Presnap Read: Alabama Prepares to Vanquish Tennessee

Two Conference Games to Watch   Alabama at Tennessee (7:15 ET/ESPN2) – “The Third Saturday in October” once again takes place a week late on the calendar as the Tide and Vols square off in one of the South’s oldest rivalries. In a series defined over the past 40 years by its streaks, Alabama looks… Read more »

The Play That Led to Georgia-Vandy Confrontation: Georgia Defensive Back Shawn Williams’ Cheap Shot

Today the SEC announced that Georgia defensive back Shawn Williams and defensive lineman Kwame Geathers along with Vanderbilt center Logan Stewart have all been suspended for the first half of their next games. The Geathers and Stewart suspension was for a cut block by Stewart and the resulting personal foul after Geathers punched Stewart. Williams was suspended for “a… Read more »

Titans Will Beat Texans Per Prediction Machine

The Tennessee Titans will take on the Houston Texans this weekend in the biggest Titans game in two years. Win and the Titans are sitting pretty, a full two game lead in the division with ten to play. Lose and the Titans fall to second place, a full game back with the tiebreaker out the… Read more »

Nick Saban: the Bill Belichick of College Coaches

Nick Saban owns college football. Even the most rabid Auburn partisan would recognize this fact if you plied him or her with truth serum. (Under the influence of truth serum Tiger fans would also admit that they cheated their ass off to get Cam Newton). There is no more dominant college coach in the country.… Read more »

Marcus Lattimore Out For Season: Is NFL’s Age Restriction a Moral Issue?

South Carolina’s star running back Marcus Lattimore saw his season come to an end on Saturday. While blocking downfield at Mississippi State Lattimore’s knee was rolled into by a lineman. Lattimore, a sophomore, would have been a first round NFL draft pick if he’d been allowed to declare for the draft after his first season… Read more »

Mark Richt Apologizes to James Franklin, Calls Player a Dumbass

Saturday we posted this video of Vandy Coach James Franklin and Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s angry confrontation in the wake of Georgia’s 33-28 victory. Monday afternoon James Franklin appeared on our 3 Hour Lunch radio show and said he couldn’t get into specifics about what he and Mark Richt had discussed or about the report… Read more »

LSU Wins Glorified Scrimmage, Nears Title Showdown

Knoxville, TN As LSU head coach Les Miles led his team off the field Saturday at Neyland Stadium, LSU fans leaned over the wall chanting: “We want Bama.” Miles merely nodded in their direction. After the game Miles was asked about the LSU at Alabama game on November 5th. A game that has already achieved… Read more »

James Franklin and Todd Grantham Confrontation at the end of Georgia-Vandy

Here is James Franklin in his post-game press conference addressing his dust-up with Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham in the wake of Georgia’s narrow 33-28 win that ended with Vandy throwing an incomplete pass into the end zone. (I’ve also posted video from the post-game and of Grantham giving the choke season during last year’s… Read more »

What Cam Newton Taught Us: Always Pay Cash

If Nancy Grace had a show on ESPN, she would begin it: “The devil is dancing in Alabama tonight.” A few moments later ESPN’s Joe Schad would Tweet this: “Sources: The devil is dancing in Alabama tonight.” That’s because Cecil Newton proved the NCAA is the most worthless organization in America. Step a hair across… Read more »

Vinnie Verno: Alabama Will Cover in First Half vs. Ole Miss

Vinnie Verno is back with his weekly dose of picks and his advice is simple: Alabama will cover in the first half against Ole Miss. Also, he’s a big fan of Mike Gundy. And how couldn’t you be a big fan of Mike Gundy when he’s got dance moves like that guy does? When he’s… Read more »

Presnap Reads: Can LSU Overcome Awful UT Band Play?

Two Conference Games to Watch   LSU at Tennessee (3:30 ET/CBS) – LSU continues its march to a possible national title berth this weekend as it travels to Knoxville to face a Tennessee team decimated by injuries to its top two offensive weapons – Tyler Bray and Justin Hunter. Tennessee hasn’t been able to muster… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Surfing Great Whites

Now that the NCAA has officially announced it could find no wrongdoing in the Cam Newton investigation, I’d like to make a humble suggestion: how about the NCAA has to turn over its notes, tape recorded conversations, and whatever other data it has amassed to Yahoo Sports investigative team? After all, Yahoo is the one uncovering actual… Read more »

NCAA Rule Makes SEC’s 13 Team Schedule A Virtual Impossibility

OKTC has already written about why a 13 team SEC schedule is complicated as hell. What OKTC reported a month ago was there was no way to play an eight game schedule while each team played every member of its division. Last week the SEC athletic directors met to consider the complexities of a 13 team schedule… Read more »

Big East Unlikely To Lose BCS Bid

As the Big East attempts to stave off one raid after another, struggles to hold together a fractious lot of current members who are looking elsewhere, and battles to preserve its status as the sixth major football conference in America, much discussion has centered on the likelihood that a Big East devoid of Pitt and… Read more »

Starting 11: The Greatest Tailgate Cookie of All-Time

Behold, the greatest tailgate cookie in the history of tailgate cookies. I defy you to beat the orange pants cookie. It even has the T belt buckle. That’s quality. Sadly, this was the best play anyone in orange pants made on Saturday. UT fans desperately want Dooley to succeed because right now the Fulmer Curse owns… Read more »

Titans vs. Steelers Predicted Box Score: Put Money on Titans

Our guys at Prediction Machine play every game 50,000 times before they make any calls on the spread, fantasy stats, or survivor league picks. You can hear Paul Bessire, prediction Machine Founder, every 1:15 central time on our 3 Hour Lunch radio show. In the meantime the Titans are 3-1 and the Pittsburgh Steelers are… Read more »

The Quiet Storm of Conference Realignment

What if I’d told you in May of 2010 that by October of 2011 Nebraska, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Missouri, Utah and TCU — twice — would all be in new BCS conferences? You’d have thought that was a pretty big deal, right? Especially if I told you that every major conference in America — the Big Ten, the… Read more »

Vinnie Verno: Georgia Will Destroy Tennessee and more

It’s that time again. Gird your loins, ladies and gentlemen, Vinnie Verno is back making college football picks for the week. And I’m not going to lie, this is the best yet. Where else can you mix Pee-Wee Herman, a hobnail boot, a mask, and a Trent Richardson jersey? Okay, aside from every trailer park… Read more »