Friday, June 29, 2018

SEC Universe - Nick Saban, Paul FInebaum, Jordan Ta'amu, and more.

SEC Universe - Jun. 29, 2918 edition

The Soft Machine?
Rainer Sabin profiles Alabama head coach Nick Saban, and how he has been letting his “soft” side show through his “intensely guarded” on-the-field persona. Evidence for this includes a recent “Lake Day” with current Crimson Tide players which inculded an unforeseen fuel pump malfunction on Saban’s boat, which went viral. (al.com)

 
Crossing Jordan.
Andrew Miller profiles Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who he describes as possibly being “the best statistical SEC quarterback in 2018. (Saturday Blitz)
Hot in Here?
Pat Dooley takes a stab at the tried and true practice at projecting which SEC coaches are on the “Hot Seat” going into the 2018 college football season. Dooley ranks LSU’s Ed Orgeron and Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason as “uncomfortably hot,” while Missouri’s Barry Odom and Ole Miss’ Matt Luke are declared “definetly warm.” (The Gainesville Sun)
If that's your best, your best won’t do? 
Connor O’Gara explains how Georgia could find itself in the position Wisocnsin found itself in the 2017 season, where a weak stregnth of schedule kept the Badgers out of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee’s top 4 until the end of the regular season, even though it went undefeated until facing Ohio State in the Big Ten CHampionship Game. The Dawgs have a rather lukewarm non-conference schedule of Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee, UMass, and the traditional end of the season face-off with in-state rival Georgia Tech. (Saturday Down South)
The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer. 
Chip Towers lokks at the effort to complete rennovations to Georgia’s Stanford Stadium West End before the Dawg’s first home game vs. Austin Peay on Sept. 1. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
TOO SOON!
Connor O’Gars decides to pick at still unhealed wounds and lists the “most devastating” losses for each team in the SEC East durring the College Football Playoof era. Prepare to be triggered. (Saturday Down South)

Media 

Say it ain’t so, PAWL!
Adam Spencer reports how stalled contract negociations between ESPN and SEC media gadfly Paul Finebaum might lead to FInebaum sitting out on attending the upcomming 2018 SEC Media days in Atlanta. (Saturday Down South)

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