Football and beer are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Here are six college football stories for you to enjoy as you thank God with that other stuff.
Only 16 programs in the country were able to keep their entire coaching staff intact this off-season. Some coaches believe the continuity serves as a real advantage for the coaches and players. Amazingly, Chip Kelly is the only head coach in the country that will enter the 2012 season with the same 9 assistants that started the 2009 season.
You have to weep for Derrick Thomas. Again. The College Football Hall of Fame just revisited his grave. And spit on it. Again.
Clemson freshman running back Mike Bellamy was ruled academically ineligible and won't return to school next fall. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday that Bellamy plans to enter a junior college this summer. Bellamy was a Parade All-American and considered consensus a five-star prospect in the mold of former Clemson star C.J. Spiller.
Will Muschamp had the Polk County Gator Club on its feet before and after his 35-plus minute breakdown of the 2012 Florida Gators football team.
It seems clear leaders know what they want (a four-team playoff) and where they want the semifinals played (in bowls), but they can't seem to agree on who should make the field and how that group should be selected.
The Florida State Seminoles are upset with the Atlantic Coast Conference. They are mad because the ACC is not considered an elite football league. They are insulted because the ACC's TV contract is not as lucrative as those signed by the SEC, Big Ten and Big 12. But you know who they really should be angry with?
The Man in the Mirror.