1. South Carolina Football and the Good Times: Winning Draws Winners to the Program

    In one of my early articles about South Carolina, a commenter wrote back and explained some of the drawbacks to recruiting athletes to Columbia. He said, It can be awful hot in the summer because the city sits in a bowl...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,840 reads 15 comments

  2. South Carolina Football: 2012 Gamecocks Are Serious National Title Contenders

    Why should the college football world consider South Carolina a serious national title contender? Glad you asked. For one, the national title winner has come from the SEC for the past six years...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 3,724 reads 30 comments

  3. NC State vs. Tennessee Chick-fil-A Classic: Inside LBs and DBs

    This article is third in a series that examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Volunteers and the Wolfpack, according to last season's numbers...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,940 reads 5 comments

  4. NC State vs. Tennessee Chick-fil-A Classic: Inside the Defensive Line Numbers

    With the Game 1 kickoff for the Chick-fil-A Classic doubleheader set for Friday night, August 31 at 7:30, both teams are hard at their fall camps this week. In about a week and a half, game week preparations will begin...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,957 reads 10 comments

  5. Iowa vs. Northern Illinois: Upset Alert! Hawkeyes Can't Take Huskies for Granted

    Anyone remember the 2007 Northern Illinois vs. Iowa Game? Sure, Iowa won, making their all-time record 7-0 over the Huskies. The final score was Iowa 16-3. Since the line was 12, they even covered at Soldier Field in Chicago...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,091 reads 15 comments

  6. Florida vs. Texas A&M: Aggies Shouldn't Expect Warm SEC Welcome from Gators

    Welcome to the SEC, Aggie fans! That one is from all your new SEC brothers and sisters. Come bowl season, we're all pulling for the Aggies. Between now and then, let's just say it's a sibling rivalry kind of thing...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,103 reads 23 comments

  7. South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Upset Alert! Careful not to repeat 2007

    Anyone remember the Vandy game from 2007? That was the 4-3 Vanderbilt Commodores who came into Williams-Brice Stadium and sucker-punched the No. 6 ranked Gamecocks...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,610 reads 19 comments

  8. Tennessee vs. NC State Chick-Fil-a Classic: Inside the Offensive Numbers

    NC State vs. Tennessee is a good kickoff matchup on paper. Both teams have talented quarterbacks, neither had much of a run game last year and they both should have improvements on defense...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 5,686 reads 38 comments

  9. South Carolina Football: Marcus Lattimore, Others Good in Scrimmage

    Coach Steve Spurrier indicated he was pleased with the effort and overall work during South Carolina's Saturday afternoon scrimmage at Williams Brice-Stadium...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,681 reads 15 comments

  10. Florida Football Update: Ja'Juan Story, 4-Star Wide Receiver to Transfer

    In a story reported by Hays Carlyon of The Florida Times-Union , Florida coach Will Muschamp has confirmed that redshirt freshman wide receiver, Ja'Juan Story has asked to transfer from Florida...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,866 reads 27 comments

  11. Tennessee vs. NC State in Atlanta: It's Not the G.D. (Georgia Dome) Building

    In less than three weeks, on Friday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m., the eyes of the college-football world will focus on the Georgia Dome in Atlanta...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 3,221 reads 11 comments

  12. Alabama Championships Lost: Crimson Tide, SEC Owes BCS a Debt of Gratitude

    Why should Alabama or its fans feel they owe the BCS anything? The Tide has earned the trophies they won during the BCS era. Likewise, why should the SEC feel beholding to the BCS? Glad you asked—here is why...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 408 reads 4 comments

  13. Tennessee Coaches Optimistic About Vols' Line and Linebackers

    Coaches generally speak coach speak, especially when answering questions from the press. You can't blame them, either. If they hand out praise in the media, suddenly the world believes they are predicting a Heisman Trophy or undefeated season...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 640 reads 13 comments

  14. Texas A&M Football: Aggies Swing Games Will Determine Success in 2012

    August is finally upon us. The 30th—and an appointment in Shreveport—will be here before you know it. Before the season starts let's look at A&M's schedule and determine the swing games...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,341 reads 11 comments

  15. South Carolina Football: Training Continues, Lattimore to Work out Knee Today

    Marcus Lattimore expects to play football today. Big news, right? Absolutely right! This will be the first time Lattimore has played tackle football since his knee was damaged on ...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,273 reads 4 comments

  16. Iowa Football: Defensive Coordinator Phil Parker Has Big Shoes to Fill in 2012

    Long time Iowa defensive coordinator, Norm Parker, retired at the end of last season. The new man is Phil Parker (no relation), who has coached the defensive backs at Iowa for 13 years...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 897 reads 2 comments

  17. 12 Teams Most Likely to End the SEC Dominance of the BCS Championship in 2013

    Six. Think about that number just a minute. Six national championship winning teams in a row. How did the Southeastern Conference get to the absolute top of the college football world? The answer is pretty simple...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,046 reads 0 comments

  18. Tennessee Football: Jim Chaney Will Get Offense Turned Around in 2012

    Volunteer offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is in the same position as head coach, Derek Dooley . They are both on the proverbial hot seat as fall practice picks up the pace with more situational work...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,465 reads 18 comments

  19. Steve Spurrier Changing His Offensive Philosophy with 2012 Gamecocks: Sure He Is

    It is humorous to watch his face as reporters ask him about it. He shakes his head and says things like Carolina may be the last running team in college football—except Alabama, he says, they run the ball over there too...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,481 reads 5 comments

  20. Florida Football's Brent Pease: New Coordinator Repairing Gator Offense in 2012

    Now that fall workouts are going in earnest, Brent Pease may miss some things about Boise. The high desert and its drier air and cool nights are pleasant—and so was a quarterback like Kellen Moore...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,282 reads 19 comments

  21. Tennessee Volunteers Football 2012: A Look at the Vols Defense

    Getting to the top in the SEC is about playing great defense. There is no way around that. Look at Arkansas last year; the Razorbacks scored points by the boatload—until they played the top defenses...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,789 reads 5 comments

  22. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Brad Rogers Emerges as New Tailback

    The University of Iowa has started looking at players in other positions to help ease their shortage at tailback. Coach Kirk Ferentz announced on Friday that returning starting fullback junior Brad Rogers has been moved to tailback...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,347 reads 8 comments

  23. Florida Football: Muschamp's Gators May Have Best Defense in SEC in 2012

    Last season's 7-6 record doesn't really match up with how well Florida's defense played. The Gator's allowed an average of only 300 yards per game in 2011. According to the NCAA, the Florida defense ranked eighth nationally...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 514 reads 61 comments

  24. South Carolina Football: A Look at the 3 Levels of Gamecocks' 2012 Defense

    The two best teams in the SEC and the nation in 2011 won football games the old fashioned, SEC way—ball control offense and great defense...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 2,394 reads 13 comments

  25. South Carolina Football: Will Lorenzo Ward Make Gamecocks Defense Better?

    Ellis Johnson, the South Carolina defensive coordinator and assistant head coach with Steve Spurrier since 2008, left for the head job at Southern Mississippi. Lorenzo Ward is now the defensive coordinator for the Gamecocks...

    Kevin King Written by Kevin King about 2 years ago 1,928 reads 2 comments