Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at
On the back of LSU fansite 'And The Valley Shook' 's excellent article with Mike The Tiger's keepers, we decided to go for a 1-14 of the SEC mascots you'd LEAST like to come face-to-face with.
1) Mike The Tiger (LSU)
Mike may have a friendly, family name, but in reality, Mike is a grumpy, 400-pound bengal tiger. No, don't pet him. No, don't try and be his best friend. BECAUSE HE WILL RIP YOU TO PIECES. And if you're wearing Georgia red or Alabama crimson, then it looks like blood - so you're going to be lunch first. That's our bet, anyway.
2) Tusk (Arkansas)
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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at
The SEC is always getting yelled out by those college football heathens for not putting out the best teams on the non-conference, and although we always come back with "Florida vs Florida State", as well as last season's "Alabama vs Michigan" (SEC teams won both), it's really important this blog works out who's got the EASIEST, so we can then work out who deserves some criticism for their schedule, and who doesn't.
Each team's non conference schedule is ranked in order of difficulty from 1-4, and given an end-grade. The crappiest team graded is first. So don't be upset if your team is last. Read more [...]
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at
Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Wuerffel threw for over 10,870 yards and 114 touchdowns in a storied career for the Gators, for whom he won the Heisman Trophy in 1996.
Under Steve Spurrier's offence, he won four straight SEC Championships for the Gators, but never the National Championship. After a mediocre-to-poor NFL career, he won't be making the NFL Hall of Fame anytime soon.
Also making it from the SEC was Steve Meilinger, who played end at Kentucky from 1951-53.
Here is the full list of players Read more [...]
Monday, May 6th, 2013 at
Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery has been hospitalized after a one-car crash in Georgia after a monster crash on Friday night.
He was ejected from his vehicle and thrown 400 feet while his car turned over multiple times, ESPN's Joe Schad said on 'College Football Live'.
But the worries about the injuries ending Lowery's life seem to be lifting, as his family put out a statement on Monday saying that his "condition has been upgraded from stable to satisfactory and his injuries are no longer life threatening,” and most importantly, he's expected to make a full recovery.
Lowery started in Read more [...]
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at
The new SEC Network was announced with all the bells and whistles that greets every ESPN announcement.
The deal, which is thought to be worth billions of dollars to the SEC, was not discussed by ESPN CEO John Skipper or SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, but is thought to be worth a heck of a lot more than the current 15-year, $2.25bn deal signed between the conference and the network back in 2008.
The deal will be for 45 college football games, 100 men's basketball games, and lots of other sports, plus 24-7 programming about the SEC and all the fun and games. We would love to ask the network to Read more [...]
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at
Jeremy Hill isn't doing himself any favors if he wants to be the SEC's best running back come the end of the 2013-4 season.
The running back was arrested for simple battery after allegedly hitting someone on the side of the head outside a Baton Rouge hostelry on Saturday night, numerous reports have said.
Hill was suspended indefinitely by coach Les Miles, the coach announced on Monday.
Miles said in a statement that he would "let this incident play out through the legal system before making any additional comments", ESPN reported.
Hill finished with 755 yards and 12 TDs on 142 carries Read more [...]
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at
The University of Alabama has confirmed that freshman running back Derrick Henry - who was expected to take the load behind T.J. Yeldon in the 2013 season - has fractured his leg in practice, and it out for the remainder of spring practice.
We would be pretty surprised if he came back for the first game of the fall, too.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said this: "Derrick Henry suffered a fractured fibula in Saturday's scrimmage and had successful surgery this morning with Dr. Lyle Cain," he said. "With the support of our medical staff and the hard work and dedication Derrick has shown since he Read more [...]
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at
Nick Saban got more recognition for his great coaching ability (although we doubt he'll care!) from Athlon Sports, who said he was the best coach in the 2013 class of 125 college football coaches.
It espoused: "Saban is without question the best coach in college football. He started his career as a head coach in 1990 with Toledo, then spent the next four seasons as the defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns. In 1995, Saban was hired as Michigan State’s head coach and guided the Spartans to a 34-24-1 record under his watch. Saban left East Lansing for Baton Rouge and LSU in 2000 and Read more [...]
Friday, April 12th, 2013 at
Tyrann Mathieu doesn't seem to be able to get away from his drug issues of the past - especially during NFL coaching interviews.
He told USA Today in an interview that he's visiting 10 teams in total, and on one of his visits, he was asked by an assistant how many drugs tests he failed.
He answered: "I quit counting at 10. I really don't know."
And now, the LSU program is getting its finger pointed at. According to USA Today, the assistant was annoyed at the LSU program. He said: "If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help".
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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at
Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has resigned, according to multiple news sources.
According to Yahoo Sports, Young told the Gators at a team meeting on Wednesday that he was leaving to spend more time with his family.
''After heavy consideration and giving over two decades to the game of football, I have made a personal decision to resign from my position at the University of Florida in order to pursue more time with my family,'' he said in a statement. ''I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity I have had to positively influence the hardworking student-athletes and young Read more [...]