Thursday, July 26, 2012

Big 12 Coaches as Reality TV Stars

The Longhorn Network had Samantha Steele interview players at Big 12 Media Days, asking them about which reality television show their coaches would be on. They were probably fishing for some programing for the fall. Here's the original video:



(via Barking Carnival)



The players, for the most part, try to be PC and not get in any trouble, though Pachall casting GMFP on  Swamp People was an... interesting choice, shall we say?

We here at Spit Blood have other ideas for casting.... Here is our idea of some television gold:

Art Briles, Baylor: Sister Wives. Baylor IS basically a cult, amiright?

Paul Rhoads, Iowa State: Ax Men. In honor of his glorious beard.

Charlie Weis, Kansas: Biggest Loser. Weis starts strong but is derailed in his goal to become the Biggest Loser when he starts envisioning Jillian Michaels as a giant twinkie and eats her. (and I know JM isn't on the Biggest Loser anymore, but the last time I watched it she was, so there.)

Bill Snyder, K-State: Survivor. He definitely pulled a Richard Hatch on the Big 12 last year.

Bob Stoops, Oklahoma: Pawn Stars. The Stoops family seems to end up with a lot of reclamation projects.

Mike Gundy Okie Lite: Tool Academy. I'm a MAN. I'm 40! But I still look good, brah.

Mack Brown, Texas: Toddlers & Tiaras. He is the ultimate stage mom, isn't he?

Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech: Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. He loses in round 1, natch.

Dana Holgorsen, WVU: Celebrity Rehab. Not even Dr. Drew can save the Holgo. After he gets kicked out of the house, he ends up on Cops.

And of course, Gary Patterson, TCU: The woman in me wants to say What Not To Wear. I love you GP, but your mock turtlenecks have GOT to go. But the rest of the Big 12 is about to get Punk'd, so we will cast him as the new host of the old Ashton Kutcher vehicle. From the above video, it looks like Pachall might have been auditioning for that role too, though.

Feel free to post your own thoughts in the comments!

Your New/Only Favorite Dallas Cowboy.

Ed Wesley - BYU v TCU

After he was left out in the cold in the NFL Supplemental Draft we knew it was only a matter of time before Ed 'Kid n Play' Wesley was picked up by an NFL team.  As it turns out, that day is today and, at least for a few of our posters, we get to roll Ed up into our NFL interest.  Hopefully his stay is more fruitful than Steven Hodge's.  After waiving Darrell Scott due to a failed physical - remember that guy?  Top RB in the country that chose Colorado over UT, transferred to USF, went undrafted and is now an NFL flameout?  Stay in school, kiddos - the hometown Dallas Cowboys have thrown Ed a lifeline.  For a guy that has 29 attempts for 193 yards a score in two career games at Jerrah World, the signing has to be music to his ears.  

Taking rooting interests out of the equation, I like the match with Dallas.  With Felix Jones' history of injuries (too many to name) and being bad at football, plus DeMarco Murray's own injury issues (season ending injury vs. NYG in week 14) last year , Dallas will need all the backups they can handle.  A healthy Tony Romo with a good ground game to keep defenses from R'ing him is not very good; a Romo with no ground game to speak of is worse than Ryan Tannehill will be in Miami.  Dallas is currently carrying 2 other RB's on the roster in undrafted UNT rookie Lance Dunbar and returnee Phillip Tanner.    Going into camp that third hole will be Tanner's to lose, but with only 22 career attempts under his belt, it's by no means a closed competition.  Truthfully, I'd be surprised if the Cowboys don't continue kicking the tires of any unsigned RBs, but for now Wesley is going to be given every chance to keep his career going in Dallas.  That said, Ed will likely begin the season as a practice squad player, but if Jones and/or Murray can't make it the entire season he could easily find himself on a gameday roster this season.  

Rookies report to camp in Oxnard in the next day or two, so we will keep you updated on Wesley's progression at the NFL level.  But for now, congrats and good luck.


Morning Dump


Horned Frogs End BSU’s 2011 BCS Hopes - Lostletterman.com
- This was published an hour ago and it makes me happy.

Knowing The Big 12: TCU Horned Frogs - Throughthephog.com

TCU and West Virginia: Do the newcomers belong in the Big 12? - Cbssports.com

TCU ready for its moment on the Big 12’s stage - Bostonherald.com

3 former TCU football players get probation on marijuana charges - Star-telegram.com