Dig in, campers.
- Paul Finebaum’s feeling the power. Speaking “authoritatively”, Finebaum points the finger squarely at Mark Richt as the negative recruiter who told Matt Elam that Urban’s leaving Florida. (He says it about 40% of the way in on the linked replay.) Hey, when you’re the eighth most powerful person in the whole dang SEC, you can say things like that.
- Mike Hamilton gets a vote of confidence. Actually, it’s a raise making him one the ten best paid athletic directors in America. It’ll be interesting to see how he’s doing three years down the road.
- The Sherman Antitrust Act is whatever Clay Travis says it is. Seriously, does he make a single point here that doesn’t boil down to “it sure seems like a violation to me”?
- Oklahoma State is God’s way of telling us that T. Boone Pickens has too much money. From 1970 to 2002, OSU spent $10 million on its athletic facilities. In the last decade? A staggering $355 million.
- When is a suspension not a suspension? In the case of Bruce Figgins, when the Georgia coaches aren’t dismissing the idea of turning it into a redshirt season. Bad, bad idea.
- There’s no quit in Orrin Hatch. Nobody in Congress stuck around to participate in his farce of a hearing, but he’s still threatening government action.
- A real football article about Tennessee. If I had to pick one guy who’s out there focusing on Xs and Os right now for the Vols, it would be Monte Kiffin.