One of the most interesting things about this guy, in my mind, is the fact that he is from Brisbane, Australia. I would say that we don’t get many Aussies coming to the U.S. to play college football, but with Jesse Williams at Alabama and Brad Wing (Melbourne, Australia) at LSU, I would be incorrect.
Candidate for first-team All-America honors
Quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (nation’s top defensive player)
Watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player)
Watch list for the Outland Trophy (nation’s top interior lineman/linebacker)
An unmovable force in the middle of the Crimson Tide defensive line
Demands double teams on most every down
Anchors a rush defense that is second nationally, allowing just 66.3 yards per game
Has 21 tackles on the season with three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups
This is about a week late, but I just saw it for the first time yesterday. Clay Travis (OutKickTheCoverage.com) posted an interesting article concerning ESPN’s decision to air the Texas A&M – LSU game at 11 am central. Travis claims, and provides some compelling evidence, that ESPN made this decision in order to protect the viewership of the Baylor – Texas game which aired that same evening on ABC.
If you have been following all of the questionable moves that ESPN has made in order to protect its investment in the Longhorn Network (LHN), then you will enjoy reading what Clay Travis has written.
Tyrann Mathieu found overnight fame last year, but its spoils have led to comparisons with his imprisoned father, rehab, exile from the LSU football program and, possibly, NCAA violations.
By Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel
Sports Illustrated, Oct 22, 2012
Page 35 – 38
The premise of the article is that Tyrann Mathieu’s NCAA eligibility could be in question due to some promotional flyers and videos that used Mathieu’s image in order to advertise a club/party. If Mathieu got paid for the ads, or if he knew about the ads and didn’t do anything about them, their could be a violation of NCAA rule 184.108.40.206.
In case you missed it, Stanford defeated USC 21-14 on Saturday evening 15 September 2012, marking the fourth straight win for the Cardinal over the Trojans (and the fifth win in the last six years).
Yes, the Stanford Cardinal defeated USC in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and now 2012. With such success on the field, one might think that Stanford would be considered a preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 Conference — but they weren’t.