Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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)

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