Floyd’s Catfight Video: Tipoff Scott To Be Fired?

Byron Scott was fired yesterday as coach of the New Orleans Hornets, replaced by someone named Jeff Bower, a guy with no previous head coaching experience at any level.

Tim Floyd Casino Fight

More interesting is Bower’s top assistant hire: Tim Floyd.

You remember Floyd was caught in the middle of a catfight in a crappy SoCal casino out on I-10 two weeks ago, and at the time, we were all wondering what the hell he was doing out there.

Now we know the real reason, perhaps. Read more…

Colorado State and Washington State Lose Football Coaches

COLO ST, WASH ST, SOUTHERN MISS COACHES KICKED OUT: The college coaching carousel turns yet again, as Sonny Lubick is out at Colorado State:

Sonny Lubick

The DENVER POST reports that Lubick was asked to resign from his post after 15 years at the Fort Collins school. However, CSU has been offered their now ex-coach a position as “goodwill ambassador for Rams athletics”, in order to stay employed with the college.Meanwhile, the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER reports that Bill Doba has resigned after a five-year stint as Washington State’s head coach.

Bill Doba

Doba finishes his performance on the Palouse with a 30-29 record, with his only winning season coming in his first year in 2003.And the HATTIESBURG AMERICAN reports that Jeff Bower has ended his 17-year coaching career with Southern Miss.

Jeff Bower

Bower announced his final game on the Golden Eagles sideline would be in the Papajohns.com Bowl on Dec. 22 in Birmingham. Ironically, Bower’s first game as USM coach was at Legion Field for the 1990 All-American Bowl.Updating the job listings, here’s the 1-A programs still on the lookout for new leadership:

• Michigan
• Nebraska
• Arkansas
• Baylor
• Duke
• Georgia Tech
• Northern Illinois
• Colorado State
• Washington State
• Southern Miss

Off the board: Mississippi, who just nabbed a Nutt.