Friday, October 24, 2014

Florida-inspired T-Shirt declares "Muschamp Must Go"

Shirts Without Random Triangles

Via Shirts Are Cool.


Shirts Are Cool, the company that brought the Florida Gators-themed "This Team Make Me Drink" t-shirt is cashing in on Gator fan frustration once again. This time it's with the more direct declaration that "Muschamp Must Go." It can be yours for $20.00, or $22.00 for the XXL version.

(Via Shirts Are Cool)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Dan Mullen, Hugh Freeze, North Carolina, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 9 Thursday edition.

The only ranked team on the schedule for Thursday night is East Carolina, which hosts UConn at home at 7:00 PM EST (ESPN U). For those looking for a game that involved more traditional powerhouse schools, Miami plays Virginia Tech at 8:00 PM EST (ESPN).

Banhammer of the Gods?
Dan Wetzel calls on NCAA president Mark Emmert to throw the book at North Carolina after a report documented a cheating scandal involving athletes at the school that went on for 18 years. (Yahoo! Sports)

A New Hampshire Yankee in King Starkville's court.
Ivan Maizel profiles Mississippi State head coach and New Hampshire native Dan Mullen, and how  his more blunt coaching style has brought him success in the SEC, and the number one ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll. (ESPN)

Native Son.
On a related front, Edward Aschoff looks at roots of Mississippi-born Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze. (ESPN)

Bad omen for Mississippi St. of the week.
Bill Connelly points out that eight teams that had reached the number one spot in the AP poll went on to lose their first away game of the year. This is bad news for Mississippi St., as it goes on the road to face Kentucky this coming Saturday. (SB*Nation)

Long way to the top?
Doc Harper ponders whether Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long is a candidate to succeed Mike Slive as SEC commissioner. (Arkansas Fight)

Heavy Nova. 
Rutgers starting quarterback Gary Nova believes that success in the Big Ten for the Scarlet Knights is  "within reach," as long as the team pays attention to detail. (The Omaha World-Herald)

The Incredible Mr. Lippett.
Kyle Austin profiles Michigan State wide receiver Tony Lippett. (mLive.com)



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

(UPDATED): "Block M" on the University of Michigan Diag painted Spartan Green.

Photo via mLive.com.


The Michigan State marching band has a tradition each year where it holds a "Sparty Watch" the week of the Michigan-Michigan St. rivalry game. Band members hold an around-the-clock vigil to prevent Michigan fans from vandalizing the  Spartan statue on the Michigan St. campus.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Bo Pelini, Nick Hill, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football. 



All I Need Is a Miracle.
Shawn Windsor says Michigan head coach Brady Hoke needs an upset win against Michigan State this weekend to "start saving his job." (The Detroit Free Press)

Too Close for Comfort?
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini criticizes ESPN's relationship with the SEC. (NFL.com)

I've seen the future, and it will be. 
Mike Jones predicts Michigan State and the Big Ten will be on the outside looking in at a College Football Playoff featuring Ole Miss playing  Oregon in the Rose Bowl, and Florida State vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Spartans land in the Cotton Bowl against fellow CFP outsider TCU. (Off Tackle Empire)

Don't call it a comeback! 
Adam Rittenberg warns the Big Ten that Ohio State is rolling back into the conference title picture, and putting the early-season loss to West Virginia in the rear view mirror . (ESPN)

Rolling in the Deep?
Doug Lesmeruses ponders whether Ohio St. has enough depth on its roster to be a B1G or CFP title-winning team. (cleveland.com)

Nick of Time.
Joe Rexrode profiles Michigan St. running back Nick Hill. (The Detroit Free Press)

Los Lobos. 
Rutgers and Wisconsin have made agreements to face New Mexico in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Both will be home game for the B1G schools. (FBSchedules.com)


Monday, October 20, 2014

Les Miles has a potty mouth, cusses in post-game press conference.

LSU head coach Les Miles dropped some not mama-approved language during his post-game press conference on Saturday. The Mad Hatter was asked by a reporter at the conference if "Do you and (LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron)put any thought at all in to next year at (quarterback)?

Miles response was legendary.



Miles might have to sit down with the president of LSU over that one.

(via SB*Nation)