Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Jim Harbaugh, Michael Richardson, Nick Chubb, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - New Year's Eve edition.

Tuesday's scores.


Music City Bowl
Notre Dame 31
LSU 28

Belk Bowl
Georgia 37
Louisville 14

Foster Farms Bowl
Stanford 45
Maryland 21

Today's Bowl Games


Peach Bowl
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga,
Ole Miss vs. TCU
12:30 PM ET, ESPN

Fiesta Bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Az.
Boise State vs. Arizona
4:00 PM ET, ESPN

Orange Bowl
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fl.
Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech
8:00 PM ET, ESPN

They held a basketball game, and a Sadie Hawkins Dance broke out.
Michigan's "MaizeRage" student section celebrated the hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines new head coach with a "khaki out." (mLive.com)

Michael Richardson is an ex-student-assistant. 
Texas A&M dismisses student-assistant Michael Richardson after he was caught on camera roughing up West Virginia cornerback Darrel Worley and running back Andrew Buie at different points in Monday's Liberty Bowl. (College Football Talk)

The following item is brought to you by the Chubb Group.
Nick Bromberg reviews Georgia RB Nick Chubb's 266 yd, 2 touchdown performance in the Bulldogs' 37-14 win over Louisville in the Belk Bowl. (Dr. Saturday)

Pictures of Lilly.
Dude You Crazy makes the argument for Georgia to promote tight ends coach John Lilly to the offensive coordinator job left vacant when Mike Bobo became head coach of Colorado State.

Pumped Up Hicks.
Mike Griffith profiles Michigan State cornerback Darian Hicks as the Spartans prepare to face Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. (mLive.com)



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

University of Michigan is selling Jim Harbaugh jerseys...and khakis.

Well, this didn't take long. The University of Michigan is apparently already selling Jim Harbaugh jerseys in its bookstores. Along with an accompanying pair of khakis.

Old Navy is apparently in charge of the University of Michigan bookstore. Who knew?

Also of note on Twitter, the hashtag #KahkisForHarbaugh is a trend.

This of course brings up the definite possibility that the next few years in Ann Arbor are going to be one big Sadie Hawkins Dance (in their khaki pants). The University of Michigan Marching Band may want to learn some Relient K pretty soon.

 (via @LostLettermen)

Sick day (at lest for now).


So I went to the doctor about my the cold I've been fighting for about a week. I had a temperature 101.9º F. Which is really bad because The males in my family have a lower-than-average body temperature (around 96.5º F) in the first place.

So basically I'm staying in bed for the day. Maybe I'll post something if I get to feeling better.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Jim Harbaugh is a University of Michigan head football coach.

ESPN is reporting that the University of Michigan is planning to name Jim Harbaugh as its next head coach. So the drama in Ann Arbor is either over or it has officially begun.

Meanwhile, check out Drew Magary's declaration that Harbaugh's old employers, the San Francisco 49ers, shouldn't have fired him. The Harbaugh two-step may end up biting both SF and Michigan in the back.

(via ESPN)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Jim Harbaugh is an ex-NFL coach.

Hold on to your khaki pants, folks. The insanity is just about ready to start.

Jim Harbaugh still not officially new Michigan head coach yet.

There's a lot of smoke surrounding the possible hiring of current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh by Michigan to be its new head coach, but nothing close to be 100% official yet. Dr. Saturday has reported on claims that the move is a done deal. That was based apparently based more on Twitter chatter, however.

Bruce Feldman is reporting that one of his sources claims the deal is done, and that Harbaugh and his family will be in Ann Arbor, Mi. on Monday attending the Wolverine men's basketball game against Illinois. He also reports, however, that the Oakland Raiders are hoping to sign Harbaugh to a deal as the NFL team's new head coach.

ESPN hasn't updated its story on Saturday that University of Michigan officials were scheduled "to meet with" Harbaugh, who still has to coach todays 49ers' game against Arizona. The Game doesn't start until 4:25 PM ET. Don't expect anything official until the game is over, or possibly until Monday as part of the traditional end-of-the-regular-season bloodletting in the NFL.

My usual rule of thumb is not to go with something on this level until ESPN reports on it. So I wouldn't start jumping for joy just yet if you're a Michigan fan.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Todd Gurley, bowl games, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Saturday edition.

Friday's bowl games


Heart of Dallas Bowl
Louisiana Tech 35
Illinois 18

Quick Lane Bowl
Rutgers 40
North Carolina 21

St. Petersburg Bowl
North Carolina State 34
Central Florida 27

Saturday's Bowl Games


Military Bowl
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
1:00 PM ET, ESPN

Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl, El Paso, Tx.
Arizona State vs. Duke
2:00 PM ET, CBS

Independence Bowl
Miami vs, South Carolina
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.
3:30 PM ET, ABC

Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York City, NY
Boston College vs. Penn State
4:30 PM ET, ESPN

Holliday Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca.
Nebraska vs. USC
8:00 PM ET, ESPN

Goodbye Says it All.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt announces that Bulldog tailback Todd Gurley will forego his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. (ESPN)

There's a possibility but no chance.
Michael Casagrande looks at how Ohio State might be able to pull an upset over Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl. (al.com)

If you're gonna play in Texas, you might as well recruit.
Kyle Austin is looking at how Michigan State is trying to use its appearance in the Cotton Bowl against Baylor to boost its recruiting efforts in the Lone Star State. (mLive.com)


Friday, December 26, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Hugh Freeze a,d Chad Kelly, Nick Marshall, Mike Davis, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Boxing Day edition. 

