I love Mike Leach, I really do. Via Brian Davis at the DMN, here are the quotes from Fran, Brown and Leach when asked about Jim Tressel abstaining from the most recent coach's poll:
Both Brown and Fran gave the politically correct answers, and Leach gave the answer that everyone was thinking but too afraid to say.
Also on the DMN College blog, Chuck Carlton notes that Leach favors a 32 or 64 team playoff and laughs at the idea that college teams can't handle the schedule.
The difference between the payout on the Insight Bowl and the Alamo Bowl is about $3.2 million. That's a lot of money. That's a lot of money that I'd love to see reinvested in recruiting and facilities. The DMN provides an initial preview to the game.
The LAJ's Don Williams, as always, has a preview of the teams and information on tickets.
Finally, Texas Tech assistant head coach, Ruffin McNeil, notifies the press that Sonny Dykes has accepted the Arizona offensive coordinator position. Does anyone else find it odd that McNeil is making this announcement rather than Leach? I'm not trying to insinuate anything and quite frankly, even if I did, I wouldn't know what to insinuate. I just think it's odd.