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USC is an ex-2004 BCS champion.

USC is an ex-2004 BCS champion.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 6, 2011

The BCS has finally gotten around to doing what everybody knew what was going to happen and stripped USC of its 2004 BCS title that it won against Oklahoma in the 2005 Orange Bowl. “We’re not an investigatory body and we’ll leave that to the NCAA. Once it goes through its process and comes to its conclusion, we will take that into account,” (BCS  Executive Bill) Hancock said. “This is the procedure we came up with when we started this and we’re satisfied with how it worked. If we have to dust this off again, we’ll do it. Hopefully, we won’t, but this has worked properly.” The title will remain vacant. So Oklahoma fans out there shouldn't get too cocky about it.  (via Rivals.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Ohio State coaching search silliness: Derek Dooley a Buckeye candidate?

Ohio State coaching search silliness: Derek Dooley a Buckeye candidate?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 6, 2011

It isn't quite time for the Volunteer Nation to panic just yet. In fact, it's probably just wishful from a blogger. Ohio blogger Roger Brown has placed Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley on his short list for replacements for Jim Tressel for Ohio State. In fact, His Hairness is listed in the number two spot behind Iowa's Kirk Ferentz at number one, but ahead of perennial  coaching dreamboat Chris Petersen of Boise State. (Just so the SEC readers know, Les Miles gets a nod at number 4). This honestly has to have a zero chance of happening. Ohio State won't be making any hiring decisions until after the season is over, obviously. And if the NCAA does drop the banhammer, it's going to be hard to get a coach from a either a big-time program or an rising star program to make the jump. For another thing, part of Dooley's image is being the anti-Lane Kiffen. And you just can't do that if you actually pull a Lane Kiffen, even after two seasons down the road. Plus, Dooley's has what is potentially an SEC championship team in a season or two, and it's honestly a hair above dark horse this year. He has a potential Heisman winner in star quarterback Tyler Bray (yes, I said the "H" word), and a tremendous chance into blossoming into en elite SEC coach.  It will probably take a lot for Dooley to leave Tennessee on his own in the next few seasons. If the Vols have a great 2011, it will mean he won't be going anywhere for at least the next four or five years. Even an attempt by UGA to bring him back home probably won't work by then. Dooley's a rising star in the coaching circles right now. He's not going to mess things up by leaving Tennessee. (via The Junkyard with Roger Brown. HT: Knoxville News Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Big Ten Championship Game, Jim Tressel, Dan Gable, and more.

Big Tentacles: Big Ten Championship Game, Jim Tressel, Dan Gable, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 6, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)    I'm not quite sure what the Nittany Lion is doing to Brutus Buckeye in this image, but it's probably illegal in the Bible Belt.   It's Indianapolis!  Big Ten Championship Game will be held at Lucas Oil Field from 2011-2015. (ESPN) Welcome German Soldiers (and Big Ten Fans)!  They got it wrong. The Big Ten Championship Game should have been held in Pawnee, Indiana, instead. Yeah, that one might be a little more difficult to actually do in reality. (Black Heart Gold Pants. Like you expected somebody else to come up with such an idea.) We don't give a d**n about the whole NCAA Infractions Committee.  Around 200 Ohio State fans paid a visit to Jim Tressel to show their support for the  former Buckeye head football coach. (Eleven Warriors). Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden still hasn't made a decision on whether to transfer, or to comete for the Nittany Lion starting job with Matt McGloin. (Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. HT: Black Shoe Diaries) If you build it, they will practice.  Construction on a new indoor practice facility for the Iowa football program will reportedly commence during the fall. (The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)) What if college football were like European soccer?  Imagining what it would be like if college football programs could be promoted and demoted from the FBS. Hey, waitaminute....this is Chuck Oliver's "SEC 2" idea! (I couldn't find a version of this online, but its basically the same idea with the SEC having a major and minor league system.) (Black Heart Gold Pants)  WRESTLING Hawkeye twist on the statue craze.  Iowa plans to install a statue in honor of former school wrestling coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable in front of Carver-Hawkeye arena. (USA Today) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Stephen Garcia is atop Pat Dooley's Wish List.

Stephen Garcia is atop Pat Dooley's Wish List.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 5, 2011

