Daily Archives: June 18, 2008

He didn’t mention calculus!

Once again, I give Paul Johnson kudos for honesty.

Q: Some Tech fans like to suggest that Tech and Georgia recruit different players in the state? True or false?

A: Not really. Maybe at some positions. We didn’t recruit either of the quarterbacks they recruited; they didn’t recruit ours. Well, that’s not true. They’re recruiting a couple of the same guys but for different positions. Some of the line guys [who have committed to Tech] they recruited, and we recruited [some of the line guys who have committed to Georgia].

A lot of it comes into evaluation; beauty comes in the eye of the beholder. We’re recruiting for what our needs, and they’re recruiting for their needs, but certainly there is some crossover.

No mention of academics there, just system related stuff.  Good for him.

Of course, whether the Tech fan base agrees with his assessment is a totally different question.

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Perhaps she needs more fiber in her diet.

All I’ve got to say after seeing this picture taken at Michigan’s Women’s Football Academy

… is I don’t know what’s going on there and I don’t want to know, either.

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That is all.

By the way, the AP can go screw itself.

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UPDATE: This is rich.

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Youth is served…

… on Georgia’s latest depth chart, that is.

A few examples:

Freshman receiver Tavarres King is listed ahead of senior Demiko Goodman and redshirt freshman Walter Hill at split end, where Kenneth Harris and Kris Durham are 1-2.

Freshman Richard Samuel is the third string tailback behind Knowshon Moreno and Caleb King. Samuel, an early enrollee who was named the biggest offensive surprise of the spring, is ahead of Kalvin Daniels, a walk-on who is still listed ahead of another promising freshman, Dontavius Jackson.

Freshman Ben Jones is listed behind Chris Davis at center, but Davis could move back to guard, clearing the way for Jones to start.

“We could have one freshman and four sophomores starting up front, which is still a very young team up front,” Richt said.

And last, but not least, there’s no pressure on this kid.

Georgia is already listing incoming freshman Blair Walsh as first-team kicker ahead of Drew Butler and walk-ons Andrew Jensen and Brian Behr.

“You don’t normally like to give a scholarship to a kicker unless you think he’s going to be your guy,” Richt said. “As we know the last time we scholarshiped a kicker was Andy Bailey and (Brandon) Coutu beat him out as a walk-on.”

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The morning buffet

Feel free to pick and choose from these tempting morsels:

  • This is one of those concepts that when you read about it, you wonder why it took somebody so long to think of it. And does anyone besides me find it a little weird to learn that Gordon Gee sat on the board of Limited Brands? (h/t The Wizard of Odds)
  • Looking for travel tips for the Georgia-Arizona State game? Paul Westerdawg is on the mother.
  • Raise your hand if you’re surprised about this.
  • The Orlando Sentinel’s Tim Stephens has some follow up thoughts on his provocative conference realignment piece from last week.
  • Sometimes there are moments when you wish that another school was one of your school’s biggest rivals. This is one of those moments for me.
  • I thought about posting on this when I saw it last week – I mean, Paul Finebaum citing a blogger with approval is strange enough to be comment worthy – but I’m glad I didn’t. I can honestly and humbly say that anything I would have written would have paled in comparison to this post at The Joe Cribbs Car Wash. As Finebaum slaggings go, it’s a tour de force.
  • The Tulsa World takes another look at whither a D-1 football playoff. Money quote (literally) from Bob Stoops: “When ratings start falling and no one’s coming to games and TV isn’t interested any more, then you’ll start having some real reasons (to institute playoff).”
  • Oh, and for you playoff advocates that like to talk about “settling it on the field”, check out how the NCAA fills out the brackets for the regionals in the baseball playoffs:

The College World Series is under way, and one of the most surprising stories is that Fresno State is there. That’s not to denigrate the Bulldogs in any way. Instead, it’s a surprise they’re in Omaha because they were a No. 4 seed in a regional in the first round. There are, of course, just four teams in each regional field in the first round, which means the Bulldogs weren’t even supposed to get out of their regional, much less win a Super Regional over Arizona State – which was seeded No. 3 nationally. But that’s where it gets weird. The idea that Fresno State was a No. 4 seed in the first round is beyond ludicrous. Blame it on the NCAA. While the NCAA seeds the complete men’s and women’s basketball field from 1-64/65 and while it seeds the 64-team softball field 1-16, it seeds only the top eight in baseball. In an attempt to save money, geography plays a huge role in deciding the No. 3 and 4 seeds in the first round. That’s how you had a Fresno State team with an RPI in the 90s seeded as a No. 4 along with Mount St. Mary’s (260s), Stony Brook (150s), Texas Southern (290s) and Bucknell (190s).

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