A sleepless night plays tricks on the brain.

Had a little trouble falling asleep last night… indigestion.  While I toss and turn, the following perverse series of thoughts cross my mind:

  • Mike Bobo gets the Colorado State job.
  • Bobo signs a contract similar to the one McElwain signed, complete with a ginormous buyout provision.
  • Bobo goes on to become a raging success as CSU’s head coach.
  • Richt retires four years from now and Bobo is the obvious leading candidate to succeed him.  The fan base and the money guys are united in this.
  • McGarity gets embroiled in a bidding war with Jeremy Foley, who has to replace McElwain, who’s been canned for failing to get Florida back to the SECCG.
  • As a result, McGarity agrees to pay CSU a $7 million buyout to sign Bobo as Georgia’s head coach – an amount that far exceeds what it would have taken to keep Bobo in Athens in the first place.

Tell me that isn’t the most Georgia Way thing ever.

I gotta cut back on the Mexican food.

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60 responses to “A sleepless night plays tricks on the brain.

  1. Spike

    You think Bobo would go to UF after CSU? Lay off the Mexican chow and take a sleeping pill.

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  2. Tom

    Try Thai food. Late nite ruminations are spot on.

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  3. Looks like CSU have some savvy finance guys. Hire Bobo for 2 years. He does well. The headhunters come after him. They flip him for the 7 million and pocket the difference. HC for free. Plus they get a bump in their recruiting. CSU has an investment strategy? Georgia has a cash cow strategy? 😉
    Make Mexican you mid day meal only. Eat you last meal early and light. You’ll get use to it and you’ll sleep better too.

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  4. Russ

    Check your gall bladder, Senator. Had mine out earlier this year and now I can eat like a great white crossed with a Billy goat. Indigestion is a thing of the past.

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  5. SouthGaDawg

    McTightwad paying a $7 million buyout??? Bwahahahahahahah! Funny dream…

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  6. Hadn’t even occurred to me…

    I bet you are pretty good at chess

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  7. Hell,I think this is spot on. Everyone is giving advice on how to avoid these indigestion induced ruminations,while well intentioned and all I’m thinkin you need Taco Stand 3-4 times a day. I’m thinkin that this is like Navajo eating peyote and staring up at the sky for 3 days…this is insightful stuff. A gut full of Calientito’s and you will do one of 3 things: (1)write the great American novel..(2) see the face of God (who I think looks a lot like Rodney Dangerfield,by the way) or, (3) will figure out what the F….. they are thinking over there a Butts-Mehre. This is good stuff Bluto ,possibly painful ,but good insightful stuff always remember your school motto….knowledge is good…would you like more salsa with that?

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  8. Bright Idea

    I don’t see Bobo ending up at CSU. He’s a southern guy through and through.

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    • Anon

      Which just means he can distinct recruiting advantage to get southern kids to a state where weed is legal.

      It’s not coach for life. He can be there 3-5 years and come back.

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    • CannonDawg

      Bobo may be a Southern guy through and through, but he’s not a fool. Getting a $1M dollar raise to become a head coach AND moving to Colorado would have almost any Southern boy singing “Rocky Mountain High” in his best John Denver voice.

      If he gets the offer, I think he’s gone.

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      • I thought the same thing at first, but the more I look at it he may be better off waiting on an offer from one if the power 5 also rans rather than taking a job at a school that is about to get financially squeezed out of being competitive.

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      • I could be mistaken, but I think CSU is in the flat dull part of Colorado. That said, 1 million clams will make many sow’s ears into a silk purses.

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        • Cojones

          Estes Park is about a half hour away and that ain’t dull.

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          • Cojones

            Old memory of scene in a field between Fort Collins and north towards Cheyenne: Out in a large field was a couple of huge skeletons of a couple of Jurassic fossils created by welding old farm equipment together using harrow, rake and a few disks for ribs and backbone of a T Rex with ridged earth- moving bucket jaws. Awesome creative art by farmers at it’s best.

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          • RugbyDawg79

            Cojones is correct-Ft Collins-Estes Park is beautiful

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        • I have an old college buddy living there. CFO for a hospital. Hottest days are in July and then it only in the low 70’s. Coldest around 30? Not much crime and property values stable. Good place to raise kids. Nice place to visit too. Rain and floods are kinda weird. If water from a creek has jumped the road don’t try driving through it. You’ll be surprised by where a little water can take your car.

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          • Russ

            Low’s in the 30’s? Maybe in the summer. In the winter, those flat plains don’t block that wind and snow coming out of Wyoming. It gets plenty cold out there, more than a South Georgia boy is used to, that’s for sure. But $1.5M buys a lot of coats. 🙂

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            • Debby Balcer

              It is a dry cold so nothing like the cold here.

