Thursday morning buffet

Simple.  Nourishing.

  • Finally, a media headline about college footballers not making money that points the finger in the NFL’s direction.
  • Over the past five years, Georgia has been one of the slower offenses in the game.  But things have been speeding up recently.
  • More Willie Martinez love“No Georgia defensive player has gone before the third round since the Indianapolis selected cornerback Tim Jennings in 2006 in round two with the 62nd overall pick.”
  • It’s nice that the Peach Bowl name will be making a reappearance, but the BCS commissioners’ fixation with naming is getting a little weird.
  • Richt says J.J. Green will stay on offense.  One thing about Green that impressed me at G-Day was that he showed good hands snagging a high, hard pass.  If he can offer some blitz protection, he definitely looks like a contributor on passing downs.
  • You know this is shit Nick Saban doesn’t have time for.
  • Sounds like Bill Hancock’s gotten a little sensitive about the old order he’s been defending:  “There are two letters that are not associated with this name,” Hancock said.  Hey, nobody ever said being a flack was easy.
  • NCAA ponders waiving the waiver process for 6-7 teams that want to go bowling.


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21 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Uglydawg

    J.J. Green’s size (5′ 8″ 170) makes him a tough fit at any position. It would scare me to see him at corner even if he is a “tough nut”. He’s not going to get many jump balls at wide reciever. I think he falls into the tailback position by default..and he might be a pretty good one in some situations. Maybe he can return punts and kickoffs…I wonder how he is in an open field situation. It will be interesting and fun to see how and where he develops and I’m hoping for the best for him.

    • We found our new man for 3rd and long draws up the middle! Tyson Browning, Carlton Thomas, now JJ Green.

      Seriously though, if he’s quick enough he can work pretty well in a specific role until he gets thicker, stronger. And that size wouldn’t hurt at CB either. College QBs aren’t exactly perfect at pinpointing jump balls, and how big of a problem was that with less than 5’10 guys like Tim Wansley, Tim Jennings, Bruce Thornton, Asher Allen, etc.

  2. I wanna Red Cup

    The “6-7 waiver process” should just be referred to as the “Georgia Tech bowl rule. “

    • Go Dawgs!

      That article just reminded me of the worst thing Lane Kiffin’s ever done: screwed up Tech’s chance to be 6-8.

  3. AthensHomerDawg

    Could Georgia be scoring too fast?

    Net Total Yards Leaders
    1 Baylor 7439 572.2 4427 340.5 3012 231.7 578 44.5
    2 Texas A&M 7260 558.5 4114 316.5 3146 242.0 578 44.5
    3 Oklahoma State 7111 547.0 4312 331.7 2799 215.3 594 45.7
    4 Oregon 6986 537.4 2888 222.2 4098 315.2 645 49.6
    5 Louisiana Tech 6935 577.9 4209 350.8 2726 227.2 618 51.5
    6 Arizona 6840 526.2 3879 298.4 2961 227.8 496 38.2
    7 Nevada 6693 514.8 3170 243.8 3523 271.0 492 37.8
    8 Clemson 6665 512.7 4181 321.6 2484 191.1 533 41.0
    9 Florida State 6591 470.8 3709 264.9 2882 205.9 550 39.3
    10 Northern Illinois 6574 469.6 3239 231.4 3335 238.2 540 38.6
    11 Georgia 6547 467.6 3991 285.1 2556 182.6 529 37.8

    • Cojones

      Excuse me, AHD, but what the hell does “scoring too fast” mean? You score at any rate that you are capable. Or did you forget to put a smiley face there?

      Serious question so take your meds before answering.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        “Well excuse me while I light my splifft….”
        Serious answer … so step away from the bong for a moment and let it sink in. Your still my favorite. Nothing but love for ya. It ain’t hard … just keep up the good work.
        Walang mahirap na gawa ‘pag dinaan sa tiyaga.” lol!

        UC offense scores too fast…..
        The last thing University of Cincinnati football coach Brian Kelly wants to do is put the brakes on quarterback Tony Pike and his powerful offense.

        But Kelly has a quandary on his hands. For the past two weeks, the UC defense has spent an inordinate amount of time on the field, not because of the offense’s ineptitude but because of its efficiency.

        The Bearcats rank third in the nation with an average of 42.0 points per game, but there are times when they score too fast for their own good. They’ve averaged only 6.8 plays and 2:25 per scoring drive.

