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All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: All-Rookie honor puts Trey Smith on track to be biggest steal in Vols history

It’s no secret Tennessee football has produced tons of overlooked talent in the NFL in recent years. Just look at the New Orleans Saints. The No. 1 receiver, Marquez Callaway, was an undrafted former Vols, and Alvin Kamara, their Pro Bowl rusher for five years, fell to the third round. Starting defensive lineman Shy Tuttle […] Tennessee football: All-Rookie honor puts Trey Smith on track to be biggest steal in Vols history - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Former South Carolina running back earns Senior Bowl nod

South Carolina running back ZaQuandre White will get a chance to shine in the pre-2022 NFL draft spotlight. White has accepted an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, per an …

All for Tennessee

Former Tennessee football players propped up, suffered from Sean Payton’s career

One of the toughest moments in professional sports that former Tennessee football fans had to deal with was Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts losing Super Bowl XLIV to the New Orleans Saints 31-17. It was Sean Payton’s and Drew Brees’ only title win, and it cost UT’s favorite son a shot at another ring. Payton who is […] Former Tennessee football players propped up, suffered from Sean Payton’s career - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Burnt Orange Nation

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Former Texas WR Joshua Moore flips commitment from Texas Tech to SMU

Photo by Tim Warner/ Plus: Cameron Dicker heads to the Senior Bowl After entering the NCAA transfer portal late last year, former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Joshua Moore, who’s entering his redshirt senior season, announced he was joining the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Yesterday, however, Moore flipped his commitment to the SMU Mustangs, where he’ll play under first-year head coach Rhett Lashlee, formerly the Miami Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator. Here’s what 247Sports had to say about Moore’s flip: “Moore’s exit from Texas in November came amid rather...

And The Valley Shook

NFLSU Divisional Round Recap

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK An LSU Tiger will be a Super Bowl LVI Champion The NFL playoffs are down to four! With a certain team’s loss, every team still alive has an LSU player on its active roster. Let’s get into who they are. Bengals 19 at Titans 16 The Legend of Joe Burrow is somehow even greater. After 31 years without winning a playoff game, Joe Burrow has now done it twice as a Cincinnati Bengal. Saturday’s victory was the franchise’s first ever playoff win on the road. While Burrow didn’t find the end zone and did throw an INT...

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Brian Billick joins ASU football as offensive analyst and advisor

Former Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick joins ASU football as offensive analyst and advisor. Billick and the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001.       

Dawn of the Dawg

Matthew Stafford channeling the Dawgs is clutch in NFL playoffs

Former Georgia football quarterback Matthew Stafford wasn’t ready for the LA Rams’ season to end, and he made the throw of his career to keep their championship hopes alive. He was channeling the same energy the Dawgs used to win their national championship with that throw. The Rams send the defending Super Bowl champs Tampa […] Matthew Stafford channeling the Dawgs is clutch in NFL playoffs - Dawn of the Dawg - Dawn of the Dawg - A Georgia Bulldogs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Down The Drive

Congrats to Former Bearcats Assistant Zac Taylor

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Cincinnati 19 Tennessee 16 Former Cincinnati Bearcats assistant Zac Taylor is now in esteemed company. Forrest Gregg. Sam Wyche. Zac Taylor. The three Cincinnati Bengals coaches that have guided the franchise to the AFC title game. Here’s hoping that Zac is also the third to bring them to the Super Bowl. The Bengals do owe Mike Vrabel a ride off the field on their shoulders for some of those decisions though. Thanks as always for your support for Down the Drive. Life is just a highway and the soul is just a car. Objects in the rearview mirror may...

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Tide and Auburn programs could not be further apart

The 2021 Iron Bowl gave some Auburn fans hope Bryan Harsin’s program is close to Alabama Football. Given the overtime result, that delusion is understandable. What the game was, however, was a chimera. No, not a monster from Greek mythology, but as defined in a secondary definition by Merriam-Webster, “something that exists only in the imagination.” The […] Alabama Football: Tide and Auburn programs could not be further apart - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: New NCAA constitution shows Vols inadvertently finessed alleged cheating under Jeremy Pruitt

Fair or not, Tennessee football pulled off the ultimate finesse move. Programs, no matter how big, have been getting in trouble for cheating dating back 50 years, and almost all the major ones have been hit with probation or bowl bans. UT is one of the few that never has been hit with a bowl […] Tennessee football: New NCAA constitution shows Vols inadvertently finessed alleged cheating under Jeremy Pruitt - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Writing Illini