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              • Russ

                Yeah, kind of like the desert is a dry heat. The difference between baking and broiling. You’re still cooked. 🙂

                I agree it’s not quite as miserable as humid cold, but blowing snow cold is still miserable, at least to me.

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  9. Jack Klompus

    No, the GA way would for Richt to retire after 4 years we are certain we are getting Bobo. Bobo stays at CSU, in a panic we offer the job to Rodney Garner, he tanks the program then after 5 years we try to hire the next hot coach, he says, yes, then no, then we hire the coach from Marshall and mediocrity reigns supreme, McGarity continues to fill the tank up and we start all over 5 years later finally hiring Spurrier’s son who gets almost there three times in 7 years….yadda yadda yadda Jon Richt leaves for CSU.

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    • Otto

      lol. I had rather hire Bobo off of CSU than promote him without HC experience. I see Bobo being the next Goff if promoted from within.

      I know most of you think that I think Bobo’s mother buys him velcro sneakers but, if he came back from CSU, UGA might have a good run for a half dozen years.

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  10. Bulldawg165

    “an amount that far exceeds what it would have taken to keep Bobo in Athens in the first place”

    I’m not sure I understand what you mean here. If Bobo wants to be a head coach he’s probably going to take the CSU job if offered (why wouldn’t he?). The “market rate” for a coordinator of his caliber is still well below the what CSU is likely to offer him to be their head coach. I’m not sure how paying him more the last couple of years would make a difference here.

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  11. My gout flared up last night and I’m supposed to visit one of my projects in a bit. I’ve experienced injuries/pain and none touches this. Been up since 3am. I don’t wish this BS on anyone.

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    • Cojones

      Vegan diet for you!

      I’m sure the doc told you to stay away from those steaks and other high protein-rich foods that give you the equivalent of “the bends” on dry land. Personally, I’d drink more beer to flush that extra nitrogen out. You could at least enjoy the recovery. Mexi-food is the panacea since you gets your veggies and tortilla starches in dishes like fish tacos. Oh, and did I mention to drink lots of beer?

      I feels for you. It’s worse than arthritis when it hits full force.

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      • Curious. I’m not one to argue. 😉 But beer is a diuretic and isn’t the last thing you want with gout is to be dehydrated? Leads to crystal formation? I’m sure there are some herbal remedies that could help with the pain and enhance his sleep mode. Cookies?

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      • I was told less/no meats or fish and alcohol. Right now, I wish I were a vegan….or had a hacksaw. What I don’t get is that I’m fairly healthy and active. I do eat a lot of protein, though.

        I just first experienced this about a year ago. It always hits me when I’m asleep. Don’t know why but it’s always when I’m asleep. I could do 30-40 miles of backpacking over a weekend and be fine. Then, a month later, randomly wake up and literally fall to the floor when I try to get out of bed.

        The anti – inflammatory meds help but it takes about a day. It has been a couple months since my last spell but damn if I didn’t make up for it this morning. That’s what I imagine flaming hot nails being driven into your foot feels like. Crazy thing is that it’s never in my toes like it is for most. It’s the bones that lead to my toes, above the arch. Anyway…

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        • Well… how are ya bowels? If ya bowels are outta wack it can mess with your yin and yang and Chinaberry tea ain’t got nothing for that. That can throw off your system and cause gout and migraines at the same time. 😉

          The older I get the more my friends wanna talk about their aliments. My best friend does this way too much. Back surgery and colonoscopy back to back. Said he had a sore throat after the colonoscopy that he wanted to describe for me. I suggested that maybe they started from the wrong end. He didn’t share in my humor but did share his opinion of my attempt at humor. lol.

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          • Ha! I ain’t that bad…yet. My bowels did have some issues but I’ve mostly eliminated corn and gluten and only occasional dairy. At this rate I’ll be down to eating tofu and grass I guess. All of this came about around the same time and I don’t think it’s any coincidence that I’d just gotten home from working on a DoD project in VA in which I worked 7 12s(+) for all of 2012. Only game I made that year was the SECC.

            OK….I’ll quit clogging up the Senator’s blog now. Apologies…

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            • I’ve done the 7 12s twice in my life. Second time for a year in the Ivory Coast with Lang Engineering. It will burn a hole in you.
              30-40 miles of backpacking over a weekend ain’t easy. NO and not many can say they did it. Well done sir.
              just sayin’

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              • You might be my brother from another mother.

                Yeah…I was doing my job(project manager) plus basically being a super as well. That year burned a hole in me physically and mentally. Plus, being salary, working 80-100 hour weeks, I might as well have been minimum wage. Construction was still struggling and we’d already laid a couple off so I was job scared, too. It kinda became every man for himself and they wouldn’t spell me so I told them to get bent when I got home. Finally realized I was valuable and couldn’t be happier with my current employer. They know how to take care of good people.

