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Two Lessons College Football Fans Should Learn From Tressel-Gate
This normally quiet time in the college football calendar has been rocked by Tressel-gate. Ohio State is likely to get hammered by the NCAA, but what should SEC fans learn from the situation as they cheer for their team and defend/criticize their current coach?
Published May 31, 2011 - 10:34am
SEC Schedule Analysis: Alabama
Saturday Down South will be doing a schedule analysis for every SEC team for 2011. Some teams have a gauntlet of a schedule while others have a much weaker schedule set up for success. First up – the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Published May 31, 2011 - 5:36am
Sweater Vest Goes Down, Urban Meyer Countdown Initiated
Is it only a matter of time before Urban Meyer leads the Buckeyes, arch-nemesis of the SEC? With Tressel out of the way and an assistant coaching in the interim for the 2011 season, it’s absolutely a real possibility. What other SEC coaches might be possible picks for the OSU job?
Published May 30, 2011 - 2:08pm
Happy Memorial Day; Only 94 Days Until SEC Football
From all of us here at Saturday Down South – Happy Memorial Day! Please remember to thank a soldier or a member of our great country’s armed forces because without their sacrifice and dedication, this country would not be what it is! When I think of Memorial Day Weekend, I …
Published May 30, 2011 - 5:16am
A Big, Big Cat Weekend
It’s time for Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend – and the talent coming to the plains for visits is as good as any visit weekend I can remember for any school. Below, I’ve put the most recent list of visitors I could find, but keep in mind that these visitor lists …
Published May 28, 2011 - 7:43pm
Ever Wonder Why College Games Are On Saturday & NFL Games Are On Sunday?
As the NFL’s lockout enters its fourth month with no clear sign of ending, some have asked whether college football might fill the void on Sundays this fall if there are no professional games. In this article, we examine how it came about that the college game owns Saturdays and the pro game owns Sundays. We then look at if it is a possibility and a wise strategy for college to expand into Sunday should an NFL lockout continue.
Published May 27, 2011 - 2:36pm
It’s About That Time For Over-Dramatic, But Awesome Pre-Season Videos
I caught wind of the LSU 2011 season trailer on Youtube today (posted below). These videos every year are just great. If you’re a fan of the team (LSU), you’re likely to rip your shirt off and scream even if you’re sitting in a cubicle. If you’re not a fan of the team, you still appreciate it because you know if it were your team, you’d be ripping your own shirt off too.
Published May 27, 2011 - 10:39am
Dear NFL: It’s Not You, It’s Me
Dear NFL, I think it’s over. Sure, you’ve happened to royally screw up America’s game by putting the money first, over the game and the fans. Rather than running routes and drawing up Xs and Os, the NFL personnel is busy fidgeting with lawyers and trying to get a leg …
Published May 26, 2011 - 8:33am
Arkansas Football: State of the Program
The Arkansas Razorbacks exit spring and enter summer workouts right where they want to be: healthy. They have a big-time offensive coach, playbook and players that make them a legitimate threat in West come fall. Last year, the Razorbacks did not have a good year, they had a great year, leading them to their first ever BCS Bowl appearance.
Published May 26, 2011 - 5:43am
Holsey Makes His Choice
In what has become a too-common situation for Georgia fans, another top in-state kid elects to leave the Peach State to play his college football. This time, it was Josh Holsey from Creekside High School in Fairburn, GA who decided he’d play football across the state line, picking Auburn over …
Published May 25, 2011 - 4:47pm