Dennis Dodd's take on the upcoming SEC Media Days, which Dodd describes as a "Star Wars cantina." Are you ready, Feathered Warrior?
TRC's amusing look at Media Days.
LSU has been placed on probation after an investigation of recruiting violations. The penalties, while not insignificant, are not crippling. Why, Georgia Tech fans might ask, considering that the violations were called significant by the NCAA?
The committee noted in its report, "The compliance office was proactive, fully investigated and cooperated with the enforcement staff to uncover the full range of the violations."
Matt Hinton on the LSU situation.
A couple of important pieces of news here: First of all, there are renewed rumors that Texas A&M may be considering joining the SEC out of protest against the in-development, ESPN-backed Longhorn Network, which may cover Texas recruiting, thus giving the Longhorns a leg up on in-state prospects.
Second of all, as you may have already heard, Georgia backup tailback Carlton Thomas has been suspended for at least the first game, which, of course, is against Boise St. That's another hit against Georgia's beleaguered backfield.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has filed a lawsuit against Champion, seeking more than $1 million after the company ended its endorsement contract with him in May after his controversial tweets following the death of Osama bin Laden. Interesting story and a bit thought provoking.