Daily Archives: April 24, 2016

I know I’m no defensive coordinator…

… but why, exactly, was that such a great idea?

By the way, Georgia was 11th and 8th in the SEC in sacks per game over those two seasons.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics

The secret to their success

Kevin Scarbinsky still thinks it’s cool to fellate Mike Slive.

That won’t please Sankey, but here’s something that should. Unlike the Pac-12 and the Sun Belt, the SEC understands the meaning of solidarity.

A number of things separate the SEC from its Power 5 conference brothers. Richer recruiting territories, more passionate fan bases, more opulent facilities, 250-pound Heisman quarterbacks and 242-pound Heisman tailbacks, to name a few.

Those advantages, you can see, but what makes the SEC unique among the big-boy conferences is something you can’t always see. It’s 14 schools realizing the power of their collective self-interest.

Mike Slive had a saying for it while he was trying to herd a lot of big cats in the same direction during his wildly successful tenure as commissioner. The schools might be split down the middle on an issue when they walk into a room, Slive would say with a grin, but when they walk out of that room – after proving “the First Amendment is alive and well in the SEC” – they walk out with a unanimous face.

A slight exaggeration, perhaps, but it’s no coincidence the greatest period of prosperity in SEC history, by virtually any measure, came on Slive’s watch.

Solidarity = prosperity.

Let that be a lesson to any SEC wannabes.

Yeah, SEC wannabes.  Pay no attention to the people who made Slive look a lot smarter than he really was.

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Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, SEC Football

What’s the difference between “Put in” and “All in”?

Beats the hell out of me.

And with that, I should be able to ignore Georgia Tech football for the next four or so months.

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Forget it, Dawgnation. It’s Athens.

Alright, ‘fess up.  Who gave Juwuan Briscoe the keys to Mudcat’s car?

Georgia cornerback Juwuan Briscoe was arrested Saturday night on two traffic-related misdemeanors.

The sophomore was charged with failing to wear a seat belt and not having a license, according to the Clarke County Jail online booking report.  The arresting agency was the University of Georgia police.

Briscoe was booked into jail at 9:07 p.m. and released  at 10:11 pm. Each charge had a $500 bond.

Obviously the reach out to Jimmy Williamson’s been a smashing success.

The saddest part of this is that I find I can no longer work up a sense of outrage over it.  And believe me, I tried.

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UPDATE:  Make what you will of this.

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Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football