Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

Mark Richt has lost control of water traffic.

I’m guessing you can strike Marshall Morgan from the list of those suiting up for the Clemson game.

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UPDATE:  A vote for Adam Erickson.

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UPDATE:  More arrest details here.  Evidently, Morgan played the “f” card.

Stanford stated in the incident report that fellow DNR ranger Jeremy Reese “informed me that Mr. Morgan had asked him if ‘football’ could help him out while we were still in the boat.”

No word on whether the ranger explained to him he wasn’t in Tuscaloosa.

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Athens, not your typical college town.

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Gator trouble

Ladies and gentlemen, Mike Bianchi’s wet dream.

And with this story coming out in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, it’s pretty obvious that Florida’s getting a lot of unwanted attention about its… um, support of student-athletes who run into trouble.

As prosecutors prepare to try former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on murder and gun charges, new details have emerged about a 2007 bar fight at the University of Florida that suggest the incident was far from trivial.

According to a 2007 police report obtained Monday by The Wall Street Journal, Hernandez had a brush with the law at Florida before he’d even played a down.

That’s what made him one of Corch’s top 1% of the top 1%.

Speaking of Meyer, that’s got to be the one disappointment for Bianchi – that he’s no longer around to bask in the warmth and love of the Gator media on the subject.  But that doesn’t mean Bianchi can’t reminisce about the good old days.

When Urban Meyer coached in Gainesville, we media cynics used to call Johnson the most valuable member of UF’s staff even though he doesn’t actually work for the Gators. Even so, he was Meyer’s ingenious and innovative “defensive coordinator” because he was so effective at defending some of the Urbanator’s gun-toting, bar-fighting miscreants and malcontents.

Fun times.  Even if Corch is reluctant to join in.

Where’s a Seat 37F when a guy needs one?

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UPDATE:  By the way, that witness called over to try to intervene in the bar dispute?  None other than His Tebowness.  Timmy may not have been able to stop Hernandez from throwing a punch, but it seems like he helped get the ball rolling on the fix.

Hernandez told the officer both he and Tebow had already called then-UF football coach Urban Meyer and informed him about the incident.

A day later, the investigator officer told Hernandez’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, he would not be pursuing charges in connection with alcohol served to minors at the restaurant, but he wrote, “it would be noted in the report so the coaches could handle it internally.”

That was thoughtful.

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The Ole Miss staff could tell you what’s in the e-mails. But then they’d have to kill you.

Remember when Hugh Freeze put his manhood on display and challenged the world to send any complaints about Ole Miss recruiting to the school’s compliance staff?  Well, he got more than eighty takers in response.

The school has sorted through all the deliveries and – guess what? – found that there’s no there there.  One slight catch, though.  In response to a public records request, the compliance department refused to release all the e-mails in question.

The university declined to release the remaining 31 emails after the public records request by The Clarion-Ledger, citing four different reasons: The NCAA requires institutions to keep information confidential while the matters are being examined; those who sent the emails have a “reasonable expectation of privacy”; some or all of the emails are protected under applicable Mississippi tort law protecting privacy and prohibiting public disclosure of private facts; some of the emails were protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records.

The university noted that disclosing certain emails could have a “chilling effect on future sources of information, thus frustrating our compliance and enforcement efforts.” A university spokesman didn’t respond to a request for further comment on the emails.

I guess we’ll just have to trust them on that.

Tyner said if the university discovers any violations that were “originally disclosed in one of those emails,” it will self-report to the NCAA or Southeastern Conference.

O.J. is still looking for Nicole’s killer, too.

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Tuesday morning buffet

No fireworks, just nourishment.

  • Chip Towers has a Q&A with a thoughtful Chris Conley that’s worth a read.
  • Would the new SEC Network make the conference think about providing more Thursday night product“It’s certainly something that we would look at…”
  • Michigan looks to hoover a few more wallets by introducing dynamic pricing for single game tickets.
  • A case is made that yards per point has its problems as a measure of efficiency, but it boasts a stronger correlation with winning percentage than the suggested alternative.  Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t that matter more in the end?
  • Bruce Feldman lists his national title contenders and finds that, once again, scheduling matters. (“I almost included Georgia in the decent-shot group but feel like the Dawgs have too many key guys to replace on D, especially with such a treacherous first few weeks of the season.”)
  • Why do teams give wide receivers those large cushions?
  • Georgia Tech Athletic Association finishes the last fiscal year $1.8 million in the hole, losing more than a third of that with trips to the ACCCG and the Sun Bowl.  At that rate, they may have to cut promotions back to three tickets, three hot dogs and three Cokes.

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