Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

If you needed a reason to go to the Vandy game…

Here you go.

If you’re a Vanderbilt fan, it can’t hurt.

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Filed under I'll Drink To That, SEC Football

Your 8.14.19 Playpen

Some of you have probably figured out I’m on vacation this week.  I’m enjoying a Cocktail Party-less time on Amelia Island.

Anyway, last night I’m at my favorite restaurant here and the staff is regaling my group with tales of The Rolling Stones dining there when they played in Jacksonville this summer (evidently, Jagger ate there twice in a week).

That, of course, led me to ponder a philosophical question that’s nagged at me for years:  in the wake of a nuclear holocaust, is there another human being on the planet more likely to survive than Keith Richards?  I’ve never been able to come up with anyone else.

And with that, the comments are yours, gang.

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And you thought cut blocking was bad…

Make sure you listen carefully at the 20-second mark to hear how Ole Miss is coaching up its offensive linemen.

Yes, indeedy, “biting guys in the nuts and putting thumbs in their ass”.  I doubt they’ll really go there, but I wouldn’t want to be a defensive lineman waiting to find out for sure.  LOL.

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Filed under SEC Football, Strategery And Mechanics

It’s Mickey’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it.

If you weren’t aware yet, with Florida and Miami kicking the season off in Orlando, ESPN’s College Game Day is taking itself to the Magic Kingdom because of that site’s rich college football tradition it’s a Disney property.  That should make for an interesting pregame venue.

No signs and a $100 entry fee.  Man, I bet those crazy college kids will be lining up for a piece of that sweet action.

When you think about it, it’s really a twisted metaphor on the future of college football.

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Filed under ESPN Is The Devil

Ugh.

I don’t know about you, but describing changes to white matter in players’ brains after a season of football as “fraying” kinda gives me the willies.

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Filed under College Football, The Body Is A Temple

TFW you realize somebody forgot to write that storybook ending

I still think there isn’t a shot in hell that Justin Fields won’t be named Ohio State’s starting quarterback this month, but I’ve got to admit a certain fascination watching Ryan Day slowly realize he’s got some coaching up to do.

We saw Fields’ talent last season, but also saw that he needed seasoning.  That works well when you’ve got a Fromm to lead the offense, but is an entirely different deal when you’re working without a net, as Day is.  Makes you wonder how tolerant Ohio State fans will be with Fields’ growing pains.

(h/t Saturday Football)

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Filed under Big Ten Football

An immensely popular sport, if you can keep it.

Georgia fans, you’re not alone:  read Billy Gomila’s piece about the steady decline of tailgating at LSU, and you’ll hear the same refrain we know so well, sung in a Cajun accent.

Hell, you almost get the feeling that the geniuses running college athletics are actively sabotaging their product.

The saddest part is a few years down the road, when the stadiums still aren’t filling up, those same people are going to proclaim themselves totally puzzled by the situation.

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Your Daily Gator feels good.

Florida coach Dan Mullen on Monday said not only would the Gators seek a waiver for Cox’s immediate eligibility, but added that he was fairly confident that it will be granted.

“We’re definitely going to apply for a waiver for him and see,” Mullen told reporters Monday in Gainesville, Fla. “I think, we hope, we feel good about it, of having him be able to play. I think you look at all the previous scenarios that are out there around the country. We feel we have a good opportunity.”

Not so fast, my friend.

The odds are very long that former Georgia 5-star outside linebacker Brenton Cox will be cleared to play this season at Florida.

That’s according to NCAA transfer expert Tom Mars. The Atlanta-based attorney, who is considered one of country’s foremost legal authorities on the NCAA’s transfer policies, said he doesn’t have any inside knowledge about the grounds Cox might use to request a waiver for immediate eligibility with the Gators, but he doesn’t see it happening.

“Unless there’s some well-kept secret that would qualify him for a waiver, I’d say chances of Brenton Cox getting a waiver are approximately zero,” Mars said Tuesday.

Um, that doesn’t sound too good for ol’ Danny — but wait, there’s more!

“This comment from coach Mullen typifies part of the root problem with the current thinking about waivers,” Mars told the AJC. “It’s impossible to generalize about these cases. And it’s irrational for anyone to think that just because this or that player got a waiver, some other player with different circumstances should probably get one, too.”

An irrational Florida coach?  Why, I never.

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