Posts by Chadd Scott

With Jeff Long out, Bret Bielema loses his No. 1 advocate — and will be out, too

I remember sitting in Jeff Long‘s office last fall. Two things about our conversation struck me: His sincere belief in the importance of his student-athletes’ academic development and his unwavering support of Bret Bielema. With Long’s ouster, Bielema has lost his most ardent supporter and should prepare himself for being out of work shortly as

I remember sitting in Jeff Long‘s office last fall. Two things about our conversation struck me: His sincere belief in the importance of his student-athletes’ academic development and his unwavering support of Bret Bielema. With Long’s ouster, Bielema has lost his most ardent supporter and should prepare himself for being out of work shortly as […]

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Seminole fans, underestimate Texas A&M at your own peril

I live in Florida. When rumors began surfacing about Jimbo Fisher being a candidate for the likely head coaching vacancy at Texas A&M, Seminole fans greeted the speculation with a mixture of mockery and dismissal. Why would Jimbo Fisher leave FLORIDA STATE – emphasis intended – for texas a&m – de-emphasis intended – Seminole fans

I live in Florida. When rumors began surfacing about Jimbo Fisher being a candidate for the likely head coaching vacancy at Texas A&M, Seminole fans greeted the speculation with a mixture of mockery and dismissal. Why would Jimbo Fisher leave FLORIDA STATE – emphasis intended – for texas a&m – de-emphasis intended – Seminole fans […]

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Tennessee legend thinks you-know-who is front runner to replace Butch Jones

Legendary Tennessee defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been vocal the past couple months about his displeasure with the way Butch Jones has run the Volunteers’ football program. He’s posted many of his complaints to Twitter. A tweet he sent on October 30th at 4:50 PM about the future of the Tennessee football program should leave

Legendary Tennessee defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been vocal the past couple months about his displeasure with the way Butch Jones has run the Volunteers’ football program. He’s posted many of his complaints to Twitter. A tweet he sent on October 30th at 4:50 PM about the future of the Tennessee football program should leave […]

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Former Auburn player Heath Evans wants to be Tigers’ next head coach

Heath Evans played fullback at Auburn from 1998-2000. Following the Tigers’ loss to LSU, Evans wants to return to the Plains – as head football coach. #WAREAGLE pic.twitter.com/2Qp0Dm3Zt5 — Heath Evans (@HeathEvans44) October 14, 2017 While it’s only a tweet, I suppose you can consider it an application, as well, even though the job isn’t

Heath Evans played fullback at Auburn from 1998-2000. Following the Tigers’ loss to LSU, Evans wants to return to the Plains – as head football coach. #WAREAGLE pic.twitter.com/2Qp0Dm3Zt5 — Heath Evans (@HeathEvans44) October 14, 2017 While it’s only a tweet, I suppose you can consider it an application, as well, even though the job isn’t […]

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Report: SEC Network (and ACC) coming to New York City cable customers

Bloomberg reports that Walt Disney Co. and Altice USA Inc. have “reached a preliminary programming agreement” which will put the SEC Network and yet-to-launch ACC Network into the homes of Altice’s 2.4 million cable subscribers. Carriage of SEC and ACC networks were part of a sweeping arrangement between the two heavyweights which also included ESPN,

Bloomberg reports that Walt Disney Co. and Altice USA Inc. have “reached a preliminary programming agreement” which will put the SEC Network and yet-to-launch ACC Network into the homes of Altice’s 2.4 million cable subscribers. Carriage of SEC and ACC networks were part of a sweeping arrangement between the two heavyweights which also included ESPN, […]

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Meet the Tom Jurich I know, who’s nothing like you think he is

I’m not going to defend Tom Jurich. I’m not going to argue against his being put on administrative leave. I’m not going to write about how he shouldn’t be fired following the latest in a too long and too recent string of scandals connected to his tenure overseeing the University of Louisville athletic department. I’m

