Spurrier to SEC Network?

kippBy: Kipp Branch

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I read recently that retired coach Steve Spurrier is in discussions to become an analyst with the SEC Network. I don’t know about you but having the ball coach breaking down SEC football games will be a must for this writer come football season.

Can you see the ball coach at Auburn on a game day talking about all of the new books in the AU library?

Spurrier in Knoxville covering the Vols reminding Vol-nation that you can’t spell Citrus Bowl without UT.

Can you imagine Spurrier doing a where are they now segment with Ray Goff? Hey coach, I know I put you out to pasture but you rebounded nicely in the chicken finger industry.

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Just Throw Me the Ball

draytonBy: Drayton Hogarth

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With the Georgia Bulldogs season getting close, there will be a lot of words written and spoken about who will be under center and throwing the ball at quarterback for first year head coach Kirby Smart.

There may not be as much talk about who will be on the receiving end of the passes from the eventual starting quarterback, be it Jacob Eason, Brice Ramsey, or Greyson Lambert.

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Low Flying Draft

kenBy: Kenneth Harrison Jr.

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The NBA Draft is now over. Some teams made drastic moves to get better while others might have gotten worse. I’m going to take a look at the Atlanta Hawks offseason moves and evaluate their draft picks.

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His Finest Hour

jjBy: JJ Lanier

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If June 24, 2010 is the greatest day in Kentucky basketball history, according to John Calipari at least, when 5 of his players were taken in the first round of the NBA Draft then June 23, 2016 must have felt more like getting off work Friday afternoon only to realize you have to work the weekend.

It was the perfect ending to what has been an interesting few months for the Wildcats coach.

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The Trading Game

tj1By: TJ Hartnett

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We’re deep into the second year of the Braves somewhat controversial rebuild, and in Atlanta, things are going fairly poorly.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as they product on the field is by turns young, inexperienced and/or mediocre.

That’s been written about plenty, we won’t go into that with much depth right now.

Contrarily, the product on the field in the minor leagues for the Braves system is full of hope and talent. That’s also been well documented.

For now, I want to go back to the big tent poles of this rebuild: the trades that made Braves fans cry foul. We’ll analyze the returns a little, sure, but what I really want to do is focus on the players we traded away.

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Jimbo Top 5 Coach?

kippBy: Kipp Branch

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College football is just a little over 2 months away from taking over the sports landscape in the South during the fall and into the first couple of weeks of January.

One coach that I feel doesn’t get enough credit for the job he is doing is Jimbo Fisher at Florida State.

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Strike the Pose

draytonBy: Drayton Hogarth

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The college football season is now within sight, just over two months to go, and it will be time to tee it up all over our great country.

Every young man who aspires to play football one day dreams of hoisting the Heisman trophy and joining such an elite club associated with being the best player in college football.

As we approach the 2016 season, there are numerous candidates who could very well be the next name added to the list of Heisman winners.

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Bringing It Home

kenBy: Kenneth Harrison Jr.

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I was totally wrong about the NBA Finals.

Golden State (73-9) had the greatest regular season in NBA history and they needed to win the championship to cement that. That would give them back-to-back championships and establish them as a dynasty. They would also be considered better than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls that held the previous record for best regular season at 72-10.

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Koetting Ties

jjBy: JJ Lanier

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There is a lot of pressure that goes along with being the head coach of a professional sports team.

It’s not nearly as intense as the President of the United States type pressure, but it’s certainly more than reading the name of winner of the Miss USA competition. (I still love you on Family Feud, Steve).

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Betting on Bortles

kippBy: Kipp Branch

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The Jacksonville Jaguars coming off another losing season have to be very pleased in how QB Blake Bortles progressed between year one and two in the 24 year old’s young NFL career.

The good:

The Jags saw some good strides forward from quarterback Blake Bortles in his second NFL season. Bortles threw for 4,428 yards and 35 touchdowns while forming a strong partnership with wide receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson.

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