Archive for December, 2010

Delany Ordered The Code Red!

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Dennis Dodd: *Commissioner Delany, did you design the new logo?*
Judge Scott Chipman: You *don’t* have to answer that question!
Delany: I’ll answer the question!
[to Dodd]
Delany: You want answers?
Dodd: I think I’m entitled.
Delany: *You want answers?*
Dodd: *I want the truth!*
Delany: *You can’t handle the truth!*
Delany: Son, we live in a world that has divisions, and those divisions have to be named by men with marketing degrees. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Teddy Greenstein? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for the old logo, and you curse the 12-team league. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That the old logo’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you WANT me to design that logo, you NEED me to design that logo. We use words like leaders, legends and tradition. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a group of institutions who rise and sleep under the blanket of the very financial prosperity that I provide, and then QUESTIONS the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you design a logo, and pick a couple of division names that can please 4 million alumni. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!
Dodd: Did you design the logo?
Delany: I did the job I…

Scott Carter of GatorZone, the official UF website, reports that Urban Meyer informed athletic director Jeremy Foley that he will step down after the Outback Bowl.


Urban Meyer to Step Down

Posted: December 8, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Brett McMurphy of AOL FanHouse (@brettmcmurphy) tweets that Urban Meyer will resign as head coach at Florida during a 5pm eastern press conference today.

No additional details are available at this time. It was last December when Meyer had a short-lived “retirement.”

As we reported yesterday, Indiana has scheduled a 4pm eastern press conference for a “major announcement regarding the future of the football program.”

No name is mentioned, but sources confirmed to NCAA Rumor Mill yesterday that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be the new coach at Indiana.

Sources tell NCAARumorMill that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be introduced as Indiana’s head coach by athletic director Fred Glass during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Wilson has been OU’s offensive coordinator since 2006, and has been with the Sooners since 2002. Wilson won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant in 2008 when OU scored an NCAA record 716 points with Sam Bradford at quarterback.

Joe Schad of ESPN reports that San Diego State agrees with head coach Brady Hoke on new 5-year contract.

Sources have told NCAA Rumor Mill that Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi will hold a 2pm CT press conference on Monday to introduce Jerry Kill as the Golden Gophers’ new head football coach.

The 49-year old Kill has served as the head coach at Northern Illinois since 2008. He led the Huskies to the MAC Championship Game this season and a top-25 ranking. Kill has gone 23-16 in his three years in DeKalb, including an 18-6 mark in the MAC. 

Prior his tenure at NIU, Kill spent seven years at Southern Illinois, where he turned the Salukis into an NCAA FCS power.  After going 1-10 in his first year in Carbondale in 2001, the Salukis made the NCAA FCS playoffs five times and made it to the semifinals in 2007.  Kill was named the I-AA Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2007.

Kill will replace Tim Brewster at Minnesota.  Other candidates rumored to be connected to the Minnesota job were Al Golden, Randy Edsall, Marc Trestman and many others.

Kill has battled kidney cancer since 2005, and has created the Coach Kill Cancer Fund to assist low-income families who are dealing with cancer.