SEC BOWLNANZA 2010
Michigan State wide receiver out for Capital One Bowl vs. Alabama
B.J. Cunningham, who is important but perhaps not crucial to the Spartans' chances in Orlando, is out with a foot injury. Cunningham has 611 yards and nine touchdowns on 50 catches this year, good for second on the team. He didn't always dent the stat sheet on yardage in Michigan State's big games, but he generally had at least one touchdown. (The only marquee game where he didn't score was against rival Michigan.)
Michigan State was never going to win this game by scoring 50, but it sure doesn't help to lose a major target before a big bowl game.
Mark Dantonio gets an ice cream flavor in Lansing
You were expecting a Midwestern school to have its head coach's name on something other than a dairy product?
Michigan having trouble unloading Gator Bowl tickets
This is because of the large number of Wolverines who live in Florida (cough) and buy their tickets through the bowl (cough cough), making it harder for Michigan to sell its allotment. Apparently, no one from Mississippi State lives in Florida. The Western Division Bulldogs have already sold out of their tickets and have asked for more. I wouldn't dare suggest that State fans buy tickets in the Michigan section and bring their cowbells. Not at all.
Georgia running back's status uncertain
We can tell one thing from Mark Richt's comments on Tuesday about a potential academic issue for Georgia in the Liberty Bowl: Caleb King might or might not play. I know, that's the kind of incisive analysis you can get only here at Team Speed Kills.
Richt then was asked specifically about King and said, "We’ll know everything tomorrow. I’m not going to make any comment."
There's no reason to believe the rumors that King has already sold his Liberty Bowl jersey to an agent. (Libel lawyers: That's a joke.) In any case, we'll know what's happening with King and other Dawgs soon enough.
The most-sought coach in the SEC might be ... Steve Addazio?!?
It appears to be true. Addazio reportedly could go to Texas to coach the offensive line and interviewed at Temple for the head coaching job(!) before dropping from the short list. I don't believe he listed John Brantley as a reference.
Brawlunteers saga quietly comes to a close
A few athletes have to pay back the benefits they received as "VIPs" and the university reports a secondary violation. I'm sure all that sounds like justice to the police officer that got pummeled.