Examining UF’s magical run vs. UK

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Did you ever think you'd live in a world where Florida would be sitting on a seven-game winning streak against Kentucky? In basketball? Not me. You wonder if it can continue. After Florida's overtime win Saturday...

A Capital location

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This is why so many bowl games are played in Florida. Today it is 84 degrees. The pool at our hotel is mobbed with kids floating on innertubes (which cost $5 per) and the teenagers are...

What might have been

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Your mind sometimes wanders at a bowl game site because there is a lot of dead time. Interviews are limited and you can only spend so much time working. So my mind wandered to the other side today...

This Dec. 8 tops them all

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NEW YORK " It was one of those moments, one that you know you will always remember, mixed emotions seeping into the cold air of Central Park. Standing there at the Strawberry Fields memorial,...

Cool night at the awards show

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How can an event be boring and wonderful at the same time? When it's the Home Depot Awards Show at Disney's Boardwalk. Like the Academy Awards, it's too long, especially when you already know the...

What have you done lately?

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I have seen a lot of upset people in the Bulldog Nation including writers who are supposed to be unbiased. They are incensed that LSU jumped Georgia and is playing for a national title, much the way...

Poll position craziness

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Maybe he's still grumpy about the frozen oranges thrown from the stands in 1980. Or maybe Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger ranked Florida 21st in the final USA Today coaches' poll. On the other...

Ugly first half at SEC title game

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It's halftime at the SEC Championship Game and Colt David has just missed a 30-yard field goal that would have given LSU a 7-6 lead. I hope the second half is better. This has...

I love this game

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ATLANTA " Was it always this loud in here? The SEC Championship Game is one of my favorite events to cover for a lot of reasons (Christmas parade Saturday morning, the Georgia Dome, the Marriott Marquis)...

One angry football coach

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Just when you thought you have seen it all, we have this " a press conference two hours before the SEC Championship Game. LSU coach Les Miles called it to address ESPN's report that he will be...

Spurrier to coach at LSU?

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ATLANTA " I am in a familiar place surrounded by a lot of people I don't know. The Marriott Marquis is crawling with LSU fans and it certainly brings back a lot of memories....

UF to Capital One Bowl?

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There is little doubt Florida will be playing in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 once the bids are announced Sunday night. But there is some. Because if there was no chance that Florida...

SEC Insider: Season for the ages

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Fitting. That's the only word to describe the last weekend of the SEC regular season. Fitting. A wild and crazy season came down to one final game and four overtimes. Perfect....

SEC Insider: Easy street for LSU

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It is fitting, the way this season has unwrapped, that we have to wait until the final regular-season game to see who will be in the SEC Championship Game. We know LSU will be...

Ranking UF’s basketball players

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Last week, The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., put out a special basketball section. In it, the writer ranked the top 100 players in USC hoops history because it is the 100th year of South Carolina basketball....

Harvin update; Tebow impressive

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Although he is expected to be able to play Saturday against Florida Atlantic, Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin is still suffering from a sinus infection and migraine headaches, Florida coach Urban Meyer said Monday morning. "He's still really sick,"...

SEC Insider: Who is going bowling?

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It's a sign of the crazy college football season that we are 11 weeks into the season and nobody in the SEC has any idea where it will be bowling. In the case of several teams, if...

Heisman ballot update

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This is the Heisman Trophy race where you are only as good as your last game. That makes Matt Ryan of Boston College on the outside looking in. That includes on my mock ballot which used to be in...

Month to remember

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Tell me if you've heard this before. A team from the SEC loses a heartbreaker in the seventh game of the season and its hopes are dashed for a national championship. But the right mixture of...

Heisman Trophy ballot

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Back in September, when the Tim Tebow for He15man mania started gaining steam, I pointed out that voters shouldn't seriously start mentally formulating their ballots before Nov. 1. It is down the stretch where performance matters the...