Wednesday morning buffet

Let’s clear the decks with some tasty hump day nourishment:

  • Ole Miss hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record this season, but CFN says that’s about to change this Saturday in Athens… because the Dawgs didn’t lose to Kentucky.
  • Mark Shurtleff surrenders; Bill Hancock yawns.
  • Florida feels good about its defensive showing against Georgia.  It should.
  • You want Georgia to be more like Alabama?  Here’s one way that’s happening.
  • Coaches Hot Seat Blog does a best of Erk post.
  • Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on Richt: “You kind of find yourself pulling for him when you’re not playing him.”
  • The Rebel Black Bears play fast on offense, and some Dawg defenders see Nick Saban’s point about that.  But not Christian Robinson“If they’re beating us, then we need to figure out a way to stop it,” Robinson said. “That’s not a safety issue. That’s a defensive issue.”
  • The NCAA announces its new enforcement structure, with an emphasis on “conduct breaches that seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of the NCAA Constitution”.  The most interesting development is that head coaches will be presumed guilty – “if a violation occurs, the head coach is presumed responsible, and if he or she can’t overcome that presumption, charges will be forthcoming.”  No doubt JoePa is turning over in his grave.


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8 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Run the damn ball. Keep their offense on the sidelines.


  2. Anon

    CFN is such a bad product.


  3. Greg

    No doubt Ole Miss is improving, but they’ve beaten two SEC teams – winless Auburn and Arkansas, a team that has only beaten winless AU and winless UK in conference. I suppose playing TAMU very close was pretty good, but they still lost at home to a TAMU team that committed 6 turnovers that day. We can’t let them hang around. If we win the turnover battle, we should win comfortably.


  4. AlphaDawg

    I don’t want UGA to be like Bama, I just want us to use everything within the rules to make us better. If thats signing our limit every year in recruits or bringing in consultants for Special Teams, then so be it. If its allowed and above board ethically then there is no reason a program with deep pockets shouldn’t be doing it.


    • Macallanlover

      While I don’t agree about the oversigning issue, I do wish we would use the consultant option ASAP. Rules on oversigning should be tightened/strengthened but even if they are not, what Saban does is wrong. Georgia and Florida have taken the right approach and one would hope the SEC would set a higher standard, but if not, the NCAA should standarize policy for all conferences. If we are going to have a playoff, the contenders should all operate by the same rules. Having 120+ players to choose from/audition versus 85 is a huge advantage. Other conferences are NOT going to sink to Bama’s approach so they need to be forced up via stronger regulations, and enforcement of same.


  5. Comin' Down The Track

    Christian Robinson is gonna make somebody a good DC someday.