CBS college football analyst Gary Danielson thinks Alabama has too many aces up its sleeve for Clemson to handle.
In a telephone interview with SEC Country, Danielson made several poker references when talking about the matchup, and he thinks Las Vegas’ view of Alabama being a touchdown-favorite in the national championship game is a little modest.
“Clemson has a couple of cards, but it’s like pulling an inside straight,” Danielson said. “I think Alabama is going to win big.”
Danielson told SEC Country that Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of those players that could lead the team to victory, but he noted that the Crimson Tide simply has too many ways to beat you if those units produce.
That includes at running back (Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry), at receiver (Calvin Ridley), on either line or on any defensive unit.
Not to mention quarterback Jake Coker just had the best game of his career in going 25-for-30 for 286 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions...
Richmond is tearing out its backstretch grandstands eliminating 9000 seats. The place will now hold 60,000 seats...9 years ago that number was 110,000. Other tracks that have removed seats recently include Daytona, Michigan, Dover, Talladega and Charlotte. In total, tracks that NASCAR races at have gotten rid of a half a million seats since 2007. Not a very good sign of the times.
“I guess fifth in points just wasn’t good enough in some people’s eyes and five points away from running (for the title at) Homestead,’’ Grubb said on the show “Tradin’ Paint.’’
Grubb said he was told after the opener of last year’s Chase at Chicagoland Speedway that changes could be coming, nearly mirroring a situation he had in 2011. He was told during that year’s Chase that he would not return as Tony Stewart’s crew chief. Grubb then went on to help Stewart win the title, beating Edwards.
“I was somewhat surprised,’’ Grubb said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about finding out his...
NASCAR and Sprint Cup teams are moving closer to an agreement that would guarantee teams starting spots for all races this season, according to a report by the Sports Business Journal.
Both sides said last month they were “cautiously optimistic” a deal could be done before the Feb. 21 Daytona 500.
Sports Business Journal, citing sources, reported Monday that both sides are examining the contract.
“Like most things, the devil’s in the details,” Rob Kauffman, chairman of the Race Team Alliance, told Sports Business Journal. “It’s a multiyear agreement, so it’s important that details are right.”
The report states the agreement would be for five years – matching the length of recent agreements NASCAR did with tracks that play host to Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races.
By being granted a guaranteed spot in every race via a “charter,”...
After nearly a decade as a Sprint Cup crew chief, Darian Grubb is leaving the pit box but returning to a familiar location: Hendrick Motorsports.
The team announced Monday afternoon that Grubb will rejoin Hendrick as a vehicle production director who will oversee the organization’s race car manufacturing in a newly created role.
He will oversee production operations in Hendrick’s chassis and body groups alongside vehicle technical director Kenny Francis to “grow the company’s overall car development capabilities while collaborating across vehicle engineering, vehicle production and four Sprint Cup teams,” according to a team release. Grubb and Francis will report to general manager Doug Duchardt.
“It means a lot to come back to Hendrick Motorsports,” Grubb said in a release. “This is a role that will allow me to contribute to the success of the entire organization, which was very important to me. Kenny is someone I greatly respect, so the chance to work side by side with him was...
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