Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2011 12:41 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Robert Griffin III delivering the Late Show Top Ten with David Letterman? Robert Griffin III delivering the Late Show Top Ten with David Letterman, folks:
We think said delivery lags slightly behind his delivery of deep passes to Kendall Wright, but only slightly. And with all due respect to Andrew Luck and Trent Richardson, we're convinced every time a Superman sock-wearing quarterback from Baylor (which is Baylor) strikes the Heisman pose as the Heisman winner on national television, a college football angel gets its wings,
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:00 am
Edited on: December 4, 2011 2:01 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli
So how do you celebrate your school's first Big 12 championship and first win over your rival in eight years? By doing the Gundy of course.
It's not the coach's best effort this season, but in his defense, he had a bucket of Gatorade poured on him in some cold, windy conditions on Saturday night. His muscles were probably a bit stiff.
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: December 2, 2011 11:45 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen
It all started with this tweet, since deleted from what appears to be the official South Carolina football Twitter account:
Why deleted? Because Steve Spurrier didn't actually say that on his postgame radio show, as @GamecockFB has since admitted (and apologized for). But a ripe, juicy Spurrier-style zinger like that one of course circled the whole Internet three times before the truth could get its boots on, and last night it came to roost in a post-practice press conference at Clemson, where Dabo Swinney was asked about it. Via TigerNet.com, here's his classic reponse:
We can't provide a full transcript for those of you who can't watch the video, because it's basically four straight minutes of pure, undiluted verbal venom sent in the direction of the 'Ol Ball Coach and his Gamecock program. But we will provide our five favorite zingers from Swinney's (calmly delivered) rant:
1. "That is kind of a childish thing to put out there, to be honest with you ... I would have to say I agree with him. He is right. They aren’t Clemson and they aren’t ever going to be Clemson, to be honest with you."From a neutral perspective, there's really only one response to that kind of smack: Damn.
But unfortunately for those of us hoping to see the Ol' Ball Coach go flamethrower himself and seriously kick this war of misattributed words into high gear, Spurrier took the high road Thursday night, saying "As long as the story gets straight, that’s fine with me. I am not mad with anybody."
That means we're probably going to see the heat between the two coaches get dialed back down rather than continue to heat up, but that's OK. Swinney's already given us -- and fans on both sides -- enough material to keep the Gamecocks-Tigers rivalry (already one of the zestier ones in the nation) at a fever pitch as long as he's in charge at Clemson.
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:04 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2011 5:07 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
Robert Griffin is a name that many college football fans have become familiar with this season, especially after Baylor's win over Oklahoma on Saturday night, as his performance has launched him to the top of a lot of people's Heisman lists. While that game may wind up being one of the most memorable moments of Baylor and Griffin's season, no doubt clinching his trip to New York, Griffin continues to keep his mind on what's in front of him.
And what may be somewhat surprising is that Griffin says Baylor's win over Oklahoma wasn't even the greatest win of his career.
"I think it's the greatest football game I've ever been a part of," Griffin said during a teleconference on Monday. "Collectively, offense, defense, and just the way it ended. But the best moment I've had since I've been here probably was last year when we beat Kansas State to get bowl eligible.
"It was more than about just this team. It was about all the guys who had come through and didn't get to experience the bowl game and to get that burden off of Baylor Nation."
Griffin was referring to Baylor's 45-42 win over Kansas State in 2010, in which he passed for 404 and 4 touchdowns to help the Bears clinch their first bowl game since 1994, when the school was still part of the Southwest Conference.
The Bears have already clinched a second straight bowl appearance in 2011, and it's hard not to wonder if RG3 will be around to make it three in a row next season. Griffin also talked about his future at Baylor, as he still has one season of eligibility remaining following this one. As you'd expect, he's still not entirely sure what his plans are just yet.
"It's something that I have to decide with coach [Art] Briles, my family and anybody else out there that I feel close to," he said. "I don't want it to be about money or draft status or anything, if it's time for me to go then it's time for me to go. If I come back it won't be because I'm not a high enough draft pick, it'll be because God told me this is where I need to be, and I'm definitely proud to be part of what's going on here at Baylor."
And, of course, we'd be remiss if we hadn't asked Griffin about what was going through his mind during that play on Saturday night. You know the one.
"It was crazy," said Griffin. "In that situation a lot of times as a quarterback when you see balls get tipped, a lot of times they get intercepted. So when I saw the ball get tipped or bounce off a players helmet, my heart sunk a little bit, but as I continued to watch and saw Kendall [Wright] running with his hands out I was truly amazed. Because things like that don't happen. To have a ball go off a helmet, fly 20 yards and hit a receiver in stride and him to run for a 87-yard touchdown is incredible.
"I don't think that'll happen again in my career, or in football in general, but I'm glad we were a part of it that night."
Posted on: November 12, 2011 7:46 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2011 7:48 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Not the highest quality video we've ever posted here, but one way or another we had to show you Joe Adams taking a punt back 60 yards to put Arkansas up 14-0 against Tennessee:
Adams already had a punt return for touchdown that sized up as a candidate for the season-ending highlight reel, but we think we like this one even better.
And that hasn't even been the only eye-popping play from a Hog receiver this game--via Mocksesion.com, check out what Jarius Wright did to help set up another Razorback touchdown:
Thanks to plays like that, the Hogs are still up just 21-7 at halftime over the Volunteers.
Posted on: October 29, 2011 9:27 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2011 9:28 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
Late in the first half of Iowa State's game against Texas Tech quarterback Jared Barnett took a helmet to helmet hit from Tech linebacker Cqulin Hubert. Hubert was flagged for the hit, and Barnett laid on the ground motionless for a while before finally coming to his senses.
Here's video of the hit.
Now, according to a tweet from Iowa State's official account, the Iowa State training staff says Barnett is fine and will return to the game.
Sure enough, Barnett started the second half at quarterback for Iowa State.
Okay, now go watch the video again. Make sure you pay attention to when Barnett's entire body goes limp after the hit. He was clearly knocked out cold for a bit because of it.
Yet, according to Iowa State's training staff, he's "fine." What's losing your consciousness for a few seconds anyway?
Given all we've learned about concussions in recent years, this seems like an extremely irresposible and dangerous decision to even think about letting Barnett back into the game. There's toughness and then there's just stupidity.
Posted on: October 24, 2011 7:22 pm
Posted by Adam Jacobi
As is well-known, former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down during a game against Army over a year ago. And in case you missed it Saturday, LeGrand discusses his rehabilitation and progress in overcoming the paralyzing injury.
We're hoping like crazy that LeGrand is right and that he gets to fulfill every one of his plans for when he recovers fully (although climbing Mount Everest doesn't even seem like a pleasant, enjoyable thing to do).
In the meantime, though, what's striking is the amount of support LeGrand has from family, friends, and professionals. There isn't a moment in this video when LeGrand doesn't have people helping him out through the course of the day. That's a good thing! Everyone in LeGrand's position ought to have access to the rehab and basic day-to-day help that he enjoys, because it's critical to his quality of life and his prospects for recovery. Not everybody in America gets that support after such a traumatic injury. I don't doubt that LeGrand understands and appreciates that fact, of course, but it's still an inequality that this country really has no business having.
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:10 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 1:11 pm
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