Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at
If someone told you at the start of the year that the Ole Miss versus Auburn game would be the biggest game of the football season to date, they'd send you back to the crackhouse with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
But it's true: War Eagle's visit to The Grove will represent the clash of two of the four teams in the College Football Play-Off Committee (Auburn was voted No.3 and Ole Miss No.4), with the loser seemingly going to get booted out of contention. College Gameday, after visiting SEC schools - including two Missisippi schools- three times in four weeks - has decided to go up to Morgantown for Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at
Star Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended an extra two games by the NCAA - meaning that he'll be back for the Auburn game at Sanford Stadium on November 15th.
Georgia already suspended Gurley for two games - the road wins against Arkansas and Missouri - after finding out he had taken money for signing autographs. It was thought to be around the $400 mark, but the further investigation found that it was far more than that.
The NCAA said that Gurley was suspended for "accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over Read more [...]
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at
Unbeaten Mississippi State is No.1 in the inaugural College Football Play-Off Poll in a SEC West-owned Top 4. Despite struggling against Kentucky on Saturday, the Committee obviously felt that the away victory at LSU - who upset Ole Miss on Saturday - and the win over Auburn stood high.
Florida State - also unbeaten - is No.2, with its biggest victory over previously-unbeaten Notre Dame.
Auburn - who has only lost to Mississippi State on the road - is No. 3.
Ole Miss - who fell to LSU on Saturday in an unimpressive offensive performance - is No.4.
Oregon and Alabama round out the Top Read more [...]
Monday, October 27th, 2014 at
Some nights are built for Death Valley. Last Saturday was one of those nights. With Les Miles mourning the death of his mother, LSU fans took their coach on their back and beat No.3 Ole Miss 10-7 to take home a stunning victory. Of course, the win was sealed with a Bo Wallace screw-up, but we still think that's because Les Miles' deal with The Devil comes with making the QB doing stupid things. You know, unless you're Dak Prescott.
Apart from that, the pre-game arrogance of Vegas and Auburn fans that they'd torch through South Carolina didn't come off as they were fought to the bone by the Gamecocks. Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at
It's unlikely that the fans in Death Valley are going to care that this is not a vintage week for SEC - or indeed college football fans.
In the SEC, College Gameday's going to be a visitor to Baton Rouge for the first time since THAT LSU vs Alabama game in 2012 (we were also there), where LSU will take on No.3-ranked Ole Miss. South Carolina takes on Auburn to try for its first de-feathering of War Eagle since 1933 (yeah, you read that right!), and Alabama goes to Tennessee, which will only be interesting if you're either an Alabama fan or you loathe Lane Kiffin (OK, so this might be ratings-beater!). Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at
Every Georgia fan on Twitter seemed to erupt in celebration with the news that Georgia had applied (well, at least they had at the time of writing since it was 4 hours ago) to the NCAA to get Todd Gurley out of playing purgatory and restated to the team.
According to a release from Georgia, the University said that it "plans to file the necessary paperwork with the NCAA later today."
Seth Emerson, a writer from the Macon Telegraph and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer wrote that the "The NCAA and UGA have been working together on Gurley's situation, so UGA's request seems almost assured of being approved."
There Read more [...]
Monday, October 20th, 2014 at
Both Alabama and Georgia made statements on Saturday. Alabama by shutting down Texas A&M's offense, Georgia by going to Arkansas and picking up the Win That No-One-But-Vegas-Who-Had-Them-Favored expected, striking a monster blow for SEC East. The dumpster fire in Florida continued as they lost 42-12 to Missouri at home on Homecoming Night, while Ole Miss shut down Tennessee at home.
Anyway, here are your SEC rankings:
1) MISSISSIPPI STATE
It's rare for us to keep a team at No.1 despite only playing Bye Week, but there we go. We saw Ole Miss' performance, and while we love their defense, Read more [...]
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at
Praise The Lord of beautiful co-eds in burnt orange, white shorts and cowboy boots! Praise The Lord of purple, bourbon, and great food! Praise Him! Praise Him indeed!
OK, now we've stopped saying praise, we can open our eyes and say that according to reports, LSU and Texas have schedule a home-and-home starting 2019. Sure, that's 5 full seasons away (giving both sides good time to cancel), but right now, we're pretty excited.
The games will be played in Austin on September 7th 2019, and in Baton Rouge in 2020. This is going to be a very, very expensive ticket, with Texas fans wanting to party Read more [...]
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at
"If you ask the church then I am no believer
Spend Sundays asleep I'm just another dreamer
Still tryna find my home sweet home, oh I, oh I, oh I
And I guess I ain’t too good for money neither" -- Rudimental (Feat. Emeil Sande)
If the church is the fans of Alabama, then a lot of people left the bandwagon after an inept victory at Arkansas. And Arkansas' still dreaming of finding a win - and Fayetteville may have been noisy on Saturday night, but they couldn't find the victory. Elsewhere, Mississippi State have their home sweet home after beating Auburn in One Of The Ugliest Games You'll Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at
Something stinks, and it's called the SEC's 2015 non-conference schedule.
Listen, we know that you in South Carolina will scream: "Hell, well at least WE'RE scheduling Clemson!" and those in Florida will say: "Screw You! We're playing FSU!" and you would be right. I would ask you to imagine what would happen if both schools decided NOT to play that schedule. South Carolina, for example, would burn, with both ADs crucified on Hilton Head Island. In Florida, the feeling would probably be the same, since the two sides have been playing since 1958. And maybe Georgia fans will say: "Yeah! And we Read more [...]