Happy Fourth of July, y'all. Hope you take time to remember the freedoms you're celebrating, and those servicemen and women who are defending it.
The elephant in the room.
Zach Travis discusses Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer's connection to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Of course a writer for a Michigan blog would bring this up (Maize N Brew)
Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Another day, another "Can Johnny Manziel win another Heisman?" article. (FanSided)
Tangled Up in Buie.
Crimson and Cream Machine profiles West Virginia running back Andrew Buie.
I Gabe at the office.
Pat Dooley profiles Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson. (The Gainesville Sun)
I've seen the future, and it will be.
Roll 'Bama Roll predicts Mississippi State will go 6-6 during the 2013 regular season. Bulldog HC Dan Mullen hot seat talk, anyone?
Pat the Bunny.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern long-snapper Pat Hickey. (Sippin' on Purple)
Don't give up the Shipley!
One Bronco Nation Under God profiles Boise State wide receiver Tanner Shipley.
This behavior's not unique.
Butler men's basketball coach Brad Stephens' departure to become the Boston Celtics new head coach gives Bruins Nation another excuse to slam UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero. Stephens was one of the coaches UCLA approached to become the Bruins' HC earlier this year.
Bulldog recruiting news.
Georgia high school rising senior offensive lineman Kendall Baker commits to Georgia's 2014 recruiting class. (The Athens Banner-Herald)
The Cabinda of Dr. Caligari.
New Jersey HSRS linebacker Jason Cabinda commits to Syracuse's 2014 recruiting class. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
Houston, we have liftoff.
California HSRS defensive end Summer Houston commits to Oregon State's 2014 recruiting class. (Building the Dam)
A Brief History of AIRBHG.
Black Heart Gold Pants discovers the earliest known evidence of AIRBHG (Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God) in a 1977 episode of M*A*S*H. No mention of AIRBHG's role in the death of Lt. Colonel Henry Blake a few years earlier, though.