David Hale sure has gotten some interesting comments/e-mails with regard to the quarterback situation in the wake of the G-Day game. I particularly enjoy the one insinuating that Bobo prefers a quarterback who lacks accuracy and turns the ball over. What is it with some of the fan base these days?
Daily Archives: April 14, 2010
Here’s something Andy Staples pointed out in a recent “Five SEC Burning Questions” post:
… We could see several new quarterbacks put up huge numbers thanks to experienced offensive lines. Brantley and whoever wins the quarterback derbies at Auburn and Georgia should enjoy the benefit of playing behind at least four returning offensive line starters.
The situation at Georgia might be the best one for a young quarterback. Whether it’s Murray, Gray or Mettenberger, the winner will play behind an experienced line and have the privilege of throwing to A.J. Green and handing off to Washaun Ealey and Caleb King. The Bulldogs’ ability to run the ball should take a ton of pressure off the quarterback.
If all this sounds vaguely familiar — quarterback competition, solid offensive line, an emerging young back bolstered by a steady older one — it should. Georgia found itself in this situation during coach Mark Richt‘s first season in 2001. The quarterback who emerged as the starter was redshirt freshman David Greene, who went on to set the Division I-A wins record that Texas quarterback Colt McCoy broke last season.
Vanderbilt has to be the masochist of the SEC. It’s not enough that the Commodores are shaping up to have the worst offense in the conference (and that by a wide margin). Check out these scheduling notes from Rivals:
… Vanderbilt is the only league school without an FCS foe. There are 16 non-conference games against “Big Six” opponents, an increase of two from last season. Ole Miss and Mississippi State are playing zero non-conference games against “Big Six” opponents, and Vanderbilt is playing three. Vandy and Miami are the only “Big Six” schools playing three non-conference games against other “Big Six” schools.
This is what comes of not having an athletic director, I suppose.
In a classic don’t-quit-your-day-job scenario, the Vol message boards have been abuzz with speculation that offensive lineman Aaron Douglas left the team to pursue a rap career.
From 80 aka “Mr. Motion Picture Mind”‘s Myspace page:
… Eventhough 80(AD) does not get to spend as much time working on his music as he would like because of college football. He still finds time to write lyrics almost everyday, and every chance he gets to record he does it with his new group P.U.P. Crew!!!!
You can be sure this never would have happened if Lane Kiffin, the man of Lil Wayne lyrical notoriety, were still the head coach.