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Stephen Garcia's graduation photo? Stephen Garcia's graduation photo.

Stephen Garcia's graduation photo? Stephen Garcia's graduation photo.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 11, 2011

This photo really reeks of a level of dudeness that just can't make NFL execs comfortable. In fact it's almost at the level of Ben Roethlisberger-goes-to-Milledgeville dudeness. That ought to bring out a lot of red flags. Just remember this photo if and/or when Garcia falls in the 2012 NFL Draft to the third round like Ryan Mallett did this year, (via Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Washaun Ealey, Nick Saban, and the graven image of John Heisman.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Washaun Ealey, Nick Saban, and the graven image of John Heisman.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 11, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)       Fly Like An Eagle...not.  One place that former Georgia wide receiver Washaun Ealey will apparently not be transferring to is Georgia Southern. (Athens Banner-Herald) Nick Saban's community outreach. Alabama football coach Nick Saban says that his foundation, Nick's Kids, plans to adopt a community that was ravaged by the recent string of tornadoes in Alabama. (al.com) What should you credit Nick Saban's success at Alabama to? In a word: leadership. (Capstone Report) Auburn or bust. The bust of John Heisman that Auburn commissioned for its part in the great SEC graven image race has been completed and is headed to school. (Dr. Saturday) A complete rundown of every NCAA violation and/or allegation of violations in one blog entry. Someone obviously had way too much time on their hands. (Hog Database) Please adjust your schedules.  Auburn's road trip to Clemson will be aired on ABC at Noon, EDT. (al.com) Please adjust your schedules, Part Deux.  The Outback Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2012 to avoid conflicts with the NFL schedule, as most other bowl games usually tend to do. (CBS Sports) Not to say that Tulane is bad, but... Tulane's offensive coordinator, Dan Dodd, is leaving the program to become the athletic director and varsity football coach at a Christian school in California. (Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Chris Speilman thinks Jim Tressel won't be coaching Ohio State in 2011 season.

Chris Speilman thinks Jim Tressel won't be coaching Ohio State in 2011 season.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 11, 2011

ESPN analyst Chris Spielman, a former Ohio State linebacker, has made a humdinger of a prediction about embattled Buckeye head football coach Jim Tressel's future in Columbus. He doesn't think Tressel has much of one. "And a prediction he made on Monday night before speaking at Ohio State University-Lima’s Spring For Scholarships dinner at the Shawnee Country Club probably would have the same effect on many Buckeyes fans. He doesn’t expect Jim Tressel to be on the sidelines coaching any football games in the 2011 season. “I’d be surprised if he’s coaching next year (2011). Why I say that is I think there is more stuff coming out,” the Ohio State legend said." It isn't reported in whether Spielman meant that he thinks Tressel will be fired before the 2011 season starts, or would end up being suspended for the whole season (which would probably end up leading to the first option in any place), but he feels Ohio State and the coach will make the decision that's best for the program. “That being said, Ohio State is bigger than one individual. It’s bigger than the James Cancer Hospital. It’s bigger than the band and football and basketball and the Fisher College of Business. So what has to happen, in my opinion, is that the people in charge have to take an honest look and say, ‘What is best for the university moving forward?’ Then they have to make a hard decision. “And I do believe Coach Tressel owes it to our university, he has to look in the mirror and say, ‘What is best for the university looking forward.?’ ”  If Spielman believes that "there is more stuff coming out," there's a good chance that something is going to come out that won't be very pretty for Ohio State and Tressel (and for college football, for that matter). The tragic opera cycle known as "Der Weste des Nibelungen" isn't quite over, but is seems there's a fat lady wearing a viking helmet with a red vest waiting in the wings warming up her voice. (via LimaSports.com. HT: Eleven Warriors) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The Urban Meyer to Ohio State meme just won't die.

