SEC (Southeastern Chickens) Renounce Roosting in Autzen

Jon Joseph Editorials 4 Comments

May rabies ravage the Dawgs and anthrax annihilate the Aggies! It’s not as if Oregon‘s Athletic Directors haven’t made a valiant effort. The Ducks once had home engagements scheduled with the Georgia Bull Dogs and the Texas A&M Aggies, only to be left at the altar by that castrated, chicken whip, canine University of Georgia, as well as being dumped …

SEC Wins Again Over Pac-12 Due to Incompetence of Scott/Guerrero

Jon Joseph Editorials 3 Comments

I was 10 years old in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik. I can tell you with certainty that Uncle Sammy’s reaction to being eclipsed technologically by the Red Menace was far more tepid than the SEC’s response to college football (CFB) satellite camps. The U.S. turned to NASA to bridge the gap. The SEC …

College Football News – Career Change, a Stunning Prediction and Excess Money!

Dave Kensler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

There is the Pac-12 which is THE Conference of Champions and then there is what is happening in college football around the country! Here is the latest… SOUTHEAST / ACC Virginia Cavaliers head coach, Mike London, has arguably one of the most unique non-coaching employment histories of any Power 5 Conference coach. In a story which continues to be shared …

Football Mysteries: Player Names, Home Team Losses and Inter-conference Play

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out More so than most years, this college football season has produced much which, on the surface, just doesn’t make a lot of sense: home teams frequently losing, hardly anybody staying undefeated, a log jam of one-loss teams that threatens to be impossible to sort out, and yes, even players’ names. Making sense of players names, home team …

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out: College Football Playoff

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It would be kind to say that a four-team playoff is an improvement over the BCS Championship that it replaced. But what we have isn’t quite the same as trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. It’s more like trying to fit five square pegs plus a few splinters into four round holes. What could go wrong? …

College Football Nation: NCAA on Trial and Auburn’s Paint Job

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  As this off season drags on, we really have only the Conference Media days to keep us busy along with the NCAA going to court against everyone. The NCAA will be on trial for five different cases in the upcoming months. All cases will change the college football world dramatically, if won. With all this going on, the SEC …

SEC ‘Gauntlet’ Missing Lower Teeth

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Those from the lower right corner of the country would have us believe that the fabled SEC gauntlet provides no rest for the weary warriors, as they battle their way through one formidable SEC foe after another.  Top to bottom, the SEC is just the toughest thing going in college sports, or so the story goes. The SEC’s recent decision …

College Football Nation: Tennessee skulks back to Rocky Top — and “Johnny Who?”

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

This week we had a few exciting matches that will really let us know who is a contender and who is a pretender.  We have fans in Eugene and Tuscaloosa feeling pretty good right now, while fans out in Lincoln wish they only had to play one half of football.  I also think we can change a few names on …

Notes from around the college football nation: Tebow making headlines and Charlie Weis breaks the bank

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  Less than 100 days to go and college football will be here. This is such a dead time. All we can do now is just speculate and gossip about the upcoming season. Of course your gossip and speculations will vary depending on where you are in the country. Down south they talk about Alabama about to win its fourth …

Measuring Up: Ducks vs. the SEC and other BCS powers

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

As the 2013 off-season grinds along, it’s high-time to take a look at how the Ducks spring roster stacks up against 24 other programs in the country.  After all, the 2012 Fiesta Bowl champion Oregon Ducks were among the very largest in the country a season ago, but has that changed?  For reference, this list is assembled using roster data from ESPN.com, …