Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Ezekiel 25:17

Not much to say about this

Well, except for this.

Shit, Coach.  That’s all you had to say.

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UPDATE:

Don’t let us stop you.

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The “suspended for Missouri” meme

I’m not picking on Andy Staples for writing this

Which of the SEC’s new members will find success sooner?  In the short run, the answer is Missouri, but in the long run, it may be Texas A&M. This season, Missouri will get Georgia at home in a suspension-weakened state on Sept. 8. Should Missouri win that game, the SEC East race will get much more interesting.

… because (1) he’s not actually predicting a Georgia loss and (2) he’s far from being the only pundit raising that issue.

But I am wondering how much credit Georgia is going to get if it wins in Missouri and whether the punditocracy will then start talking about how formidable the Dawgs look when they get the suspended players back.

Nah… who am I kidding?  About that time, Spurrier’s schedule bitching will be revving into high gear.  Ooh, look, shiny toy!

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Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

Mark Richt lost control of Da’Rick Rogers three years ago.

Now it’s SOD’s turn.

According to an official team statement, All-SEC wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers has been suspended indefinitely due to an undisclosed violation of team rules, and may not see the field again as a Volunteer.

My first thought on hearing the news was that Cordarrelle Patterson must be a decent player, because it’s not like Rogers’ behavior snuck up on anybody in Knoxville.

Last year, multiple sources told CBS colleague Bruce Feldman that there were several incidents in which Rogers crossed the line with Vol coaches and staff, including a “complete meltdown” during UT’s season-ending loss at Kentucky and another episode in the team weight room. The incidents were so troubling to some staffers that they felt head coach Derek Dooley was risking the locker room dynamic by allowing Rogers to remain in the program. Rumors of his pending dismissal, suspension or transfer have been too numerous to count.

And it’s not exactly over yet.

“Doesn’t expect” isn’t quite the same thing as hearing the news that Alabama State has enrolled a former SEC starter.

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UPDATE:  As final words go, these are something else.

“We’ve got a mature group,” said quarterback Tyler Bray. “We’ll be fine.”

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Still time to jump in the Pool.

Just a quick reminder that you can still sign up to play in the Fabris Invitational pick ‘em pool.  We’ve got 132 already there, so you’ll have plenty of company.  The pool opens for picks on Saturday.

Go here to join.

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Filed under GTP Stuff

The Montana Project, fourth update

Big Shock wrote to tell me that the helmet is in route to Hoppy, much to the amusement of the guy at the FedEx store.  He’s covering the cost of shipping, which is fairly minimal, and Hoppy is returning the helmet in person in a few weeks, so it looks like there’s no need for financial contributions from y’all after all.

As for the script we’ll use, let’s go back to the Original Mandel:

Suppose we went to, say, Montana. And suppose we found 100 “average” college football fans (not necessarily message-board crazies, but not twice-a-year viewers, either) and put them in a room. If I held up a Michigan helmet, my guess is all 100 would know exactly what it was. If I held up a picture of the USC song girls, all 100 would know who they were. If I happened to bring Joe Paterno along with me, all 100 would say, “Hey, look, it’s Joe Paterno!”

But if I held up a Georgia “G” helmet, how many of them do you think would be able to identify it off the top of their head? And with all due respect to Mark Richt, if we secretly inserted him into a police lineup, how many of them would actually say, “Hey, look, it’s Mark Richt!”

Subsequent developments being what they are, I think we’ll skip the Joe Paterno part, but as to the rest of it, my feeling is that we verify that each interviewee is a Montana resident, get his or her bona fides as a college football fan – something like asking how many games he or she views a year, or the name of a favorite program followed – show the helmet, along with this iconic magazine cover…

… and see if the University of Georgia rings a bell.

For control purposes, I’m thinking maybe it’s worth asking randomly if an interviewee can identify the Song Girls or Corch.  And it may be fun to ask on occasion if anybody knows who Stewart Mandel is.

Let me know what you think about this.  Remember that we need to keep each interview on the brief side.  Even at three minutes apiece, 100 of those would take five hours to complete.  And one thing you don’t tend to associate with sports bars is efficiency.

Fire away in the comments.

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Archie Manning blames Mike Bobo.

The nerve.

The Manning trio was impressed with Murray’s quarterback skills. “He really threw the ball well,” Archie continued. “You can tell he has been well coached. He also has excellent communication skills, which are very important for a quarterback.”  [Emphasis added.]

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Mike Leach on the balance “myth”

He’s said things before like what you’ll hear beginning at the 1:27 mark.

The transcript is here.  It’s good stuff.

“Balance, whether you run it or throw it, is getting contribution from all the skill positions. Ours is a balanced offense. The wishbone is a balanced offense. Some I-tailback offense, it may be a great offense, it may be great for the team that they play for, where you’re giving it to the back 40 times. There’s nothing balanced about it. It doesn’t even add up to balance. We try to be balanced based on contributions by all the skill positions.”

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