Let’s go over some news and notes to get us collectively out of the Holiday hangover. And the best way to cure a Holiday hangover is to take a look at another Holiday video. Check out this Holiday update video from Rivals. Uh WOW. That should wake you up.
Now let’s get to football. As some of you already noted after a little heave of desperation former Dorrell scapegoat John Wristen was finally able to secure he HCing job at Colorado State University – Pueblo. CSU Pueblo is a D-II program that recently reinstated its football program. And the press release it sent out in announcing the Wristen hiring gives us a little hint about how serious they are about having a football program:
Speaking of his former boss, Rivals.com is rolling out its top-25 for this upcoming football season. It has UCLA at number 25. The Rival guys are not so impressed with Karl Dorrell:
The schedule is set up for a Pac-10 championship and BCS bowl bid. Dorrell and UCLA will not see this kind of perfect storm of returning starters, seniors, and easy schedule for another 10 years if that. Schlabach got this one wrong.
However, we do understand why people are not confident in Dorrell’s ability to meet the reasonable expectations for this upcoming season. As this piece in the Seattle Press Intelligence shows, Dorrell is not exactly confident in himself: