Thursday, August 1, 2013

USA Today Coaches Poll

The USA today coaches poll came out today, and shocker, our expectations for TCU are apparently not in line with the coach’s population. According to the averages, we are gauged to be the 20th best team, behind B12 running mates Oklahoma State at 14, Texas at 15 and OU at 16. No surprise with Alabama at 1, undefeated Ohio State at 2, but after that it’s less automatic. Coaches must not think their job is essential to the program because Oregon’s expectations stay sky high with first time HC Helfrich at the helm, coming at 3rd. Fellow Pac-12 BCS bowl winner Stanford, checked in at 4.

After that it is a lot of the same, tons of SEC heavy hitters (LSU #13), your overrated ACC team(s), Sugar Bowl champ Louisville. 7 of the last 9 spots are occupied by meddling Big10 and Pac12 question marks. Boise state of all teams, taking the spot right in front of us, I feel kind of bad for those guys now.

So what does all this mean? Nothing. There are countless polls out there and of course they are all meaningless leading up to the season. Even if TCU’s position only goes down from here, and it could after the news on Fabuluje came down this morning, it will only give us a better opportunity to overachieve. This is at guys, football starts the last day of this month. 

Don't Call It A Comeback

Much like MJ45, I had to take some time off to get my gambling addiction under control and pursue a minor league baseball career.  All better now, folks.  

Sorry for the very extended hiatus, folks, but Spitblood is making a comeback and plans to be bigger and better than ever.  When you grow up and get grown up responsibilities, sometimes those things take precedent over blogging unfortunately.  Thankfully, we've maintained a strong enough following and fan base that we've plucked a few new writers out of the crowd, and they're certainly talented and qualified as you will see in the coming months.  Expect new, regular content to start flowing as soon as next week, and maybe even a little bit later on this week.  We will be keeping the regular features that everyone grew to love over the years, as well as adding in some original content from our new writers as well.  

I figured the day where the great Casey Pachall made his first public appearance since the suspension last year was the perfect opportunity for myself and Spitblood to reemerge and rise from the ashes.  Truthfully, I expect very big things out of both of us.  This will be a banner year for TCU, SNK, Casey Pachall and far and away most importantly- Spitblood.  I'm glad to be back, and I look forward to filling your fall with hate, sarcasm, cynicism, and maybe even a little bit of football knowledge.  We've got less than a month until the season starts, so it's about time to get your mind right.  

This should help...