Daily Archives: June 29, 2012

And that’s all she wrote.

The Crowell era at Georgia is over.

Crowell was dismissed from the team, it was announced at about 5 p.m. on Friday. That was about 14 hours after the star-crossed tailback was arrested on three weapon charges, including two felonies.

“We have a dedicated and committed group of men who are working hard to prepare for the coming season,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “Our total focus will be directed toward the team and this effort.”

Not much softening of the blow there.  I wonder if Richt is calling anybody to help his former player land elsewhere.

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UPDATE:  Okay, there’s this.

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Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

Nerds gotta go sometime.

Admittedly, these would probably freak me out.  But I’m thinking strategically locating some of them in the Level 600 bathrooms for the November 24th game with an appropriate message might be adequate payback for this.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, Science Marches Onward

“It’s been a lot of ups and downs.”

True ‘dat, Isaiah Crowell.  Thanks for the memories.

Looks like Georgia will be relying heavily on a true freshman running back again this season.

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UPDATE:  I hope there isn’t another shoe waiting to drop.

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UPDATE #2:  Cops can be such assholes.

As he came through, an officer smelled an odor of marijuana. They did a consent search on the vehicle. No marijuana was found, but a handgun was found below the driver’s seat. It had an altered serial number. The gun was a black Luger 9 mm.

According to the police report, Crowell denied knowing the gun was there. He acknowledged it was his car, but said “other people drive the car,” according to the report.

“I asked, other people like those guys in there now, and he said no, other people,” the officer said in the report.

While Harrow was being searched, an officer asked Crowell: “Why are you so nervous?” The report goes on to state that “the officers provided supplemental reports about the behavior and demeanor that Crowell displayed while I searched the vehicle.” Those supplemental reports were not immediately available.

“Why are you so nervous?”  Gee, officer, I can’t think of a reason in the world why I’d be nervous watching every person in the car being searched by armed police looking for drugs who’ve found a gun in my car.  Not a one.
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UPDATE #3:  The Right Hon. Justice Mark Bradley has issued his ruling in the matter.  It’s exactly what you’d expect – although the gratuitous Damon Evans reference adds a nice touch.

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Slurp.

After wading through Kevin Scarbinsky’s fellating of Nick Saban, I wonder if college football shouldn’t save us all a lot of time and trouble and just set up a four-team playoff to determine Alabama’s opponent in the title game.

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Friday morning buffet

Yeah, you made it.  Today’s buffet, no surprise, features plenty of playoff seasoning.

  • Heismanpundit gets mocked here on occasion, but I don’t see anything wrong with his post decrying the creeping NFL-ization of college football.
  • Here’s a preview of the Georgia-Florida game from the Gator perspective.  Somebody hasn’t heard of Artie Lynch.
  • Is there more to winning football games than running the ball, stopping the run and being on the plus side of giveaway-takeaways?
  • Hopefully you’re not this naive, but if you’re still wondering who’s really driving the conference expansion bus, let Chuck Neinas clue you in“Our television partners agreed that the only new member that would enhance the Big 12 value for television was Notre Dame.”
  • Mark Richt is okay with a four-team playoff.
  • You can have a four-team playoff with deserving teams, or you can have a four-team playoff with Big Ten participation.  But evidently you can’t have both.
  • Ivan Maisel has two reasons why that 12-year playoff time commitment may not be as strong as they’re trying to make it sound:  “You have to think that the need for more money will arise in that time. And after a few years of team No. 5 screaming about being left out, the need to quell controversy will arise, too.”
  • Gus Malzahn grabs another former SEC running back.
  • Mack Brown thinks the new playoff money is another good reason for increasing player stipends.

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Musical palate cleanser: nothin’ but the dog in me.

This seems like such a no-brainer for Saturdays in Athens.

If you can’t bring “Dooley’s Junkyard Dogs” back, you could do a lot worse than “Atomic Dog”.  It’s better than 90% of the stuff they pump out on the Sanford Stadium PA.

And how great it would be to hear 90,000+ going “bow wow wow” – get on it, McGarity.

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