Fortifying Confederate Armies: Black Athletes and SEC Football

by Brian A. Wilkins
9/30/2009 (links updated December 22, 2018)



If you take a look at the AP (Associated Press) poll released Sunday, you will find three of the top four Division I college football teams in the nation hail from the Southeastern Conference (SEC): #1 Florida, #3 Alabama, and #4 LSU. The University of Mississippi would also be in the top 5 had it not been for Thursday night’s 16-10 loss to South Carolina.

The SEC has clearly been the best conference in college football this milennium, with Florida and LSU winning all of the past three national titles and LSU winning one more in 2003. This season, Florida is the odd-ons favorite to win yet another title, with only their SEC counterparts, Alabama and LSU (and Tim Tebow’s concussion), considered to be serious threats to them. The fact that the SEC is the dominant force in college football is not an arguable issue. In 2008, Alabama, Georgia, and Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) all finished in the top 15. In 2007, Georgia finished #2 (to LSU), while Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee all finished in the top 15.

The SEC is comprised of pretty much every large, historically European American, public, state-funded university in the Confederacy; with Florida State, Clemson, and Georgia Tech being members of the ACC, and all the Texas schools’ affiliation being with the Big 12.

It was not until coach Don Haskins’ Texas Western NCAA basketball team with five black starters, beat the appropriately named ADOLF Rupp’s University of Kentucky’s all-white team in the 1966 NCAA championship game, that SEC schools began to allow black athletes to attend. Nat Northington and Greg Page became the first black SEC football players, ironically for Kentucky in 1967. Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard were the first black SEC basketball players for Vanderbilt that same year.

Mr. Perry Wallace (L) and Nat Northington (R).

Once the legendary Rupp was beaten by five black players, SEC coaches and athletic directors likely got together for Brandy and conversations on topics such as, “we have plenty of niggers to recruit down here; we could dominate sports if we let niggers play at our universities. We don’t even have to pay them anything.”<

This assumption of having plenty to recruit is true in every sense. It is no secret that a healthy majority of the USA’s “African Americans” reside in the Confederacy.


It is also no secret that African Americans are superior to European American athletes in basketball, football, and track-and-field. In fact, well respected white men in the world of sports have drawn controversy for stating this obvious phenomenon.

Former Air Force football coach Fisher DeBerry, who retired in 2006 after 23 years at the helm, drew criticism for basically saying black athletes run faster than white athletes. His comments came after Air Force was absolutely crushed by TCU, and its black athletes, 48-10 in 2005.

Long time Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno came to Coach DeBerry’s defense a few days later, saying black athletes have, “changed the whole tempo of the game.” Though Coach DeBerry and Coach Paterno were simply stating facts, former CBS commentator Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder had to add some inbred spice to his assertions, saying, among other things, that black people were “bred for sports” since slavery times. He was fired from CBS in 1988.

The Confederacy got rich and prosperous off the free labor of black people and now their football armies are being fortified with the best soldiers and weapons in the country. Football is a way rich European Americans can practice their long-time traditions and customs of turf wars, but not actually kill anyone. Football has formations called shotgun, passes called bombs, quarterbacks with guns or rockets for arms, and the teams with the most “weapons” generally win. The SEC has the largest pool of weapons (recruits) to choose from and black athletes, for whatever reason, choose to play for state government-funded universities which view them as three-fifths of a human being (see Article 1, Sec. 2 of the Confederate Constitution).

Confederate white people and their sympathizers, who fought the Civil War for the right to own black people, argue that the Confederacy no longer exists and this entire article is hyperbole, exaggeration, and “the race card.” But the USA is one of the more hypocritical countries on the planet, in that it preaches anti-terrorism, while allowing terrorist flags to fly all across the southeastern part of the country.

Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi don’t even try and hide their Confederate affiliations and feelings towards black people. Just look at their state flags.


Confederate white disciples argue that Alabama (L), Florida’s (center), and Mississippi’s flags are just coincidentally saltyre-shaped and have nothing to do with the Confederate flag. Great. But men nowadays also wear make-up (similar to these flags), and even go as far as getting boob implants. But we all know they are still MEN, just like we know what these flags represent.

