Jonathan Bullard is a senior defensive tackle for Florida. He passed on the NFL draft to return for his senior season, and is having a great year as a defensive leader for the Gators. But for the right now, he is noteworthy for the following statement he made about how to defend LSU running back Leonard Fournette: It […]
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Can Whitlock Coach the Undefeated Team?
It’s an oversimplification worth heeding: Journalists should never be in charge of anything. Don’t ever say to a columnist, “If you’re so smart, why don’t you do something other than criticize?” Too risky. We can organize words, sentences and paragraphs into an article. Beyond that, we struggle to organize a BLT sandwich. Kidding, mainly, but […]
O’Really, Mother Jones?
Please forgive a topic unrelated to sports, but the recent Mother Jones article about Bill O’Reilly’s supposed wartime exaggerations deserves comment. It is more a demonstration of the absurdity of 2015-era media than a serious ethical discussion. A couple of weeks after Brian Williams was suspended by NBC because of misrepresentations about his Iraq War […]
Cole Position: Former Auburn center Cole Cubelic is on the verge of breaking it in big in sports media
It’s been said that you shouldn’t find a career — a career should find you. If that’s the case, opportunity is chasing down Cole Cubelic on many fronts. The former Auburn football player is on the verge. Through his daily radio show, his appearances on Paul Finebaum, his far-too-sporadic live game broadcasts, his football analysis for […]
Disclosure: Auburn journalism faculty member and season ticket holder here. You can judge from this and other writing if I live up to my claim of promoting responsible journalism over fandom. Coach Gus Malzahn’s decision to remove quarterback Nick Marshall from Auburn’s SEC Media Days roster met with much disappointment. The decision came after Marshall […]