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Georgia QB Aaron Murray Torn ACL VIDEO Replay

Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray  will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a torn ACL  in his left knee, the school said Sunday.

Aaron Murray sugery, torn ACLMurray’s mother, Lauren Murray, announced in a Facebook post that the surgery would be Tuesday.

Murray, a  senior psychology major and all time leading  passer in the SEC, suffered his career ending injury during Saturday’s 59-17 victory against Kentucky.

“He was re-evaluated by team physicians Sunday morning,” according to a statement from the school. “Murray experienced minimal swelling and it was determined to proceed with the surgery this week, according to UGA Sr. Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson.”

Murray ends his career  with 13,166  passing yards and 121 touchdowns. He started 52 consecutive games for Georgia and nearly led the Bulldogs to the SEC title and a shot at the national title in 2012, falling just 5 yards short against Alabama.

The Bulldogs finish the regular season Saturday at Georgia Tech.

About:  Aaron Murray is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, playing under head coach Mark Richt. Murray graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, where he played under coach Robert Weiner. Wikipedia

VIDEO replay:  Georgia QB Aaron Murray will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL vs. Kentucky on Saturday.

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SEC Quotes by some of the Greatest in SEC History
“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it SEC, College Football,takes to get people to win football games for you.” (Bear Bryant)
“Always remember….. Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.“ (Shug Jordan of Auburn)
“My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.“ (Bowden Wyatt of Tennessee)
“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)
“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, tide, roll!’” (Bear Bryant)
“When you win, nothing hurts.” (Joe Namath of Alabama)
“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.“ (Urban Meyer)
“You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” (Paul Dietzel of LSU)
“When people used to see Wake Forest on the schedule, they used a pen to mark down a `W.’ We’re at the point now where we at least make them use a pencil.” (Jim Grobe)
“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” (Lou Holtz of Arkansas)
“It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” (Bear Bryant)
“Here’s a twenty, bury two.“ (Bear Bryant after being asked to contribute ten dollars to help bury a sportswriter)
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Saturday’s Georgia-Auburn game will be remembered for one of the greatest catches in recent memory, but it also proved just how cruel football can be.

Auburn sophomore receiver Ricardo Louis steals the show.

Richardo Louis Scores for AuburnHail Mary? More like Hail Marshall. After Georgia crawled their way back against Auburn, overcoming a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit courtesy of three straight Aaron Murray touchdown drives, the Tigers staved off their ferocious rally with a miraculous play of their own.

Ricardo Louis hauls in deflected pass for TD as No. 7 Auburn tops No. 25 Georgia in stunning 43-38 win.

Photos  and Touchdown Video 

NCAA Football We’re Betting on Alabama

College Football Teams

The arrival of the 2013 NCAA College football season began on August 29th.   Thus far,  the much anticipated season  has been  filled with high scoring shootouts, rivalry games, heralded school traditions, and triple options.

As we enter week five of the NCAA college football 2013 season,  I have already starting thinking ahead to the “big game.”   If I was “going to bet on college football right now,” I’d pick Alabama and Oregon to face off in the this seasons BCS National Championship game in Pasadena on January 06, 2014.

College Football Fun Facts, Victory Margins

Clemson Tigers Grand Entrance

Record Margin of Victory – College Fun Facts

Facts about College FootballCollege football’s largest margin of victory came in 1916, when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland by a score of 222 to 0. The game was cut short by 15 minutes.
 The orange and white team colors of the Tennessee Volunteers were chosen in 1891 to represent the daisies which grow on the campus.
President John F. Kennedy compared the difficulties of reaching space in a rocket to the Rice Owls’ chances of defeating the Texas Longhorns.
 Field goals in college football were originally worth five points. This was decreased to four points in 1904 and three points in 1909.
 The Wisconsin Badgers once had a real-life badger as their mascot. During games, it would be led around the sidelines on a leash. The animal proved too mean, and it was replaced with a costumed mascot in 1940.
 During Nebraska Cornhuskers’ home games, their stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.
The Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas is the oldest rivalry played at a neutral site. The game is held in Dallas, which is halfway between both campuses.
Oklahoma was still a U.S. Territory when the Red River Shootout started in 1900. Oklahoma didn’t receive statehood until 1907.
 ♦In 1915, a group of Aggie supporters placed a brand on the longhorn steer of a Texas student. The brand, 13-0, represented A&M’s 1915 win over the Longhorns. In an effort to cover up the brand, the owner turned the one and three into the letter “B,” and then came up with “EVO.” This became the school’s mascot, although the original Bevo was later eaten.
 ♦The number of players fielded by each college team was reduced to 20 in 1873. It was reduced to 15 in 1876 and then to the current 11 in 1880.
There are four college football stadiums which hold more than 100,000 fans: Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, The University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium, The University of Michigan’s Michigan Stadium and Ohio State’s Ohio Stadium.
College football fields were originally 120 yards long and 100 yards wide.

College Football Highlights Week Three Alabama Over Texas A & M

Alabama Football BCS Cjampions

College Football Week Three

Week 3 of the college football season was headlined by the highly anticipated matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M.

