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Steve Spurrier's top quotes from 2014 SEC Media Day

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
HOOVER, Ala. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is generally the high point of SEC media day, always good for a quip, some perspective and maybe a little smack.Here are his greatest hits from the 2014 edition, touching on former quarterback Stephen Garcia, rivalries and boosters.“He got his long hair back. I said it looked like he had joined Duck Dynasty instead of the media. They...

10 Most Important Terrible QB Matchups of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Sure, we are all looking forward to Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota battling it out for a potential playoff spot in mid-October. How about Bryce Petty visiting Trevor Knight for a Big 12 championship? I can’t wait for Braxton Miller’s shot at revenge against Connor Cook in East Lansing. Fans can only hope to get a Mariota-Jameis Winston quarterback matchup in the national...

College Football's Best 7-on-7 Teams for 2014

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The middle of summer is upon us, and for many elite high school prospects, that means 7-on-7 competitions.If quarterbacks, receivers and running backs aren’t working on passing skeletons in their spare time, they’re probably at one of the showcases or tournaments.Last week’s 7-on-7 drills at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore., and this week’s National Select 7-on-7...

Appreciate the Hassle: Players' Rules for Media Day

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
HOOVER, Ala. — In baseball, most pinch-hitters take their at-bat and head back to the dugout. It’s one hitter, one pitcher and the day is done.Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah pinch hit for more than three hours, taking the best (and sadly, the worst) the SEC media contingent had to offer.When Auburn coach Gus Malzahn pulled his SEC champion quarterback Nick Marshall from the media day...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt from Media Day

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
SEC Media Day is here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. Day 1 started with comments from commissioner Mike Slive plus Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt. On the docket for the first day was Mike Slive's push for autonomy, the absence of Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, Florida's hot seat coach and new offense and higher expectations for...

Florida's Muschamp Faces Inevitable Hot Seat Talk

By David Fox, 2 weeks 2 days ago
HOOVER, Ala. — Will Muschamp opened his meeting with the media in Hoover with an 11-minute filibuster, acknowledging the business of his future employment but still putting off any real questions.“There will be a lot of chatter about hot seat business,” Muschamp said, unprompted. “That's part of it. The way you combat that is having a winning football team and...

Auburn QB Nick Marshall's Status Uncertain for 2014 Season Opener

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was recently cited for possession of marijuana and was replaced at SEC Media Days by tight end C.J. Uzomah.Marshall’s citation raised questions about his status for Auburn’s opener against Arkansas on Aug. 30, and coach Gus Malzahn did not clarify his quarterback situation in Hoover, Ala. on Monday.“It is a privilege and a reward to represent...

Carl Lawson's ACL Injury a Huge Blow for Auburn's Defense

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Auburn’s defense is expected to improve in its second year under the direction of veteran coordinator Ellis Johnson, but the Tigers have suffered their first setback of the 2014 season. Coach Gus Malzahn announced at SEC Media Days that defensive end Carl Lawson suffered a torn ACL and is expected to miss most of the 2014 season. “I'd like to confirm that Carl had successful...

Slive Reiterates Hopes for Autonomy at SEC Media Day

By David Fox, 2 weeks 2 days ago
HOOVER, Ala. — Invoking quotes from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, SEC commissioner Mike Slive on Monday reiterated his goal to change the NCAA's legislative process granting more autonomy for the five power conferences.Slive outlined the goals of the SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 to have autonomy in decision-making within in the NCAA or establish a...

The SEC's Best College Football Traditions

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 2 days ago
SEC Media Days kicks off today in Hoover, Alabama. While it can be quite burdensome to cover and navigate for the novice journalist — and is probably too big for its own good — SEC Media Days has become a tradition in and of itself down South. No real news happens in Hoover. Coaches aren’t ripping apart the Playoff Committee or honestly...
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