The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: December 5th

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original-double-t I spent the weekend in the blogging laboratory, so that’s good news for all of you. Oh, and my real life should slow down a bit as a trial I had scheduled was settled late last week and now my December has opened up considerably. First experiment drops later today. There’s not a lot of Texas Tech news today, other than what will be covered on the front page (McLane Carter’s commitment will drop in a bit).

original-double-t The four teams for the college football playoff are Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington. That’s about as good as I can expect and although you can argue until you’re blue in the face about who deserves to be in, because this is an imperfect decision, there are flawed rationals for each of the picks (except ya know Roll Tide). Bama will play the Huskies and the Tigers play the Buckeyes. Should be a hoot. What we maybe have learned is that conference championship games only mean something if the schedule is overall fairly strong. Sports On Earth’s Matt Brown opines on the match-ups and SI’s Andy Staples writes about the selection process.

original-double-t Miscellaneous . . . Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville resigned yesterday. Tuberville is at the point where he doesn’t specialize in anything other than firing coordinators and assistants. Tuberville used to be known as a defensive guru, but he hasn’t actually coached a side of the ball in probably 15 to 20 years. Maybe that’s why Kingsbury doesn’t want to give up calling plays, because at this point, Tuberville is merely a manager, not a coach . . . Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia agreed on a 5 year contract extension so he won’t be interviewing at Houston . . . the rumor that Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre would be interviewing at Baylor apparently isn’t true because MacIntyre said he wasn’t interviewing at Baylor . . .  . . .

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