In the immortal words of Mick Mulvaney, those of you hoping the Georgia-Florida game would be moving from Jacksonville soon need to get over it, at least for a few more years.
Daily Archives: October 22, 2019
Oh, ‘fer Crissakes, DawgNation…
This is some stat.
I wonder how many of these guys will still be at the same job five years from now.
By the way, out of 130 coaches, the lowest ranked SEC coach is still in the top 50 nationally. Now, we just need a ranking of coaches’ agents.
UPDATE: More fun details here.
► The average total pay for the 122 FBS coaches for whom USA TODAY Sports could obtain compensation figures is $2.67 million, up 9% compared to last season. The increase is the largest in four years.
► For the first time, there is a league in which all of the coaches are making at least $3 million. It’s the 14-school Southeastern Conference, in which the average total pay is $4.95 million.
► Thirty-three coaches would be owed eight-figure buyouts if they were fired without cause on Dec. 1, with 13 of those buyouts exceeding $20 million. (Some buyout clauses contain offset and mitigation language that could decrease the amount paid to the coach if he secures another job.)
Your typical college AD would get fleeced at a neighborhood poker game.
Seth notes an interest juxtaposition here ($$):
“Many times during the night there’d be sometimes where, ‘Hey coach, the ball’s feeling super slick right now,’ and sometimes it wasn’t and you were feeling good,” Fromm said. “It was definitely a big part of the game in not throwing as well as you would want to. The ball was super slippery tonight.”
But Smart denied that Fromm ever told them that, and said the decision to stop passing it was more a coaching decision: “At the end of the day, there’s some tough things that had to happen to throw the ball in those conditions. One, you’ve got to protect, two you’ve got to throw and catch, and you’ve got to protect the ball once you get it. Handing the ball to a guy is a helluva lot easier in those conditions.”
In the vast scheme of things, the discrepancy is irrelevant: Georgia got a 21-point shutout win over a conference opponent in shitty weather and that should be that. I just find it amusing that both Smart and Fromm are so willing to take credit for the suck.
There’s no “I” in team and there isn’t one in don’t pass, either.
Funny, I hear people say the same thing about your show.
This is some story: a high school football player gets suspended for the first game of the season because of an ejection in the state playoffs last year but changes his name, class and jersey number and plays anyway.
Of course, the ruse is discovered — his tats gave him away! — and the school penalizes itself by cancelling its season and canning the entire coaching staff.
And it’s here that I introduce you to the head coach… er, former head coach.
Jackson, as well as head coach Brandon Gregory, both went along with the lie that the junior didn’t play, despite him actually putting up 109 yards on the ground and scoring a 56-yard touchdown in the 32-21 win.
Gregory told the Post-Dispatch that the imaginary freshman Burks, “earned” the start and that “it was his time to play ball.” Jackson also put his acting skills to the test, telling the newspaper that “watching last week, it wasn’t fun at all. It gave me a spark.”
… Gregory said after the news was made public that “a mistake was made.”
He also said that he did not know Jackson should have been suspended for a game.
“That’s kinda my wrongdoing of not knowing the rules and that he shouldn’t have not sat out the jamboree, he should have sat out week one so that’s what happened” he said.
As for the coach’s defense of Jackson wearing a different jersey, Gregory said “that’s a thing our kids do on the regular basis, you know, they try to change jersey numbers and sometimes don’t let us know.”
This dude’s wasting his talents coaching high school football. Clearly, he’s got a bright future in politics.