Saturday morning buffet

Because you can never get enough.

  • Derek Dooley’s dominoes?  (Probably not, because of $$$.)
  • UT had a fun time dealing with the press in the minutes before Kiffin announced his resignation.
  • Speaking of Junior, if you didn’t hear this quote of his from the Jim Rome Show yesterday, it’s a classic:  “The recruits weren’t coming to UT to wear the yellow uniform, they were coming to play for this coaching staff.”
  • Charles Barkley has a theory about the Laner’s career advancement that’s as good as any, I suppose.
  • Just when I think Urban Meyer has hit the outer limits of douchebaggery, he proves me wrong.  [NOTE:  See link provided in comments for more.]
  • In the Lingerie Football League, “defense might win games, but offense sells the game.” Riiiight – only to those people who buy Playboy for the articles.
  • Bud Foster to ECU:  if you’ll pay, I’ll talk.
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Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, It's Just Bidness, Recruiting, The Body Is A Temple, Urban Meyer Points and Stares

61 responses to “Saturday morning buffet

  1. RusDawg

    Did he even know the school colors?

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  2. JasonC

    Gosh, I bet Hamilton is feeling like an idiot after hearing that Foster would talk to ECU for the right price.

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    “Meyer . . . . . told him that is was a “message from God that I should come back and coach, as I guess if it’s my time to die, I’d rather die on the sidelines coaching you than anywhere else in the world.”

    Does the man have no shame?

    Do they all do that?

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    • Only the ones the Lord talks to…

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      • Mike

        This is great. Cept it just ain’t true. You are better than this Senator;

        From Mr SEC:

        The recruit has stated (as I thought he might) that Meyer never told him or any of his high school coaches that he had had a “dream” about coaching Floyd.

        Interestingly, while the initial story began on an Ohio State messageboard, Floyd blames the South Carolina website that wrote about the post.

        “I’m looking at it as payback for not going to Carolina. The words never came out of my mouth. The only thing that’s true is that me and coach Meyer have been talking every week.

        “He never said he would die for me. That’s a little over the top especially for me to go to Florida. I don’t think it’s that important that I would go to Florida. It’s untrue.”

        Florida officials are “apparently furious over the blog publication and refute its veracity.”

        So there you have it. Gator fans will believe the words of the actual recruit. Non-Gator fans will view those words as damage control and choose to believe the worst about Meyer.

        Just another day in the SEC.

        (For the record, I trust the kid’s denial as I believe very little of what I read on messageboards.)

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    • nycDawg

      What the hell are Gator fans doing up at 9 am on a Saturday trolling Dawg blogs?

      It’s not even like this post is specifically UF, it’s just a blurb on a links roll call.

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    • Robodawg52

      What Urban Crier, Timbow, and even CMR doesn’t understand is that GOD doesn’t give a rats a$$ who wins these football games. He has better things to worry about.

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  4. Turd Ferguson

    Love the Barkley quote. Didn’t think his appearance on SNL was funny at all, but when he’s just riffing like that, he’s great.

    And yeah … Meyer. Wish I could say I was surprised by that.

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  5. S.E. Dawg

    It’s not the fact that God is a Gator, it’s the fact that Myer will be burning in hell one day. Saban will be saying, Welcome to hell coach Myer.

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  6. UFTimmy

    How nice of you to link to the blog making claims with no sources and not link to the article with sources saying it was all made up.

    http://florida.rivals.com/

    (The full article is sadly only for members)

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  7. JM

    You do realize that that Urban Meyer story was completely made up, don’t you? Floyd and his coach both came out with denials yesterday, and blamed it on Ohio State message boarders.

    (pay site) http://florida.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=1040269&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=

    Money Quote:
    “I read those comments and when I did I immediately spoke with my head coach Ron Cohen. Coach Cohen told me that it was not true at all and nothing like that was ever said. I immediately called Urban Meyer to let him know what was being said on the internet. I wanted to let everyone know that this is total and false information. I never said that to my coach because it did not happen and my coach never said that to anyone. I am going to the University of Florida because that is where I want to go. I have a great relationship with Urban Meyer and I am a Gator. A lot of schools tried to hit me with the religion pitch but not Florida, not at all and that’s how it is and I am not going to change my mind. I have talked to a bunch of my friends and they think this is something that started on one of the Ohio State boards. People are trying to get back at me for not going to Ohio State and not going to their team but I know what I am and that is a Florida Gator.” (emphasis mine)

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  8. mant

    I heard the real story was Corch Meyers promised the kid the last vile of Timmy Tears at UF.

    Honestly, who could resist that ?

    When is he retiring again ?

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  9. X-Dawg

    Damn, but the gators are in a defensive mode today. Don’t mess with Saint Urban!

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  10. Laurence

    The author of this blog has absolutely no integrity.

    I know Georgia sucks and you need a distraction, but posting links to fabricated stories is not going to make the annual visit to Jacksonville any more pleasant you.

