Tuesday morning buffet

Suffering from a World Cup hangover this morning?  Eat something.

  • The Pac-12 distributed only 68 percent of its revenue to members in fiscal 2013.  Man, those television networks are expensive.
  • Would paying college players slow down early exits for the pros?  Maybe.
  • Gentry Estes looks at where Brice Ramsey’s at right now.
  • Kentucky beat writer asks the musical question “Does Georgia have anyone left to play defense?”  More than Kentucky does, I’m willing to bet.
  • Hawaii athletic department fails to pay players summer scholarship money due to clerical snafu, resulting in seven kids sleeping in the locker room until paperwork went through.  AD’s analysis of the situation “When it comes right down to it, we need to plan better.”  No shit, Sherlock.
  • In fiscal year 2012-3, Georgia generated more revenue from football and men’s basketball than your average NHL team.
  • To some extent, Chris Low’s rankings of SEC defensive lines looks like it was determined by throwing random darts.  Which probably means nobody really has a good handle on what the conference has this year.
  • Kevin Scarbinsky wonders if the SEC needs a rule prohibiting dismissed players from returning to the league, and concludes it won’t happen.  “Richt deserves credit for sticking to his principles in letting players go knowing they can and have come back to beat him. Hard to imagine the rest of the schools in the league would line up to save him from his own idealistic self.”
  • Here’s a list of ten toughest non-conferences schedules.  Only one SEC team makes the list – guess who.
  • And here’s Phil Steele’s combined experience chart for 2014.  Georgia is middle of the pack in that department.
  • John Infante points out that if Joker Phillips’ recruiting transgression is deemed serious enough, Boom could face the possibility of a suspension under the head coach responsibility bylaw.
  • Auburn is all about giving players second chances…”  Gah.


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13 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Rp

    Meanwhile…a “clerical snafu” at Auburn resulted in seven players receiving extra checks in varying amounts.

    • Russ

      In terms of strength of schedule, Tech is the gift that keeps on giving. Can’t believe people want to drop them.

    • Ubiquitous GA Alum

      And their latest addition to the AU mafia/family, TrigaTrey, can help them double or triple their money too!

  2. Dog in Fla

    007 takes it to the limit one more time with perhaps a Level II or Level III lack of institutional control violation? Losing 8, Top Gun and The Joker. He’s doing such a good job that his handlers need to dial him back a little bit because once their Jeremy finds out when and if the enemy ever gets ahead of us we’ll be subject to a full exhaustion of gator timeouts.

  3. FSU has a pretty ridiculous non-conference schedule this year. Oklahoma State, UF, and Notre Dame are 3 of their 4 non-conf games (Notre Dame games do not count as conference games despite their arrangement with the ACC). Individually, none of those 3 are that imposing, but collectively that’s a pretty brutal non conference schedule.

    • Macallanlover

      That is impressive, FSU fans are excited about it and their chances so it is setting up as an enviable CFB season for them. FSU is loaded across the board despite losing talent to the NFL the past two years. Barring a catastrophic, UGA-like run of injuries I see them as a lock for the 4 team playoff. I am especially excited about the opener against Ok State which follows the UGA/Clemson game.

    • Bulldog Joe

      Agreed. But none are at the opponent’s stadium.

      Biggest true road game is at Miami, which will be 1/3 to 1/2 FSU fans.

      Win the ACC and they are in the playoff.

    • Would FSU be playing Notre Dame if not for their affiliation with the ACC? I guess I’m asking if FSU independently scheduled Notre Dame.

  4. Dog in Fla

    “Rascher analysis: Texas, Alabama, Mich, Fla, Ga, Auburn, N. Dame & LSU had more FB & BB revenue in ’12-13 than avg. NHL team.”

    I had heard that somehow there was a war on white people, I just didn’t know Tex., Ala., Mich., Fla., Ga., Aub., N.Dame & LSU would be leading it

  5. Sure hope our DL is much better than 9th in the League. It could be a long year if we’re not better than that. IDK how good of a coach Tracy Rocker is, but if Chris Wilson were still coaching, I’d say we’ll be better than that for sure.

  6. Will Trane

    Did not read Steele’s reasons. But I would say Dawgs are middle of the pack due to loss of experienced players in secondary, inexperienced QB, several key players coming back from injuries that could re-occur, and an idealistic head coach. Then throw in UK beat writer’s comments on transfers from secondary and Pruitt inheriting an FSU defense that has a history of being good and tough.
    But I’ll give Pruitt credit for FSU’s national championship. He begin to shut down Auburn’s spread to give the seafood QB a chance to get his game rather than his diet a go.
    Mark Richt. Some are beginning to think he can not manage a roster or get UGA another title. Does not matter the reasons, but a program can not have the player issues and transfers UGA has had. The question for most writers is how many will go before the beginning of fall practice in about 45 days.
    The best thing that could have happened for Josh-Harvey and Matthews is if both showed up at Auburn. Just keep it close to the closing minutes and threw up a desperation throw. Chances of completion and TD, well based on the last time we looked it looked good.

    • Macallanlover

      Middle of what pack? Middle nationally? Middle of the SEC? Middle of the Top 15? 25? Or middle of the 4 team playoff? I don’t think we have a championship team either, but if you define “middle” as about 64th best of the 128 teams I would say you are negative to the extreme. But then, that fits your anti-Richt drivel. Honestly, with the questions we have, the schedule challenges,, etc., I think we are 8-4 at worst, 11-1 would be the absolute top, and we end up somewhere in between. I don’t think 9-3 or 10-2 is close to being average, that is reserved for 7-5 or 6-6 bowl teams.