Saturday, December 02, 2006

Two Conference Champion Teams? Both are my alma mater schools

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Before I start on this I would like to say that I have completed my first year anniversary at blogging. This is the start of the second year!


I started on December 1, 2006 (link). Rachel was my first commenter full of encouragement, followed closely by Cliff Morrow.
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I will bore you soon with some statistics but for now I will say that I have posted almost every day on this blog for the whole year. That's when I tell the why of the Bitney Spears thing of yesterday also.
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There have been 555 posts on this blog including today! That's a lot.
There were about 11,652 hits or clicks during that time.
Finally, there were 208 posts on my other blogs.
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UH is the Conference USA Campions for 2006. The beat Houston Southern Mississippi last night, 34-20.
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That makes it their tenth conference championship since 1952.
Starting in 1952 they were the Missouri Valley Conference champs four times.
Starting in 1976 they were the Southwest Conference champs four times.
In 1996 they were the Conference USA champs and now again last night.

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The Cougars are now 10-3 for the season. Houston hired Art Briles in 2003 and he lured Kolb, the quarterback Briles coached in high school. That made a lot of the difference in getting back on a winning track.
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Kolb's record (not including last nights championship game):
Att 362; Comp 247; Pct 68.2; Yds 3165; Y/A 8.7; Y/G 263.8; TD 25; Int 3
Kolb was awarded the Conference USA Player of the Year for 2006
Cougar Stats
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The University of Nebraska (9-3 for the season) is hoping to win the Big 12 Conference championship today. They will play the University of Oklahoma this evening at 7:00 CDT with ABC Network coverage.
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The Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers once dominated the old Big 8 . Finally now they are to play for the Big 12 crown.
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Oklahoma or Nebraska had represented the Big 8 in the Orange Bowl in 17 of the 19 years before the Big 12 was formed in 1996. From 1962 to 1995 the Sooners and/or Cornhuskers won or shared the conference championship every season but two.
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Senior quarterback Zac Taylor (who is originally from Norman, Okla., but was not recruited by the Sooners) has thrown two touchdown passes in his last five games. Taylor and junior Maurice Purify are the team leaders followed by a host of other very good players.
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And finally this year Cornhuskers are catching on to coach Nebraska coach Bill Callahan's West Coast Offense. I think that name implies they are more of a passing team than their former plough the ground game.
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Taylor's record:
Att 315; Comp 196; Pct 62.2; Yds 2789; Y/A 8.9; Y/G 232.4; TD 24; Int 4
He's almost as good in the numbers as Kevin Kolb and has probably played a few more tougher teams than Kolb.
Husker Stats link
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Zac Taylor Ranking 159.2
Kevin Kolb Ranking 162.8
[whatever that means?]

Comments:
Happy Blog Birthday Jim.... way to go!!! 1 whole year. I hope Mrs Jim makes you a cake today.

Take care xx
 
Happy Blog Anniversary Jim, and to think I was your first commenter!! That's great. I guess I should celebrate today too!! Hey, any excuse to celebrate!! :)
 
Happy Blogday Jim. Glad I found you - you write some great stuff.
Ralph
 
Happ Blogaversery Jim, I always enjoy visiting/reading your posts,I am always amazed when I see someone has had a 12 month anniversery of blogging. The reason being I cannot imagine that I will ever be able to have the ability to create such wonderful sites ,such as yours and all the other wonderful sites that I visit. Not in one year, Not ever!!!!
Cheers Margaret
 
Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary..
 

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