Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jose Clause

A Christmas message from the Special One.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Could things be turning for the Aztecs

For the first time in a while, San Diego State appears to be taking college football seriously. I know what people are thinking, San Diego State, why the hell is are you writing about that. Over the last couple of weeks the Aztec Nation has been getting really excited.

First the administration goes and hire Ball State head coach Brady Hoke (right) to lead the football program. Last year Hoke was talked about as the possible head coach at Michigan. Sure the school paid a lot for Hoke, but it shows the commitment that the school is making to improve its terrible football program. Hey if you can win at Ball State, San Diego State might seem like a breeze.

The second reason why things at SDSU are looking up is because Hoke then went and hired Al Borges as the his offensive coordinator. Borges, who took last season off, last was the offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2007. Borges joined the Auburn staff in 2004. Auburn was 33-5 in the three seasons Borges was the offensive coordinator. Borges was one of the guiding lights behind Jason Campbell's development as a quarterback on the plains. He was was the leader of the 2004 Auburn offense that featured running backs Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams. Borges is from the Bill Walsh School of Offense and likes to run a balanced offense.

So with a commitment from the administration the Aztec football might start to turn the corner of the next couple of years.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to All

The gang at Only Time Will Tell would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope that everyone enjoys what Santa has left under the tree for them.

Christmas in the Premier League

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jump on the Merry Go Round

Wow, that is the one word to describe the coaching merry go round this year. From the mess at Auburn to coaches that no one has heard of getting jobs.

Let's start with mess at Auburn. Did race probably play role in the choice not to hire Buffalo's Turner Gill, maybe. But Auburn has always been a difficult job. Tubs did a great job but a falling out with key boosters and a bad season will lead you to be shown the door. People want to kill Gene Chizick, but just remember he was the D-coordinator when the Tigers went undefeated a couple of years ago. So its not like he is unfamiliar with the situation on the plains. To make the Auburn situation even crazier Iowa State goes and hires Paul Rhoads, the recently fired D-coordinator at Auburn under Tubs.

Wow is there something that binds the schools in Ames and on the great plains of Alabama. Auburn is a job but you have to have the perfect mix of wins and political skills, if not you will be treated like Tubs.

I have already made my view of Tennessee's hire of Lane Kiffin known, one name Bill Callahan.

Then there is Bowling Green, Urban Myers old gig, they fire their head coach and then turn to Dave Clawson. Yes the same Clawson, who turned the Tennessee offense into one of the worst in America. Kill the offense get a job that is a great idea if you are an administration.

The one hire that might interest me the must is Dan Mullen at MSU. I'ts a hire that will get both recruits and the fan bases fired up. Mullen has been Tim Teabow's pal at Florida and with a little help should make the Bulldogs offense fun to watch. Mullen has the energy that is needed to make MSU a bowl team.

And just think there are a few other jobs out there that might get filled, so that should be fun.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Manchester United: A year in trophies

The trophy case at Old Trafford grew a lot bigger this calendar year. Four large important trophies made it to the case.

Here is a look at the trophies. It all started in early April at Wigan lifting the EPL trophy and ended in Japan lifting the World Club Cup a couple of days ago.

Premier League Champions

Champions of Europe
FA Community Shield
Champions of the World
Lets hope that 2009 provides the same amount of the trophy as this year did. Thanks to Manchester United web site for the photos.