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Saturday TV - Full Division I Schedule

Thanks to the National Football Foundation for providing this week's full Division I schedule.


* All times Eastern
* FBS Rankings reflect the USA Today Coaches’ Poll
* FCS Rankings reflect the Sports Network/Fathead.com Poll
* Schedule organized by home team.

This schedule is compiled by Jill Kemp, NFF Correspondent. Any comments or updates, please email

ACC

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Thu., Nov. 15 7:30 p.m. North Carolina
at Virginia
ESPN
(Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. (6) Florida State
at Maryland
ESPNU
(Tom Hart, John Congemi)
Sat., Nov. 17 12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech
at Boston College
ACC Network
(Tim Brant, Dave Archer, Mike Hogewood)
Sat., Nov. 17 3 p.m. USF
at Miami 
RSN
(Rich Waltz, Keith Jones, Jenn Hildreth)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. North Carolina State
at (9) Clemson
ABC/ESPN2
(Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannie Edwards)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Duke 
at Georgia Tech
ESPNU
(Anish Shroff, Dan Hawkins)

Big East

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. (20) Rutgers
at Cincinnati
Big East Network
(Eamon McEneaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra)

Big Ten

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Iowa
at (23) Michigan
ESPN
(Dave Pasch, Brian Griese2, Jenn Brown)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Northwestern
at Michigan State
ESPN2
(Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell2, Maria Taylor)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Indiana
at Penn State
Big Ten Network
(Kevin Kugler, Chris Martin, J. Leman2)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Purdue
at Illinois
Big Ten Network
(Tim Neverett, Glen Mason, Rebecca Haarolow)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Ohio State
at Wisconsin
ABC/ESPN2
(Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen, Quint Kessenich)
Sat., Nov. 17  3:30 p.m. Minnesota
at (14) Nebraska
Big Ten Network
(Eric Collins, Derek Rackley, Jon Janson)

Big 12

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. (25)Texas Tech
at (24) Oklahoma State
FSN
(Ron Thulin, Brian Baldinger, Jim Knox)
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. Iowa State
at Kansas
FSN
(Steve Physioc, J.C. Pearson, Laura McKeeman))
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (12) Oklahoma 
at West Virginia
FOX
(Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis)
Sat., Nov. 17 8 p.m. (2) Kansas State
at Baylor
ESPN
(Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)

Conference USA

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Houston 
at Marshall
CSS
(Bernie Guenther, Chuck Oliver, Rachel Baribeau)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. UCF
at Tulsa
FOX Sports Network
(Mike Gleason, Dave Lapham, Desmond Purnell)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Memphis
at UAB
UABSports.com
(David Crane, John Whitcomb, Sam Miller)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. SMU 
at Rice
CSS
(Dave Raymond, ND Kalu, Leila Rahimi)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. East Carolina
at Tulane
Cox Sports TV
(Tim Grubbs, Deuce McAllister, Eric Richey)
Sat., Nov. 17 8 p.m. UTEP
at Southern Mississippi
CBS Sports Network
(James Bates, Aaron Taylor, Lauren Gardner)

MAC

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Kent State
at Bowling Green
ESPN3
(Greg Franke, Tom Cole)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Miami (Ohio)
at Central Michigan
CMUChippewas.com
(Don Chiodo, Brock Gutierrez, Justin Hoff)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Eastern Michigan
at Western Michigan
WMUBroncos.com
(Matt Shepard, Herman Moore)
Sat., Nov. 17 3 p.m. Buffalo
at Massachuseets
UMassAthletics.com
(Paul Peck, Jim Kubiak, Nick Mendola)
Tue., Nov. 20 7 p.m. Akron
at Toledo
ESPN2

Mountain West

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Fri., Nov. 16 9:30 p.m. Hawaii
at Air Force*
ESPN2
(Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Jemele Hill)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Colorado State
at (22) Boise State
NBC Sports Network
(Paul Burmeister, Rod Woodson, Anthony Herron)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Nevada
at New Mexico
Charter 3/15 & Comcast New Mexico
(Rich Cellini, Ted Sundquist, J.P. Murrieta)
Sat., Nov. 17 4 p.m. Wyoming
at UNLV
Time Warner Cable Sports Net & KTWO-TV/KKTU-TV
(Barry Thompkins, Jay Leeuwenburg)

