Monday morning buffet

A few things to sample on a very rainy Monday:

  • Christian LeMay led a secret life growing up in Gainesville, Florida:  “I kind of kept that under wraps because I lived in Gainesville, but I liked watching David Greene and D.J. Shockley play quarterback there…”
  • Big Ten expansion:  it’s about money and sticking it to Texas (at least if you’re Tom Osborne).
  • Speaking of expansion, I’m sure if you’re Jim Boeheim that you’d question the “fit” of moving from the Big East to the Big Ten, but if the Big East implodes and loses its AQ berth in the BCS, your AD may not share your point of view.
  • Because it’s never too early to be thinking about it, here’s a look at games of interest from college football’s opening weekend.
  • And here’s a quick link to the SEC’s 2010 football schedules.
  • From Dr Saturday, here’s a fun stat about South Carolina’s Stephen Gilmore:

… Cornerback is a notoriously impossible position to judge from the outside, without a fair amount of film and understanding of the coverages in specific situations, because the best corners are typically absent from the stat sheet as a sign of respect from opposing offenses. On that front, Gilmore seems to check out: By the second game of his career, Georgia was already avoiding the boundary side of the field (all six of A.J. Green’s receptions against USC came either in front of Gilmore’s counterpart at field corner, Akeem Auguste, or over the middle, behind the linebackers in a zone look), and Alabama’s hulking star, Julio Jones, was held without a catch for the only time in his career in the Tide’s defensively driven, 20-6 win in October.

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3 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. AthensHomerDawg

    Good post.

  2. Macallanlover

    For all the complaints about the “contrived” games the WWL has pushed for in recent years, they always seem to be the best option on opening weekend. The Boise/Va Tech game plays a huge role in the 2010 season, and will be a part of many conversations throughout the season as we debate relative strengths of teams for poll purposes.

  3. Vious

    I am interested to see how LeMay deals with AM the next few years. If AM has success this year, he is a lock for the next 3 seasons. Sure, maybe LeMay may have a few packages installed during AM’s tenure but even that is questionable