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Game Day Goulash: Denard Robinson, David Gilbert, C.J. Mosley, and more.

Game Day Goulash: Denard Robinson, David Gilbert, C.J. Mosley, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on October 1, 2011

(Game Day Goulash is SWRT's  all-encompassing Game Day college football extravaganza.)  Don't call it a comeback. (Even though it was.) BYU comes back to defeat Utah State 27-24. (ESPN) Abscess of Malice. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson underwent a procedure on his right elbow to treat an abscess. (MGoBlog) Battered Badger out six to eight weeks.  Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert will miss six to eight weeks due to a broken foot. That's not exactly the news the Badgers wanted to hear on the eve of their showdown against Nebraska. (CBS Sports) Mosley to miss Alabama-Florida showdown.  Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley will sit out the Tide's game against Florida due to an elbow injury. (ESPN) The Big Ten is irrelevant. Because Paul Finebaum said so. Shut up, Paul. (SI.com) A long, long time ago... The last time South Carolina beat Auburn, Franklin D. Roosevelt was President. That was 1933. (al.com) No-Huddle House. Iowa will continue using the no-huddle offense it went to during the come from dehind victory against Pitt in Week 3. (The Gazette) O'Toole Time. Illinois plans to insert back-up QB Reilly O'Toole during games to give starter Nathan Scheelhaase a chance to catch his breath. (The Chicago Tribune) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Damiere Byrd, Houston Nutt, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Damiere Byrd, Houston Nutt, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 30, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Grace Under Pressure. Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray normal "chill" demeanor come in handy when dealing with questions with his performance in  the Vols' loss to Florida two weeks ago. (Knoxville News Sentinel) Byrd on a Wire. South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd will return from a four-game illegal-benefits related  suspension on Saturday. (SI.com) South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is overrated.  Because Saturday Down South said so. (Saturday Down South) Houston Nutt on the Hot Seat? Houston Nutt on the Hot Seat. Worse, he tops the AP's Ralph D. Russo's list of coaches on the hot seat. (The Miami Herald) Is Mark Richt on the AP's Hot Seat list with Houston Nutt? Yes, Mark Richt is on the AP's Hot Seat list with Houston Nutt. (The Miami Herald) The Long Run. Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell, is looking for more opportunities to "break more long runs." (Athens Banner-Herald) Dee Ford out.  Auburn defensive end Dee Ford is out for the rest of the 2011 season following back surgery. (al.com) A Few Small Repairs. Texas A&M is looking at expanding Kyle Field to accommodate all those extra fans who will come flying to Aggieland now that they're going to the SEC. Maybe I should have used "Use Your Delusion" for the tag instead. (CBS Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

South Florida loss means Big East has been all but eliminated from this year's BCS championship.

South Florida loss means Big East has been all but eliminated from this year's BCS championship.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 30, 2011

The college football season is only five weeks old, but for the Big East, it's all over when it comes to the BCS championship. Worse, it can blame it on the actions of not one, but of its own teams. Albeit one that is soon to be an ex-Big East team. Thursday night's 44-17 victory by Pittsburgh over previously unbeaten South Florida all but guaranteed that the Big East will be on the outside looking in (as usual) when it comes to a real chance at the BCS title. The Bulls were previously the only Big East team that hadn't been beaten this season. With their loss, the chances for a Big East team to reach the BCS title game became slim to none. Not that a Big East team had a real chance of a BCS title in the first place, of course. But the South Florida loss put the nail in the coffin. Even if no school goes unbeaten this season, the chances that the BCS title game would feature a team from the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, and even the ACC are greater than those of the Big East, who are definitely the junior partner in the BCS coalition. Pittsburgh has already been beaten by Iowa, so the Panthers had nothing to lose, really. And considering that the Panthers are leaving the Big East for the ACC, they probably won't be losing any sleep over it. (via Rivals. com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Forget Les Miles. Brady Hoke is becomming a Mad Hatter in his own right.

