Daily Archives: July 3, 2011

Drip, drip, drip.

What the hot seat hath wrought:

“I want to start by saying that I think Georgia has an excellent class going right now and they are the team to beat for five-star tackle John Theus of Jacksonville, Fla., and five-star running back Keith Marshall of Raleigh, N.C. — the top running back prospect in this class. With that, it has to be of some concern that Florida, Auburn, Alabama and others have come into the Peach State and gotten early commitments from prospects that the Bulldogs offered and wanted. With a good season on the field to quiet some of the rumblings about coach Mark Richt’s future, I think UGA could close as strong as anyone, but right now, the exodus of in-state talent has to be of some concern.”

The math doesn’t matter.  Nor does the fact that Richt’s in on some top-notch out-of-state talent.  The narrative says there is only one reason Georgia can’t close the borders right now.

And that’s just the polite way this recruiting flack puts it.  Imagine how Richt’s rivals are pitching this crap on the recruiting trail.

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Must SEC TV

Doing the math on David Paschall’s projections on the games CBS elects to broadcast this season, here’s how the number of appearances shape up by team:

  • Alabama, 6
  • Florida, 5
  • LSU, 4
  • Arkansas, 3
  • Tennessee, 3
  • Auburn, 2
  • Ole Miss, 2
  • South Carolina, 2
  • Georgia, 1

Georgia and South Carolina are victims of bad timing, in that their game comes before the broadcast season kicks in, but, still, that seems a little light, especially given the ‘Cocks’ preseason standing as division favorites.  And no Mississippi State?

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It’s worse in urnge.

You may think we’ve suffered through some lean times in Athens of late, but they’re glory years compared to recent history in Knoxville:

The fourth-year seniors on this team already have lost 20 games, have never won more than seven games in a season, have yet to win a bowl game and haven’t beaten Florida or Alabama.

Florida’s bouncing back from a down year with a new coaching regime and player losses rivaling Tennessee’s.  South Carolina became the first team to win the SEC East while enduring five losses last season.  So when somebody says, “we’ve got a chance”, that’s not necessarily saying much.

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Stat of the day

Ole Miss, in route to the third worst showing in defensive scoring in SEC history, failed to stop a 2010 conference opponent from scoring in the red zone a single time.

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