A late arrival to the offseason video competition, Oregon's mascot and cheerleader parody of a K-pop hit by Psy may be the best. And the dance moves are pretty spot on.
Missouri SEC Bound Music Video
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A group of Missouri students tries its hand at the Southeastern game with this country ballad recounting M-I-Z, Z-O-U victories over SEC teams, both past and (they hope) present.
Big Ten Mascots perform "Call Me Maybe"
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Seemingly everyone got into the "Call Me Maybe" parody craze this summer. The Big Ten mascots prove you don't need the ability to speak or sing to lip-synch to Carly Rae Jepsen.
TCU's Big 12 Trailer
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Great production values and a dramatic soundtrack turned a press conference into a trailer for a great fall action movie.
We the Seminoles
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The Florida State alum Mike Bane, who performs under the name "Bane" (not to be confused with the villain in The Dark Knight Returns), hit the big-time when Florida State sanctioned his rap to be used during football games.
I Love You Denard
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Another football-themed ballad, though this one veers into singer-songwriter, love lost and love gained territory.
Lawrence Knox - Aggie Swag
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Texas A&M were pace-setters this offseason for viral videos producing, um, mixed results.
Vanderbilt assistant Herb Hand does the worm
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Vanderbilt took us inside the football meeting room for a lighter moment when offensive line coach Herb Hand joined in the Dance Off with his version of the Worm.
Texas A&M - Welcome to the SEC
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Texas A&M is pumped to be in the SEC. We know it. We understand it. Still, no need to force Yell Leaders to awkwardly cheer for their new conference rivals.
Viral video kept us busy during the offseason, from the creative, to the intentionally quirky to the unintentionally hilarious. Conference realignment and "Call Me Maybe" parodies entertained us since the end of the football season. Here are our picks of the highlights.
The first week of action in the SEC features an interesting slate of games. South Carolina-Vanderbilt open conference play on Thursday night, while Auburn and Alabama have a chance to earn key non-conference victories on Saturday. Tennessee takes on NC State on Friday night, and Kentucky travels to in-state rival Louisville on Sunday.
Every college football season brings the next wave of All-Americans into the spotlight.
With college football's fall practice in full swing around the nation, it's really the first time names made famous on recruiting websites are showing up in actual practice reports. When it comes to picking which freshmen will make an impact in their first season on campus, it's really all about who can pick up the playbook the fastest and who fits a need. The SEC featured two huge stars as freshman a year ago in South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — who might already be the best DE in the nation — and Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell.
Coaching connections, scandals, shared history make these games significant
Anyone who follows college football knows the Alabama vs. Michigan opener will be one of the most important games of the college football season, encompassing Alabama’s bid to repeat as national champion, Denard Robinson’s Heisman Trophy campaign and more.
Can David Ash hold off Case McCoy for the starting nod?
The kickoff to the 2012 college football season is just around the corner, but quarterback battles remain in full swing across the nation. Most national title contenders have settled on a quarterback, but Oregon - ranked by most experts in the top 10 - has yet to settle on a starter. Texas could push Oklahoma for the Big 12 title but needs to pick between David Ash or Case McCoy.
What do opposing coaches think of Nick Saban's team at Alabama for 2012?
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2012, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk anonymously about their opponents.
Georgia's Jarvis Jones is one of the top linebackers in college football.
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.
Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball — these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.
South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney should be one of the SEC's top players.
With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, the SEC is bigger and better than ever. While the Tigers and Aggies probably won't win the conference in 2012, the addition of both teams only adds to the depth in the legaue. The last six national champions have come from the SEC and the conference should have a good chance to add No. 7 in 2012.
Simply put, there's no shortage of talent in the SEC. Athlon ranked 75 players for this list but could easily rank 100 with the amount of returning talent in the league for 2012.