Friday morning buffet

The chafing dishes have been refilled for your dining pleasure.

  • In case you didn’t hear, D’Wan Mathis underwent emergency surgery at Piedmont Hospital in Athens on Thursday to remove a cyst that was on his brain.
  • Meet George Pickens.  (You can bet Jake Fromm will this summer.)
  • 247Sports ranks the top twenty college football facilities in the country.  Georgia clocks in at number eleven, behind five other SEC programs and number one Clemson.
  • While we’re on the subject, Georgia is looking at dropping a cool $80 million on a new football facility, depending on ” … donor support and how it’s financed”.
  • Rankity, rank, ranking college football quarterbacks.
  • Holy crap — Texas A&M has hired Ole Miss’ Ross Bjork as its new AD.  I wonder if Hugh Freeze has a little more spring in his step this morning.  (Probably not, since Jimbo is safely ensconced there.)
  • “College athletes in California would be able to sign with agents and profit from endorsement deals under a bill that cleared the state Senate…”
  • On a related note, Mark Emmert’s net compensation for 2017 was about $2.9 million, a more than $450,000 increase over his pay for the previous year.  Further, the NCAA spent $56.6 million on outside legal fees.  Gosh, I wonder why.

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8 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. HR

    There’s a Piedmont hospital in Athens? Man, I’ve been gone a long time.

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  2. Bulldog Joe

    With Fisher and Bjork, Texas A&M now truly ridin’ as an SEC West program.

    Over/under on how long it will take Alabama to turn them in for violations?

    I give ’em six months.

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  3. Russ

    Best wishes to Dwan and his family for a quick, smooth recovery. That’s got to be a parent’s worst nightmare when your kid is several states away and has something like this happen.

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    • Cojones

      With his mother, aunt and stepmom here, I’m sure that he will be hovered over sufficiently to get him back soon athletically. The compliments from his father were nice to read and, yes, they are all a member of our Georgia family now cemented by medical care that moves us all personally. Bet everyone breaths a sigh of relief when thinking of the O-Wall installed in front of our QBs.

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  4. GruvenDawg

    First off prayers for D’Wan and his family.

    Honest question, is the only reason we don’t look to put the new football facilities at Spec towns track because we would have to pay to build a new track facility at South Milledge?

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    • Russ

      Seth seems to think the track team will be getting a new facility soon anyway (and they deserve it with the run they’re on). But then, that would indicate some master facilities plan, and we know that ain’t how Scrooge McGarity rolls.

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