Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SEC lunchtime links
By Alex Scarborough
So this is the new College Football Playoff? On Monday, tickets to the first-ever title game under the new format became available for purchase. But the cheapest premium seats -- sounds like something of an oxymoron, doesn't it? -- come at the hefty price of $2,000.
Monte Kiffin says his son, Lane, is "pretty fired up" about coaching at Alabama.
We couldn't have said it any better. In a Q&A, South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw had this to say: "At the end of the day, I'm a winner."
Johnny Manziel said what I'm sure a lot of Texas A&M fans were thinking as they watched the Seattle Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and listened to the announcers go on and on and on about the crowd noise. Manziel pointed out who the real 12th man is.
As those who watched Florida suffer through last season know, the offense wasn't the only problem. For the Gators to rebound in 2014, special teams must improve as well. And new coach Coleman Hutzler is eager for the challenge.
Geoff Collins made the most of his first full season as defensive coordinator at Mississippi State. So much so that the administration awarded him an extension that will pay him $1.2 million over the next two years.