To my loyal South Carolina readership who’s found fault with me for ranking Georgia ahead of South Carolina in this week’s Power Poll despite 35-38, please take note that Bovada still rates the Dawgs’ chances to win a national title better than the Gamecocks’.
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- I guess this ESPN piece is saying that Mark Richt’s played a lot of freshmen because he’s lost control of something.
- While you’re reading Myerberg, here’s his preview of #15 Clemson.
- Speaking of the Tigers, their defense is preparing for Todd Gurley.
- Here’s Bovada’s list of regular season over/unders on wins for SEC teams.
- Phil Steele gives us his list of teams overrated and underrated in the AP preseason poll. Georgia shows up at #5 on the underrated list.
- The AB-H guys are also on Dawg Sports Radio. Their first offering is worth a listen, if only to hear Chad Simmons talk about Jeremy Pruitt’s recruiting style. (Dial it up to the 20:20 mark for that.)
- Check out Mark Richt’s winning percentage on the road after a bye week.
- “If you’ve got a quarterback, you’ve got a chance.”
Bovada has post some over/under player stats. Here’s what it’s got for Todd Gurley:
NCAA 2014-2015 Season -Total Rushing Yards – Todd Gurley (Georgia)
NCAA 2014-2015 Season -Total Rushing Touchdowns – Todd Gurley (Georgia)
Looks like some baby-splitting going on there, based on his first two years’ production. If he stays healthy, those numbers are way below his freshman results.
Would you put money on it, either way?
Sporting News has an overview of how the bets are flowing in Las Vegas on this college football season. You won’t find most of the action too surprising, but it does seem like there’s some money being thrown Georgia’s way right now. At the Wynn, Georgia’s national title odds have gone from 50-1 to 35-1. And one of the computer sites has moved the odds on the Dawgs winning the SEC from 13-2 to 4-1. How much of that do you figure is smart money versus fan enthusiasm.
Speaking of the latter, who’s betting Florida to win the national title at the MGM? 18-1?
The Golden Nugget has published lines on its 2014 college football games of the year. Here’s where Georgia starts out:
- Clemson, +9
- South Carolina, -3
- Tennessee, +17
- Vanderbilt, +24
- Missouri, +7
- Arkansas, +14.5
- Florida, +9
- Auburn, +1
- Georgia Tech, +14
One game as a dog, and that’s basically chalked up to home field advantage. The other three games are Kentucky and two cupcakes, so if Georgia lives up to the lines, you’re looking at an 11-1 regular season there. Takers?
Chase Stuart plugs all 200 games into his SRS formula to come up with a set of preliminary rankings, and spits Georgia out as a number seven. (That leaves Georgia as the best team in the East, but only fourth best in the conference.) I’d probably argue that’s a little low for a team that only loses once and beats Auburn, but what do I know?
Obviously, take this for what’s it’s worth, but if you think Vegas is pretty good making these kinds of assessments, well, then…
You should eat.
- And then there were 85.
- Derek Mason says Vanderbilt’s working on scheduling a game with Stanford. Good.
- New college football win totals posted at 5Dimes. Georgia’s listed at 9.5.
- “The Pro Football Hall of Fame elected Thomas as a member in 2009, yet college football had not honored him. The reason is simple: Alabama didn’t nominate him for membership until 2011.” What?
- No surprise here: “An SEC source said about four or five teams from each league [SEC and ACC] are discussing potential home-and-home matchups for some time in the next 6-7 years.”
- Georgia’s 2015 athletic budget checks in at $99,850,500. Think keeping it under a nice round $100 mill was an accident, or planned?
- Letitia Romero doesn’t need a union. And anyway, it’s all the NCAA’s fault.
- Which college football teams have championship-grade recruiting? Georgia just makes the list.
- Finebaum may suck, but at least the SEC Network will have one great thing going for it.
You should eat.
- Here’s a good primer from Team Speed Kills about how to get up to speed on CFB Twitterin’.
- “That’s when I saw a side of Coach Donnan I”d never seen before.” Sad.
- Allen Kenney ponders football scheduling.
- John Infante explains that Jim Delany’s vision for the restructuring of Division I makes a power conference split more likely.
- Could the SEC and Big 12 be the answers to each other’s scheduling questions?
- Pell Grants as a way to solve the cost of attendance issue?
- 5Dimes is starting to post odds on CFB regular season win totals.
- It seems that moving to Penn State has only added to James Franklin’s cockiness.
- “Palcohol is for adults who are tired of getting ripped off by airlines and stadium owners.” Hells, yeah!