Daily Archives: October 15, 2011

That was such an ugly win…

I almost feel bad for Vanderbilt. Almost.

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More picks than sixes

Think things might get a little ugly on the Plains today?

It’s been a struggle for several of the SEC’s quarterbacks this season. In fact, there are 10 FBS automatic qualifying schools that have more interceptions than touchdown passes this season, and five of them are from the SEC — Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

Most of the names there aren’t a surprise, as they include three of the conference’s most dysfunctional offenses.  Even Florida’s appearance, given the QB situation and who the Gators have played, isn’t a total shock.  But Auburn?  What gives, Gus?  Even Chris Todd had a 22-6 TD/INT ratio.

For the record, here are the passer ratings for the guys likely to see playing time today, in descending order:

  • Barrett Trotter, 126.72
  • Jacoby Brissett, 108.54
  • Trey Burton, 68.90
  • Jeff Driskel, 57.08
  • Kiehl Frazier, -9.76

Expect to see a lot of rushing plays.

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“I never imagined that could happen over something like puppies.”

Words fail me.

There was no money exchanged, no recruit tampering and no illicit puppy provisions when Isaiah Crowell held up a 5-week-old English bulldog related to the Uga line that belonged to Woods on National Signing Day, said the Georgia fan best known for painting a bulldog atop his head on gamedays.

For anyone following Georgia’s recruiting and the saga involving Woods and Crowell, now a Georgia freshman tailback, this is nothing surprising.

What comes as news, however, is that the University of Georgia quietly launched and wrapped up an investigation into the incident, that Woods was just a few minutes away from committing what may have qualified as an NCAA infraction and that the dog-runner, former Georgia defensive back Glenn Ford, had close enough ties to Crowell and the Carver-Columbus football program to squash any allegations of wrongdoing.

Woods said Wednesday that he was only recently notified by Georgia that the investigation into whether the loaner puppy could have violated NCAA rules came to an end, clearing him and Ford and taking away another of the nit-picky potential violations looming over Crowell’s head.

No news yet on whether Woods has been cleared by PETA.

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