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).


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42 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. TennesseeDawg

    I wonder if Petrino gets fined $40,000 for his finger salute?

  2. DavetheDawg

    You can’t spell “lack of institUTional control” without UT.

  3. fred

    I wonder how many auburn alumni were in the replay booth at saturday’s arky/barn matchup.

  4. Bryant Denny

    Re: Mullen – In other words, they played like MSU, but still won any way.🙂

    Just kidding…I was fired up about the MSU-UF score until I realized Bama still has to play those dogs.


  5. Bryant Denny

    Regarding the CBS ratings…check out the ratings from the three previous weeks…all over 5 I believe and improvements from last year. (I think.)

    The problem may not be no Tebow, it may have been that one team playing Saturday just doesn’t generate a lot of interest.🙂


  6. Go Dawgs!

    Minnesota’s AD is the clubhouse leader for quote of the week. I actually thought the Senator made that quote up as a joke until I went to read the article. Classic. I’m sure he wasn’t trying to slam Brewster directly, and instead was making a comment that they’ve never really had a great coach at Minnesota, but gosh, that had to be a kick in the groin for Brewster if he read that.

  7. Griff

    Is it just me or is Petrino just doing what every coach in the SEC wants to do at some point during a Penn Wagers called game? His crew his awful.
    Along those lines…I have a question (or 2) about replay in college football. If I understand it correctly, officials are supposed to let close calls “play out” and let the replay official make the decision. If that is true, then my problem is when calls like the Arkansas “fumble” that Auburn returned for a TD (which pretty much ended the game) would have a hard time being overruled since you need “indisputable video evidence” to do so. To me, an avid Auburn hater, it looked like the Arky running back was down and it also looked like the ref wanted to call him down but his training told him to let it go. Thus, when the review happened there was not enough evidence to overturn the call on the field. However, had the official called him down, again there would not have been enough evidence to overturn that call either. We saw a horrible example of this in Athens on Saturday as well on the fumbled TD, errr I mean Safety. The referee was the only person in the stadium that thought that was a TD…the review took less than 10 seconds! Did that guy really think that was a TD? Or was he “trained” to call it a TD only to have replay look at it?
    I do think as far as the Georgia game, they got both reviews correct but 1 was obvious (the safety) and 1 was a legitimate review (Robinson’s scoop and score). Seems like poor officiating continues to play more and more of a role each year. Oh well.

    • No One Knows You're a Dawg

      I’m glad to see an SEC coach publicly push back against Wagers and the inexcusably low level of officiating in the conference. Wagers, with his “I AM THE LAW” attitude, especially deserves it. I hope we see more. Maybe it will spur improvement.

      • Ausdawg85

        I’m confused about the proper technique here…do you fold all of your fingers at the first knuckle and just raise the middle, or make a fist and raise the middle?

        P.S. To avoid the fine, Bobby will probably claim the latter as proper technique and assert that he was motioning for Penn to come over for a visit and this photo just caught a part of the motion.

        P.P.S. If he loses the appeal, he’s headed for the CFL next week!

        • Pumpdawg

          Ok people,look closely.The picture is photoshopped.Even Petrino’s not that stupid.He’s a quitter,yeah.Assjack,yeah.But that stupid?

  8. Scott W.

    The officiating is above reproach, just ask Mike Slive.

  9. Ben

    I don’t know anything about the relationship Meyer has with his assistants, but it seems like there’s no love lost between Mullen and him. Their greeting at midfield after the game appeared very cold, and Mullen’s comments make it sound like he’s got no problem digging it in to Meyer.

    Good stuff.

    • DWH

      Good Lord, no kidding. Personally, I think they both come across like a couple of major league a-holes, but that’s just my opinion.

      • Russ

        Yeah, but it’s easier to like Mullen. Of course, we haven’t lost to him multiple times (nor do I think we will).

        I’ll bet Corch is hating his indecision from last winter right about now.

    • Dog in Fla

      “Don’t cry for me,” Irwin says to Dan

      while the Mississippi State Highway Patrolmen beeline to the post-game buffet.

  10. AmpedDawg

    Did anyone happen to hear Mark Schlabach on ESPN radio Sunday morning early? It may have been one of the most interesting things that I’ve heard this season. He was asked what the problems with Florida’s offense. His response was that Florida’s offense is coaching at Mississippi State. He explained that Dan Mullen has been Corch’s O coordinator going all the way back to Corch’s days as head coach at Bowling Green. The offense that made Corch famous from Bowling Green, to Utah, to Florida was not his as much as it was Mullen’s. There was lots more in the way of explanation, but essentially Schlabach said that Corch is clueless when it comes to the offense and that is why they look so lost on that side of the ball this year. Last year they had GPOOE to smooth over the rough edges and take things under control but now Corch is trying to create another GPOOE out of three players that don’t have the skill set. Anyway, I don’t know how much of it is accurate but it was a pretty interesting listen nonetheless.

