Thursday morning buffet

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  • Only three SEC schools made it through the regular season without an injury to their starting quarterback.
  • Here we go – jumping on Alabama’s defensive woes against spread attacks.
  • My favorite part of Bill Connelly’s advanced box score from the Georgia-Georgia Tech game?  “Projected Pt. Margin: Georgia Tech +3.0 | Actual Pt. Margin: Georgia +7“.  But, coaching!
  • Here’s a shocker“Every public Division I university in Alabama experienced athletic spending per college athlete grow at a faster rate than academic spending per student from 2007 to 2011…”
  • Is an Iron Bowl rematch a feature, or a bug?
  • Great story on Tim Worley, including this quote from Worley about one-time roommate Bill Goldberg:  “He’s one of those people who would give you the shirt off his back. But when you heard he was going into wrestling, you’d say, ‘I figured something like that.’”
  • Even if this isn’t a fair comparison, it’s not helping Boom that it’s being made in the first place.
  • Kliff Kingsbury on his game day attire:  “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good.”
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17 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. And here I thought the 3-4 was suppose to be the answer to the spread.

    • Macallanlover

      I thought it was just an attempt to emulate the trend from the NFL, even though the spread offenses did not even exist in the NFL at the time. Saban was using it so that also made it something everyone assumed was directionally correct. I always felt it was just to get more large, athletically talented players on the field versus overweight space gobblers to allow for versatility of rush angles and blitzes. While it has helped the perimeter defense by having more speed, it does require exceptional ILBs to prevent being gashed by the straight ahead, power run.

      If you look at the job Chavis and Saban have done against A&M, we might need to look at how LSU plays defense more than Saban. The direction SEC offenses are going with A&M, Mizzou, Auburn, TN, etc., then throw in GT every year, I don’t think looking at the NFL model is the best way for UGA to go.

  2. heyberto

    Worley is a good guy and a DGD. I think he’s really gotten it together from even a few years ago. There’s something to be said for redemption, and that seems to be the case with him. Way to go Tim.

  3. Even worse for Boom is that Zook looks better in the article. Just think, if Florida hadn’t hired him, Muschamp would likely be the coach at Texas next year. Longhorns may not be happy, but I think they may have dodged a bullet.

  4. Watchman

    People who think Alabama lost to Auburn because they can’t defend a spread attack must not have watched the game. Yes, Auburn gashed Bama on the ground in a way that was pretty much unprecedented. But their offense scored 28 points. While that’s more than Bama usually gives up, if Foster hits one field goal (or Arie K doesn’t get called for the new blinking hard is a false start penalty they apparently instituted just for this game) Bama wins that game.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Yeah. That O-lineman didn’t false start. Totally bogus call on the first FG attempt (that went through, BTW).

  5. Spike

    A nice article about Worley, indeed. He was a great one and deserves the honor.

  6. Will Trane

    Bill Connelly needs to get a real job and use his time more productively. What in the hell is that all about. Have no damn idea who this guy is, but gee he needs to go to “bumfreak Egypt” and study the pyramids. Wonder what every SEC coach thinks about that crap! Bottom line and only 2 numbers anyone cares about . 12-1

    • This is the most Will Trane comment ever.

      • Macallanlover

        +1 And it is hard to get that much separation from that low a point in the well. Bill C does a great job on that site and always on his analysis.

    • Dog in Fla

      Bill C. is lucky that Will doesn’t want to take him on a one-way chopper ride over the Pacific this time like he did earlier this season when Will lost one of his wings after a Bill C. link klick. At that time, Will wanted to Rock Bill’s Nation by conditioning him with a session of high-velocity, high-altitude helo drop swim exercise PT.

      Will observers have been well-Traned to expect that Will will place a second call to Missouri and this time, instead of congratulating them again, he will ask if they have any damn idea who this guy is.

    • Cojones

      Bumafuc, Egypt, Will; Bumafuc.

  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    Now THIS is some interesting stuff:

    Spurrier 1990-92 28-8 19-3
    Zook 2002-04 23-14 16-8
    Meyer 2005-07 31-8 17-7
    Muschamp 2011-13 22-16 13-11

    So like you are a genius at Florida if you win one more game in the SEC than Ron Zook?

    Amazing, and I really don’t like stats, but I like these. :)

  8. Scorpio Jones, III

    Worley always seems to get lost in the Herschel….he was a great back, his comeback gives me hope for Marshall.

  9. americusdawg

    I realize that the following statement is showing my age. Watching that clip of Tim Worley reminded me of the days when running backs (etc,) wore those huge shoulder pads that swayed back and forth while they were in full sprint. Nothing like the good ol’ days. Congrats to Worley and kudos to him for appearing to be truly humble and honored.

  10. Kingsbury’s quote is an abbreviation of Eddie George’s that finished with “if you look like me, you play ridiculous.”