Thursday morning buffet

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18 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Russ

    Sad to see Scott Adams died. Nice piece by Chip Towers about him (see link below the Richt piece on Marshall and Mett).

  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    Ya know…maybe I am drunk on the Koolaid, but I really believe Mark Richt means what he says about Mettenberger and Marshall. And yes, I was very aware that Richt started the no-huddle stuff in the SEC…I remember Fulmer being very upset with the officials for not giving the Vols time to eat a BBQ sandwich between plays in Knoxville.

    In fact, does my memory fail me, or was there not an official stink with the SEC about the no huddle under Richt?

    Seems like there was.

    Look, in a rational world, there is no way the Mean Green gets up on Georgia Saturday…but this college football stuff is anything but rational… this gonna be the first real test of my new hat, I feel it coming. But hope I am wrong.

    And a tip of the hat to Starbucks.

    • I wonder if there will be a piece out there exploring why CMR stopped the hurry up and why it is allowed now. If memory serves me correct (not a reliable assumption I confess), CRM took some heat from the SEC and toned it down.

      BBQ sandwich between plays, now that’s funny.

    • IveyLeaguer

      ["In fact, does my memory fail me, or was there not an official stink with the SEC about the no huddle under Richt?"]

      No, you are correct. The SEC, at some level, didn’t like the advantage the fast pace offense gave Georgia, so the officials slowed it down. So much so, that Richt gave up running it because there was zero advantage anymore. So he went back to the standard huddle and pace.

      The officials control the pace of the game, and the pace offense can’t be run if the officials don’t cooperate. At some point 3 or 4 years ago, they apparently decided it was OK to go faster (makes you wonder what would’ve happened had it been Georgia who wanted to do it). Georgia waited a couple of years, but then in 2011, I believe, we put it back in.
      ~~~

  3. Lord, I hope the hat is the one that will take us to the NC. We want it, we need it …it is our turn.

    • Cosmic Dawg

      I love our Dawgs but we are not NC material on D this year. Last year was our best shot in ages…. I am settling down for a nice 10 win season of awesome GA Bulldogs football and learning not to base my enjoyment of the game on whether we’re in the hunt for the NC.

  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Maybe its a semantic argument, but I think its more accurate to say CMR tried to bring the ‘hurry up’ O to the sec. It was abandoned pretty quickly and never brought back at UGA. We now run the no huddle.

    My argument is a lot of folks confuse the no huddle with the hurry up. Our current scheme is no huddle, but I certainly wouldn’t say we are a hurry up O, like Oregon. We rarely snap it quickly after we line up.

  5. uglydawg

    ‘If Georgia gets down early on Saturday, don’t panic”.
    Nice advice, but I’ll choose to panic.

  6. WH

    “Mark Richt would eat their lunch,” he said. “He would go straight to the ball and snap it. He’d get in 100 plays. We have about half the coaches who think we go too fast and about half who think we go too slow so we must be in about the right spot.”

    Apparently the solution was to get more coaches who thought they were going too slow.

  7. I Wanna Red Cup

    I’ll say right now neither Oregon nor Alabama will be in NC game