Tuesday morning buffet

A few choice morsels to get your day started:

  • The only program in the SEC since 2001 that’s changed less than thirty members of its coaching staff in that time?  Georgia, at seventeen.
  • Seth Emerson has a list of the players from teams Georgia is scheduled to play next season and the underclassmen they lost to the draft here.
  • When it comes to minority hires, Sylvester Croom suggests that athletic directors have moved ahead of head coaches on the curve.
  • It didn’t take long for Tony Brown to become shit that Nick Saban has to make time for.
  • Speaking of Saban, Stewart Mandel makes an interesting point about his hire of Junior:  “Saban’s last two offensive coordinators — Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier — worked in relative anonymity. But with Kiffin, I have no doubt he will get the requisite praise or blame for the Crimson Tide’s offensive performance.”  I wonder if that will turn out to be a feature or a bug.
  • Hal Mumme lands his seventh head coaching job.
  • Supposedly FSU was willing to go toe to toe with Georgia on Jeremy Pruitt’s salary, but couldn’t come up with the jack to outbid Mississippi State for Geoff Collins’ services.  Interesting.
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22 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Re the Tony Brown story. As you said recently: “Forget it Jake, it’s Tuscaloosa.” I doubt we’ll see one bit of lost playing time, unless Tony isn’t that good or gets ‘hurt.’

    • He’s lucky he wasn’t drinking.

      • Macallanlover

        Wouldn’t matter at all. Brown’s “punishment” will be dealt with in accordance, and proportionate with his performance during Spring drills. After all the LOIs roll in, expect about 5-6 players to be expendable before August. Kamara has already helped Little Nicky out by moving on. The NFL has roster cuts to get down to 53, Bama just has to get back to 85 by August deadline.

        • I was trying a little sarcasm this morning. A young man asked to disperse and yet chooses to remain and yell obscenities at police doesn’t sound like a rational sober person. Under age drinking would have a higher degree of expected repercussions by the AD. We lost a kicker. Charge: Sitting in a jet ski with open container while being a Georgia football player. Automatic suspension. Makes you wish they would have just pepper sprayed him and moved on. No?
          “Tuscaloosa police arrived at an apartment complete after receiving reports of a loud party with underage drinking. A 22-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct, according to the report, but after police ordered the crowd to disperse, Brown remained and yelled threatening profanity at the police,”

          • AlphaDawg

            Did I read that correct? He’s a 22 year old Freshman?

          • Macallanlover

            No, I realized he wouldn’t incur any lost time or opportunities, and that you knew that too. Just wanted to add that when you have the advantage of a full 25% more athletes each and every recruiting class the degree of angst over one player’s indiscretions is significantly different with Bama fans than it would be for Dawg fans. As Andy Griffith said, “just tote him off and run another one on”. And the NCAA/SEC just turns it’s back on the issue. Hard to make Delany look better than many people but the Big ? is miles ahead of the SEC on this issue.

  2. SF 49er Tramaine Brock DB was a Belhaven Blazer. I always thought that kids that made it into the pros from smaller schools was kinda cool. Interesting that Kentucky has three players on the Bronco roster. Maybe Champ and Moreno pick up their rings! GO DAWGS!

  3. TennesseeDawg

    Police release footage of Tony Brown’s arrest
    http://imageshack.com/a/img542/4686/6gj.gif

  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I just don’t get it about Hal Mumme. The guy is a genius about passing O. Why is he HC at an NAIA school? IMHO he never really got a fair chance. His only major college job was at Kentucky and that place is a graveyard. You’d think that a school with resources like an Illinois or Indiana from the B1G or a PAC 12 school that loves passing like a Cal would have given the guy a shot by now. He had some good years at UK although he finished like everybody else who takes that job does–2 and 9 and fired.

    • Remember why he was fired? It wasn’t as much the 2-9 as it was the massive list of NCAA violations committed. That is kind of a bigger black mark on his resume than the record.

    • Credited with the “Air Raid” offense he was a man ahead of his times…in many ways.
      “In early 2001, Mumme resigned amid numerous NCAA rules violations, largely payments to recruits.[15] The team was eventually found to be in violation of more than three dozen recruiting violations. As a result, they were banned from post-season play in 2002 and lost 19 scholarships over the next three seasons. Mumme, however, was not given any individual sanctions.[16] He was replaced by his offensive line coach Guy Morriss.”

      …and this certainly didn’t help his career.
      “While the coach at New Mexico State, Mumme was the object of a lawsuit brought by four Muslim NMSU players and the ACLU, who claimed that Mumme subjected them to a hostile work environment on account of their religion.[18] The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court, when NMSU agreed to pay a sum of $165,000 to the four players. Neither Mumme nor NMSU admitted to any wrongdoing in the case”

      • Dog in Fla

        With the kind of experience Hal has, the Air Force Academy would have been a perfect fit. He won’t have a Ṣalāt صلاة‎ against Millsaps

        “The lawsuit alleges Mumme, who was hired by New Mexico State in January 2005, instituted a ‘religious brotherhood’ within the football team and singled out Muslim athletes. It claims Mumme had players recite the Lord’s Prayer after each practice and before each game. Ali and the Thompsons said that practice made them feel like outcasts and caused them to pray separately from the other players.”

        http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/wac/2006-08-28-nmsu-discrimination-suit_x.htm

  5. uglydawg

    Tony Brown will be required to run an extra lap for each charge the police bring against him.
    But maybe not…this just in…
    “We feel that Tony has been punished enough, having been pepper sprayed. Any more trouble with the Tuscaloosa Police will have dire consequences up to and including revoking the police chief’s and even the mayor’s complimentary season tickets”.

    • Dog in Fla

      “They arrived at Campus Way Apartments on Helen Keller Blvd”

      This clear case of police brutality was a complete surprise to Tony who thought what’s seen and heard on Helen Keller Boulevard stays on Helen Keller Boulevard

      • Before arriving at Bamma and Campus Way apt. party young Taylor was a track man at Benedict College. # Chavis Ta

        Nickname: Poohman, Chavis 800 meter Taylor, Money Mayweather, The Don Juan, The guy with many names, Big Papa, Dizzle, Pooh Daddy … Major: Biology … Favorite Movies Hangover, Hangover 2 **… Favorite Quote: **”Its better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”

  6. Spike

    Croom for President.