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Tuesday offseason one-liners

Andy Griffith

Meandering our way through the offseason minutia, a lone one-liner at a time…

— Television icon Andy Griffith, who passed away today at the age of 86 today, got his start as a standup comedian, and one of the first routines on his path to stardom was centered on the game of college football.

Idaho Statesman: College football playoffs starting to look like BCS 2.0.

— Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones gives a thumbs-up to new playoff format.

— As expected, quarterback Matt Barkley sits at No. 1 on the Orange County Register‘s countdown of the 50 most valuable USC Trojans of 2012.

— Former Alabama player/coach Ray Perkins coaching football for the first time in more than a decade — at the JUCO level.

San Antonio Express-News: Aggies raise flag on new SEC era.

— Wide receiver James Johnson tells the Seattle Times that “you can definitely see a new sense of urgency” around the Washington football program thanks to the new additions to the coaching staff.

Detroit Free Press: To foster continuity, Michigan State football assistants got pay raises.

— Vanderbilt on the verge of joining the growing trend of introducing new football uniforms.

— Pittsburgh has added a kicker to its 2013 recruiting class.  His name?  Chris Blewitt.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Three more football signees have arrived in Oxford and are enrolled for Ole Miss’ second summer session.

— A pair of incoming freshman not in tow as Syracuse commences summer program.

— USF head coach Skip Holtz has accepted an invitation to play in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe later this month.

— This really isn’t related to college football, but the headline compels me to mention it anyway: “Dwarf football players prove their skills on a level field at Cowboys Stadium”.

(Photo credit: CBS)

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  1. dcroz says: Jul 3, 2012 9:39 PM

    RIP Andy Griffith. We lost George Lindsey just a few months ago–I live only about 10 miles from his birthplace in Jasper, AL, and he’s buried just a couple miles from there–and now only Opie (Ron Howard) and Gomer (Jim Nabors, another Alabama native) are left. Mayberry is almost gone.

  2. ladyhuckleberry says: Jul 4, 2012 2:48 AM

    dcroz, I hear ya loud and clear. I still laugh at the sound of Andy Griffth doin his And Football is What it Was. And when in high school we had to listen to his version of Romeo and Juliet. He put such a spin on it till you could learn it easily. He had a tendancy to really make you feel like you were right there with him as he explained things.

    But anywho’s and what’s it you have a Super good Holiday today.

  3. ladyhuckleberry says: Jul 4, 2012 2:51 AM

    Lord, I hope Suprmous doesn’t mind I put her picture up there for you to see. She’s such a nice little lady.

  4. dcroz says: Jul 4, 2012 7:49 AM

    Both of my aunts who taught sixth grade also showed the “Romeo and Juliet” episode to their classes when they taught it. Who knew that Mayberry was such a great teaching tool? :)

  5. polegojim says: Jul 4, 2012 8:06 AM

    RIP Andy

    Andy comes an era where humor was strategically and situationally funny. Something the entire family could enjoy to together.

    It didn’t need shocking language and vulgarity. It had amazing talent and a nose for people.

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