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Texas A&M to sell turf that made Johnny Manziel a star


If you are a dedicated Texas A&M fan looking to resurface your lawn with the same grass Johnny Manziel became a star, better start planning your budget accordingly. Starting Monday, October 14, Texas A&M will begin selling turf from Kyle Field by the pallet, with 450 square feet of genuine and authenticated Kyle Field turf selling for $400.

Texas A&M announced the selling of official turf Thursday and shared some of the details for interested buyers. The turf will begin to be stripped from Kyle Field after Texas A&M’s final home game of the 2013 season, on November 9. Fan will be able to purchase harvested pallets at $400 but will have to arrange to pick up the turf in person on November 10.

Texas A&M will also be selling off a limited number of single square of grass at $20 a piece. So how much is that turf worth? That depends on how many pallets are made available, and how many single squares are available, as well as how big the square will be. Whatever it amounts to, the Aggies will be seeing plenty of green by selling their green.

Texas A&M will obviously be installing a new turf at Kyle Field, which will be in place in plenty of time for the 2014 season, and it would be logical to assume it will be in place prior to Texas A&M’s spring football schedule.

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

Reggie Carter, Charone Peake
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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.