Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Nick Linder is an ex-Miami Hurricanes center.

He's Just Not That Into You

Nick Linder. Image via The Palm Beach Post.

Nick Linder is an ex-Hurricane. Miami  head football coach Mark Richt announced Tuesday that the center is leaving the football program following his graduation from the university next week. He reportedly plans to transfer to another school, where he will have one year of eligibility left.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Illinois adds four-star DT prospect Calvin Avery to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Calvin Avery. Image via 247sports.com.

Illinois has added a twelfth member to its 2018 recruiting class. Dallas, Texas high school senior defensive tackle Calvin Avery committed to the Fighting Illini on Friday.

Friday, August 4, 2017

SEC Fallout: Nick Saban and Da'Shawn Hand, Malik Willis, Luke Del Rio, and more.

SEC Fallout - Aug. 4 2017 edition.

The Da'Shawn Hand-off approach. 
Nick Bromberg defends Alabama head coach Nick Saban's decision not to suspend Da'Shawn Hand following the defensive lineman's DUI arrest on August 29. (Dr. Saturday)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Michigan adds three-star CB prospect Sammy Faustin to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Sammy  Faustin. Image via Land of Ten.

Michigan has another prospect for its 2018 recruiting class. Naples, Florida high school senior cornerback Sammy Faustin became the thirteenth player to commit to the Wolverines on Wednesday.

Indiana adds three star athlete prospect Reese Taylor to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Reese Taylor. Image via scout.com.

Indiana has added a fourteenth member to its 2018 recruiting class. Indianapolis, Indiana high school senior quarterback Reese Taylor announced his commitment to the Hoosiers via Twitter on Wednesday.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Miami (Fl.) to face Central Michigan in 2019.

Miami (Fl.)  has announced that it has scheduled a home game against MAC school Central Michigan for the 2019 season.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Missouri adds three-star QB/athlete Cam Taylor to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Cam Taylor. Image via seccountry.com.

Missouri had added an eighth prospect to its 2018 recruiting class. Montgomery, Alabama high school rising senior quarterback/athlete Cam Taylor announced his commitment to the Tigers via Twitter on Sunday.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alabama adds four-star OT prospect Tommy Brown to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Tommy Brown. Image via USA Today. 

Alabama has added a seventh prospect to its 2018 recruiting class. Santa Ana, California high school rising senior offensive tackle prospect Tommy Brown committed to the Crimson Tide on Friday.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hugh Freeze is an ex-Ole Miss head coach.

Hugh Freeze has resigned as head coach of Ole Miss. The action comes after officials at the school uncovered what ESPN describes as "a pattern of phone calls to a number associated with a female escort service."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Big Ten Fallout - Lincoln Riley and Tom Herman, Bob Bowlsby, Mike Gundy, and more.

Big 12 Fallout - 7/18/2017 Edition

If that's your best, your best won't due. 
In his Big 12 Media Days speech, Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby says that member programs need to be focused on "winning national championships," as opposed to just producing "good, competitive football team(s)."  (The Clarkesberg Exponent-Telegram)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Celebrating Bastille Day with classic George Steinbrenner Sports Illustrated cover.

Image via si.com. All rights reserved.

What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than with this legendary Sports Illustrated featuring the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dressed up as Napoleon Bonaparte riding a white horse?

You can  read the cover story here, detailing Steinbrenner's return to the Yankees front office following a two-and-one-half year exile due to involvement with gambler Howard Spira.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dan Mullen's SEC Media Days shoe game is still strong.

Image via @osmattmurschel. 

Its time to put any fears aside as to whether or not Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen's SEC Media Days shoe game would be as strong as it has been in recent years, because it most definitely is.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Four-star CB prospect Adonis Otey decommitts from Tennessee 2019 recruiting class.

He's Just Not That Into You

Adonis Otey. Image via dnj.com.

From the  "He's Just Not That Into You" department comes word that Murfreesboro, Tennessee rising junior high school cornerback prospect Adonis Otey has decommitted from Tennessee's 2019 recruiting class. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kentucky adds four-star OLB prospect Xavier Peters to its 2018 recruiting class...maybe.

2018 Recruiting

Xavier Roberts. Image via Land of 10. 

