Texas A&M President Tweets Welcome For South Carolina Rivalry

The SEC hasn’t made an official announcement about the football schedule for upcoming years beginning in 2013, but it seems clear that the 6-1-1 format has won out. That is each school will play all six division rivals, one consistent rival from the other division, and one rotating team. (That’s barring a seismic shift in the SEC plate… Read more »

Vegas Ranks the Bubble Teams

Let’s face it, the NCAA Tournament bubble is endlessly fascinating. How do you decide who the final teams are? It’s incredibly entertaining. And one of the reasons why it’s so fascinating is because there are so many different ways to make the case for which teams should be in and which should be out. Do you give… Read more »

Awkward Fan Photos: Kentucky Wildcats Edition

It’s basketball season. Which means, you guessed it, Kentucky fans strut across the stage to take their turn as the focus of OKTC’s recurring awkward fan photo collection. If this is your first trip to OKTC’s awkward fan photo column, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with our deconstruction of a Bama fan and his pregnant… Read more »

Derek Dooley Loses 7th Coach In One Offseason

Derek Dooley, the 15th best coach in a 14 team SEC, today lost his seventh assistant coach in the same offseason when recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach Terry Joseph abandoned ship for Nebraska. His seventh. The only thing worse than losing seven coaches? None of them left for better jobs. (And none of them… Read more »

Ranking the 2008 SEC Recruiting Classes Four Years Later

Each year, a heavy emphasis is placed on recruiting rankings in college football. Rightfully so. Recruiting has evolved into a big business in its own right, and the money-making machine that major collegiate athletics has become is fed by talent. Without it, you’re left out of the financial puzzle. Access to it provides you a… Read more »

SEC Basketball Is a Mess: Your 2012 Tournament Seedings

Okay, it’s officially March. So we’re going to pivot a bit of attention to present-day madness. Namely, the current SEC basketball standings. Kentucky is by far the best team in the country and the SEC and will be the number one seed in the SEC tournament. That’s the easy part. But what about the rest of… Read more »

NCAA rule on transferring student contact is unintelligible

Vanderbilt University is presently conducting an investigation in to whether or not coach James Franklin may have tampered with Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien. The Terps signal caller, who has expressed a desire to be granted his release to Vanderbilt, would be eligible to play in 2012 and was recruited to Maryland by then offensive coordinator… Read more »

Vegas Odds on NCAA Title as March Begins

We’re entering March this week which means it’s close to March Madness time. As the bubble talk heats up and you start to think about your bracket picks — save at least one spot for OKTC’s challenge — what has Las Vegas thought of the 2012 action. Who has risen and who has fallen and who are the… Read more »

How an SEC recruiting junkie won an Oscar

Last night an SEC recruiting junkie a lot like you and me won an Oscar. Rich Middlemas, a University of Tennessee grad who moved to Hollywood soon after graduation, is a huge Volunteer fan who follows recruiting. Back in 2009 he came across a Memphis Commercial-Appeal story about O.C. Brown, a large lineman from a poor Memphis city school,… Read more »

Mississippi State Student Body President Has Finest Bama Bangs On Planet

A Southern politician is only as good as his hair. And if you’re a male SEC student between the ages of 18-24 who wants to guarantee votes what hairstyle do you rock? Bama Bangs of course. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when a tipster pointed OKTC in the direction of Mississippi State student body president Rhett… Read more »

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Forty

I spent three months training for the NFL Combine alongside future NFL draft picks like Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns, Jason Jones of the Tennessee Titans, and Brad Cottam of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and I learned everything a non-athlete could possibly know about the forty.  Here’s my tutorial for y’all.  …  The forty is the single most… Read more »

College Athletes Have Won the Right to Transfer Schools

Let this be a lesson to college coaches: you have the lost the battle to unfairly restrict student transfers. Period. Today Maryland coach Randy Edsall became the latest coach to be put through the transfer ringer. After insisting that he would not grant three players a full release from Maryland — specifically he included restrictions on… Read more »

Vandy All-Access Signing Day: Upside Down T’s on the schedule

Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin hasn’t made any secret of his disdain for the way Tennessee celebrated its overtime victory over the Commodores. That video, which OKTC published for the first time, went viral and spawned something unique in the state — an actual football rivalry. Franklin referred to the loss and video celebration as an open… Read more »

A College Football Fan’s Guide to the Oscars

By Karen Howell — the most consistently funny commenter in OKTC history It’s that time of year again. You’re coming off of your post-holiday high. Winter grinds on with no end in sight and the football season begins to wind down with nothing but NBA highlights to entertain you until March Madness kicks in. It’s… Read more »

Happy Mardi Gras: Float Mocks LSU’s Title Game Effort

Just when LSU fans thought they could start to forget the disaster of January 9, 2012 along comes Mardi Gras. Yes, that really is Nick Saban holding up a crystal football in a Superman outfit on the back of the float. And, yes, that really is a large effigy of New Orleans radio ranter Bobby… Read more »

Chink In Our Armor: Why Do We Assume Racism?

This weekend ESPN.com ran the headline, “Chink in the Armor,” after a Friday night New York Knicks loss to the New Orleans Hornets. The headline only ran from 2:30 to 3:05 on mobile devices. By Saturday morning a firestorm had emerged. That day ESPN issued a profound apology and then the next day it fired… Read more »

The SEC Coaches 2012 Class Photo Is Here!

It’s Christmas in February, the SEC coaches elementary school photo was just tweeted out by @sec_chuck I always love this photo because it brings the most powerful men in Southern sports into one awkward 4th grade class photo. How do they decide on a seating arrangement? Who stands next to who? Recall last year’s photo when Gene Chizik… Read more »