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Slive: The SEC will maintain its position

From the AP: “If there is going to be a significant shift in the conference paradigm, the SEC will be strategic and thoughtful to make sure it maintains its position as one of the nation’s pre-eminent conferences,” Mile Slive said. In other words, if the Big Ten becomes a 16-team super conference, don’t be surprised […]

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UA’s Kirby shares SEC weekly honors

Photo courtesy of UA Jennifer Kirby Shares SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Week Honors Here is the official release from UA: TUSCALOOSA – Alabama true freshman Jennifer Kirby was selected as the Southeastern Conference’s Co-Women’s Golfer of the Week on Thursday following her runner-up finish at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Kirby, a native […]

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Oh for the glory days of even Bill Battle!

Gridscape can be an entertaining place. During the Lane Kiffin days the delusions of grandeur were more entertaining than a classic Seinfeld. These days the site isn’t as much fun. It is kind of sad. When a thread was posted outlining one alleged report from the Alabama Crimson Tide’s Coaches Clinic, the responses were downright […]

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Ole Miss to vote on Col Reb successor

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Quick reaction: Derek Dooley is UT’s Bill Curry

Tennessee settled for Derek Dooley. Settled is the only word you can use to describe this cluster of a coaching search. If you are keeping score football powerhouses like Duke and Air Force trumped the Volunteers. When Tennessee asked everyone said NO! Will Muschamp is staying at Texas. Air Force’s coach preferred his present job […]

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Desperation amongst Volunteers

The dumbest idea floated in the humiliating aftermath of Lane Kiffin telling the Tennessee Volunteers goodbye just might be from the infamous Tennstud. On Gridscape the oracle of Tennessee football suggested, “Hire Ed Orgeron, NOW!! The players said that Ed was more or less the head coach, anyway. We know what a great recruiter he […]

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BREAKING: Volunteers in trouble again!

On a Hallowed hill in Tennessee Like Beacon shining bright This time it wasn’t Lane Kiffin or the football players embarrassing the University of Tennessee and its fans. This time Bruce Pearl’s guys are doing it. According to Heather Harrington of Knoxville’s Sports Animal (via twitter), “Just confirmed from KPD officials four UT mens basketball […]

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WAR EAGLE! Honor among thieves?

Remember when Auburn fans talked about recruiting only Auburn men? I guess Auburn men steal laptops. That has to be the case since Gene Chizik signed former Florida player and accused laptop thief Cameron Newton. According to Rivals Newton had this to say about his recruitment, “There isn’t any doubt Auburn was the right place […]

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SEC: 80 percent Brooks won’t return

Powered by Mochila AP: Kentucky coach Rich Brooks told his Wildcats that he’s probably not returning next season. Following a 21-13 loss to Clemson on Sunday night in the Music City Bowl, Brooks said he’s “80 percent” sure he’s not coming back. He plans to think about his next move, talk with his family and […]

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Meyer’s status unclear

Video: AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo said there are questions about what Urban Meyer will do during his leave of absence. Russo said it’s possible both Florida and Meyer may not yet have a plan in place for the intense head coach. Powered by Mochila

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UT recruiting: Girls gone wild

Secondary violations matter. Just as the University of Tennessee. It makes the NCAA mad, or at least gets you on the NCAA radar. Having a big mouth where you insult people and accuse them of cheating tends to make you a target too. So when you combine a dumbass with NCAA attention, you get an […]

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Florida’s Strong, Vols’ Fulmer on Louisville’s list

AP: Louisville fired football coach Steve Kragthorpe after finishing the year at 4-8, the school’s worst season in more than a decade. …Jurich said a national search would begin immediately. The list of candidates could include Houston coach Kevin Sumlin, Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong and former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer. Head coaching experience would […]

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Florida’s Urban Meyer fined

For those wondering what would happen to Florida’s Urban Meyer, here is your answer from the SEC: MEYER FINED BIRMINGHAM – University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer has been fined $30,000 by the Southeastern Conference for his public comments concerning officiating, Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday. The fine is the first since the […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Editorial comic

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Auburn math!

