Rise and shine, campers.
- Interesting stat of the day: Missouri was 5-1 last year when allowing fewer than 300 passing yards. Of course, that was accomplished as a member of a conference not exactly synonymous with power running offenses.
- Speaking of Missouri, James Franklin is confident he’ll be ready in time for August practice.
- New Auburn defensive coordinator Brian Van Gorder’s full head of hair and distinctive mustache has folks talking on the plains. There have been Twitter parodies, and Photoshop interpretations, as well as comparisons to Magnum P.I. and Napoleon Dynamite’s Uncle Rico. Van Gorder doesn’t know what all the fuss is about;” All my years at Georgia and nobody ever said anything about it.”
- Although some of this piece is over the top, I can’t say I disagree with this sentiment: “You say the public has wanted a playoff. I say the news media have wanted it most, and if a (playoff) drum gets beat on long enough, the public can end up thinking it’s Mozart.” Not that it matters at this point.
- Joe at Coaches Hot Seat Blog talks to a long-time Gator fan about his assessment of the 2012 season and gets this response: “I’m worried boys…..very Damn worried.”
- Meet Zeke Pike, Ted Roof’s lovely parting gift for Auburn University.
- Larry Scott knows why he wants a playoff selection committee: “Listening to some of my colleagues that have served on the men’s basketball committee and realized we have a better chance as a Pac 12 conference to get a fair shake for the fact that we play a nine game conference schedule, the fact that USC and Stanford play Notre Dame, the fact that we play tough out of conference competition, tougher than the SEC or what the Big 12 is doing, and there’s a chance that humans can give us credit for the strength of schedule and credit for what it takes to be the champion of the Pac 12 conference the way that polls and computers cannot.” Settling it on the field, for the win!
- Tyler Dawgden gives you reasons why he thinks things are looking up for Georgia’s offensive line.