Daily Archives: December 4, 2015

Still going

I gotta admit, this feels… weird.

I know, he’s getting paid and all.  But exactly what kind of sales job do you think he’s doing right now, even if his heart’s still in it?

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Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Today’s random question

What’s the over/under on the number of times Uncle Verne and Gary discuss Georgia, Kirby Smart and Mark Richt during the SECCG broadcast tomorrow?

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Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, SEC Football

Say anything, Will.

How much does Boom want the South Carolina job?  Well, he appears to be pulling out all the stops.

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Filed under 'Cock Envy

Another one moving on

This one’s not exactly a shocker.

Kid’s a damned good Dawg who got put in a tough spot (that he wanted, admittedly).  Best of luck wherever you land, Faton.

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“If you coach, you are likely to experience change.”

A clear-eyed look at Richt’s departure from Loran Smith.

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‘OK, if Mark’s not going to coach the team, why don’t we let Coach (Vince) Dooley coach?’

Inquiring minds running bowls want to know.

The TaxSlayer Bowl’s Twitter account on Wednesday posted this: “Georgia Fans! Does the possibility of @MarkRicht not coaching UGA’s bowl game affect whether you travel to the game?”

That tweet was quickly deleted…

It may have been deleted, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t serious when they asked.

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Money problems

Sooooo… it turns out LSU was in negotiations with Jimbo Fisher to become the next head coach there.  The problem was the school couldn’t make the numbers add up.

Literally.  Miles and his staff, as we’ve heard, would have been due roughly $17 million dollars if they’d have been let go.  But that’s only half the story.

Fisher makes $5 million per year and has a buyout of $5 million.  He likely would have been given a multiyear contract paying him more than $5 million per season.  A new coaching staff would have cost the school another $5 million.

The final price tag to part ways with Miles and hire Fisher was more than $30 million.  That figure “shocked” Alexander and other officials.

Now, mind you, this is all information that anyone with Internet access could have scrounged up with an hour or so’s worth of typing, but evidently the people running a major state institution have no clue how much an SEC coach costs these days.  I don’t know about you, but Miles or no Miles, if I were in the Louisiana legislature and Alexander came to me asking for more funds that he assured me would be prudently spent, I’d have a hard time not laughing in his face.

These guys really don’t have a clue what they’re doing.  They need every penny from all the broadcast revenue rolling in simply to avoid making hard financial decisions.  And even then, they can’t always make it.

On the plus side, at least we know there’s a dollar limit on what somebody will spend to beat Nick Saban.

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, Wit And Wisdom From The Hat