Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
Doctors have amputated the right foot of Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker, who is battling complications from diabetes. That doesn't mean he won't be back for the Hawkeyes - maybe even this season.
Coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday that Parker's foot was amputated about two weeks ago. It's unlikely Parker will return for Iowa's next game, against Michigan on Oct. 17, but he could be back by the end of the year.
I knew that he had been in the hospital but I had no idea it was that bad. Read more.
What I think I know. The OC from the box makes the call. RR has overide authority. Play is relayed by Tate and JK to the field. The team gets the call. Team gets set. Denard looks to sideline for a check and relays as necessary. Questions from myself.
1. Is only one play called or are multiple plays called based on defensive formation (I guess this would be more an option rather than multiple play calls) and is a follow on play called based on expected results of current play to increase tempo.
2. Does Calvin Magee intiate each play call?
Any input on the anatomy of a Michigan offensive play would be appreciated but not information that gives couch burners an advantage.
Anyone know Davion Roger's status with the team, he is still going to school at UM and his updated fb profile pic is in his practice jersey and helmet. I would post it if I knew how.
8p, ESPN/ESPN3, Alabama-Birmingham at Central Florida
As many of you can tell, I'm addicted to college football. As Paul pointed out to me last night, there is not a night from yesterday through Thanksgiving week without at least some kind of college or pro game on. This is my time of year.
Tonight's EPIC Conference USA GRUDGE MATCH features the 1-3 (0-1 in conference) UAB Blazers and the 2-2 UCF Knights. This will be UCF's first conference game.
UAB isn't a great team but they do have a fairly decent offense, ranking 28th in passing yards per game and 48th in rushing yards per game. They have been porous at best on defense, getting rolled by SMU, losing a shoot out against FAU, winning a shootout with Troy, and losing to Tennessee in overtime.
UCF is built more around their defense than their offense. In 4 games this year, they'v given up just 15.5 points per game, good for 21st best in the nation. That does include 2 games against BCS AQ opponents in NC State and undefeated Kansas State. As a defensive oriented team, you can probably guess that ball control on offense is key. They do rank 38 in rushing yards per game for that reason. In fact, their pass offense is horrendous. #98 in yards per game.
The line is UCF -11.5, -12, or -12.5 depending your site. The over/under is at 48 or 48.5.
Feed your addiction. Watch the game. Comment on how silly the little UCF gets. Comment about GLEE and watch your mgopoints dwindle by 30,000.
(HT: The Only Colors, THE quality MSU blog)
My god this is amazing intro. It's crazy to think how far GameDay has come and how long the cast has been together.