Friday morning buffet

Have a little nosh on me.

  • You can get odds on Nick Saban’s retirement now.
  • When Isaiah Wilson says, “I want to physically beat you,” I believe him.
  • The Pac-12 has “multiple bids of at least $750 million in hand from companies looking to become equity investors in the conference.” If one of the conditions for purchase is that Larry Scott steps down, that might be a fair trade off.
  • Maryland:  nobody could do a worse job than we did with Jordan McNair’s death.  Garden City Community College:  hold my beer.
  • The majority of SEC coaches don’t sound that enamored with the Oklahoma drill.
  • From sagging attendance and hefty debt service payments for their upgraded facilities to beer sales, a tale for our times.  Concerning a member of the conference generating the most revenue, to boot.
  • More revenue woes:  when Mizzou is bleeding money, it’s the cheerleading coaches who must pay.
  • Not a good look when three safeties, including both starters, enter the transfer portal on back-to-back days, West Virginia.
  • A sign that you’re getting old:  Mack Brown has knee replacement surgery performed by a former player.


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15 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. Andy

    Friday Buffet is my fave with mix of articles most of us would miss. Nice job. Maybe a mid week buffet snack woud be in order?


  2. MDDawg

    I wonder if Mack Brown was sweating trying to remember how he treated that dude as a player?

    Also, “In total, 15 West Virginia players have added their name to the transfer portal since January”. That sure seems like a lot to me.


  3. PDawg30577

    Man, in that Oklahoma Drill piece, Muschamp comes across as sounding like he did a few too many back in the nineties.


  4. Sanford222view

    They should probably outlaw the Oklahoma drill and I hope it pushes down to highschool and middle school levels as well. The old “Bull in the Ring” drill was much more dangerous and that has been outlawed I believe. I remember coaches purposely choosing a player out of the “bull’s” line of vision from the ring which usually resulted in the “bull” getting his clock cleaned because he didn’t have time to prepare for the on coming attacking player. That was a pointlessly dangerous drill for sure.

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  5. Tony Barnfart

    Our thing we called Oklahoma was usually a 2-on-2 drill, as pictured in the article but with a ball carrier and linebacker as well. I think that actually has purpose.


  6. Shewdawg

    OK drill is the essence of football boiled down. The game is won and lost in the trenches > quickness, strength, pad level, hand placement, gaining separation (for defensive players), staying connected (for offensive players) and the burning will to win. I think it’s a great drill and would be silly to not do it.


  7. Our Oklahoma drill was meant to ,and in my experience actually did, give the coach and the players a better idea of which players looked like Tarzan but played like Jane. If you don’t know what I’m talking about you never played. Our biggest player just could not, would not and usually avoided really delivering a lick. It will show you who will quit and who will get back up. You need to know that before kick-off. Can it be over used and misused ? Of course it can but blanket bands are just stupid in almost any arena. I understand the ban in the NFL….crap you know those guys are tough but the drill is a tool that I expect a coach that makes seven figures probably knows how to use judiciously.


  8. Ben

    We did something like a 3 on 3 Oklahoma drill, and I got hung up one time, hit hard, and went down on the packed dirt of the practice field. I cracked my collarbone and lost my vision for about 5 minutes with a nasty concussion, and that’s the reason I won’t let my kid play.

    I know we love football, and we love Georgia. I’m all for these steps to make the game safer, but it’s tough for me to enjoy something I’m not comfortable letting my own child play.


  9. Derek

    I think Urban Meyer’s technique is pretty inspired:


  10. Cojones

    Late 50s/early 60s had a few teams practicing in “the cage”. It was circular, about 3’high with a hole in the middle to throw the football into after players get inside. Last one out with the football got excused for the next round. It was used by Wally Butts (the “Butts Drill”?) and a guy that wore a herringbone hat. It was more brutal than the “O K” drill and caused more injuries than the games.

    Glad to see the easing up on the kids’ bodies through adequate preparation and good scrimmages that practice the cerebral part of the game.