Forget Les Miles. Brady Hoke is becomming a Mad Hatter in his own right.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 30, 2011

Does this look like a sane man to you? Remember when Michigan tried to hire Les Miles away from LSU? Well, it seems that Wolverine head football coach Brady Hoke is turning out to be a Mad Hatter in his own right. In this case, though he's more like Jervis Tech, the Batman chapeau-obsessed arch-enemy who goes by the the Mad Hatter moniker than a Mad Hatter like Miles, whom is, well, mad. It seems that Hoke has gotten into the habit of confiscating Wolverine player's headgear that feature sports teams that are not Michigan.   "Those are hats from players that don't wear Michigan hats in here," Hoke told the San Diego Union-Tribune while showing off his collection, which now includes specimens touting the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Penguins — though no one, thankfully, has had the audacity to walk in wearing a logo from another school. "You only wear Michigan in here." Hoke's "Michigan only" philosophy is of the kind that, if found outside of a college sports program, would be possibly be labeled as cult-like. Michigan players should pray that they don't show up to practice one day to find Hoke standing at the door between twin vats of applesauce and Kool-aid. Or that The FBI doesn't show up at the Michigan practice facility in full riot gear. And Heaven forbid that a player decides to show up wearing a cap from another school, especially if that school is Ohio State. Hoke may add the cap to his horde...along with the player's head. (via Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Jordan Jefferson, Les Miles, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Jordan Jefferson, Les Miles, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 29, 2011

The road to the Georgia Dome continues. (Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)      Is a SEC Network for cable on the way?  That's what Clay Travis claims says is likely to happen. (Outkick the Coverage) The SEC will expand beyond 13 teams. Because new Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said so. (CBS Sports) Jefferson reinstated.  LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson has been reinstated after charges involved with his participation in a bar fight were dropped to a misdemeanor. Jarett Lee is still scheduled to start in LSU's game against Kentucky. (ESPN) My Own Worst Enemy. What's the only thing keeping LSU head football coach Les Miles from winning his second BCS title as Tiger's coach? Les Miles, of course. (The Belly of the Beast) Fun with Photoshop. Four pages of Les Miles' photoshopped head on pro wrestler's bodies. The one with Miles as Goldust is particularly disturbing. (TigerDroppings.com) Touring the facility and picking up slack. Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera is picking up the slack resulting from Justin Hunter's season-ending injury. (Chattanooga Times Free Press) Chill Out.  University of Mississippi chancellor Dan Jones asks Ole Miss fans to tone down their calls for athletic director Pete Boone to be fired. (ChuckOliver.net) Dawgs leaving a sinking ship? Fletcher Proctor questions whether the departures of eight players who left Georgia for reasons not counting leaving for the NFL or medical issues indicate troubles ahead for UGA head football coach Mark Richt. (ChuckOliver.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Dancing in the Ruins: Brandon Weeden, Landry Jones, Bryce Brown, and more.

Dancing in the Ruins: Brandon Weeden, Landry Jones, Bryce Brown, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 29, 2011

(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's look at the Big XII Conference. Or at least what's left of it.)   Taking a (Heisman) stance. Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is starting to make waves and making a name for himself in the Heisman Trophy race. (Rivals.com) The kids in Bristol are sharp as a Pistol (Pete). Weeden's coach at Oklahoma State (and dancin' fool), Mike Gundy, will be a guest analyst for ESPN this weekend during the Cowboy's bye week. No word if he'll do the Bristol Stomp while he's up there. (ESPN) Movin' On Up. Oklahoma QB Landry Jones' status on Mel Kiper's infamous Big Board is climbing. (ESPN) The Insider. Barking Carnival apparently has a mole in the Texas football program, who lays down the skinny on the Longhorn's preparations against Iowa State. (Barking Carnival) Least. Shocking. Event. Ever. Of the Day.  Members of the Texas State Legislature may try to make sure the annual showdown between Texas and Texas A&M continues by state law after the Aggies leave for the SEC in 2012. (Dr. Saturday) Up in the Air. Kansas State running back Bryce Brown's status as a player is in question due to undisclosed " difficult times." (CBS Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Is Georgia Tech "trippy?"

