SportsNation Blog Archives Tennessee Volunteers
If you've seen the video of Marcus Lattimore's leg injury, you know why people are talking about how bad it looked. If you haven't: It's not for everyone. (Note: Link goes to story with video of injury.) Athletes, coaches and commentators are wishing the South Carolina running back the best and hoping he can do what Willis McGahee did: come back from a serious injury in college to play in the NFL.
Just want to send my thoughts out to Marcus lattimore. Hope you are doing ok. #youllcomebackstronger— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) October 27, 2012
We are warriors on the field, but are human as well. I pray everyone sends prayers forth for Marcus Lattimore & others that are injured— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 27, 2012
Praying for Marcus Lattimore. Hate to see the best RB in college go down. Keep ya head up my man!— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) October 27, 2012
So sad to see the injury to Marcus Lattimore. Strong kid! We wish him well in recovery.— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) October 27, 2012
Never seen players from BOTH teams respond to an injury like this...Tennessee players crying for him as well— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 27, 2012
Tobacco Road or Iron Bowl?
Alabama's championship makes it three in a row for the state. But is Alabama's football better than North Carolina's basketball, including 11 titles between Duke, North Carolina and NC State?
3. Which team wins tonight's Music City Bowl? (ESPN/ESPN3, 6:40 p.m. ET)
The home of country music seems like a good host for Tennessee and North Carolina. After all, no music genre handles misery quite as well as country. It hasn't been a fun season for fans of the Tar Heels, hammered early by suspensions to key players, or the Vols, rebuilding under a new coach. Who goes home happy? More picks.
Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 9 Iowa at No. 24 Arizona
Steve (Sioux City, IA)
Adam, I know everyone thinks it's going to be tough for Iowa to head out West but I have a hard time thinking that a team with this many seniors and this much leadership would be rattled by playing at Arizona. Thoughts?
Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg
Steve, I think Iowa's experience certainly should help in handling the elements, but history certainly doesn't favor the Hawkeyes in these matchups. Iowa isn't the type of team to lose its poise, and the Hawkeyes have won in some pretty tough places (State College, Madison, East Lansing, etc.) Still, you have to anticipate some adversity against Arizona. How will the 2010 Hawkeyes respond? We'll find out soon. Full transcript
Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 10 Florida at Tennessee
Stefan (The Swamp)
Are you buying or selling the Gators as a top ten team? Mind you the Gators still have a dynamic defense and they will open up the pass offense over the next two weeks...
I'm selling right now, but I think they'll be a top 10 team by season's end. Have to get better on offense. Very good on defense, especially in the secondary. Don't see a lot of weapons on offense other than Demps, though. Full transcript
Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 8 Nebraska at Washington
What's your favorite nickname for Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez? T-Mart, T-Magic, T-Mobile, or another one? This is really important to Husker Nation.
It would be like me voting for the mayor of Lincoln. I am not registered there. I have no say in the matter. Given the way he runs, how about "Taylor Swift?" Yeah, maybe not. Full transcript
Game 4: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 6 Texas at Texas Tech
Dave- what are the chances that Texas Tech beats Texas?
Big 12 blogger David Ubben
Good, but if it's close, I'm taking Texas. Tech has to jump on them early, 14-0 or something, and force Gilbert to throw the ball more than the Longhorns gameplanned for. The Red Raiders secondary is young, but they've got a lot of talent and a great pass rush up front. If Texas can keep the offense on cruise control, their secondary will make big plays down the stretch against Potts to leave Lubbock with the win. Full transcript
Game 5: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 12 Arkansas at Georgia
How do you think Arkansas will do this weekend against a Georgia team that's desperate?
Georgia is between the hedges. They'll be in a very firey mood, after that game against Vanderbilt. The key play in the game was the fumble with SC down 14-6. That fumble prevented Georgia from getting back into that football game. Arkansas had two cupcakes right out of the box. Now they get their first test. Georgia is much more battle tested. Not having Green on Georgia is a huge problem. Aaron Murray for Georgia was only 4-8 for 32 yards in the first half. In the third quarter alone, he was 7-8 for 101 yards, just before the fumble. Murray needs AJ Green. That's an unfortunate situation with Green at Georgia. Full transcript