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it was 8 in the top 25...... though i think if we pick up VT and NCST we may be able to have 25 schools in the top 25 by the time the SEC network rolls out
1 year ago on SEC Headlines 10/14/2013
Gus Malzahn giving Auburn the one and done....... the plains would look like Sherman had just finished his march
1 year, 1 month ago on With Dirt Being Thrown On Brown, Florida’s Muschamp Mentioned In Connection With Texas Job
@John at MrSEC @sojourner ^^^^^ this is a thing of beauty
1 year, 1 month ago on Part One Of SI’s “Dirty Game” Investigation Into Miles’ Oklahoma State Program Isn’t Pretty
its a Gamecocks best dream come true, ending a undefeated Clemson's perfect season and dashing there BCS title hopes ..........keep reading this story is going to have a great ending!
1 year, 1 month ago on Could Clemson Trump The SEC In January?
the neutral site games are so deflating, this agreement would be so much more interesting if it was home vs. home, with the LSU home game being in early September and Wisconsin game late in the season so its nice and cold.
1 year, 2 months ago on LSU, Wisconsin Finalize Deal For Neutral Site Games
@John at MrSEC @ChaseTheTrainWarren no thanks for your great work John i love the site, but the smaller issue for me is with the NCAA being so nimble to not sign the contract with NCAA because of this suit in comparison with how long they drug there feet for the playoff.
1 year, 3 months ago on Video Game Fans Can Say Goodbye To “NCAA Football” From EA Sports
@the_voice it almost as amazing how pompous people can become when they think they are the only one mortgage.
good job NCAA, now that you have finally come around to having a playoff, you have cut out your contract with EA JUST BEFORE IT WOULD BE IN THE DAME GAME! now that it has hit a level where i think that could keep up the rosters, uniforms and conference alignment , you stop just before there is a major switch in the format of the post season. Really NCAA good job on being the Barney Fife of the world
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i don't see this working out all that well
1 year, 3 months ago on SEC Network To Launch a “College GameDay” Type PreGame Show
1 year, 3 months ago on Fearless Predictions: 5 Things That Will Happen In The SEC This Fall
@GeoffDawg well if you bring it up at a meeting, and no one buys in to it, you just kind of drop the issue right?
@JefferyBrown talk to me after you start this year 0-2 and your in the waiting line for the pitchforks near Richt's house
if we beat Georgia, and they still go to the SEC game for the third straight year......WE RIOT!
this moment will always be one of the images that i will think of when i imagine college football
1 year, 4 months ago on SEC Gives Men’s Sportsmanship Award To USC, UT Football Teams
" like a fat kid turned loose in a candy shop" or like a college kid given all of the attention in the world. This is all his own decision, but just imagine having a camera on you at 19, adding in the fact that you are not a prototypical size for the NFL and have a style that dose not work in that next step, go back and ask your 18-year old self what you would do, the answer for any good southern man? "drive it like you stole it"
1 year, 4 months ago on Reported Tweet From Johnny Manziel: “Can’t Wait To Leave College Station”
from the Ohio state fans that i have come across, he is the best person to represent them
1 year, 5 months ago on OSU’s Gee Takes Shots At The SEC, Notre Dame, Catholics, And Everything Else Under The Sun
as an SC fan i really love reading "maybe he’ll change his mind, and maybe decide he’s gotta sit out and go pro." as " Please, please, please go pro"
1 year, 5 months ago on Bobo, Bulldogs Thinking About Clowney, The Longest Yard
Nah, realignment was a actual topic that had enough fact to cover it, but not enough to speak on every day, mostly the new were high school freshman talking about sex, only 5% actually doing it and not really knowing What there Getting in to and 95% talking about what a shame it is or how they Want to do it.
I feel Mr.sec covered it like the cool sex ed teacher, a quick list of who obviously has do it, probably will do it, but more important What would happen if you do end up doing it and the repercussions.
1 year, 6 months ago on Buck Up, Expansion Fans, You Might Be Thankful For This Unanswered Prayer
THIS POST, is the compressed diamond, the shining jewel of why you John are the best person covering college sports. Crisp information and the perfect amount of wit.
i loved reading about expatiation, but loved more your ability to shoot people down who were yapping about it.
you really need to do a podcast.
there is also a tint of " its not a rivalry " as denigration of the rivalry...... yo also have the same move being played by Georgia and Clemson on South Carolina, troll the message boards around game week and you will see it played out with the fact that Clemson has 25 more wins than the Gamecocks to draw the conclusion that until its a 50/50 split that it is not a rivalry.
