Daily Archives: May 29, 2014

“So targeting didn’t ruin the game.”

C’mon, man.

“We got a lot of people saying, Oh you’re ruining the game, this is killing the game. … Y’all probably can figure it out, but there weren’t many years more exciting in college football,” Shaw said.

If it worked so well, why did they change the rule five minutes after the season ended?


Filed under Blowing Smoke

Musical palate cleanser, 63 days edition

In honor of the news that preseason camp opens July 31, here’s the Fab Four with “It Won’t Be Long”:


Filed under Uncategorized

There’s a reason to have Huntley Johnson on retainer.

If a spilled drink was a sufficient motive for Aaron Hernandez to kill two men in Boston, what in the hell did Corch have to cover up in Gainesville?  It’s not like you become less mature after college, right?

Then again, maybe having Tebow out of his life drove Hernandez to a life of crime.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators...

You know my name (look up the number)

Bill Battle is having a devil of a time finding a twelfth opponent for Alabama’s 2015 football schedule.

Can somebody help Battle out and play Alabama? Sounds like the Tide would even take a home-and-home at this point, but Battle said he’s not sure that’s feasible because “everybody’s scheduled for ’15.”

Alabama has Wisconsin and Louisiana-Monroe on the non-conference schedule, and though Battle doesn’t remember the third game offhand, Alabama is expected to play an FCS opponent in mid-November, according to a source.

That means Battle probably can’t schedule another FCS for strength-of-schedule purposes, though he sounds desperate enough to do just that.

[Insert snarky comment about nine-game conference schedule here.]


Filed under Whoa, oh, Alabama

Gossip of the day

Seth Emerson, you’re such a tease.

On Wednesday, as coaches left their own meeting to come upstairs to meet with A.D.s, you couldn’t help but notice that Nick Saban, Will Muschamp and Richt were walking close together. Richt and Saban don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of stuff, though they’ve kept that largely under the radar. Walking together to a meeting doesn’t mean they shared a beach towel earlier in the day, but hey, it’s something.

Well, it’s not exactly Mean Girls.  But I can guess Seth will be dodging a few questions in his next Mailbag.


Filed under SEC Football

Welcome to Georgia State!

Boy, if SEC coaches are upset about James Franklin’s summer camp incursion, this is really going to send them over the deep end.

I’m guessing Georgia State is one Sun Belt opponent Georgia won’t be in any hurry to schedule.


Filed under Georgia State Football, Recruiting, SEC Football

Beer is coming, a continuing series.

Greg McGarity put his prudent hat on, I see.

Why would UGA be opposed? McGarity cited logistical as well as other problems, including exposure to liability insurance.

“While it may be a huge revenue generator, what happens if someone has an accident going home and they’ve consumed too much beer in your stadium? It’s hard of a liability (concern). We have enough liability as it is. I’m not so sure we want to undertake another stream of liability,” McGarity said.

Quite sensible.  Except I wonder how he rationalizes the drinking that goes on in the suites.  Suite Dude doesn’t have a superior metabolism to those sitting in the North Stands.  What he likely does have is good insurance.  So if the day comes when you take the time to train your beer vendors to card folks, observe their level of inebriation and do all the other things that public venues across America do to limit their exposure, why not go ahead and require your customers to furnish proof of liability insurance?

Yeah, I’m being a little facetious.  But it’s hard to take McGarity’s concern about liability that seriously.  The truth is that right now, Georgia doesn’t want stadium beer sales.  “I just think it’s different cultures, and at West Virginia they obviously feel that’s the best way to handle alcohol consumption. And we just have a different opinion.”  At some point, you wonder if the money becomes too attractive to pass up.  If that ever happens, you can chalk it up to improving the fans’ experience, right?


Filed under Georgia Football