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By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The weather wrecked havoc in a couple of college football games on Saturday, and rain was prominent throughout the Arkansas-Texas A&M matchup.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema found out the hard way about the wet conditions on Saturday, as the first-year coach slipped and fell during the pregame walk.
However, Bielema rallied and quickly regained his stride as he headed to the stadium.
By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 day ago
College Football’s 2013 season has yet to start, but the SEC is already planning for 2014. On Wednesday, the conference released its 2014 slate, headlined by a Thursday night opener on Aug. 28 between Texas A&M and South Carolina.
Here are a few key takeaways from the schedule release: (Click here to check out the full schedule)
* Texas A&M at South Carolina (Aug. 28) – Excellent way to open the season, but don’t expect Johnny Manziel or Jadeveon Clowney to be playing in this one.
* Georgia at South Carolina (Sept. 13) – Another early season matchup between these two East Division rivals.
* Florida at Alabama (Sept. 20) – An early preview for the SEC Championship?
* Florida at Tennessee (Oct. 4) – A slightly later date for this game in 2013.
* Alabama at LSU (Nov. 8) – Always huge SEC West title implications when these two teams meet.
* LSU at Texas A&M (Nov. 27) – Thanksgiving night matchup between these two teams should be must-see television.
* Arkansas at Missouri (Nov. 29) – Border rivals meet for only the sixth time…and the first time as SEC opponents.
Florida: at Alabama, LSU
Georgia: at Arkansas, Auburn
Kentucky: at LSU, Mississippi State
Missouri: at Texas A&M, Arkansas
South Carolina: Texas A&M, at Auburn
Tennessee: at Ole Miss, Alabama
Vanderbilt: Ole Miss, at Mississippi State
Alabama: Florida, at Tennessee
Arkansas: Georgia, at Missouri
Auburn: South Carolina, at Georgia
LSU: at Florida, Kentucky
Mississippi State: at Kentucky, Vanderbilt
Ole Miss: at Vanderbilt, Tennessee
Texas A&M: at South Carolina, Missouri
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By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
It’s a never-ending arms race in the SEC and for the rest of college football. With the television dollars flowing into each program, athletic facilities are getting facelifts, especially as teams try to keep up on the recruiting trail.
Arkansas recently opened the Fred W. Smith Football Center, and the new photos and video coming out of Fayetteville are impressive.
Here’s a short video tour of the new facility, which should be one of the best in the SEC this season:
By Steven Lassan, 9 months 5 days ago
Remember the chatter about spread offenses and injuries from the SEC coach meetings in May? Well, things got a little more interesting on Wednesday, as Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and Arkansas’ Bret Bielema traded barbs over spread offenses.
Malzahn got things started off with a response for Bielema's comments about spread offenses causing more injuries:
Malzahn, on the argument that hurry-up O creates injuries: "When I first heard that, to be honest with you I thought it was a joke."— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) July 17, 2013
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) July 17, 2013
And then after Malzahn had a chance to speak, Bielema had his chance to respond:
Bielema is getting worked up about it. "The safety of my players is paramount." ... About injuries and hurry-up offenses.
Bielema also asked about faking injuries because of hurry-up. Bielema: "In addition to not being a comedian, I'm not a doctor."— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) July 17, 2013
Bielema stressing plan to build team in the trenches. He just said "we want to play normal American football."— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) July 17, 2013
Do spread offenses really create more injuries? That's up for debate.
However, one thing is for certain: The Nov. 2 matchup between Auburn and Arkansas just got a lot more interesting.
By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
If football doesn't work for Jeff Driskel, the Florida signal-caller has a solid Plan B. Driskel was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round of the MLB Draft and signed with the team this week.
Driskel is still eligible to play for Florida this season, marking his second year as the Gators' No. 1 signal-caller.
Considering the personnel losses Florida suffered on defense, the Gators need Driskel to show improvement for the team to match its win total for 2013. However, the quarterback also needs help from a struggling receiving corps and revamped offensive line.
Here's what Driskel had about his Red Sox contract on Twitter this week:
Yes I signed with the Red Sox. Nothing changes. I am still a full time student athlete at UF, fully committed to playing football. #GoGators— Jeff Driskel (@jeffdriskel) July 4, 2013