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Brent Musburger Delivered the Line of the Year During the Utah-BYU Bowl Game

BYU is getting taken to the woodshed by Utah. After five possessions and five turnovers, Utah leads the Cougars 35-0 in the first quarter. This caused Brent Musburger to react accordingly with a line that sums up all BYU sports, “I really feel sorry for, for my mormon friends at BYU you know, they don’t drink.”


Looks like Bronco Mendenhall is going to leave BYU on a sour note.

Bob Stoops Follows and Unfollows Kyler Murray on Twitter

Kyler Murray

Bob Stoops likely got excited when he learned that one of Texas A&M’s 5-star quarterbacks, Kyler Murray, was transferring out. Stoops eyes probably lit up at the thought that he may be able to get Murray to transfer in and sit out a season behind Baker Mayfield and then step in when Mayfield heads off to the NFL, so, what does any reasonable coach do at that point?

He follows the kid on Twitter and then unfollows the kid on Twitter. Just enough to get Murray and the fan base’s attention.


Murray has been barred from transferring to any SEC schools, sorry LSU fans, and any other school that Texas A&M faces next season, but it’s quite obvious that Stoops would love for Murray to join the Sooners.

Keytaon Thompson Commits to Mississippi State

Keytaon Thompson, a four-star recruit out of Landry-Walker in New Orleans, Louisiana, has committed to play quarterback for the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 2017.

Thompson picked the Dan Mullen coached team over LSU, no freaking surprise there, Florida, Miami, and Tennessee.

Marcus Lattimore to Join Will Muschamp’s Staff at South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore

Lattimore was a spectacular back for the Gamecocks before suffering a gruesome injury during his junior year. Lattimore declared for the draft and was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49er’s. He signed a 4-year deal worth almost $2.5 million dollars but retired for the league in 2014.

He’ll be joining Muschamp’s staff as a motivational leader of sorts.

Lattimore will not be a coach – instead, he will talk to the Gamecocks about life off the field beyond football, similar to what he does in his leadership academies through his foundation.

HT The State

The New Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer Looks Badass

Independence Day was a great movie, and if you think it wasn’t, go jump into a well. It’s hard to imagine that it was released in 1996.

The new follow-up, Independence Day: Resurgence, looks just as great. All we need is a few more quips from Jeff Goldblum and another Bill Pullman speech and we’ll be good.

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind.

Mankind — that word should have new meaning for all of us today.

We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore.

We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution — but from annihilation.

We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist.

And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:

“We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We’re going to live on!

We’re going to survive!”

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

Nick Saban Recruiting in a Helicopter? Sure, Why Not.

Nick Saban recruiting with a helicopter

Nick Saban does things with style, even if that means winning an SEC Championship in the ugliest game of championship weekend. Yesterday Saban was out recruiting, because he’s got some time before he has to gear up for the playoffs and obviously the best coach in the country needs more #1s, so he took a helicopter to McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga. in a helicopter.

Google maps tells me that this is a 3 hour drive from Tuscaloosa, so I guess that’s not quite enough to spring for the jet, plus the jet can’t land in the middle of the practice field which doesn’t look as cool.

And here is wide receiver Tyler Simmons posing next to the chopper with Saban.

Jim Harbaugh Joined the Coaches Who Have Danced for Recruits List

The best way to attract a young recruit? Dance or “Dab” for them. Les Miles has done it, no surprise there, Dabo Swinney dances basically after every win, and now Jim Harbaugh, the most rigid man in sports other than Bill Belichick, has joined that list.

Harbaugh was visiting Michigan Wolverines’ fullback commit Kingston Davis, ranked number one at his position by 247Sports when he “Dabbed” for the recruit.

Can we please stop with this “Dabbing?” It’s dumb. It’s pointless, and Cam Newton does it so it’s definitely not cool.

Jimmy Butler is a Florida Georgia Line Fan

Jimmy Butler, aka Jimmy Buckets, is a Florida Georgia Line bro? Apparently! Before a work out Butler was seriously jamming out to FGL’s Cruise.

Butler was born in Houston, Texas and played his high school ball in Tomball, Texas, which is outside Houston.

An Interview with Nick Saban’s Coke Bottle, No Joke

Remember that when Nick Saban told reporters to ask his Coke bottle about coaching rumors? You know, the ones about Kirby Smart taking the Georgia job? The ones that made Nick Saban so angry he deferred questions about all coaching jobs to his Coke bottle, of all things.

Well, a Birmingham, Alabama news station did just what Saban wanted, they interviewed Coke bottle.

Here we have a grown man interviewing a bottle because another grown man refuses to answer questions regarding his staff.

Ok, it’s likely not Saban’s bottle, but still, the point was made.

News station 1 – Saban 0


Nick Saban Would Prefer All Coaching Change Questions Directed Towards His Coke Bottle


Nick Saban really doesn’t want to answer your ridiculous questions regarding Kirby Smart’s job or his future or the future of any of his other coaches, so please, for the love of God, direct ALL ridiculous questions towards his Coke bottle.

I can’t say any — I don’t have anything else to say about it, so don’t ask. There is no more. I know you would like, in some kind of way, to extract something out of this bottle that’s not there. It’s not there. You all speculate and create things, and then you want people to respond to it. Get this bottle to respond to it, because I don’t know anything more than that. I told you everything I know. You can ask the bottle, but don’t ask me.”


Alabama SID

Watch Alabama Commit Eddy Pineiro Drill a 77-Yard Field Goal

WOW! This kid can boot a ball. That’ll definitely come in handy if there’s ever another “Game of the Century.”

Pineiro is a three-star recruit and has been committed to the Crimson Tide since this past summer. Looks like he’ll find himself kicking field goals eventually, that is if anyone can keep Lane Kiffin’s offense out of the end zone.

Kirby Smart to Georgia Looks Like a Done Deal

Kirby Smart

Well, if there was any doubt about whether or not Nick Saban can turn a coordinator into a head coach, the definitive answer is “YES!”

Kirby Smart appears to be the next in line to take over at Georgia after the Bulldogs fired Mark Richt, who they probably could have kept and continued winning 9-11 games a season with, but we’ve been over that already. Smart has been linked to jobs before but Saban has always found a way to keep him around and on staff, usually by throwing more money at him. I mean, why leave a good situation where you’re getting paid $1.5 million to head into a situation where you’ll make three times as much but may only be there for a year. Under Saban, you can slowly make more money for the rest of your career.

Anyways, Smart is a Georgia alum and played defensive back for the Bulldogs during his playing days. He was also their running backs coach in 2005 after spending 2004 coaching LSU’s defensive backs. What position can Smart NOT coach?

Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution says it’s all but a done deal.

Smart will bring in his own staff but is expected to retain some members of Georgia’s current staff, including running backs coach Thomas Brown and recruiting coordinator/wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon. What other coaches he brings is not immediately known but it will be of his choosing.

Smart became the highest paid defensive coordinator in the country this past June when he received a $150,000 a year raise to $1.5 million. He has three years left in a four-year deal that includes a buyout thought to be in the range of $500,000.

Mark Richt made $4.1 million a year as Georgia’s head coach.

Smart is considered a healing choice for the Bulldogs. Georgia’s fan base has been divided since Sunday, when Athletic Director Greg McGarity fired Richt after 15 years. Richt was the fifth-winningest active coach in Division I football and had won an average of 9.6 games a season as Georgia’s coach.

So there you have it. Georgia fans, I hope you’re happy because LSU fans are sitting on the outside jealously looking in thinking, “I wish we had an athletic director that wasn’t a total screw up.”