The Urban Meyer to Ohio State meme just won't die.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 10, 2011

Here we go again. Jim Tressel's reign as Ohio State head football coach still hasn't officially gone below room temperature yet, but the mindless speculation of who will replace him is starting to really pick up steam. Lost Lettermen has its list of  "Jim Tressel’s Top 10 Likeliest Coaching Replacements," containing all the usual big-name suspects such as Boise State's Chris Petersen, Dan Mullen of Mississippi State, and everyone's favorite ESPN Monday Night Football analyst/coach-in-exile Jon Gruden. As with any no-brainer list of Ohio State coaching replacements, former Florida head coach Urban Meyer tops the list. The whole "Urban Meyer to replace Jim Tressel" meme has barely begun, and yet it has already gotten annoying. Even more so than the "Urban Meyer going to coach at Notre Dame" meme has. I thought I had personally punched a decent hole in this idea a month or so ago, but I guess not. Simply put, Urban Meyer isn't the coach you need to clean up a program that in all probability is going to get ban-hammered in one way or another by the NCAA. Think about it for a moment. Is a two-time BCS championship winning football coach going to want to go to a program that looks like it could possibly be banned from the bowl season for a year or two? The longer Ohio State winds on probation, the less likely Meyer will want to stand idly by while other coaches get to fight it out for the BCS title. And most importantly, Meyer's is just not the kind of coach that is going to be a strict disciplinarian when it comes to players getting in trouble with the law. Look at the arrest record of players at Florida during Meyer's tenure there. It's almost as long as the plaque with Tim Tebow's "Promise Speech that Meyer had placed on the outside of the Florida athletic facility. As a coach you want to have to clean up a program that's just gone through a decent sized mudhole of recruiting violations, Meyer is not the person you want to have around for the job. Even if he wanted it. If and when Meyer returns to the sidelines, it will most likely be to a program where he can come in and win quickly. With Ohio State likely facing big-time sanctions, it seems less likely to be a program Meyer would want to coach at. (via Lost Lettermen) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Crossing the Atlantic: Mark Turgeon, Al Golden, Boston College, and more.

Crossing the Atlantic: Mark Turgeon, Al Golden, Boston College, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 10, 2011

(Back after a long absence, Crossing the Atlantic is a look at the ACC and other schools on the East Coast.)  Spanning the globe. Reactions to Maryland's hire of of Mark Turgeon to replace Mike Williams as the Terrapins' head men's basketball coach. (Testudo Times) Understatement of the year: "Miami Hurricanes’ Al Golden dealing with off-field issues." Issues? It looks more like Golden's got the whole magazine section at Barnes & Noble to deal with. (The Miami Herald) And if you thought that was bad... Miami has a humdinger of a  competition for starting  quarterback to look forward to in 2012, including Michigan transfer Tate Forcier. (ESPN)  Fear the Twinkie.Looking at which of Virginia Tech's four rather weak non-conference opponents (Appalachian State, East Carolina, Arkansas State, and Marshall) the Hokies should be concerned about the most. (ESPN) Receiving news. A look at Florida State's receiving unit. (Tomahawk Nation) Ending with a bang. BC Interruption takes a look at that ever important final game of regular season, and would rather not play an ACC opponent that week. The reason? The possibility of a rematch the following week in the ACC championship game. (BC Interruption) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Jerry Jones wants to dress Ohio State with his love. And his clothes.

Jerry Jones wants to dress Ohio State with his love. And his clothes.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 9, 2011

Opulence? Jerry Jones has it. And while the Dallas Cowboys owner hasn't gotten that  little pet giraffe yet (as far as anybody knows), he is eying the rights to other high-profile sports properties. According to The Columbus Dispatch, he Cowboys are in the running for the rights to produce licensed apparel for Ohio State. Not only that, the 'Boys want total or near total-control of the rights to the Buckeye's brand. "Most of the responses (in the bidding process) are from current, smaller licensees that want to continue producing some OSU garb. The Cowboys are one of three respondents that propose to handle all or most of the college's apparel that is sold everywhere, from college-specialty stores to supermarkets to mass retailers such as Target." Around sixty-five percent of the revenue Ohio State gets annually from licensing comes from apparel, which is a good amount of money for the school. The Cowboys have years of experience in areas like this (unlike other NFL teams, the Cowboys maintain the control of its own intellectual rights.) It looks like Jones and the Cowboys are making a big splash in the area of apparel licensing agreements. They have reportedly been in touch with other schools about licensing agreements besides Ohio State, though most have turned down the offer. If Jones were successful in getting the Buckeyes' rights, it might open the floodgates for deals with other schools, and would probably make the business end of college sports more interesting for years to come. (via The Columbus Dispatch)  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Houston Nutt has a contract only a Wall Street CEO could love.

