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One-Liners For 7/7/09

The slow days prior to the SEC Media Days continue… so here are your daily links in one-liner fashion:

The major preseason magazines all expect another crystal football to wind up in Gainesville this season.

Paul Finebaum of The Mobile Press-Register — who once per week writes a column so bold that it’s sure to anger one fanbase of another — says today that Urban Meyer will probably leave Florida for Notre Dame at end of the season AND he attacks the coach for being a liar, for being arrogant and for running an outlaw program.  A typical Finebaum column.

Here’s a quick wrap-up of some recent Auburn football news.

Jay G. Tate of The Montgomery Advertiser provides a profile of new Auburn assistant Trooper Taylor.

Nick Saban vistited Dennis Fryzel – one of his old coaching buddies — on Sunday… just one day before Fryzel passed away due to cancer.’s Chris Low believes the 10 biggest rivalry games in the SEC this fall will be:

1.  Tennessee at Florida
2.  Alabama at Auburn
3.  Florida vs Georgia in Jacksonville
4.  LSU at Alabama
5.  Tennessee at Alabama
6.  Arkansas at Ole Miss
7.  LSU at Ole Miss
8.  Vanderbilt at South Carolina
9.  Ole Miss at Mississippi State
10.  South Carolina at Tennessee

This radio sportstalk host believes LSU could wind up playing in the BCS title game in January.  Wouldya believe he’s based in Louisiana?

As Orrin Hatch and the rest of his bumbling colleagues in Congress try to tackle the BCS today, here’s a good article on some things that Utah’s senior senator might not have realized.

Even The Wall Street Journal is ripping Hatch (and others) for getting involved in football.

The Mobile Press-Register believes Congress has no business messing around with sports… unless it’s Alabama that gets shafted by the BCS this year.

The best write-up you’ll find on Hatch and his overall misguidedness can be found in this Stewart Mandel column for

Here’s another column on Congress and the BCS.

Congressional hearings or no, CBS’ Spencer Tillman is no fan of the BCS.

Jason Henry’s departure from the Arkansas basketball team could mean even more trouble for Razorbacks’ next APR score.

Four players from last year’s six-man, Top 20 recruiting class are no longer playing on John Pelphrey’s team.

Here’s more on Pelphrey’s revolving door.

Heading into just his third year (and having inherited a mess), could the clock already be winding down on Pelphrey?

Felony theft of property charges against Arkansas defensive tackle Lavunce Askew have been dropped.

Askew was arrested in May for stealing a laptop computer.

Razorback freshman running back Knile Davis says he plans to be back from a broken ankle and ready to play this fall… if he doesn’t redshirt.

In case you’ve missed the other hundred columns on why the SEC will be better in basketball next season, here’s Column #101.

Former NFL personnel man Gil Brandt ranks LSU’s Richard Jackson as the 10th best tight end in college football.

LSU has added those letters — L, S, and U — to the front of their football jerseys.

Incoming Ole Miss freshman lineman Evan Swindall helped lead Team USA to a gold medal in an international football competition.

Ten more Mississippi State football signees are on campus and enrolled in school.

Georgia has signed a home-and-home basketball deal with UAB.

David Brandt of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger believes center Daverin Geralds is the 20th most important player for the Rebels this fall.  I’m sure his parents would disagree.

The Gainesville Sun ranks Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran as the SEC’s 14th best player.

CBS has made it official and announced that the Florida-Tennessee and Florida-Georgia games will both be 3:30pm ET starts.

Emmanuel Moody is glad Florida plans to mix in some I-formation this fall.

According to The Orlando Sentinel the three most powerful men in college sports in the state of Florida are Jeremy Foley, Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow.

Florida is likely to be a double-digit favorite in every one of their games this fall.  Wow.

Florida fans, take it from The AJC’s Junkyard Blawger, being preseason #1 isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Georgia forward Trey Thompkins scored 22 for Team USA in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships yesterday.

Tony Barnhart of The AJC would like to see a college football playoff, but he says critics of the current set-up still haven’t done their homework.

It’s a break in tradition, but could more night football games be a good thing for UGA?

Preseason mags aren’t putting the Bulldogs at the top of their polls this year… which might mean Georgia is flying under the radar.

Are you into alteranative histories?  Mark Story of The Lexington Herald-Leader looks at how the Bluegrass State might be different had Adolph Rupp never been born.  (What a bizarre story idea… even for July.  Kudos!)

John Calipari is just one of many coaches who are tapping into social networking sites to help with recruiting.

South Carolina’s football program has had to report two secondary violations while the men’s basketball program has reported four violations.

Here’s a best-guess look at the Cocks’ non-conference basketball schedule.

Three more Tennessee football signees have enrolled for summer classes in Knoxville.

ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd says Florida will face Texas in the BCS title game… and that Lane Kiffin is good for the SEC.


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