| SEC Rant|| Big Vol Daddy weighs in on the Kiffin hire. - BamaGradinTn on 1/11/14 at 10:52 pm|
You remember him from [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAsxnRaTAg)]this classic.[/link]
He seemed skeptical three days ago when proclaiming that Lane Kiffin was [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=980Vjhkc2XE)]the last thing he wanted in his life.[/link]
| Alabama Sports Board|| The play from Kiffin's Vols tnat stands out in my mind. - BamaGradinTn on 1/11/14 at 10:50 am|
Remember the pass play to set up the final FG attempt? Remember who that pass was to?
We're gonna see a helluva lot more of Mr. Howard....
| Alabama Sports Board|| Offensive improvement at Tennessee under Kiffin. - BamaGradinTn on 1/9/14 at 4:19 pm|
Just out of curiosity, I took a look to see what Kiffin's offense at Tennessee did in 2009 compared to Fulmer's last year in 2008, specifically Jonathan Crompton. Crompton shared time at QB in 2008 with Nick Stephens, but beat Stephens out when Kiffin came in. Here's what I found:
| SEC Rant|| Tonight's game possibly the cheapest BCSCG ticket ever. - BamaGradinTn on 1/6/14 at 10:24 am|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls13/story/_/id/10250044/2014-vizio-bcs-national-championship-tickets-cheapest-14-year-history)]As low as $325.[/link] The first time the venue has been over 2,000 miles away from both schools. Also, the Rose Bowl has 17,000 more seats than the next lar...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Sure, we can still get in the BCSCG. - BamaGradinTn on 11/30/13 at 7:42 pm|
But we sure better hope Duke can pull the mother of all upsets, because FSU would absolutely beat the shite out of us if we played them even remotely similar to how we played tonight....
| Alabama Sports Board|| Thirty years ago, you know who would have taken the blame for a loss like this. - BamaGradinTn on 11/30/13 at 7:34 pm|
Let's see who does tonight....
| Alabama Sports Board|| Things we should say more often to our rivals. - BamaGradinTn on 11/25/13 at 12:12 pm|
Come on, guys. It's Thanksgiving. Time to put aside our differences, let bygones be bygones, and say a kind word to our rival family members.
[link=(http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11785/20-things-we-should-say-more-often.html)]Which of these would you say to a rival?[/link] I mean, aside from ...
| SEC Rant|| Things we should say more often to each other. - BamaGradinTn on 11/25/13 at 11:22 am|
I know I'm as guilty as anyone. I should really say these things more often to the people I appreciate. LSU fans...[link=(http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11785/20-things-we-should-say-more-often.html)]#18 is for you.[/link] And #5 is for you, little brother....
| SEC Rant|| Who will the three at-large teams be? - BamaGradinTn on 11/24/13 at 8:13 pm|
Assuming, for the moment, Alabama and FSU win out. Obviously, if Bama loses to either Auburn or Mizzou, all bets are off. But assuming they don't...with N. Illinois and UCF getting auto bids, probably to the Fiesta and Sugar, respectively, and with probably Oklahoma State getting an auto bid to th...
| SEC Ticket Exchange|| 4 Bama-Chatt tickets for sale - BamaGradinTn on 11/22/13 at 5:08 pm|
$50 for the set. U4-CC Row 29. I live in middle Tennessee.
| SEC Rant|| Why Alabama will beat Auburn - BamaGradinTn on 11/22/13 at 10:27 am|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRqNFxuShk)]Pretty much sums it up.[/link]...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Congrats Lance Thompson... - BamaGradinTn on 11/14/13 at 10:39 pm|
...job well done. Awfully glad he's back on our side....
| Alabama Sports Board|| For your reading pleasure... - BamaGradinTn on 11/14/13 at 10:15 pm|
[link=(http://michigan.247sports.com/Board/59424/DaShawn-Hand-Announcement-Thread-23096216/1)]One meltdown thread, [/link]
and of course, the always hilarious [link=(http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/Down...
| SEC Ticket Exchange|| Bama-Miss State tix at stadium on game day? - BamaGradinTn on 11/12/13 at 12:21 pm|
Never been to Starkvegas. How easy or difficult would it be to get tickets on the street, and what would be a likely price? If I knew for certain thta I could go, I would probably go ahead and buy on Stubhub, but I may not know until the day before....
| SEC Rant|| Saban leaving...for a worse job??? - BamaGradinTn on 11/6/13 at 7:34 pm|
ESPN poll, current numbers
119K votes, 52% and 26 states say he gone...somewhere, sometime
Yet out of 95K votes, a whopping 62%, 48 states, and the international votes say that Alabama is the better job. Only TX and OK say UT is a better job....
| SEC Rant|| Coaches' Hot Seat/Coaches' salaries - BamaGradinTn on 11/6/13 at 6:34 pm|
A couple of interesting observations...
