Come, Oh Yes It Is
Ah yes, the college football season is officially over. Time to rest up a bit, kick back, and reflect on what was great and what was terrible for the 2011-2012 college football season. Go ahead, I’ll still be here. ….(time passes)…. OKAY. So now that we’ve all mused about gridiron, let’s get down to brass tacks. There’s winds of change a blowing and they will twirl the leaves around this here blog. What’s going to happen? Tune in next week. We still have some Crib Sheet action to go over so let’s go right ahead and knock it out:
- West Virginia wasn’t too busy trying to get out from underneath the Big East to try to also get out of their September 8th football game against Florida International. Big change should be coming for the Mountaineers but there’s some legal issues that’s trying to slow them down. We’ll see them in the Big 12 here shortly.
- Kansas State’s Defensive end Meshak Williams was carted off the Cotton Bowl field last week with a neck injury. Let’s hope he gets better soon.
- An 8 year contract extension is what you get when you win the Fiesta Bowl. Just ask Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy. T. Boone and company needed to lock him up quick. They’ve had too many good coaches take off for greener pastures.
- Texas A&M is shaking their tiny stick again. The Denver Broncos Sunday had a parachuter drop in with a 12th Man sign tied to him. That’s a no no. The Aggies own the trademark and threatened to sue the hell out of them over it. Ugh. I’m glad those poor sports are out of the Big 12.
- So LSU’s Les Mile was named Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year before the turd he laid on the field and then ate at the BCS National Championship Game. I checked the online voting and Kansas State’s Bill Snyder was way ahead. What’s with the selection process? On second though, Snyder 2.0 did get a little too cute to start out that Cotton Bowl. He got out coached too.
- Speaking of that turd of a game, there was another debacle with fans having tickets to the game getting bumped for extra media space. A dozen fans showed up to their seats taken but ended up getting closer seats. The point I’m trying to make is that the sports media sucks. That’s all.
- Four players from the Big 12 are freshman All-Americans, including Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett. Congratulations to all who got the honors.
- For what it’s worth, the BCS National Championship Game got the lowest ever television rating for the game. Um, yep. Nobody wanted to watch that turd of a game. Expect big changes because of this.
- It’s now official: Robert Griffin III is headed to the NFL Draft. Yes, there were reports but he was mulling it over. I’m not sure Baylor will be as good next year.
- We didn’t get all of our wishes, though, as Landry Jones is sticking with the Sooners for another season. They are now automatically picked to win the Big 12. No seriously, it’s in the bylaws.
- Ah yes, new plans for expansion at Bill Snyder Family Stadium have been released. I will more than likely make a trip out there to see the changes once it’s done. I’m counting down the days.
- ESPN analyst Holly Rowe forearm shivers another reporter to get dibs on Michigan’s Brady Hoke after the Sugar Bowl. Dude, sign here up somewhere. She could make some sweet moves on the field.
- The MAC will realign the football divisions with UMass joining the league in football only. The BIG GAME between California and Stanford has been moved back to October. College football realignment causes some wacky things to happen.
- Speaking of the big changes mentioned earlier, The BCS planned on and met Tuesday to discuss changes. Amongst that, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson called for changes. Heck, even SEC commissioner Mike Slive expects some change. A source has already mentioned that a playoff is a done deal.