Tuesday morning buffet

Get in line and start sampling:

  • Year2 thinks Steve Addazio may have too much on his plate.  He’s got an interesting breakdown of what other responsibilities the offensive coordinators at the BCS conference programs hold.
  • Les Miles wants you to know his players are working hard preparing for this week’s game with Auburn:  “Our guys will be wet from sweat.”
  • Randall Cobb has scored 33 touchdowns in two-plus seasons.  Not too shabby.
  • Georgia fans, rejoice!  Per John Pennington, the Gators have “… now replaced Georgia as the league’s biggest disappointment so far.”
  • Georgia fans, be prepared“But the latest disappointment, losing 10-7 to unranked Mississippi State on Homecoming, pushed Gators coach Urban Meyer to acknowledge that the offense needs to be reworked completely before facing Georgia on Oct. 30.”
  • Dennis Dodd pimps Mike Leach for the Minnesota job.
  • Meanwhile, back at the ranch, they’re already asking questions about Tommy Tuberville’s job security.
  • A Tennessee commit says several of Florida’s younger players told him bad things“They were just saying they aren’t happy and they don’t think Florida is the right place for them,” Dallas said.
  • Everything you wanted to know about that breakdown in coverage which led to the winning score in the Kentucky-South Carolina game is right here.  Let’s hope they don’t get that fixed any time soon.


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35 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Biggus Rickus

    I am sure Florida will make adjustments, but unless they get better line play I really don’t see how they can improve very much. Unless Burton is a solid to good passer, and they’ve stupidly underutilized him during this stretch of offensive ineptitude. Which is possible I guess. This IS Steve Addazio we’re talking about.


    • Go Dawgs!

      As much as I’d like to feel confident about that game, I think Georgia would have trouble beating Florida if the Gators recruited nothing but epilleptic midgets. They’re in our heads, and they’ve still got the voodoo curse that Spurrier brokered by selling his soul.

      Georgia can beat Florida, certainly, but I keep coming back to the fact that the two teams the Bulldogs beat the last two weeks were inferior opponents. Tennessee gave Florida a game, so maybe there’s hope. But given that the Gators have motivation unlike they’ve had in years, and the fact that they’ve got two weeks to completely revamp things, perhaps even coming up with an offense that Brantley would be competent enough to run, I won’t be getting too excited.


      • TennesseeDawg

        +1. Maybe if they hire the Zooker as the new OC I might feel more confident.


      • Biggus Rickus

        I’m not confident about the game at all. I just expect it to be an ugly defensive game that Georgia loses 13-9 because of two turnovers and three field goals in five red zone trips.


      • Macallanlover

        We have no reason to be confident about any remaining game outside Idaho State, imo. We have already lost 3-4 games against teams we should have beaten so our group should know something about not going full out in every game. That said, we are a pretty talented group that has underachieved due to a handful of costly mistakes at critical times.

        I disagree about UF being in our team’s heads, it is the fans who are hung up on this. More than hung up, most of our fans need counseling they are so negatively obsessed. Our team is a group of 20 year olds (on average) who only know the past 6-7 years of CFB. To them Florida is a team that gets tremendous national publicity, and UGA needs to win the next two to get the series back to 50-50 for their attention span and take that respect from them. Most don’t know we own the overall lead, and have forever. Americans at this age are much more about the time span they, and their friends, determine is relevant.

        I do hate that UF gets the off week before UGA. Meyer used it his first year effectively to change an offense that was struggling. The game in Jax looks to be very close, but UGA has looked better than Florida at this point. As usual, the game could go either way and will likely turn on one big play/break/call. Just hope that one finally goes our way, we have been snake-bitten thus far in 2010. Right now I am hoping for a good result in Lexington before I worry about what Urbie is up to.


  2. The Original Cynical in Athens

    Hmmm, why is there a kid from Cedar Grove who is going on officials to Tennessee and Florida, but does not have an offer from UGA at a great position of need?


    • Biggus Rickus

      Possibly because they already have three commitments from athletes of similar size and speed along with three receivers.


      • Ausdawg85

        And the, “Gee, that ankle looks a little gimpy and we have such a fine medical staff…” line already failed for Bama.


        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          The bigger question is why would anyone of significant ability ever WANT to go to UT in the first place? Hillbilly school in a dump in the middle of nowhere in a backward state. I understand about playing time and all that but still–you only live once and you only get to go to college once (unless you’re Cam Newton, in which case you get to go 3 times).


  3. The Realist

    RE: Florida.

    I understand the “Georgia Psyche” angle. But, what about Florida’s psyche? They have lost three in a row for the first time since ’88, and now they have a week to think about it. If anything, I think this totally negates any positive effect the bye week would have.

