Published June 7, 2012 - 3:45am
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Alabama-LSU – the 2012 edition – will kick off at 7 PM and will be the primetime game on November 3rd. I’m not sure they can top last year’s defensive slugfest in the regular season, but they’ll sure try. The primetime kickoff was negotiated last October when CBS bargained with ESPN to move the game to primetime. Obviously, LSU eeked out the regular season game, while Alabama destroyed the Tigers in the national championship. These are the top two teams once again in the SEC. I’m sure the whole country will be ‘bored’ again watching them slug it out. [AL]
The original college football playoff plan by Mike Slive and the SEC is gaining more and more traction. Early this year, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany spoke out in favor of the top four teams having to be conference champions in order to even get into the playoff. He’s trying to battle the SEC on how the four teams are selected. Some argue for a selection committee, while others just argue to argue. Pivotal BCS meetings are later this month, and Slive and the SEC could be heading in the right direction and able to get what they want. [AL]
Jim Harris wrote a terrific article on the past, present and future of the Razorbacks’ uniforms. Some different ones have been pimped lately by the media, but Jim gives a more of a historical approach to the Hogs’ uniforms. Bottom line: change is okay when you’re winning, but when you start losing, change is not very popular at all. I like change. It keeps everything fresh. [Arkansas Sports 360]
The World’s Largest Cocktail Party has been officially scheduled for 3:30 PM ET on October 27th. This will be the fourth year of its 15-year agreement. I’m sure a couple people will get drunk and pass out before the game – we can bank on that – no matter the score. Florida and Georgia have agreed to not have any recruits at this game in the future. [Gator Sports]
Ole Miss senior QB Zach Stoudt’s career is over due to injury. Presumably, this is a back issue that kept him out of spring practice. Stoudt will remain in school. Stoudt was considered to be behind both Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti even before he would be ready to come back to football. His playing career was likely very limited even before this injury happened. Stoudt’s numbers from 2011: 58-of-120 for 559 yards with two touchdowns and eight interceptions. [Clarion Ledger]
Former Tennessee TE Cameron Clear will land in Yuma, Arizona. Arizona Western is getting themselves a great athlete and even better TE. Clear needs to get his act together, though. He was dismissed at Tennessee after he was charged with felony theft. Clear was Tennessee’s biggest recruit from the state of Tennessee in a while. [Go Vols Xtra]