Thursday, July 31, 2014

Four-star cornerback prospect Rico McGraw flips to Alabama from Georgia.

What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine

Rico McGraw. Photo via al.com.


From the "What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine" department comes word that a member of Georgia's 2015 recruiting class has flipped his commitment to Alabama. Nashville, TN high school senior cornerback Rico McGraw flipped to Alabama on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Covering Dixie: Gus Malzahn, Mike Bobo, Josh Murray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. Home of the 2014 Bachlorette National Champion Georgia Bulldogs. 



I'm a lucky man, with fire in my hand. 
Team Speed Kills looks is Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was either lucky, good, or both in 2013.

Send Away the Tigers.
Keith Chartland looks at the out-of-conference rivalry between Auburn and Clemson, who have met three times in the past four seasons. Clemson has won the last two meetings. The two schools aren't scheduled to meet in 2014, but have agreed on a home-at-home series for 2016 and 2017. (Saturday Down South)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo says he is optimistic about the Bulldogs' offense in 2014. Many Bulldogs fans are optimistic that this will be Bobo's last year as OC. (The Macon Telegraph)

Linebacker to the Future. 
Brad Crawford profiles Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney. (Saturday Down South)

The Safety Dance. 
Zach Abolverdi sits down for a Q&A session with Vanderbilt safety Andrew Williamson. (The Gainesville Sun)

Media


Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.
Michael Rothman profiles former Georgia safety Josh Murray, who won Andi's heart on the season  finale of The Bachlorette on Monday night. (ABC News)






Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alabama lands four-star safety prospect Ronnie Harrison for its 2015 recruiting class.

Ronnie Harrison. Photo via al.com.


Alabama has gotten the 20th member of its 2015 recruiting class virtually in Florida State's backyard. Tallahassee, Fl. high school junior safety Ronnie Harrison committed to the Crimson Tide on Tuesday afternoon.

Dan Mullen dresses up as Bill Murray in Caddyshack for Mississippi State coaching staff costume party.

Dan Mullen and wife Megan. Via SB*Nation


Dan Mullen's alright. Don't nobody worry 'bout him. The Mississippi State head coach and his staff held a costume party where the coaches and their wives dressed up as characters from summer films. Mullen went to the party as Carl Spackler, Bill Murray's gopher-obsessed greenskeeper from the classic Caddyshack.

That's Mullen's wife, Megan, with him in the picture as Lacey Underall.


And yes, we are all thankful that Mullen decided not to go with the tank top. There's only so much mental scarring one can go through in one day.

(via SB*Nation)


Monday, July 28, 2014

Penn State's James Franklin photobombed by a T-Rex.

James Franklin and his new friend.


Penn State head coach James Franklin is enjoying himself in Chicago, where he is attending SEC Media Days. He took time from the goings on at the Hilton Chicago to head over to the Field Museum, where he took this selfie of himself being photobombed Sue, the museum's Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.

Tim Tebow and the SEC Nation crew are on a boat, and they're going fast.

 Your Moment of Tebownes



The SEC Nation broadcast crew took time out from preparing for the SEC Network pregame show's debut to go a team-bonding fishing trip. Kaylee Hartung tweeted out a photo herself and fellow SEC Nation team members Joe Tessitore, Marcus Spear, and yes, Tim Tebow.


Tim Tebow on a fishing trip. You can make your own jokes here. 

No word on where the other SEC Nation notable, Paul Finebaum was. Unless they were using him for bait.
(via @KayleeHartung)

Covering Dixie: Duke Williams, Vince Dooley, Josh Murray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It is Aug. 28 yet?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Atlanta Journal-Constitution publishes satirical story about Texas A&M installing maroon field at Kyle Field as fact.



The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a joke of a newspaper. It's mockingly been said that if the end of the world near, the AJC's headline of the day would read "Coke announces new product."

