Posts by Rachel Baribeau

Kevin Sumlin, family, facing ugliness of college football coach on hot seat

I was basking in the first week goodness of college football and a rare mid-week round of golf when Charlene Sumlin, wife of Kevin Sumlin, reached out to me with a piece of mail she had received at her house this week. I could hardly believe my eyes when I read the letter which she

I was basking in the first week goodness of college football and a rare mid-week round of golf when Charlene Sumlin, wife of Kevin Sumlin, reached out to me with a piece of mail she had received at her house this week. I could hardly believe my eyes when I read the letter which she […]

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Frank Beamer excited about serving on CFP Selection Committee

Frank Beamer could have faded into the tapestry of college football upon retiring, leaving behind him a wake of adoring fans and players and a style of play all his own – “Beamer ball.” That wouldn’t be very Frank Beamer-like. Beamer is a giver and among the warmest people I know. He loves the game

Frank Beamer could have faded into the tapestry of college football upon retiring, leaving behind him a wake of adoring fans and players and a style of play all his own – “Beamer ball.” That wouldn’t be very Frank Beamer-like. Beamer is a giver and among the warmest people I know. He loves the game […]

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Butch Davis energized to build a winner, restore reputation at FIU

MIAMI — Butch Davis’ decision to return to coaching at FIU was a surprise. At one time, he was one of the biggest names in coaching. He was coach at the University of Miami, then with the Cleveland Browns. He won Super Bowl championships as an assistant with the Cowboys. He had a nice media

MIAMI — Butch Davis’ decision to return to coaching at FIU was a surprise. At one time, he was one of the biggest names in coaching. He was coach at the University of Miami, then with the Cleveland Browns. He won Super Bowl championships as an assistant with the Cowboys. He had a nice media […]

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Baylor needs to change culture and win games – Les Miles is man for job

Every year we evaluate the coaching carousel and try to predict where a coach might end up. This year, all the talk is about Tom Herman and whether he will end up at Texas and LSU’s supposed interest in Jimbo Fisher. To me, the more impactful and lasting story surrounds Les Miles. Now, you might

Every year we evaluate the coaching carousel and try to predict where a coach might end up. This year, all the talk is about Tom Herman and whether he will end up at Texas and LSU’s supposed interest in Jimbo Fisher. To me, the more impactful and lasting story surrounds Les Miles. Now, you might […]

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When college football is your life, now is your time

The leaves are falling in Nashville and a Van Morrison song is playing in my head. It is the most glorious time of year: college football season. I’m packing my bags to attend the Battle at Bristol between Virginia Tech and Tennessee. I still get goose bumps at the beginning of every game (I always

The leaves are falling in Nashville and a Van Morrison song is playing in my head. It is the most glorious time of year: college football season. I’m packing my bags to attend the Battle at Bristol between Virginia Tech and Tennessee. I still get goose bumps at the beginning of every game (I always […]

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