Friday morning buffet

Something to nibble on as the working week draws to a close:

  • Matt Hayes thinks 2010 Arkansas smells a lot like 2009 Ole Miss.
  • After reading this, I can certainly understand why a lot of Georgia Tech fans don’t think Heather Dinich has a clue.  “Efficient” isn’t the same as “balanced”.  And, hell yes, recruiting will make winning a national title at Georgia Tech a tall order.
  • What does Christian LeMay have to bring to the table to get that coveted fifth star?
  • Chris Low has Washaun Ealey as his twenty-third best player in the SEC.
  • The NCAA’s postponing its announcement on Southern Cal because it failed to get the school an advance copy of the report on time.  Way to look in charge, fellas.
  • Here’s a story about Jalen Fields, who will go down as the first commitment and (he hopes) last arrival of Georgia’s 2010 class.
  • The good news for Georgia’s athletic department is that there’s still a cutoff for football season tickets.  The bad news is that the non-renewals rose significantly.  The school blames that on a disappointing season and the economic downturn, but I wonder if concern about the trend is at least somewhat behind the call for less night games this season.
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15 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. dean

    What does Christian LeMay have to bring to the table to get that coveted fifth star?

    He could just de-commit from the dawgs and commit to Florida or Alabama. That’s an automatic 5th star.

  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Heather Whatsername also says Tech should be able to pass better with “a quarterback as talented as Josh Nesbitt.” Last I watched, Josh Nesbitt’s passing looks like John Lastinger’s.

    No offense John, the time in Dallas is still 10 to 9.

  3. The Realist

    The rise of other programs like North Carolina, Miami — even Duke and Virginia — will make it nearly impossible for any ACC team to escape the conference season undefeated.

    HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    If you can’t escape Duke and Virginia undefeated, then you, sir, were not a bowl contender, much less a national title contender, to begin with.

  4. Puffdawg

    From Heather D article, how laughable is this quote when talking about being a national title caliber program?

    “The rise of other programs like North Carolina, Miami — even Duke and Virginia — will make it nearly impossible for any ACC team to escape the conference season undefeated. And even a perfect season is no guarantee of a national title. “

  5. Puffdawg

    “…however he will at times throw off his back foot on the deep ball the it will sail on him, but when planted and balanced he can zip the ball downfield and stretch it vertically.”

    This put visions of Joe Cox in my head. He catches a lot of flak, deservedly so, but when he stepped into his throws, he threw some pretty balls. He just got in trouble when he would try to get rid of it (out of bounds) off his back foot.

    • dean

      He just got in trouble when he would try to get rid of it (out of bounds) off his back foot.

      And when he saw a linebacker standing there but threw it anyway.

  6. Yeah we’ve had about enough of Heather. According to her weekly picks, I think we went something like 3-9 last year.

    And in the interest of LOL-aversion she should’ve said, “Florida State and Virginia Tech” instead of “Duke and Virginia.”

    • The Realist

      FSU & VaTech makes much more sense in that statement. Was it intended to be a joke to begin with?

  7. 69Dawg

    The crazy number of night games last year was certainly a reason for some of the non-renewals. I’ve had season tickets for over twenty years and I was tired of it. While I know that the older fans are not liked by the younger fans, they still pay a lot of the freight and many just don’t want to tailgate for 8-10 hours before the game. I think the North Campus mess was another reason the night games suck.

    • The Realist

      Most tailgaters are out there for 8 hours for a 3:30 kick. Try 12 hours for a 7:00 start.

      The time of the games might have been a minor cause, but the down expectations coupled with a bad economy were the two major causes. The game times are relatively insignificant compared to those two.

    • dudetheplayer

      The older fans are/were fine as long as they don’t sit on their hands and stay mute the entire game.

      Those folks should stay home.

  8. NRBQ

    “Fewer” night games.

    Sorry.

  9. JC in Powder Springs

    If not for walk-ons getting ‘ships, Dawgs would be catching up to vols with 70(?) players projected to be on scholarship this season (Fields story). Somebody tell me again why we shouldn’t be signing the full 24.