...and you think the conference would not have interests to protect? You think that it would be equally as easy to suspend a star at South Carolina before a bowl game and the Alabama starting QB the week before the playoffs? Speaking, of course, of the last few seasons hypothetically and not assuming that we will make the playoffs.
Imagine that Jacob Eason has an all-world year. Imagine that he is nice enough to sign an autograph for a kid and the dad slides ten grand in his pocket without his knowledge. The NCAA finds out and suspends him for the GA FL game. FL beats GA and then would have to lose to TWO of the following for GA to catch them: Missouri, Vandy, SC, Tennessee, or Kentucky (all while going undefeated). All because of some stupid idiot. I understand that the FL/GA game is last - just an example.
...and this would ensure that AL can play both TN and AU every season? Think you are not killing off a rivalry there?
Losing to a team in your own division is already like losing twice. They have to lose twice for you to pass them because they own the head-to-head. Furthermore, you have lost the opportunity to make it happen yourself. With weaker teams in the rest of the division - see the east right now - you could put an entire season even more in the hands of one freak play or one injury. It would dramatically cheapen the regular season.
Sitting here now, I would take GA over AU. That may change. I have seen neither play. Malzahn needs some street cred, though. You never know.
I was in the stadium when we beat Miami (talked to Langham and Teague before that game) and when we beat Texas. I have been to a couple of hundred AL games, including 3 of the last 4 SEC title games (also the first). I am an Alum. Quit being ignorant.
Just don't poison any trees and embarrass us all again.
I can tell you are over it. Making great progress.
...which is to say, if you beat Alabama in the last five years, that is your play.
I can buy Allen, but Foster is not better than CJ.
Allen and Foster cannot both be the two best Saban players. CJ Mosley is at least one of them.
Pat Dye leaving under the shadow of improprieties could count. Terry Bowden went 11-0 on probation the next year.
The goat was innocent and uninvolved, by the way.
The term refers to a goat upon which all of the sins of a group of people were placed. The goat was cursed and then sent to the wilderness to die. Seems to work here.
Thank you for forgetting Mike Price.
The next coach will be paid a lot of money to be the scapegoat. The real question is what will be left after that and who will it be then?
John is right. Your comments do not reflect Christ in any way.
There is no lie, to my limited knowledge of the situation. However, to characterize the others in the SEC who have NOT made the same mistakes and are sincere about faith in Christ as "Bible thumpers wearing headsets" is out of line. So is the tone of glee as everyone rushes to throw their shovel full of dirt on another victim who has, hopefully unwittingly, bought the lie.
Absolutely. Without a doubt. Again, not defending his actions - only those of the millions of others who did not make the same mistakes. I am also encouraging others not to be so quick to pile on and throw Freeze on the trash heap. It is probably easier to get to where he is than we think.
I am in no way defending Hugh Freeze or his behavior. His behavior does not, however, represent Christ or faith in him. To lump him with any other Christian and call them all "Bible thumpers" is incindiery and offensive, John. The beauty of it all is that God can still forgive Freeze for what he has done. None of us is worthless.
Could not agree more.
Not to be a homer, and not to have to be on top of everything, but...Alabama led the conference last year. This year, the number two running back recruit in the nation is transferring because he can't find playing time (assumedly), the SEC offensive player of the year is back to lead the offense, having spent over a season on campus now, and the best set of receivers, perhaps in the nation, is on the edge, and Alabama does not crack the top five???
...or are you just parroting John Cena?
Tell me the GPA or major of one Alabama football player without looking.
Coach, what do you believe are the most significant social , financial, and academic issues facing student-athletes today?Saturday Down South: beer.
Do one for 50 yard line logos - no love for LSwho, but they would win by light years.
Unless you are a crossing guard, orange is obnoxious, no matter who is wearing it.
Georgia and Kentucky deserve to be higher. If I were not a Tide fan and I were going to pick a team strictly based on how their merchandise looks in the store, it would be Georgia.
Again, I ask: why is this site OBSESSED with getting alcohol into SEC stadiums? The first step to solving an addiction is admitting that you have one. If you cannot think about football without thinking of alcohol, it is probably an addiction.