Spanning the globe on a Monday morning …
A good question paosed here by USA Today college football writer George Schroeder:
From the SEC office Chuck Dunlap, a native Mississippian, tossed out this nugget which is of fair significance when you’re thinking about the coming college football playoff:
Food for thought: Only once in last five years has SEC not had two teams finish in final Top 4, including three each last two years.
That statistic and others like it will no doubt get tossed around and discussed when the SEC Network debuts Thursday afternoon.
Speaking of the new network, nice promo here with Freeze at the end:
From USA Today, Dan Wolken writes that Vanderbilt, in Derek Mason, has hired a coach with the potential to match or surpass what James Franklin accomplished at the school. Because he understands and accepts Vanderbilt. …
Nola.com reports that LSU has lost for the season a likely starter along its defensive line. …
MSU has also lost a player for the season, redshirt freshman WR Shelby Christy, who has a torn ACL. …
From The Associated Press, here’s what last Thursday’s NCAA vote giving more freedom to govern themselves to the five power conferences looked like:
The roll call from Thursday’s NCAA vote on changing the Division I governance structure to give more power to the five richest football conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC:
Yes (16): Gene Block, UCLA; David Leebron, Rice; E. Joseph Savoie, Louisiana-Lafayette; Harris Pastides, South Carolina; John C. Hitt, South Florida; Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State; Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest; Roderick McDavis, Ohio University; Stan Albrecht, Utah State; Kirk Schulz, Kansas State; Baker Pattillo, Stephen F. Austin; Rita Hartung Cheng, Southern Illinois; Daniel Papp, Kennesaw State; David R. Hopkins, Wright State; Dianne F. Harrison, Cal State-Northridge; Horace Mitchell, Cal State-Bakersfield.
No (2): Patrick T. Harker, Delaware; Philip J. Hanlon, Dartmouth.
You wonder if some of the smaller schools within the 16 yes votes felt this was really what was in the best interest for their situation or if they felt caught up in the inevitable wave.
Remember Kentucky’s Air Raid offense in the late 90s? It’s coming to Belhaven this season: