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Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Brady Hoke,  James Vandenberg, and more.

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Brady Hoke, James Vandenberg, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 6, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   Those who can't play, coach.  Still-recovering Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa served as an unofficial QB coach while on the sideline for the Wildcats' victory against Boston College. (The Chicago Tribune) Hoke and Glory. First-year Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke is getting ready for his first game leading the Wolverines against Notre Dame. (Rivals.com) Twin sons of different mothers? Wisconsin gets ready to face Oregon State, which runs an offense that is said to be "almost identical" to that of the Badgers' offense. (Wisconsin State Journal) Same as it ever was. Penn State's QB controversy continues, even with showdown against Alabama looming ever closer. (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Words Get in the Way.  Some conservatives and traditional Catholics were none too happy about Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly's cursing during the Fighting Irish's loss to USF on Saturday. (Deadspin) In other colorful language news, Michigan State players got a good halftime tongue-lashing after a "sluggish" first half against Youngstown State on Saturday. (The Detroit Free Press) Making a good first impression. Black Heart Gold Pants' Adam Jacobi was impressed by Iowa QB James Vandenberg's first start against Tennessee Tech. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Is that a promise or a threat? Meanwhile, Iowa's defense is described as "promising" after Saturday's victory over Tennessee Tech. (Quad City Times) That Don't Impress Me Much. Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini wasn't all too thrilled with his team's performance in the season opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga. (The Omaha World Herald) Kicking it old school (well, throwing it, actually).  Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez is still trying to get used to the old school style option that Nebraska made famous. (The Omaha World Herald) Jim Delany says the Big Ten is happy with twelve members. Translation: Delany would sacrifice Melanie Collins to Cthulhu if he would get Notre Dame to join. (The Chicago Tribune) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Rice marching band mocks Texas A&M and the "$EC."

Rice marching band mocks Texas A&M and the "$EC."

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 5, 2011

Texas began its 2011 season by manhandling the visiting Rice Owls in Austin 34-9. The Rice Marching Owl Band (which is less of a marching band than a group of performance artists with delusions of grandeur) were on hand during halftime to serenade those attending the game with a special performance which included a little jab at Texas A&M's desire to defect from the Big 12 to the supposedly greener (or at least the less burnt orange) pastures of the SEC. Or is that the "$EC?" Sadly, this behavior of going all Dixie Chicks on its audience is not unique for the Marching Owl Band. Worse, the band decided to ignore the fact that it was the Longhorn's money grab with the Longhorn Network that was the last straw for the Aggies. Or that the SEC wasn't  necessarily looking to add Texas A&M in the first place (though on the the other hand, the conference hasn't shied away from the idea, either). But what are facts between on-the-field rivals? Especially ones in a conference your school might be wanting to join as Texas' new whipping boy Texas A&M's replacement? (via Dr. Saturday, West University Examiner) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Derek Dooley's latest fashion statement - orange pants.

Derek Dooley's latest fashion statement - orange pants.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 4, 2011

Derek Dooley, Tennessee head football coach and Knoxville's number one expert on hair, hats, and hygiene, can add another title to his growing list of areas of expertise - fashionista. For Saturday's season opening victory against Montana, his hairness wore a pair of perfect Tennessee orange pants. It's probably not uncommon for Vols fans to wear similar trousers, but having the head coach do it does give the act some credence. No work on the manufacturer of the trousers (though Adidas is a prime suspect). But once the word leaks out, sales are probably going to go through the roof on Rocky Top. (via Knoxville News Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Boise State-Georgia fallout, Les Miles, Stephen Garcia, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Boise State-Georgia fallout, Les Miles, Stephen Garcia, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 4, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Welcome to the fallout. How are Georgia fans taking the loss to Boise State? Not too well. (Dawg Sports) Mark Richt on the Hot Seat? What do you think? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Still Crazy After All These Years.  Les Miles' eccentricities didn't stop him from coaching LSU to a convincing 40-27 win over Oregon at Cowboys Stadium. (Rivals.com) Auburn avoids a completely different kind of Aggiegeddeon.  Even with avoiding an upset to the Utah State Aggies, Auburn fans can't be too happy with Saturday's season opener. Because Matt Hinton said so. (Dr. Saturday) Too close to call. Even with Ole Miss' loss to BYU, ChuckOliver.net's Chadd Scott isn't quite ready to say the Rebels are toast in 2011. (ChuckOliver.net) Bray's star continues to rise.  Tyler Bray's first season opener as a starting quarterback for Tennessee featured the star QB going 17-of-24 with three touchdowns. (Knoxville News Sentinel) All over but the shouting? AJ McCarron  looks to be the unofficial winner of the Alabama starting QB job over Phillip Sims in the Tide's 48-7 stomping of Kent State. (al.com) Stuck in the Middle With You.  South Carolina QB Steven Garcia's digging out of the 0-17 point hole that Connor Shaw left the Gamecocks in revealed how much the team depends on the troubled fifth-year senior. (The Post and Courier) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

How do you get an Auburn fan out of an Old Navy commercial? Pay him for the pizza.