                That’s 30-40 over a 3 day weekend. Ha! I actually try to stop and look. I don’t get in a rush unless I’ve already set up camp only to realize I’m miles short of where I need to be to not have 18 to make it to the truck on Sunday. Then I have to hike by moonlight to make time. This is all hypothetical of course. Ha!

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                • Have you ever climbed Mt Kilamanjaro ? 😉

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                  • Lol! I wish! Hiked the AT and most of the Benton Mackaye, though. The Smokies and the hundred mile wilderness are tough enough for me. I’m built for comfort, not speed.

                    Met a woman(retired Navy) on the AT who hiked from Miami and went all the way to Maine… non-stop…mostly by herself.

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    • I have gout flare ups as well, that is some miserable shit, if you know any body with some Celebrex or Indocin that stuff works miracles

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Take allopurinol every day. Inexpensive & solves the problem for good.

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      • I thought my doc said there was no cure but I’ll certainly give it a shot! I take Colcrys whenever it flares up but I try to avoid prescription meds when possible. Hell…I rarely take tylenol. They prescribed me ibu and something much stronger when I had my motorcycle accident and I just toughed it out with the ibuprofen only.

        Thanks for your help!

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  12. AlphaDawg

    Senator, can we get a “If Bobo leaves who do we replace him with post”?

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  13. charlottedawg

    Honestly to me it’s not a bad scenario assuming bobo makes the transition from great offensive coordinator to great head coach (this is very hard for every mark Richt or bob stoops there’s 5 Ron zooks)

    In that scenario, 1) Bobo gets the growing pains out and cuts his teeth as a head coach at csu. 2)head coaches who have done the job successfully at a smaller program tend to be less risky a hire 3) we get a guy who’s a great recruiter and offensive mind 4) a guy who would be the best fit for BMO and the fan base (cannot underestimate this) and 5) he’s not coaching for a division rival.

    To me there were 2 most likely scenarios given Bobo’s success as an oc. 1) HC at UGA 2)hc at smaller program. The scenario described above is much better than bobo being thrust into the head coaching job at Georgia prematurely.

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  14. Cousin Eddie

    The only way it would be more Georgia is if McG low balls the offer and makes Bobo pay the $7 mil buyout.

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  15. Cojones

    A little insomnia will activate the creative scenario juices most times, Senator. ‘Course a little ganja would have created a scenario of MacG opening the purse, giving all the coaches a raise, asking Richt where he would like the IPF placed, announcing insurance provision for all athletes who attend UGA, admitting to a want-list submitted by all coaches that goes three yrs back; all the while stating that the Board of Regents and Tommy Lawhorne had forced him to manage by confrontation.

    Did someone mention Mexi-food?

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  16. W Cobb Dawg

    Both CSU and CMB agreed to interview. To me, that means there’s a real possibility this happens. Fort Collins is a beautiful place and great for a family. CSU has been competitive vs. peers, and looks to be a good spot to start a HC career. And the money looks to be very good.

    Three things work against UGA – low pay, low pay, and low pay. So I think McFrugal will have to make a very substantial offer to keep CMB if CSU wants to hire him.

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    • Cojones

      Agreed, unless Bobo doesn’t get the job and MacG plays his stingy hand. Then there would be nothing to hold Bobo from going where he will truly be valued, even if it’s for less money.

      I don’t like this game being played by MacG at the behest of the Bd of Regents just because Richt made them look like shit some time ago and whose presence is probably a thorn in the side of a Vascular Surgeon who should have his own veins cleaned out before he becomes early fossilized.

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  17. Cojones

    Senator,aoout how many people who make a decisive shit in our football program’s direction log on here from time-to-time?

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  18. 69Dawg

    Well you should have also dreamed about the 5 star QB from Washington that will probably recommit to CSU so he can be coached by Bobo. We are about to lose our offensive recruiting Ace just when the D get ready to turn around. Georgia always manages to F-up two car funerals.

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  19. W Cobb Dawg

    Another thought on CSU. Considering the Big 12’s need to add a championship game, I could see CSU being a logical pick for a jump to a bigger stage.

    CMB’s been an assistant for 14+ years – so he should be thoroughly prepared. One would think its time to step up, unless he truly isn’t interested in being a HC.

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    • The Big 12 isn’t going to expand to have a championship game. It’s lobbying the NCAA to do away with the 12-school rule instead.

      10 teams mean bigger slices of the pie to divvy up for conference schools. They like that.

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        And lobbying has worked so well for the big 12…. Nah, I respect your opinion brother Bluto, but I think they expand. And CSU is a logical selection considering their dire prospects for attracting desirable schools.

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