Will the SEC load up the 2015 NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft is coming, and with it, more SEC glory. We may not have Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota or even Leonard Williams to boast about, but we do have Dante Fowler Jr (Florida), Amari Cooper (Alabama), Todd Gurley (Georgia) and Shane Ray (Missouri). WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR? Yes, we get that our No.1 Draft pick from last year - South Carolina monster Jadeveon Clowney hasn't panned out as we had hoped for - but that was a mixture of Houston's turf and a hell of a lot of bad luck. Texas A&M's Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel spent more time in rehab than he did on the Read more [...]

Saban: Taylor will not be reinstated

Nick Saban, the head coach of Alabama, has said that Jonathan Taylor will not be reinstated in Tuscaloosa despite the defensive tackle's girlfriend recanting her accusation of domestic violence on Saturday night. "That decision has already been made. He won't be back with us," Saban said in an interview with ESPN.com. The University added that Taylor won't be to continue studies as a student in Tuscaloosa either. "Jonathan Taylor is no longer a student at The University of Alabama and is not eligible for readmission." Taylor arrived on Alabama's campus as an early enrolee to the team after Read more [...]

Nick Saban: Stuck Between Rock and Hard Place

  Nick Saban is stuck between a rock and a hard place in the Jonathan Taylor situation, and both sides don't look attractive to the Alabama head coach. It emerged on Monday that Taylor's girlfriend had recanted her story about being domestically abused, and she was arrested. Prosecutors are still convinced that something went on, and questions about that night vary. There's also been some really interesting comments from domestic abuse lawyers on Reddit about story recantation that you MUST look at, if you get the chance. Anyway, this has led people to wondering: "Well, if he's Read more [...]
Alabama has dismissed running back Tyren Jones after he was arrested in Tuscaloosa on Monday, continuing a horrible streak of arrests for the Crimson Tide. Jones - who was already on suspension from the Alabama team for "conduct not the standard of the Alabama football program" -was arrested for possession of marijuana after his car was stopped for speeding just before midday on Monday. The officer found the marijuana - as well as digital scales belonged to the man in the car with Jones, Brandon Lee Hansberry. Jones was charged with possession of marijuana second degree. This is the third Read more [...]

Nick Saban: Sorry not Sorry

Nick Saban has apologized to the press for the way the Jonathan Taylor situation has worked out, but not for actually bringing the player to the school in the first place. "I'm not sorry for giving him an opportunity. I'm sorry for the way things worked out," Saban said at a press conference. "I'm not apologizing for the opportunity that we gave him. I wanted to try to help the guy make it work. It didn't work. So we're sorry that it didn't work and we're sorry there was an incident and we're sorry for the people that were involved in the incident. But we're not apologizing for what we did and Read more [...]
Nick Saban likes to tell people that he loves to give out second chances. He was passionate in the pre-SEC Championship Game press conference about letting DJ Pettway back after booting him for getting arrested for robbery. He said at the press conference: "There's always a lot of criticism out there when somebody does something wrong, everybody wants to know how you're going to punish the guy. There's not enough for 19 and 20-year-old kids, people out there saying, 'Why don't you give them another chance?" He added: "Where do you want them to be? Guy makes a mistake. Where do you want them Read more [...]
Jonathan Taylor, the former Georgia DT booted from Athens after domestic violence charges who then enrolled at Alabama, has been booted by the Crimson Tide after being arrested for domestic violence charges. According to ESPN: "Police officers responded to a call near Alabama's campus to speak with a woman who told police she was assaulted by her boyfriend at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday. After speaking to the woman about an altercation that took place at her residence, officers located the suspect at the residence and spoke to him about the incident. Officers found probable cause to arrest Read more [...]

Top Ten Florida Gators In History

To celebrate Gator Day with the Florida Gators Alumni Association (OK, this writer didn't attend the University of Florida, but we thought it might be fun, anyhow), we're putting out 10 of the most famous Florida Gators. Now, you might say that Aaron Hernandez is one of the most famous Florida Gators in history thanks to his murder trial, but we're thinking ON the field (and maybe one off it), rather than OFF it. And by the way, Jeff Driskel's not making the list. Sorry, Driskelians.   1. Tim Tebow (QB) Won a Heisman Trophy, two National Championships, two SEC Championships, and Read more [...]

Alabama, Auburn talking to FSU about match-up

Alabama and Auburn is talking to Florida State about possible future match-ups, Florida State website Tomahawk Nation has said. According to the site, which quotes sources, Alabama vs FSU is the most likely of match-ups, taking in place in Atlanta in the new Falcons Stadium in 2017. Auburn's game against FSU would take place in Jacksonville in 2019. An Alabama-FSU game would see the reunion of Alabama coach Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher, who was his former defensive co-ordinator at LSU. Georgia and South Carolina, the site noted, had been talked about possible future games for the Seminoles, Read more [...]

SEC names new Commissioner

The SEC has named former COO Greg Sankey as the league's new Commissioner after Mike Slive had to resign due to treatments for cancer. Sankey, who has been at the SEC for 12 years and was the league's Executive Associate Commissioner, was announced by head of SEC presidents and chancellors Nick Zeppos. He will take over Slive's job when he formally retires on end-July this year. “The institutions of the Southeastern Conference searched for a commissioner who would carry forward the momentum of success enjoyed by the SEC over the last decade while also possessing a vision for change in Read more [...]
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