Designated Read: Get better, Gopher skipper

Monday September 12th, 2011

Gentlemen! Your poll positions. Piping-hot AP rankings (well, warm, anyway) available over thisaway. Your unsurprising top five: Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, Boise State and Florida State. Michigan slides in first under "also receiving votes," so if you actually saw them play on Saturday, enjoy that.

Best news of the weekend. Minnesota school officials say Jerry Kill is on the mend after Saturday's sideline collapse:

"Coach Kill is in good hands and is receiving the very best in medical care," athletics director Joel Maturi said in the statement. "Right now the reports we have received from our medical staff are positive and I am very pleased that he continues to show steady signs of improvement."

Our continued and sincere best wishes to Coach Kill and the entire Minnesota football community.

Bork bork bork schedule bork. Brian Kelly screamed so hard in the Big House Saturday night that at times his eyes disappeared entirely from view, creating an effect of eyebrows and a flapping mouth not unlike that of Swedish Chef. When he calmed down, Coach Kelly took the time to excuse Notre Dame's two public on-field faceplants by blaming the Irish's front-loaded schedule. He could've picked a better target than Ohio State; the Buckeyes play three teams currently ranked in the top 15 in a four-week stretch this October.

Looking forward to typing "Britton Banowsky" over and over again. The chairman of the dreaded NCAA COI is stepping down due to undisclosed personal reasons.

Milk carton Buckeyes, current and former. Braxton Miller rode pine for 60 minutes Saturday against Toledo, and Duron Carter didn't even make the trip to Happy Valley.

We'll go to our rooms and never come out. Baylor's really selling this "hold your breath until you turn blue" anti-realignment strategy.

It didn't work. You might've heard. Gary Pinkel explains his surprisingly valid reasons for those two timeouts Friday night.

This would be the best actual way to fire a coach. Pete Thamel says "it felt as if Georgia’s famous hedges were closing in and suffocating Richt" in Athens.

Monday whimsy: lost big are coming down Fact-checking Lew Perkinsy things image problem quite the hair-do has been dismissed Bruno Mars is involved has his own television show shows some real emotion
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