The first Sunday after the end of the regular season traditionally brings a flurry of firings and "resignations." Let's see who's on the chopping block, and which heads have already rolled.

•Al Groh wins best press conference of the day, reciting the entirety of the Dale Wimbrow poem, "The Guy In The Glass:"

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass."

Groh then continued with his own words: "When I visited the guy in the glass, I saw that he's a guy of commitment, of integrity, of dependability and accountability. He's loyal. His spirit is indomitable. And he is caring and loving. I'm sure I will always call the guy in the glass a friend."

•Steve Kragthorpe was cut yesterday, as Louisville's AD admitted the relationship hadn't worked "from day one."

•J.D. Brookhart is out at Akron, taking it like a man:

It's a big-boy business," he said. "I know it. It is what it is. It's not what I wanted, but these things happen."

Mark Snyder resigns as Marshall's coach, possibly giving us the wonderful "coach's first game is a bowl" situation.


•Charlie Weis is somehow still technically Notre Dame coach, despite reports that he's cleaned out his office.

•Ralph Friedgen should know his fate at Maryland sometime this week. Which is more important: giving Fridge a 10th season, or UM's first 10-loss season?

•Bobby Bowden even manages to get his name in the headlines, saying he's not even sure if he wants to return to FSU next season. This is what we call an idle threat, as well all know the moment he steps down, he will collapse into a pile of dust and it will emerge that he's been dead for five years.