Wednesday morning buffet

Dig in if you want some.

  • “I came in with champ. I’m leaving with Him. Simple as that.”
  • Kentucky, if you’ll recall, used a good bit of diamond formation against Georgia.  Here’s an in-depth look at how that formation is utilized these days.
  • Bill Connelly’s conclusion about Georgia after posting the advanced box score from Saturday:  “Georgia is just so damn confusing this year.”  Yup.
  • Now Tennessee decides it’s good policy to suspend players who are accused of breaking the law?
  • Cory Brinson takes a peek at life after Gurley and decides it’s promising.
  • For the first time in school history, Auburn has allowed at least 30 points in five straight games.
  • John Infante suggests a different course of action that the NCAA could have taken in the Penn State matter.
  • Would the SEC nix a potential Texas-Texas A&M bowl game meeting out of concern that a TAMU loss might “damage its brand”?  Jeebus.

32 Comments

Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, SEC Football, Stats Geek!, Strategery And Mechanics, The NCAA

32 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. Beer Money

    Wonder if Bryan Allen had anything to do with this Tennessee case?

    Like

  2. I texted my buddies the AJ Johnson link yesterday and said “Of course this would happen right before they play Mizzou”. Not saying UT can’t still win, but my goodness it’s unreal how much the football gods seem to hate us. Dobbs is probably gonna roll his ankle walking down a flight of stairs today or tomorrow, just because.

    Like

  3. 3rdandGrantham

    Speaking of Muschamp, I must say that he was very impressive in his press conference yesterday to announce his “resignation.” He couldn’t have handled it any better, and I’m sure various AD’s around the country took notice. I actually now have a newfound respect for him, as I didn’t think he had it in him to be as polished and articulate as he was. If he would have dressed a little better…perhaps a simple sport coat and dress shirt, it would have been perfect.

    On the other end of the spectrum, UF AD Jeremy Foley didn’t impress me at all, as he kept rambling on and on while repeating himself many times. Its clear that he has quite a substantial ego and loves hearing himself talk, and now I have a better understanding as to why many in the coaching fraternity don’t particularly care for him or would want to work with him.

    Like

    • Agreed on all points. Wonder if Muschamp is more interested in DC at a big school (A&M, SC, etc) or possibly picking up a head coaching gig at a smaller school (like Troy) where he’d have a chance to reinvent himself outside of the limelight? He’d probably make more money going the DC route (I’m sure A&M would gladly open the checkbook for him), but with a $6 million+ buyout from UF, I doubt if money factors too much into his decision.

      Like

      • David K

        I hope he goes to Auburn and then fires Rodney Gardner.

        Like

      • 3rdandGrantham

        I really don’t think so; I’m guessing he holds out for a HC, even if that means biding his time for a year or two. Now, he most likely won’t get as high of a profile job as Florida, but I absolutely could see him at a program like a Clemson, Mizzou, VT, etc.

        Like

        • DC Weez

          Troy, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Kennesaw, or South Alabama would be more likely to make Boom HC. No way he becomes HC at a school like Clemson. (Although I would like that.)

          Like

          • I actually think Muschamp has the potential to still be a good coach in the right situation, if he can change his mindset a bit. It took Spurrier a while to figure out that he needed a defense (they didn’t really become elite until he hired Stoops and gave him full control of the D), Muschamp just has to realize that he needs an O, and that he can’t constantly handcuff his OC.

            I think if he went somewhere like Troy, rebuilt that defense & special teams and hired a young hotshot OC and let him turn it loose, that he could definitely be back at a Clemson-level job in the next 2-3 years. But I agree that I think he’d have a hard time getting hired at that level without first dropping down and reinventing himself a bit.

            Like

            • 3rdandGrantham

              I just don’t see WM having to drop all the way down to a Troy like program. If that’s the case, he’s probably better off being a DC again at a high profile program. There are many out there who believe WM was snakebit at UF, in terms of injuries, QB’s not panning out, and the overall mess he had to clean up from the Meyer era.

              His overall resume is still solid, and its not like his record at UF was horrible or anything of the sort. Remember, it only takes one AD to be convinced that WM is right for their program, and if he carries himself during such an interview as he did yesterday, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he got a pretty solid HC job within the next few years.

              Like

              • I don’t disagree with you, he made his mistakes but also was dealt a really bad hand in several cases, but the biggest indictment of him right now is that his teams play “boring” football. Even when they were having good luck and winning in 2012, there were UF fans complaining about “how” they were winning. I think a mediocre record combined with a boring style is gonna be a big turnoff for AD’s in today’s climate. Fans want to see offense, and AD’s across the country are already having trouble keeping their fan bases engaged. That’s why I think dropping down and reinventing himself a bit would be a good long term strategy.

                Like

      • I could see the OBC hiring Boom. He is certainly none too please with the current DC. Maybe mentor him a few years and turn it over to Boom?

        Like

  4. DC Weez

    It’s really sad that there are folks who believe a Texas – Texas A&M match would be a bad thing. College Football is all about tradition and that tradition is hurt by the fact that games like Texas-Texas A&M, Pitt- Penn State, Pitt- West Virginia, Kansas- Missouri, Virginia – Maryland, Nebraska – Oklahoma, and others aren’t played anymore.

    Like

    • Someone from DC who actually is correct about something? Crap now I’ll have to rethink my entire view of the DC,government bureaucrats,people and maybe even reality in general. Too early to think this hard…..I’ll just choose to view it as a blind pig finding an acorn..FU… I’m going to do some leaf raking.

      Like

    • Irishdawg

      I’ve been saying this for years. UT-A&M was a great rivalry and a game I loved watching while I was still reeling from turkey overdose. And OU-Nebraska was arguably the most meaningful college football matchup when I was a kid. Both are now gone.

      Like

  5. Brandon (Version 1)

    The talking heads and stat gurus are really going to lose their shit when UF beats FSU. Win one for Agent Muschamp.

    Like

  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    See…see? You just can not trust the Vols.

    They suspend their best player…on either side of the ball, has been for three years…just before the game I need them to be at their very best.

    Nothing, nowhere, no how sucks like a Big Orange.

    Really too damn bad Mizzou does not have to beat FSU to win the East.

    Like

  7. Russ

    So now Auburn knows what it’s like to have Willie or Grantham as a DC.

    Like

  8. PTC DAWG

    I thought this comment was on point..

    “So A&M’s record against Texas is 37-76. A&M has lost 9 of the last 12 against Texas. Lost the last meeting (at home). Refuses to play Texas again. Claims to run the state. Yep. Sounds like Aggie logic.”

    If this is true about aTm dodging Texas, it is a JOKE and makes the entire conference looks just silly and petty.

    Like

    • DC Weez

      How many Aggie fans would have preferred to see A&M play Lamar this season rather than Texas. Not counting the A&M president, Athletic Director, maybe the Head Coach and a few of their toadies, the number would be ZERO.

      Like

    • Dog in Fla

      Four out of five analysts agree that it’s important to think about the beautiful paranoid mind that is in charge of the University of Texas global disinformation campaign against our beloved Aggies

      Like

    • Russ

      I’m out here amongst them (and have no love lost for the Aggies as my wife is a Longhorn) and we both think it’s UT dodging the Aggies. They got their fee fees hurt when A&M didn’t bow to the Longwhoren Network and decided to go to the SEC. Several UT officials have stated that they have no need to play A&M and that it’s A&M that benefits. Most fans just want to see them both play, regardless of this gamesmanship. It’s easy for both to schedule, but they both choose to piss and moan about the other.

      Like