Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

We’d all like to forget that.

“Are you kidding me?” Richt said. “When’s the last time the Eastern Division had an undefeated team? I don’t even know. It’s been a long time. That’s our goal and that hasn’t changed one bit.”

Not that long ago, actually, Coach.  But I can understand why it doesn’t stick in your mind.



Filed under SEC Football

Vote of confidence

In picking Stanford over Georgia to give his verbal commitment, defensive lineman Jordan Watkins had this to say:

“In my mind, Coach Richt deserves to stay, but the fact that everyone is talking about him leaving made me think of what will happen with [UGA defensive line coach Rodney Garner] if Coach Richt leaves,” Watkins told the AJC. “I’ve developed such a good relationship with them that it’d be tough to go to Georgia if they weren’t there.”

In light of the comments from the athletic board members that were made public, I can’t say I blame him.  And no, it’s not a good idea to keep a coach merely to hold a recruiting class together.  But there’s no need for our own folks to make Richt’s job any tougher than it already is.

Expect this to get worse before it gets better.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Not wasting any more time about it.

Carlton Thomas moves to #2 if Samuel can’t go.


Filed under Georgia Football

Trying to turn back the clock

No doubt most of the attention to this David Ching piece will be about the semi-coherent complaint from Todd McShay – Georgia is somehow both “overcoached” and plagued with vanilla coaching at the same time – but I found myself more interested in the comments from Kelin Johnson and Aron White.

… It was the team leadership through the last few years that most concerned Kelin Johnson, the defensive captain and vocal leader of the 2007 squad.

“One of the hardest things is walking around this city and to be around these players and to see some of them taking things for granted, some of the guys who are just happy to put the ‘G’ on or to wear a Georgia football shirt downtown to pick up women,” Johnson said. “They want to put a ‘G’ on so people will recognize them. So what? The ‘G’ doesn’t make you. As soon as these players realize the ‘G’ doesn’t make the person, the person makes the ‘G,’ that’s how they know Georgia’s so much better than everybody else.”

The program has clearly been allowed to drift since 2007 and that’s all on Richt’s shoulders.


Filed under Georgia Football

He’s on the mother.

Looks like Will Muschamp called in Florida’s answer to the Wolf.

Florida sophomore linebacker Dee Finley spent Monday night in jail after being arrested earlier in the day for resisting a University Police Department officer with violence and driving with a suspended license.

Finley is scheduled to make a first appearance before a judge at the Alachua County Court House this morning, said Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, who will represent Finley.

Huntley Johnson is the Gator Way.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators...

Musical interlude: “But get ready whenever he calls my name.”

This Fab Four number is in honor of Ray Drew… who waits.

If Cornelius Washington can’t hold his contain against the run more consistently than he did against South Carolina, Ray should hear his name called pretty damned soon.


Filed under Georgia Football

Ken Starr must not be a morning person.

I don’t blame Ken Starr for his tactics right now.  Baylor’s not in an attractive situation should the Big 12 vaporize.  His last, best hope seems to be hoping he can rope somebody with some pull into helping the school land somewhere better than Conference USA.

But he’s sure flinging a lot of cow manure trying to get that.

New “super-conference” alignment presents temporal, geographic and financial realities that will make attending games – and in some cases even watching them on television – difficult. For the families, friends and classmates of our Texas football warriors, and for the very players themselves, leaving the Big 12 will create hardships. For the alumni and fans whose families for generations have fervently supported these athletic programs and cherished the longstanding traditions of our rivalries, something precious will be lost. Of course, local economies across our state will also suffer the loss of these traditional match-ups.

Watching on television?  Seriously?  Do they not have DVRs and alarm clocks out there in Waco?

This is all going to sound really stupid if Baylor winds up in another BCS conference.  Not that Starr will care.


Filed under Big 12 Football