Friday, August 20, 2010

Couple of mid afternoon nuggets

Apparently in addition to recently working out a home and home with tx, BYU had also slated games against a number of WAC teams according to this ESPN article. The article also notes a recent letter sent out by Utah State AD claiming that they were in fact the first school to be offered an MWC invite but opted to stay in the WAC due to a recently signed buyout agreement.

Additional rumors for the day are that BYU is trying to negotiate TV concessions from the MWC. The deal they supposedly want is to remain in the MWC but to obtain broadcast rights to their home games which would allow them to work out whatever deal they may want. No idea if this is true but if it is I hope we use a string of words banned by the LDS to tell them no. It's not like they really have any where else to go at this point. Rumor number two is that Houston is on the cusp of receiving an MWC bid. This would obviously dispel the the MWC C-USA championship game auto bid rumor.

Finally, in other conference realignment news the Utah and Colorado to the PAC-10 deal is apparently not yet "set in stone", at least according to former UCLA chancellor Chuck Young. That's all the rumor mongering I have for now, good luck being productive the afternoon.

#24 - Herb Taylor

Herb Taylor started all 48 games of his Horned Frog career after redshirting his Freshman year, setting a record for career starts in the process. Taylor for three years was the starting right tackle before spending his final season protecting the quarterback's blindside, only giving up one sack, as a rock solid left tackle.

A two-time All-Mountain West Conference performer Taylor was selected as a pre-season All-American in 2006 by: Street & Smiths, Sporting News, The Football Writers Association, and For four years Taylor was a vocal leader, consistent performer and was the anchor of two conference champion teams. Taylor was drafted by Kansas City in 2007 and spent his first two years with the Chiefs before a stop off in Denver, he is now with the NY Giants

History of the World 8/20

Just for you, VikingFrog

Happy Birthday!!

Don King, boxing promoter 1931

Robert Plant, 1948

Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer 1982

On this day:

In 1955, H.A. Hanes flew the first airplane to exceed 1800 mph.

In 1974, Nolan Ryan throws the first major league pitch faster than 100mph.

In 2000, Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953, to win three major championships in one year.

Rules Are Rules!
In Hatteras, North Carolina, a team of fishermen thought they had hit the big time after winning first place in the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. However, as they were salivating over their $1.2 MILLION DOLLAR prize money-- including a bonus for single-largest catch-- one of the judges discovered that one member of the team, Peter Wann, had not gotten his $30 North Carolina coastal recreational fishing license before their boat pushed off that day. Therefore, under the rules, the entire team was disqualified, and the runner-up, from Cape Carteret, N.C., got the money. Ouch! (Virginian-Pilot)

2013 Non-conference opponent

While it won't help you keep track of the rumors about TCU's upcoming non-conference games, the Future Schedules page on will let you know which games are officially on the books. A new edition to the near future schedule is Southeastern Louisiana, who will come to Fort Worth in 2013. That is in keeping with the trend that seems to be developing of hosting a 1-AA team at home every year.

Morning Dump


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