A useful Illinois football 2022 roster tracker

I would say the Illinois football team met expectations, if not exceeded them, in 2021. In Bret Bielema’s first season as the Illini head coach, he took a team that finished 2-6 the year prior and formed them into a program that was just one game shy of a bowl berth. We were also 4-5 […] A useful Illinois football 2022 roster tracker - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

A Sea Of Blue

Randall Cobb set to return from injury and play in Packers’ playoff battle with 49ers

Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin / USA TODAY NETWORK The Packers have activated Cobb off the injured reserve for their first playoff game. The Green Bay Packers are entering the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs as betting favorites to win the Super Bowl, and their claim may be even stronger now with the return of wide receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb returned to Green Bay this year and has been a solid option alongside superstar receiver Davante Adams. However, Cobb, who recorded at least four receptions in five of the last six games before his injury, has...

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A way-too-early look at South Carolina’s chances in the SEC East in 2022

South Carolina’s stock is trending up. A 38-21 win over North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl last month helped. Landing Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, among a bevy of transfers, …

A Sea Of Blue

The 5 best teams Kentucky has beaten in the Mark Stoops Era

Noah Goldberg - SB Nation The Iowa team UK beat in the Citrus Bowl was one of the best they’ve beaten under Stoops Out of the 59 games UK has won since Mark Stoops came in 2013, we all have our favorites and one that we’ll remember for many years. But some of UK’s most memorable and most awesome wins weren’t necessarily over super great teams. For example, this year’s home win over Florida was my favorite UK win of the year and super awesome, but we later discovered that Florida wasn’t all that good, stumbling to 6-7 and almost losing to FCS Samford. At...

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: Ron Franklin called some of Vols’ most historic wins…and losses

In 1989, Tennessee football was set to begin its most successful run of the modern era. The Vols were about to embark on a journey of 16 straight bowl appearances, four SEC Championships and a national championship in 1998. That same year, a guy who was there to see lots of historic moments in that […] Tennessee football: Ron Franklin called some of Vols’ most historic wins…and losses - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Burnt Orange Nation

Texas K Cameron Dicker declares for the 2022 NFL Draft

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The school leader in points by a kicker and career field goals made is turning pro. With a confident smile, a nod, and one of the most clutch field goals in recent school history, Cameron Dicker only needed six games to cement his status as one of the most memorable Texas Longhorns kickers, hitting from 40 yards in the Cotton Bowl to defeat the Oklahoma Sooners in 2018. On Wednesday, Dicker officially ended his storied Texas career by declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft. “Words cannot express how thankful I am for Longhorn...

Block U

Around The Hill, 1/18/2022: Clark Phillips III, The Red Rocks, Jenna Johnson

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Happy Tuesday! Before we get into our Utah Athletics news, let’s appreciate our new commissioner demonstrating a sense of humor. I was not expecting this tweet in my feed… what? https://t.co/2BCKhoeai5— George Kliavkoff (@Kliavkoff) January 18, 2022 Now onto the links! In Football News... Uniform Authority ranked Utah’s Rose Bowl Uniforms the second-best bowl game uniform of the year. I also included their Number 1. It’s just... not as good as ours. #UniAuthority Best Bowl Game Uniform of the 2021 College Football Season:2....

A Sea Of Blue

Final SEC power rankings and grades: After bowl season

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Our national champions never relinquished the top spot. “Another season in the books,” as that Fansville dude said. 2021 was overall a big success for the Southeastern Conference, with another championship game between two members and Georgia winning their first national championship in over four decades. Bowl season was interesting for the league —13 of the 14 teams got in, but obviously some were too proud to be 6-6 and in the lower crust of the bowl berths and didn’t show up (I’m looking at you, LSU), so the league went 5-7. Of...

