Friday 5 – Our Football Teams

For those of you that haven’t been counting down for nearly six months, football season officially starts in less than five weeks with the first games of the college season being on Thursday, September 2. This means I thought it would be a good time for us to evaluate our personal desires for how we would (realistically) like our respective teams to fare this season. Bryan and I are both Tennessee Vols fans, he’s a Missouri Tigers fan, I’m an Indianapolis Colts fan and he’s a St. Louis Rams fan. So for our Friday 5 I’ll put up the schedule for each game, how many wins we expect/hope that team to get and at then end for the final part, to complete the ‘5’ in Friday 5 I will put up a total. I will also plan on putting up some sort of weekly chart or graph or both or something to provide something to look at for the progressions our teams our making towards the goals that we are setting for them. Let’s get started: Continue reading

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Review of Day 2

Yesterday we used the Review of Day 1 as our Friday 5. Today we’re doing a review of Day 2 just because we like making lists. We’re adding two more lists this time around. Just like yesterday we still have the five best picks of the day, the five worst picks of the day and the top ten players still available. Now we also have the five teams that are having the best and worst drafts so far (total from Day 1 and Day 2) tacked on at the end. Here they are: Continue reading

WMD – March Madness

No, not Weapons of Mass Destruction. This obviously stands for Weller’s Musing and Divination. I have no idea if this will become a frequent type of post or not, but this one will be similar to the Bracketology that Joe Lunardi does for ESPN. And of course by similar, I mean that I will be doing exactly what he does: predicting the field of 65 and their seedings in each region. Don’t fool yourself though, Mr. Lunardi knows significantly more about college basketball than I do. In fact, I haven’t hardly followed college basketball at all this year but this seemed like a fun idea and thought I’d give it a shot. Feel free to tear it apart: Continue reading

The Los Angeles Jaguars or Bills

It has been known for a while know that the city of Los Angeles was trying to get an NFL team again. According to this article the two teams at the top of the list are the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. This is no surprise of course but it did make me wonder, how will the divisions be realigned if this happens? The reason this is such a big question is because no matter which one of these two teams ended up making the move they would be going from super far east in the U.S. to the west coast. Now, a little while back I put up a post about the most fuel efficient division alignment trying to show how much the NFL it’s teams could save on transportation costs. This will be different however because I will take into account trying to make the divisions “fair” and won’t switch up the conferences, so the NFC won’t be touched at all.

Let’s start with the Jaguars, because I see them being the most likely team to get moved out to California. Continue reading

Update On Tennessee’s Coaching Staff

Happy New Years to everyone!  This is going to be a thorough look at Tennessee’s coaching staff, or at least what we know of it so far. I’ve tried to compile all the big information into one post, because I know that I, for one, was getting annoyed having to switch back and forth between multiple firefox tabs if I wanted information about all the coaches at once. So this should make things simpler. But let me first start by sharing an interview with Lane Kiffin, that I found. Click here to see the video.

As we all know by now, Lane Kiffin is the new head football coach for the Tennessee Volunteers. What most people probably don’t know at this point is who Lane Kiffin has kept from last year’s coaching staff and who else he has brought in so far. From what I can tell, Kiffin will be keeping two of the members from last year’s staff: Stan Drayton, Running Backs Coach and Jason Michael, Tight Ends Coach. Six other coaches have also been brought in. I put together a list of coaching positions, both those that have been filled and those that are still vacant. With them I will list who, from what I can tell, will be holding each of these spots on the staff. Not all of these are official yet, and I’m not 100% sure on exactly who will be holding what positions, but I’m pretty confident with what I have listed. I’m also adding the age and histories of the different coaches. Lane Kiffin, Monte Kiffin, Ed Orgeron and Jim Chaney are the ones I’m really focusing on, but I’ll try to give at least a little bit on all the rest as well.

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