Gamecocks hope to see health improve

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

USC coach Steve Spurrier has seen a rash of injuries strike the Gamecocks over the first week of the season. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) After the opening week of the season saw South Carolina thinned at multiple positions, coach Steve Spurrier offered an update on the Gamecocks’ injury situation Tuesday. Spurrier said starting quarterback Connor Mitch, as well as, freshmen receivers Terry Googer and Deebo Samuel were scheduled to particip...

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Alabama lineman Cam Robinson on viral block: “I don’t get to go downfield much.”

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 13: Amari Cooper #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates scoring a touchdown against Southern Miss Golden Eagles with Cam Robinson #74 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Thanks to Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson, the race for block of the year might already be finished. The 6-foot-6, 326-pound sophomore ...

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Vanderbilt lineman on UGA’s Nick Chubb: “I would rather have Ralph Webb”

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 22: Nick Chubb #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs heads off the field after the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Sanford Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) NASHVILLE — Georgia running back Nick Chubb has elicited several comparisons this year, but few have been as scary to college defenses as the one Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason offered up during a ...

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Les Miles previews Mississippi State game

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

LSU coach Les Miles. (Getty Images) LSU coach Les Miles met with reporters on Tuesday to discuss the game that never was against McNeese State and the upcoming challenge against Mississippi State. The Tigers had planned for a season opener at home against McNeese State, but lightning delays turned into an unrealistic starting kickoff time, and so the powers that be canceled the game altogether. This caused Tim Brando to go off on a rant. Nonet...

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AP Poll Week 2: Record 10 SEC teams land in AP Top 25

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

  The SEC had a record 10 SEC teams in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The new AP Top 25 Poll was released on Tuesday, and a record 10 SEC teams were selected in the Top 25. Ohio State remained the top team in the nation, but Alabama moved into the No. 2 spot following the team’s 35-17 win over then-No. 20 Wisconsin. Notre Dame entered the Top 10 at No. 9, moving UGA to No. 10 and Florida State to ...

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Amway Coaches Poll Week 2: Ohio State remains No. 1, 9 SEC schools in Top 25

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

(AP) The Amway Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday, and there was one change in the Top 10. Ohio State remained in the top spot after its 42-24 victory over Virginia Tech on Monday. Alabama jumped up to No. 2 following the Crimson Tide’s win over Wisconsin, and TCU bumped down to No. 3. A total of nine SEC teams were selected in the Top 25 with three coming in the Top 10, and Georgia Tech ranked as the No. 16 team in the nation. Auburn came ...

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Gus Malzahn updates injury status of his team

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

(Getty Images) Auburn coach Gus Malzahn spoke to reporters at a press conference on Tuesday to preview Auburn’s Saturday home opener against Jacksonville State. Malzahn spoke about the injury status for the team and if there would be any changes to the depth chart. On the talent of Jacksonville State: .@footballAU coach Gus Malzahn on Jacksonville St. "more talented than some Division 1 teams" — WarEagleExtra (@wareagle...

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Mississippi State fan goes on incredible rant ahead of LSU game

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. (AP Photo/Kerry Smith) In anticipation of this Saturday’s matchup between Mississippi State and LSU at Davis Wade Stadium, one Miss. St. fan posted a video explaining why his team’s home turf has become the new “Death Valley.” There are several things to love about this video, starting with the fan’s apparent shrine dedicated to the Bulldogs and fine china and ending with his ...

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Cutting down on penalties might be Jim McElwain’s grandest opening gesture

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

Jim McElwain. (AP) GAINESVILLE – There were a lot of jaw-dropping numbers in Florida’s 61-13 win over New Mexico State in Saturday’s season opener. Eight-for-eight in the red zone, for instance, and five different Gators scoring the first touchdowns of their college careers. The stat that really stands out, however, is a reflection of something the Gators didn’t do for a change. Florida was hit with just one penalty for 10 yards against ...

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Vanderbilt to unveil new jerseys vs. UGA

Andy Johnston | Posted on September 8, 2015

Vanderbilt’s new jerseys (Vanderbilt Twitter account) The time has come for Vanderbilt to show its true color: grey. The Commodores will debut their “Deep Water” uniforms against Georgia this Saturday afternoon when the two teams play in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced the decision via Twitter on Tuesday morning: Big Day, Big Look #DeepWater pic.twitter.com/vX6ChQo3IB — Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) September 8, ...

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