Daily Archives: February 23, 2014

Clean, old-fashioned scoring

Somebody thought it was a good idea to put together a clip of every point Georgia’s scored against Georgia Tech during the Richt era.

Well, whadda you know?  It is.

It’s an hour and six minutes long.  Blame the ’02 game for that.

(h/t)

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Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

You can’t put a price tag on being prepared for life.

Evidently the Pac-12 runs its sports network on a similar business model to the way its athletic programs operate.

Hey, if it ain’t broke…

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, Look For The Union Label, Pac-12 Football

Robbing the cradle

“LSU is a top program, and Zadock has liked LSU for a long time,” Johan Dinkelmann said. “What kid at his age with dreams and aspirations wouldn’t commit to a program like that? It’s a tremendous opportunity. It was an opportunity that we, as his parents, wouldn’t let him pass up if that’s what he wanted.”

Spoken like the proud father of a 14-year old kid who hasn’t played a down of varsity high school football (and won’t this season, either).

Every time I read stories like this, I keep thinking Andy Staples has the right idea.

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Boom goes boom on the 10-second rule.

He’s a Saban disciple who plays at an even more deliberate pace than his mentor does, so it’s easy to assume that Will Muschamp favors the substitution proposal roiling college football right now.

Except he doesn’t.

Even defensive-minded Florida coach Will Muschamp told ESPN.com on Thursday that he isn’t in favor of the rule. While he ran more of a run-first, traditional pro-style offense during his first three years with the Gators, the addition of new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has the Gators shifting to more of a spread, up-tempo look in 2014.

Muschamp said he did a study two years ago and learned that on average, four to six snaps a game come before 10 seconds tick off the game clock.

“You’re talking four to six plays, come on,” Muschamp said. “It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not about player safety. To me, it’s funny that everybody wants to argue whatever their point is. It’s not really about what’s good for the game, it’s about what’s good for me, at the end of the day. All these hurry-up guys want to snap as fast as they can snap it, and the guys who don’t hurry-up want the game slowed down.”

Self-interested coaches at the heart of the debate?  Color me shocked, shocked.

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Dutch treat

If you ask the coach for the Dutch speed skating team why the US failed to medal at the Winter Olympics in the sport, he’s got a very simple answer for you.

“You have a lot of attention on a foolish sport like American football and you waste a lot of talent, athletic talent, on a sport that is meant to kill each other, to injure each other. … You’re so narrow-minded, and then you want to compete against the world [in other sports] when you waste a lot of time, good talent on a sport that sucks,” he said.

It’s good to know I’m the narrow-minded one.

(h/t Smart Football)

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