Category Archives: Recruiting

Wednesday morning buffet

Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

  • Did you know that Clemson’s Frank Howard once threatened to sue over a piece Lewis Grizzard wrote about him?
  • I always love it when somebody else does the heavy lifting for me, so, thanks, Tyler, for counting the number of scholarship players currently on Georgia’s roster.
  • Barry Alvarez sez, “To keep fans in the stands, you have to keep up with the technology, so they can continue to use those things in the stadium.” You could always beef up the home schedule, Barry.
  • Hunter Atkinson’s high school coach says the kid’s family has endured a backlash from third parties as a result of his withdrawal from Georgia.  Stay classy, people.
  • Troy’s Larry Blakeney suggests an interesting proposal for paying players – a stipend based on academic performance, paid to student-athletes per hour passed with a C or above.
  • Marc Weiszer talks to Danny Ware about a Knowshon-Gurley comparison.
  • High school quarterback being recruited by Georgia has this to say about his first conversation with the head guy:  “… The SEC is the biggest in college football. I was super excited to talk to Coach Richt. I was a little nervous. I had never talked to a coach that big before. It was awesome.”
  • Amateurism, first half of the 20th century style.
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Filed under Academics? Academics., Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, College Football, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Recruiting

What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on at Butts-Mehre?

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they’re on a spending spree with Richt’s support staff.

It appears that the new head of in-house recruiting for Georgia’s football program will have a new assistant on board as well.

UGA human resources this week put up an official job posting for an new “associate director of player personnel.” The job summary is as follows: “Responsible for assisting the Head Coach and the Director of Player Personnel with all matters related to football recruiting, including but not limited to, preparing film, conducting research, managing recruiting board, camps/clinics, creating databases/spreadsheets, official and unofficial visits, managing hourly/student workers, providing support for coaching staff, and high school coaches relations.”

I never expected Sabanesque levels of minions scurrying about doing Richt’s bidding, but this is a welcome development.  It seems to take a village to raise a recruiting class in the SEC these days.  Kudos to McGarity for accepting the financial realities of that.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Tuesday morning buffet

Have a bite or two…

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Filed under College Football, Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, Recruiting, SEC Football, The NCAA

Sunday morning buffet

Eh, what the heck.

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Filed under ACC Football, BCS/Playoffs, It's Just Bidness, Recruiting, SEC Football, The Body Is A Temple, The NCAA

Today’s dog bites man story

Junior offers 13-year old quarterback who, four years later, is having second thoughts about his commitment.  Who’da thunk it?

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The genius of the genius

Non-snarky question:  would Paul Johnson make an offer like this if college football followed his suggestion about this?

Second non-snarky question:  assuming Johnson would in that scenario, would Trent Sellers accept it?

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Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Recruiting

As a general rule of thumb, Boom…

… when Charles Robinson’s reporting something about your program, it’s not good news.

Former University of Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips resigned this week after the NCAA received a photo of the coach sitting in a restaurant with a high school recruit during a mandated dead period in recruiting, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.

Three sources told Yahoo Sports the photo was turned over to the NCAA by an individual with ties to the Miami Hurricanes athletics program. Should the NCAA determine Phillips improperly recruited during a mandated dead period, it could be considered a major NCAA violation.

Moments like that remind me of this golden oldie.

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Filed under Gators, Gators..., Recruiting