The AJC hit a new low when it's website published a story first appearing on SB*Nation  announcing that Texas A&M would be installing maroon turf at Kyle Field. The AJC has a syndication deal with SB*Nation, as opposed to hiring real journalists to report on real sports stories.*

A sample of the story.

"Over the weekend, construction crews began installation of the maroon turf that will become the signature of Kyle Field. Previous reports indicated that Kyle Field would return to a natural grass field following the stadium redevelopment, but unfortunately there is not enough time for grass to grow between now and football season. Also, this photo of maroon turf being installed is on the internet, so it must be true."

Which of course it wasn't. The paper's website reprinted in full a satirical article published by SB*Nation's excellent (and hilarious) Texas A&M sports blog, Good Bull Hunting. It was playing along with internet rumors about the school going all Boise State with Kyle Field. GBH made sure it was labeled as such, under the tag "Funny Stuff."

As of Sunday, afternoon on July 27, the  story was still up on ajc.com, without correction, indication of its satirical nature, or apology on the paper's part for being so stupid.

*Yes, the AJC has writers like Jeff Schultz and Mark Bradley writing for them. If you ever read them, you'd DQ them as "real journalists as well."

(via College Spun)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Prospect uses faux "baby gator" to announce 2015 commitment to Florida.

You know recruiting prospects giving their verbal commitments for all the world to see have gotten out of hand when a prospect uses a dwarf caiman impersonating an alligator in announcing his commitment to Florida. That's what Cincinnati, Oh. high school rising senior offensive tackle George Brown Jr. did in committing to the Gators on Friday.








Brown's use of a dwarf caiman (a member of the crocodilian family closely related to alligators), was facilitated by the fact that possession of an alligator is apparently illegal in the state of Ohio outside of a zoo. The caiman was provided by a Cincinnati animal rescue and outreach program called Cool Critters Outreach.





Brown is a 247Sports.com composite-rated three-star OT who  attends Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Oh. 

(via ESPN)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Should Arkansas replace Bret Bielema with Mack Brown?

Former Texas head coach Mack Brown just landed a new job as a college football analyst for ABC. That's not stopping Barry Trammel of The Oklahoman from looking ahead to Brown possible next career move -  the next head coach of Arkansas.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kliff Kingsbury and Nelly? Kliff Kingsbury and Nelly.

Nelly and Kliff Kingsbuty.


From the "Incredibly charismatic and relevant college football coach meets formerly relevant rapper" department comes this photo of Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury with rapper Nelly at ESPN. It was tweeted out by Texas Tech associate athletics director of communications Blayne Beal.


Charlie Weis and Nelly? Charlie Weis and Nelly.

Charlie Weis and Nelly. Via Brett McMurphy.


From the "Formerly relevant college football coach meets formerly relevant rapper" comes this picture of Kansas head coach Charlie Weis with rapper Nelly at Big 12 Media days ESPN tweeted out by Brett McMurphy.


Two Texas wide receivers suspended after being charged with sexual assault on University of Texas campus.

Two Texas Longhorn players have been indefinitely suspended from the team following their being charged with sexual assault.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jonathan Taylor is an ex-Georgia Bulldog, dismissed from team following arrest on domestic abuse charges.

Jonathan Taylor is an ex-Bulldog. The Georgia defensive lineman was dismissed from the football team on Tuesday following his second arrrest in five months.

Taylor was arrested on Tuesday on charges of felony aggrieved assault/family violence. Taylor is accused of choking and hitting his girlfriend inside a Georgia residence hall.

Taylor was arrested along with four other players in March following an attempt to cash school stipend checks after having previously depositing them electronically. 

(via Saturday Down South)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban's coaching staff, Reese Dismukes, and more.

