Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Auburn Dawgraded?

It’s not often you see the former ninth-ranked team in the country casually diminished, but ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf has no problem going there.

The losses might have been uncharacteristic for Auburn, who had lost only three games under Malzahn, but the struggles began much before the last two weeks.

There’s plenty more in that “it’s not you, Georgia” vein if you’re interested.

I wonder if this means he thinks that Cameron Artis-Payne is overrated now.

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‘All southern men know how to win a NASCAR race and coach football.’

It’s kinda nice to hear the other side complaining about bad defense after a Georgia game, isn’t it?

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Sometimes, a picture is worth more than a thousand words.

From Football Study Hall, here’s a win probability chart from Saturday night, as the game progressed.

So, for all intents and purposes, Auburn was dead well before the fourth quarter got underway. Yep, that’s about right.

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“Whether or not I wear orange is still up in the air.”

Let’s face it, Dawgnation.  Just like Mark Richt, we’re all Lulu and Junior now.

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The Gurley epitaph

Let his head coach have the last word.

“Todd’s been fantastic,” Richt said. “Without a doubt one of the best run backs I’ve ever seen, have ever coached. Practiced hard, played hard. Loved the big games and played his heart out for Georgia. I’m really proud I had an opportunity to coach him.”

It’s really got to be a weird feeling for Richt to watch his two stars on offense go down to career-ending knee injuries in back-to-back seasons as has happened.

And on a related matter, the NCAA may suck, but at least Georgia stepped up and did a very good thing for Gurley.

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Fabris Invitational results, Week 12

This week, for once, the cheese stands alone.

STANDINGS for WEEK 12
Rank
Selection Name
Standings
Adjustment
W-L
Pts
Tie Breaker Game
30-26
1 Bubble screen Adj 9-1 9   41-23

Congrats to Bubble screen.

And on the front for the season, we have a new leader in what is still a very tight race.

SEASON STANDINGS through Week 12
Rank
You
Selection Name
W-L
Pts
1 jtalbert2 72-48 72
2 BR Dawg 71-49 71
2 Valley Dawg 71-49 71
4 Turfman25 70-50 70
4 Second String Secondary 70-50 70

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SEC Power Poll, Week 12

Just another week in the SEC… which is how a familiar name winds up back at the top of the pack.

  1. Alabama.  You just don’t beat Nick Saban’s Tide in Tuscaloosa.
  2. Mississippi.  The win over ‘Bama looks ever more impressive.
  3. Mississippi State.  “Except for being undefeated, every other goal is still ahead of us.”  Yeah, well, minor detail.
  4. Georgia.  When this team is on, it’s pretty damned awesome.  It’s just that when it’s not, it’s really not.
  5. Auburn.  No rabbit’s foot + toughest schedule in the SEC = three losses.
  6. Missouri.  Gary Pinkel abides.
  7. LSU.  The Tigers are paying Cam Cameron $1.3 million this season to coach the conference’s 11th ranked offense.  They could have hired one of Florida’s former offensive coordinators for a lot less.
  8. Texas A&M.  If Florida had played the Aggies’ defense this week, Boom would still have his job.
  9. Arkansas.  Bert gets off the schneid.  Karma?
  10. Tennessee.  One day, we’ll all look back on this season and wonder why Butch Jones once thought it was a good idea to start Nathan Peterman ahead of Josh Dobbs.
  11. South Carolina.  Don’t tell me the OBC wasn’t thinking about Jeremy Foley as he walked out of the Swamp Saturday.  And smirking.
  12. Florida.  Agent Muschamp probably wishes he’d have ridden the bus with Leon Orr now.
  13. Kentucky.  The season’s best case for why you don’t need to rush to give a head coach a raise and extension mid-year.
  14. Vanderbilt.  I bet the ‘Dores would love another crack at Kentucky now.

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