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.