Daily Archives: April 15, 2009

Wednesday morning buffet

Keep the line moving, please.

  • Pete Carroll is “flabbergasted” by Georgia’s G-Day broadcast.  “Now every team in America can break down their film and see what they do,” Carroll said. Dude.  Seriously.  On the other hand, one can only hope that Charlie Strong spends an inordinate amount of time preparing for that trick pass play to Joe Cox.  It should be pointed out that Zen master Dan Hawkins wasn’t impressed “…  I watched a little bit of Georgia’s and I think they lined up in the same defense in the four plays. It was the exact same defense every play.” (h/t Marc Weiszer’s Hedge Clippings)
  • OK, OK, maybe they don’t have any titles or trips to Atlanta or BCS bowl trips to point to, but at least they’ve built this into a tradition in Columbia.
  • Whew!  If you’ve ever wondered how to tie Kevin Bacon, the financial crisis and the BCS together, then this here’s your blog post.  (h/t MGoBlog)
  • Now the Iron Bowl “… will, in all likelihood, have SEC West and possibly national title implications.”?  It’s “regained its luster”?  Gee, I guess years like 2004 really don’t count for much after all.  No wonder those guys on the Plains have an inferiority complex.
  • And you have to love Stephen McGee’s “that which does not kill me makes me stronger” tribute to Dennis Franchione, offensive genius.

“Maybe if I went to Georgia I would have been a first-round draft pick,” McGee said. “OK, great, but I learned things here at A&M that are more valuable than wherever I may be [taken] — the leadership, being tested under fire, the struggles, the heat I took as a quarterback here, backing my coach and teammates.

“Those lessons mean so much more than the hype of a first-round draft pick. I want to be a first-round pick, don’t get me wrong, but I was able to be a part of lessons here at A&M that in the long run I can lean on in the NFL.”



Filed under BCS/Playoffs, General Idiocy, Georgia Football, SEC Football, Stats Geek!, The Evil Genius

Any port in a storm

Honestly, anyone with half a brain could see this one coming.

Georgia coach Mark Richt granted ex-UGA LB recruit Dexter Moody an “unconditional” release, meaning he could play for any school. Moody told the AJC he could end up playing for Lane Kiffin at Tennessee.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Moody said he was invited to Tennessee’s Orange and White game on Saturday by the Volunteers. ”Me and my dad are planning on going up there,” Moody said. “They talked liked they were going to offer me a scholarship. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see. They just want to meet me in person and everything.”

Of course, who knew that after losing his Georgia scholarship due to some questionable… uh… life choices on his part, Moody would develop a grudge?

“Coach Thompson said they need some linebackers really bad,” Moody said. “I’m definitely very interested in Tennessee. It wouldn’t be bad to go there and be able to play against Georgia every year. That would be something, taking out some of my feelings against the team that released me. I think it would be fun.”

No argument there.  Go for it, Dexter.  You and Tennessee are made for each other.


Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Recruiting