Designated Read: Chuck Neinas to jump out of giant purple cake
And Kentucky's too bad to even be able to taunt them. Cardinals OC Mike Sanford, demoted by Charlie Strong, has an as-yet undetermined future with the team. Quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson took over playcalling for Saturday's 14-7 loss to UNC. After six weeks of play, Louisville ranks 94th nationally in total offense and 112th in scoring.
No way does this end in heartbreak for all involved. ESPN steered the ACC to expansion? And now the Big East is after Boise State? Y'all, I sort of floated a similar idea already, and it got a whole lot of people very upset even as a joke. But whatever, the Big East just needs to bring in six more football teams to be able to play a conference title game, and they'll be fine.
Why-o, why-o, why-o. The latest batch of suspended and/or re-suspended Ohio State players have one very angry lawyer, and he's fixin' to sling some evidence. Meanwhile Gene Smith is clearly sending covert come-hither signals to Urban Meyer using his favorite words.
Giveth, taketh. No further updates on LaMichael James, beyond LaMichael James himself saying he'll be back for Oregon this season. Richard Brehaut's broken leg puts Brett Hundley in the two-deep for UCLA (scary Bruins QB stat of the weekend here). Tajh Boyd's condition has been upgraded to probable for the Maryland game. Tyler Bray's broken thumb will sideline him for five to six weeks, and Tauren Poole is day-to-day with a hamstring strain, per Derek Dooley's presser this afternoon. Hotshot Georgia freshman Malcolm Mitchell will miss the Vanderbilt game with a hamstring injury of his own. Texas Tech's Eric Stephens sustained a knee injury Saturday that Tommy Tuberville says "doesn't look good," after a collision with A&M's Damontre Moore. Colorado receiver Paul Richardson, who missed Saturday's game against Stanford, will be sidelined for another couple weeks. Boston College's Montel Harris and Kaleb Ramsey are done for the season, as is Maryland's Andrew Gonnella. And we always love hearing from Eric LeGrand. Monday whimsy: Rick Neuheisel is really good at one thing. Pitt and Syracuse = Big teevee $$! The Solid Verbal crew presents the feel-bad classic, “Nick Foles In A Losing Effort.” If you missed it at the end of last week, read this history of the Fightin' Ducks. Gross autoplay video alert, but this link bears good news for USC partisans: Confirmation that Matt Barkley and Robert Woods would both be eligible for Heisman consideration. LSU will apparently be without a night game at home this season, which is just wrong. And let this handy flowchart help you decide when it's time to replace your coach with Urban Meyer.