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I have to guess it was Penn State and Northwestern that were contacted by the ACC. Penn State seems obvious. As to the second school, look at who was doing the calling. Why have Wake Forest doing the calling? Small, private school, perhaps? Or maybe because their AD used to coach at Northwestern? Although not a glamorous TV property, Northwestern might be attractive as a play at the Chicago market.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Did ESPN try to help recruit Big Ten schools to the ACC?
I'd personally bump Enos down a notch pending the UMass/EMU games. I really wonder if UVA ponies up that buyout this year for London and staff. I think they need to give Grobe one more year, but he'd have to make a bowl next season. I'd bump up Paul Johnson a notch. They're basically a .500 squad since their ACC title and if he loses to UGA this year that would make five in a row - with some games in there against some pretty weak UGA teams. He probably will get another year, though, just to pare that buyout down a little more.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on College Football Coaching Hot Seat Ranking – Monday, Nov. 18
The Dodgers deal with Time Warner they announced earlier this year is for 25 years starting in 2014.
10 months, 1 week ago on ESPN unveils SEC Network | April | 2013
Well, it wouldn't be the first time an Auburn assistant coach was caught handing cash over to a player, rather than using third parties. Just ask Troy's coach.
11 months, 1 week ago on New Auburn scandal not the real scandal
Nor will firing Kiffin be well-timed for hiring a new coach. How many top-notch coaches are going to want to take over with the knowledge that they can only have 15 initial counters for the next three years? The bowl ban may be over, but the scholarship stuff is just beginning, and it will be awfully tough to convince a great head coach to come in and risk being the one to get blamed when 2-3 years from now the roster is a mess.
1 year, 2 months ago on USC is losing commitments fast and furious, but Trojans fans shouldn't be worried
Stanford's SID needs to keep the coach very aware before the game of what the coach's pre- and post-game responsibilities will be (as came up w/r/t Joe Paterno at the Rose Bowl a few years back, these interviews are typically contractually mandated), and then the SID (or appointed media relations person) needs to be standing next to the coach after the game and guiding him along from appropriate spot to spot and telling folks to wait their turn. If Stanford doesn't do that, they need to fix it. And if David Shaw doesn't like all of that stuff, too bad - that's part of being a head coach of an FBS program (or, he might want to keep in mind, the head coach of an NFL team).
1 year, 2 months ago on Heather Cox does not appreciate her Rose Bowl interview being cut short
A "secret memo"? Come the @#$% on. That doesn't pass the most basic smell test. Yes, every one of these competition shows has producers pushing and prodding the show in a way that they think makes for the best ratings, but a secret memo that she never actually saw and just heard about third-hand (which supposedly was overturned by someone throwing one tantrum)? Why would anyone do business with this person given the wild accusations she makes about people she has worked with?
1 year, 5 months ago on Hope Solo alleges Dancing With The Stars is rigged
No QB likes someone on their blind side. It can be a QB problem to move like that, but more typically when a QB starts to feel "phantom pressure," it is because he doesn't trust the OL.
1 year, 5 months ago on Time for Sooners to make serious changes
You're really missing out. I mean, did you know that Aaron Rodgers' favorite restaurant in Berkeley was La Burrita? Did you know that Summer Sanders' dream job was working for the Pac 12 Network? These are things you would know if you had the Pac-12 Network. You would know them because they get repeated in every single commercial break during a three hour game because they have almost no outside commercial sales and apparently didn't realize that having more than half a dozen network promo ads might be a good idea if they didn't want to drive viewers insane. And you would also know how great and fabulous the Pac 12 is, because that's basically the theme of all of the network's coverage, even during games. Down with DirecTV!
1 year, 5 months ago on DirecTV and the Pac-12 Network: countdown to the suck
I love that people think its crazy for crew chief umpire (i.e., their manager) to get angry when he's dealing with a raving lunatic, but the same people think its totally understandable - nay, applause-worthy - that the White Sox manager goes nuts.
1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Hawk Harrelson goes on another anti-umpiring rant