Daily Archives: August 24, 2010

She’s said it all.

ESPN’s Heather Dinich tells you everything you need to know about Georgia and Georgia Tech this season.

In less than two minutes, to boot…

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Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

Tuesday morning buffet

And it’s not being delayed by NCAA investigators, either.

  • Seth Emerson ranks Georgia’s schedule in order of importance.  Auburn is too low.  In fact, if Georgia somehow manages to win #1, Auburn would belong at #2 on the list.
  • Phil Fulmer’s counsel for Mark Richt:  “Keep winning, brother,” Fulmer said. “That’s the best advice I can give.”
  • Bullshit detectors on, Captain:  “Former USC athletic director Mike Garrett eventually wrote a letter to the other schools apologizing for Baxter’s claims. But sources said that was done primarily to bury the controversy.” Yeah, sure.  After all, Junior “… also did not deny Baxter’s claims.” That settles it for me.  [UPDATE: ESPN says it was all made up.]
  • The emergence of Marlon Brown continues:  “In a three-receiver set, Marlon Brown is likely the next wideout on the field.”
  • When you have the worst returning offense in the SEC, losing your best offensive player to injury isn’t a positive development.  Let’s hope it’s nothing serious.
  • I guess this is meant as a rhetorical question.
  • If you take trends seriously (and I tend to), Paul Myerberg offers a decent rebuttal to the argument that Georgia Tech is likely to decline in 2010 due to the player losses it suffered.

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Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, SEC Football

It’s so easy, paying the players edition.

Well, for some schools it might be.

A newly released NCAA report shows that just 14 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools made money from campus athletics in the 2009 fiscal year, down from 25 the year before.

I don’t know about you, but I suspect that raising money to pay college athletes from state revenues or increased student athletic fees isn’t an idea which time has come.

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Filed under College Football, It's Just Bidness

Weslye Saunders, rocket scientist

When you’re the subject of an NCAA investigation, it’s not the brightest idea to use said investigation as a false excuse for being late to practice.

I wonder if Spurrier still insists Saunders isn’t a distraction.

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UPDATE: John Pennington adds some observations.

* A couple of weeks ago, Spurrier said that discipline on his team had improved going into Year Six.  He said that in the past he’d had a hard time getting players to show up on time for team funcions.  Perhaps the fact that Saunders — a talented player who has yet to live up to his hype — remains on the team despite numerous issues explains part of the problem in Columbia.  This isn’t Saunders’ first time missing or being late for team functions.  Yet he remains on Spurrier’s squad.

* It’s interesting that quarterback Stephen Garcia has been publicly criticized by Spurrier all offseason… while Spurrier has gone into very few details regarding Saunders’ multiple suspensions, the NCAA investigation surrounding him, or his living arrangements at the Whitney Hotel.  In fact, he bristled yesterday when asked for more information.  It would seem that Garcia’s recent issues lie with decision-making in the pocket and off-field study habits.  Saunders has broken team rules, (apparently) lied to coaches, and drawn NCAA scrutiny.  I would think Saunders would have been the coach’s whipping boy in the press, not the guy who threw 10 picks in 432 attempts last season.

* Coaches don’t like being lied to.  Lying to a coach is akin to saying the magic word to basketball official.  It often leads to ejection.  Example: Zach Mettenberger — it is believed by those in Athens — would have survived his misdemeanor sexual battery charges had he not lied to Mark Richt when the coach asked him what happened on the night he was arrested.  If it’s true that Saunders lied to his coaches and survived, that’s an interesting precedent to set.

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, The NCAA

Move over, Ramblin’ Wreck.

There’s a new sheriff in town.

It’s just another reminder that, when approached by a vehicle bearing the Tech logo, it’s prudent to give it a wide berth.

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