Thursday, July 23, 2015

SEC Fallout - Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, Vernon Hargreaves III, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition.

Yes, it's an all-SEC edition of "The Fallout." I had been debating whether to continue on with an all-inclusive "Fallout," or go back to the conference-centric link round-ups like "Covering Dixie Like Mildew." Obviously, I'm trying to do a little of both at the same time. We'll see how this works out.

Your story has become tiresome!
USA Today's Dan Wolken criticizes South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier's latest rant slamming his critics suggesting that he's too old to coach college football. Wolken claims The Head Ball Coach "is in throes of humanity's most natural reflex, playing out for all the world to see: Getting old stinks."

Strong Persuader.
James Shahid profiles South Carolina redshirt freshman strong safety Scott Grant. (Garnet and Black Attack)

The Shannon James Society.
James Shahid profiles South Carolina redshirt junior cornerback Shannon James. (Garnet and Black Attack)

I'll Stand By You.
LSU head coach Les Miles has come out in support of Alabama head coach Nick Saban's proposal for the NFL to move back the deadline for college players to declare their decision to enter the NFL Draft. The current deadline is Jan. 15 of each year. (

A Hargreaves Day's Night.
Zach Abolverdi interviews Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III. (The Gainesville Sun)

Best Defense?
Barrett Sallee says that Florida and its first-year head coach Jim McElwain will have to depend on the Gator defense in order to stay relevant in the battle for the SEC East title. (Bleacher Report)

The Best of What's Around? 
Nick Cole names Alabama's season opener against Wisconsin as the "most intriguing" SEC non-conference game of the 2015 season. The Crimson Tide will face the Badgers on Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Saturday Down South)

Come Original.
Nick Cole names the Tennessee Volunteers as the "most unique" team nickname in the SEC. The Alabama Crimson Tide comes in at second. Georgia and Mississippi State wind up at the bottom for sharing "the most common (Bulldog) mascot in all of NCAA Division I sports. (Saturday Down South)

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