Archive for January, 2014

Auburn might recognize lesser known ‘title’ teams

Flags flying above Jordan-Hare Stadium commemorate Auburn’s national championship teams of 1957 and 2010. The school now might add flags for other years, such as 1983, 1993 and 2004.

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Syracuse football coach bashes Atlanta

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer lashed out at Atlanta today. Shafer, a self-proclaimed “hard-nosed” person, was recruiting in the South this week and found himself in the midst the winter storm that paralyzed the city.

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Northwestern players make move to unionize

A group of Northwestern football players have made a move to form a labor union for collegiate athletes.

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Will NFL team take chance on Shaw?

Most of debate surrounding the “Best QB in the SEC” has centered on three names:

1. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel

2. Alabama’s AJ McCarron

3. Georgia’s Aaron Murray

Each have their supporters. Each have their detractors.

But South Carolina’s Connor Shaw (who is from Flowery Branch) was lost in the shuffle of the M&M&M Boys.

He had an outstanding season, throwing for 2,447 yards, with 24 TDs and one interception in 287 attempts. He saved his best for the bowl win over Wisconsin, when he went 22-for-25 for 312 yards and three TDs.

I wrote in October that he was the toughest QB in the SEC, but now Shaw is gaining attention from NFL teams heading into this year’s draft.

He looked strong in practices leading up to last Saturday’s NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl and has been invited to the combine.

Here’s what ESPN’s Todd McShay said about Shaw during the week leading to the NFLPA game:

“He’s going to be one of five or six quarterbacks sitting in the room (of an NFL team’s …

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Former Gator QBs find homes in ACC

Two former Florida quarterbacks might start at North Carolina State and Boston College next fall.

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Tears await several of 98 underclassmen going pro

The gigantic list of college underclassmen heading to the NFL includes many of the players we expected to see on it, but many of the record 98 leaving early will be disappointed on draft day.

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Manziel No. 1 pick? Kiper thinks so

Mel Kiper Jr. has Johnny Manziel at No. 1 in his first NFL mock draft.

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Brando, CBS part ways; Will he join ESPN?

Tim Brando is leaving CBS after 18 years.

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LSU’s Hill latest SEC player to go pro

Add Jeremy Hill to the list of SEC players heading to the NFL.

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Fritz: Triple-option to stay at Ga. Southern

Willie Fritz won over some Georgia Southern fans right away. “We’re a triple-option type team,” he said Friday.

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