John Adams: SEC no surefire entry in first college football playoff
Published 7/21/2014 at 7:35 p.m. 1 comment
The college football playoffs hailed as a boon for the SEC, which conceivably has a better shot of putting two teams in the national championship game.
John Adams: SEC media didn't get it all right
Published 7/20/2014 at 6:25 p.m. 14 comments
The SEC Football Media Days are as close as you will come to an official college football preseason hype week.
John Adams: Ole Miss poised to be a big hit in the SEC
Published 7/17/2014 at 5:45 p.m. 0 comments
HOOVER, Ala. — Cody Prewitt led the SEC in interceptions last season. But that didn’t change his priorities.
John Adams: Maty Mauk could be Missouri's Johnny Manziel
Published 7/16/2014 at 7:56 p.m. 9 comments
HOOVER, Ala. — Coach Gary Pinkel’s SEC Football Media Days began with an apology Wednesday.
John Adams: Representing UT is a snap for Crowder
Published 7/15/2014 at 7:31 p.m. 8 comments
HOOVER, Ala. — Media who view Tennessee football from afar have a common take on the upcoming season.
John Adams: Auburn's Gus Malzahn shows creative side to media
Published 7/14/2014 at 7:34 p.m. 1 comment
HOOVER, Ala. — Gus Malzahn demonstrated his offensive creativity at the SEC Football Media Days on Monday. The Auburn coach replaced a quarterback with a tight end. How’s that for an unorthodox move?
John Adams: Arkansas' rebuilding makes UT look ahead of schedule
Published 7/13/2014 at 7:19 p.m. 4 comments
even tougher at Arkansas
John Adams: Derek Mason has James Franklin-like confidence in Vanderbilt
Published 7/12/2014 at 5:50 p.m. 8 comments
Vanderbilt’s new football coach reminds you of its last football coach in one respect. He’s sure of himself.
John Adams: Not all SEC coaches are created equal
Published 7/9/2014 at 8:16 p.m. 36 comments
The coaches will get equal billing at the SEC Football Media Days next week in Birmingham. New Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason will have as much time with the media as Alabama’s Nick Saban, who has hoisted four national championship trophies.
John Adams: SEC football needs to regain its balance
Published 7/8/2014 at 7:46 p.m. 9 comments
SEC football is out of whack. And the East needs to do something about it.
John Adams: Further spreading the blame for UT's football dilemma
Published 7/7/2014 at 5:06 p.m. 53 comments
In a hastily composed literary effort last weekend — due to July 4th obligations — I apologized in advance that I might have left out noteworthy contributors to the decline of Tennessee football.
John Adams: University websites might be more popular with negative reports about rivals
Published 7/6/2014 at 8:15 p.m. 22 comments
You probably are aware of the proliferation of athletic department web sites, where you can read the latest news about various sports programs — with a self-serving slant, of course.
John Adams: Plenty of blame to go around for UT's football failure
Published 7/5/2014 at 4:26 p.m. 22 comments
Butch Jones’ coaching record at Tennessee is 5-7. But don’t hold that against him.
John Adams: November may be more kind to Vols
Published 7/4/2014 at 6:39 p.m. 15 comments
Tennessee’s 2014 football schedule could cause an epidemic of teeth gnashing. It’s that unpalatable.
John Adams: Four-team football playoff is only half right
Updated 7/3/2014 at 11:54 p.m. 0 comments
College football is practically giddy at having progressed to a four-team playoff this fall. It shouldn’t be.
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