I’m not going to defend Tom Jurich. I’m not going to argue against his being put on administrative leave. I’m not going to write about how he shouldn’t be fired following the latest in a too long and too recent string of scandals connected to his tenure overseeing the University of Louisville athletic department. I’m […]

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ESPN exec on ‘GameDay’ in NYC: Energy here greater than any college campus

In its 25 years of broadcasting college football’s signature pregame show, “College GameDay,” live on location, ESPN had never taken the broadcast off campus or away from a city hosting a major college football showdown. Until Saturday. On September 23rd, the show broadcast live from Times Square in New York City without a significant college

In its 25 years of broadcasting college football’s signature pregame show, “College GameDay,” live on location, ESPN had never taken the broadcast off campus or away from a city hosting a major college football showdown. Until Saturday. On September 23rd, the show broadcast live from Times Square in New York City without a significant college […]

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Is ESPN using ‘College Gameday’ as pawn for SEC Network, ACC Network carriage in NYC?

For the first time in its 25 years of on-location broadcasts, ESPN’s “College GameDay” is headed to the Big Apple. ESPN would like you to belive taking its signature college football studio show to Times Square is simply an attempt to reach underserved fans. “New York City is a melting pot of college football fans

For the first time in its 25 years of on-location broadcasts, ESPN’s “College GameDay” is headed to the Big Apple. ESPN would like you to belive taking its signature college football studio show to Times Square is simply an attempt to reach underserved fans. “New York City is a melting pot of college football fans […]

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Dan Mullen definitively answers one of SEC’s hottest offseason questions

One of the most widely debated topics this past summer in the SEC was which conference coach was second best? Nick Saban is obviously the best, but who’s next? Dan Mullen has answered that question definitively in his favor. In fact, through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, what has taken place around

One of the most widely debated topics this past summer in the SEC was which conference coach was second best? Nick Saban is obviously the best, but who’s next? Dan Mullen has answered that question definitively in his favor. In fact, through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, what has taken place around […]

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Dan Mullen definitevely answers one of SEC’s hottest off-season questions

One of the most widely debated topics this past summer in the SEC was which conference coach was second best? Nick Saban is obviously the best, but who’s next? Dan Mullen has answered that question definitively in his favor. In fact, through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, what has taken place around

One of the most widely debated topics this past summer in the SEC was which conference coach was second best? Nick Saban is obviously the best, but who’s next? Dan Mullen has answered that question definitively in his favor. In fact, through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, what has taken place around […]

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Dan Mullen definitively answers one of SEC’s hottest off-season questions

One of the most widely debated topics this past summer in the SEC was which conference coach was second best? Nick Saban is obviously the best, but who’s next? Dan Mullen has answered that question definitively in his favor. In fact, through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, what has taken place around

One of the most widely debated topics this past summer in the SEC was which conference coach was second best? Nick Saban is obviously the best, but who’s next? Dan Mullen has answered that question definitively in his favor. In fact, through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, what has taken place around […]

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Kerryon Johnson’s absence more detrimental to Auburn offense than realized

No shortage of theories have been shared for Auburn’s offensive struggles. And ESPN college football analyst Tom Luginbill offered up another one Wednesday when he joined the “Frangie Show” on 1010XL Jax Sports Radio. “They have a real issue at tailback when Kerryon Johnson is not in the game,” Luginbill told Frangie. “We can talk

No shortage of theories have been shared for Auburn’s offensive struggles. And ESPN college football analyst Tom Luginbill offered up another one Wednesday when he joined the “Frangie Show” on 1010XL Jax Sports Radio. “They have a real issue at tailback when Kerryon Johnson is not in the game,” Luginbill told Frangie. “We can talk […]

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Twitter exchange with fan shows Jeff Long won’t sacrifice integrity for wins at Arkansas

Bret Bielema is two games into his fifth season as the Arkansas head coach. He holds a 26-27 overall record and a 10-22 mark in the SEC. That’s well below the expectations of most Razorback fans for the football program. Numbers like that may lead you to believe Bielema is on a coaching “hot seat.”

Bret Bielema is two games into his fifth season as the Arkansas head coach. He holds a 26-27 overall record and a 10-22 mark in the SEC. That’s well below the expectations of most Razorback fans for the football program. Numbers like that may lead you to believe Bielema is on a coaching “hot seat.” […]

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Report: Urban Meyer upset Will Muschamp ‘blamed us for Florida’

A CBSSports.com interview by Dennis Dodds with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer paints a picture of a man with a long memory. When talking to Meyer, the conversation moved into an area he’s sensitive to: replacing legendary coaches. Meyer, who has had to replace both Steve Spurrier and Jim Tressel – and done so successfully

A CBSSports.com interview by Dennis Dodds with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer paints a picture of a man with a long memory. When talking to Meyer, the conversation moved into an area he’s sensitive to: replacing legendary coaches. Meyer, who has had to replace both Steve Spurrier and Jim Tressel – and done so successfully […]

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Urban Meyer upset Will Muschamp ‘blamed us for Florida’ – and neither is wrong

  A CBSSports.com interview with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer paints a picture of a man with a long memory. Meyer, who has had to replace both Steve Spurrier and Jim Tressel – and done so successfully – doesn’t like newcomer head coaches blaming the previous staff for their own failures. For instance, Meyer says Will Muschamp “blamed

  A CBSSports.com interview with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer paints a picture of a man with a long memory. Meyer, who has had to replace both Steve Spurrier and Jim Tressel – and done so successfully – doesn’t like newcomer head coaches blaming the previous staff for their own failures. For instance, Meyer says Will Muschamp “blamed […]

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Florida considered moving football game to Auburn to avoid hurricane

Let it never be said that University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin didn’t consider every possible scenario before ultimately cancelling the Gators’ scheduled home football game against Northern Colorado due to the approach of Hurricane Irma. He even explored the feasability of moving the game to the stadium of an SEC rival: Auburn. “(Auburn

Let it never be said that University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin didn’t consider every possible scenario before ultimately cancelling the Gators’ scheduled home football game against Northern Colorado due to the approach of Hurricane Irma. He even explored the feasability of moving the game to the stadium of an SEC rival: Auburn. “(Auburn […]

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Colorado State proves Power Five teams don’t have all the fun

The inception of the College Football Playoff introduced two new phrases to the sport’s vocabulary: “Power Five” and “Group of Five.” College football’s conferences and member institutions are placed into one of these two bins. Intentionally or not, the CFP through its promotion of these terms and the heavy dosage of status they imply, has

The inception of the College Football Playoff introduced two new phrases to the sport’s vocabulary: “Power Five” and “Group of Five.” College football’s conferences and member institutions are placed into one of these two bins. Intentionally or not, the CFP through its promotion of these terms and the heavy dosage of status they imply, has […]

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Report: Ole Miss to face Louisville in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

According to a report by FBSSchedules.com, Ole Miss and Louisville have agreed to meet in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The website obtained a signed copy of the game contract between the two schools via an open records request to the University of Mississippi. The website further reports that Ole

According to a report by FBSSchedules.com, Ole Miss and Louisville have agreed to meet in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The website obtained a signed copy of the game contract between the two schools via an open records request to the University of Mississippi. The website further reports that Ole […]

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Steve Spurrier jabs LSU in speech at Independence Bowl Kickoff luncheon

Steve Spurrier just can’t help himself. If you give him a microphone, he’s going to take jabs. Spurrier was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s Independence Bowl Kickoff luncheon and tossed a zinger LSU’s way. "You can have good ball players and still not win football games — all you LSU fans know about that."Steve Spurrier.

