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We grew up in the South. We grew up with Saturdays trumping school days. We grew up with our priorities set the right way. No college football website on the internet is more frequently updated. 100% of our content is original and written by the SouthernPigskin.com staff. Browse the site and read a few stories. Stop by the message boards and express your opinion. We think you will feel our passion for the game.
Bennett developed the Southern Pigskin concept as a teenager and is the publisher of SouthernPigskin.com. Co-hosts "Three & Out", 3-6pm ET M-F, on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network on five ESPN Radio stations. Is the sports director for ESPN Radio Southeast Georgia. Has been cited and published around the country. A graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, Bennett developed the Southern Pigskin concept as a teenager. He has worked for over a decade in sports journalism, writing for major newspapers and hosting a radio show for The Fan Sports Radio 790 and 1350, ESPN Radio Coastal Georgia. Bennett has been published in newspapers, magazines, journals and websites all across the southeast. Down Here, Bennett's original book on southern college football, is currently in the process of being published.
With an extensive background in both writing and high school recruiting, Matt serves as the Editor and Director of Recruiting for Southern Pigskin. Once serving as the South Region Senior Scout for a national scouting service, Matt is very familiar with the top football prospects in the south. If it is a weekend in the fall, you can rest assured that Matt is on the road watching some of the top high school and college games in the region. To keep up with all of the latest recruiting news in the south, be sure to follow Matt on Twitter: @MattOsborneSP. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent graduate of Elon University, Varner is a Southern Conference enthusiast who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. His love for SoCon football can only be matched by his love for Carolina Panthers football. He has been published in multiple newspapers in North Carolina, has worked on television and radio and now covers SoCon football for Southern Pigskin.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Singleton has followed national college football intensely since 2000. He has written for E-sports and Bleacher Report before starting his own site, Pigskin Punditry, in 2009. He writes a national column for Southern Pigskin.
Yes, that Rodney Atkins. With multiple No. 1 hits, and platinum selling albums, Rodney embodies the Country in country music star. A small-town Tennessee native, Rodney has a rare gift for reflecting the lives of his listeners in his music-their hopes, their concerns, their spirit, their adversities, even their sense of humor. Rodney is in his second year of making weekly pics and giving our experts a run for their money. And we can't thank him enough for his participation.
Kevin Price is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. Kevin is the former sports editor of the Brunswick (Ga.) News, where he worked from 1995-2009. He is currently a freelance writer working for several media outlets including southernpigskin.com and the Georgia Times-Union. Kevin has covered several major sporting events including the Super Bowl and the Masters and his work has been published in several newspapers and magazines across the country.
Buddy Martin is a veteran, Florida-born-and-raised journalist who has won more than 165 awards during his distinguished journalism career. He authored “Urban’s Way,” the official biography of Florida coach Urban Meyer and Buddy’s fourth book on Gator football. He also co-authored the autobiographies of two Hall of Fame athletes: Terry Bradshaw, “Looking Deep,” and Dan Issel, “Parting Shots.” Martin is a product of the UF Journalism School and the former sports editor of Florida Today, The St. Petersburg Times, New York Daily News and Denver Post. He won an Emmy as an associate producer for “The NFL Today Show” on CBS. Buddy is also a long-time radio talk show host and commentator in Colorado and in Florida. He is also co-creator of “The Sports Journalism Summit” at The Poynter Media Institute in St. Petersburg. You can e-mail him at email@example.com.
Ben Troupe is Southern born and bred and proud of it! He was born in Swainsboro, GA, in a tiny community where everyone knew each other. Ben received All-American honors during his time at University of Florida; 2000 - 2003. He lined up as tight end splitting his four years under Steve Spurrier and Ron Zook. In 2004, he was drafted in the 2nd round by the Tennessee Titans, where he spent the majority of his career. Ben represents the best of Southern football, he is passionate, driven and appreciative for the talents that God blessed him with. He will be writing regular columns for SouthernPigskin.com. Ben also is passionate about giving back. He focuses on helping students achieve their potential and reach their dream of attending college. From his scholarship program to motivational speaking, Ben is trying to make a difference in their lives. Check out his site www.bentroupe.com.
