Another day, another buffet.
- Nothing like having to defend the SEC Freshman of the Year to your own fan base. Mark Richt is a patient man, bless his heart.
- If you’re looking for the conventional wisdom on Georgia Tech’s 2012 season, here ’tis.
- SEC coaches look at Missouri’s offense and shrug… a little. (I’m looking forward to seeing how their defenses handle it.)
- Another reason why I love the NCAA: “Another task force has recommended firming up the scheduling window for major college football’s bowl season, setting a calendar through the 2019 season in which the first game would be no earlier than Dec. 15 and the last game no later than Jan. 13.” January 13th? Way to put your foot down there, fellas.
- The first snarky response to this header is “because it doesn’t have to”. The second one is “it doesn’t go north or east, either”. Seriously, though, read it, because it’s probably a good model for where McGarity intends to go with scheduling at Georgia.
- Clark Howard: “High-definition, flat-screen TVs are driving down the price of tickets to live sports events in an unexpected way.”
- Mark Richt sees the NFL draft as more of a time to celebrate than as an evaluation of the talent on his roster.
This explains why every guy in a bar believes he can manage a sports team better than the guy actually doing it.
Thank Gawd cell phones didn’t exist when I was in college.
This (h/t Chris Brown) is easily the funniest football-related piece you’ll read today. It wouldn’t be that hard to translate over to recruiting, either.
Here’s a little detail Greg McGarity ought to turn his attention to, especially if it doesn’t cost the school anything.
Make it so, hoss.
With just a week to go until the bowl game, the buffet gets a little Sparty.
- Vince Dooley would consider this news a lot bigger than some: MSU suspends its long snapper for the Outback Bowl.
- Can someone explain to me why Chris Petersen would be interested in the Penn State job?
- LSU’s fullback questions the manhood of Auburn’s defensive players. (Actually, he doesn’t question it; he comes right out about it.)
- If I’m a coach thinking of taking a job with Illinois, I’m reading my contract very carefully.
- One more reason the 2012 SEC schedules haven’t appeared yet: But we were told by one SEC employee last week that “it may be necessary to break up one pair of rivals for 2012 only.”
- You wonder about an Outback Bowl letdown when you read stuff like this: “The Spartans spelled out their goals entering this season with the four-letter acronym “P4RB” – play for the Rose Bowl by winning a second straight Big Ten title.”
- This is sort of the interception analogue to the famous Tyrone Prothro TD catch off the defender’s back, except goofier looking.
- Sad, but true: Charlie Weis gets commitments from two quarterbacks who lost their starting spots at other schools and it’s hailed as a major step up for the quarterbacking situation at Kansas. Too bad he can’t fix the defense like that.
- Here’s a look at Mark Dantonio’s track record at Michigan State.
- “It doesn’t get more American than whiskey.”
As we wait to see Russ’ replacement, here’s a lengthy New York Times piece (h/t Jim Galloway) on whether the bulldog breed should be modified to make it healthier. You know who is front and center in the story:
In the first half of Georgia’s football game against South Carolina in 2009, Uga VII, who had been dozing on a bag of ice in his air-conditioned sideline doghouse, was cajoled onto the field to pose for pictures with some cheerleaders and Gov. Sonny Perdue. Uga (pronounced UGH-uh) wore his trademark red Georgia jersey and spiked red leather collar, and he looked bored as an ESPN cameraman shoved a camera in his wrinkly, smooshed bulldog face.
And here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know.
The food also boasts “highly digestible proteins,” because bulldogs are the most relentless farters in the canine world.
Here’s a sign of the times: Ole Miss allows portable generators into the Grove for the first time because overuse of extension cords presented a safety hazard.
I think you know where this is going:
“In 2009, the news media disparaged University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow for crying on the sidelines after losing a big game, even labeling him Tim ‘Tearbow,’” said psychologist Y. Joel Wong, PhD, the study’s lead author. “However, the college football players in our study who believed … crying was appropriate had higher self-esteem. In contrast, players who believed … crying was inappropriate yet felt they would likely cry in [that] situation had lower self-esteem.”
And, no, that’s not a link to The Onion. Sadly.
Because it’s dawning on us like it is on Brandon Boykin… the buffet is here for you.