There is a new Traveling Canadian Champion of College Football. The TCU Horned Frogs.
Our good froggy friends via common enemy can enjoy an even sweeter victory, not only are they in the Big XII drivers seat, but they are now Canada's College Football Team.
Speaking of common enemy, former Canadian Champion Baylor attempts to become only the 4th two-time Canadian Champion, as Baylor and TCU face off this Saturday in Waco.
Random Stat: The Canadian Championship has been lost 22 times. 9 of those 22 times occured in the month of October.
|Travelling Canadian Championship|
|Kansas State||10/27/12||11/17/12||21||Texas Tech|
|Virginia Tech||11/10/11||12/3/11||23||Georgia Tech|
As an aside, I'm taking this opportunity to talk about how much I dislike Bob Stoops.
Last year, Wes Lunt decided to transfer from Oklahoma State, and a story leaked about Mike Gundy listing dozens of schools where Lunt was not allowed to transfer to. Allowing coaches to control players who are done with the program is another one of those rules meant to protect the game, but can be abused.
Bob Stoops went on record in support of Gundy, as reported by David Ubben on espn.com, and every coach who restricts a kid from transferring and said he doesn't support a player's choice to transfer.
"It isn’t right that they can just do what they want to do," Stoops said. "It isn’t good. I don’t believe in it."
Stoops argued that players sign letters of intent with schools and not coaches, so even a coaching change shouldn't make it OK for players to leave. He acknowledged that tampering does happen with players, and if players were allowed to transfer without sitting out a year, that illegal act would be encouraged.
Stoops felt that without the rule requiring transfers to sit out a year of football, a program tampering with another program's athletes would be encouraged.
A year later, 2012's #1 overall recruit Dorial Green-Beckham was kicked off Missouri's football team. Stoops who was against players changing teams for personal reasons, was fine with a player changing teams because he allegedly failed drug tests and allegedly engaged in domestic violence.
But at least Green-Beckham would sit out the year, and perhaps mature right? Wrong, Stoops, who talked about the importance of the one-year rule, filed an appeal with the NCAA to allow Green-Beckham to play immediately. The NCAA denied the appeal, but Green-Beckham remains a member of the Oklahoma team. This also comes as former Stoops athlete Adrian Peterson is at risk of losing his career due to domestic violence and OU running back was caught on tape in August punching a woman. There are more examples, like Larry Birdine.
Bob Stoops is a hypocrite who is only out for himself. No matter what he may say, this man who is in charge of shaping many young men's lives, teaches those men that winning is more important than anything else. His track record is starting to show that his athletes are failing in life because of his attitude. As Oklahoma continues to lose ground in the Big XII, logic dictates that Stoops will become more hypocritical to continue winning. If ignoring the dangers of head injuries despite the modern climate is reason for Hoke to be fired. Then actively supporting a culture of domestic violence should get Bob Stoops fired.