Friday morning buffet

Here’s something to help fuel you through the last working day of the week:

  • 247Sports thinks Georgia’s on course for a whale of a recruiting year in 2016.  Of course, that was before this news broke.  Which is why I don’t spend time speculating on recruits until they’re signed, sealed and delivered.  Your mileage may vary, of course, which is what keeps the recruiting services in business.
  • Insert “Mark Richt has lost control” snark here.  (And no, there isn’t a Herbstreit reaction to the news I can point you to.)
  • Jim Harbaugh isn’t going to listen to you badmouth the United States of America.
  • If you don’t think the Alabama-Georgia game is going to be crazy enough already, Michael Carvell points out that that’s the most attractive home date for Jacob Eason to take his official visit.
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill wants colleges to continue to make improvements in the way they handle sexual assault accusations against athletes.  Look at the bright side, schools:  at least somebody in Congress is paying attention to the way you run your athletics!
  • Brian Schottenheimer is a big fan of Nick Chubb.  Smart man.
  • And Georgia has added a 22-year old linebacker with an interesting backstory as a walk-on.

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72 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. Athens Dog

    Could not agree with you more on recruiting…..twitter blew up yesterday afternoon……just crazy how grown men and women follow every whim of 17 year olds………………….

    When signing day comes around no one will remember. Every coach says “we’re very pleased with our class” That’s just the way it is

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  2. DC Weez

    I guess LSU will take this year’s Fulmer Cup. They might have an insurmountable lead.

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  3. Dawgoholic

    Some reports have the new LB at 6’4, 245. Sounds like a guy that can contribute.

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  4. Macallanlover

    Like you Senator, I don’t get heavily invested in future recruits but things are going very well for UGA recently and players changing happen to every single program. Hate to lose a guy the coaches liked but there is time to work through this. It is the ones that happen in the last two weeks that raise my ire since the coaches have to turn others away under the expectation that the recruit understands what “commitment” means….we really need to find a better word. 🙂

    The LSU situation involving the three players will probably blow over but Jennings didn’t need to raise any more questions about his abilities. The incident that will not go away is the bar fight that ended with the player punching a woman after he went through an unconscious man’s pockets. Guys of that character do not need to be on campus anywhere, I think Miles will give him the boot ASAP. The increased involvement in violence by young people is a disturbing trend, no I don’t have statistics to back up that statement (and wouldn’t trust them if someone did) but I know there is a change in how people react in society today. Lack of civility is everywhere, not just in bars.

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    • Applause, Applause.. Once again a voice of reason in the Halls of twentieth first Century Noise. Thank you, Mac 💋 🎈

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    • dawgtired

      How about ‘flirt’…today CMR received a ‘flirt’ from a top recruit. Macon LB, Johnny Truman, decided he will possibly think about flirting with UGA and just maybe play football, sort-of. If he decides to go to UGA this would really bolster an already talented 2016 class….etc….

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      Mac, I tend to be cynical about the way society is going but overall the world (and America) is becoming safer and less violent and that trend has been going on for some time. And meaning no disrespect to the awful personal impact on individuals (eg the incident yesterday).

      (By the way, a fascinating read about the positive direction of mankind and why we should be hopeful is The Rational Optimist. Brilliant discussion of biology, history, trade and free societies, etc. Highly esteemed in meetings of The Cosmic Book Club)

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        I attended an interesting lecture from an urban planner about a year ago. He said the decline in crime is due primarily to more and more cameras canvasing the nation and world. Not to mention other monitoring devices. Blue collar crime as we know it will continue to decline.

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    • Dog in Fla

      “increased involvement in violence by young people is a disturbing trend,….Lack of civility is everywhere, not just in bars.”

      Can I get an Amen

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        +1 DIF

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      • That Tbogg guy is an idiot. Those guys are mentally ill, not terrorists. In a perfect world there would be no need for guns. Until then you have to protect yourself. The cops just write up the report and bag your body. If you have ever been asleep and heard a strange noise downstairs while your children are sleeping up stairs, you will wish you had a gun.

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        • Hmmm… by your reasoning, Islamic terrorists must be the sanest people on the planet.

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          • One man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot. If I were a Muslim in Iran or Afghanistan I would not want a bunch of Christians telling me what to do at the point of a gun. If Muslims invaded this country in order to “help” us, I would kill as many as I could. So, yes I think Islamic terrorist are very sane, I also think they should be killed.

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            • One man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot.

              Dylann Roof would agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment. How does that make him mentally ill?

