Happy New Year to everyone! It’s a light day, but I’m pretty much taking the day off in order gear up for content next week and the big men’s game against Texas tomorrow at 1:00 pm.
Grant’s Rough Upbringing. LAJ’s Nicholas Talbot writes about IR Jakeem Grant’s rough upbringing (I feel like I’ve read this before, but maybe it was another publication) and how Grant has matured both on and off the field (including being stabbed in 2014). Lots of detail about the birth of his twins and how he had his brother move to Lubbock as well as his mother.
College Football Playoff Semifinals.
- Sports On Earth’s David Ubben breaks down Alabama’s dominating 38-0 win over Michigan State and Matt Brown breaks down Clemson’s 31-17 win over Oklahoma. Both games were good games, but maybe all that close, at least not in the second half.
- The Student Section’s Ryan Palencer opines on Alabama sticking to their game plan and Terry P. Johnson discusses Clemson’s incredible defensive effort.
Miscellaneous. Land Grant Gauntlet’s Grant Thome has the second part of his bowl preview, including thoughts on Oklahoma State, Kansas State, TCU and West Virginia . . . NBC Sports has Trevone Boykins’ apology for the felony assault of a police officer . . .