1 year, 7 months ago on Manziel Doesn’t Think A&M-Texas Is A Rivalry Anymore
just thinking things out here...........................with the idea that the largest schools long term plans though to be to get out of the NCAA or to create a different division, I think these steps would do more to thin out the amount of schools who have football. If the current ACC and SEC teams are unable to schedule FBS teams would Furman , Coastal Carolina and Wofford have enough money to run the programs with out the payday of playing Georgia, SC, Clemson or GT?
1 year, 8 months ago on Big Ten Throws Down The Gauntlet: No More FCS Opponents
@torris187 @BonzaiB @ChaseTheTrain yes i was poking fun of the low cost of it all, but this is also a point that i don' think many people understand about conference expansion, and holding on to the idea that all conferences need to be based on geography.
i will use Clemson here for an example, with there ACC games as they are now they may have a home game slate of GT, NC st , Pitt and FSU.....
with that situation of those four games as someone who lives in Charlotte and the campus is 2 hours away and being a college football fan and not a big fan of those two teams, only FSU is a game that i would be intrested in going to go see or has a large group or transplant fans around the nation.
now if they go to the Big XII the home slate could line us as Texas, Kansas, WV and OK st. now while it dose have Kansas the others are 3 teams that would draw my attention and i would most likely go to two of those.
its not about getting people to travel across the country, its about packing the stadiums you already have.
1 year, 9 months ago on Texas A.D. On Expansion: “We’re Very Happy with 10″
"Until we’re persuaded that larger is better" .......... then why not just call it the Mid-Sized XII
1 year, 9 months ago on Big XII Commish: "We Could Be Proactive"
not only is this the best site for news, great music taste.... have you listened to Shovels & Rope ? think you will dig them
1 year, 10 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 1/4/13
@John at MrSEC @BostonGeorge @BKarchitect John you are the man
1 year, 10 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 2)
wait..... we have to wait til next week? OUTRAGE!!!!!
1 year, 10 months ago on Slive On Expansion: “For Us It’s Not About Numbers”
Woresome thought...... big XII snagsthe teams in question GT, FL St, Clemson and Louisville, all logical moves. I don't see anyone really mad about the moves and everything is calm..... the details come out that there is a Texas sized clause in those teams joining that read that none of those teams can schedule Georgia, Florida, South Carolina or Kentucky OOC
I do not think that something so childish would be writer in
But who is written the contract, any TU and Kansas connections?
great work by the way
1 year, 10 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 1)
any word on when the ACC lawsuit will go to court? lot of information about there being a lawsuit but i haven't been able to find information on when the court date is. I know that it can always get settled before that date but i would really like to know when i should start cooking the popcorn and tune in to ESPN to watch all of the teams scatter.
tradition is great ..... if your team has one, at one point in time none of the traditional schools uniforms didnt look the same way. In the vain of Tenn, every year can be someones 1964, don't be such a stick in the mud about uniforms when it has nothing to do with your team, if you want the teams to look like they always have dont watch anything but the spring games
1 year, 10 months ago on Hey, Pal, Those Funky New Uniforms Aren’t For You
Again i just want to know WHY would the AD's or heads of the ACC, Big East, Mountain West, Mid-American, Conference USA and Sun Belt ever sign this? Who could not see this kind of split up in revenues coming?
I'm not beating the eight team play off because i think it would be "cool" or "fair," I just don't understand how those six conferences look at the situation and do not hold out for an eight team playoff even if it is just to keep your foot in the door.
it was letting the wolf in the hen house, then welding the door shut!
and how long before all of the small football school all grouping in to one conference ala WAC?
1 year, 10 months ago on With Massive Playoff Revenue Going To The Big Conferences, We’re One Step Closer To A New NCAA Super-Division
"Lattimore is already off crutches." .... has anyone checked to see if he is the real Wolverine? ...... Im not joking, is he?
1 year, 10 months ago on Report: Carolina RB Lattimore To Go Pro
a thing that i do not really see people taken in to consideration on the TN job.
If i were to ask you to write down your top 10 rankings for next year, after arguing that i know that it is WAY to soon to rank teams just jot them down
now of that list of 10 would would Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Alabama or South Carolina on your list? 4 out of the 5? 3 out of the 5?
now go look at the Vols 2013 schedule
they will play all 5 of those teams with in there first 8 games, and FL, ALA and the Ducks are away games.
with the bar being set that you would only have 3 years to have the team back to being a huge power and it being vary reasonable that your first year that you will have 5 loses in your first 8 games, would you take the job?
would love to see the glory restored a for the Vols to be a great team, but its all up hill and the hills are vary steep at Rocky Top.
to any coach taking the job.... rent your house and have the buyout be bigger then your signing bonus.
1 year, 10 months ago on What Next, Tennessee?
Chizck is looking for a job
1 year, 10 months ago on Strong Still Mulling UT, Louisville Offers... Or Is He?
