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College Football 2013 – Recapping Week 7

College football 2013, Week 7 Recap.College Football Week 7

We’ve been waiting for upset Saturday and it finally happened yesterday! Depending on which poll you read ( me personally I like the A To Z poll ), there were 17 undefeated teams going into play on Saturday. Oklahoma got spanked in the Red River clash by Texas, Stanford falls short at Utah, and Mee-chigan gets tripped up in Happy Valley. Once beaten Georgia ( decimated by injuries ) lays an egg at home versus Missouri, Texas A&M barely survives at Ole Miss, Louisville hangs on at home vs. Rutgers, and Clemson holds off a pesky Boston College team.

The top 2 teams, Alabama and Oregon, cruise and stay on course for the BCS National Championship game while many others are now trying to put themselves in position to replace one of these 2 teams should they falter. At this point in the season, it’s hard to see a one loss team making it to the title game. However, as we have seen in the past, there are a lot of games to play and after looking over my list  of online sportbook reviews, many of the unbeaten still have to play each other.

Think about the big time games still left on the regular season schedule. Alabama vs. LSU. Oregon vs. UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon State. Clemson vs. FSU and South Carolina. Louisville plays for their conference championship this week versus UCF. The “U” still has games with FSU and Va. Tech. Baylor has to play Oklahoma, Texas Tech, OK. State, TCU, and Texas. How about unbeaten and new media darling Missouri? They still have Florida, South Carolina, and Texas A&M. Texas Tech has Oklahoma, Ok. State, Baylor, and Texas left to play. Oops…I almost forgot unbeaten Ohio State. They have…. nobody left to play. And what about unbeaten Fresno State, Northern Illinois, and Houston? Nice seasons, thanks for playing!

Biggest news from the week is the 2016 no conference schedule. Seems like LSU and Wisconsin will meet at historic Lambeau Field. Great non conference early season game! Isn’t Lam-beau a little French town outside of Baton Rouge??? How about the announced game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway? Wow, what a game between these 2 schools along the I 81 corridor. Bristol holds 160,000 fans. Can you imagine how much moonshine will be consumed that weekend??  A night race, I mean an aerial circus at a legendary sports venue and according to my “guide on betting odds“…it will be a huge sell out!

Memo to Ohio State….this is why the SEC stays relevant and the Little 10 gets no respect around the country. PLAY SOMEBODY!!

Did Mack Brown save his job yesterday with an inspiring win over Big Game Bob? Doubt it…New AD in Texas = new coach. Sorry Mack, and thanks for the memories!

They don’t mind after they find out they don’t have to study for it.

QUOTE by: Mack Brown, asked his player’s reaction to having to take a drug test at Tulane

OK, Penn State finally did beat Michigan in about 12 OT’s. Michigan finally ran out of luck ( this could have been their third loss in a row ) and young QB phenom Christian Hackenberg made some great throws late to win it for the Nittany Lions. My only question is why didn’t Penn State go for the 2 point conversion at the end of regulation? Why put your team in jeopardy and take a chance in OT? You have nothing to play for – no conference championship – no bowl game – live for the moment! You make the 2 point conversion and the stands empty on the field…a legend is born! You miss it, and the fans applaud you for having the courage to try and win the game. Just my thoughts…

There was a Jadeveon Clowney sighting in Arkansas yesterday! He actually played but the real story was Connor Shaw and the Gamecock offense. They just shredded the Razorbacks defense. It does not get any easier for The ‘Ol Ball Coach as the Gamecocks go to Tennessee this weekend for their second of 3 straight SEC road games.

Another tough break for QB James Franklin of Missouri. Once again, he was injured. In what could have been his most shining moment, he had to watch the end of the game between the hedges at Georgia from the sideline with a shoulder separation. Got to feel bad for him. Missouri, now in control of the SEC East has to face Florida, South Carolina, and Texas A&M with their back up QB. OUCH!!

“The fat lady might have cleared her throat, but she hasn’t sung yet.”

Quote by:  Spike Dykes, Texas Tech Coach, after his team lost five of their first six games

WEEK 7 A TO Z TOP 25:

  1. Alabama 6-0
  2. Oregon 6-0
  3. Clemson 6-0
  4. Ohio State 6-0
  5. FSU 6-0
  6. Louisville 6-0
  7. Texas A&M 5-1
  8. UCLA 5-0
  9. LSU 6-1
  10. Stanford 5-1
  11. South Carolina 5-1
  12. Miami 5-0
  13. Oklahoma State 4-1
  14. Baylor 5-0
  15. Missouri 6-0
  16. Texas Tech 6-0
  17. Georgia 4-2
  18. Oklahoma 5-1
  19. Fresno State 5-0
  20. Oregon State 5-1
  21. Virginia Tech 6-1
  22. Florida 4-2
  23. Northern Illinois 6-0
  24. Houston 5-0
  25. Michigan State 5-1

WEEK 8 KEY GAMES:

Arkansas @ #1 Alabama

#5 FSU @ #3 Clemson

UCF @ #6 Louisville

Auburn @ #7 Texas A&M

#8 UCLA @ #10 Stanford

#9 LSU @ Mississippi

#11 South Carolina @ Tennessee

TCU @ #13 Oklahoma State

Iowa State @ #14 Baylor

#22 Florida @ #15 Missouri

#16 Texas Tech @ West Virginia

#17 Georgia @ Vanderbilt

USC @ Notre Dame

Game Of The Year #3 has FSU going to the other Death Valley – Clemson. HUGE national implications with ACC bragging rights and the winner has a leg up for the BCS title game. Didn’t this game used to be called “The Bowden Bowl”? In a monster PAC 10 game, UCLA goes to Stanford. This game lost a little luster yesterday when Stanford tripped up at Utah. Still a very big national game! Louisville can win their conference championship by beating UCF. If UCF were to win ( and they can ), we won’t have to listen to Louisville fan any more this year! How will Georgia respond now that their BCS title game hopes have vanished? Can Florida bounce back from a tough loss at LSU and burst Missouri’s bubble? With a Missouri loss, will the Gamecocks inch closer to the SEC East title? Can the remaining unbeatens remain…unbeaten??

