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By Steven Lassan, 2 hours 37 min ago
College football coaches use Twitter accounts for various reasons, and some are better follows than others.
However, the Internet rejoiced on Monday, as South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier joined Twitter. Who knows how Spurrier will use this account, but he’s one of the best quotes in college football and perhaps this will produce a few gems along the way.
The Ol’ Ball Coach can be followed at Twitter.com/@SC_HBC
Here’s proof of Spurrier’s account:
It's true! pic.twitter.com/zlPGQYtWaD— Steve Spurrier Jr (@coachspurrierjr) March 2, 2015
1rst off/ Hello to all Gamecocks! I want to thank all past players at Duke at UF and UofSC and all present and future players #Heresc— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) March 2, 2015
And of course, Spurrier's Twitter account generated some fun conversation:
.@SC_HBC how many sit ups can you do without stopping I can do 139— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) March 2, 2015
My childhood is gonna be crushed when I get a DM from Steve Spurrier telling me how I can quickly lose all my belly fat.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) March 2, 2015
“So, how do I tag Dabo?”— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) March 2, 2015
Steve Spurrier is now on Twitter. @SC_HBC. We can officially declare Monday as a win.— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) March 2, 2015
By Steven Lassan, 4 days 9 min ago
A few SEC stadiums looked a little different on Thursday morning thanks to Mother Nature.
A late February snow storm provided a winter blast for a few SEC programs, which produced some cool images – and a snowball fight.
Here’s a look at a Snow Day in the SEC:
Snowball fight in Neyland? I don't know what you're talking about? pic.twitter.com/Oy8FZa7TnW— Ali Clark (@alisonRhea08) February 26, 2015
Davis Wade blanketed in snow pic.twitter.com/6dxHWP5YiW— Bob Carskadon (@bobcarskadon) February 25, 2015
By Steven Lassan, 4 days 2 hours ago
SMU made one of college football’s top offseason coaching moves when it hired Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris as its next head coach.
And Morris has wasted no time adding a new look to the Mustangs uniform assortment.
It’s uncertain when SMU will wear this helmet, but it’s certainly patriotic and a clean look for the Mustangs.
By David Fox, 6 days 21 hours ago
A couple of weeks ago, Deeyung Entertainment, a graphic design firm based in Oklahoma, presented its take on alternate helmet designs for all 32 NFL teams.
In recent weeks, Dylan Young has presented his ideas on alternate college football helmets, in many cases using the secondary logos as primary logos.
What do you think?
By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one of the nation’s most intriguing battles to watch this offseason.
Out of the trio competing for the No. 1 spot – Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett – Jones is the only passer healthy for spring ball.
While Miller and Barrett aren’t expected to participate in spring ball, both have indicated via social media over the last few weeks that they are getting closer to full strength.
On Tuesday, Barrett posted a picture on Instagram of the screws from his ankle, which was injured against Michigan:
By David Fox, 1 week 6 days ago
Projecting how high school athletes might perform on the college and pro level is difficult enough.
Now, Rivals.com will monitor at least two sixth graders for the first time in the history of the site.
In a post last week about a camp in Boston for middle school athletes, Rivals mentioned Tyson Thornton of Springfield, Mass., and Daron Bryden of Enfield, Conn., will be the first sixth grade prospects the site will “actively monitor.”
Monitoring eighth graders isn’t new for Rivals. The site is tracking as many as 15 eighth graders, but no seventh graders, according to SI.com. Even colleges have been known to take commitments from prospects as young as 13 or 14, even though they can’t by rule hand out written scholarship offers until the start of their senior years.
Sixth graders — that’s the class of 2021, by the way — is new and questionable ground.
Just as a point of clarity, let’s point out that the two sixth graders were moved up at the camp to compete with the eighth graders, so at least in the eyes of the NextGen Boston organizers, these kids are ahead of the curve. And Thornton is a 5-foot-11, 167-pound sixth grader.
But Bryden is a 5-foot-2 quarterback. By “actively monitor,” does Rivals intend on charting the kids’ growth spurts in real time? How often will Rivals recruiting analysts be in touch with middle school kids (or parents)?
Bryden actually has a pretty interesting story. Both his mother and father are deaf, though he and his siblings are not. Bryden also appeared on “Kids Do the Darndest Things” when he beat NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in an accuracy competition.
But this is all pretty weird, right? Covering 11-year-olds as recruiting athletes or college or pro prospects is a little overboard isn’t helpful to anybody, is it?
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 hours ago
Toomer’s Corner at Auburn looks more familiar these days. Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. poisoned oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in 2010, leaving the memorable location looking quite different after the trees were removed in 2013.
However, Toomer’s Corner is on its way back after two new oak trees were planted over the weekend.
Check out some photos from the tree planting and the revival of Toomer’s Corner:
A truck carrying the second oak has just pulled into Toomer's Corner pic.twitter.com/jf3ZLNkdvx— The Auburn Plainsman (@TheAUPlainsman) February 14, 2015
By David Fox, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college mascot on Twitter.
@GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines for the other Big Ten mascots.
Just like in elementary school, everyone in the class gets a Valentine.
If you like the Big Ten, Valentines and bad puns, this should be a delight:
By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 hours ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is among the best in college football, and the intensity between these two programs went up a notch since Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor to return the Wolverines back to the Big Ten elite.
While these two teams won’t meet until November, that won’t stop the fireworks between the two programs until the matchup on the gridiron.
Standout high school running back Mike Weber was committed to Michigan at one point but is headed to Ohio State after flipping to the Buckeyes late in the recruiting process. However, Weber’s position coach (Stan Drayton) recently left for the NFL. Needless to say, Weber (and his high school coach had some words for Urban Meyer) wasn’t happy with the news and tweeted this following the announcement.
Which brings us to this Harbaugh tweet from Saturday…was this directed at Ohio State?
Thought of the day - What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! - Sir Walter Scott— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 7, 2015
After Harbaugh's tweet, Ohio State director of player personnel Mark Pantoni tweeted this in response:
Thought of the day... pic.twitter.com/fA1yJD6SBr— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 7, 2015
Are we reading too much into these tweets? Or was Harbaugh's tweet a jab at Ohio State over the Weber recruiting situation? Either way, the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is certainly more interesting with Harbaugh back in Ann Arbor.
By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott recently showed off an awesome tattoo celebrating the Buckeyes’ national championship win. And now a fan of Ohio State (Kevin Alexander) has added to the offseason artwork with an impressive tattoo of current coach Urban Meyer, former coach Woody Hayes and two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin.
In this story from Cleveland.com, Alexander details his decision to get an Ohio State tattoo on Wednesday and why he decided to switch from a Block “O” to the Hayes, Griffin and Meyer artwork.
Check out the full story here
And here’s a few photos from Alexander’s new tattoos: