Wednesday morning buffet

No Cajun-flavored items on the menu… yet.

  • The SECCG spread has opened up to 13.5.
  • If Kirby Smart gets the Ole Miss coaching job, I wonder what effect that will have on Alabama’s recruiting in the state of Georgia.
  • The Auburn quarterback situation must be more dire than we thought.
  • Travis saves me some time and bandwidth with this.
  • Will Friend’s explanation for Dallas Lee’s rapid recovery:  “Guys wanna play in big games. Not many SEC championships come around very often.”
  • Jonathan Chait starts out with a strong rebuttal to Taylor Branch’s piece about paying college players, but kind of fizzles out towards the end with his suggestion to violate antitrust law by fixing coaches’ salaries.  Not that college administrators wouldn’t love to do that.
  • Grant Teaff is unhappy that Turner Gill got canned after only two seasons.  He’s probably not as unhappy as the Kansas folks paying Gill’s $6 million buyout.
  • Kentucky beat writer ranks this year’s coaching jobs in the SEC.  I’m pretty much in agreement, although Richt would move up with a win Saturday.
  • Here’s somebody who obviously didn’t watch Corch’s last season at Florida.
  • And Mike Bianchi continues to tee off on Urban Meyer.
  • Has anybody considered the possibility that Craig James is a performance artist and not a serious analyst?


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21 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. UGA Illuminati

    Smart will not be taking the Ole Miss job. That program is already dismantled and in disarray. Smart will be in line at South Carolina or Auburn.
    – Special Agent Russ.


  2. JasonC

    How dead to us would Smart be if he took the Ole Miss job? Of course, I’m still holding out hope for Tater Tot.
    I like those coaching grades better than what Seth E. offered up.


    • Go Dawgs!

      I wouldn’t think it’d be that big a deal to Georgia fans if he did. I mean, when you’re offered a head coaching job, there’s nothing wrong with taking it. I was upset when he decided to stay as defensive coordinator at Alabama instead of coming over to rescue his alma mater’s defense, but frankly, I am now pleased beyond measure that he didn’t come because I think the guy we have now has few peers. Also, we know for certain that Nick Saban isn’t making the calls for our guy.

      No, the rumor was that Kirby wanted to see if Richt would be fired and then he hoped to be a candidate for our job. Well, that wouldn’t have happened anyway, but now he has to be pretty certain that Richt is coaching Georgia in 2012. So why not go to another SEC school and build up his resume? If he is successful, he’d be in position to Tuberville them if the Georgia job ever did come open and if that really is what he wants to do. I have no idea if it is or not, I don’t know if he still loves Georgia. Muschamp doesn’t, maybe Kirby doesn’t either. Either way, have fun trying to clean up that mess in Oxford.


      • Aligator



  3. Go Dawgs!

    I wish there was some way to transfer Bianchi to the Columbus Dispatch, just to see how quickly he changes his tune. That would be some good, clean fun right there.


    • SlobberKnocker

      Watching the Gaytors get dumped, lied to, violated, etc. is just pure gold. Now they are seeing what the rest of us saw in Urban.


      • Cojones

        Yeah, but they won’t talk about it. Glum. Closed-mouth. “Don’t wanna talk anymore about football.” They are more pathetic than you can read about. A fellow I’ve known with a PhD from FU and have met for a cold one every week(for the last 6 yrs) during football season and beyond mysteriously turned down my invite to meet this last week. He was busy at the time purchasing beer less than a mile from the watering hole and was “going home” immediately with no time for dropping in at the bar. This from a retired and widowed FU scolar who always was gleeful about the subject of FU football, Tebow and Meyer. Guess the $40 he lost to me on FU’s games this year hurt his imbibing budget, even though I’ve freely picked up his bill using his money. Funny how, after ignoring me for years about Meyer’s two-faced, lieing, farce at excuses, it can lead a guy to turn down free beer.

        You notice after a little bit of time, that many jolly and openly expressive FU people walk around with a frown on their face. It gets worse every day. They turn their heads when I greet them with my Dawg cap jauntily perched on my head or, as now is the case, my Dawg stocking cap pulled down with the big “G” prominently on the forehead. They can all go suck lemons.


