Big (soon to be even less accurate) 10/Big (soon to be less than) 12: MISSOURI TO THE BIG TEN. Notre Dame is not budging for the present. This is an unconfirmed report, but why not mention it? Speaking of ND...
Independents: EDSBS brought us this Notre Dame music video...click at your own discretion. Once seen, Freekbass cannot be unseen. Shrewd move by ND. The Big 10 has an image to keep up and Freekbass doesn't fit in it.
SEC: LSU Coach Les Miles is on the Tiger Tour. Mike VI is not going on the tour for obvious reasons.
The Tiger Tour is not to be confused with Auburn's Tiger Prowl (which the NCAA has targeted with its latest inane rule).
PAC 10: Lane Kiffin had a press conference. The Trojans had a scrimmage of some sort today. Presser highlights: On the scrimmage format: “We don't have enough bodies to be able to create two different teams as far as having ones versus twos, so it will be just an offense versus defensive format, which we will have a scoring system for and very little special teams. We'll kick field goals and extra points with no rush.” Don’t be a “loaf”. Kiffin will embarrass you via flat screen TVs and wall postings of your grade if you get beat at practices. Parting shots: Kiffin also had some words about SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and a coach he didn’t beat, Nick Saban. Not that he was asked about them--the question concerned the NCAA rule on head coach travel which Kiffin thinks is “ridiculous”. “Yeah, I've been very strong about that. Not that anybody listens but I have expressed myself to (SEC) Commissioner (Mike) Slive every meeting that we are in. I don't think he appreciated it after the first two times I did and I brought it up and every time I bring it up, it would piss off Nick Saban, because he would bring it up again because he thinks the rule was changed because of him.” Is there really an NCAA “Saban rule”? The Trojans start the 2010 season in Honolulu.
WAC: Hawai'i had its Warrior Bowl on Friday. It was situational and featured "shifty running" by RB Chizzy Dimude and "bruising" running from RB John Lister. Both TDs during the scrimmage were scored on runs. None of this sounds like the Hawai'i you are used to does it? The Warriors will start home games this season at 5:30 p.m. Hawaiian. For those of you on the East Coast it means that Hawai'i games will actually start on Saturday (barely).
Big Sky: Junior QB Bo Levi Mitchell (transfer from SMU) has won the starting job for the Eastern Washington University Eagles. Mitchell threw for nearly 4,600 yards at SMU along with 36 TDs and 33 INTs in 19 games. EWU had a wide open competition for the starting job as it lost Matt Nichols to the NFL (he has signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys). Nichols threw for 12,616 yards and 95 TDs in his career as an Eagle. If you are wondering why this school rings a bell, they are installing red turf for the 2010 season.