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Crib Sheet: Hello Goodbye

We may be seeing the search for Missouri end real quick.  We also may see the search for the Big 12 heat right up.  The Tigers are planning on leaving for the SEC and we may know about it here by tomorrow.  Alot of people, including myself, thought that they would wait unilt the end of the season to get the ball rolling but apparently they want to move fast.  So in the middle of the football season, we will see even more conference realignment.  I’m just going to avert my eyes from the pain and check out this week’s Crib Sheet:

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Crib Sheet: Conference Armageddon Again

You know, I was hoping the big news of the week would be the start of the college football season.  The only thing that could overshadow it was Texas A&M leaving the Big 12.  Welp they announced their intention to do so.  Now that it’s official, the Big 12 must look to expand, which is more than what they did last year.  Everyone is saying that BYU is the most likely candidate, and they are being very careful with their words .  Even though they have been talking with the Big 12.  Will it happen?  Who knows, but there will be a boatload of speculation in the meantime.  Well and Oklahoma is looking to take the lead in blowing up the league.  Let’s hit up the Crib Sheet while we wait: Continue reading Crib Sheet: Conference Armageddon Again

Crib Sheet: The Football Drought is Almost Over

I know, I know, the summer heat based themes keep on coming. I’m still getting acclimated to the high climate down here and it’s all that’s on my brain. Some would say I’m in a drought for college football. Relief is right around the corner but as of now I’m super parched. Grab a glass a water for me and check out this week’s Crib Sheet:

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Crib Sheet: A Hundred and Ten in the Shady Offseason

While I’m battling record heat here in my first summer in Austin, it seems college football is battling an offseason of corruption.  At least that’s what it seems like.  I think it’s more that the year before we all thought conferences (including the Big 12) were gonna blow up.  Now everything is safe, things are going back to normal.  That includes kids and coaches breaking rules.  Let’s break on over to this week’s Crib Sheet and find out some more:

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Crib Sheet: The Winds of Change

With tornadoes blowing down south and southeast, wildfires burning all of Texas, rain and hail pelting the land, and Missouri levees falling apart, it seems like the whole world is falling apart. But it’s merely weather changing bits and pieces of the land. There can be bigger changes afoot across the land. I have one coming up very quickly. But first let me spit out a kind of late Crib Sheet. Take notes and then take cover:

Crib Sheet: Winter Break

This Purple Yeti is too busy chopping wood for the fire to bring you much for the rest of January.  Look for some new giblets starting February.  In the meantime, I have the Crib Sheet to you warm.  Check it out:

Crib Sheet: Silent Night, Bowly Night

Happy Holidays from everyone here at KC College GameDay!  We’ll be taking a break over the holiday weekend and soak in some presents and bowls.  I hope you all have a great time and we’ll see you next Tuesday for an update to the Bowl Pick It and Stick It.  In the meantime, here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

Crib Sheet: Nice With Pumpkin Spice

Halloween is Sunday and we are cooking up various items around the place with pumpkin in them.  The roasted pumpkin seeds with cinamon and nutmeg were awesome but so where the pumpkin muffins.  Grab your favorite pumpkin related food and check out this week’s Crib Sheet:

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Crib Sheet: So Much To Chew On

There’s just so much to chew on from the first week of college football, we’ll just make the intro real quick.  On to the Crib Sheet:

