Daily Archives: February 22, 2018

2018 SEC Football Media Days Schedule

They’re in Atlanta this year, so I guess we’ll see how well the Saban fanatics travel.  Here’s the order of appearance:

MONDAY, July 16
Kentucky – Mark Stoops
LSU – Ed Orgeron
Texas A&M – Jimbo Fisher

TUESDAY, July 17
Arkansas – Chad Morris
Florida – Dan Mullen
Georgia – Kirby Smart
Ole Miss – Matt Luke

WEDNESDAY, July 18
Alabama – Nick Saban
Mississippi State – Joe Moorhead
Missouri – Barry Odom
Tennessee – Jeremy Pruitt

THURSDAY, July 19
Auburn – Gus Malzahn
South Carolina – Will Muschamp
Vanderbilt – Derek Mason

Kirby follows Mullen.  Maybe we’ll get another sharp crack that day.

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Today, in fact checking

I rate that as 100% TRUE.

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The next time your Tennessee friends tell you it was just a short-term dip…

… show ’em this.

But Fulmer’s back now!

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“I got your back.”

Sony Michel’s love letter to Dawgnation is a must read.

So read it.

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Wall of fame

Walking to my seat before the game, I checked out the wall at the Rose Bowl’s Court of Champions commemorating the bowl game’s history, so it’s extremely cool to see the latest addition.

It’s not a national championship trophy, but it’ll do until one comes along, I suppose.

(h/t)

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UPDATE:  My buddy DC Weez sends this along.

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Buh bye

Interesting post here exploring the subject of how much of an advantage a bye week gives to P5 head coaches with four-plus years at their current post.

Answer:  not much.

Of the same 28 Power head coaches mentioned above, only 7 (or 25%) have a better record coming off a bye week than they do in conference play.

It means that 75% of the most entrenched Power head coaches have a disadvantage, relative to their league record, after a week off.

With regard to those seven, the author did find one statistical correlation.

Though the seven exceptions appear to be as random as their counterparts with a disadvantage, they are bound by a common statistical thread – not one has a winning record at their current post against ranked opponents.

Petersen is 7-10 vs. the Top 25 at Washington, Kelly is 14-17 at Notre Dame, Malzahn is 14-16 at Auburn, Cutcliffe is 5-20 at Duke, Whittingham is 12-21 at Utah, Kingsbury is 2-18 at Texas Tech and Doeren is 2-11 at NC State.

The bigger the advantage a coach has coming off a bye, generally the lower his record is against the Top 25. Washington’s Petersen, who is 6.5% better after a week off than in Pac-12 play is 41.1% against Top 25 foes. Compare that to NC State’s Doeren who has a 22.5% advantage after a bye vs. a 15.4% record against ranked opponents.

I’d be interested in seeing the flip side to this — namely, what are the records of those P5 coaches against opponents coming off a bye week?  (Particularly when it comes to Paul Johnson.)

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