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Category Archives: Academics? Academics.
Don’t you have the feeling the OBC is about to go on the warpath with SC’s admission’s office? (If he already hasn’t, I mean.)
Eight members of South Carolina’s 21-man signing class have yet to enroll in school, and the Gamecocks are resigned to the fact that not all the remaining players will qualify, recruiting coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. told The State on Wednesday.
Defensive ends Dante Sawyer and Kalan Ritchie have previously announced they will not meet qualifying requirements and attend junior college with the hope of re-signing with South Carolina. The USC options for defensive end signee Jhaustin Thomas appear to be done after he failed to qualify from his junior college.
Cornerbacks Wesley Green, Chris Lammons and Darin Smalls, fullback Joe Blue and defensive tackle Dexter Wideman still are trying to meet qualifying standards in time to join the Gamecocks in August.
Eight out of twenty-one… whoa. Mark Richt has lost control over South Carolina’s academics? Too soon?
Need something to get over the World Cup elimination blues? The buffet’s here for you.
- CFN says this season will be a success for Tennessee if the Vols have a winning record. Sad, but true.
- Clemson is paying its coaches SEC-type money.
- Sonny Vaccaro takes a victory lap.
- Here’s a nice postscript to the Tyrone Prothro student debt story.
- Math? Nobody said there’d be math.
- Porn for the Sports and Grits guys: How TCU’s defense works. (No Dick Bumpas reference, though.)
- The NCAA decides to take another pass at the North Carolina academic scandal.
Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
- Did you know that Clemson’s Frank Howard once threatened to sue over a piece Lewis Grizzard wrote about him?
- I always love it when somebody else does the heavy lifting for me, so, thanks, Tyler, for counting the number of scholarship players currently on Georgia’s roster.
- Barry Alvarez sez, “To keep fans in the stands, you have to keep up with the technology, so they can continue to use those things in the stadium.” You could always beef up the home schedule, Barry.
- Hunter Atkinson’s high school coach says the kid’s family has endured a backlash from third parties as a result of his withdrawal from Georgia. Stay classy, people.
- Troy’s Larry Blakeney suggests an interesting proposal for paying players – a stipend based on academic performance, paid to student-athletes per hour passed with a C or above.
- Marc Weiszer talks to Danny Ware about a Knowshon-Gurley comparison.
- High school quarterback being recruited by Georgia has this to say about his first conversation with the head guy: “… The SEC is the biggest in college football. I was super excited to talk to Coach Richt. I was a little nervous. I had never talked to a coach that big before. It was awesome.”
- Amateurism, first half of the 20th century style.
Enjoy the morning’s offerings.
- Jerry Palm breaks down this year’s SEC schedules: “SEC teams are playing a whopping 78.5% of their non-conference games at home. No other league is even close to that. The Big Ten is second at 70.9%.”
- Georgia Tech defensive end Jabari Hunt-Days had his scholarship revoked after becoming academically ineligible. “Johnson said he won’t rescind a scholarship for performance-related reasons, but asserted that players still need to be held accountable on the academic end.”
- Hutson Mason on last season: “I thought I played better in the bowl game than I did against Tech.”
- A high school teammate of Mason’s is transferring in as a preferred walk-on at wide receiver.
- A cautionary tale? “Michigan athletics used to feel like something we shared. Now it’s something they hoard. Anything of value they put a price tag on. And what’s been permanently banished is any sense of generosity.”
- Here’s a statistical look at Tennessee’s 2014 opponents. Georgia ranks third, but it seems to me that Oklahoma’s ranked a little lower than it should be.
- Here are Phil Steele’s preseason All-ACC teams. I bring this up because he shows Clemson with no offensive players on the first three teams (and only two on the fourth team) and six on his defensive teams, including three first-teamers.
- Over at Rock M Nation, there’s a fun exercise ranking SEC football rivalries. You may be a little surprised to see which one comes out on top.
- When the 2014 season kicks off in late August, the Southeastern Conference will have four coaches who have been at their respective schools for at least 10 seasons.
You still get hungry on a long holiday weekend, so here you go.
- I guess Georgia’s bad luck with offensive linemen follows some of them even after they leave. Hope he recovers.
- If I didn’t know any better, I’d suspect Kansas State was deliberately trying to provoke a challenge to the transfer rules by the way it’s handled Leticia Romero’s transfer request. A union would be worse for her, though.
- Can the early signing day for football proposal be saved?
- Now the sharks are really beginning to circle around the antitrust litigation.
- Fresno State’s Pat Hill knew what was coming a decade ago: “For Fresno State to make the cut, Hill said, the university would have to grow its fan base and invest in infrastructure (i.e. a 70,000-seat stadium) so the big boys could literally not afford to leave the Bulldogs behind.“
- At Georgia, athletics spokesman Claude Felton told the Times-Union the school is against selling alcohol at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field when the Bulldogs play Florida and “would not be in favor of alcohol sales in Sanford Stadium at this time.’’ So you’re saying there’s a chance?
- This pretty much sums things up: “The NCAA is a product of its own membership. Then again, LSU doesn’t want non-football playing Marquette to have the same voting rights when it comes to deciding how it does business.“
- “Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released Wednesday. Not one of them comes from a power conference.”