Wednesday morning buffet

Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

  • Did you know that Clemson’s Frank Howard once threatened to sue over a piece Lewis Grizzard wrote about him?
  • I always love it when somebody else does the heavy lifting for me, so, thanks, Tyler, for counting the number of scholarship players currently on Georgia’s roster.
  • Barry Alvarez sez, “To keep fans in the stands, you have to keep up with the technology, so they can continue to use those things in the stadium.” You could always beef up the home schedule, Barry.
  • Hunter Atkinson’s high school coach says the kid’s family has endured a backlash from third parties as a result of his withdrawal from Georgia.  Stay classy, people.
  • Troy’s Larry Blakeney suggests an interesting proposal for paying players – a stipend based on academic performance, paid to student-athletes per hour passed with a C or above.
  • Marc Weiszer talks to Danny Ware about a Knowshon-Gurley comparison.
  • High school quarterback being recruited by Georgia has this to say about his first conversation with the head guy:  “… The SEC is the biggest in college football. I was super excited to talk to Coach Richt. I was a little nervous. I had never talked to a coach that big before. It was awesome.”
  • Amateurism, first half of the 20th century style.


Filed under Academics? Academics., Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, College Football, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Recruiting

19 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. CannonDawg

    The bald players shown appearing with Erk on the Frank Howard link appear to be members of the ’76 SEC championship squad. The players dedicated the season to my brother’s best friend and Shamrock H.S. teammate Hugh Hendrix, who died before the season from a bacterial disease. For obvious reasons, one of my favorite teams.


  2. gastr1

    Blakeney’s stipend idea is as dumb as they come. Want to encourage more academic fraud, at worst, and athletes only taking the easiest courses, at least? Then do that.


    • gastr1

      (In other words, Blakeney stole this idea from Chapel Hill, it would seem.)


      • AlphaDawg

        I don’t think its a bad idea. No worse or better than having players get paid for their likeness. With any of these suggestions their could be cheating and fraud. Anytime you tie incentives to money or additional benefits someone somewhere is gonna try and game the system.


  3. Gravidy

    Schools already pay the players a stipend for passing classes. It’s called a scholarship. It’s the same sort of stipend I received as a student.


  4. Dog in Fla

    “Garner said he believes Matthews will make the best of his second chance at Auburn.

    ‘I don’t have any interest in recruiting thugs and jerks to Auburn, Garner said.”

    August 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM
    “Somewhere a 4 Weddings and a Funeral soundtrack album has just sold.”


  5. Macallanlover

    So using Ware’s logic and measurement criteria, Herschel falls behind Knowshon because he didn’t beat out a big name, senior back? Moreno made some of the best 3 yard gains I have ever seen after getting hit 3 yards deep in the backfield on most plays, but he isn’t even close to TG. Moreno was a joy to watch, and an inspiring worker but his lack of speed keeps him from being considered one of our very top RBs. Some may measure his status based on being picked 12th in the draft but that was a bad draft choice by Denver.

    Gurley is indeed the total package. Some will reserve judgment until they see if we win a title in his era, or how well he does in the draft, but from where I sit, he is Top 5 for sure…maybe number 2.


  6. Where does Orlandis Gary sit with all these feature backs? Excellent blocker and gritty/determined runner he was fun to watch.


  7. Hey, I just posted it and did some counting. Amy at Anti-Orange Page did the hard work.


  8. Go Dawgs!

    Barry Alvarez has a point about technology. However, if I have the opportunity to be in Notre Dame Stadium when Georgia plays there, I don’t care if they put a signal jammer on top of the stadium and confiscate any wireless devices I have. I’m going. So, yeah, Barry. Give the fans some good games and they’ll show up.


    • Dog in Fla

      If Gravidy’s prediction above does not come true, I hope the game in South Bend is scheduled during the blizzard part of the season. Even that won’t harsh my mellow because I fully intend to have some new boots are made for walking by then


      • My nephew’s wife is working on a doctorate at the ND. At the stadium there is a stretch of sidewalk that is alternately a slush puddle, an ice rink, and full of salty runoff. At every point in time other than than the absence of snow, or sleet, or rain it was a hazard to navigation and to safety, with no lighthouse in sight. The grass at the corner between the flooded sidewalk and safe haven was worn in a salty path where fans tried to get around the obstacle.


  9. I Wanna Red Cup

    I see the 81 does not include Aaron Davis, who appeared to have won a CB slot in the spring. He is big and looked pretty physical at G Day and expect he will be awarded a scholy if he earns significant playing time and holds off the freshman and transfer.


    • I hope the 81 or 82 number is correct. I thought we were closer to 85 based on what I’d read this spring.

      I want us to manage numbers better and stay closer to 85, for most years, even if that means signing several more than we have spots for to allow for attrition. Some years might be an exception, and for whatever reason you might want to save several spots for the upcoming year, to get better players.

      But it’s good to have those extra numbers right now. Pruitt needs them to begin stocking his defense, so they’ll come in very handy this year.