How about this development?
How about this development?
This just hit the email boxes at UGA:
FROM: Ryan Nesbit, Vice President for Finance and Administration
RE: Jimmy Williamson, Chief of Police, announces plans to retire on June 30, 2018
Jimmy Williamson, Chief of Police of the University of Georgia Police Department, has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2018.
Chief Williamson’s career in law enforcement spans over 30 years, starting at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in 1985. Since 1988, he has served with the University of Georgia Police Department, except for a brief departure in 1993 to serve as the Public Safety Director at Middle Georgia College before returning to UGA in 1994 as Captain. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1996 and then to Chief of Police in 2004. Jimmy has worked in many areas of law enforcement, from patrol to investigations. His accomplishments at UGA include creating the department’s bomb squad, which serves the Northeast Georgia area, and the K-9 and motorcycle units. He has managed numerous special events including US Presidential visits, large sporting events, and the 1996 Olympics, where Jimmy served as Assistant Venue Commander in Athens.
At UGA, Chief Williamson leads a diverse, highly educated, and highly trained force of professional peace officers. He has served on the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council and on the advisory boards for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy, the Athens Technical College Criminal Justice Program, and the University of Georgia Criminal Justice Program.
Jimmy worked his way through school as a police officer, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from UGA and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University. Jimmy is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Course.
A national search to identify UGA’s next Chief of Police will begin before the end of this semester.
Please join me in congratulating and thanking Chief Williamson for his extraordinary contributions to the University of Georgia. The entire University community has benefited greatly from his leadership and unmatched devotion to our students, faculty, staff, and the entire University and Athens communities.
I can’t help but wonder what led to the decision. In any event, scooters, alleys and players with middle names may soon be able to breathe a little easier.
Mel Tucker’s got himself a second interview with Tennessee.
James Coley is interviewing to become Jimbo’s offensive coordinator.
Good for both, although I wonder if Tucker knows what he might be getting himself into with Fulmer looking closely over his shoulder.
Meanwhile, the reserve fund’s financial statement trembles a little in Greg McGarity’s hand.
This may be the best story of the SECCG:
Even if Fromm doesn’t have to throw 30 passes a game, he has to be able to run the offense. Swift, whose 64-yard touchdown run down the left side in the fourth quarter iced the victory over Auburn, said, “Every time I’m in the backfield, he tells me what I got, whether I know it or not.”
And whether Swift listens or not.
“He was supposed to go to the right,” Fromm said. “I take the ball, I get the handoff to him, and he starts taking off to the left. In my mind, I’m like, ‘What are you doing?’ That joker takes off. I look, there’s a huge hole, and he makes a move on a guy and takes off. He didn’t run it in the right spot. It doesn’t matter. The guy makes a play.”
That’s when you know you’re having your way in a game.
If the downside to our fan base is the few who chose the announcement of the CFP field as the perfect opportunity to show their collective asses to an opposing player, the upside more than makes up for it.
It is a long trip from Athens, Ga. to Pasadena, Calif. –2,238 miles to be exact – but that won’t stop Georgia fans from heading out West to see the Bulldogs take on Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal.
ESPN announcer Kirk Herbstreit is already expecting a lot of red and black to fill the iconic Rose Bowl.
(I’d show Herbie’s tweet, except he’s still blocking me on Twitter.)
Our travel prowess this season is a story in and of itself. We done good.
So, Bill Connelly’s latest advanced stat team profiles are out. Talk about your turnaround:
It’s eerie how much of a mirror image the two games, played a mere three weeks apart, were. Other than the dam breaking a little earlier on the Plains due to the Hardman dropped punt, everything else went down in almost the same way, except for the uniforms.
This would make for a great question for somebody like Bill: how often do same-season rematches between ranked opponents play out like that?
Enjoy 45 seconds of Jim Chaney celebrating with the troops.
In the end, he earned it.
Okay, okay, it’s time to call my own ass out. I made my preseason picks and now I have to live with them. It’s time for my annual modest attempt at keeping myself accountable.
As always, schools are listed in the same order as they were in the preseason post, with this season’s won-loss totals.
[Ed. note: Please read that last sentence again, carefully, before you blast me in the comments for not agreeing with the order of presentation. You’ll save us both a lot of time. Thanks!]
ALABAMA (11-1, 7-1)
AUBURN (10-3, 7-1)
LSU (9-3, 6-2)
TEXAS A&M (7-5, 4-4)
ARKANSAS (4-8, 1-7)
MISSISSIPPI STATE (8-4, 4-4)
OLE MISS (6-6, 3-5)
FLORIDA (4-7, 3-5)
TENNESSEE (4-8, 0-8)
GEORGIA (12-1, 7-1)
KENTUCKY (7-5, 4-4)
VANDERBILT (5-7, 1-7)
SOUTH CAROLINA (8-4, 5-3)
MISSOURI (7-5, 4-4)
Overall, it felt like I was about as mediocre with my picks as the conference was with its results. How did your expectations turn out?
If you’re a Neil Young fan, I’ve got something very cool to share. He’s put his entire musical archive on digital storage that you can access — for free. That’s not a joke or a tease. Check it out here.
To celebrate, here’s one of my favorites of his, the closing cut on Harvest, “Words (Between The Lines Of Age)”.
As an added bonus here’s a 10-minute live version of the song he performed at Glastonbury in 2009.
Thanks, Neil. You didn’t have to do that, but I sure am glad you did.