Houston Nutt has a contract only a Wall Street CEO could love.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 9, 2011

Houston Nutt apparently has Ole Miss over a barrel when it comes to the world of contracts. If the school decided that was time to shove him out the same door it shoved Colonel Reb through at the end of the 2011 season, it will have to pay Nutt $6,000,000 dollars. By comparison, Ole Miss would only have to dish out $615,000 in bonus money for completing the trifecta of going undefeated, and winning both the SEC conference and BCS championships. If this isn't fuzzy math, I don't know what is. (via The Clarion-Ledger) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Arkansas' Greg Childs and Jerry Franklin, UGA's John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Arkansas' Greg Childs and Jerry Franklin, UGA's John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 9, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)      It's Getting Better All the Time.   Tennessee's passing game is improving as star quarterback Tyler Bray grows into his added responsibilities on the offense. (Chattanooga Times Free Press) High on the Hogs? Arkansas receiver Greg Childs and linebacker Jerry Franklin are each ranked no. 4 in their respective positions by Mel Kiper Jr. for the 2012 NFL Draft. (Arkansas Sports 360) A Wildcat becomes a Tiger. Northwestern running back Arby Fields is transferring to LSU. (Sippin' on Purple HT: And the Valley Shook) Mythbusters.  Does Auburn achieve in even-numbered years, yet falter in even numbered ones?  (Track 'Em Tigers) Event  Horizon.  Would Georgia placing both JUCO transfer John Jenkins and freshman Kwame Geathers on the defensive line create a "Supermassive Black Hole" that would suck opposing defenses into its gravity well, or would this idea lead the Dawgs down the wrong rabbit hole? (Dawg Sports) Who  will be the better quarterback in the NFL - Cam Newton or Tim Tebow? The answer to this one is probably "no." (Alligator Army) "Greatest Vol Villains" Tournament.  Lane Kiffin has got to be the early favorite in this one. (Rocky Top Talk) Gator fans get married.  If this doesn't look like one of those "the baby was on time, but the wedding was late" kind of things, then I don't know what is. (Loser With Socks.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Stephen Garcia is a college graduate.

Stephen Garcia is a college graduate.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 8, 2011

You can call suspended South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia a lot of things (and you be assured that Steve Spurrier probably has). But one thing you apparently can't call him is a slacker when it comes to his academic studies. Garcia was among the group of South Carolina students who received their undergraduate degrees in a ceremony at the Colonial Life Arena. Garcia received his undergraduate degree in sociology. There's still no word yet on whether he will be allowed back to play during the 2011 season, but at least he got something out of his college days besides a nasty hangover in Atlanta. (via The Charleston Post and Courier) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Bear Bryant with some Mother's Day advice for y'all.

Bear Bryant with some Mother's Day advice for y'all.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 8, 2011

And if you are a Mom. Happy Mother's Day to you. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Aggie flash mob is yet another reason why Texas A&M should NEVER be allowed in the SEC.

Aggie flash mob is yet another reason why Texas A&M should NEVER be allowed in the SEC.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 7, 2011

Consider this reason #14 why Texas A&M should never  be allowed to join the SEC. There are people who think flash mobs and Glee are the greatest things since sliced bread. Obviously, this clip proves them wrong. Oh yeah, those other two reasons between the Top 10 and #14: #11. The Aggie Corps of Cadets provide the best reason to reinstate "Don't Ask Don't Tell. #12. Neal Boortz  is an Texas A&M alum. #13. "The Aggie Song" from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 'Nuff said. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Recruiting, Tom Osbourne, Tubby Smith, and more.

