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Georgia self-reports recruiting violation involving Isaiah Crowell.

Georgia self-reports recruiting violation involving Isaiah Crowell.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 14, 2011

Isaiah Crowell with UGA VI decedent. The prevailing philosophy in the NCAA seems to be that if you aren't committing recruiting violations, then you aren't trying.  Mind you, a coach even breathing the wrong way on a recruit is probably an NCAA violation, so it isn't that hard to do. So give Georgia credit at least for finding a way to commit one while recruiting tailback Isaiah Crowell, and for self-reporting the violation to the NCAA. "Coach Mark Richt committed a violation when he included Crowell in a simulated “missing man” formation with current  Georgia players during Crowell’s visit to campus in January, according to a March 4 letter from UGA athletic director Greg McGarity to the NCAA. The letter was obtained by the AJC and other media outlets today under open-records requests." Of course, Richt says he didn't know letting Crowell get involved in a simulated formation was a recruiting violation...sort of. "According to the letter, Richt knew it would be against NCAA rules to use equipment or run a play involving a recruit, but did not know the limited Jan. 23 activity was against the rules.  The SEC subsequently informed Georgia that the incident constituted a violation of the NCAA rule against “game day simulation” for prospects." Richt claiming that he didn't know he was committing an NCAA violation may have been a  cheesy move,  but he's one of the few SEC coaches who you could actually take his explanation on face value...almost. (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Insane Ohio State fans, Kurt Herbstreit, Michigan, and more.

Big Tentacles: Insane Ohio State fans, Kurt Herbstreit, Michigan, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 14, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)      It's Selection Sunday, so what better time to talk about what really matters - football. First, we'll harass all the lawyers. Christopher Cicerom  the lawyer who told Jim Tressel about the "Tat 5" scandal says he has gotten death threats since his story went public this week. And they say Big Ten fans aren't as insane as SEC fans. (Rivals.com) Next, we'll run Kurt Herbstreit out of town. Insane Ohio State fans have finally forced Kurt Herbstreit to move to Nashville. (Dr. Saturday) Ohio State should fire Jim Tressel. Because a Michigan blog says so. Least. Shocking. Reaction. Ever. From. An. University. Of. Michigan. Blog.  (Maize and Blue Nation) Revenge is a dish best served with Wolverines. Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson says the Wolverines have to "get back" at rivals Ohio State and Michigan State. (Detroit Free Press) Saying hello to the new neighbors. A Wisconsin "Howdy" to the new Big Ten member Nebraska. (Off Tackle Empire) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Florida beats Alabama to the punch in the Great SEC Statue Race.

Florida beats Alabama to the punch in the Great SEC Statue Race.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 12, 2011

It looks like Florida is going to win the race between the school and Alabama in which SEC member school can erect a statue the fastest. Florida has announced that the unveiling of the statues of the school's three Heisman Trophy winners, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, and Tim Tebow, will be at halftime during the Gator's April 9 spring game. This beats Alabama's plan to unveil its statue of BCS championship winning coach Nick Saban on April 16, at the Crimson Tide's spring game. It looks like Alabama will have to console itself with the title of scariest statue in the SEC, if not the actual South. (I'd say the ugliest, too. But the hideous statue of Athena in Nashville's Parthenon replica beats it hands down.) (via ChuckOliver.net,  EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Zach Mettenberger, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Zach Mettenberger, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 12, 2011

Oh noes! The four (now former) Auburn players arrested for armed robbery  have gone and broken the Fulmer Cup! (EDSBS) Auburn punk'd by ESPNU? ESPNU decides to air Alabama's April 16 spring game instead of Auburn's. (ChuckOliver.net) Tough job. New Tennessee linebacker coach Peter Sirmon is facing some big holes to fill on the Vol's  2011 squad. (Go Vols Xtra) Walk On. Former Boise State back quarterback MikeTamburo has decided to transfer to Georgia, and try to make the team as a walk-on. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Time for a cool change. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger looks for a fresh start in the SEC after being dismissed from Georgia and playing at Butler Community College last season. (USA Today) Take It To the Limit. The Arkansas coaching staff is making its players face their limitations on a daily basis to help the players overcome them. (Arkansas Sports 360) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Michigan State, Bo Pelini, and more.

