Thursday morning buffet

If the pickings have seemed a little slim this week, today looks to have bucked that trend:

  • I know the author of this post meant well, but it comes off kinda sadly.  The question is, at this point in time is that more a reflection of Spurrier or Gamecock football?
  • The Tennessee coaching staff comes roaring back in part two of Jerry Hinnen’s Tiger-Vol face off.
  • Meanwhile, this guy’s managed to stay under the radar.  I know it won’t happen, but it would be funny if he won more games this year than either Junior or Chizik.
  • Jeff Owens gives us his list of his top five all-time Georgia football players.  It’s a good one, but my feeling is that any such list that omits Hines Ward could always be improved.
  • It’s one thing if Gator fans are whining because their school missed out on signing Aaron Murray and Orson Charles.  But if Urban Meyer is this pissy about something like that, good grief.
  • And while we’re on the subject of the Gator Nation, +1 for this header.
  •’s college football meme of the week is reasons to love/hate college football.  I’m not linking to any of their stuff, but in that spirit, here’s one reason why I really love college football.
  • Oh, and back to Orson Charles for a sec.  If you’re wondering how Tennessee has managed to inject itself into the race for his commitment, maybe it’s because the Vols seem to be clearing the decks at tight end.  If Junior doesn’t sign him, you wonder who’s left to man the position for the Urnge.
  • And a third Orson Charles note:  ESPN’s Bruce Feldman blogs that Charles, who is still considering UGA, has seen this article by David Hale or heard about it in one shape or another.  However, Feldman doesn’t mention exactly who has brought it to the kid’s attention.  Sometimes it’s not the tale but who does the telling that matters most.
  • How do you know when they’re serious about ethics reform in Alabama?  When a proposed ethics bill would limit gifts of free college football tickets from lobbyists.


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9 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. The Realist

    I’m a big fan of Maker’s. Now, even more so.


  2. JasonC

    Hate to be a hater, but… I notice Greg Blue was Owens’ #5 UGA player. He commented that the coaches wouldn’t let him tackle or hit in practice because they were afraid he would hurt someone. Can’t help but wonder if that had anything to do with his lack of wrapping up and just thumping players.


  3. Left to Right

    It’s difficult to believe Myer is upset about losing Murray. Murray doesn’t even fit the spread option style.


  4. SRQDawgs15

    Left to Right — I don’t know if you were being sarcastic or not, but Murray definitely does fit Meyer’s offense. Murray was his team’s 2nd leading rusher last year despite missing games with the broken leg and ran for nearly 1,000 yards in his junior season. Plus, I think he played safety before switching to QB when Robert Marve was at Plant. Even if UF fans, and apparently some of us, think he wasn’t a good fit for UF, their coaches did and recruited him heavily. Murray was a great pick up for UGA, made even sweeter by the fact that UF wanted him and couldn’t pull it off. Hopefully Charles and Murray can team up to beat UF down the road so we can really see Meyer and UF squirm about not getting the kids they wanted.


  5. Sparrow

    JasonC – Pointing this out definately puts me in the category of a word-parsing jerk, but the list is Owens’ 5 favorite players, not necessarily the best. It doesn’t make your point about Blue untrue, though.


  6. Hobnail_Boot

    The Realist-

    Me too, but I suspect for entirely different reasons.

    Leave it to the 3rd-world country that is Buckeye Nation to place a prominent ad in their capital that is saluting their sworn enemy. This is comedy gold.


  7. Joe

    Wow, Feldman managed to skew the stats out of the South’s favor by not including South Carolina. What the hell is the mid-Atlantic? I am pretty sure that SC was the first state to secede, every inch of the state is South of the border of Georgia and they have the worst education credentials in the country.

    If South Carolina is not in the South, what the hell is the South?


  8. Tennessee would never announce position changes at tight end right before the nation’s top unsigned tight end commits … would they?