Bumped. - BN Eds.
We're in the middle of the offseason, folks. I'm devoid of anything relevant to talk about, so why not play some name association with other schools? What is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to these schools? It could be a player, coach, moment, or venue.
We started with the ACC. North Carolina and Boston College ran away as BN's favorite ACC schools. We then moved on to the B1G 10, where Michigan ran away from the rest of the conference as BN's favorite school. Then we jumped down south, where Tennessee and its hatred of Kiffin prevailed as BN's most-liked school in the SEC.
Let's move back to the midwest, shall we. Big XII, anyone?
The game continues with the obligatory poll after the jump.
BAYLOR - The Bears will forever be linked to the Dave Bliss murder scandal in my mind.
IOWA STATE - Around the same time Dave Bliss was involved in covering up a murder, Larry Eustachy was busy trying to sleep with coeds. What a strange time.
KANSAS - On January 12, 2002, #1 Kansas came to Pauley to face a UCLA team that had been beaten by Ball St., Pepperdine, and U$C. It was a great game, and UCLA won 87-77. I remember Matt Barnes throwing down a breakaway 360 degree dunk in the final minutes.
MISSOURI- One of those schools that seemingly can't get its programs over the hump. They've been good but not great for what seems like forever. They tried cheating (Quin Snyder) and innovating (Gary Pinkel), but they just can't get over the hump.
OKLAHOMA - I've never been a fan of OU, mainly just because I've always liked Texas. The Roy Williams play was one of the best plays that I've ever seen.
OKLAHOMA ST. - Barry Sanders went to Oklahoma St. If you didn't like watching him run, you don't like football. He was built to be a running back, and I've still never seen anyone run the way he did. He was one of a kind.
TEXAS - For some reason, that picture with the U$C cheerleader cheering as Vince Young scores the winning touchdown still cracks me up. Ricky Williams and Vince Young stand out. As do their iconic helmets, outstanding color scheme, and tradition of winning. Yet, for some strange reason, UCLA has had some serious ownage over UT. I'm sure the Horns will come out for revenge this year, but didn't they do the same thing last year?
TEXAS TECH - Pirates, anyone? Mike Leach is pretty amazing. I don't know what his was thinking when he titled his book, "Swing your Sword", but he does his thing. I dig it, and I know Tech is going to find it hard to reach the heights that Leach could have taken them to.