• Glenn Spencer for head coach
• Texas Bowl drawing some eyeballs
• Bill Self-to-San Antone (probably)
• Florida Atlantic football players are stumping for their defensive coordinator-turned-interim head coach Glenn Spencer (yep, that Glenn Spencer) to be Lane Kiffin’s successor in Boca Raton.
Florida Atlantic players have begun publicly endorsing defensive coordinator and interim coach Glenn Spencer as the team’s next full-time head coach.
Multiple FAU players took to Twitter on Monday morning and tweeted they want Spencer to retain the head coaching position. Spencer was promoted to interim head coach when Lane Kiffin took the same position at Ole Miss on Saturday. [Palm Beach Post]
This would be awesome – Glenn Spencer by all accounts is an incredible human and would be a solid CEO of a program, especially at the Conference USA-level.
• A YahooSports piece lists the Texas Bowl as the third-most intriguing bowl game (that isn’t a Playoff game).
It’s always fun to see teams that used to be conference rivals meet up in a bowl game. Though if we’re being greedy it would have been nice to see this former Big 12 matchup between Texas and Texas A&M.
It’s the second straight season that Oklahoma State has faced a former Big 12 foe. A year ago the Cowboys beat Missouri in the Liberty Bowl. This year the crowd in Houston should be a bit more hostile with Texas A&M just up the road. [Yahoo Sports]
The pressure is all on A&M in this game, right? Jimbo Fisher hasn’t won a game that he shouldn’t in College Station. Mike Gundy couldn’t be more of a made man.
• Cowboy alum (and Kansas Jayhawk head coach) Bill Self made the rounds on the news yesterday as rumors continue to swirl that he’s Gregg Popovich’s crown heir.
Yet whenever (Popovich) steps away, whether it’s after he coaches Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics this summer or sometime thereafter, there’s one name that continues to come up from league sources as a possible replacement: Bill Self, the longtime Kansas coach and close friend of Spurs general manager R.C. Buford. [The Athletic $]
Assuming Self never coaches a second (again) in Stillwater, it’s always been a hope that the OKC Thunder would try and poach him, bring the local boy home.
• This is a fascinating point – you’ve got two premier games in the southwest (Rose and Fiesta, three if you count the Cotton) and the rest are southeast (Peach, Sugar, and Orange).
Plenty of NFL stadiums to have games in the Midwest and Northeast, tradition of the bowls be damned.
Glad Chris Fowler brought up the advantages that teams from the South have with CFP/bowl locations. The national championship game must be in the Midwest more often. Should be a priority for new B1G commissioner Kevin Warren, who was integral in U.S. Bank Stadium project.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 8, 2019
• Love this transparency from Coach Boynton. Would enjoy this from another high profile coach in Stillwater as well.
A few hours on a plane and some time to re-watch… Two thoughts. 1. We were physically dominated today (unacceptable). 2. The issues we are having are correctable and the staff and players will collectively get it fixed. #LetsWork.
— Mike Boynton (@thacoachmike) December 9, 2019
• Encouraging story about how an Appalachian town got incredible internet and is working to eradicate poverty with it
• This NYT piece looking at the business a 15-year-old was running is fascinating
• Great faith-based piece here on “walking and waiting”
Their leadership capabilities looked different but my goodness this is startling:
JAMEIS ’19* PEYTON ’01
25 AGE 25
26 PASS TD 26
4,115 PASS YDS 4,131
23 INT 23
5 PICK-6’s 6
6 WINS 6
84.9 RATING 84.1
61.3 COMP PCT 62.7
*thru 13 games pic.twitter.com/PliPyftUpp
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 9, 2019
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