Thursday morning buffet

For a dead period, there’s sure a lot of stuff going on in the college football world.

  • Here’s a rundown of the starting quarterback situation in the SEC.  It’s kinda laughable to call Tennessee’s QB situation settled (not that I’m complaining), but overall it’s not a bad summary.
  • And here’s a look at Georgia’s quarterback derby.
  • While we’re on the subject of quarterbacks:  Virginia Tech fans, you’ve had the Vick brothers as starters, yet you’re directing your venom at Sean Glennon?  Nice.
  • Despite the loss of Tim Tebow, Aaron Hernandez and Riley Cooper, the Florida offense is destined for greater things this season.  Right.  Who’s gonna pick up those tough third-and-two conversions this year?
  • Speaking of the GPOOE™, guess which Super Bowl ad garnered the fewest viewers?
  • Turner Gill’s going to get a Christmas card from SDSU’s administration.  They can afford the postage now that Chuck Long is gone.
  • If you haven’t been paying attention, the G-Day game has been scheduled for April 10th.
  • Marc Weiszer makes a good point about Georgia and Alabama being likely to throw a few more elbows at each other now on the recruiting trail.  (Don’t forget about Al Groh now, too.)
  • “Long story short, 17 players caught balls for UGA last season. Fifteen of them are returning in 2010.” Good stuff.

Also, a housekeeping note – I’ve moved the post with the playoff poll to a permanent page (“Playoff Pulse”) because I think it’s useful to have a spot for people to comment on what they’d like to see in a football postseason and because it’s useful, even in a decidedly non-scientific format, for us to have an idea of what fan sentiment on the subject looks like.

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14 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Todd

    The Tebow commercial just did not have enough Tebow.

    I had no idea who the evil looking woman with gwinnett fingernails was.

    Then Tebow popped up at the end.

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    • NCT

      “gwinnett fingernails”

      I already commented somewhere that I’m glad they scrubbed off a bit of her north Florida evangelical makeup. Yeah, I’m a hater (on multiple levels). So what?

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  2. Turd Ferguson

    I wonder if the people at Focus on the Family are bummed that only 92, 576, 680 people heard their message.

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  3. Bulldog Bry

    Having lived in SW Virginia for 17 years, I can tell you that Sean Glennon was one of the classiest players to ever set foot in Blacksburg. And not just because they’ve had some stinkers – aforementioned Vicks, Jim Drukenmiller, Jimmy Williams, Meangelo Hall……..they list goes on.

    I hope we never treat Joe Cox that way.

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  4. Bulldog Bill

    As memory serves, that picture was of a presser from back in ’75 when JB released the song, “Dooley’s Junkyard Dogs.” VD’s shirt was his attempt at being “cool.”

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  5. Schlagdawg

    Gotta love an article that can fit in the word “vituperative”.

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  6. Macallanlover

    I have to admit being mystified at Logan Gray’s decision. I had thought LG would step up if Joe Cox struggled last season, boy was I wrong. He looked very uncomfortable in every situation he was placed in at QB for someone who had been in the system for two years. I like LG and wish him the best, but I will be surprised if receiver isn’t a better opportunity for him to see the field next season.

    Speaking of Blake Barnes, did anyone see the CBS spot on him playing QB in France? There is a link provided in a post on Dawg Post.

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  7. Russ

    First of all, about the VT article, that’s clearly a fake as many people here have said only Georgia has fans that cross the line like that. (Yeah, I’m being sarcastic.)

    Secondly, why do we schedule the G-Day game for Masters weekend? I know Tiger probably won’t be playing so to many it won’t even exist, but I can’t think of a good reason why those two events need to conflict. Is the schedule for the spring game that rigid?

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    • Macallanlover

      I have only attended one G Day since CMR took over due to that scheduling conflict. I don’t understand it either. No one is more passionate about UGA football than I, but it is a scrimmage game up against one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and a source of pride for the state. Even people who aren’t golfers realize this is a very special event. It doesn’t matter whether I am attending live or not, I don’t want to miss a shot of the Masters. Tiger will be there, but his absence would not make it any less compelling, the Masters dwarfs any one player. (It will be very interesting to see how the Masters Committee controls the freaky tabloid crowd; he really needs to play some in Florida to get most of that behind him before April.)

      My request to my wife is have my ashes scattered equally in Sanford Stadium and at Amen Corner in Augusta. I don’t want to ever miss a UGA game, or a Masters. Unfortunately, I will have better luck in death than in life because the G Day has gotten locked in on Masters Saturday, and I have to watch the Spring Game on tape delay. Had it not been for the bad weather forecast in 2008, I think CMR would have seen what impact this has had on attendance. I think it was still the largest crowd we have had.

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  8. Will

    “Like many recent college graduates, he spent the rest of the summer networking in the Washington area in order to find a satisfying job that also allowed him enough free time to prepare for a possible second chance at his dream career in the NFL.”

    Maybe that’s why I haven’t landed a job yet. As a recent college grad I haven’t networked in Washington OR found the free time to prepare for the NFL. Man, I need to get on it!

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