Steve Spurrier just can’t help himself. If you give him a microphone, he’s going to take jabs. Spurrier was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s Independence Bowl Kickoff luncheon and tossed a zinger LSU’s way. “You can have good ball players and still not win football games — all you LSU fans know about that.”Steve Spurrier. […]

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2017 UAB Blazers: The new ‘America’s team’

If you’ve ever been bullied. If you’ve ever had something taken from you. If you’ve ever only realized how much you loved something after you lost it. If you’ve ever continued fighting after hope had been lost. If you’ve ever made the most of a second chance. If you’ve ever been the victim of a

If you’ve ever been bullied. If you’ve ever had something taken from you. If you’ve ever only realized how much you loved something after you lost it. If you’ve ever continued fighting after hope had been lost. If you’ve ever made the most of a second chance. If you’ve ever been the victim of a […]

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Source: Former Mizzou QB Marvin Zanders expected to head to Vanderbilt

A source close to former Missouri quarterback Marvin Zanders tells Gridiron Now that Zanders expects to continue his college football career at Vanderbilt. Zanders initially decided to attend Virginia after graduating from Missouri, but decided Nashville – where he has family – is a better fit than Charlottesville. Vanderbilt coaches remained in contact with Zanders

A source close to former Missouri quarterback Marvin Zanders tells Gridiron Now that Zanders expects to continue his college football career at Vanderbilt. Zanders initially decided to attend Virginia after graduating from Missouri, but decided Nashville – where he has family – is a better fit than Charlottesville. Vanderbilt coaches remained in contact with Zanders […]

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Source: Former Mizzou QB Marvin Zanders expected to head to Vanderbilt

A source close to former Missouri quarterback Marvin Zanders tells Gridiron Now that Zanders expects to continue his college football career at Vanderbilt. Zanders initially decided to attend Virginia after graduating from Missouri, but decided Nashville – where he has family – is a better fit than Charlottesville. Vanderbilt coaches remained in contact with Zanders

A source close to former Missouri quarterback Marvin Zanders tells Gridiron Now that Zanders expects to continue his college football career at Vanderbilt. Zanders initially decided to attend Virginia after graduating from Missouri, but decided Nashville – where he has family – is a better fit than Charlottesville. Vanderbilt coaches remained in contact with Zanders […]

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Bystander shares heartwarming story of Eric Berry’s generosity

We are bombarded daily with stories of misbehaving athletes. Entitled athletes. Boorish athletes. Athletes who make us wish we didn’t cheer for them so hard. Then there’s Eric Berry. Read this first-hand account posted to Facebook about the former Vols’ All-American and current Kansas City Chief. Like I said earlier, @Stuntman1429 is the classiest, most

We are bombarded daily with stories of misbehaving athletes. Entitled athletes. Boorish athletes. Athletes who make us wish we didn’t cheer for them so hard. Then there’s Eric Berry. Read this first-hand account posted to Facebook about the former Vols’ All-American and current Kansas City Chief. Like I said earlier, @Stuntman1429 is the classiest, most […]

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Does Arkansas AD Jeff Long regret hiring Bobby Petrino? Sounds like it

At the SEC spring meetings in Destin, FL this week, radio host Bo Mattingly caught up with Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long, asking him if he had “one biggest regret” during his almost 10 years in charge of the Razorbacks. Long’s response doesn’t require CIA computer hackers to decode. Jeff Long

At the SEC spring meetings in Destin, FL this week, radio host Bo Mattingly caught up with Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long, asking him if he had “one biggest regret” during his almost 10 years in charge of the Razorbacks. Long’s response doesn’t require CIA computer hackers to decode. Jeff Long […]

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Does Arkansas AD Jeff Long regret hiring Bobby Petrino? Sounds like it

At the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida this week, radio host Bo Mattingly caught up with Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long and asked him if he had “one biggest regret” during his almost 10 years in charge of the Razorbacks. Long’s response doesn’t require CIA computer hackers to decode. Jeff Long regrets at least

At the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida this week, radio host Bo Mattingly caught up with Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long and asked him if he had “one biggest regret” during his almost 10 years in charge of the Razorbacks. Long’s response doesn’t require CIA computer hackers to decode. Jeff Long regrets at least […]

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Greg Sankey says SEC considering 14-week schedule, with two byes