1. Changes in Hot Seat rankings since Week 1.
Mack Brown...down from 33 to 58.
Butch Jones...up to 50 from 79.
Gary Pinkel...down to 106 from 23.
Will Muschamp...up to 14 from 108.
2. Coaches salaries. Using Saban's 5.5M as a base...
| SEC Rant|| Been saying all along that Manziel isn't the best player on his own team... - BamaGradinTn on 11/2/13 at 9:07 am|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9913904/texas-aggies-kevin-sumlin-puzzled-why-mike-evans-heisman)]...maybe Sumlin agrees.[/link]...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Remember the abomination that used to be our kickoffs and coverage? - BamaGradinTn on 10/27/13 at 11:08 pm|
It's one of our most improved areas...maybe doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
2011...61st in the country, 2 TDs, 5 touchbacks, 21.68 YPR.
2012...66th in the country, 1 TD, 13 touchbacks, 21.57 YPR.
2013 to date...38th in the country. 0 TDs, 10 touchbacks. 19.76 YPR.
| SEC Rant|| So explain this computer ranking... - BamaGradinTn on 10/21/13 at 8:50 pm|
Undefeated and ranked #5 in one computer, their FBS wins are against teams that are 4-3, 1-6, 1-6, 2-6, 2-6, and 3-5...and only the 4-3 team is from an AQ conference.
N. Illinois in the Kenneth Massey. All the more reason to be getting rid of the computers.
| SEC Rant|| REC gets one of their own on the new championship committee. - BamaGradinTn on 10/7/13 at 7:47 am|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9768007/condoleezza-rice-members-first-college-football-playoff-selection-committee)](sorry if germans)[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| What started as an idea to surprise an Aggie with cancer with Bama-aTm tickets.. - BamaGradinTn on 9/18/13 at 11:31 am|
[link=(http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-09-17/texas-am-aggies-cancer-hodgkins-lymphoma-shannon-underwood-fans-alabama)]...ended up producing tickets and over $12,000.[/link]
Probably germans...don't care.
| Alabama Sports Board|| Anyone having refund issues with the ticket office? - BamaGradinTn on 7/12/13 at 1:26 pm|
Fair warning...I'm gonna bitch about the ticket office, so if you don't want to read, stop here.
Based on my point total, I was offered $90 seats in the lower level, but because of demand I ended up getting only $60 upper level tickets. That's fine, I understand that. But the supervisor in the ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Snippets from the Music City Sports Festival - BamaGradinTn on 6/4/13 at 11:27 am|
1. When asked is Saban may at some point have the itch return to the NFL, Jimmy Sexton delivered an emphatic "no" almost before the questioner got all the words out of his mouth.
2. Kirby Smart spoke of how he and his wife enjoyed being able to stay in Tuscaloosa for several years after having ...
| SEC Rant|| Vandy fans...did Gordon Gee suddenly become a fool when he went back to OSU... - BamaGradinTn on 5/30/13 at 4:00 pm|
[link=(http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=ZaaRyjBz)]...or was he always like this?[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| The ten most insanely overpaid college presidents in the country... - BamaGradinTn on 4/12/13 at 12:40 pm|
[link=(http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Media/Slideshow/2012/05/22/10-Insanely-Overpaid-Public-College-Presidents.aspx?index=1)]...and guess which SEC president checks in at #8.[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| SEC supervisor of basketball officials is out. - BamaGradinTn on 4/10/13 at 10:45 am|
| SEC Rant|| Finebaum weighs in. - BamaGradinTn on 4/4/13 at 9:47 am|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9131624/auburn-tigers-coaches-bribed-players-altered-grades-broke-recruiting-rules-gene-chizik-according-report)]Play the audio clip.[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| Mal Moore and Tim Pernetti finalists for AD of the year award. - BamaGradinTn on 4/3/13 at 8:31 am|
| SEC Rant|| Is this why the Vols are having a hard time finding a coach? - BamaGradinTn on 12/6/12 at 1:43 pm|
| SEC Rant|| So Smart demanded "full disclosure of the state of the NCAA’s current look-see" - BamaGradinTn on 12/4/12 at 11:20 pm|
So apparently Smart demanded from Auburn...
1. full disclosure of the state of the NCAA’s current look-see at the Auburn program,
2. full control of hiring and firing staffers, and
3. the opportunity to coordinate the Alabama defense in the BCS Championship Game against Notre Dame.