I read the same quote that Mark Richt gave the AJ-C’s Tim Tucker that Groo cites in his post here, but thought Richt was being somewhat facetious. At least I hope he was.
On whether the Georgia-Florida game should be played in Georgia sometimes: “I don’t know what’s going to happen. But when people ask me the question, ‘Do you really think [Jacksonville] is a neutral site?’, I say, ‘No, it’s not neutral.’ When you play in the state of Florida every year –- we fly, they drive; it’s hotter for us, it’s cooler for them. It’s played in a stadium that [used to be called] the Gator Bowl. But what the heck? If nothing else, we’ll make Jacksonville pay more to keep it there. . . . I wouldn’t feel bad having a ‘neutral site’ game in Georgia – in the Georgia Dome.”
I mean, seriously, “it’s hotter for us, it’s cooler for them”? Please tell us you were kidding, Coach.
So, Junior, how are things in Pahokee, Florida?
… The whole nation knows about Tennessee Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s regrettable remarks towards the Pahokee community shortly after landing Richardson. It appears those comments still ring in the ears of some at Pahokee High, as coaches from Tennessee attempted to visit Pahokee earlier in the week.
“The principal kicked them out because he’s still mad at the coach or something like that,” said Ford.
At least they’re talking about the Laner. As any Vol fan will tell you, that’s half the battle right there.
Maybe Austin Peay should go ahead and change its nickname to the Hookers.