Michael Wayne Bratton

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Michael Wayne Bratton oversees the news coverage for Saturday Down South. Michael previously worked for FOX Sports and NFL.com

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You missed the timeline pretty badly there. High school football seasons typically end in November, meaning recruits would have about 13.5 months to make a decision before enrolling if they signed early. They would have 15.5 months if they signed on National Signing Day. Not sure where you are getting 6-8 months.
Brutal in respect to Mississippi State's chances to win the game, that was the defining moment in my opinion. And yes, I did watch the game.
Great job catching the joke there buddy!
Jarrett Guarantano at No. 9 seems a bit low, as he was technically graded as the greatest player in the history of the universe for Week 7 for the 2018 college football season by PFF. Hell, the guy above him was booed at home.
What? It took one play for Ole Miss to score on Alabama. Seems to me I nailed that one!
I think the aspect I'm most interested in seeing is how the rosters play out. From what I've heard, the AAF is planning on using regional players for their rosters. So the Orlando roster will be potentially be filled with players that went to Florida, FSU, Miami and the surrounding smaller schools. The Memphis roster will have players that went to Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, etc. If they do that, it could be successful as many local fans already have prior relationships with those players.
Georgia outscored Oklahoma 37-17 in the second half plus OT of the Rose Bowl. Not sure how that remotely "almost lost" the Bulldogs the game. Georgia couldn't stop Baker Mayfield and that offense in the first half, that was the issue in that game.
Brewster coached Nick O'Leary in 2014 at FSU, the year he won the Mackey Award. O'Leary was also a finalist in 2013.
Correct. I knew this was happening as I had been tipped off for some time but was not ready to publish until I got additional confirmation. Other reporters broke the news and I wanted to give them credit for doing so.
The "butt-hurt so called writer" picked Florida to beat Tennessee in this same column by a score of 24-20 last week -- the final score was 26-20. I'd say I have a good read on these teams in 2017 - https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/sec-week-3-predictions-bets-2/
Dak Prescott never finished higher than 8th in the Heisman voting, and that was his junior season in 2014.
The 2007 game was vacated by FSU, therefore it does not count as a loss. http://www.winsipedia.com/alabama/vs/florida-state
I graduated from Tennessee, so I'm not exactly a worshiper of Nick Saban - I'm more of a Life Champion than that. Just struck me as odd that Brandon Harris would say Les Miles is one of histories greatest coaches, yet he had a 3-7 record against Saban. Miles was an elite coach for several years for sure, but questionable in my mind to heap that much praise on him. Although on the flip side, if he is one of the best in SEC history, just goes to show how good Saban has been. The coach that led to the firing of Miles is very much on topic in an article discussing the legacy of Miles.
The article clearly states that's just an example. On our SDS picks page I have Tennessee beating Texas A&M this weekend. I'm not assuming anything at this point.
Thank you, the site I use does not have the 2017 TCU game for some reason and only goes up to 2020. As for replacing Michigan, I realize Arkansas State is not P5 but Bielema addressed them while discussing the schedule.
You are correct, Arkansas had not offered him, sorry about that. His Crystal Ball predictions threw me off, I should have double checked that.