Back in the saddle after a two-week vacation, which means a return to more steady-ish programming (woo!) and . . . suits (boo!).
- Tennessee's still looking for an offensive coordinator and a handful of other offensive coaches. Yesterday's flavor of the day, San Francisco 49ers' QB coach Frank Cignetti, is so . . . yesterday, as Cal's Jeff Tedford just hired Cignetti to be his OC and QB coach. Okay, so where's that leave us? Um, Tulsa had a little bit of offense last night in the GMAC Bowl. Just saying. Or there's recently-former Michigan QB coach Scot Loeffler, whose QB just racked up 373 passing yards and three touchdowns against our nemesis in the Capital One Bowl. Or how about this? Hire Loeffler as QB coach and give the OC position to Trooper Taylor, who has hinted that he could still be wooed away from Oklahoma State. Or . . . hey, if we could wait until June, maybe we could get the winner of American Gladiators.
- Ooh! Cliff's Notes for the BCS/Playoff debate between Kyle and SMQ.
- There's hope for next year. Winning the bowl game helps. Having 10 offensive starters (including All-American guard Anthony Parker and Arian Foster, who are considering going pro) return helps. Having Demetrice Morley join Eric Berry in the secondary next year helps. Hope. It's nasty stuff at bedtime, but it makes a Crackerbarrel breakfast.