Really, this is perfect.
“I’ve been there throughout the years, but this was different. I love and respect (former) coach (Mark) Richt, but man, this is the way it should be…
“I love Kirby, he said. “I believe Kirby is the right guy for the University of Georgia to be doing what we want our head coach and our team to do. And thank God for it, because it’s about time. He’s like Erk Russell. He’s got some Erk in him and that’s what we need.
“The UGA football program needs to be feared by people. We’re not in the business of showing up and providing an entertaining football game. We need to knock the hell out of people… These guys play like a team and revel in winning as a team, not as individuals. And I’m really proud of that. These are some good kids.”
Although I have to say I find Georgia knocking the hell out of people pretty entertaining.
I think they may have to add another chapter to one of the world’s shortest books, Greatest Jewish Athletes, for the UCLA quarterback who once famously said, “In retrospect, being Jewish is a big reason why I should have considered UCLA. Just because of how Jewish Hollywood is, and they really want someone to look up to because they just don’t have professional athletes.”
Bruce Feldman reported the other day that Rosen will sit out the Bruins’ Cactus Bowl game against Kansas State Tuesday under doctor’s orders because of concussion concerns. You might think Rosen, who can declare early for the NFL draft, where he’s projected to be a top-five pick, would be fine with a decision to skip a meaningless bowl game under a new head coach, but you would be wrong.
He got asked about his status, and gave this answer:
I’m not sure football really knows how to handle a guy who thinks like that.
On the other hand, you can’t blame Rosen for thinking like this:
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen would prefer to play for the Giants over the Browns and would be hesitant to declare for next year’s NFL draft if he knew that Cleveland was going to take him with the No. 1 overall pick, according to league sources familiar with the situation.
That may wind up being the greatest stay in school reason of all time.
Kenahora, Mr. Rosen.
I hope everyone out there is having the merriest of Christmases today. Certainly the Dawgs have done their part to add to the merriment… and maybe, with a little luck, that one package they left under the tree that we can’t unwrap for another week will have something a little extra special in it.
In the meantime, in the spirit of the season, the GTP traditional musical tribute is a rotation between my two favorite Xmas songs and this year it’s Robert Earl Keen’s turn to perform. He recorded this version of “Merry Christmas From The Family” earlier this month.