Tuesday morning buffet

Trying to keep the tidbits warmer than the seats…

  • Richard Samuel, Tripp’n.
  • Just when I think Gregg Doyel can’t get any more wretched, he hits me with this piece of dreck.
  • This seems a mite optimistic.
  • The NCAA has accused South Carolina athletes of receiving $55,000 worth of impermissible benefits.  I have no doubt I’ll find the penalty imposed completely fair and consistent with you-know-what.
  • Worried that Georgia’s defense has only racked up one sack in its first three games?  You’ll be surprised by who says that’s not that big a deal.
  • Obligatory hot seat story here.  It won’t be the last.
  • A blogosphere fight… over Clemson?  It hardly seems worth it, fellas.
  • I don’t get this – Oklahoma doesn’t trust Texas enough to hold the Big 12 together, but is willing to jump to the Pac-12 with them?


Filed under Big 12 Football, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Nick Saban Rules, SEC Football, The Blogosphere, The NCAA

24 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Lrgk9

    Lots o’ Lawyer type stuff here:

    Click to access NOA.pdf


  2. JasonC

    I thought the same thing when I read the Samuel article.


  3. Starbreaker

    My view on Samuel is obviously he is not blowing anyone away at either position. He had a perfect opportunity to land a starting spot at both RB and MLB over the years and it hasn’t happened. I feel bad for the guy in the sense that I sympathize for his disappointment and (I’m sure) frustration, but realistically, given the depth issues at both spots, if he was good enough I’m sure he would be starting or at least getting a lot of playing time. He more or less had the inside track on 1st string HB and got passed up by a freshman. He lost out at MLB to a transfer and a true soph converted from safety.


  4. FisheriesDawg

    Doyel gave the most weasely disclaimer (should just say “I work for CBS and they’re a competitor of ESPN”) I’ve ever seen. He did the moral minimum by acknowledging his conflict of interest and then launched into a tirade all while claiming there wasn’t really any conflict of interest.


    • heyberto

      No kidding. Anyone that makes the case that congress should step in should be immediately tarred and feathered for stupidity.


  5. TennesseeDawg

    The NCAA will suspend 12 uSC athletes but only for practice.


    • AusDawg85

      NCAA new maths: $55k * 4 game suspension/$1000 gifts = 220 games of player probation / 12 players = 18 games per player – 10 GPP (games per player) for being in SEC hunt – 6 GPP for Spurrier effect – 2 GPP for not PWG (playing while Georgia) = 0

      Whew! That’ll teach ’em!!!


  6. gastr1

    Oklahoma knows that in the Pac 12 Texas would never have the same ability to hog the lion’s share of the conference pie. They also know that sticking with them is good for their brand…so, how can they keep their brand without getting screwed by the behemoth? Help the behemoth to a cage that limits its growth.


  7. Juan

    I feel sorry for Samuel because he just sucks. It must be extremely frustrating to have that body and speed and be scared to death of contact. I’m still trying to figure out who the hell rated him a 5 star recruit. I know some of that is based on potential, but my god, all it would’ve taken for me is to see the kid run a 40 yard dash holding a football and I could’ve told you he wouldn’t be a football player. He’s goofy, awkward, lacks balance, has zero football IQ (do we know when he started playing? I’m guessing soph yr of HS), and crumbles on first contact. I can’t even imagine how bad he would be at ILB. I can just picture RBs running right past him without him even noticing.

    He just doesn’t get it. That’s the sad part.


    • Normaltown Mike

      “because he just sucks”

      Unless this is Juan Daniels, I dare say you should be throwing a Georgia lettermen under the bus for being “goofy, awkward, lacks balance, has zero football IQ…”

      “He just doesn’t get it. That’s the sad part.” What doesn’t he “get”? That he’s not Herschel Walker? I’m sure he’s aware of that. Competing 6 days a week ain’t no joke and I daresay he has any illusions about his performance.

      Does he run hopelessly upright? Yep

      Is D-1 RB his calling in life? No.

      Let’s leave it at that.


  8. Macallanlover

    Texas has overplayed their hand and seem to be the personafication of the old adage: “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered”. Regardless of how this plays out, The Horns are going to just be one of the boys when it comes to conference influence once they choose where they will play. Doesn’t mean they won’t do well financially or athletically, but the ability to bully everyone is over.


  9. Marshall

    With the Clemson thing, I’m gonna have to go w/ TKK. I prefer Clemson. When we added USC and Arky, we weren’t really thinking about TV markets. The main thing was getting 12 to be able to do a Championship game, but more than anything it was about making the SEC stronger. I still say 14 is the magic number (if we can’t stay at 12 and unless we could pull of a total coup and get OU and OSU to go to 16). With the addition of A & M, I think Clemson is the logical choice. I have not been feeling WVU at all during this time (nor will I ever). If Clemson was not possible, I’d be for picking MIZZOU and switching Auburn to the East.

    One thing I’ve wondered: why not kick Vandy to the curb, pick up A&M, and just stay at 12?


  10. reipar

    I cannot believe I just read the entire Doyle article. Forget for a second that is 5 minutes of my life I will never get back. It is far worse than that though. I now feel dumber. I think the article actually caused some of my brain to die.

    Mr. Doyle, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent article were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who read it is now dumber for having done so. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


  11. Go Dawgs!

    Well, on the Clemson front, I don’t think they’d come anyway, so the discussion is kinda pointless. The ACC has made some proactive steps to ensure it’s survival in the age of the superconference, and I think they’re set up fairly well for the future. Pitt and Syracuse aren’t football powers, but they’re big enough names to bring credability (and the basketball, folks, is going to be sick). They’ve locked up some big TV markets, their TV deal is going to be huge, and the only benefit to coming into the SEC for Clemson is so they can get their asses handed to them with a tougher schedule. Clemson’s got it made, they’re one of the few legit football powers in a conference with a name and few serious challengers. The SEC needs to make a good choice to get to 14, get the TV deal renegotiated, and then move on.


    • Go Dawgs!

      Also, on Doyel, he’s a hack. First of all, CBS is just as responsible for all of this as ESPN is. They were front and center giving broadcast contracts to the SEC over the last 20 years that motivated other conferences to grow to try to get the same kind of money. ESPN merely joined in. Not only that, but the motivation of a CBS employee trying to stop the madness is precisely that… March Madness. They’re just concerned, like the NCAA, that the superconferences will pull out of the NCAA and thus wreck March Madness, a cash cow for all. Why such a cash cow, you ask? CBS money!


  12. Didn’t the ACC just raise its exit fee to 20 million? If so, Clemson,nor anyone else for that matter, is leaving that conference.
    And RS was 2nd string ILB, wasn’t he? So he couldn’t have been all that bad because I am sure our coaches wouldn’t screw up our personnel….would they? I mean, they never have before, right….right?