| SEC Rant|| 5 star recruits of the SEC: Boom or bust? - Monticello on 1/10/15 at 12:47 pm|
Let's go with the last 5 classes who are now in the NFL or about to be (2008-2012). I'm using Rivals rankings. It's easy to see why certain big name programs have struggled lately....lots of busts and discipline problems.
Julio Jones 08: boom (NFL all-pro and college star)
BJ Scott 08:...
| Coaching Changes|| Butch Davis - Monticello on 1/8/15 at 6:48 pm|
Why does his name not come up more? The man is clearly a great coach and elite recruiter. I get that he was caught up in the academic/agent scandal at UNC, but the NCAA cleared him and we now know that it was more of a university wide problem rather than something specific to football or Davis.
| SEC Rant|| LSU will have a great defense regardless of who they hire - Monticello on 1/3/15 at 10:01 pm|
That defense has been consistently elite for nearly 15 years under several different coordinators because of the amount of talent LSU always has on D. The DC hire really does not matter that much as long as he is simply competent.
aTm hired a great DC, but they did not steal anything from LSU. L...
| SEC Rant|| This Blake Sims quote tells you everything you need to know about why Bama sucks - Monticello on 10/12/14 at 1:04 pm|
[quote]"I think the thing that motivated us, helped us play so hard this week, was the loss (to Mississippi)," Sims said. "The loss hurt us so bad, because we knew we (were) probably better than the other team."[/quote]
We get our asses kicked by Ole Miss, deserved to lose against Arkansas, and y...
| SEC Rant|| Alabama is no longer a "team." - Monticello on 10/5/14 at 9:47 am|
I think Alabama has hit that point that every dynasty eventually reaches where the success destroys the team from within.
The players who built this program are long gone. Guys like Ingram, Julio, Barrett Jones, etc. Those players came to Alabama to build something. They bonded as a team in order...
| SEC Rant|| 2014 SEC Rant Grindfest >>>> 2011 SEC Rant Flagshippers - Monticello on 9/21/14 at 11:06 am|
I was never sure if any group could outsail the P...
| SEC Rant|| Auburn has covered the spread in 13 straight games - Monticello on 9/8/14 at 9:20 pm|
Pretty amazing stat. Malzahn is 22-6 against the spread as a head coach. ...
| SEC Rant|| How many "Final 4" appearances would your football team have had in the BCS era? - Monticello on 8/26/14 at 4:31 pm|
[link=(http://bcscentral.info/h/history.html)]LINK to BCS final ranking by year[/link]
Bama: 6 playoff appearances (5 of the last 6 years) 1999, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013...
| SEC Rant|| When does grindfest start? - Monticello on 8/18/14 at 10:32 pm|
Usually the AU game is game 2 or 3 so grindfest starts in the offseason. Since AU is game 6, when will grindfest officially begin for MSU fans? I want to mark it on my calendar. One of my favorite events of the year....
| SEC Rant|| WTF was Saban thinking kicking that FG? - Monticello on 8/14/14 at 10:11 pm|
Just watched the replay on ESPNU and my jimmies are still rustled.
Odds of making a 57 yard FG on the last play of a crucial game in a kicker's first ever kick: 5-10%
Odds of it getting blocked and run back for a TD (considering the low trajectory required, the inexperience of the kicker, and...
| SEC Rant|| If Blake Sims starts, here is what he can do with his legs - Monticello on 8/14/14 at 9:43 pm|
We can only hope he is at least decent throwing the ball, but there is no question he would be great running the ball. That could be a very lethal rushing attack/ball control offense to go along with another awesome defense.
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MY10hvAv_g)]TD run v. #21 Arkan...
| SEC Rant|| Anthony "Freak" Johnson. What happened to this guy? - Monticello on 8/10/14 at 4:49 pm|
His freshman year he was considered to be the next elite LSU DT. He was talked about the same way we now talk about Chris Jones and A'Shawn Robinson. How did he go from that to declaring for the draft his junior year and going undrafted? Was he overrated as a freshman or did he get lazy and stop dev...
| SEC Rant|| Ole Miss/Boise Groupon ticket deal for Atlanta: 45 bucks - Monticello on 8/9/14 at 9:24 am|
| SEC Rant|| Was it wise to split the SEC Network with ESPN 50/50? - Monticello on 8/4/14 at 8:13 pm|
I understand why we partnered with ESPN. They provide credibility, promotion, and leverage when negotiating with providers. However, considering how successful the network has been so far, I wonder if we will regret giving ESPN 50% of profits? My understanding is the profits are split with ESPN 50/5...
| SEC Rant|| GQ Magazine: The 15 Worst Sports Fans in America - Monticello on 7/22/14 at 12:28 pm|
(Article written April 2011, so yes they knew about Updyke)
1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. Philadelphia Eagles (yes this was intentional)
3. West Virginia Mountaineers
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Maryland baske...
| Off-Topic Board|| LSU woman becomes cursing police at city skateboard park - Monticello on 7/18/14 at 3:47 am|
| SEC Rant|| Which SEC West program is going to fall to mediocrity by 2020: LSU, Bama, or AU? - Monticello on 6/15/14 at 5:05 pm|
aTm is about to become a monster program with their access to Texas recruits, unlimited budget, and what will arguably be the best stadium in the nation. With their rise to elite status, a domino is going to have to fall in the SEC West. The West cannot maintain 4 elite programs at the same time. Ei...
| SEC Rant|| Post a GIF of how badly you feel waiting for football season to start. - Monticello on 6/14/14 at 6:36 pm|
This is the worst/most depressing time of year for me. As a college football fan in the South, I feel the exact same way right now that people in Alaska feel in the middle of winter when the sun does not come out for days. My only hobbies are college football and deer hunting. I am nothing without t...
| More Sports Board|| Is Louisville the most trashy/thug athletic department in the NCAA? - Monticello on 6/3/14 at 5:19 pm|
Their head football coach left Louisville right after signing a huge contract extension, then left the Falcons midseason without even telling his players, then was fired at Arkansas for lying about a sex scandal and motorcycle crash, then Louisville hires him back after 1 season at WKU.
| Movie/TV Board|| Most suspenseful tv shows on Netflix - Monticello on 5/27/14 at 6:49 pm|
I want to binge watch something but nothing is grabbing my attention that I have not already seen. I want something that hooks you where you absolutely can't stop watching, similar to LOST, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, etc. Suggestions?...