Thanks to a report today from Stephanie Gosk of NBC Nightly News, we know millions of Libyans continue to stage a rebellion against the country’s tyrannical leader, Moammar Gadhafi.
(Libyan Revolution Inspired By Allah, Johnie Cooks)
And one Mississippi State fan.
Ever since Auburn announced that it was hiring Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik to replace Tommy Tuberville as head coach of their football team, they haven’t been getting much love from the fan base. Sure, Chizik spent a few years as defensive coordinator at Auburn under Tuberville, and was also the defensive coordinator for the Texas Longhorns the year they won the BCS National Championship, but his 5-19 record at Iowa State isn’t exactly impressive.
The question most Tiger fans have had is why would the school get rid of Tuberville to hire a coach that’s barely won 25% of the games he’s coached? If he can’t turn Iowa State around in the Big 12, how is he supposed to restore Auburn to glory in the SEC? Well, while he doesn’t know the answers to those questions, former Auburn basketball player Charles Barkley is pretty sure he knows why the school chose Chizik over Buffalo’s Turner Gill.
Chizik is white.
Here’s some Earth-Shattering Breaking News of Monumental Proportions for you: Less than 24 hours after his team’s horrendous 45-0 loss to Mississippi in the “most lopsided Egg Bowl in 37 years”, Sylvester Croom is stepping down from his head coaching position at Mississippi State. Guess Mississippi State fans can take something positive out of the loss.
(C’mon, Sylvester! Turn that frown upside-down!)
Croom, who five years ago got inducted into the race relations history books by becoming the SEC’s first black head football coach, leaves behind him a legacy of, well, not being very good. Let’s take a look at his five-year reign after the jump.
ATNN SEC COACHES: STEP INTO SLY’S DEAD LETTER OFFICE The website POLITICS AND SPORTS has a great post today about Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom, who is the most deserving of all the college coach of the year candidates (sorry Zooker and Azamat).
And as Croom basks in the glow of MSU’s astonishing season, he also leaves in his wake the strewn wreckage of SEC coaching careers.
Excerpt: “Croom may be the most feared man in the history of Southern college football. The affable head coach at Mississippi State University has been responsible for the firing of at least three (SEC) football coaches.
“Croom has not reported these coaches’ infractions to the NCAA nor has he highlighted any personal indiscretions these coaches have committed. All Croom has done is to win football games against the teams coached by the ‘Croom Three’.”
1) Ron Zook (Florida)
2) Mike Shula (Alabama)
3) Eddy O. (Ole Miss)
4) Nick Saban (Alabama)
• Leonard Shapiro of the WASHINGTON POST isn’t happy with ESPN’s coverage - or lack thereof - of the Sean Taylor shooting:
• Meanwhile, MY BRAIN SAYS RAGE remembers the slain Redskins safety.• And PART MULE presents a video tribute to Taylor.
• NEW HAMPSHIRE PRESIDENTIAL WATCH socks it to us, as Curt Schilling will be shilling for John McCain.
• WAGGLE ROOM takes a shine to these golden golf jackets-slash-Caesars Palace bellhop uniforms:
• THE BIG LEAD isn’t laughing when Jay Mohr makes a joke about a baseball player’s death. (When it comes to Mohr, when is there ever an opportunity to laugh?)• THE BIG PICTURE gives a toast to Louisville forward Juan Palacios drinking up in Vegas.
• NATION OF ISLAM SPORTSBLOG croons about Sylvester Croom being their coach of the year.