Friday's Bowl Games 


Heart of Dallas Bowl
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Tx.
Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech.
1:00 PM ET, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit, Mi
Rutgers vs. North Carolina
4:30 PM ET, ESPN

St. Petersburg Bowl
Tropicana Field, St Petersburg, Fl.
North Carolina State vs. Central Florida
8:00 PM ET, ESPN

Wait It Out. 
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze says he will "wait for wait for all the facts" to come out in the situation involving Rebels commit Chad Kelly's recent legal issues before making a decision on the JUCO QB's future with the program.Kelly was involved with a bar fight on Dec. 21. (Saturday Down South)

Go Pro.
South Carolina running back Mike Davis forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. (Associated Press/ESPN)

If You Let Me Stay.
Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams says that he will be return for his senior season with the Razorbacks in 2015. (ESPN)

There's no "I" in "Team" (But there is one in "Ohio.")
Ohio State credits landing a place in the College Football Playoff to teamwork as opposed to individual performances. (ESPN)

I Will Remember You.
Justin Ferguson declares that Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall will be remembered as "one of the best" players in Auburn history. (Bleacher Report)

Wait It Out. 
Miss head coach Hugh Freeze says he will "wait for wait for all the facts" to come out in the situation involving Rebels commit Chad Kelly's recent legal issues before making a decision on the JUCO QB's future with the program.Kelly was involved with a bar fight on Dec. 21. (Saturday Down South)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Very Twitter Christmas

Hope you all are having a merry and blessed Christmas. Here are a few of the college football-related Christmas tweets sent out today.








(Disclosure: My cousin, Harrison Morgan, is an freshmanoffensive lineman for the West Georgia Wolves. I have another cousin, Cameron Poole who's a freshman tight end at Dartmouth. Merry Christmas to both of y'all and the whole family!)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Jimbo Fisher, Marcus Mariota, bowl games, and more.

Platy the Game Tonight - Christmas Eve edition.


Christmas Eve Bowl Games


Bahamas Bowl
Nassau, Bahamas
Central Michigan vs Western Kentucky
12:00 PM ET, ESPN

Hawaii Bowl
Honolulu, Hawaii
Fresno State vs. Rice
8:00 PM ET, ESPN

Tuesday's Bowl Games


Marshall Law.
Marshal defeats Northern Illinois 52-23 in the Boca Raton Bowl. (AP/ESPN)

Anchors Away!
Navy edges out San Diego State 17-16 in the Poinsettia Bowl (AP/ESPN)

Other News. 


Let's Make a Deal.
FSU and Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher agree to a new eight-year contract. Financial terms are still being hammered out. (ESPN)

Another Day, another award.
Oregon starting quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named the Associated Press' college football player of the year. (AP/ESPN)

Shaq Roland is an ex-Gamecock
South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland will reportedly not be going to Shreveport, La. when the Gamecocks face Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier said Roland is “currently not expected to be back” with the program next season. (Dr. Saturday)

Distant Early Warning.
ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit warns of the dangers Ohio State quarterback Cradle Jones will face in his first start against the Alabama defense in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the 2015 Sugar Bowl. (al.com)






Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Nick Saban vs Urban Meyer, Mike Bobo, Jim Harbaugh, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Tuesday edition.

Tuesday's bowl games


Boca Raton Bowl - 
Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Fl.
6:00 PM EST, ESPN

Poinsettia Bowl -
Navy vs. San Diego State
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca.
9:30 PM EST, ESPN

Brawl of Confusion.
A post-game brawl mars the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl, which saw Memphis defeat BYU in a two-overtime 55-48 game. (ESPN)

Please come to Denver Fort Collins to see the snow fall. 
Colorado State hires former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as its new head coach. This may be the best or worst news for Georgia this week. (The Coloradoan)

Hello Again. 
Chris Low previews at the 2015 Sugar Bowl coaching battle between Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. It will the first time the two have faced each other since Meyer left Florida following the end of the 2010 season. (ESPN)

Hey Mr. D.J. 
Drew Champlin profiles recently graduated Alabama defensive lineman D.J. Petrtway, who was given a second chance with the team after being released following a 2013 arrest on charges of armed robbery. (al.com)

Signs and Portents. 
ESPN's Adam Scheffer says signs are looking more in favor of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh becoming the next head coach at Michigan. (The Detroit Free Press)

Are You That Somebody?
Pat Forde reports that Pitt is interested in Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi as its next head coach. (Yahoo! Sports)

Am I Strong enough to be your man?
Arizona State junior wide receiver Jalen Strong will skip his final year of eligibility to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. (ESPN)

Insanity

Sing your troubles away. 
Red Cup Rebellion deals with the recent arrest of Old Miss quarterback commitment Chad Kelly recent arrest with "The Twelve Days of Chadmas."




Monday, December 22, 2014

Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly alledegly assaults bouncer, threatens gun violence.

