This week’s scoop…Can Brady Hoke survive at Michigan? David Shaw to the Raiders? And, NFL scouts don’t trust Jimbo Fisher.
From 1993-2001 the defining moment in the SEC season was always the Florida-Tennessee game, usually the third or fourth week of the season in September. Whoever won that game went on to win the SEC East and then turned whoever won the West into a sacrificial lamb.
There haven’t been very many defining moments in the series since then, a series dominated by Florida, which has won the last 10 games.
Our rankings are simple. Who’s the most likely to get fired? That’s the only criteria we use to group them. The higher the ranking, the more likely they’ll be shown the door. Rankings are not based only on week-to-week results, they are based on what we hear from sources on the ground – and that can change based on any number of things.
Charlie Weis is out at Kansas. The Jayhawks managed just a 6-22 record during Weis’ tenure as head coach.
Here we are, just days away from October and we’ve only had one firing. Okay, technically speaking June Jones (Wink! Wink!) resigned at SMU but are you buying that story? Of course, you’re not. Just like you shouldn’t be buying the story that Will Muschamp is teetering on the verge of a firing.
There is a simple solution for college football’s first Division I playoff. If they really want to bring the best four teams to the table to duke it out for the closest thing we’ve ever had to something that isn’t a mythical national championship, then why not invite the top four teams from the SEC West Division? Of course, they won’t do that because the folks at Oklahoma, Oregon and Florida State would suddenly go into a state of apoplexy, but you can make a strong case that the Southeastern Conference deserves two seats at the Final Four table and both of those teams should be from the SEC West.
Charlie Weis should have stayed in New England, Georgia Southern’s Willie Fritz is likely to get a call from a big time program, and Al Golden and WIll Muschamp aren’t helping themselves. Here’s the scoop on these and other turbulent college football situations.