Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

“They do it all at Georgia.”

Nice promo from Jon Gruden.

Can’t hurt on the recruiting trail.


Filed under Georgia Football

Northwestern doesn’t really care if you can play football, young man.

All you need to know about Northwestern’s 55-page opus appealing the NLRB ruling is this one sentence on page twelve:

Contrary to the Regional Director’s findings, Northwestern scholarship football student-athletes are not “initially sought out, recruited and ultimately granted scholarships because of their athletic prowess on the football field.”

Hey, color me convinced.



Filed under Blowing Smoke, Look For The Union Label

Clap for the Bag Man

Trust me, this is the most epic thing you’ll read all day.

As many of you continue to bask in the warmth of amateurism, here’s reality in a couple of sentences:

“If I told you right now the [team] would win the SEC this fall and go to the Playoff, but only if you gave me 10 grand, would you do it?”

“Shit, man … will you take a check?,” the bartender asks. “But if you could really do that, I’d probably get the cash together in a day or two.”


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Tosh the Intern

Leave it to Nick Saban to describe the job of the guy who was named the 2010 Rivals.com Recruiter of the Year, made $350,000 a year as an assistant coach at Washington and is the latest addition to the multitude in Tuscaloosa as “… an intern that helps us some in recruiting”.


Filed under Nick Saban Rules

The NBA’s “three-way conversation”

How badly does professional basketball want to keep early entries out?  Badly enough to consider bribing subsidizing student-athlete compensation.

I do believe people are starting to freak out a little over unionization and the NCAA’s perceived incompetence.  Maybe that was Emmert’s plan all along.  Crazy like a fox!


Filed under It's Just Bidness, Look For The Union Label, The NCAA

Name that caption, employment opportunities edition

“I think you’d make a great college head coach, Mr. Gruden.”

Ohhhhhhh… you thought they were talking about Aaron’s employment opportunities.

AM’s appearance on Gruden’s QB Camp is scheduled for tonight, by the way.  Based on the clip I saw yesterday, it looks like he’ll be breaking down some plays from last season.


UPDATE:  I take it this is a compliment.

I keed, I keed.


Filed under Name That Caption

“You know what, it’s all of us.”

Well, now, here’s a surprise:  nobody really liked coaching Georgia’s special teams last season.

In previous seasons, the field goal team would have basically just been Friend’s unit and the field goal block team would have been Rocker’s. Other assistants were supposed to help, but it often didn’t work out that way, Lilly admitted.

“I think there was a tendency at times — and I’m just saying this being brutally honest, because I know I fell into it sometimes on the punt team — to where you ended up coaching the whole team,” Lilly said. “You had help, you had guys, but you didn’t use them as well. You know how that is. Guys are all of a sudden (like), ‘Well, he doesn’t need my help.’

“It helps you zero in on more specific things when you know that hey, this guy’s got these specific three guys, this guy’s got those specific three guys. So it’s always been set up that way. But I think everybody trusts their help a lot more now.”

Gee, we couldn’t tell.

It’s nice they’re trying to address the problem, but where the hell was the accountability last year when special teams play was such a hot mess?


Filed under Georgia Football

Life on the line

Weiszer draws our attention to a battle to watch at G-Day over the left guard spot on the offensive line, but I’m more interested in the curious incident as to the rest of the o-line Dawgs, because it’s starting to look like the other four positions are stabilizing.  As Weiszer puts it, Theus hasn’t budged at left tackle.  Andrews is the center.  Pyke seems to have grabbed the right guard job.  We’re not hearing much about anyone Houston is having to fight off at right tackle, either.

Given the significant turnover on the line, it would be nice, to say the least, if this season’s bunch emerged from spring practice.  The more time to work with each other building a rapport, the better.


Filed under Georgia Football

Art imitates art.

It looks like Mark Richt is losing control over Tennessee’s recruiting.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Recruiting

She questioned, “whether the NCAA acted in accordance with its constitution and bylaws.”

Let’s face it –  so far, Mark Emmert is having a really crappy 2014.


UPDATE:  And here’s quite a quote from Coach Cal’s new book:

“The situation reminds me a little of the Soviet Union in its last years. It was still powerful. It could still hurt you. But you could see it crumbling, and it was just a matter of time before it either changed or ceased to exist…. The NCAA will soon have to reform itself or it will not remain the dominant force in college athletics.”


Filed under The NCAA