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A few tidbits for you to digest…
- Georgia is the only SEC school with a representative on the 2013 Academic All-America first team. That representative is Aaron Murray, one of only six Bulldogs to be multi-year selectees.
- Like many of us, Stewart Mandel is disappointed in the Gator Bowl match up. Unlike many of us, one reason he’s disappointed is because he thinks Vanderbilt would have been a better choice.
- Classy move, Duke alumni. Seriously.
- Big Game Bob’s sounding a little testy these days.
- Reality may be sinking in for some denizens of The Hive. Bitter, yet so tasty!
- The Military Bowl wins this year’s Best Gift Trophy: a single-seat “powered home theater recliner” with two USB ports to charge various devices, along with a PlayStation 4.
- Paul Westerdawg looks ahead to next season and gives some reasons for optimism about Georgia football.
A few things to nosh on while you wait for today’s slate of games:
- In the end, it didn’t take too much to entice Chris Petersen away from Boise State – just make him the highest paid coach in the Pac-12 and he’s yours.
- Gus Malzahn makes bank, too. He ought to send Josh Harvey-Clemons a royalty check.
- Meet the man behind the theme song to SEC on CBS.
- Brian Cook lays down the law at mgoblog (“…if the people who write for this site hate you we will ban you.“) And you think I’m a meanie.
- Stay classy, Gator fans.
- Stuart Mandel suggests there’s something to Jay Jacobs’ BCS lobbying.
- Maryland to ACC: it’s not us, it’s you.
- The other day I made a little fun of athletic spending outpacing academic spending in Alabama. But at least they’re spending money on academics, which is more than you can say for Georgia.
- On smarm and snark.
The next time somebody tries to tell you that the ACC is on the rebound, just point him or her to this header.
In related news, Tech fan haz a sad.
I mean, does anybody really want to get in the middle of a Paul Johnson-David Cutcliffe pissing match?
Wakey, wakey, football fans.
- Texas, Willie Lyles is standing by, ready to offer his services in a time of need.
- Jadeveon Clowney is hurting. If Georgia finishes out the season ahead of South Carolina, brace yourselves an updated version of the “Tebow was injured in the 2007 Cocktail Party” excuse from ‘Cock fans.
- Epic onside kick fail in the Duke-Tech game.
- After Harvey Updyke’s asshole unpuckers yesterday, he sends a little bravado Johnny Manziel’s way.
- Tommie Frazier is a bit miffed with Bo Pelini’s defense.
- Against Oregon, Tennessee gave up the second-most yards in a single game in program history. Safety Brian Randolph’s conclusion? “We didn’t play up to our standard today.” I suppose that’s true in a way.
- Johnny Football vs. Johnny Rotten.
- Johnny Football vs. Nick Saban.
- Alabama’s coaches and players have no hard feelings about one of the stupidest penalties in college football. I wonder if they’d feel the same way had they lost.
Let’s get the week rolling with a fully stocked buffet.
- Tramel Terry is using something Dabo Swinney said to him during recruiting as a motivation stone.
- Jay Bilas on the NCAA: “NCAA people are terrific. They are in a bind because they are put in a position of trying to justify these bad policies, and they can’t.”
- Speaking of the NCAA, it has interviewed Mississippi State freshman Chris Jones about Ole Miss’ recruitment of the five-star defensive end.
- Alabama’s expected pounding of Virginia Tech is looking less and less impressive.
- Stirling Bailey’s response to playing against Clemson? “’Jesus, help me,’ Bailey said with a laugh last week.”
- David Ching takes a detailed look at what Daryl Jones is up to in the wake of Rodney Garner’s departure.
- He also gives us a breakdown on what Georgia spends its $600,000 recruiting budget.
- If you think the trials and tribulations of Johnny Football are going to be a distraction for Texas A&M this year, what kind of distraction do you think having five players, including the starting quarterback, listed as witnesses for the prosecution in the sexual assault trial of those former Vanderbilt players will be?
- David Hale (remember him?) writes about FSU trying to keep up with the SEC Joneses.
There’s usually something tempting you can find on the ol’ buffet.
- Julie Roe Lach says the NCAA enforcement division needs more
- Andre Ware gives you his top five quarterbacks in the SEC. And, no, grasshoppers, Jeff Driskel isn’t among them.
- Artie Lynch makes Steele’s All-American second team.
- The ACC wants its own network, will have to go through Raycom to get it.
- “But goodness, did Florida play some ugly football.”
- This is what Florida did when it played pretty football. (h/t Smart Football)
- Nick Saban, consumer advocate.
- Fun Bryan McClendon stat: A true freshman has led the Bulldogs in rushing in three of his four seasons as the Bulldogs’ running backs coach.
- One of the O’Bannon defendants had licensing agreements with more than 80 former college athletes from 1995 to 2010. Does the NCAA pay attention to anything it says is important to it?
- ACC Network? Not with Raycom sitting out there holding rights that nobody seems to be in a big hurry to buy back.
- Only at Southern Cal – “Porn Star Attempts Recruiting DT to USC”
- Does Georgia have a shot at hosting College Game Day this season?
- “Why wouldn’t you want to make money?”: helpful advice for Minnesota’s beer sales problem.
- Two signing periods, or just an earlier NLI signing date?
If you’re wondering how FSU, which supposedly looked for a way out of the ACC for a while, signed on to that shiny new grant of media rights, remember that it always takes two to tango:
Since that time, Barron and FSU officials apparently have done just that, including exploring the possibility of joining the likes of Florida, Alabama and LSU in the SEC.
While it’s difficult to confirm how far those talks advanced, FSU officials came away with the understanding that the SEC saw little financial incentive to adding the Seminoles. Bringing on FSU would neither expand television markets nor open recruiting territories.
Just because you’re willing to go to bed with somebody doesn’t mean your partner will accept. At least not if he or she is sober. Or, if you prefer it stated in more commercial terms, you’re not offering enough to make it worth somebody’s while.