@John at MrSEC no problem, i love the site
was wanting your insight on something.
with conference realignment, do you think if it was an 8 team playoff instead of 4 that it would throw a wet blanket on some of these moves?
while there were moves well before the 4 team playoff was announced, and all have more than just one reason, it feels like alot of these moves of late are vary knee jerk.
i understand why Big IIX, Pac 12, and SEC would agree to the format, why would the commissioner of the B1G, ACC, BIG East, Con- USA or Mac ever agree to a format that would hardly take one of there members. Even if it is temporary why let the possibility of your guys not getting in and give a huge boost to the argument that a team would need to get out of your conference to even get a shot at a national championship.
with four it feels like four super conference is a self fulfilling prophecy, while if there were eight spot i think teams would feel a little better with staying in a small pond, a small pond that is employing the person who just signed on to a format that makes his conference look irrelevant.
1 year, 11 months ago on Report: Strong Re-Working Deal With Louisville (Maybe)
just heard a rumor that Slive is retiring and that Jon Gruden is going to be the new SEC commissioner
@John at MrSEC @BamaWahoo imagine a thanksgiving game with the Aggies and VT! TV gold!
1 year, 11 months ago on You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers: From Why Your Search Is Taking So Long To SEC Expansion
there is a large canary in the coal mine with the SEC adding teams that no one has talked about.
SEC has always released the 2013 schedule and they commented that it was a temporary one.
last year they did the same thing with the excuse that they were just throwing one out at the time because they were trying to find out how the new schools were going to work out.
this year? same laps of a solid schedule but with no new teams to "figure out" .....yet.
dose in no way mean that the SEC are adding teams but it is a small tell tell sign.
there are these ideas 2 of the teams have to lose, i think that it is only one.......
if Oregon falls and there is a threat of a Notre Dame vs K-state , that will be a match with all of the appeal of a bowl of oatmeal
I think that there will be a voting booth moment of truth and ether Oregon or Bama will get a strange boost in the last polls
1 year, 11 months ago on LSU's Miles Campaigning For The SEC Champ To Reach BCS Title Game
the comment was vary poorly chosen and vary poorly timed, there is a added element to them.
Monday was Lattimore's birthday and Spurrier did start off with "this isn't a memorial, this is a celebration"
i feel the comments were more of a coach who was trying to bring some levity to a situation with a flippant remark.
2 years ago on Spurrier Says Lattimore Will Play For USC Again, Then Takes Shot At Clemson’s Swinney
if Florida dosn't pop that bubble, South Carolina is going to go to there house, steal there lunch and eat it in front of them.
2 years ago on LSU QB Mettenberger Dumps Moustache For Luck
you i was really down on this game while it was going on, yelling about how it was a trap and that we had a grease fire on our hands........but really looking back i see a team that i haven't seen before wearing garnet..... they fought back.
i know it most likely has happened before but none really stick out in my mind. This team made every mistake they could then came back out and corrected themselves. this is a new and better team, maybe even "the" team we have been waiting for
2 years ago on Conversation @ http://www.leftoverhotdog.com/articles/football/kentucky-field-report.html
Gamecock's murders row just got a little darker
2 years, 1 month ago on SEC Releases TV Schedule For October 13th… Games Just Keep Getting Later And Later
I'm keeping my eye on Notre Dame, i see them being the haters next great hope.
here is my worry if Oregon, Florida state and Notre Dame all go undefeated and some how South Carolina beat Alabama at the SECCG. will they still get the pass to go to the NC?
2 years, 1 month ago on Washington's Upset Of Stanford Good For The SEC
@John at MrSEC i think it is also a way for the gamecocks to get away from Ark.
if the music starts for the permanent cross divisional chair starts back up and texas changes there mind this is a way for them to start playing footsy with Mizziou
2 years, 5 months ago on Carolina-Mizzou To Become A Trophy Game
i dont see why having 8 teams would be that limiting. If they are set on it being champions only the hairs will have to be split
who is going to have to break it to the ACC and the big east that there championship really dosnt mean anything.
that will be alot of boat rocking that all of the egos in the room really cant handle.
so have a 8 team play off six from the all the current AQ (SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East and Pac 12 ) with two teams coming in as a wildcard.
the regular season really isnt effected because teams will still be gunning for the championships / Notre Dame is feed on the ideas that they potential can get in with the wildcard bid / we can get three SEC school in to the post game run to show why the ACC and Big East championships dont mean anything, all while still having rooms for the Boise's to warm the "little engine that could" cockles of the heart.
There will still be debate about who the #8 to #9 team are but after taking out the champions of each conference there will usually be a good bit of diffrince in the rankings.
2 years, 7 months ago on Ex-SEC Commish Kramer Warns Against Playoff; We Agree (Sort Of)