Tag Archives: sec

College Football 2016 Countdown

College Football 2013Anticipation coupled with excitement has left college football fans with a rush of adrenaline as they count down to the opening of the 2016-2017 season.

The official start of the NCAA 2016 college football season will kickoff at 10:00 pm, on Friday, Aug. 26., when California takes on Hawaii at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

On Thursday September 01, is when the real excitement begins with 16 games on the slate.  Then on Friday, Sept. 2, there are 11 more games.

Odds makers have already started dishing out their latest sports betting tips, as the chomp at the bit to get the ball rolling. Sports analyst as well as armchair quarterbacks have begun predicting the road to the national championship and fans throughout the country are gearing up for all the college tailgating traditions in hopes that their team “goes all the way.”  Who knows what’s to come…but there’s one thing for sure….there will be lots of cheering in the end zone!  TOUCHDOWN!

See Week One College Football Schedule Here

SEC Linebacker Jason Hatcher Dismissed by Kentucky

Jason Hatcher Dismissed

Linebacker Jason Hatcher Dismissed by UK!

Kentucky football rising senior linebacker Jason Hatcher, a Trinity High School alum, was arrested in Franklin County early Monday morning and has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

Hatcher was pulled over for speeding Monday morning after being clocked at 81 mph in an 70 mph zone on Interstate-64, the officer reported smelling marijuana in the car, according to Franklin Country Sheriff Pat Melton. As the officer prepared to search the car, he spotted Hatcher using his cell phone light to look through his own vehicle. The officer then found one quarter of a pound of marijuana stuffed down Hatcher’s pants and another three-quarters of a pound of marijuana in the passenger floor board in a vacuum-sealed bag.

College Football TV Schedule Week One

 August, 28 – September, 1

Thursday, Aug. 28 (all times EDT)

Time Game D.C. TV
6 No. 9 South Carolina vs. No. 21 Texas A&M SEC Network
7 Louisiana-Monroe vs. Wake Forest ESPNU
7 Minnesota vs. Eastern Illinois Big Ten Network
7:30 Utah vs. Idaho State Pac-12 Network
8 Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss ESPN
8 Tulsa vs. Tulane CBS Sports Network
9:15 Vanderbilt vs. Temple SEC Network
10 Washington State vs. Rutgers Fox Sports 1
10:30 No. 19 Arizona State vs. Weber State Pac-12 Network

 

Friday, Aug. 29

Time Game D.C. TV
7 Connecticut vs. BYU ESPN
7:30 No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State Big Ten Network
7:30 Western Kentucky vs. Bowling Green CBS Sports Network
9 Colorado vs. Colorado State Fox Sports 1
9 Houston vs. Texas-San Antonio ESPNU
10:30 Arizona vs. UNLV ESPN

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Time Game D.C. TV
8:30 a.m. Central Florida vs. Penn State ESPN2
Noon Navy vs. No. 5 Ohio State CBS Sports Network
Noon Virginia vs. No. 7 UCLA ESPN
Noon Michigan vs. Appalachian State ESPN2
Noon Iowa State vs. North Dakota State Fox Sports 1
Noon Indiana vs. Indiana State ESPNews
Noon Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Big Ten Network
Noon Purdue vs. Western Michigan ESPNU
Noon Kentucky vs. Tennessee-Martin SEC Network
12:05 Illinois vs. Youngstown State Big Ten Network
12:30 Georgia Tech vs. Wofford Comcast SportsNet
12:30 N.C. State vs. Georgia Southern WDCA-20
3:30 Maryland vs. James Madison Big Ten Network
3:30 No. 2 Alabama vs. West Virginia ABC/ESPN2
3:30 Northwestern vs. California ABC/ESPN2
3:30 No. 17 Notre Dame vs. Rice NBC
3:30 No. 22 Nebraska vs. Florida Atlantic Big Ten Network
3:30 No. 24 Missouri vs. South Dakota State ESPNU
4 No. 6 Auburn vs. Arkansas SEC Network
4 No. 11 Stanford vs. UC Davis Pac-12 Network
4 Oregon State vs. Portland State Pac-12 Network
4 Virginia Tech vs. William & Mary ESPNews
5:30 No. 12 Georgia vs. No. 16 Clemson ESPN
7 San Diego State vs. Northern Arizona CBS Sports Network
7 Florida vs. Idaho ESPNU
7:30 No. 15 USC vs. Fresno State Fox
7:30 Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss SEC Network
8 No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State ABC
8 Texas vs. North Texas Longhorn Network
8 East Carolina vs. N.C. Central ESPNews
9 No. 13 LSU vs. No. 14 Wisconsin ESPN
10:30 No. 3 Oregon vs. South Dakota Pac-12 Network
10:30 Hawaii vs. No. 25 Washington CBS Sports Network

