The Auburn fans set the internet on fire after watching the Tigers blow a 20-point lead and lose to SEC West rival LSU, 27-23, Saturday in Baton Rouge.
After losing to the Sun Belt League’s Troy on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La., LSU fans were ready to run Coach Ed Orgeron out of town. But to do that, it will cost the school $12 million to buy him out.
Oh, and it’s still paying his predecessor Les Miles. Combined, it would cost LSU $21 million to pay off two former coaches. That’s a lot of money to have no one coach your football team.
Suddenly, LSU is saying, “Let’s give Ed another chance.”
Tennessee and Coach Butch Jones are 3-1 after defeating Massachusetts Saturday. Hurrah!
But the Vols were 28-point favorites over the 0-5 Minutemen and only won 17-13. twice had to fend off drives that penetrated UT territory in the fourth quarter while clinging to a four-point lead. Massachusetts dropped to 0-5. Harrumph!
UT twice had to fend off drives that penetrated deep into its own territory in the fourth quarter while clinging to the four-point lead.
So, even after a win, Jones did pretty much all you need to do to set the fans on fire, making his seat even hotter.
ESPN recently released its “happiness index,” which uses certain criteria to gauge the fan sentiment at 128 FBS programs. No surprise Alabama tops the SEC, but, apparently, there are some sad hogs at Arkansas.
The Fan Happiness Index takes into consideration the program’s power, rivalry dominance, coaching stability, recruiting trend, revenue growth, and buzz (specifically the percentage of positive fan Tweets).
In other words, if your team has been a winner consistently for the last four seasons, then, congratulations, you and all your fellow fans are happy.
Ole Miss is in a tight spot with the resignation of Coach Hugh Freeze.
Though the university said the current NCAA trouble isn’t the reason for Freeze’s departure, it certainly will be a reason for the difficulty finding a replacement.
The NCAA alleges 21 charges of misconduct involving academics, boosters and recruiting. Ole Miss already has a self-imposed bowl ban for this season, and it likely will find out further sanctions by the NCAA in September or October.
And ask anyone around college football (outside of Ole Miss) about what kind of coach interim Matt Luke will be, and they’ll be quick to say, “Who is Matt Luke?”
Though the walls are crumbling in Oxford, not all is lost for the Rebels.
Perhaps it was too easy for Ole Miss to say, “Problems? … We have a Houston.”
Former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed a federal lawsuit against his former school. He is claiming current Rebels coach Hugh Freeze, athletic director Ross Bjork and sports information director Kyle Campbell conducted a campaign to pin most of the school’s current NCAA violations on him
Ole Miss is being investigated by the NCAA for multiple violations that have occurred under both Nutt and Freeze.
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The SEC announced an updated schedule for next week’s Media Days in Birmingham, Ala. Couldn’t help but notice some big names are missing.
For instance, no Arden Key from LSU. Arguably the SEC’s top returning defensive player and likely a top-5 pick for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Yeah, it’s understood that he took time off from the program and then returned this summer. Keeping him away from Birmingham is likely a move to actually keep him away from questions regarding his absence. But still.
Also, Key’s teammate Danny Etling, LSU’s quarterback, won’t be there either.
Shedrick Jackson, the nephew of Bo Jackson and a three-star receiver from Hoover, Ala., has announced he is following Uncle Bo’s footsteps and committed to Auburn.
According to SEC Country, Jackson chose Auburn over four schools in his top five, which included Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Memphis and Missouri.
Too many times a coach has said he wants “to spend more time with my family” to get out of a bad contract or avoid a possible firing. That’s not true for former Auburn coach Gene Chizik.
Chizik explained what family means to him to Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel on the Feb. 14 edition of “The Audible” podcast.
Chizik abruptly left a successful run as North Carolina’s defensive coordinator in February to be closer to his family living in Auburn, Ala. The family had stayed in Auburn when Chizik was at North Carolina because he said he made a promise to kids.
“When we moved to Auburn the second time (Chizik also was a defensive coordinator at Auburn from 2002-04), I promised them this would be the last move they would make,” Chizik said.
Do you get annoyed with those quizzes on Facebook that ask you who you are? Like “What Star Wars character are you?” or “So you think you a ‘Friends’ fan?”
Today I saw a post that asked me “What kind of Disney princess are you?” I personally didn’t care. But I know someone who probably does: Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.
So I filled out the questionnaire as Nick would do.