Daily Archives: November 1, 2011

Running backs? We don’t need no stinkin’ running backs.

I swear, this reads like a bad April Fools’ joke.

A trio of Georgia running backs have been suspended for the upcoming game against New Mexico State.

As first reported by ESPN, Dawg Post has confirmed tailbacks Isaiah Crowell, Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome have been suspended for a violation of team rules.

Malcome’s got a helluva sense of timing, doesn’t he?

I guess this week Georgia will be the team lined up in the five-receiver sets.

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UPDATE:  Hmm.  This is kind of interesting.

… There was speculation leading up to the Florida game on Saturday that Crowell was facing a possible suspension, but he played.

Athletic director Greg McGarity said “absolutely not,” this afternoon when asked by The Athens Banner-Herald if discipline was held over until after the Florida game.

“This had nothing to do with the Florida game or anything,” McGarity said. “It was all timing.”

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Clap for the Zooker

Check out what the Penn State student section did just before Illinois attempted a game-tying field goal with seconds to go.

Good to see that kind of effort rewarded.

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A reader poll for the Dawg in you

When he’s not shilling for UCF, Mike Bianchi has had an epic time piling on the Gators this fall.  All of that bile he’s saved up for Urban Meyer gets a dose of contempt for Charlie Weis tossed in to get you to this.

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His finest hour

Easily the best feel good story from Saturday…

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UPDATE:  Bad karma, man.

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Thanks for your support.

In the space of two weeks, West Virginia goes from voting in favor of doubling the fee to exit the Big East to suing the conference to leave early.  That’s one helluva spin move, fellas.

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Vanderbilt brings out the best in its opponents.

Ridiculous cheap shot from Arkansas’ Marquel Wade here:

If Shawn Williams got popped by the SEC for a half-game suspension, I wonder how long Wade can expect to sit.

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UPDATE:  Wade has apologized.

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Traffic talk

All I can figure is that the hot seat’s been good for business at GTP.  Last month saw a record number of hits in a month here, more than 420,000.  The site’s had well over a million hits in just the last three months.

I blame Bobo.

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Upon further review, Georgia-Florida edition

Having watched the replay last night, I can sheepishly admit there may have been a couple of things I missed live, but I’ve also got to say that the broadcast didn’t come close to catching the raw emotional feel of the crowd at certain times, most notably in that last scoring drive when Samuel’s enthusiasm had the joint rocking.

Anyway, some things I caught the second time around:

  • Jeebus, Jarvis Jones lived in the Gator backfield the entire game, it seemed.  Shades of 1985 and Muddy Waters.  Seriously, Jones was back there so often it looked like he and Brantley kept picking up an ongoing conversation.
  • Aside from blowing the coverage on Jordan Reed on Florida’s only offensive TD, Alec Ogletree looked good for a guy who hadn’t played in six games.
  • Speaking of which, I still don’t get going for it on fourth-and-nineteen there.  Even if it did work.
  • There were stretches in the second half where the offensive line looked dominant with its run blocking.
  • Kickoff coverage looked even more pathetic on TV than it did live.
  • Bennett’s TD catch was spectacular, especially considering that Murray didn’t put the ball in the best place.  King’s was as good, but at least there Murray threw it where he had to.
  • I’m still totally gobsmacked by that last completion to Conley.  Murray had thrown nine incompletions prior to that toss to a true freshman at a spot when if it doesn’t work, there would have been a ton of second guessing about the call.  Utterly ballsy play from Mike Bobo.
  • And that’s one thing I’ll give Danielson credit for in what I thought was a fairly lazy performance on his part.  He was properly floored by the call.  That being said, he was way too kind to both quarterbacks and to Charlie Weis.  And his Jordan Reed fixation got irritating.  (I did like the way he gave Richard Samuel IV credit for running hard, though.)  Admittedly, it was not a pretty game, but it was gutsy and, yeah, emotional.  Verne and Gary both sounded a little detached from that at times.
  • One other thing I will credit Danielson with:   he did a solid job pointing out the efforts of Crowell (some good, some not so good) and Thomas in pass protection.

And on that note, I’ll leave you with a little post-game crowd enthusiasm.

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My Week Nine Mumme Poll ballot

A few more of last week’s top ten managed to spit the bit.  I feel sorry for anyone who has to fashion 25 teams in order on a ballot this week.

It’ll probably get tougher.

This week’s ballot:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Boise State
  • Clemson
  • LSU*
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford

COMMENTS

  1. Out goes Kansas State, in goes Nebraska.
  2. I wasn’t looking to keep Clemson in my top ten, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to put another team there.  I did think about Michigan and Penn State, though.  (See what I mean?)
  3. I bet the Georgia tally shoots up a bunch this week.
  4. Sorry, Houston, still can’t do it.  That’s a pathetic schedule you’ve got.
  5. Twenty minutes to put it together – eighteen of those on the last spot.

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