MMQB: College Football’s Weekend


Yes, it’s still Sunday. But, ya know, Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) is a metaphor. So, deal with it.

Of insufferable, cocky for no palpable reason Kansas coach Charlie Weis, let me quote Chicago White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson: “He gone.”

Yes, make that former Kansas coach Charlie Weis. His corpulence, 6-22 during his shortened tenure in Lawrence, was canned by the Jayhawk athletics hierarchy today after 0-23 mugging by less than stellar Texas.

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

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Brady Hoke, come on down.

The Michigan coach will not be fired during the season, despite pitiful performances, like Saturday’s 14-30 mugging to Minnesooooooooooota’s Golden Goooooooophers, a second straight L in the getting emptier by the day Big House.

Buuuuuuuuut, Michigan has lost thrice before the calendar flips to October, for the first time ever in its centuries of pigskin tradition.

Oh yeah, Michigan’s QB Shane Morris suffered a concussion after being hit on a play. Hoke left him in the game.

It’s not the Wolverine Way to cut a coach mid-season. (Unless he coaches that other sport, basketball, and Bo Schembechler is AD, and they guy, not as surreptitiously as he believes, commits to coach at another school the following season.)

Hear me now, and believe me later. Hoke will not be roaming the sidelines in Ann Arbor next season.1

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I know this is supposed to be a look back. Yet I can’t help but look ahead to the slate of battles upcoming this week.

Alabama @ Ole Miss. LSU @ Auburn. Texas A & M @ Mississippi State. Stanford @ Notre Dame. Nebraska @ Michigan State. Arizona @ Oregon. Arizona State @ Southern Cal. Utah @ UCLA.

Plus the locals play games in which their development — or lack thereof — shall be revealed. South Carolina visits UK. U of L journeys to Syracuse.

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Somebody around here was heralding the arrival of Deshaun Watson at Clemson recently?

Oh yeah, that was me.

The precocious freshman hurled six TD strikes in the Tigers’ dismantlement of fading North Carolina.

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Tennessee is only at .500 after yesterday’s close L to Georgia.

But it’s obvious that Butch Jones is turning out as a mighty fine consolation prize, after the Vols were spurned by Charlie Strong.2

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Listen I like funky unis as much, no, actually more than the next guy.

It’s why I started rooting for The Quack years ago, when Phil Knight U. led the way.

But it is getting way out of hand.

Despite the presence of the iconic, really boring N on the helmets, Nebraska’s irridescent, burnt red unis are just wrong.

Enough already. Let’s keep some traditions alive.

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Is there a score from Saturday more inexplicable than Mizzou 21, South Carolina 20?


Northwestern 29, Penn State 6.

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Just when you thought we’d all overrated Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins, the gears start clicking.

Plus they were sandbagging on Brett Hundley’s status. The star not as injured as all thought QB played as if he didn’t miss a beat in last Thursday’s encounter.

Bruins 62, Sun Devils 27.

— Seedy K