  • Freshly on its own, BYU signed a deal with ESPN and Notre Dame to be shown exclusively and play, respectively.  They are stepping out fresh in their independence but we don’t think they’ll get as strong as their Irish counterparts.
  • The Big 10 now has divisions, so we’ll see how balanced they are in the next couple of years.  The big news is breaking up Michigan and Ohio State.  Since they will be the ‘yearly rival’, there’s a big chance that they could play each other again in the Big 10 Championship Game.
  • Even though, Derrick Washington was booted from the team, the Missouri Tigers beat up on Illinois last Saturday.  It took some time for them to find their rhythm but once they did, they looked sharp.  Apparently athletic director Mike Alden said that protecting the school was the number one priority when it came between Washington and the allegations.  Way to go 810 AM and Kevin Kietzman, you seem to get everyone to talk.
  • The face behind the mask of the mascot for Penn State, notched an MIP for underage drinking.  Clint Gyory got busted and now he’s suspended from his mascot duties.  It just goes to show that football players aren’t the other ones who have to watch what they do in their free time.
  • In what’s become the major theme to begin the season, another player will miss games for accepting sports agent gifts.  This time it’s Alabama’s Marcell Dareus.  They should suspend him for key games.  Doing this at the beginning of the year means they miss the cakewalk part of the schedule.
  • At the very last second, Jeremiah Masoli’s appeal was approved and he was cleared to play for Ole Miss.  It didn’t help them however, as  Division II school Jacksonville St. ended up beating Ole Miss in 2 overtimes.  I caught the end of the game and no doubt it’s on the top so far for game of the year.
  • Boise State assistant Keith Abu Bhonapha got a DUI.  He should be off the team.
  • North Carolina was one play away from possibly winning the game against LSU last Saturday.  What’s more than amazing is that they did it with a ton of suspended players.  About half of the starters didn’t play due to NCAA investigations.  We’re not sure if it shows how tough the Tar Heels could be or how weak LSU looks.
  • TCU coach Gary Patterson gave credit to ESPN’s Lee Corso for inspiring the Horned Frogs to a come from behind win against Oregon State last Saturday.  Patterson used the right amount of moto-mojo to get his team over the tough Beavers.
  • Looks like Nebraska’s schedule in the Big 10 will start out tough.  There’s no surprise there.  The new boys in town will get beat up for a couple of years to show that current members are strong.
  • After the embarrassing loss to North Dakota State, Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins retired Tuesday.  He was going to retire next year, but the school (and the boosters) decided to cough up the money to get him out of there sooner.  We don’t know who the replacement AD, not interim, will be and now we don’t know who the starting quarterback will be.  Man basketball season can’t come any faster for the Jayhawks.
  • Apparently Reggie Bush may be stripped of his Heisman.  I guess that’s what happens when it’s discovered that you might have been ineligible during your run in college.  He would be the first.  How many other Heisman winners may have been ineligible?  Should we investigate everyone and find out?
  • In MASSIVE conference expansion news, Cal Poly and UC Davis will be joining the Big Sky Conference.  At first we thought it was just a conference of country bars, but with this new development we see the Big Sky in a different light.
  • ESPN kicked off ESPN3D last year during the BCS Championship Game and now they have an updated schedule that started with the Boise State and Virginia Tech game.  So far so good, according to the review.  We’re anxious to get our eyes on it when it becomes mainstream about 20 years from now.
  • Speaking of the Broncos, they jumped to #3 in both polls.  Looks like if they can keep up the blowouts, they will be a contender.  Meanwhile, David Ubben runs down the votes for the Big 12 teams.  It’s pretty much the big 3 in the top 25 (Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma) then about 5 teams about a stone’s throw from the 25 threshold.  If they can keep it up, we may see more Big 12 teams up there.

Crib Sheet: College Football Prime Time

Finally the wait is over.   Tomorrow night we kick off another great year of college football!  It’s been what seems likes ages since the end of last season and now we have another year of the most pristine competition we’ll ever see on the field.  Sure the offseason provided plenty of drama, with coaching changes and conference expansion, but we’re done with the talking and we’re ready to strap it on.  The helmet that is.  So here’s the last Crib Sheet before the new season:

Crib Sheet: Tasting a Buttload

Okay the holidays are over and we are in the middle of summer.  College football is so close right now we can taste it.  You know how we can tell?  We have a buttload of news to go over in this week’s Crib Sheet.  So enough jibba jabba, here’s the sheet:

Crib Sheet: The Heat Is On

The heat is on.  It’s on the street.  Oh Glenn Fry, you save us from the sultry steam of summer with your cool saxaphone riff and Eddie Murphy praising rock music.  Yes, the heat is mos def on as we hit our first hot spot of the summer.  It’s just in time, too, as the rain left us watching the Beverly Hills Cop series 10 times over, including the terrible 3rd part.  Cabin fever, indeed. So we’re hitting the pool this week and dreaming of the new college football season while laying in our floaties sipping some cold beverages.  Hit up the Crib Sheet then do the same.