How do you get an Auburn fan out of an Old Navy commercial? Pay him for the pizza.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 4, 2011

Old Navy's embracing of college football is just getting more and more embarrassing. First came college-specific shirts that featured the word "Lets" without the apostrophe. (And no, certain universities weren't amused.) Now comes a commercial featuring an over-enthusiastic family of Alabama fans, a bad jingle written to the tune of Night Ranger's "Sister Christian,"  and a dorky Auburn fan with a very conspicuously placed  Dominoes Pizza. Now who on Earth could be offended by that commercial? Yep, Auburn fans, some of which are calling on a boycott of Old Navy. And yes, there's an accompanying Facebook page to go with the boycott. You can imagine how the fanbase of the defending BCS Champions might get their boxers in a bunch over a slight like this. They're probably tired of hearing the joke about getting an Auburn fan off your front porch as much as any other college football program's fans hit with the same joke are. (via Image CPR) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Game Day Goulash: Baylor, Boise State, Mark Richt, and more.

Game Day Goulash: Baylor, Boise State, Mark Richt, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 3, 2011

(Game Day Goulash is SWRT's  all-encompassing Game Day college football extravaganza.) Shock and Awe. Baylor defeats 14th-ranked TCU 50-48 in the first upset of the 2011 season. (Rivals.com) Three men down.  Boise State will face Georiga in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game without three players whose eligibility is being investigated by the NCAA. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Mark Richt on the Hot Seat? Mark Richt on the Hot Seat. (Athens Banner-Herald) Ready to Start. Nebraska kicks off its inaugural Big Ten season. (The Chicago Tribune) Once more into the breach.  Derek Dooley starts his second season as Tennessee head football coach. Here's hoping it's as quotable and entertaining as his first. (Knoxville News Sentinel) Up in the Air. The Penn State quarterback controversy between Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin is far from over. (The Patriot-News) Dan Beebe is responsible for the downfall of the Big 12 Conference. Because Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkell said so. (CBS Sports) Off we go into the wild blue yonder? Air Force is a possible Big 12 target as a member school to replace Texas A&M. (CBS Sports) A long way from Birmingham.  Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville faces friend and former Iron Bowl rival Dennis Franchione as The Red Raiders face Texas State. The two faced each other coaching Auburn and Alabama respectively in 2001 and 2002.  (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) Million Dollar Tribute. Alabama's Million Dollar Band will pay tribute to the victims of the April tornadoes that hit the state of Alabama. (al.com) On the outside looking in. SMU looks at future membership in the Big 12 while preparing to face Texas A&M, the team planning to leave the Big 12, in the 2011 season opener on Sept. 4. (ESPN) Grantland's John Brandon calls Florida QB John Brantley a "Hunk." Well he's a hunk of something, that's for sure. (Grantland) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The Big 12 is doomed. Because Gene Stallings said so.

The Big 12 is doomed. Because Gene Stallings said so.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 3, 2011

Gene Stallings in his Texas A&M coaching days. The future isn't looking too rosy for the Big 12 right now.  In fact, according to former Alabama and Texas A&M head football coach Gene Stallings, there is no future for the Big 12. "I think a few years from now it's going to be four major conferences, maybe 20 teams in each conference, championship game, and a playoff with those four (conferences)," Stallings said after speaking at a United Way luncheon in Birmingham. "I think that's sort of the direction we're going in. Personal opinion, I don't think the Big 12 is going to be one of those four. I do think the Southeastern Conference will be one. So we may be aligning with somebody now that we may be trying to do something with later on." Take it as you will that a former Aggie coach who led an SEC team to a pre-BCS "national championship" is saying the Big 12 is headed to the dead letter office, thanks to Aggiegeddeon. And you don't have to be a genius to figure out two of the other three conferences he was talking about are probably the Pac-12 and Big Ten. That means either the ACC or the Big East will be looking on the outside in. Or one will have to eat the other one to survive. (via The Birmingham News) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Trent Richardson, Mark Richt, South Carolina, Mississippi St., and more..

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Trent Richardson, Mark Richt, South Carolina, Mississippi St., and more..

