Tuesday morning buffet

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32 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. paul

    I tend to agree with Stoops on the “Oh hell no!” comment. Having said that. whoever gets the job does need to be both knowledgeable and able to watch a LOT of games. Something media types are often better at than say, active coaches. But I am sick of media infatuation with certain teams. Most of which has far more to do with selling advertising and boosting viewership than any sort of reality. Case in point, did Notre Dame belong in the same stadium with Alabama? I think we all know the answer to that question. Well, except Lou Holtz.

    • uglydawg

      Paul, I’m convinced that the media infatuation with certain teams has more to do with blatant homerism (granny and ND) and prjudice than it does with money or viewership. They just promote the teams they favor and love..and down-grade the teams and conferences they don’t. Whatever the reason for it, media infatuation with certain teams is a problem and I’m sick of it too…You’re “Case in point” is right on the money and should be exhibit one in arguing for media polls to be excluded from any playoff formula.

      • Just Chuck (the other one)

        For all the reasons you describe, anyone in the media would be a bad choice to make these picks. The important question, however, is who would be a good choice and I don’t know if I have an answer to that. Is there any group we can count on to be objective? Maybe the best we can hope for is a committee that shares our (SEC) bias.

    • 69Dawg

      You’ve got to give Granny Holtz credit for his loyalty. He always picks the teams he has coached even William & Mary.

  2. Obviously Frazier was never going to be successful at the NFL level, but for my money he’s one of the top 5 college QB’s of all time when you look at it from the standpoint of being the perfect guy in the perfect situation at the perfect time, and executing what he was asked to do flawlessly. Those Nebraska teams were fun to watch.

    • Wilcodawg

      I was at the Ga Theater watching the Huskers dismantle the Gators in the National Champ game with a friend who was a big UF guy – I almost felt badly for him as he passed through the seven stages of grief. But then I did not.

      • When Frazier broke through that pack of gators trying to stip him of the ball, I had a brief case of ‘Tech fan’ as lived for a second through another team that could actually beat my teams rival.

        • AlphaDawg

          He was Tebow, before Tebow. And I’ll say he was a better QB too. I think he only lost 3 games in 3 years as a starter.

  3. Dog in Fla

    Tiring of Big Game Bob (“Oh, hell no”) and Irvin (“Obama…crowd…Ohio State”) getting direct and indirect publicity, Nick issues standing order that Bradley Harris will never eat lunch at Dreamland again

  4. DawgPhan

    I love that the NCAA has plenty of ways to really put the screws to a kid who changes his mind. Change your mind about what school you want to attend and we dont like your reason and your coach is a major dick, the SA sits out 2 years and might not even be able to try out for other teams.

    Seriously these guys never fail to amaze me with their level of sheer dickishness to the student athletes.

    • And still, a lot of coaches **cough**Paul Johnson** cough** resent the leverage kids have before they sign. Go figure.

      • uglydawg

        What’s the chance of implementing a rule that coaches can’t leave for another job (in college athletics) without sitting out a year?(Dreaming here) but just imagine how things would change…One thing it would do is bring a lot of new guys into the coaching ranks. It would also cut down on coaches taking players with them to their new job. After hiring a coach away from another school, you would need an interim for a year….that could get interesting…and you’d be killing yourself recruiting..unless you had a guy who was coming off that year long bench. Again, just dreamin’.

    • 69Dawg

      Time to end NCAA slavery now.

  5. Cosmic Dawg

    I thought Garner’s comments sounded sincere and struck just the right tone between appreciating his relationships at Georgia and being enthusiastic about his new job. Will Muschamp, take notes.

  6. fuelk2

    I’m a big UGA apologist, but I’m not seeing the crying shame about the Kolton Houston situation. I don’t think anyone has claimed he accidentally took steriods or was tricked. He and/or his family made the decision, and now he’s dealing with the consequences. Yes, it’s unusual that his levels would remain elevated, but there’s a sure fire way to avoid that… Time to move on.

    • DawgPhan

      Yeah nothing like striping someone’s dream from them because of something beyond their control to get the “bootstrap” crowd fired up.

    • Anon

      Yes, I’m glad the NCAA is ridding itself of rampant drug use among potential student-athletes. You’re on the pulse of this issue. This is an issue where they are beyond reproach.

      • DawgPhan

        “See, here’s the pulse. And this is your finger, far away from the pulse, jammed straight up your ass. Say, would you like a chocolate covered pretzel? “

    • Heathbar09

      Of course. Because allowing Houston to play would undermine the stellar credibility the NCAA has right now.

    • AlphaDawg

      They were perscribed by a doctor. I’m sure if you were in the same situation and your employer fired you for failing a drug test for a perscription, that in no way impeded your job or put anyone in danger. You would simply ‘suck it up’, move on and find new job, because there is a sure fire way for you not to fail that drug test?

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        You raise an interesting point, AD. Houston may have a legal option here.

        • DawgPhan

          I am sure the NCAA thinks he denied claim to all rights both real and imagined when he decided to start playing football as a child.

      • Bobby

        Not only that, but the drug was injected incorrectly. It was supposed to be injected into muscle. Instead, it was injected into fatty tissue. That’s why it has remained in his system so long.

        It seems like the NCAA could make some sort of exception in the regulations for situations like this, w/o opening the floodgates of players abusing it.