"I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that" - Jerry Rice

Twitter: @jacobthemanley

Hometown: Tupelo, MS

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Bruce Feldman

Favorite Athlete: Pete Rose

Favorite Team: Cincinnati Bengals

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The College Football National Title 

Best tradition at your college: Definitely the Cowbells 

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Staggerin Sports Bar and Grille

Best class you’ve ever taken: Communication Management in Sports


We were so close to a death match. Today’s Florida-Vanderbilt already wasn’t going how most of us expected, being that Vandy was out to a 21-10 lead towards the end of the first half. Then, the wheels fell completely off. After a targeting call against Florida on a punt return, the trio of Dan Mullen, […]

Let’s check in on Ohio State.

Has the situation gotten all that better? Unless you have been living under a rock, everyone should know about the mess that was Ohio State’s offseason. I think I have published five or six articles about the entire thing. Following Urban’s suspension being handed down, I felt like the meat of the story was done, […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Alabama

We all know how this goes: Bama is going to be good. Now they might have an extremely good QB, so we are all going to die. So… the Tide are probably going to go to the playoff again. They have been every year of its existence and not even missing the conference championship game […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Mississippi State

Best Mississippi State team ever? If Joe Moorhead has anything to say about it, yes When Dan Mullen left for Florida, there was a small amount of panic among the MSU fanbase. This was arguably the best coach in Mississippi State history, and he was gone. However, the Joe Moorhead move has been under rated […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Florida

Another year, another new head coach for the Gators. This one, however, has a much more proven track record. Is Dan Mullen finally the guy? Last season, the bottom fell out for the Gators and alleged shark lover Jim McElwain. Deciding (finally) to move away from the Saban coaching tree, Florida tabbed Dan Mullen as […]

Breaking: Urban Meyer Suspended Three Games

So it took the Ohio State Trustees ALL DAY to come to a decision that we all knew they were going to eventually wind up at. At this point everyone knew he was going to face a suspension of some kind. Of course, they could not just suspend him for Oregon State and Rutgers, they […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Ole Miss

This Ole Miss offense is going to be FUN. The defense has some questions, but expect the Rebels to pull an upset or two in the SEC West. Matt Luke did not have an enviable job in 2017.  Promoted to head coach around a month before the season began, Luke was forced to be the […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Tennessee

No longer the champions of life, Tennessee is now lead by a new man. Jeremy Pruitt is yet another Saban assistant to get a head job; it’s time to see which category he is in. The Butch Jones era at UT will be known for the what-ifs. After a great start in 2016, the team […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Utah

Kyle Whittingham has been one of the country’s most consistent coaches during his tenure at Utah. However, many are questioning when the division title is going to come. In 14 seasons as the head man of the Utes, Whittingham has done a whole lot. In addition to a 111-56 record and 11-1 bowl record, he […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Oklahoma State

Mike Gundy is replacing two of the biggest stars in school history, yet he seems to have the answers to everything. Zac Robinson, Brandon Weeden, and Mason Rudolph. Hell, even J.W. Walsh wasn’t horrible.  Mike Gundy always seems to have a star QB to run his offense. This year, however, that seems to be in […]

The NCAA Finally Does Something Right; Changes CBB Rules

Student-athletes have more freedom and flexibility to decide about going pro or getting a college education, and they can receive financial assistance if they leave school early and wish to return later to finish their degree. https://t.co/Ubizwm4Bkb pic.twitter.com/UBjBMZZDlh — NCAA (@NCAA) August 8, 2018 WELL GOOD MORNING NCAA! I personally have railed against the NCAA […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Kansas State

Is this the final ride for the Purple Wizard? Who the hell knows, honestly. Bill Snyder cannot die. Going into age 78, he still coaches the Wildcats. The most celebrated (and successful) coach in K-State’s history seems to not be slowing down. Sure, there is the whole thing about holding the school hostage so his […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Baylor

Hey, Baylor might be okay after all. The first year of the Matt Rhule Baylor era went…. really bad. This is no fault of Rhule’s as the attrition the program went through following the departure of Art Briles left him with a barebones roster. Following a 1-11 season, Rhule and the Bears really have no […]

UPDATE: Call the Fight, McMurphy Has Won

Zach Smith told @1057TheZone he never abused Courtney. Here is text message b/w Zach & Courtney when he admits & apologizes for strangling his wife on Punta Cana trip in March 2015 & again in April pic.twitter.com/GjcjWh6mFT — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 3, 2018 If you come at the king, you better not miss. Urban […]

Urban Meyer Releases Statement, Says A Whole Lot of Nothing

pic.twitter.com/wrlRi9jtZz — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 3, 2018 Oh no. Yeah…. Who proofread this for Urban? There is a lot to unpack in this statement, and honestly, I am not sure how much of it will help him. We all knew a statement was coming. But this, this is not ideal for Urbs. I did […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Big Ten Awards

This season, the Big Ten is in a state of flux. The East is going to be ridiculous, as always, but the West is on the rise. Wisconsin and Iowa should both be strong teams from there, and it would not be surprising to see Northwestern make a run as well. Big Ten Offensive Player […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Iowa

Are we going to have another typical Iowa season, or is there room for something greater? We typically know what to expect from Kirk Ferentz teams: Strong O-line, strong running game, and good tight ends. In 2017, this flipped on its head a bit. Sure, the O-line and tight ends were business as usual, but […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Indiana

The first year of the Tom Allen era went largely as expected: a stingy defense and a drop-off in offense. Time to see if Allen can carve out a place in the rough Big Ten East. When Tom Allen took over the Hoosiers following Kevin Wilson’s “resignation”, Indiana knew they were in good hands. Allen, […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons try to keep their offensive momentum going. Prior to 2017, Wake Forest was mostly known for a weak offense and a relatively stout defense. Last season, the defense fell off a bit, but the offense absolutely exploded, finishing ranked 21st in the nation, culminating in a bowl victory over Texas A&M. Losing […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Virginia

Year two was a bit of a shock for Bronco Mendenhall and the Cavaliers. Year three might bring them back down to earth. When Bronco Mendenhall took over the Virginia program following the 2015 season, everyone knew they were in for a rebuild. This showed in his first season, as the team limped to a […]

Friday Fire 7/6

As we approach the weekend, I can only hope that everyone here has recovered from their Fourth of July escapades. Just because Independence Day has passed doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate our freedom all weekend. Many of you are probably in agony (and debt) over bad world cup picks, but don’t be afraid to […]

Friday Fire: 6/15

We Might Actually Burn the Place Down this Week Well well well, we have another week in the books people, and you know what that means. I don’t know about everyone else, but my weekend is about to consist of college baseball and some cold brews. We have a pretty loaded group of events to […]