| SEC Rant|| After NSD, spring practices, and early 2014 recruiting... rank the new SEC hires - lowspark12 on 5/17/13 at 11:13 am|
I've really been impressed with what Butch Jones has done in his limited time in Knoxville. Same goes for Stoops at UK. They've both been able to excite their fanbases and significantly improve recruiting.
Right after the hires were made...
| Off-Topic Board|| Spending the week in Memphis... - lowspark12 on 4/14/13 at 1:48 pm|
Where should I eat?... nothing overly expensive, but I'd like to try some local stuff.
Also, I'm staying near St. Francis Hospital... will I get shot?
| SEC Rant|| Kentucky fans, what if Pitino wins the NC and Kentucky Derby? - lowspark12 on 4/6/13 at 7:48 pm|
Will there be mass suicides?...
| SEC Rant|| Is 2007 the most undeserving NC ever? - lowspark12 on 4/4/13 at 12:46 pm|
12-2, with losses to might football powers Kentucky and Arkansas? Any team that loses to Houston Nutt in its home stadium does not deserve a title, IMO....
| Auburn Sports Board|| Did Chizik leave Malzahn more than TT left Chizik? - lowspark12 on 4/1/13 at 2:57 pm|
What is everyone's opinion on the current state of the roster this spring, as compared to four years ago when Chizik took over? I remember GC's first spring, Auburn was very thin across the board, but especially at on the OL and DL. We didn't have enough offensive linemen to really scrimmage, and ...
| More Sports Board|| How the Major Conferences have fared so far... - lowspark12 on 3/22/13 at 10:15 am|
[b]A-10:[/b] 5-0 (W: BU, STL, VCU, Temple, LaSalle-play in)
[b]PAC-12:[/b] 3-0 (W: Ore, Cal, Zona)
[b]BIG EAST:[/b] 3-1 (W: Marq, Cuse, UL/ L: Pitt)
[b]BIG TEN:[/b] 2-1 (W: Mich, Mich St./ L: Wisc)
[b]ACC:[/b] 1-1 (W: Duke/ NCSt)
[b]SEC:[/b] 1-1 (W: Miss/ L: Mizzou)
[b]MW:[/b] 1-3 (W: CSU/ L: ...
| More Sports Board|| Are the Tennessee Titans the NFL's worst Franchise? - lowspark12 on 3/18/13 at 4:27 pm|
The Titans released Matt Hasselback today, making one one of the worst QB situations in the league even more depressing (he's the only guy who could actually move the offense)... all because they wanted to restructure his $5 million salary for next season.
This isn't the only cheap-skate decision...
| SEC Rant|| Total Offense: A&M 2012 vs. Auburn 2010 - lowspark12 on 3/5/13 at 4:51 pm|
In 2012, Texas A&M produced the most prolific offense in SEC history... but looking at the numbers seems to suggest AU's 2010 offense was both more efficient and more success on the biggest stages.
What are your thoughts?... who was better and why
| SEC Recruiting|| Who's the best 8th grade football player you've ever seen? - lowspark12 on 2/26/13 at 7:53 pm|
In honor of LSU and Bama offering Mr. Moses, who's the best 8th grader you've ever seen playing varsity ball?
Only one guy stands out in my mind that I've seen personally -- Tim Castille (Briarwood in Bham).... saw Castille dominate the 3A state championship game in the late 90s (vs. Randolph Co)...
| SEC Rant|| Butch Jones institutes "VOLympics" - lowspark12 on 2/15/13 at 11:42 am|
What is everyone's opinion on this?... seems like something Derek Dooley would do, IMO...
| Auburn Sports Board|| Anyone know when Auburn will host its first JR-Day? - lowspark12 on 2/11/13 at 9:13 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Does Miami Get a 'Get Out of Jail Free' Card... - lowspark12 on 1/24/13 at 10:45 am|
with regards to the Nevin Shapiro investigation?
Also, was it unethical for the NCAA to hire Shapiro's defense attorney in order to gain information?
This whole NCAA investigation is really bizarre....
| SEC Recruiting|| Florida Fans... James Hearns is Visiting AU this Weekend - lowspark12 on 1/18/13 at 2:57 pm|
He appears to be a pretty solid commitment... been committed for 12 months, hasn't officially visited anywhere else.
Do we have any real shot a flipping this guy?... I know UF has a few LBs already committed (included one you stole from us).
| SEC Rant|| From a national perspective, is the Te'o Story Bigger than Camgate? - lowspark12 on 1/17/13 at 10:55 am|
I realize regionally, probably no story will ever top the Cam Newton pay-for-play saga that unfolded in November of 2010 (and in some ways, still continues today)... but does the Te'o fake girlfriend story have the potential to be bigger nationally?
