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What is an "underage recruit"? You used this term twice in this article and just wondering, what is the difference in an underage recruit and other recruits? Thanks.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on A Bad Homecourt Loss Will Rev Up The Pearl Talk At Tennessee
Tennessee 3-5 vs top 50 RPi teams and SOS 58. (Yes they lost to UGa twice) but guess you not only have to schedule strong but win more than you lose for it to matter.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Reputation Is Everything For The SEC… In Football And In Basketball
Ernest T Bass
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Henderson A Necessary Villain? What A Weak Defense Of Poor Behavior
You Bama fans crack me up with your logic and defense of Saban no matter what. Guess this has nothing to do with all of this, I am sure. Just a convenient method of getting back to 85 without running someone off or declaring a medical redshirt.
1 year ago on Question: How Many Bama Fans Would Have Called For Due Process If Saban Had Acted Immediately?
wasn't intended to be funny but it is true that Vandy athletes take classes that are remedial at best at Peabody which flies in the face of their so-called "academic" reputation.
1 year, 1 month ago on VU's Franklin Vows To Outwork "Nicky Satan"
So sorry for the grammatical error. Got my degree at Peabody. In fact, most Vandy athletes were in my classes.
Vandy fans? Don't worry John there isn't many of them and they don't tend to follow sports websites. Of course, Franklin is a jerk. Nothing new here.
Saban: 'I'm not going to be the Alabama coach'Updated: December 21, 2006, 4:23 PM ETAssociated PressRecommend243Tweet61Comments11EmailPrint
DAVIE, Fla. -- Nick Saban says he doesn't browse the Internet, never sends e-mails or surfs from site to site.
He might have to start soon, if only to follow the persistent rumors about him and his future.
A story posted on NFL.com this week said Alabama "keeps on making runs at Saban" in an effort to persuade the Miami Dolphins coach to return to college and take over in Tuscaloosa for fired Mike Shula. The same story even said an unnamed NFL head coach said Saban is getting closer to joining the Crimson Tide.
So on Thursday, Saban -- who has tried to denounce the story about him potentially going to Alabama numerous times in recent weeks -- again, and adamantly, denied that he's headed back to the college ranks.
"I guess I have to say it," Saban said. "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach."
1 year, 1 month ago on Bama’s Saban Tries To Slam The Door On NFL Rumors
Will await John's article but EE or not, still think you can only sign 25 per year.
1 year, 1 month ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator – 1/10/13
Either it is OK to go helmet-to-helmet as long as it is after an interception or as long as it is in a game in which your team can play in the championship game if it wins. Under either scenario, it is clearly a biased decision. If you cannot see that you are either a Bama fan or incredibly naive.
1 year, 2 months ago on No Suspension For Bama's Dial Over SEC Title Game Hit On UGA's Murray
This whole Vandy academics thing is a joke! My friend played football for Vandy after 2 years in the 5th grade, graduating #78 in our senior class of 120 with a 2.8 GPA and took classes at Peabody like Health and Music Appreciation in which he simply had to show up until they took role and then he left. So give me a break with this whole Vanderbilt education nonsense because it is a HOAX!!
1 year, 2 months ago on Maisel: UT Administration Has Used Athletic Department “As An ATM”
Glad Tennessee is in the "honorable 20%" guess we know where Long, Petrino, etc.. were even before this episode.
1 year, 2 months ago on Hogs’ Bielema Compares SEC To Big Ten (And Forces UW To Change Contract Language In Future)
Only 34 commitments for 25 schollies? They might break Houston Nutt's record. Guess they will "pull a Saban" and pull a few offers just before Signing Day.
1 year, 2 months ago on Seals-Jones Picks Texas A&M
Well, actually no it's not always that way. This is what Cincy AD, Whit Babcock had to say about Tennessee's AD, Dave Hart, after Butch Jones's hire:
Babcock laid out the details of Tennessee’s rapid courtship of Jones in a candid press conference this morning in Cincinnati. Jones will be introduced as Tennessee’s head coach later today.
Babcock said no fewer than five BCS schools attempted to talk to Jones. But Tennessee’s approach was different.
"Dave Hart called me in advance, and he was the only AD to do that,” Babcock said. “That is a lost etiquette...Dave Hart is a gentleman. He was first class.”
Actually it is also customary and honorable for an AD interested in a coach first contacting the AD at that coach's institution to ask permission to speak with that employee. However, obviously Long did not feel the need to take the high road with this hire. Guess Petrino's ethics "rubbed off" on him too.
Being an a**hole is NOT a typical southern thing at least not the part of the south I come from. Expect you would see it differently if you weren't a fan. Like I said, winning seems to make whatever faults seem OK to those who are happy with the win-loss record. As John points out, Spurrier seems to "grow a set" and crow more when he is winning than when he isn't. Just wish he didn't act like an arrogant 8th grader who just scored his first touchdown on the playground at school. He is old enough now to know how to act like a responsible adult. As a coach said one time, "he just needs a good spanking"
1 year, 4 months ago on Spurrier Says Lattimore Will Play For USC Again, Then Takes Shot At Clemson’s Swinney
Just the latest example of just what a "horse's behind" Spurrier actually is. I just don't understand how he gets away with it. Guess winning cover lots of sins but he has a long history of being an arrogant SOB who treats almost everyone with contempt and rarely (congrats, John) gets called on it.
@John at MrSEC @I4Bama
God forbid anyone criticizes Saban. It is pretty clear the Alabama media doesn't dare cross him or not do what he says.
1 year, 6 months ago on Saban Says The Media Should Respect Western Kentucky (For The Good Of His Team)
Yes, John. You are right, let's not give any credit to coaches only criticize them whenever given an opportunity. That's what good journalists like yourself do and all of us dumb fans should be grateful to you for keeping us all well informed and only giving credit where credit is due. (sarcasm alert).
1 year, 6 months ago on Let's Stop Praising Coaches For Simply Following School Drug Policies
@John at MrSEC
Nobody who reads what you write consistently could accuse you of being a Tennessee homer. Like John Adams, you seem to delight in reporting negative news about Tennessee and are usually quick to condemn anybody in the football program who does anything wrong. Call it paranoia if you like and I will admit that fans of other schools feel the same about their school's coverage, but I have been reading your stuff for years and you seem to more often than not, take a negative view toward Tennessee. Doesn't make you a bad guy, just wish you would treat all schools the same with your coverage. Seems like some "get a pass" more than others and suspect you are so concerned about being in Knoxville and being a homer, that you go out of your way to criticize Tennessee. Just one Tennessee fan's opinion which I am sure you will disagree with.
1 year, 6 months ago on UT QB Bray Heading To Court For “Hot Dogging” On Jet Ski