Blue White Roundtable: Alabama Week Edition
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TOFiM Trophy Week 3

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Week 3 of our latest ongoing series.

1

Lane Kiffin

Culprits: Tennessee, Twitter
Past Appearances: 1
From offending high school coaches to accusing Florida of cheating all before he ever coached a single game, who could blame Lane Kiffin for committing a recruiting infraction himself?”It’s a beautiful day in Knoxville, Tennessee today. I was so excited to hear that J.C. Copeland committed to play for the Vols today!”

Uh oh. Can’t comment on a recruit specifically by name until they have signed on the dotted line. Strike 7 for Lane Kiffin.

Lucky for him, Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton is willing to put up with this offseason nonsense brushing it off as bad PR, but PR nonetheless.

“When you think about the fact that our football program was 5-7 last year, and we’ve got a coach that’s not coached a game yet in college football, but yet, we’re on the front page of USA Today sports [Tuesday] … it’s really quite amazing.” Talk about desperate for attention.

Next week, Lane Kiffin will be conducting his press conference while he wrestles Dewie the killer bear.

2

Notre Dame

Culprit: If you don’t see it, it must not be true
Past Appearances: 2
A mainstay for the Foot in Mouth award, Notre Dame is back in the limelight when a decision was made to omit Weis’ losing seasons from Weis’ year-by-year biography on page 15 and page 90 of the Spring Prospectus. Although, Weis’ full record is listed on the following page of the media guide, their attempt to color Weis’ coaching record is pitiful.

Everyone, including our president has already acknowledged the joke that is Notre Dame football.

The NCAA gave the Seminoles such a hard time about their supposed offensive nickname and mascot, I’m just waiting for the day the NCAA demands the same from Notre Dame. From the way the Fighting Irish plays on the gridiron, it can only be considered a slap in the face to all the drunk and belligerent Irishmen out there.

3

Sam Keller

Culprits: Arizona State, Nebraska
Past Appearances: 0 for both
I’m just going to say, if Sam Keller somehow brings an end to EA Sport’s NCAA Football franchise, I will be LIVID.The NCAA Football games have been keeping me sane during the barren wasteland that is the offseason for the past 4 or 5 years now. Current and past college players love the game. They play it during their free time just like everyone else and you don’t hear a peep from them.

Just because Sam Keller can’t quarterback his way past USC in the game, doesn’t mean he should ruin it for everyone else.

4

Vander Blue

Culprits: Wisconsin
Past Appearances: 0
We have all been guilty of following the ridiculous whims of 17 and 18 year old high school seniors and treating their verbal commitments as iron clad contracts. But Wisconsin fans have taken that obsession to another level.

Vander Blue, a guard out of Wisconsin Memorial originally verbaled to Bo Ryan and the Badgers, but when he decided to consider other options like all vacillating 17 year old kids tend to do, Badger fans grabbed their torches and pitchforks.

“When a story detailed an academic-focused meeting between Blue’s family and UW, messages boards everywhere attacked Blue’s intelligence. Badger fans bashed Blue, his family and Bo Ryan for his inability to recruit.”

Bucky’s 5th Quarter, the preeminent Wisconsin blog had this to say:

“Comments all over the internet were so harsh that they could never be reprinted again. I don’t care what mistakes Blue made last week, that doesn’t give anyone with a keyboard the right to attack Blue’s intelligence, especially when curse words and racist comments are involved.”

Wow, Wisconsin. Wow.

5

FIU

Culprit: Isiah Thomas
Past Appearances: 0

“Miami ended discussions about playing FIU in men’s basketball next season. Although nobody is talking on the record, UM officials did not like what they perceived to be an arrogance from FIU, as if the Golden Panthers were doing the Hurricanes a favor by allowing them to play against an Isiah Thomas-coached team.”

Yes, who wouldn’t want the privilege of paying for an automatic win. FIU does remember the bust that was Isiah in New York right?

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