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Florida AD: Will Muschamp staying put for now

  • 4:25 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Will Muschamp isn’t going anywhere right now.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he’ll wait until the end of the season to determine the future of the embattled coach.

“At the beginning of the season we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out,’’ Foley said in a statement on GatorZone.com. “We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia.”

I wrote Saturday night that something needed to be done with Muschamp before Florida plays ninth-ranked Georgia on Nov. 1. The [More]

SEC Power Rankings: Week 8

  • 6:30 am Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

I usually write a few sentences to lead into the weekly SEC Power Rankings, but this morning, here’s loyal reader PigIron’s own rankings, as he posted in the comments of another post.

Read his and then you can compare his to mine.

PigIron’s SEC Power Rankings: 1. Mississippi State; 2. Ole Miss; 3. Alabama; 4. Auburn; 5. Georgia 6. LSU; 7. Missouri; 8. Texas A&M; 9. Kentucky; 10. South Carolina; 11. Arkansas; 12. Florida; 13; Tennessee; 14. Vanderbilt.

A strong list. Here is mine:

Mississippi State (No. 1 last week) – The leader of the SEC pack still has a treacherous road, [More]

Football first: Four SEC teams among top five

  • 3:03 pm Sunday, October 19th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

The SEC’s Fantastic Four has set a football first.

SEC teams make up four of the top five spots in the AP Top 25, becoming the first conference to accomplish the feat in the history of the poll.

Mississippi State (6-0) is No. 1, followed by Florida State  (7-0) at No. 2. After that, it’s Ole Miss (7-0), followed by Alabama (6-1), which jumped from No. 7 to No. 4, and Auburn (5-1), which didn’t play, but moved up because of losses by Notre Dame and Baylor.

Mississippi State had 43 first-place votes to 14 for FSU and three for Ole [More]

Will Muschamp needs to go at Florida

  • 10:27 pm Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

You might have seen the last of Will Muschamp.

Florida’s second disastrous season in a row is what happens when you mix a Dumpster fire with a train wreck.

It’s such a mess that the Gators might have a new coach before they play Georgia on Nov. 1.

“Fire Muschamp” chants filled The Swamp long before Missouri finished its dismantling of Florida on Saturday night.

Just think.

One week after Missouri looked like a JV team in a 34-0 loss to Georgia, the Tigers scored every way imaginable to build a bonfire under Muschamp’s La-Z-Boy.

This week would be the perfect time for Florida to [More]

College football TV viewing guide: Five games to watch

  • 6:30 am Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Halfway through the season and six undefeated FBS teams remain in the FBS. Two of them are in Mississippi, and they are two of the reasons why the past two weeks have been a couple of the most exciting in college football in several years. Mississippi State is off today and Ole Miss should be able to handle Tennessee, so here’s a look at five other games on your watch list this week.

Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

The Crimson’s Tide offense has blown an engine after being in the fast lane earlier this season. Alabama has scored 17 and [More]

Will Muschamp to go with ‘hot hand’ at QB

  • 10:42 am Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Jeff Driskell or Treon Harris?

They are Florida coach Will Muschamp’s options at QB as the Gators (3-3, 2-2 in the SEC) try to salvage another tough season, and it’s unsure who will start against Missouri on Saturday.

“We’re going to see who has the hot hand and can move the football team and give us the best opportunity to win,” Muschamp said on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday. “We’ll make that decision as we go through the game. Both guys have earned the opportunity to play. We’re still kind of going through that in (Wednesday’s) practice and Thursday’s. Kurt and I [More]

SEC schedules don’t get any easier in 2015

  • 8:26 pm Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Butch Jones’ young Tennessee players better grow up before next season.

The Volunteers’ schedule doesn’t get any easier with a four-game stretch beginning Sept. 26 that includes games at Florida, vs. Arkansas, vs. Georgia and their traditional rivalry at Alabama on Oct. 24.

At least they get a week off before playing the Crimson Tide as the finalized SEC 2015 schedules were announced Tuesday night.

The biggest change in scheduling in 2015 is that the schedules are condensed, with teams playing all 12 games in 13 weeks (one open date), instead of 12 games in 14 weeks (two open dates) like 2013 and [More]

Second-half snapshot: Who has toughest, easiest road to SEC title game

  • 6:30 am Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Since we’re halfway through the college football season — pause for collective moan — I thought we should take a look at the contenders’ remaining schedules and see who has the toughest road to the SEC Championship game.

SEC East

Georgia (5-1, 3-1)

Remaining schedule: at Arkansas, vs. Florida, at Kentucky, vs. Auburn, vs. Charleston Southern, vs. Georgia Tech

Prognosis: With only one ranked team left (Auburn) and having already defeated Missouri, the Bulldogs have a strong chance at winning the division, especially if Todd Gurley returns. Soon.

Kentucky (5-1, 2-1)

Remaining schedule: at LSU, vs. Mississippi State, at Missouri, vs. Georgia, at Tennessee, at Louisville

Prognosis: [More]

SEC Power Rankings: Week 7

  • 6:30 am Monday, October 13th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Since Mississippi State is the new No. 1 team in all the land, I figured they deserved the top spot in this week’s SEC Power Rankings.

Seriously, there was no other choice.

Not after the Bulldogs put a whoopin’ on then-No. 2 Auburn for their third victory over a top 10 team in as many games.

By the way, if you didn’t notice, there are five SEC teams in this week’s top 10.

On to to the power rankings.

Mississippi State (No. 2 last week) – The Bulldogs figure to have at least one more week to enjoy the rewards of their great [More]

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