Andrew Olson is a contributing writer for Saturday Down South. He covers Florida and SEC football.
Size of an athletic department (number of teams) and Title IX are factors in numbers of scholarships. USA Today's article is kind of a big-picture, national take on the payouts. They have a section talking about basketball schools without football programs voicing frustration. Football is obviously 85 scholarships.
Comment on Kirby Smart explains why you’re unlikely to see Nick Chubb, Sony Michel in backfield together
Funny thing, in my head I was thinking Chubb might have been a 4-star, but I checked 247Sports Composite and he's shown as a 5-star. That 2014 running back class was one for the ages.
LSUMC, that's an oversight. Looking at list of invitees and snubs, I didn't notice Neal not being there and that's my bad. Since there was a huge discrepancy, I looked back over the links I had saved. That was an older projection that had Neal potentially round 1. More recent projections have him going later. Though I would still expect to see him in the NFL and do think he belongs with the combine snubs. Both stories will have edits.
Trask had the better spring, but any time Del Rio was hurt this fall, Franks became Appleby's backup. What we see at practice is limited, but all indications are he has made strides since spring.
Comment on Arkansas-Florida game officially a sellout
I goofed. Don't know why. My bad.
Corrected. Thanks. That would be big if it was as I had originally typed it.
You're right. I did the math wrong when calculating the streak.
The stalemate is in reference to post-Thursday negotiations, after the SEC announced the game was postponed. I didn't see the pre-Thursday offers as relevant to the McElwain item of Travis' report.
My bad. I wasn't covering the game last year, but I'm going to edit to reflect what you've pointed out. Appreciate the heads up. You're right, most recaps have it as an icing. When you search for it specifically, there are references to a penalty.
Comment on Auburn calls for orange out against Clemson
The embracing line was not meant to contradict any of what you referenced. The news angle here was Clemson fans' reaction/amusement. FWIW, I think the surprise to many outsiders is that Auburn wouldn't try to promote contrast on Sept. 3. Florida fans, for instance, often make a point of wearing blue against Tennessee and orange against Kentucky.
Taylor certainly wasn't a top SEC back last year, but 1,000-yard rushers are relatively rare at Florida this century. For better or worse, the Gators at least knew what they had in Taylor, a veteran, a year ago. The same cannot be said - yet - about Cronkrite, Thompson and Scarlett. I have previously written, however, that the 2016 trio has the potential to provide more production than Taylor and the Jordans in 2015.
Comment on What Ole Miss players said at SEC Media Days
For the record, I'm not there in Hoover – transcripts are provided by the SEC. You're right though, I should have checked for any errors in the source material before publishing on SDS.
You two are right, my apologies. I misread one of the source articles when it mentioned the Hokies played for a national championship.
I think you're probably right on the beer, but that tweet, which is not mine, was one of the first results on Twitter in search of a photo showing off the man's physique in all its glory.
You are correct, my apologies. I had done the Martell news post in May, and I had it in my memory that there was another decommit after Netherly, but I can't find any source that lists another name. Article will be edited.
FWIW, the CBS writer gives Meyer the nod because of the age difference. But, we know you can't really count on Urban for the long haul.
Comment on LSU lands 5th commitment in 5 days
LB was a typo, thanks for the heads up. He's listed as both OG/DT, but most commonly referred to as OG or OL.
Comment on Photo: Derrick Henry’s new jersey number
Edited for clarity – No. 3 predated No. 27 for a short period.
Comment on 5 most popular teams in Vegas
That's a fair assessment. Popularity was based on number of bets, not amount of dollars and there very well could be some people hoping a smaller bet pays big. I personally think the five most popular is a more about fans confidence. Biggest discrepancy IMO is Nugget putting OSU at 8.5 wins, and William Hill giving Buckeyes best odds to win CFP.
D'oh! My bad – thanks for heads up