Daily Archives: May 10, 2019

Today, in timing is everything

Honestly, I don’t think Kirby Smart has time for this shit.

Meanwhile, Georgia gets in a subtle dig with five-star Mehkail Sherman’s verbal commitment Thursday night, which some believe was a choreographed move on the part of Kirby Smart in light of Florida’s recent run of bad news.

I’ve never been big on conspiracy theories, but it would be funny if true. Getting a five-star to commit on the same day your arch rival loses one of its own would be the ultimate gotcha move.

But I wouldn’t mind if he did.

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“The Gator Standard needs to be better than it was under Meyer.”

Boy, when you’ve lost Neil Blackmon, Gators…

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Today, in Mr. Conventional Wisdom

This is actually good news.

Fans are tired of paying premium prices for cupcakes: With the improvement of technology, the in-home college football watching experience is pretty damned good. Fans are still packing the stadiums for the big games but aren’t going to invest the time and money it takes to watch the cupcakes. So the tickets may be sold but if there aren’t fannies in the seats then the money from concessions and memorabilia goes down.

So here’s a thought: If you want fans to come to the stadium then schedule better games.

Evidently, fan friendly is a thing now.  Let’s hear it for us!

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The ball’s in your court, assholes.

Man, what’s a corrupt organization supposed to do these days?

The NCAA may have to judge Arizona’s basketball program by only what has already been presented in court and any additional evidence it finds during its own investigation.

Stan Wilcox, the NCAA’s executive vice president for regulatory affairs, told the Athletic on Thursday that federal officials will not turn over all of the information gathered in its investigation into college basketball.

“They have not agreed to provide us with all of the information we’re asking for,’’ Wilcox told the Athletic. “There are some wiretaps that were not presented in court, that may have been listened to in judge’s chambers and such, that we would love to get our hands on. But that hasn’t been offered to us at this point.’’

That’s kind of a shitty thing to do, feds. The NCAA is a taxpayer, too, you know. Uh, wait… never mind.

If the NCAA doesn’t find any additional evidence involving Arizona, and cannot corroborate allegations from court, such as Joe Pasternack’s alleged offer for Brian Bowen or Book Richardson’s wiretapped conversations about paying players, it may have to judge the Wildcats on Richardson’s guilty plea for bribery and the two NCAA violations Mark Phelps has been linked to.

If that happens, it would be a test case for NCAA bylaw 11.1.1.1, which says head coaches can be held responsible for the actions of their direct and indirect reports, facing punishments of up to a one-year suspension.

Hey, given the number of big-time programs that have been fingered, I’d say if you’re Cleveland State, you should be sweating a little right now.  ‘Cause that’s the way Emmert’s bunch likes to roll.

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Blinded by the light

Had a thought yesterday I have to share with you guys.

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“I don’t know who creates a story like this.”

Gosh, look who’s back in the news.

Zach Smith was arrested on Thursday by the Delaware County Sherriff’s Office for violating a Civil Protection Order. The former Ohio State wide receivers coach became confrontational with staff at Scioto Ridge Elementary when they did not allow him to pick up his children. He was arrested and taken to the Delaware County Jail, the Toledo Blade’s Kyle Rowland first reported.

Smith was charged with violating the CPO, which is a misdemeanor. He will be arraigned at 10 a.m. Friday.

Corch sure can pick ’em.

How this clown managed to stay on a coaching staff as long as he did is a testament to administrative tolerance and stubborn blindness.

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UPDATE:  Zach Smith’s lawyer has been and is definitely still a douche bag.

Zach Smith’s attorney, Brad Koffel, told WSYX-TV in Columbus, “Same old, same old. Absolutely malicious move by his ex-wife to have Zach arrested at their kids’ school when he was there to pick them up. She’s in contempt of court for not giving him the kids last night which she was supposed to. Just very sad for the children. 100% avoidable by both of them.”

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As long as you don’t miss a lot, you don’t have to throw a lot.

Today’s Gator stat, brought to you by Pete Fiutak:

Over the last five seasons, Florida is 1-7 when allowing quarterbacks to connect on 68% or more of their passes. The only win came in a blowout against UAB late in 2017.

The Gator secondary was a rock – finishing 13th in the nation in pass defense – but it got picked clean during a rough three-game stretch by Georgia’s Jake Fromm, Missouri’s Drew Lock, and South Carolina’s Jake Bentley. Those three combined to hit over 70% of their passes for an average of around 245 yards and eight touchdowns with just one pick. Florida beat the Gamecocks, but lost to the Bulldogs and Tigers. The other loss last year? Kentucky’s Terry Wilson hit 69% of his throws with two scores.

Fromm hit 70.8% of his passes in last year’s game.  He was also the only quarterback to average 10 yards an attempt against Florida’s defense in 2018.

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