Enter the Warzone, partly moody with a chance of surliness.
• Hard to imagine Fresno State heading into next season with Zack Greenlee, Kilton Anderson and Chason Virgil asthe only options at quarterback
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In keeping with coach Tim DeRuyter’s fondness for Saturday Night Live references, put it this way: Wouldn’t be prudent.
• Though as we saw a year ago, just because DeRuyter brings in a high-profile transfer doesn’t mean he’ll start. Or make much of an impact at all.
So unless this year’s version of Brandon Connette has experience running the no-huddle spread, maybe the Bulldogs shouldn’t bother.
• There’s also a case to be made for letting Greenlee, Anderson and Virgil battle all spring and summer, declare a victor the week before what should be a confidence-boosting opener and take what comes next.
Even though that next comes in SEC country.
• Bulldogs offensive coordinator Dave Schramm is forgetting something when he says none of the three has played “any meaningful snaps.”
Those snaps Greenlee played against Wyoming sure were meaningful at the time.
• Educated guess on the first Bulldog Stadium upgrade: a new scoreboard.
•Huge week for Fresno State men’s basketball
. Over the next five days we’ll find out if the Bulldogs are really and truly in the Mountain West Conference title hunt.
•Alex Davis returns against UNLV
after missing two games for conduct detrimental to the team. Asked what Davis did exactly, coach Rodney Terry insisted the senior forward did nothing that warranted “getting his name in the paper.”
Except, of course, getting suspended in the first place.
• Everyone (including Terry) gushes over UNLV’s talent, but it should be pointed out the Rebels have already lost at home to Nevada and New Mexico and also needed overtime to subdue Utah State.
It should be pointed out each of those three games was decided by two points
• Some guy namedMarek
is the MW player of the week.
• One of our most vivid basketball memories is sitting in the row behind North Carolina’s bench when Dean Smith’s team made a rare West Coast appearance in December 1981.
That Tar Heel squad featured James Worthy, Sam Perkins and a skinny freshman named Michael Jordan. Still, our eyes were fixated on the stern, silver-haired coach with the bulbous nose. Totally in command.
• If the Dodgers are Yankees West, how long till thePadres
go by Dodgers South?
• To make up for their underwhelming offseason, the Giants are counting on the healthy returns of Matt Cain and Angel Pagan.
They’re also counting on the year ending in an odd number.
• After sinking a game-winning shot,DeMarcus Cousins went on a bizarre rant
highlighted by three uses of the phrase, “How you gonna stop God’s plan?”
Considering the Kings are 18-32, somebody must know.
• Former Bills kicker Scott Norwood is selling his 1990 AFC Championship ring, which can only be worn on a WIDE finger on the RIGHT hand.
• Nearly 4,000 fansbraved a chilly drizzle to watch two professional sports teams play 90 minutes without deciding a winner
Oh, soccer. You’re so quirky.
• For no particular reason: Eric Montross
• Ten minutes of watching the Grammys were enough for us to flip the channel to “The Walking Dead.”
• For the first time in years, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition won’t be delivered to our mailbox.
Guess we’ll have to venture online to see if UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey really is a knockout.