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SPURRIER MEANS SAVINGS, ECU LOOKS SUPER BAD (AGAIN), AND BOWL GIFTS CONTINUE TO BE WEIRD

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AS ALWAYS: The Bowl Schedule will be up here for the remainder of the season. Use it, abuse it, etc.

SEE, ME QUITTING SAVED Y'ALL MONEY. Spurrier donated his final paycheck to the Gamecock Club, and also publicly reminded everyone that him quitting bypassed the need to pay him another three million dollars. A hater so pure he even hates on being paid for things. None more noble in that respect.

NO, THAT DOESN'T LOOK SUSPICIOUS AT ALL, ESPECIALLY WHEN OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE EMPLOYED MEDIOCRE WHITE COACHES FOR YEARS. The dearth of black coaches in college football is way, way too real. So is an administration lowballing your assistants, which might be yet another reasons Ruffin McNeill got dumped at ECU. (That WaPo article suggests Lincoln Riley is a target for the vacancy at ECU, which is fine, but suggesting he would take it after they fired his mentor is very, very suspect.)

IN OTHER COACHING STAFF IMBROGLIOS. There's a theory that the entire "Sonny Dykes wants out of Berkeley" situation is really just a ploy to get his staff raises. Consider how unbelievably expensive the Bay Area is just at the median level, and this actually makes sense. Laugh at Iowa State or Mississippi State's coaching staffs if you like, but they're not the one barely scraping by on six figure salaries. (Y'ALL. WE AIN'T GOT A TRADER JOE'S, BUT THE POOL IN THE BACK IS KICKASS ENOUGH.)

BOWL GIFTS, AKA WHAT YOU GET INSTEAD OF A SALARY AND/OR REAL COMPENSATION FOR YOUR WORK AS A STUDENT ATHLETE. Why are you giving football players mini-helmets, bowl people? Do we go to hospitals and give nurses tiny bedpans at Christmas? Stop cheaping out by giving football players ceremonial mini-helmets.

EVERYONE WANTS THE BIG 12 TO PLAY A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. Even the Pac-12, who probably wants them to play it only on Snapchat, on the moon, and in Nike-branded spacesuits.