Monday morning buffet

Fuel up, folks.

  • The Georgia Way  – it’s not just for the athletic department anymore! (h/t Lrgk9)
  • How was this kid not ejected from the game?
  • Add Iowa State to the coaching carousel list.
  • They’re just now getting around to figuring out how to fill all the bowl game slots?
  • Les Miles’ fate at LSU sounds like it’s moved from the if to the when stage.
  • Stuff like this probably doesn’t help.
  • Does playing Georgia Southern’s triple option help the Dawgs prepare to play Georgia Tech’s version?
  • Speaking of Tech, the season’s been disappointing enough that even the denizens at StingTalk can’t work up much an argument against Georgia being installed as a 4.5-point favorite.

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43 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. Biggus Rickus

    Does the “Georgia Way” actually mean anything? Is reporting fraud not just, you know, the right thing to do in general? Are you referring tot he fraud itself as the “Georgia Way”?

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    • Landrum said he followed the recommendation of the fraud committee and told Dietzler that her contract would not be renewed.

      But then he decided to help her write a resignation letter instead.

      Records show that Landrum gave Dietzler a new title, at the same $123,000 salary, which she held for six months while she looked for a new job.

      Which she got. Meanwhile, the whistleblower was fired.

      Also, note the sense of entitlement in this:

      Dietzler “routinely fails to record sick leave when she is absent from the office,” according to an investigative report conducted by UGA’s chief auditor after Barrow’s complaint.

      The auditor interviewed Dietzler and noted that she “does not believe that she has to record leave for the instances noted, due to the exceptional number of hours that she works.”

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      • Biggus Rickus

        Ah. More like the state University way, but I get it now at least.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        Well, I hear she’s gone from Louisville, too.

        Hello, Auburn.

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      • DawgPhan

        I really dont have a problem with anything she did. At least nothing they talked about in any of the articles. The comp time stuff is pretty typical.

        if her boss didnt have a problem with her travel plans, then I dont.

        Her biggest mistake was having a couple of nosey busybodies in her office that she didnt keep in check.

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        • At the very least, don’t ask others to plan your schemes for you.

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        • Macallanlover

          Wow. And that is a good example of why American business and government production is in the toilet. You have union membership potential. Let’s not terminate anyone’s employment, why worry about standards? Let’s all group hug and sing.

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          • Cojones

            I’ve certainly been in a company that let you set your own time at the executive level. Putting in extra time is a personal endeavor that could have two meanings: Too obtuse or lazy to get it done in an 8-hr period or really dedicated to work that is likeable and downright fun most times. Until I consulted, I didn’t think much about the extra time, but was aghast when I added up my weekly consulting time. Consulting or otherwise , my employers never questioned my hours which exceeded 60 hrs in most cases. When salaried, if I wanted to do something out of the ordinary during midweek, my boss was notified and in some cases asked why I hadn’t just taken it as comp time, something I don’t believe in. The company’s work was not pressing when I took time off for a special occasion and didn’t take it as vacation days.

            I kinda agree with DawgPhan on her situation. It’s up to the person responsible for her production and not an outsider. Further, if she goes, her boss oughtta go also.

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            • Macallanlover

              Actually comp time and flex hours came out of my work generation so not only do I have no issue at all with that, I helped grow it. But the idea of having employees specifically dig around to find questionable “marks” to tie into her agenda and not work by what is needed for the corporate good is more than just poor form. And anyone that will cheat the company for purposes of satisfying their personal agenda, is cheating you in many other ways.

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          • DawgPhan

            rar rar rar….talking points…in my day…shakes fist…get off my lawn.

            My generation works circles around your generation. Everyone younger than you is likely producing more than you. And getting paid less to do it. It’s just the way things are.

            American productivity increases every quarter.

            hey look a chart.
            http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/productivity

            Comp time is normal for a lot of people. Working in something fun on a work trip is often encouraged. If she was charging the entry fee for the marathons to her work, thats a problem. If she was running races while on work trips, not really an issue.

            Also lulz that Mac wants to side with the liberal media on this one.

