Pardon the use of a football related quote as it relates to a college basketball story, but in the words of Vince Lombardi, "What the hell is going on out here"?
Alabama coach Nate Oats appeared to have NSFW message for LSU at end of SEC Tournament championship game
It was a great game for sure. But when you are the favored team, and didn't win by 50.... but actually won by the skin of your teeth, I'm not sure you get to say to the other team, "GTFOOH". Just sayin'. Good luck to all the SEC teams in the big dance.
Not fully sure what to expect in 2021....we surpassed expectations last season. But I am crazy excited for the 2022 season and beyond. With the recruiting classes Drink is putting together, the new D coaches, and with another year to fully install things both offensively and Defensively with those recruits.....could be the start of a special time.
Glad to see the SEC continue to dominate the 1st round. Hopefully McShay will be correct....or even better....underestimating how many SEC players will be drafted in round 1.
I've never been a fan of (I don't think anyone is) a player faking an injury as a tactic to slow down the other team. Not sure why though, that apparently reporters are asking Pittman about it judging from his comments in this article. I didn't see anything from the game that seemed like a player faked any injuries whatsoever. I think the Arky reporters are just looking for excuses and Pittman took the bait.
I know as a player you are taught in that situation to just bat the ball down but it's hard to overcome the split second instinct to want to try to catch the ball. I'm sure it's a mistake he will never make again.
Still not sure how we lost to Tennessee? Losing to Alabama is what most other teams do. And we played Florida pretty tough. This is shaping up to be a very good game against a much improved Arkansas team. Should be a good quality win for whichever team earns it. Hoping it's Mizzou.
You're mommy's got lunch ready. After lunch you can go back to your video games in the basement.
Yeah, nothing against Northern Illinois University, but an SEC team shouldn't be playing such a school on the road. You're absolutely right... nothing to be gained by it whatsoever. A home and home series with a Big10 school would be much better (other than Illinois, Indiana, or Purdue would be refreshing).
Why on earth are we going to play Northern Illinois on the road? That's worse than playing Wyoming on the road...and we know how that turned out. Our non conference scheduling continues to be terrible overall (with the exception of the Army series).
That was tough to watch. Prayers for Marcus for a speedy recovery.
Lost in all the right talk is the game itself. Florida played great on both sides of the ball. Nice win for the Gators. You guys are better than I honestly thought, even with the layoff you had. Mizzou got a little too cute with some of the play calling on offense and Florida was in our face all night. Our O line couldn't protect like they need to.
There's really nothing new about the video in this story. It's the actual footage from the tv broadcast, not some cell phone video as the headline implies. That said, Mullen literally instigated the fight. All the players appeared to be walking calmly to the locker room until he came running out on the field like a crazy man. I agree the hit on Trask was a step too late, but that's not too uncommon in football. Every team's QB takes a few of those every season. It's a judgement call for the ref to throw the flag or not. Mullen losing his $hit over it caused the whole fight afterwards.
Yeah, not sure how the Big10 figures to have only an 8-game schedule. How will the playoff committee look at a possible 8-0 Ohio State vs. an 8-2 or even 9-1 SEC team? A lot to figure out.
Tennessee’s Cade Mays is the victim of the NCAA’s latest blunder, which is absolutely worth getting upset about
I'm sorry for Cade, and for Tennessee fans on this. Once again, and as a Mizzou fan I know something about this, the NCAA shows it's incompetence and inconsistency. The days of the NCAA are numbered, but they are too stupid to recognize that.....and they continue to do things that will only speed up their remaining days.
Does anyone know if any fans will be allowed to watch any games in person this year? Does the SEC have a rule on that yet? Or are they leaving it up to each school to decide how many (if at all) fans can be in the stadiums for games?
That's a great point. And while I certainly do not have a law degree, it seems relatively simple....if the student athletes want to play, and I agree with you that all things considered, playing while in the structure and supervision of being at school is best, then why not have the athletes sign a waiver that they won't hold the school responsible if they get the virus while there? The athletes get to be in the environment (structure and supervision) that is better than most of their home situations, and they get to play the game they love, the fans get to see (on tv) the game they love, and the schools don't have to worry about litigation when there will be (inevitably) some positive cases within each team. I mean why give up the whole season because of the "risk" of getting a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate? May as well not even get out of bed in the morning...might get hit by a bus.
This is tough. I want what's best for college football as a whole. Yet I think (personal opinion) that the virus situation is a bit over-hyped. Even if the PAC12 does the same thing as the BIG10, which it very well may, I hope beyond hope that the other three major conferences stay the course and play in the fall. If the SEC, ACC, and Big12 all play, and get through it relatively unscathed, the PAC12 and Big10 will be set back for a few years. There was a previous article on SDS today laying out such a case. Just hoping to see some college football this season. Even if it means no one in the stands and all games on TV.
That was one of our worst games I've ever seen. It's like we didn't even get off the bus. Hopefully we'll have a better showing with coach Drink.
Welcome to the SEC, coach Drink. Bama and LSU. Yikes.
We can only hope the PAC12 won't even give them the time of day, let alone give into any of these "demands". Such spoiled punks. You got a full ride scholarship (tuition, room, board) to play football. That's what you get...nothing more. Graduate, get out in the real world, then maybe you can try to effect change if change is what you want. Until then, shut up and play football.
All excellent points. This might be a potential way to move forward (which as you said is debatable), but it seems really premature to make such a decision at this point. As is usually the case, Mizzou's non-conference schedule has no highlight games anyway. But, not sure how there could be any type of in-season rankings or post-season playoff with the conferences all playing only each other...resulting in different total number of games played.
Not all of us.
Nice job, LSU. 1's across the board.
I'm warming to this hire. He seems like a solid guy and he has had great success at all his stops. Problem is he really only has one year of head coaching experience, so we'll see. I think it will be crucial to see who he picks as his DC. If somehow we can have a solid D, and get back to D-Line U status, then that combined with his high octane offense would be a fun team to watch and one that is capable of winning a lot of games.
So much for any team ever cooperating with the NCAA ever again. The NCAA was already beginning to become less relevant....falling under the weight of their own stupidity while failing to address the whole player compensation (whatever form it may eventually take) for the last several years. Now, add in that no school will ever fully cooperate with them again, and they are officially going to be extinct. What's said is they don't realize they are the ones responsible for signing their own death certificate.
Missouri has played well against Florida the past several years...and we know the past two we've played very well. I honestly don't know what to think about this game. Missouri is so hot and cold, so on and off, this season it is hard to know which version of Mizzou will show up this Saturday. You guys have a lot of momentum and Trask is playing really well. Hate to say it, but I think this is the year you guys knock us around for a change. I hope I'm wrong.