SEC Rewind: Conference is now second

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I have been a staunch defender of SEC football, perhaps to a fault. Those of us who have believed the SEC is the best conference in the game sometimes act like snobs.Harrumph. Empty seats at a conference game? My...

SEC Rewind: Thoughts on BCS

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OK, so the first BCS rankings are out and there is good news and bad news for the SEC. The good news is that Alabama is second. The bad news is that Florida is 10th. While the Gators...

SEC Rewind: Race for Atlanta

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It's on now. The race for Atlanta has started to take shape and with five SEC games on Saturday it will continue to be...

SEC Rewind: Crazy in Tennessee

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I often write about how weird things are in college football because, well, it's weird. Like this weird " Vanderbilt is the best...

SEC Rewind: East up for grabs

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Um, just wondering, but does anyone want to win the SEC East? And before your bring up 2-0 Vanderbilt, come on. Although if the Commodores win this week against Auburn you might start taking them seriously. The...

SEC Rewind: Who’s No. 12?

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One topic in the press box Saturday in Knoxville was not about how great the SEC is, but which is the worst team in the conference. This was sparked because we were watching Arkansas get pummeled by Alabama. The crazy thing...

SEC Rewind: No logic to scores

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Be careful. That's a warning from Dr. Football for those of you who look at a result and immediately apply it to another upcoming game. If Dr. Football has one rule to live by it's that, well,...

Running up the score?

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It never dawned on me while watching the game Saturday night that Miami coaches, players or fans would object to Florida kicking a late field goal. Maybe it's all those years covering Steve Spurrier. I don't feel like I have to defend...

SEC Rewind: Then and now

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It doesn't take long for perception to change. When you looked at Florida's SEC schedule before the season, you thought one thing. Two weeks into the season, you think another. That's what college football is "...

SEC Rewind: Eye-openers

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Dr. Football feels reborn after an amazing start to the season. The first week of SEC play was revealing in some cases (Alabama), almost meaningless in others (Auburn) and devastating if your nickname is the Bulldogs. Mississippi State...

No Duke vote by Spurrier

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Duke did not receive a vote.That is significant because each year Steve Spurrier votes Duke 25th in his first poll as a tribute to the school that gave him his first head coaching job.It's harmless, really, and a nice...

Love to hate them, baby

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My buddy Mark Schlabach wrote on ESPN.com this week about the teams college football fans love to hate. He ranked his top 10 and had Ohio State at the top (Florida was fifth). Here's the link:Schlabach: Top targets of...

Spurrier in good form

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We know that Steve Spurrier's golf game is in shape. As he was leaving the radio room, Spurrier spotted me and said, "Shot 72 in our coaches' tournament the other day at Cobblestone. Bubba (Steve Jr.) shot 73."...

Fall practice around the corner

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First day of practice for all 12 SEC teams:Alabama - Aug. 1Arkansas - Aug. 4Auburn - Aug. 2Florida - Aug. 4Georgia - Aug. 4Kentucky - Aug. 5LSU - Aug. 4Ole Miss - Aug. 4Miss. State - Aug. 3South Carolina...

Richt’s wrong motivating ploy

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Mark Richt apologized, in a way, for his Georgia team storming the field after the first score of the Florida-Georgia game last year. But don't expect it to take anything away from the newly intensified rivalry.Richt said Thursday morning, after a long...

Coaches that get “it”

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Coaches have come to SEC Media Days full of themselves because of a roster that appeared to be loaded. Often, when we have checked in with them five months later, it wasn't so good. The...

Tebow, and who else again?

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When you look at the roster of players who are to be featured at SEC Media Days, it makes you wonder if there is a lot of star power in this league. There are only two...

Road trip to SEC Media Days

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Ah, the wonders of modern technology. On our drive up to Hoover, Ala., for SEC Media Days, Robbie Andreu and I decided to stop for lunch in Dothan. So about 20 miles south of the sleepy town I pulled...

CWS venues similar but different

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OKLAHOMA CITY " It's my sixth day here in Okie City at the Women's College World Series and I'm struck by the similarities to the other College World Series. I've been there with the Gators three...

Oklahoma City honors stars with streets

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OKLAHOMA CITY " I'm standing on the corner of Flaming Lips Alley and Mickey Mantle Drive if for no other reason than to say I'm standing on the corner of Flaming Lips Alley and Mickey...