Tuesday morning buffet

Shall we buffet?

  • If this is the agenda for the upcoming CFP meetings, expect most of the time to be devoted to Bob Bowlsby’s whining.
  • But John Swofford says things are cool, in spite of the complaints from FSU.
  • Bill Connelly is busy tweaking his advanced stats, which still have last season’s Georgia team in pretty good standing.
  • Dawg Post looks back on what it had to say about Todd Gurley as he came out of high school.
  • Speaking of Gurley, which do you think will hurt the most in the draft – his NCAA suspension or Shane Ray’s untimely arrest citation?
  • Johnny Manziel and the evolution of the Air Raid quarterback
  • Another look at Georgia tight ends here.

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20 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Jack Klompus

    Shane Ray, Justin Houston would like to speak with you.

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  2. Ray was only cited. It still will not help his draft stock. As an aside, are citations the thing now for small possession charges? I don’t know the law in Georgia. Anybody familiar with GA’s law?

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  3. I hope Shane Ray’s draft stock falls a couple rounds. I hate people that travel in the left lane when not passing someone.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Absolutely. I was far more perturbed about this than the marijuana thing. Even worse are the drivers who hold up traffic behind them with their head tilted to the side as they talk on their cell phones.

      Numerous studies have shown that oblivious or otherwise apathetic left lane drivers are far more dangerous than speeders (not including reckless speeding), hence more and more states have enacted laws as a result.

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      • SCDawg

        +1000. The left lane is for passing only, no matter how fast you’re going. You drive in the right lane. And stay there if you’re not passing someone.

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          As much as I love living in Virginia, this time of the year is utterly brutal with all the snowbirds returning home via I-95 and especially I-81 to the northeast or Canada. I swear, every other car heading north is a Buick that is just sitting in the left lane going at/below the speed limit, often with their turn blinkers continually lashing to boot. Add in all the others who have no clue how to drive, and you have a real mess on your hands. For whatever reason, minivan drivers love camping out in the left lane also.

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          • Mayor

            Been on I-75 lately? Same thing plus 18 wheeler central in the right lane. That makes driving really dangerous when faster traffic gets held up in the left lane and then tries to move into the right lane to pass.

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            • Yep. I was gonna say, as someone else who has driven a pretty good bit on I-81 in Virginia, that the 18 wheelers in the fast lane are the biggest pains far as I’m concerned. Except the one time I flashed to let one of them pass several other 18 wheelers, and then he “cleared the lane” for me for about the next 60 miles.

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            • 3rdandGrantham

              IMO, I-75 and I-85 are the two worst in the country, as both are main arteries used by 18 wheelers to deliver goods north/south. This is why slow or camped out drivers in the left lane are so dangerous, as everyone has to try and maneuver around them, often in frustrating fashion. With a speeder, however, only they are doing all the maneuvering, which isn’t nearly as dangerous as everyone having to all at once. This fact has been cited countless times in pointing out that speeding laws/ticketing is purely a revenue generator and not a safety issue for local municipalities.

              Oblivious drivers have no clue about any of this (heck, they probably think they are encouraging safe driving if anything), while apathetic drivers simply don’t give a rip regardless.

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              • PTC DAWG

                Agree, land discipline is lost on most. I have found that leaving a little earlier and not being rushed makes for a much nicer trip. IF folks happen to know the proper way to use the interstate, all the more better.

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  4. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    So now we have to wonder how many drug tests Ray might have failed last year. Of course, he could have just started smoking the stuff last week.

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  5. DawgPhan

    The best thing that Ray has going for him is that he isnt gay. NFL doesnt care about drugs.

    Ray performed poorly at his pro day. Didnt do any of the events but the bench at the combine, now has a drug charge and will probably still be a 1st or 2nd round pick.

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  6. The look back at Gurley had this quote – “Gurley is in a heated competition with Josh Harvey-Clemons for the best overall football player in this class,” looking back the answer is obvious but at the time I suspect that with KM being rated higher than TG most would have said JHC. I am so glad that TG loved the dining hall here.

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  7. Macallanlover

    I remember thinking he was coming to play safety, not RB, based on the reviews I had heard on Marshall, who had committed earlier. Shows how much I know about recruiting. But it does remind me how good KM can be, we all seem a little guilty of overlooking what he brings to the table this year. With Chubb as the top Dawg it is easier to forget how Michel, Marshall, and Turman can contribute in more ways than just depth. Great speed, good hands, and pretty physical running styles mean this group provides more than just depth.

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    • SCDawg

      I watched part of the Shrine Bowl – NC/SC all star game – and remember being very, very impressed and very happy we got him. They used him as the wildcat a lot of the game and he was so patient waiting for holes to open. Never thought he could be this good, however.

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  8. Cojones

    Let’s see: Speeding last year and ganja this year. Wasn’t usin’ it, just gettin’ it. Not even worth a citation. Not a damned thing to see here folks. Let’s move on and, hopefully, Shane will see a good career without the media parading him in the court of public opinion. He is a fine player and, from all other reports, a fine person.

    Next time he can just have his ganja made into cookies before he picks it up and suddenly he becomes our All-American young man again.

    Todd and Shane need to be judged on their football merits if teams want good players. Nit-picking other parts of their lives isn’t worth our attention and I’m sure, the football adjudicators who need and want them in their business don’t give a big rat’s ass.

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  9. NFL teams will not care that he sold autographs. He did something against the rules, but not illegal – Not an issue on the next level. There will be some questions about his poor judgement – but Ray’s citations (along with his turf toe) will probably hurt more.

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  10. Argondawg

    I think Shane Ray getting kicked out of the SEC championship game was even more stupid than this but I will still pissed we weren’t there. Dude has self control issues.

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