Daily Archives: August 22, 2015

And your “ah, shit” post of the day

This I definitely did not want to hear.

Life really isn’t fair sometimes.

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Your quarterback race, in one sentence

Oh, and just for funsies…

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Ix-nay on the ay-pray to ay-play.

See?  This wasn’t that hard.

“The local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides optional chaplain services for student-athletes that wish to participate,” McGarity said in a brief statement issued Friday afternoon. “Neither the University nor the Athletic Association finances these activities, and they are completely voluntary for the student-athletes.”

That’s all you had to say, athletic director.  (Publicly, at least.)

We’re done here.

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When the Georgia Way meets the Process

Is there a Second Chance U for football support staff members?

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So, how good can this year’s defense be?

ESPN ranks Georgia’s secondary fourth best in the conference.

4. Georgia: Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt really turned this unit around in Year 1, ranking fifth nationally in pass defense (170.4 ypg). Georgia defensive backs had 15 interceptions last season and four guys with starting experience return. Leader Damian Swann is gone, but sophomore safety Dominick Sanders could be a big-play star. Aside from Swann, all the other cornerbacks from the two-deep return.

And the front seven as the SEC’s second best.

Georgia: The Bulldogs added Trenton Thompson — ESPN’s No. 3 overall prospect for 2015 — to a veteran group up front. They lost two key linebackers in Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson, but appear to have serviceable replacements in the middle — plus the best collection of outside linebackers in the SEC. Jordan Jenkins, Leonard Floyd and Lorenzo Carter will all play on Sundays.

For comparison’s sake, Alabama’s defense, which I would call the gold standard for SEC defense, was credited with the top front seven unit and the eighth best secondary.  In other words, it’s a more than credible standing for Georgia.

Throw in my expectation that a defense usually makes great strides in the second year of a coordinator’s term – even Grantham got that bounce in 2011 – and it’s hard not to get a little excited about what might be in store this season.

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No excuses

From the Ledger-Enquirer, August 16, 2014:

Corey Moore had done the drill wrong, and Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t happy. He was even more unhappy when Moore began trying to explain why he had messed up.

“Is that what you’re gonna have, what we had last year, making excuses?” Pruitt said, according to Moore.

Moore, a senior safety, shook his head and said “no.” And Pruitt went on with the drill.

“That’s what we need,” Moore said later in an interview. “Some people hate it. But, at the end of the day, it’s gonna be for the best.”

And from the Times Free Press, August 22, 2015:

“It’s not just Jake but the whole linebacker room,” second-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. “They’ve done a really nice job as the quarterbacks of our defense. They’ve got to make the calls and see the formations, and if they can’t communicate, then we can’t function.”

That sounds suspiciously like… praise.

What a difference a year makes.

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Ken Starr is on the mother.

As the horse is already out of the barn, ordinarily I’d say this’ll turn out to be your garden-variety whitewash

Baylor University will conduct an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations against a football player who was allowed to transfer into coach Art Briles’ program despite a history of disciplinary problems at Boise State.

Following the conviction of defensive end Sam Ukwuachu on sexual assault charges, Baylor President Ken Starr on Friday called for a “comprehensive internal inquiry into the circumstances associated with the case and the conduct of the offices involved.”

… but given Starr’s track record in other highly publicized settings, who knows where things may lead?

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