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JOE BIDDLE: Sandusky got what he deserved


Random ruminations while wondering whatever happened to Freddie Patek...

  • On one hand you have to hand it to TCU quarterback Casey Pachall. After he was arrested for DUI, he left school in the middle of the football season and entered a rehab facility.

    On the other hand, you have to wonder why a player with a bright future would risk it by driving under the influence.

    Pachall earlier admitted to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he failed a drug test and previously used marijuana, Ecstasy and cocaine. He obviously has a problem and seems intent on getting help to overcome addiction.

    TCU is 4-0 and Pachall had thrown for 948 yards, 10 touchdowns and only one interception.
  • I never dreamed that former Kentucky center Nazr Mohammad would be starting his 15th season in the NBA.

    Mohammad came to Kentucky, weighing more than 300 pounds. Coach Rick Pitino put him on a strict program to shed pounds and reshape his body. It took a lot of sweat equity, but it paid off.

    He is now with the Bulls, the eighth NBA team he has played for. Mohammad primarily has been used as a backup center, but hey, he reportedly has made more than $60 million in his pro career.

    Nice work if you can get it.

  • Top-ranked Alabama has quietly been piling up some unbelievable numbers before going on the road to Missouri Saturday.

    The Tide was one of only three D-1 teams that had not thrown an interception, a stat that would make even Nick Saban crack a weak smile.

    Saban has lost only one game in 18 games played in October since taking over the Tide program. That one loss came to South Carolina in 2010.

    Bama's team was averaging 4 penalties and 33 penalty yards a game while going a perfect 24 for 24 in red zone scores.

    Three of the Tide's next four games are away, starting with Missouri, next week's game at Tennessee and LSU in Baton Rouge Nov. 3. If they can come through that portion of the schedule unscathed, the final three games will find them heavily favored to run the table.
  • I am all for competition, but a roach eating contest? Gross.

    A South Florida exotic pet store staged the event in Deerfield Beach and the winner, Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach, paid the ultimate price.

    Archbold collapsed shortly after being crowned and was rushed to a hospital. He was later released.

    He planned to give the grand prize to a friend of his. And who couldn't use a python snake?

  • Quarterbacks appear to be leading the way when it comes to Heisman Trophy candidates.

    West Virginia's Geno Smith broke out of the gate first and bolted to the early lead. Going into Saturday's games, Smith already has thrown for 1,990 yards. That includes 24 touchdowns and no interceptions.

    Against Texas on the road, Smith threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns in the 48-45 win.

    Another notable quarterback is Kansas State's Collin Klein, who is on pace to have 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing.

    Ohio State's Braxton Miller is in the mix, after putting up 313 total yards and two TDs in the 63-38 win over Nebraska.

    Southern Cal wide receiver Marquis Lee will get some traction if he keeps putting up these numbers.

    Lee has averaged 10.4 receptions and 129.8 yards per game. He is averaging 230.6 all-purpose yards, which includes a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD.

  • John Calipari is at it again. The Kentucky coach recently landed highly touted twin guards, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, out of Houston.

    They are both 6-5. One is a point guard, the other one a shooting guard and everyone in the free world was after them. has Aaron ranked the No. 3 guard in the country with Andrew ranked No 5.

    It was between Kentucky and Maryland. Both are top five guards in the country according to Rivals.

    Under Armor has given more than a generous amount of uniforms and other apparel to their Houston-based AAU team.Their father coaches the AAU team.

  • The Colts are selling "Chuckstrong'' T-shirts in support of head coach Chuck Pagano, who has been diagnosed with leukemia and is currently being treated.

    It's to raise money for leukemia research and some of the team's players wore the shirt under their jersey.

  • I don't know how he will finish, but Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck is proving he was the right pick in the 2012 draft.

    Luck is poised and perceptive beyond his years. The Stanford product doesn't make rookie mistakes and if he does, he avoids making the same mistake twice.

    The team is rallying around Luck, reminiscent of how the Colts of old rallied around a rookie from Tennessee, Peyton Manning.

  • Former Penn State defensive coordinator and convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky is still in denial.

    Sandusky was sentenced to a minimum 30 years in prison and, at 68 years old, will never again be a free man. More importantly he will never be able to terrorize young bodies and minds.

    Sandusky told those in the courtroom that he was innocent of the charges, claiming it was a conspiracy against him. No one was buying it, as there was too much evidence that refuted those claims of desperation.

    One victim was quoted in the Los Angeles Times. "Stop making excuses, … I've been left with deep, painful wounds that you caused and had been buried in the garden of my heart for years.''

    It ranks as one of the most sordid stories involving a coach and/or mentor we have ever known. Sandusky took advantage of young boys, many of whom came from broken homes. They trusted him, looked up to him.

    Forgiveness is close to impossible. If they ever let Sandusky out in the general prison population, his life will be in danger.

    Prison justice involving child predators is swift, and often fatal.

  • It is highly unusual for a college coach to give a pink slip to one of his coordinators less than half-way through the season.

    It happened last week at Georgia Tech when Paul Johnson parted ways with defensive coordinator and former Virginia head coach Al Groh.

    The move affects former MTSU head coach Andy McCollum. McCollum will now coach inside linebackers, moving from defensive line. There were other moves made on the defensive staff.

    Many believe the move was hastened when MTSU came in the Jackets' nest and beat them with an offense that Tech never solved.

    These type moves may become more prevalent in the future, as head coaches feel the pressure to win games or else incur the wrath of fans, media and athletic directors.

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