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 2, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Trent Richardson "is ready to be the man" for Alabama. Because Trent Richardson said so. (al.com) Do the Right Thing?  Steve Spurrier was right to give Connor Shaw the nod for starting quarterback against East Carolina over Stephen Garcia. Because Connor Tapp of Garnet and Black Attack said so. It probably won't last for long anyway. (Garnet and Black Attack) Walking In all over Memphis.  A look at Mississippi State's 59-14 whipping of Memphis, and what what to take out of it for the rest of the 2011 season. (Saturday Down South) Mark Richt on the Hot Seat article of the day. This one from ChuckOliver.net's Joe McCollum looks at Georgia's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game showdown against Boise State, and call it Richt and the Dawgs "moment of truth." (ChuckOliver.net) Kentucky's defeat of Western Kentucky was "the worst game featuring an SEC team in the modern era." Because Clay Travis said so. Clay has obviously conveniently forgot about Auburn's 3-2 victory over Mississippi St. in 2008.  (Outkick the Coverage) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Isaiah Crowell, Aggiegeddeon, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Isaiah Crowell, Aggiegeddeon, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 1, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)     Welcome to the fallout. With Texas A&M formally announcing it's departure from the Big 12 in 2012, the SEC looks at the future with the Aggies as a probably member school, as well, as an additional 14th member (or more) to even things out. (The Birmingham News) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Tennessee head football coach talks about the 2011 season, as well as that infamous "OPPORTUNITY IS NOWHERE"/ "OPPORTUNITY IS NOW HERE" motto on the locker room doors. (Metro Pulse) Progress report. Dooley says he sees progress in the development of the Vols' star quarterback Tyler Bray. (Chattanooga Times-Free Press) Tennessee declares itself "Young Wide Receiver U." Because "Puppyville" already taken. (Knoxville News Sentinel) Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell is "every bit as advertised." Because Georgia QB Aaron Murray said so.(Athens Banner-Herald) Strike a (Heisman) Pose?  Speaking of Aaron Murray, ChuckOliver.net's Fletcher Proctor claims that the Dawgs QB could be a Heisman Trophy contended by the end of the season. (ChuckOliver.net) Has the Alabama quarterback controversy between AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims been resolved yet? No. (The Montgomery Advertiser) The NCAA has gotten worse under President Mark Emmert. Because new SI.com columnist Paul Finebaum said so. Shut up, Paul. (SI.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Dan Persa, and more.

Big Tentacles: Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Dan Persa, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on September 1, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   Ready to Start. Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson is ready to lead the Badgers against UNLV on Thursday night. (Rivals.com) Basking in the glory. Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema embraces the attention the Badgers have been getting during the offseason. (Wisconsin State Journal) Frenemy Mine. Bielema and first-year Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill remain friends despite being Big Ten rivals. (ESPN) Sailing to Byzantium. The Big Ten announces its Byzantine tiebreaking rules on how to pick divisional champions. (ESPN) More than talk. Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins plans to  impress on the gridiron in the same way he did on the podium during Big Ten Media Days in July. (The Chicago Tribune) Brady Hoke is the "Perfect match" for Michigan. Because Mitch Albom said so. (The Detroit Free Press) Up In the Air. The question as to whether Northwestern will start a still recovering from injury QB Dan Persa or his backup Kain Colter in the season-opening road game against Boston College is still unanswered. (The Chicago Tribune) I feel your pain. Heisman Trophy winning QB Eric Couch says he can relate to the pressure being felt by current Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez. (The Omaha World Herald) Black Heart Gold Pants owns the Internet. We just connect to it.  Quite possibly the best thing ever on the Internet. At least if you're a fan of A)Iowa, and B)Ferris Bueller's Day Off. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aggiegeddeon, Jordan Jefferson, Isaiah Crowell, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aggiegeddeon, Jordan Jefferson, Isaiah Crowell, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 31, 2011

All KFC's should look like this. (Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  So, anything big happen today?  Oh yeah, Texas A&M told the Big 12 it's leaving. (Rivals.com) Hello, old friend.  Arkansas reaction to Texas A&M's announcing its intentions to leave the Big 12, on its way to the SEC. (Arkansas Sports 360) One Hit To the Body. The man allegedly assaulted by suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson reportedly received "a facial fracture, a concussion, fractured teeth and facial and body bruises" during  the melee.  (ESPN)  The Adjustment Bureau. Georgia freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell discusses how he's adapting to college life in Athens. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) I am the Greatest.  Georgia Bulldog legend Hershel Walker is looking to open up a sports bar inside Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport called "The Greatest Bulldog." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Always on the Run. Both Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley and star QB Tyler Bray expect a lot from the Vols' running game in 2011. (Knoxville News Sentinel) A Bumpus road ahead for Mississippi State?  Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is happy with how receiver Chad Bumpus' development is progressing. (ESPN) Why Can't We Be Friends?  First-year Florida head coach Will Muschamp refuses to end his friendship with FSU head coach  Jimbo Fisher. Or their sharing of a beach house, either. (ESPN) All Our Yesterdays. A unique look at the University of Florida campus, past and present. (UF Then & Now) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The End is Here: Texas A&M formally announces it's leaving the Big 12.