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey revealed this tantalizing nugget Tuesday during his news conference at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla. Greg Sankey said a 14-week playing season for football was discussed. Would be 2 byes for every team. "We'll see where that lands." — Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) May 30, 2017 Presently, FBS teams excepting

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey revealed this tantalizing nugget Tuesday during his news conference at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla. Greg Sankey said a 14-week playing season for football was discussed. Would be 2 byes for every team. “We’ll see where that lands.” — Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) May 30, 2017 Presently, FBS teams excepting […]

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Lee Corso: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if Texas and Oklahoma leave’ Big 12

ESPN “College GameDay” co-host Lee Corso was in Houston recently speaking at a charity function.  He was interviewed by www.houston.culturemap.com about a variety of topics related to college football, including if he thought conference realignment was finished. “No, there’s still some changes to come,” Corso told the website. “I think the one place that’s got

ESPN “College GameDay” co-host Lee Corso was in Houston recently speaking at a charity function.  He was interviewed by www.houston.culturemap.com about a variety of topics related to college football, including if he thought conference realignment was finished. “No, there’s still some changes to come,” Corso told the website. “I think the one place that’s got […]

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Arkansas to use snipers at Razorback Stadium? ‘Count on it’ says Rep

Fallout from a new law in Arkansas which provides for the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses there continues.  The latest twist? The use of snipers at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Could snipers be at Razorback Stadium as a security plan to opt-out of #CampusCarry? @CollinsARK w/ strong words@finebaum @KARK4News #arpx pic.twitter.com/igdG1ITP1d —

Fallout from a new law in Arkansas which provides for the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses there continues.  The latest twist? The use of snipers at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Could snipers be at Razorback Stadium as a security plan to opt-out of #CampusCarry? @CollinsARK w/ strong words@finebaum @KARK4News #arpx pic.twitter.com/igdG1ITP1d — […]

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Could new Arkansas gun law jeopardize Razorbacks’ SEC membership?

Last week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill which allows for the concealed carry of firearms with a permit on college campuses and other public areas in that state where concealed carry had previously been prohibited.  The bill includes sporting venues.  The bill includes 72,000 seat Razorback Stadium. Shortly following the bill’s

Last week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill which allows for the concealed carry of firearms with a permit on college campuses and other public areas in that state where concealed carry had previously been prohibited.  The bill includes sporting venues.  The bill includes 72,000 seat Razorback Stadium. Shortly following the bill’s […]

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Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano predicts Vols are ‘soon to be the SEC champions’

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano doesn’t lack for bravado. Speaking after the team’s first spring practice Tuesday about the spotlight he feels as one of the quarterbacks competing to replace Josh Dobbs this season, he slipped in a bold prediction. “Every single step is being watched,” said Guarantano, a redshirt freshman. “I go to class, I’m

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano doesn’t lack for bravado. Speaking after the team’s first spring practice Tuesday about the spotlight he feels as one of the quarterbacks competing to replace Josh Dobbs this season, he slipped in a bold prediction. “Every single step is being watched,” said Guarantano, a redshirt freshman. “I go to class, I’m […]

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New Vols’ quarterback predicts Tennessee ‘soon to be SEC champions’

Tennessee freshman Jarrett Guarantano doesn’t lack for bravado.  Speaking after the team’s first spring practice about the spotlight he feels as one of the quarterbacks competing to replace Josh Dobbs this season, he slipped in a bold prediction. “Every single step is being watched,” Guarantano said. “I go to class, I’m being watched. On Twitter

Tennessee freshman Jarrett Guarantano doesn’t lack for bravado.  Speaking after the team’s first spring practice about the spotlight he feels as one of the quarterbacks competing to replace Josh Dobbs this season, he slipped in a bold prediction. “Every single step is being watched,” Guarantano said. “I go to class, I’m being watched. On Twitter […]

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Alabama opens as surprisingly large favorite over FSU in 2017 season opener

