Tuesday morning buffet

What looks good to you this morning?

  • Herbstreit really goes out on a limb with a Tennessee prediction:  “I will make a prediction right now that 2009 will be a tough year for [Lane Kiffin] to get welcomed into the conference.” ‘Ya think?  Insight like that is why Herbie gets paid the big bucks.
  • You want more proof that Knoxville brings out teh stoopid?  How about this keen observation by John Adams concerning the fact that UT’s lost eleven kids off the roster since Junior rode into town:  “Mainstream Vol Nation shouldn’t be alarmed. In fact, it would have more cause for concern if the Vols hadn’t lost players.” Yeah, that’s it – up is down, black is white, dog is cat.  It’s all good.  By the way, John, there are those who would argue that “Mainstream Vol Nation” is an oxymoron.
  • This is a nice piece on Mark Richt’s attention to the non-football issues that go along with being a head coach these days.
  • After reading this post-spring practice summary on Oklahoma State and its own problems on the defensive line, I’m taking the under on total sacks in Georgia’s opener.
  • Ray Keller gets shot down on his attempt to revive his lawsuit against the NCAA.  For some reason, this stuff is beginning to remind me of the Japanese soldiers they found twenty years after the end of WWII who thought the war was still going on.
  • The Quad Countdown on #112 Iowa State is more interesting in its in passing comments about Gene Chizik than anything else.
  • Add Tulsa’s Todd Graham to the list of BCS whiners.
  • While we’re on the subject of the BCS, this editorial starts out all guns blazing on government action… and then kinda runs out of ammo when it gets to Utah AG Mark Shurtleff.
  • Oops – add one more dumb observation about Tennessee to the list. “… the defense has nowhere to go but up.” I guess technically that would be true if only four schools played defense last year.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Big 12 Football, Gene Chizik Is The Chiznit, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, The NCAA

3 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. The Realist

    Tennessee’s defense was among the best in the nation. On top of being top 3 nationally in yards per game, they were 10th in scoring defense nationally with 16.8 ppg, which was good enough for 3rd in the SEC.

    That’s one of the reasons I didn’t understand the hullabaloo over Monte Kiffin. Chavis had the defense playing lights out last year. They had down years in 2006 & 2007, but they were 6th nationally in 2005. The defense is only going to get marginally better going from Chavis to Kiffin. The problem is, and always has been – absent Cutcliffe – the offense. I suppose that’s why they wanted Kiffykins, but it always sounded to me that Monte was the true selling point.

    In a related note, LSU got a steal when they picked up Chavis.


    • Dog in Fla

      Had Chavis not gone, where else could Daddy work as an assistant for a million or so?

      Thank goodness for Duke. If not, Phil would still be there and we would still be trying to figure out how to solve Cutcliffe, which I don’t know if we ever did.


  2. Dog in Fla

    Global War on Lane (GWOL) –

    Reports are that Lane thought none of the eleven were going to make it to the NFL anyway so they were just taking up cap space. To be a high Triple AAA minor league team for the pros, you’ve got to make some tough roster decisions and create cap space. That’s part of the job and why Lane gets big bucks. To lessen the sting, as part of their severance package, each got a one-way Greyhound ticket to Columbia with a list of gas stations they could contact to continue with their careers. Go Vols! And to those eleven, this time Lane means it.