The Birmingham News released its ranking of the Top SEC programs of all time. Our verdict? A colossal waste of time. A formula supposedly balances things outâ€”but any ranking that includes minor sports that nobody cares about, or probably ever heard about, is a joke. Equestrian, boxing and women’s bowling? Please.
One good ranking was a look at the top rivalries. At #19 was my favorite Johnny Majors vs. Phillip Fulmer. The blurb mentions how Majors compared Fulmer to Brutus. I find that outrageous. There is just no way you can compare Fulmer to Brutus. Brutus had some good qualities; Brutus was only a murderer. Obviously, Fulmer is much worse.
Arkansas loses recruit to La Tech; linebacker dismissed from team
Wide receiver Cruz Williams of Little Rock was released from his letter of intent. Williams cited the coaching change for his change of heart, according to the News Star.
â€œIt hit me a couple of months ago â€” it just wasnâ€™t feeling the same,â€ he said. â€œI thought Arkansas would be my main choice, but when I got there I wasnâ€™t feeling the love, so itâ€™s like, â€˜Whatâ€™s the use?â€™â€
Petrino also lost a linebacker. Petrino dismissed Freddie Fairchild. Fairchild was arrested for misdemeanor charges of battery and false imprisonment.
AU promises physical attack
Offensive lineman Lee Ziemba promised the Tigers would be a physical team.
“Anytime Coach (Hugh) Nall is part of an offense, it’s going to be physical. Just because we’re in a two-point stance doesn’t mean we aren’t coming off the ball. It’s still Auburn football. We’re still going to run the ball down people’s throats, but we’re going to have a good passing game, too.”
Meyer brings in new coach
Urban Meyer is brining in an unpaid assistant coach, according to Mlive.com.
Cole Magner will coach wide receivers and special teams for the Gators. Right now he is finishing up the Arena Football League playoffs.