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




Please, please, please let me get what I want.
Kevin McGuire longs to see South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier coach "in a big time, traditional New Years Day bowl game." The Old Ball Coach's last BCS bowl game appearance was in the 2002 Orange Bowl, when he coached Florida to a 56-23 victory over Maryland. (The Student Section)

All the President's Men.
Chris Walsh profiles Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his coaching staff. It features four former FBS division head coaches, including former USC and Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin as Saban's offensive coordinator. (Saturday Down South)

Dismukes you with a smile. 
Zach Abolverdi interviews Auburn center Reese Dismukes. (The Gainesville Sun)

 Hey Mr. C.J., put a record on. I want to dance with my baby. 
Zach Abolverdi interviews  Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah. (The Gainesville Sun)

Jeremy spoke in class today.
Keith Chartrand profiles Auburn backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson, and how he might get his chance to start if the Tigers' starting QB, Nick Marshall is suspended for his recent citation for marijuana possession. (Saturday Down South)

You, Me, and Dupree.
Brad Crawford profiles Kentucky defensive end Alvin Dupree. (Saturday Down South)

A Hargreaves Night.
Zach Aloverdi interviews Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. (The Gainesville Sun)

Kleptomania runs wild!
A high school prospect from Florida who attended Georgia's Dawg Night camp last weekend is the subject of an arrest warrant accusing him of felony burglary for an incident that occurred on the UGA campus. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

I've seen the future, and it will be.
Alex Haddon previews Georgia's 2014 college football season. It includes the Dawgs' chances of landing in the SEC Championship Game, and tailback Todd Gurley's chances for a Heisman Trophy. (SEC Football Blog)

Charlotte Sometimes. 
America Stadium in Charlotte, NC will be the site of the 2018 college football season opener for Tennessee and Vest Virginia. (Saturday Down South)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bret Bielema plans to spread "HOGLOVE" at ESPN "Car Wash."


Bret Bielema at 2014 SEC Media Days. Via The Shreveport Times.


Time for a new feature on SWRT: Things We Wish Bret Bielema Really Hadn't Said. By "we" I mean all of collected humanity, the birds in the air, the creatures of the waters, and the beasts of the ground. (Most notably, in this case, hogs).

The Arkansas head coach  took time out preparing for ESPN's  annual SEC "Car Wash" media blitz in Bristol to send out a tweet to his followers early Tuesday morning.

Uh, okay. I really didn't expect to see that one coming, even from an Arkansas coach. One thing I am sure about is that "hoglove" is probably still illegal in Connecticut, and is worth four Fulmer Cup points if caught by the police.

 Let's just try to forget this Freudian incident and get on, shall we?

(via @BretBielema)

Georgia DL Jonathan Taylor arrested on charges of aggravated assault. (UPDATED)

Jonathan Taylor's mugshot from March arrest.


Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor is facing felony aggravated assault charges following his arrest by University of Georgia police

Details are limited at this time, though it was presumably an on-campus incident due to the involvement of the UGA police.

UPDATED 9:00 AM: The Athens Banner-Herald's Mark Weiszer is reporting that Taylor's arrest is the result of an alleged domestic violence incident incident on the UGA campus.

"Police determined that Taylor was the "primary aggressor" in a domestic violence inicdent at McWhorter Hall, according to University of Georgia police chief Jimmy Williamson.

UGA police and EMS were dispatched at 2:47 a.m. to meet a possible victim at Busbee Hall. The call came from a third party. Police met with the victim and third party at Busbee.

There was evidence that the female victim had been "possibly strangled by the offender," in the incident in Taylor's dorm room, Williamson said. There was evidence that the victim and another individual had been involved in an argument in McWhorter Hall, police said. Officers determined an established relationship and "co-habitation" with the individuals."


Weiszer describes the victim as being a UGA student who is not "enrolled in summer school." 

This is the second arrest for Taylor this year. He was one of four then-Bulldog players arrested in March on charges of "theft by deception" after they deposited stipend checks from the school electronically, then turning around and cashing them. He was placed in a pre-trial intervention program in June.

Taylor is likely to be automatically suspended for his arrest as per University of Georgia athletic association policy. It is also likely this second arrest will result in Taylor becoming an ex-Georgia DL.

