We Were All In, What’s Next

Reactions from the first College Football Playoff By James Saffo NCAA concluded the inaugural edition of the College Football Playoff on Sunday night, to rousing success in more ways than one. Fourth-seeded Ohio State’s convincing victory over No. 2 Oregon validated the implementation of the new system in the place of its predecessor. Under the former…

We Are All In, What Now?

  By Damian Reynolds Former Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora gave sports fans a rant to remember—which applies to college football now—after losing on November 25, 2001 to the San Francisco 49ers: “Playoffs? Don’t talk about—playoffs!” As of December 7, 2014, with the inaugural College Football Playoff set, only four teams remain for a chance…

Life without Todd Gurley for Georgia

By Zack Sims After the suspension of Todd Gurley last week, many fans were concerned the Bulldogs would stumble on the road against a ranked Missouri team. However, this suspension seemed to give Georgia life as they won 34-0, shutting out a ranked opponent on the road for the first time in school history. The…

A Change is Going to Come?

Coaching Inequality : A Look into the Disparity Surrounding Black Coaches in CFB By Jaylon Thompson On December 14, 2013, a large winter storm terrorized most of the country.  However, in the South temperatures were mildly cool deep in the crevasses of the United States.  Accompanying these temperatures was an aura of anticipation that hung…

Wild, Wild West

​ By Damian C. Reynolds Six out of the seven teams in the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) Western Division entered last Saturday ranked top 15 in the Associated Press poll. Those six ranked teams faced each other. No. 5 Auburn squared off against No. 15 Louisiana State University (LSU), No. 3 Alabama faced No. 11 Ole…

UGA Running Back Todd Gurley Suspended Indefinitely

At 5:14pm, just as thousands of University of Georgia students were returning home from a long day of classes, the world pulled the cruelest joke of all time. From GeorgiaDogs.com: ATHENS —– University of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been indefinitely suspended from competition by the UGA Athletic Association during an ongoing investigation into an…

9-8-14

. By Kennington Smith As the “dog days of summer” fade into the “cool nights of fall”, one of the best times in the sports year emerges. With baseball playoff races in full effect, football season just starting, and the NBA right around the corner, the focus across the country becomes general excitement for what…

SEC: Dominant or Overrated?

By Damian C. Reynolds ​ Many people describe Southeastern Conference (SEC) football as overrated. College football began this past week, and everyone across the nation tuned in. More importantly, many people wonder how the SEC will do this year considering that some of the greatest college quarterbacks, statistically speaking, left the conference. Quarterbacks such as…

College Football Preview

Yes, we know Week 1 of the college football season is in the books. However, we don’t like to look at preseason rankings. College Football doesn’t have a preseason or even an exhibition game before Week 1. So with that said, the EPs of ELITE give you our picks for each Power 5 Conference (ACC,…

Arrested Development Part I

By Jamari Jordan My heart aches when I see players that couldn’t achieve their dreams. My blood boils when I see athletes throw it all away because they couldn’t stop smoking weed, control their temper, or stay out of the night clubs.