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Wednesday afternoon one-liners

Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien addresses a news conference before his first spring practice as Penn State's head football coach, in Pennsylvania Reuters

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

Bill O’Brien explains why he passed over two long-time Penn State assistants for defensive coordinator in favor of a coach he’d never worked with. Kirk Cousins rocks so much Spartan gear, he’ll be ‘buried in a Michigan State coffin.’

— Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins has decided it’s time to grow up.

— Ole Miss has a few surprises on its post-spring depth chart, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger writes.

— Growing confidence on The Plains for improved quarterback play from Kiehl Frazier?

Tommy Tuberville says Kliff Kingsbury is the perfect replacement for him at Texas Tech.

— Utah’s athletic director favors a nine-game conference schedule for the Pac-12.

— After years of subpar play, new head coach Scott Shafer explains how he’s going to improve Syracuse’s special teams.

— The most bad-ass new field at the FBS level?  Wyoming, of course.

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4 Responses to “Wednesday afternoon one-liners”
  1. parkcityute says: May 8, 2013 2:50 PM

    I agree that the PAC should keep a 9 game conference schedule. I like the competition in conference. As long as the game with BYU continues every year or every other year. The B1G is at 9 games in conference. The SEC may well decide for 9.

    Soon playing these minor college programs will not be done. The playoffs are bring all these things about. I like what I am seeing so far, but I wish for an expansion of the final playoff teams.

  2. normtide says: May 8, 2013 10:02 PM

    I disagree park, 9 league games means one less home game every other year. I think most teams will schedule one less home and home ooc games per year to make up for it. SOS already plays a part, if only by the human voters, and it hasn’t put a dent in the payoff games. If anything, it will probably add to the rise of neutral site games, where both teams get equal payouts. I just don’t see most programs giving up a league home game, and not making it up in OOC play.

  3. parkcityute says: May 11, 2013 8:40 PM


    Why is your coach Nick Saban supporting a 9 game schedule for the SEC? Don’t you think he understands that one more SEC game will mean one less home game every other year. But could he also know that playing another SEC game will increase the strength of schedule, sometimes greatly, and also yield a much greater revenue due to increase tv revenue, sales of merchandise and ad revenue, etc.?

  4. normtide says: May 11, 2013 9:11 PM

    Never said I was against 9 game league slates. I just think it will effect OOC scheduling. Programs will want to make up that lost home game. Honestly, it won’t hurt the ‘haves’, like Bama or USC as much, but it will the others. Or, like I said before, it will increase the neutral site games. SOS isn’t a problem now for the SEC, and an extra league game will only reinforce that.

    On a side note, while I find Saban to be a coaching genius, I still tend to think for myself.

    Happy mothers day, the women in your life and mine as well.

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