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.”