Here is new Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck jumping into an iced-over pond for love of team and country, followed by his wife, Tracy. Mr. Fleck has painted his chest like a student section stalwart. Mrs. Fleck had a baby two months ago and is out running around in a bathing suit in the snow. Western Michigan is our favorite MAC team of 2013 already.
• Strap on your best Vandal sandals. Idaho will hold walk-on football tryouts later this month.
• Somewhere in Atlanta, Paul Johnson’s mouth quirks in what could almost be a human smile. Florida State lost close to half a million dollars playing in the ACC championship game.
• More money-losing endeavors. Fallout from the Jerry Sandusky case has cost Penn State more than $27 million so far, not including the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA.
• Y’all ain’t from around here, are you? Please remind us, when we finally get out of the blogging game and around to setting up our very own drug cartel, to emblazon all vehicles we own with drug-related stickers as a handy clue for local law enforcement.