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  11. Ben Rockwell

    No integrity? Meyer’s the one w/ no one integrity, and given recent circumstances there’s no reason in the world to NOT believe this story. The guy said God sent him a message to resign, and then God sent him a message to unresign. This guy’s theology seems so fluid and twisted, why NOT believe it when it’s said he told a recruit he’d die for him?

    Furthermore, no Dawg fan is going to troll around on a the Gators Rivals board looking to verify a story like that. It’s not like the Senator was taking and running with the rumor on Gainesville radio the other day about Meyer and a 20-something year old student. THAT would qualify the proprietor of this blog has having no intergrity.

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  12. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Frankly, with the denial of the player involved being posted as it is, even though I do not care for Urban Meyer I do not believe the story. There are plenty of things about Urban Meyer that warrant criticism and perhaps even revulsion but this is not one of those things.

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  13. Laurence

    Question for you dawg fans: What do you call a person who accuses another of ‘douchebaggery’ based on a false pretence?

    Is there a legal term for that? (I believe the author of this blog is an attorney…is that correct?)

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  14. benjamin

    People are upset because of the recruiting class Meyer has put together. Think about it…he is only half- assing it while semi-retired. Just wait till he’s at full strength again!

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    • Laurence

      Upset? More liked scared out of their minds. If Floyd was a random 3* recruit no one would have even bothered to make up this story and gullible (or not!!!) bloggers wouldn’t have linked to it (and made jackasses of themselves in the process).

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    • Dog in Fla

      That’s got to be it. Being upset with and scared of high-anxiety Urban are the only possible reasons anyone would ever have any doubt whatsoever about Urban’s credibility or integrity, or both.

      For example, here’s what some think goes through Urban’s mind:

      Somebody call 911 and get me some water, stat! Nick thumped me! And Tim, too! I’m going on LOA! No, I’m not! Got to keep recruiting until NSD so the class doesn’t fall apart. Then I can follow doctors’ orders…

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      • Laurence

        The interest you dawg fans take in everything Meyer related borders on the pathological. Most Gator fans I know couldn’t care less about Mark Richt.

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        • Ben Rockwell

          That is rich coming from the guy trolling a UGA blog. Keep it up, Lou.

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          • Laurence

            Is this topic Mark Richt or UGA related? I could have come here over the past several weeks and laughed my ass off at Richt’s incompetence, but I didn’t. I really don’t care that UGA was turned down by 10 or so DC before finally hiring one.

            The author is blog is linking to fabricated stories and I’m the one that’s trolling?

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            • Hogbody Spradlin

              I don’t know whether you’re trolling (I’m not available but I hear Dog in Fla. is) but you’re definitely the one getting angry.

              You’ll never win an argument on a blog. Even a Florida blog.

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            • Rum-Dawg Millionaire

              Funny that you’re accusing people of fabricating stories when it was only about a month ago that Meyer and UF fabricated a story about him going to the hospital for dehydration.

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              • Laurence

                That story was not fabricated. Meyer did go to the hospital and he was treated for dehydration among other things.

                The story released by UF was not complete but Meyer, just like everyone else, is entitled to his privacy and does not have to make his medical records public.

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            • Randy Floyd

              Larry, your low self esteem is palpable (link provided below). Senator Blutarsky (link provided below) posts a daily “Buffet” (link provided below) of stories that readers can link to for fact, fiction and fun.

              For your own sake (and personal growth) you should spend some time at EDSBS, a Gator website that makes light of college football and throws in some cogent analysis occasionally.

              If that’s too daunting a task, then you should visit any Rivals site where you can lay the smack down on a “5 star can’t miss” D End that runs a 3.9 40 and other trivial nonsense. As it is, you’ll have your lunch eaten at GTP.

              http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/PALPABLE

              http://www.myspace.com/ussenatorjohnblutarsky

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              • Laurence

                I read EBSBS daily. Thx for the tip.

                I enjoy a good laugh as much as the next guy, but I don’t find accusations of “douchebaggery” based on false stories funny at all. But that’s just me.

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        • Dog in Fla

          No. I don’t care about everything Urban does, just the high points such as his sense of humor and true humility. True, I may be pathological but, if so, Urban gets no credit for it.

          To me with Urban, it’s satirical. It’s sarcastic. It’s great fun. And now that Lane has split, Urban gets a promotion from his status of being almost like a virtual al-Qaeda #2 during Lane’s year long reign of terror and hijinx back to being The #1 high-value target in my heart and minds. And after all when Urban can beat out Nick for being The high-value target, that’s shows that Urban breaks my boredom but not much more than Nick does.

          By the way, most Georgia fans I know could not care less about Mark Richt’s entertainment value either. Why? Because he has none except for moving in slow-motion every now and then.

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  15. Dog in Fla

    LFL – San Diego Seduction tryouts

    “Throngs of women dressed in little more than thongs…Imagine them in their underwear!”

