Recently, Stadium asked the 130 head coaches of the FBS and conference commissioners to nominate their favorite singer or band.
Kenny Chesney, the star of the country, got eight votes.
While San Diego State Head Coach Rocky Long looks a little country-like, a country station is part of the three channels (with a sports talk station and a 1960s station) that he listens to on his truckradio – he was one of three coaches who named the Australian AC / DC rock band as his favorite.
The history of the Stadium revealing nothing but the name of the group, he was asked to explain his choice Long.
"I did not even really think about music or listen to it until I got into college," Long said. "In all my life, I have attended maybe four or five concerts."
So why AC / DC?
"Because when I started coaching, I heard a lot of kids from AC / DC," Long said. "Many AC / DC songs have been used in synthesis tapes."
Long, who enjoys attending the Padres games, arrived in San Diego a year after Trevor Hoffman left for Milwaukee. This has cost innumerable opportunities to hear "Hells Bells" from AC / DC, the music of entry of the nearest.
Long did not seem too upset about this.
"I'm listening to music, but I do not get into music," he said.
There was, however, a memorable moment in Long's past concert.
In 1972, while a New Mexico-trained assistant coach, Long was among the 11,847 spectators at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque to see Elvis Presley.
A review of the concert in The Albuquerque Tribune revealed that Elvis "wore a military-style white suit with a light blue cape. His shirt was open from neck to waist.
Long noted: "He was fat, but his voice was still good."
Elvis took the stage while his group of 26 musicians played the musical theme of "2001: A Space Odyssey".
"It's been a long time since I was in Albuquerque and it's great to be back. I hope you enjoy the show, "said Elvis before starting with" Love Me Tender ".
While The King had such hits as "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog" and "Don & # 39; t Be Cruel", what was left of Long was how Elvis "was taking scarves, wiping his brow and throwing them there- public low).
"And the girls were diving to try to get those scarves."
The Tribune recounted that the concert marked the end of a 15-day, 15-city tour for Elvis, which would have grossed more than a million dollars in two weeks.
It's like the money of a college football coach.
West Mountain Race
SDSU (7-1, 4-1 Mountain West) can win wins in the West Division of the conference in their next two games – Saturday night against Nevada (5-4, 2-3) and November 15 against Fresno State (4-4, 2-2).
If Fresno State lose on Saturday against Utah State, it would mean that the Aztecs could win the division with two defeats, each team in the West having at least three defeats.
There is a key match in the Mountain Division this week with Boise State ranked 22nd overall (7-1, 4-0), which will host Wyoming (6-2, 3-1) on Saturday night.
A Cowboy victory would create at least a three-way tie for first place in the mountains with Boise State and Air Force (7-2, 4-1), who had postponed this week's game against New Mexico as a result the death of a Lobos player. . There could even be a tie to four if the state of Utah (4-4, 3-1) upsets the state of Fresno.
The Mountain West Championship Game is scheduled for Dec. 7 at the Division Champion's site with the highest winning percentage in conference games.
If both teams have the same winning percentage, the host is determined by a series of tie-breakers.
The first starting point is the face to face competition. SDSU defeated Wyoming with a 26-22 win earlier this season. The Aztecs lost to Utah State and do not play against Boise State or Air Force during the regular season.
Among the other tiebreakers was the highest CFP ranking among division winners and the composite average of the selected IT ranking.
There is still a lot of football to play before you get there.
• San Diego is third in the nation for the number of rushing yards per game (69.9), just behind Utah (56.0) and Penn State (68.4).
• The Aztecs are ranked fourth in the country in time of possession at 34:51, which is better than all teams except Wisconsin (36:47), Utah (35: 11) and Kansas State (35:09).
• SDSU has only promised four turnovers this season (three interceptions, one fumble). The Aztecs have 14 takeaways (12 interceptions, 7 escaped), which gives them a margin of turnover of more than 1.25. That ranks sixth in the nation behind Alabama (18 takeaways / 5 giveaways, 1.63), Oregon (20/6, 1.56), Ohio State (17/6, 1.38), San Jose State ( 20/8, 1.33) and Illinois (22/10, 1.22).