Lou Holtz, the guy sitting next to Rece Davis and Mark May on ESPN's Saturday studio coverage, is the guest on our first podcast for 2010.
Holtz is never short on words and gave his opinion on a variety of topics, including the NCAA sanctions against USC, the practice of oversigning and Sam Keller's lawsuit against EA Sports and the NCAA. And yes, who would he save from an overturned raft on the Colorado River — Davis or May?
The podcast runs 15:23 and you can listen by clicking here or on the audio link below:
Nothing quite like taking somebody else's information and passing it off as your own.
On Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (Mountain Time), the self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" gave us this bit of news: "Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen will be named the head coach of Wyoming, sources familiar with the agreement told ESPN.com's Joe Schad."
Who are these "sources" we ask, and why for the umpteenth time don't they want their names published? Could it be that Austin Ward of the Casper Star-Tribune and Bob Hammond of the Laramie Boomerang are the sources?
"A chartered flight left Laramie for Kansas City in the afternoon, picked up Christensen and landed back in Wyoming around 7 p.m., the first definitive evidence of reciprocal interest and progress for UW's marquee coaching gig.
" 'No comments tonight,' " Christensen said before climbing into a white Suburban with his family and a member of the UW athletic department."
Hammond, following Ward's lead, had this in Sunday morning's edition of the Boomerang: "Veteran Missouri assistant head coach Dave Christensen is in line to become the next head football coach at the University of Wyoming, according to a source close to the situation."
The story was teased above the fold of Sunday's Boomerang (below).
Of course, ESPN has the bigger blowhorn and because of that, it's not news until the "Worldwide Leader" posts it. But seriously, isn't giving Ward and Hammond credit the right thing to do?