Matt is a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame and has spent most of his life pondering why most people in the Mid-Atlantic actually think there are more important things than college football. He has blogged for College Football News, covering both national news as well as Notre Dame and the service academies. He credits Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel for his love of college football and tailgating at Florida, Tennessee, and Auburn for his love of sundresses. Matt covers the ACC as well as the national scene.
Devan Scott was born in a humble suburb and raised on a steady diet of nails and grits. He has a significant inability to take anything seriously, with the exception of football and tailgating. He is unashamedly a European Soccer fan, as he takes his morning drinking “very seriously”. He is an avid admirer of the 3-4 Defense and the “Joker” position. He also believes the “Bounty System” should be encouraged, if not mandatory. Mr. Scott has dual allegiances based in the SEC and Big 12. During the fall, he has two televisions and a laptop on set up in order to maximize the amount of college football he is exposed to because he believes it gives him supernatural powers.
Derrick was born in the small town of Grundy, VA surrounded by the Kentucky and West Virginia lines. A 2005 graduate of the University of Kentucky, whom is currently residing in the friendly confines of the Appalachian Mountains, on the Kanawha River in Charleston, WV. An avid sports fan from the time he was able to hold a ball and follower of all things southern born and bred, Derrick provides an excellent knowledge on programs residing below the famous Mason Dixon Line. Derrick is the co-founder of Sports-at-Work, http://www.sports-at-work.com, and can be followed on twitter @SPWDerrick or reached VIA e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
David is an avid football fan. Having covered football for seven years, he has worked with Coastal Carolina University Football, 93.9 ESPN Radio the Team, and various websites. Also a huge baseball fan, he has worked in minor league baseball for five years, with both the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the Gwinnett Braves. David will be covering Georgia Tech and the Southern Conference.
Carlos recently graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and spent the fall as the UCF football beat writer for the Florida Today during the 2010 season. Fully motivated, Pineda covered many of the UCF athletic teams, including basketball and baseball, and eventually became Editor-in-Chief of the Central Florida Future. He has been published in the Orlando Sentinel, and interned at the Orlando Business Journal. He also helped cover the Orlando Magic for Orlando Magic Daily as a credentialed member of the media during the 2010-11 season. Pineda is from Pembroke Pines, FL and covers Miami, Florida and Florida State for Southern Pigskin. You can follow him on twitter: @carlosfpineda10
Jacob Shoor a Tennessee native and UNC graduate who is now semi-retired and living back in Tennessee after having lived since his UNC days in SWC country and Big 8 country, as well as both SC and NC. Other than ACC sports and SEC football, Jacob Shoor is a fan of the Tour de France, the French Open, and hurling (Ireland's biggest team sport).
Kyle Bailey is a good ol’ Southern Appalachian boy who loves explaining to people outside of the South just what football means to us below the Mason-Dixon line. He’s a graduate of Virginia Tech, but he’s also the host of “The Clubhouse with Kyle Bailey” on Super Sports 101.7 FM. “The Clubhouse” is the premier sports talk show in Blacksburg and throughout Southwest Virginia. Super Sports 101.7 FM is the sister station to the flagship station for VT Football, 105.3 The Bear. So “The Clubhouse” is the only radio program that gets regular visits from the Virginia Tech broadcast crew and former players like Bruce Smith and Tyrod Taylor. When Kyle isn’t playing slow-pitch softball or trolling the banks of the New River for small mouth bass, he’s talking Virginia Tech Football to anyone that will listen. Watch for Kyle’s coverage of the Hokies this fall here at Southern Pigskin.
- Kevin Thomas
Growing up in a state that has long been associated with college basketball, Chris Bunn is the rare North Carolina native who prefers the gridiron to the hardwood. Attending school in the Southern Conference, Chris helped create the student-produced 'One-on-One Sports', which eventually won a College Emmy Award. Serving as a host on 'One-on-one Sports', Chris is very familiar with the spotlight. He has written for major websites, including Phil Steele's college football blog, and has been guest on numerous radio shows. Currently, he is a video journalist based in Charlottesville, VA for earlessrabbit.com, where he covers everything from high school football to music to arts to UVA. Even so, he has no favorite between the Hoos and Hokies. He encourages you to follow him on twitter @ChrisBunn21 or leave some comments.