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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:53am

The arbitrary hand of NCAA injustice strikes again.


The farcical enforcement arm of the diminishingly relevant ruling body in collegiate athletics dropped the hammer on a player who had the audacity to admit accepting roughly $3,000 over two seasons for signing his name.


The operative phrase

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:33am

Count me as impressed – and encouraged.


Whatever gripes you have with the initial College Football Playoff rankings that were unveiled (way too prematurely) on Tuesday night, the list gives an important glimpse into the thinking of the selection committee.


And what the initial ranking tells us

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:38am

Only one top-10 team went down, and it will be a bitter pill to swallow for the Ole Miss Rebels and their fans for a long time.


Ole Miss' defense had kept LSU at bay most of the night, collecting big turnovers in the first half and making the key stops most of the second.

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:32am

This just in this morning from the University of Georgia -- the school is submitting paperwork to the NCAA to have the junior running back reinstated.


Gurley, the leading Heisman Trophy candidate at the time, was suspended indefinitely as the school investigated allegations of improper benefits

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:40pm

These two things I can say with a relative confidence typically lacking in college football season:


1) Will Muschamp will NOT be Florida’s football coach next season.


2) Steve Spurrier will NOT be Florida’s football coach next season.


After the home bludgeoning by a Missouri team that had

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:08am

It seemed like that Florida State-Notre Dame showdown would clear the air at the top a little bit. Instead it only muddied the water.


What to do with the Seminoles?

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:55pm

If you hadn’t noticed, the SEC West is really good. Way better top to bottom than the SEC East.


Which is only more reason why the SEC (and ACC for that matter) need to get rid of the divisions and adopt my proposed “pod” system so that everybody will play everybody more often and not be bound by

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:35pm

Michaux Poll, Vol. 2


Second weekly installment of how one person would rank the college football teams.


Subject to dramatic change every week. No slotting, ever.





1. Mississippi State (6-0) - 3 consecutive wins vs. Top 5 teams. Enough said.

2. Ole Miss (6-0) - Please, please, PLEASE,

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:28am

ATHENS, Ga. — The whole thing stinks – and nobody wins.


Todd Gurley’s brilliant collegiate career may have come to a premature end because a memorabilia dealer with an alternate agenda profited off the running back’s signature with one hand and tore him down with the other.


Gurley was

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:02am

As promised back in August, I’m getting into the poll business.


With the advent of the playoff era in college football, polls will take on some real meaning. I don’t mean the fake BCS kind of meaning.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:50pm

It’s been a couple of days since Oliver Wilson broke into tears on the most storied 18th hole in golf, but the texts, emails and social media well wishes keep pouring in at a rate the Augusta State graduate can’t possibly keep up with.


“It’s been mad,” said Wilson of his career resurrecting

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:42am

Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and carried his fellow Bulldogs on his back to a victory over Tennessee on Saturday.


That same night he was out celebrating with friends and had to answer to false assault charges leveled against him by a fellow Georgia student.


According to a

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:29pm

The Ryder Cup never disappoints.


Whether the United States blows a lead, gets blown out or (on rare occasions) wins against the Europeans, the Ryder Cup packs more drama, passion and suspense into three days than a season full of major championships.


It is, without question, the greatest

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:45pm

It’s a shame South Carolina doesn’t lose – or at least almost lose – often these days because Steve Spurrier is so much more fun to listen to when things go wrong.


Even in a 48-34 victory last week at Vanderbilt, the head ball coach was unimpressed as only he can be.


“That was a game I didn’t

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:53pm

Welcome to the Ryder Cup, Patrick Reed. For your opening act, go try to cut the heart out of the European team.


By the time most Americans wake up on Friday morning, the former Augusta State star will have already made his Ryder Cup debut with fellow rookie Jordan Spieth against European

By Scott Michaux