(via The Athens Banner-Herald)


Monday, July 21, 2014

Georgia lands its first 2016 recruiting class members with commitments from QB Jacob Eaton and OT Ben Cleveland.

2016 UGA commits Ben Cleveland and Jacob Eaton. Via Bulldawg Illustrated.


Georgia's 2016 recruiting class is off to a running start the commitments of  two blockbuster prospects. Two five-star prospects, high school rising juniors Jacob Eason (quarterback) of Lake Stevens, Wa., and Ben Cleveland (offensive tackle) of Toccoa, Ga., both committed over the weekend while attending Georgia's annual Dawg Night camp.

Eason, announced his Georgia commitment to the world on Twitter Satruday night.



Eason is ranked 4th in ESPN's Jr300, and is listed as the no. 1 JR pocket-passing QB in the country by the WWL. EPSN rates Eaton as a four-star QB.

Eason's 247Sports.com intangibles are just as good. 247Sports.com rates Eaton as a five-star pro-style QB. He is ranked second among 2016 pro-style QB prospects. He's ranked as the top 2016 prospect in the state of Washington, and 14th among all 2016 prospects in the U.S.

Eason attends Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Wa. He stands 6'5", and weighs 205 pounds.

In-state recruit Ben Cleveland also made his UGA commitment known on Twitter.






The 247Sports.com composite intangibles for Cleveland:

Cleveland is rated as a five-star offensive tackle. He's ranked 3rd among OT prospects for 2016. He is ranked as the second-best 2016 prospect in the state of Georgia, and ranked 22nd among all 2016 prospects.

Cleveland is ranked 44th in the ESPN Jr 300, which rates him as a four-star OT. The WWL also ranks Cleveland as the 5th-best OT among 2016 prospects at that position.

Cleveland attends Stevens County High School in Toccoa, Ga. He stands 6'7", and weighs 322 pounds.

(via The Athens Banner-Herald)

Wisconsin adds RB prospect Davon Crookshank to its 2015 recruiting class.

Davon Crookshank. Via 247.comSports.


Is Wisconsin heading for a Crookshank Redemption? Missouri City, Tx. high school rising senior running back Davon Crookshank committed to Wisconsin on Sunday, becoming the sixteenth member of the Badgers' 2015 recruiting class.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nick Saban on what Lane Kiffin brings to Alabama football program.

Hail Saban!

Lane Kiffin. Photo via al.com.


How is Lane Kiffin working out as Alabama's offensive coordinator? Alabama head coach Nick Saban described what former USC head coach is bringing to the Crimson Tide football program.

"Well, I think anytime anybody has knowledge and experience, it certainly contributes a lot of value in your organization," Saban said. "I think it kind of goes both ways. I think you learn a little from them, I think they learn a little from you. I think you can make subtle changes in what you do to make it more effective because of the input you get from your staff.

"The more experience that your staff has, obviously I think the better they understand the big picture and have the kind of foresight that you need to have that you know when you make changes, what the cause and effect of those changes are going to be. Lane certainly has been helpful in a lot of those areas."

Kiffin was hired as Alabama's offensive coordinator in January, four months following his being fired as head coach of USC in September of 2013.

(via al.com)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Georgia adds WR prospect Shaquery Wilson to its 2015 recruiting class.

Shaquery Wilson. VIa 247Sports.com.


Georgia's annual Dawg Night camp for prospects doesn't start until tonight, but its already making news on the recruiting front this afternoon. Miami, Fl high school rising senior wide receiver wide receiver Shaquery Wilson has announced his commitment to the Bulldogs' 2015 recruiting class.

Covering Dixie: Amari Cooper on Jacob Coker, Leonard Fournette, Alex Collins, and more.

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


University of Michigan Board of Regents turn down request for fireworks after Wolverine home games at Michigan Stadium.



