Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

“I told him, with all due respect, coach, that’s just how I do it.”

I just came across this Tracy Rocker story worth sharing.

Tracy Rocker sat in Mark Richt’s office, in the furthest corner of Georgia’s football facility, late last January. Rocker, then with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, was interviewing for the vacant defensive line coach position in Athens, and he knew little about Richt. Namely, that the Georgia head coach, for all his stoicism, keeps a running monologue wherever he goes.

So, when Richt paused during the interview, suddenly deep in thought, and said, “Tracy Rocker…didn’t you coach Nick Fairley?”

Rocker shifted in his chair. He had, in fact, coached the dominant (and controversial) defensive tackle at Auburn in 2010. When Georgia visited Jordan-Hare Stadium that year, Fairley drew several personal fouls for spearing redshirt freshman quarterback Aaron Murray. Former Auburn assistant Trooper Taylor had to drag Fairley off the field in the fourth quarter.

“Yeah, I didn’t like that too much,” Richt continued.

Awkward!

Still, it didn’t keep him from getting the job.

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The problem with “Recruiting rankings matter”…

… is that if you take the concept far enough, Alabama would never lose another SEC Championship game.

Or any conference game, for that matter.

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Filed under Recruiting, SEC Football

“Georgia’s logo is so timeless…”

This is obviously written by someone who’s not from Montana.

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In for a penny…

The proper response to this from the rest of the P5 is:  “try it out first and let us know how it goes”.

In the meantime, those of you recruiting against Corch have some ammo.

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Name that caption, emo edition

This is… expressive.

Go for it in the comments, peeps.

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Tuesday morning buffet

A little snow, a little buffet…

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Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Big Ten Football, Fall and Rise of Bobby Petrino, Georgia Football, Georgia Southern Football, It's Just Bidness, Recruiting, Science Marches Onward, SEC Football, Stats Geek!, Strategery And Mechanics