Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE)
One "sour note" in all this, coming (OF COURSE!) from Paul Finebaum's show a little while ago...
1- Billy Napier
2- Eli Drinkwitz
3- Andy Thompson
4- Kane Wommack
5- Jacob Bronowski
6- Charlie Weis Jr.
7- Kevin Coyle
Of course agree with pretty well all of your points above...I too STILL think an OC (one who is a mix of "protégé" AND "creative independent thinker", who can function in both "backup-onfield-support" and "point/counterpoint" modes) would be a wise addition by next season.Some corrections:
- Napier called a timeout because the stupid team was not lined up—not to revel in a victory.
- Heupel called a timeout because he is an asshole and an idiot.
- The SEC suspensions were fair.
- The Vols defense is dirty, but it is legal to hit a QB who is running around burning clock. If Napier were a good SEC offensive coordinator he would have told his QB to roll out and throw the ball as far as possible—the clock will stop when the ball hits the ground. If he were a good coach he might have sent in a backup QB to do that. If he had a fucking special teams coach he could have sent out the special teams, had the Australian punter run around and then punt the ball.
- The Gators and Vols should consider themselves lucky that the SEC only suspended 5 players and did not fine coaches and sideline participants.
As for the Colorado-CSU incident, this is an unfortunate side effect of having a national celebrity (tv commercials, rap videos in addition to sports) as a coach. Every aspect of fandom is turned up to eleven. That was a legal hit, but it was dirty. Travis was near the sideline, and the defender hit him on the side where he had little padding—probably bruised his rib and sensitized his spleen. On that topic, because of Deion Sanders there are many more casual fans and celebrity followers watching the game. I am not justifying the death threats but having lived in Hollywood and been around celebrities (including my own kid) I know firsthand how fans of celebrities get hyper emotional.