Tuesday morning buffet

We’re getting closer…

  • The saga of Willie “Pass the Lobster, Will ‘Ya?” Williams takes on some local flavor.
  • David Hale offers the best reason imaginable as to why we should expect the Georgia offensive line to succeed this year:  “… with all the hype surrounding them, I can’t fathom any of them want to explain to Stacy Searels why they didn’t turn out to be as good as everyone thought this season.”
  • All your internets belong to Chris Brown.  He’s got one of the best football blogs out there.  He does a regular bit at Doc Saturday’s.  He’s got a weekly gig at The New York Times.  Now he’s guesting at EDSBS and podcasting, to boot.  I say we just subcontract the entire college football blogosphere out to the man and sit back and enjoy.
  • On the other hand, Ed Gunther doesn’t post nearly enough.  Check out this thought provoking piece at his blog about the scenario that could do the BCS in.
  • John Adams compares Jonathan Crompton to each of his likely QB opponents this season.  (He favors Joe Cox, in case you’re wondering.)
  • If you need a quick list of this week’s SEC TV schedule, here you go.
  • Mike Bobo thinks Richard Samuel is fast.  All I hope is that he’s fast enough.
  • And for what it’s worth, Mel Kiper, in that breathless way that only Mel Kiper delivers, likes A. J. Green a little more than Julio Jones.


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4 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. D.N. Nation

    Opening Saturday, and there’s three good games on the whole day. Tsk.


  2. RedCrake

    Georgia/Oklahoma State, BYU/Oklahoma, and Virginia Tech/Alabama are the only obvious great games.

    But there are some other intriguing matchups between BCS teams at least. I think the LSU/Washington game could be interesting (at least for a few quarters). Illinois/Missouri will give some information about where those programs are at this point. You have Greg Paulus making his Syracuse debut against Minnesota in the Battle for Relevance Kickoff classic.

    And there are some others of interest on Thursday and Monday — SCAR/NCSTATE, Oregon/Boise St, and Miami/Florida State notably (or as notable as a battle between formerly great powers can be).

    There aren’t a lot of marquee matchups, but there are a solid handful with BCS teams facing BCS conference opponents (maybe even conference title contenders — Cincinnati, FSU).

    Sure there are lots of teams playing Eastern Michigan A&M type schools (as always) and maybe its just because Georgia has a big game to open the season, but this one seems somewhat better than recent years in my opinion.


  3. Dog in Fla

    “I can’t fathom any of them want to explain to Stacy Searels why they didn’t turn out to be as good as everyone thought this season.”

    Good point but somehow think there would be only a very tiny opportunity for explanations by the players to Coach Searels as he counsels them in the way to do things right.

    Richt does an absolutely great job of getting assistants like Coach Searels.

    In honor of a rare how did they get this to happen and who knows when we’ll get to see it again moment…