Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Mike Bobo reveals game plan for South Carolina.

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo played in a golf tournament on Thursday morning, and his playing partners kept peppering him with the same question:

“What’s your plan for Clowney? What’s your plan?”

Bobo laughed as he recounted it a few hours later. But he also knows it’s a pretty good question.

Jadeveon Clowney, the man-child expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft, has already played a big part in South Carolina beating Georgia the past couple years. So when the teams meet this year in the second week of the season, Georgia will be trying for a third time to figure it out.

Maybe this time they’ll reach to Hollywood for a solution.

“I think we’re gonna do the ol’ Burt Reynolds-Longest Yard, not block and let (Aaron) Murray throw it,” Bobo said, mimicking his quarterback just wildly chucking it downfield.

Not sure if Seth means “downfield” there in the sense of down the field or down at the field.  Burt’s tosses were definitely more in the latter direction.

By the way, I bet Bobo finds it refreshing that nobody’s asking him how to beat Florida these days.

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You don’t know me, Nick. You just think you know me.

Nick Saban, bless his heart, is trying very hard to make me love him.

Big Ten Conference schools have talked about not scheduling any more football games against teams from the FCS.

That, of course, is the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA. That would mean no more games against teams such as Northern Iowa in Big Ten country and Western Carolina in the South.

What would Nick Saban think of the Southeastern Conference going in that direction?

“I’m for five conferences – everybody playing everybody in those five conferences,” the Alabama coach said Thursday night before speaking at a Crimson Caravan stop. “That’s what I’m for, so it might be 70 teams, and everybody’s got to play ’em. …”

Saban reiterated his desire for the SEC to expand from eight conference games to nine per year for each team.

“For the guys who whine about their fixed rivalries, we have games until 2017 with opening games, so we’re going to play somebody else,” Saban said. “I mean, strength of schedule is important, but also, how about the fans? Don’t they want to see good games and all that?

And then he had to go and spoil it all by saying something stupid.

“And the better the games – maybe you don’t have to win every game to be in the championship game. You know? The Giants won the Super Bowl, and what did they lose? Six or seven games a couple years ago? It’s called competition.”

Coach, if I wanted that sort of competition, I’d just go buy Falcons tickets.

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Call their bluff.

I don’t know about you, but I’d love it to no end if this kid would accept one of his eight offers now, never grow another inch and hold the lucky winning coach to his promise of a scholarship.

Which is never going to happen, of course.  And which is why I’d love it even more if Andy Staples’ signing proposal became reality.

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And I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation.

An alert reader passed along this story about a former Georgia baseball player.  Basically, it’s Jimmy Williamson, for the win.

As a well-known athlete at UGA, Carter said it was almost too easy to make bad decisions.

“Everybody is going out, everybody is having a good time. It’s just that Athens, the Clarke-County, and especially the University Police, they knew who the athletes were,” said Carter.

Carter wasn’t the only Columbus High School alum who ran into trouble this year. Former CHS teammate JT Phillips was also arrested and dismissed from the UGA baseball team.

“That’s what I told JT,” said Carter. “I was like, look buddy, you’re not doing anything that no one else did up there. But you know, just look at it in a positive way. It can be a blessing in disguise. I know where I’m at right now, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

I wouldn’t doubt that kids are getting a warning from their coaches about this once they step on campus.  It’s too obvious to ignore.  (The situation, not the advice, sadly.)  But I also suspect that Rodney Garner, among others, will make plenty of hay with it on the recruiting trail.  Mamas don’t want their babies to grow up to be jailbirds and Rodney’s got some special perspective on keeping kids out of trouble.  First step is to stay as far away from Williamson’s crew as possible.

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