Daily Archives: March 17, 2016

“That’s not what he does; he doesn’t release people like coach (Mark) Richt did.”

A.J. Turman learns the hard way that there’s a new sheriff in town.

I think we just got our first real clue about roster management going forward.

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G-Day’s special sauce: “The idea is to get some musical act in there, but they’re still throwing out ideas.”

Hey, if they’re really trying to tart up G-Day, get R.E.M. back together for the day.

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Three strikes and you’re out.

How ’bout this as a measuring stick for Kirby Smart’s career in Athens?

If an SEC coach hasn’t won a league title by his third season, odds are stacked against him ever winning in Atlanta in early December.

How about this stat: Of the 15 SEC coaches who have won their first league title in the past 30 years (since 1986), all but two did it by their third year in the program. The lone exceptions: Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer and Auburn’s Tommy Tuberville.

So what say you:  if Kirby doesn’t win a conference title by 2018, will it be time to pull the hot seat out of storage?

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Filed under Georgia Football, SEC Football

Peak NCAA

Really, you can’t make this stuff up.

I love the smell of amateurism in the afternoon.

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“… not to say Coach Richt wasn’t.”

However skeptical I remain about the hiring process that brought Kirby Smart to Athens, he’s the man now and I hope for great things from him.

If there’s one thing that gives me that hope, it’s the answer that DJ Shockley gives Brandon Adams in response to the question how practice under Smart differs from practice under Richt.

“Kirby is all about the details” is the chicken soup to my Georgia fanboy soul.  DJ was polite about how he phrased the difference between the two men, but you didn’t have to play for Richt to know that staying on top of every detail was not his strong suit.

If you want to know what I’ll judge Smart’s first year on, it won’t be wins and losses.  It’ll be how few times I find myself pulling my hair out over some dumb omission.

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Best ring, or best ring ever?

Stanford’s ring commemorating its seal-clubbing of Iowa in the Rose Bowl is the shiznit.

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If I ever start another blog, I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist using Intellectual Brutality as the name for it.

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30,000,000

Every time the blog crosses one of those big numbers of hits, I can’t help but shake my head a little bit.  I never thought I’d ever see that kind of traffic when I started down the blogging road.

I probably don’t say it enough, but thanks to everyone who drops by.  And keep coming.

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