- 6:30 am Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by Andy Johnston
I hope you enjoyed the first weekend of college football.
Here’s how the SEC stacks up after the first week of the season. I will update this on Monday morning every week.
1. Texas A&M — Boom! Where did that come from? Especially since few folks were expecting an offensive explosion in the absence of Johnny Manziel. The Aggies let everybody know they’ll be a force this season.
2. Georgia – If Texas A&M ruled the air, Georgia controlled the ground in its win over Clemson. Did Vince Dooley replace Mark Richt?
3. Auburn — Nick Marshall was voted preseason All-SEC. Just think. He [More]
- 9:39 am Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Bret Bielema put some spark into this season’s opener between Arkansas and Auburn.
Bielema reminded the Arkansas fans attending its scrimmage on Saturday not to shoot video of the practice.
He then said: “If you see someone videotaping, tell them that ain’t right. Especially if they’re wearing an Auburn shirt, knock the (expletive) out of them,” according to the Arkansas News.
Arkansas opens the season at Auburn at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 (SEC Network).
Bielema, entering his second season, is looking for anything to fire up the Razorbacks and their fans after last season’s 3-9 record, which included nine consecutive losses to [More]
- 1:33 pm Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
The SEC overflowed with QBs last year.
There was Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, AJ McCarron, Zach Mettenberger, James Franklin (when healthy) and Connor Shaw.
But they’re all gone. In fact seven of the SEC’s top eight quarterbacks (from 2013 passing stats) are no longer around, leaving a league-wide void at the most important position.
Auburn’s Nick Marshall, who was a first-year starter in 2013, was selected preseason All-SEC at the conference media days, but he won’t start the opener against Arkansas after an offseason misdemeanor drug charge.
Still, he’ll likely be the SEC’s top QB this year.
- 8:28 pm Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Nick Marshall will not start for Auburn in its opener against Arkansas, coach Gus Malzahn said Friday evening.
Marshall will play in the game on Aug. 30, but he will sit at the beginning as punishment for being cited for marijuana possession in July. Malzahn didn’t say how long he would sit.
“Nick is still our starting quarterback,” Malzahn told reporters at Auburn’s practice.
Marshall, the former Wilcox County star who began his career at Georgia, led Auburn to the SEC championship and the national championship game last year by [More]
- 8:25 am Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
The stalwarts are long gone.
AJ McCarron. Aaron Murray. Johnny Manziel. Connor Shaw. Zach Mettenberger. James Franklin.
Their departures means the SEC will incredibly different and less experienced at QB this fall.
Let’s take a look at the SEC’s QB picture heading into the summer.
1. Nick Marshall, Auburn: Showed explosiveness and poise throughout season, but Tre Mason helped a lot.
2. Maty Mauk, Missouri: Great talent who was undaunted when thrown into the mix.
3. Bo [More]