...or what to read while trying to survive the horror that is daylight-savings time.
Josh Cooper of the Decatur Daily thinks all those gambles Les Miles has been taking could backfire on him sooner rather than later:
Not even the best gambler can stay lucky for that long. Remember, there is a reason casinos are profitable ventures.
Miles will come to Tuscaloosa for one more game of roulette. Will this be the time he plays the wrong number?
I've heard plenty of Tuberville to Texas A&M speculation, but what's with the Tuby to LSU talk:
Who wouldn't you jump at the LSU job? The fans are nuts, the facilities are upgraded, and with 92,000 fans backing a winner they should be able to beat Tub's $2 million paycheck at Auburn. Miles is only making $1.8 million, which puts him in the middle of the SEC, but there is a serious upgrade due the position.
The Fanhouse takes a look at the "Saban's Players" Myth:
Second, being a second-tier coach is often all it takes to win a ton of football games. A coach doesn't need to be amazing in the off season and in the Fall to win conference or national titles. In fact, many a second-tier game-day coach has had great success with stunning talent levels (see, e.g., Tennessee circa 1998).
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in Baton Rouge hates Coach Saban:
"We hadn't won an SEC championship since I played before Nick got here," Ausberry said. "I don't understand the fans. Steve Spurrier (former national champion Florida coach) did about the same thing as Nick. He left Florida went to the NFL and came back to South Carolina. Florida doesn't hate him and he went to that school and won the Heisman there. He left, but he's in their ring of honor there."
"But I don't think anybody close to LSU should hate Nick Saban," Ausberry said. "We wouldn't be where we are today without Nick Saban. And that's not knock on Les at all. Les is doing great, but it was a build-up by Nick. This program was down for 10 years."
Also from the Shreveport Times, Saban and Miles have a lot in common.
This weekend's game isn't just huge for all the obvious reasons, it's also a big recruiting weekend for the Tide. TideSports has a rundown of the "unofficial" visitors that are expected to turn up.
Just more evidence that SECRULLZPAC!0DRULZ!!!111. From Addicted to Quack, the Pac 10's TV contracts are so terrible that a last second deal had to be made with ESPN to televise this weekend's game between #4 Oregon and #6 Arizona State. The game was previously only available in regional coverage and to ESPN Game Plan subscribers, despite being a hugely important game with both national title and Heisman implications. Go read the rest of the article to see just how bad their contract really is.
Might as well throw in a SECRULZBIG10DRULZ!!!!111 for good measure. From the M Zone, Michigan's Executive Associate Athletic Director thinks football fans should be more polite towards the opposing team:
That...that's just....I mean...just...wtf?
Finally, your morning musical YouTube comes courtesy My Morning Jacket:
|If it's stuck in my head...|