(Writer’s note: if you can, we ask that you please control your excitement.)
Now that new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell has inked his six-year, $12 million contract, he’s begun the process of putting together his coaching staff. On Friday Hazell announced the addition of six assistant coaches for the Boilermakers. Those additions are:
Greg Hudson, Defensive Coordinator
Jim Bollman, Offensive Line
Marcus Freeman, Linebackers
Jon Heacock, Cornerbacks
Kevin Sherman, Wide Receivers
Jafar Williams, Running Backs
Hudson joins Hazell’s coaching staff after spending the past three seasons as linebackers coach for Florida State. In 2012, the Seminoles ranked in the top 10 in scoring defense, rush defense and pass defense. Bollman comes from Boston College where he served as the offensive line coach/running game coordinator. He also spent 11 years as the offensive coordinator for Ohio State.
Freeman, Heacock and Williams all come to Purdue after serving under Hazell at Kent State while Sherman comes over from Virginia Tech.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.