Say, remember when Oklahoma beat Ohio State this season? Yeah, none of the Sooner faithful do either after Saturday’s 38-31 shocking loss to Big 12 opponent Iowa State. And they’re all focusing on first-year coach Lincoln Riley on social media.
As one might expect after a big loss, social media lit up with talk of “ineptness” and even “firing” after the surprise loss.
Osborne didn’t mention the teams that contacted him, but the alleged buzzards circling around the Big 12 headquarters might give a hint (Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas have been rumored to be inquiring about a jump to the Big Ten for several months).
It would be easy to say Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is telling a former player to metaphorically “get off my lawn.”
Easy because, well, Snyder is old (77). But the old man might be right in this instance.
Receiver Corey Sutton, according to a story in The Wichita Eagle, said he informed Snyder that he was leaving the school and that Snyder seemed agreeable. But when Sutton gave the university a list of 35 transfer destinations he would consider going to, KSU denied a release.
Again, he submitted transfer destinations. KSU denied a release.
If you believe that Nick Saban is the greatest coach in college football today, you’re either an Alabama fan or you pay attention to facts.
Saban has led a team to a five national championships since 2003 (LSU after 2003 regular season; Alabama after 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 regular seasons).
He started at LSU in 2000 and led the Tigers to the title in 2003 (game in 2004). He started at Alabama at 2007 and led the Tide to a title after 2009 season. Granted those are two schools alway have a lot of talent, but that is still quick work. And Alabama has been consistently among the top 5 recruiting schools since he has been there.
“A lot’s been said about the cost reductions at ESPN,” Iger said to shareholders Tuesday. “We’re managing that business efficiently, we always have and always will. … When you consider ESPN has about 8,000 employees, and we reduced by about 100. … It wasn’t a particularly significant number of reductions.”
Gundy simply is making a statement over the controversial loss to Central Michigan early in the 2016 season. CMU won the game on a Hail Mary with no time on the clock, 30-27, though it was later determined that the Chippewas never should have been given the opportunity to attempt that play.