(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Tennessee being investigated by the NCAA? All signs point to the NCAA looking into Lane Kiffin's shenanigans at Tennessee, about six months or so after the rat left the ship. As usual. (Chattanooga Times Free Press) Tennessee, meet Miami. The NCAA is also investigating whether “impermissible text messages and telephone calls to prospective student-athletes.” violates NCAA regulations. Sadly, The "U" can't blame any ex-coaches on this one. (Yahoo! Sports) More bad news for the Vols. Or at least Vols with any fashion sense. Tennessee's sense of style is about to take a turn for the worst. Loud Mouth Golf, notorious for outfitting the Norwegian Olympic curling men's team and sponsoring John Daly, will be creating golf wear for the Vols. According to Daly, the company will be making “check-pants, shorts, shirts and skorts.” Didn't Tennessee suffer enough with Lane Kiffin? (Larry Brown Sports) John Brantley needs a nickname. Tim Tebow's successor as Florida QB needs a nickname, says Alligator Army. Shouldn't Brantley actually accomplish something on the field first? (Alligator Alley) "Party in the UGA" on Attack of the Show?" "Party in the UGA" on Attack of the Show." Click here to watch. I'd post it here if it didn't have a segment where a word you wouldn't say in front of Mama was repeated over and over again. Or if Olivia Munn was involved (which she wasn't, dangit!) (From the Rumble Seat) At least Dawg fans can take the joke, and run with it. Dawg Sports revealed other SEC school's orientation videos. Here's the best one: "Ole Miss won't be doing an orientation video this year. Right after Jeremiah Masoli transferred in the laptop with the script and music mix on it disappeared." (Dawg Sports) Things worse than Vanderbilt football. Anchor of Gold's "Schadenfreude Fridays" goes back 1980's New Jersey and Action Park, which "closed down in 1996 after only six deaths, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and millions of amazing stories." (Anchor of Gold)
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.) Big 10 likely to go East/West. Reports say the Big 10's divisions are taking shape. The east would consist of Ohio St., Michigan, Michigan St., Penn St. Purdue, and Indiana. The west would be composed of Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Northwestern. (Chicago Tribune, Corn Nation) The more things change for Nebraska, the more things stay the same? The Cornhuskers' reported future home in the Big Ten west is compared to its current place in the Big 12, with the proposed east and west divisions eerily resembling the Big 12 south and north in character and stregnth. Please note this comparison is coming from a Texas A&M blogger, who probably still secretly wished the Aggies had bolted to the SEC. (I Am the 12th Man) The more things change for Ohio State and Michigan, the more things won't stay the same. A look at how the "new" Big Ten, with its divisions and end-of-the-season championship game will effect the current season-ending Ohio St.-Michigan game. (Eleven Warriors) Brian Kelly tired of talking. "From my perspective, there's been enough talk,"According to the new Notre Dame head football coach. "We've analyzed, we've looked at the roster, we've talked about expectations. Now it's about doing, it's about getting the job done." (Chicago Tribune). Northwestern's Ryan Stadium compared to "a high school stadium," and not in a good way. The dubious title of "Big Ten stadium with the worst atmosphere" was voted on by Big Ten players. It sounds like Ryan Stadium's off the Ryan List (which I really need to get around to posting one of these days. (Ann Arbor.com, Sippin' on Purple)
UPDATE: Since I already went there, here's the most famous issue #27 of a comic book of them all:
(Your Moment of Tebowness is SWRT's recurring feature on the cultural phenomenon that is His Tebowness. Everyone else is doing it, so why can't I?) Didn't get your limited edition Tim Tebow signature Nike Trainer 1.2 shoes? Don't feel alone. Neither did Dan Shannof, the Peter King to His Tebowness' Brett Favre. In fact, the show sold out on NikeStore.com in minutes. Oh well, there's always this snazzy looking Tebow T-shirt Nike's put out, with an eerily familiar mantra: But does Bo know about this yet? And what's he going to do if he finds out? That's what I want to know. (via TIM TEBLOG)
