Daily Archives: April 8, 2019

Dabo wants Georgia.

Georgia hasn’t played Clemson since 2014, and the teams aren’t scheduled to meet again until 2024 in Atlanta.

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney thinks that’s too long, telling AJC-DawgNation on Saturday that Clemson would welcome an annual series with the Bulldogs.

“We should play Georgia every year if it was up to me,” Swinney said. “We’re 80 miles, and they need a game, we need a game. We had to travel to Texas A&M last year, when we could have gone 80 miles.”

“It’s a tough game because they are one of the best teams in the country, but it’sgreat game for the fans, and we have to play people. I’d just as soon play them than have to go all the way somewhere else to get a game.”

The man doesn’t like to travel, it sounds like.



Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Georgia Football

Dawgnation, on top of the world (sort of)

FOTB DC Weez boldly takes a Georgia flag where it has never gone before, at least to my knowledge.


There’s probably a “then I got high” joke lurking somewhere, but I’ll leave that for somebody else to make.


Filed under Georgia Football

Today, in adventures in Dawg porn

If you’re wondering how good Georgia’s depth is, Seth Emerson ($$) has a working theory that the Walter Grant “experiment” is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

It’s crazy good.  Examples:

  • “Sam Pittman has recruited so well that he has eight linemen who have either started already or were five-star prospects.”
  • Inside linebacker:  “That’s five potential starters for only two spots. And even if it’s a four-man committee, as it was last year, someone very good is going to be be omitted.”
  • Cornerback:  “Let’s include the nickel back for the sake of expanding the field here. That’s three starting spots, and a two-deep of six guys.”

These aren’t just cases of warm bodies, either.  The roster is loaded with four- and five-star recruits across the board.  Like I said, crazy.


Filed under Georgia Football

Name that caption, start of a long day edition

That sure looks like a lot of steps.

Have at it in the comments.


Filed under Name That Caption

4 tickets, 4 waffles, 4 coffees

Check out the fourth panel here:

Has Tech actually incorporated Waffle House into one of its on-site murals?  It appears so.  I don’t know whether to be amused or impressed.

It feels like we’re an announcement away from Waffle House taking over concessions at BDS.  Can’t wait for the hacks at the AJ-C to incorporate smothered and covered into headers about Jacket games.


Filed under Georgia Tech Football

‘The reason that you are going to college is to prepare yourself for the day you can’t play football…’

Man who makes millions lacks empathy for why some of his players would leave his warm embrace early for a shot (okay, for some, a long shot) at some of that sweet money:

“But people have to be smart about the business decisions they make relative to the NFL because it is all business. And when people make emotional decisions they are going to have to suffer some really difficult consequences for themselves in the future.

“You don’t have to go out for the draft early. You can come back and play.

“We’ve had six or seven guys who had second or third round grades that became top 15 and first round draft picks and made a significant amount of money by doing that. So there are some really good examples of guys who did it that way.

“I’m all for every one of our guys who went out for the draft. I’m going to do everything I can do to try get them drafted as high as they can get drafted, because at the point they say they are leaving, because what benefits our program is that they do great and I want them all to do great.

“Not just our players, but there are a significant amount of players that are not making good business decisions about what they do.

If at heart it’s a business decision, why not advocate policies that would make for smarter ones?  You know, like supporting more compensation for student-athletes?  Give ’em a business reason to stay.

And before you say the header quote should be all that matters to recruits, get real.  Saban also said, “I think we have a lot of people way back in high school that look at college as a conduit to get to the NFL.”  Why do you think that is, exactly?  You don’t think he’s out there pitching that line to kids he’s recruiting?  Of course he is.

They may have a dream, but Saban’s out there enabling it for his own selfish purposes.  There’s nothing wrong with that; it’s just that both sides deserve the opportunity to make fair business decisions.


Filed under It's Just Bidness, Nick Saban Rules, The NFL Is Your Friend.

Oh, he will be missed.

Forget about the disappointing 40-yard time.  Isaac Nauta will always have a special place in Kirby Smart’s heart for one simple reason.

Job One, baby.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Just what Alabama needed.

It certainly was an eventful weekend to be an Auburn fan.  Aside from prematurely ejaculating over a men’s basketball national championship game appearance that never materialized, they were also greeted with this news:

Veteran college football coach Tommy Tuberville will run for the United States Senate in Alabama as a Republican, sources tell CBS Sports.

The longtime Auburn coach had considered running for governor in 2017. Instead, he will begin his political career pursuing the senate seat currently held by Democrat Doug Jones. The Republican primary for the seat is March 3, 2020. If Tuberville makes it through, the general election is Nov. 3, 2020.

Jones won the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in 2017 when Sessions became U.S. Attorney General. In a bitter, contentious special election campaign, Jones finally beat Roy Moore by half a percentage point.

Former Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer is working on Tuberville’s campaign.

That combination of talent immediately brought this to mind.

Hey, it beats talking about the season he went to the spread and got fired.


UPDATE:  Oh, boy.

I’m beginning to think there’s some real blogging manna potential here.


Filed under Political Wankery, Tommy Tuberville - Mythical National Champ

“What a strange few months it has been without football.”

Marshall Long announced his retirement from football yesterday.  That’s what three knee surgeries will do to someone.

Best of luck to him.


Filed under Georgia Football, The Body Is A Temple