How do you think Bo Pelini would feel about his Nebraska Cornhuskers throwing two interceptions in the first half of Friday's loss to Iowa? He would be happy about it? Seriously. Quint Kessenich of ESPN is on the receiving end of this one.
One thing is clear: Henry Haitz III, left, publisher of the McClatchy-owned The State in Columbia, S.C., is unfit to hold any position in the newspaper business.
In a blow to journalism, Haitz banned sports columnist Ron Morris, middle, from covering South Carolina football, according to a spectacular piece on Jim Romenesko's site.
Gamecock coach Steve Spurrier, right, had called the columnist a "negative guy" after disagreeing with some of Morris' writings. In 2011, Spurrier refused to talk with reporters while Morris was in the room.
Morris, from that point forward, was reportedly told by his bosses to not ask questions of Spurrier.
But Spurrier's feelings of insecurity continued. Last September, the coach believed Morris was planting questions with other reporters and said, "I don't need any questions today," before leaving.
That led to Haitz's involvement. He wanted Morris fired, but executive editor Mark Lett stepped in and kept the columnist on staff with restrictions, including having Morris' column ideas approved by Lett.
A conversation about the best broadcasters in the history of college football likely starts and often ends with Keith Jackson. The 84-year-old Jackson, who retired after Bowl Championship Series title game between Texas and USC on Jan. 4, 2006 (video above), has a few tips for today's announcers.
"They talk too damn much," he says. "You wear the audience out."
Jackson also had this advice: "You must tell the truth," he says of broadcasters and coaches. "You must be truthful to yourself and the values of the game that got you there."
New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell made a recent appearance on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" and was asked if it's time to stop playing the sport of football. Gladwell, a football fan, says the sport is no different than dog fighting. It's a stance Gladwell took shortly after charges of dog fighting were brought against NFL quarterback Michael Vick in 2007.
Erin Andrews gave her first interviews on Sunday night after it was announced the 34-year-old personality would be leaving ESPN for Fox.
"This was a difficult move but it was the right move because it's allowing me to do so many things that I probably would not have been able to do had I stayed at ESPN," Andrews told Richard Deitsch of SI.com.
"It's a different way to expand my role. I'm not tired yet. I don't want to hang it up. I just need to get better and these were different opportunities that I would not be able to find anywhere but at Fox Sports."
Fox has been making aggressive moves the past two years to become a player in college football, including a 12-year agreement for broadcast rights to Pacific 12 games and a similar 13-year deal with the Big 12.