Jim Kelly's nephew is in trouble with the law. Chad Kelly, a former Clemson quarterback who gave a verbal commitment to Ole Miss, was arrested early Sunday after getting into an altercation at a bar and restaurant in Buffalo, NY.

According to The Buffalo News, Kelly and another individual reportedly had been ordered to leave the establishment earlier in the evening. The pair returned later, at which time Kelly allegedly assaulted a bouncer who was trying to kick them out again.

Kelly also allegedly threatened bouncers trying to restrain him, shouting “I’m going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place.”

Kelly faces charges of "third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, second-degree menacing, resisting arrest, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree obstructing governmental administration," among other charges. He was released from jail without bail. 
Kelly was released from the Clemson football program for what ESPN described as "conduct detrimental to the program." He most recently played for East Mississippi Community College, which won the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association title earlier in December.

(via The Buffalo News. HT: ESPN)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Saturday bowl game results



New Orleans Bowl 
Louisiana-Lafayette 16
Nevada 3

New Mexico Bowl
Utah State 21
UTEP 6

Las Vegas Bowl
Utah 45
Colorado State 10

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Air Force 38
Western Michigan 24

Camellia Bowl
Bowling Green 33
South Alabama 28




Saturday, December 20, 2014

On the first day of bowl games my true love gave to me - a cold.

It figures. The first bowl season of a new era in college football, and I'm sick. How sick? Let's put it this way. I've pretty much slept on and off for 20 hours. I've been feeling dizzy about every time I wake up, so the flu (or what ever this is) has beaten me up pretty well.

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Is this kosher? SEC Nation's Tim Tebow speaks to Alabama's College Football Playoff opponent Ohio St.

  What's wrong with this picture? SEC Nation broadcast team member Tim Tebow spoke in front the Ohio State football team on Thursday night. You know, the Ohio State team facing off against SEC champion Alabama in the College Football Playoff?



 Okay, Tebow's former coach at Florida, Urban Meyer, is the Buckeyes' head coach. I get it. There's just some stuff an SEC icon just doesn't do when the team you're speaking to is preparing to go up against the SEC champ. You don't see Tom Brady giving motivational speeches to the Crimson Tide, do you? (Yes, Brady's a little busy with the NFL right now. That's not the point.)

Hopefully this has more to do with Tebow's connection to Meyer than it does to any ill will against 'Bama from the 2009 SEC championship game. That wouldn't be very becoming of him if it were so.

(via Dr. Saturday)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jim Harbaugh will NOT be Michigan's next head coach. Because Bruce Feldman said so.

If you're a Michigan fan who wanted Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines next head coach for Christmas you may be disappointed. FOX Sports 1's Bruce Feldman has suggested that the reported story about the San Francisco 49ers' head coach being offered a six-year, $48 million dollar deal to coach his alma mater might be a little more rumor than fact.



Feldman also suggested that the more likely candidate for the Michigan job could be Mississippi State's Dan Mullen.

(via College Spun)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Oliver Luck is an ex-West Virginia athletic director.

Oliver Luck (right) with son Andrew Luck. 


Reports are circulating that Oliver Luck is stepping down from his position as athletic director of West Virginia. He's reportedly leaving Charleston for a position in the NCAA.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Les Miles will NOT be Michigan's next head coach.



You can add Les Miles to the list of people who won't be coaching Michigan. The Mad Hatter told reporters on Monday night that he has no plans to leave LSU to become head coach at his alma mater Michigan.

The LSU head coach said that neither he nor his agent George Bass, have even been contacted by Michigan to replace the fired Brady Hoke.

Miles says he is focusing on the Tigers' 2014 Music City Bowl opponent Notre Dame. The schools will meet on Dec. 30.

(via ESPN)

Iowa wrestling coaches face off in freestyle swimming competition.

Tom and Terry Brands are twin brothers, Olympians and Iowa wrestling coaches. They went one on one against each other in a 50 meter freestyle swimming race before the Iowa St-Iowa womens swim meet back on Dec. 12. Hawkeye head wrestling coach and Olympic gold medalist came out ahead of his brother, associate head coach and Olympic bronze medalist Terry Brands.

Luckily for America, the Brands brothers decided to go with the more modern, long-legged compression shorts-like trunks as opposed to the more infamous Speedo briefs swimsuit.



Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte they aren't. But brother Tom's win garnered $250 for the charity of his choice from Iowa Corn.

(via The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jon Gruden will NOT be coaching your college or pro team next season.


You can officially kill the "Jon Gruden for (insert NFL or college football team name here) head coach" meme for the year. It was announced during halftime on Monday Night Football that Gruden has signed an extension to remain in the booth on for the weekly NFL broadcast.



You can now resume your delusional hopes for Jim Harbaugh as your team's next head coach without having the juicy distraction of whether you would rather have him or Chucky given the choice.

(via @mortreport)

Cupcakes in the shape of a Florida Gator? Oh, why not!

The University of Florida athletics department has apparently discovered Pintrest. Its Twitter account, @GatorZoneNews, tweeted the following photo in honor of National Cupcake Day.



And yes, The Gators do have a Pintrest site.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Auburn freshman RB Jakell Mitchell killed in gun-related incident.

