The Hurry Up, Dec. 27: College Football Headlines For Tuesday

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 12: Penn State players sing the pledge of allegiance before taking on Nebraska at Beaver Stadium on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State has been coachless for 45 days, and other college football notes.

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News

Penn State Coach Watch hits Day Still Longer Than All Other Coach Watches, and impatience is starting to emerge. While we're waiting, let's rank everybody else's coaching hires.

Draft stuff: Touchdownsmith Philip Lutzenkirchen could be on the way out at Auburn, and Khaseem Greene will remain at Rutgers.

2012 SEC schedules should come out shortly, as has been said for about a week now. Today's morsel:

Pat Dooley@pat_dooley What I'm hearing -- and it is amazing it still isn't out -- is that UF's schedule will finish with three straight non-conference games.

But of course Oregon has special Rose Bowl uniforms. (Here's Wisconsin's rumored retort.)

Robert Griffin III refers to the guy Baylor's assigned to watch his back as "security," Baylor ruins his moment by insisting it's not actually "security." Just let the young man pretend he has security.

Craig James is attempting a run for Senate while starting up a lawsuit. This will all be fun.

Texas Tech transfer quarterback Jacob Karam is eying Houston, Memphis and UTEP.

Games

Missouri sends itself into the SEC with a win over North Carolina in the Independence Bowl, mascot-proof backup trophy and all. SI.com has box scores and such.

Today: Louisville takes on N.C. State in the Belk Bowl, while Purdue and Western Michigan are your pizza partiers.

Texas plays Cal in the Holiday Bowl Wednesday, which means it's time to turn back the pages and remember the history of this matchup. No, not Mack Brown. The time Richard Nixon was involved.

Recruiting

Ace quarterback prospect Gunner Kiel will apparently decide between Notre Dame, LSU and Vanderbilt this week. He was supposed to do it on Christmas. His delay in making a decision means he's kind of like the SEC schedule, which means WOOOO GEAUX TIGERS.

Recruiting like Butch Davis: Larry Fedora probably cannot do it, but can he do it well enough to win?

And So Forth

The entire state of Georgia has lost its mind. Mark Richt grew a beard, and Paul Johnson was lost spotted cavorting beneath the El Paso skies.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz deflects an unfavored question by talking about farts.

The Fiesta Bowl mascot is terrifying:

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The Champs Sports Bowl continues its quest to show you how the shoes are sold. The latest escapade:

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