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Damiere Byrd Will Miss 4 Games

10 Sep

South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd will be absent for opener due to a NCAA compliance issue. His total suspension will be 4 games that include East Carolina, Georgia, Navy, and Vanderbilt. Steve Spurrier confirmed.

The NCAA announced on Friday that Byrd must to repay $2,700 as a condition of his reinstatement.

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Week One College Football Preview

2 Sep

With the help of FOXSports we are previewing the college football season. This preview looks at week one biggest games. LSU vs Oregon and Boise State vs Georgia.

Mark Richt talks about being ready to face Boise State.


Nick Saban Get Georgia’s # 1 Running Back

30 May

Sometimes the rich just continue to get richer.

Alabama football is certainly excited about their new jewel. Nick Saban has done it again, nabbing the best running back in the state of Georgia Kenyan Drake.

Last year in Drake’s junior season he ran for almost 1,200 yards and 12 TD’s while also adding an additional 600 yards and eight TD’s receiving.

The news must come hard for Georgia Tech who has been publicly the front runner for Drake’s services. Drake said that his decision came down to Alabama’s facilities, coaching staff, and the excellent academics at ‘Bama.

Next season Drake will lead Power Springs, Georgia Hillgrove High School as the best running back in the state but his path to running back at Alabama may be hampered by his small frame. In order for the 6’1 195 pound running back to grace the field as a true back at ‘Bama he must put on some weight. Nevertheless, his talents will result in playing time somewhere in the Alabama offensive system.

2011 NFL Mock Draft

29 Mar
  1. Carolina Panthers – Blaine Gabbert (QB) Missouri
  2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT) Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller (OLB) Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton (QB) Auburn
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns – Da’Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara (CB) Nebraska
  8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley (DT) Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys – J.J. Watt (DE) Wisconsin
  10. Washington Redskins – A.J. Green (WR) Georgia
  11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith (OLB) Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Quinn (DE) North Carolina
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith (OT) USC
  14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones (WR) Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram (RB) Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan (DE) Purdue
  17. New England Patriots – Mike Pouncey (OG/C) Flordia
  18. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Jordan (DE) Cal
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo (OT) Boston College
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn (DE) Iowa
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder (OT) Colorado
  22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi (OT) Wisconsin
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith (CB) Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints – Cameron Heyward (DE) Ohio State
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker (QB) Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
  27. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
  28. New England Patriots – Muhammad Wilkerson (DE) Temple
  29. Chicago Bears – Corey Liuget (DT) Illinois
  30. New York Jets – Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
  32. Green Bay Packers – Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA

2011 Mock Draft by Coach Kennedy

The Carolina Panthers are being tight lipped about their decision for the number one pick. It’s a good strategy because it gives them the latitude to make a multitude of moves to better their draft picks in the 2011 draft or drive up interest for the top pick for teams that need a quarterback. However, I think they will keep the number one pick and select Gabbert to be their franchise QB.

 

The Buffalo Bills are the start of the turmoil for many teams. I happen to think the bills will take a hard look at Cam Newton.  However, they will go with a pass rusher. Last season they took a chance on Shawne Merriman and it’s too early to judge. Bills fans know that they need to have a great defense to keep up with the teams in their division. Thus, Miller would be a good fit.

 

Bengal fans are in the middle of a QB vs Owner war. If the owner feels that his starting QB won’t return then I think the Bengals would pick a QB at this spot. Cam Newton is still on the board and has a lot of talent.

 

The Cardinals draft room will be upset with Cam Netwon being off the board. They will execute plan B and either wait for a QB in later rounds or get a worthy veteran to take over the position. Their selection will likely be a CB to step into their secondary with Rodgers-Cromartie.

 

This pick for the Browns is interesting. Most would probably pick a WR with this pick but the Browns need a good outside pass rusher. With Von Miller gone they will take a chance on Bowers.

 

Cowboy fans like to get flashy players in the first round. But they have a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball. I think they will fill one with J.J. Watt. Though, not flashy, he would be productive in Ryan’s defense.

 

The Cowboys division rival picks at the tenth spot. The Redskins would be overwhelmed with AJ Green still being on the board. And they won’t waste any time turning in the pick.

 

With Wade Phillips taking over as defensive coordinator, the Texans will need to work on filling needs through the draft. I think they want to address the secondary first; however, a quality CB at this point isn’t available. So they will address their pass rush and select Missouri’s Aldon Smith.

 

Sam Bradford would love to see Julio Jones being left on the board at 14. He needs a true number one receiver to began building off the success of last season.

 

I think the Patriots will have the best draft in 2011. And to start off they will select an offensive lineman. Either they will address tackle or guard. I feel they will take Florida’s Mike Pouncey to work opposite of Logan Mankins.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs is in need of a quality right tackle. They will take one at this pick.

 

Seattle Seahawks fans would love to see Washington’s Jake Locker become their franchise QB. It’s a bit of a leap to reach for him this early but I think they would pull the trigger. It is a good pick and would help with public relations and franchise appeal. Besides Locker’s college coach is one of Pete Carroll’s former assistants at USC.

 

The New York Jets need to address the defensive tackle position. Yes, Jenkins is a great DT. However, he has a tendency to get injured. They will take a DT and probably Paea from Oregon State.

 

 

SEC Spring Game Schedule

27 Jan

Alabama: Spring game April 16.

Arkansas: Spring game April 16.

Auburn: Spring game April 16.

Florida: Spring game April 9.

Georgia: Spring game April 16.

Kentucky: Spring game April 23.

LSU: Spring game April 9.

Mississippi State: Spring game April 9.

Ole Miss: Spring game April 16.

South Carolina: Spring game April 9.

Tennessee: Spring game April 16.

Vanderbilt: Spring game April 17

Georgia Get Top-Ranked TE

22 Jan

The nation’s top-ranked tight end, Jay Rome, made his decision and picked Georgia as his place of study. The 6`6, 240 pound Rome is a Georgia native and elected to stay in state instead of going to places like Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, or Florida State. He is the 20th commit in Mark Richt’s 2011 recruiting class.

He has also urged the remaining recruits to come to Georgia to play with him.

NCAA College Football Preview

29 Oct

The two games this weekend that everyone seems to be talking about is the Oregon Ducks vs. the University of Southern California Trojans and the Michigan State Spartans vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes. Personally, I think the most fascinating game of the weekend is the Michigan State vs. Iowa game because of the physicality of the Hawkeyes. Michigan State hasn’t faced a team this year that will play them as tough as Iowa will. This game will show how good Michigan State really is or not.

In addition, Oregon will really be tested by a talented USC team. Don’t be surprised to see this game closer than the experts suggest.

Check out the previews of the weekend’s most high stake games from CBSSports.com

Top College Football Games This Weekend

11 Sep

These are today’s top games….

No. 22 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina (Noon ET)

Georgia -3

Michigan at Notre Dame (3:30 ET)

Notre Dame -3.5

No. 12 Miami at No. 2 Ohio State (3:40 ET)

Ohio State -8.5

No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama (7:00 ET)

Alabama -12