Kansas City Star

Minnesota RB commits to Kansas Jayhawks football. He was an MVP in Gophers’ bowl game

Kansas football coach Lance Leipold has continued his raid of the transfer portal — and the Big Ten conference. The Jayhawks landed a big fish on Saturday night, picking up …

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Shane Beamer recognizes bowl game QBs

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer recognizes Dakereon Joyner and Zeb Noland during a halftime presentation of the Gamecocks' basketball game against Florida on Jan. 15, 2022. …

State of The U

ProCanes to Watch in the NFL Playoffs

Photo by Ethan Miller/ There are a few Key ProCanes in the Postseason The NFL Postseason starts today and the Canes usually have a strong a presence into the winter months. This year, the Canes’ slate is relatively low, but nonetheless there are some performers to watch on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday games. Saturday Games: (DraftKings Odds as of 12:00pm EST Saturday) Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)(+6.0) @ Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) Raiders:LB Denzel Perryman - Perryman earned his first career Pro Bowl this season as he went on to set the Raiders’ single season...

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Around The Hill, 1/15/2022: Morgan Scalley, Britain Covey, Grace McCallum

Photo by Chris Gardner/ Let’s kick off the weekend with some links! In Football News... Britain Covey checks in at #9 nationally. Somebody draft this man! final win shares leaders at WR in college football this year by us @PFF Hilltoppers represent pic.twitter.com/UOAB2duFQK— Eric Eager (@PFF_Eric) January 14, 2022 Tim Patrick and John Penisini making the case for Britain Covey to be invited to the Senior Bowl. Big facts https://t.co/015NuJVrLe— John Penisini (@Dub_jayy_boy) January 15, 2022 Defensive Coordinator Morgan Scalley re-shared a...

And The Valley Shook

NFLSU: Road to Super Bowl 56

Photo by Rob Carr/ The NFL postseason begins tomorrow, which former Tigers have a chance at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy? The NFL’s postseason begins tomorrow with *ahem* SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND! It’s like regular wild card weekend in years past except, you know, super. There’s a game on Monday night so I guess that makes it super. Anyway, LSU is currently riding a 20-year streak of having at least one former player compete in a Super Bowl dating all the way back to 2002 with Kevin Faulk and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 36. This year, LSU leads all...

A Sea Of Blue

Wan’Dale Robinson earns All-Bowl Team honors

Noah Goldberg - SB Nation Another postseason honor for the Wildcat MVP. Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson made sure his final collegiate game was one to remember, and it’s netted him yet another postseason honor. Wednesday, Robinson was named to the 2022 All-Bowl Team by the USA Today. He was named MVP of the Wildcats’ 20-17 victory over No. 15 Iowa in the Citrus Bowl. Other postseason honors he’s brought in include: Second-Team All-America (PFF) First-Team All-SEC (PFF) Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP) Oh, and of course, a Citrus Bowl...

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Sam Howell the best bowl game QB? South Carolina has something to say about that

On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus lead draft analyst Mike Renner released his list of best bowl performances by NFL prospects. That grouping included North Carolina’s Sam Howell for PFF’s choice …

Arizona Daily Star

'They believed in me': Running back Rayshon 'Speedy' Luke eager to reward Wildcats' faith

During Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Rayshon “Speedy” Luke scored two touchdowns — including a 64-yard score moments that came moments after he committed to the UA on national television.

Arizona Daily Star

Bijan, bowl games and a Wildcats breakout: Here are 5 college football topics to watch in 2022

Here's a look at five topics to watch heading into the 2022 college football season:

Canes Warning

Miami football has more recent national championship than these six blue bloods

The National Championship won by Georgia on Monday eliminated a blue blood college football program that had gone longer winning a national championship than the Miami football program. Georgia won its first title since 1980 when they defeated Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. The Miami football program still has company in their title drought. […] Miami football has more recent national championship than these six blue bloods - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

No. 5 Oklahoma tops UCLA in 48-14 victory at the Rose Bowl | FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS

The UCLA Bruins lose in Pasadena 48-14 to the Oklahoma University Sooners. All-world quarterback Jalen Hurts had another huge day throwing for three touchdowns and running for one. #FOXSports #CFB #JalenHurts #OklahomaSooners #UCLABruins

Zion Williamson Sends Duke-UNC Tickets Past Super Bowl LIII Prices

No. 1 Duke hosts No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium and it looks like freshman Zion Williamson has fans in a frenzy. NESN.com's Rachel Holt explains how ticket prices have reached Super Bowl levels. For more: https://nesn.co

UNC vs. Duke: Preview & Predictions | The Dan Patrick Show | NBC Sports

Jay Bilas previews the Duke-UNC game, shares some of the celebrities that are expected, and details how the atmosphere is bigger than the Super Bowl. #NBCSports #TheDanPatrickShow #UNCvsDuke »