It’s doubtful George W. Bush would have sent his children to play for the al-Qaeda soccer team, or Rabbi “fill-in-the-blank” would send his kids to play for the Nazi basketball team. Why would African American parents send their children to play for enemy terrorists?

The fact these states are so arrogantly and openly Confederate, and support principles and lifestyles which deem so-called blacks sub-human, should be enough to keep all those five-star recruits from playing for Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi, and Mississippi State.

South Carolina is one of the more openly terrorist safe-haven states in the union. Hillary and Bill Clinton tried taking advantage of this fact during the 2008 election cycle. But Gamecocks football coach Steve Spurrier, unlike the rest of the SEC’s coaches, has made perfectly clear that he is completely against terror flags and Confederate culture.

Coach Spurrier recognizes what these symbols truly represent. Thus the University of South Carolina should be the only SEC football program with openly Confederate affiliations that black parents should feel ok sending their sons to play football (that is, as long as Spurrier is there). Former South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz and former Clemson (South Carolina) football coach Tommy Bowden have made similar declarations to Coach Spurrier’s.

The state of Alabama is not only Confederate central, but their coach, Nick Saban, referred to a black Louisianan as “coonass”


Click here for audio of SABAN’S COMMENT

Why would any self-respecting brother want to play for this guy?

Spurrier, Holtz, Tommy Bowden, Pete Carroll, Jim Tressel, Kirk Ferentz, Jeff Tedford, or any other successful, big-time NCAA Division I football coach would never say anything like that, simply because its STUPID, no matter how you interpret it.

LSU fans (which is Saban’s former employer) not only fly terrorist flags on campus during football games, but add their own make-up to the terror symbol, similar to the state flags of Alabama and Florida. Though black students at LSU have asked the university to ban the purple-and-gold Confederate flags, which are LSU colors, officials at the school say a ban would violate First Amendment rights, but seemingly don’t violate anti-terrorism statutes.


When black students held protests and tailgate parties opposing the terrorist flags, some were told by Euro-American LSU fans to “go back to Africa,” according to (site now defunct). Others protestors were doused with beer and spit.

The state of Louisiana, as Operation Nation has covered extensively, is also one of the nation’s leaders in terrorist murders and/or attacks of black men by police thugs. In January of 2008, 21-year-old Baron “Scooter” Pikes was murdered by Winnfield (LA) police thug Scott Nugent, after being Tasered 9 times in 14 minutes.

Nugent was only charged with manslaughter and his trial has been delayed several times, in an obvious attempt by his Winn Parish cohorts to skirt justice. This past February, Homer (LA) police thug Tim Cox murdered 73-year-old Bernard Monroe in cold-blood. When Homer Police chief Russell Mills was asked about the murder, he answered as a typical Confederite would: “This is how it should be…I want [“blacks”] to be afraid every time they see police.” So far, no charges have been filed against Cox. And of course, who can forget the persecution of those six young men by Jena, Louisiana Confederate prosecutor Reed Walters, who told all black students at Jena High, “I can be your best friend or your worst enemy…with a stroke of a pen.”

There are endless reasons as to why young black men should not commit their blood, sweat, and tears to these universities and states. We haven’t even mentioned that every April, when spring football practices are going on all over the country, the state of Georgia celebrates Confederate History Month. Confederate and SEC apologists will argue that these young men are getting a quality education at great historically Euro-American (“white”) colleges. This could not be further from the truth.

Black high school athletes in the south used to get a comprehensive, genuine education by attending an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), while still having an opportunity at the NFL and further career prospects when their football days were over. Because SEC schools did not allow black students (let alone athletes) to attend prior to the 1960s, and because “reading while black” was a crime punishable by prison in several Confederate states up until the mid 1900s, the establishment of HBCUs was necessary, but far from equal to HECUs (historically European). HBCU football gave the universities exposure, and the athletes usually graduated in four or five years, and either went on to NFL stardom or some other prosperous endeavors.

When the SEC began draining the athletes from HBCUs in the 1970s (with the promise of stardom, sex, and money), the Gramblings, Southerns, and Alcorn States of the world were not only unknown to the “mainstream,” but vastly underfunded then, and even more now. But back then, even while being vastly underfunded, most athletes found a way to graduate from HBCUs.