Crib Sheet: Adding a Notch to the Expansion Talk

So the Big 10 expansion speculation that’s been building the last couple of months has finally come to a head here at the KCCGD Headquarters.  We’ll give our thoughts about the whole shebang in the next couple days, but we wanted to whet your appetite with some tasty nuggets of information in the Crib Sheet.  You, too, can munch down on expansion rumor to fill your belly with enough information to win your sports bar argument.  Sports screaming at its finest, folks.  On to the Crib Sheet:

  • In case you thing we’ve forgotten, Mike Leach’s case against Texas Tech has a hearing coming up May 14th and last week Texas Tech officials filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit altogether.   They say the sworn statements are all that is needed and that Leach’s treatment was an offense worthy of termination.  Leach on the other hand is making the case that it was about his contract and the bonus he was about to receive.
  • Kansas State, ever the team to take on tough new challenges, forged a mega deal to face the fearsome University of Texas San Antonio.  Who?  Yes that’s right, The Roadrunners, led by former Miami coach Larry Coker, will face the Wildcats in their inaugural FCS seasons.  Man, UCLA isn’t that tough.  Leave it up to Bill Snyder 2.0 to find the scrubs of the scrubs.
  • Here is your 2010-11 college football bowl schedule!  Just in case you missed the Big 12 match ups, new Big 12 blogger David Ubben follows up with schedule for the respective conference teams.  Kudos goes to the Insght Bowl for making the jump from the NFL Network to ESPN.
  • Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone was feeling green big time last Saturday.  No, not green for the Fighting Irish, but green for rolling doobies.  New coach Brian Kelly is going to bitch slap him around a hit and call it a done deal.  It’s the new century, football players get stoned all the time, even the pious ones.
  • Our homeboy Kevin Kietzman here at WHB 810 am filled the airwaves with reports that the Big 10 offered invitations to the conference to Missouri, Nebraska, Rutgers, and Notre Dame.  The wave of denials built up so big that Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany had to send out comment denying the report.  This summer’s only going to get hotter with speculation.
  • So the speculation has been about what conferences will do to react to the Big 10 Expansion.  Well, on the Big 12 side it seems they may be exploring options with a pact between them and the Pac 10 (see the play on words?).  Basically, the two conferences will have something similar to the hardwood series we enjoy but on the football field.  The speculation is that there is also a potential Rose Bowl spot that could be up for grabs too.  Remember, it’s speculation only.

Crib Sheet: No Combine Here

Most of the news of the week for college football revolved around the NFL Combine.  We will not talk about the NFL Combine for this week’s Crib Sheet.  All of those stories revolve around kids entering the NFL.  We like to talk about what’s coming up for next year’s college football season.  It was hard to find some related items, but we juiced the news fruit hard and got some drops of tasty college football to pour down your throat.  So open wide, here comes the Crib Sheet:

  • So we told you last week that Colonel Reb is gone and they started a new search for a mascot at Ole Miss.  Welp, this week the students are putting their name down for another rebel.  Admiral Ackbar.  Yes, that’s right, the leader of the Rebel Alliance from the Star Wars universe is the leading candidate for the kids.  It’s a trap!
  • Texas and Boise State are getting together.  Not to play, but to talk shop!  Apparently Mack Brown wants to try some trick plays to mix things up.  We’re not sure what Boise State is getting in return.
  • Boise State has another run for their money.  The Broncos are known for have a blue turf field, but now Eastern Washington will have a red turf field.  No matter what it’s called, we sure many a headache will crop up around the nation when they watch their games on television.  Also, if some one  has a Broncos game on one TV and an Eastern Washington game on the other in the same room, can you watch it in 3D with the proper glasses?
  • Texas head coach Mack Brown’s mom lost a battle to cancer.  Our condolences goes out to Mack Brown and all involved.
  • Nebraska’s Jacob Hickman will not play in NFL.  Not because he’s not good, but because he has no desire for a professional football career.  We always get the upside of going to the NFL but we rarely see why some players opt out of the NFL.
  • We here at the KCCGD Headquarters want to welcome David Ubben as the new Big 12 Blogger for ESPN.  We look forward to catching up on his posts as they roll in throughout the year.