Author: Nick Surges

Coaching Carousel Update

Been about a week or so since we’ve reviewed the carousel, and boy does this thing just keep on spinning. Before we get going on that, a couple things about the Playoff and the committee’s decision. They absolutely, 100% got it right. There was never a scenario in my eyes that OSU was getting in over Alabama. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, you can’t go to Iowa City and get the doors blown off, just too much for the committee to see past. Georgia vs Baker Mayfield is going to be awesome, but World War III at the Sugar Bowl...

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Tennessee Coaching Search is Still A Mess

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger dumpster fire of a coaching search than the one currently going on in Knoxville. I talked about this earlier in the week, but just to get everybody on the same page, here are the two people making the calls right now for UT. John Currie, Athletic Director. Currie is such a good Athletic Director that he managed to run Frank Martin out of Kansas State in his previous job. Well, Frank Martin just took his team to its first Final Four in school history, and Currie is about to be fired...

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Breaking Down The College Football Playoff

I want to get right down to it, folks. The committee is coming out with their final playoff rankings before they officially pick the top 4 this evening, and Championship week has officially arrived. I’m going to say this again before we dive in to who the top 4 will be when it’s all said and done. Make this thing 8 teams. No Conference Championships, take one team from each of the power 5 conferences and 3 at large teams. There are currently nine teams still alive for the playoff and unfortunately there just aren’t enough seats at the table....

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Social Media Revolt Prevails In the Volunteer State

And the train keeps rolling ladies and gentlemen! The Christmas time coaching carousel is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves, Athletic Directors proving to be completely incompetent, and a partridge in a pear tree. In today’s edition of “what AD doesn’t have a functioning brain”, we go live to Knoxville, Tennessee. Quick background check on Tennessee’a Athletic Director. John Currie was at Tennessee back in the late 1990’s as some sort of executive director before taking the AD job at Kansas State. The popular consensus in Manhattan is that Currie...

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Chip Kelly Reportedly Moving on From Florida

This is an all timer folks. If I had absolutely any connection to the University of Florida I would be outside the gates of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a pitchfork in my hands. I mean, seriously. This is an absolute all timer that I cannot seem to wrap my head around. A couple of weeks ago, I gave Florida AD Scott Stricklin all the credit in the world. The Jim McElwain experiment was a total failure. 11 random people from Section 323 had a better chance of scoring points than the 11 guys on Florida’s offense did. Stricklin...

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It’s All Here : Playoff Picture & Coaching Hot Seat Update

Alright, folks. November is starting to pick up steam, we’re closing in on the Holiday’s, Michael Bublé is starting to wake up from hibernation, and the smell of the College Football Playoff is officially in the air. I don’t want to give you this long, elongated monologue before we get in to the weeds, because there’s way too much we have to cover. There’s just one thing we’ve got to note right off the bat. This is by far and away the hardest job the committee has had in the playoff era. I’ve long said that the 4 team playoff...

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Don’t Let Us Win Tonight

One win from the World Series! Dodgers take 3-0 series lead with 6-1 victory over Cubs #NLCS pic.twitter.com/fscZROVyo6 — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017 TBS shows #Cubs fan taking off jacket to reveal a THERE'S ALWAYS LAST YEAR T-shirt. It has come to that. #NLDS — Chris De Luca (@ChrisDeLuca) October 18, 2017 Cubs 0-29 against LAD bullpen. ELIAS: Longest hitless streak by a team against opposing relief pitchers to begin a postseason series. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 18, 2017 I didn’t want to write this. In fact, not only did I not want to write this,...

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USMNT Just Lost to Trinidad and Tobago

I didn’t watch one second of this game. I haven’t watched a United States soccer game since Landon Donovan scored a goal against Ghana in the World Cup. All I know is that our best player is some guy named Pulisic and there’s no way that guy’s American. I am actually a fan of soccer, I just don’t care enough to watch it. BUT, and that’s a big BUT, I am literally in awe right now. What the hell is Trinidad and Tobago?! Are you telling me we aren’t going to the World Cup because we couldn’t beat a...

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LaVar Ball to Pull LaMelo from High School

Breaking: LaVar Ball is pulling LaMelo from Chino Hills High School and will home-school him the next two years, per @latimessports pic.twitter.com/koC2HNk99t — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 2, 2017 So LaVar has decided to pull LaMelo from high school. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne spoke with LaVar yesterday when this news first broke, and here’s what LaVar had to say. Entrepreneur, visionary, fisher of men, patriarch, big baller, and now educator. If you don’t love this move then you truly don’t understand what parenting is all about. Do we think Algebra 2 and Victorian history are the catalysts for LaMelo’s future?...

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Down Goes Pitino, Let the Games Begin

Louisville expected to fire Rick Pitino today following fraud and corruption scandal, per @michaeleaves https://t.co/Yc03ZSY7Ws pic.twitter.com/SLFHtL8zNk — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 27, 2017 Before we get in to this, I just want to take a minute to do what nobody else has done yet. Let’s give my man Ricky P a shout out. Sex scandals, recruiting scandals, escort scandals, three Final Fours, and a National Championship: What a tenure. The guy was legitimately throwing bachelor party’s for his kids and giving their families a boat load of illegal money. Talk about treating others the way you want to be...

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