NCF Nation: Dave Bailiff

Lunchtime Links

November, 11, 2010
11/11/10
12:00
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Almost nailed the Miami (Ohio)-Bowling Green score right yesterday. More mid-week non-AQ football coming up tonight: East Carolina at UAB. My pick: East Carolina 41, UAB 35.

Now on to some links:

Rose Bowl officials have discussed the possibility of choosing between Boise State and Stanford as an at-large selection.

The Alford brothers will be on opposite sidelines once again Saturday when Utah plays Notre Dame.

How does anyone know who the best team in the country is on eyeballs alone, asks Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Nevada offensive lineman John Bender plays on the edge.

San Diego State coach Brady Hoke says he's not looking to bail out after two years with the Aztecs. His name has surfaced on the Minnesota wish list.

Rice athletic director Rick Greenspan has given coach Dave Bailiff a vote of confidence.

Marshall's Donald Brown won't live down "The Slide."

Arkansas State is ready for Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey.

Louisiana Tech's Phillip Livas is back to making big plays.

Northern Illinois stays grounded after its win against Toledo.

Lunchtime Links

September, 1, 2010
9/01/10
12:41
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Lots of reaction today to the news that BYU is going it alone in football.

It wasn't pretty, but BYU got what it wanted, writes Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune.

There are reports that BYU could schedule Notre Dame, Clemson and Texas Tech. Its series against Utah could be saved, too.

Hawaii also is in the plans.

Independence is fraught with danger, but BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall applauded the decision. "I love the idea of being more visible," he said.

This gives BYU much better TV exposure, writes Dick Harmon of The Deseret News.

Could BYU's move have saved Fresno State and Nevada $5 million?

In other news:

Utah State LB Matt Ah You is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Rice coach Dave Bailiff has forged a friendship with Texas coach Mack Brown, thanks to a simple letter.

Houston WR Patrick Edwards is suing Marshall and Conference USA, alleging negligence for allowing a metal cart just beyond the end zone. Edwards crashed into that cart at full speed and broke his right leg.

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is playing a little defense.

Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart is ready for his first game.

Other conference links:

ACC

Big 12

Big East

Big Ten

SEC

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