MMQB: Are We Having Fun Yet or What

Well, it actually did not take lengthy for the 2022 faculty season to bounce uncontrolled.

Including, , on the Bounce House, the place my Louisville Cardinals have been the Bouncer, and the Knights, winners of 31 of their earlier 33 on acquainted turf, have been the Bouncees.

Cue the Bobby Vee.

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Before I get out the Barb Gun, a shout out to a few gamers from round right here.

First, my man Doc instructed me he was going to put in writing me out of his will if I did not give some props to Cardinal punter Mark Vassett. As if I used to be ever in it for a bequest.

Vassett averaged 48 yards a kick in Orlando, offering advantageous area place for the great guys.

So insistent has Doc been, I’ve taken to calling him Wilbur, in honor of Wilbur Summers, who throughout one woeful TW Alley season was the Cardinals’ sole weapon.

And to a UK Wildcat. Yeah, U of L followers cope with it.

Jordan Wright made probably the most gorgeous picks I can keep in mind seeing.

Reminded me of this Old Fart U of L hoops second. Early within the ’80 title season, extremely ranked Ohio State got here to Freedom Hall. At one level in the course of the Cards harbinger-of-things-to-come victory, the Buckeyes have been attempting to get it previous midcourt towards Denny’s full court docket press.

Still within the again court docket, a Buckeye tried to overhead move it into the entrance court docket alongside the precise baseline. At level clean vary, Derek Smith reached up and flicked the arduous move out of the air like a Venus Fly Trap.

Well, Wildcat LB Wright was the identical quick distance away and corralled a tough not-quite-Heisman-ready-yet Anthony Richardson throw deep within the Gator’s finish of the gridiron.

Credit the place it is due, whatever the coloration of the uni. Even if it is bought a checkerboard on it.

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Oh the irony of all of it.

Scott Frost. to Sayona After Week II.

The nail within the coffin: a 42-45 setback to, ahem, Georgia Southern. The Eagles from the now P6 Sun Belt totaled a modest 642 yards, giving a virulent case of Statesboro Blues to a gobsmacked throng in Lincoln.

The final time the Huskers tallied 35 or extra in Memorial Stadium and misplaced? Well, by no means since 1901 at the least. Before Saturday, Nebraska was 254-0 in such affairs.

Oh yeah, the irony. Georgia Southern’s coach is Clay Helton. Who, like Scott Frost now, was fired at Southern Cal after Week II final season.

And, if we’ve not been capable of discern how the Big Moolah Conference’s new billion buck+++ TV deal impacts the affairs of member faculties, contemplate this. Had Nebraska waited till October 1 to say buh bye bye to Frost, it will have value them 50% of the $15 million payout for Sunday’s termination.

It appears that $7.5 million in sure circles today would not have the identical affect it used to.

And, I owe an apology I suppose to Adrian Martinez. He’s the previous Cornhusker QB upon whom I heaped loads o’ scorn the previous few Frosty seasons. Well, he was astute sufficient to switch portal to Kansas State, the place he is 2-0.

As for the Sun Belt. Marshall received in South Bend. App State received in College Station. And Southern Miss gave the ‘Canes a turrbul scare in FLA.

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As for what’s occurring below the frown of TD Jesus, properly, Marcus Freeman is the primary Fighting Irish coach ever to lose his first three video games.

Not even egregiously unprepared Gerry Faust beforehand heralded from Moeller HS was that dangerous. At first anyway.

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So, if the sport is “Football School or Basketball School?”

Let’s go to Kansas.

The historically inept Jayhawks are 2-0 after profitable 55-42 Saturday in Morgantown. Bill Self meets the brand new sheriff on the town, Lance Leopold. Who is now being prominently talked about as a major goal of the aforementioned Cornhuskers.

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Is not prepared for the duty Scott Loeffler able to be eliminated at Bowling Green? The Falcons misplaced in 7 OTS to BCS Eastern Kentucky. Loeffler is now 7-24 as head man on the northern Ohio MAC faculty.

You know who as soon as coached there? A man who’s out of teaching job for the second.

That Pope Urban fella.

I imply, c’mon, a man deserves a fourth probability to show he is a worthy human being, proper?

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Who amongst us hasn’t been greater than a bit tipsy at a recreation throughout our faculty days?

My hand is raised.

Who amongst us hasn’t needed to fireman’s carry a pal — or date — out of the stadium? But I’ve by no means seen a university man fairly as out of it because the LSU pupil who wandered out to in regards to the 20 yard line in Baton Rouge Saturday. During recreation motion.

He. Was. Oblivious.

Track down the video. He did not even sense what he was doing was not fairly regulation when the gendarmes got here after him on the gridiron.

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I really noticed a point out of the U of L Cardinals as a bowl crew right this moment at a kind of prediction websites.

Against Southern Methodist within the Something or Another Bowl in Annapolis.

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I’m so positive this season’s cockamamie begin will proceed this coming soccer weekend.

Plenty of intriguing motion to stay up for.

But none fairly as a lot, for me anyway, because the return of a prodigal son to Fayetteville.

Visiting Missouri State is coached by that fella final seen significantly bruised within the Land of Opportunity in a neck brace attempting to elucidate what he was doing on a motorbike journey within the nation with a comely 19 yr previous coed grad assistant, who by some means disappeared earlier than the cops have been referred to as after he rolled the bike.

Bobby P, how ’bout leadin’ the trustworthy in an enormous ol’ Wooooo Pig Sooey.

— cd chaplain

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