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  • Oct. 5th, 2010  |
  • By By Dave Flessner
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Abilene Christian University boasts a quality football program. The Wildcats averaged 52.3 points per game last season, scored 93 points in a playoff win and finished the season with one loss. It was a good year.

Almost every time I think of Detroit, I remember two lines from the ridiculous film “Kentucky Fried Movie,” which will absolutely cost you 20 IQ points if you watch it (bringing me down to a robust 58).

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — So Lane Kiffin walked to the podium at Monday’s Big Orange Caravan stop and said he would get in a battle of wits with Urban Meyer, but he never attacks an unarmed person.

College football fans rarely get their way.

Ed Orgeron held a six-hour recruiting meeting last Monday. I know this because Lane Kiffin posted the news on his Twitter account.

Cody Pope, maybe the next starting right tackle for the University of Tennessee, is a new favorite for the “five minutes with” feature. He didn’t mention until the end that he was hurrying to attend a WWE event at Thompson-Boling Arena. But Pope isn’t your average player. He’s also a 300-pound, lifelong vegetarian. The amusing Pope discussed his eating habits, his basketball career and WWE during a Tuesday phone conversation.

Five minutes? We could go an hour and 55 minutes with ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. I’m not even kidding. That’s how long Kiper’s call lasted the other day. In our second and final installment, Kiper discussed Nick Saban’s efforts to keep Andre Smith’s NFL draft stock high, compared Percy Harvin to Reggie Bush and explained why Michael Oher isn’t a top-10 pick.

John Calipari. Anthony Grant. Mark Fox.

So I was sitting in my mother’s basement the other day, poring over baseball projections for the upcoming season and really nerding it up as I ate a bowl of Kix. You’ve really got to enjoy this time of year — the NCAA tournament is the best three weeks in sports, baseball is about to start, we’ve got our college football fix and I’m almost certain hockey is going on.

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