Mortimer called Teddy last night. Mort was still on cloud nine after his Cardinal put a massive whuppin’ on Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. “In 2006, Stanford wallowed in the bottom with a 1-11 record. Then we hired Jim Harbaugh. 4-8, 5-7, 8-5, 12-1. Those are the Stanford season W-L records for the last four years. Quite a progression of improvement, don’t you think?”
Teddy Karwacki had just sat down in one of those comfy chairs at Remedy Coffee in The Old City district of downtown Knoxville early Sunday afternoon when he saw Mortimer Weinstein walk in. Teddy knew what was waiting as soon as Mort had gotten his mid-afternoon latte. ”I suppose you want to give me a verbal dissertation about last night’s Heisman Trophy presentation?” Teddy said it loud enough over the music so that Mort could hear.