Mack Brown


brownmack1.jpgI’m scrambling to get these up before the Horns and the Aggies face off. So there is minimal snark to kick off this week’s picks. Plus I think I’m still in a tryptafan coma. But it’s rivalry week. Yep, nothing like the traditional West Fuckin’ Virginia v. Connecticut tilt to fire up a sports weekend. At least Kansas v. Missouri means something really significant for the first time ever. I’m going to stop bashing the Fat Man. I am in awe of what he’s done in Lawrence this year. Plus, I’m fearful he might sit on me.

Useless information is after the jump. (more…)

brown.jpgSI.com’s Stewart Mandel put together lists of both the 10 Best and the Five Worst coaches in college football. If you’re too lazy to click on the link for the original the list of the tops goes:

1. Pete Carroll
2. Urban Meyer
3. Jim Tressel
4. Mack Brown
5. Bob Stoops
6. Frank Beamer
7. Jim Grobe
8. Rich Rodriguez
9. Mark Richt
10. Gary Patterson

Mandel qualifies his list by saying this is not the best coaches in college football, but the best coaches in college football right now. So emphasis goes to recent performance. Ergo, no Bowden and no Paterno.

It’s hard to argue with the top three, even if Meyer presumably gets a huge bump from winning the National Championship, which, if South Carolina had any kind of kicking game, they probably wouldn’t have even played for. That’s not to discount the accomplishment but more to remind how thin the margin between genius and disappointment can be. (more…)