Kentucky had added a 15th commitment to its 2018 recruiting class. West Chester, Ohio rising high school senior outside linebacker Xavier Peters announced his commitment to the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Georgia adds no. 1 RB prospect in country Zamir "Zeus" White to 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Zamir White. Image via The Charlotte Observer. 

 Laurinburg, North Carolina rising high school senior running back Zamir "Zeus" White, ranked by 247sports.com as the no. 1 ranked RB prospect for 2018, committed to the Georgia on Tuesday.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Illinois adds Australian punter Blake Hayes to 2017 recruiting class.

2017 Recruiting 

Time for some last-moment 2017 recruiting news straight from Australia?  Illinois has a 27th member to its 2017 recruiting class with the addition of Melbourne, Australia punter Blake Hayes.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Alabama adds four-star CB prospect Jalyn Armour-Davis to its 2018 recruiting class,

2018 Recruiting

Jalyn Armour-Davis. Image via sec country.com.

Ready for some Alabama recruiting news? Mobile, Alabama high school rising senior cornerback prospect  Jalyn Armour-Davis became the fifth commitment to the Crimson Tide's  2018 recruiting class on Friday.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ed Orgeron wants you to be prepared for a hurricane.

Ed Orgeron. Image via si.com.

Hurricane preparedness is serious business in Louisiana, especially after the effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron recently joined Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards for a public service announcement on the issue, and to promote the state's getagameplan.org website and app.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Iowa St. adds three-star OLB prospect Gerry Vaughn to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Gerry Vaughn. Image via hudl.com.

Iowa State has just added a tenth member to its 2018 recruiting class. Tucker, Georgia high school rising senior outside linebacker Gerry Vaughn committed to the Cyclones on Sunday.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ohio State adds four-star DT prospect Matthew Jones to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting 

Matthew Jones. Image via 247Sports.com.

Ohio State added a fourteenth commitment to its 2018 recruiting class on Saturday. Brooklyn, New York high school rising senior defensive tackle Matthew Jones announced his commitment to the Buckeyes during a one-day camp on the Ohio State campus.

UTSA adds three-star OG prospect Terrell Haynes to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Ready for some Group of Five recruiting news? UTSA has added a fifth member to its 2018 recruiting class. Arlington, Texas rising senior high school offensive guard Terrell Haynes announced his commitment to the Roadrunners via Twitter on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Oklahoma St. adds 3-star CB prospect Gabe Lemons to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Gabe Lemons. Image via hudl.com.

Oklahoma State has added a 14th commitment to its 2018 recruiting class. Coppell, Texas high school rising senior cornerback Gabe Lemons announced via Twitter that he was committing to the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Monday, June 12, 2017

SEC Fallout: Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition

It takes two to make a thing go right. 
ESPN names Georgia's Nick Chubb and Sony Michel as "college football's best tandem" at running back. Alabama's Trevon Diggs and Anthony Everett as the best tandem at cornerback.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kentucky adds three-star DT prospect Tyler Bentley to its 2018 recruiting class.

2018 Recruiting

Tyler Bentley. Image via westfirebirds.com.

Kentucky added a tenth commitment to its 2018 recruiting class on Sunday. West Chester, Ohio rising senior defensive tackle Tyler Bentley took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his commitment to the Wildcats.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bob Stoops steps down at Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley named as his successor.

The college football universe got blindsided Wednesday when Bob Stoops announced that he was stepping down as head coach of Oklahoma. Stoops had held that title since 1999.

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will take over the reigns as the Sooners' head coach for the upcoming 2017 college football season.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Sun Belt will go to divisional play in 2018.

The Sun Belt is joining the divisional play club. Starting in 2018, the conference will divide ten member schools between two five-member divisions, creatively named "East" and "West." It will also hold its first conference championship game for the 2018 season.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Welcome to the Burnout.

It's been a while since I posted anything on here. It's mostly because of burnout.

When I started this blog, I never intended it to be so college football-centric. It just sort of happened that way. It was back in the days of Tim Tebow at Florida, Lane Kiffin at Tennessee, and Ricky Stanzi at Iowa. The landscape of college football was changing, and schools switching conferences and rumors of schools switching conferences were bountiful founts of content.