Auburn redshirt freshman running back Jakell Mitchell was killed Sunday morning following an apparent shooting incident that occurred at an off-campus apartment complex.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dumbest. Tweet. Ever.


This is completely self-explanatory.


In the words of the modern philosopher Chad Johnson "Child, please."

(via @jaygravesreport)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tim Tebow will be part of 2014 Peach Bowl announcing crew.

Your Moment of Tebowness

Tim Tebow will be returning to a familiar place on New Year's Eve, though in a completely different role. His Tebowness will be making his debut in the announcers booth for ESPN's broadcast of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Is Wisconsin the Taylor Swift of college football?

The Internet has come up with a brilliant analogy about Wisconsin following the departure of former head coach Gary Andersen. The Badgers have become the college football version of Taylor Swift.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lee Corso meets Mickey Mouse.




I know what you're thinking. How does Disney stop Lee Corso from ripping Mickey Mouse's head off and wearing it? I'm just going to assume Disney security had machine guns aimed at Corso at all times during this shoot.

(via @EditorEdge)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Oregon goes all green for College Football Playoff.

Uncle Phil's Misguided Children



No one expected Nike to lie still while Uncle Phil Knight's alma mater Oregon made it to the inaugural College Football Playoff. Needless to say, Uncle Phil's Misguided Children didn't let him or the Ducks down.

In adding yet another new uniform to Oregon's already Tony Stark-like armory, Nike went virtually all green, with yellow and black accents.




(via OregonLive.com)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Big 12 reportedly has met with representatives from University of Cincinnati.


Just when you thought college football conference expansion silliness was a thing of the past, along comes a report that the Big 12 has been talking to Cincinnati about depicting from the AAC.

This apparently isn't a knee-jerk reaction to the Big 12 Mike DeCoursey of The Sporting News reports that Big 12 officials and representatives of the University of Cincinnati held a meeting before the announcement of the teams in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

No offers for Cincinnati to join the conference were made at the meeting. The writing on the wall for the Big 12 is on the wall, however. Not having a conference title game hurt the Big 12 this season, CFP-wise. The conference would need two more members to revive its title game, which it hasn't held since 2010.

(via The Sporting News)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The College Football Playoff is the new Oscars, and that's a bad thing.

What does today announcement of the teams in the first annual College Football Playoff remind me of?

It reminds me of the Oscars, when the Academy skips over the film that was a favorite among both the critics and the fans for a film that underperformed at the box office and got mixed reviews but got the nomination because it was one of those "prestige" films with a message.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

One down, three to go: Oregon all but clinches a place in the College Football Playoff.

Oregon defeated Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship game on Friday night. In doing so, it all but guaranteed the Ducks a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

Friday, December 5, 2014

University of Nebraska chancellor uses "YOLO" in tweet denying school was intetrested in Bret Bielema.

University of Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman has officially denied that the school was interested in hiring Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema to replace the fired Bo Pelini. This comes after Nebraska hired former Oregon head coach Mike Riley as Pelini's successor.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nebraska hires Mike Riley away from Oregon St.

Nebraska has hired Mike Riley away from Oregon State. Riley will replace the recently fired Bo Pelini at Nebraska.

Florida hires Jim McElwain away from Colorado State.



Florida has found Will Muschamp's replacement. The school has hired Jim McElwain away from Colorado State to become the Gators' new head coach.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bret Bielema denies reports he's leaving Arkansas for Nebraska.

Well, this didn't take long. Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has shot down reports that he was in talks to become the next head coach of Nebraska.

Bret Bielema reportedly in talks with Nebraska for head coaching job.

Has Nebraska found its next head coach? Reports are circulating that the school is in talks with Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema to fill the vacant Cornhusker head coaching position left vacant by the firing of Bo Pelini.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Brady Hoke is an ex-Michigan head coach.


Brady Hoke is an ex-Michigan head coach. The embattled Hoke was fired Tuesday afternoon by the University of Michigan after a tumultuous 5-7 season.

Is Hugh Freeze staying at Ole Miss? (UPDATE: Yes.)

Photo via USA Today. 


Hugh Freeze may be out of the running for the job of head coach at Florida, or anywhere besides his current school Ole Miss, for that matter.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jim Tressel WILL NOT be Nebraska's next head coach.



Somehow a Twitter rumor got started late Sunday night early Sunday morning about former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel being a candidate for the Nebraska head coaching position, which is currently vacant following the firing of Bo Pelini. Sad to say, the rumors are apparently not true.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Bo Pelini is an ex-Nebraska head coach.

The Bo Pelini era at Nebraska is over. The school has fired Pelini after seven seasons as its head coach. A press conference about the decision will be held at 2:00 PM ET.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Your Moment of Cute: Newborn Baby Buckeyes.

From the "Awww! How cute! (Unless your a Wolverine)" dept. comes this tweet from Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, where the staff makes sure the newborns are properly indoctrinated into the Big Ten's biggest rivalry.



(via @BuckeyeNation)

Play the Game Tonight: Blake Sims, Brady Hoke, Bo Pelini, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 14 Saturday edition. 