        “We want to score quickly,” Kelly said, “but we also have to be cognizant of the fact that playing 86, 87 plays on defense is probably not the best thing.”

        There we done? I miss Hijo! At least he managed to piss me off.

        • Cojones

          Being cognizant of how many plays your D has on the field from a coach who is worried that his D is so bad that it can be outscored and lose a game is not an answer to the question. It is specious at best.

          When a team has scored enough to win the game, how do they drag out their possession times to benefit their own D? Running plays only? and tell the RBs not to run hard? Don’t think so. If the opposing D gives up and lets you score then you don’t control how long your O is on the field before the D has to come back in unless you ask your O players to drag around and have NFL-desiring players look like crap.

          How exactly would you script an offense to prevent your sorry D from being on the field? You have D players who are not in good enough condition to weather 4 qtrs? Where exactly does the offense take responsibility for that?

          So far no one has looked at game stats to confirm that the D loses many yards during qtrs when they should be rested enough to make it to halftime. Other teams don’t suddenly pile up points enough to win games in the 4th qtr when the D is supposedly tired. Our 4th qtr D stats are probably better than the 2nd and 3rd qtrs. You should look into it. The stats pretty much dumb down the specious argument that the O is responsible for the D’s downfall.

          Since you aren’t smoking a spleef, what the hell are you on? Bipolar medication doesn’t count since you would be responsible for the dosage. But with your thinking, you probably blame it on my pot smoking.

  4. fetch

    I think UGA’s doing a good job of using tempo, not just increasing it. Speeding up at times (ie. the beginning of the game and when they smell blood in the water) and slowing it down at others (ie. when they have a big lead). When you manage to score from 50+ yards out or in 3-5 play drives, increasing tempo just means your defense never catches a break.

  5. Sanford222View

    Why is everyone trying to speed up the tempo when the team and conference winning the most lately is the slowest? Like the article mentioned, “last in tempo and last in losing.” That applies to both Bama and the SEC.

    • Cojones

      Except for Auburn in 2012.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      222 has a real point. Bama, FU and LSU are all on the list of 20 slowest and between them the have 4 of the last 5 BCSNCs.

      • Dog in Fla

        I like the aerial attack approach supplemented by a strong ground game. If we were built for grinding it out, like Alabama, LSU and Florida, sure do it that way and have good defensive stats. But CMR does not build a team that way either here or when he was a bombs-away OC at FSU. What made me see the light was that we gave up 350 on the ground but were one play away. I am aboard the quick-strike magical bus.

  6. uglydawg

    Long slow drives let your defense catch their breath. It’s really hard to imagine that sometimes it’s better to grind it out even if the easy score is out there begging to be had. But a score with a rested defense will hold up better than a score with a still winded defense going right back onto the field. That was at least some of the reason the defense was weary in the fourth qtr. in some games.

    • Dog in Fla

      All roads lead to Bobo

    • Cojones

      But , by far, not the main reason. Look at 4th qtr yards gained against our D on the ground vs other qtrs. It gets to be an eyeopener, especially in the SECCG where it was used as an excuse. Not! Most yds were gained prior to halftime or immediately afterwards when they shouldn’t have been “tired”.

  7. Dog in Fla

    “They (the commissioners) want (the bowl names) to be parallel,” so they’ll never intersect. Every third year drop the Fil-A and call it the Chic(ken) Bowl to maintain one-word descriptor geometric precision with the others and have it played on Sundays sponsored by, “Beef it’s what’s for dinner and half-time”

    • uglydawg

      South Carolina vs Texas in that one.

      • Dog in Fla

        Oh my, Uncle Verne could call it the Cocks and Steers Bowl, then Gary would remind him that…

        • Cojones

          I like the vegetable names and what they bring to the table. Ex: The Carrots – “our team plays like red-headed stepchildren except we do the beating” . How about the Beet-O’Brady Bowl? “A spare the grass team” could apply to a coonass coach we know . JJ Green would play for the “Turnips” because he has the mustard. “Okra and tomatoes” could represent both team and cheerleaders. “Our Beans will cut YOU” for Paul’s team slogan. “Our Jalapenos will burn your ass”….

          • Dog in Fla

            Excellent. Now all Todd has to is put some collards on JJ Green and others to keep them from scoring so fast. Problem solved.

            hmm…okra…I love french-fried okra…and doing yard-work with deadly implements