Tuesday morning buffet

Eat… there’s no football for a while.

  • For Georgia Tech, more and more, it’s looking like Andy McCollum.
  • When you haven’t played in a bowl game in two years, scheduling two 1-AA teams in the same season doesn’t seem like the brightest move.
  • This has to be a record“The Gophers football team under coach Tim Brewster the past three years has had six coordinators.” Best of all, the AD thinks it’s some kind of coincidence.
  • Oversigning at Florida?  No problem – Meyer… er, Addazio… er, somebody will take care of it.
  • Today’s musical question “So if we’re more certain that Alabama was the best team in college football than we are that the Saints were the best team in the NFL, which system is really closest to fair?”
  • Fun facts about 2010 SEC/Georgia recruiting:  (1) Georgia (the state) provided more SEC signees than Florida; (2) Georgia only signed kids from three states (Tennessee and Vanderbilt signed kids from twelve different states); and (3)  On a percentage basis, no SEC school signed more recruits from its home state than Georgia did.
  • And while we’re on the subject of Georgia recruiting, yours truly was asked to answer a few questions about it over at The ACC & SEC Blog.  Feel free to critique.

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14 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. King Jericho

    Regarding the musical question:

    It’s really more of a question of which sport is less rigged.

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  2. Puffdawg

    Speaking of percentages of recruits, did y’all catch Thomas Brown trying to explain how only 6 of our recruits were on offense, and out of 85 scholarship players, that is only a dreadful 7%. Maybe you caught it and didn’t want to comment, but, um does that mean he wants to cut all 85 players every year so that we could recruit a new, say, 42.5 new offensive players? That would be a whopping 50% !!!!!!!! Anyway, if SB can reference the AJC guys, I can reference TB.

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  3. Macallanlover

    I thought your comments were pretty much dead-on Senator. I didn’t see the positives from Reshad Jones you did, but the draft in April could prove you right. If Jones does have that great potential, another year on a pretty good team would have made him more money than he will get this time around. I am less convinced that Bean will ever live up to expectations, but am pulling for him. He looked very confused the last time I saw him play.

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    • I thought Anderson played well in the bowl game.

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      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        My compliments on your responses to that grilling cross-examination. Good job.

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      • Puffdawg

        A little birdy told me they were going to look at Bean at NT. Or was it ABC 4 Sports Salt Lake City. I maybe kind of sort of think it maybe was them IF I could just remember. 😉

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        • Macallanlover

          I have heard that rumor as well, but cannot validate a reputable source….just discussion brought about by the new 3-4 “puzzle”. I don’t know if there is any other program where so many players either move to a new position during their career, ask to consider another spot, or get asked to do so. We have about 4 players currently in this situation, or have been in the past 2 years. Must mean we recruit players that are athletic enough to adapt to whatever is needed, just waiting for it to pay dividends (I know, Hines and Champ.)

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    • Puffdawg

      Agreed on Jones, Mac. I thought he lacked on fundamentals (form and open field tackling, coverage). He got absolutely torched in man coverage this year a few times that I noticed. But he does have that freakish athleticism that allowed him to make some “WOW” plays. While I don’t think he quite lived up to the pontential (who ever DOES live up to potential, anyway?) at UGA, I hope he does well in the NFL. Thought he would have GREATLY benefitted from another year, just like Paul Oliver and Asher would’ve. Not to say they can’t be good in the NFL, but to go from nice junior to All SEC standout senior has $$$$ written all over it.

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      • dudetheplayer

        “who ever DOES live up to potential, anyway?”

        A.J. Green

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      • Macallanlover

        +1 on Allen and Oliver. I feel Rennie and Reshad will fall into that group, not that Rennie didn’t have a great 2 year run, but his weakness was pass coverage. A year under the 3-4 system with an NFL coach could well have made the difference in a few rounds. We will see in April, I wish them well, especially Rennie who left it all on the field.

        Green is definitely the exception on living up to, or exceeding, expectations. There is so much hyperbole on recruiting in the internet era that we focus on the misses. We overlook the players that surprise to the upside. We have had many of those, look at Butler this season. Who felt comfortable about him as the new punter based on what we had seen before September? Have we had a Ray Guy award winner before at UGA? I don’t remember one.

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        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          I think Spike Jones won an award for being the nation’s best punter but it was before the award was named after Ray Guy (a fellow from Thomson, Georgia by the way).

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          • Macallanlover

            Maybe so, I remember him being very good (and loved the name “Spike” for a Bulldog player.) I saw Ray Guy punt and handle kickoffs/FG duties in HS in the 60s. He was a freak, how did UGA miss out on him?

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