ESPN is out at the Big Ten.
So, CBS is trading a 3:30 slot with the SEC for a 3:30 slot with the Big Ten, eh? Here’s the weird part:
All I can figure is Mickey told CBS that they would top any offer in order to get exclusive rights to the entire SEC broadcast package. Damn.
By the way, this has to be good news for the Pac-12, doesn’t it? ESPN’s got money to spend and the conference has got late night TV slots to offer. Sounds like a match to me.
It’s amusing, isn’t it, to see the Bennett narrative versus the Bennett numbers? I mean, for a bum, he sure keeps some pretty good company.
Rodney Garner, embracing the Tennessee tradition of empty sloganeering…
“We’ve got to take a step forward,” Garner said Monday during a news conference. “I think we exceeded the expectations for everybody except for the guys in the room and probably the coaching staff, but nobody came to Tennessee to say they want to be 7-6. That is not the standard.
“We are moving in the right direction, but everybody, when they look in the mirror, can see where we can get better. If we want to be great, then we’ve got to get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s what it takes.”
I thought it took scoring more points than the other team, but that’s probably not very inspiring.
Jeez, I may have to revise my opinion of Matt Hayes based just on this one hot take:
22. Who are the top 5 players poised for a breakout season?
- WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
- DE/OLB Dallas Turner, Alabama
- MLB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia
- RB Zach Evans, Ole Miss
- QB Clayton Tune, Houston
I know about JDJ. You know about JDJ. But a national pundit? Props for that.
By the way, don’t miss scrolling down to number 25 on his list.
“But that’s kind of an advantage for us. We can treat it like it’s an away game.” Wut?