  4. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    The reaction of the Gator fans is fun to watch – as a UGA fan.

    It’s like when a guy breaks up with a girl and gives her the, “It’s not you. It’s me.” BS and then he hooks up with the hot chick down the block.


  5. BulldogBen

    The same PR firm Craig James used against Leach is now telling him; “you’re pretty much hated by college football fans at this point, so embrace it. Be the MOST hated person man in CFB. You’ll be talked about even MORE!”

    For the record, it’s working.


  6. Puffdawg

    That Auburn QB article – the one where they cheated yet again – reminds me of a quote during the week leading up to our game with the Tigers…

    November 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Moseley is a gamer..Played at small Leroy High School in Alabama..Mr Football in Alabama …Led his teams to 3 state championships, 6’3″, 220. Not a runner.

    Speaking of which, we haven’t seen much of the Barners around here lately after Coach Richt got his 7th win against them in 11 tries (6 of the last 7).


    • Russ

      I guess Auburn freed up some salary cap, so they’re going after this guy? What happened to that tweet-happy guy from Kentucky they recruited? I thought he was supposed to be all-world.


  7. Bryant Denny

    Georgia’s a populous state with plenty of recruits to go around. In Smart’s case, he’d still have to convince the kid to go to Ole Miss – over Bama, UGA, etc. Hard sell IMO.


  8. Irishdawg

    I can’t imagine Smart not taking the UGA job if it’s offered to him whenever Richt decides to leave (in another 10 years I hope). If he did decline, though, then fuck him; Georgia will be able to pick and choose whatever hot commodity coach is there at the time.


  9. AusDawg85

    Interesting how the “Kirby come home” talk has died away….

    Aubruun cheats…this is news?

    Bradley’s dead wrong about the SECCG, but he’s essentially correct that the rest of the BCS process is a big subjective mess (/still lamenting how we got screwed in ’07)

    Franklin is not ahead of Richt…c’mon man. CMR had to deal with a lot more, and got better results. So Vandy now has a fiery coach…big fing scooter deal.

    Where in the world will Corch find small, world class sprinters in the North? “Winter HS Track” up there is running circles around the gym.

    Bianchi…let it go. Your sweetheart left you, and the two hot chicks who looked sooooo good across the bar last night turn out to be Boom and Fatty. Since you forgot both your paper bags, you’ll just have to cut off your arms to leave.

    RE; Craig James. Answer: No…but I do think he is a serious douchebag.

    Great buffet Senator…(burp)!


  10. SemperFiDawg

    That it’s already obvious LSU and Alabama are the best two teams in the country does not render the SEC Title Game “moot.”
    Here lies the problem with the BCS. In any other competition, be it checkers or pro football, the winner of a head to head contest is considered the better opponent. But with the BCS if Georgia wins Sat. they will not be viewed as the better opponent. In the BCS the better opponent is open to subjectivity depending on the whims of the talking media heads(most notably ESPN’s) and the polls. If you want to call the winner of the BCS bowl the BCS winner that’s fine, but IMO they are not the NC because there is currently no objective system to determine that.


  11. Comin' Down The Track

    The part of the Auburn article that stood out to me wasn’t that Auburn continues to cheat. (I mean, no duh. They pulled off the biggest heist in college football history in plain view of everyone. Why would they quit while they were ahead? That would be silly and even slightly scrupulous in a weird way). It was this line:
    …the Tigers were one of the nation’s least productive teams, finishing 104th nationally in total offense.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Malzahn shoulda got out while the gettin’ was good.


  12. Cojones

    Senator, I really feel you defile your blog by mentioning CJ’s name. Hope we see his name less in the future. He is the definition of a major ahole.

    The Kentucky beat writer missed the largest margin of loss, 38pts, to Georgia.

    Really like the reason Will Friend gave for Dallas Lee’s rapid recovery. Good Dawgs, one and all. I think there is major fight left in those players after the scheduled season. Noticed the Bud calendar’s last game for FU has disappeared. Wonder why? It will be interesting to see what’s printed for next year.