The NBA has finally come to a close after an infinitely long playoff season. Do people realize that thing started over two months ago? College baseball will end in a week, and then we will be totally free of all talk other than college football. Can you imagine a world free of all sports talk outside of football? It’s a world that is real, and exists, out there somewhere. We’re just a few short days away from that world, and here’s what’s going on while we wait…
No team has won three straight national championships in the BCS era. Alabama has that opportunity and is the early favorite according to most, but someone has to play devil’s advocate. SBNation explains exactly why Alabama won’t three-peat, and it’s not just three different explanations about how it’s just too tough to do.
Johnny Manziel was originally suspended for the 2012 season, but the suspension was lifted by the university. Why? Because they deemed that Manziel, as the backup QB at the time, would have wanted to transfer out of College Station. To keep him from transferring, they lifted the suspension and Manziel later won the starting job, and the rest is history.
Tom Luginbill gave ESPN his top 10 future stars of college football, guys who are mostly unknown now but will be All-Americans in the near future. Alabama’s Chris Black and Derrick Henry are listed, as is Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss.
Mark Richt is exploiting a recruiting loophole, as I’m sure many other head coaches are. He’s now following several high school recruits on Twitter. Some people may not know, but when two people “follow” each other on this social network, it allows them to send each other “direct messages” that can’t be seen by anyone else. According to the NCAA, there’s no limit to how often a coach can contact a recruit via this route.
Mr. SEC did a very intriguing study on fast paced offenses in the SEC and how it affects defenses. It can be a bit confusing, but he sums it up very well with this…”Teams snapping the ball faster than every 27 seconds on offense allowed an average of 389.3 yards and 27.7 points per SEC contest on defense. Teams snapping the ball slower than every 27 seconds on offense allowed an average of 325.6 yards and 21.4 points per SEC contest on offense.”
Wisconsin and LSU are “95 percent done” to open the 2014 season at Reliant Stadium.
Bret Bielema is fitting in at Arkansas quite well. He’s also quite vulgar. Bielema likes to bring in recruits to show them “shoes and shit.” I understand shoes aren’t a regular thing in Arkansas, but I didn’t know they were that big of a deal. In case you’re interested, the rest of the article is actually pretty interesting.
Kentucky is currently sitting atop the Rivals team recruiting rankings. Let that sink in. Kentucky.
The college football season’s opening weekend is 10 weeks away. Hit your head on something hard and hope you wake up in nine to ten weeks.