“Hi! My name is Bro Ballace, starting quarterback for the Old Mississippi University Rebellious Black Bear Admirals or something… HOBBY LOBBY!”
By FinebaumFan. “Dr. Lou”, impersonator extraordinaire of WJOX 94.5 in Birmingham, offered up this parody of the Paul Finebaum Show this morning on “The Jox Roundtable”. He does a great job capturing some of the essence of the show and includes “Larry from Shelby County”, “Charles from Reeltown”, “Jim from Tuscaloosa”, and “Tammy”. The additional Read All or Comment…
Woah Nelly! It’s “Bama vs. LSU” week again in college football! The Tide is rolling and the Bengal Tigers are poised for a resurgence under interim Head Coach, Ed Orgeron. Not only is LSU hoping to change their future with a win over Bama, so is “Coach O”. Word on the bayou is that Coach Read All or Comment…
Celebrity sports fan, Tom Arnold, appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show today and promptly dropped this little bombshell: As a comedian, Arnold is paid to say stupid things. Is this one of them? Here’s the complete interview:
No. 1 Alabama hosted No. 6 Texas A&M in a battle of the last remaining undefeated SEC teams. In the first quarter, Alabama defensive lineman, Jonathan Allen, shed a blocker and flew over another to spear Texas A&M quarterback, Trevor Knight. The Aggies fell to the Tide 33-14.
Popular Mississippi State super fan, “Stingray”, makes good on a wager with Paul Finebaum following the Bulldogs 38-14 loss to the Auburn Tigers. As a result of the bet, “Stingray” sings the Auburn fight song, “War Eagle”. Hey “Stingray”, where’s the Auburn shirt? Here’s the original bet.
“Ryan From Ohio” called The Paul Finebaum Show seeking an explanation about why “Michigan fans are from another planet”. Finebaum proceeded to elaborate and seems to have offended the entire Wolverine fan base – again. Should they be offended? Listen and decide for yourself. Listen To More Finebaum Audio Clips
From BleacherReport.com by Christopher Walsh. Read the full article. 2016 Dual-Threat Quarterback Leaders Name, School Games Comp.% Yards TDs Int. Rating Rushing TDs Lamar Jackson, Louisville 6 58.2 1,806 15 4 156.7 113-832 15 Deshaun Watson, Clemson 7 63.6 1,950 20 8 146.4 71-259 1 J.T. Barrett, Ohio State 6 63.2 1,207 16 4 159.3 Read All or Comment…
We’ll update this post as memes begin to appear for today’s game! The University of Tennessee Volunteer fans are rallying around the battle cry “WGWTFA” after the phrase was made legendary by defensive end, Darrell Taylor. Taylor shouted the “Not Suitable For Work” phrase as he took the field to warm up for a game Read All or Comment…
By FinebaumFan. Many of you have been asking about this catchy tune used as bumper music on The Paul Finebaum Show. It’s called “Can’t Keep No Good Boy Down” and it’s performed by The Parlor Mob on Roadrunner Records. The Parlor Mob, originally named What About Frank?, is a rock band founded in New Jersey Read All or Comment…
By FinebaumFan. “Ed From Connecticut” is ambushed by “Jim from Tuscaloosa” on the Paul Finebaum Show. “Jim” poses as the customer service manager to field Ed’s complaint about Jim’s excessive calls to the show. Listen To More Finebaum Audio Clips
“Charlie From Memphis” called The Paul Finebaum Show today to discuss The University of Alabama football program and his his “Bama friends”. Fortunately for listeners, “Charlie” had a few drinks before mustering the nerve to call the show. The conversation quickly deteriorated into a discussion of his feelings for Finebaum, Memphis, Mexican restaurants, and Charlie’s Read All or Comment…
By FinebaumFan. “Andy from Perrysburg, Ohio” absolutely annihilated “Jim from Tuscaloosa” on the Paul Finebaum Show today. It wasn’t the first time! More later! Listen To More Finebaum Audio Clips
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By Finebaum Fan “Jim from Tuscaloosa”, the infamous “sidekick” of Paul Finebaum, apparently made his final call yesterday – at least for a while. “Jim”, a regular caller to The Paul Finebaum Show, let one of George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words slip and the ESPN censors missed it. He, of course, denied the allegation via Read All or Comment…
This just in, Ole Miss’s second-year head coach Hugh Freeze is more than just “that guy who was Michael Oher’s high school coach in The Blind Side.” Freeze has the potential to make his part in the Oher story nothing more than the magical beginning of a storied career in the coaching. So, what’s so special about Freeze, and how did he manage to rise from a high school coach to the head of an SEC program in less than 10 years?
Freeze’s start in coaching came by means of a B.S. in Math with a minor in Coaching and Sports Administration from Southern Miss in 1992. Wasting no time in putting his degree to work, after graduation Freeze became the offensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Briarcrest high school in Memphis, Tenn. After serving in that capacity for three seasons, Freeze was promoted to head coach in 1995.
Not only did Freeze’s path prophetically collide with Oher’s during his nine years as the head coach at Briarcrest, he also led the school to state titles in 2002 and 2004. Freeze followed Oher to Ole Miss in 2005 but initially not to the football field. Freeze’s first post in the college ranks was as Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs. This led to coach Ed Orgeron hiring him as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, roles he served in from 2006 to 2007. Freeze’s efforts led to Ole Miss signing—according to Rivals—the No. 15 ranked recruiting class in 2006, the highest in school history at that time.
Freeze moved on to coach NAIA Lambuth (located in Jackson, Tenn.) in 2008 and 2009. He took a program that had only scored double-digit wins twice in history to a 12-1 finish in 2009.
After a brief stay at San Jose State as offensive coordinator, Freeze landed the OC job at Arkansas State. In a single season he improved the Red Wolves offense from a No. 90 ranking in scoring a No. 42 rank.
Freeze was promoted to head coach at Arkansas State in 2011, where the offense improved further to a No. 31 ranking and the program to a 10-3 record. This marked the best finish since 1986 (when it was a D I-AA school) and the first Sun Belt title since 2005.
Freeze was named the head coach at Ole Miss in December of 2011 and led the Rebels to a 7-6 finish in his first season. In what has become a pattern for Freeze, Ole Miss improved its scoring offense from a No. 116 ranking in 2011 to a No. 44 rank in 2012. He also managed to take a program that brought in—according to Rivals— the No. 40 ranked recruiting class in 2012 to the heights of a No. 7 ranked class in 2013.
What’s So Great About Freeze?
Well, if you like the underdog, Freeze is your guy in a wonderful combination of ways.
First, Freeze didn’t play college football and next, he’s someone who has spent more than half of his coaching career in the high school ranks.
No, this is not a coach that has “crème de la crème” and “prodigy” stamped on his resume.
His role at Ole Miss only serves to enhance this “little guy” mentality. The Rebels—stationed in the powerful SEC West—aren’t perceived as having a realistic shot of knocking off Alabama and LSU, much less Texas A&M and Auburn.