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Georgia’s Jarvis Jones Not Quite Certain For Kentucky Trip

Macon Telegraph

Jarvis Jones’ status for the Kentucky game appears to have been downgraded a bit. On Sunday, head coach Mark Richt said he had no doubts that Jones, dealing with a sprained ankle, would be able to go at Kentucky. But on Tuesday, a day after Jones sat out practice, Richt was less sure.

HARRIS: West Virginia’s Loss Not End Of The World

John Harris

One terrible game later, West Virginia is just another Top 25 college football team. For reasons still not fully understood, the Mountaineers came out flat against Texas Tech and were deservedly flattened in the polls. If you think a 49-14 loss is bad, what about the Mountaineers free-falling 12 spots to No. 17? That’s quite [...]

Bama’s McCarron ‘Will Be Fine In A Day Or Two,’ Saban Says


One day after he played through the pain of an injured right knee, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is “doing fine,” coach Nick Saban said Sunday.

SHELTON: Gators Take Big Step With Win Against LSU

Gary Shelton

This is the way it used to sound, back when the sun revolved about the Florida Gators. Just like in the old days, the stadium was loud and raw, and the noise fell across another opponent whose flaws had been exposed. The fans danced and screamed, and even when the game was over, they did [...]

DirecTV, Pac-12 Still At Loggerheads


There is still no deal between the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV. And things don’t appear to be going well.

Kipeli Koniseti Juggles Football, Marriage, Fatherhood & School

Arizona Republic

Last week, the night before Arizona State’s home game against Illinois, Kipeli Koniseti’s phone rang. He saw it was his wife and wondered if something was wrong.

Two LSU Players Appealing Academic Status


Two LSU veteran players’ status for the 2012 season opener is in limbo as an academic appeal process unfurls. Tigers’ Coach Les Miles confirmed Monday that tailback Michael Ford and outside linebacker Tahj Jones have some eligibility issues to scale before No. 3-ranked LSU takes on North Texas at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium

How Big Is Bryant’s Hit To Oklahoma?


With the chaos that was Oklahoma football news yesterday it says something of Greg Bryant’s talent that his decommitment would steal most of the Sooners headlines on Monday. The news was even more impactful when it became clear that he would not only be decommitting but dropping the Sooners entirely from consideration so that he [...]

RAISSMAN: Nittany Lions Won’t Want For Cash

Bob Raissman

While Jerry Sandusky was out raping boys, it’s not a reach to suggest Joe Paterno and his lackeys covered for him not only to protect the image of Penn State football, but to make sure the TV loot would continue flowing into the program.

Advanced Trends In Packaged Reads & Concepts

Smart football

This article is by Patrick McCarthy. You can follow him on twitter at @patdmccarthy. Any and all questions are encouraged. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he played and coached in France and Sweden while also coaching at St. Thomas Aquinas HS (KS) and Neenah HS (WI). Since then he has coached at the [...]

STAPLES: SEC Draws Line In Playoff Sand


At the BCS meetings last month, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick couldn’t help but point out the collegiality among the group of conference commissioners. It was fairly astounding, Swarbrick said, considering the differing points of view of the power-brokers involved in creating college football’s Final Four. At the time, it seemed the folks in [...]

MOON: Newton Steals The Show At Auburn ‘A-Day’

Josh Moon

Cam Newton sucks up a spotlight. Auburn’s most recent Heisman Trophy winner was back on The Plains Saturday to take part in the school’s unveiling of three statues outside of Jordan Hare Stadium honoring AU’s three Heisman winners — Cam, Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan.

LASSAN & GALL: SEC Quarterback Rankings For 2012


The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The rankings take into account last season’s production, what each player is expected to do in 2012 and [...]

FOSTER: UCLA’s Noel Mazzone Is A Quick-Study Advocate


Noel Mazzone, UCLA’s new offensive coordinator, never got around to watching game tapes to see what quarterbacks he inherited.

Lawyer Wants Charges Against Sandusky Dismissed

CBS Sports

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Thursday to throw out the child sex abuse charges against him, arguing some counts are not specific enough, evidence is lacking in others and the statute of limitations may have run out regarding eight of the 10 alleged victims.

3/4/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: TRAMEL: A 4-Team Playoff? What A Fantastic Thing That Would Be CIRMINIELLO: New Coordinators To Watch In 2012 SIPPLE: Amid Fervent Fan Base, Pelini Seeks Even Keel BOHLS: Defense To The Rescue For Texas Football GIVLER: Five Programs Winning In Ohio CASH: LSU’s Shepard Must Shine Brighter In 2012 GOLDEN: Ash Has Horns’ QB [...]

