Roundup: Leach thinks the end is near for humanity
Mike Leach predicted the extinction of mankind due to all this pesky technology running our lives and whatnot. Doesn’t sound like he’ll be opening up an OkCupid profile anytime soon. Also, The NFL said it was a mistake to penalize Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for kneeling down to pray after scoring a touchdown Monday night against New England. A devout Muslim, the former Washington State Cougar had a pick six of Tom Brady and was given a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct for going to the ground for a celebration. Here’s what Abdullah told Kansas City sports talk show host Danny Parkins after the game:
Husain Abdullah was very gracious about the penalty. Says he was praying but thought he was flagged for sliding into it. "I got too excited"
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) September 30, 2014
Now that Charlie Weis is out of the gig, former USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron is interested in the Kansas head coaching vacancy. Here’s the whole story from USA Today.
In strange injury news, former UCLA Bruin and current Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria sprained his ankle trying to potty train his puppy. Fauria seems to be in good spirits about it, though:
Now I'm only concentrating on getting back on the field ASAP! Please no death threats to Lil' Rufio, he's just a pup! pic.twitter.com/Q1O5QM41RW
— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) September 29, 2014
Such a cute pup!
Chip Patterson of CBS Sports says that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is still the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Brett Hundley also gets some love here.
AZ Desert Swarm does a statistical comparison of Arizona and Oregon and concludes that hey, these teams have some pretty comparable totals.
Doug Haller breaks down Arizona State’s defense after a troubling performance against UCLA.
It’s the opinion of Washington head ball coach Chris Petersen that quarterback Cyler Miles “needs time” to work through his mistakes.
Cal football coach Sonny Dykes supports Cal’s new academic plan to increase admissions standards for prospective student-athletes, per Mike Vernon of the San Francisco Chronicle.
David Lombardi analyzes Stanford’s red zone issues in this piece for the ESPN Pac-12 Blog.
Hey there, Colorado safety Evan White has been making his mark on defense as a true freshman, and The Denver Post’s Tom Kensler lets us know all about it.
Oregon State wide receiver Xavier Hawkins learned from his short debut against USC, a game in which he rushed for negative-eight yards on two fly sweeps.
Utah women’s soccer goalkeeper Lindsey Luke was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for the second straight week after helping the Utes to a 1-1 draw with Stanford. Utah is still unbeaten on the season (7-0-3).
Jon Rothstein conducts a Q&A with Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller, so you should probably read a lil’ bit of it at the very least.