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The Morning Stake: September 8th

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Β There’s no Texas Tech news out there, I’m guessing that the coaches are headed out to go see some recruits play tonight. So, we’ll just go with some news around college football. Yesterday, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodds spoke with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who was critical of Tom Herman, claiming that Herman was blaming players after a loss to Maryland.

Meyer pointed to a statement made Saturday by Herman (his former offensive coordinator at Ohio State) not being able to “sprinkle fairy dust” on the Longhorns team he inherited from Charlie Strong (Meyer’s former defensive coordinator at Florida) following a loss to Maryland.

Meyer also said Muschamp “blamed us for Florida,” referring to a perceived lack of talent left for Muschamp when Meyer departed before the 2011 season.

“C’mon man. I don’t know where that came from,” Meyer told CBS Sports. “It’s like a new generation of excuse. [Herman] said, ‘I can’t rub pixie dust on this thing.’ He got a dose of reality. Maryland just scored 51 points on you.”

I think there’s a few things in play here: 1) It seems that Meyer is negative recruiting just out in the open. It benefits him greatly to criticize Herman, who is doing a heck of a job recruiting. 2) It seems as if Meyer is being a bit disingenius for Meyer not to admit that he litearlly destoyed Florida football. 3) Herman does probably need to be careful what he said and it probably would have been better for him to say that he takes the blame for not having the team ready and that’s it.

Interesting article from ESPN’s Ivan Maisel about how conference realignment broke Notre Dame football. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly previews Oklahoma vs. Ohio State, specifically at Mark Andrews, the tight end for the Sooners who is very good.

Oh, and I am editing this to include the letter that Charlene Sumlin received in the mail.

People can sometimes be absolutely terrible and I hope they find the son of a bitch that sent the letter. I shudder to think about the day that I’ll have to explain that word to my two boys, and why they may one day be called that, but here we are and that word hasn’t gone away.


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