Notre Dame is the most well no football power i...
| SEC Recruiting|| The Ole Miss/MSU Flame War is Ruining this Board - lowspark12 on 1/11/13 at 2:52 pm|
Guys, for the love of the SEC Recruiting Board... chill the fuk out. The lack of civility on both sides is sad.
| SEC Rant|| Bama Fans, has your opinion of Mark Gottfried Changed? - lowspark12 on 1/5/13 at 11:14 pm|
Gottfried has done a pretty good job at NC State... a sweet 16 appearance in his first year and has the wolfpack in the top 25 in 2013. With Grant's recent struggles and similar performance as MG (good recruiting, no clue offensively, playing down to competition, etc) , have your opinions of Gottfr...
| SEC Rant|| Lots of Staff Turnover in Starkville - lowspark12 on 1/5/13 at 5:17 pm|
Over the last six months, Mississippi State has fired it's WR coach for off-field issues, hired his replacement (former Minn coach Brewster), had DB coach leave for another SEC school (obviously told to look around), fired it's OC, and had it's DC take a demotion at another SEC school (obviously tol...
| Auburn Sports Board|| Samford vs Auburn -- 2011 - lowspark12 on 12/8/12 at 12:34 pm|
Rhett Lashlee was Samford's OC in 2011 when they came to Auburn... The stat line from that day:
First Downs: 19
Total Yards: 338
Passing: 18-35, 189 yards
Rushing: 149 yards, 40 attempts
Granted, our defense in 2011 was pretty bad, but still pretty good...
| Auburn Sports Board|| Is Jonathan Wallace the long-term Answer? - lowspark12 on 11/19/12 at 8:53 am|
41/66 62% 649yds 4 TDs 2 INTs // 46 carries 146yds
- Young (true frosh/ 18 years old)
- Hard working. Players and coaches have mentioned his eagerness to learn/ film study.
- Athleticism/ Mobility
- Arm strength
- Size (6-1, 190is...
| SEC Rant|| James Franklin > Sandra Bullock - lowspark12 on 11/10/12 at 9:52 pm|
| More Sports Board|| If KSU and Oregon were playing across the street right now..... - lowspark12 on 11/10/12 at 9:30 pm|
would you go and watch?.....Good lord, what has happened to college fooball?
a mid-level Big12 team vs. a mid-level Pac12 team... :yack:...
| More Sports Board|| Would Mike Gundy Ever Leave Ok St? - lowspark12 on 11/6/12 at 4:56 pm|
One would assume he's pretty much maxed out at Oklahoma State, with a 12-1 season, conference championship, and BCS Bowl victory. I do realize he played there and the connection runs deep, but the odds of him winning a national championship there are slim.
It just seems like he could consistentl...
| SEC Rant|| What is Dan Mullen's Ceiling at MSU? - lowspark12 on 10/29/12 at 11:58 am|
What can Dan Mullen accomplish at State?... is 2012 the max (10-3 type team)?Can Mullen take MSU to the next step and win the SEC West?
He's got a very good eye for talent, IMO... both for players and assistants... and his teams seem to play physical on both sides of the ball. But, with the li...
| SEC Rant|| 2012 vs. 2011 Auburn Defense - lowspark12 on 9/24/12 at 6:43 pm|
Obviously, not everything is an apples-to-apples comparison(no sammy watkins, no tiger stadium, etc), but it's pretty clear that the Auburn defense has made significant strides in 2012 under Brian VanGorder.
2012: 26 pts/ 528 yds
2011: 38 pts/ 624 yds
2012: 28 pt...
| SEC Rant|| Michigan OC Al Borges is 5-0 vs. Alabama - lowspark12 on 8/22/12 at 11:18 am|
Al Borges' Career Record vs. Alabama as Offensive Coordinator:
UCLA 2000: 35-24
AUB 2004: 21-13
AUB 2005: 28-18
AUB 2006: 22-15
AUB 2007: 17-10
Only one win vs. a Saban coached team, however... and, from what I remember, only one really good defense -- 2005, Bama had a top 5 unit.
| SEC Rant|| Is Howard Schnellenburger the Greatest Bear Bryant Disciple? - lowspark12 on 8/4/12 at 9:11 pm|
and was he ever seriously considered for the job after Bryant retired?
Watching the miami documentary on ESPNU, and it's truly amazing what he did for that program... one could only imagine what Schnellenburger could do with the money/facilities/fanbase like Alabama....
| SEC Rant|| New SEC Member/ 2012 Big 12 Champions -- Missouri Tigers - lowspark12 on 3/10/12 at 5:02 pm|
An opportunity for the future SEC member to make a statement.... and give a big :bird: to the rest of the Big 12....
| SEC Recruiting|| Scout Releases Alabama Top 25 - lowspark12 on 3/2/12 at 11:30 am|
Andrew Bone of Scout released his top 25 for the state of Alabama today...
Here are the 1st 15 spots....
1. Dee Liner
2. O.J. Howard
3. Ardarius Stewart
4. Grant Hill
5. Austin Golson
6. Jason Smith
7. Jeremy Johnson
8. Earnest Robinson
9. Deon Johnson
10. Rod Crayton
| More Sports Board|| Can the Rays win the AL East? - lowspark12 on 3/1/12 at 7:12 pm|
- Six quality starters (Shields, Hellikson, Moore, Price, Davis, Neiman)
- Carlos Pena back where he belongs (way more production from 1st than Kockman)
- The got a Molina behind the plate
- solid defense
- Best Manager in the game, Joe Madden
Anytime Kyle Farnsworth is considered your bullpe...
| SEC Rant|| Changing Assignments on Auburn's Defensive Staff - lowspark12 on 2/21/12 at 5:57 pm|
Tommy Thigpen is moving to linebackers coach this spring. He had coached safeties his previous three years at Auburn. Thigpen coached LBs at Illinois and UNC... and played LB at North Carolina.
DC: Brian VanGorder
DL: Mike Pelton
LB: Tommy Thigpen
DB: Willie Martinez
Two new staff members...