Thursday morning buffet

Perhaps you’ll find something nourishing here.

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58 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. 70-34 Hoos. that is all

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  2. Tennessee sure was fun to watch during Agent Sod’s tenure.

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    After their experience with security cameras, I’m not sure vandy players want any more monitoring devices like GPS.

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  4. Quite a meaty buffet – just missing some fricasee.

    I was curious to know when someone in the States would try the GPS tracking. It seems like it would be especially useful to track player movements on routes, etc.

    Additional confirmation that Gurley has a chance to be BeastMode 2.0.

    The Cagle affair blew up all over social media starting Tuesday night. The Lt. Gov was supposedly for this legislation because Repubs do jobs you know and then his true colors were shown.

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  5. PTC DAWG

    Yes on SB 63….Cagle sucks for blocking this.

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  6. RandallPinkFloyd

    When were his 3 fumbles? And were those lost or just fumbles? I can’t remember. I guess last year’s roller coaster took its toll on my memories.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      I think he lost one against UT, which helped that one be closer than it should have been (well, that and our secondary still learning on the job.)

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Is that Percy Harvey, who gusty play won him the game ball?

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  8. AusDawg85

    The Baylor kid…so he knew he broke a rule to accept a sofa to sleep on while homeless from an “unapproved” source (booster by definition, I guess). This flagrant disregard for authority gets him kicked-off the team. Gurley took money and was only suspended. Everyone screamed that the UGAAD was too overboard with NCAA compliance…what does that make Baylor?? Why isn’t everyone demanding that Baylor’s AD be fired, should have stonewalled the NCAA, etc.? Does Baylor now claim our moral high ground, so another loss by Richt…to an underdog?

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  9. siskey

    I was surprised to see South Carolina’s offensive efficiency numbers for this past season. I realize that their defense was a sieve but I thought the offense had taken a step back without Shaw and with Davis sometimes playing and sometimes not.
    Do you think their are Tennessee fans who worry about this new found “commitment” to instilling virtues into their players given the relative lack of virtues during the Fulmer era? I think that these programs are good for the players and coaches but I think that their main purpose is for recruiting and to provide cover for when inevitably players run afoul of the law.
    Do we devote at least 2-3 sessions per year to driver’s license requirements and the proper way to walk downtown, e.g. avoiding alleys near Georgia Bar, El Centro and Roadhouse, or have we moved past this, or is that possible to move past?

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    • You can’t talk about virtue and Tennessee without mentioning the Fulmer Cup. Fulmer Cup begins in the off season. I think that was Jan 9?
      Current Standings:
      Colorado – 16 First big one, former NFL lineman Darius Holland’s son charged with four felonies: sexual assault of an at-risk victim, sexual contact with an at-risk victim and two counts of second-degree burglary. (16) This guy has the makings of a damn fine Auburn lineman.
      Louisville – 5 DB charged with felony assault of a police officer (3), possession of sticky icky (1), and disorderly (1).
      Iowa State – 1 operating while intoxicated (by pot, apparently). (1)
      Southern Cal – 1 DUI for redshirt FR DE from USC. (1)

      So far the SEC is shutout but should the SEC get partial credit here because Towel Boy Todd came from the SEC?

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  10. Bulldog Joe

    “Fourth-and-1″ is what you get after you run “Third-Down-for-What”.

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  11. reipar

    Sounds like there is more to the story than the original tweet from the Baylor kid. I wonder if anyone will keep digging to get all the details as they sure have changed from when the news broke.

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    • The details have changed, but the underlying facts – he was homeless and accepted a benefit in the form of a roof over his head gratis – haven’t.

      If your point is the same “he knew the rules and that’s that” argument many took regarding Gurley, so noted. It doesn’t change what’s sad about the way the amateurism protocol is enforced.

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      • Debby Balcer

        AMEN!!

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      • reipar

        My point is I like to let the story develop a little before I start commenting on a situation. For instance what if he was not homeless, but rather was in a crappy apartment. Or what if it turns out he is best friends with some stud HS senior and his close personal friend….I mean guy that I sort of know, was putting him up in a mansion. Or conversely what if he was homeless and did accept improper benefits knowing they were improper.

        Each of those scenarios would elicit a different response from me and before I go off based on a tweet from a 19 year old kid I prefer to wait a bit and see what else develops. I did not know enough about what particular protocol was enforced when this story first broke and I still do not, but I will say I am starting to sway from the position of oh it is the damn NCAA towards what did this kid really do that the school abandoned him.

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        • Gravidy

          I’m with you. I don’t really know what to make of this. To me, the most interesting part is his admission that he disregarded the concerns of the Baylor compliance people. I agree that the NCAA amateurism model is a load of equine excrement. But if the kid really ignored instructions from the Baylor compliance department, that is why he is no longer on the team.

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  12. Spike

    I’m starting to wonder about Butch Jones a little..