SEC Media Days are coming up next month in Hoover, Alabama, which pretty much literally means it will be Christmas in July for the college football sports media. And like any good little boy who's been very good over the past year, The Gainesville Sun's Pat Dooley has made his list of the SEC players he would love to see show up to bow at the press' mercy be questioned by the media. Dooley's number one player for media scrutiny? Of course it's South Carolina's Stephen Garcia. Now, mind you, that's really asking for a lot here. It's like that time I wanted a live penguin for Christmas. That means it's probably not going happen, and Pat's gonna have to be satisfied with the Fisher-Price penguin pull toy I found under the tree that year. Other players on young Pat's list? Florida's Chris "Time to die" Rainey, and Tennessee's Janzen "will he or won't he be back" Jackson. I bet Dooley was the kid who rooted for the bad guys in the movies. Dooley has a little too high expectations with his SEC Media Days wish list. He should be happy if Tennessee star QB Tyler Bray, or Georiga's Aaron "Man Purse" Murray. Show up and answer questions on their moments of internet infamy. (via The Gainesville Sun) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Signing classes cap, Nick Saban, Dan Mullen, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Signing classes cap, Nick Saban, Dan Mullen, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 5, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  SEC cap on signing classes "shouldn't hurt the SEC." Because Pat Dooley says so. (The Gainesville Sun) Nice work if you can get it.  Five of the top ten schools on Andy Staples' "20 most desirable head coaching jobs" are SEC schools (Florida, Georgia, LSU, Alabama, Auburn). Tennessee lands in the bottom half of the list. (Sports Illustrated) Way too early (and obvious) prediction of the day: Alabama and South Carolina are picked by The Birmingham News to meet in the SEC Championship Game. What a limb to go out on. (The Birmingham News) Nick Saban's rebuilding effort.  Alabama head football coach Nick Saban talks about he and the University of Alabama's role in the effort to rebuild communities in the Tuscaloosa area following the tornadoes that hit the region last April. (The Gainesville Sun) "No respect headed into 2011 is no problem for Auburn." Because Kevin Scarbinsky says so. Shut up, Kevin. (The Birmingham News) Tennessee Not in a lather just yet. Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers will miss the start of the 2011 season due to an ankle injury requiring surgery.  (Knoxville News Sentinel) Dr. StrangeMullen: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cowbell. Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen describes how he's come to respect the ringing of cowbells at Mississippi State.  (The Commercial Appeal)   Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Does Tate Forcier Know the Way to San Jose (State)?

Does Tate Forcier Know the Way to San Jose (State)?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 4, 2011

Time to add another stop on the Tate Forcier Magical Mystery Tour. This time the ever embroiled in controversy former Michigan quarterback is reportedly eying San Jose State. This after leaving Michigan, enrolling at Miami for about five minutes, taking a look-see at Auburn, and an alleged night in the hospital following allegedly being found hanging outside his girlfriend's apartment window by the police. San Diego State is closer to home for Forcier, but he would have to sit out a year due to those pesky NCAA regulations. But that's what you get when you decide to go the nomadic route. By the way, are there any off-the-field pics of Forcier without the ubiquitous beanie and iPod headphone combo? Inquiring minds want to know. (via Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Derek Dooley isn't a Twitter fan.

Derek Dooley isn't a Twitter fan.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 3, 2011

Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley has a Twitter account, but he hasn't used it in almost a year. It's safe to say he's not a fan of the online service that many of his players use and use often. His Hairness may not be crazy about it, but he hasn't found it necessary to ban his team from using it either. "I'd rather that players just learn how to manage it responsibly," he said. "How are they going to do it when they get out of college? Same thing with Facebook and everything else.  "When you have the policy that I have, inevitably you're going to have some times that they do something that's going to (make me) say, 'I wish I banned it.' " So far the tipping point to where a Tennessee player says or does something extremely stupid enough to warrant Dooley from dropping the banhammer on Twitter use. But it's a definite possibility that it happens knowing the reckless streak the Vols team has had in the past couple of years. (via Knoxville News-Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Central Arkansas tries to out-Boise State Boise State.

Central Arkansas tries to out-Boise State Boise State.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 3, 2011

There are two ways an aspiring college football program which seeks to become the next Boise State. One is to put together a program that excels on the field can even win one from the BCS powerhouse schools once in a while. The other is to install a mind-numbingly garish colored football field turf in your stadium. Central Arkansas has decided to do the latter. In fact, Central Arkansas seems to have one-upped Boise State by not only going for the non-traditional not-green turf, but by going with a purple and gray-striped gridiron. One can only expect on how the old guard of Central Arkansas alumni feels about this. What is most discomforting is that you know some other school is going to try to top Central Arkansas with their own variation of the theme. And you thought the SEC bronze statue craze was ban. This could possibly get out of hand sooner than you think. (via Kegs 'N Eggs) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Washaun Ealey, Auburn, and a bucket of taffy.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Washaun Ealey, Auburn, and a bucket of taffy.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 3, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  At left: The legendary Big Chicken in Marietta, Ga. You just knew it had to show up sometime.   Lending a Hand.  Members of the Arkansas football team went to Joplin, Missouri, to help with recovery efforts after the recent tornado that hit the town. (Arkansas Sports 360) New Kids On The Block. Expect to see a lot of new and unknown faces on the Auburn roster in 2011. (Track 'Em Tigers) Long Time Coming.  Meanwhile, Auburn's 2010 BCS championship winning squad will finally make it's way to Washington D.C. to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. (ChuckOliver.net) A Jacksonville State of Mind. Former Georgia running back Washaun Ealey has transferred to FCS division Jacksonville State. (Athens Banner-Herald) Afternoon Delight. South Carolina's Sept. 10 road game against Georgia will air on ESPN at 4:30 P.M. (Athens Banner-Herald) Laffy Taffy. A beautiful, but fictitious press conference involving Les Miles, the SEC Spring Meetings, alligator handling,  and a bucket marked "Taffy Bukit." I'm not making this up, but Spencer Hall did. (EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Terrelle Pryor is back on the road.

