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Monday, October 20, 2014

College Football

USC Football Finds Compliance Religion

Although almost the entirety of my Friday radio show on Sporting News Radio was spent talking about the punishments handed down to USC Thursday, I haven’t had a chance to write about them here at LBS. There are so many different directions to go — arrogance, invincibility, money, greed, lying, denials, Heismans, Carroll getting off,…Read More

Accepting Memphis’ $10 Million Would Be Ultimate Cash Grab

One of the biggest gripes amongst those dissatisfied with the shifting landscape in college football conferences is that it’s nothing but a cash grab. While these conferences are looking to add teams to boost their overall revenue, I believe the money made from TV deals will be put to good use by the schools. For…Read More

Texas, Oklahoma Among Six Schools to Join Pac-10 in 2012

With the news running rampant that Nebraska is going to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten, the first so-called domino in the world of college football has fallen. A man who has been out in front of all the reports and stories is Chip Brown of orangebloods.com, and he’s saying the move by…Read More

Source: USC May Challenge NCAA’s Ability to Sanction Them

It’s been over three months since the NCAA Infractions Committee met with USC officials for a hearing. The typical lapse between an infractions hearing and the sanctions handed down by the NCAA is six to 10 weeks, but this case has taken much longer. The LA Times suggests the long wait is due to logistics…Read More

Clemson’s Kyle Parker Nearing 20 Home Run-20 Touchdown Pass Year

This is truly one of the coolest stories I’ve heard about recently. Listening to Clemson fan David Stein’s show on Sporting News Radio Sunday evening, I learned that Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker is also a baseball player. There have been plenty of football-baseball crossover athletes in the past but not many are as accomplished as…Read More

Seven Automatic BCS Bids Could Make Things Worse

It looks as if the Mountain West Conference will become the seventh conference to receive an automatic BCS bid two years from now.  Amidst a four-year evaluation process that began in 2008 and 2009, the MWC is the leading candidate to receive the seventh spot due in large part to Utah qualifying for a BCS…Read More

Alabama Football Fans Are Slipping

Three years ago in Nick Saban’s first season as head coach at Alabama, 92,000 fans showed up at Bryant-Denny for the annual Spring Game known as A-Day. I took a lot of heat from Tide fans after criticizing them for packing the house for a meaningless intrasquad scrimmage. They must have taken my words to…Read More

Tim Tebow Understood Deonte Thompson’s ‘Real Quarterback’ Comment

A major stir was started in the college football world this week when a quote from Florida receiver Deonte Thompson made its way around the blogosphere and Florida coach Urban Meyer subsequently attacked the writer who reported it. Thompson was comparing the styles of new starting quarterback John Brantley with his predecessor, Tim Tebow. Though…Read More

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