Is Georgia Tech "trippy?"

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 29, 2011

Is Georgia Tech as "trippy" as this clip played at Yellow Jacket home games in Bobby Dodd Stadium would attest? Well, for a school whose fan base still believes it's a national powerhouse,  the answer would have to be a "yes." Then again, Georgia fans believe that as well. Blame it on the polluted waters of the Chattahoochee River.   (via EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Will Muschamp and Nick Saban, Texas A&M, Justin Hunter, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Will Muschamp and Nick Saban, Texas A&M, Justin Hunter, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 28, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.  Oh wait, Will Muschamp said he hadn't seen Star Wars, right?  Oh well, why let a good Star Wars quote go to waste when talking about Muschamp and his Florida Gators meeting up against former boss Nick Saban and Alabama in The Swamp. (SI.com) Aggiegeddon survival guide.  A Texas A&M priner for SEC fans trying to get used to the idea of a school with all-male cheerleaders Yell Leaders. (Rivals.com) SEC for Dummies Aggies. And on the flipside, here's an SEC primer for Texas A&M fans.  Pay no attention to the allegations of occult practices at LSU and Auburn. (Leather Helmet Blog) This is for the questions that don't have any answers.  Auburn and South Carolina go into facing each other in Columbia each wondering how to solve their respective problems on the defense and offense. (ESPN) Justin Hunter update. Surgery to repair Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter's season-ending torn left ACL has been labeled as a success.  (Knoxville News Sentinel) On a related Tennessee injury front: An partially torn ACL in his right back knee isn't keeping Tennessee mascot Smokey from watching the Buffalo-Tennessee game at Neyland Stadium from the sidelines, though. (Dr. Saturday) Look at the birthday cake falling out of the sky! Look at the birthday cake falling out of the sky! A happy 89th birthday to retired Georgia broadcasting legend Larry Munson. (Dawg Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Kirk Ferentz, Brady Hoke, and more.

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Kirk Ferentz, Brady Hoke, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 28, 2011

Howdy, neighbor! (Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  I'm gonna be a history maker in this land.  Nebraska and Wisconsin are getting ready for the their first meeting as Big Ten conference rivals. (The Chicago Tribune) Back in the Saddle Again. Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa will finally make his season debut against Illinois this Saturday. (CBS Sports) Not Fade Away.  The return of Dan Persa to the Northwestern starting QB role doesn't mean that backup QB Kain Colter will be becoming a benchwarmer. (The Chicago Tribune) Who are you, Thomas Nardo? More background on Thomas Nardo, the senior Iowa defensive tackle who in only his second career start was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. (The Gazette) It's a good thing. Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz sees this week's early-in-the-season bye week as a good thing for a young Hawkeye squad. (The Gazette) Kansas City here I come? Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that Kirk Ferentz is being looked at to replace Todd Haley as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, reuniting him with Ricky Stanzi. (The Big Lead) Cause for concern? Despite Michigan's 4-0 start  head football coach Brady Hoke is concerned about the Wolverine's passing game. (The Detroit Free Press) Going into stealth mode. Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has shut down media access to Spartan players in preparation for Saturday's road game against Ohio State. (The Detroit Free Press) The Frightful Four.  Ohio State faces an October against four ranked football teams in a row (Michigan State, Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin) for the first time since 1959. (The Columbus Dispatch) Get in the Ring.  A college football career apparently cut short due to a knee injury didn't keep  Indiana running back Darius Willis from alledegly part in a professional wrestling match while the Hoosers played North Texas. (The Indianapolis Star) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Crossing the Atlantic: Virginia Tech-Clemson, Al Golden, Rick Pitino, and more.