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  13. joe

    Don Leebern is a stain on the state of Georgia and on our university. We will be much better off when his influence diminishes. Unless, of course, his son is even worse.

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  14. Irwin R Fletcher

    So if improvement from 13 to 14 is a “trend”, does that mean that by 2016, Alabama and Auburn will have supernova-level performance and the only question won’t be who wins, but whether they will become so powerful that they will create a vortex in the space-time continuum?

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    • Dog in Fla

      I believe you’re thinking of the Theory of Everything under which Nick plugs the vortex and reverses time by running the Sugar Bowl film backward to teach Kirby how to get smart enough to stop Irwin and his freight-train quarterback the next time

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      • Irwin R Fletcher

        Ha. Nicely done.

        This line was the kicker…I almost spit my coffee.

        Alabama’s offensive improvements were in large part due to the addition of Kiffin as the program’s new coordinator.

        First, when you don’t adjust for opponents, Bama’s OE actually went down. Second, even though ‘explosive’ starts with the same letter as ‘efficient’, someone needs to explain to the writer they actually have different meanings. GA Tech was #1 in OFEI…I’m not sure I would qualify that as an ‘explosive’ offense.

        Final note…GA Tech’s OFEI was .999…so under their formula, GA Tech was basically perfect and 25% more efficient than Oregon or Auburn…not to mention 40% more efficient than Ohio State, Georgia, and Alabama?
        Methinks your formula has some kinks that need to be worked out.

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        Hold it! Caught ya! Irvin, IRVIN.

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  15. AthensHomerDawg

    Creature Comforts …a newish local brewer brews Tropicalia. Which I enjoy but it is often not on the shelves. I occasionally drop into what was once Charlie T’s liquor store(Eastside) to secure a six pack. When it’s not there I complain. ( it’s true I do bitch about stuff) . Point being that beer is made in Athens and is trucked all the way to Hotlanta…moved to another truck and shipped back to the Classic City the next day.

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    • Gravidy

      You’d think Creature Comforts and its distributor would just put that beer on a “virtual truck” and split the shipping costs.

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      • Yes it would make sense but it is against the law in GA to do that. I have had similar discussions with the partners in a brewery near me and they would love to work it that way too. Instead, their distributor has to come pick up the kegs and take to their facility and then the distributor delivers to the growler stores and restaurants that are within a 10 min drive of the brewery.

        HB 460 and SB 63 would allow GA distilleries and breweries some autonomy in go to market capabilities by having on-site sales. TN has a franchise system but allow on-site sales for distilleries and breweries. The distributors still get their money but the consumer who is visiting the production facility doesn’t have to go find a store and hope it is on the shelf.

        These antiquated laws are holdovers from Prohibition days and are stifling small business in our state. AL, TN, SC, NC all have better craft brewing laws. AL, TN, SC are ahead of us in craft distilling laws and NC has a craft distilling in their legislature this year. It is a darn shame that this state is so far behind in the craft production of beer and spirits.

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    • I Wanna Red Cup

      Creature Comforts is some good stuff, man.

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      • Cojones

        Love tasting different craft beers. In some cases they outperform many Belgian beers and a tasty one called Richert’s Red by Molson out of Canada. Never had it except on draft and have seen it only once in SF as an import.

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  16. 69Dawg

    News Flash liquor distributors make lots of money and use it to game the system. Welcome to how politics is done in the 21st Century. As long as a political contribution is not seen as an attempt to influence the vote of the politician and is therefore bribery the games will continue. The fact that the last time I checked the politicians could keep the money once they retire didn’t seem the least bit weird to the politicians that make the laws. It’s a hell of a career for anybody without a soul.

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  17. 69Dawg

    The GPS technology is also used by the Pros the Eagles in particular. I’m surprised our leading edge S&C department hasn’t jumped all over it (sarcasm font). I guess the big problem is how much evidence would it produce that the player was being over used and was injured as a result. Sorry the lawyer in me came out.

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  18. Cojones

    Once again, the ratings of our WR/TE players is deemed average. Pome ‘d Rue! Team after team has WRs returning from injury, whereas Mitchell’s return at the end of the season is downplayed into “if he ever gets over the injury bug” or words to that effect. Everyone else will recover in time to probably be better than other teams. Who is Chris kidding? “Oh, UGA probably has the best TEs in cfb” is almost a caveat. Our WRs aren’t mentioned past a running back who sometimes catches a pass out of the backfield while other WRs who have had game time have disappeared. Don’t get me wrong. I’m simply comparing what he says about unknowns and players recovering from injury on other teams who have yet to prove themselves while giving our receivers short shrift. C’mon, LSU doesn’t yet know whether they have a QB who can throw to their receivers, much less receivers who have proven themselves on the field.

    The only true ranking was TA&M. They have great WRs. I think UGA’s are too and combined with Rome and Blazevich are much better than 7th in the SEC.

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