Daily Archives: November 26, 2020

Today, in who cares?

Oh, for the love of Gawd

The College Football Playoff selection committee view Georgia higher in this season’s pecking order than those that vote in the two major polls, sparking some backlash.

The Bulldogs were No. 9 in the first CFP rankings Tuesday night, four spots ahead of where they are in this week’s Associated Press rankings and one spot better than they are in the Amway Coaches’ Poll.

Danny Kanell of the CBS Sports Network called the 5-2 Bulldogs “tremendously overrated,” and said placing them at No. 9 is “an absolute joke. It shows you the love affair that the committee has with the SEC which is OK some years, but this year Georgia’s supposedly dominant defense was shredded by both Alabama and the Florida Gators.”

… Georgia coach Kirby Smart pushed back Wednesday on those who think the Bulldogs shouldn’t be ranked as high by the CFP committee.

“It’s great to be in the conversation all of the time, but I don’t really get into those,” Smart said on the SEC teleconference. “We’ve got to let our play speak for itself. I welcome anybody that wants to jump in our conference and play 10 games. They’re more than welcome to. They can come right on over with us and play 10 games if they want to play our conference schedule. I’d be more than happy to let them.”

The first CFP rankings are as useless as tits on a boar hog.  Danny Kanell’s opinion about those is even more useless.  Kirby Smart should care about all of that as much as I do.  Which is to say, not at all.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

In an ideal world…

Andy Staples ($$) harbors the quaint belief that, somehow, your typical athletic director can be led to a path of reason in making hiring/firing decisions.

… we’ve created a three-question test each AD should self-administer before offering an extension.

1. Did the coach unclog my drain?

2. Did he do anything to deserve more than the agreed-upon price?

3. If I go through with this, how much more money will my employer be on the hook for if I change my mind and need to fire this guy?

Staples’ faith in his fellow man is nice, but faith is all it is.  Under the current setup, there is no incentive for said athletic director to behave rationally.

For one thing, as long as there are torrents of money flooding P5 athletic departments coupled with a status quo that doesn’t see a free market-derived share of that money going to the players on the field, there’s going to be a distortion in where any surplus goes.  That distortion is happily exploited by the likes of Jimmy Sexton.

For another, how often do we see college presidents hold inept athletic directors accountable for bad hiring/firing decisions, even when those bleed funds from their athletic departments?

The reality is that the hard questions shouldn’t start with the people hiring coaches.  They should start with the people hiring the people who are hiring coaches.

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Filed under College Football, It's Just Bidness

Dagger

If you want some insight into JT Daniels’ comment that he knew he had the game winner when he saw Mississippi State’s defense line up in Cover 0, watch this:

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Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics

“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

It’s simple, really.

As long as I blog, this will never get old.

Have a great day, peeps!

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