While I don’t doubt Vince Dooley’s sincerity in his support for the current NCAA amateurism model – hell, I even give him credit for consistency (“I don’t agree with the fact that you should be selling jerseys with their names on the back of them, the school or NCAA,” he said. “I don’t think that’s right.”) – it’s more than ironic, considering that he was a primary player in the matter that set the wheels in motion for the battle over amateurism.
Daily Archives: October 13, 2014
In Athens, eating a marijuana brownie is grounds for suspension.
In Tuscaloosa, having more than 100 grams of marijuana and almost $5,000 in cash in your room doesn’t even merit an arrest.
Jimmy Williamson is speechless.
Honestly, would it make any difference to him whether he got one?
My biggest concern about the Gurley situation is that the coaching staff finds itself in the same boat for game prep it was in during the AJ Green suspension. The will-he-or-won’t-he question that hung over the team for weeks was like Chinese water torture. It had to wear on Richt.
The good news is that the staff had all the answers in Columbia. 34-0 will shake a lot of doubts away. A win in Little Rock will shake even more.
So there’s this law that gives Georgia a potential claim against the dude who supposedly stirred the Todd Gurley pot. I tend to agree with MaconDawg that suing Bryan Allen smacks of your classic throwing good money after bad scenario. On the other hand, I bet this expenditure really chaps Greg McGarity’s tuchis.
Let’s just say I wouldn’t be surprised if the athletic association has a forensic accountant or two going medieval on Allen’s financials right now.
Couple of big zeros from Saturday:
Missouri is the first SEC team to be shut out this season. … Tigers sack leader Shane Ray went without one for the first time all year. He has eight on the season.
If you’d have predicted the first before the game, I would have called you delusional.
Tie breaker? This week, we don’t need no stinkin’ tie breaker.
STANDINGS for WEEK 7 Rank Selection Name Standings
W-L Pts Tie Breaker Game
1 ReservoirDawg Adj 9-1 9 31-24 2 Valley Dawg Adj 8-2 8 34-28** 2 Silver Creek Dawg Adj 8-2 8 34-31
Congrats to ReservoirDawg.
As for the season, we’re starting to see a little bit of a lead open up.
EASON STANDINGS through Week 7 Rank You Selection Name W-L Pts 1 Valley Dawg 48-22 48 2 Turfman25 45-25 45 3 BR Dawg 42-28 42 4 Second String Secondary 41-29 41
The problem this week isn’t ranking a Mississippi school at the top. It’s which Mississippi school to rank first. Honestly, at this point, you can make valid arguments for each. To me, it’s a dead heat. So I’m going to flip-flop them in the top two spots each week until one of them deserves to drop out.
- Mississippi State. Okay, Bulldogs, okay. I’m convinced.
- Mississippi. Ole Miss’ defense is so well coached that it’s hard to believe Paul Johnson canned Dave Wommack once upon a time.
- Auburn. If the Tigers hadn’t come out as tight as a tick, that game might have gone differently. But they did.
- Georgia. Mark Richt gained control.
- Alabama. There were moments during the Arkansas game when Nick Saban looked like he was choking over every nice thing he’d ever said about Lane Kiffin.
- Texas A&M. Second straight week the Aggies couldn’t stay with a team with a good defense. Maybe they’ll do better this week against Alabama.
- LSU. Never underestimate the power of Les Miles to pull a win out of his ass, my friends.
- Arkansas. The catch to getting your opponent to play down to your level is that you’re still playing down to your level.
- Kentucky. I know. But the ‘Cats keep winning and sooner or later, you’ve got to respect the process of elimination.
- Florida. So, when does Boom start playing for next year? Too soon?
- Missouri. Laid a stinker and can’t even blame Todd Gurley for it.
- South Carolina. You lost to Missouri, so don’t even start.
- Tennessee. Looking at the rest of the Vols’ schedule, achieving bowl eligibility isn’t going to be easy.
- Vanderbilt. I can’t think of a more apt way to describe the current state of Vandy’s program than this: Vanderbilt 21, Charleston Southern 20.