A few choice morsels to get your day started:
- The only program in the SEC since 2001 that’s changed less than thirty members of its coaching staff in that time? Georgia, at seventeen.
- Seth Emerson has a list of the players from teams Georgia is scheduled to play next season and the underclassmen they lost to the draft here.
- When it comes to minority hires, Sylvester Croom suggests that athletic directors have moved ahead of head coaches on the curve.
- It didn’t take long for Tony Brown to become shit that Nick Saban has to make time for.
- Speaking of Saban, Stewart Mandel makes an interesting point about his hire of Junior: “Saban’s last two offensive coordinators — Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier — worked in relative anonymity. But with Kiffin, I have no doubt he will get the requisite praise or blame for the Crimson Tide’s offensive performance.” I wonder if that will turn out to be a feature or a bug.
- Hal Mumme lands his seventh head coaching job.
- Supposedly FSU was willing to go toe to toe with Georgia on Jeremy Pruitt’s salary, but couldn’t come up with the jack to outbid Mississippi State for Geoff Collins’ services. Interesting.
On the day when Georgia officially announces Jeremy Pruitt as its new defensive coordinator/secondary coach – the same day! – Alabama shuffles its staff to give Kirby Smart the exact same roles.
Coincidence? I think not.
(I keed, I keed… I think.)
Nick Saban’s “try the veal, folks” moment -
Quite frankly, I’m surprised he takes notice of anything not happening on the field.
Enter the Sabanator.
Guess that means we know where Orgeron winds up.
Thank you, blogging gods. Much appreciated.
Nick Saban, you have it within your power to make this blogger a happy, happy man. Junior at ‘Bama would be a dream come true. Don’t blow this opportunity. Do it for the
children bloggers. Please, please, please…
I don’t know if anybody caught this little blurb via Loran Smith, but it’s amusing:
Prior to the Southeastern Conference championship game between Missouri and Auburn, Rodney Garner, the former Georgia defensive line coach with the same position at Auburn, his alma mater, had this offering: “Nick Saban is the only coach in our conference who could have gotten the officials to put one second back on the clock, and it bit him.” He was, of course, referring to the subsequent field goal attempt by Alabama, which was returned for a touchdown and which sent the Tigers to the SEC championship game.
If anybody had said something like that about one of Corch’s moves that backfired, he’d write a book about it. I suspect Saban’s just walking around, muttering something like “revenge is a dish best served cold” to himself. If he has time for that shit, that is.
It’s pretty impressive how Nick Saban can make the appalling sound bloodless, whether it’s D.J. Pettway’s “horrible decision” or the “university decision” to let him back on the team.
It’s also impressive to see how the Process works, as Pettway was the only one of the four players involved who’s been allowed to return. Maybe it’s because he kept his mouth shut.
After weeks of chatter, former Alabama defensive lineman D.J. Pettway says he’s coming back to Tuscaloosa.
He was dismissed from the Crimson Tide in February after his arrest for second degree robbery, but after a season at East Mississippi Community College, Pettway tweeted about signing with Alabama again…
Pettway was accused of physically attacking a fellow student along with teammates Eddie Williams and Tyler Hayes. All were dismissed from the team. Pettway’s lawyer released a lengthy statement following the dismissal to express his disappointment in the decision. Pettway was granted youthful offender status to end the legal process.
At least they know he can hit.
Be still, my heart. The possibilities are tantalizing.