Cruzan for all! Anthony Fera has been selected as a candidate for the Ray Guy award, which goes to the nation's top punter, as well as a semifinalist for the Lou Groza award, which goes to the best kicker. The honors are well deserved, as this team would not be 8-1 without him.
GET MONEY, AL. Al Golden was pretty pissed that Miami hired him without letting him know of the impending NCAA cataclysm. As he should have been. Well, it turns out that Miami is open to renegotiating Al's contract in light of the... rocky start to their relationship. As they should. Whether this keeps him from fleeing to the safety of a new job at the first opportunity remains to be seen.
Good on you, Bob. Oklahoma's Dominique Whaley was leading the team in rushing yards as a walk on. Unfortunately, he fractured his ankle last week and will miss the rest of the season. However, starting this spring, he won't have to be paying his own way anymore, as Bob Stoops has decided to give Whaley a scholarship, in spite of the fact that he won't suit up for the Sooners again until spring ball. Well deserved.
Clever girl, Pat. Pat Forde's first column for Yahoo! was released yesterday, and he started off by taking a delightful shot at ESPN.
After careful consideration, The Dash applied for membership and was accepted by the worldwide leader in sports journalism.
I was never a huge fan of Forde's when he was at the WWL, but I'm willing to give him a shot to see if being unmuzzled makes him any better.