Wednesday morning buffet

Believe it or not, there are other happenings in the world of college football beyond the Pruitt hire.

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25 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. DawgPhan

    That tightening of the transfer rules is pretty maddening. Hard to understand why they think they should make it more restrictive on the players.

    • Connor

      Agreed. I honestly don’t understand why kids can’t transfer at will with immediate eligibility. Keep schools locked into 85 scholarships, there wouldn’t be that much movement anyway. It’s just nonsensical.

  2. hey to goober

    Hasn’t Franklin made some pretty snarky comments about “decommits” in the past? Did he go to law school to learn to argue both sides of an argument? Or, is he just a disingenuous prick?

    • heyberto

      The correct answer is ‘all of the above’. The guy is a good coach, one helluva motivator, and one big pile of douche of a man.

    • zdawg15

      no law degree required to be two-faced

    • americusdawg

      I read the James Franklin piece on the WWL’s website last night and immediately thought the same thing. His argument is convenient for him to use when it’s to his advantage. In any case, his hiring at Penn State gives me plenty of motivation to root against the guy.

  3. Situation ethics, James Franklin is thy name.

  4. Bulldawg165

    I still wish they would have kept airing Damon Evans’ “Don’t drink and drive” commercial during the football season after his arrest.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Dollars to doughnuts IMG ran off Damon Evans and this “we’re still friends” BS is a smokescreen. The fact that IMG would even hire that loser in the first place is an outlier from a firm that usually doesn’t make mistakes. I’m betting that after he got there they realized their error and showed him the door.

  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Regardless it still would be significant if this definition of the collegiate model was enshrined in NCAA legislation since it does not preclude many forms of professionalization advocated by NCAA critics.”

    Wait just a damn minute…I thought Pruitt ran a 3-4 at FSU.

  6. Anon

    Yeah, I can’t wait for the next press conference when a HS kid pulls a James Franklin hat out of a bag instead of a Penn St one…

  7. Russ

    Senator, your first bullet was sublime. Perfect snark.

  8. Damon’s new business sounds suspiciously like Entertainment 720…

  9. Macallanlover

    Removing the transfer penalty would be total chaos, can’t believe any CFB fan would support that. There is an option for immediate playing time available, leave it alone. I understand the inequity of coaches being able to coach right away, and wouldn’t mind seeing that eliminated, but allowing players to become “annual free agents” would destroy the game.

    On GT and its problem with Fish Fry, how do they get out of it? Unless they bring in another triple option coach, the personnel shortcomings would take years to fix. Seems like the Genius will have to modify his approach to a scheme similar to what other versatile option teams run and get away from the one dimensional run offense he has failed at.

    • Governor Milledge

      I don’t think it would take as long as you’d think to go from a CPJ offense to a Malzahn-type of formation.

      Malzahn’s offense requires a little bit more QB athleticism/speed, and the formation is clearly more spread, but the net ground game orientation is very similar. I’d think it would take ~2 years to realign in that style, but I don’t think GT is smart enough to dive into that seamless of a transition.

      • Macallanlover

        You may be right, I had thought that too. But if so, what in the world is he waiting on? It is obvious that the flexibility would make it much more difficult to defend and every Saturday there are teams succeeding at demonstrating the advantages. The guy is reportedly stubborn but how many 7 win seasons and crummy bowls does it take to realize it is holding you back?

      • Will (the other one)

        You say that, but Auburn had a great offensive line, and they did actual blocking, instead of flopping on the ground and hoping it works.
        The skill positions could transition quickly, but the line play? That’s what would set them up for a 3-win season.

        • Macallanlover

          Yes they did. GT might get better OL players if they were running an offense that didn’t depend on cheat blocking and also incorporated pass blocking. Hard to get to the NFL if they have never seen you pass block before.

  10. PTC DAWG

    I know a big time GT fan..he is not feeling the good vibe coming from North Avenue. He wants CPJ gone. Says his buyout has been too high to this point.

    • Bulldog Joe

      Hard to figure out which story wins today’s puffery award. The Paul Johnson, Damon Evans, and Brian Van Gorder articles are all worthy candidates.

      Also, does any other Georgia fan laugh whenever they hear the name of Georgia Tech’s AD?

      I certainly do.

  11. Bulldog Joe

    The Georgia Tech article is worth reading just to get to this nugget:

    “Coaches also began to devote more attention to recruiting outside of the state, where they have found the Tech reputation carries more weight than it does in-state.”

    Familiarity breeds comtempt, indeed.

    • Will (the other one)

      Or, translated, “we have to leave the state to find kids who know us only from US News & World Report rankings, and don’t know about our football history.”