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CFB Thread: Early December



Matt McGloin won the Burlsworth Trophy (Outstanding Year by a player who started as a Walk On)

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Charlie Strong had an...interesting press conference


Things came to a head when Strong was asked if he could put all the speculation to bed and say that he would definitely be the head football coach at Louisville in 2013. The "right" answer would have been the cherry on top of the ACC invite/Rutgers win/Sugar Bowl bid sundae that was the past week for Cardinal fans.

Instead...

"I will say that at the right time."


The mood lightened when the line of questioning shifted back to on-the-field-matters, and it seemed as though the press conference would end without anything else significant said. That changed when Strong was asked about what he'd like to see from the fans in the future.

"You want the passion from the fans," Strong said. "You want the support. When we came here for senior day and when we got off the bus - and I don't care what time Card March is - no one came out. We had a few fans out there, we had the real fans out there, but you'd like to see more fans come out."

Strong then followed that statement up by making perhaps the biggest faux pas any Cardinal coach can make: saying Louisville fans need to be more like Kentucky fans.

"Not to throw any salt in an open wound," Strong prefaced. "Kentucky can travel with the Big Blue Nation and go take over. We should have that same passion here and go take over."

Look, Strong is 52. As it currently stands, Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, NC State are all probably better jobs than Louisville. That is before you even consider jobs like Cal and BC or jobs that open up as people flood to the current open jobs. Per Coaches Hot Seat (thanks for the link Arlington Stadium Legend, going to use this a TON in the future!) he is only making 1.8mm (#50 paid coach in CFB per that list) -- he is probably not going to be staying at Louisville. AND NO ONE SHOULD BLAME HIM.

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Joker Phillips was hired as Receiver Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Florida. Really solid hire for Muschamp!

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Finally, Every Day Should be Saturday ranked every Bowl Game

This is the picture at the top of the post. You should read it.

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via cdn3.sbnation.com

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