College football fans aren’t the only ones with their eyes longingly fixed on the opening weekend of 2017.  One Las Vegas bookmaker has already set point spreads for the opening weekend’s top games. Week 1 College Football Lines are available in Las Vegas @GoldenNuggetLV! This is the earliest release ever! Major kudos to @Gollumlv pic.twitter.com/fn7c3SKO65

College football fans aren’t the only ones with their eyes longingly fixed on the opening weekend of 2017.  One Las Vegas bookmaker has already set point spreads for the opening weekend’s top games. Week 1 College Football Lines are available in Las Vegas @GoldenNuggetLV! This is the earliest release ever! Major kudos to @Gollumlv pic.twitter.com/fn7c3SKO65 […]

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Alabama opens as surprisingly large favorite over Florida State in 2017 season opener

College football fans aren’t the only ones with their eyes longingly fixed on the opening weekend of 2017. One Las Vegas bookmaker already has set point spreads for the opening weekend’s top games. Week 1 College Football Lines are available in Las Vegas @GoldenNuggetLV! This is the earliest release ever! Major kudos to @Gollumlv pic.twitter.com/fn7c3SKO65

College football fans aren’t the only ones with their eyes longingly fixed on the opening weekend of 2017. One Las Vegas bookmaker already has set point spreads for the opening weekend’s top games. Week 1 College Football Lines are available in Las Vegas @GoldenNuggetLV! This is the earliest release ever! Major kudos to @Gollumlv pic.twitter.com/fn7c3SKO65 […]

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Former SEC boss Mike Slive offers his conference expansion prediction

On December 15th, 2009 the Big 10 announced it would begin a process of examining potential candidates for conference expansion.  The ripple effects of that brief press release continue to be felt more than seven years later. In response to the Big 10’s decision to expand, and in order to launch a conference cable television

On December 15th, 2009 the Big 10 announced it would begin a process of examining potential candidates for conference expansion.  The ripple effects of that brief press release continue to be felt more than seven years later. In response to the Big 10’s decision to expand, and in order to launch a conference cable television […]

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Timing is finally right for ACC football to cash in on success

The last time the ACC had the chance to cash in on the value of its media rights – the sale of football and basketball games involving conference members to the highest bidding television network – was 2010. The league had never been weaker. The conference’s football product, the asset which increasingly drives demand from

The last time the ACC had the chance to cash in on the value of its media rights – the sale of football and basketball games involving conference members to the highest bidding television network – was 2010. The league had never been weaker. The conference’s football product, the asset which increasingly drives demand from […]

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Report: Patriots’ Brian Daboll to be named Alabama’s next offensive coordinator

According to a report Thursday morning from Aaron Suttles of Tider Insider, Patriots’ tight ends coach Brian Daboll will be named Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. .@tiderinsider has it that Brian Daboll will be Alabama's next offensive coordinator. https://t.co/FNtS5emOf8 — Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) February 16, 2017 Daboll, 42, just finished his third season as New England’s

According to a report Thursday morning from Aaron Suttles of Tider Insider, Patriots’ tight ends coach Brian Daboll will be named Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. .@tiderinsider has it that Brian Daboll will be Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. https://t.co/FNtS5emOf8 — Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) February 16, 2017 Daboll, 42, just finished his third season as New England’s […]

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Twitter still confusing Gerry Sandusky, sports broadcaster, with Jerry Sandusky, monster

Imagine if your name was Charles Mansen, instead of Charles Manson.  Or how about Jefferey Dahmer, instead of Jeffrey Dahmer.  Now imagine you’re a well-known sports broadcaster in the age of Twitter and your name is Gerry Sandusky. With convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s name back in the news

Imagine if your name was Charles Mansen, instead of Charles Manson.  Or how about Jefferey Dahmer, instead of Jeffrey Dahmer.  Now imagine you’re a well-known sports broadcaster in the age of Twitter and your name is Gerry Sandusky. With convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s name back in the news […]

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Expect Auburn to prioritize tight end in retooled 2017 offense

Auburn’s offense failed to score 20 points in six different games during the 2016 season.  A necessary reboot should occur in 2017 with five-star transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham and new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Part of that reboot will include a return to emphasis on the tight end position according to college football scout and

