Erin Andrews was among the 64,607 on hand to witness Nebraska's 33-0 pounding of Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. It was the first shutout in the 32-year history of the game and gave the Cornhuskers their first 10-win season since 2003.
Our friends at Image of Sport were in San Diego for Wednesday night's game, and you can view other images from the Holiday Bowl by clicking here.
A video claiming to be of Texas Tech's Adam James in an electrical closet off the press room at Jones AT&T Stadium has been posted to YouTube. Although there is no independent confirmation that this was shot by James, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal went ahead and posted the video late Wednesday.
The description with the video says it was shot on Dec. 19. "James momentarily turned on a light to record his surroundings with his cell phone."
Addendum: After the jump, a TV report out of Lubbock that aired Tuesday, the day before Leach was fired. Ted Liggett, Leach's attorney, takes a reporter on a tour of a shed and electrical closet where he says James spent time during practice. There is also a video from an angry fan on a local call-radio program, also from Tuesday.
You'll often hear coaches and administrators talk about the benefits of playing in a bowl game, but lost in that sea of chatter are the reporters who do the heavy lifting while covering a team.
Scott Wolf, the USC beat writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, shows there is fun to be had for the working press on a postseason trip. Wolf caught up with the Boston College cheerleaders during his trip to San Francisco to cover the Emerald Bowl.
Update: Texas Tech fired Mike Leach on Wednesday. Leach was due a bonus of $800,000 if he was still coach on Thursday.
ESPN analyst Craig James talked for the first time Tuesday night about taking steps to protect his son, Adam, a receiver on the Texas Tech team.
"I'm a dad," he said. "Everybody knows me as an ESPN guy and a football guy, but I'm a dad. When my wife and I heard about it the first time, we had no idea how to respond. The second time it came to us, we really wanted to help protect Adam from further things that could go against him.
"This is not common sense, the tactics and the tools and the methods he was placed under following a doctor's diagnosis of a concussion."
James' complaint led to the indefinite suspension of Mike Leach on Monday, and the coach's attorney will argue Wednesday morning that his client should be reinstated before Saturday's Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, where the Red Raiders are preparing to play Michigan State.
I'll be the guest of Coach John Kentera on XX Sports Radio in San Diego on Wednesday. The segment is scheduled for 12:40 p.m. (Pacific), and if you don't live in America's Finest City, you can listen live over the XX website.
We will break down Wednesday night's Holiday Bowl between Arizona and Nebraska and talk about other bowl games, along with the firing of Mike Leach.
Let's talk college football! If you're looking for a guest for your
radio show or podcast, drop me an email: jayzuma (at) gmail.com.
Las Vegas oddsmakers were busy over the weekend. Urban Meyer's announcement that he was stepping down as Florida coach started a roller-coaster ride for the Sugar Bowl betting line, and when Meyer's resignation became a leave of absence, the line was sent in another direction.
Monday's announcement that Texas Tech's Mike Leach had been suspended indefinitely forced some sportsbooks to take the Alamo Bowl off the board. When the line was re-posted, bettors were eager to wager on Michigan State, the Red Raiders' opponent in Saturday's game.
Earlier this month, Brian Kelly left Cincinnati in the rear-view mirror on his way to South Bend, leaving behind an angry group of Bearcats.
Does it really matter to the bettor when there is turmoil at the top, or is this much ado about nothing? It's the topic of my column this week for Covers.
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