Thursday morning buffet

Haven’t had one of these in a little while.  Dig in.

  • Florida hasn’t lost to Tennessee in over a decade, but that’s not stopping Jim McElwain from playing the lowered expectations card for all it’s worth.
  • Speaking of Tennessee, if you’re a player in need of legal advice, the school would be happy to point you in the right direction.
  • Judging from this fiasco, it looks like coaches can behave as moronically on social media as teenagers do.  Go figure.
  • Kirby Smart likes the idea of beginning a season against a top opponent in a neutral site venue.
  • Mark Richt thinks satellite camps constitute “illegal recruiting”.
  • And while we on the subject of satellite camps, it sounds like a lot of SEC coaches are preparing to stay and see Georgia.
  • Here’s a list of eleven characteristics of “outstanding high school and college offensive coordinators”.
  • If you’re a receiver on the short side, it might pay to ask your coaches to let you switch to the other side of the ball.
  • Pete Fiutak’s got his Georgia preview posted here.  Related pieces here and here.


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15 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Poor mouthing – an SEC tradition since 1933

  2. Tatum

    So Tennessee tells it’s athletes they “don’t recommend individual attorneys, you may choose any one you like”. Just be sure to choose the one you like from the list of 6 we gave you that all have close ties to the program.

  3. How can we start the season with a P5 opponent on a neutral field with the Cocktail Party? We can do it every once in a while, and I don’t know where we would go other than Atlanta. I don’t think Texas, Oklahoma or Florida are doing it. The Gators certainly aren’t going to do it with F$U looming at the end of the schedule. I would rather have a high profile home/home with a school in the same area. Let’s say Texas, F$U, USC/UCLA, or Michigan. I’m fired up for the ND series where we can go to South Bend or host the Irish in Sanford.

    • Bulldog Joe

      Alabama had ten players from Texas on their roster last year and UA targets much of their student recruiting efforts in the more affluent areas of Houston. Austin, and Dallas/Fort Worth. UA billboards are a common sight in these areas in the fall and winter.

      Given the much larger home state population and the annual neutral site game already on the schedule, I agree another neutral site game does not make as much sense here.

      If Kirby wants more neutral site game exposure, then get to the SECC and the playoffs.

      • Russ

        I’ve never seen a UA billboard in Houston. It’s a pretty big city, though, so I could have missed it.

        Still, Bama doesn’t really need billboards to put their name out there.

        I do know that UGA and Auburn come out here. Last year, Richt and Fox came, and the Gus Bus is coming this year (that should be funny). The UGA visit this year was canceled by the Houston flooding. I guess my point being is that all the schools have a presence in the large metro areas these days.

        • Bulldog Joe

          Good to know UGA is out there. I see a Texas UGA car tag every once in a while when I travel there. They look good.

          It’s common to see a UA billboard on the Dallas Central Expressway south of LBJ around football season whether they are playing a game there or not. I’ve seen Ole Miss billboards too. Not sure if the alumni associations put them up or the universities do it.

          • Russ

            I was going to buy a Texas UGA plate, but it’s $200/year, plus the tax. That will buy a bunch of nice UGA decals for my car.

  4. Russ

    And LOL at the stupid Aggie coach! What a maroon!

  5. Cojones

    Color me an ignorant orange, but how will we win the SEC East after losing to Tenn? For that to happen they would have to lose two if they beat us. Exactly who are the two teams in the East that can beat Tennessee when Tenn is the only team picked to beat us in the East? I don’t get it.

    Short story: we beat Tenn at Sanford because we can and we should have beaten them last year. Does anyone see anyone we just can’t beat in our first 12 games? Sure, we are great at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, but we are speaking head-to-head matches, not the way the ball bounces.

  6. 69Dawg

    This is still a question that I have about lawyers who do work for players from a school which the lawyer is a booster. How is this not a violation of the NCAA extra benefits rule? Even if the lawyer gets paid by the athlete, if the lawyer does not charge him the usual and customary fee, that’s a violation. Yet time after time the Florida attorney has represented the criminal element of the Gators and most have been Pro Bono. I have never heard of any case of extra benefit coming from a lawyer reping a football player. This is a clear case of the NCAA not wanting to “go there” with legal rep. What am I missing???