Daily Archives: November 24, 2010

Mike Leach’s continued Airing of Grievances

This is so on.

I wonder how many of the WWL’s talking heads wind up being deposed.


Filed under ESPN Is The Devil, Mike Leach. Yar!

You think they’re not taking this game seriously?

The coaches are having the players go through a full contact practice today in preparing for the Tech game.  The man behind the plan appears to be the defensive coordinator.

… it appears defensive coordinator Todd Grantham may have had a say in the Bulldogs’ physical practice plan this week.

“You can do drills for (cut-blocking), but they’ve got to get out there and play,” Grantham said. “They don’t really like doing it right now that way, but that’s the way we do it, because that’s what is going to happen on Saturday. You’ve got to learn to bring your feet with you, and you’ve got to learn to get away from the guy and accelerate down the line. We’re going to do those things, and the best way to do it is live. So that’s what we’re doing right now.”

Me likee this.  A lot.


Filed under Georgia Football

Gordon Gee’s Catch-22

The Ohio State president has news for Boise State and TCU:  you’re not worthy.

“Well, I don’t know enough about the Xs and Os of college football,” said Gee, formerly the president at West Virginia, Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt universities. “I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it’s like murderer’s row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day. [Emphasis added.] So I think until a university runs through that gauntlet that there’s some reason to believe that they not be the best teams to (be) in the big ballgame.”

Just to refresh everyone’s memory, Ohio State has faced off against the likes of Marshall, Ohio and Eastern Michigan this season.  Sagarin shows the Buckeyes strength of schedule to be closer to Boise and TCU than to schools like Stanford, Alabama, LSU and Missouri (CBS, too), so who’s Gee kidding here?  We’re talking about a matter of degree, that’s all.  Unfortunately, it’s a mid-major’s fate to play in a mid-major conference.  Gee’s standard would essentially lock those schools out of the title game, no matter how much they dominated their schedule.  But schools like Ohio State aren’t lining up to give the Broncos a shot at home-and-homes to bring BSU’s schedule to a level that Gee would approve, either.  They can’t win.

Let me hear him say the same thing about a Big East contender and maybe I’ll give his self-serving argument more credence.


UPDATE: You ever wonder what somebody sputtering on Twitter sounds like?


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major

Kiffin watch: a lexicon legacy

If you had to pick one thing by which to honor the Laner’s short stay at Tennessee, it’s hard to beat his contribution to the SEC vernacular.  Take it away, A.J.

… Green said South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery, Alabama’s Julio Jones and Arkansas’s Greg Childs have been his favorites to track this season and that he occasionally talks to Jeffery on Facebook. It was Jeffery who former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin reportedly told that signing with the Gamecocks would result in him pumping gas for a living.

“He’s not pumping gas,” Green said, smiling. “Trust me.”


Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin

Just what in the hell is frozen bergamot?

This just showed up in my e-mail box and I had to share:

WHAT: What smells would you associate with the Bulldogs?

At Saturday’s home game Nitto Tire will give away 28,000 car air fresheners with cologne fragrances custom-made by Masik Collegiate Fragrances to capture the spirit and the signature scent of the University of Georgia.  These 2010 Limited Edition Air Fresheners capture the Bulldog spirit by featuring red-inspired top notes of cool ozone, chilled apple and frozen bergamot. Clean mid-notes of pear skin, and lavandin blend with frosted nutmeg, white birch and blue cypress musk notes for an alluring impression.

This continues a regional, season-long campaign that includes custom-made air fresheners for six universities within the Southeastern Conference: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee, along with ACC Conference member Florida State.

For once, I have nothing to add.  Except I can’t believe this is the first time I’m hearing about this.  And I’m dying to know if there’s any corn dog musk in the LSU scent.


Filed under Georgia Football, Science Marches Onward

Don’t forget to dust the shelf before you put it back.

As ledes go, this one is quite well-played, Mr. Emerson.

There is, in fact, a trophy bestowed to the annual winner of the Georgia-Georgia Tech game. And on Tuesday the Governor’s Cup, which stands about three feet, was sitting informally on a desk in the office of Georgia associate athletics director Claude Felton.

To be fair, Felton said the trophy was only moved out of the trophy case this week, in preparation for being awarded Saturday. But it’s a safe bet that not many people ever noticed the Cup when it’s in the case.

That tends to happen when a rivalry is as one-sided as this one has been. Georgia has won eight of the past nine and owns a 60-37-5 record in the series.

Let’s not forget that if Tech loses Saturday, Paul Johnson will join the ranks of every Georgia Tech head coach since Bobby Dodd in posting a losing record against Georgia.  You’ve got to appreciate a football program which respects tradition like that.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

“I don’t care if I had a broken leg, I’m going to play in this game.”

On the other hand, motivation doesn’t seem to be much of a problem in Athens.


Filed under Georgia Football

“I’m more frustrated about that than anything else.”

Gawd, this is humorous:

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said the most frustrating thing about this 6-5 season is his inability “to find the hot button on this team.”

Physician, heal thyself.


Filed under Georgia Tech Football