1. Grading Every SEC Head Coach Through 10 Games

    A seismic shift of power is underway in the nation's most powerful conference. SEC newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M took little time adapting to the league's level of competition, ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 2,259 reads 22 comments

  2. Alabama, Georgia Football Top SEC Recruiting Rankings

    Stars can lie. While I'm not one to completely buy into the sheer number of stars a team accumulates equating to success on the field (I present Florida as exhibit A), there have been analyses done that show a correlation between the two...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 1,368 reads 2 comments

  3. SEC Football: Power Ranking the Best Rivalry Games of 2013

    Some of the Southeastern Conference's biggest rivalries have seen, and will likely see, some exciting and season-altering outcomes in 2013. Rivalry games regularly lose coaches their jobs, turn seasons around and help determine championships...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 2,970 reads 17 comments

  4. Best-Case, Worst-Case Bowl Scenarios for Every SEC Team

    Another year, more SEC dominance. The conference has four teams ranked in the BCS Top Ten, including Alabama head coach Nick Saban 's NFL-like Alabama squad...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 3,639 reads 27 comments

  5. SEC Football: 5 Biggest Trap Games Left in 2013

    Rarely does a season work out the way a coach, a team's players and their fans expect it to. LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina and others have all played victim to some of college football's biggest upsets...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 2,257 reads 30 comments

  6. 8 Most Feared Defenders in the SEC

    Approaching the final few weeks of college football, some familiar names have fallen off the tongues of many. Jadeveon Clowney , the pick of many as a dark-horse defensive Heisman underdog for 2013, racked up 23...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 1,304 reads 41 comments

  7. SEC Football 2013 Week 10 Simulation

    After Missouri's win over Florida, folks were speculating at how open the SEC East was. It wasn't. The Tigers had a commanding lead and needed just a win over the Gamecocks to effectively secure the title...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 1 year ago 635 reads 8 comments

  8. SEC Football 2013 Week 9 Simulation

    I hate to say I told you so, but...okay, no I don't. I don't hate it. I told you so. Missouri's backup-turned-starting quarterback Maty Mauk proved he and Mizzou belong among the nation's elite with a resounding 36-17 win over Florida...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 587 reads 5 comments

  9. SEC Football 2013 Week 8 Simulation

    James Franklin's trip to Athens was bittersweet, to say the least. He led his team to a resounding 41-26 victory between the hedges as the Tigers took full control of the SEC East...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 824 reads 2 comments

  10. SEC Football 2013 Week 7 Simulation

    A huge weekend in SEC football provided a lot of clarity for several teams. LSU is a legitimate national title contender, as is Georgia. Mississippi State and Ole Miss are almost there, but not quite...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 940 reads 2 comments

  11. On the Unacceptability of Bigotry and Hetero-Normativity in Athletics

    Take a moment. Sit back and consider a time, or times, in which you were called out publicly for being different. Remember the pain; remember the embarrassment. Feel uncomfortable yet? Maybe a little angry? I hope so, because I did...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 3,539 reads 15 comments

  12. SEC Football 2013 Week 6 Simulation

    Okay, so were were a tad late last week. Like, post-after-midnight-because-I-needed-to-get-picks-up kinda bad. In a monumental comeback, the computer has regained the lead against the spread, as I fell below even for the first time this season...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 644 reads 0 comments

  13. SEC Football 2013 Week 5 Simulation

    Another week, another domination. The computer picked several games accurately, predicting a 28-6 Vanderbilt win with an actual result of 24-7 and a 38-20 Georgia win with an actual 45-21 Bulldogs win...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 513 reads 0 comments

  14. SEC Football 2013 Week 4 Simulation

    After two quick hot-knife-through-butter Manziel touchdowns, it sure looked as though Alabama's defense just wasn't capable of holding A&M back. No one, and I mean NO one, should doubt Nick Saban ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 334 reads 2 comments

  15. SEC Football 2013 Week 3 Simulation

    The Bulldogs of Georgia commanded headlines for the second-straight week this past weekend, and this time the news was good for UGA fans. Murray and Gurley dominated offensively to push past No...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 624 reads 4 comments

  16. SEC Football 2013 Week Two Simulation

    The SEC has seen better weekends, sure, but Week 1 wasn't all bad. Auburn pulled off a win against a Pac -12 opponent, LSU brought home a top-20 victory and Alabama served Virginia Tech the way all of America expected them to...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 446 reads 5 comments

  17. SEC Football 2013 Week 1 Simulation

    If you've been following Adam Kramer's simulations , you have long since embraced the power of the predictive power of the EA Sports NCAA Football series...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 728 reads 9 comments

  18. SEC Football Once Again Proves Its [Scheduling] Dominance

    I recently published an article proving that, at least in 2011, the SEC was atop the nation in most every category, from bowl wins to non-conference performance...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 1,116 reads 21 comments

  19. Squelching the Myth for Good: The Strength of SEC Scheduling

    About a year ago, I wrote about SEC football scheduling. Frustrated by this non-stop chorus of whines, I investigated the previous year to see how the conference matched up. Pretty well, it turns out...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 1 year ago 816 reads 3 comments

  20. Court Storming in Collegiate Basketball: A Different Perspective

    I'm an innovator. That is when it comes to social media at least. I joined Facebook when it was called TheFacebook and joined Twitter back when the website featured little birdies with speech bubbles above their heads...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 2 years ago 674 reads 4 comments

  21. SEC Football: Week 1 Recap, Week 2 Picks

    A solid week for the Southeastern Conference finished with SEC teams going 9-2 against nonconference opponents, including wins over No. 8 Michigan and NC State...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 2 years ago 727 reads 4 comments

  22. SEC Football: Week 1 Picks

    Everyone has an opinion, and you know what they say about those. Good thing you've found me. I'm your perfect, infallible and all-knowing SEC expert, and I'm about to make you very rich...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 2 years ago 792 reads 4 comments

  23. Southeastern Conference: 2012-13 Football Stock Watch

    This just in: The SEC can play football. Most any other sport too, for the record. In one of the sport's most controversial national title games ever, the league played itself ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 2 years ago 929 reads 12 comments

  24. Southeastern Conference: How Much Do Missouri and Texas A&M Add?

    Fans of Missouri and Texas A&M are entering a scary new world . This world is a landscape rife with claw-bearing monsters and blood-sucking demons...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 2 years ago 1,105 reads 21 comments

  25. 2009-10 SEC Basketball Review: Slingshots

    The next entry in the series is based on minutes per three-pointer attempted. While this list has a negative connotation, especially for those who are a bit more confident than their ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 4 years ago 345 reads 2 comments