Daily Archives: December 4, 2013

The greatest college football analyst of our time

Just shoot me now.  Please.

ESPN’s SEC Network, which debuts on August 21, 2014, is planning its own version of ‘College Gameday’ and has settled on three names: Rece Davis (an Alabama grad) would be the host, the voice of the South Paul Finebaum would play the role of Lee Corso, and Tebow would be the show’s Kirk Herbstreit. A source says ESPN is currently searching for another former SEC athlete to fill the final spot.

How about Aaron Hernandez?  He’s out of a job right now, too.

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The mystery of Sagarin

Something I can’t figure out in Jeff Sagarin’s latest college football rankings:  Washington, like Georgia, is 8-4, and is ranked seven slots higher despite (1) a weaker strength of schedule; (2) no more wins against his top ten teams than the Dawgs; and (3) a 1-4 record against his top thirty teams, compared to Georgia’s 3-3 mark.

It’s a big gap, too, big enough that Sagarin has Georgia as a home underdog against Washington if they were to match up.  What am I missing here?  Is he factoring injuries into the equation somehow?

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Flip flops

Lobbying for the BCS is the college football equivalent of the filibuster – every few years everybody argues the opposite of what they used to stand for.

When asked whether Auburn’s luck with a tipped-ball win over Georgia should be factored into the debate, Slive said, “It just depends on your point of view. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, and the young man (Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis) was in the right place at the right time to catch the deflection.”

By that rationale, Ohio State’s been in the right place at the right time to catch a softer schedule.

By the way, Mike Slive, you don’t sound nervous.  Just rusty.

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In my business, you never cut funny.

And, trust me, this is damned funny.

As an added bonus, it looks great with jorts!

(h/t Spencer Hall)

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The art of Mike Bianchi

You know how some people look at abstract art and have an immediate reaction of “my five-year old could paint better than that”?  Yeah, well, either Bianchi is Jackson Pollock, or he’s an idiot.  And since I’d love to see Boom take his advice, I’m guessing it’s the latter.

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Now that’s more like it.

The John Feinstein bashing may now commence… er, re-commence.

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“It’s going to be different.”

If you’ve been worried about Georgia being a little green at the quarterback position before, you should be positively freaking out at the 2014 prospects.

For now, though, the starting job in 2014 is Mason’s to lose. He’s the only quarterback aside from Murray to have attempted a pass this season – Bauta has run three times for 29 yards in mop-up duty and LeMay hasn’t played this season at all, although he saw the field as a reserve in 2012 – and Mason will be far and away the most experienced quarterback on the roster next fall.

If that’s not enough for you, check out this quote from Brice Ramsey:

“I’ve grown so much,” Ramsey said. “In January [when he enrolled], I couldn’t have even have told you what a zone was or what all that was. It was just coming in and actually having to put forth effort and trying to learn the playbook and study and everything. Now I’m picking everything up and just excited for the future.”

Mike Bobo earns his pay, that’s for sure.  But it’ll be nice if Mason stays healthy.

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