Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at
Lane Kiffin has announced that he will stay as Alabama's offensive co-ordinator, turning his back on the opportunity to move into the NFL and grab the same position at the San Francisco 49ers.
Kiffin, who's never been known for stability in a job in college football, raised some eyebrows when he first arrived in Alabama in 2014, but had a successful time with his offense last season, helping to take the Crimson Tide to a SEC Championship title and the College Football Play-Off Semi-Final.
Kiffin said: "I made a comment at the [Allstate] Sugar Bowl that I would be back this fall at Alabama Read more [...]
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at
With the madness of recruiting going on, we decided that it was high time to remember back a little bit to the best games in this 2014 SEC season.
Because there were a hell of a lot of them worth remembering. We also add in our top five WORST games of the SEC season. And yes, that includes you, Florida....
All games are in-conference SEC games, so don't get upset if the Georgia-Georgia Tech game isn't on the 'Worst Games of 2015 list', Bulldogs fans!
1) Ole Miss 23, Alabama 17
Katy Perry! Gameday! A beautiful day in Mississippi where The Grove seemed to get more publicity than the goddamned Read more [...]
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at
Tennessee has lost its offensive co-ordinator to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to SI.com, while Arkansas has gained an offensive co-ordinator.
Mike Bajakian, according to the report, has verbally agreed the move with Tampa Bay's head coach Lovie Smith, although there has been no financial agreement signed.
Arkansas, however, has signed Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos as its OC, after Jim Chaney left to take the same role at Pittsburgh.
SI noted that Enos had a losing record at Central Michigan (26-36), but he DID reach bowls in two of the last three seasons.
But the bad news Read more [...]
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at
Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson has been arrested on third-degree domestic violence charges, according to a report by AL.com.
The former 5-star recruit was arrested on Monday night with another charge - misdemeanor criminal mischief - also on the list.
Anderson made 25 tackles last season, and it was hoped he might play more games for the Crimson Tide in 2015.
You know, if he stays out of jail.
BOTTOM LINE: The arrest of Anderson isn't great PR for Nick Saban, who gave a second chance to DT Jonathan Taylor, who was arrested while he was at Georgia for domestic violence against his Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at
LSU and Auburn have both taken defensive co-ordinators from their biggest rival, Alabama.
In a stunning Tuesday, Kevin Steele, the Crimson Tide's inside linebackers coach, defected to LSU to become the Tigers' new defensive co-ordinator, after John Chavis left for Texas A&M after the firing of Mark Snyder before the bowl season after an awful season for the Aggies. Steele had previously been a defensive co-ordinator at Clemson, where his team saw 70 dropped on them by West Virginia in the 2012 Orange Bowl.
LSU fans and bloggers weren't too happy about Steele's signing. "The Valley Shook", Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at
Georgia has hired Brian Schottenheimer from the St Louis Rams as its new offensive co-ordinator.
"I'm excited to have Brian join our coaching staff," Richt said in a statement. "His NFL experience will be a perfect fit for how we like to play offensive football here at Georgia. He'll be excellent in developing our players in both the running and passing games, which will benefit them while they are at Georgia and for their future."
Schottenheimer's hiring comes after long-time offensive co-ordinator Mike Bobo decided to go and take on the head coaching position at Colorado State, after CSU's Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at
Former Georgia defensive linesman Jonathan Taylor, who was thrown out of Athens for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, has enrolled in Alabama, the Crimson Tide has announced.
Taylor still faces charges in Athens. ESPN's report said that he was arrested on July 22nd : "After police say he struck his girlfriend with a closed fist and choked her during an argument at his dormitory room at McWhorter Hall. A UGA police report said Taylor is 6-foot-4 and 340 pounds; police said his girlfriend is 5-foot-11, 170 pounds."
Taylor, and a number of other players, were also arrested in the theft-by-deception Read more [...]
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 [...]