The game didn’t disappoint as the Crimson Tide avenged their only defeat from last year with a thrilling 49-42 victory in College Station. The Aggies’ loss created some movement in the latest AP poll, primarily in the bottom half of the Top 10.

Congratulations Alabama Your Third BCS Championship

The game of the century ( for this week ) lived up to all the hype as #1 Alabama ROLLED in to Aggie land and beat Johnny Football 49-42. It truly was a memorable game as the Aggies stormed to a quick 14-0 lead before I had a chance to pop my first ice cold adult beverage!  Full story here

ABOUT:  Nicholas Lou Saban is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Saban took the Alabama position after coaching the Miami Dolphins for two years and previously coaching Alabama’s SEC Western division rival, LSU. Saban’s eight-year contract for a total of $32 million made him the highest paid college football coach in the United States at the time. Saban’s career record as a collegiate head coach is 99-48-1.

They Call Him Johnny Football

ABOUT:  Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an American football quarterback for the Texas College Football A&M Aggies.

He was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback.

In 2012, Manziel debuted for the Aggies as a redshirt freshman in Kevin Sumlin’s Air Raid offense during A&M’s first season in the SEC. He broke numerous NCAA Division I FBS and SEC records, which include becoming the first freshman and fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season.  At the end of the regular season, he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy,Manning Award, and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Manziel capitalized on his redshirt freshman season by leading Texas A&M to a 41–13 victory over Oklahoma in the 2013 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Manziel was given the nickname “Johnny Football” by fans and students at Texas A&M before the start of the 2012 season.  The nickname is a registered trademark.

Rankings heading into week 4 Here

College Football Week One Scores Thursday

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be suspended for the first half of A&M's season opener against Rice.

 Final Scores  and College Football News Week One.

Johnny Manziel Suspended.

Johnny Manziel Suspended

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s opener against Rice on Saturday.

Manziels actions were a “inadvertant violation” of NCAA rules and that the “NCAA found no evidence Manziel received monetary reward in exchange for autographs.” The suspension, which both the NCAA and Texas A&M agreed on, ends the NCAA’s investigation into Manziel.

Although the NCAA could not find any evidence that Manziel accepted money for autographs, his half-game suspension is for violating NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.1 which reads as follows:

Title:12.5.2.1 – Advertisements and Promotions After Becoming a Student-Athlete.

After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual:

(a) Accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind; or

(b) Receives remuneration for endorsing a commercial product or service through the individual’s use of such product or service.

“In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.”

 College Football Schedule Week One

♦No. 6 South Carolina 27, North Carolina 10

College Football Scores Kent State 17, Liberty 10

Wake Forest 31, Presbyterian 7

Indiana 73, Indiana State 35

Minnesota 51, UNLV 23

Bowling Green 34, Tulsa 7

Ball State 51, Illinois State 28

UCF 38, Akron 7

Southern Utah 22, South Alabama 21

Middle Tennessee 45, Western Carolina 24

Tulane 34, Jackson State 7

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College Football Quotes

 “If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” (Bear Bryant)

“Always remember….. Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.“ (Shug Jordan of Auburn)

“My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.“ (Bowden Wyatt of Tennessee)

“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)

“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, tide, roll!’” (Bear Bryant)

“When you win, nothing hurts.” (Joe Namath of Alabama)

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.“ (Urban Meyer)

“You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” (Paul Dietzel of LSU)

“When people used to see Wake Forest on the schedule, they used a pen to mark down a `W.’ We’re at the point now where we at least make them use a pencil.” (Jim Grobe)

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” (Lou Holtz of Arkansas)

“It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” (Bear Bryant)

“Here’s a twenty, bury two.“ (Bear Bryant after being asked to contribute ten dollars to help bury a sportswriter)

“But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.” (Steve Spurrier on a fire at Auburn’s football dorm which destroyed 20 books)

“Whoa! I better lay off the peyote!” (Marcus Thomas after being informed of his first suspension)

“I don’t hire anybody not brighter than I am. If they’re not brighter than I am, I don’t need them.“ (Bear Bryant)

Paul William “Bear” Bryant was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team.

“He’s a leading leader on this football team.” (Bill Curry)

“An Atheist in Alabama is one that doesn’t believe in Bear Bryant.“ (Wally Butts)

 

College Football Most Intriguing Players

Clowney Will Play Opener Steve Spurrier says South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29.

College football’s 10 most intriguing non-quarterbacks for the 2013 season have been announced.

College Football Players1. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina DE. Unless something goes terribly awry, he will be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. But can he win a Heisman Trophy and lift the Gamecocks to an SEC title along the way? Popular mythology says a defensive player has no chance to win the Heisman, but one has finished in the top five of the voting three of the last four years (Manti Te’o last year, Tyrann Mathieu in 2011, Ndomakung Suh in ’09). And none of them started the season with the hype Clowney has.

