Thursday morning buffet

Go on, have some.

  • Mark Schlabach asks the musical question, “Say what? A guy who actually graduated from Notre Dame can’t attend an SEC school, but guys who were accused of crimes such as theft and domestic violence can?”  That’s why we love you, SEC.
  • If you believe in the old adage, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, it can’t be good that it’s getting increasingly smokier around Tim Beckman.
  • And you wouldn’t be the only one who feels that way, evidently, judging by this.
  • People who keep writing posts about declining bowl game attendance show their ignorance about bowl game economics.
  • Here’s a different SEC power rankings list for you.
  • Roll Bama Roll looks back at how the current SEC scheduling format came into being.
  • And UAB’s president expects to make a decision about whether to bring the football program out of the grave he sent it to by June 1.

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22 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. I can agree with this statement by Schlabach

    My opinion: A guy who graduated from Notre Dame seems a lot more worthy of a second chance than some of the players the SEC has recently allowed to return to the league.

    Other than that I still don’t care for his style of journalism.

    AL.com is about as useless a source of news as there is out there. Pure homer.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      If Golson was interested in an Alabama school, the SEC would be fine with it.

      That’s how the SEC rolls.

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      • I guess this means he’s in, then.

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        • Bulldog Joe

          If he chooses the tide, it’s a done deal. 😉

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          • No my dear let me tell you a little something about done deals. Well this one is for the Women out there. S L U T S. Southern women up to something. 💃. There are bugs down around Water Sound that will BITE YOU. 🐞. See that honey <<. That’s your Sorority . My dear dear baby girl. Can’t wait for my third Grandson to be born first week in August. I know someone else who’s Birthday is the first week in August. Can you guess who? Call me👣🎈

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  2. 3rdandGrantham

    I find it quite fitting that the SEC, a conference in which the majority of its institutions aren’t exactly known for their academic rigor or dedication, would have rules in place that would punish you for being a grad student, while giving much greater leeway to a student under a similar scenario who couldn’t manage to make it through his freshman year without being kicked out of school.

    Whether we like it or not, this is why the rest of the country snickers at the SEC when it comes to anything relating to academics, ethics, etc. Fortunately UGA, along with UF and of course Vandy, are the lone bright spots in what otherwise is viewed by most as a vast wasteland of renegade football factories.

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    • Skeptic Dawg

      3rd, I was set to make the very same comment regarding the conference rule applying grad transfers. Why this rule, “The student-athlete has not been subject to official university or athletics department disciplinary action at any time during enrollment at any previous collegiate institution..” does not apply to all transfers is absurd. I would like to see such rules applies across the board.

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  3. David K

    Schlabach writes for ESPN, not AL.com. And he went to Georgia. And he’s about as far from a homer towards Georgia as you can be with his writing.

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    • Dawg93

      I think dawgdaddy was referring to the power ranking list linked by the Senator, which was on AL.com. They had UGA 8th, Bama 2nd, and Auburn 1st.

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      • Exactly, there are many different links to read in the buffet. I guess I should have addressed each individually.

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        • David K

          Gotcha. I clicked the link to the power rankings and saw it was a 29 page long slideshow and quickly said screw this.

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          • Cojones

            And you were the better for it since you or me could predict better. Come to think of it, you might click on it for laughs, especially the part about ranking the Hogs right after Bama right after Auburn. Tenn and Mizzou were ranked above us, demonstrating that she has no knowledge of the teams. Several of the East teams are ranked lowest without so much as a wink about players deciding on the field.

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            • Macallanlover

              Hogs will be better than you think. West is very tight, not great, but no clear leader. I put Arky as a top contender.

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  4. JCDAWG83

    As long as Auburn has a football team, felons everywhere will know they have a place to play college football if they’re good enough.

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  5. Dawg93

    Agree with Schlabach here – if ND would allow him back on the team and graduate, was his academic transgression THAT bad that he couldn’t enroll in an SEC school?

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    • Macallanlover

      +1 And that may be the worst Power Rankings attempt I have ever seen. Looks like kindergarten thinking, not sure that person has been following CFB more than a game ot two. But, matters not during the silly season what anyone thinks.

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  6. Russ

    Haha! Schlabach hits the nail on the head. Still don’t want a ND cast off for our QB.

    And as soon as UAB reestablishes football, I expect McGarity to kick Ganus off the team and announce the forfeiture of several scholarships.

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  7. Doug

    George O’Leary thinks everyone needs to get off Tim Beckman’s case. Those players are probably just a bunch of pussies.

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    • Dog in Fla

      “everyone needs to get off Tim Beckman’s case”

      Too late. They are prepping for the procedure already:

      “Illinois plans outside probe on…coach Tim Beckman”

      and the gastroenterologist promises to bend it like Beckman

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      • Cojones

        Yep. If you’re perceived as an asshole by several, gotta be some shit there somewhere. The other side of the coin is that they are reacting to a guy trying to make them better and he’s not interested in being cool about it. An independent investigation could clear Beckman and acknowledge that he was remiss in trying to rehab them by telling them to play with pain when they considered their injury was more dire.

        Or the AD and admin can get rid of Beckman if they wish. The independent investigator can make it a win-win for the Fightin’ ‘ ‘Llini.

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    • Cojones

      Yeah, Doug, and George has his college degree to prove he knows best.

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  8. Chuck

    The RBR scheduling article reminded me of one of my favorite nitpicks: why it’s very understandable that Mizzou ended up in the East. Missouri borders three states containing four SEC schools — three of those schools are in the East, one is in the West. Just seems that’s more natural (at least as natural as can be) rivals in the East.

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