It’s already been a great year, things really start heating up now! The controversy and water cooler talk should be interesting next week! Stay tuned and keep that remote close by!!!

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Tennessee football players arrested

Associated ContentTennessee football players were arrested today, just 24 hours after Lane Kiffin bragged that no Tennessee football players were arrested on his watch. But three Tennessee football players were not only arrested, but  charged with armed robbery.

These Tennessee football players are accused of trying to rob a Pilot station, and each face three counts of attempted armed robbery charges.

This news is the worst case scenario that many feared when Lane Kiffin took over, just when things were finally looking up for the program.

The Tennessee football players arrested were wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson, and defensive backs Janzen Jackson and Mike Hamilton. A young woman named Marie Montmarquet was arrested with the players, and faces drug charges of her own.  Read more here

Three Tennessee Volunteers players arrested, charged in robbery – ESPN

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 3 Vol footballers arrested for alleged attempted

SEC stiffens penalties for complaining coaches

NEW YORK (AP)—Southeastern Conference coaches will face stiffer penalties from now on for complaining about officiating in the media.

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PLAYER HONORS:

Mike EdwardsHonors: Rated as the No. 48 cornerback nationally by Rivals.com … Ranked the No. 21 overall prospect in Ohio after the 2008 high school season … Rated as the No. 21 cornerback in the 2009 class by Scout.com … Earned No. 36 ranking among cornerbacks by ESPN … Named first-team All-State as a senior … Named one of the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top 40 High School Football Players for 2008 … Named 2008 All-District by the Associated Press.

Stats: Accounted for 34 tackles and five interceptions as a senior.

Misc: First football player from his high school to sign with an SEC school … Coach at Glenville High School: Ted Ginn.

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Janzen JacksonHonors: Rated as the No. 17 overall prospect and the No. 2 cornerback in the 2009 class by Rivals.com … Also rated the No. 2 overall prospect in Louisiana … Rated No. 15 at his position by Scout.com and No. 9 by ESPN … Listed No. 14 among defensive backs by SuperPrep … Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America game … Named to the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Southern Team … Selected SuperPrep All-America … Named Class 5A All-State by the LSWA as a senior and a junior.

Stats: Made 94 tackles and picked off five passes as a senior … Picked off 5 passes, totaled 93 tackles and blocked seven kicks as a junior.

Misc: Also a standout in track and field as a hurdler … Coach at Barbe High School: Jimmy Shaver.

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Nu’keese RichardsonHonors: Rated the No. 68 overall recruit and the No. 9 wide receiver in the 2009 class by Rivals.com … Also rated the No. 14 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com … Rated No. 6 at his position by Scout.com and No. 13 by ESPN … Also ranked the No. 112 prospect in the 2009 class by ESPN … Selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game … Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120 … Named 2B Player of the Year and a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Football 2008 … Also earned All-Area honors … Selected first-team Palm Beach Post All-Purpose Player … Awarded FSWA All-State second-team honors as a wide receiver his junior season.

Stats: Threw for 1,020 yards and 14 touchdowns at quarterback as a senior … At receiver caught 22 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns while adding another 234 yards and three touchdowns rushing … Finished his junior regular season with 26 catches for 452 yards and six touchdowns … Also had 274 yards and four touchdowns passing.

Misc: Pahokee High School won three consecutive state championships with Richardson on the roster … Coach at Pahokee High School: Blaze Thompson.

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Posted by:  JOE WHO? (Sports Writer)

SOURCE:  Associated Content

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KEEP THE FIRE LANE!

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE IMPRESSIVE IN THEIR SEASON OPENER AGAINST WEST KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY!

FINAL SCORE:  Tennessee (63)         Western Kentucky University (7)

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier questioned whether new Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin broke an NCAA rule when he called a recruit a day before he was introduced as the Volunteers’ new coach.

According to a story published on VolQuest.com, part of the Rivals’ network, Kiffin and former Gamecocks recruiting coordinator David Reaves called Tampa running back Jarvis Giles on Sunday and left him voice messages. Read full story here

LYRICS:  Rockytop

Wish that I was on old Rockytop
Down in the Tennessee hills.
Ain’t no smoggy smoke on Rockytop
Ain’t no telephone bills.

Once I had a girl on Rockytop
Half bear, the other half cat,
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda-pop
I still dream about that.

Rockytop, you’ll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good old Rockytop,
Rockytop, Tennessee.
Rockytop, Tennessee.

Once two strangers climbed old Rockytop
Lookin’ for a moonshine still.
Strangers ain’t come down from Rockytop,
Reckon they never will.

Corn won’t grow at all on Rockytop –
Dirt’s too rocky by far.
That’s why all the folks on Rockytop
Get their corn from a jar.

(chorus)

I’ve had years of cooped up city life,
Trapped like a dog in a pen.
All I know is it’s a pity life
Can’t be simple again.

In first game as Tennessee coach, Lane Kiffin wins 63-7 Sept 05, 2009

(AP) — Jonathan Crompton threw five touchdown passes Saturday, leading Tennessee to a 63-7 rout of Western Kentucky and its first win under new coach Lane

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