Video: The Jerry Sandusky interview


As we noted earlier, Jerry Sandusky inexplicably decided to do his first extensive interview since being charged with 40 counts of child-sex abuse, speaking exclusively to NBC‘s Bob Costas via phone Monday night.

The video clip is below, and we won’t go through the exercise of rehashing the entire interview, with two exceptions.

One, outstanding job by Costas given the circumstances and material.  Not only should he be credited for somehow landing the interview, but he should be lauded for leaving the kid gloves off and coming right at the alleged pedophile, asking the questions that needed to be asked.

And, two, Sandusky’s long, peg-the-creepy-meter pause followed by a repeating of the question “are you sexually attracted to young boys?” was so damning, so disturbing.  In the eyes of the law, Sandusky is innocent until proven guilty.  Based on that 10-second or so sequence, it won’t be long until the presumption of innocence gives way to a guilty verdict in a court of law.

Below is the complete interview Costas conducted with Sandusky.

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SEC shut out of AP top five for first time in half a decade

Stephen F. Austin visits Amon G. Carter Stadium to play the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.
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The polls are meaningless. Especially any poll that isn’t the College Football Playoff top 25 and even then, as the TCU learned late last season, even the penultimate ranking is as meaningless as the paper they’re metaphorically written on.

Still, they’re catnip to college football fans and observers. Place them in front of us and we can’t help but gnaw on them.

And with that said, a bit of milestone was reached in Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25, as the SEC was completely shut out of the top five.

That group breaks down as follows:

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Baylor
  4. Michigan State
  5. Utah

An SEC free top five hasn’t happened in nearly five full years; October 10, 2010 was the last time such a thing occurred. Oddly enough, two of the same five culprits occupied that ranking as well:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Oregon
  3. Boise State
  4. TCU
  5. Nebraska

Underscoring the lesson of the first paragraph, eventual national champion Auburn checked in at No. 6. Those Tigers moved up a spot the following week and never looked back.

None of this means anything at all, until it does. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way.

Georgia loses ILB Reggie Carter for the season

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After battling to get on the field throughout the season’s first five weeks, Georgia is shutting down inside linebacker Reggie Carter for the rest of the year, Dawgs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday evening.

Carter fought shoulder problems throughout the year, and saw action in only one of Georgia’s first five games. A junior, Carter will be eligible for a medical redshirt.

The Snellville, Ga., native recorded 28 tackles in 12 appearances in 2014 and eight tackles in eight appearances as a freshman in 2013. UAB transfer Jake Ganus started in the spot many pegged to Carter before injure ruptured his season.

Carter totaled two stops in one appearance this season.