Daily Archives: October 23, 2011

There’s a reason you shouldn’t write BCS Title Game tirades in the middle of October.

It’s so you won’t look like a complete and utter dumbass when they start clearing the brush.

(h/t T.H.)

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Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles

Just like old times

You think Tommy Tuberville felt a little Martinez nostalgia watching game tapes of Oklahoma’s secondary?

“The thing we noticed about Oklahoma was that they had not seen a passing team all year. They have seen some teams that have run the ball and that is all. I told the ESPN guys yesterday in the hotel that if there was one guy that could get it done for us today it would be our number 7 (Seth Doege). He put the ball on the money and made good plays and good decisions. It was not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a game that we thought we had a good opportunity if we just stayed in it till the fourth quarter.”

Doege’s final line on the day:  33 of 52 passing, 441 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT.  He had a better game against Oklahoma than he did against Kansas.

To be fair, Martinez fits right in with the rest of the Big 12.  Oklahoma’s 78th nationally in pass defense.  That’s fourth-best in the conference.

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It’s THAT week. You know the week I’m talking about.

Here’s a Sunday smorgasbord to get you started thinking about the Cocktail Party:

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Filed under Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football

A real vote of confidence

Derek Dooley, on burning his freshman quarterback’s redshirt in the fourth quarter of a blowout in his team’s seventh game of the season:

“I’ve never worried about redshirts,” Dooley said. “I don’t care. These guys don’t worry about staying for four years anymore, so why should we worry about redshirts?”

Adios, Matt Simms.

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No one knows what it’s like to be the sad man.

Shorter Mark Bradley:  So this is what everyone else with a shred of observational ability meant when they called Paul Johnson a mediocre recruiter.

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UPDATE:  Tech fans, has it really come to this?

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Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

This morning’s question

Is this the best way to win a game… or the worst way to lose one?

Based on Bret Bielema’s expression when the coaches shake hands, I’m leaning towards the latter.  A real gut shot.

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Filed under Big Ten Football