If you get the impression that Steve Spurrier isn’t happy about one of his players being dragged into the Marvin Austin-Gary Wichard mess, you’d be right.
It’s safe to say that UNC assistant coach John Blake isn’t on the OBC’s invite list to play Augusta with him. Click on the link if you want the audio (via Chuck Oliver):
Spurrier on Blake
UPDATE: Maybe this explains some of Spurrier’s attitude.
I like to think of myself as being reasonably optimistic about Georgia’s chances this season.
College Football News is making me feel like Larry Munson, though, as Georgia checks in at #3 in its preseason rankings.
I tremble to paste this:
Why Georgia Should Be No. 1: Don’t be fooled by last year’s slide. The loss of Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno, along with a laughable array of injuries, kept Georgia from being Georgia, but this year’s team should be back to form thanks to a deep offensive line that will be among the best in the country (if everyone stays healthy), a phenomenal linebacking corps, a strong backfield, and a future NFL star in WR A.J. Green. Throw in the best kicking game in college football, and shhhhhh … here’s your sleeper for the national title.
Gah! And what is this “phenomenal linebacking corps” you speak of?
That being said, I do have to give credit for recognizing this:
Key to the Season: Turnover margin. Georgia, with enough talent and speed to hang around with anyone in the SEC, forced two fumbles and picked off ten passes, while the offense gave it away 28 times.
We’re asking for a little help here.
We want to redesign the logo slightly – besides the year, I mean – and Tidefan wants to address a design flaw from last year, that the logo can’t be scaled at all without pixellation. If someone with better design skills than either of us (okay, better than Tidefan’s, as mine are nonexistent) would be interested in pitching in, we’ll make sure you get a proper acknowledgement at the Mumme Poll website for your good work.
Anyone interested can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward your offer to Tidefan. Thanks.
Chris Brown has a fun read posted about a staple from the FSU offense of the early/mid ’90s.
The numbers refer to the number of steps the receiver takes: six vertically, attacking the defender’s outside hip, then three quick ones at 45 degrees to the sideline (sometimes with a head turn but not necessarily), with the break to the post made at full speed on the ninth step, or the third of the “6-3.” The idea is that you will take away the safeties either through play action or some kind of inside route — like in the Mills or double-post concepts — while the 6-3 technique will enable the outside receiver to get plenty of leverage as he bursts inside.
Hello, A.J. Green.
As for how best to utilize the technique…
If you want to throw a deep post, particularly when there is an inside route designed to draw the safety away from the outside receiver, I suggest using a technique called the “6-3 post.”
Hello, Orson Charles.
It’s a beautiful thing when it all comes together.
“And the ball was… on the money.” Loves me some vintage Keith Jackson.
Mark Richt on kickoff coverage, August 10, 2009:
“They still have to kick it to a spot, whether they kick it in the end zone or not,” Richt said. “You can’t just spray the ball any old where. You can’t kick with reckless abandon and say, ‘I hope it’s going out of the end zone,’ because if it doesn’t, your cover team has no prayer.”
Mark Richt on kickoff coverage, August 10, 2010:
“We are going to let these guys kick away at it and see if they can get it out of the end zone as much as possible. That’s where it starts. I think what’s going to free up Walsh is the spot we were giving him last year was small. Now it’s broadened.”
You should read the article in its entirety, but for now, all I can say is that I’m developing a serious man crush on Warren Belin.