Dixon's injury, Notre Dame's inept offense among the disappointments
This week's list topic is the biggest disappointments and most dubious moments of 2007.
9. So long, Sonny! Sonny Lubick took over a Colorado State program that was a mess, and all he did was lead the Rams to nine bowl games, while winning or sharing six conference titles. He did everything the right way. But after his program struggled, the new CSU brass wanted him to fire some of his assistants. Lubick was too loyal for that. Instead, he got forced out, leaving behind a home turf that still will bear his name, Sonny Lubick Field.10. The "VIP Connection": To some, it might sound more like a gentlemen's club, but it really was an e-mail newsletter sent out to a dozen elite Texas A&M boosters who subscribed for the past three years for $1,200 annually. It offered then-coach Dennis Franchione's candid assessments of players and specific injury information, details Franchione routinely declined to publicly discuss because, he would say, it was not "our policy" to disclose injuries. Franchione even made subscribers sign a confidentiality agreement.
Bruce Feldman is a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine. His new book, "Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting," is on sale now.
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