Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

Kirby brought his A-game trolling to G-Day.

To everyone whose heart skipped a beat after yesterday’s QBRs, Georgia’s head coach has a not-so-subtle reminder:

The key difference here is one quarterback is facing the No. 1 defense while the other is not. It’s not uncommon for the backup quarterbacks to outshine the starters during spring intrasquad games. Georgia sets up its annual G-Day Game where the No. 1 offense is going against the No. 1 defense, the 2s versus the 2s, and so on. So that first group, either way, has the tougher job. Conceivably at least.

“You all were sitting there last year saying the same things you are now because the other guy was throwing against the No. 2 defense and he was throwing it pretty good,” Smart said, referring to Fromm going 14-of-23 with 277 yards and two touchdowns this time last year. “Jacob Eason was in there going against the No. 1 defense, which at that time was really good. So, there’s a lot of similarities between those two situations.”

Then, again, remember that the true freshman wound up taking the starting job in each of those seasons… so maybe we should be asking who Kirby is really trolling here.

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G-Day cognitive dissonance

I know the Dawgs are recruiting his son, but, still, seeing Emmitt Smith decked out in Georgia gear is a little disconcerting.

Nice gesture… and it’s not like he really hurt Georgia during his (otherwise) great college career.

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Today, in do as we say, not as we do

Again, I can’t help but find it amusing at how fierce universities are about protecting their logos and catchphrases, while at the same time behaving like Chinese hackers when it comes to the intellectual property of others.

Nobody wants to use the reserve fund to pay for iTunes downloads from the Apple Store, I guess.

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The bling’s the thing.

Get you some 2017 SEC Championship ringy-dingy here.

And here.

Hey, look, Auburn fans! Georgia’s commemorating the teams meeting, too.

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It’s a good thing Tennessee already has an IPF.

Jeremy Pruitt, we know, has no problem calling people out.  Fresh off Tennessee’s spring game, he chose an interesting target:  the fan base.

The Vols did have a somewhat generously announced attendance of 65,098 — the fifth-largest crowd to take in a UT spring game — but Pruitt would have liked to have seen more.

“I thought the Vol Walk was spectacular,” he said. “I don’t know how many fans we had. What was it? You guys probably know. To me, it’s kind of like our football team for the fans. The ones that were here, I’m proud they were here. They’re fired up, they’re ready to get going, OK? And then there were some people that wasn’t here that had legitimate reasons they couldn’t be here, aight. Then there was some people that wasn’t here that, why wasn’t they here? It’s kind of like our football team. So, I think we all need to look in the mirror and see who we want to be.”

Nice use of “aight” there, by the way.  But I digress.

Look, I’m more than happy to jab at Volnation when the opportunity arises, but when your team is coming off a 4-8 season that didn’t include a single win over an SEC opponent, and tens of thousands still show up for a meaningless scrimmage, perhaps a little more generosity would be in order.

You know, something like this.

Ordinarily I’d say there’s some terrific fodder for a dose of negative recruiting (“man, do you really want to go to a school where the head coach says the fans suck?”), but if Pruitt can’t do a better job of packaging his message, I’m not sure he’s gonna need any extra sales help.

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Never gonna give you up.

Look who’s celebrating their 2017 natty!

You know, maybe we’re looking at this all wrong.  Think where Central Florida’s narrative would be right now if the CFP or BCS had never existed.  You know there would be some poll out there that would have them at the top.

Hey, that’s how Bama got started with its eight hundred or so national titles.

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UPDATE:  This is richly amusing on a number of levels.

 

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