I had lunch with Charlie Strong the other day. Don’t get me wrong. Coach Strong and I weren’t kicking it at the local Applebee’s over burgers and beers talking about the state of college football. For one thing, Charlie Strong Continue reading Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 8: USF Head Football Coach Charlie Strong
I tend bar in Ybor City (pronounced EEH-bor) and have on and off for over six years. Like any part of this beautiful country of ours that is known for its nightlife, Ybor City has its issues. We had another Continue reading How to win friends and influence people by USF head football coach Willie Taggart
“Have you ever been experienced? I have.” – Jimi Hendrix The first time I can recall hearing that a coach had lied about his job experience involved George O’Leary. It was 2001 and O’Leary was applying for the head coaching Continue reading White lies and White-out: All one needs to become a college head coach
It’s not every day that the greatest team in the history of sports makes a trip into your backyard, but as a fan, when they do, you better take advantage. So I did.
Bobby Knight used to manhandle players. In his days at Indiana University, Knight was known for throwing chairs, roughing up the occasional athlete and melting down at the random post-game press conference. Despite his success, Knight was known as much Continue reading The new ‘hands-on’ approach to coaching: The unfortunate cases of Mark Mangino, Mike Leach and Jim Leavitt
Thanksgiving is a special time of year. It’s a holiday when family and friends gather round the dinner table and give thanks for everything they have. Back in the day, I used to dread that time of year for it Continue reading Bobby Bowden, the Florida State Seminoles and the end of an era
This week in college and professional football might finally shed some light on who’s good and who’s not, putting some distance between the contenders and the pretenders. Below are some of the games you should be watching…