2. T.J. Yeldon, Alabama RB. The Crimson Tide is loaded at wide receiver and has a three-year starter at quarterback, but Yeldon figures to be the centerpiece of the offense. He got 15 or more carries in a game only four times last year – and went over 100 yards every time. Feed him 20-25 touches per game this season, and watch the guy who is a little like a young Adrian Peterson produce a Heisman finalist-type season, following in the footsteps of Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson.

3. Marqise Lee, USC WR/KR. The most gifted and pro-ready receiver in America has caught 191 passes and scored 31 touchdowns in two seasons as a collegian. His big-play ability makes finding the right quarterback a matter of highest urgency for the Trojans, who don’t want to leave their Lamborghini wideout in the parking lot all fall. Lane Kiffin’s employment status could depend on it.

4. De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon RB/WR/KR. At a place where speed is the coin of the realm, he’s the rarest and most valuable coin. The ultimate Oregon weapon scored touchdowns last year running (11 of them), receiving (five), on a punt return (one) and a kickoff return (one). He’s averaging 8.8 yards per carry in his college career, which is just silly. And more carries should be coming his way this year with Kenjon Barner gone to the NFL.

A Tale of Two Athletes

 5. Louis Nix III, Notre Dame NT. Big man (357 pounds) with a big personality (@1irishchocolate is a quality Twitter follow) is a big reason why Manti Te’o got free run to make so many tackles – because Nix was occupying so many blockers up front. Bypassed the NFL draft in part as a gift to his mom, but it’s also a huge gift to Brian Kelly and all Fighting Irish fans. Notre Dame defense should be tremendous again this year.

T.J. Yeldon lands on Sports Illustrated

SEC College Football Rankings – Top Divisions 2013

SEC College Football Rankings – Top Divisions

With the college football season just 31 days away ( when Steve Superior and the mighty South Carolina Gamecocks take on that wine and cheese crowd with baby blue unies from the other Carolina ), all the pre-season picks are in and…….NEWSFLASH……the SEC wins it’s 8th consecutive BCS National Championship. So now that has been determined, let’s have a little fun. We all know that the SEC is clearly the top conference in the land. But let’s break it down a little further and examine the top divisions within each of the conferences. In this poll ( unbiased of course ), we have to exclude the BIG 12, American Athletic Conference, Independents, and the Sunbelt Conference – none of them have divisions – sorry!

The number one, numero uno, division in the land is…..drum roll please…..

SEC Football

  1. The SEC East. Tough call especially when the top team in the country resides in Alabama. Think about the top 3 horses in that division. South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. All 3 of these teams will end the year in the Top 10 despite having to beat up on each other throughout the year.
  2. The SEC West. Even though Alabama wins the BCS Championship again, the depth of the east is just a little bit better. LSU is loaded but young. Texas A&M has the Heisman Trophy winner but he can’t keep his name out of the tabloids. Don’t be shocked if he gets kicked out of school – then he can go hang out with Todd Marinovich, Lindsay Lohan, and Justin Bieber!
  3. PAC 12 North. Oregon-Stanford. Stanford-Oregon. The talking heads all like Stanford to play Alabama for all the marbles. Could happen, and if it does, can you say….ROLL TIDE?? Too many athletes, too fast, too experienced – just ask the IRISH. Oregon is just not built to play against a team like ‘Bama.
  4. ACC Atlantic. Clemson and FSU. This should be a dog fight all year long. Clemson has the offensive weapons but the defense has been porous lately. Tough schedule with Georgia, FSU, and South Carolina but they play cupcakes in all of their other games. FSU is slowly getting back to national prominence and this has to be a statement year for them.
  5. BIG 10 Legends. The Big 10 keeps screaming for respect but there aren’t too many experts listening. They say there is more to college football than the SEC, but, they have yet to prove anything. This is a coin toss but the Legends Division with Michigan, Nebraska, and Northwestern, edge the Leaders Division ( Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State ).
  6. BIG 10 Leaders. Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State. Ohio State has a cake walk to an undefeated season with the most pathetic schedule in the history of college football. The fans will scream for respect but they will continue to slide in the polls due to their inept schedule.
  7. PAC 12 South. A 2 horse race with UCLA and USC. Jim Mora and the Bruins may be on to something in Tinsletown. Pat Haden just gave coach Lane Kiffin a vote of confidence. You know what that means – he will be fired this year and then they can go after Chris Peterson of Boise State!
  8. Mountain West – Mountain Division. Boise State. Coach Chris Peterson. ‘Nuff said!
  9. ACC Coastal. Va. Tech and the “U”. We will see what the Hokies have on August 31 when they open with the Crimson Tide!! The “U” is the 3rd best team in the great state of Florida and they better get it turned around quickly!
  10. Mountain West – West Division. San Diego State. Ho-hum!
  11. Mid American West. All those Michigan schools beat…..
  12. Mid American East. All those Ohio schools!!
  13. Conference USA East. All those schools from the Southeastern part of the country are better than……
  14. Conference USA West. All those schools from the Southwestern part of the country!!

For all you SEC haters out there remember, in the south there a 3 seasons – Spring Football, the regular college season, and recruiting! Here’s to another great season!

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