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Crib Sheet: Out of Prime Time


Okay it’s Crib Sheet time and we need to talk to all of the aspiring wide receivers out there.  Do not talk to Deion Sanders.  The image above presents only a shrivel of evidence to support our position. Yes, he’s flashy.  Yes, he preaches.  Yes, he looks good in a suit.  But nothing really good comes from working with the guy.  Just ask Michael Crabtree.  So consider this a public service announcement and please avoid Deion Sanders.  Here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • The NCAA ruled Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant ineligible for maybe the rest of the season for failure to disclose recent dealing with a former NFL player, Dei0n Sanders.  Doh!  We thought the prima donna wide receivers came from Texas Tech.  We’re thinking after some personal consultation with Tony Dungy or something Dez will be let back on the field to play again.  While Dez is doing that, Deion denies tampering, Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State supports him (needs him back in the lineup), and Dez will meet with the NCAA after his written apology.
  • Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw has been ordered to take an anger management course.  This stems from a domestic fight with his girl friend some time ago.  She has to take the course too.  Will it affect his play on the field?  Tune in to find out.
  • ESPN’s Tim Griffin writes that Texas is getting ready for the Red River Rivalry this weekend by listening to that god awful Boomer Sooner theme song over and over.  That’s either going to help them tune it out or get them so angry and sick that they will take it out on Oklahoma this weekend.  This could work wonders elsewhere.  Possible water boarding replacement?  We think so.
  • A walk on Southern Miss player Peter Wilkes committed suicide over the weekend.  We send our condolences out to his family.  Apparently his dad suffered a heart attack and died over the summer.  Wilkes decided to continue school for his dad but apparently it was too much.
  • A female student was arrested during the Iowa and Arkansas State game for continuously yelling at player Adrian Clayborn.  The student was warned multiple times and even given a restraining order.  Stalking happens at both sides of the gender.  Kinda funny that heckling could get somebody arrested, though.
  • Dan Hawkins finally benched his son, CodyOr did he?  This will be the downfall to Hawkins and will serve as a lesson to all coaches out there.  Don’t let your family mix with your coaching.  Bill Snyder 2.0 knew this and retired to spend time with his family.  He’s back now and you don’t see any of his kids on the field, coaching or playing.
  • While we have another punch during the game in the form of Idaho linebacker Tre’Shawn Robinson and subsequent reprimanding,  we also see a 1 game suspension to New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley for doing it off the field with an assistant coach.  Football is a violent sport but save the punching for MMA.
  • The Big 12 will play seven bowls games during the bowl season after this year.  More importantly the toilet, er, Independence Bowl is off the docket.  We also see the new New York City Bowl show up.  Many a mediocre conference team fans rejoice in the pick of New York over Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Speaking of the bowls, the Cotton Bowl will move to Jerry Jones mecca that is Cowboys Stadium and the old place will have a new one called the Dallas Football Classic.  It’s nice to see they are still using it but does that put the number of bowls in Texas at about 234?  Hey, the more the merrier.

The Crib Sheet: Easter Football Egg Hunt


We were starting to get worried here at the Crib Sheet that this week’s news would be weak.  Wednesday rolled around and we were totally saved.  Perhaps Easter had something to do with the slow news over the weekend.  This week we sift through some practices and look at some red tape a danglin’ around.  Here we go:

  • Bo Pelini is spitting out chewing gum again in Lincoln.  He’s fired up after a bad practice and is telling everyone on the block about it.  It seems to work fine up there as Nebraska is turning the corner and it’s nice to see some passion from a coach when you’re living with the Pinkel/Mangino/Snyder non speak on a daily basis.
  • Mike Leach is a definite oddball and his practice tactics are proving it.  Making players study on the field in the snow and some high balancing is unique enough.  Still I’m not sure if it will work this year after losing Michael Crabtree.
  • Glen Winston is going to jail for 6 months for kicking the tar out of fellow Michigan State athlete A. J. Sturges.  I thought hockey players were supposed to be tough?  I guess not.  Then again, he was up against Winston and Michael White from the football team.  Two football players > one hockey player.
  • Texas is trying to lure the College Football Hall of Fame away from South Bend, Indiana.  Both Dallas and Arlington have put together proposals to build a hall as well as convention center in support of the move.  Traditionally Notre Dame is king for football but recent years have shown the Fighting Irish’s prominence waning.  Now is a good time to snatch the hall, especially in a state where people eat, sleep, and crap football.
  • Other universities are interested in Kansas Atheltic Director Lou Perkins and the Jayhawks are willing to pay up to keep him.   That makes sense.  The guy produced a national champion basketball team and built and honest to goodness football team down there in Lawrence.  So another $750,000 goes to Lou.  I’m sure it will eat into Mark Mangino’s Ho Ho fund.
  • Bill Snyder still has no clue who’s gonna quarterback the Kansas State Wildcats.  It’s a tough job to replace the overrated Josh Freeman.  Chances are we’ll see all three start next season and the one who does a better job with the option will get the nod.
  • Legal documents stuffed in the AP’s pocket show that the Missouri Tigers officials and staff failed to follow proper steps to keep Aaron O’Neil from collapsing and eventually dieing back in 2005.  The director of sports medicine for the athletic department apparently even rejected suggestions from concerned players to check up on O’Neil.  Yet another example of the Tigers dropping the ball, off the field even.
  • Former Duke basketballer Greg Paulus, after trying out for the Green Bay Packers, sat down with Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez to explore the possibility of using his one year of eligibility to play college football.  So the Rich must be feeling the heat already because even the Duke football doesn’t want him.  Both Paulus and Rodriguez are starting to look a little silly here.