3/2/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: DOYEL: Nothing Honest, Unintentional About Oregon Paying Lyles To Deliver Talent KERCHEVAL: SEC Spring Storylines BOHLS & GOLDEN: Horns’ Pressing Spring Issues TRAVIS: Derek Dooley Loses 7th Coach In One Offseason OATES: Russell Wilson’s Height A Big Issue For Scouts GLICKSMAN: Burning Questions For Each Big East Team MCCANN: Athletes More Prepared For Real [...]

3/1/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: WETZEL: Configuring A Playoff Field Isn’t Hard: Just Need To Keep It Simple GALLOWAY: Give Chuck Neinas Credit For Stabilizing Big 12 WOJCIECHOWSKI: ACC May Hold Key To Renewed Rivalries GREENBERG: SEC Should Expand To A Nine-Game League Schedule FELDMAN: Stringent Standards Help Stanford Elevate Itself In Recruiting BICKLEY: Football Coach Todd Graham Connecting [...]

2/29/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: STEJSKAL: Early Enrollees Who Will Have An Impact This Spring — & Fall SCARBINSKY: Conference Champs Only Not The Only Way To Go CIRMINIELLO: Biggest Shoes To Fill On Offense In ’12 KING: Georgia’s McGarity Between Rock & Hard Place On Scheduling MIKLASZ: Goodbye & Good Riddance, Big 12 FORNELLI: The Biggest Replacements In [...]

2/28/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: MANDEL: Conference Champion Requirement Surefire Way To Undermine Playoff FELDMAN: The Spring’s Most Significant QB Battles BARGER: Nkemdiche Always Looking For Ways to Become a Better Player KING: Contenders Or Pretenders? The Jackets Will Know Before October 1st JONES: 2012 ACC Football Schedule Released HAYES: Major Questions Facing ACC Conference Heavyweights This Spring DODD: [...]

2/27/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: TAYLOR: Top Storylines Heading Into The Spring GREENBERG: New Coaches Make Pac-12 Even More Intriguing Conference HORNE: Teams To Watch Out For In 2012 MAISEL: Coaching Pioneer Sees Progress HAMILTON: Texas Dominating Dallas-Fort Worth Recruiting HLAS: No one Can Truly Predict Greg Davis’ Success With Hawkeyes MEGARGEE: Top Recruiting Classes That Fizzled BISHOP: Baylor’s [...]

2/26/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: SIPPLE: Football May Be At Critical Point In History HUNTER: Stodgy BCS Still Won’t Embrace Playoffs GUILBEAU: 5 Questions For LSU Spring Ball GREENBERG: 12 Teams & 12 Questions for Big Ten Spring Ball CARLSON: Did Oklahoma Coach Jay Norvell’s Tweets Violate NCAA Rules? KING: Hot Seat In SEC Lonely SHATEL: Staying Too Long [...]

2/24/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: TELANDER: Duersons’ Lawsuit Should Bring Resolution To Concussion Problem DOYEL: Death Of Football? That’s Crazy, Until You Start Thinking About It HOPKINS: New Colleges Hit West For Recruits PLASCHKE: The Original Man Of Troy HORNE: ALS Or Victim Of Violent Sport? CLIMER: Maryland’s Mistakes Have Become Vandy’s Gain BAHN: Scheduling Rutgers A Big Victory [...]

2/23/2012 Evening Edition

OPINION: CARLSON: SEC, Money Help BCS Come Around On College Football Playoff Issue ENGEL: Status Quo Reigns At Commish Meeting KING: SEC Could Change Schedule CANZANO: Ex-NBA Player Recovering From Addiction Has Message For Oregon BOHLS: BCS System Will Move To A College Playoff, Because It Has To FERRANTE: Florida State Scrambles To Fill 2012 [...]

2/22/12 Evening Edition

OPINION: HAYES: Plus One Is A Minus For College Football WETZEL: Maryland Allowing Transfer To Any School Should Be A Model KIRK: The Best College Football Recruiting Stories STAPLES: Time For NCAA Rule That Actually Protects Athletes TRAVIS: College Athletes Have Won The Right To Transfer Schools WHITMIRE: Aggies Adding Dance Team At Football Games? [...]

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