Daily Archives: March 30, 2008

Misty water-colored memories

Terence Moore, Saturday March 29, 2008:

No coaches have more distinctive personalities than those involved with college football. Take Georgia Tech, for instance, where Bobby Dodd was a battler, Bill Curry was a philosopher, Bobby Ross was a perfectionist, George O’Leary was a screamer and Chan Gailey was a — well, he was a what?

Terence Moore, Wednesday, May 2, 2007:

Chan Gailey is an unappreciated treasure at Georgia Tech for many reasons.

In the immortal words of Dan Quayle, “what a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

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An SEC spring

A few tidbits for your reading pleasure:

  • If I were UT’s Jonathan Crompton, I wouldn’t get too comfortable. It’s usually not a good sign for the QB when the coaches are raving about how well the secondary is playing. Or when the backups are putting up better numbers – and the freshman is being called the “most impressive”.
  • If its spring game is any indication, Mississippi State’s offense doesn’t sound like it’s gotten any better: a 6-0 final score. In overtime. The leading rusher in the game had 15 yards.
  • Urban Meyer talks about the “dope look”. After you read about it, admit it – it’s not what you thought, is it?
  • Unlike the MSU game, there was plenty of offense at Auburn’s A-Day – 70+ passes and all of the offensive plays run (fired?) out of the shotgun. What may be lacking, though, is a bit of team chemistry. “3. Franklin was especially critical of the two quarterbacks’ sideline ‘leadership.’ Burns and Todd were apparently shirking their responsibility to signal in the formation when fourth-stringer DeRon Furr was in the game. Franklin was not pleased, and he volunteered his displeasure to reporters. ‘They weren’t being good team guys,’ he said.”

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Getting that preseason Dawgy love

From today’s The State, five guys say why Georgia is #1 going into the ’08 season:

Five members of The Associated Press’ Top 25 college football voting panel tell us why they’re leaning toward putting Georgia No. 1 on their preseason ballots:

1. Stewart Mandel, SI.com. Of the teams that finished high last year, Georgia has by far the most key players coming back, with the possible exception of Ohio State. But there’s obviously reason for skepticism with the Buckeyes.

2. David Jones, Florida Today. Knowshon Moreno is just beginning to show how good he really is. He’s my preseason Heisman favorite over [Florida's] Tim Tebow.

3. Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram. In Matthew Stafford, the Bulldogs have a veteran quarterback with more skins on the wall at the college level than the guy who will start at Southern Cal, Mark Sanchez.

4. Tom Luicci, (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. I’d go with Georgia because of the wealth of talent, particularly on offense, it has back. I’m not sure the national champion this year was even the best team in the SEC at the end of the season.

5. Joe Person, The (Columbia) State. Here’s hoping success doesn’t spoil Moreno. The way the Heisman candidate sprints back to the huddle after every carry is reminiscent of how Pete Rose ran out every ground ball. That kind of energy is infectious.

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