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

Time Game D.C. TV
7 Tennessee vs. Utah State SEC Network
7:30 No. 10 Baylor vs. SMU Fox Sports 1

 

Monday, Sept. 1

Time Game D.C. TV
8 Louisville vs. Miami ESPN

 

Winners and Losers of the Past in Week One College Football

 

Alabama has hired Lane Kiffin as the Tide’s new Offensive Coordinator

Lane Kiffin  is headed back  to the Southeastern Conference.

Alabama has hired former USC coach Lane Kiffin to be its offensive coordinator.Kiffin, who was fired as head coach of the USC Trojans  in September following  a 62-41 loss at Arizona State,has been hired as Alabama’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Kiffin, who has been in and out of Alabama these past few weeks…was officially interview for the position on Thursday.

Layla Kiffin Pictures

The university made the announcement on in a news release and on Twitter, confirming an earlier ESPN report.

Kiffin will feel the the position vacated by offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier .who joined Brady Hoke’s staff  as the Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator.

Lane Kiffin Quotes:

“In the five years I’ve been here, probably the best defense (we’ve faced), right there with Oklahoma last year. Extremely fast, and on film people have not had very much success with them. We’ll try to find a way to make a couple of first downs.”

ABOUT:  Lane Monte Kiffin (born May 9, 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. He formerly served as offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans college football team from 2005 to 2006, head coach of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders from 2007 to 2008, head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team in 2009, and head coach of the USC Trojans from 2010 to 2013. Kiffin was the youngest head coach in NFL history when he joined the Raiders, and for a time was the youngest head coach of a BCS Conference team in college football.  He is the son of longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who is the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.  On September 28, 2013, Kiffin was terminated by the University of Southern California after a 3–2 start to the 2013 season.

Alabama : Pros and Cons to Hiring Lane Kiffin as Offensive

Six Heisman Finalist Named

Heisman Trophy winner 2013 FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston

UPDATE: Jameis Wintson is the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.  Winston was the favorite to win the Heisman on Saturday night. He’s had a magical freshman season on the field, leading Florida State to the national championship. But of course he’s had to face sexual assault allegations off it.

Jamesis Winston 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner

Congratulations to the Finalists: Jordan Lynch,  Johnny Manziel,  Tre Mason,  AJ McCarron,   Andre Williams  and Jameis Winston.

Related Sports Topics Florida State, Florida State Football, Florida State Seminoles, Heisman Trophy, Jameis Winston,

heisman-presentationA look at the six Heisman finalists…Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received 44.8% of the vote in the final Gannett Heisman survey before ballots were due Monday, signaling he is the clear favorite for the award, which will be announced Saturday in New York.

Johnny Manziel:  AKA Johnny Football won the award last year and has put together a pretty impressive encore, tallying 4,418 total yards (3,732 passing, 686 rushing), 41 total touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

  • ABOUT:  Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an American football quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback.

Jordan Lynch:  Northern Illinois’ Lynch has “only” 2,676 yards and 23 scores through the air, but as one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in America, he has posted another 1,881 yards and 22 touchdowns rushing.

  • ABOUT:  Jordan Lynch is an American football quarterback for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

AJ McCarron:  For McCarron, who has enjoyed such a productive collegiate career, this is a bit of a “lifetime-achievement” honor, although 2,676 yards, 26 touchdowns, just five interceptions and an 11-1 record is quite impressive.

  • ABOUT:  Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.