Kevin Sumlin enters his fourth season at Texas A&M with a rising collection of elite recruits and a brand-new defensive coordinator to go with his brand-new stadium.
The Aggies may be ready to compete for a SEC West Division crown with John Chavis manning the defense. But to reach Atlanta, this squad will have to navigate one of the more difficult schedules in the nation — even with two “easier” crossover opponents.
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.
Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.
Georgia Tech is making sure it commemorates its first win over rival Georgia in six years.
The Yellow Jackets also went on to win the Orange Bowl, defeating Mississippi State 49-34 and earning a bowl championship ring.
One side of the Orange Bowl championship ring commemorates the Yellow Jackets' ACC Coastal title. The other salutes the Georgia “State Champs.” Georgia Tech also defeated Sun Belt champion Georgia Southern 42-38.
For now, public shaming will need to be part of the rebuilding process of the North Carolina defense.
Even in spring, there’s plenty of it to go around.
Gene Chizik is in Chapel Hill to fix one of the worst defenses in school history, a unit that has kept Carolina hovering around .500 the last two seasons. Many coaches will spend spring practice preaching physicality. The new defensive coordinator for the Tar Heels is making it part of his central platform.
The NBA Playoffs begin Friday, meaning the NBA coaching carousel is about to get started.
In most years, this is of secondary concern to the college ranks. The checkered track record of college coaches in the NBA, not to mention the wildly different job descriptions, have kept GMs and ADs in their own playgrounds.