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Michigan State, Bo Pelini, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 11, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   We Love You. Bobby Knight, Rich Rodriguez, and Brady Hoke are standing behind Jim Tressel. (Dr. Saturday) Let's make the best of the situation. Who in the Big Ten will benefit the most from Tressel and the "Tat Five's" suspensions? Michigan State is the only Big Ten team the Buckeyes will face during the Terrelle Pryor and company's suspension. Then the player's return just in time to meet the Big Ten's new best friend, Nebraska. Illinois is the first of the Buckeye's "Leaders" division-mates to step up to the plate. (Lake the Posts) Two Michigan State football players walk into a bar. No, this one doesn't end well. Max Bullough and  Brian Linthicum were arrested for "underage possession of alcohol" (Bullough), "assault in the third degree" (Linthicum), and "eluding officers" (both). (Rivals.com) A prickly relationship. Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini hasn't too keen dealing with the media in the past, but he seemed to be cordial during his spring practice press conference. (Corn Nation)  Keeping it simple. Nebraska plans to simplify its offense in 2011. (Rivals.com) Jersey Orange.  Syracuse agrees to play ten additional games in the Meadowlands Stadium between 2019 and 2038, along with the four already scheduled games the Orange are to play there.  (Rivals.com) BASKETBALL Let's Stay Together. Minnesota is working on a contract extension with head men's basketball coach Tubby Smith. (ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Barry Switzer compares Jim Tressel's troubles to "jaywalking."

Barry Switzer compares Jim Tressel's troubles to "jaywalking."

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 11, 2011

Tressel from back in the day when he and Circuit City still had a level of respect. If you think Jim Tressel's recent actions lying to the NCAA about what and when he knew about "Tatgate" at Ohio State are troubling, you're not alone. But to legendary former Oklahoma head football coach Barry Switzer, it's not even a drop in the bucket. "Jim Tressel's situation, that's jaywalking to me," said former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer. "These things don't surprise me. This stuff has gone on forever." Switzer's remarks came in an article in The Wall Street Journal on the Internet's involvement in bringing to light recent college scandals such involving Ohio State, Oregon, and North Carolina. (via The Wall Street Journal) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Thoughts and prayers for Japan.

Thoughts and prayers for Japan.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 11, 2011

I've been watching the earthquake and tsunami coverage. Devastating.  It's probably going to get worse as things go along. Pray for Japan. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Mike Leach's  inspires a "Fat Little Girlfriends" cookbook.

Mike Leach's inspires a "Fat Little Girlfriends" cookbook.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 11, 2011

College football has crossed over into the cooking world multiple times, but this one has to be the both one of the weirdest cases (as well as one of the most politically incorrect) possible. The Fat Little Girlfriends Cookbook has been published by Team Leach, the group of supporters of former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach. Team Leach was on Facebook organized after Leach's firing over the incident involving locking player Adam James in an electrical shed.  It's evolved into an online community to the point where it has created a scholarship in the embattled coach's name at Texas Tech for would-be coaches. Now Team Leach has put together the Fat Little Girlfriends cookbook as a fundraiser for the scholarship.  The title inspired by Leach's infamous remark about his player's listening to their "fat little girlfriends." Leach himself has written a forward to the cookbook, where he explained the origins of the idea, and to thank his supporters. "To raise money, a fantastic  woman named Kerry Morrison came up with the idea of putting together this cookbook. That’s when the press conference from the A&M game came up. “Let’s call it the Fat Little Girlfriends Cookbook,” Morrison told her friends on Team Leach. It stuck, and the work on the cookbook began." Sadly, there are no examples of the recipes that are in the book online. There's a joke or two to be made musing on how you cook a "fat little girlfriend," but I won't do it here. The book is available for $20.00, plus taxes, shipping and handling, with the proceeds going to the Mike Leach Scholarship Fund. (via Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Ohio State, Rich Rodriguez, Pat Fitzgerald, and more.