From the "Desperate, But Not Serious" department comes news that the University of Michigan Board of Regents has turned down the Michigan athletic department's latest scheme to solve the dwindling attendance of Wolverine home football games - fireworks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Is Maty Mauk "modeling his game" after Johnny Manziel a good thing or a bad thing?


Maty Mauk at SEC Media Days. Photo via USA Today.


Today's "Is this a good thing or a bad thing?" item of the day comes from presumed Missouri starting quarterback Maty Mauk, who told reporters attending Mizzou's SEC Media Days session that he modeled his playing style after former Texas A&M starting QB Johnny Manziel.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Missouri QB Maty Mauk recovering from viral infection.

Maty Mauk. Via KOMU-TV.


Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is recovering from a recent viral infection. The redshirt sophomore's illness was announced by Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel during his SEC Media Days session.

UCLA reveals new "L.A. Steel" alternate grey uniform.

The UCLA Bruins have discovered "The Beauty of Grey." The team and its outfitter, adidas, have revealed a new alternate grey "L.A. Steel" uniform that the Bruins will wear in the upcoming 2014 season.



Big Tentacles: Kenny Bell, Bo Pelini, Damon Bullock, and more.

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



Ring My Bell.
Dustin Hockensmith profiles Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell. (PennLive.com)

Get back, Husker Cat.
Jesse Collins looks at Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, his coaching staff, and yes, the Faux Pelini/cst thing.  (Off Tackle Empire)

There's a possibility,  but no chance.
Gary Laney looks at whether the departures of several SEC quarterbacks to the NFL like former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and former Alabama QB A.J. McCarron will "open the door" for (the) Big Ten" in the chase for the title of the nation's best college football conference. Don't hold your breath. (cleveland.com)

Damon Days.
Mark Morehouse profiles Iowa running back Damon Bullock. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Chi-Town.
Dustin Hockensmith profiles Northwestern linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo. (PennLive.com)

The Amazing Race.
Travis Miller profiles Purdue redshirt freshman defensive back Race Johnson. (Hammer and Rails)


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alabama lands third class of 2016 prospect with commitment of athlete Demetris Robertson.

Demertis Robertson. Via al.com.


Well, that was quick. No sooner had Alabama gained its second commitment for 2016 from cornerback Shyheim Carter, it added recruit number three to the class of 2016. Savannah, Ga. high school rising junior wide receiver/athlete Demetris Robertson committed to the Crimson Tide on Tuesday. Robertson is ranked as the top athlete prospect for 2016 by 247Sports.com.

Alabama lands 2016 commitment from CB prospect Shyheim Carter.

Shyheim Carter. Via al.com/247Sports.com.


Alabama already has the second member of its 2016 recruiting class. Kentwood, La. high school rising junior cornerback Shyheim Carter committed to the Crimson Tide on Tuesday.

Covering Dixie: Gus Malzahn on Nick Marshall, Jeff Driskel, Josh Murray, and more.

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

Crane operator alledegly fired for flying Alabama flag on construction site at Texas A&M's Kyle Field.

Troll Tide! 

Alabama flag flying at Kyle Field. Via al.com.


The budding rivalry between Texas A&M and Alabama has reportedly cost A crane operator working on the renovations at Texas A&M's Kyle Field his job. The unnamed operator was fired after allegedly flying an Alabama flag at the construction site.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Covering Dixie: SEC Media Days, Nick Marshall, Todd Gurley, Mark Richt, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. Our Media Days are better than your Media Days. 




Alabama lands its first commitment for 2016 from DT prospect Benito Jones.

al.com
Benito Jones. Photo via al.com.


Alabama isn't quite done with its 2015 recruiting class yet. That isn't stopping the Crimson Tide from looking ahead to 2016. Waynesboro, Ms. rising junior defensive tackle Benito Jones has become the first prospect to commit to 'Bama's 2016 recruiting class.

Nick Marshall is an ex-SEC Media Days attendee.

