Daily Archives: May 30, 2007

Please God, make it happen.

Have Georgia Tech play in the Humanitarian Bowl again this year.

The Roady’s Truck Stops Humanitarian Bowl.

Boy, wouldn’t you like to see them hoist that banner at BDS…

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Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes.

Surprise, surprise.  Matt Hayes has an excellent column up discussing three flaws facing a national playoff scheme for college football.

The best point of the three he makes (and it’s one that I’ve made before) is that a playoff lessens the value of the regular season – not just in terms of the impact of games, but in terms of what the games are worth to advertisers.

Which means Bernie not only has to come up with enough money with a playoff to pay something to every D-1 school without lessening the current payout to BCS schools, but he also has to make up for the likely shortfall the BCS conferences will face as the regular season TV moneys dwindle.

It’ s so easy.

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Night time is the right time.

Per the Athens Banner-Herald, the first two games of the season are set to air on ESPN2:

The Sept. 1 game against Oklahoma State will air at 6:45 p.m. and the Sept. 8 game against South Carolina is set for 5:45 p.m, according to an ESPN spokesman on Wednesday.

That’s good for fans hoping to avoid the mid-day sun and bad for certain school administrators who would prefer as little tailgating as possible.

In other words, a win-win in my book.

(h/t dawgsonline.com)

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SEC meeting week odds and ends

  • We all know that Bernie’s playoff crusade will be the most watched story this week from the SEC business meetings. At least one guy is willing to go on record and object to a college football playoff. “…Introduce a playoff and all of a sudden we’re looking at college football the same way we look at the NFL: fun, but nothing special.” Right on, brother!  As Victor Laszlo said in Casablanca, welcome to the fight.
  • Nick Saban speaks! In fact, he’s positively garrulous in this article in the Tuscaloosa News. All that illegal recruiting talk? It’s “funny”. (Heh.) He doesn’t have any bad feelings about Les Miles, but “I can’t speak for him, though.” (Heh, heh.) He and Spurrier have evidently had a conversation about their stints in the NFL. (Heh, heh, heh.) He even manages to one up Bernie about what to do with the extra bucks that might flow to college football from a championship playoff – don’t give the money to all of the schools in D-1, give it to the players.
  • All that buzz about an early signing day for college football? Not so fast, my friend, at least when it comes to SEC coaches. As a group, they’re split on the proposal. Read the story carefully, though. The split breaks down between the haves and have nots. The recruiting powers like the current set up a lot more than the little guys do. One other thing worth noting: while there are a lot of pros and cons discussed in the story, there’s no mention of how an early signing date would benefit the kids.
  • While I’m on the subject of recruiting, I wanted to mention Georgia’s tenth verbal for the class of 2008, GAC linebacker Christian Robinson. Normally I don’t spend time blogging about verbals (especially when we’re something like 8+ months away from signing day), but this kid has a great quote in the Athens Banner-Herald worth sharing: “I’ve been around South Carolina all my life and it was really hard to tell them no today,” he said. “Everything that I wanted is at Georgia: People, coaches and I just know that Georgia is a great place.” Take that, Clifton Geathers!

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