Okay, after a rough week of moving and celebration, we are back in the swing of things at the KCCGD headquarters. This week’s Crib Sheet reminds us that politics and law cover college football like a blanket during the night-time of the offseason. Sure once the sun rises in September and the action goes back on the field, it will all be forgotten. For now, let’s take this week’s edition to plod through the behind the scenes maneuvering that will most certainly shape the year to come.
- So now that Boise State left the WAC, Hawaii is scrambling to find another home opponent for the 2011 season. Not only that, but they have football players calling alumni to renew and/or buy more season tickets. Hawaii might be starting to slide here if they can’t come up with the cash to sustain the Division I-A status.
- The parents of Dale Lloyd II are sued the NCAA for the death of their son and consequently will see an introduction of screening for the Sickle Cell Trait in football players starting this August. Finally, after the numerous football deaths piled up the NCAA realized that they need to check for this trait to help prevent any future casualties. Let’s hope they stick to it and follow through on any recommended treatment.
- Georgia athletic director Damon Evans resigned after being arrested on DUI charges and then trying to get out of it. Frank Crumley is now your new interim athletic director. It’s funny how some people still like to pull the ‘do you know who I am’ card when they get in trouble. Oh well, hopefully this guy will clean up his act and get a second chance.
- From the science side of college sports, Wired Magazine reports that elections across the country are influenced by how well the home team does in football before the election. Once again, it shows that college football threads deep into the fabric of American culture.
- We’re going to see some legal maneuvering that will eclipse the level that Texas Tech has with Mike Leach with the Big 12 Bylaws and both Nebraska and Colorado. It’s not 100% rosy clear that both school will have to cough up all of their money, but ESPN’s David Ubben helps pick apart some of the more questionable parts of the Bylaw that will surely be used by the leaving schools’ lawyers.
- Tommy Tubberville ran his mouth last week about the Big 12 falling apart and now the Big 12 reprimanded him. It looks like any official/coach within the Big 12 that talks smack about the conference will get in trouble big time. Solidarity, brotha. Solidarity.