Another week of the Crib Sheet and we are finally starting to see things calm down around the college football landscape. There’s still some action here and there but we envision the news will be trickling out here in there for the offseason. There’s still some loose ends that need to be tied up and we will stay there to make sure the granny knot is tight. So keep in step with this week’s Crib Sheet:
- Skip Holtz is your new South Florida head football coach. After USF tanked Jim Leavitt, they pick up on East Carolina prodigy and son of former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz. Admittedly we’ve seen more of Lou than Skip and we can only hope that the kids down there can actually understand him when he talks. The kids up in East Carolina apparently did so it looks like a good hire.
- Norm Chow, UCLA offensive coordinator, turned down an offer from new USC head coach Lane Kiffin to become their O-coordinator. Chow used to be the coordinator for USC back under Pete Carrroll and it seems the draw of staying at the cross town rival instead coming home was too strong.
- Utah Senator Orrin Hatch penned a proposal to the President to invite undefeated Boise State to the White House to celebrate a national championship with Alabama. The White House turned it down. As it should. Does Hatch have anything better to do in mormon-land? Your tax dollars at work, folks.
- Christopher Tritto from the St. Louis Business Journal breaks down the money situation for Missouri if they leave the Big 12 for the Big 10. Basically, they will make about $10 million more annually than the position they are in now. Tritto also points out that recruiting would be hurt as they pull alot of their kids from Texas. So do they give up being competitive to get paid more? Tuned in next year.
- Derek Dooley is your new Tennessee Volunteer head football coach. He c ame from Louisiana Tech. Noboby really cares.
- Tim Tebow is fresh out of college and ready to hock Christian morality. He’ll be in a Super Bowl commercial that will take an anti-abortion stance. However long his NFL career may be, you can be sure that he will be making a push into politics after he’s done.
- Here’s your Texas Tech roundup: Maintenance staff foiled an attempt from burglars to steal a bunch of quartback Taylor Potts’ stuff. Good job guys, now fix the toilet. Team Leach rallied in Lubbock to support fired coach Mike Leach. A plank walk is a little late for these guys but we are behind them in the ARRGH-ument. To help with the finality, interim head coach and defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill is out. Tommy Tubberville will be bringing in his guys for the job.