First, you can chat up what's happening in the college ranks.
+ Rich Rodriguez at the University of Michigan has been fired. The former WV University head coach just couldn't right the ship in Ann Arbor and big time programs like Michigan aren't patient.
+ What were the things that heavily weighed against him? He was there three years and never beat U of M's nemesis Ohio State.
+ He also never beat interstate rival, Michigan State.
+ Getting blown out in the Gator Bowl also didn't help.
Second, in the pro's, 1 coach who seemed to be on the bubble is coming back.
+ Marvin Lewis, the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, is getting an extension after a horrible season.
+ The Bengals won just 4 games and lost 12.
+ Here's the kicker to the story: Lewis negotiated with the Bengals front office and owner Mike Brown to make changes in how the front office runs (source: ESPN).
+ So Lewis may get more input on football operations and facilities. I say, "Go Marvin!" Growing up in Ohio, the Bengals became known as the "Bungles" over the years. This once proud franchise started by Paul Brown, a football legend, deserves some breaks.
Chat it up and enjoy!