Pac-12

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. Washington
at Colorado
FX
(Justin Kutcher, Eric Crouch, Darius Walker)
Sat., Nov. 17 3 p.m. Washington State
at Arizona State
Pac-12 Networks
(Kevin Calabro, Adam Archuleta, Yogi Roth)
Sat., Nov. 17 3 p.m. (21)USC
at (16) UCLA*
FOX
(Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Julie Alexandria)
Sat., Nov. 17 8 p.m. (13) Stanford
at (1) Oregon
ABC
(Brent Musburger3, Kirk Herbstreit3, Heather Cox)
Sat., Nov. 17 10 p.m. Arizona
at Utah
ESPNU
(Joe Davis, Kelly Stouffer)
Sat., Nov. 17 10:30 p.m. California
at (17) Oregon State
Pac-12 Networks
(Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker, Ryan Nece)

SEC

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12:21 p.m. Western Carolina
at (5) Alabama
SEC Network
(Mike Morgan, Chris Doering, Jill Montgomery)
Sat., Nov. 17 12:21 p.m. Arkansas
at Mississippi State
SEC Network
(Dave Neal, Andre Ware1, Cara Capuano)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Jacksonville State
at (7) Florida
PPV
(Larry Vettel, Nat Moore, Brady Ackerman)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. (9) Wofford
at (11) South Carolina
Gamecock TV
(Andy Demetra, Brad Muller)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. (6) Georgia Southern
at (4) Georgia
WSB-ATL
(Bob Neal, D.J. Jones, Zach Klein)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Alabama A&M
at Auburn
Auburn PPV
(Andy Burcham, Ben Leard)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Ole Miss
at (8) LSU
CBS
(Verne Lundquist3, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. (3) Sam Houston State
at (10)Texas A&M
Fox Sports Net
(Ralph Strangis, Shea Walker, Will Johnson)
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. Syracuse
at Missouri
ESPNU
(Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb, Allison Williams)
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. Tennessee
at Vanderbilt
ESPN2
(Mark Jones, Brock Huard, Jessica Mendoza)
Sat., Nov. 17 7:30 p.m. Samford
at Kentucky
ESPN3
(Matt Steward, Cole Cubelic, Angela Mallen)

Sun Belt

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Thu., Nov. 16 8 p.m. Florida International
at Florida Atlantic
ESPNU
(Adam Amin, Tom Luginbill)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee
at South Alabama
USAJaguars.com
(Lee Shirvanian, Rick Cleveland, Pat Greenwood)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Arkansas State
at Troy
Troy IMG Sports Network
(Sam Smith, Kelin Johnson)
Sat., Nov. 17 4 p.m. North Texas
at Louisiana-Monroe
ULMWarhawks.com
(Frank Hoffman, Bruce Hanks, Joey Trappey)
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. Western Kentucky
at Louisana-Lafayette
ESPN3
(Jonathan Yardley, Forrest Conoly)

WAC

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 4 p.m. Utah State
at (19) Louisiana Tech
ESPN3
(Trey Bender, John Bunting)
Sat., Nov. 17 5 p.m. UTSA
at Idaho
KCWX-2
(Sam Adams, Bill Ames, Jim Goodman)
Sat., Nov. 17 10:30 p.m. BYU
at San Jose State
ESPN2
(Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Kaylee Hartung)

FBS Independents

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Temple 
at Army
CBS Sports Network
(Ben Holden, Randy Cross, Cadet Dan Sprouse)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Texas State
at Navy
CBS Sports Network
(Grant Boone, Todd Christensen, Sheehan Stanwick Burch)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest
at (3) Notre Dame
NBC
(Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan)

FCS

Big Sky

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 2:05 p.m. North Dakota
at Northern Colorado
BigSkyTV.org
(Troy Coverdale, Matt Priesmeyer)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:05 p.m. (2) Montana State
at Montana
ROOT Sports
(Tom Glasgow, Sherdric Bonner, Jason Stiles, Jenny Cavnar, Jen Mueller)
Sat., Nov. 17 4 p.m. (5) Eastern Washington
at Portland
Comcast Sports Net
(Bob Akamian, Mouse Davis, Trysta Krick)
Sat., Nov. 17 6:05 p.m. Weber State
at Idaho State
BigSkyTV.org
(Jerry Miller, Tim Lewis)
Sat., Nov. 17 6:05 p.m. (17)Cal Poly
at (15) Northern Arizona
Fox College Sports/NAU-TV
(Mitch Strohman, Kevin Stephens)
Sat., Nov. 17 6:05 p.m. Sacramento State
at UC Davis
Comcast Sports Net
(Roxy Bernstein, Mike Lamb, Dan Dibley)

 

Big South

 