Crossing the Atlantic: Virginia Tech-Clemson, Al Golden, Rick Pitino, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 28, 2011

(Crossing the Atlantic is a look at the ACC, Big East and other schools on the East Coast.)  Was it just a dream? Were you so confused? Was it just a giant leap of logic? Heather Dinich questions if Florida State was overrated following back-to-back losses to Oklahoma and Clemson. (ESPN) There can be only one.  A preview of Saturdays battle of the unbeatens between Virginia Tech and Clemson. (Gobbler Country) The Blame Game. Miami head football coach Al Golden puts the blame on the Hurricanes' loss to Kansas State to poor execution. (The Miami Herald) How to succeed in the ACC? It apparently takes cohesion amongst the coaching staff. (The Post and Courier) Born of Frustration. One word to describe Virginia's loss to Southern Miss: "Frustrated." (Streaking the Lawn) "A unique situation." Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson describes his teams selflessness when it comes to carrying the ball as "a unique situation." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)   Cheap seats. Joseph Wyatt gives Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich some ideas on how he could sell more game tickets to fill up Bobby Dodd Stadium, including lowering ticket prices. Sadly none of the ideas involve dropping football for mundy Quidditch, which would actually gets Tech students to buy tickets. (ChuckOliver.net) Walk On the Wild Side.  UConn taps walk-on Johnny McEntee as its starting quarterback. (SI.com) BASKETBALL Famous Last Words. Louisville head men's basketball coach Rick Pitinio criticizes UConn for looking at bolting the Big East for the ACC. Remember this quote when Louisville bolts the Big East for the ACC or SEC. (Card Chronicle) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy is a Dancin' Fool.

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy is a Dancin' Fool.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 27, 2011

Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy is an internet sensation once again. Four years after his now-legendary "I'm a Man! I'm 40" rant, video of him taking part in the celebrations in the Oklahoma State locker after the team's defeat of Texas A&M has been unleashed.  It's sure to seal the Cowboys' coach's status an internet viral video immortal. The fun begins around the 3:00 mark, when Gundy lets the moment take over, and he gets down with his bad self. But to be honest, Coach Gundy, that is not how Cowboys are supposed to dance. This is how Cowboys are supposed to dance. (all rights reserved.) 8 Seconds, FTW.  (via Kegs N' Eggs) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Texas A&M, Les Miles, Mike Leach, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Texas A&M, Les Miles, Mike Leach, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 27, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   I'm not going to get used to seeing The Alamo among the SEC area landmarks.    Be My Frenemy. I Am the 12th Man asks who Texas A&M's cross-division rival will be in the SEC. (I Am the 12th Man) No Big Deal. LSU head football coach Les Miles says that being the number one team in the country is "no burden." (Rivals.com) Pirate of the Mississippi? Ole Miss tops the Lost Lettermen list of schools where former embattled Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach could end up coaching next season. Kentucky and Georgia also make the list as SEC representatives. (Lost Lettermen) Just carryin' on an old family tradition.  Former Alabama and NFL running back Sean Alexander talks about current Tide standout  Trent Richardson and the Tide's "family tradition" of great running backs.   (The Huntsville Times) Back-to-back. Chip Towers compares Georgia freshman running back Isaiah Crowel's performance through his first four games to that of legendary Bulldog RB Hershel Walker. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Oh Mojo, Where Are Thou? Auburn continues to look for its "offensive mojo" while getting ready to face South Carolina on the road this Saturday. (The Montgomery Advertiser) South Carolina's offense will be it's "undoing. " Because Tony Barnhart said so. (CBS Sports) A Spanner in the Works. A Florida victory games against either Alabama or LSU (the Gators' next two opponents) could through a monkey wrench in either team's hopes for a SEC and/or BCS championship. (ESPN) A Few Small Repairs. Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen admits "We have a bunch of things we need to fix up but we haven't hit a panic button. We're not scrapping anything that we're doing right now." (The Clarion-Ledger) Should Kentucky leave the SEC? Only if they can talk Vanderbilt into joining tit. (A Sea of Blue) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Yes, there's a t-shirt honoring Derek Dooley's orange pants.

