Serderius Bryant

Freeze: ‘Things look good’ for Serderius Bryant


As happens much too often, a scary scene developed on the field of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday night.

At the end of a Johnny Manziel fourth-quarter run, the Texas A&M quarterback and Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant collided, with the crown of the latter’s helmet slamming into Manziel’s chest.  Bryant’s body immediately went limp as he crumpled to the turf, with medical personnel arriving on the scene what seemed like just seconds later.

After a few minutes — in church-like silence — Bryant was strapped to a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.  The first sign that the injury wasn’t as severe as it initially appeared came as Bryant gave a double thumbs up as he was being take off the field.

The second came Sunday morning when, in a text to Hugh Kellenberger of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, head coach Hugh Freeze said “things look good” as it pertains to Bryant’s prognosis.  While the initial diagnosis is a concussion, Freeze said further testing will be done on the player.

Bryant was held overnight for observation for a local hospital.

As for Bryant’s availability for next Saturday’s game against LSU, that has yet to be determined.  Through six games, Bryant leads the Rebels in tackles and tackles for loss.

Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

Dabo Swinney
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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.