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              • The statement you are referring to was in response to you implying that Islamic terrorist are mentally ill. Honestly, I don’t know if Roof is mentally ill. I am not a Psychiatrist, but have had some training in the field and would bet 5 bucks this guy will eventually be diagnosed with some type of mental illness. Exactly how do you know what Dylann Roof would agree with?

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                • First of all, I wasn’t implying Muslim terrorists are mentally ill. I was pointing out your double standard – what Roof did is no different at its heart than what ISIS does, yet you’re willing to make a judgment call about his mental stability that you’d never make about an Islamic terrorist.

                  As for you knowing Roof’s mental state without a shred of contact with or direct observation of him, yet questioning my impression of Roof based on his statements to others, all I can say is, really?

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            • Dog in Fla

              “If I were a Muslim” you would welcome the drones into your country.

              Release The Kraken!

              Oops,,. Honey, I Killed the Children to Fight Terrorism

              http://eveonalimb.com/oops-killed-the-children-to-fight-terrorism/

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              • AthensHomerDawg

                If I were a muslim…I’d hope I was a guy muslim.

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                • dawgtired

                  So, you don’t like the idea of being one of the 72? I bet the women Muslims especially the virgins are not looking forward to heaven as much as the men. LOL.

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        • Cojones

          Btw, how many Mexican nationals do we import to play CFB? Looks like Patterson is going for that unheralded market that’s so far away. Understand that the Zetas have some nifty RBs… uuh…maybe that was RVs.

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        • Cojones

          That would apply if the wife’s stumbling home from a night out as well, eh?

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          • Cojones

            Don’t look now, but I think the kennel just went nuts. Fun.

            Kinda like the “MF” brand for Mexican Foreigners. The lower brand, “Z”, has already been taken by a fraternity – and by a Hollywood star to be used on her husband’s tongue.

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          • Like we used to say in the Army:
            Outta the rack in the middle of the night…
            I make a head count and I’m ready to fight…
            Killing commies just for fun…
            High body count now, ten for one…

            Good times

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        • Dog in Fla

          “you will wish you had a gun.”

          Who among us is not packing? I’ve got more firepower than I know what to do with; however, before I go full metal, I always say a little prayer for all the separate but not equal shooters

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        This is indefensible garbage and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for reposting it. Am I missing something, or is LaPierre an advocate for people shooting up churches?

        Or was this horrible church shooting a secret moment of glee for those who don’t like guns in any environment and saw an opportunity to use others’ misery as a political lever? I wonder why the left is always attacking the instrument of violence rather than the source of the compulsion to commit it?

        Since you’re looking for people to blame other than the person who pulled the trigger, why not put some of these killers’ pictures next to their missing fathers or addict mothers, neighbors who refused to be mentors, or apathetic schoolteachers? Are there any policies of the left that have contributed to hopelessness? I can think of quite a few, but it must always be about the gun, the gun, the gun…the gun which has no ability to shape a person’s mind or heart.

        As long as we’re blaming people who had ZERO to do with this guy’s life, why not put his picture next to CEO’s of video game companies or Hollywood filmmakers? Surely they had more influence than a physical object.

        But…that would be uncool, I guess, ’cause, you know, Hollywood and all.

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        • Anything can be defended, I guess.

          Then, again, the post has been removed from the site. So maybe there is still something indefensible.

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            I’m not always a fan of the way the NRA operates or thinks – there are a lot of people I disagree with but I don’t put their pictures next to homicidal maniacs and blame them for things they didn’t do.

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        • Dog in Fla

          “Am I missing something,”

          Yes.
          You are missing a lot.
          The Left is coming to take your guns away.
          Better call Wayne.

          In related battle flag news, Lindsey has the vapors again

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        • Dog in Fla

          You got me. I do take my orders from Hollywood

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            Never said you did. I’m saying you’re looking for answers – and villains – in all the wrong places. I’m not even blaming Hollywood or Electronic Arts myself. I’m saying there’s a long list of maladies and influences to explore about why people hurt each other, and I can come up with many dubious possibilities that are still more compelling than suggesting gun rights advocates are themselves responsible for the bad seeds in our society – which is exactly what that picture meant to convey.

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              • Cosmic Dawg

                Okay, “uncle”. All you want to do is try to link my fairly moderate argument to every right-wing nutjob you can find on the internet, and all DiF wants to do is throw bombs and then hide behind playing the fool, so we’re not really getting anywhere…

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                • Your “fairly moderate argument” – guns don’t kill people; people kill people – is a bumper sticker.

                  Your initial salvo in DiF’s direction – “This is indefensible garbage and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for reposting it.” – doesn’t sound fairly moderate to me.

