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Purple Yeti Roar 22: Stooping to New Levels

Hey I’m back this week and I bought another copy of Phil Steele’s College Footbal Preview for 2012.  Click through to find out why!  I also talk about Charlie Weis, Kansas, Kansas State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Tom Osborne, Big 12, BCS, UTEP, ESPN, and a whiny Bob Stoops.

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Crib Sheet: Here We Go Again On Our Own, Maybe

Once we thought we were safe, but anybody who knew their history and knew about the psyche of Missouri understood it was not over.  And with that, Missouri last night gave chancellor Brady Deaton the power to pursue other conferences.  They could be like Oklahoma and stay or they could be like Texas A&M and go.  Time will tell.  Although, they were first on the block last year so I’m pretty sure they are out the door.  Nevermind the fact that Tier 1 and Tier 2 rights are officially equal in the Big 12, provided everyone commits to the league.  Yup, so expect some announcements early next week about conference affiliation so they don’t bother with the actual games being played on the field.  In the meantime, check out this week’s Crib Sheet:

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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: Media Blitz

We’ve been sacked from the Big 12 Media Days on this week’s Crib Sheet.  We’ll go over the last media day next, as we have a major pile of news dump on you.  Here we go:

Crib Sheet: Fathers and Football


Father’s Day is this weekend and we’d like to take a minute to thank all of the dads out there for being dads.  One of the best father/son experiences you can have is watching your favorite college team take on a rival on a fall Saturday.  Whether it’s running to fridge to get your dad a beer or arguing at each other who was a better college player over nachos, the experience helps cement the relationship so critical to a young boy’s (and girl’s) development.  Here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • Tom Osborne will be the Athletic Director for Nebraska indefinately.  He took over after the last guy got fired 2007 and was responsible for bringing in gum chewing Bo Pelini as head coach.  Considering the slow turnaround they are experiencing, chances are Tom will stick around until a Big 12 title game and/or championship.
  • Two long time administrators were suspended from the Kansas State athletic department Wednesday with no reason given.  The speculation machine fired up and is pointing at the secret deal that former AD Bob Krause had with former coach Ron Prince.  That’s probably why but it really does not matter now.  What we’re wondering is if Ron Prince intentionally tanked the football season so he could get the long term pay out.
  • News came out that now again Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder had a chance to run for office in Kansas in 2005.  It seems Kathleen Sebileius tapped him for a lieutenant governer position and Bill considered it.  Too bad, because he would’ve crucified Ron Prince and Bob Krause for the terrible job they did and for screwing over the Wildcats.
  • Bob Frederick, former Kansas Athletic Director, died from complications due to a bike accident last week.  It’s a shame he had to go that way.  This is probably why Mark Mangino never took up bike riding, beside the obvious reasons.
  • Somebody’s impersonating coaches up in Nebraska.  Tim Griffin of ESPN reports that someone is hitting up a Kansas high school coach asking for recruiting information by stating they are offensive coordinator Shawn Watson.  The coach was suspicious and phoned the proper authorities.  It’s easy to fake identity online so it’s a good thing that the coach made the phone call.  Remember, if the email is something like ‘[email protected]’ watch out.
  • Chris Harper is transferring to Kansas State in the hopes of become the starting quarterback.   He left Oregon due to the position being locked up there, and brings a couple of rushing and catching touchdowns with him.  It should be an interesting camp when he vies for the position between Carson Kauffman, former South Florida quarterback Grant Gregory, and JuCo transfer Daniel Thomas.
  • Charlie Weiss Twittered that he can’t use Twitter recruit.  It’s a good thing he’s getting healthy use of the service.  If they don’t make a bowl, heck a BCS bowl, this year he may need to use it  to recruit himself for a new head coaching position.

The Crib Sheet: Making Sense of Commencements

Not much happening this week in the ways of college football.  The kids are graduating and commencement speeches are happening all over.   That just means we are a few more months away from some serious college football.  Speaking of the football side of college, some players have left and more of the bigger named ones are coming back.  What does that mean?  A potential repeat of last year’s championship game.   Or Texas might slip in and take on Florida again.  Who knows?  We’ll have our predictions coming up later.  For now, congrats to the graduates as you take a new step into the real world and out of the 4 year party that is college.  The hangover will be real short, trust me.  Here’s this week’s news:

  • Greg Paulus made up his mind and he’s heading to Syracuse to be an Orangemen.  The rumor, along with other rumors and visits,  started when the hype around this guy did.  I’m sure he’ll be happy for a year out in the Big East.  And no, Syracuse doesn’t matter anymore.  He might show some flashes but he’s really just Syracuse’s main recruiting tool now.
  • The guff Big 12 officiating has gotten in the last couple of years may have an old solution, thanks to Nebraska athletic director Tom Osburne.  He wants to introduce and old Big 8 rule to bench officials that are performing poorly.  If the stripes know they could get benched and docked a week’s worth of pay that may help them pay just a little more attention to the action on the field.
  • John Currie is your new Kansas State athletic director.  Straight out of Tennessee, Currie brings some youth and vigor to the position that was briefly held by an internal, pencil pushing, bumbling amateur in Bob Krause.  Hopefully Currie will make his mark when he helps choose Bill Snyder’s successor in a couple of years.
  • The old ball coach in Steve Spurrier is jabbing a spur in the saddle of both his former employer’s coach Urban Meyer and current Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weiss.  Surrier went on radio and seeded the rumor that if Meyer has another big year, he may take over as the head coach in domerland.  We already laid down the ultimatum on Weiss and this little double jab only deepens the severity of Weiss’s challange this year, lest he be heckled by President Obama or they erase his history.  Now whether Meyer will actually do it is another thing because he turned down the offer before.  But if Tim Tebow reigns in another title there may be nowhere else to go for glory.