Coaches Corner – 10/13/13

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by Yankee Todd,

For now, all is right in the state of Texas.  Mack Brown and the University of Texas physically dominated the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry. Brown, facing criticism and calls for his job, pounded their rivals to the North with a running game that the #12th ranked Sooners couldn’t stop.

Malcolm Brown and Jonathan Gray both rushed for over 120 yards and Case McCoy made enough quality throws to give the Horns their best win in years.

Jed Barnett, wearing #44 as the Sooner punter, gave his worst Brian Bosworth impersonation on the 85 yard punt return in the second half to Daje Johnson.  Did anyone see his horrible angle and attempt on the return?

Johnny Manziel gave everyone a scare against Ole Miss Saturday night when he left the game temporarily with a knee injury.  Manziel returned and threw for 346 yards and rushed for 124 yards in the 41-38 victory on the road. Trailing by 7 with under 4 minutes to go, Johnny Football rallied the Aggies to a road win. If you haven’t seen Manziel’s rushing touchdown to tie the game with about three minutes to go in the game, you missed a reminder why he is the most exciting player in college football.

The Baylor Bears improved to 5-0 with a victory over Kansas State. Texas Tech is bowl eligible with a 42-35 victor over Iowa State. The Houston cougars are 5-0, matching their win total from last year. The Rice Owls are 4-2. TCU is 3-3 and the UTSA Roadrunners are knocking on the door of respectability.

Football in Texas is King and for now, it’s as good as it gets in Texas with college football.

Syracuse defeated NC State 24-10 to move to 3-3 on the year. The Orange, led by exciting QB Terrel Hunt, travel to Georgia Tech next week in a key ACC matchup for the Orange.  The ground attack for the Orange proved to be enough to give them their first road win in the ACC.

I did some research during Penn State’s exciting victory over Michigan as to why Devin Gardner wears number 98 as the teams QB. Gardner wears the number to honor Michigan’s first Heisman trophy  winner, Tom Harmon.

The Houston Texans have gone from a Super Bowl contender to a punch line of a joke. My son predicted that Brett Favre would take snaps for the Texans before the end of the season.

I am pretty sure Peyton Manning is not human but a robot. He was probably created by the NFL gods to show today’s generation of the perfect QB.

A sleeper in the AFC could be the Andy Dalton led  Cincinnati Bengals.

Tom Brady completed a miracle comeback against the Saints. It forces you to remember that Tom Terrific is never out of a game.

Would anyone care if the following teams didn’t play another game the rest of the year: Jacksonville? Tampa Bay? NY Giants?

This off season for the Yankees will be interesting.

Who will close games since Mariano Rivera is gone?

What will happen to ARod next year?

Will Derek Jeter return healthy next year? If he does, what does the 40 year old have left in the tank?

Which CC Sabiatha will pitch in the Bronx next year?

Will the Yankees resign Robinson Cano or Curtis Granderson?

Will the Yankees sign Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who went 22-0 with a 1.23 ERA this past year.

I know what every Red Sox fan experienced in game one of the ALCS against Detroit.  The Sox struck out 17 times. Even though the Yankees were notorious of having their bats go silent at times in the post season, I don’t think they ever stuck out 17 times.

My high school daughter summed up the Government shut down by saying that it would effect her more if they shut down Starbucks.

My heart goes out to the 2 year old son of Adrian Peterson. Initial reports were that the 27 year old punk who killed him allegedly hit him with a pipe. Who hits a 2 year old with a pipe?

What are your thoughts on Anchorman 2?

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