A couple of ESPN.com freebies for your viewing pleasure:
Pretty honest evaluations – skeptical about Florida’s defense and impressed with LSU’s returning talent. That’s about right in my book.
According to this article, the scuttlebutt is that the SEC will re-up with CBS and ESPN for its football broadcast rights.
… Despite owning the BCS rights since the 2006-07 season, Fox has not been able to assemble a regular-season college football package. With the Big Ten, Big 12 and now, apparently, the Southeastern Conference signing long-term deals with other networks, it’s not likely that Fox will have a regular-season package when it begins negotiating a new BCS contract. The SEC is expected to renew with CBS and ESPN.
Keep in mind that the mother of all negotiations is on the horizon.
Swofford has said that the BCS will look for another four-year deal so that its contract will end at the same time as the Rose Bowl’s contract with ABC in 2014.
Just a few things worth a slight mention as the sun comes up:
From Chris Low’s SEC blog at ESPN.com:
… The other edge Urban Meyer’s club has is revenge. Meyer’s eyes narrowed and his jaw stiffened at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla., when he was asked about the Bulldogs’ team dance party in the Florida end zone last November in Jacksonville, igniting a 42-30 Georgia win.
Revenge? But that would make all these people wrong.
I enjoyed the hell out of coming up with a list of 100 things I was looking forward to last season, so I thought I’d go through the exercise again for this year.
So, again, in no particular order, here are 100 things I’ll hope to enjoy about 2008. (Feel free to pile on in the comments section.)