Daily Archives: June 28, 2021

“What is Florida football under Dan Mullen?”

Four years in and we still don’t really know…

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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So, how ’bout them boosters?

Several media outlets got their hands on the NCAA’s alternative NIL proposal this weekend.  The question on most folks minds is how the organization proposes to prevent a school’s boosters from taking advantage of the proposal to funnel compensation to players to get them to play for their team.

… the NCAA will waive Bylaw 12, which prohibits athletes from pay for play, effective July 1. Still, within the alternative proposal, the NCAA has outlined a list of limitations for athletes from NIL compensation. These prohibitions will remain in effect, per the proposal, until Congress passes a uniform bill that governs NIL-related issues.

Here’s what those specific restrictions look like.

There’s actually a surprising amount of clarity there.  The real issue, of course, is how the NCAA goes about holding schools accountable for booster misbehavior.  Needless to say, I’m not exactly holding my breath over that.

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Steelemas, part dos

Here’s how Steele sizes up the SEC, by position group and coaching:

Aside from Mississippi State’s quarterback ranking, what really jumps out at me is how close Alabama and Georgia are.  The former totals 17 points; the latter, 20.  Just to give you an idea as to both how close and how dominant those two programs are, the next two programs each have the same number of points as ‘Bama and Georgia combined.

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Steelemas, part uno

Okay, I picked up my 2021 Steele this weekend and it’s the usual pleasure for me.  I’ll give you a few tidbits here and there over the next few days, but you should go out and grab it for yourself.

What I want to share in this post is probably my favorite thing in the magazine, at least so far.

One of the metrics he’s come up with he calls “Draft Day Party Hangover”.  Quite simply, he assigns a value to every player that goes in the NFL draft (7 points in the first round, 6 points in the second, etc.) adds them up and ranks college programs in decreasing order of points.  So you could say, and you would for sure if you’re a Florida Gator, that it’s a measure of player development in college.

You probably can guess where this is going.

It’s a good thing Mullen is such a great in game coach, I guess.

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Another key to Georgia’s opener?

CFN’s preseason All-ACC players preview is out and, no surprise, Clemson dominates with seven of the top twenty players in the conference.  There’s one interesting catch, though.

Justyn Ross is listed at number four, with an asterisk:  *If healthy and close to 100% by the start of the season.

We’re almost at the end of June and Ross’ health is still a question.  That strikes me as being kind of a big deal.

I still believe that the team with the offensive line that holds up best wins Georgia’s opener, but I’m willing to entertain the thought that Ross’ play may be a solid number two factor.  Healthy, he’s that good — and don’t forget Clemson was scheming to play him out of the slot this season, which would make him a matchup nightmare.

What do y’all think?

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Your morning Dawg porn

Short…

and sweet.

If you need to be off somewhere else for a few minutes, I understand.

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He ready.

Best get used to this, amateurism romantics.

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UPDATE:

Assuming the NCAA doesn’t object, of course.  Although if it did, it would likely get smacked down in court.  Again.

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