Nick Marshall.


Auburn has announced that starting quarterback Nick Marshall will not be representing the school at SEC Media Days. This follows Marshall receiving a citation for marijuana possession on July 11. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Alabama DL Jarran Reed arrested on DUI charges.

Jarran Reed. VIa al.com.


Another Alabama player has landed himself in hot water with the law. Defensive lineman Jarran Reed, a junior JUCO transfer, was arrested in Tuscaloosa, Al. on charges of driving under the influence.

According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, a police officer observed Reed as his Dodge Charger allegedly collided with another vehicle while attempting to back out of a parking space.

"On 7/13/14 at approximately 1:50 am a Tuscaloosa Police Officer observed a 2001 White Dodge Charger backing out of a parking space at the same time as another vehicle. The two vehicles collided and the white Dodge Charger drove off towards the exit of the parking lot. The Officer went over and instructed the driver to stop the vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. A Standardized Field Sobriety Test was given to the suspect. At the end of the test the officer found probable cause to arrest the driver for driving under the influence. The driver was transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $1,000.00 Bond and a hold for sobriety. The drivers Blood Alcohol Content was 0.13% (legal limit is 0.08%)."

Reed was charged with driving under the influence.

The arrest comes eight days after another Alabama football team member, running back Kenyan Drake, was arrested on charges of obstruction of "governmental operations.

Reed transferred to Alabama earlier this year from East Mississippi Community College.

(via WVTM-TV)

The Fallout: A.J. McCarron and Katherine Webb, Nick Marshall, Penn State, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday 7.13.14 edition.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Urban Meyer, his son, a giant fish, and a bare-chested Jimmy Johnson.

Nate Meyer, Jimmy Johnson, and Urban Meyer. Photo via CBS Sports.


Presented without with limited comment - Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, and his son Nate with Nate's fishing trophy, a big frickin Mahi-mahi. And oh yeah, NFL on FOX's Jimmy Johnson shirtless.


Auburn starting QB Nick Marshall cited for possession of marijuana.

Macon, Ga. television station WMAZ has reported that Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for "possession of less than one ounce of marijuana" after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over by police in or near Reynolds, Ga.

South Carolina adds RB prospect A.J. Turner to its 2015 recruiting class.

A.J. Turner. Via Scout.com.


South Carolina had added the 20th member to its 2015 recruiting class. Clifton, Va. high school rising senior running back A.J. Turner committed to the Gamecocks while attending The Opening football camp in Beaverton, Or. on Thursday.

Michigan State receives commitment from 2015 prospect Larry "L.J." Scott.

Larry "L.J." Scott. Via ESPN.


Michigan State landed the 8th member of its 2015 recruiting class on Thursday. Hubbard, Oh. high school rising senior running back Larry "L.J." Scott announced his commitment to the Spartans via Twitter.


Tennessee lands 2015 commitment from defensive tackle prospect Kahlil McKenzie.

Kahlil McKenzie. Via Bleacher Report.


Tennessee's 2015 recruiting class added its 20th member on Thursday. Concord, Ca. high school rising senior defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie committed to the Volunteers made his announcement on ESPNU Thursday night.

Covering Dixie: Mark Richt, Amari Cooper, Jerry Kill on Nick Saban, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's like Christmas, but with more...football.

Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga. Via martinmommy.com.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Big Tentacles: Kirk Ferentz, Charlie Drewek, and a whole bunch of stadium renovations.

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



South Carolina lands 19th commitment for 2015 from CB prospect Damon Arnette.

Damon Arnette. Photo via Garnet and Black Attack.


South Carolina has added the 19th member of its 2015 recruiting class. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. high school rising senior cornerback Damon Arnette committed to the Gamecocks on Monday.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Trey Flowers, Laquon Treadwell, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what Germany someday hopes to be a member of. 

USC adds cornerback prospect Isaiah Langley to its 2015 recruiting class.

