Monday, October 20, 2008

What We Learned Week Eight

Another week, another dominating performance from Texas.

Another week of hearing "The Eyes of Texas." That thrilling song set to the tune of "I've been working on the railroad" and whose lyrics are a play on words from a saying Robert E. Lee had "The eyes of the south are upon you." Therefore it is in honor of this lack of originality that we bring you this equally creative blog entry.

Who says Texas A&M is the only program with a 12th man? LSU just strategically places them on the field in spiffy pin striped suits.

Texas Tech coach Mike Leach didn't feel 36 points against A&M was enough to impress voters this week, so he had QB Graham Harrell sneak it in with 20 seconds left. This is about as classy as Red Raider fans. Think we are being a little hard? Then you haven't seen this video yet.

Virginia Tech might want to rethink its future travel plans to Boston College. Since joining the ACC the Hokies have won EVERY conference road game, EXCEPT the two against the Eagles in Boston.

Rece Davis, we get it! Pittsburgh's LeSean "Shady" McCoy is the real Slim Shady and all other Slim Shady's are just imitating. McCoy has stood up this season and carried the Panthers to a top 20 BCS ranking even after being embarrassed by Bowling Green week one.

According to one strategically placed sign, that was up for about 10 seconds on ESPN College Gameday before black clothed security swooped in and confiscated it - Chase Daniel has a FUPA. Who knew?

Tulsa's football team created a bit of Midnight Madness themselves hanging 77 on UTEP Saturday night. Practice should be interesting this week in El Paso with Mike Price carrying around that crazy pick axe of his. If we played on the Miner's D we would be a little scared...

At least Mike Price has one thing to be thankful for, he is no longer coaching at Washington State! The Cougars could possibly be the worst team in the HISTORY of NCAA Division 1-A football. Of the Cougars four Pac Ten games they have played this year, their opponents have scored no less than 63 points. Three of those loses have come at home. Never has this feat been accomplished in NCAA history. Two weeks ago the program held open tryouts for a quarterback! The student body might want to concider changing their mascot to the Pinatas.

Rubbing Howard's Rock and "the most exciting 25 seconds in college football" is no longer enough for Clemson's new coach Dabo Swinney. He added the "Tiger Walk" with players in suits and ties walking to the locker room and "All In", a team walk from the 50 yard line in. Even with these recently minted traditions the Tigers couldn't get out of their way against the "Ramblin' Wreck" of GT. It is going to take more than just new traditions to convince some die hard fans the move was right.

Go to about the :47 mark. Well worth it!

Dr. Lou is wishing he acted a little differently last week when he talked about Colt McCoy's chances of winning the Heisman. Think he has changed his mind after Saturday night's 29-32, 337 yds, 2 passing/2 rushing touchdown performance?

1 comment:

  1. Cougars only gave up 28 to UCLA, they've played five league games. And the quarterback tryout was for a scout team QB. The team had QBs 1,2 and 3 go down, so they needed someone to run the practice squad.