All My Sims Remembered. 
Michael Casagrande profiles Alabama starting quarterback Blake Sims as he prepares to lead the Crimson Tide on the field against Auburn. (al.com)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press ponders if Michigan can pull an upset over hated rival Ohio State today, and save Brady Hoke's job as Wolverine head coach.

The trouble with Bo. 
Dirk Chatelain ponders the "Too good to fail. Not good enough to succeed" conundrum that is the state of Nebraska football under head coach Bo Pelini following the Husker's 37-34 overtime win over Iowa. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Mark Snyder is an ex-defensive coordinator.
Texas A&M fires defensive coordinator Mark Snyder following a disappointing 7-5 season. (ESPN)

Back-to-back.
Missouri clinches the SEC East title as it defeats Arkansas 21-14. (The Columbia Daily Tribune)

Arizona wins Pac-12 South. 
Arizona clinches a spot in the Pac-12 title game as it defeats rival Arizona State 42-35, clinching the Pac-12 South title. (Dr. Saturday)

Leaving Las Vegas.
UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck has his announced his resignation following tonight's home game against Nevada. The Rebels have gone 2-10 so far this season. (AP/ESPN)

Use Your Delusion.
Pat Dooley ponders the possibility that Florida defeats FSU today in Tallahassee. What definitely won't happen: Gators head coach Will Muschamp remaining as head coach in case of an unlikely win. (The Gainesville Sun)

Clean Old-Fashioned Hate.
Mark Weiszer takes a look at the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry as the Dawgs and Yellow Jackets prepare for either the 108th or 110th time. The two schools don't even agree on the number of games they've played against each other. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Media


End of an Era.
University of Alabama broadcaster Tom Roberts will host his final Crimson Tide home game pre-game show today. (al.com)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sick Black Friday edition.


Really, I hated the fact of just putting up another sick day notice for Black Friday, but after going three days without sleep (seriously), a sick stomach after Thanksgiving, and waking up after sleeping for twelve hours and still feeling dizzy, it can't be helped. Will be back tomorrow.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Play the Game Tonight - Thanksgiving 2014 edition.

Play the Game Tonight - Thanksgiving Day edition.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. Hope you have a safe and blessed holiday.


I'll Stick Around.
Mike London will return as head coach of Virginia for 2015. (ESPN)

Too close to call? 
Graham Watson looks at the Heisman Trophy race, which still doesn't have a clear player in the lead. (Dr. Saturday)


We're not saying Bo Pelini is on the Hot Seat, but...
Dirk Chatelain looks at possible candidates to replace Bo Pelini as head coach of Nebraska if the school decides to make a change. His list includes TCU's Gary Patterson, Arizona's Rich Rodriguez, and Georgia's Mark Richt. (The Omaha World-Herald)

I've got a little list. I've got a little list. 
Evin Demirel ranks the trophies of all the rivalry games in college football. Top of the list: The Texas-Oklahoma Red River Shootout's Golden Hat. (SB*Nation)


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Michigan-Ohio St. video you've been waiting for...if you're an Ohio St. fan.

If you've been waiting for a Michigan-Ohio State hype video, your wait is over. Of course, if you're a Wolverine fan you'll be disappointed to learn that it was produced by Ohio State. Sorry to be the one to have to tell that one to you.



(HT: @BigTenNetwork)

The Fallout: Will Muschamp, James Franklin, The Iron Bowl, and more.


Welcome to the Fallout - Week 14 Wednesday edition.


Yes, there was a game last night. Ohio defeated Miami (Oh.) in overtime 24-21. Which is enough reason to do a "Fallout" this soon in Week 14. Another reason is that since there aren't any games tonight, calling it "Play the Game Tonight" wouldn't make sense.


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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The phrase "F**k Stanford" is apparently a mathmatical equation.


The rivalry game between Stanford-Cal is this weekend. While some professors in academia try to hold their noses up to trivial things like athletics and intercollegiate rivalries, at least one University of California at Berkley professor in its Department of Statistics, Ani Adhikari, is all in with the hate.



It's not 100% a certainty that there is mathematical equation that Stanford is in fact "f**ked," this season's team hasn't quite lived up to the teams that won two straight Pac-12 titles.

(via California Golden Blogs)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Nick Saban, LSU, Texas A&M, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 13 Wednesday edition. 

Two MAC games tonight, both kicking off at 8:00 PM ET. Bowling Green at Toledo will be on ESPN 2, while Kent State at Buffalo will be on ESPN U.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ESPN report questions authenticity of items at center of Jameis Winston memorabilia signing scandal.

Oh joy, the Jameis Winston autograph scandal has crawled back to the surface. Now ESPN sports business gadfly Darren Rovell is reporting that the batch of memorabilia allegedly signed by the Florida State starting quarterback was rejected by the first autograph authentication service it was sent to due to concerns to the legitimacy of the Winston's signature on the items.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Will Muschamp is an ex-Florida head coach.

Will Muschamp is will be an ex-Florida head football coach at the end of the 2014 season. ESPN is reporting that beleaguered Gator head coach will "step down" following the last two games of the season. The announcement comes on the heels of the Gators' 23-20 loss to South Carolina.

University of Florida Athletic director released a statement on parting ways with Muschamp on the athletic program's official website.

