The gift that keeps on giving.
Reports at the USC parctice literally managed to get Lane Kiffin off of his soap box
USC coach Lane Kiffin ends news conference when reporter asks about injured player - ESPN Los Angeles
The first question related to his statement, in which Kiffin called the offense "really crisp in both the running game and the passing game." A reporter asked Kiffin if that was a "function" of a formerly injured player being back in practice on Wednesday. "I don't know," Kiffin said, appearing displeased.
Kiffin was standing on some box, got annoyed at a pretty reasonable question and the got down and walked away.
I understand the policy but how can a question of a player being back be such an egregious error that Kiffin threw a tantrum.
Speaking of odd behavior
Big East Conference divided on 14th football member, sources say - ESPN
Whether Air Force, BYU or Army ultimately join the Big East could be determined by how much the Big East's new media rights deal, expected to be completed in the coming months, brings the league. At least one Big East source remains confident. "They'll crawl back once the TV deal is done," the source said.
I don't think anyone will be crawling to the Big East for a football only membership. It's just not worth it anymore.
Might Air Force or BYU join? Sure, it could happen. But I can assure you whoever is #14 is not going to be doing cartwheels over it.
Let's face it, the BCS is nothing but a well funded mid major football conference anymore.
ACC Orange Bowl Deal Involving SEC, Big Ten, And Notre Dame Finalized, According To Report - SBNation.com
Dodd reports that the deal, which ESPN's Brett McMurphy first broke on Monday, is done, and that it finalizes matchups for the Rose, Champions, and Orange Bowls when they are not national semifinals. The current structure of the post-BCS bowl system would include those three "contract" bowls, two national semifinals, and a national championship game, but the 12 spots available in those games have been largely carved out as property of the five major college athletic conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and Pac-12.
The post BCS bowls that matter do not include you Big East.
And now I have to link about the game...
Ill have more up later but I am going to avoid posting a long article only about the Kent Game specifically because (1) I want to keep the language clean and (2) There are much broader things UBNation need to focus on. So later I will have a quick rundown and thoughts. In the mean time chew on these.
Queen City SportsUB Lays An Egg In MAC Opener - Queen City Sports
Bulls running back Branden Oliver had a solid first half, rushing for 77 yards on 16 carries but didn’t suit up in the second half following an injury he suffered late in the second quarter.
Injuries send Bulls deep down RB depth chart - Sports - The Buffalo News
The loss of Oliver would be the most significant considering he's the face of the program and its most talented offensive player. When you factor in the fact that Oliver's backup, sophomore James Potts, is lost for the season with a knee injury, the Bulls are down to their third- and fourth-string tailbacks in junior Brandon Murie and true freshman Devin Campbell.
Offense Struggles in Loss to Kent State - Buffalo Athletics
The Bulls' defensive effort was led by Khalil Mack. The junior linebacker was the best defensive player on the field for either team. He finished with a career-high 12 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and a pass breakup.
Kent State Vs. Buffalo Final Score: Flashes Win Snoozer, 23-7 - SBNation.com
Buffalo's futility on offense had more to do with it, though. The Bulls completed a miserable five passes on the night (on 26 attempts), committed four turnovers, and scored their only touchdown of the game on a Hail Mary from Alex Zordich to Alex Neutz as time expired in the first half.