The chafing dishes are ready.
- I get that the Packers want to talk to some college coaches about how better to defend the spread-option, given how they got shredded by Kaepernick in the playoffs. And I see that they intend to go to more than one place for that. But Sumlin? Why not talk to the guy who made Kaepernick into a quarterback in the first place? (Plus, it’s not like Ault doesn’t have some spare time right now, anyway.)
- Interesting interview with Ellis Johnson about his 4-2-5 defense. I just wonder how long it’s going to take him to get the right personnel to implement it at Auburn.
- “It’s like a mini-NFL.”
- The highest paid member of Georgia’s non-assistant coaching support staff is Dave Van Halanger, at $168,570.
- Bet Florida appreciates this Mike Slive observation: “If you watched Georgia play this past year and you watched Alabama play, it would be hard-pressed to say that Georgia isn’t one of the top four teams in the country, right?”
- John Infante points out that one of the biggest hits the NCAA has taken with the Miami debacle is that it’s made itself less likely to survive a split in D-1.
- Missouri’s got a nice home schedule this season but elects not to raise general season ticket prices.
- A look at how Alabama will get down from 95 to 85 players on scholarship.