Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Now, wait a minute.

I thought he only talked like that about Georgia.

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Honestly, this has to be some sort of record.

Texas Tech offensive lineman might seek approval from the NCAA for an eighth year of eligibility.

As you might suspect, he’s been a wee bit injury-prone.

The Tech lineman missed the 2011 season, his true freshman year, due to an injury sustained in summer camp. The same thing around the same time happened again in 2012. And again in 2013. And, unbelievably, again in 2014.  That’s right, Morales missed four straight complete seasons because of injury.

Morales’ myriad health issues have consisted of a torn labrum in his right shoulder (2011); a strained knee ligament (2012); a torn labrum in his left shoulder (2013); and another knee issue in 2014.

To give you some perspective, Morales was signed by Tommy Tuberville, which means his playing career has survived Tuberville’s coaching career.

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Weekly Fabris Pool PSA

Just a reminder… as of today, 96 folks have signed up for this season’s pick ’em pool.

Click here if you want in.

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Today, in burning questions

Talk about your inquiring minds want to know

Former LSU center T-Bob Hebert, now a radio personality in Baton Rouge, decided to get a little more personal with Etling.

“Lloyd Cushenberry and Will Clapp — whose ass feels better?” Hebert asked the quarterback of LSU’s two centers.

“I can just tell you what you’re looking for as far as that in a center,” Etling responded without hesitation. “What you want is a nice, plump bottom. A surface area to put your hands on. You want them to feel you.

“As much as I love Will, and as great a football player as he is, he doesn’t have the biggest bottom. But him and I have really worked toward it. We’ve found a nice surface area to put my hands on.

SEC football, baby.  Puts a whole new spin on it just means more, don’t it?

(h/t)

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Party hearty

Kirby Smart is tired of all the mean girls shit being thrown Jacob Eason’s way.

Asked whether Eason was more interested in having fun than grinding through his playbook was fact or fiction, Smart bristled and offered a staunch defense of the sophomore quarterback: “I think Jacob is a great quarterback. I think he’s somebody who understands our system. He works really hard. Jacob comes in and meets extra every chance he gets. A lot of the things you have heard about Jacob may not be true. I don’t know who your sources are; you haven’t told me your sources…”

In other words, as we like to say in the biz, pictures or it didn’t happen.

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ESPN is going streaming.

I figured this shoe was going to drop at some point.

The Walt Disney Company announced today that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC and will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019…

The ESPN-branded multi-sport service will offer a robust array of sports programming, featuring approximately 10,000 live regional, national, and international games and events a year, including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Grand Slam tennis, and college sports. Individual sport packages will also be available for purchase, including MLB.TV, NHL.TV and MLS Live.

The new service will be accessed through an enhanced version of the current ESPN app. In addition to the multi-sport service, the ESPN app will include the news, highlights, and scores that fans enjoy today. Consumers who are pay TV subscribers will also be able to access the ESPN television networks in the same app on an authenticated basis. For many sports fans, this app will become the premier digital destination for all their sports content.

Just another reminder that while we live in an age when delivery is important, content matters even more, as it always has.  In that department, the WWL remains, and wants to remain, the 800-pound gorilla of college sports.

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A legal matter, baby

Mike Bobo, gaining some valuable coaching experience that will help groom him for an eventual return to the SEC:

An off-field situation will likely prove very costly for Colorado State’s defensive secondary this coming season.

In mid-May, reports surfaced that Braylin Scott was arrested by university police on three felony counts — two charges related to burglary of a dwelling and one involving theft of property valued at $5,000-$20,000.  It was subsequently reported that the safety had been accused of stealing Rolex watches and diamond jewelry from the dorm room of teammate Hunter Donnelly, a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Rams.

This week, Scott’s attorney, Erik Fischer, told the Loveland Reporter-Herald that his client will likely miss all of the upcoming season because of the criminal case.  A pretrial conference is set for Dec. 11, with the jury trial slated to begin Dec. 19; the Rams close out the 2017 regular season against San Jose State Nov. 18.

Yeah, I can see how trial prep might get in the way of game prep.  But a good coach prepares for life’s adversities, amirite?

Oh, and by the way, nice bling, Hunter.  I was lucky to have a beat-up quartz watch when I was in college.

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