Daily Archives: May 2, 2020

If you’re not doing anything this afternoon…

you could always tune into WSB Radio.

For the last month, the longtime flagship station for UGA Athletics has been replaying radio broadcasts of the Bulldogs’ games on Saturday afternoons. That will continue today as the WSB reaches into its vintage files and recast a classic called by the late, great Larry Munson — the 1987 Georgia Tech game in Atlanta.

Spoiler alert: Georgia wins 30-16 in what was coach Vince Dooley’s last game at Grant Field. But nothing can bring the details back to life like the gravelly-voiced Munson on the microphone…

The games have been edited down to fit in a neat 2½-hour window and air from 3:05 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 95.5 FM, AM-750, wsbradio.com, the WSB Radio App and your smart speaker.

I can think of worse ways to spend 150 minutes.



Filed under Georgia Football

The best laid plans of mice and McGarity

Shoot, you spend weeks planning the perfect caper

According to multiple sources, the Bulldogs held a medical staff conference call this week with team doctors, trainers and other support staff to determine how to go about bringing the team together.

One plan would have Bulldog players and coaches sequester on campus at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel and begin what was described as a “combination spring-fall camp.”

Visitors and press would not be allowed.

“Hopefully, this would be an option,” athletic director Greg McGarity said in a text to UGASports.

Details of how such a camp would work and exactly when schools could begin have not been finalized.

… and then dad yells downstairs for you to get your ass out of the basement and take out the trash.

This information came shortly before the SEC announced Friday via Twitter that the all in-person camps and coaches’ clinics for all conference schools would be suspended through July 31.

The tweet also stated, as previously announced, all other in-person athletics activities, including practices, meetings and other organized gatherings remain suspended through May 31.


Filed under Georgia Football, SEC Football

Somebody needs a mulligan.

Good thing it’s Sam Pittman’s first year, ’cause this looks brutal.

Five games with a win probability under 10%?  Enjoy that Charleston Southern game, Hog fans.


Filed under Arkansas Is Kind Of A Big Deal, Stats Geek!

The optics of asking

This is how college football is.

The problem is money. Non-conference football is lucrative. Not only via ticket sales for the programs hosting the games but many Group of Five programs rely on non-conference payouts to bolster their athletic budgets. “We need those non-conference games,” a sitting Group of 5 head coach told 247Sports.

For example, South Florida’s 2020 trip to Texas is set to net the Bulls $1.9 million, according to the Tampa Bay Times. That number would have accounted for 4.2 percent of South Florida’s $45.56 million budget during the 2017-18 academic calendar year.

“I don’t really mind however late we start from a financial standpoint as long as we can get them in,” USF Athletic Director and former CFP Playoff Chief Operating Officer Michael Kelly told 247Sports as part of its Social Distance series.

There is a caveat to that assertion. Kelly is worried about a spring football season that pushes too far into the 2021 calendar. The 2021 season is at risk when that starts to happen because of recovery concerns for the players. Kelly said playing games in July would be a non-starter as it would threaten the 2021 campaign. There’s also the negative optics that come with asking an unpaid labor force to play two football seasons within 12 months.  [Emphasis added.]

That last sentence is really something.  Except they won’t be asking and they won’t give a shit about the optics once the check is stroked.


Filed under College Football, It's Just Bidness

Your Daily Gator is going to Vegas.

I mean, Jamie Newman as the SEC quarterback with the best odds on being the first pick in the 2021 NFL draft?  Inconceivable!



Filed under Gators, Gators..., What's Bet In Vegas Stays In Vegas