Return Of College Football Rumors, Tomfoolery, And Stuff 'n' Nonsense
Around this time last year an article was published by yours truly regarding the wildest stories and gossip of the upcoming college football season.
Using the information sources available on the web, one may piece together the most bizarre set of potential circumstances.
It is interesting but does not hold a candle to the actual rumors and chit chat made available by listening to what is being said in various corners of the country.
Invariably, the conversation turns to discussing the potential job performance and security of coaches around the USA.
The following is a reading of the tea leaves concerning this always fascinating subject.
1. Steve Kragthorpe of Louisville will step down at year end and be replaced by former Tennessee head coach Phil Fulmer.
2. Virginia's Al Groh will make a none-too-graceful exit and be replaced by current Tulsa head coach Todd Graham.
3. Tulsa will in turn look to Howard Schnellenberger's assistant coach at Florida Atlantic, Jeff Brohm, as head coach material.
4. Following another lackluster season, Colorado's Dan Hawkins is out, to be replaced by Turner Gill of Buffalo.
5. UAB head coach Neil Callaway will suffer a third straight losing season and be replaced by Alabama native, and current NFL assistant coach, Sylvester Croom.
6. Tommy West of Memphis will suffer a losing season and be replaced by Louisiana Tech head coach Derek Dooley who cashes in during a bidding war for his services.
7. The Las Vegas program will say goodbye to coach Mike Sanford and replace him with Florida assistant Charlie Strong, who finds the open-minded situation he wants.
8. Following another losing season, Tulane coach Bob Toledo will be out and replaced by Utah assistant John Pease, a longtime New Orleans Saints fixture.
9. Indiana will replace coach Bill Lynch (after the Hoosiers' 14th losing season in the last 15 years) with offensive guru Bill Cubit, currently head coach of Western Michigan.
9. Idaho's Robb Akey will not improve upon his three wins in two years with the Vandals so they look for current Akron assistant Walt Harris to resurrect the program.
10. Todd Dodge will be out at North Texas State and replaced by the recently available Steve Kragthorpe, formerly of Louisville and Tulsa.
It is obvious from the patter of loose tongues regarding these scenarios that many people just want to say they "knew it all along."
If they just had inside knowledge of what becomes of Charlie Weis they could write their own ticket.
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