Isaiah Langley. Photo via CalHiSports.com


USC has added another part of its 2015 recruiting class with the edition of Pleasanton, California high school rising senior cornerback/wide receiver Isaiah Langley. The ESPN 300 CB (rank: 83rd) committed to the Trojans on Monday.

Langley went for the dramatic on Twitter, taking not one, but two tweets to announce his decision.




Langley's 247Sports.com composite intangibles are as follows: Langley is a four-star rated WR/CB.  He ranks seventh among 2015 CB prospects, twelfth among California state prospects for 2015, and 86th overall among all 2015 prospects.

Langley attends Foothill High School in Pleasanton, Ca. He stands 5'11, and weighs 170 pounds.

Langley becomes the tenth member of USC's 2015 recruiting class.

(via ESPN)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kliff Kingsbury predicts riot in Brazil following soccer team's World Cup loss to Germany on Twitter.

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury tweeted out his reaction to the 2014 World Cup semi-final game between Brazil and Germany. Currently, Germany is destroying scoreless Brazil, having scored five goals in the first half.

Here's a screengrab of the tweet, as I have a feeling it will be deleted sooner than later. 
























And no, Red Raider nation, this is not an excuse for you to react badly when Texas beats you this season.

(via @TTUKingsbury)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Covering Dixie: Steve Spurrier, Nick Marshall, Jordan Jenkins, and more.



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

Report: Tracy Sprinkle is an ex-Ohio State Buckeye, dismissed from football program.

Tracy Sprinkle's mugshot. Photo Land-Grant Holy Land.


Tracy Sprinkle is an ex-Buckeye. Ohio State had reportedly dismissed the defensive lineman following his arrest on drug possession on July 4.

ESPN's Austin Ward broke the news on Twitter.


Sprinkle was arrested following a bar fight on July 4. Police allegedly found cocaine in his possession following the arrest. 

(via College Spun)

Stanford receives commitment from Georgia HS offensive guard Nick Wilson,

Nick Wilson. Photo via Rule of Tree.


Alpharetta, Ga. high school rising senior offensive guard Nick Wilson (ESPN 300: 227) has committed to Stanford. He becomes the fifth member of the Cardinal 2015 recruiting class.

Wilson announced his commitment July 4 on Twitter, complete with tree, U.S. flag,  and nerd glasses emoji.






Wilson's 247Sports.com composite intangibles are as follows: Wilson is rated as a three-star OG. He is ranked 20th among OG prospects for 2015. He is ranked 31st among 2015 prospects in the state of Georgia, and 312th overall among 2015 prospects.

Wilson attends Milton High School in Milton, Ga. He stands six ft., 2.5 pounds, and weighs 285 pounds.

(via Rule of Tree)

Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle suspended following arrest on drug posession charges.

Tracy Sprinkle's mugshot. Vial Land-Grant Holy Land.


Ohio State has suspended Tracy Sprinkle following the redshirt freshman defensive lineman's arrest on charges of possession of cocaine.

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014.

Hope y'all are having an awesome 4th of July.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ohio State adds prospects Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell to its 2015 recruiting class.

Justin Hilliard with Urban Meyer. Via theozone.net.


Ohio State has gained two big commitments for its 2015 recruiting class. Cincinnati, Oh high school rising senior outside linebacker Justin Hilliard and St. Paul, Mn. high school rising senior defensive end Jashon Cornell both announced their commitments to the Buckeyes  Wednesday morning. Both are ranked in the ESPN 300.

Covering Dixie: Kirby Smart, Malcolm Mitchell, Ricky Seals-Jones, and more.

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



Today's photo is of The Alamo. You'll find out why soon enough. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart asked about Steve Spurrier's comments about Nick Saban.

Hail Saban!
Kirby Smart. Photo via al.com.
The drama surrounding South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier and his recent jabs at Alabama head coach Nick Saban, refuses to die. Now Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has found himself getting dragged into the mess