Daily Archives: June 11, 2008

Thank you, Georgia State.

A grateful listening public rubs its ears in relief.

Mr. Curry:  in case you haven’t heard, Bob Davie is a terrific defensive coordinator.  Just sayin’.

A man can dream, can’t he?

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Necessary evil

Taking you back to one of my all time favorite observations about college recruiting, here’s something Tommy Perkins once said about Miami recruiting:

Miami: From a Bulldog perspective, if you looked at the state of Florida as though it were Afghanistan (and I do), the Gators, obviously, are the Taliban, while Miami is whatever warlord is running things in the Northeast. The Hurricanes don’t occupy anything remotely resembling moral high ground, but they are useful. As with Alabama, a healthy Miami helps Georgia; in Da U’s case, it’s because the ‘Canes recruit against the Gators in the Sunshine State’s hottest hotbeads for high school talent, although they don’t play the Gators that often.

Along those lines, it sounds like the natives are getting a little restless:

‘Last year was real hard. Coach Shannon has done a nice job,” said Meyer, who plucked seven Broward/Palm Beach players — but none from Dade — in the past three years, after UF grabbed 11 from Dade from 2002-05. “We’ll always be real aggressive here because there are more NFL players from this area than any in the country. It has just made it a little more difficult.”

Too bad our side can’t ship in aid.

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This time, we mean it. Really.

Remember my post about attendance standards for D-1 football? Well, it looks like New Mexico State is being put on double secret probation by the WAC for falling short on putting butts in the seats.  For what that’s worth:

… If the school falls beneath the 15,000 mark in the 2008 season, it would receive a warning notice from the NCAA, putting the program in a probation stage. Another two-year rolling period will be put into place, allowing the Aggies a window to hit the 15,000 average. If the school fails to meet the requirement, sanctions will be put into place and 1A eligibility will be put on hold.

If NMSU reached the attendance benchmark in the subsequent seasons, the hold would be taken off.

Not exactly time to start sweating bullets at dear old NMS.

The WAC has two other schools in the same boat. Sounds like a good stiff wind might knock the conference over…

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Filed under College Football, The NCAA

There’s always something.

Today’s junk from the world of college football:

  • Closer, closer. It looks like Phase I of the sabanization of the ‘Bama program is accomplished. All that’s left to do is lop off five current players to get down to 85 total on the roster.
  • Henry’s not bitter. Nope. Not one bit.
  • SEC teams: beware the West Coast trip.
  • Matt Hayes writes the Book of Tebow. Meatball subs, mmmm.
  • More enthusiasm from the Dawgnation here.
  • Tater Tot drops the atom bomb on the playoffs/BCS debate: JoePa. “In my mind, his comments about the need for a playoff render every contrary argument meaningless.” Word is that Jim Delany surrendered last night.

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UPDATE: Speaking of Paterno, MrSEC.com goes all Generalissimo Francisco Franco on him.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Nick Saban Rules, SEC Football, The Blogosphere, Tim Tebow: Rock Star

We heard it on the Internet.

Mark Richt deflates one ‘Net legend and starts another:

Richt shot down Internet rumors that coaches had sent home star tailback Knowshon Moreno last month. It was the first question posed to him by fans. “We did not send him home,” Richt said. “I’m the only one in charge of being able to send anybody home and I didn’t send him home. Knowshon is a wonderful guy and wonderful spirit. … Richt on freshman receiver A.J.Green, who is on campus. “I’ve already heard reports that he’s the real deal.”

I’ll take that.

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