SportsCrack Blog

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Just a day after turning down Michigan for their head coaching position Les Miles returned to LSU and announced an extension with the Bayou Bengals. How fucking awesome is that? He used the school he played for to get a contract extension with his current employer. Poor Michigan.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU and Les Miles have agreed in principle to a new contract that will run through the 2017 season.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Miles' annual pay of a little more than $3.75 million will remain the same.

Now I know Michigan is saying they never offered Jim Harbaugh or Les Miles the job and Brady Hoke was their first choice but we all know they are fucking dirty liars up there in Ann Arbor. Harbaugh was never going to go back to Michigan with the NFL throwing cash around like Pacman in a strip club. But Miles just flat out used Michigan to get more money out of LSU. He used Ann Arbor like she was some dirty whore. I doubt Miles even left any change on the nightstand after he was done. Come to think of it...


The Oklahoma State Cowboys football program received some great news today when record-breaking All-American junior wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return along with quarterback Brandon Weeden. Blackmon was projected as a sure-fire first round draft pick after setting Okie State records with 111 catches for 1782 yards and 20 touchdowns. Weeden also set Cowboy records his junior season with 4277 yards passing along with 34 TD's.

While I'm not surprised Weeden is returning since most draft experts don't have him pegged for as a first round pick I'm shocked Blackmon decided to come back. Blackmon was projected to go right behind UGA's A.J. Green and possibly before Alabama's Julio Jones in the first round. With Blackmon returning the Cowboys have a legitimate shot of competing with the Sooners for the Big 12 Championship next year along with defending his Biletnikoff Award versus Michael Floyd.

Here is my list of the top 5 returning players in college football next season off the top of my head. All 5 of these guys have a good shot at competing for the Heisman if they can get their respective programs to a BCS Bowl game and of course compete for a National Title.

1) Andrew Luck (Stanford)-Be ready to be barraged with endless stories on Luck. He's a good guy who deserves the recognition it's just unfortunate that a lot of people will start to hate him because of all the preseason attention.
2) Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State)-Could he put up even better numbers? Wouldn't shock me.
3) Lamichael James (Oregon)-Should have the Ducks competing for the PAC-10 Title.
4) Kellen Moore (Boise State)-The guy just wins and will probably throw for a bijillion yards vs. Georgia on national television.
5) Manti Te'o (Notre Dame)-The Hawaiian Hitman will have his coming out party in 2011.


Notre Dame just picked up the biggest commitment they could for the 2011 season. Standout Wide Receiver Michael Floyd announced he would be coming back for his senior season.

"This was one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make in my life," Floyd said. "On the one hand, there was Notre Dame. This place has been an incredible home to me and the relationships I built here are ones I know I'll have for the rest of my life. On the other hand, there was the NFL. It has always been a lifelong goal to play football at the highest level and that is something I look forward to doing at some point. However, I'm pleased to say I will be returning to the University of Notre Dame for my senior season in 2011.

"I'm returning to Notre Dame for three reasons: to earn my degree, return Notre Dame to the top and improve myself as a player. First, I promised my mom I would graduate from Notre Dame and I am 40 credit hours shy of attaining that goal. I chose to attend Notre Dame in part because I knew it was a 40-year decision and not a four-year decision. Graduating from Notre Dame will help me for the rest of my life. Second, I want to get Notre Dame back to a BCS game. I believe we are very close to returning the Irish to where we belong and I want to be part of something great. Lastly, I want to show everyone in the country that I'm the best wide receiver in college football in 2011. There are many things I need to improve, but I feel with the coaching I have at Notre Dame, I can become the best at my position in this game."

Michael Floyd

As I've already mentioned before this is huge for Notre Dame and Floyd himself. Notre Dame has a legitimate shot at a BCS Bowl game next year with Floyd back. Floyd also has an outstanding shot of improving his draft stock and entering the 2012 NFL Draft with a much weaker group of wide receiver class entering. This is a huge win for the Notre Dame football program and it's basically better than landing a 5 star recruit. Floyd is a beast of a football player and will have a huge senior season in 2011.