Wednesday morning buffet

Get ‘yer hump day nourishment:

  • My math isn’t always the best, but if I used my fingers and toes correctly, Mark Richt is claiming that Georgia’s coaches visited more than 350 high schools around the state during the spring evaluation period.  Whew.
  • There’s plenty of Justin Houston love in this SEC Blogger Roundtable at CFN.  (And bonus points to Billy G. for the “regression to the mean” reference re:  Arky’s turnover margin.)
  • Heather Dinich’s 2:20 ramble about the LSU-UNC game could have been boiled down to a single sentence:  North Carolina will win the game because of defense.  What a waste of time…
  • Chris Brown reflects on who’s the spread’s daddy.
  • The reason this is so funny is because it’s true.
  • Here’s Football Outsiders’ preseason top 10 projected power rankings.  Let’s just say the SEC fares well.
  • Brophy looks at Norm Parker’s Iowa defense’s domination of Georgia Tech’s triple option in the Orange Bowl and concludes that it’s all about the execution, baby.
  • And best wishes to David Hale on his new gig.  You will be missed, sir.
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10 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. HVL Dawg

    So David Hale has decided to get married and finally leave college……to be a beat writer for the pHillies. Isn’t that a hockey team?

  2. I expect Houston to lead the league in sacks.

    Appreciate the linkage.

  3. Barrett

    Justin Houston is a perfect fit at LB in the 3-4. Still a lot of holes to fill on the UGA D, but Houston will be very good for the Dawgs.

  4. Ward Eagle

    Sitting in my office smack dab between UNC, NCSU, and Dook, I’m here to tell you and whoever Heather Dinich is, LSU is going to hand UNC their ass.

    Don’t forget that SEC teams can play defense.

    And, regardless of our opinion of Miles, he isn’t a terrible coach. He’s nuts, but he isn’t a terrible coach.

    • Dog in Fla

      “He’s nuts, but he isn’t a terrible coach.”

      And on top of that, he’s inspirational too:

      http://www.thequotablelesmiles.com/

    • Silver Creek Dawg

      Ward,

      I went to UNC for two years, then transferred home to UGA to finish school. I will say that despite the fact Carolina is in the A-She-She, their defense this year is legit. They may have 3 or 4 first round picks off of it and they are really good. If they can get ANY offense at (a big if), they should win the conference.

      I think Carolina will win because LSU seems to be in upheaval offensively. I’m not sure LSU can score, and as we all know, if you don’t let the other team score, you can’t lose.

      • Ward Eagle

        I don’t disagree with your insight to Carolina’s defense. I think they will be a top 10 defense.

        Nor do I disagree with your points on LSU’s offense being in upheaval. However, I think that upheaval is good.

        Here’s where I see the difference. UNC, in order to win, is going to have to start their freshman QB because the incumbent can’t do it. Due to inexperience, LSU’s D is going to kill him. If they play the incumbent, Due to inability, LSU’s D will kill him.

        LSU has three great receivers, and one-time pick-six machine Jefferson had decent numbers last year.

        UNC’s DL is definitely better than LSU’s OL, but LSU’s OL is better than last year. I think they will be helped by Jefferson getting rid of the ball more quickly and the backs being improved from last year. Mike Ford was pretty impressive in the spring game.

        I know I’m going out on a limb here, but I don’t see UNC beating them – even if they can win the ACC.

  5. SefDawg

    Soooo, we get Hey Jenny Slater back, but now we’re gonna lose David Hale? Fate, you are a cruel mistress.

  6. NRBQ

    Hale’s loss is huge. Long live Hale.

    Shoots a hole in my morning 4-site rotation.

    Slater is not an option, as “unregistered” comments terrify him.

    Best of the best to you, David.

  7. shane#1

    First Ching then Hale? CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!!!!!!