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Chas McFarland’s “Coach” Prosser tattoo is conveniently timed?

April 15, 2010

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Chad McFarland's "Coach" Prosser tattooACC Basketball fans are by now well aware of Wake Forest’s graduating Center, Chas McFarland.  His, as our own GingerHead Man once put it, “peacocking around, flapping gums, chest bumping, and flopping at the slightest hint of contact” was never acceptable, despite its entertainment value, and the fact that Chas simply wasn’t very good just made matters worse.  He won’t be missed.

Obviously, the same couldn’t be said for former Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser, who passed away unexpectedly back in July of 2007.  Prosser recruited McFarland, coached him during his Freshman season, and now, as you can see above, has been honored by this rather curious tattoo that Chas apparently shared on his Facebook page the other day.

Why curious?  Well, for one, I’m wondering why the word “Coach” is in quotes, and whether or not Skip’s image is on that cross being hoisted out of the sky by those hands with the cloud sleeves, but I’m sure there are plausible explanations for that. 

Moreover, given that this appears to be a back tat, and the fact that Chas checks in at about 7’1″, 235, I imagine this is also taking up quite a bit of real estate for a coach that had a hand in maybe just 25% of McFarland’s college basketball career, but then who’s to say what kind of impact Prosser had on Chas’ life.

What might be the most curious bit, however, is the timing.  Just seems odd to get a massive, permanent memorial to Coach Prosser inked on your back nearly three years after the fact, not to mention pretty much simultaneously with the firing of his successor (Dino Gaudio) and subsequent hiring, however puzzling, of new coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Is someone trying to tell us something?  Chas?  Coach Prosser?  Anyone?

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Tennessee fan “pissed” about Lane Kiffin *update*

January 13, 2010

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I have to say I agree with him.  Completely appropriate response from “bigVOLdaddy.”

Frump for the update

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Urban Meyer’s Reaction to Lane Kiffin taking the USC job

January 13, 2010

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By now you’ve all heard about Lane Kiffin (AKA Lame Kitten, to SEC fans) returning to LA to head up USC’s program.  He’s apparently bringing a dynamite staff with him, too: Monte, recruiting and DL extraordinaire, Ed Orgeron, and even offensive guru Norm Chow, according to reports.

How’s the rest of the top flight coaching talent in the country reacting to this, though?  Well, that’s gonna require quite a bit of digging, but Frumpzilla has happened to get its paws on Florida coach, and former Kiffin rival, Urban Meyer’s reaction upon hearing about the shakeup at tonight’s Kentucky-Florida basketball game:

Urban Meyer's reaction to hearing the news that Lane Kiffin is leaving Tennessee to take the USC job

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Final Update: Is Kirby Smart coming home? Like, right now?

January 10, 2010

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Is Kirby Smart leaving mentor Nick Saban and Alabama to return home to Georgia?

Georgia fans are desperate to find out whether former Dawg, Kirby Smart, will be the next Defensive Coordinator in Athens.  Some of them over at Scout’s free boards are even tracking planes and flight plans, like this one, which is set to land in the greater Atlanta area (not too far from Athens) in about 15 minutes (8:17 ET).  According to that thread, this plane belongs to a Georgia booster, and, given that this information is coming from Georgia’s free board, you can bet that this is highly reliable. (make sure you’ve got your sarcasm switch set to “On” for that one).

Speaking of reliable sources, Smart’s Wikipedia page was updated today to state that on January 10th he’d accepted the postion of Defensive Coordinator at UGA, signing a 4 year contract that will pay him in the region of $800,000 annually.  This sentence has since been deleted within the last hour or so, staying true to a heated editing war on Smart’s Wikipedia page that’s been going on for the past 72 hours (Seriously, go to the page and refresh every half hour or so.  Pretty funny).

Check back for updates…after the Frump.

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