Wednesday brunch buffet

Lots of menu items today.

  • Nick Williams is pumped, pumped I tell you, about the 3-4“I like it. I am excited. I love it,” he said. “This defense… I love this defense. You play; it’s simple; you let loose. If you mess up, you always have someone covering your back. I am back there – I am just playing loose. You can take risks. I know at strong safety in the 3-4 that I am going to have someone behind me all of the time. I have learned it (snapping fingers repeatedly) like that. You never know who is blitzing – it’s crazy. Offenses have to be smart… they are going to have to be smart. There are going to be some things that they cannot do.”
  • You know, you would think after watching the 2008 Georgia team up close and personal that Tony Barnhart would know better than to predict greatness for a team with a stud quarterback and a questionable defense, but he’s picking Arkansas as his SEC West dark horse if Mallett’s healthy.
  • As if you had any doubt about it, Matt Melton’s stats tell us that the Big Ten’s been Ohio State’s world and the rest of the conference has just been living in it.
  • Bloggers who go bad“I was a journalism major in college, so I have every reason to believe my research is accurate.”
  • For whatever it’s worth, here’s a comparison of Clemson’s football budget with Georgia’s and Alabama’s.
  • Longhorns Inc.
  • Another kick in the nuts for Tennessee fans – Bryce Brown to Southern Cal rumors surface.
  • In these troubled economic times, you’ve got to fight for your right to party.
  • In the NCAA basketball tourney, “The statistical correlation between the number of upsets and the performances of No. 1 seeds is nearly insignificant.” So what’s the point of a big postseason field again?
  • The Title IX wars rage on.


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19 responses to “Wednesday brunch buffet

  1. On the Bright Side

    Good for Troxel


  2. Go Dawgs!

    I doubt that the Kansas Jayhawks think that the correlation is all that insignificant.


  3. kckd

    Senator, you’ve also go to take into account where Arkansas is at compared to where we were at going into that season. If Arkansas finishes 10-3 and second in the West, his pick is not gonna look bad at all.


    • Mayor Of Dawgtown

      The real darkhorse in the SEC West is Auburn. In fact, Auburn may be a favorite, not a darkhorse.


    • Macallanlover

      I think Arkansas as a darkhorse, is a conservative pick. Arky, auburn, and LSU all look to be pretty close on Bama’s tail to me. I have the home game in September against the Hogs pretty high on my concern list. If Mallet has time to throw, he can really hurt a defense still getting it’s sea-legs under them. His bad days came against teams that were able to be in his all day/night. The bigger question for Arky in 2010 is the defense. The East looks, at this time, to be a battle between SC and UGA, with florida pretty close. The West has at least that many contenders to make it to Atlanta, imo. Only the Mississippi look incapable of making a run.


  4. Hoshney

    I am glad our players like the 3-4 but I hope they realize that D’s can be burnt badly on them when they aren’t played correctly

    Saban has had some bad games early in his career at MSU, LSU, and Bama

    Just be careful not to get expectations TOO high


    • Will Q

      Seriously. Every time I hear Grantham speak about fundamentals and such, I get all goose-pimply. But then a player makes a comment about “playing loose” or some such business. It makes me nervous. I mean, “If you mess up, you always have someone covering your back”? These words do not comfort me.


  5. Wolfman

    Minnesota has a beautiful new facility…not a bad seat in the house. Alcohol sales make sense when every game you play starts at 11am.