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Historic financial boon for SEC West coaches

Thanks to Dan Mullen and other developments this offseason, the SEC West has entered some rarefied financial air. Late Thursday night, it was announced that Mullen and Mississippi State had, as expected, reached agreement on a new contract that includes both an extension and raise.  Financially, Mullen will be paid an average of $4.275 million annually…

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Police Blotter

2/23/2015 — Arkansas defensive end Tevin Beanum charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and illegal possession of alcohol. 2/14/2015 — South Carolina defensive end signee Shameik Blackshear charged with petit larceny. 2/13/2015 — BYU running back signee Charles West charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana. 2/8/2015 — Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges charged with…

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Coaches rally against recent rule change regarding downfield linemen

Paranoia. Paranoia. Everyone is out to get the spread teams. Last year, Alabama’s Nick Saban and Arkansas’ Bret Bielema were advocates of slowing down the game by changing the defensive substitution rules. The NCAA Rules Committee shelved the discussion after numerous coaches came out publicly denouncing the potential rule change. However, the NCAA did pass a rule…

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Ole Miss lands verbal commitment from five-star QB Shea Patterson

Hugh Freeze secured a verbal commit from one of 2016’s best high school prospects on Tuesday, with five-star quarterback Shea Patterson pledging to play his college ball at Ole Miss. Patterson, a native of Shreveport, La., is rated by Rivals as the No. 3 overall prospect in 2016’s recruiting class. He held offers from just…

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Power conference betting odds favor Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon & TCU

This may come as a slight shock to some of you, but one online sports book is giving Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon and TCU the best odds to win their respective conference championships in 2015. Hard to believe, right? This year’s first batch of conference championship odds was released by 5Dimes for each of the…

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Football revenue keeps Alabama rolling in dough

Alabama continues to be turning a major profit and football is a big reason why. Alabama’s athletics department turned a profit of $33 million in 2013-2014, an increase of a little under $6 million from the previous season according to a report from Al.com. For Alabama, it has now been a decade since the last…

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New oak trees in place at Toomer’s Corner

It’s almost exactly fours years to the day that Alabama “fan” Harvey Updyke went on the Paul Finebaum radio show and claimed that he had poisoned Auburn’s famed Toomer’s Corner oak trees following the 2010 Iron Bowl.  It’s been nearly two years since the oaks were rolled one final time before they were removed, even as…

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Buckeyes nearly a three-TD road favorite over Hokies in early line

Prior to its run to the national championship last season, Ohio State was stunned by Virginia Tech in an embarrassing double-digit loss in Columbus during Week 2.  At least according to one wagering website, the Buckeyes will head into the 2015 season as heavy favorites to exact some significant revenge. In a set of odds released…

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Early top 25 shows SEC’s standing not ruined by rough bowl season

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach posted an updated, post-Signing Day way-too-early top 25 Monday morning with a familiar takeaway: The SEC, despite its poor showing in bowl season, will still be college football’s deepest conference. Eight SEC teams are ranked in Schlabach’s top 25: No. 4 Alabama, No. 8 Georgia, No. 12 Auburn, No. 14 Ole Miss,…

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Decommitments, Music Videos and Teletubbies: Wrapping up National Signing Day

Wednesday brought us another action-packed National Signing Day. In fact, today’s festivities may have been the most entertaining yet. Here’s a rundown of everything you may have missed today: – USC signs the nation’s top class. Alright, who had Steve Sarkisian as the coach to dethrone Nick Saban from his well-worn recruiting throne? Thanks to a furious finish, USC ended…

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Georgia adds five-star athlete Terry Godwin

We call it National Signing Day, but really it’s National Signing Morning and Early Afternoon. The first Wednesday in February begins fast and furious, but in all reality most classes have their classes signed, sealed and delivered by lunchtime and the press conference done before the kids get out of school. So if a kid really…

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USC adds another five-star to Class of 2015, this one the No. 1 CB

That sound you may have heard was USC putting further distance between itself and Alabama in the team recruiting rankings. In a move most had expected, five-star cornerback Iman Marshall announced Wednesday afternoon — in a music video, of all things — that he is committed to play football for the Trojans. Florida State, LSU, Michigan,…

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As expected, five-star teammates commit to USC

There were several questions heading into National Signing Day, but one of them wasn’t where high school teammates Rasheem Green and John Houston would land as both were pegged by everybody and their brother as USC commits. A short time ago, that twin prediction came to fruition. In a joint announcement at Gardena (Cal.) Junipero…

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Five-star DE CeCe Jefferson gives Florida a bump with big commitment

While on a visit to Auburn in January, Class of 2015 defensive end CeCe Jefferson said he talked it over with other Class of 2015 standouts defensive end Byron Cowart and linebacker Jeffery Holland and agreed the three would all commit to the same school. Cowart announced his commitment to Auburn but now there is some question…

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Buckeyes keep four-star QB, reel in four-star WR

Ohio State can officially breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to one touted prospect, and celebrate a bit of a surprise when it comes to another. Committed to OSU for quite some time, Torrance Gibson took visits to Auburn LSU and Miami later on in the recruiting process, with Gus Malzahn‘s Tigers looming…

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