Daily Archives: May 18, 2007

Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

And Steven Orr Spurrier is a man.

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One of these two is FOS.

From Heismanpundit’s “The Spread Spreads” – in which he maintains that the reason Florida’s point production in Meyer’s two years in the SEC has been middling is because Meyer has deliberately chosen to hold things back:

… If the spread works, why did it only score 21 points against SEC teams? Well, I think the answer is clear: it didn’t need to score more. How long should a man’s legs be? Answer: Long enough to touch the ground.

… Going into most conference games, Meyer knew that the other team couldn’t score against his defense, so why open things up? He played the percentages.

From Dennis Dodd’s column today:

Urban Meyer: Second year, SEC and national championship. Maybe the first head coach to develop a “scoring coach” in the face of quality SEC defenses. “(The SEC) is like the NFL. How many NFL teams line up, hand the ball off and methodically move down the field? … I’ve never seen that happen. Instead of sitting there figuring out how to run the zone play, (offensive coordinator) Dan Mullen and I sit there and say, ‘How do we score?’ … Other places I’ve been it’s never been that extreme,” he said.

Sorry, but I can’t resist. I’m weak like that.

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Lowering the bar, Zooker edition

From Mark Schlabach’s “Three Things I Can’t Wait To See This Fall In The Big Ten”:

… If Zook finishes .500, or pulls off an improbable upset of say, Michigan or Ohio State, two myths will be broken: Illinois can’t win and Zook can’t coach.

It doesn’t take much to impress some people these days…

No, this is not a picture of the Zooker being chased off the field by a mob of angry Gators after being croomed in 2004 – he can coach, damn it! (photo courtesy Athens Banner-Herald)

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Football tapas

Some munchies from around the wonderful world of college football…

  • Coaches know where their bread is buttered. The coaches of the Big Ten are opposed to adding a ninth conference game. Why, you may ask? Wins and losses, baby! “The statistic thrown around is that you probably would lose eight bowl opportunities over a nine- or 10-year period,” Ferentz said. “That’s significant.”
  • If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen department. Meanwhile, their counterparts in the ACC are feeling some pressure, because that mean Jim Grobe won a conference title at doormat Wake Forest. Poor ol’ Tommy Bowden is facing a tough question these days. “If (Wake Forest) can do it, why can’t you do it?” Bowden said. The nerve of some fans!
  • You don’t see that very much anymore. From that same article, an interesting note about Wake – 40 of the 44 players on the final two deep chart redshirted.
  • “They have the arrogance of Notre Dame and the tradition of Wake Forest.” From the AJ-C comes this little factoid about the legend that is Florida football: since 1950, Steve Spurrier is the only head football coach who has left of his own accord.
  • Quality ain’t cheap. Here’s what one fan had to say in response to the University of Virginia’s new policy of requiring increases in contribution in order to get the most desirable seating: “I have better things to do with my money than give UVA 2,500 dollars to make it to the Tire Bowl.” Give that man a blog!

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