Category Archives: ‘Cock Envy

Making a bad thing worse.

As if we need it, here’s proof once again that there’s nothing orange can’t make uglier.  This looks like it came straight out of the Lulu and Junior Collection.

Good Lord, ‘Cocks, show some taste.  (h/t Garnet & Black Attack)

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The Clowney Effect

Bill Connelly’s tongue goes in cheek for a description of what that is:

Issue: South Carolina returns only one of its top five running backs, and the ground game was really only above-average at best, even when Marcus Lattimore was healthy.

Response: Jadeveon Clowney.

Issue: South Carolina also returns only one of its top four receiving targets from a passing game that was explosive but not incredibly efficient.

Response: Jadeveon Clowney.

Issue: South Carolina must also replace its top five linebackers, not to mention stud safety D.J. Swearinger and stud end Devin Taylor from a defense that was perilously thin last year.

Response: Jadeveon Clowney.

That’s how you garner a #3 preseason ranking from The Sporting News.  Bill isn’t quite so convinced that such a case has been made.

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Monday morning buffet

Step right up and start your week.

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Friday morning buffet

You need nourishment.

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Thursday morning buffet

Come and get it.

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Wait a minute – Superman’s vulnerable?

I thought only mere mortals suffered neck injuries.  Apparently I’m wrong about that.

South Carolina’s spring game will take place this Saturday. Whether or not star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is participating remains to be seen, however.

In its Tuesday practice notes, South Carolina noted that Clowney has a neck sprain and his availability through the rest of the week is TBD.   And by TBD, we mean he’s probably done for what’s left of spring drills.

It doesn’t sound serious, more like one of those abundance of caution type situations.  And I really like Lorenzo Ward’s “do I look like I give a shit” bravado:

Jadeveon Clowney did not practice again on Tuesday and it’s uncertain whether he will practice again this spring, due to a neck sprain. “His neck and back is still stiff. Whether he goes another snap (this spring), I don’t care,” said [defensive coordinator Lorenzo] Ward.

Still, I bet somebody’s checking with the team’s doctor on Clowney’s progress.  More than once.

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Under the radar

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m surprised that one aspect of South Carolina’s recruiting class has gotten little attention:  out of 21 total signees, only four are from South Carolina.  It’s not a bad class by any means, but it lacks that overpowering in state recruit that Spurrier has gotten his hands in two of the last few classes, much to the benefit of the program.  It makes me wonder if this says anything significant about the local talent pool or if perhaps we’re seeing the first signs of kids reacting to the prospect of the head man’s coaching mortality.

It’s too early to say anything definitive, of course, but it’s worth keeping an eye out to see if this develops into a trend.

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Tuesday morning buffet

Fill up before tomorrow’s news.

  • Disney’s earnings expected to take rare hit, partly due to higher programming costs for college football games on ESPN.
  • Here’s a good look at how high school offensive linemen recruits are evaluated.
  • Spurrier isn’t worried about Clowney getting hurt because “He doesn’t stand around a pile stiff-legged.”  Wonder how he’d feel if South Carolina faced an opponent that cut blocked.
  • Texas beat writer thinks ESPN will be announcing an agreement on the SEC Network soon.
  • Tennessee conducted a formal study on a subject about that any mook who’s followed SEC recruiting during the last five or so years could have given Dave Hart the lowdown over a couple of beers after work.
  • Somebody comes up with a model that purports to use recruiting rankings as a predictor of the college football season.  Somewhat surprisingly, Georgia overperformed last season.
  • And John Infante tells you three things about the National Letter of Intent you didn’t know.

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In my mind I’ve gone to Carolina.

Shorter Deke Adams:  I don’t really know the coaches on the South Carolina staff all that well, I’ve never recruited the state and my primary responsibility will be not to mess up the best player on the team with my coaching.  That’s a helluva job!

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If you look up “decleater” in the dictionary…

this is what you’ll see.

Now that’s what blowing up a play looks like.  And you can’t help but be impressed with the casual way he picks up the loose ball.

Really, I’m fine if the NFL wants to grant Clowney a waiver and let him turn pro now.  Totally.

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