What happened? Events like the scandals at Penn State and Baylor, for one thing. I found it hard to really cover them without repeating what everybody else said, or going into the overreactive mode of calling for extreme measures like the NCAA death penalty just for clickbait.

That was combined with personal and medical issues that for now are going to stay personal. that's all I really want to say there.

Im at a point where I want to post more here, but I'm not completely sure where it will go. I may stick with college football, but delve into other areas, like music or comics or other areas of interest. I had been trying that before the burnout happened.

So if you were wondering why there hasn't been anything new here in a month or so, that's why. I hope to have more stuff up soon.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ole Miss football self-banhammers itself, imposes 2017 postseason ban.

Ole Miss football supporters can go ahead and make their plans for New Years. Ole Miss has announced that it is self-banhammering itself for the 2017 college football postseason.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mike Gundy in a wrestling singlet will haunt your nightmares tonight.

Hype videos

Ready for some nightmare fuel?  Oklahoma State head Mike Gundy coach donned a wrestling singlet in a video promoting this coming Saturdays dual between the Cowboys and reigning NCAA Division I wrestling champion Penn State. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Butch Jones says Tennessee football seeks recruits with "a five-star heart."

Butch Jones. Image via Bleacher Report. 

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is heading back into Derek Dooley territory again. Having already given the 2016 Volunteer football team "The Championship of Life," Jones has now blessed us with this lovely quotation about what he seeks in a recruiting prospect.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Poinsettia Bowl is an ex-bowl game.

2016 Poinsettia Bowl. Image via Sports Page Magazine.

Adios to the Poinsettia Bowl.  Plans to redevelop Qualcom Stadium into a smaller capacity stadium for soccer has forced the San Diego Bowl Game Association to drop the game in order to focus on the Holliday Bowl.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Alabama hires Greg Byrne to succeed Bill Battle as athletic director.

Greg Byrne. Image via azcentral.com.

Nick Saban has a new boss. The University of Alabama has announced that Greg Byrne will take over the office of athletic director beginning on March1.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bayern Munich trolls NFL over the Chargers move from San Diego to Los Angeles.


Bayern Munich. Image via skysports.com.

We can all go home now. Bayern Munich won the Internet Thursday with this tweet trolling the NFL over the San Diego Chargers eminent move to Los Angeles.

Auburn is not considering Art Briles as its next offensive coordinator.

Art Briles. Image via SB*Nation. 

Scratch one name off the list of candidates to succeed Rhett Lashlee as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Both ESPN's Bret McMurphy and al.com have reported that former Baylor head coach Art Briles is not being considered to replace Lashlee, who is leaving to become OC of UConn.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Marvel to publish new Defenders series just in time for Netflix's version of the "non-team."

Comic Books

Image via Marvel/The Hollywood Reporter.

Marvel hasn't featured The Defenders in its own comic book title since 2013. With Netflix set to team up Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist in its forthcoming Defenders series, reviving the team in the Marvel Universe was bound to happen.

Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason denies interest in Cal head coach opening.

Derek Mason. Image via USA Today. 

Vanderbilt has coach Derek Mason took to Twitter on Wednesday in an attempt to squash suggestions that he might be a candidate for the open head coaching position at Cal.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Arkansas DC Robb Smith joining new Minnesota head coach PJ Fleck's coaching staff.

Robb Smith. Image via WholeHogSports.

It looks at though new Minnesota head coach PJ Fleck's coaching staff is starting to take shape. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports that Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith will be hired for the same job at Minnesota.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sonny Dykes is an ex-Cal head football coach.

Former Cal head coach Sonny Dykes in 2015. Image via The Seattle Times. 

It looks at thought the college football head coaching carousel is quite done spinning just yet. Cal has fired head coach Sonny Dykes after four seasons at the helm of the Golden Bears football program.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Lane Kiffin is an ex-Alabama offensive coordinator, leaving school ahead of schedule.

Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin. Image via @CBSSportsCFB. 

Alabama just can't let New Year's Day go by without stealing headlines from the teams actually playing today, can it? The school announced Monday that outgoing offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would be leaving the Crimson Tide coaching staff ahead of schedule, and would not take part in the team's defense of its College Football Playoff title on Jan. 9.