It’s another Saturday, meaning another full plate of college football action - also meaning tens of thousands of fans are setting up shop outside stadiums to tailgate their tails off.
(”It’s coming right at me! Noooooooooo!”)
One of the newest members of the tailgating scene is Joe Tiller, the former Purdue & Wyoming coach. Tiller left West Lafayette at the end of last season, and is enjoying his retirement in the small Wyoming town of Buffalo. Although he’s no longer in the coaching profession, Joe still has an itching to partake in the pigskin festivities. Fortunately for him, he saved up & got himself an RV, so he can travel the country campus to campus and continue to soak the collegiate atmosphere all in.
EDSBS points us to a COLUMBUS DISPATCH report that letters were sent to Ohio State football recruit Willie Mobley before signing day falsely claiming that the school was withdrawing its scholarship offer to him.
C-D: “He received two letters, on Ohio State letterhead and postmarked Columbus, allegedly signed by coach Jim Tressel. The first one showed up in early January, and the second one Wednesday.Read more…
We’ve always looked at Purdue football as the 98 Degrees of that golden age of music, the ’90s boy band phenomenon. A couple small hits here and there, but never quite able to grab attention away from the big boys - like the Backstreet Boys (Michigan) and N’Sync (Ohio State).
(Your Nick Lachey of Big Ten Coaches!)
The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports today another setback for our favorite former Marlon Brando stunt double, Purdue football coach Joe Tiller: “Roy Roundtree, a nationally ranked receiver and kick returner from Ohio, signed with Michigan on the first day of the college football signing period. Roundtree committed to Purdue in May and reaffirmed his decision many times since. He signed with new Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez after a visit to Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend.”
So after being spurned the day before college football’s version of the junior prom, Tiller did the only thing a self-respecting Big 10 coach would do - he brought out the big guns. That is, the dreaded “wizard hat” reference.