Thursday, December 30, 2010

As the Carousel Spins...Thursday Episode

     Welcome back for another dose of the Spinning Carousel. There was quite a bit of movement today in the coaching ranks leading into New Years Weekend, so let's say what went down in today's drama...
     Maryland AD Kevin Anderson (Douche of the Week) is back on again with his love interest Mike Leach to replace the fired (unjustly) Ralph Friedgen. Several sources confirmed that Leach was on campus today interviewing for the job, and Leach did not deny it. If Leach was indeed scamming for this job when Friedgen was still employed, then his name fits the bill.
     Justin Frye had just joined the staff at North Texas, and is already jumping ship. Frye will leave Denton to go to work on Steve Addazio's new staff at Temple.
     Jerry Kill has filled out his entire staff now at Minnesota. He didn't have to reach to far to find his assistants as he brought most of his staff with him from Northern Illinois. Brian Anderson was brought in to cover Offense QC. Nate Griffin has been brought in from D2 Truman State to be the Defense QC. Griffin coached the D Line at Truman State. Jay Sawvel will coach the DBs, while Adam Clark will serve as recruiting coordinator.
     OC and Assistant HC Brent Pease has left Boise State to join the staff at Indiana. Pease has been the man at Boise, and will have some solid talent to work with on Kevin Wilson's staff at IU.
     Speaking of Boise State, former Colorado OC Eric Keisau will apprently join the Bronco staff as WR Coach. There is no news as of yet as to who may replace Pease as OC. Stay tuned. It was also announced that Director of Football Operations Viliami Tuivai has left the staff.
     Dan Mullen has a new contract at Mississippi State that will pay him $2.4 Million per season, which is still only good enough to rank somewhere in the middle of SEC coaches. There is a buyout, but it's laughable and won't stop anyone with resources from trying to poach him away from the Bulldogs. It's a good attempt by MSU to keep him, however.
     RB/SB Coach Chris Beatty and TE Coach Dave McMichael have been let go at West Virginia. Why won't Bill Stewart just go kamakaze and bail out too? I question a man's sense of self worth when someone hires your replacement and you just stick around and do nothing about it. Man up and resign Bill. It's for your own good, and it'll save your dignity.
     The LB Coach spot is open at Nebraska,  and Bo Pelini is interested in Tulane LB Coach Doug Colman. Colman is a former Husker LB himself.
      The Elon exodus continues, as Pete Lembo has brought 3 more Phoenix assistants with him to Ball State in OC Rich Skrosky, O Line Coach John Strollo, and WR Coach Keith Gaither. No news on candidates for the Elon job, and I am looking hard for information. The Cardinals also announced that they are retaining WR Coach Joey Lynch.
     It was confirmed today that BYU OC Robert Anae has resigned. Rumors have him joining Leach if he takes the Maryland job. Other stories reported today reflect total dysfunction in the BYU offensive staff. Anae was not allowed on the field during games during the Max Hall tenure because they could not get along. Anae has been portrayed as abrasive and as a real shit stirring ass whipe that cannot creat cohesiveness on a staff as the OC. Hope that he gets it together, as Bronco Mendenhall seems to have had no other choice but to force him out. Word also is out that he would call plays in games that the team never even practiced.
     As was reported earlier, Stanford DC Vic Fangio is the top candidate to replace Chuck Bullough as DC at UCLA. Rick Neuheisel continues to claim that he is making progress with staff changes, but has not even asked Stanford to permission to speak with Fangio, and has not decided on keeping or ditching NOrm Chow and the Pistol Offense. But...he's making...progress...more Neuheisel idiotic rhetoric. Best double talker in the west.
     Tennessee-Martin has hired Memphis CB Coach Lytrell Pollard as the new DC for the Skyhawks. Good move for in-state recruiting purposes.
More news later...

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