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Inter-Conference FBS Winning Percentages 9/11: SEC Still Top of the Heap


Conference                                     W          L             Pct.

Southeastern Conference               19           1            0.950

Atlantic Coast Conference               20         3             0.870

Pacific Twelve Conference              19         3             0.864

Independents                                   6           1             0.857

Big Twelve Conference                   12          4            0.750

Big Ten Conference                        20          7             0.741

Sun Belt Conference                        9           6            0.600

Conference USA                             12         13            0.480

Mountain West Conference              9          11           0.450

Mid-American Conference              10          13          0.435

American Athletic Conference          6         11            0.353



Worley named Vols starting quarterback

The Associated Press reports that University of Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that he named Justin Worley would start the Aug. 31 season opener at quarterback against Utah State. Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian said Worley’s progress and track record made it an “easy and apparent decision” to give him the starting spot.

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(H/T:  Steve Megargee/ AP and Jimmy Trodglen/ Clarksville Now)

Four-star 2016 QB commits to Vols

It appears that things are rolling well on the Rocky Top recruiting trail as Four-star QB Austin Kendall committed to the Vols as a good start on their 2016 recruiting class. It looks as though Tennessee may have the third straight strong recruiting class in a row and may start reaping big dividends in the near future as Coach Butch Jones has been successful in recruiting several legacy players who will fit the Vol for Life mold.

(H/T: Ryan Callahan/ GoVols247)

Dillon Bates and Other Vol Legacies Have Excitement Brewing in Knoxville.

Five players from Butch Jones’ highly touted freshman class have family members who also played football for the Volunteers. A sixth freshman — wide receiver Vic Wharton — is the nephew of former Tennessee basketball player Brandon Wharton.  The legacy players are Dillon Bates, son of Vol favorite Bill Bates,  Elliot and Evan Berry, twin defensive back sons of All-American Eric Berry, defensive back Todd Kelly, Jr., and linebacker Neiko Creamer, son of Andre Creamer.  Dillon Bates spoke to UT Sports in a media session that was posted at NCAA.com.

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(H/T:  NCAA.com)


NCAA Division I Football 2014 Pre-Season Strength Projections- SEC

SEC                          Returning Starters            2013 Record   RRR       CS

Auburn                               15                               12-2            9th(4)       31
Alabama                            14                                11-2            1st(5)      30
Missouri                             14                               12-2           34th(0)      26
South Carolina                    20                               11-2           16th(2)      33
LSU                                   15                               10-3             2nd(5)     30
Texas A&M                         20                                9-4              6th(4)     33
Vanderbilt                           15                                9-4              49th(0)    24
Georgia                              23                                8-5               7th(4)     35
Ole Miss                            18                                8-5               19th(2)    28
Mississippi State                18                                7-6                37th(0)   25
Tennessee                         11                                5-7                  5th(5)   21
Florida                               24                                4-8                  8th(4)   32
Arkansas                           14                                3-9                 29th(0)  17
Kentucky                           17                                2-9                 17th(2)   21

Predicted Finishes

SEC East

1st   Georgia

2nd  South Carolina

3rd   Florida

4th   Missouri

5th   Vanderbilt

6th   Tennessee

7th   Kentucky

SEC West

1st Alabama

2nd Auburn

3rd  LSU

4th Texas A&M

5th Ole Miss

6th Mississippi State

7th Arkansas

Shayn Roby College Sports

Predicted 2014 SEC Champion:   Georgia Bulldogs

Five from SEC among college football’s most winningest teams since 2003 | Saturday Down South

According to Jon Cooper at Saturday Down South blog ,five SEC programs are among college football’s most winningest teams since 2003.

1. Boise State 125
2. LSU 117
2. Oklahoma 117
4. Ohio State 115
4. USC 115
6. Texas 109
7. Virginia Tech 107
8. Oregon 106
9. Alabama 105
10. Georgia 104

10. TCU 104

12. Wisconsin 103

13. Florida 102

13. Florida State 102
15. Auburn 100

(H/T: David Johnson/ Facebook and Jon Cooper/ Saturday Down South)

Kahlil McKenzie to Wear Tennessee Orange: Vols Land 5-Star DT Prospect

Tyler Conway at Bleacher Report is proud to let the world know that Kahlil McKenzie plans to strap on the pads and don the white helmet with the big T in the center at Tennessee for the Volunteers. The five star prospect plays defensive tackle and is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who starred as a linebacker at Tennessee and played parts of five seasons in the NFL.

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In a sidenote, in what is a sort of bizarre twist of fate, 49ers All-Pro Offensive Lineman Mike Iupati is in the above video, as the editor of Shayn Roby College Sports sometimes works in the physical education department with Toby Howell, Mike’s high school coach at Western High in Anaheim, California.

(H/T: David Johnson/ Facebook)

Hand-Me Downs Are Pretty Good Sometimes

Alvin Kamara committed to the Crimson Tide out of Norcross High School in Georgia, where he was a four star running back with offers from Georgia, Florida State, and Tennessee, among others. At Alabama, Kamara found himself fighting it out on the depth chart with lots of stiff competition from the 2013 class, including Derrick Henry, Altee Tenpenny, and Tyren Jones. After a season where he didn’t play at all, and was in frequent trouble for violations of team rules, Kamara decided to transfer to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas for the 2014 season.

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Kamara’s skill on the field is in no way in doubt. How he conducts himself off of the field could be cause for concern.  Perhaps Kamara has matured in time to hit his stride running right away with the Vols. Time will tell.
(H/T: David Johnson/ Facebook, Hunter Turner/SB Nation)

SEC Network Launches August 14th

The Southeastern Conference expanded the brand campaign for the SEC Network, the new national sports network launching August 14 and operated by ESPN, with the debut of school specific marketing elements. The campaign now features a series of 14 SEC school-specific creative spots and print ads as well as social and digital activations across all member institutions in the SEC.

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(H/T:  SEC Digital Network, David Johnson/Facebook)

SEC Announces Format For Future Football Schedules

Shayn Roby’s Take: The  Southeastern Conference’s announcement of a new format For future football schedules that will include eight required conference games and at least one conference game with an opponent from the ACC, Big Ten, Pacific Twelve, or Big Twelve is encouraging.  It encourages that the league champion will be battle tested when playoff time comes around.  Read the entire story by the SEC Digital Network.