The shipment from Destin has arrived. Dig in.
- Nick Saban thinks Boom is gonna be just fine, thanks.
- The White House convenes a summit today on the potential long-term effects of concussions in children engaged in sports activities. This issue ain’t going away any time soon.
- Adjusting to the new recruiting rules won’t be easy.
- Two interesting facts from CFN‘s South Carolina preview: One, the last time the Gamecocks lost a game when they were on the plus side of the turnover margin was against Georgia in 2009, being in the negative in 15 of the 16 losses since then, finishing even in the 2011 loss to Auburn. Two, Steve Spurrier never won eleven games three times in a row at Florida. (Yes, the season is longer now, but, still… South Carolina.)
- The SEC is revisiting its tiebreaker rules, ‘yo.
- Year2 clues us in to the real reason Florida is dropping FCS opponents from its future scheduling.
- Georgia director of on-campus recruiting Daryl Jones is leaving the program. According to McGarity, the next move is Richt’s.
- If Nick Saban doesn’t understand how the selection committee is going to pick the teams for the semi-finals, how should we?
File this under “Stuff I Don’t Need To Hear Right Now”.
Even on a slow news day, the buffet is there for you.
- Shattle Fenteng is ready to get to Athens. My guess is the feeling is mutual.
- Number 104 on Paul Myerberg’s College Football Countdown is Kentucky… which means he thinks Troy is a better team on Georgia’s schedule than the Wildcats.
- Speaking of slow news days, Tallahassee police released the surveillance video of Jameis Winston walking out of Publix with a sack of crab legs. Way to crack the case wide open, fellas.
- The weirdest preseason assessment of Georgia? Right here.
- If you’re a sports nut, unbundling cable probably won’t save you any money. Because, you know, ESPN.
- Nick Saban: “If it was totally up to me, I’d say you’ve got to play all 12 games in the Big 5″ conferences. He’s got that right.
- So what happens if O’Bannon beats the NCAA, anyway?
- Chase Stuart calculates that Texas A&M, with only three players, supplied the most draft value to the NFL this year. The Aggies won’t miss a beat, right?
- The ACC favors an early signing period for football.
Nick Saban tells assembled media to kiss his ass for asking a stupid question.
Gee, that’s unusual.
Or, an analyst is whatever Nick Saban says an analyst is. Duh.
You’ll have to forgive Saban for his mistake in language. On March 31 he described his role working with cornerbacks in individual drills as that of a “G.A.” under defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. It was a laughable moment, painting the 62-year-old head coach as the highest paid graduate assistant in the world, not to mention the fact he’s likely not pursuing a post-graduate degree on the side.
Hey, he was serious about that.
Leave it to Nick Saban to describe the job of the guy who was named the 2010 Rivals.com Recruiter of the Year, made $350,000 a year as an assistant coach at Washington and is the latest addition to the multitude in Tuscaloosa as “… an intern that helps us some in recruiting”.
I wonder if they use this on the recruiting trail.
Added Thomas, “That’s what my dad calls Coach Saban — the ‘god of college football.’
You gotta admit it’s a step up from being called Satan.