Michigan's Jim Harbaugh has said and done many bizarre and wonderful things in his time, but none will ever top this response to a question about his team's loss to Michigan State: "I'm not into the 'If this, if that' type of scenarios. If worms had machine guns, then birds wouldn't be scared of them."
What does it mean? It doesn't matter. It's the way his face lights up in the middle. It seems like this book might be the inspiration?
The situation going on behind the scenes at Miami makes this coaching search much more complex than most people realize.
Butch Davis (yes, Butch Davis) is the betting favorite to be the next head coach, followed by Mario Cristobal. Davis is interested in returning, but judging by how it's gone at USC, getting the band back together doesn't seem like a great tactic. Ed Reed is also waiting for a phone call. State Of The U profiles Rob Chudzinski as a potential fit. Hey, Charlie Strong has Florida connec--wait, why are you laughing?
Or maybe they could hire The Rock as their next head coach.
Rough news. Baylor quarterback Seth Russell is out for the year with a neck fracture, and will have surgery. The reigns to the mighty Baylor offense now fall to true freshman and former blue-chip prospect Jarrett Stidham, who might just have what it takes to produce.
Top two. There's still a big bunch of undefeated teams left, but the only two complete teams seem to be Clemson and Ohio State. The Tigers remain No. 1 in S&P+ after the biggest beatdown in Miami history, with a projected wins total of 11.3.
Testudo Times makes the case for Al Golden as the next head coach of the Terps.
Iowa State offensive coordinator Mark Mangino got fired (or something like that) on Monday, and players found out on Twitter before being told in person.
Adventures in New Jersey. Our Matt Brown went to Rutgers to take in the Scarlet Knights' game against Ohio State. He talked with lots of Rutgers fans, all of whom have different ideas for what the program needs to do.
Heisman run coming? Does Washington State quarterback Luke Falk really have what it takes to make a run at the Heisman? He's putting up insane numbers.
Tennessee can still win the SEC East, believe it or not.
Let's rank all seven open head coaching jobs. South Carolina or Miami? UCF or Illinois?
And where might Chip Kelly go among them were he to leave Philadelphia?
Touching tribute. Following the tragic events at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade that left four people dead and dozens injured, the bell tower at the University of Texas played the Oklahoma State alma mater on Monday.
Significant. On Monday morning, the state flag of Mississippi was lowered and removed from Ole Miss' campus due to containing Confederate imagery.
Surrender Pumpkin. An Ohio State fan immortalized a shocked Michigan fan in jack-o-lantern form.