                  I’m not naive enough to say that if you had gun control laws in this country, people would quit killing each other. But I’m also not dumb enough to ignore the fact that we have by far the highest rate of death by gun violence in the civilized world. Maybe that’s because the US has a lot more shitty parents than other countries, but I kinda doubt it.

                  Maybe guns don’t kill people, but they sure as hell make it a lot easier for people to kill people. And the NRA is more than willing to make sure we have the freedom to do just that.

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                • …we have by far the highest rate of death by gun violence in the civilized world
                  define civilized world
                  http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/South-Africa/United-States/Crime
                  You should walk through college park on a Saturday night. Highly uncivilized imho.

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                • Cosmic Dawg

                  Compared to his initial post, suggesting this particular NRA official has blood on his hands, yeah, it was very restrained. And please spare me the idea that immediately leaping to lay the blame of this guy’s actions on the NRA is more nuanced than my “bumper sticker” argument.

                  The NRA official didn’t kill anybody and has, to my knowlege, never advocated people go shoot up churches. A similar post would be putting Hillary Clinton’s picture next to a baby aborted in the third term.

                  Abortion is legal, Clinton never advocated for late term abortions, but since she has argued for abortion in general, and gave Doctor X the opportunity to run his clinic, this particular atrocity was her fault. It’s bullshit and you know it, it just happens to be bullshit from your side of the spectrum.

                  And if “guns don’t kill people” is too simple, so is taking gun data out of cultural and historical context. The other side has just as many valid arguments.

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                • Wayne LaPierre is a shill for the gun industry. He’s got no problem on the one hand castigating Obama for politicizing gun control in the wake of a mass shooting while in almost the same breath turning around and playing on the fears and paranoia of Second Amendment fetishists with ludicrous shrieks about how Obama is coming for their guns.

                  He’s leveraged that fear into pressuring state legislatures into passing ever more broad gun rights. If you don’t think stand your ground laws have contributed to a few unnecessary deaths, I don’t know what else to say. Except wait for the inevitable shootings we’re bound to get from drunks carrying in bars. (You have a few drinks, get in your car to drive away and you’re a criminal. Carry a weapon and get wasted, though? No sweat, brother. It’s your Constitutional right!)

                  LaPierre doesn’t have to specifically urge church shootings to be guilty here. He’s done a bang up job just making sure anyone can get a gun anytime they want one – and made folks feel like they need one.

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                • By the way, if we can go back to your initial comment, it would be nice if we had records to trace causes for gun violence. Oh, wait… we don’t because the NRA has successfully lobbied states to prohibit collecting that kind of data.

                  Fairly moderate of them, wouldn’t you say?

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                • Cosmic Dawg

                  That’s a great argument….if I was in the NRA.

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                • You’re not in the NRA. You simply object to its leaders being vilified.

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                • Cosmic Dawg

                  I object to anyone being vilified unfairly, regardless of their politics. Don’t you?

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                • Like the way you slipped “unfairly” in there, given that’s the crux of the debate here.

                  I’d say for you to be justified using that term, you’d have to be able to say that if the NRA hadn’t existed in its current ideological form over the last quarter century, there wouldn’t be any drop at all in the level of gun violence we’ve seen over that time. Given that the NRA has done its job keeping the sales market in many states wide open, allowing them to be conduits for massive amounts of weapons transfers to states with purchase restrictions, not to mention the rise of stand your ground laws in many states that serve to incentivize a certain Wild West attitude, that’s a case I don’t think you can make.

                  To put it in LaPierre’s vernacular, that’s the price American society pays for the unfettered exercise of Second Amendment rights.

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                • Anti gun groups use the same tactics. Why do you think the NRA usually wins? That freedom thing sure is inconvenient.

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                • Cosmic Dawg

                  And just curious – why should we assume the causes of gun violence are any different than any other kind of violence? No chance that study had any ulterior political motives, eh?

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            • Dog in Fla

              “I’m saying there’s a long list of maladies and influences to explore about why people hurt each other, and I can come up with many dubious possibilities that are still more compelling than suggesting gun rights advocates are themselves responsible for the bad seeds in our society – which is exactly what that picture meant to convey”

              Excellent thought. As a matter of fact, here’s one of many in the long list of maladies and influences exploring why people hurt each other if anybody feels the need to go beyond the obvious

