Designated Read: A chip-shot of a night
• Ohio 29, Bowling Green 28: Your 2011 MAC East champions didn’t put on quite as dramatic a performance as we’ve seen from certain other recent weeknight conference games, but there was suspense to be had, in the form of a game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining on the clock. 23 yards! Caliente! [RECAP | BOX]
• Fresh coaches, bought and sold: It’s been an alarming 24 hours for coaching news. The universe continues to contrive to create job openings in order to keep Houston Nutt in the SEC, with Texas A&M on a three-game losing streak and now Gary Pinkel’s DWI arrest. And New Mexico has gone and hired Bob Davie, for which we should all be grateful, as it will greatly reduce the time we have to listen to him speak on television.
• Penn State things: SI’s special report on the Jerry Sandusky case, from the latest issue of the magazine, is now available online. A new judge has been assigned following some glaring conflict of interest concerns. Police are contradicting claims made by Mike McQueary. Nobody seems to think the university’s open-records law exemption is a good idea. And read with amazement how the internet played an instigating role in the investigation.
• Fiesta! Forever! Former Fiesta Bowl COO Natalie Wisneski has been indicted on finance and conspiracy charges, surprising absolutely no one.
• Quote of the day: “In a few years, I believe about a third of all FBS schools will either have been in the Big East or be in the Big East. Or planned to be.” — Ralph Russo
• Thursday whimsy: Use this excellent interactive chart to construct all sorts of flaming internet arguments regarding college football coaching salaries. This article was presumably written after the last two Toledo games, was certainly published after they took place, and somehow still exists. Gasp! Nick Saban is focused on coaching football! And internet treasure Jon Bois imagines an interview between Armen Keteyian and Orson Welles.