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Mike Blakely To Auburn
Rather than going to JUCO route, Mike Blakely has opted to transfer to Auburn and sit out the 2011 season. Blakely left the University of Florida after just a few months of being on campus. If he stays put, he provides a talented running back to back up Michael Dyer’s …
Published May 25, 2011 - 1:10pm
With NFL Shortened Season Impending, NCAA Could Play On Sundays
With the NFL lockout as it is currently, most experts and weathered veterans think that the NFL season will be shortened due to the current situation – possibly for four weeks if things are not agreed upon quickly. The Super Bowl is already supposed to be moved a week later …
Published May 25, 2011 - 5:08am
Ole Miss Gets Late 2011 Addition
After an official visit to Oxford, it didn’t take Denzel Nkemdiche long to figure out where he would play his college football. The big safety prospect was thought to be a long shot to qualify academically, but things seem to be looking better for him on that front. And as …
Published May 24, 2011 - 1:59pm
Alabama & Auburn Keeping Recruiting Services in Business
A while back, we were all in an uproar over the scandal of Oregon paying $25K to Willie Lyles’ Complete Scouting Services recruiting service and the eventual – possibly related – signing of Lache Seastrunk. Later, it became known that LSU had payed CSS a few thousand and secured the …
Published May 24, 2011 - 1:58pm
Is Harvey Updyke A Moron, Certifiably Insane Or Just A ‘Real’ Alabama Fan?
That jolly old fellow Harvey Updyke, who was recently indicted for poisoning the Live Oaks on Toomer’s Corner, now says he wanted to be caught, but he wasn’t exactly thinking the government would stop worrying about the financial problem because of some oak trees. Well, you were way wrong Harvey, …
Published May 24, 2011 - 5:41am
Mixed Opinions Over An Alabama-Auburn Scrimmage
CBSSports’ Dennis Dodd wrote this column on May 17th that could have some legs to it. Dodd proposed to have a scrimmage before the season starts between Alabama and Auburn to raise money for the tornado relief effort in Alabama, where some 230 people lost their lives. The game would …
Published May 23, 2011 - 6:30am
Florida Football: State Of The Program
Florida fans experienced what I call a “reversion to the mean” in 2010 where their annual expectations of performance were brought back down to reality. During an insane run with Urban Meyer for four seasons (2006-2009), the Gators had an overall record of 61-7. Seven losses in four years. The run included winning the SEC East 3 times, the SEC twice, and the National Championship twice. Then came 2010.
Published May 23, 2011 - 5:31am
Do Or Die For Crowell?
It’s not often that a college freshman comes to campus with the weight of the entire program on his shoulders, but that’s basically what’s happening with soon-to-be UGA freshman Isaiah Crowell. Mark Richt began to close out his speaking tour Thursday night in Dalton, Georgia, and one of the hot …
Published May 23, 2011 - 5:00am
The Commish Speaks: Increased Pay/Scholarships For Athletes?
SEC commissioner Mike Slive is opening a can of worms. He recently told CBSSports.com that he looks forward to the future discussions on whether or not athletic scholarships should be increased to cover what they are calling the “full cost of attendence.”
Published May 21, 2011 - 9:54am
Will Muschamp On Hiring Charlie Weis
Some good quotes from the CBSSports.com article from Will Muschamp… On Charlie Weis… “The track record speaks for itself,” Muschamp said of Weis. “From a play-calling standpoint, a developer of quarterbacks; Matt Cassel, Tom Brady, four Super Bowl rings and 16 years of NFL experience speaks for itself.” “Philosophically, he …
Published May 21, 2011 - 9:45am