Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at
"You're looking live" --- Brent Musburger
College Football is not something you can Disneyfy. College Football is a violent game, played in loud, raging cathedrals where the noise bounces off the walls and reverberates to heaven to hell and back on the field. Our stadiums have names like 'Death Valley'. Not 'Heaven Valley'. You might want to call Penn State's stadium 'Happy Valley', but you're an idiot. It's actually 'Beaver Stadium', and we've been, and for a big game, we swear angels have feared to tread there. We jump around. We shout. We'll dress our stadiums in white, black, Read more [...]
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at
We were thinking of going with such articles as "SEC bowls we're looking forward to", but if we're honest, we're looking forward to all of 'em, unless we get drinking and then we stop watching football because we're too busy catching up with THAT GUY who we went to high school with who's back for a while to show off his new wife and tell everybody how he got that BIG CAREER in the city. Let's face it, the guy who's come out of this Christmas best is Will Muschamp. Gets fired by Florida, gets $6.2m for his trouble. Picks up $1m job as defensive co-ordinator at Auburn a few weeks later. And has a Read more [...]
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at
Malcolm Mitchell's decision to stay at Georgia for the 2015 instead of leaving early for the NFL was one that he and his family probably thought about deeply, but they needn't have. Because if Mitchell HAD gone to the NFL, it would have been a tragic mistake.
Why? Because if he had gone in his junior year, he would have earned money - but he would have only made it in the second day of the draft....if at all.
Look, there's no doubt of Mitchell's skill. He's caught 1,466 yards and 11 TDs for the Bulldogs, and he's a converted cornerback. He's got blazing speed, and would scare anyone as a Read more [...]
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at
Auburn redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell has been killed in an off-campus shooting.
Mitchell, who is a tight end, was rushed into hospital after being shot multiple times at an apartment complex in Auburn.
Mitchell was expected to compete for the H-Back spot in the oncoming season, although he had not seen any football action since his junior year in high school, when he tore his ACL. He committed to Auburn in May 2013 as a three-star recruit, Auburn247sports.com reported.
The news comes just after a big celebration on campus for Auburn Football after they confirmed that they had hired Read more [...]
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at
Auburn has hired former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp as defensive co-ordinator, the school has announced.
According to ESPN, Muschamp will be paid $1.6m to $1.8m annually - making him "college football's highest-paid defensive co-ordinator".
"I'm excited to welcome Will back to Auburn as our new defensive coordinator," Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. "Will is a one of the top defensive minds in college football who has great passion and energy for the game. He is a tremendous addition to our staff."
Muschamp's Florida Gators defenses were not the problem during Read more [...]
Friday, December 12th, 2014 at
After SEC coaches gave the SEC Coach of The Year award to Missouri's Gary Pinkel, we decided that it was high time to rank the SEC coaches in terms of their job for this year. In advance: Will Muschamp didn't win.
1) Dan Mullen (Mississippi State)
We thought he was joking when he said Mississippi State would compete for a SEC title this year. Well, it did. And a play-off berth. And they went to Tuscaloosa and played Alabama hard. And beat Auburn. And went to LSU and won for the first time in years. And had a No.1 spot. And had Heisman contender in Dak Prescott. The cowbells are still clanging Read more [...]
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at
On Tuesday it was announced that UAB was killing off its D-1 football program. I wasn't in the room when it was announced. But someone was.
Seeing the rage, sadness of the players, listening to the students scream outside the doors of the meeting room, and the listening to men cry out loud that the school was taking away what they fought for for four years was heartbreaking.
If the reactions don't kill you inside as a college football fan, you don't have a heart.
Blame has been appointed. Some people blame Paul Bryant - the grandson of Bear Bryant - and University of Alabama Board of Trustees Read more [...]
Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at
As it's a time of gratitude, we'd like to point out a few things that our 14 teams' fans are grateful for.
And before that, we'd like to point out as a unit that we're grateful that ESPN has given us more money than GOD to rebuild our stadiums and our weight rooms and make us gods of recruiting. We are grateful for SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, and we're grateful - most of all - for SEC fans, who rock our stadiums, especially when it's a SEC vs SEC match-up. We're grateful for Hate Weeks, great tailgating on lawns, groves and rivers, and beautiful co-eds and cheerleaders. Read more [...]
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at
Let's face the facts: It wasn't a great week for the SEC. It really wasn't. Ole Miss was hammered at Arkansas, Missouri continued their run for the SEC West with at Neyland, and Mississippi State continued to prove the crappiness of the 2014 Vanderbilt team by a victory by a half-century. Oh, and elsewhere, we can be proud we gave those FCS teams a damn good kicking, can't we?
Anyway, this week's Rivalry Week. Or Hate Week. The eyes are focussed on rivals. Auburn and Alabama. Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Florida and Florida State. Georgia and Georgia Tech. Clemson and South Carolina. Tennessee Read more [...]
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at
This week's SEC games weren't a lot to talk about. While the likes of Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida were blowing out FCS opposition (and Auburn was struggling for a lot of its game with Samford), Ole Miss travelled to Arkansas was absolutely shelled by the Razorbacks. Speaking of shelling, Mississippi State dropped 50 on Vanderbilt, while Missouri moved one game closer to the SEC Championship Game with a win over Tennessee.
Anyway, here's our top-to-bottom SEC Power Rankings, folks.
A hard-fought game against Western Carolina at the start, then the Crimson Tide Read more [...]