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. Presbyterian
at Gardner-Webb
Big South Network
(Fabian Fuentes, David Allen)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. Liberty
at VMI
ESPN3
(Mark Bryant, Lenny Batycki)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Charleston Southern
at Coastal Carolina
MASN, Big South Network
(Matt Hogue, Nate Ross)

CAA

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Maine
at Rhode Island
GoRhody.com
(Steve McDonald, Terry Lynch)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. (19) Towson
at (7) New Hampshire
CSN
(Gary Tanguay, Andry Gresh)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. (20) Richmond 
at William & Mary
TribeAthletics.com
(Jay Colley, Bob Seeran, Matt Ridjaneck)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. (16) Villanova
at Delaware
The Comcast Network
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (4) Old Dominion
at (13) James Madison
NBC Sports Network
(Todd Harris, Blaine Fowler)

Ivy League

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Yale 
at Harvard
NBC Sports Network
(Randy Moss, Ross Tucker)
Sat., Nov. 17 12:30 p.m. Columbia
at Brown
BrownBears.com
(Scott Cordischi, John Anderson)
Sat., Nov. 17 12:30 p.m. Penn
at Cornell
CornellBigRed.com
(Barry Leonard, Buck Biggs)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Dartmouth
at Princeton
GoPrincetonTigers.TV
(Dan Loney)

MEAC

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Hampton
at Morgan State
None
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Delaware State
at Howard
Howard Sports Network
(Khari Arnold, Glynn Hill)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. Savannah State
at South Carolina State
None
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. North Carolina A&T
at North Carolina Central
NCCUEaglePride.com
(Chris Hooks, Joe Simmons)
Sat., Nov. 17 2:30 p.m. (24) Bethune-Cookman
vs. Florida A&M
(Orlando, Fla.)
ESPN Classic
(Mike Corey, Jay Walker)

Missouri Valley

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. (1) North Dakota State
at (11) Illinois State
ESPN3
(Brian Shawn, Lee Timmerman)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. (18) Indiana State
at Youngstown State
ESPN3
(Chad Krispinksy, Dave Sess)
Sat., Nov. 17 3 p.m. South Dakota
at (21) South Dakota State
Midco Sports Network
(Jay Elsen, Andre Fields)
Sat., Nov. 17  3 p.m. Western Illinois
at Southern Illinois
Saluki Sports Network
(Mike Reis, Gene Green, Joe Sambursky)
Sat., Nov. 17 5 p.m. Missouri State
at Northern Iowa
None

Northeast

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Monmouth
at Robert Morris
RMUColonials.com
(Chris Shovlin, Brian Cleary)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Sacred Heart
at Saint Francis (Pa.)
NECFrontrow.com
(Pat Farbaugh, Jay Roberts)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Duquesne
at Wagner
GoDuquesne.com
(Alex Panormios, Tad Maurey)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Central Connecticut State
at Albany
Dane Zone
(Rodger Wyland, Zach Bye)

Ohio Valley

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 12 p.m. Tennessee Tech
at Austin Peay
Fox College Sports
(Kevin Ingram, Bob Belvin)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Southeast Missouri
at Murray State
OVC Digital Network
(Neal Bradley, Paul Bubb)
Sat., Nov. 17 3 p.m. (23) Tennessee State
at UT Martin
OVC Digital Network
(Russ Barker, Robin Francis)

Patriot League

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Bryant
at Bucknell
BucknellBison.com
(Kevin Herr, Todd Newcomb)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Colgate
at Fordham
FordhamSports.com
(Alex Smith, DJ Sixsmith, Kenny Ducey)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Holy Cross
at Georgetown
GUHoyas.com
(Chuck Timanus)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. (14) Lehigh
at Lafayette
Lafayette Sports Network
(Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, John Leone)

Pioneer League

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Marist 
at Campbell
GoCamels.com
(Chris Hemeyer)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. San Diego
at Davidson
DavidsonWildcats.com
(Mark Plemmons, Ryan Arnold)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Drake
at Jacksonville
CW-17
(Cole Pepper, Steve Gilbert)
Sat., Nov. 17 1 p.m. Valparaiso
at Morehead State
OVC Digital Network
(Chuck Mraz, Jason Blanton, Mike Williams)

Southern

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. The Citadel
at Furman
FurmanPaladins.com
(Dan Scott, Corey Stewart, David Cobb)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Elon
at Chattanooga
GoMocs.com
(Jim Reynolds, Will Poindexter)