According to a 2002 study by Illinois State University researchers James C. Palmer and Sandra L. Gillian, the discrepancies in state funding for public HBCUs and HECUs are ridiculously slanted. That academic year, $211 million was allocated to the historically European University of Mississippi, while its HBCU counterpart, Alcorn State, was appropriated only $27.1 million in state funding. That averaged out to a $24,000 per-student allocation at “Ole Miss,” and a $12,000 per-student allocation at Alcorn State.

Once black athletes are indoctrinated into HECU culture, lifestyle and expectations, they immediately disregard the fact they have all-access to those well-funded universities with virtually endless opportunity to exercise their grey matter. There should be a large population of educated, prosperous black men in this country because of college athletics, but the student part of student-athlete generally gets lost within the first few weeks on campus.

In 1980, when black athletes became mainstream in HECUs (particularly the SEC), there were 463,700 black men enrolled in college (boosted by increased SEC football and basketball recruiting) and only 143,000 black men in prison. In 2000, 20 years after “black” became mainstream in SEC athletics, there were 603,032 black men in college, and 791,600 “black” men in prison. This number was boosted not only by indoctrination into mainstream college athletics and lifestyle, but also mandatory minimum prison sentences for drug charges. HBCUs used to aim at not only maximizing recruits’ natural athletic talent, but maximizing their scholarly potential as well. HECUs simply want “weapons” to win football wars and subsequently make several politicians, administrators, and boosters very rich and/or powerful in their respective state.

A 2008 report showed that 7 of the 12 SEC schools graduated fewer than 60 percent of their football players within 10 years of initial enrollment (note: the Big 12 has six said schools, and all the other BCS conferences have four or fewer schools that graduated less than 60 percent) and the SEC is at the bottom for graduation success rates of all the BCS conferences. In other words, all the SEC wants from black athletes is wins. They could care less about these young men’s educations or well-being, and the young men enter that HECU environment believing all they must do is play football, have sex, party, get air-time, and go all in on getting drafted into the NFL.

Again, the “student” part of student-athlete is non-existent in SEC schools for black athletes. In most all HBCUs nowadays, funding is so insufficient that the schools lack the means to give their student-athletes a university-worthy education. HBCU’s now  also lack the exposure their campuses used to get when the Walter Payton’s, Jerry Rice’s, and Deacon Jones’ of the world attended. HBCUs are quickly becoming just as inept at graduating its students than HECUs. In other words, its a vicious cycle of “go to the NFL, or sling crack back in the hood.”

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why any self-respecting, righteous young black man would attend one of these terrorist sympathizing, Maafa-denying (similar to Holocaust denying) universities (unless their only scholarship offer is from the SEC). If you are a blue-chip, five-star football athlete, you can go to virtually any Division I school you wish. Why go to a school which supports, aids, abets, and harbors terrorists and sympathizers who only care about you on Saturdays in the months of August-November.

Why not go to universities like Iowa (currently ranked #13 in the AP) and other Big Ten schools who have had black players on their teams as far back as the 1920s; or an ACC school, which by far has the best graduation ratio of all BCS conferences, graduating 72 percent of their athletes; or if you simply want a lot of NFL exposure and desire to stay in a warm climate, you can get that from USC, Arizona State (Dennis Erickson coaches there), Cal-Berkeley, or even Hawaii.

It is sad that the SEC, and its Confederate ideals, is now the most powerful conference in college football due to the blood and sweat of the same people they, again, would rather see enslaved. Keep in mind, the Confederate Constitution specifically declares that “negro slavery” as an institution can never be abridged in any way (See Article 5, Sec. 3[3]). Based on the SEC’s success, that declaration holds true even today.

“Black” men have control of very little in this country. What they do have control over is their pride, dignity, and the success rate of Confederate Armies in the SEC Conference. If only ONE five-star running back, wide receiver, or linebacker declines to go to Alabama, LSU, Florida, Georgia, et al., because of the facts surrounding said programs presented here, this article has done its job. If there is a second mass migration to the North and West (regarding athletes from the South), as there was between 1910-1930, it would show an incredible, unprecedented unity for a true cause of betterment in Nubian/Afrikan/black American people.

