Friday, March 02, 2007

FULMER CONTRACT NOW LARGER THAN WAIST

Phil Fulmer has received a contract extension from the University of Tennessee. The extension means that Fulmer will be head coach in Knoxville until 2013 or until he has a major coronary episode, whichever comes first.


Give me a new contract or I'll eat that booster there.

(Though some would say that an extension until 2013 is pointless.)

Under the deal, Fulmer gets no extra money, though he does get his fill of free doughnuts.


Stock rose on the news.

Fulmer also gets "an unspecified pool of money to give raises to his coaching staff."


A contract extension Haldeman would approve of.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

ESPN HATES LOVES CFB FANS

In the "some college football is better than no college football" category, ESPN has announced it will do a daily CFB show. Because College Gameday wasn't doing enough damage to humanity isn't enough for the true fan.

Looking to capitalize on college football's growing popularity, ESPN plans to launch this summer a weekday series, College Football Live. The 30-minute show will kick off July 23 and run through bowl season in January, says David Berson, ESPN senior vice president of programming.
Modeled after the network's daily NFL Live, the new show will be hosted mostly by Rece Davis and feature breaking news, features and analysis. Davis will be joined by a rotating mix of ESPN's college football talent, including Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit from College GameDay, Lou Holtz, Mark May, Bob Griese, Doug Flutie, Todd Blackledge, Craig James and Ed Cunningham.
The show will come on at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday-Friday on ESPN. When Monday Night Football starts, the Monday edition will shift to 2 p.m. on ESPN2. To make room for the new show, the first half of ESPN's afternoon programming block, including Outside the Lines First Report, 1st and 10 and Best of Mike and Mike, will start 30 minutes earlier.

But those who are at work in the afternoons aren't safe -- have no fear! ESPN often replays shows like NFL Live on late night. So you, too, have to avoid can enjoy this corporate pimping daily coverage of college football.


Tucking you in at night.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

STILL ALIVE

Yes, C&F is still here. He's looking at trying to get some features going and trying to make some improvements to the site ... all for you, the reader.

Until then, feast upon this item in The State, about how Garcia faces "temptations" and is, to an extent, like another Gamecocks QB with lengthy locks.


As long as he doesn't wear that helmet.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

THE TIES THAT BIND?

After shocking revelations involving Al Sharpton's ties to the late Strom Thurmond, genealogists have uncovered another bizarre connection.

The ancestors of Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom were once owned by relatives of Ed Orgeron, linking the coaches of two in-state rivals.

"Well, it just gives me another reason to beat his white a$$," Croom said upon hearing of the story. The statement caused buildings within a five-block radius to shape wildly.

"Um. 's 'at so?" Oregeron growled. "Hope to own him again in the future. His team, that is. His team. "


I owned him last year, didn't I? Heh heh heh.

"It doesn't really surprise me," said Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. "After all, Ed's a coonass, and his relatives probably owned a few slaves, so I'm not shocked or anything."

"I coached at Oregon," said Kentucky coach Rich Brooks. "Oh, oh, Orgeron. No, I never coached there. Who are you people, anyway?"

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AND NOW, A HOMER MOMENT

Just for the home crowd, a Schlabach predition for 2007:

The SEC will dominate -- again: Three SEC teams will finish in the top 10, and two will play in BCS bowl games. South Carolina will be among the biggest surprises in the country. But Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney will remind us all that his league's teams are smarter.


What does it take to overstate how good you are and lose horrifically? Smarts.

The link is here. Some of his more notable predicitions include:

--The Trojans will finish on top ... The Trojans will play West Virginia for the national championship Jan. 7 in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, three weeks after the Trojans receive a formal notice of investigation from the NCAA for alleged violations involving 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush.
--West Virginia will go unbeaten.
--Steve Slaton will win the Heisman.
--Clemson will struggle again. [Is Schlabach a closet Gamecock?]

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