Tag Archives: Mike Locksley

Crib Sheet: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

So the deed is finally done.  Texas A&M and the SEC made it official.  Now last week, we found out that the Big 12 was staying together.  We also found out that Dan Beebe resigned, at the request of Oklahoma and some others.  Connected sports guy Chuck Neinas was setup as the interim Big 12 Commissioner.  What else?  The 1st and 2nd tier television rights are on the table.  That’s fine for Texas because the LHN is 3rd tier, noinch!  The athletic directors all met and were saying they are committed to keeping the Big 12 alive.  Although, it seems Missouri’s foot is still out of the door.  Worse yet, the reason Oklahoma wanted the Big 12 to stay alive was because they couldn’t swing a deal with the Pac 12.  So is it safe?  I guess it is for now.  I’ll be certain of it when somebody actually joins the conference instead of leaves it.  Until then, here’s another installment of the Crib Sheet: Continue reading Crib Sheet: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Crib Sheet: Hot and Heavy

The beating heat of the summer is getting to us.  We’re producing an inordinate amount of swass underneath while compiling this week’s very beefy Crib Sheet.  We’re going for some lemonade and to air our sweat regions.  Here’s the Crib Sheet:

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.

Crib Sheet: Icing It Down


Much of the staff for the KCCGD (all one person of it) is knocked down under injury this week.  Lower back pains are not an easy ailment to handle.  Granted it’s no puke inducing concussion, but we know how limiting an injury can be.  Usually a team would be lucky enough not to have any of their stars miss a game or two during the season.  Usually you rest them at halftime or have them skip the easy games.  In this BCS culture today though now you have to play your top guys all the time, even when hurt.  So in that spirit, we achingly bring this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • The College Football Hall of Fame is moving from South Bend to Atlanta.  The promised attendance was never met in Irish-land and now they are moving down to Bulldog country.  So let’s get this straight, they are moving from one program where expectations of a once great team were never met to another place where expectations of a once great team were never met?  Hey, at least they’ll avoid nasty winters.
  • Michigan University will no longer allow purses into the stadium for games.  Sorry, RichRod, you will have to find something else to carry all of your crying tissues.
  • The college football world gasped a big ole sigh when Tim Tebow went down with a concussion over the weekend against Kentucky.  Apparently he was aleady sick when he took a sick hit from a Kentucky player.  It’s a good thing Florida has the week off.  Not for Tebow to recover, but the for the rest of the sports media to talk about the games.  Hopefully.
  • Sports Illustrated is attempting to bring playoff brackets into the mainstream with a half-cocked bracketing system to rank the top 16 teams and then place them in a bracket.  Are they bummed that USA Today has the Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, the AP has their own poll, but they have nothing?  That’s what we think.  And this is the only ink we’ll give them.
  • Baylor’s hope for a rise to bowl-dom blew up in their face Saturday when Robert Griffin went down last Saturday with a torn ACL in his knee.  A veteran QB in Blake Szymanski will take over the helm as Baylor gets ready to head into conference play October 10.  It really sucks for the Bears but will make thing easier for the North teams playing Baylor this year.
  • Twitter rears its ugly head again as a couple of tweets from some Texas Tech players caused Mike Leech to ban it from the team.  This was, of course, in reaction to some awesome tweets from newly suspended offensive lineman Brandon Carter and linebacker Marlon Williams.  We miss it already.
  • Speaking of Twitter, Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin is using his handle to retrieve 3 helmets stolen from Cougars players while storming the field during Houston’s dramatic win over Texas Tech.  Twitter and Texas Tech just does not mix.
  • Stafon Johnson, tailback for USC, had emergency surgery on his throat after a freak weightlifting accident.  I’ve seen some bars fall with very heavy weight on them in the gym and it does not look pretty.  How did it get on this guy’s throat?  We hope he turns out okay.
  • New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley pulled a Buddy Ryan (or a Tom Caple) on his assistant and busted his lip.  We’ve seen some punches so far on the field at least once a week during the season, now we’re seeing it during coaches meetings.  Oh wait, football is a violent sport.  Check.
  • Kansas will have condominiums in the stands in the form of seat mortgages.  So while the kids are fighting on (and off) the field, the snooty rich people will be in the stands.  Live sport spectating is becoming the privilege of the elite.  This isn’t good at all.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Yankee Bowl.  The Big East #4 team and the Big 12 #7 team are signed up to meet at Yankee stadium beginning in the 2010-11 season.  Granted they still need approval, but if you have the mayor of New York and the owner of the Yankees behind it, the proposal should pass.  I for one wish that any ‘home’ team in New York gets beat.
  • Missouri gets the dunce cap this week as the athletic department sold a box of old cell phones.  Without wiping them.  Hey, hook me up with an email address or phone number over here.   I want some coaches to know about the blog.