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Appalachian State University athletics will conduct a feasibility study to evaluate its football program’s position in NCAA Division I, director of athletics Charlie Cobb announced on Thursday.
The goal of the study is to evaluate Appalachian’s options with regards to the changing Division I landscape. ASU currently competes as a member of the Southern Conference in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS — formerly known as Division I-AA).
ASU’s Board of Trustees approved . . . → Read More: Brace yourself! App State makes it official
It was reported several days ago that the Blur worked out for the Bungles Bengals. Nothing came of it. This week he was in … Michigan? Mem … or … ees … – “Wide receiver Dexter Jackson worked out (with the Lions) Tuesday. Jackson played for App State during a 34-32 victory over Michigan in 2007.”
Congrats – “His 1999 football marketing theme “Rock Solid” spawned KBS’s nickname “The Rock” that has been adopted as part of tradition. He also negotiated a partnership with Daktronics that provided over $500,000 in improvements to KBS including the APPVISION video system.”
Over the weekend some Tigers pounced on some Cocks.
Darth Visor was not pleased.
Don’t fail me again …. Ah-ssistant.
Asked about solutions for his team’s poor pass protection, Spurrier said: “I don’t have an answer. You need to ask Coach Elliott on that. Maybe we just can’t block guys well enough to allow our quarterbacks to stand back there for a long time. That’s why we’ve got to run it and mix it up.” He also complemented Auburn . . . → Read More: Welcome to SEC football
We detest polls to which there is only one answer. Through .. /sigh … one-third the regular season, DP is the team MVP. So we ask, who’s the next most valuable player?
Who is your nMVP? Mark LeGreedy – 3 INTs and 17 tackles. Man of Steal. DJ Smith – 36 stops, 2 for loss, 1 sack and an INT. Hey Mister! Jabari Fletcher – 2.5 sacks, 3.2 TFL, 2 forced fumbles. Bad man. Bobby . . . → Read More: AppFan Poll – After DP, who's NMVP
Warning. This is one of our longer posts. But damnit someone has to fight back against this meme.
Gahhhhhh .. we can’t stand whining. Can’t STAND it!
Thus we kick kittens and pound puppies after reading this screed examining whether FBS-FCS matchups should be “banned.”
Can’t have these stupid little schools making their own stupid little schedules. We must MAKE them schedule the game we think they should schedule! It’s for their own good!
Of course, who exactly is “we”? The media? The NCAA? The BCS? Brent Musburger? /shrugs
It sure as Hades ain’t the players, coaches, athletic administrators, conference commissioners, player parents, and the fans who pack these “horrible” games. Nope. None of them.
It’s the REALLY important people. You know … “we.”
Playing the role of “we” today is the Bleacher Report, or more specifically writer Amy Daughters who writes about Texas Tech.
She offers reasons for and against this abject misery. First, her “Reasons to Ban FBS vs. FCS Games.”
/smells raw meat, rubs hands together
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Workin‘ – ““We’ve had four ball games. There’s a lot to work on, and we’ve got a week to really emphasize those things.” Specifically, Moore singled out kickoff coverage. “And there’s some more individual things.”” Any suggestions on what you think needs work? Route running? DB spacing? TD dances?
Not a way to end a career – “Montana QB Andrew Selle will be lost for the season, as he suffered an career-ending injury late in the second quarter in Saturday’s 28-25 Homecoming victory over Sacramento St. “It’s a tough deal, and any time a career is ended short – much shorter than you expected; it’s very difficult to deal with emotionally.””
Behold, the looniest football poll evah has been unleashed upon the land.
Not one .. not two .. not three, but four(!) teams with a losing record make the cut as among the best 25 teams in the land. Four others are an even 2-2.
Dude … we ain’t kidding.
1. Villanova (94) 3-1 2. App State (24) 4-0 3. JMU (22) 3-0 4. Jacksonville St (5) 4-0 5. Delaware (1) 4-0 6. Stephen F. Austin 3-1 7. William . . . → Read More: FCS poll officially becomes a joke
Two of four – “DeAndre Presley was named the Offensive Player of the Week. He accounted for 273 yards and 4 touchdowns. Sam Martin was tabbed as the Special Teams Player of the Week. Martin punted seven times. He booted a long of 54 yards and had 3 punts downed inside Samford 20.”
The definition of “inactive,” AE sits the bench watching the Panthers crumble before the Bungles Bengals. /sigh
He is still “learning” his position, so until he does the Panthers will continue to play a rookie QB who can’t handle snaps. /double sigh
Fun fact – /grumble
No. 93, DL, 6-2, 235, Sophomore. Against Lil Sammy, he notched four tackles, three for loss. One was an 8-yard sack. Last season – “Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams .. has added 15 pounds to his 6-2 frame to assist against the run … majoring in biology, pre-professional.”