Starting 11: Kid Kliff Kingsbury, Guns Up

This kid, dressed as toddler Kliff Kingsbury, just stole your wife or girlfriend. So far this kid is the unquestioned winner of the Outkick the Coverage Halloween costume contest of 2013.  Here were our top 12 submitted costumes from 2012. If you really liked your own costume or you saw one that you particularly loved… Read more »

What Are the Chances We End Up With Five Undefeated BCS Teams?

I really enjoy the work of Paul Bessire over at Paul runs a computer simulation 50,000 times to see what’s most likely to happen over the course of a season.  Last year he analyzed the chances that undefeated teams would finish undefeated for us. This year I asked him to do the same thing… Read more »

Outkick’s Top Ten For Week 9 and SEC Power Rankings

As we wait for tonight’s BCS standings, it’s time to go ahead and get out our Outkick the Coverage rankings published. More rankings chaos ensued last night when Missouri blew a 17 point fourth quarter home lead and gave South Carolina a decent path to the SEC title game. All the Gamecocks have to do… Read more »

Johnny Manziel Picks the Three People He’d Most LIke To Party With

Johnny Manziel’s shoulder was injured today, but he shook off the ill effects to lead the Aggies to a rout over Vanderbilt.  During the game Texas A&M played a video on the stadium jumbotron and asked players who they’d most like to party with.  As usual, Manziel didn’t disappoint with his answers.  What three people… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Kentucky Hate Mail Edition

It’s Friday and you’re all pretending to work anyway so I hope All That and a Bag of Mail can help get you to the weekend faster. For last night’s Marshall at MTSU game on FS1, the guys and gals at MTSU decided to have an Erin Andrews and Clay Travis lookalike contest. Below were… Read more »

Roles Reversed From South Carolina and Mizzou’s First Meeting

By: Aaron Tallent   Saturday’s match-up between South Carolina and Missouri is a street fight for the SEC East. Barring an epic late-season meltdown, a win Saturday will mean a trip to Atlanta for 7-0 Mizzou. Meanwhile, South Carolina began the season as a favorite to win the East, but now has to beat the… Read more »

My week Nine Picks and Viewer Guide

The picks continue to fight the good fight and meet with much resistance.  After nailing three of the five SEC upsets last week — Mizzou on the money line bet to win, Vandy against Georgia and Auburn on the road at Texas A&M — plus missing on South Carolina at Tennessee despite saying for the… Read more »

Outkick the Podcast: Stephen Garcia

Stephen Garcia is one of the most fascinating quarterbacks in SEC history. Suspended five times, yet capable of leading a team to one of the worst beatings of Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty, Garcia was an enigmatic party man quarterback during his five years in Columbia, South Carolina. So what’s Garcia really like? And what’s the… Read more »

Outkick The Coverage Draft Day Challenge Week 8

We’ve got a special offer this week at DraftDay.  So far this year Outkick readers have won thousands of dollars by playing fantasy football alongside me.  Well, this week, I’m giving you a chance to win your favorite football jersey. (You will then be able to use this football jersey to give to the younger… Read more »

Gamecocks, Tigers and the misery of football in South Carolina

  By Adam O’Daniel The fine state of South Carolina takes great pride in its contributions to this nation.   Myrtle Beach. The Peachoid. Darius Rucker. The Civil War.    You’re welcome, America.    But The Palmetto State has failed to produce anything meaningful in football in more than 30 years. This fact blossomed last Saturday… Read more »

The Path to the 2013 BCS Title, Part One

Lots of time is spent debating which teams will play for the BCS title. But in reality it isn’t that complicated when you break down all the possible outcomes. Here are this week’s BCS standings. Keep in mind that there are really just two factors to analyze — a. the psychology of voters, i.e. how… Read more »

The Top Ten Tennessee-Alabama Games

By Aaron Tallent For decades, everyone from Bristol, Tenn., to Pascagoula, Miss., knew the third Saturday in October meant that the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers would meet. Thanks to conference realignment, it can now be the fourth Saturday of October, but the rivalry still means a lot to both fan bases no… Read more »

The Ten Dumbest Fan Bases in America: #2 The Kentucky Wildcats

What would happen if you took the worst parts of the Midwest and combined it with the worst parts of the South? You’d have the state of Kentucky.  Kentucky is the chinstrap bearded white guy in the oversized jean shorts and high top tennis shoes who rolls up to your tailgate and says, “Yo, where… Read more »

Vegas Poll 2.0: Texas Tech’s Overrated Edition

Popularity polls are known for wild fluctuations, aggressively over reacting to one week’s worth of results (Auburn jumping 13 places ring any bells!?).  After Sunday’s unveiling of the first BCS standings, I have to commend the pollsters for getting the top 3 places correct.  It’s not until we get to 4th place where I take… Read more »

Mauktober Arrives at Missouri

Eleven SEC quarterbacks have missed games because of injuries this fall. Indeed, there are only three schools that have started the same quarterback for every game all year — Georgia, LSU, and Alabama. None of these replacement quarterbacks, however, have the star potential of Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk. Already Missouri fans have dubbed the month… Read more »

Starting 11: Mizzou’s For Real Edition

Long suffering Tennessee football fans have seen defeat snatched from the jaws of victory oodles of times over the past several years.  Whether it was 13 men on the field at LSU, a bowl loss after a bowl victory against UNC, or fumbling out of the end zone in overtime against Georgia two weeks ago, it’s… Read more »

Katherine Webb Signed Jersey From Her Commercial Up For Grabs

As Outkick the Coverage has grown, our emails get more entertaining. Such was the case this morning when the guys at Carl’s Jr./Hardees emailed to say they enjoyed y’all’s suggestion that Johnny Manziel dress up as AJ McCarron and bring along a girl dressed like Katherine Webb in the Carl’s Jr./Hardees commercial. In fact, they… Read more »

Outkick’s Messy Top Ten and SEC Power Rankings

Yesterday there was so much insanity in college football that I decided we had to go ahead and attempt to make sense of it all in advance of tomorrow’s Starting 11 by releasing my top ten and my SEC power rankings.  it’s almost as if the entire SEC conspired to prove that Bob Stoops’s “top… Read more »

Keith Jackson on Fox College Saturday

I don’t know a single college football fan who isn’t in love with Keith Jackson. Jackson, who retired from college football after calling his final game, Texas and USC in the 2006 BCS title game, came on our Fox College Saturday show this morning and left all of us in awe.   How awesome was… Read more »