Big Tentacles: Recruiting, Tom Osbourne, Tubby Smith, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 7, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  I have my heroes... Hammer and Rails' regular feature "Profiles in Bada**ery" honors  Air Force 1st Lt. Joel Gentz, who was  Purdue grad killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan. (Hammer and Rails) When it rains, it pours.  Ohio State's NCAA compliance  guru will look into some shady-looking deals between Buckeye athletes and a couple of used car dealerships. (Columbus Dispatch) Spanning the globe.  Michigan State has been expanding its recruiting base across the country while rival Michigan is trying to restore ties closer to home that suffered during the Rich Rodriguez era. (Detroit Free Press) On the other hand: Michigan leads all Big Ten schools when it comes to filling out its 2012 recruiting class. (Detroit Free press) Northwestern recruiting.  Offensive guard Ian Park commits to Northwestern. (Chicago Tribune) Nebraska recruiting. Nebraska lands a four-star recruit in the form of  receiver Jordan Westerkamp. (Omaha World Herald) Change in the Weather. Penn State's hot streak of landing recruits apparently took a nosedive after a spell of cold weather at the Blue-White weekend. (PennLive.com) Looking for a fight. Despite the move to the Big Ten, Nebraska athletic director says that the school is willing to play Texas if the Longhorns are up to it. (Austin American-Statesman) And that's what college football is really about, Charlie Brown.* The Big Ten had twenty-six student athletes named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society, including former Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien. (Big Ten Official Athletic Site) BASKETBALL Tubby to be a Terrapin?  The hot rumor going around is that Minnesota head men's basketball coach Tubby Smith is being looked at as a possible replacement for Gary Williams at Maryland. (The Daily Gopher) On a related front: Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey's representatives have reportedly been contacted by Maryland about replacing Williams. But it looks like Brey's looking to stay in South Bend. (Chicago Tribune) (* Yeah, I can't write that with a straight face, either.)  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Tyler Bray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Tyler Bray, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Making things personal. South Carolina's athletic director, Eric Hyman, is reportedly trying everything he can to chase suspended quarterback out of Columbia. The fact that the "life skills" seminar Garcia showed up drunk to was organized by Hyman's wife may or may not have something to do with it. (FITSNews) Matt Hinton profiles Tennessee star QB Tyler Bray. And yes, Bray's back tat gets the attention it rightfully deserves. (Dr. Saturday) Sealing the deal.  Florida finalizes its contract agreement with new coach Will Muschamp. (The Gainesville Sun) I've seen the future, and it will be.  An artist's rendering gives a view of what an 80,000 seat Davis Wade Stadium might look like in 2036. (The Clarion-Ledger) Barbara Dooley.  That really says all you need to know about this one. (Go Vols Xtra) And it seems to me you lived your life like a fake Twitter account in the wind.  Friends of the Program has decided to retire it's infamous "Summer of Mallet" fake Twitter account. Ryan Mallett's recent ascension to the role of Tom Brady's clipboard holder is cited as the reason. (Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Lloyd Carr told Ryan Mallett to bolt from Michigan.

Lloyd Carr told Ryan Mallett to bolt from Michigan.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

So, did you ever want to know the backstory behind  Ryan Mallett's departure from Michigan after Lloyd Carr retired/was forced out? Well apparently, Carr reportedly encouraged Mallett's defection. “At the Capital One Bowl, we were trying to smooth things out, and we talked to Coach Carr,” Jim Mallett, Ryan’s dad, said. “I asked him, ‘Coach, next to my dad, you’re the classiest person I’ve ever been around. What would you do if Ryan was your son? He said, ‘If I was in that situation, with a different offense, he needs to leave.’ ” That should sound like a shock, but it really isn't.  And apparently Carr's replacement, Rich Rodriguez attempt to stop his defection went something a little like Willie Wonka's attempt to stop Mike Teevee from trying out Wonkavision. “Ryan’s the one who called (Rich Rod),” Jim Mallett continued. “He said, “Can I talk about the offense?’ And then he told me, ‘Daddy, (Rodriguez) never looked me in the eye.’ He never visited with the family, he didn’t talk to us. I never met the man. But hey, it wasn’t a fit. Let’s move on.” Well, so much for loyalty. But at least Mallett wound up at Arkansas, where he was able to underperform to the highest of levels. (via The Boston Herald, who seem to be wasting a lot of bandwidth for a third round draft pick with its "The Making of Mallett" series.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: Swiperboy salutes the Troops.

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: Swiperboy salutes the Troops.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

Tennessee basketball's Swiperboy (aka Renaldo Woolridge) has posted a video honoring the troops after removal from this earth of Osama the Dead Terrorist. Couldn't have said it better myself. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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