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It’s time to preview Alabama. Let’s go.
How much does Nick Saban’s record against his former assistants who become head coaches, and in opening games actually matter?
The relationship and commonalities of Florida State and Alabama’s staff.
It’s the first game week of the year in Iowa City and most Hawkeye fans have their attention focused squarely on the Wyoming Cowboys. But the return of football in Kinnick Stadium isn’t the only good football news for Iowa fans this week.
After delaying his decision a couple weeks ago, 4-star Indianapolis safety prospect Julius Brents announced he’ll be joining the Hawkeyes’ class of 2018 via Twitter today.
Along with fellow Indianapolis native DJ Johnson, Brents was atop the Hawkeyes’ big board we ran a couple weeks ago. The two are friends and were made a top priority by the Iowa staff, and recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell in particular, quite some time ago.
Brents is a 4-star by several recruiting services and projects as a safety at the college level.
Every Friday before every Gamecocks game, I’ll dive into the matchup and give you my thoughts on what South Carolina needs to do to win. I’ll also pick the game’s winner and the score. This week, it’s game one of the 2017 season as the Gamecocks meet the Wolfpack at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Neutralize the Wolfpack defensive front
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Everyone has already mentioned the defensive front that the Pack have, and for good reason. Last year, this would have the makings of a disaster waiting to happen as I doubt the offensive line would be able to handle a guy like Bradley Chubb very well. While Chubb gets all the mention, this team has a very talented cast beside him on the line and a dynamic senior corps at LB behind them.
THE LONG WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT IS OVER AND FOOTBALL IS HERE. WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING REAL LIFE A&M COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS SUNDAY AND MY EMOTIONS CANT QUITE PROCESS THAT THOUGHT RIGHT NOW WHICH IS KIND OF WHY I WRITE THESE EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE ALL THE SAME PREVIEW BUT AT LEAST IM CONSISTENT.
AND LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW CALM THE OFFSEASON WAS. SERIOUSLY WE HAD NO OFF COLOR JOKES ON POWERPOINTS. WE HAD NO TWEETS ABOUT HOW HIGH SCHOOL KIDS ARENT LOYAL. IT WAS JUST CALM PEACEFUL AND FULL OF FRETTING ABOUT WHOS STARTING AT QB FOR US.
AND NOW WE KNOW WHO IT IS. NICK STARKEL AKA NICK SPARKLE AKA THICC STARKEL (THAT’S ON YOU CUPPY FOR INTRODUCING THAT INTO THE VERNACULAR) AKA NICKTRILLAS STARKBALL.
So good to see you again as we look to start the season and defend the title of “Liberty Bowl Champions”. If we haven’t met yet, I am your lowly Dawg servant Brooks Tilley. I worked as a defensive student assistant for 2.5 years under both Todd Grantham and Jeremy Pruitt and of course head coach Mark Richt. I am washed up and have a real job now but I still have to dump my excessive Dawg thoughts somewhere. I will be bringing you my perspective every week on both the game from the prior week as well as the upcoming opponent. Hopefully we can also dip into some recruiting and other fun.
All aboard the hype train. Ya boy is seated in seat 1a and I even checked a bag (which I have a fundamental disagreement with). I fought the good fight, I resisted, I replayed the disappointing years over in my mind.
The older I get, the more I realize that Louisiana is the exception, not the rule. Growing up with the internet, my life has been full of “wait, is this not a thing elsewhere?” drive-through daiquiri shops, Tony’s, holidays for Mardi Gras, the list goes on and on and on. Because of that, the older I get the prouder and prouder I become of the fact that like the song suggests I am indeed from Louisiana, and Louisiana proper at that, not this South Arkansas foolishness.
And this does come with problems. In things that matter, like actually matter, Louisiana is at or near the bottom of the list in nearly every category. We have more fun living because life here kinda demands it. The roads are shit and so are the schools, from pre-K all the way up to graduate schools and each year it seems like the state has less and less money.
Florida State defensive line coach Odell Haggins doesn’t focus much on anything outside of Tallahassee come football season.
He doesn’t know who the Seminoles are playing in Week 5. Or how they stack up against the rest of the ACC. Or even what personnel No. 1 Alabama’s offensive line will have come Sept. 2 for their opener in Atlanta.
Frankly, he doesn’t care.
What he does care about is Florida State football.
Check that: Florida State University football.
Go ahead, ask Haggins a question— any question. And you’ll be sure to get his alma mater’s full name almost 100% of the time he replies, as well as a strong emphasis on the word University.
“According to ESPN and you guys, (our season opener is) the biggest game ever,” said Haggins.
Guess who’s back? Back again? Jumbos back, tell a friend. Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back. DADADADADADADA
I know you’ve all missed me. Heck, I’ve missed me. Not to make this post all about me, but I am the one writing it so I can do what I want.
With Purdue football starting back up it’s time to get back to some predictions. Before we do that though let’s take a look at our records from last year. Kudos to Juan for gathering this data from last year’s posts. I’m sure it helps that he had the best record.
Juan: 11-1Casey: 9-3Ledman: 8-4Jack: 8-4Travis: 7-5Kyle: 7-5Drew: 6-5Holmes: 5-7Rob: 4-7Purdue: 3-9
As the Brohm era starts I want to point you to The Legend’s article from earlier in the week if you haven’t read it yet. It says a lot of things I’ve been thinking about all summer.
It has been almost a full calendar years since the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles stunned the Commonwealth of Kentucky and I am still not really sure what in the heck actually happened. I’m not really sure how you can blow a 35-10 lead in a little over 15 minutes and how you can go from total domination to total collapse so quickly. The loss to Southern Mississippi was by far the low point of the 2016 season and I am sure the staff and the players are still scratching their heads as to what happened.
While the loss was disappointing, it did not lead to a total meltdown of a season that myself and most of the BBN was expecting. This was a team that was able to grow from the loss, learn their lessons, and still make a bowl game.
The expectations are higher for the Wildcats this year, but none of that means anything is Kentucky stumbles at Hattiesburg.
As we head into another beautiful season of football in it’s purest form, I sat at my desk and Christian Pondered: “Watching the games from the stands is awesome, but what would it look like to actually be in the broadcast booth calling the big game? What goes through those guy’s heads?”
Enter radio and T.V. veteran Wes Durham.
He’s called an Orange Bowl, a Final Four, and, most recently, Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, as the play-by-play guy for the Falcons.
On Saturdays, though, Durham works telecasts of ACC football on Fox Sports regional networks due to his vast experience broadcasting within the conference; you may have even heard Durham call some Miami-Georgia Tech games over the years, as he served as the Yellow Jacket’s play-by play announcer from 1995 through 2010.