    Florida’s offensive problems begin and end with personnel. They don’t have a Tebowback. Brantley can throw it downfield (if he isn’t sacked first…which has been more common), but they have zero run game unless Trey Burton is back there. If they use Burton as the Tebowback, they have no downfield passing threat. Defenses (smart ones, anyway) can key on this and only play one or the other. (This is why I want to punch Bobo in the ear when he calls play-action on 3rd and long. Everyone knows what is about to happen, so the fake is just a waste of time and energy on the play. Defenses don’t respect it because they don’t have to.)

    Unless Burton suddenly comes out flinging the ball around the yard, Florida loses a dynamic of their offense that made them so hard to defend the last two years: the ability for the quarterback to beat you with a 50 yard bomb or breaking a tackle and scrambling for 20 yards on the same play call.


  4. D.N. Nation

    w/r/t Florida’s offensive overhaul on the week off…yes, I remember 2005. But does anyone else?

    Florida scored twice in the first quarter. And…never again. Had Georgia mustered any semblance of an offense- which they didn’t for obvious reasons- they could have won going away. Ifs and buts, of course, but let’s not think that Urban necessarily cast a magic spell in the ’05 off week.


    • Normaltown Mike

      Did CBS broadcast the actual game?

      I think they had Verne spend 3 hours discussing Joe T’s “three generations of Georgia football” and the “Dawg Dreams” drawing hanging on the wall in his childhood bedroom before cutting to the final fruitless Georgia drive (3 and long draw play!).


  5. Brandon

    I suspect some 19 year old kid is going to be told he is a “bad man” very soon. Oh make no mistake about Florida generally, they will look better than they have all year when we play them, we’ll just have to look better.


  6. Gen. Stoopnagle

    Do you wonder about Urbs? This is his longest tenure at any one place as a HC: 2 years at Bowling Green, 2 years at Utah, and now his 6th year at UF . . . and no Mullen runnin’ the O.


    • Biggus Rickus

      There’s also the weird retirement turned vacation thing. I don’t think he’s ever lost three in a row in his career. Does anyone have any idea how he’ll respond? Is the grumbling by the young ‘uns a sign of larger problems in the program? We won’t have any answers for a while, but it looks like something screwy is going on in Gainesville.


      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        The whole heart thing at the end of last season sounded like an excuse to bolt while still on top. Perhaps he saw this year coming and thought the time was right to split. Looks like he might be regretting his decision to change his mind. Plus, there is clearly dissention on the team. Remember the flap between the freshmen and some of the seniors (most notably Pouncey) during summer camp?


  7. Ausdawg85

    Kentucky people…please. Kentucky. I don’t want to waste this week obsessing about Jax when Cobb in the wheel route is making me soooo nervous.

    Please fill my head with dreams of AJ getting his breakout game of the season…3 TD’s and 200 yds receiving? CTG showing we can shut-down the option in preparation for Auburn and Tech. Please????


  8. Dog in Fla

    After Les Miles wins another BCS National Title this season, he will be promptly fired, and will then go into politics because the octave poetry of a Les Miles:

    “There’s a lot of energy coming out of that building I work in.

    The business of football might be a little more important this week.

    This game will have a lot to do with the West.

    There will be a smile on our guys’ faces as they go to work.

    Our guys will be wet from sweat.

    They are looking forward to prepare.

    BCS rankings don’t mean a hill of beans at this time.

    It’s all about the next game.”

    …flows like the octave poetry of a Sharon Angle:

    “So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and,

    You know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino.

    Some of you look a little more Asian to me.

    I don’t know that. [Note: it’s the Hispanic Student Union. The whole room is Hispanic teenagers.]

    What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country.

    My grandchildren are evidence of that.

    I’m evidence of that.

    I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly. [Note: she’s 110% Caucasoid.]”



  9. In the article addressing the Gamecocks’ blown coverage on the wheel route…


    Really? And all this time I thought that orange thing at the goal line was spelled the same as that famous 80’s Athens band.


  10. During the Dooley years I believe that the Dawgs were in the Gator’s heads.We won some games because of that.
    Now I do believe the Gators are in the Dawg.s heads. The players tell recruits the Dawgs can’t beat us & they do believe that. That does make beating the Gators more difficult.


    • Mike

      As well as a Georgia head coach that tells everyone that Florida has a built in advantage.

      This is a year that Georgia has a good chance to win.


  11. shane#1

    Urban used the off week in 2006 to change from running the spread almost entirely to a more conventional offense, including adding a fullback. He realized that he didn’t have the proper personnel for the spread. I would not be suprised to see the Gators in the power I, if they HAVE a fullback! He doesn’t have a spread QB. UGA has a perfect QB for Urb’s system that is stuck in a power I half the time. If these QBs were Pros, a beneficial trade could be worked out for both partys. Since trades are frowned on by those party poopers at the NCAA, it might be a good idea for both coaching staffs to tweak their offenses a little.