Around SB Nation's SEC, Big Ten, and ACC blogs today:
- Red Cup Rebellion has a hilarious analysis of the new mascot concepts (language warning) just released by Ole Miss, including this fine bit:
The defensive players over the past few years have, as a result, given themselves the "landsharks" moniker. Such quirky, homespun little nicknames are where teams like the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Alabama Crimson Tide got their names. And, for those who would suggest a shark is inappropriate for a team in Mississippi, I say that it's somewhat more appropriate than a tiger in Louisiana, an elephant in Alabama, or a purebred dog of any sort in Starkville.
- Roll Bama Roll examines coaching salaries in the SEC and the growing Nick Saban coaching tree.
- Tomahawk Nation busts out the calculator and finds a positive correlation between defensive performance and the total weight of a defense's front seven.
- Black Shoe Diaries looks back at Penn State's worst game in school history, a 106-0 loss to Lehigh in 1889.
- Garnet and Black Attack, on the South Carolina Gamecocks being one win away from the program's first baseball title.