    • Russ

      Seems like there are a lot of people in Florida that agree with Schlabach.

    • Go Dawgs!

      Of course, none of us knew it at the time when Florida was riding high and winning titles. Why is that? It’s not that we didn’t pay attention to Corch Meyers’ press conferences, we read all of the quotes. It’s just that Meyers’ didn’t mention Mullen that much when he was trying to explain to all of us little people out here why Florida’s offense was so great and the rest of us were so downtrodden. Think Mullen noticed?

    • W Cobb Dawg

      Corch has the same problem CMR does. Each has an OC who doesn’t design plays around the abilities of his QB. Addazio wants a prototype drop back passer to run the spread, and Bobo wants a creative/mobile QB to stand in the pocket – although it looks like that situation is starting to change.

    • Mike

      “He explained that Dan Mullen has been Corch’s O coordinator going all the way back to Corch’s days as head coach at Bowling Green.”

      He is wrong then. The first time Mullen was an OC was when he followed Urban to Florida. he was the QB coach at Utah and (I believe) as graduate assistent at Bowling Green.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Damn! A graduate assistant was the de facto head coach at BG and invented the spread offense! Shazaam! Then he got promoted to QB coach at Utah and OC at FLA. All the time he was the real brains behind Meyer. I guess all those Gator naysayers last year were right. Maybe FLA ought to hire Mullen to be HC.

  11. Irishdawg

    Mullen’s obviously a good coach, but for such an offensive genius, MSU’s O looks pretty bad. I know they don’t have the athletes that other SEC schools do, but not throwing one pass in the second half?

  12. 69Dawg

    I’m sure that the SEC would not let that conflict take place. They have rules against refs from a school calling that schools games, that why we never got to play a game called by the best SEC ref ever Jimmy Harper. The SEC doesn’t have a rule that protects us from the GT scum sucker refs like Curles and for that Redding (also GT) and Slives should rot in hell.

    • Gen. Stoopnagle

      Can’t wait for a FSU alum to get the job of “head of SEC officials.”

      I’m not holding my breath, though.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        A fish stinks from the head down. We need to get fired and get someone favorable hired. Perhaps Mike Adams?

  13. mike

    So, I wonder if Petrino and Arky now get completely cornholed by the rest of the SEC refs ala Mark Richt?

    • Dawg N Suds

      Petrino collects reprimands from the SEC office, while Richt collects apologies.

      Either one plus $5 gets you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

  14. Dog in Fla

    “UPDATE: Speaking of SEC officiating gaffes, the Wiz” has a great comment on the parallax view call which sums up this week’s officiating in the SEC:

    I was listening to Florida’s (awful) radio announcers Saturday night. They couldn’t figure out what had happened on that gield goal attempt, either. Finally the color guy just said (of the ref who’d called the kick ‘good’), “I guess he was kidding.”

    Posted by: Will Collier | October 18, 2010 at 06:07 AM

  15. “Eloquence”, eh?

    I posted that (*gak*) on my iPhone moments after the Gators lost (I had yet to leave the scene of the crime). It seemed to sum up my feelings.

    It seems to sum up the season.

    Looking forward to the World’s Largest Outdoor Loser Party in 2 weeks Dawgs!

  16. Sanford222View

    I was watching that game at the Hampton Inn bar on Jekyll Island and the whole bar was laughing at the “no good/good” call on that field goal. Between that game and watching SOS’s late game antics it was a joyful raucous group in that bar.

  17. shane#1

    What bothers me about the SEC Refs are the no calls. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the phantom excessive celebration call against UT last year could have cost UGA the game. Frankly, UGA didn’t play well enough to win. I am more concerned about the uncalled helmet to helmet hit on Caleb King. That hit caused a concussion and a broken jaw. I have seen a lot of helmet to helmet hits not called, some on AAron Murray. Then there was the horse collar tackle on Mallet Saturday, and he was slammed to the ground. All this happened after the pass was thrown. Mallet also suffered a head injury. I don’t expect the officials to get every call right, but if you err, err on the side of protecting the kids. I know it’s football and injuries happen, but I don’t want to see any kid seriously injured, no matter what uniform he wears.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      That is the other way the SEC ref conspiracy could get blown wide open. A player is seriously injured by an obvious personal foul and the refs had not been calling that on the offending team. Lawsuit by parents. Depositions. Expert witness testimony. Cross-examination of Rogers Redding, Penn Wagers, Marc Curles, etc. Disgrunted ex-employee feels badly about what happened and spills the beans.