Category Archives: Media Punditry/Foibles

Wednesday morning buffet

Another day, another buffet.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, College Football, Crime and Punishment, ESPN Is The Devil, Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles, Political Wankery, Recruiting, SEC Football, Stats Geek!

Monday morning buffet

If your appetite is whetted, have you some.

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Filed under Big 12 Football, Big Ten Football, Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Strategery And Mechanics, The Adventures of Zook

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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Filed under ACC Football, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Stats Geek!

Trolling, trolling, trolling

Shorter Michael Cunningham:  Georgia fans should be as impressed as I am with Todd Grantham coaching Charlie Strong’s players against the 122nd ranked strength of schedule as compared to Jeremy Pruitt coaching what’s left of Todd Grantham’s players against the 13th ranked strength of schedule.

Really, AJ-C, you’re not even trying anymore.

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This one’s for the pessimists.

Shorter Barrett Sallee:  True freshman wide receiver getting his first start will outplay fifth-year senior starting quarterback who hasn’t thrown an interception this season for the upset road win.

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Mike Bianchi works it.

Mike Bianchi’s hard on for Urban Meyer is something to marvel.  In his latest column, he manages to take Charlie Strong’s discipline story at Texas and mine it for a dig at Corch:

Much like Muschamp at Florida, Strong has had to come in at Texas and clean up a mess left behind by a former championship coach who left a broken program.

It would be interesting to see where Bianchi might take things writing about a future Florida-Ohio State matchup, but with the way things are looking right now, that’s probably a ways off.

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Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, Urban Meyer Points and Stares

Jumpin’ on the Junior Train

Oh, noes, Kevin Scarbinsky di’int.  Oh, yes, indeedy, he went there.

One week shy of one year since USC fired him as head coach at LAX in a nightmarish conclusion to his dream job, is Kiffin starting to make a case to one day succeed Nick Saban?

It’s possible to ask that question without snark or sarcasm, without having everyone in earshot question your sanity.

Actually, it’s not.  Unless you’re trolling for hits.

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Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Media Punditry/Foibles