Tag Archive for: Alabama

Is Nick Saban playing fast and loose with medical scholarship rules?

24 Sep
September 24, 2010

Hmmmmm, all that greyshirtin’ and medical scholarshipin’ stuff at Alabama has started to raise some eyebrows. Hannah Karp and Darren Everson of the Wall Street Journal shed some light on the methods Nick Saban uses to rapidly turn his roster over: Former Alabama football players say the school’s No. 1-ranked football program has tried to [...]

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Latrell Sprewell helps us learn about English word structure

26 Aug
August 26, 2010

Are you a sports fan who’s confused about inflectional morphemes?  Fret not, let examples from Latrell Sprewell’s glorious career shed some light on the subject: I have to disagree with the first example, that one being “Latrell hates all coach-es.” True, he might hate PJ Carlesimo, probably doesn’t exchange Christmas cards with Jeff Van Gundy [...]

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In college football, stats don’t lie…but they can stretch the truth

13 Aug
August 13, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m often guilty of taking statistics in college football at face value when judging a unit. For example, I’ll glance at passing efficiency defense rankings, see a team putting up solid numbers, and think, “That’s a great team at defending the pass.” However, I might forget to take [...]

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Top ten reasons Terrence Cody flunked his Ravens physical

27 Jul
July 27, 2010

Ravens second-round draft pick Terrence Cody failed his conditioning test today and was forced to sit out the team’s first training camp practice.  The 349 pound Alabama product has never missed a meal, and apparently he’s added even more meals that he doesn’t miss. Here are the top ten factors that went into Cody flunking [...]

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College football notebook 7/22

22 Jul
July 22, 2010

In the notebook today we have a new spin on stadium use, the NCAA’s agent dragnet continues, Georgia recruits acting a fool once they leave the Peach State and K-State doing something I didn’t think I’d ever see… Florida Atlantic’s radically student friendly stadium Ted Hutton of the South Florida Sun Sentinel shared some pics [...]

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