Daily Archives: May 25, 2011
Per Gentry Estes:
To continue to illustrate the impact of Jenkins’ arrival and Geathers’ improvement, Richt told those in attendance later that “Last year we probably played as much four-down, three-linebacker as we did the 3-4 because we didn’t really have that nose guard. Now we can do it the way Coach Grantham wants to do it.”
I must have done a good job fooling Allen Kenney at Blatant Homerism last year when he invited me on a podcast, because he’s gone back to the well again, this time complete with a snappy Cameo intro.
Give a listen here, if you have a few minutes to spare.
Via Chris Low:
But since the league expanded in 1992 and split into two divisions, no team that started the season unranked in the AP poll has gone on to win the SEC championship.
Random nuggets for you to sample:
- Bill Connelly explains adjusted pace. Georgia ranks just about where you’d expect.
- More from Shakin the Southland on linebacker play.
- Gary Patterson is pumped about entering the promised land.
- Details about the Big Ten’s expanded scholarship proposal emerge. John Infante explains what they mean. Bottom line: “The greatest impact is likely to be felt in Division I’s middle class: FBS schools out of the BCS conferences and the FCS. They will have the largest additional scholarship bills to meet, with comparitively low revenue to meet them. And underrated winners will be non-football departments like Gonzaga and Xavier, with strong revenue but not the massive additional expense of football.”
- People keep asking how Mike Hamilton still has his current job.
- Too many bowl games? Blame ESPN.
- A former Ohio State basketball player wonders how the football players had nicer cars.
- Somebody thinks Mark Richt is a hypocrite.
- Spencer Hall makes the case for South Carolina winning the SEC East.
Mark Richt with Will Muschamp’s Cocktail Party guarantee, that is.
… The heat was turned up a bit at a recent meeting of the Atlanta Gator Club, where Muschamp guaranteed a win over the Bulldogs in Jacksonville this fall.
“I thought that was a good thing coming from him,” Richt said with a laugh when asked about Muschamp’s guarantee. “I heard about it right away, but I also know how those things happen. That’s why I don’t answer some questions.”
Too bad. I was kind of hoping Richt would give us a mock “We’ll handle it and it’s going to be a big deal”-type response in tribute to Corch. We’ll have to leave that up to Uncle Verne, I guess.
So sayeth Todd Grantham in this 15-minute interview on the DawgDial radio show (it starts at about the 13:20 mark).
Always a good listen, he’s got lots to say about the learning curve in his second year, which opponent’s offense was the toughest to coach against last season and recruiting.