Yes, there's a t-shirt honoring Derek Dooley's orange pants.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 27, 2011

From the "Shirts Without Random Triangles" dept.: It may have taken a week or two, but some enterprising capitalist has come up with a way of making money off of Derek Dooley's now legendary orange pants and the hoopla surrounding them, without having to go out and make a pair or two himself. One 10 Threads has come out with it's own "Fear the Pants" t-shirt, and is selling it for the Rocky-Top bottom price of $20.00. If you can't afford the $199-$399 that Dooley's tailor, John H. Daniel is asking for a similar pair of custom-made trousers, then this is the way to go. (HT: @Dooleys_pants on Twitter) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Tennessee again hit with allegations of Kiffin-era recruiting violations.

Tennessee again hit with allegations of Kiffin-era recruiting violations.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 27, 2011

As much as Tennessee tries to shake off the train wreck of the one-year head football coaching tenure of Lane Kiffin, it seems it has once again come back to haunt the program. Yahoo! Sports reported on Monday that one of Kiffin's staff members allegedly paid for a recruit and his mom to make "an unofficial trip" to Knoxville. Even worse, infamous recruiting scout Willie Lyles is involved as well. "Former Tennessee assistant Willie Mack Garza paid for a top recruit and his mother to fly to Knoxville for an unofficial recruiting trip during Lane Kiffin’s tenure at the school, Yahoo! Sports reported Monday night. Garza followed Kiffin when he took over at Southern California, but the secondary coach resigned Sept. 1, citing “personal issues unrelated to USC.” Yahoo! Sports reported Garza wired $1,500 to talent scout Will Lyles in July 2009 and the money was used for plane tickets for running back prospect Lache Seastrunk and his mother, Evelyn." Tennessee just dodged a major bullet coming from the Kiffin era after being investigated by the NCAA. It may not be so lucky this time around.  (via Yahoo! Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Taylor Martinez, Nebraska-Wisconsin and a really fugly Illinois helmet.

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Taylor Martinez, Nebraska-Wisconsin and a really fugly Illinois helmet.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 26, 2011

 (Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  Pray that neither Nike nor Under Armour find this article on the helmets worn by Illinois from 1971-1976 like the one on the left. (Lost Lettermen) The Wait Is Over.  Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa finally gets his chance to get on the field on Saturday against Illinois.  (The Chicago Sun-Times) Arrogance, we has it.  Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez personifies the casual arrogance of the Nebraska Cornhuskers as the team gets ready for Big Ten conference play against Wisconsin by saying "We're Nebraska. They gotta play against us." (The Omaha World-Herald) True Men Don't Kill Coyotes. They just beat the living snot out of them like Wisconsin did the South Dakota Coyotes 59-10. The Badgers won't kind Nebraska that easy. (Bucky's 5th Quarter) Comin' to Your City. ESPN College GameDay will be on the scene in Madison, WI. for the Nebraska's first in-conference showdown with Wisconsin. (ESPN) Happy Together.  Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke has been successful so far in producing a close-knit team in his first season. (The Detroit Free Press) Penn State loses Mauti for the season.  Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti will be out for the rest of the year after tearing his left ACL during the Nittany Lions' victory over Eastern Michigan. (Rivals.com)  The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.  Freshman Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is going to find things getting harder and harder as Big 12 in-conference play begins on Saturday against Michigan State. (The Columbus Dispatch) Reversal of Fortune?  Michigan State looks to change its fortunes against Ohio State in The Horseshoe on Saturday, where the Spartans haven't won since 1998. (The Detroit Free Press) Remember the Name.  Iowa senior defensive tackle Thomas Nardo made a name for himself with 12 tackles in the Hawkeyes' game against Louisiana-Monroe. (Quad City Times) This is for the questions that don't have any answers.  Josh Tinley asks "Why Isn’t Notre Dame Already in the Big Ten?" It can't get over itself, basically. (Midwest Sports Fans) Is there something embarrassing than Indiana losing to North Texas? Yes, but it also involves Indiana losing to another team. (The Indianapolis Star) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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