Daily Archives: July 17, 2020

Do the right thing.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 Southeastern Conference on Twitter NEWS SEC student-athletes who elect to not participate in intercol[...]

Good on ’em for that, although it never occurred to me they might take any other stance.

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Filed under SEC Football, The Body Is A Temple

The least surprising stat you will see today

Screenshot_2020-07-17 SEC StatCat on Twitter The returning SECers who saw the highest percentage of their targets occur out[...]

The question is, will Pickens top the list after this season?

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UPDATE:  On the other hand…

Screenshot_2020-07-17 SEC StatCat on Twitter The returning SECers who saw the highest percentage of their targets come betw[...]

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Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Your Magill dollars at work

It’s the little touches that count.

Smart recently praised Newman for his leadership, athleticism and ability. More telling, Smart chose Newman to speak on a Zoom presentation for boosters, another stamp of approval.

I’m not sure if the stamp of approval was meant for Newman or the boosters.

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“Yes, we are still hoping to play…”

As the SEC scrambles to figure out how much of a product it will be able to put on the field this year, and whether that product will include cross-conference games, something to keep in mind about those neutral site checks Sankey and Company would like to preserve:  they’re going to shrink ($$).

That still doesn’t solve the financial riddle. Stokan said that if there are no fans in attendance then, “We can’t make the payout” to each school, because the revenue is derived from tickets and in-stadium sponsorships. (The TV revenue is tied to conference deals.)

Stokan said he and his staff have been modeling scenarios of 20, 30 or 50 percent capacity, and they would still have to negotiate with the schools on how many tickets they get, with Mercedes-Benz Stadium on costs, and with the schools on the payout, considering not only less attendance but the cost of added safety protocols. Stokan mentioned providing masks to fans as a possibility.

You have to wonder how far down the rabbit hole they’re willing to go.

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, SEC Football, The Body Is A Temple

Your Daily Gator is sick and tired of being pure.

They never fail to disappoint.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 The Case against Kirby Smart (and for Dan Mullen)

Another guy goes on to warn that, “UGa fields a $2-$3M squad…like it or not, that’s what the market is for that type of talent.”

Back to the transfer portal, I guess.

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“I’m not interested in just going around and making speeches.”

Shot.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 NCAA on Twitter Although testing and contact tracing infrastructure have expanded considerably, the v[...]

Chaser.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 Stewart Mandel on Twitter Just how bad does something have to be for the NCAA to say, wow, look at th[...]

How bad?  This bad:

… There’s no better way to summarize Mark Emmert’s career than the silence on the other end of the phone when you ask an athletic administrator a simple question: “What is the most significant thing Mark Emmert has done in 10 years?”

It’s the same answer to what significant leadership he’s illustrated during the pandemic. And why his legacy on the president’s position will be that the only thing he managed to improve has been the job’s earning power.

Plus, we’ll always have some nifty graphics.  And, more and more with each passing day, a pandemic that looks like it’s going to rob us of a college football season in some form or fashion.

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Filed under College Football, The Body Is A Temple, The NCAA

Moar Newman porn

It’s a specialized form of Dawg porn, ‘ya know.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 PFF College on Twitter 🗣️Jamie Newman = Georgia QB1 https t co YuHtW6xvDZ Twitter

Jamie?  We’d like to introduce you to a little concept known around here as third-and-Grantham.

I think you’re really gonna enjoy the Cocktail Party, my man.

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The perfect man for the job

Ladies and gentlemen, this is South Carolina football.

Screenshot_2020-07-17 Pick Six Previews on Twitter South Carolina’s all-time win percentage is 51st of 65 Power 5 programs [...]

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, Agent Muschamp Goes Boom