College Football Blog
CFB Blog Post Listing With Tags
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 15 hours ago
People say over and over that the SEC is overrated. When Paul Finebaum says it, people tend to take notice.
While covering the SEC Media days, the radio host said the "toughest conference in football" is overrated. There's doubt the SEC will even get one team in the College Football Playoff. It's hard to believe that could be the case, but there's also a problem being the toughest conference; you have the toughest competition.
Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mizzou, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, LSU and the rest. That's a scary list of direct competitors.
It's odd hearing it come from Finebaum since he is so heavily involved in the SEC and defending it. On the other hand, without the SEC being as dominant, one could argue Finebaum wouldn't be where he is.
With programs like Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, and USC coming virtually out of nowhere, what is in store for the SEC in the coming years? The past couple of years proves the SEC can be beaten, and it may not even be that hard.
Fans in the South (not to mention ESPN's SEC Network) aren't ready to give up on the conference just yet.
Only time will tell if the SEC strikes the same fear in hearts as it once did.Tags Overtime
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 1 day ago
South Carolina has taken down the Confederate flag and although there are some that weren't happy about it, Steve Spurrier couldn't be more proud.
The South Carolina coach says it is going to help the state immensely. He spoke about the same issue in 2007, and was saddened that it took this long.
"I applaud our governor for setting the initiative ... and obviously it was received very well by just about everyone."
(h/t For The Win)
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson is breaking his silence on what happened that night at the bar when a surveillance camera caught him punching a woman.
Johnson got caught in an altercation with a woman, regardless of how the situation escalated, he says he never should have let it get that far.
"I should've never raised my hand to her," Johnson said.
Johnson goes on to say how sorry he is for hurting his mother by getting caught in a situation like this. He mentioned that she didn't raise him this way and through the tears are words of sincerity. He also understands Florida State's decision to dismiss him.
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The man who brought you the most convincing video for Ezekiel Elliott's bid for the Heisman, is back with another hit.
His beloved Ohio State Buckeyes are the centerpiece yet again. Meshed with highlights and a song the team needs to play in the locker room before each game, this video will get you excited for the second coming of the Silver Bullets.
Darron Lee, Joey Bosa, Elliott and more make appearances and if this is any indication, no one will want to be in the way of these Silver Bullets.
The song is great, but will the Buckeyes' play match?
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 2 days ago
If your kicker can make a field goal from almost parking lot distance, your team is in pretty good shape.
Nick Rose has the leg of something that's not human. The Texas kicker is seen here crushing an 80-yarder with ease.
80 or easy idk pic.twitter.com/ocAjwWHsnc— Nick Rose 2⃣3⃣ (@NickRozay23) July 12, 2015
Yes, this is the same guy who does the backflip field goal as well.
This should be a stern warning that no game will be out of reach with this guy on the team.
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Cook was allegedly involved in the battery of a woman outside of a bar. The article from the Tallahassee Democrat indicates the police report was heavily redacted and noted the victim was intoxicated and suffered minor bruises.
Charges have yet to be filed, but ESPN reports Cook will be charged with misdemeanor battery. An arrest warrant is expected to be issued.
Additionally, the ESPN report indicates Cook allegedly punched the woman in the face several times.
Earlier this week, Florida State dismissed quarterback De’Andre Johnson after video was released of an incident at a bar, which the freshman punched a woman in the face.
Cook was a key part of the Seminoles’ playoff run last season and was considered one of the top running backs in the nation.
Needless to say, Cook’s future at Florida State will depend heavily on how this case plays out in the next few months.
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Jadeveon Clowney is trying to make a name for himself with the Texans, but there's always time to talk a little college football.
As the nation's No. 1 recruit in 2010, Clowney had his share of visits from coaches all around the country. Although he ended up choosing South Carolina, Alabama's Nick Saban left an unflattering impression on the linebacker.
"I don't see no big deal like everybody else," Clowney told The State. "They'd say, 'He's the king of all of football.' The guy ain't nothing but 5'5. He's a short guy. Everybody's going crazy on Nick Saban."
That wasn't all, the former Gamecock talked about Saban's recruiting pitch.
"He talked the whole time he was there," Clowney said. "I was dozing off. He can talk. A lot. He talked for a whole straight hour."
Clowney did mention that he would've committed to Alabama anyway if they had run his particular style of defense, 4-3, as opposed to the Tide's 3-4.
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The rumors and speculation about Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s future are officially over. Somewhat.
On Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch released an interview with the senior quarterback, and Miller states his intention is to return to Columbus in 2015 and not transfer to another school.
“I’m from Ohio, this is my home state,” Miller told the newspaper. “This is where I started and this is where I’m going to finish it.”
While Miller has officially declared he will be back at Ohio State, there’s still the other question to settle. Who will start for the Buckeyes in 2015 at quarterback?
“As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football. If any competition wants to come my way, I’ve just got to be smart about things and just stay looking forward.”
Although Miller plans on competing at quarterback, his future in the NFL is likely as a receiver or running back. Considering his recent shoulder surgeries, a move to running back or receiver could accelerate his learning curve and allow J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones the opportunity to start a full season of snaps.
Regardless of which quarterback starts for Ohio State, all three are expected to be key cogs in the offense for coach Urban Meyer.
With Miller officially announcing his intention to remain in Columbus, the focus can shift to the three quarterbacks and the upcoming battle for the starting job in fall practice.
By Rich McVey, 2 weeks 6 days ago
UCLA and adidas unveiled new Bruins Primeknit home football uniforms, which will make their on-field debut on Sept. 5 vs. Virginia for the team’s season opener.
According to adidas, the uniforms were “developed in collaboration with the coaching staff, and influenced by the fans’ love for past alternative uniforms, the new design is centered around a modernized version of the traditional UCLA stripe on the jersey.”
The 2015-16 home uniforms feature laser cut, gold metallic numbers for more breathability, along with a custom ‘Bruin Bold’ font, which was designed exclusively for UCLA and inspired by the "bright lights of Los Angeles."
The uniforms also include a tribute to the team’s commitment to the #BruinRevolution and football culture in Los Angeles. Each time a player puts on a jersey, he will read the phrase “Champions Made Here” written across the ribbing of the collar.
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Tennessee fans are excited for the upcoming season and with good reason.
The Vols are looking better than ever and by the looks of this fan-made hype video, a storm is coming to the SEC this season. As long as it's not "Sweet Home Alabama," Butch Jones is on board.