Thursday morning buffet

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26 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Bulldawg165

    What a terrible defense attorney. A “culture of drinking and promiscuity?” And why even go to trial when you are ON VIDEO committing the crime? Ever heard of a plea bargain? Gee whiz.

    Oh well. Hope they get the book thrown at them.

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  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    For academic impropriety to become an NCAA violation at least one of three factors must be involved:

    — Involvement by members of an institution or athletic department staff.

    — An athlete is treated differently than the general student population.

    — Academic misconduct led to an award of credit that allowed an athlete to compete when he or she would have otherwise been ineligible.

    It seems to me the first two are a given in any D1 program, so proving the third seems almost impossible.

    It appears the first two are ok with the NCAA as long as the third point does not happen.

    Anybody remember the last time Georgia had a player declared academically ineligible for a bowl game? Seems as though it has been a while, but maybe not.

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  3. The Ghost of Willie Williams

    “MSU’s class is currently ranked No. 28 by 247Sports, No. 3 in the Big Ten. ”

    While I think Mark Dantonio is doing a helluva job at MSU, that recruit behavior on recruiting trips is monitored closely seems like a no-brainer to me…of course they watch the boys at play.

    The scarey thing I see is that the MSU staff does not have a pretty good idea about “character issues” with recruits before they ever arrive, or not arrive on campus.

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    • Russ

      I didn’t read that as much about character issues, but rather more about “chemistry” and fitting in. We’ve all known people that were overall good people, but that for some reason you couldn’t stand to work with or be around. I assume MSU is looking to weed out those types, along with missed character issues.

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  4. Fify
    Malzahn and his lucky rabbit foot leads list of best play callers
    Honestly, after that tough and brilliant run and score by Murray I believed we had won.
    Then there was 4th and 18 and disaster. I never thought we’d see a pass and catch like that.
    But then there was the 4th and 30 with Nebraska throwing out of their own end zone. Disaster. I never thought we’d ever see a pass and catch like that again.
    CJP is probably the biggest improvement from one DC to the next in a single season (in spite of the attrition of players) that I’ve ever seen. Number 1?2? in the SEC and top 10 in the nation against the pass.
    And Auburn was the best game I watched all season!

    Sales at the Auburn Waffle House took a big hit following the Georgia game (CGM and Mrs. M only eat there with a win)

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  5. Cosmic Dawg

    Egad, the receiving corps.

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    • AusDawg85

      Anyone hoping we air it out more with our strong-armed QB(s) had better study our roster more closely. As long as we can run at a 6+ yard/carry pace, Schottie should stick to this past year’s game plan. In Chubb we trust.

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      • Bulldawg165

        The stout running game should help the play-action pass considerably. Not to bring up bad memories, but remember the 2012 SEC championship game where Bama could do nothing but run the ball in the second half, and then finally caught our DB’s off-guard with the play-action bomb that everyone just KNEW was coming eventually? It was like a 30-40 yard touchdown pass I believe. No way they get a pass like that off without us having to devote practically our entire efforts to stopping the run.

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        • Will (The Other One)

          It was to Cooper, and I’m pretty sure it was over 40 yards. And of course the play-action worked: their two RBs were getting close to 8 ypc and Grantham had no answer.

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  6. DawgPhan

    Really seems like PSU got their man in this one doesnt it.

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  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    Good God…clearly Mark Richt has completely lost control of attrition in Columbia East.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      38 players!!!!!

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      • Karma is a bitch sometimes…;-)
        I don’t know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended
        Dawgs have the OBC between the hedges, 3rd game of the season. Pruitt just might pitch a shut out. How bout that?

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        • I’ll wait til we beat them before I gloat.

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          • Not me… I’m starting the celebration early. Spurdawg is wandering into Sanford Stadium to play the Dawgs Tween the Hedges with little more than his dickus in his hands. I say get into his head early! 😉 Whipping Spurrier in a royal fashion is not beyond us.

            Anything beyond your capacity will necessarily change your capacity, because so long as everything is within your limits, you don’t know what is beyond them

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Lost control of Vanderbilt’s legal defense team as well.

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  8. Bulldog Joe

    “Outside of Starkville, SEC quarterbacks have a ton to prove during the 2015 season.”

    Considering how his season ended, I’d say Prescott has a ton to prove, too.

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    • Macallanlover

      I agree, it is hard to find a worse collapse than both MSU and Auburn in the latter stages of the season. ( I include that very narrow escape they had in Lexington.) How those two teams got to #1 and #3 in the nation is all you need to know about polls determining NC for almost a hundred years. And FSU was able to disguise how many flaws they had by flaunting a 13-0 record before being exposed in the Rose Bowl.

      This isn’t to say Prescott isn’t a decent QB but what he has over most of the 2015 QBs in the SEC is experience. He reminds me more of a Bo Wallace impersonator than an Aaron Murray talent (yes, he is better than Bo but not by a wide margin, imo.)

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        In fairness to those much-maligned ol’ polls, they changed over the course of a year, and the cfb playoff committee is just a poll with a lousy sample size of 12 fairly random people instead of hundreds of sportswriters. The CFB playoff committee certainly were plenty wrong early in the season as well, and even at the end they probably got TCU wrong, though everyone probably did.

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        • PTC DAWG

          Who could you have possibly put in there over TCU? Hard to say any of the other 4 weren’t deserving…if they had left out FSU (which I think was the weakest of the 4), folks would have still been howling.

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            Yep – there’s really no good answer, except in hindsight…

            Personally I kind of like letting the sportswriters vote on it, they’re dispersed and curmudgeony enough to be independent. Otherwise, I’d like to see some realignment and a tournament of 4 or 8 conference champions only. Bring back the SWC!!

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