Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter, Y'all!


Hope Y'all have  a blessed Easter. I'm spending some time with the family today. Hope you are too.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ohio State 2015 recruiting class member Ben Edwards flips to Auburn.

He's Just Not That Into You.


Ben Edwards. Via al.com.

Urban Meyer is getting a taste of his own "what's mine is mine, what's yours is mine" recruiting medicine. Florida high school junior safety Ben Edwards has flipped his 2015 commitment from the Buckeyes to Auburn. Edwards made the announcement after attending Auburn's A-Day spring game on Saturday afternoon.

 "I had to do it, I couldn't wait anymore," Edwards told 247Sports. "Words can't even explain. I grew up watching Auburn football. It's really just a dream come true and I can't wait to be here and play."

Edwards attends Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville Fl. He is rated the no. 6 safety prospect by Rivals.com. He is 6'0" and weighs 196 lbs.

(via Eleven Warriors, al.com)

Western Kentucky's Big Red mascot tries to eat his own statue.





 Western Kentucky unveiled a statue of its mascot Big Red today in school's Alumni Plaza. The real Big Red's reaction to his bronzed graven image was natural - he tried to eat it. It's obvious Big Red hasn't evolved from his cosplay ancestor, The Golden Flake Gobbler.

(via @AllieOnTheHill.  HT: @MrChadBishop)

The Fallout - Nick Saban, Chad Voytik, recruiting, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition.

Rules violations? What rules violations.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban denies that meetings with Denver Broncos starting quarterback Peyton Manning and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase violated any NFL rules. (al.com)

A-Day like no other.
Andrew Gribble looks at the players to watch during Alabama's A-Day spring game. (al.com)

Another A-Day like no other.
Alex Byington previews Auburn's A-Day spring game. (The Opelika-Auburn News)

Now Voytik.
Heather Dinich profiles Pitt QB Chad Voytik. (ESPN)

Michigan State of Mind.
Mike Griffith profiles Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun. (mLive.com)

Thank you, sir. May I have another?
Mike Griffith profiles Michigan State redshirt freshman QB Damian Terry. (mLive.com)

A Few Small Repairs.
Mark Snyder looks at renovations to Michigan's Schembechler Hall football facility. (The Detroit Free Press)

Started from the bottom, now we're here. 
Andrew Phelps looks back at Louisville sports history as the school prepares to enter the ACC next season. (Card Chronicle)

Recruiting


Georgia recruiting news. 
Texas JUCO DE Quincy Vasser commits to Georgia's 2015 recruiting class. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

UCLA recruiting news. 
California high school junior Tevita Hahalilo commits to UCLA's 2015 recruiting class. (Bruins Nation)

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Fallout: Nick Saban and Peyton Manning, Matt Joeckel, Steve Sarkasian, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.

Hope y'all are having a blessed Good Friday.

Frog Week.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel will transfer to TCU. He earned his degree from TAMU last December, meaning he's  eligible to play for the Horned Frogs next season. (Frogs O' War)

When Saban met Pey-Pey.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban discusses his meeting with Denver Broncos starting QB Peyton Manning last week. Yes, Pey-Pey was a QB for Tennessee. Deal with it, Knoxville. (ESPN)

The 40-Year Old Trojan.
Ivan Maisel profiles first-year USC head coach Steve Sarkasian, who turned 40 in March. (ESPN)

I've got to admit it's getting better. A little better all the time. (It can't get much worse). 
Florida head coach Will Muschamp tells s group of Gator boosters in Jacksonville that "We’re going to have a good football team next year." He'd better hope so, for his sake. (Saturday Down South)

Retirement Sucks. 
Former Monday Night Football analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is coming out of retirement to handle play-by-play for Michigan's radio broadcasts. Dierdorf was a member of Michigan's Big Ten championship team in 1969. (The Detroit Free Press)

It Wasn't Me.
Former Florida Atlantic head coach Carl Pelini continues to deny the use of illegal drugs while at FAU.  The school gave drug use as the reason it fired Pelini last November. (CBS Sports)

Lights Out?
Black Heart Gold Pants discusses the lack of night games currently on Iowa's 2014 schedule. BHGP does have a little optimism that the Hawkeyes still might be scheduled for a night game, though.