Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

Golden Nugget’s early lines

From Hedges to Hardwood has the details on the point spreads of some of Georgia’s games here.  Basically, it’s about what you’d expect to see for a team coming off a lackluster 6-7 season.

The Boise spread is interesting, though, if you thought a top-five team might generate more respect than being a four-point favorite.  Especially since the line has fallen from the Georgia +6 the Golden Nugget initially posted.


Filed under Georgia Football

Jimmy Sexton, you’ve got company.

In a fairly short period of time, Russ Campbell has negotiated two monster raises for Bobby Petrino and Gene Chizik.

You’ve gotta love SEC athletic directors.


Filed under It's Just Bidness, SEC Football

It’s not rocket science.

Andy Staples writes a handy guide on the dos and don’ts of the coach-in-waiting employment strategy.

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Filed under College Football, It's Just Bidness

Saban yawns.

This didn’t take long at all.

… So how is the Alabama football coach going to cope with new rules affecting roster management?

He’ll manage.

“I don’t really feel that it’s going to create any management issues that’s going to affect the quality of play,” Saban calmly said Thursday before his annual charity golf tournament that benefits his “Nick’s Kids” program. “I think it’s all good.”

SEC football coaches voted unanimously last week to keep the annual signing limit at 28 players, but university presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to cut the limit to 25.

Saban isn’t protesting the restriction.

“It’s not going to be that much of a management issue for us to be able to continue to create the same number of opportunities for young people and just try to manage it a little better,” he said.

Bernie Machen, he’s laughing at the superior intellect.


Filed under Nick Saban Rules, Recruiting, SEC Football

Throw Tressel under the bus.

With this news, it’s clear that Jim Tressel was a serial ignorer who lived by the Three Monkeys’ Credo.

We know nothing.

The question at this point is how Ohio State characterizes what happened with the NCAA.  Since I don’t think the school can play the “who is this Jim Tressel fella you keep referring to?” card with any success, all that’s left to it is to paint the man who Gordon Gee deferred to as a matter of routine as a rogue coach who deliberately deceived the people who desperately wanted to make sure everything was above-board, yada, yada, yada.

Will it sell?  I’m not feeling it, but you never know with the good people who work for Mark Emmert.


UPDATE:  Nice catch.


Filed under Big 12 Football, The NCAA