LSU Wins Share of National Title With SEC Championship Game Victory

LSU plays Georgia in the SEC championship game and already some are saying the game means nothing at all since the LSU-Alabama rematch in the BCS title game appears set regardless of the SEC title outcome. I think that opinion is completely wrong. Why? Because LSU can win a share of the national title with… Read more »

Vanderbilt Reaches Deal on Extension, Salary Increase for James Franklin

Vanderbilt has reached an agreement to extend first-year head coach James Franklin’s contract. The extension will also feature a salary increase for Franklin, whose team beat Wake Forest yesterday to become bowl eligible. Reached for comment by OKTC, Vanderbilt Vice-Chancellor David Williams acknowledged that a deal was in place: “I’ve been working with Coach Franklin’s agent since the… Read more »

Today Vol Fans Realized the Dool-Aid Was Laced With Arsenic

Some UT fans have been mad at me for not being a dyed-in-the-wool Dool-Aid drinking homer. How come, many wonder, I won’t drink the Dool-Aid? When I wrote after October’s Georgia loss that Dooley would be firmly on the hot seat by the end of the Arkansas game, message boards exploded in outrage. How could I say such a… Read more »

Kids Discuss the Iron Bowl: Happy Thanksgiving Weekend from OTKC

First thing’s first: I am no longer Pregnant in a Sundress.  At only 32 weeks gestation (8 weeks before her due date, for those not in the Baby Club yet), I had some pregnancy complications that forced an emergency c-section. So at 6:15 on October 24, my daughter Caroline was born. She spent 28 days… Read more »

Presnap Read: Arkansas at LSU; BCS Madness Brewing?

The Game to Watch Arkansas at LSU (1:30/CBS) – The No. 3 Razorbacks head to Baton Rouge to take on the top-ranked Tigers in a nationally televised game that will determine who plays in the SEC and BCS title games. One of the nation’s most prolific offenses will face a suffocating defense, and for only… Read more »

CBS’s Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Tony Barnhart Discuss BCS “Mulligan” For Oklahoma State, Arkansas Deaths

During halftime of our epic CBS drinking game that has me buzzing as I type this, I took a break from drinking. What did I hear? Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, and Tony Barnhart all three discussing the impact that Oklahoma State plane crash deaths and Arkansas’s player deaths might have on the BCS standings.  Seriously. … Read more »

Video: Bobby Petrino to Les Miles: “F— you, motherf—–.”

Just after Les Miles kicked a field goal to go up 41-17 — LSU had outscored Arkansas 41-3 since going down 14-0 — CBS cameras caught Bobby Petrino pointing to Les Miles and sending a not so subtle message about what he thought of Miles’s game management. I’m no professional lipreader but Petrino appears to… Read more »

Ryan Tannehill: First Honorary Inductee to OKTC Hall of Fame

I know Ryan Tannehill’s team just lost tonight, but some things are more important than winning football games. Like having smoking hot fiancees. Tonight, another kicker stole the glory, but for the rest of his life Ryan Tannehill will be in the outkick the coverage hall of fame. It may be a small consolation prize,… Read more »

Vinnie Verno Bets the Baby On Texas A&M And Corndog Immunity

Our boy Vinnie Verno is back with early picks this week to get you ready for Thanksgiving. What did Bobby Petrino do to get his team ready for LSU? Did he blare music? Nope, he had them practice with the scent of corndogs emanating across the Razorback practice field. And in the final Texas-Texas A&M game?… Read more »

It’s Back! The LSU-Arkansas Drinking Game

Raise your hand if you’re going to need alcohol to make it through your Thanksgiving weekend. (Hand raised). I’m headed up to Lexington, Kentucky today where my two hellion boys under the age of three will be melded with my twin 1.5 year old nephews. Yeah, four mobile boys under the age of three? It’s like a symphony of… Read more »

The Rematch; And Why is Arkansas so disrespected?

One of the great flaws of college football is that perception often governs reality. That is, what we think about teams often dictates what they’re capable of actually doing. In no other sport does our collective wisdom — or lack thereof — matter as much in truly determining a champion. Every other sport settles its champion on the… Read more »

Outkcast Parody Video: Sorry Phil Fulmer

UT fans are finally starting to realize that going 152-52 at Tennessee isn’t that easy. Remember back in the day when we used to bitch and moan about Citrus Bowl trips? Times have changed. But I have to admit, I didn’t see this Outkast spoof, “Sorry Phil Fulmer,” coming. Enjoy. This took a hell of… Read more »

Starting 11: RIP Larry Munson Edition

Before we commence the Starting 11, let’s all say goodbye to Larry Munson, one of the last, great voices of Southern football. There was a day and there was an age when SEC announcers brought games to people all over the Southland who didn’t have the opportunity to watch the games live. These men were… Read more »

SEC’s Sixth Straight National Title Assured with LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas at top of BCS

Coming in to this season the SEC had won five consecutive national titles in football. That was an astounding accomplishment. The most astounding part of that accomplishment? It wasn’t just one or two teams on a roll. Florida (twice), LSU, Alabama, and Auburn have all won titles as well. Entering the 2011 season it seemed impossible for… Read more »

Derek Dooley Slams Vandy in Post-Game Locker Room Celebration

Saturday Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 27-21 in overtime. It was an emotional win for the Vols, who had previously been winless in the SEC. So emotional, evidently, that the team lifted Derek Dooley skyward while chanting his name in a post-game locker room celebration — Dooley punching the T on the ceiling is destined for Internet immortality. The last time… Read more »

Lee Corso Drops An F-Bomb at the end of College Gameday

To know Lee Corso is to love him. Especially when he’s making his picks at the end of College Gameday. In making today’s pick between SMU and Houston, Corso initially pretended to go with SMU. Then tossed aside a megaphone and said, “Ah, f—, it.” Co-hosts Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit absolutely lost it. I… Read more »

Presnap Read: Vandy and UT Battle For a Bowl

The Game to Watch Vanderbilt at Tennessee (7 ET/ESPNU) – Tennessee and Vanderbilt typically have little more than state pride on the line when they meet every November. Typically, Tennessee is a heavy favorite and  the Vols usually win when they face the ‘Dores. This year has been anything but typical, though. Vandy rides in… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: What if Tim Tebow Broke the Internet

Yep, Bronco fans are really buying #15 jerseys and putting “Jesus” on the back. After last night they’ll sell even more. Last night Tim Tebow Tebow’d the NFL. Every single person who watched him play four years in the SEC was not surprised at all when Tebow slipped outside the pocket on a Jets blitz and… Read more »

NCAA Has Authority to Give Penn State Death Penalty

With last night’s New York Times revelations of a growing Penn State cover-up, it’s now beyond a shadow of a doubt that this story is the largest American sports scandal of all-time. The Chicago White Sox throwing the World Series, the SMU paying players scandal, steroids in baseball, all of them pale in comparison to… Read more »

Vinnie Verno Bets His Phil Fulmer Autographed Helmet on Vandy-UT

It’s a sad day in the Vinnie Verno household. Not only is he forced to pick Vanderbilt -1 over Tennessee, but he’s so confident of the result that he’s wagering one of his prize possessions — the Phil Fulmer autographed mini-helmet. Say it ain’t so, Vinnie, say it ain’t so. Wipe away your tears from… Read more »