October 21, 2010 · 3:57 PM
Minnesota’s quest for a high-profile coach may lead to a win-win scenario.
… People in the know say the university’s decision to ban alcohol at TCF Bank Stadium and other Gophers athletic venues has cost the school at least $3 million annually in revenue. Now, there’s talk that allowing alcohol at games would be a way to pay the salary of a big-time football coach.
Hey, a program’s gotta do what a program’s gotta do.
October 21, 2010 · 8:37 AM
Yeah, this is kind of a cheap shot (albeit an enjoyable one), but it’s not like Mark May doesn’t bring it on himself.
October 21, 2010 · 7:20 AM
Here’s a nice Gentry Estes post on the fine job Warren Belin is doing with the kickoff coverage unit, but the part that gets me is this:
… Overall, Georgia’s coverage approach has been different in 2010 under Belin. Sailors said last year’s unit used a “triangle” system, where three guys were held back. Now it’s all 10 coverage guys sprinting to the football.
So let me see if I have this straight… Fabris’ tactical strategy = ineffective directional kicking + coverage guys who line up 5-7 yards behind the line of scrimmage on a kickoff + holding three guys back in coverage. Given that, it’s hardly a surprise that kickoff coverage was a sore spot last season. It’s almost a bigger surprise that the coverage unit was able to make any plays at all with those handicaps.
I wonder if there are days when Mark Richt wakes up and asks himself, “what in the hell was I thinking?”.
October 21, 2010 · 6:41 AM
David Hale alerted me to this sad story:
… Today, Bleacher Report announced yet another content sharing agreement, this time with the Washington Post.
The Washington Post is now populating their website with Bleacher Report content. Let that wash over you for a moment. Woodward. Bernstein. The 20 Most Boobtastic Athletes of All time. Together, as one, as the overseers of journalistic integrity always imagined it.
(I left the link to the BR post in… go on, you know you want to click on it.)
It’s some marriage they’ve cooked up.
… So now the Washington Post, of all places, not only has a blog written by the fans, for the fans, but they’ve teamed up with a content sharing network populated by fans as well. They’ll still have the same great reporting — though far less of it than ever before — but the Post is one of the growing number of newspapers that have become so concerned with staying afloat that they’ve managed to marginalize their product to the point where they may not be the news outlet of record in their market any longer. Then what do they have? Cheap labor? Fans writing for them? It’s a brilliant model for Bleacher Report, to pray prey on the desperate. I wish I had thought of it.
What’s that you say about journalism standards? Oy.
I will admit to a certain amount of amusement over BR and John Feinstein sharing the same masthead, though.
October 21, 2010 · 6:31 AM
Whatever sins you may want to lay at the feet of Mark Richt, looking ahead to the Florida game isn’t one of them.
… Georgia does have the Cocktail Party with Florida coming up, but Georgia is 9-0 in the game immediately preceding Florida under Mark Richt, with 5 of the 9 wins coming by more than 4 points.