Tuesday morning buffet

Better stuff than what they offer in the Remerton jail…

  • Well now, a coaches-who-need-to-win-now list that doesn’t have Mark Richt’s name on it.  That’s refreshing.
  • The Dread Pirate Leach is set to be deposed this week.  That should be entertaining.
  • Here’s the real reason for Urban Meyer’s leave of absence.
  • You can’t help rooting for Richard Samuel’s success with the position change.  Of course, you also can’t help but wonder why it took so long to happen.
  • Maybe the problem for the Big XII’s continued survival isn’t Texas, after all.
  • It takes a special kind of loutishness for a typical football fan to claim some sort of moral superiority in the wake of the Mettenberger arrest.  Unless you’re a Georgia Tech fan, of course, in which case it just comes with the territory.
  • Factoid of the day, via Mr. SteeleFlorida is #3 overall in the SEC in draft picks the last 10 years with 50 (Georgia #1 with 55).
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8 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. kckd

    I found this entry funny in the coaches who need to win now section:

    9.Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
    Admit it. When Spurrier was hired at the end of 2004, you figured he’d have won an SEC title by now. How about the East Division? A 10-win season? Instead, over five seasons, the coach has been marginal, going 35-28, slumping below .500 in league games, and never finishing higher than No. 2 in the division. South Carolina is a decent program these days that can be counted on for a perennial second-tier bowl invite, but is that commensurate with the expectations or the salary? There could be an opening in 2010 for South Carolina. Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee are a little less potent, and the ‘Cocks have plenty of returning talent. Then again, this is the same school that went AWOL in last month’s PapaJohns.com Bowl with Connecticut, so it can use some momentum in April.

    Who exactly was it who thought he’d win an SEC title by now at South Carolina? Maybe the same numb nuts who predicted Lou Holtz to win one in 2002. And does he really think we’re less potent than last year? or just in general?

    • The Realist

      I remember when Lee Corso said Spurrier would never win anything at South Carolina. Everyone on the set kinda chuckled like the old man didn’t know what he was talking about.

      Lee Corso knows. I think Sakerlina fans might start believing it soon, too. Sakerlina — where careers go to die.

  2. Dude

    Dude. DUDE. Do NOT link to a pic of two bare-assed dudes. Without some kind of warning. Or any homo-curious Tech site, for that matter.

  3. JaxDawg

    Senator,
    your final point re draft picks tells me that UGA may have more consistent talent than any school in the SEC, if not the country.

    It also tells me that our staff has not done enough with the talent they have been given. Some folks will argue that point, but the stats bear that out. And I’m not ragging on Richt – he’s generally done very well – but has he underachieved in some respects?

    Yes.

    • Macallanlover

      Fair observation. I am not sure how you account for the early departures though, we seem to have a bigger problem than other schools at keeping players in Athens for the full term of their eligibility. Then there are injuries and late developers, although you would think that would be a wash. Not sure I feel the staff is totally to blame as the players who do make it seem to get high marks for preparedness.

      Also, it isn’t like we have been stragglers with the record and SEC titles we have put up while playing in a conference that is at it’s all-time high in respect. We have almost the same record as PC put up at USC for the same period while playing much better competition. Still, the impressive numbers will certainly fuel the dissatisfied among us.

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    So, who’s going to be eleventh in the Big Ten this year? Rich Rod or the Zooker?

  5. RC

    Here’s hoping Samuel proves to be a kind of bizarro Robert Edwards, without the freakish injuries.

  6. Aligator

    Gators do have two NC in that time frame …