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Steve Spurrier takes shot at Dabo Swinney, confirms Marcus Lattimore is alive

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore's knee injury Saturday made national news not just for the cringe-worthy video but also for the outpouring of love from celebrities, professional athletes, fans and even coaches of USCe's in-state rivals. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's praise for Lattimore was unexpected but very nice of ...

USC Trojans: Could Kiffin be fired?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

I know, I know, it's such a knee-jerk thing to say, and normally this is a rhetorical device in which I would set about disproving that this is a knee-jerk thing to say. Instead, I'll just embrace it. The USC 39-36 loss to Arizona on Saturday was nothing short of ...

BCS playoff details aren’t exactly encouraging

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Back in June, the Bowl Championship Series announced it was switching formats beginning in 2014 to a seeded, four-team playoff with participating teams picked by a committee a la the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. This was great news for everyone who hated the current BCS format and thought ...

NFL: San Diego Chargers accused of using illegal stickum on MNF

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

As if blowing a 24 point lead to a division rival, on the road, on Monday Night Football, heading into the bye week wasn't bad enough, an equipment manager for the San Diego Chargers was allegedly caught by the game official trying to take some kind of sticky substance onto ...

LSU vs. Florida: Fun with statistics from the (second) worst game ever

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

  Back in 2007, the UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks played what I posited at the time was the worst game ever. Many other stinkers have been played in the five years since, but Saturday's tilt between the seventh-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks and the second-ranked Florida Gators may have stolen the ...

Ohio State: Urban Meyer calls out the defense

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Being banned from postseason play, losing scholarships, and being under NCAA investigation is bad for any football program. Getting a renowned coach to fix the program and going undefeated halfway into his first season are good things. It would follow that things are good (or as good as they can be) ...

Auburn Tigers: Gene Chizik has to be on his way out, right?

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Gene Chizik is probably longing for Wednesday right about now. Before his Auburn Tigers went out and got smoked by Ole Miss 41-20 Saturday, before the Rebels' 16-game conference losing streak was snapped, and before his record since winning the national championship slipped to 9-10, he was still on the ...

Georgia Tech: Al Groh finally out as defensive coordinator

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The Al Groh experiment at Georgia Tech has failed. Groh has been fired as defensive coordinator following Tech's loss to Clemson in which it surrendered over 600 yards for the second time in three games. The former Virginia coach was brought in to run the 3-4 system and create a more ...