    Wonder if these girls learned their tackling dummy skills at San Diego State? My first pick would be #9…

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  16. 69Dawg

    What does the Gator Nation have the thought police? They assign one of their agents to review all blogs for any disparaging remarks about their Beloved Leader. They then retaliate with witty comebacks like “so’s your coach”. You would think having won two MNC BCS four years they would be above all the petty enemies but no they are so insecure in their lofty position that they must react to any perceived criticism.

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    • Rum-Dawg Millionaire

      Kind of reminds you of the way UT fans rushed to stick up for Kiffin, pre-resignation.

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    • NCT

      Par for the course. UF fans are, by and large, a special case and have been sorta step-brothers in the SEC since long before Spurrier made them successful. They are simply a different kind of animal down there in Gainesville, and the Internet serves to emphasize that fact. In my experience, encounters with UF fans have always been like travelling to a foreign country. They’re just different — and not in a good way.

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      • JaxDawg

        Interesting observation NCT. I’ve lived and been friends with gator fans here in Jacksonville for years, and they’re mostly good people aside from football (Gator sports).

        A little history of the Gator: Back in the 70’s and 80’s, they were the laughing stock of the SEC and college football. While Georgia and Bama were winning SEC Championships, Florida was always losing the big game. And when that wasn’t happening, they were doing stupid shit like 4th and dumb and getting nailed by the NCAA. They cheated, got caught, and still couldn’t win. But every year they would stick their chest out and tell you this was “their year” – very braggadocios. Then they’d proceed to get their asses kicked (again) and the cycle would repeat itself. They were most definitely the most ridiculous program in the south. And that includes Clemson.

        Now smart-ass Spurrier came in and did very well, ran a clean program, and was typical Gator with his bitter smack and little-man personality. Gator fans loved to talk like Steve O’, and it fit them, for finally they had a team that matched their hubris. Finally, they were winners. But scratch the surface and you’ll quickly see just how thin-skinned and shallow they are. The embarrassment and bitterness from the old days remains, and is easily spotted when something backfires or negativity enters the picture.

        You’d think they would act like winners and let the bullsh*t roll off their backs. But they don’t. They still behave like Johnny-come-lately – new money, so to speak. I’d like to think that Gator Nation grows up and learns to take it as good as they give it. But they won’t – they’ll always be that bastard stepdaughter that looks great and has big, fake tits. She should has confidence in her hotness, but her lack of self-esteem wins every time. She gets laid a lot – but she’s still a whore.

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    • Mike

      Which team is now the SEC stepchild? Georgia, thy name is mediocrity

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  17. Florida fans: Don’t you realize that the only reason the story had legs is because of how plausible it was? People believed it because it fits what they already know about Corch Urban Liar.

    The guy has no morals, no ethics, and would sell his family into slavery for a title.

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    • JM

      No. The reason the story has legs is because people want to believe the worst of other teams. Look at all the unsubstantiated rumors concerning Lane Kiffin and alleged personal indiscretions at Tennessee. Vol fans on the message boards believe them because they want to think the worst of Kiffin, not because of evidence or history (heck, he wasn’t there long enough to make a history).
      When people want something to be true, they will convince themselves that it is t true regardless of a basis for belief. So, go ahead and think the worst of Urban Meyer; you’re going to anyway. Just realize that it’s bias on your part and not any personal failings on his part that’s causing you to despise him. You don’t even know the man.

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      • JaxDawg

        Contrary to what you believe, and despite his best attempts, there are many Georgia fans that actually respect and like Spurrier. For me, I respected him b/c he ran a clean program, won a ton, and I liked him b/c he was politically incorrect enough to admit how much he hated other teams but still owned up to it when they/he lost.

        With Meyer, however, opposing fans don’t see his mannerisms or style as they did Spurrier – ie, just a coach that loved to win. No, we all see Meyer as the ultimate mercenary. He’s the coach that will do absolutely anything, and I mean anything, to win. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if he faked his own death or something just so he could upstage the spotlight of a competitor. But he also fits the Florida model well b/c he’s so damned thin skinned and, at times, pitifully unassured. And that’s the dichotomy – a megalomaniac at times and a pathetic drama queen at others. The public doesn’t trust Meyer b/c he’s sneaky and doesn’t bring his lunch pale to work that way other equally successful and more humble coaches do.

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  18. Robodawg52

    Urbain, Its time to turn before you Burn.

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  19. ConnGator

    Every time I read something about how “unethical” Meyer is it turns out to be false. I got ready to reply in the comments that what he supposedly said was uncalled for, but it was, of course, untrue.

    Why not lay out your facts about why you think Meyer is “mercenary” or “win-at-all-costs”? I see a coach who works (perhaps too) hard and respects and loves his players.

    BTW, I (and most Gator fans I know) had total respect for Richt until the unnecessary endzone celebration. That dropped him back a big notch.

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