1.16.2007

College Football Gone WILD!


Gus Malzhan. Mitch Mustain. The world of Arkansas Razorback College football has erupted. I love this drama! Yesterday Gus Malzhan, after a mere 365 days (give or take - one season) of coaching as the Razorback Offensive Coordinator has LEFT for THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA. Lots of rumors swirling around his decision - he didn't have enough control over the offensive game, he didn't coach well with Houston Nutt, Frank Broyles has too much control, his Springdale players didn't get enough play. Gus came to U of A from Springdale High School in AR with four or five players - one left for USC a couple of weeks ago, and one freshman quarterback (Mitch Mustain) who is expected to be awesome has asked to be released from the team. Mitch hasn't officially announced what school he is going to (and he will have to sit out a year regardless) but it seems most likely he will follow Gus to the UNIVERSITY OF TULSA. yea. my alma mater thank you very much. This is exciting to me for many reasons and it means i will actually attend the homecoming game this year as opposed to just tailgating the whole day! TU is getting a crazy amount of press for this! TU also announced another addition to the coaching staff - a coach named Blankenship who was a former coach of Union HS in Tulsa. (Union HS games used to be played at the University of Tulsa and THEY SOLD OUT FAST and were usually way more crowded than our college games). So maybe Malzhan and Blankenship knew each other in some secret high school football (in high schools where football is life) coach secret society. say it with me: SECRET SOCIETY. I like to think it is something like that movie - THE SKULLS. and now they are going on to help new TU head coach Todd Graham (their secret society BROTHER and former TU defensive coach and Rice head coach for 06 season) CONQUER THE WORLD - maybe win the National Championship. HAHAHAH. wouldn't that be INSANE - small little TU! (small little??? apologies.) Probably not going to happen but a girl can dream.

Gus Malzhan: YOU're WILD (say it like baby said it to johnny in dirty dancing when he bashed his locked car's window out to get her to the best place to practice lifts (in the water) beause she was not sure of lifts, not sure of turns, she was doing it all to save his ass but what she really wanted to do was drop him on it)

Other than that drama, I helped Coach (after they all snickered about "Coach" being married, my name briefly became MRS. COACH) with some St. James Basketball this evening. They are 7th and 8th grade - i forgot what a great age that is. So cute. Though they are kind of the bad news bears of basketball. (I hate to say it but there are 14 (14!!!) of them and, well, they aren't the most coordinated children in the world!) Karl ran one half of the court, I ran the other. My half just ran passing drills and played knockout - i forgot how fun knockout is!

Oh and Jenny set up a KNOT webpage for herself and Jeffrey: Go leave them a guestbook comment: www.theknot.com/ourwedding/JenniferBarrow&JeffMunsell


6 comments:

melissa said...

I just wanted to say...Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.

I think you should put together a Dirty Dancing Trivia post.

kristen said...

gus and mitch are traitors. you can have 'em.

just kidding. everyone is seriously freaking out.

Elizabeth Ross said...

I like your tags on this post. :) Ohhhh football and basketball drama. Don't you just love it! Glad you got to help coach, Mrs. Coach.

leslie said...

the funny thing is that "I had the time of my life" is playing on the radio as I am reading this post. Yea for Dirty Dancing!!!

This whole drama around the Hogs is insane! And after the best season they have had in a long time. Who knows what the season will bring this year.

Leah Billings said...

That is one of my favorite scenes in that movie. One day when I fulfill my secret dream of becoming a ballroom dancer, I will be doing lifts like that too! (and I'll be sure to post a picture of it.)

brookeandpaul said...

hold the position! HOLD THE POSITION!!!