Homerism has come across a few items in the last couple days that I thought were worth passing along.
*This will be Urban Meyer's final season in Gainesville.
We know this "because his lips were moving" when asked about his interest in taking over at Notre Dame, per noted SEC authority Paul Finebaum.
In his weekly column that ran in the Mobile Press-Register today, Finebaum postulated--with curious certainty--that Meyer will light out for the greener pastures of South Bend after the season. Seeing as Charlie Weis' ample frame is still keeping the coach's seat plenty warm at ND, this seems just a bit premature. But that's not the most shocking revelation in Finebaum's missive; Meyer apparently slept with Finebaum's wife!
OK, so we don't know that for sure, but what else could have spurred Finebaum's vitriolic hatred for arguably the best college football coach in the country?
*Texas, West Virginia have the right stuff; OU doesn't.
The good people at Doc's Sport Service have identified five criteria shared by all BCS champions. They eliminate all but six schools from competition this year: Florida, Iowa, Ole Miss, Texas, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. What's wrong with OU? The Sooner defense finished outside the top 20 in scoring defense last season.
Oh well, I used to think my life had some kind of meaning. Cancel the season. Thanks for ruining the party, Bin Laden.
*Sports information directors, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.
SIDs usually are quick with a stat sheet or directions to a press conference. So imagine Homerism's surprise when he came across this insightful take on college football scheduling from Oklahoma SID Kenny Mossman. By the way, if you've never seen "the little Chinese gal" Mossman references in action, it's breathtaking. (Few halftime acts could top this one, although Quick Change would give her a run for her money. Also, Homerism's mom claims to have seen "Little E," a midget Elvis impersonator, perform during a college basketball game once. Sounds spectacular, but I have yet to find evidence of his existence online.)
*The season seems so close.
In addition to the season preview stuff I'll be writing for BH, I'm also going to be contributing to Tilting at Windmills' ongoing Big 12 preview series. Somehow I drew Baylor and Colorado. Anyway, check it out if you have time.