“Upon evaluation of our football program, we are not where the program needs to be and should be. I've always said that our goal at the University of Florida is to compete for championships on a regular basis,” Foley said. “Coach Muschamp was dedicated to developing young men both on and off the field. Our student-athletes showed tremendous growth socially and academically under his leadership. His players were involved in campus activities, engaged with the local community and represented the University of Florida with pride.
“I will be forever grateful to Will and his staff for their unwavering commitment to the University of Florida and the mission of our athletic program. He will be missed by everyone in our athletic department – from the people that worked in his office to the people that painted the fields. Will knew everyone and they knew him and everyone in the building loved working with him. Will is as fine a man as you will ever meet, and I will always cherish our relationship with him and his family.”

Muschamp expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to coach at Florida.

“I appreciate the opportunity that has been offered to me and my family by Dr. Machen, Jeremy Foley and the University of Florida,” said Muschamp. “I was given every opportunity to get it done here and I simply didn’t win enough games – that is the bottom line. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get it done and it is my responsibility to get it done.
“I have no bitter feelings, but this is a business and I wish we would have produced better results on the field. We have a great group of players and a staff that is committed to this University and this football program. They have handled themselves with class and I expect them to continue to do so. As I’ve said many times, life is 10 percent of what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond.”




Under Muschamp, Florida had an overall record of 27-20, with an SEC record of 17-15.




(via ESPN)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Play the Game: Steve Spurrier, Sonny Dykes, Todd Gurley, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 12 Saturday edition. 

The Old Ball Coach.
Chris Low interviews South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, and discusses whether Spurrier will return as to Columbia next season. (ESPN)

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? 
Interim Michigan athletic director Jim Hackett says that he won't make a decision on head coach Brady Hoke's future until the end of the season. (mLive.com)

That Don't Impress Me Much.
Avinash Kenneth looks at the game management skills of first-year Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, and is underimpressed. (California Golden Blogs)

Insanity


Vote for me and I'll set you free? 
Georgia running back Todd Gurley was a write-in candidate on 27 ballots in Athens-Clarke County, Ga. during the elections two weeks ago. (College Spun)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Play the Game: Jimbo Fisher, Bob Stoops, Cam Robinson, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 12 Friday edition.

Only one game scheduled tonight as Tulsa plays Central Florida.

What, me worry?
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher says he isn't concerned about the Seminoles dropping a notch int the College Football Playoff Committee rankings, and that it won't affect how he coaches. (ESPN)

Stand By Your Man. 
Crimson and Cream Machine tries to make the argument that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has "earned the right to fix" the Soooner football program's current troubles.

Little Jack Frost get lost.
Ryan Gerbosi looks at how predictions of snowy weather will effect Saturday's TCU at Kansas game. (The Dallas Morning News)

He's Just Not That Into You.
Brandon Cavanaugh looks at how the class of 2015 prospect athlete KendallBussey's decommitment from Nebraska will affect the Cornhuskers next season. (Husker Corner)

And here's to you, Mr. Robinson.
Andrew Gribble profiles breakout Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson. (al.com)

What can Brown do for you?
Drew Champlin profiles Mississippi State linebacker Beniquez Brown. (al.com)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Nick Marshall, Josh Shaw, Darien Harris, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 12 Thursday Edition

After two nights of #MACtion, Week 12 kicks off into high gear as East Carolina faces Cincinnati, Southern Miss plays UTSA, and California plays USC.

HAIL STATE! vs. ROLL TIDE! 
Ivan Maisel previews this week's mega-showdown between the no. 1 team in the country, Mississippi State, and Alabama. (ESPN)

Days of Future Passed.
Seth Emerson looks back at current Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall's freshman season at Georgia. Marshall was dismissed from Georgia following an incident where he allegedly robbed another student of money in a dorm. (The Macon Telegraph)

Shaw comes clean.
USC cornerback Josh Shaw talks about his suspension earlier in the season for lying about an incident involving where he suffered two ankle sprains following a dispute with his girlfriend. Shaw claimed he received the injuries while trying to save his nephew from drowning. (ESPN)

A Sort of Homecoming.
Kyle Austin profiles Michigan State linebacker Darien Harris, a native of Silver Springs, Md. Harris will be returning to his home state this weekend as Spartans go on the road to face new Big Ten member Maryland for the first time since 1950. (mLive.com)

There must be come misunderstanding. 
Carter Bryant ponders why the LSU-Arkansas rivalry isn't considered among the SEC's bigger rivalries. This comes in the week of the game getting out of its final game of the regular season spot in favor of LSU-Texas A&M. (Bleacher Report)

Aztecs vs. Broncos. 
Hank Corless previews Boise State vs. San Diego. (Mountain West Connection)


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Brady Hoke, De'Runnya Wilson, Nebraska, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 12 Wednesday edition.

Yes, it's Wednesday night #MACtion! as Ball State travels to UMass, and Kent State plays at Bowling Green.

