Friday, December 17, 2010

As the Carousel Spins...Friday Episode

    The news is a bit strange on this rainy Friday in Las Vegas. Word is coming from one spot in particular that has me scratching my head, and is quite frankly very insulting to a coach who did a ton to turn his fortunes around in 2010. Let's take a look at what flew out of the spinning carousel today...
     According to ESPN's Joe Schad, Maryland is considering asking Ralph Friedgen to retire and accept a buyout after the bowl game. The Terps have just completed an 8-4 season, a year after they had flamed out at 2-10. I had picked them to basically finish at 2-10 again this year, so they finished way above my expectations, and Friedgen has earned his right to stay on. According to ESPN, the leading candidate to replace Friedgen if a move were made would be Mike Leach.
     Kevin Daft has been let go as WR Coach at California. Jeff tedford needed a scapegoat, and Daft was an easy target. Daft is a former QB out of UC-Davis.
     Former Bowling Green HC Gregg Brandon will interview for the New Mexico OC job. That job was vacated when Darrell Dickey was let go, again, as a scapegoat to cover for the failings of HC Mike Locksley.
     Al Golden is bringing Jethro Franklin and Paul Williams with him to Miami. Both worked for Golden at Temple, and are not sticking around as part of any new regime.
     Contrary to televised reports, Ball State has not made a hire. It was reported that Pete Lembo of Elon was the choice, and still may be, but they do not have an agreement at this time with anyone.
     West Virginia AD Oliver Luck stated that the university did not think that they could win the BCS title with Bill Stewart as HC, and that is why Dana Holgorsen was brought in as coach in waiting, despite WVU finishing with an 8-4 record this season. The question is that if you believe in the guy so little, why not just part ways now. If I were Bill Stewart, I'd just save some dignity and give the finger to WVU.
      The finalists for the Howard HC job are Bowie State HC Greg "Flea" Harrell, and Dunbar HS HC Craig Jefferies.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more "As the Carousel Spins" episode action.

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