While I delay my Penn State vs. Northwestern opinions until the last possible moment, here are some tidbytes that may be of interest to PSU fans, maybe, possibly, perhaps:
- Kerry Collins has been benched by the Tennessee Titans. Kerry has had a crappy year, as have the Titans, at 0-6. Whether Vince Young will ever be ready to play is problematical, but he’s been named as the starter while Kerry rides the pine and develops pine nuts. The Titans are also rumored to be looking to pick up another veteran quarterback to mentor Young. Don’t count Collins out of playing again somewhere, but he’s got to be nearing the end of his playing career in any event. See The Tennessean.
- Larry Johnson is protesting his suspension with the Kansas City Chiefs, or at least his agent is. His agent is working on an appeal, for which there would be a hearing next week; however, his agent is also working on a settlement with the Chiefs that would preclude the hearing. The common conjecture is that a successful settlement would mean a parting of the ways between LJ and the Chiefs. See the ESPN article.
- The Southeastern Conference will start fining and suspending coaches of member schools who diss officials. This heavy-handedness by the SEC, which is reminiscent of how the Obama administration is attempting to perform mind control in Washington, is undoubtedly a response to Lane Kiffin’s mere existence at Tennessee. See the ESPN article.