Your College Football Playoff First Four of the week.
1. Mississippi State
2. Oregon
3. Florida State
4. TCU
(AP/ESPN)

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. 
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke defines the current team identity as one that shows up in "grind games," but is still improving. (The Detroit News)

In Squared Circle.
Corn Nation takes a look at the Nebraska defense as the Cornhuskers prepare to enter the "Quadrangle of Hate" part of its season against Big Ten West rivals Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Running Down a Dream.
Mississippi St. wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson says his dream is to "beat Alabama." This after growing up an Alabama fan, but not being offered a scholarship by the program. (al.com)

Insanity


Send Away the Tigers.
Good Bull Hunting's THE TAILGATE previews Missouri at Texas A&M, the second of three straight games where the Aggies face the SEC's "Tiger" teams. 

University of Michigan president apologizes to Brady Hoke for criticism of football program graduation rates.

Things at Michigan are getting more awkward. University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel has had to apologize to embattled Wolverine head coach Brady Hoke for comments Schlissel made about athletic standards in the Michigan athletic department.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"All About That State," A Mississippi State song for those who hate their eardrums.


Ever wanted to know what your ears would feel like if you could stick a Black & Decker Weed Wacker inside them? Well here's the next best thing: A song about Mississippi State sung to the tune of that Megan Trainor hit that every reasonably sane American is sick of hearing, "All About That Base."



(via @LostLettermen)

Play the Game: Bob Stoops, Todd Gurley, Nick Saban, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Veterans' Day Edition.

First, a happy Veterans' Day to all to those who served to defend our country.

There are two doses of #MACtion to kick off Week 12 of the 2014 college football season. Akron plays at Buffalo, and Toronto plays Northern Illinois.

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life. 
Jake Trotter takes a look at Oklahoma's ups and downs since defeating Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. (ESPN)

Time for Letting Go? 
Rick Staving chimes into the argument over whether its time for Bob Stoops to step down from his role as head coach of Oklahoma. (Rant Sports)

Ready to Start.
Georgia tailback Todd Gurley will start against Auburn on Saturday after serving a suspension for receiving money from memorabilia dealers. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

All Apologies.
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva apologizes for Tiger fans who shouted obscene remarks about Alabama head coach Nick Saban during last Saturday's Alabama-LSU game. Alabama has yet to apologize for beating LSU, and probably won't. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore.
LSU tight end Logan Stokes says he's gotten "tired" of the attention he's received following his unintentional pantsing of Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland. Stokes claims the incident was unintentional. (ESPN)

Media


SEC bias? What SEC bias?
Scott Bryant calculates 24:08 minutes of last Saturday's edition ESPN College GameDay was devoted to covering the SEC. The Big 12 came in second at 20:45, while the Big Ten was third at 19:08. (Awful Announcing)

Insanity


All Apologies (Redux).
Spencer Hall provides a list of further "insults" that LSU "issues" an apology to Alabama for. (Every Day Should Be Saturday)

The reject pile.
Faux Pelini provides a list of rejected names for the newly-minted Freedom Trophy, which goes to the winner of the game between new Big Ten West rivals Nebraska and Wisconsin. The list doesn't contain the name "The Benghazi Trophy," which was also sadly rejected. (Corn Nation)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mark Richt nixes hopes for Georgia donning black jerseys against Auburn.

Matthew Stafford, Auburn-Georgia Game 2007. 


There's some bad news if you were hoping that Georgia would break out black jerseys for Saturday night's home game against Auburn. Head coach Mark Richt has totally nipped the idea in the bud.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Fallout: Urban Meyer, Kyle Allen, TCU, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Week 11 edition.

Order has been restored.
Dan Wentzel declares that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has returned the Buckeyes football team "back where it belongs." Too bad it probably won't be good enough for the College Football Playoff. (Dr. Saturday)

Kyle's Field Day. 
Aubrey Bloom discusses Texas A&M starting quarterback Kyle Allen's performance in Saturday's Aggie victory over Auburn. (AggieSports.com)

Heads you lose, tails you lose. 
Rohan Nadkarni declares the Big Ten chances of making the College Football are "f**ked" following Ohio State's defeat of Michigan State. (Deadspin)

Comin' to your Cit-tay. Gonna end your playoff hopes with a country song.
ESPN College GameDay is heading for Tuscaloosa next Saturday as Alabama prepares to host number one Mississippi State. (al.com)

It that's your best, your best won't do.
Pat Forde bemoans the fact that TCU's win over Kansas State probably won't be enough to earn the Horned Frogs a spot in the CFP. (Yahoo! Sports)




Saturday, November 8, 2014

Crazed LSU fan paints tiger stripes on his Great Dane.


R'uh-R'oh! A LSU fan has taken his love for his team a little too far by painting tiger stripes on a Great Dane.



Alert Sarah McLachlan as soon as possible.

(via @KevinOnCFB)

Play the Game Tonight: Mark Dantonio and Urban Meyer, Derek Mason, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 11 edition.