SEC schools are not trying to educate student athletes. SEC schools’ sole purpose (again, except for Coach Spurrier at South Carolina) is for black athletes to work for free (play football). Scholarships means nothing because, again for the most part, black athletes don’t use them, nor are they encouraged to use them. The SEC does not deserve, nor does it respect the athletes that commit to their schools. Athletes are simply black lucrative chattel to these people. It probably wouldn’t be bad for some of the young men to see, live, and experience a different part of the country anyway. Black people have already mastered the physical/athletic part of humanity…its time to GRADUATE from something the race has long mastered and move on to the organizational/educational/forward-thinking aspects by earning degrees in various fields from the opportunities presented, based on that physical prowess.

Slavery was technically legal in Mississippi until 1995 and until 1976 in Kentucky because their state legislatures did not ratify the 13th Amendment until those respective years. But based on the SEC’s success in football, slavery is also still technically legal in 2009.

12 thoughts on “Fortifying Confederate Armies: Black Athletes and SEC Football

  1. Bice

    The term “coonass” has nothing to do with race rather heritage. It is a term used in South Louisiana refering to the people who live in South Louisiana. Race plays no part in whether you are a “Coonass” or not!

  2. Jimmy

    the VAST majority of blacks do not live in the confederacy. according to the census, 54 percent live in the south (certainly not vast). the census definition of the south includes the blacks in maryland and delware which were not even affiliated with the confederacy.

    black people are spread out in the south. in the north they are in urban areas. thats why that make makes it appear that the vast majority are in the south.

    look up some numbers man, and dont just assume things

  3. Gratis

    I couldn’t agree with you more. These kids don’t know the struggles we went through and they could care less. I guess that’s a good thing from the diversity/equality/equal opportunity standpoint but the days gone by are long forgotten. I really think it’s an age thing. Depending on your age you still harbor ill feelings of Adolph Rupp saying a black kid would never play for him, George Wallace blocking the schoolhouse doors, images of the Little Rock Seven, and on and on and on.

  4. Chris

    I am a black sec (UT) fan & first off I know that coonass is not a racist term in Louisiana. 2nd I was born & raised in the south so I root for the teams that are based in the reigon in which I live i want my teams to win just as much as the next fan. I do not see color I just wanna win!! 3rd all NCAA athelets play for free no matter what conference they play in. Mr. Wilkins there are bigger matters in the African American community that needs to be addressed, Like we need to stop killing each other etc. I’m just like the kids who play for the sec schools I represent the new south and football bringing us together. Yes there are some people out there that still has. Racist views but like coach Lou Holtz says WE HAVE TO RISE ABOVE IT!!!!

  5. Evelyn D

    Chris: as a regular reader of this blog who’s never left a comment, with all due respect, I find your comment to be uninformed and narrow. You say “Mr. Wilkins, there are bigger matters in the African American community that need to be addressed.” Yes, there are, like when Mr. Wilkins, out of the kindness of his heart, his concerns about “African Americans,” and his dedication, got my son released from prison after he sat in a cage on death row for over 15 years for a rape and murder of a white woman he’d never seen, heard of, or been in the same town as her. And I my son, and my family are forever grateful to this man. You should read more, and not pass judgment after reading one article…an article which you missed the point of entirely. But as Mr. Wilkins said in another article, “some (and sadly many) young ‘black’ men are unreachable and happy with a life of hip-hop, basketball, and pseudo-nationalistic bravado.”

  6. Chris

    What point am I missing? I’m sorry you and your son had to go through that. If all 12 members came out tomorrow and said we will no longer allow african American football players at our schools, all hell would break loose!! Espeacially from the african Americancommunity!!

    We all know that the reason the kids go to sec schools to play ball is because of the exposure they get to get to the next level. All colleges in D1 us these kids to win. Sad but true!! No matter his color. It’s up to him to get his butt in class, do the right things, better himself. Call me a uncle Tom I don’t give a damn!!

  7. Rick

    That would be great if Africans decided to leave the south. Send those ni**ers up north. We’ll take them. We have too many whites in the Big Ten.


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