Daily Archives: August 9, 2009

Sunday morning buffet

Load ’em up, boys.

  • This is easily the worst SEC preview I’ve read so far this preseason.
  • Two-a-days sound like ever so much fun.
  • Given the state of the economy, I’ll be surprised if there isn’t growing pressure to end this trend.  Of course, Nick Saban may not have time for that shit.
  • Oklahoma State is starting to think about its opener.
  • And here’s what some of the Cowboys have to say about Georgia.  (There’s nothing inflammatory.)
  • Finally, here’s a look at OSU’s last eight season openers.


Filed under College Football, Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles, SEC Football


I check The State’s Joe Person’s blog each day to see what’s going on at South Carolina’s preseason practices.

Mixed in between his reports, I came across this post, which is one of the sadder things I’ve read in a while, on a number of levels.   Sometimes it’s easy for kids to forget that there’s more to a college scholarship than a potential ticket to playing at the next level.  It’s also true that sometimes schools push things too close to the envelope’s edge with their choices of recruits.

No snark intended here; all you can do is shake your head at the wasted opportunity.  On both sides.


UPDATE: South Carolina denied Axon admission Sunday.


Filed under Crime and Punishment

Envy and jealousy: new kids on the block edition

If the LA Times’ Chris Dufresne isn’t the funniest guy writing about college football, he’s in my top three at worst, and he lives up to that billing with two zingers directed at the Auburn brass who hired Chizik and at Junior in two brief, yet sweet paragraphs in his column about this year’s coaching changes.

You changed coaches . . . why?

1 and 1-A. Tennessee/Auburn. Lane Kiffin replaces Phil Fulmer; Gene Chizik subs in for Tommy Tuberville. Only in the SEC do you run two coaches off who were a combined 145 games over .500, but Fulmer hadn’t won a national title since 1998 and Tuberville hadn’t gone 13-0 since 2004.

Kiffin has proved to be a deft director of marketing, using the old Hollywood edict that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” even if it costs you a few NCAA secondary violations…


Filed under Envy and Jealousy