A few odds and ends worth your attention today:
- Sadly, this time it’s for real: David Ching is no longer covering Georgia football and his terrific run at Georgia Bulldog Blog has come to an end. All the usual best wishes and thoughts about big shoes to fill go out from here, of course.
- The Quad looks at Central Michigan: at #45, it’s pretty consistent with what others have had to say, that is, good offense, bad defense. How bad? As The Quad tells us, CMU … was outscored by non-conference opponents, 285-152. Central Michigan beat Army, 47-23, but lost to Kansas by 52-7, North Dakota State by 44-14, Clemson by 70-14 and to Purdue twice, 45-22, in the regular season and by 51-48 in the Motor City Bowl… In other words, really bad.
- As for another Georgia opponent in ’08, Sunday Morning Quarterback provides us with his analysis of Arizona State. The YouTube clip of the ASU-Southern Cal game is not for the faint of heart. I’m surprised Rudy Carpenter was able to get out of bed the next day. SMQ’s most interesting point, though, concerns the Sun Devil defense. Check out the stat splits in ASU’s wins and losses last year. Basically, ASU feasted on mediocre to crappy offenses, but couldn’t handle any team that could move the ball.
- And Westerdawg links to this somewhat questionable, but nonetheless entertaining, smorgasborg of stories regarding Urban Meyer, balls out recruiter. The Jevon Snead story, which I’ve heard before, is a classic.