• Time to start thinking of college athletics in a different way

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the top five conferences to have more autonomy when it comes to making rules. So now what? Let’s start here. The world as we know it in college athletics is not coming to an end. But it is going to [...]

  • New rule: You hit a female and you’re done

    I don’t know Devonte Fields, other than the fact that he is a great football player for Texas Christian University. He has already been chosen as the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year. He was the conference’s defensive player of the year as a freshman in 2012. Fields missed most of the 2013 [...]

  • LSU’s Les Miles: “I like us”

    Hoover, AL–Some quick thoughts on Day 3 of SEC Media Days. 1. When the media’s preseason vote is announced on Thursday, Alabama will very likely be picked as the projected champion of the SEC West with Auburn, the defending conference champs, second. But I’ve written this before and today I’ll write it again: Don’t sleep [...]

  • Five Burning Questions as SEC Media Days begin

    I remember the first time more than 500 members of the press showed up for the circus (and I mean that affectionately) that is SEC Football Media Days. I don’t remember the year but I do remember thinking: “This is ridiculous. It can’t possibly get bigger than this.” Again, as usual, I was very, very wrong. Here’s how [...]


RSS Tony’s articles for AJC Sports

  • Georgia played its most complete game since 2007 August 31, 2014
    So what did we learn about the SEC in the first weekend of the 2014 season? 1. Georgia played its most complete football game since beating Auburn in 2007. I’m never comfortable with reading a lot into a first game — good or bad. But I do believe Georgia’s 45-21 victory against No. 16 Clemson was the most complete game I’ve seen a Georgia team play since the
  • SEC Saturday: Five Burning Questions August 28, 2014
    My Five Burning Questions for the first SEC Saturday of the 2014 season: 1. How long before Nick Marshall comes into the game against Arkansas? Auburn coach Gus Malzahn made official what we already knew during his news conference this week. Sophomore Jeremy Johnson will start at quarterback against Arkansas while last year’s starter, Nick Marshall, sits (ma
  • Five SEC position groups that still have question marks August 27, 2014
    We are one day away from the first SEC game of the college football season. And when the games begin, we finally start to get some of our questions answered. Here are five position groups I’m really wondering about as Thursday night’s game between South Carolina and Texas A&M approaches: 1. The Georgia secondary: Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia’s new defensive co

RSS Recent posts from Mark Blaudschun, A Jersey Guy

  • BC finally moving forward August 30, 2014
    FOXBOROUGH–”A work in progress.” Separated by about a 100 yards and 15 minutes on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium Boston College coach Steve Addazio and Massachusetts coach Mark Whipple each used the phrase following BC’s 30-7 season-opening win over the…Read more →
  • BC, UMass searching for identity August 28, 2014
    By about 6:30 on Saturday night, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio will know a whole lot more about his team than he does now. So will UMass coach Mark Whipple. Whipple, coming into Amherst for his second stint as…Read more →
  • Someone at BC needs to redshirt August 23, 2014
    Boston College football coach Steve Addazio made the expected endorsement of Tyler Murphy as the Eagles’ new starting quarterback for their season-opener against UMass next week. That was a no brainer. Murphy, a graduate-student transfer from Florida, was the leader…Read more →