Hell yeah. We're dead serious. And I'm feelin good today. I haven't updated as much...but that shouldn't matter.
As I'm sure you all know, Coach O was fired by Ole Miss this morning after blowing the Mississippi State game yesterday. Going for it on 4th-and-1 at their own 49 yard line with 10 minutes left, up by 2 touchdowns, when State's offense hadn't done ANYTHING for the entire game. Instead, he gave them life. Ridiculous. And finally, Boone and Kayhat realized it. So, he's out. Coaching casualty number 1.
Next, after giving up 65 points to an average Colorado team, Nebraska fired Bill Callahan. That was the 6th game this year that the usually tough Nebraska defense had given up over 40 points in a game. Not good. He also recorded the only two losing seasons for Nebraska since 1962. It's a curious decision why they decided to give him a contract extension and a raise after last season, but we also see that the AD was fired in the middle of the year for being a complete idiot. Coaching casualty number 2.
Finally, everybody expected this one as well, but Dennis Franchione, after beating Texas for the 2nd straight year, resigned from Texas A&M last night immediately after the game. They are 7-5 and will be going bowling, but he never did take the program to the heights that they expected him to when they snuck him into town from Alabama 5 years ago. Coaching casualty number 3.
So who are the most likely candidates for these jobs? Well for Texas A&M, we're looking at Tommy Tuberville...and that's about the only name that I've really heard mentioned. At Ole Miss I've heard Franchione and Houston Nutt (who hasn't been fired from Arkansas yet). At Nebraska I keep hearing Turner Gill (coach at Buffalo) and Bo Pelini, but I wouldn't be surprised if Pelini's name drops off a lot of lists after giving up so much offense to Arkansas yesterday and dropping out of the national title race.
No, this post had nothing to do with the game tonight...but I don't wanna jinx a good feeling that I've got today. Let's just say ROLL TIDE!
¶ 3:52 PM