Auburn’s offense failed to score 20 points in six different games during the 2016 season.  A necessary reboot should occur in 2017 with five-star transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham and new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Part of that reboot will include a return to emphasis on the tight end position according to college football scout and […]

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Expect Auburn football to prioritize tight end in retooled 2017 offense

Auburn’s offense failed to score 20 points in six different games during the 2016 season.  A necessary reboot should occur in 2017 with five-star transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham and new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Part of that reboot will include a return to emphasis on the tight end position according to college football scout and

Auburn’s offense failed to score 20 points in six different games during the 2016 season.  A necessary reboot should occur in 2017 with five-star transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham and new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Part of that reboot will include a return to emphasis on the tight end position according to college football scout and […]

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Auburn University forced to replace Toomer’s Corner oak trees … again

First it was crazed Alabama fan Harvey Updyke.  His poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner following Auburn’s victory over Alabama in 2013 killed the famous landmarks, forcing Auburn University to replace them in February of 2015. Two years later, following another attack on them by a deranged German immigrant living in Auburn, Jochen

First it was crazed Alabama fan Harvey Updyke.  His poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner following Auburn’s victory over Alabama in 2013 killed the famous landmarks, forcing Auburn University to replace them in February of 2015. Two years later, following another attack on them by a deranged German immigrant living in Auburn, Jochen […]

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Auburn fans mock ridiculous pro-Bama, anti-Tigers headline

This headline on AL.com, the massive digital media company that owns the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register newspapers, sent Auburn fans over the edge – and rightly so – Thursday night. You've got to watch Alabama's Ryan Anderson dominate an Auburn lineman at Senior Bowl practice https://t.co/uA0v19csFy — AL.com sports (@aldotcomSports) January 26,

This headline on AL.com, the massive digital media company that owns the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register newspapers, sent Auburn fans over the edge – and rightly so – Thursday night. You’ve got to watch Alabama’s Ryan Anderson dominate an Auburn lineman at Senior Bowl practice https://t.co/uA0v19csFy — AL.com sports (@aldotcomSports) January 26, […]

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Auburn fans mock ridiculous pro-Bama, anti-Tigers fake news AL.com headline

This headline from AL.com, the massive digital media company operating inside Alabama which owns the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register newspapers sent Auburn fans over the edge – and rightly so – Thursday night. You've got to watch Alabama's Ryan Anderson dominate an Auburn lineman at Senior Bowl practice https://t.co/uA0v19csFy — AL.com sports

This headline from AL.com, the massive digital media company operating inside Alabama which owns the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register newspapers sent Auburn fans over the edge – and rightly so – Thursday night. You’ve got to watch Alabama’s Ryan Anderson dominate an Auburn lineman at Senior Bowl practice https://t.co/uA0v19csFy — AL.com sports […]

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Skip Bayless’ 16 most idiotic college football tweets of the 2016 season

Skip Bayless is the face of a disease, the disease being our current sports media culture that devalues insight, nuance, perspective, patience — everything — in favor of “hot takes.” The commentator willing to espouse the most outrageous, most inflammatory, most shocking opinion stands out in an ocean of voices struggling to be heard. May

Skip Bayless is the face of a disease, the disease being our current sports media culture that devalues insight, nuance, perspective, patience — everything — in favor of “hot takes.” The commentator willing to espouse the most outrageous, most inflammatory, most shocking opinion stands out in an ocean of voices struggling to be heard. May […]

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Leadership lessons you can learn from Clemson’s Dabo Swinney

Dabo Swinney is not considered to be a football genius like Nick Saban. Nor is he considered ruthless like Urban Meyer. And because he’s neither, Dabo Swinney is more like us than Saban or Meyer, and therefore a better example from which to learn. How did Dabo Swinney, an unassuming, regular nice guy lead Clemson through the