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              • Jeepers all this stuff can get complicated…
                Conceptualizing racism as prejudice plus discriminatory acts that are “central to the core operations of the U.S. society” is knotty for me. The fact that relatively few blacks can hurt whites does not mean that no blacks can hurt whites. I see racism as operating on all levels from the individual with irrational bigotry throwing a brick to the unintentional (and intentional) race-based privilege that pervades a culture. Feagin is right to highlight the often unseen ways that white racism permeates the culture. However, he underestimates the power (and importance) of everyday racist actions by individuals of all hues and statuses. His conceptualization gives “free pass” to blacks and other minorities to hold racial prejudices and, when possible, act in discriminatory ways against whites. Moreover, his conceptualization takes victimhood to a level that encompasses all blacks, no matter their economic, social, or political standing.
                http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/jimcrow/question/march09/index.htm

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  5. TennesseeDawg

    Watts Danztler knows ‘Merica better than Harbaugh

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  6. An alternative word for commitment should be CRUSH. LOL If you really love a girl and you become a couple, you are supposed to be committed. Well it does not always work that way either though.

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  7. DawgFaithful

    All the trolls on AJC were calling Richt racist for not recruiting Jennings. Saying he doesn’t know shit about recruiting QB’s. Meanwhile A. Murray was busy shattering every record in the books. Ah. I remember it like it was yesterday. Good times

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  8. 69Dawg

    I finally saw the Football Life episode about Marty Schottenheimer and was thinking we have gotten an OC that was raised to be a coach. Bobo’s dad was a coach too I know but I doubt Bobo had his life threatened by irate Cleveland Browns fans as a teenager. The thing that caught my eye was that “Martyball” was running the damn ball until the other team gave up. Hopefully the acorn has not fallen far from the tree.

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  9. Dog in Fla

    “In my America, you’re allowed to cross state borders,” Harbaugh said. “That’s the America I know.”

    In fairness, if other head coaches had talked about their America, Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t need to talk about his America.

    In other news about freedom, satellites continue to detect severe disturbances in the weather system around Dan Mullen’s head and the Donald is having his people build a wall just north of Ciudad Juárez on the streets of El Paso

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    • Cojones

      You aren’t fooling anyone with that false location. Anyone can see that there are no bullet holes. Besides, those fake head silhouettes on top of the wall wouldn’t fool anyone, much less the Mexican cartels.

      The one that the Koch bros have built is invisible, but continues to symbolize America to a lot of people. Now, that’s a wall!

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      • Dog in Fla

        “You aren’t fooling anyone with that false location”

        I knew someone would catch onto the fact that Ciudad Juárez and the streets of El Paso are not in Donald’s back yard but if you can’t put something out there that’s just all made up and flaggellant when you’re talking about border crossings, where are our freedoms?

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  10. simpl_matter

    cough..cough.bullshit.cough..cough
    Harbaugh seems like a world-class narcissistic prick, he and Urrpen Meyer in the same conference should be fun!

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  11. Cojones

    I’m getting fed up with people criticizing Harbaugh for showing kids down South the fun of CFB at Michigan. Going off campus in order to show kids what fun it is on campus is….wait..uuhh…

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  12. This was interesting…

    They’ve been running Coach Bobo and Coach Richt’s scheme for a long time so the kind of come in to me and are like ‘whoa, this is different.’ So it makes them focus again and with change comes excitement.”

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    • You caught that, too, eh?

      For all the talk about this being a seamless transition from one pro-style guy to another, I wonder if there’s a little more change in store than Richt’s hinted at so far.

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      • Cojones

        I’m sure t didn’t get past either of you that Schotty again mentioned the TEs in the same breath. Looks like he has used our shortage of WRs to cover up a sinister Offensive scheme.

        “… with change comes excitement.”, indeed!

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    • OhioDawg

      Yeah, very interesting. But…. I would say that it was kinda gullible of anyone who actually bought into the idea that we could change offensive coordinators and not see some significant changes.

      I’m fine either way. But I believe that Schotty will be a better play-caller if he’s doing what he’s comfortable and familiar with rather than what we were doing before and that he’s just become familiar with since coming to UGA. So, I guess my real hope is that, even though Richt hired him because of his similar philosophy on offense, he just lets him be himself and doesn’t try to maintain past offense so much that it makes Schotty uncomfortable. And, thankfully, Richt seems like the kind of guy who, after offering input, will ultimately let him do his thing. So, bottom line is, we have a new offensive coordinator. There are inevitably going to be changes, and I can’t wait to see if they work.

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  13. OhioDawg

    The more I read and learn about Eason, the more I like him. He seems like he’s a really good kid with a good head on his shoulders. He’s the kind of kid I could root for regardless of where he played. He seems to have a lot of positive character traits and a really good support system starting with his dad. He also seems very confident and sure of his decision to pick UGA. And the best part is he seems like he is TRULY committed. Barring catastrophe, I think there is zero chance of him ending up elsewhere. Can’t wait to see what he can do.

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