Daily Archives: October 18, 2010

Phil Steele’s computer has gone quite mad, you know.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this is the exact scenario that puts Georgia in the SECCG:

No wonder Steele is quick to disassociate himself from his computer (“These are NOT my personal projections.”).


Filed under Georgia Football, Phil Steele Makes My Eyes Water, SEC Football

Randall Cobb gets Level 9 testy and I’m wondering what Level 10 is like.

Randall Cobb is none too happy with some UK fans.

… The following was posted on Cobb’s Twitter account Sunday morning:

“To all the fans: loved seein Yall come late, love hearing Yall tell us we suck during the game, love that we have to play against our own fans too! Love that we can’t pack the house when we play the #10 team in the nation. It means that much more to me. I love my team! Brotherhood they got my back n I got they back. The rest of Yall can get ready for bball season! Don’t say u support n do all those things! Yeah I’m level 9 pissed… so deal w it! Not blaming all but Yall know who I’m talking abt- Yall know I love #bbn but something needed to be said.”

Too bad it hasn’t affected his play.


Filed under SEC Football

Momentum is bunk, stats are misleading, etc.

Found this interesting and wanted to share – from the invaluable cfbstats.com, check out the offensive scoring rankings for SEC teams in October and the defensive scoring rankings for the same period.


UPDATE: I thought you’d like to know that Georgia opens as a 3 1/2 point favorite on the road against Kentucky.  And South Carolina is only favored by 12 1/2 on the road in Nashville.


Filed under Georgia Football

Upon further review, Vandy edition

Watched the replay yesterday.  Again, nothing earth shattering to report, but I did miss some things live that I caught on the broadcast that I wanted to mention.

  • Aron White had a terrific game, both catching the ball and blocking.  Orson Charles better watch his back as the starter.
  • Chapas continues to get his blocking mojo back.  He looks almost 100% recovered from his injury.
  • Somebody needs to be cleaning up the pitch man on the option behind Justin Houston’s good work.
  • Aaron Murray hit receivers in stride several times, something we didn’t see much of last year.
  • Vanderbilt’s Casey Hayward is an impressive cornerback.
  • I don’t have much of a problem with the two reversed calls, but A.J. got screwed on the TD catch that was waved off.
  • Dave Neal’s “heh,heh,heh” on the last replay of A.J.’s toast-the-safety touchdown catch and run was priceless.


Filed under Georgia Football

Monday morning buffet

Starting off what should be a fun week with a few things to nibble on:

  • Dan Mullen rubs salt in the wound:  “The game shouldn’t have been as close as it was. We had some opportunities to put that game away early, and we had some opportunities to put that game away late.
  • My first thought on reading this was “why wasn’t that the rule in the first place?”.  My second thought was “I wonder what the SEC rule is?”.
  • Mike Hamilton is a funny guy:  “But this is far, far, far from a program that doesn’t have institutional control or is not trying to live by the letter of the law.”
  • Eloquence like this deserves to be noted.
  • Measuring the Tebow effect“CBS’ SEC ratings had been on a roll. But Saturday’s Arkansas-Auburn game drew a 2.7 overnight, translating into 2.7% of the 56 urban markets measured for overnights — down 44% from comparable coverage of an Arkansas-Florida game last year.”
  • Les Miles has a better winning percentage at LSU than Nick Saban did.
  • Heh.
  • There’s only one freshman quarterback in the top 35 nationally in passer rating – Aaron Murray at #19.
  • Tim Brewster is the first coaching casualty of the season, and Minnesota’s AD has words of encouragement for whoever turns out to be his successor:  “You’re not following Vince Lombardi here.”


UPDATE: Speaking of SEC officiating gaffes, the Wiz catches a good one from the UF-MSU game (watch the ref on the left).


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Big Ten Football, Blowing Smoke, College Football, Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, SEC Football, Tim Tebow: Rock Star

My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 7

  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Boise State
  • LSU
  • Michigan State
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Stanford
  • TCU


  • Picking the four or five best teams was an easy task this week.  Picking number ten, though, was a bitch.  There are a bunch of schools with gaudy records compiled against poor to mediocre opposition.  I finally settled on Stanford, but I can’t say I’m thrilled about it.
  • Nice bye week, Oregon.
  • Lurking on the fringes:  Arizona, Ohio State, Utah.


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SEC Power Poll, Week Seven

My first thought after watching the end of the Kentucky-South Carolina game was, “oh, crap, I’ve got to put together a power poll ballot now”.  The 2010 season looks like 2007 on steroids.

  1. LSU. Saturday, we’ll find out which is the most powerful force in the SEC:  Cam Newton’s legs or Les Miles’ karma.
  2. Auburn. Maybe it’s just me, but “65-43” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you say “SEC Champion”.
  3. Alabama. Ole Miss turned out to be more of a grind than the seal clubbing many expected, but this team is still formidable.
  4. Arkansas. Huge gap between three and four.  It’s hard to beat Cam Newton and Penn Wagers.
  5. Mississippi State. Dan Mullen wishes he could move his team to the SEC East.  MSU is doing the more with less thing better than any team in the conference.
  6. South Carolina. Lattimore injury or not, élite SEC teams don’t blow games against Kentucky like that.  And November still awaits.
  7. Florida. Seriously, Gators, how do you lose a game to a team that wasn’t even trying to score in the second half?
  8. Georgia. Rounding into shape after a 1-4 start.  Still a long way to go, though.
  9. Kentucky. Resilient bunch, as the last two weeks have shown.  Couldn’t quite move them ahead of Georgia, though, as I suspect that South Carolina wouldn’t have fared so well if Lattimore had missed half of that game, too.
  10. Mississippi. I have to put them somewhere.
  11. Tennessee. Let’s give it up for the bye week, folks!
  12. Vanderbilt. Unfortunately for the Commodores, there are no MAC teams left on the schedule.


Filed under SEC Football