Here ESPN is now, entertain it.

Shorter Alex Scarborough:  Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina, if you’re not going to give me anything sexy to write about, why make a coaching change?

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48 responses to “Here ESPN is now, entertain it.

  1. Jared S.

    I know a dude who played at SCAR….still waiting to hear back from him on what he thinks of the Muschamp hire (from our past friendship I know he “loves” Les Miles and Mark Richt, and really enjoyed playing for Lou Holtz at SCAR, so I’m guessing Muschamp isn’t his style…..)

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  2. Dolly Llama

    I’m getting my mind wrapped around Kirby Smart as the coach now. He needs to make a decision on offense. If he can hire unknown Alabama “analyst,” he can hire a top-shelf OC. Let’s get that done. Hell, we could add to this top-shelf class if Kirby gets his people working now.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      He hasn’t even been the official coach for 24 hours yet. And besides, call me a cynic, but I suspect who he hires as OC is just slightly more important, with more vetting involved, than some analyst who basically is a glorified GA.

      I don’t care if he takes 2-3 weeks on an OC, as long as he gets it right. Huge, huge hire for him; the most important one, in fact.

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  3. Brandon (Version One)

    Your ability to keep the post titles fresh is most impressive.

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  4. 3rdandGrantham

    “The bottom line is, these schools played it safe.”

    Because hiring a coach with no previous HC experience, who also hasn’t had any meaningful contact with your program in 10 years, is playing it about as safe as you can get. Got it.

    The media has been beyond laughable with their comments relating to the firing or CMR, and the hiring of Smart. For years, how many times have we heard that Georgia has reached its plateau under CMR, that we’re soft, that we’ll never be a big time winner under CMR, etc. A few months back after the Bama game, various commentators like Mike and Mike, Cowherd, and others said we are a stale, unmanly program, with Cowherd going as far as saying we should have made a change a long time ago.

    Yet, last week, the prevailing theme was we made a huge mistake dumping CMR — after all, Miami scooped him up in 24 hours!! — and now we’re going to be a dormant program for the next 10 years (ala UT), according to Cowherd, for making such a huge blunder in letting him go.

    Must be nice to be a well paid mouthpiece, in which you’re never held accountable for your statements, and thus, as a result, you’re never wrong. Kinda like being a 400k a year TV weatherman in NY/LA and screwing up the weather daily, then turning around and calling the populace idiots for not packing a jacket or an umbrella.

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    • Bro Tereshinski III

      Cowherd is a moron. A racist, douchetastic clown. If he says your program made the wrong move, then it’s a good thing.

      Seriously, anyone who takes that guy seriously deserves a shovel to the face. Same goes for the dad-humor duo that is Mike and Mike.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Cowherd at times makes me howl, but I’ve never heard him say anything remotely racist. Prejudiced, perhaps; and maybe you could really stretch things, and make a weak argument that perhaps a few of his statements were borderline bigoted.

        Just curious, what made you immediately throw the word ‘racist’ out there instead of the aforementioned other two?

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        • CowherdIsARacist

          His comments about baseball being simple and not requiring brains and the proof is Dominicans can play it.

          Saying Roger Goodall is like the Dad all the black players need because they grew up without Dads.

          When he says how much he loves Oregon because they are wonderful, mostly white people.

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            Got it, but none of that comes remotely close to racism or racist thought. If that’s racism, then, say, grabbing a woman’s butt immediately makes you a rapist.

            Do you even know what racism/racist means, and/or can you distinguish between racism, predjudice, and bigotry? I suspect not, well…not without the help of dictionary.com anyway. I also suspect you formed your opinion based on the writings of proud SJW’s on deadspin and Gawker. Call it a hunch.

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            • Biggus Rickus

              SJWs are annoying and throw around the race card too liberally, but splitting hairs to defend Colin Cowherd, of all people, is even more annoying.

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            • Bro Tereshinski III

              Not a fan of Gawker in the slightest and Deadspin has gone a bit downhill recently. I will say that one is fully capable of being a racist without donning a white sheet. His treatment of John Wall is a perfect encapsulation of his attitude towards people of color. I’m not a psychologist, so I can’t say whether that is due to some overt racial animus or just a magnified version of the same subconscious biases that leads journalists to describe Danny Woodhead as “gritty” and causes crotchety ESPN personalities to flip their lids when Cam Newton dares to celebrate a touchdown.