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Alabama ranked Number One in USA Today's preseason Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Least. Shocking. News. Ever. (USA Today) Making the list, SEC-wise: Florida (#3), LSU (#16), Georgia Tech (#17), Arkansas (#19), UGA (#21), Auburn (#23). (USA Today) Making the list, ACC-wise:Virginia Tech (#6, coincidentally behind week one opponent Boise St. (#5), Miami (#13), UNC (#18), FSU (#20). (UGA Today) Maryland players going to yoga classes to improve flexibility and strength. Insert Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles joke here. (Amphibious Sports Duo. Actually these guy's Street Fighter II joke is actually a funnier comment than mine, dangit.) How's Logan Gray doing as a reciever? The former quarterback is doing pretty good, according to Mark Richt. (OnlineAthens.com) Why doesn't Georgia Tech have Joshua Nesbitt performing Oklahoma drills? According to teammate Nick Claytor it's not allowed "for fear of (Nesbitt) killing one of his teammates. Save it for the season!" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Everything you ever wanted to know about Boston College's Twitter presence, but were afraid to ask. BC Interruption list all current and former BC athletes they consider worth following on Twitter, including Mark Herzlich. Sadly, Matt Ryan isn't on Twitter. That's probably a smart move there. (BC Interruption)
Virginia is having trouble selling out its allotment of tickets for their rivalry game against Virginia Tech on November 27 in Blacksburg. According to Craig Littlepage, UVA athletic director, there are 1,000 extra tickets. The school is trying to reach donors and former season ticket holders to sell the tickets, so they won't have to return the tickets to Va. Tech. Otherwise, there will be a lot of Hokie fans in the Virginia section. What's the Hokie reaction to this? Well this was Va. Tech blog Gobbler Country's reaction, in full. "Hahahahahahahahahahahaha... ...(breath) bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha."Apparently the Blue Beetle was a Virginia Tech alum. Maybe UVA needs to hire some more people to sell tickets. I hear there are some former members of the Miami Heat ticket sales staff who are looking for a job right now. (via Collegiate Times, Gobbler Country)
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.) It's Indianapolis! Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis will be the site of the first Big Ten championship game in 2011. No word yet if Ro*Tel or Barbasol will be the title game's sponsor. (CBS Sports.com) USA Today preseason coaches poll. Ohio State is ranked at #2 behind Alabama. Nebraska is at #9, followed by Iowa at #10. Wisconsin (#12) and Penn State (#14) round out the Big Ten's presence in the poll. (USA Today) Branded. What schools are the biggest "brands" in the Big Ten football-wise? The obvious choices: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and "not-quite Big-Ten-yet-but-we'll-count-it-anyway" Nebraska. Wisconsin and Iowa round out the second tier. (Madison.com) 2009 revisited. Looking back at Iowa's 2009 season, and wondering if the Hawkeyes overachieved or underachieved. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Don't look now, Northwestern. There's a rival to your infamous 34-game losing streak during the 1980's. Western Kentucky has lost 20 in a row. Can beating the streak be far behind? (Sippin' on Purple)
Those annoying "Tebros" are back. This time the fanatical Tebow fans kind of let the cat out of the bag about how bad they've ripped off In Loving Color's infamous "Men on Film" sketches by doing guess what? Film reviews. I'm beginning to think this is all a ruse, that these guys aren't really Gator fans, and that they're really a couple of Georgia fans named Bubba and Earl. Oh wait, I did blame this on 'Bama fans last time. Whatever. The fact that it was slightly funnier might indicate a little bit of Dawg influence this time.
