Published July 5, 2012 - 4:02am
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The biggest question remaining about the new college football playoffs in 2014 is who will serve as the executive committee to choose the four teams. The committee will hold the keys to everything, thus making them college football’s new power brokers. The committee will have certain guidelines to follow during the selection process, like strength of schedule, head-to-head and some form of computer rankings as well. It will be up to each member to weight the different aspects and decide which are more important than others. One thing is for certain: transparency must by mandatory. [AL]
Does college football need gun control? After the arrest of Isaiah Crowell and the revelation that Mike Dyer had a gun through his testimony in court a while back, both are no longer at their universities and some question the need for a gun control in college football. Crowell got the boot, while Dyer transferred to Arkansas State. I, like the author, question why these kids need guns at their universities, but I am in full support of my Second Amendment rights. [AL]
Florida freshmen should get immediate playing time. I think the biggest immediate impact players are WR Latroy Pittman and LB Antonio Morrison. They were both early enrollees, and both guys were dynamite in the spring. Pittman caught everything and looks very physical in the blocking game and once he catches the ball breaking tackles. Morrison wasn’t that highly rated as a LB in high school, but Will Muschamp made it priority to get him. Morrison showed why he will be a big-time LB in college this spring with big hits and speed to the ball carrier. [Gator Sports]
High profile Atlanta attorney to represent Isaiah Crowell. Steve Sadow will represent Crowell, and their website lists him as “special counsel for white collar and high-profile criminal defense.” Crowell faces two felonies of possession of a weapon on school property and possession of a firearm with an altered identification. [Doggy Bytes]
Kevin Sumlin is very eager to compete in the SEC. With the official announcement of the Aggies joining the conference, Sumlin said that although it just became official, they have been preparing for a while. “As a football staff, we’ve kind of approached it that we were in the SEC from December on,” he said. “It’s really official today for the university, but as a football program we’ve pretty much approached it that way from day one.” On the conference itself: “The traditions, the pageantry, the places we’re going to play are going to be special,” he said. “As a coach and as players, as a university, that’s what you want. You want to compete in those kind of venues against the best and be part of that.” [Aggie Sports]