Sheridan about NCAA investigation at AU,'They think they know the third party & who put up the money.'—
Finebaum Network (@finebaum) July 20, 2011
Year2 has more details, if you’re interested.
Chizik is scheduled to speak tomorrow, by the way.
This should be awesome.
More details here.
Like I said, awesome.
The Bataan Death March which is the Georgia running backs situation continues apace with today’s admission from Ken Malcome:
… Malcome may have already found his way on the field, but minor injuries and difficulty grasping the playbook have held him back. He missed 10 practice sessions in the spring due to a groin injury. He said it’s still an issue but believes he can play through it.
“The groin is cool now,” Malcome said. “I’m still getting treatment on it. I’m going to try my best to get it better for camp. Once you start running on it it’ll start hurting again, but I’ve just got to keep going.”
Oh, joy. Now they’re down to two healthy running backs.
Does anybody know where Mudcat’s car is these days? Wherever that is, I want Crowell and Samuel keeping a damned wide berth of the place.
I know I’m just a lowly blogger with a law degree and I know that living in this country over the past decade means witnessing an appalling retreat from our constitutional guarantees in the name of the Wars on Nouns (much of which has the enthusiastic support of people who like to bleat loudly about personal freedom, ironically), but I still wound up shaking my head over this exchange between the noted legal scholars Dennis Dodd and Urban Meyer:
CBSSports.com: What about subpoena power for the NCAA in its investigations? Is that something you’d welcome?
“Absolutely. The problem right now the investigation process takes five years, four years. USC can’t go to a bowl game. They [current players] were 14 years old, 15 years old when this was going on.
“The two areas that are missing in my mind are fear and lack of knowledge. Fear on the side of the coaches and lack of knowledge on the side of the NCAA. Why not combine the two? Every quarter you have a conference call [with coaches].’ What do you hear? What’s going on? We hear about these recruiting services or camps or bumps. They put a memo together and send it out. ‘This is what we hear is going on. If you get caught here is the punishment.’ “
“You won’t catch everybody, That’s not the goal. You want to stop the behavior.”
So, we’re going to give a non-governmental entity the power to issue subpoenas. Did either of these scholars stop to think that the NCAA isn’t bound by little niceties like the 4th and 5th Amendments? And how, exactly, would the NCAA be empowered to enforce this?
This is what comes from serious people who believe something should be done without first engaging their brains. Which is to say, it’s pretty typical thinking for our times.
(Thus endeth the rant.)
SicEmDawgs has the details here.
2013 Georgia Football Schedule (Tentative)
- 08/31 – at Clemson
- 09/07 – at Vanderbilt
- 09/14 – South Carolina
- 09/21 – North Texas
- 09/28 – at LSU
- 10/05 – at Tennessee
- 10/12 – Alabama
- 10/19 – Open Date
- 10/26 – Kentucky
- 11/02 – Florida (at Jacksonville, FL)
- 11/09 – Appalachian State
- 11/16 – Auburn
- 11/23 – Open Date
- 11/30 – at Georgia Tech
- 12/07 – SEC Championship
2014 Georgia Football Schedule (Tentative)
- 08/30 – Clemson
- 09/06 – at Arkansas
- 09/13 – at South Carolina
- 09/20 – Open Date
- 09/27 – Vanderbilt
- 10/04 – Tennessee
- 10/11 – LSU
- 10/18 – Open Date
- 10/25 – at Kentucky
- 11/01 – Florida (at Jacksonville, FL)
- 11/08 – South Alabama
- 11/15 – at Auburn
- 11/22 – Charleston Southern
- 11/29 – Georgia Tech
- 12/06 – SEC Championship
I would say we are witnessing the McGarity-zation of the football schedule: two open dates each season and a softer post-Cocktail Party schedule. There are trade-offs, of course.
I really like slipping the North Texas and South Alabama games in before tough conference road games, though.
Nick Saban’s ultimate “he doesn’t have time for this shit” story at Miami:
“It was funny, when I was playing for the Dolphins in Miami and we were having problems with penalties, I told Coach Saban, ‘Let’s make ‘em roll.’
“All of the other guys were kinda laughing. I was serious. I think it would’ve gotten the point across, but I guess you can’t really do that in the League.
“In college, you have the scholarship hanging over their heads. You can make the guys roll and throw up.
“Coach Saban laughed. He thought it was funny: ‘Are you (kidding) me? We’re going to have Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas and these guys out here rolling? They’ll tell me to go (do something that’s anatomically impossible).’ “
This is why I find speculation about Saban returning to the NFL funny. He gets to combine the control college coaches have over their players with a little professional-style roster management. It’s the best of both worlds, so why would he ever consider leaving?