Big Tentacles: Ohio State, Rich Rodriguez, Pat Fitzgerald, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 11, 2011

With friends like these...Former Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez defended Jim Tressel and Ohio State on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. (Detroit Free Press) The NCAA doesn't care about Jim Tressel's lying. Because Drew Sharp says so. Shut up, Drew. (Detroit Free Press) Oil that is. The Chicago Tribune's Steve Rosenbloom calls Ohio State "Oily State University." Shut up, Steve. (The Chicago Tribune). What's more embarrassing than a Minnesota mascot Goldie Gopher  getting beat up?  Goldie Gopher getting beat up by an old man. (Fortress of Blogitude) A little off the top. Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald got his head shaved along with several players and members of Fitzgerald's coaching staff at a St. Baldrick's Day event to raise money for pediatric cancer research. (Northwestern University Official Athletic Site) It's a trap!  More Marchinfornication shenanigans with Black Heart Gold Pants. BASKETBALL That Don't Impress Me Much. Despite the Fighting Irish's basketball success this season, Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough says "we haven't done anything yet." (The Chicago Tribune) (Sham)rockin the hardwood. Looking back at when Digger Phelps emerging sense of fashion brought forth Notre Dame's bright yellow uniforms with a shamrock logo on the jerseys. (Lost Lettermen) Husky no more. Northern Illinois fires head men's basketball coach Ricardo Patton. (The Chicago Tribune) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Charlie Sheen rips on  Ryan Mallett, Greg McElroy, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Charlie Sheen rips on Ryan Mallett, Greg McElroy, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 10, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)     Mallett gets hammered by Sheen. Charlie Sheen called in Dan Patrick's radio show, and joked that former Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett. Sheen said Mallett left his bong at the out-of-control Half-Man's house. (Lost Lettermen) Don't believe it? Listen to the audio here. OOPS! Former Alabama QB Greg McElroy scored a 43 on his Wonderlic test, and not a 48. (al.com)  Mo' Money. Mississippi State's assistant coaches will be getting a pay raise for 2011. (ChuckOliver.net) I'd like to revise and extend my comments, Mister Speaker. Old Miss quarterback Randall Mackey made some claims that he had a speech impediment caused by the first of three concussions on Monday. By Wednesday, he was telling a somewhat different story. (The Clarion-Ledger) There's a party, but you're not invited. Florida's Pro Day will not be open to the public. But Will Muschamp is merciful and will let the media in. (Miami Herald) Springtime for Dooley and Tennessee. Tennessee announces the spring Orange and White Game will be held on April 16 at 2:00 PM. (Go Vols Xtra) Stealing the spotlight. Former Auburn defensive lineman Zach Clayton's performance at Auburn's Pro Day took some of the attention away from Cam Newton and Nick Fairley. (al.com) Close to home. Speculation  at where former Boise State backup QB Mike Tamburo will transfer to points to either FCS schools Georgia State or Georgia Southern. Tamburo was a star high school QB at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) BASKETBALL Is the Georgia Dome cursed? It is if you're the Tennessee Volunteers, apparently. (Rocky Top Talk) Reaping the whirlwind. Remembering the tornado that hit the Georgia Dome during the 2008 NCAA basketball tournament, and the whirlwind frenzy of the tournament itself. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Georgia commits five recruiting violations at one Signing Day event.

