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"Since when did winning count for anything?" - Bob Stoops, probably
"Since when did winning count for anything?" - Bob Stoops, probably
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Bob Stoops calls SEC's reputation 'propaganda'

"So they've had the best team in college football," Stoops said at a "Crimson Caravan" Sooner fan gathering. "They haven't had the whole conference. Because, again, half of 'em haven't done much at all. I'm just asking you. You tell me ...

"So you're listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you," Stoops continued. "You can look at the top two, three, four, five, six teams, and you can look at the bottom six, seven, eight, whatever they are. How well are they all doing?

I really don't understand what Bob hopes to accomplish here. "Yeah, they've had the best team in the country for nearly the last decade, but... SO WHAT?" isn't a great argument if you're trying to poke holes in the conference's reputation. In case you're wondering how all of the conferences stack up statistically, Jason Kirk with the mothership is way ahead of you, with a piece trying to determine just that. SPOILER: BIG 12 isn't #1.

Frazier, Testaverde lead 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class

As you may have heard, Derrick Thomas didn't make it into the hall of fame this year. With his third appearance on the ballot having come and gone, it's baffling to think that a player of Thomas' caliber hasn't made it in yet. Enough to leave one right on the edge of speechlessness. Farce.

Ol' Kleph put up a small piece that includes highlights from the Texas A&M game where Thomas racked up 5 sacks. Check it out when you have a minute to take in the nostalgia of old football (also, fair warning, Tim Brando and Lee Corso were the team calling the game).

Tougher probation for Jeremy Hill

Under new conditions set by state District Judge Bonnie Jackson, Hill must stay out of bars and adhere to a 9 p.m.-to-6 a.m curfew. He also must receive a substance-abuse evaluation and seek any recommended treatment, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said.

Prosecutors have not yet sought a probation revocation hearing, but anticipate seeking one after the legal process has played out further, Moore said.

First off, the dude is 20. If you'll indulge my naivete, "staying out of bars" should be a given. Particularly to a fellow already on probation for a serious crime that should be trying to walk the straight and narrow. Aside from the that, the biggest news is that the prosecutors intend to seek a probation revocation hearing. According to my law research (powered by wikipedia), probation revocation would mean jail time, which would mean his LSU career would all but certainly come to an end. Given LSU's surprising lack of depth at running back, and the fact that Hill is arguably the team's best player for the upcoming season, this one is worth watching closely.