Tracking The Growth And Success Of FBS African American Coaches Week 4:

What did week 3 of the college football season tell us about the African American head football coaches? Well we learned that Louisville has now played a bakers dozen worth of cupcakes. Purdue got blown out again and that David Shaw might not be a college coach next season. Within the past week coach Shaw has become the hot name amongst media analysts in regards to being the next head coach to fill one of the many future open NFL coaching vacancies. Therefore if you are a cardinals fan you should pray that Tampa Bay, Carolina, and the Jets win as many games as possible. However enough with the negativity lets get to the dark stuff in the middle.

Combined Record (21-21)

Week 4

Charlie Strong (Louisville)- In a weekend that many journalists considered to be the weakest schedule of college football games in a long time (only one matchup between two top 25 teams).  Louisville was one of the leaders of the pack and trounced Florida International 72-0. At the beginning of the season there were no ranked teams on Louisville schedule. As of September 24, 2013 that number is still 0. This week they have a bye and due to that they should drop a few spots in the polls (4-0)

Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)- The Aggies blew out another instate foe this week. This time it was SMU whom they trounced 42-13. The Aggies finally leave the Lone Star State this week to face Arkansas, Brett Bielema, and his hot wife. A growing concern is that the defense is allowing 475.3ypg. If they don’t get that fixed it will be another third place SEC West finish for the Aggies. (3-1)

Jennifer Bielema

Jennifer Bielema

David Shaw (Stanford)- The man of the hour amongst NFL front office executives is the head of the cardinals and no im not talking about Pope Francis. Although Frankie and I are homies. Stanford won the only FBS matchup between top 25 teams this past weekend when they beat Arizona St 42-28.  Next weekend they head to Pullman, Washington to take on the Pirate Mike Leach and the Washington St. Cougars. (3-0)

James Franklin (Vanderbilt)- Last Tuesday I wrote that this past Saturday matchup @Umass was the start of a three game must win stretch for the Commodores. In beating the Minutemen 24-7 the Commodores got off to a good start. This week they face the Garrick McGee led UAB Blazers. In what is the first matchup of the season between two black FBS Head Coaches. Conspiracy Brother would not approve. (2-2)

Conspiracy Brotha

Conspiracy Brotha

 Ron English (Eastern Michigan) The Ball St Cardinals “Chirp Chirp” traveled to Ypsilanti, Mi this past weekend and put a whooping on the eagles 51-20. Looking at their remaining schedule it’s hard to see where wins are going to come from for the eagles.  (1-3)

Darrell Hazell (Purdue)- Against Wisconsin the Boilermakers gave up 546 total yards and 388 rushing yards. Yes, I know that is a lot but Wisconsin does that to people. As for Purdue they only had 45 yards rushing. Coach Hazell has a lot of work to do in West Lafayette. This week Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois head to Ross-Ade stadium. The saddest thing about Purdue is that they are +3.5 at home against a MAC Team. (1-3)

Curtis Johnson (Tulane)- You know how I told you Tulane was my stupid upset pick of the week. Yeah, well that didn’t really work out to well. However they did give up 52 points, which helped me, beat the over/under that was 55. Thus I will be able to eat some dinner at least one night this week. Tulane travels across state to for their final non-conference game this season to face Louisiana Monroe (2-2)

Mike London (Virginia) –Virginia beat the Virginia Military Institute 49-0 on Saturday. “But I bet your color guard not better than our color guard, Hoorah”. Said some VMI student with a buzz cut after the game. The Wahoos travel to Heinz Field to face Pitt in their ACC opener this weekend (2-1)


Coach Mike London in response to beating VMI 48-0

Garrick McGee (UAB)- UAB finally got off the snide this weekend when they beat Northwestern Louisiana St University. Whose rival is the South Central Louisiana St University Mud Dogs. That isn’t true given that the SCLSU is a fictional school but you thought NWLSU was fictional too until you read this piece. As noted earlier the Blazers head to Nashville to face Vandy this weekend. (1-2)

The 1998 Bourbon Bowl Champions. South Central Louisiana St University Mud Dogs.

The 1998 Bourbon Bowl Champions. South Central Louisiana St University Mud Dogs.

Ruffin McNeill (East Carolina)- A bye week to rest up and game plan for the big state school. This Saturday it is the East Carolina Pirates vs. the North Carolina Tar Heels. (2-1)

Willie Taggart (South Florida)- See above but change North Carolina to the University of Miami. (0-3)

Don Treadwell (Miami of Ohio)- In a game that was much closer than expected Miami lost to the battle of I-75 to Cincinnati 14-0. It was a defensive slugfest with the score being 0-0 until Hosey Williams 1 yd td rush with 4:55 left in the game. The bye week really helped the Red Hawks defense. After giving up 675 total yards in a week 2 loss to Kentucky they only surrendered 369 yards to the Bearcats. The bad thing is their offense only had 87 total yards, YIKES! This week Don Treadwell will be calling himself “Champagne Papi” (Shout to Drake) as his team travels to Illinois. (0-3)


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