Wednesday morning buffet

Grab a plate and settle in.

  • Kearis Jackson is Kirby Smart’s kind of player:  He fights his butt off. He took a tough injury (broken hand at Vanderbilt) and came back, and he’s more excited about his block than catching the ball and doing anything with it.”
  • Dan Mullen says his team is getting healthy in time for the Cocktail Party.
  • Florida’s AD is tweeting for P5 opponents to scheduleMike Bianchi answers.
  • The NCAA placed South Carolina’s football program on probation for one year after reaching a negotiated resolution agreement to close an investigation into impermissible off-campus contact between a Gamecocks assistant coach and a recruit in 2018.
  • I can’t figure out if this header is more of a reflection on Gus or on Auburn.
  • Tyson Campbell was back in practice yesterday, a hopeful sign.  Cager is described as “week-to-week”, which is not so hopeful.
  • Seth Emerson on Georgia’s passing game scheming ($$)“The indications in the days since the [Kentucky] game is that Georgia did plan to try more things but when the weather became a factor they decided to abandon that.”
  • FSU’s AD denies the school would target Corch to replace Willie Taggart.

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24 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. MDDawg

    But would they hire Mark Richt to replace Taggart?

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    • Debby Balcer

      Mark Richt is not going back into coaching. He had a heart attack on Monday. He tweeted he is doing well but his time as a Coach is done.

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      • Cojones

        Sincere question: What was the severity of his attack? A political candidate was also headlined as having a heart attack that was repaired with a stent to feed more blood to his heart muscle and he was up and around immediately. My personal criterion of a “heart attack” doesn’t include a stent placement to help blood flow to heart muscle, rather, it is one of opening the chest and taking a scalpel to tissue to correct the blood pumping continuity that is interrupted to the body as a whole.

        Richt spoke of “up and around soon” and that meant to me that is a stent placement done without opening the chest. If that’s the case, this leads me to believe that Richt’s physical activity won’t be limited and he could coach or do anything else requiring stress or physical activity unless his physician has told him not to do so. Is that the case?

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        • Mark

          I don’t know any details about Coach Richt’s condition. But I know this: in contrast to some (looking at you, Urban Meyer), if Mark Richt said he’s done coaching as Debby reports, then I believe he’s done coaching, even if he were 100% healthy.

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        • Debby Balcer

          A heart attack damages your heart muscles and if his Dr diagnosed it I am not going to argue with the Dr. There are degrees of heart attack and different causes blockage is not the only one. He did say he would still be on the ACC network.

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  2. gastr1

    I just can’t even with that quote about Kearis Jackson. Is this a personal thing with Kirby, his having been a DB, he just can’t stand the passing game? Can’t stand to see receivers catch the ball? I’m starting to think he needs to see a therapist.

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    • JasonC

      Yeah, makes me wonder if Kearis secretly longs to be an offensive lineman, since blocking is so much more important that receiving.

      I’m really getting worried this season falls short but even worse, torpedoes recruiting because, you know, Manball FTW.

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  3. dawgman3000

    For everyone complaining about the WR’ s not getting separation, Kirby’s quote about Kearis Jackson just about sums it up. Why worry about running crisp routes when you can block like a lineman.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    I can imagine the Senator’s thoughts if the UGA AD put out a tweet like that of the UF AD.

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  5. Admiral Sackbar

    I can’t handle any more quotes by Kirby Smart about our receivers’ ability to block.

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    • Cojones

      It is a hand to the face for recruiting at those positions, isn’t it?

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      • Admiral Sackbar

        It definitely doesn’t help our recruiting efforts, that’s for sure. It’s just frustrating to see him keep harping on that point while
        1) big time recruits like Arik Gilbert have let others know their reservations towards that mentality of the receiver position and
        2) our receivers are having more trouble getting open and catching passes than they are blocking downfield.

        Am I missing something?

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  6. The Georgia Way

    “The indications in the days since the [Kentucky] game is that Georgia did plan to try more things but when the weather became a factor they decided to abandon that.”

    Rest assured, our football staff had originally planned to try those plays to the left as well as to the right.

    #COMMITTOTHEG

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  7. Mayor

    The logical guy for FSU to hire after Taggert gets the heave-ho is……Mark Richt. And I predict that is exactly what is going to happen.

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    • Given his health scare this week and the fact he seems to be enjoying the TV job and life after coaching with the Water Girl, I don’t see any way he returns to the sideline at this point.

      Gene Cheat-zik has made a nice living workings few months per year on the SEC Network. I would imagine Richt would be happy to enjoy semi-retirement in the same way.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Agreed, I think Miami may have taught him that it was time to step away. I do hope he recovers fully, I’m sure that was a scare for him and his Family. He’s only 3 years or so older than me…too young…I thought his “cheese ball” comment was funny and on point. We all need to watch our diets.

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  8. Haute Dawg

    And there you have it! Kirby did have a Plan B on Saturday… er, ummm, just go back to Plan A.

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  9. FlyingPeakDawg

    Reading Kirby’s full quote makes me further believe in my tongue-in-cheek belief that he intentionally throws a game each season by going pure vanilla (hey..if we still win fine, but the loss is more motivational). Read how he talks about getting more team leadership involved. He’s working the “us vs. the world” mentality in the locker room. He knows he has the talent and believes in his scheme, but needs better execution. Being on the edge for the rest of the season sure does bring focus.

    I’m just saying…

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  10. David H.

    Relevant trivia question: Which players were lined up at wide receiver for arguably the most memorable play of the Kirby Smart era (the last play of the Rose Bowl)?

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  11. Argondawg

    Honestly I can’t think of a more Corch place for Urban to land than FSU. Although I think he would kill it at USC. FSU would look the other way on everything. He could run “his kind of program”

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