The Internets are the best.

I’ve got some great stuff for you this morning.

  • First, it’s black helicopter time in Gator land.  If you want the real lowdown on why Steve Spurrier hates – and I mean hates – the University of Georgia with every fiber of his being, this is teh awesome (h/t UGADawginVA @ Dawg Run Message Board)The Bleacher Report is rapidly becoming one of my favorite cesspools on the ‘Net.  The best part about this shocking expose is that even though the author denies it in the comments section, it’s lifted almost word for word in parts from this somewhat crazed post by our old buddy Franz Beard.  Take the time to read it.  And if someone could tell me about the illustrious college football career of Gene Ellenson (it looks like he played for Georgia one year in the forties), I’d be much obliged.
  • Next, Elkon gets cranky, but in a good way, about the spread offense (there, I said it) – more particularly, about how people talk about the spread.  I was thinking much the same thing last night watching a replay of last year’s LSU-Kentucky game.  Two teams with non-running quarterbacks lined up in the shotgun with a single back and three and four wide receiver sets ain’t the spread, no matter how many times Gary Danielson kept using that word to describe things.
  • Coaches Hot Seat Blog thinks RichRod is in for a rough time this year.  And that’s not in reference to the lawsuit, either.  At least they think he’ll be back in ’09.
  • And if you’re a Georgia fan wanting a little taste of what tailgating before an Arizona State game is like, The Wiz has the link for you.

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7 responses to “The Internets are the best.

  1. peacedog

    What are you babbling about?!? Ellenson won two Heisman trophies, as well as the Underhill award.

  2. peacedog

    Also, did I just read that the 1984 Gators committed some “minor” infractions? Hah!

    Though I guess this is this dude’s schtick.

  3. Ally

    1) Ellenson needs to have his degree revoked
    2) The crap about Dooley made me laugh out loud
    3) The #1 reason why I hate Florida fans is because they’re so moronic. That “article” is exhibit A.
    4) Wow, pitchfork Nation really knows how to party. A keg, a funnel, and some asphalt in 120 degree weather. Seriously? Puh-lease, yech fans can do better than that.

  4. peacedog

    Ellenson was All SEC in 42 according to Georgiadogs.com. I mean, in addition to this Underhill award.

  5. Ed Womack

    A native of Miami, Fla., Ellenson graduated from the University of Georgia in 1943 with a degree in journalism. As an undergraduate, he was a three-year defensive lineman for the Georgia Bulldogs and played in the 1942 Orange Bowl and the 1943 Rose Bowl. Ellenson came to UF in 1960 and served as Ray Graves’ assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for nine years. Optimistic and determined, Ellenson had a gift for motivating and vitalizing his players. He was credited as a key influence in many UF victories including big wins over Florida Sate and Alabama. Ellenson came to UF in 1960 and served as Ray Graves’ assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for nine years. Optimistic and determined, Ellenson had a gift for motivating and vitalizing his players. He was credited as a key influence in many UF victories including big wins over Florida Sate and Alabama. As a substitute for UF golf coach Buster Bishop who was ill, Ellenson took the golf team to New Mexico in 1968 for the NCAA Tournament. With his pep talk using a “positive molecules” metaphor, Ellenson invigorated the team who went on to win the tournament and the national championship.

    Ellenson passed away in 1995 at the age of 74. Heisman winner and UF coach Steve Spurrier said, “He was extremely influential in my coaching career. His message was one I’ve tried to repeat many times through my coaching… He certainly has a prominent place in the University of Florida football history.”

  6. Ed, thanks very much for that.