16 Days Until SEC Football
Our thoughts and prayers to Texas A&M
It's not that I don't have anything to say about this -- I have a ton to say about this tragic incident and what it says about how we treat each other in this country. But most of that would fit better on a political blog, which this is not. Kevin Sumlin and Co. respond.
Again, I'm tired of writing posts like this, not because of anything to do with me, but because of the pain that echoes the stories and see the photos. Our deepest condolences to those involved in this horrific tragedy.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF TYRANN MATHIEU
The Tyrann Mathieu story has officially gone 'Les Miles'
The odds are still pretty good that the Honey Badger is done in Baton Rouge, but things have gotten downright strange in the bayou. And The Valley Shook recaps it about as well as anyone can.
ESPN: He might come back
Joe Schad is being told by sources or his Twitter timeline that Mathieu and LSU aren't done. Possibly. Potentially.
But sources said early and later Monday that it would not be accurate to state there was no chance Mathieu could ever play for LSU again and that the possibility had been discussed.
Maybe we should start calling him the the Honey Brah-dger?
No, he's gone
Gannett Louisiana -- which is despised by almost every LSU fan that I'm aware of -- then maintained that Mathieu has played his last snap for the Bayou Bengals.
"He's permanently ineligible to play football at LSU," Bahnsen said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. "That's definite. That's what was said Friday."
But that report was almost immediately knocked down by an official spokesman-type for LSU.
Which isn't to say that he's staying, per se
But he's so gone
In fact, Mathieu is going to announce where he's going to transfer. And he is going to transfer. Or he's going to announce that he and the little green men from Mars are in consultations on the issue. Who knows?
The source said the possibility of Mathieu wearing the Tigers' purple and gold again "wouldn't be happening." Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist and All-American cornerback last season, was kicked of the team last Friday for violation of team policies.
My guess is that no one on the ground has a complete picture of what is going on, perhaps not even Mathieu. And if there's anyone who can make something happen at the last possible moment to change the story, it's Les Miles.
Mark Richt will see James Franklin's (VU) one walk-on and raise him six
Seven more Bulldogs are now receiving scholarships.
Four out of nine ain't bad
The SEC has three of the five offensive linemen and one of the four defensive linemen on the SB Nation Preseason All-American team. There should probably be a few more defensive linemen on there as well, but other conferences will just have to learn the hard way.
That'll solve it
Someone needs to break it to the Big East that their consultant is not the problem with getting a bigger television deal.