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USC has a QB; it isn’t Mitch Mustain

AP: Barkley also beat out Mitch Mustain, the former Arkansas starter who played eight games as Mark Sanchez’s backup last season. Sanchez, now the New York Jets’ starting quarterback, left USC with a year of eligibility remaining, a decision that initially bothered Carroll and set off the three-way competition. (read the entire report embedded below) […]

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PANIC: Les Miles closes practice

LSU coach Les Miles is cracking down on leaks. He has closed practice. According to Glenn Guilbeau writing for Gannett in the News-Star, “The question is this. Why didn’t he close practice in all season long in ’06, ’07 or ’08? Because 2009 is his first season coming off an 8-5 season. So I guess […]

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SEC: Tebow guilty of overworking

AP: Tebow returned to practice Monday, getting back to “head-butting people,” after missing some repetitions last week because of a sore lower back. How did Tebow injure himself? “Probably overworking, like I do everything,” Tebow said. (read the entire AP report embedded below) Powered by Mochila

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SEC: 8 RBs vying for time at Ole Miss

AP: The Rebels rushed for 2,424 yards last season (109 less than the stable of prep all-Americans at USC), averaging 186.5 yards per game (28th in the nation). The offense was fairly balanced, but produced sparks in the old Wing T-like formation. The Wild Rebel seemed like a stunt to take advantage of McFadden’s athleticism […]

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Phil Fulmer wants to coach again

AP: But the end of his time as Vols coach left him wanting more. “I just don’t think I’m finished. I’m a young guy. I’ve got great energy.” Fulmer, who will be 59 next month, said he’s already working on a staff. “When you win 75 percent of the games you’ve played, you’ve done something […]

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What is going on at Miss State?

Miss State hopes for sizzle with its new offense. According to the AP, “The Bulldogs are picked to finish last in the Southeastern Conference, but Lee, Mullen and a re-energized fan base expecting miracles are confident there will be a little sizzle in Starkville. The nation’s fourth-youngest head coach has been rewiring the demoralized Bulldogs […]

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What is going on at Kentucky?

Still talking basketball. And a few other sports. According to the AP, “Barnhart added he’s not concerned about allegations of NCAA violations at Memphis that became known after Calipari was hired. The coach has not been deemed “at risk” by the NCAA, and Barnhart stressed Calipari is eager to help the Wildcats win the right […]

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Urban Meyer deserves a raise

According to Florida Today, “But any time you turn over more money to a coach in the middle of economic crisis, it doesn’t look good.” Doesn’t look good? Who cares? Good leaders shouldn’t. Florida’s Urban Meyer deserves a raise, and those who worry about the public image need to stop running a multimillion dollar organization […]

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Kiffin hasn’t issued promised apology

Lane Kiffin promised a public apology to Pahokee for negative remarks about the community. He promised the apology to Pahokee football coach Blaze Thompson, but hasn’t made the apology as of Monday. According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, “Thompson was pleased that Kiffin called to apologize, but is still waiting for a […]

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What recession?

Chris Low revealed in a column this morning that three SEC schools are paying a combined $15 million for coaches not to coach. And that sum is just for the three schools who fired coaches this season, Mississippi State, Auburn and Tennessee. Only in the SEC would three schools be paying a combined $15 million […]

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How much longer can Spurrier last?

Steve Spurrier was on his game Friday at SEC Media Days. He looked and sounded energetic. It was much different than the drained Spurrier who was in Birmingham for the Region’s golf event earlier this summer. When Spurrier was on the Finebaum radio show during the golf tournament, he sounded exhausted. To my ears, the […]

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Top SEC program?

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 out—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 […]

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Thursday SEC Notebook

If you couldn’t get enough of the Alabama recruiting video, errr…Sportsouth’s “Under the Lights”, you can catch it again. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, “The program will be aired again at 9 p.m. today, then again on June 25 at 7 p.m. and twice on June 29, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.” Dumbass returns […]

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Legal battle

Not all judges have an axe to grind like retired Tuscaloosa judge Steve Wilson who is pitching a book about the Ronnie Cottrell case. One Texas judge was able to be find a compromise in a battle between Texas and Arkansas. The judicial order via WholeHogSports.com. “… Apparently, the parties are unable to agree if […]

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Tony Franklin: Know-it-all

Tony Franklin thinks he knows everything. Including how to run a championship program. His hubris is without limit; Franklin will even tell a national championship coach what he should be doing. According to Franklin, coordinators should be able to speak freely to the press. He told Paul Finebaum he’s an adult and knows how to […]

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