COACHING CAROUSEL UPDATE - BAMA IS BURNINGA day after local papers reported that Rich Rodriguez would be the next Alabama coach, he turned them down to remain at WVU. This follows public rejections by Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban, and has put the Alabama Nation on suicide watch.
Alabama Governor Bob Riley has declared a state of emergency and ordered the exhumation of former coach Paul "Bear" Bryant so that he might coach the Tide in '07.
In other news, Miami wimped out and promoted its DC Randy Shannon. No Pirate Parties for you, Donna Shalala. ASU is reported to be looking at Dennis Erickson, who we earlier called an inspired choice in the Valley of the Sin. And Stanford, having been publicly rebuffed by Sleepy Dick Tomey, is still formulating its 'short' list. It's rumored to include Tulsa HC Steve Kragthorpe and Old Blue Ron English,who are also both talked about for ASU, Auburn OC Al Borges, Leach, Chow, Fassel, blah, blah, blah.
The Palo Alto bunch needs to put down the chardonnay and ask themselves this question: What currently-employed coach would want to take a chance on LSJU football right now? An honest answer to that question would likely yield a very, very short list indeed.