Terrelle Pryor is back on the road.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 2, 2011

Ohio State fans who were wondering how embattled Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor was going to get around after his driver's license was suspended for lack of proof of auto insurance can relax. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has reinstated Pryor's license after he provided proof that he indeed had auto insurance. "The Buckeyes player visited an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office on Alum Creek Drive about 12:30 p.m. and provided proof he had vehicle insurance when he was stopped for a stop sign violation earlier this year.  The BMV, which suspended Pryor's license after he previously failed to prove he was insured, then immediately reinstated his driver's license, a spokesman said." The lack of a driver's license or proof of insurance hasn't stopped Pryor from driving, apparently,  but now he at least has two things on a growing list of incidents he doesn't have to worry about. (via Columbus Dispatch) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Announcing the SWRT Blogscrolls.

Announcing the SWRT Blogscrolls.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 2, 2011

You might have noticed a little tinkering over on the left under the Yardbarker box. I've been slowly adding conference-specific blogscrolls to allow readers to discover my choices for the most interesting of useful blogs in college sports. A blogscroll is basically a blogroll with a scrolling function. If you want one of your own, just click on the link here. Thanks for your continued support of Shirts With Random Triangles, and make sure to tell your friends and follow me over on Twitter for updates and other shenanigans. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Star QB picks Marines over Baylor. (aka Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day)

Star QB picks Marines over Baylor. (aka Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day)

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 2, 2011

Baylor has lost a commitment in Texas high school Kyle Bond. His reason for de-comitting? He's decided to join the Marines. "It is totally Kyle's decision, something that he's been thinking about for a long time," said Mesquite Horn head coach Rodney Webb, who added that many close to Boyd suggested he could join the military after college, but that the teenager's decision could not be swayed." Bond will be taking classes at Baylor next fall before shipping out for boot camp in Feburary, 2012. He can still be eligible to play college football after his military service is over. (via NESN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Derek Dooley, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Derek Dooley, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 31, 2011

He's Baaaack!  Stephen Garcia has been allowed to take part in voluntary South Carolina summer practices. (ESPN) Spring forward.  It's time for the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fl. (Mr. SEC)   "SEC schools not afraid to spend to win." Because John Adams says so. (Go Vols Xtra) Size Matters. Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley believes coaching staff sizes should be increased to handle growing off-the-field issues. (ESPN) Rolling in the dough. Mississippi State on the gridiron success is resulting in a windfall in fundraising.  (ChuckOliver.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel fallout edition.

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel fallout edition.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 31, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)     "The Real Jim Tressel" had to go. Because Michael Rosenberg said so. (Detroit Free Press) When it rains, it pours. The NCAA and Ohio State are looking into allegations regarding alleged "benefits" received by suspended Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. And this time, they're serious about investigating him. (Columbus Dispatch.) No One Here Gets Out Alive. The new investigation is a good sign that Pryor's playing days at Ohio State may be over. (Eleven Warriors) Denial is not a river in Egypt. Eleven Warriors blogger Johnny looks at the already-infamous Sports Illustrated article on Tresselgate by writer George Dohrmann, and is sharply critical of it. (Eleven Warriors) Scavenger Hunt. Expect Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame to reap the benefits from the Ohio State fallout on the recruiting trail. (Detroit Free Press) Place Your Bets. The betting lines are already out on who will become Ohio State head football coach after this season. Apparently interim Buckeye head coach Luke Fickell is given zero chance of keeping the job. (Sorry Bro: Sports Through Houser) Include Me Out. Urban Meyer says he's not interested in the Ohio State job. At least not now. (ESPN. HT: Alligator Army) The Sorcerer's (Ex-)Apprentice. Meanwhile, Meyer's former apprentice Utah head football Kyle Whittingham has speculation thrust upon him regarding the future job opening in Columbus. (Block U) Take a look around.  Luke Fickell should look at the careers of former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr and current Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald when it comes to suddenly being handed the reins of a Big Ten program as an interim head football coach. Especially if he wants to wind up getting the gig full time. (Along the Olentangy) And how are Michigan fans taking the news? How do you think? (Wolverine Liberation Army) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Sports Illustrated's Tressel investigation unleashed on the internet.

Sports Illustrated's Tressel investigation unleashed on the internet.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 31, 2011

It's been talked about for a while, and now it's here. George Dohrmann's Sports Illustrated story on alleged NCAA rules violations during the Jim Tressel coaching era at Ohio State. Obviously, Tressel's registration/firing caused a rewrite or two today. But it's beginning to sound like Ohio State's troubles may be just beginning. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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