Another week, another list, in this case one from Wally Hall, who covers Arkansas. I only mention it because if he’s right about Joe Cox being worse than Crompton and whoever winds up starting at Auburn, it’s going to be a long year, folks.
On the other hand, from this column in which Mike Bianchi auditions for the job of Urban Meyer’s agent comes this gem:
… How much extra did the networks agree to pay because of the intoxicating fervor surrounding Tim Tebow, a Meyer recruit who is the national face of college football and arguably the greatest player to ever play the game?
How much indeed. In Bianchi’s mind, the GPOOE™ is such a transcendent figure that CBS and ESPN were willing to commit to multiple years at record amounts with the SEC just to get access to one player’s last season of greatness. Hmm… does that mean the next TV contracts will be for much less money?
Of course, maybe the networks are planning to preempt live games in future seasons for Florida reruns.