The End is Here: Texas A&M formally announces it's leaving the Big 12.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 31, 2011

The beginning of Aggiegeddon is as official as it can get. Texas A&M has informed the Big 12 that it wants to jump ship. "Texas A&M has notified the Big 12 that it plans to apply for membership to a new conference, and if accepted, it will end its membership with the Big 12 on June 30, 2012. The announcement comes after conversations between Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin and SEC commissioner Mike Slive that began on July 21, the day after a meeting of the Texas A&M board of regents." By now the announcement is pretty much anti-climatic. Everyone knows what was going to happen, and what will happen next with Texas A&M and the SEC. The only real question is how messy it's going to get.  (via ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Crossing the Atlantic: Miami, Randy Edsall, Lamarcus Joyner, and more.

Crossing the Atlantic: Miami, Randy Edsall, Lamarcus Joyner, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 31, 2011

(Crossing the Atlantic is a look at the ACC and other schools on the East Coast.)   Eight is Enough? The NCAA banhammers eight Miami players with one-to-six game suspensions, including quarterback Jacory Harris. (Yahoo! Sports) Why don't you take a seat over there?  Miami players who received improper benefits from convicted Ponzi scheme felon Nevin Shapiro are reportedly going to be subpoenaed  by the bankruptcy trustee trying to recover money for Shapiro's victims. (Dr. Saturday) Let's go to the tape. A visit with first-tear Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall in the Terrapins' film room. (CSNWashington) The Importance of Being Lamarcus Joyner. Tomahawk Nation declares Lamarcus Joyner as "the Most Important Player On Florida State's Defense."(Tomahawk Nation) "Boston College Needs Strong Start" Because Heather Dinich said so. (ESPN) Yo, I'm taking a survey. Georgia Tech is implementing idea taken from a survey of ticket purchasers on how "improve its marketing strategy and game-day experience." The suggestions to replace football with Quidditch were obviously ignored. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Dubious Achievement Award of the Week.  Miami's season debut against Maryland has been named by T. Kyle King as the "Labor Day Weekend College Football Game of Disinterest." (Dawg Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Auburn has a new nickname: Puppyville.

Auburn has a new nickname: Puppyville.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 30, 2011

Puppyville's Big Dog T'Sharvan Bell. It's time to add another name to the ongoing identity crisis that is Auburn University. East Alabama Male College, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Plainsmen, Tigers, War Eagles...Auburn has had almost as many  names and nicknames as Dream of the Endless. Now you can add another one to the list - "Puppyville." Or at least that's what you can call Auburn's group of mostly inexperienced underclassmen in its secondary, as coined by junior cornerback T'Sharvan Bell. "I’m a puppy too. This is the first time that I’m going to be a full-time starter," Bell said.d "So I try to tell the guys that just because I played last year, it gives me a little bit of an advantage, but I’m a first-time starter this year just like them, so when I look at you and you look at me, you’ve got to know that we’re in the same boat. "I know you got my back and I want you to know that I’ve got yours. That’s what I try to tell the guys." While "Puppyville" might be a more appropriate term for either a)That school to the west in Starkville, Miss. Or b) That school to the east in Athens, Ga. It does provide a good description for a team that coming off a BCS championship  season, seems to be back at squart one when it comes to putting together a squad that can truly compete for another. (via oanow.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mark Richt, AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims, Auburn, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mark Richt, AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims, Auburn, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 30, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   How Georgia can beat Boise State. Chuck Oliver's game plan for UGA to overcome #7 Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. It involves Bulldog quarterback Aaron throwing a lot. (ChuckOliver.net) The Heat Is On. Tom Dienhart interviews UGA head football coach Mark Richt. Yes the words "Hot Seat" are mentioned. (Rivals.com) Has the Alabama quarterback controversy between AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims been resolved yet? No. (The Birmingham News) Youth movement. Auburn's underclassmen players can expect to see action in the season opener against Utah State. (al.com) It's All About to Change. The Florida team that will emerge in October will be a lot different from the team that walks on the field in the season opener this Saturday. Because Pat Dooley said so. (The Gainesville Sun) Redemption Song.  Ole Miss looks to rebound from a hideous 4-8 record during the 2010 season. (The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)) Auburn's War Eagle VII has a Twitter account? Auburn's War Eagle VII has a Twitter account. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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