Steve Spurrier probably won’t coach again because of his disdain for the job’s recruiting component. In Tuesday’s news conference to announce his immediate resignation Spurrier, 70, said , “I was the best coach for this job 11 years ago, but I’m not today.”
Enjoy your retirement, Coach. We hope you dance.
Texas mascot Bevo XIV, a longhorn steer, has been diagnosed with cancer – specifically, bovine leukemia virus – and will retire. Bevo XIV had been on the job since 2004 and oversaw some big events, including the January 4, 2006 Rose Bowl victory over U.S.C. that brought Texas a national title and the second inauguration of former President George W. Bush.
Florida’s Deiondre Porter, one of the Gators’ best players on special teams, has been arrested for aggravated assault and suspended from the team indefinitely. Porter, a freshman, has been charged with four felonies of the second or third degree. Those charges are: aggravated battery, firing a weapon into a building or vehicle, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Porter allegedly held a handgun to the head of his pregnant girlfriend and fired a shot in her direction during a late September argument.
VERs and POWs for Thursday and Friday…
Thursday, October 15
Auburn (3-2) at Kentucky (4-1)
VER: 27-25, Auburn
Auburn’s POW: 55%
An SEC game on a Thursday night!
Western Kentucky (5-1) at North Texas (0-5)
VER: 50-18, Western Kentucky
Western’s POW: 95%
North Texas lost at home last week…to an FCS school (Portland State). Score? 66 to 7.
#18 U.C.L.A. (4-1) at #15 Stanford (4-1)
VER: 30-24, Stanford
Stanford’s POW: 65%
Credit to Stanford coach David Shaw for turning the Cardinal’s season around after a miserable opener.
Friday, October 16
#24 Houston (5-0) at Tulane (2-3)
VER: 40-21, Houston
Houston’s POW: 85%
Cougars rank sixth in FBS in both scoring (46.4 points per game) and total offense (573.4 yards per game. Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. completes 72% of his passes. Tulane coach Curtis Johnson: “Their quarterback is electric.”
#21 Boise State (5-1) at Utah State (3-2)
VER: 28-19, Boise State
Boise’s POW: 75%
Utah state quarterback Chuckie Keeton won’t play due to his balky knee, meaning Boise State will
never have squared off against him.
U.N.L.V. (2-4) at Fresno State (1-5)
VER: 30-24, U.N.L.V.
U.N.L.V. ‘s POW: 65%
Rebel backup quarterback Kurt Palandech has been inconsistent in filling in for injured starter Blake Decker. But the Bulldogs have been nothing short of awful.
Cincinnati (3-2) at Brigham Young (4-2)
VER: 36-29, B.Y.U.
B.Y.U. ‘s POW: 60%
Be it Gunner Kiel or Hayden Moore at quarterback, Cincy’s passing attack is in high gear: 386 yards per game in the air. The Bearcats are weak on defense, however, so this should be a fun,