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Posted on: November 26, 2010 3:55 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2010 4:05 pm
 

Julio Jones needs to be covered (VIDEO)

Posted by Chip Patterson

Alabama is off to a hot start in the 2010 Iron Bowl.  With a 24-0 lead midway through the second quarter, the Crimson Tide have completely dictated the pace of this game offensively, and refused to allow Cam Newton to get comfortable on defense.  Auburn's defensive backs are widely accepted as the weakest aspect of the second-ranked team in the nation, but head coach Gene Chizik must have expected more than what they have given so far.  Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy has already completed 13 of 16 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns.  One of those scores was a 68 yard strike to Julio Jones, who did not have much trouble losing the Auburn defenders on the way to the end zone.

You can stream the 2010 Iron Bowl live on CBSSports.com, and also join Tom Fornelli in the CBSSports.com Live Facebok Chat

But first check out Jones' TD that put Alabama ahead 14-0 in the 1st quarter.


Posted on: November 3, 2010 10:03 am
Edited on: November 3, 2010 10:10 am
 

Fulmer: Minnesota 'has great potential'

Posted by Chip Patterson

Yesterday, reports began to surface that former Tennessee head coach and current CBS College Sports analyst Phillip Fulmer had emerged as a candidate for the open coaching position at the University of Minnesota.  Initially, there was some speculation as to the probability of Fulmer being enticed by the position.  After all, names such as Tony Dungy, Mike Leach, Scott Linehan, and Marc Trestman (the hometown favorite), have all come up in reports since Tim Brewster's firing in mid-October.

Also, as Tom Fornelli pointed out, there is doubt that Fulmer, 60, would want to take on the task of rebuilding a program that has not seen overwhelming success in quite some time.  But after seeing his interest in the Louisville job, eventually given to Charlie Strong, it is fair to assume that Fulmer is most interested in coaching, less so where.  When asked by the Knoxville News Sentinel about any possible contact with Minnesota, Fulmer was non-committal, though he did offer some kind words about the program.     

“Minnesota has great potential, and with its new facilities it’s a place you could recruit to,’’ Fulmer told the News Sentinel on Tuesday night. “I believe it’s a place where you can compete.’’

COMPETE. There is that operative word for a program that has not won a conference title since 1967.  Fulmer would bring an awfully impressive resume to Minneapolis, particularly 13 nationally ranked finishes in his 17 years of head coaching.  While athletic director Joe Maturi said that he preferred the next candidate "get" Minnesota, other sources have indicated that a "Tubby Smith-type hire" may be probable to fill Brewster's position.  While Fulmer spent nearly all of his coaching career with the Volunteers, he is a seasoned and respected in the national scene.  His pedigree would elevate the program's status almost immediately, the challenge would be utilizing that status to produce winning seasons.
 
 
 
 
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