Georgia commits five recruiting violations at one Signing Day event.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 9, 2011

How do you manage to commit five NCAA recruiting violations at one Signing Day press conference? Pretty easy if you're Georgia. Georgia recruit Ray Drew had former Georgia Players David Pollack and Randall Godfrey appear at his Signing Day press conference. That's apparently a no-no according to the NCAA. But you can at least give UGA credit for (more or less) promptly reporting the violations, unlike certain Jim Tressel a Ohio State head football coach  who will remain nameless. As for Pollack, when asked if this would be the last time he would attend a Signing Day, the former Bulldog legend and current Atlanta radio personality responded with "That's Affirmative." (via Atlanta Journal Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Lots of Jim Tressel and Ohio St,plus Pat Fitzgerald, and...a Montreal Screwjob?

Big Tentacles: Lots of Jim Tressel and Ohio St,plus Pat Fitzgerald, and...a Montreal Screwjob?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 9, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  Why is this mascot smiling? "Ohio State is Screwed." Because Clay Travis says so. Shut up, Clay. (ClayTravis.net) The last refuge of a scoundrel.  So what does an Ohio State blogger do in response to the Jim Tressel scandal? Complain about the hypocrisy of the NCAA's rules on the amateur status of college football players, of course. (Eleven Warriors) This behavior's not unique. A look at past shenanigans at Ohio St. during the Tressel Era. (M Go Blog) Place your bets. Surprise! They're already making predictions on what the NCAA will do to Tressel and Ohio State. (Off tackle Empire) NON-OHIO ST. FOOTBALL Irish ban hydraulic lifts. Notre Dame decides to ban placing videographers hydraulic lifts at football practice after a student was killed after falling off one last season at a practice. (Rivals.com) Waiting for the Day. Former Wisconsin left tackle Gabe Carimi talks about preparing for Wisconsin's Pro Day. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) Pat Fitzgerald vs... a pelican? Only in Marchinfornication, of course. (Black Heart Gold Pants) BASKETBALL Albom on the Wolverines. Mitch Albom comments on Michigan's basketball success this year. Shut up, Mitch. (Detroit Free Press) Level up. Iowa guard Matt Gatens looks forward to taking his game to "the next level" in his senior season next year. (Iowa City Press-Citizen) That doesn't help Gatens in Marchinfornication, however. Herky Hawk beats Gatens in the ring via Montreal Screwjob. That's what Gatens gets for modeling his professional wrestling career after a coward who disgraced his country so badly by going AWOL while in the Marines...twice. A coward so vile that I refuse to even type out his name just to strike it out,  like I do Ryan Mallett.  (hint: R***y O***n) (Black Heart Gold Pants) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

A little something for Ohio State fans to keep their heads up after the Jim Tressel news.

A little something for Ohio State fans to keep their heads up after the Jim Tressel news.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 9, 2011

Hey there, Buckeye fans. Feeling down about today's news about Jim Tressel's uh, "Pryor knowedge" of events surrounding his players' NCAA violations? Well here's a little blast from the past to cheer you up. Just keep in mind the immortal words of Steve Perry and "Don't Stop Belivin'." (and yes, Cecil Hurt did come up with the "Pryor knowledge" line.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

A little something for Ohio State fans to keep their heads up.

A little something for Ohio State fans to keep their heads up.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 9, 2011

Hey there, Buckeye fans. Feeling down about today's news about Jim Tressel's uh, "Pryor knowedge" of events surrounding his players' NCAA violations? Well here's a little blast from the past to cheer you up. Just keep in mind the immortal words of Steve Perry and "Don't Stop Belivin'." (and yes, Cecil Hurt did come up with the "Pryor knowledge" line.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Newton accuser Scott Moore fired from his radio job?

Newton accuser Scott Moore fired from his radio job?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 8, 2011

Chuck Oliver is reporting on Twitter that WZZN FM on-air personality Scott Moore has been fired from the . Moore had claimed to have tapes of Cam Newton in the presence of his father Cecil Newton while the elder Newton sought payment for his son committing  to Mississippi State. The Never to Yeild Foundation, a group of Auburn supporters which was calling on WZZN's advertisers to boycott the station is also claiming Moore was fired on its website. Moore's program, "Moore and the Redfish" is no longer listed on the station's schedule. (via Chuck Oliver on Twitter) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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