Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

So it’s come to this.

Athens-Clarke police announce plan to “house check” football players’ home when team is on the road.

But University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson never heard of fans taking out frustrations on players before.

“You hear about it at the high school level, but never at the collegiate level,” Williamson said. “It makes you wonder if it might have been young people showing their immaturity and stupidity.”

It’s no easy feat to make Jimmy Williamson come off as the Reasonable Man, so congrats for that, morons.

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Groh no mo’.

Paul Johnson makes a move.

Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. The school will hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m.

Groh, hired following the 2009 season, was unable to deliver improved play in his third season. In fact, Tech is on pace to give up the most yards in school history (431.0 through six games). The Yellow Jackets lost 47-31 Saturday to Clemson, marking the first time in school history that they had given up 40 points or more in three successive games.

Can’t wait for the AJ-C editorial spin.  I’m guessing Bradley goes praiseworthy for the genius not letting things wait until after the season – never mind that Johnson hasn’t hired a decent defensive coordinator in two tries now.  Should be fun.

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UPDATE:  Schultz weighs in.  Turns out it only took about two years for Al Groh to go from impressive to a mistake.

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UPDATE #2:  Bradley’s all out on the recruiting.

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Charlie Weis’ Plan B

When your decided schematic advantage flops, just give up on the season.

The guy probably thinks he’s playing for the number one pick in the next draft, too.

How would you like to be a Kansas season ticket holder after hearing that?

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Freaky deaky in the SEC West

Let the record show that on Monday, October 8, 2012, Vegas installed Ole Miss as a four-and-a-half point favorite over Auburn.

I am officially floored.

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Two left feet

I owe David Andrews an apology.  I thought he gave up a sack because he was physically overwhelmed by a Chaz Sutton bull rush.

But that wasn’t the case at all, as you can see if you dial this clip up to the :30 mark:

It really wasn’t their night.

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Should Georgia’s coaches have a life outside football?

No snark intended with my question.  I’m simply asking in response to something Patrick Garbin wrote:

Speaking of defense, on a side note, I saw Todd Grantham last Thursday in the early evening at Prince Avenue Christian School’s football stadium; his son and my nephew play on the same 5th-6th grade football team.  From the stands just prior to the game, I overheard someone mumble, “Grantham should probably be in his office, watching film on the Gamecocks…”  Everyone within earshot, including myself, found it humorous.

I’m no longer snickering, but think there might be some truth to the statement.  I bet none of Nick Saban’s top assistants were at a pee wee football game within 48 hours of Saturday… and Alabama had an open date this past weekend.

So, I’m genuinely curious – how many of you agree with that sentiment?  Did, say, Urban Meyer push things too far with that?  Or do two national titles suggest that he had his priorities straight?  And those of you who run your own businesses, do you run your work life at the expense of family time to the extent Patrick is suggesting?

Note we’re not talking about using your time wisely and efficiently – just that if you pour enough of your attention into your work, you’ll be more successful.  How much better could Saturday night have gone had Grantham stayed in the office all those Thursday evenings?

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John L. Smith elects to defer.

Of course, bankruptcy court ain’t exactly like the coin toss.

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Upon further review: Georgia – South Carolina

You thought I was serious about that?

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UPDATE:  Besides, I don’t think I can top this.

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Fabris Invitational Week 6 results and standings

UGA-DAWG-in-TN turns in the week’s most impressive picks.

Standings for Week 6
Rank Selection Adj
Scores
Picks
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W-L Pts Tie
Breaker
Ark-AU
24-7
Tie
Breaker
Winner
1 UGA-DAWG-in-TN’s picks 9-1 9 20-24
2 Turd Ferguson’s picks 8-2 8 24-21
2 Evil Mark Richt 8-2 8 20-13
2 JNorris’s picks 8-2 8 31-28
2 reeldawg’s picks 8-2 8 21-28
2 Runlindsey’s picks 8-2 8 27-28
2 ImOpen!’s picks 8-2 8 21-31
2 Chunky A’s picks 8-2 8 17-20
2 dallasga6’s picks 8-2 8 31-34
2 castleberry’s picks 8-2 8 14-24

He also stands atop the field overall. Well played.

Overall Standings Through Week 6
Rank Selection W-L Pts Tie
Breaker
Winner
1 UGA-DAWG-in-TN’s picks 38-22 38
2 Gadgetdawg’s picks 36-24 36
2 ImOpen!’s picks 36-24 36
2 castleberry’s picks 36-24 36
5 Moore Determined 35-25 35
5 WFHIT?’s picks 35-25 35
5 Sanders7631’s picks 35-25 35
5 SilverBritches’s picks 35-25 35

I turned in a solid 6-4 this week, which leaves me at .500 on the season.  My quest to avoid humiliation continues its successful run.

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My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 6

As big as Florida’s and South Carolina’s wins were for those teams’ goals this season, they were even bigger structurally.  The West no longer enjoys superiority over the East and South Carolina has firmly rearranged the status of the elite in the East.

  1. Alabama.  Wait a minute – the Tide doesn’t play Florida or South Carolina in the regular season?  Hmm…
  2. South Carolina.  Consider my remarks last week that Georgia would be the better squad by the end of the year revised and amended.
  3. Florida.  Beat LSU at its own game, which is impressive.  I’m not completely sold on that Gator offense, though, Gillislee aside.
  4. LSU.  Okay, so we know that Zach Mettenberger isn’t the next Cam Newton.  The Tigers had better hope he’s not the next Brent Schaeffer, either.
  5. Georgia.  On track for the least satisfying ten-win season in the history of college football.
  6. Mississippi State.  The Bulldogs may not be blowing out lesser opposition, but at least they’re beating it.
  7. Texas A&M.  Against just about any other conference team than Ole Miss, six turnovers on the road will get you beat.
  8. Tennessee.  And so we come to another week of waiting to see if Derek Dooley’s team can turn a corner.
  9. Vanderbilt.  Finally got that conference road win, even if it was ugly as all get out.
  10. Arkansas.  Sure, it was only a win over Auburn, but you’ve gotta start somewhere.
  11. Missouri.  Five players suspended, another injury to James Franklin and a home loss to Vanderbilt – the nightmare season continues for the Tigers.  Did anyone mention that Alabama comes to town this week?
  12. Ole Miss.  Tough, tough loss.  Still, this team continues to show far more signs of life than it ever did last year.
  13. Kentucky.  The Wildcats are in a race between developing quarterbacks and keeping them standing.
  14. Auburn.  You know that rhetorical question you ask fans about whether they’d trade a national title for a few years in the wilderness?  It’s not so rhetorical now.

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