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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Three-point stance: Meyer's lesson

By Ivan Maisel

1. When Florida coach Urban Meyer took a leave of absence after the Sugar Bowl, offensive coordinator Steve Addazio took over as interim head coach. Addazio, having seen Meyer get overwhelmed by the workload, surely would know what not to do. Instead, for two months, he said, his workdays often lasted until nearly midnight, he stopped working out and he gained weight. No wonder head coaches don’t last as long as they once did.

2. New Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes is the son of former longtime Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes. Sonny has been in coaching for two decades. And yet he said that when the Bulldogs began spring practice, he didn’t know what to do. “The first day I seemed a little bit lost but since then I’ve felt more comfortable,” Dykes said. “I’m just like the players in that I am learning the style of practice and getting more comfortable with my role.”

3. After Colt McCoy finagled use of the Texas Memorial Stadium scoreboard to propose to girlfriend Rachel Glandorf in January, he received an e-mail from Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds. Congratulations, Dodds wrote, and oh, by the way, you’re the last one who will ever do that. Dodds, seeing a possible inundation of requests, made the practice one-and-done.