Southland

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 4 p.m. Northwestern State
at Stephen F. Austin
Southland Conference Television Network
(Randy McIlvoy, Rene Nadeau, Erin Cofiell)
Sat., Nov. 17 6 p.m. (24) Eastern Illinois
at (10) Central Arkansas
UCA Game Day
(Justin Acri)
Sat., Nov. 17 7 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana
at Nicholls State
GeauxColonels.com
(Mike Wagenheim, Seth Thomas)
Sat., Nov. 17 8 p.m. Lamar
at McNeese State
McNeeseSports.com
(Tom Hoefer, Johnny Suydam, Richard Dow)

SWAC

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Jackson State
at Alcorn State
None
Sat., Nov. 17 2 p.m. Mississippi Valley State
at Texas Southern
KHOU
(Nick Strong, Lemont Williams, Ken Burough)
Sat., Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. Prairie View A&M
at Arkansas Pine-Bluff
None

1 - College Football Hall of Famers
2 - Former NFF National Scholar-Athletes
3 - NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football honoree
* - Site of NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute

VIDEO: Notre Dame makes Manti Teo's case for the Heisman Trophy

Earlier today we posted Texas A&M's video pushing Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy candidacy. Texas A&M's task was pretty clear cut - everyone knows Johnny Football's story so all A&M needed to do was let his highlights do the talking. Creating a highlight video for a player that's scored 33 touchdowns is a pretty straight-forward process.

And therein lies the challenge for Notre Dame's promotion of Manti Te'o. After all, it's been 20 years since a linebacker finished in the top 5 of Heisman voting. Knowing that, Notre Dame puts Te'o's argument front and center, opening with his statistics and importance to the Fighting Irish's 10-0 start. 

Will it work? We'll find out in early December.

14 staffs competing for bowl eligibility

Some move out while others move in. When we started this exercise, 17 staffs were on the brink of bowl eligibility. Last week it was 16. Now, it's 14. An unlucky few (Air Force, Arizona State, Iowa State, Michigan State, Ole Miss and West Virginia) have spent close to a month (or more) on the outside looking in. Is this the week the bouncer finally lets them in the club? 

Air Force: vs. Hawaii (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 on Friday). Last non-bowl season: 2006. Outlook: Troy Calhoun's team is part of the unlucky three-timer group. If it doesn't happen tonight at home versus Hawaii, it may not happen at all. Air Force closes at conference-leader Fresno State.

Arizona State: vs. Washington State (3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: Four weeks ago, the Sun Devils were 5-1 and led the Pac-12 South. Now they must beat Washington State to avoid an all-or-nothing game at Arizona to close the year. 

Georgia Tech: vs. Duke (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU). Last non-bowl season: 1996. Outlook: The Yellow Jackets have the longest bowl streak of any team on this list. The 15-year streak appeared in serious jeopardy a month ago, but three wins in four games have righted the ship for Paul Johnson and co. Saturday is an important game, though, as a loss will require a win at No. 5 Georgia to reach six wins. 

Iowa State: at Kansas (7 p.m. ET, FSN). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: Paul Rhoads' team is thankful for the 9-6 win over Iowa because Big 12 play has not been kind to Iowa State. Saturday brings an important trip to face winless-but-scrappy Kansas. 

Louisiana - Lafayette: vs. Western Kentucky (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: After coming achingly close to a shocker at the Swamp, the Ragin' Cajuns get a Hilltoppers team that's lost three of its last four. If Mark Hudspeth's team does stumble on Saturday, ULL still has Florida Atlantic and South Alabama (combined league record: 3-9) on the schedule.

Miami (Fla.): vs. South Florida (3 p.m. ET, Sun Sports). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: With a trip outside ACC play on Saturday, the Hurricanes could conceivably battle Duke next week not only for bowl eligibility, but also for a spot in the ACC title game.

Michigan State: vs. Northwestern (12 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Last non-bowl season: 2006. Outlook: Mark Dantonio's hard luck Spartans are just 2-4 in Big Ten play, but their four losses have come by a combined 10 points. Northwestern is also no stranger to close finishes (just see last week's game with Michigan), so tune in around 3:30 ET to see a tight finish.

Missouri: vs. Syracuse (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU). Last non-bowl season: 2004. Outlook: Winning Saturday is imperative for Gary Pinkel's team as the Tigers close the year on the road against Johnny Football and red-hot Texas A&M. 

