Monday, August 25, 2008

Good Deal for the SEC

And by the way there will still be 11:30 kickoffs with this new deal.

( next season, SEC football games will find a home on ESPNU and ESPN Regional Television, in addition to ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS.
As part of the SEC's 15-year, $2.25 billion deal with ESPN, at least 20 SEC games annually will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2, including Saturday night and two primetime Thursday games. ESPNU will show a minimum of 13 games, generally in primetime on Saturday. ESPN Regional Television will feature at least 13 games each Saturday as a syndicator, generally at 11:30 a.m.
Live games will be simulcast on ESPN Mobile TV and
In men's basketball, the SEC Tournament semifinals and championship will move to ABC, a sister network of ESPN. It's the first time ABC will show conference basketball tournaments.
An ESPN outlet will show every SEC conference game, excluding those on CBS, and numerous out-of-conference games. ESPN and ESPN2 will triple their offerings of the SEC by featuring the conference three nights per week, with a minimum of 24 conference games and six non-conference games each season.
The SEC will continue to have a Tuesday slot on ESPN plus appearances on Thursday and Saturday (ESPN or ESPN2). ESPNU will televise a minimum of seven conference games and five non-conference games. ESPN Regional Television will syndicate a minimum of 37 conference games and the first two rounds of the SEC Tournament.
The deal also includes at least three regular season SEC baseball or softball games on ESPN or ESPN2, and three regular-season gymnastics matches. The SEC championships in gymnastics, baseball and softball will be televised.
ESPNU will show at least 25 regular-season events from sports such as baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and diving, and track and field.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Moo U

Monday, August 18, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. - Following an MRI in the morning that showed a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Peria Jerry underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday afternoon to repair the cartilage. The procedure was performed at the Oxford Surgery Center, and rehab started immediately. There is no timetable for his return, according to Ole Miss head athletic trainer Tim Mullins.”We’re thankful a ligament was not involved, and we’re glad Peria will be back this season,” said Rebel head coach Houston Nutt. “We’ve had a bad injury bug to our defensive line this preseason. Fortunately, we feel none of the injuries have been season ending, and we’re looking forward to getting everyone back.”A native of Batesville, Miss., Jerry missed time earlier this preseason with an unrelated injury to his right knee, and had returned to the practice field on Thursday. A preseason All-America honoree by Phil Steele, Jerry is on watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy and was rated the nation’s No. 1 senior defensive tackle by Pro Football Weekly.

Monday, August 11, 2008

One of Rebel's Best Out for Possibly Two Months

(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss junior defensive end Greg Hardy underwent outpatient surgery Monday afternoon on his right foot to repair a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal.
The procedure was performed at the Oxford Surgery Center, and the Millington, Tenn., native is expected to miss six to eight weeks of action, according to Ole Miss head athletic trainer Tim Mullins.
“It’s an unfortunate setback for Greg, but we’re glad the surgery went well and he can begin his recovery,” said Rebel head coach Houston Nutt. “We look forward to getting him back on the field later this season.”
Hardy has earned preseason All-America honors from several media outlets and was named to watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy and Hendricks Award. Last year, he topped the SEC in sacks (10.0) and ranked second in TFLs (18.5).

Not a Great Start to the Nutt Era

I'm not sure I have ever seen this many injuries a week into practice of which only one day was in full pads. What causes this? Is it just a bunch of freak incidents? Were they not training well? Bad Luck? What? This just seems to be more injuries than I have ever seen in a week of practice:

LB Allen Walker: Knee injury
WR Melvin Harris Broken Foot
LB Lamar Brumfield kidney bruise,
DT Ted Laurent: Knee Surgery
FS Johnny Brown: Hamstring
WR Mike Wallace: Hamstring
DT LaMark Armour: Knee injury
DE Greg Hardy stress fracture in foot
DT Peria Jerry: Knee injury
LB Don Hargroder: Concussion
FS Kendrick Lewis: Ankle injury
LG Reid Neely from Achilles tendon strain.