Daily Archives: September 24, 2009

And how come Tim Tebow’s not playing linebacker?

Robbie Andreuplease.

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Mark Richt, master of understatement

It’s good to see the man has a sense of humor.  Even if it’s gallows humor:

On Georgia’s defense: “Well, they’re not playing the best pass defense in the country, that’s for sure…”

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UPDATE: And let’s not ignore this crack from Tony Barnhart.

… Well, Mallett may have played his first SEC game last week but his real SEC debut comes Saturday when the Hogs go to Alabama.

Ouch.

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Phil Steele sez…

go Dawgs, go this week, to the tune of 37-13:

ASU was sky high for last year’s HG in the desert but Georgia was never challenged winning 27-10 (-7). This time Georgia gets the large edge of ASU making their first trip to the deep South this decade. ASU is off of 2 creampuffs and has QB Sullivan (193 ypg, 57%, 1-0 ratio) making his 1st career road start. Georgia actually almost gained as many yards last week (530) as they did in the first 2 wks (565) combined. Stats lie here due to the strength of schedule (UGA #6, ASU #119) Georgia has been outgained by a 406-365 clip while ASU has dominated the yardage category with a 373-150 average edge. Georgia faces their easiest opponent of the season and this is the Sun Devils first test and the Bulldogs will show they are the much stronger team.

Also, Steele (or his computer) was impressed with Georgia’s showing against Arkansas, ranking it the 9th best performance in the country last weekend.  Go figure.

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Trend lines

As you guys know, I loves me some trends.  Here are a couple worth noting.

Tonight, South Carolina faces a fairly daunting task when it takes on highly ranked Ole Miss.  It’s fair to say that the ‘Cocks don’t have the best track record in games like this.

… South Carolina is 1-31 all-time against top-5 teams. The Gamecocks’ only win came in 1981 over No. 3 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. That was six head coaches ago.

They have never beaten a top-5 team at Williams-Brice Stadium.

And under Spurrier, the Gamecocks are just 1-7 against top-10 opponents and 5-13 against Top-25 foes.

Not good.

Meanwhile, Arizona State has its own cross to bear when it rolls into Athens.

… The Sun Devils, who face No. 17 Georgia this week in Athens, are 3-26 against top-25 teams since 2000. The program is also winless in four tries against the Southeastern Conference.

And it’s hard to see how this will help.

… Arizona State does have one big problem: All-America kicker Thomas Weber has been lost for possibly six weeks because of a groin injury, leaving the kicking chores to either walk-on freshman Bobby Wenzig or 26-year-old linebacker Mike Nixon.

Wenzig’s name isn’t even listed in the school’s media guide. Nixon, a former catcher in the Dodgers organization, enjoyed some kicking success at Phoenix’s Sunnyslope High — he made six field goals . . . in 2001.

Think they’ll be going for it on fourth-and-four at the Georgia 30?

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Thursday morning buffet

Dig in, dudes and dudines.

  • Mark Richt gets politically correct about the WLOCP.  Smart man.
  • Why is Tim Tebow’s name on this list?
  • Another tedious “here’s why this conference is better than the SEC” piece.  Does it ever occur to these guys that nobody ever does similar stuff about any other football conference?  As we used to say in first-year law, res ipsa loquitur.
  • Anyway, is the Pac-10 better than the SEC West?
  • So much for objective sports journalism.
  • Here’s a breakdown of BCS conference schools by the number of September home games each plays, in case you’re interested.
  • Mike Slive tells Junior and Corch to STFU.   Bless you, sir.
  • I’m not exactly hearing sounds of confidence emerging from the Georgia defense.
  • What else is there to do in Lawrence, Kansas on a Tuesday?
  • Myron Rolle is an impressive dude.  (And he’s yet to perform a single circumcision!)
  • If Junior is so smart, what does that make Steve Sarkisian?
  • Good offense, no defense.  No, not in Athens – South Bend“Those 20 games of surrendering 30 or more also is the most of any coach in Notre Dame history.”

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