I think LSU wins this one.
I think LSU wins this one.
The SEC will come back to the pack when the over signing issue picks up a bit more steam, and it will. It will probably take a few more years, but it will happen. Even the coaches, the ones benefiting from the practice, realize how despicable the practice is.
It will be more difficult to drive players off the team, offer them "medical" scholarships, etc. as the practices are becoming more well know by both the media and the general public.
The irony is that the SECs current success and popularity will likely be the impetus for the media to turn against them. They just love to build them up and then knock them down.
If you have any more ideas on why the Big Ten is so inferior in football, please do post 'em. That'd be fun...;)
That South Carolina has received formal notification that their football program is being investigated by the NCAA has largely went under the radar:
The charges have been identified in a USA today report today:
The charges spelled out by the NCAA include claims that 12 student-athletes received an estimated $47,000 in impermissible benefits from a local hotel through reduced rent and that nine players received special arrangements to pay at a later date.
It is also alleged that two people deemed representatives of the school made impermissible contact with recruits and provided them impermissible benefits. The violations were said to have occurred between spring 2009 and February 2011.
Re: the Oct 15th matchup of LSU at Tennessee...
A lot of stuff will have to go right for the Vols to win. Losing their top WR (Hunter) early in the FL game really screwed 'em up. They'll have time to work in a replacement by Oct 15th.
My guess is UT will play them tough and LSU will win it late. Last yr UT very nearly beat LSU in Baton Rouge only to lose it on a controversial review after time expired. In fact if they had NFL rules, UT would have won
This might be the last time that Dan Mullen let's his guys stomp on another team's logo before a game....
The SEC west is very scary. It's entirely possible that no team from the west will be in the BCS championship game because they beat each other...
Bama dismantled Florida last night. I can't wait for LSU/Bama
I don't see anyone beating Bama this year. Their defense is ridiculous.
Not to throw a bucket of water on the "Bama is awesome" talk, but Florida is a pretty bad team right now with a mediocre coaching staff.
'Bama's defense hits so hard. How many drops due to good pops did the Gators have?
They don't play dirty, either. Just hard. All the time.
LSU's D is almost as good. Maybe just as good. (Hard to gauge, as WVU's weird and UK's putrid.)
Alabama's offense is better so far. LSU's should improve more by the end of the season.
IMO, they're the two best teams in the NCAA this season by a fairly large margin.