Honestly, I’m amazed the SEC felt it needed to respond to Harbaugh here. Snarky comment from Jim Delany in three… two… one…
Georgia couldn’t promote Todd Gurley for the Heisman, but this is a nice sendoff for the NFL Draft:
I enjoyed that.
David Hale packs a lot into these 140 characters.
Imagine what Pruitt might accomplish with a year’s experience in his system and a talent improvement in the secondary.
Ole Miss +525
Texas A&M +1600
Mississippi State +1600
South Carolina +2600
Some of that’s a reflection of divisional strength. But the betting public sure seems to be enamored with Auburn bouncing back this year. Boom!
The final round of blogger discussion wraps up at College Football Zealots with this.
I won’t say there’s a complete consensus on opinion there, but there’s a lot of “Atlanta, or bust” sentiment expressed. And I think that’s right.
Thanks to Kevin for giving us an outlet.
Tony Barnhart is taking his annual schmoozing tour of the SEC. First stop, Alabama, where he asks what the hell happened against Ohio State.
“We had a good team but we also had a lot of new guys who had never been in that situation before and they relaxed,” said Kelly. “I felt a change when we got to New Orleans.”
Senior corner back Cyrus Jones was more blunt in his assessment.
“We lost our focus. We had a letdown,” said Jones, an All-SEC performer in 2014. “We underrated the capabilities of our opponent. That’s not who we are.”
Taking an opponent too lightly? I thought only Mark Richt-coached teams were guilty of that.
Feeding student-athletes, the next frontier in competition.
Eleven schools with major-conference football programs that submitted financial totals to USA TODAY Sports budgeted an average increase of nearly $600,000 for the new legislation, with numbers ranging from Nebraska, Wisconsin and USC on the higher end to Utah, Colorado and Oregon State on the lower end — the Buffaloes and Beavers have allotted an increase of $175,000 and $215,000 for the measure, respectively.
“That’s real money, and I understand that, but I’m all in favor of it,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “They were going to spend that money anyway. It wasn’t like they were taking that and $700,000 and sending it to the chemistry department. They were going to spend it on the locker room, or they were going to spend it on the video system.
“Spend it on kids. So they’re spending it to give kids better nutrition.”
You’ve come a long way from bagel spreads, baby. This is Willie Williams‘ wet dream.