A Brief History of Time.
Kyle Austin provides a look into the short, but memorable history between Ohio State and Michigan State between respective head coaches Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio. There's been a lot of downplaying between the two coaches that is a rivalry. Whatever it is at this point, it could end up being this generations Woody Hayes vs. Bo Schembechler. Deal with it, Michigan Men. (mLive.com)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
First-year Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason remains optimistic about his team even though the Commodores are 3-6 and nowhere near the success of the teams under former coach James Franklin. (ESPN)

Love the One You're With.
Spencer Hall encourages college football fans to stop focusing too much of the teams most likely to make the inaugural  College Football Playoff, and enjoy their team and the improbabilities of the regular reason. (Every Day Should Be Saturday)

Homefield advantage?
Ron Higging discusses LSU's hopes that the intimidating atmosphere of Tiger Stadium at night will be the deciding factor as the Tigers host Alabama. (nola.com)



Friday, November 7, 2014

Sick day.


Hate to keep doing this, but I've been dizzy all day. Hope to be back for Saturday's games.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two Ohio St.-Michigan St. hype videos. One official, and one awsome.

The all important showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State is only a couple of days away. (Well, important for Michigan St. and the Big Ten's hopes to make it to the College Football Playoff at least.) Naturally, the hype videos are quickly sprouting up.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Covering Dixie: Dan Mullen, Mark Richt, Will Muschamp, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.

The Committee has spoken.
Mississippi State, Football's Shame Florida State, Auburn, and Oregon take the top four spots in the College Football Playoff Committee's second week of rankings. (ESPN)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ohio State still coming to grips with new Big Ten East rival Michigan State.

It seems that Ohio State hasn't quite figured out how to deal with having Michigan State as a  legitimate roadblock in its ongoing quest for Big Ten domination yet. Or if the budding rivalry is on the level of its eternal rival, "The Team Up North" (aka Michigan).

Monday, November 3, 2014

Covering Dixie: Dak Prescott, Georgia, Trey Quinn, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.



Gus Malzahn breakdancing video from the 90s unleashed on the internet.

From the "It crawled from the 90s" department comes this video of current Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn breakdancing to a bad cover of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This." This is described by al.com's John Talty as being made during "a breakdancing video taken during a family trip to Six Flags in the 1990s," and was reportedly shown to Malzahn's players at Shiloh Christian High School in Springdale, Ar. circa 2001.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Fallout: Collgee Football Playoff predictions, Michigan, and Bill Curry.

Welcome to the Fallout - Week 10 edition.

Florida beats Georgia. 
In the immortal words of Lewis Gizzard "Frankly, I don't want to talk about it."

I've seen the future, and it will be. 
Jason Kirk predicts a 2014 College Football Playoff featuring Alabama vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl, and Football's Shame Florida State vs. TCU in the Sugar Bowl. (SB*Nation)

Let Bo Go. 
Mitch Albom, who helped legendary Michigan coach ahletic director Bo Schembeckler's autobiography, says Michigan should put the legendary Michigan coach and athletic director's comments about "a Michigan man will coach Michigan" in the fast when looking to a successor foe the recently resigned AD Brandon. (The Detroit Free Press)

Currying favor.
Kevin Scarbinsky praises the addition of former Alabama head coach Bill Curry to the NCAA Infractions Committee. (al.com)

Insanity


To Hate Like This Is To Be Happy Forever. 
Jason Kirk looks at various anti-Marshall signs that popped up for ESPN CollegeGameDay's visit to  West Virginia. (SB*Nation)


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill suspended for two games.

ESPN Joe Schad is reporting via Twitter that Texas A&M has suspended quarterback Kenny Hill two games for the ever-vague "violation of team rules."



Hill was benched on Friday in favor of QB Kyle Allen.

(via @schadjoe)

Play the Game Tonight: Dave Brandon, Connor Cook, Kenny Hill, and the spirit of Larry Munson.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 10 Saturday edition. 

It's the start of a new month. here's hoping that a November to remember will ease the pain of an October of controversy most of us would like to forget.

I've come not to praise Dave Brandon, but to bury him. 
Drew Sharp gives a post-mortem to the administration of now former Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, who resigned of Friday. Sharp explains how Brandon was forced out because of his focusing more on the "brand" of the Michigan football program, and not its quality. (The Detroit Free Press)

Putting the cart before the horse. 
Jim Kleinpeter ponders whether Michigan will make another attempt to hire away LSU head coach Les Miles. Uh, shouldn't Michigan fire it's current head coach, Brady Hoke, first? (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Done. Done. On the the next one.
The Detroit Free Press looks at possible candidates to replace Brandon as Michigan AD. The most notable name mentioned: Arkansas athletic director and chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee Jeff Long.

I'll Stick Around.
Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook says he plans to return for his senior season in 2015. This despite chances of him being a high 2015 NFL Draft pick if he leaves school at the end of the current season. (ESPN)

A Change Will Do You Good?
Struggling Texas A&M benches Kenny Hill in favor of Kyle Allen as the starting QB in today's home game against Louisiana-Monroe. (ESPN)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Dawg Sports channels the spirit of the late "Voice of the Georgia Bulldogs" Larry Munson in warning Georgia fans of being too overconfident about the outcome of today's showdown with rival Florida in Jacksonville.

We're comin' to your cit-tay! Gonna crush your hopes and dreams with a country song. 
Andrew Gribble names the November 15 Mississippi State-Alabama and Auburn-Georgia games as potential landing spots for that weekend's edition of ESPN College GameDay. Warning: Herbstreit and co. coming to Athens has historically not been much of a good thing. (al.com)