Last week, I began doing a column called "Doomsday Scenarios" for the Power 5 Conferences, and it received quite a reaction and caused some controversy. So, why not continue this as a weekly column until we reach the conclusion of the CFP Standing season. This past week, the SEC actually avoided being "doomed" to say the least. The SEC 's worst-case scenario was Mississippi, being a 2-loss team, winning its
Well, they came out, and let's just say, the hypothetical scenarios have just begun. Last night, the College Football Playoff committee announced their first set of rankings, and let's just say that the Big 12 and PAC-12 are not happy one bit, the SEC is smiling from ear to ear, the ACC is having a party, and the Big 10 is knocking on the door. However, people seem to forget that
Yesterday, the college football world received some shocking news from the campus of the University of South Carolina, as the winningest coach in Gamecocks history, Steve Spurrier, announced he was resigning effective immediately. His decision to abruptly resign in the middle of a 2-4 season sent shock waves throughout South Carolina on Monday night. But, when you think about it, it was classic Spurrier, as he went out on his own terms.
[caption id="attachment_31949" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (October 3, 2014 - Source: Joe Murphy/Getty Images North America)[/caption] FAYETTEVILLE – Despite a 14-13 win on the road against the Arkansas Razorbacks, Alabama may want to put out a missing persons report on star wideout Amari Cooper. After averaging 163.7 yards receiving, 10.7 catches and one touchdown a game in his first four games against the likes of West Virginia, Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss and
[caption id="attachment_28599" align="alignnone" width="400"] Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images[/caption] With the departure of two of the Southeastern Conference’s most popular players to the NFL, Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina), the conference is on its way to a new identity for the 2014-2015 season. Many other familiar faces will also be gone from amongst the teams, such as A.J. McCarron (Alabama), Aaron Murray (Georgia), and Mike Evans (Texas A&M), to name a
[caption id="attachment_25579" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image courtesy of isportsweb.com[/caption] With the 2014 NFL Draft 12 days away, this may be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory at the wide receiver position. With a draft class already headlined by Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Marquise Lee and Odell Backham Jr. Teams can find either a potential number one receiver or land a solid number two in later rounds.
[caption id="attachment_25069" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)[/caption] With the 2014 NFL Draft 21 days away, there could be potential for a few surprise picks on draft night. For months, fans have been bombarded with the highlights and hype of Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Derek Carr. While lesser-known signal callers such as Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garapolo and Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch have also gotten some
MIAMI – Thanks to the unranked Miami Hurricanes 21-16 upset over the no. 12 Florida Gators, the underrated ACC may have exposed the powerful SEC as being overrated. Led by a fast and stout Hurricanes defense, Miami forced five Gator turnovers and became the second team from their conference to beat a high-ranked team from the supposed best conference in college football in two weeks. With the shocking upset and
TUSCALOOSA – Thanks to a 1,100-plus yard breakout freshman year, Alabama Crimson Tide sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon may be the Heisman Trophy sleeper no one is talking about. While playing in the rugged SEC has it’s disadvantages, playing in the same conference as Heisman front-runners in South Carolina defensive end Jadaveon Clowney, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and running back Todd Gurley and teammate in quarterback
COLUMBUS -- With Ohio State set to take the field in less than three weeks against Buffalo, junior quarterback Braxton Miller may be in prime position to help secure the Buckeyes' eighth Heisman trophy. While other high-profile players such as Jadaveon Clowney, Aaron Murray, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel are all likely to be considered heavy favorites, the 6’2 215-pound Miller has the tools to ensure a trip to New