The Oregon Duck football program has added some established names to its defensive coaching staff. Secondary coach Marcel Yates has more than 20 years as a college football coach while new defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter has more than 25 plus the added bonus of having been a head coach at the FBS level (Fresno State). … Continue reading Is Tim DeRuyter the long-term answer for Oregon’s defense?
Oregon and USC are expected to once again battle for the PAC-12 championship in 2021. Fans who resent those two programs always being in the biggest spotlights need to brace themselves because things are probably going to get worse before they get better. We can trace the origin of this situation back to last summer … Continue reading PAC-12 football: the rich are about to get richer
For the second consecutive season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have stolen a star player from the Oregon State womens basketball program. Last year, the Razors clipped super-rocket Destiny Slocum and this year, they came away with five-star, All PAC-12 freshman Sasha Goforth, whose first-step explosion, power, and intensity make her my favorite player to watch in … Continue reading Is Mike Neighbors of Arkansas out to ruin Oregon State women’s basketball program?
Daniel Smith of Villanova completed this insane touchdown pass (April 17, 2001). https://duckduckgo.com/?t=canonical&q=daniel+smith+touchdown+pass&pn=1&iax=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmNv3ekbpfnQ&ia=videos
I was traveling across the Southwest a few years ago and stopped into a cafe on the outskirts of a small, dusty town. The cafe was rustic and peculiar in a farm-house kinda way. You know — sorta quaint; sorta homely. I was famished from not eating all day and I was eager for the … Continue reading Solving today’s sports television optics problem
Now that 2021 recruiting is completed, we can take a look at how teams did in 2021, compare that to 2020, see which teams have the strongest four-year rosters, and look at trends that can predict how long new coaches will last. I will be using data from 247sports but unlike that publication, I won't … Continue reading PAC-12 football recruiting: Successes, failures, and trends in the 2021 cycle
tales from youth basketball I was looking for escape from travel basketball and agreed to coach a 7th-8th grade girls team in the local City recreational program. It was a great break and one that came with an unexpected and delightful memory. The team I was given had a group of girls who were fun … Continue reading The demise of Mr. Arrogance
It doesn't take much acuity to notice the abundance of college football prognosticators who are choosing Alabama to win the national college football championship over Ohio State on Monday. It also doesn't take much study to know why they feel that way. Not only has Alabama ruled the rankings since midseason but the Tide also … Continue reading Can Ohio State upset Alabama and win the national championship?
Before we talk about San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullins, I want to first talk about one of his Mississippi contemporaries Chad Kelly who was the quarterback at Mississippi at the time Mullins was at Southern Mississippi. The contrast between these two should help you to keep your chin up and keep doing the right things … Continue reading From two-star to “Mullens Mania”: the story of San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens
One thing was clear. It was going to be a tough season of coaching girls youth basketball. How did I know? Well, I was in my first year of being on the board of directors for the city basketball program and I had rosters for every girls team---including player ratings which had been included by … Continue reading No points? No point guard? No problem!