The summers after my first two years of college, I worked as a volunteer assistant football coach for Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, South Carolina. For those unfamiliar with Bennettsville, it’s a town of about 15,000 people located a little over an hour west of Myrtle Beach. Despite its small town status, it is home to an incredible number of current and former NFL players. Every morning as I rolled into work, I passed a sign above the field house that had all the retired names and numbers in Marlboro County history; greats such as Robert Ayers, Cam Newton (not that Cam Newton, the ORIGINAL Cam Newton, who played safety at Furman University and later played for several NFL teams), and Quinton Teal. One name and number, however, always stood out to me; that was #17, Syvelle Newton.
Americans love their history, and they love to honor the men and women that made this country great. While there are plenty of examples of just that, there is no better example than Mount Rushmore. And while I think Mount Rushmore is a bit ridiculous (I mean, who came up with this? When faced with the question of how do we honor George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Honest Abe, carving their faces into a glorified hill in the middle of South Dakota doesn’t come to mind – is this the best we could do?), it is iconic.
Everyone likes to look good, especially when they’re on camera. Players spend countless hours thinking about what accessories they’re going to wear on Saturday. I’ve heard stories where recruits made their final decision based on the school’s uniform. Therefore, every program, with the exception of Alabama, spends thousands of dollars each year investing in new uniforms. However, some schools need to fire their designers. Here are the worst uniform combinations in the SEC.