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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
3-point stance: Dooley cranks the volume

By Ivan Maisel

1. One of my favorite weekly e-mails is the transcript of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley’s news conference. After tailback Tauren Poole ran 35 yards for the Vols’ final score in their 52-14 rout of Ole Miss, his celebration nearly drew a penalty. Dooley took it from there: “Well, the official yelled at me and told me to yell at him the way I yell at them. That’s what he said. And if you don’t, then I’m going to call a penalty. So I yelled at him the way I yelled at them, and he apologized to them.”

2. Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen, a.k.a. CoachFridge, tweeted a link Tuesday to a video. With AC/DC’s Back in Black blaring on the soundtrack, Terp wide receiver Torrey Smith and linebacker Adrian Moten ask fans to blackout Byrd Stadium Saturday night for the ACC Atlantic showdown against No. 25 Florida State. It’s a clever video and I hope it works. But Friedgen and classic heavy metal? They go together like crab cakes and Slim Jims.

3. Ryan Broyles of Oklahoma and Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State have accumulated a lot of evidence that would indicate they are the two best receivers in college football. One or the other leads the nation in every major receiving category. Based on statistics alone, they may both be shoo-ins as All-Americans. And based on what I saw Saturday, there’s no humanly way possible that either one of them is as good as A.J. Green of Georgia.