Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alabama AD asks Crimson Tide fans to refrain from shouting vulgarities at other teams.


One of the more recent traditions at the University of Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium in recent years has been the playing of the Alabama classic "Dixieland Delight" during Crimson Tide home games. Naturally, 'Bama fans tend to sing along to the song. This has led to claims that the stadium  sways while the fans sing.


Monday, November 24, 2014

SEC Network to air Paul Finebaum-hosted call-in show during Iron Bowl.

From the "this won't end well" department comes word that SEC Network gadfly Paul Finebaum will host a live call-in show during the Auburn-Alabama Iron Bowl showdown. The "Finebaum Film Room: Iron Bowl Live" will air on the SEC Network while the Iron Bowl airs on ESPN.

It's an interesting experiment on ESPN and the SEC Network's part having fans call in and either gloat for their particular team's success or to call for either Nick Saban or Gus Malzan's head - and possibly both at the same time.

There's no word yet if any other SEC Network or ESPN analysts or personalities join Fineabaum on the air this Saturday. Don't be surprised if Danny Kannel makes an appearance to throw fuel into the fire, though.

(via Dr. Saturday)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Fallout: Brady Hoke, Aaron Murray on Todd Gurley, Maryland, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Week 13 edition. 

USA Today Coaches Poll top 4. 
1. Alabama
2. Florida State
3. Oregon
4. Mississippi State

(NCAA.com)

All Over But the Crying. 
Drew Sharp comments how Saturday's Michigan loss to Maryland has all but sealed the fate of Wolverine head coach Brady Hoke. (The Detroit Free Press.)

I am not a cupcake!
Western Carolina head coach Mark Speir criticizes Kirk Herbstreit for comments the ESPN College GameDay host made about FBS-level schools playing FCS-level teams. (al.com)

Where the Big Boys at? 
Nick Bromberg chimes in on the Speir-Herbstreit brush-up, pointing out how higher profile non-conference FCS schools "aren't all lining up at once to play the Crimson Tide." (Dr. Saturday)

I feel the pain of everyone. Then I feel nothing.
Kansas City Chief backup quarterback Aaron Murray discusses how he can sympathize with former Georgia Bulldog teammate Todd Gurley's recent season-ending ACL injury. Murray's college career was cut short due to an ACL injury last season. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Building a Mystery.
Dave Tucker and Pete Volk how a proposed project to transform Maryland's Cole Field House into a  facility for the football program could mean for the future of the team. (Testudo Times)

Seven the Hard Way.
Arkansas' win over Ole Miss on Saturday means that all seven SEC West teams are bowl eligible.  (al.com)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Dabo Swinney and Brian Kelly, Texas A&M, Amarlo Herrera, and more.


Play the Game Tonight - Week 13 Saturday edition.

Don't look at us.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly both deny interest in replacing Will Muschamp as head coach of Florida. (College Football Talk)

Sticking to schedule.
Oklahoma State and Baylor decide to proceed with tonight's game as scheduled, despite the chance of  severe thunderstorms in the Waco, Tx. area. (ESPN)

I was the opinion it was out of control. 
Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman denies stories that the school is trying to avoid the possibility of facing former Big 12 rival Texas in a postseason bowl game, saying the decision is "out of our control." (Dr. Saturday)

All or nothing? 
Florida looks to become bowl eligible as it faces Eastern Kentucky at home. The Gators can't win today, it would have to beat Florida State next weekend to avoid a second straight year of sitting on the sidelines for the postseason.  (The Gainesville Sun)

There's a possibility, but no chance. 
Doug Mesmerises provides five reasons why Indiana will beat Ohio State. Yeah I'm not buying it either. (Cleveland.com)

Amarlo By Morning.
Fletcher Page profiles Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

We're comin' to your cit-tay. Gonna rust your Iron Bowl with a country song. 
ESPN College GameDay will make its way back to Tuscaloosa next weekend when Auburn faces Alabama in the Iron Bowl. (al.com)


Friday, November 21, 2014

Weather may force adjusting of kickoff for Oklahoma St. - Baylor game.

There are severe thunderstorms in the forecast for the Waco, Texas area on Saturday. That could be bad news for football fans as Oklahoma State and Baylor are set to face off Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET.