In a move that most expected, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long announced on Saturday morning that John L. Smith will not return as Razorbacks head coach for the 2013 season.
Smith, who was hired in the spring following the firing of Bobby Petrino, had trouble living up to Razorbacks’ fans’ expectations for the season, leading a team that many expected to make a run for the national championship to a 4-8 record, the most losses the team has had in a single season since 1990.
Long said that the team will retain Smith, who has compiled a 136-93 career head coaching record with stints at Idaho, Utah State, Louisville, Michigan State, and Arkansas, as a consultant for the remainder of his ten-month contract, which expires in February of 2013.
Welcome back to another edition of the Fetch Football Forum, and as one of my colleagues likes to say, it’s been too long since I last left you. In the time that has passed since the last Forum update, we’ve seen a multitude of big wins, thrilling endings, and embarrassing losses in the college football world, which has led to some fan bases being thrilled with their team’s head coach and others not so much.
Today we look at some of the SEC head coaches that may want to have some boxes handy in their office to pack up their belongings once the inevitable occurs.
It’s time again for another edition of the Fetch Football Forum. In this week’s edition we’ll take a look at the Dawgs’ domination, the Volunteers’ scare with the Zips, and the running joke that has become the Arkansas Razorbacks. (more…)
One of the best SEC West matchups of the last decade is set to be played on Saturday, as the Auburn Tigers travel to Baton Rouge to take on the #2 LSU Tigers.
While this game has had a history of being played between two of the best teams in all of the FBS, this year’s matchup is a little bit different, as the traveling Tigers are sitting at 1-2 and will be fresh off a 31-28 victory over the UL-Monroe Warhawks. Meanwhile, the home Tigers are sitting pretty at 3-0 and are poised to make another championship run.
Week three of the college football season saw several moments in SEC play, including the Tide rolling over the Razorbacks, the Gators taking over in the fourth quarter for the second straight week, and the Wildcats wondering if they should even bother still fielding a football squad. (more…)
Welcome back to the Fetch Football Forum. This week’s key SEC matchup pits the Florida Gators against the Tennessee Volunteers, a matchup that was once the most highly contested in the entire conference but had died down due to the tremendous amount of success that Florida experienced during Urban Meyer’s time in Gainesville. However, this year looks to be different, as Derek Dooley’s Vols finally look reloaded and ready to give the Gators a game.
Another Saturday of football has come and gone, which means it’s time yet again to look at which Southeastern Conference teams skied high and which ones just plain fell flat. (more…)
This Saturday is a huge day for SEC football, as the conference’s newest members—Missouri and Texas A&M—will play in their first conference games against Georgia and Florida, respectively. With the hours quickly ticking down to kickoff, now is as good of a time as any to take a look at both games and who will prevail when the final gun sounds. (more…)
Week 1 of the college football season saw the SEC prevail in the majority of its games, as the conference’s members combined for a 10-3 record in the opening week (It’s important to note that one of those teams that lost—Vanderbilt—faced off with South Carolina). Here’s a recap of each team’s game starting with the school that had the best outing and ending with the team that had a day to forget. (more…)
The college football season is now just hours away from officially kicking off, which makes this the perfect time to debut FYN’s football forum. The forum’s main focus for the season will be to give the readers a close look into Southeastern Conference football, which will include previews and reviews of the week’s biggest conference games along with breaking news concerning any of the fourteen members of the conference.
This week’s game to watch is the first conference game of the season featuring the Vanderbilt Commodores and the #9 South Carolina Gamecocks. Before we breakdown the actual matchup that fans will see at 7:00 p.m. Thursday on ESPN, let’s take a look at some of particulars of this meeting.
Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs woke up to some unpleasant news this morning, as troubled Bulldogs back Isaiah Crowell was arrested in Athens around 3:00 this morning and charged with possessing a concealed weapon, having a weapon in a school zone and having an altered ID mark on that weapon.
Reports have indicated that Crowell drove his 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis to a road block in Athens, where an officer smelled marijuana in the car and asked to search the vehicle. Crowell, who was accompanied by freshmen Josh Harvey-Clemons, Blake Tibbs and Sheldon Dawson as well as sophomore Quintavius Harrow, consented to the search, which resulted in the officer finding a 9-mm Luger handgun with an altered serial number under the driver’s seat. Despite Crowell saying that he let other people drive the car (one report has said that the other driver’s were not any of the four riding with Crowell), he was taken to jail. None of Crowell’s passengers were charged. (more…)
In my last article concerning college football head coaches, we looked at the negative side of the circle of life that defines the coaching profession as we took a look at the coaches whose résumés will more likely need to be updated once the upcoming season ends. Today we will look at the happier side of the coaching carousel that comes with college football and instead focus on the assistant and head coaches that may find themselves at a bigger school with a bigger contract next season. Here’s my list of the top ten coaches that have a chance to move up on the totem pole and where I see them landing. (more…)
What a difference a day makes. By waiting an extra 24 hours for this week’s Two Minute Drill, we were able to witness and discuss one of the NBA’s greatest players going down with a debilitating injury plus all seven rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the five biggest stories from the week that was: (more…)
Don’t look now, sports fans, but summer’s coming, which means even more stories from the games we’ve come to know and love. Here are the five stories that this week has produced in the world of sports: (more…)
Welcome back to the Drill. Today is Easter Sunday, so while the kids are outside running after eggs, the guys will be inside talking about the latest news in sports. Here are five stories that you just might hear about today: (more…)
Welcome back to the Drill. This week had as many scandals in a span a seven days as possibly ever before in sports history, so let’s take a closer look at the stories that have shook the world of sports at its core: (more…)