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  2. ncdawg

    We were at the VT/UNC game (my nephew plays at UNC so I’m taking a hiatus from UGA while he’s there: and 8-1 to boot. Good timing!). If we think SEC refs are bad, don’t watch ACC, they’re worse. Never thought I’d be thankful for SEC refs. I was surprised he didn’t get ejected at the time but glad Frank Beamer’s career didn’t end with a player ejected.

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  3. Rick

    Wait – the LSU AD let Chavis walk over 300k? And it’s Miles who is getting the axe?

    Methinks LSU might be about to learn a valuable lesson. They hit the jackpot transitioning from Saban to Miles and dont even realize it.

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    • 81Dog

      it is absolutely insane to me that LSU is thinking about firing Les Miles. Or that anyone at UGA thinks firing Mark Richt is a great idea. Vince Dooley wouldn’t last 10 years at UGA today.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        Dooley did essentially the same thing Richt did in his first five years, so yeah, he would have lasted 10 years.

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        • Rick

          Haha, and what about the next 6 where he finished ranked only once and the other 5 seasons were as bad as anything Richt has ever put out?

          Dooley not only would be fired today, he would have been fired ten times at various points in his career.

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          • Biggus Rickus

            He would have been feeling some pressure after the ’70 season, and then he went 11-1. Maybe they would have fired him as he struggled through ’72 to ’74, but Richt was given a chance to right the ship after ’09 and ’10, so it’s not a given. Beginning in ’75, Dooley had the most successful stretch of his career, so obviously he wasn’t going to be fired then. It’s also worth noting that Dooley and Eaves rebuilt the Georgia program from basically scratch. It is in such good shape now because of what Eaves and Dooley did.

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      • Walt

        Totally agree. Firing Miles would be crazy.

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  4. Parent

    Considering the more than obvious attempts by the officials to get Beamer a win in his final home game, it actually didn’t surprise me at all. We also took into account the rest of the season watching these guys make blunder after blunder and sometimes defend themselves with a completely different error. They make the SEC crews look outstanding. ACC officiating brings the desciption Chantastic to a new genre.

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  5. Greedy bitch! Sorry….people like this thoroughly piss me off.

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    • The Dawg abides

      Damn right. 123k a year job. Living in Athens. All the perks as a University employee. If you are an alum and love UGA, it would be hard to find a more plum position. Why would you want to screw that up by being greedy? Glad it’s caught up to her at Louisville.

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  6. Russ

    Well, at least one of the nerds was realistic. He said the game would be a 17-14 cluster#$%@ given the two offenses. And the line at 4.5 seems about right. I honestly don’t see how we can count on more than a couple of TDs from the offense. We’ll have to rely on the defense to manufacture some short fields or maybe even some scores.

    I think the defense will do well, except that Tech typically throws the ball fairly well for the few times they throw it. If the bust a big play or two, that might be all they need.

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  7. PTC DAWG

    Fifteen Million Dollars

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    • Mayor

      Assuming Miles has a good attorney he needs to negotiate a lump sum buyout of his contract so that he can take another HC job immediately and the money he gets from the new school won’t count against his buyout from LSU. I feel pretty sure that LSU would do that although they might want a stipulation that Miles won’t take a job in the SEC or maybe the SEC West because of concern that he might show them up in the future.

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  8. Flukebucket

    I would assume Georgia -4.5 against this Tech team would be a lock. I figure Georgia wins by 7. What that means is that Tech +4.5 is the lock. I suck when it comes to the spread. But this does seem to be the shittiest Tech team I have seen in many years. My God they are terrible.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      I expect Georgia to win or lose by between 3 and 6 points in overtime, so the spread, in this case, is something I wouldn’t touch in a million years.

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      • Dolly Llama

        Grudgingly got to go with you, Biggun. For no rational reason at all, I think we lose this damn game. It’s just too perfect a cherry on top of the shit sundae.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          Heh. There’s a rational reason, I think. The offense is horrible. On the bright side, Georgia Tech’s defense is more in line with Kentucky’s than Auburn’s or Georgia Southern’s.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      “I figure Georgia wins by 7.”

      Glad to see our three game scoring frenzy has somebody feeling good about the O. October was just an anomaly.

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