Category Archives: ACC Football

Profiles in chutzpah

Jameis Winston’s attorney is objecting to FSU’s planned disciplinary hearing because the school hasn’t conducted it in a timely manner.

“Winston’s cooperation came with the expectation that the process would be fair,” Cornwell wrote in the letter. “In this regard, I advise FSU that I believe ‘Mr. Winston is entitled to an explanation for FSU’s decision to ignore its own policy with respect to the timeliness of the Title IX process.'”

I think we’d all like to hear that explanation.

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Thursday morning buffet

Plenty to enjoy today.

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Filed under Georgia Football, General Idiocy, Georgia Tech Football, SEC Football, ACC Football, The Evil Genius

Trolling a troll

Bill Connelly provides a little context for the performance of the man Michael Cunningham is extremely impressed with.

S&P+ is typically quite volatile at this time of year (my own ratings are why Ole Miss is so damn high, too) and one team benefiting from that is Louisville, which has had, from a raw data standpoint, one of the most successful defenses in the country so far. The Cardinals rank fourth in Defensive S&P+, and while that wouldn’t be the biggest reach in the world — they ranked 10th in Defensive F/+ last year, after all, and new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham did have some success at Georgia before a 2013 fade — they have gotten what are probably a couple of artificial boosts.

First, Louisville has played Wake Forest. As long as raw data plays any role, even a minor one, in the ratings, playing Wake Forest is going to be good for you. The Ville held the Deacs to 100 total yards (1.8 per play) last Saturday, and while that’s certainly not bad … well, UL-Monroe held Wake to 94 yards (1.9 per play) in the season opener.

Maybe that just means Richt should have hired UL-Monroe’s defensive coordinator instead of Pruitt.

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Um… maybe this Pruitt guy’s not so bad, after all.

David Hale has a few interesting stats about FSU’s defense worth sharing with you.

Now, the ‘Noles lost a goodly chunk of talent to the NFL, so that’s a factor.  But they also lost a certain defensive coordinator.  I gotta think that’s a factor, too.

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#sirwalterscottandtangledwebs

I’m a lawyer.  I take a lot of crap from folks about my profession, but the reality is that most of the time I’m proud of the way attorneys conduct themselves according to professional standards.

This, however, isn’t one of those times.  Sheesh.

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Jimbo Fisher is a funny guy.

Oh, wait… you were serious about that?

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Filed under Academics? Academics., ACC Football

Still enabling

It was a night game.  Fisher comes out of the Nick Saban school of micromanagement.  And we’re supposed to believe that FSU’s staff had all day to get their act together and didn’t.

Yeah, I’d say Winston was tremendously effected by that, my man.  Tree-men-dous-ly.

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