A choked-up Jon Embree suggested Monday that the only way he could have turned around the University of Colorado's flailing football program in his two years as head coach was to take shortcuts in the classroom and on the recruiting trail.
The winningest coach in the history of college football will be on one sideline this Saturday. That would be Penn State's Joe Paterno. On the other side will be Alabama's Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide's $4 million man and the best coach in college football today.
Tyler Hansen doesn't have to glance over his shoulder anymore, and he sure isn't looking back with any regrets.
Jon Embree will be introduced as Colorado's new football coach on Monday morning.
Mike Leach would love to be back on the sidelines next season. He says he just hasn't heard from anyone interested in hiring him yet.
Colorado and Nebraska will meet one more time as members of the Big 12 before they head off to different leagues and the game is setting up like one of those day-after-Thanksgiving throwdowns of yesteryear.
Texas A&M still has a long-shot chance to get into the Big 12 championship game. Coach Mike Sherman isn't concerning himself with how that could happen.
Ken Flajole clearly recalls that something was fishy. On two counts.
One bad season can put a coach in danger of being fired, and these guys are in a precarious position entering this season.