A better man than I

Weiszer reports that Mark Richt sat down on radio row with Chuck Oliver at SEC Media Days. Per Weiszer, “(t)he interview was cordial.”

Give Richt credit for being far more generous with his time and spirit than a guy who’s had no problem questioning Richt’s character deserves.

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29 responses to “A better man than I

  1. Dawgy45

    That buffoon still has his radio job? I honestly haven’t missed him one bit.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      I haven’t dialed in that station since the Goff days. I thought they went way over the top with Dooley and Barb during his coaching tenure. Most of that crew got canned for being over the top again.

      • Which crew got canned? I know the morning crew at 790 got canned for a tasteless skit, but I don’t know about anyone over at 680.

        Haven’t listened to Buck & Kincade in 8 years (horrible talk radio) and stopped listening to that Auburn tool Chuck Oliver since the incident described here. My guilty pleasure is NPR in the Morning and Mike Bell and Dave Archer for the drive home (I can leave John Michaels). I actually like Cowheard too, but only when he is not talking NBA or baseball.

  2. Jeff Sanchez

    Yet the “King” recently defended his beloved Auburn to the death on Twitter. Check out late June after Oregon’s “Penalty” (forgive the long C & P)
    He’s an 100% Auburn shill and a$$clown.

    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    @ToddPoucher No. The NCAA said they were.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    @tyoung594 I’m guessing you heard that somewhere and have repeated it without question. Don’t be a follower.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    @tyoung594 Who brought up Southern Methodist or USC? http://www.footballgeography.com/?p=1159
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    I feel like the barber in Coming to America when no one believed he met Martin Luther the King. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYQITFCWI1Q
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    AuburnChopper ‏@AuburnChopper 26 Jun
    @kingcfb Lost in all this was the fact #Auburn ceased recruitment of Seastrunk due to recruiting “issues”. Was a HEAVY AU lean. #irony
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    And then everyone of those players and coaches and teams went on probation . . . and never Auburn. That’s the truth, no escaping it.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    At every choice, the voters and the general public picked coaches, players, teams, etc other than AU because the Tigers were DIRTY . . .
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    @BobbyStamps Cecil took money from Mississippi State? Do tell . . .
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    @baronbama The loophole that Cam, nor anyone associated with Cam in anyway, received even $1 of improper benefits? That loophole?
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    @PhilariousRex Plenty said they wouldn’t, like this gentleman, @ThayerEvansSI http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/dont-vote-for-auburns-cameron-newton-for-heisman-trophy-110410
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    Got as silly as SEC Athlete of the Year being handed to a UT tennis player instead of Cam Newton, because Newton was dirty . . . right?
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    Many folks were wanting Oregon to win the NC game because the Tigers were a bunch of cheaters. Then Oregon went on probation, not Auburn.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    Steve Spurrier is voted SEC Coach of the Year over Gene Chizik because Chizik won dirty. But then SC went on probabtion, not Auburn.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 26 Jun
    From the 1st week of Nov 2010, Auburn, its coaches, players were essentially eliminated by many voters for awards because the team was DIRTYChuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 27 Jun
    @c_trudeau Seriously, one person who attached his name to even an accusation re: Auburn. NCAA set up camp in Auburn, scoured year-and-a-half
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 27 Jun
    @c_trudeau And Auburn paid for him? Give me one person remotely connected in any way to the situation who even accused Auburn of paying.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 27 Jun
    @c_trudeau Didn’t get kicked out. Left on his own. I’ll give you some links to that if you’d like.
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    Chuck Oliver ‏@kingcfb 27 Jun
    @c_trudeau Cam was kicked off of the UF team? Do tell . . .
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    • I admire his passionate defense of his alma mater. Like you wouldn’t do the same for UGA. That’s what is great about SEC fans.

  3. budro

    Kind of off-topic, but Holly Anderson’s got a good write-up on Richt at Grantland: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9499888/can-mark-richt-help-georgia-rebound.

  4. Newt

    Oliver and Richt patched things up on the phone days after the SECCG. True to form, Richt was the one that reached out and Oliver expressed great admiration on the air that afternoon for the way Richt handled the entire episode.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      As I understand, CMR said something like “I overreacted to that incredibly stupid and ill-timed question you asked, and I’d like to apologize for not cutting you off before you got a word out of your sorry-ass mouth.”

  5. D.N. Nation

    Oliver’s insistence that Murray “choked” or whatever looks ridiculous in retrospect.

  6. Cojones

    FU Mike’s comments have receded since Meyer has been trounced for all the slidin’ he let FU “players” have. Out pig “huntin’ “?

  7. stoopnagle

    Auburn shill.

    Is anyone shocked Mark Richt took the high road? Seems par for the course with him.

  8. OhioDawg

    Just another example of how classy Coach Richt is. It’s a great example of humility also for an offended party to reach out to the offender and try to patch things up. It certainly makes Oliver look like even more of a jerk for not reaching out first. All this does make me wonder though, is it really possible for someone to be as nice and classy as Mark Richt. I mean, is he real?

  9. Lay off Chuck Oliver. He is the King. He is sorry for what happened and Richt forgave him. BTW, he has the highest rated radio show in Atlanta by a huge margin. I think Chuck is hilarious and very smart. His Auburn stories crack me up.

  10. Of course Coach Richt is a better man than you Senator….was there ever any question about that?

  11. Smitty

    Can’t listen to anyone that calls themselves “The King”. Never understood where that came from…..