- Last Saturday marked the sixth straight conference game in which Florida failed to score more than two touchdowns in regulation play.
- I know this is tongue in cheek, but it reads like some of the comments I see here at the blog now and then.
- Ed Orgeron was reportedly offered the head coaching job at Nicholls State and turned it down.
- Forget who’s the #2 quarterback at Georgia… who’s the #2 tailback?
- Scott Albrecht takes a look at comparing recruiting and performance.
- Senator goes after Big Game Bob in a USA Today editorial.
- FSU’s got a weird sense of priorities when it comes to Jameis Winston: no football suspension for theft or allegations of sexual assault (hell, no investigation, for that matter), but a half game suspension for talking dirty. Is Jimbo Fisher getting tired of his antics?
- I’ve gotta give Russ Mitchell credit for one thing. When it comes to Georgia bashing, he’s one consistent fellow.
Several dishes are filled for your dining pleasure.
- With due respect to Groo, in reference to the playcalling on 1st and goal at the 4, it’s not that we forget how Georgia had scored its previous two touchdowns. It’s that we remember how the Dawgs scored their first touchdown of the second half.
- Selling the Fainting Goat: “I was talking to the guy across from me, saying, ‘Wow, there is some thick air down here in Miami,” Mays said.
- Who’s to blame for Kentucky’s less than stellar recruiting over the years? Would you believe Bear Bryant?
- I don’t know about you, but when I read stories like this, my first thought is Second Chance U.
- Evidently, tall cornerbacks are the thing again in recruiting.
- Jackie Sherrill thinks that 7-on-7 drills have had the biggest impact on college football in the last decade.
- And Derek Mason says, “Patton Robinette is our quarterback.” Except when he’s not.
Jeremy Pruitt is hard at work on the recruiting trail, chasing one of the best running backs in the 2016 class. He’s an Alabama kid, so it makes sense that Pruitt would be the one giving chase. But perhaps there’s an ulterior motive in play, too.
The SEC’s best want the 6-foot, 220-pound junior because he could play multiple different positions in college. Miller prefers to play running back at the next level, but is open to the idea of making the full-time switch to linebacker. He plays outside linebacker now for Madison Academy and a few schools feel he’d fit best on the defensive side of the ball.
So first Pruitt’s gotta recruit him to Athens. Then he’s got to recruit him to defense. Look out, Mike Bobo.
So word is Florida is pissed that Miami turned in Joker Phillips for violating the bump rule and none of the cool kids will hang out with the ‘Canes these days. At least that’s what a bunch of unnamed sources claim. I’m not exactly sure it’s such a bad thing.
“There’s a lot of street people in Miami,” one of the assistants said. “How do you think they feel about what the University of Miami did to Joker Phillips?”
Yeah, because if you’re a college football program trying to shake off the aftermath of the Nevin Shapiro mess, you really don’t want to mess with the street people.
Whoever that assistant is, he’s an idiot.
Some tasty tidbits for your sampling pleasure:
- Here’s a look at some of the possible ramifications of O’Bannon, from a Duke perspective.
- “The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning.” No shit.
- Notre Dame’s academic scandal and the recruiting trail.
- For those of you who can’t get enough Todd Grantham, here’s the man live and hands on. (h/t CardDawg, who’s on the mother)
- Nick James, you bad, mane.
- Maybe we should refer to Georgia’s class of 2010 as Survivor: 2010.
- Hawaii’s AD says the school may not be able to afford to continue its football program.
- Oklahoma suspends an incoming freshman after he’s charged with misdemeanor assault, but is making the effort to have Dorial Green-Beckham declared eligible for this season. AD says, “As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way…”. Color me confused.
- The Nuttster and Gus, together again.
As a general rule of thumb, when highly ranked quarterback recruits and their families say things like “It’s a business. That’s the bottom line.”, we’re probably about to hear a lot from coaches about how a rule needs to be changed.
For the good of the kids, of course.