Charlie Strong deserved to be fired at Texas. It’s not even a close call. Despite some in the media saying he wasn’t given a fair shot, and deserves another chance, Colin says the decision to fire Strong was a no-brainer. It’s nothing against Strong, but in today’s college football, you can’t be 16-20 in your third year at a traditional power and lose to Kansas. Sorry.
“Charlie Strong, if he was totally honest. They’re 16-20 and they couldn’t beat Kansas. Where are you supposed to go?”
High expectations are a sign of respect with kids and NFL quarterbacks. Last night’s Texans/Raiders game showed two teams that have two different levels of trust in their quarterbacks. The Texans punted on a 4th down because they don’t trust Osweiler. The Raiders, in the same situation, went for it with Derek Carr. Why? Because they trust him. Houston has to coddle an overpriced quarterback they signed for $18 million annually without even interviewing him, while the Raiders have an MVP candidate who is the emotional leader of the team.
“The Raiders are so much fun to watch. Derek Carr, as I’ve said now for 5 weeks, is my MVP in the league.”
Last night’s Mexico City NFL game went off without a hitch, despite the media’s fear mongering that it would be a disaster. Colin is distancing himself from the media that always hypes up these events like Rio and Sochi as the onset of the rapture. The only people that have problems at these places are drunk swimmers who kick signs at gas stations. The biggest danger in the air in Mexico City last night was the threat of a Brock Osweiler interception.
Critics who are quick to judge Andrew Luck are forgetting that he is not the only star who has had to overcome adversity on the way to success. Jordan didn’t win right away, and had to fail over and over before Phil Jackson arrived. The reality is that Luck and high draft picks like him are being picked by bad teams, and winning with those teams is a process. Colin isn’t ready to panic on Luck, he’s stuck with a team with a below average roster, GM and coach. Not everyone gets to inherit what Dak Prescott did in Dallas.
“People see outcomes. They don’t understand, it’s all about process.”
Colin has finally seen the light. He’s now a supporter of an 8-team College Football Playoff. The conventional wisdom is that the college football regular season is the only regular season that matters, but it’s a myth. With 6 weeks to go, there were only a handful of teams that have any shot at the playoffs, while in the NFL, only one team has been mathematically eliminated. If the playoff were expanded to 8-teams, it would keep more fans interested, and give more meaning to the games on the last weekend.
“By college football, and I’ve evolved on this, not allowing an 8-team playoff, by mid-October it reduces the sport, outside of 6 teams, to chasing the Alamo Bowl, which no fan base wants. With an 8-team playoff in college football, 14 teams would still have a case, which means almost 20 games this weekend would have an impact.”
Colin also has an exclusive interview with newly hired U.S. Men’s National Soccer coach joins the show to talk about taking over for the fired Juergen Klinsmann.
Jimmy Johnson – 2-time Super Bowl winning head coach, Hall of Famer, and Host of Fox NFL Sunday is in-studio to talk fishing in the Keys, what he sees in Dak Prescott, how he started the NFL trend of making trades, why matching the style of play to a quarterback is crucial, some inside tips he used to evaluate talent in the draft, and his thoughts on Charlie Strong’s firing at Texas.
Bruce Arena – Newly named U.S. Men’s National Team head coach joins the show to discuss his recent hiring, his expectation to make the World Cup in 2018, what he likes about the roster, how he can change the trajectory of the team, how Christian Pulisic fits in to the equation, and when he can first address the team.
Chip Brown – Writer for Scout at HornsDigest.com joins the show to discuss the latest on Charlie Strong’s status in Austin, what went wrong, when the official word will come down from the school, and if there are any other potential candidates for the job other than Tom Herman at Houston.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst joins the show to argue with Colin against an 8-team playoff, break down the final weekend of the college football regular season, how he sees the Final Four playing out, if Ohio State is in if they beat Michigan, and his Almost Upset of the Week.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking about bad flight experiences, his weekly update on the Warriors and Durant, what’s clicked recently, which player on the Lakers and could be a legitimate star, and whether Brandon Ingram has the body to be an elite NBA player.