Sprints Is Interested In Hiring a Florida Assistant // 12.17.09

Is anybody left?
More Florida assistants are being considered for jobs in other places.

Three members on the staff -- quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler, cornerbacks coach Vance Bedford and new wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni -- are on the candidate list for head-coaching openings at two different schools. ...

Azzanni, hired last Friday to replace Billy Gonzales on the UF staff, is considered a possible strong candidate for the head-coaching job at the school he just left -- Central Michigan. That job came open Wednesday.

Look on the bright side, Gators fans: Nobody is trying to hire Steve Addazio yet.

Tennessee boosters aren't upset about alleged Orange Pride violations
Which is really a surprise, SEC boosters being such known sticklers for following the rules.

"Not really, no," Hamilton said. "And frankly I'm surprised I haven't heard more, given the depth and the breadth of our fan base ... I've had a couple of e-mails, a couple of phone calls, but that's about it."

That's because they're too busy writing blog posts trying to undermine a completely legitimate news story by pointing out the difference between 178 miles and 200 miles. No, I'm not referring to anyone in particular.

It's all part of the plan
Boy Wonder has apparently excited the Vols fan base so much that they're staying home during football games.

The University of Tennessee failed to reach the six-digit mark in annual home-game football attendance last season for the first time since 1995, UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said Wednesday.

"I think our average attendance is going to be slightly under 100,000 for the first time in a while," said Hamilton in an interview with the News Sentinel.

The economy and -- I'm not making this up -- a new way for students to pick up their tickets are being blamed.

Georgia will have a new defensive coordinator by Valentine's Day. Maybe.
Richt on his search for a replacement for Willie Martinez:

"I would say the safest bet -- and I don’t want to put a timetable on it -- but ... I’d hate to think it goes much past the first week of January," Richt said. "We’ve got to get back on the road recruiting. ... Even then I’m not going to say 100 percent because I’m not 100 percent sure when it will happen. I wouldn’t imagine it going too much past that."

At least he had a plan when he got rid of Willie Martinez: Hire a new defensive coordinator. He doesn't seem to have gotten very far beyond that point.

In fairness, for some SEC schools the defendant would have been traveling to the NC game. With the team.
An actual legal brief in Alabama contains this sentence.

Most of the attorneys representing all of the named Defendants have tickets and reservations to be in Pasadena on the 6th day of January, 2010, which date would conflict with trial date as travel times and schedules for the game overlap the trial as currently set.

Apparently, the plaintiffs are represented by Auburn fans and aren't willing. This is why Tony Barnhart said the Iron Bowl "is a cultural war and the participants just use football to fight it."

One of them will not survive
This almost sounds like a sports version of the Colbert Report. (Better Know a Gift Package?)

And what about Terrence "Mount" Cody? Does Trek make a bike that can support Alabama's 6-foot-5, 354-pound behemoth?

"No, but we'll send him one (if Cody selects a bike)," Weaver said. "Three-hundred fifty-four pounds is definitely pushing the limit, but they do not have a specific weight limit."

That would have to be one well-constructed bike.

TCU?
Hey Jenny Slater once again goes through the Old School Plus One exercise. I don't agree with every one of his predictions, but this is pretty much correct.

If the top bowls were freed from the strictures of computer rankings, automatic qualifiers, and the BCS's ridiculously convoluted rules for which bowls get to pick teams in which order, we'd not only get better, more meaningful games, but we'd also get an even more definitive national champion.

That's a Plus One I could live with. The problem is that it still wouldn't be enough for the playoff partisans for whom anything not involving a bracket can't possibly produce a real champion.

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