Monday morning buffet

Grab a plate and go.

  • Weird factoid of the day:  Ohio State hasn’t played in the Rose Bowl in twelve years.
  • Richt’s praise for Fred Munzenmaier at yesterday’s teleconference reminded me that I left out one other observation about Saturday’s game – what has happened to Shaun Chapas this year?
  • The reviews on Charlie Weis’ career are starting to roll in and they’re not exactly boffo.  Although I have to disagree with the premise of the second article I linked there.  With an $18 million contract buyout (negotiated in the wake of a loss to Southern Cal), the biggest beneficiary of the Weis era has clearly been Charlie Weis.
  • Rich Rodriguez isn’t feeling too hot these days, either.
  • Here’s one reason why.  And, yeah, that was a classless move by Danny Hope.
  • Cool factoid of the day:  The Auburn-Georgia game has featured at least one ranked team in 31 of the last 32 meetings.
  • I know it’s the Big XII North and all, but still, it’s pretty amazing what Bill Snyder’s doing this year.
  • ESPN continues its shabby treatment of Ron Franklin.
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13 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. rbubp

    Oh no. Musberger is lousy at basketball. Ron is great at everything. What’s the deal there?

  2. NRBQ

    Off-topic, but has the network for the Auburn game been selected?

    (Need to set Tivo by Wednesday).

  3. JaxDawg

    We can only hope the ND jet is spotted at the Gainesville regional airport soon.

    You have to think that after 20 years of irrelevance, the *very* large ND booster checkbook is about to open thyself and produce a pontiff.

    How about both Charlie Strong and Meyer gone in the same season? Not to mention the GPOOE……

    • Ben Rockwell

      I know what you’re saying, but what bothers me about this attitude is how we as Dawg fans expect/hope for a change in staff in Gainesville when it’s happened twice already since Richt and Co. have been in town, and our fortunes haven’t changed one bit.

      UF will not botch a hire to replace Meyer; in fact, they may just open up the bank and elevate Strong to HC.

      • Why would UF have to open up the bank to hire Strong?

        • Ben Rockwell

          I don’t know why I said, “Open up the bank.” I think I was still thinking about Meyer and ND. My bad.

      • JaxDawg

        Ben,
        I believe that FL will take a step back next year, for obvious reasons. In fact, most Gator fans I know here in Jax feel that the only way for their program to go from here is down. Which is surprising considering their normally arrogant mentality. The talk at the Sunday cookout/children’s bday party was that they expect ND to coming after Meyer hard, making him a deal just shy of including a palace in the Vatican City.

        I hope they’re correct.

        B/c extremely successful programs/organizations rarely recede without a change in top mgmt. Or, in FL’s case, a change at the top and at the player level. Spurrier, Dooley, Bryant, Osborne, etc – all examples of great coaches that left only to see their programs slide dramatically afterwards.

        So don’t think it can’t happen to FL. But you are correct, we had our chance with Zook and pussed out big-time. It was then that I questioned Richt’s ability to beat these guys consistently. Looks like I was correct. Will it happen again? WHo the hell knows.

        • Dog in Fla

          “pussed out big-time. It was then that I questioned Richt’s ability to beat these guys consistently. Looks like I was correct. Will it happen again? Who the hell knows.”

          Probably not until way down the line when we get in a bidding war with Auburn and hire Derek Dooley away from Louisiana Tech. At least a Dooley knows how to beat Florida.

  4. Puffdawg

    I for one hope Urban stays around Florida. All these posts make us sound like a bunch of pussies. Since when did hoping we could beat our rivals when they weren’t their best become our motto?