Dabo Swinney is not considered to be a football genius like Nick Saban. Nor is he considered ruthless like Urban Meyer. And because he’s neither, Dabo Swinney is more like us than Saban or Meyer, and therefore a better example from which to learn. How did Dabo Swinney, an unassuming, regular nice guy lead Clemson through the […]

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Starting football from scratch, and finding success, in the heart of the SEC

Thousands of high school football players dream of major college football. They dream of 80,000 seat stadiums. They dream of bowl games. They dream of rivalries. The same is true for an increasing number of universities desiring to join the likes of Florida, Ohio State and Texas playing in the FBS ranks. But Kennesaw State, located just northwest

Thousands of high school football players dream of major college football. They dream of 80,000 seat stadiums. They dream of bowl games. They dream of rivalries. The same is true for an increasing number of universities desiring to join the likes of Florida, Ohio State and Texas playing in the FBS ranks. But Kennesaw State, located just northwest […]

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One of Nick Saban’s former players HAMMERS him on Twitter

No one denies Nick Saban is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, college football coach of all-time. His time as an NFL head coach didn’t go as well. In two seasons with the Miami Dolphins his teams compiled a 15-17 record. While in Miami, Saban became notorious for his tough treatment of the team’s

No one denies Nick Saban is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, college football coach of all-time. His time as an NFL head coach didn’t go as well. In two seasons with the Miami Dolphins his teams compiled a 15-17 record. While in Miami, Saban became notorious for his tough treatment of the team’s […]

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Report: Kiffin’s search for head-coaching job getting ‘little to no traction’

Buried deep inside a wonderfully interesting story from NOLA.com about LSU’s pursuit of Jimbo Fisher and Tom Herman was a nugget about Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and his search for a coaching job. The story said it’s not going well. Indeed, the story said Kiffin’s attempts to find his next head-coaching opportunity “has gotten little

Buried deep inside a wonderfully interesting story from NOLA.com about LSU’s pursuit of Jimbo Fisher and Tom Herman was a nugget about Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and his search for a coaching job. The story said it’s not going well. Indeed, the story said Kiffin’s attempts to find his next head-coaching opportunity “has gotten little […]

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Jimbo Fisher’s decision: Florida State vs. LSU?

Jimbo Fisher has a decision to make: Stay at FSU or leave for LSU. While 100 personal factors we can’t hope to understand will influence his decision, we can stack up numerous tangible factors that he also may consider. FSU or LSU. Which job is better, which program is better? Let’s take a look. Money makes

Jimbo Fisher has a decision to make: Stay at FSU or leave for LSU. While 100 personal factors we can’t hope to understand will influence his decision, we can stack up numerous tangible factors that he also may consider. FSU or LSU. Which job is better, which program is better? Let’s take a look. Money makes […]

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How Steve Spurrier almost became coach at North Carolina

College football can be a great game of “what if?” For instance, what if Steve Spurrier had become coach at North Carolina instead of South Carolina? It almost happened. Steve Spurrier appeared on the “David Glenn Show” this week to promote his book and provided the back story. “I had talked to sort of a

College football can be a great game of “what if?” For instance, what if Steve Spurrier had become coach at North Carolina instead of South Carolina? It almost happened. Steve Spurrier appeared on the “David Glenn Show” this week to promote his book and provided the back story. “I had talked to sort of a […]

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Texas A&M backup quarterback running for … president of the United States?

You looking for a last-minute candidate for president? Look to College Station, Texas. “With the presidential race coming up, we decided to put Mr. (backup quarterback Conner) McQueen on the ticket,” Texas A&M starting quarterback Trevor Knight said at a “news conference” Tuesday, nattily attired in a suit-coat and tie with shorts and sneakers. “I want

You looking for a last-minute candidate for president? Look to College Station, Texas. “With the presidential race coming up, we decided to put Mr. (backup quarterback Conner) McQueen on the ticket,” Texas A&M starting quarterback Trevor Knight said at a “news conference” Tuesday, nattily attired in a suit-coat and tie with shorts and sneakers. “I want […]

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