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A tidbit here, a tidbit there…
- Something to keep an eye on with this season’s Kentucky football team: “From that highly touted 2014 signing class, ranked No. 17 in the nation, UK was able to redshirt 16 players…” That includes redshirting every offensive linemen the current staff has signed.
- Bill Connelly ponders what the future of football analytics will bring.
Marc WeiszerFletcher Page has a nice piece on this year’s Paul Oliver Network gathering.
- Les Miles thinks Matt Womack signing with Alabama is enough of a punishment for his program.
- So Andy Schwarz is being hired to produce the new report evaluating the report that led to the shutdown of the UAB football program? That’s beyond interesting, both for what he’ll have to say about UAB’s decision as well as shining a light on college athletic departments’ bookkeeping practices.
- Here’s another roundup of questions as SEC spring practices get underway.
- She may be a little girl, but she manages to hit on the essence of being a Georgia Tech fan in one sentence.
- Speaking of Tech, the computer hacker has been sentenced, but “The district attorney said he believes Pickren entered a guilty plea, meaning failure to complete the program would bring the student back to court for further sentencing.” So you’re saying there’s a chance?
I’m heading up to Athens shortly for the basketball game, but there’s still time to set out the buffet.
- John Chavis is suing LSU and Texas A&M over his contract buyout.
- Mark Richt ponders life after Mike Bobo.
- Something to keep an eye on? A mom has filed the first-ever lawsuit filed against a youth football league for CTE.
- College athletics, the NCAA and “cheating pays”.
- ESPN ranks the easiest paths to the playoffs. Georgia checks in at number eight.
- Was Chris Conley a surprise at the NFL Combine? Tape don’t lie.
- And Andy Staples explains why Conley could turn out to have a better pro career than college career.
- Has the CFP empowered BYU?
Putting lipstick on a pig ain’t cheap. What, you’d rather see that money spent on cost of attendance support?
Eastern Washington’s AD is awash in false graciousness over the school’s star quarterback moving to Oregon under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule.
“We are not sure that this was the actual intent of the legislation…”? What, pray tell, was it, then?
Then again, maybe what he meant was that it’s a mistake for any NCAA rule to benefit a student-athlete.
Indulge yourself a little.
- Jake Ganus, on his last few months: “It was a roller coaster, that’s for sure.”
- Here’s a pretty cool interactive map for the SEC’s signing day.
- Les Miles, being Les Miles. (And how many Dawg fans think all it would take for Mark Richt to lock down the state would be to say the same kind of thing?)
- Here’s an early look at next season’s national title contenders.
- The method and madness of life in Jeremy Pruitt’s secondary.
- Tennessee’s next offensive coordinator hasn’t been an on-the-field coach in a while, perhaps with good reason. (h/t Elkon)
- So what does Penn State do with the Paterno statue?
Start your weekend off with a little something.
- Todd Grantham’s five years as a defensive coordinator. For a million dollars a year, color me a little underwhelmed.
- How do you compile a list of 2015’s top ten SEC receivers without including Malcolm Mitchell?
- The Penn State doubts keep flowing. Thanks, Emmert!
- Happy birthday, Georgia football.
- The definition of an optimist is Bill Clark.
- If you’re a Gator fan who follows recruiting, it’s rapidly approaching freak-out time.
- Speaking of which, could this be Boom’s last act as Agent Muschamp?
- The national championship will bring in about $3 million to Ohio State in merchandise sales.
- Nick Chubb sits at number six on Bovada’s list of Heisman favorites in 2015.
- More Chubb love here. And here.