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.) Does Ron Zook have a future as a guidance counselor? Judging how Zook pinned Nebraska's Bo Pelini's coaching potential down as Ohio State secondary coach, he might. Which is good because he probably won't be coaching at Illinois after this season. (Corn Nation, Omaha World-Herald, ) Which Wolverines have the most to gain in fall practice? Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson is the obvious choice, but four other players to look out for are sophomore defensive tackle Will Campbell, redshirt sophomore linebacker Kenny Demens, redshirt freshman offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, and redshirt freshman running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. (The Wolverine Blog) One from the vaults. NFL legend and Michigan alum Dan Dierdorf will be hosting Big Ten Film Vault, a thirteen week series which the Big Ten Network promises will present "hours of rare and in some cases, never before seen footage of Big Ten coaches and players." And lots of Ro*Tel commercials. (Orlando Sentinel) Well, somebody has to do it. Michigan State interested in having Northwestern as one of its division rivals. (Lansing State Journal)
Georgia fans should be happy that ESPN finally decides to pay attention to the Dawgs with one of their promos for ESPN 3D, but it comes off as more of a lovefest for Florida. The alleged Georgia fan should probably be happy that the search for UGA VIII is still going on. Otherwise, this promo could have ended up like the punch line of a certain classic Lewis Grizzard routine..."That dog would bite you!"
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Zach Mettenberger to go JUCO. The disgraced former Georgia quarterback will play for Butler Community College, located in El Dorado, Kansas. Carry on, wayward Dawg. (Wichita Eagle) Miami Hurricanes All Growed Up. Jacory Harris and the players that came to "The U" in 2008 are ready to show they're ready to take the Hurricanes to the next level. (ACC Sports Journal) It may be too soon to mention Bear Bryant and Nick Saban in the same sentence, but... Roll 'Bama Roll compares the coaching philosophies of The Bear and Nick Saban. The section on conditioning is interesting enough to check out, as it shows how things have progressed from Bryant's near Junction Boys style weight room to Saban's springtime "4th Quarter Program". (Roll 'Bama Roll) Jimbo Fisher plays the "mob" card. The FSU head coach tried to one-up Nick Saban and compared agents to the mob. Saban still wins, because calling them "pimps" is just funnier. (In the Bleachers) South Carolina's Stephen Garcia the best quarterback in the SEC East. Because Tony Barnhart says so. He ranks the other QB's too. (Mr. College Football) Mike Slive: the epic interview, Part II. Continuing Clay Travis' interview with the SEC Commissioner. (Fanhouse)
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.) Sparty pushing Bucky Badger on a luggage cart? Sparty pushing Bucky Badger on a luggage cart. Hopefully it's into traffic. But that probably won't kill the creature that haunts my nightmares. (11 Warriors) Big Ten looks at a nine-game in-conference schedule. Meaning that teams would play their six division rivals, and three teams from the rival division. But it wouldn't start until 2015, so that conference teams could fulfill commitments on their out-of-conference schedules. (The Rivalry, Esq.) More Proof that Stanzi is the Manzi. A poll of 11 Big Ten players selected Iowa's Ricky Stanzi as the Big Ten's best quarterback. Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor, Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien, and Minnesota's Adam Weber tied for second place. (Sporting News) Chris Allen no longer a Spartan. The Michigan State guard has left the team after being in what head basketball coach Tom Izzo refered to as "a tenuous position since the spring." (The Only Colors) A future at Michigan for Les Miles not looking good. Les Miles chances of getting the job of Michigan head football coach when Rich Rodriguez finally gets the ax are getting slimmer and slimmer. Blame it on the mess-up with oversigning recruits at LSU. (MGoBlog)
This is how Charlie Weis is getting around at Kansas City Chiefs training camp while recovering from knee surgery. Ryan Mallett only wishes he was ridin' dirty like Weis. Actually the whole knee surgery is a ruse. Weis actually hast all his money stashed in that knee brace. He's trying to protect it from the Ice Cream Phantoms. And don't laugh now, but Weis was able to beat Albert Haynesworth's conditioning drill time in that chair. What's worse, Weis passed it. (via Deadspin)
Do you know what's sadder than a Ryan Howard lawn gnome? The sad and pathetic journey to a minor league Reading Phillies game in an attempt to obtain one of these little gems. Click upon this link, ye mighty, and despair. (610 WIP, The Slanch Report)
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