Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

Ah, what do they know?

Isaiah Crowell is named the AP’s SEC freshman of the year.

I blame Bobo, of course.

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Well done, gentlemen.

And neither are seniors.

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Everyone’s favorite Coaches Poll ballots are here!

The public ones, of course.

And they’re chock full of all the bias/self-interest/conflicts of interest we’ve come to know and love:

  • Nick Saban wasn’t taking any chances.  He ranked Oklahoma State fourth, behind LSU, his beloved Tide and Stanford.
  • Speaking of Stanford, David Shaw did the same thing.
  • Tommy Tuberville put ‘Bama third – whether for historical reasons or for conference solidarity, I don’t know.
  • Steve Spurrier shoved Boise State down to eleventh, while ranking his team eighth.
  • Les Miles went with the rematch.
  • All six SEC coaches voting picked Alabama #2.  And if you now count Gary Pinkel as an SEC head coach, make it seven.

On the Georgia front, just a few notes:

  • NC State’s Tom O’Brien voted Georgia seventh.  Hunh?
  • Bronco Mendenhall was the only coach to leave Georgia off his ballot.  I guess he had to make room for his BYU vote.
  • The only SEC coach to vote Georgia lower than its #18 finish?  Nick Saban, at #20.
  • Mark Richt’s picks look pretty conventional.  He didn’t cast a vote for any school which didn’t wind up in the coaches top 25.

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UPDATE:  Holee crap on a stick.  Dave Braine is a Harris Poll voter.

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Filed under College Football, Mumme Poll

The sad sound of a rich man not getting his way.

T. Boone Pickens wants to do something.

“If we don’t get in the BCS (championship game), I’m not kidding you, if I have the power to do it, I’m going to have an investigation,” Pickens said after OSU’s 44-10 Bedlam victory Saturday night.

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There’s more where they came from.

You know how people refer to Ohio as “The Cradle of Coaches” because so many head football coaches have come from schools in that state?

Well, it looks like Arkansas is becoming Ole Miss’ crib.

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The refreshing voice of a reasonable man

This is why I have always admired Gary Patterson:

TCU, even with two losses, came close to earning a berth to its third-straight BCS bowl. But the Horned Frogs are headed to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 in San Diego to face Louisiana Tech, the WAC champion. And coach Gary Patterson said that’s OK.

“It’s only our fault,” Patterson said during a news conference Sunday evening after the final BCS standings were unveiled. “There’s no one to blame but TCU because we had two losses.”

No politicking.  No whining.  Just a classy acceptance of reality.

Of course, he’s no doubt licking his chops at his improved BCS prospects next year when TCU joins the Big 12.  He deserves ‘em.

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Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major

Why they lost.

In a GTP exclusive, it’s been disclosed that Coach Richt invited this guy to give the halftime locker room speech:

Epic fail.  No wonder Sanders Commings complained that the team lost its focus coming out for the second half.

No word on the midget’s whereabouts at the time, though.

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