              At the end of the day, the dude is an absolute clown. My inability to enjoy his shtick is not because I’m a young, liberal, white person plagued by guilt and obsessed with PC culture. It’s because I don’t think his character is very original, I don’t think his opinions are very well researched or argued, and I think he is, on a personal level, a douchenozzle.

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            • Coming down somewhat heavy-handed there from my angle.

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          • Or how he continues badgering on John Wall for some reason.

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        • Walt

          He left ESPN a few weeks earlier than planned after he stated that baseball was notva thinking man’s game because they had so many Hispanic players. So he’s at least made some bigoted remark.

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    • Jeff

      Exactly. I never had a problem with those who wanted CMR fired IF they came to that opinion on their own. If they got that opinion from a sportswriter, blogger, or ESPN talking head, that’s when I would get upset. When these guys start shaping UGA’s decisions, and I’m not saying that’s what happened with Richt, but it could happen, then we’ve truly lost our way.

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    • I know Steak Shapiro gets slammed on this board, but he was absolutely ecstatic about the Smart hire this morning. Also hard to argue with his point that there was no further proof needed that CMR had to go that the fact the G. State blew out G. Southern this weekend. A team that took us to the wire and we celebrated like we won against Bama just got blown out by G State. Repeat that in your head a few times…

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  5. AusDawg85

    Like I posted yesterday…SEC coaching inbreeding is either a bug or a feature.

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  6. That was the worst sports article I have read all year.

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  7. Bro Tereshinski III

    I’ve never heard of Alex Scarborough. Maybe it’s because he plays it too safe as a writer. Not enough risk taking. Not enough edge. His writing has become a daytime soap opera, boring, telegraphed, no drama.

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  8. Jeff

    This is one reason why I despise today’s sports media. It’s just like Saban said in the Coke bottle presser: “You guys speculate and create, and then want others to comment on it.” And I would add “so you can speculate some more.” In today’s 5-minute news cycles, these guys need things to write about NOW. A head coaching hire that’s gonna take a couple of years of building before we see fruit: Booooriiiing.

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    • plus a whole bunch of points. Fans are the same way. Hell my alma mater(UWA) is slowly building a team and a foundation. Still for some of the fans fire Peterson now.

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  9. McNease

    Dan Troll Wolken was singing that same whine/bitch/tune last week. Journalism is dead.

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  10. Ha, he does have a point to an extent though. Nobody can predict the future, but a month ago if you’d asked the average SEC football fan: What set of hires do you think would be best for the conference?

    A) Mark Richt, Bronco Mendenhall, Justin Fuente
    or
    B) Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp, Barry Odom

    99% of them would have picked (B), right after they asked “Who is Barry Odom?”

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  11. The thing about all the hiring is none of the “talking heads” will say, let us just wait and see how these turn out Keep it all in perspective and see how 2016 and beyond goes. Does not keep anyone tuned in to their station. College fans have the same problem though, new coach and new hires are the greatest thing since sliced bread. That assistant coach he hired to coach the food line is the greatest hire in mankind.
    By the way I agree with most of you on Cowherd, May, etc, most of the ESPN talking heads. They are there to make outrageous comments to get those clicks. Quit watching them a while back.
    Also, as a coach told me once, a win is a win. Know matter how bad we looked at the end of the game, we had more runs.

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  12. Bulldog Joe

    After all, this IS ESPN, where the ‘E’ comes before the ‘S’.

    We would be top story if only we hired Kiffin.

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  13. 69Dawg

    As we all know the sports media loves to pile on. They have short memories and they are never held accountable for their views as long as are PC. That being said the SEC is a few bowl loses away from a national celebration of our demise. If Alabama goes down in the first round again and the bowl games go as I think they will the B1G is going to roar back into the ESPN lovelies that their talking heads are hired to make them. I’m afraid given the piss poor offenses we will put out there the SEC could get killed. It could be unwatchable during the off season.

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  14. Spike

    I feel dumber for just reading that drivel.

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