Ole Miss: at LSU (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). Last bowl appearance: 2009. Outlook: Unless the Rebels shock LSU in Death Valley, Hugh Freeze will need to beat Mississippi State for the first time in Dan Mullen's tenure in Starkville to end Ole Miss' two-year bowl drought. 

SMU: at Rice (3:30 p.m. ET, CSS). Last non-bowl season: 2008. Outlook: After a loss to Tulane on Oct. 13, SMU stood at 2-4 and seemingly out of any post-season picture. Now, the Mustangs are not only on the brink of a bowl game for the fourth straight year, but could potentially host Tulsa for a spot in the Conference USA title game next week. 

Syracuse: at Missouri (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: A upset thumping of Louisville puts the Orange on the brink. In a scheduling oddity, Doug Marrone's team closes the year on the road for four of their final five games. 

Troy: vs. Arkansas State (3:30 p.m. ET). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: The Trojans have Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee ahead on the schedule. Unfortunately for the Trojans, those teams are currently on a collision course for the Sun Belt title. Larry Blakeney and co. need an upset. 

Wake Forest: at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: Jim Grobe's team runs the risk of ending the season on the outside looking in. After losing to N.C. State, the Demon Deacons are heavy underdogs this week and close the year with a hot Vanderbilt team next week.

West Virginia: vs. Oklahoma (7 p.m. ET, FOX). Last non-bowl season: 2001. Outlook: Even in the face of a four-game losing streak, Dana Holgorsen's team is a trendy upset pick this week. Saturday will mark six full weeks since West Virginia's last victory. 

 

Auburn President comments on the state of football program

After a meeting with the board of trustees today, Auburn president Jay Gogue offered up his first public statements on the state of the Auburn football program, and overall athletic department in quite a while.

Here are a few relevant nuggets from his comments to reporters.

Throughout the interview, Gogue remained firm on his stance to not make a decision until after the season, and reiterated time and time again that the team had not performed up to expectations all season long. 

Gogue stated that he will address any potential changes to the football program at the end of the season (no surprise there) and that the decision will ultimately come down to him, not the board, and he will certainly listen to recommendations from athletic director Jay Jacobs.

Word has also been recently circulating that Jacobs will be evaluated at seasons end. Gogue said that they'll look at five key areas when assessing the performance of the athletic director.

"We look at how well our kids are doing academically, graduation rates, APR numbers, graduation success rates. If you look at those data, Auburn athletes only have five out of 580 that have below a 2.0. You have to feel very good about the academic performance of the kids. The average GPA of all athletes is a little over 3.0 So we look at the academic part. That’s critical."

"No. 2, we look at how well we’re complying with the rules of the SEC and the NCAA. Do we have major violations? Have we had any? Those are the areas you look at. The third area we look at, and it relates to some of the questions you asked earlier, how is the gameday experience? That means parking, that means concessions, that means a whole host of things.

"How well does the band do on that day, does the eagle fly good, a variety of things go into that gameday situation. We look at whether you’re living within your budget. We look in the financial aspects of that."

"Finally, we look at how well you play competitively. Those are the five values we look at." Gogue added.

Auburn hosts Alabama A&M (SWAC) this weekend and then closes it out at Alabama a week from Saturday. Alabama A&M has lost 3 of its last 4. Conventional wisdom would say that Auburn should win this one handily. For the staff's sake, let's hope that's the case. 

 

 

 

Steve Spurrier can match a Bear Bryant SEC milestone on Saturday

Steve Spurrier can match an SEC record set by the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant with a win on Saturday. A win over Wofford will be Spurrier's 64th at South Carolina, tying him with Rex Enright for the school record. 

Spurrier is already the all-time winningest coach in Florida history with 122 victories, so, according to the Charleston Post and Courier, a win Saturday would join him with Bryant as the only coaches in SEC history to be the all-time wins leaders at two different schools. 

Bryant won 60 games at Kentucky from 1946-53 and led Alabama to 232 victories from 1958-82. 

Spurrier is still well behind Bryant for the all-time SEC wins record, but with 185 victories Spurrier will likely pass John Vaught of Ole Miss (190 wins) for fourth place and could close in on Dan McGuin of Vanderbilt (197 wins) for third place. Spurrier is 16 wins behind Vince Dooley for second place all-time. Bryant's record of 292 wins remains safe; Bryant also won 25 games at current SEC school Texas A&M, but the Aggies were, of course, members of the now-defunct Southwest Conference at the time. 

Spurrier and Bryant are also the only SEC coaches to win more than 110 conference games. With 116 victories, the Old Ball Coach needs 43 more wins to catch the Bear. 

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