Now that came out of nowhere

Florida caoch Urban Meyer resigned Wednesday. It's the second time in 12 months Meyer has resinged.

Various outlets are reporting the shocking news for Meyer, who won two national titles never lost to UT during his time with the Gators. The Gators were 7-5 this season, their worst record since 1988.

The ripple effects will be felt across the SEC and the country in the coaching and recruiting circles. Hold on to your hats, cause this going to be nuts.

Fantasy baseball for real

The White Sox and Paul Konerko agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year deal.

Carlos Pena and the Cubs have agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent reliever J.J. Putz a $10 million, two-year deal. Colorado added 2010 All-Star infielder Ty Wigginton and Pittsburgh added pitcher Kevin Correia, both with $8 million, two-year contracts.

Seriously, make it stop. That's a lot of coin for a collection of folks that truthfully would never likely be a big time contributor on a championship team.

Wow. Just wow.

Delany de Saint

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said his conference has sacrificed for the good of college sports by giving up some access to the Rose Bowl.

Delany told the AP on Wednesday: "Now some of the people who've received the most have put in the least," referring to the five nonautomatic qualifying conferences.

Delany and several other commissioners participated in the IMG Intercollegiate Athletic Forum. Delany, who is an unabashed opponent of a college football playoff, says the big conferences sacrifice to create a system that could benefit all the leagues.

Release the hounds. Here's guessing that Jim did not see the fallout from Ohio State president Gordon Gee's comments last month about some of the non-AQ schools and their schedules.