We've got five weeks of college football under our belts. That's five weeks of tailgating at stadiums across the SEC, game parties at stately southern homes, and road trips from Texas to South Carolina and everywhere in between.
Since most high school football teams are at the midway point of the season, here's some of the biggest stories to follow for the second half of the regular season. There have been some minor surprises so far this season, making the next five weeks probably even more exciting for fans in Northeast Georgia to follow.
My wife Betsy and I just returned from Columbus, Ohio, where 37 years ago (1971-1975), I had the honor of coaching some of our nation's best college football players.
It's already Week 5 of the college football season and Saturday's games take place on the first day of my favorite month, October. Comfortably cooling temperatures, clear blue skies, and five October weekends of big-time SEC match-ups, including Saturday night's clash of conference titans, Alabama and Florida.
As we approach late September, SEC football is in full swing, along with another bruising competitive race - the Republican presidential campaign. It's difficult not to notice the parallels between the SEC and presidential politics. Big money. Bigger egos.
Entering Friday's game between Gainesville and North Hall, Red Elephants quarterback Deshaun Watson and Trojan running back Imani Cross were the players to watch. After Gainesville's 55-15 thrashing of its rivals, there's no question who shined brightest. Watson finished with 351 yards and five touchdowns on 18 of 25 passing. He added 96 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. When his receivers got open, he found them. Even when they weren't, he fit ...
The nation's finest conference kicks off Week 3 of the college football season Thursday as No. 3 LSU (2-0) visits No. 25 Mississippi State (1-1) in scenic Starkville, Miss.
As summer slowly slips away in the South, the second week of college football season brings cooler temperatures and a few high-profile conference clashes.
The college football season officially kicks off this weekend and two SEC programs play in marquee, primetime matchups.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Winning a Super Bowl isn't a goal you'll catch Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith talking about to the media.
When college football coaches hand out more scholarships than they have to give, it isn't always the incoming freshmen suspended in gridiron purgatory. For every Elliott Porter left in a lurch, there's at least one Bryce Sherman.
Until Saturday, the Buford Wolves had steam rolled through the Class AA state playoffs without a loss, sweeping the first four series over Fannin County, defending state champions Calhoun, Pierce County and Appling County.
As I type these words, I really thought at this point they'd be accompanied by an area baseball team from Region 8-AAA still alive in the state playoffs. Though White County, Gainesville and North Hall were all eliminated in the second round, it doesn't take away from what they accomplished this season.
There's a civil war going on in Georgia, and once again, it's the North that's winning - for now.
Why do GHSA soccer state playoff matches come down to penalty kicks? I never understood that. During the regular season, I understand. Sure, that's slightly hypocritical, since the regular season determines playoff spots, but it makes sense to me to have a definitive ending on a school night. But not during the state playoffs. In the state playoffs, matches should be determined on the field by playing the actual game of soccer. In the current ...
Be careful what you wish for.
An all-Tigers SEC Championship kicks off Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome as No. 5 Missouri faces No. 3 Auburn. A national title appearance is on the line if the pathetically slow, boring, and overrated Ohio State Buckeyes lay an egg in the Big 10 championship game.
Gainesville High School, like a lot of top high school teams around the country, has a very loyal alumni fan base.
Georgia and Georgia Tech treated everyone to A Tale of Four Teams Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It's uniquely American and without the assorted pressures of Christmas. A time to be grateful for life's many blessings. Family, friends, health, and our wonderful country of opportunity and advancement.
For someone who's blind, Jake Olson sure has great vision.
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