Daily Archives: June 17, 2022

Name that caption, love in the stands edition

If these two aren’t Florida’s answer to Lulu and Junior, they’ll do in the meantime.

Have at it in the comments.


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How quickly they forget.

This is an impressive defense of Nick Saban.

Recruiting better than any school in the country has been a hallmark of Saban’s tenure since his first full signing class in 2008. It has filled his roster not only with star-studded starting lineups, but also with depth none could match, which pays off in high-stakes, late-season games when a few key starters are often sidelined with injury.

And to think I’m old enough to remember Metchie and Williams.


Filed under Blowing Smoke, Nick Saban Rules

Those guardrails aren’t gonna build themselves.

This sounds cryptic.

The NCAA’s transformation committee on Thursday announced recommendations that would provide athletes with windows to enter the transfer portal each year, as well as changes to the current infractions process designed to result in faster outcomes.

The proposed transfer recommendations are “intended to stabilize the transfer environment,” according to the NCAA’s news release, and would require “additional accountability” for schools that receive transfer students. The NCAA did not immediately provide information as to what the specific transfer windows would be or how it would hold schools accountable on the receiving end.

Bless their hearts.  Of course they didn’t.  No reason to give those pesky antitrust attorneys a head start.  Five will get you ten the NCAA hasn’t exactly figured that out yet, either.


Filed under The NCAA

Your Daily Gator’s salty tears are delicious.

There’s an exception to every rule, and it looks like I’ve found one for mine about not following individual recruiting commitments half a year out from signing day too closely.  In this case, meet five-star defensive back AJ Harris, about whom it should be noted…

In the spring, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Harris was a heavy lean to Florida but Brown kept chipping away and lands perhaps the program’s top target at the position on the board.

Fran Brown is doing the Lord’s work, but I digress slightly.  You can guess where I’m going here, can’t you?

Panic?  Gator fans?  Why would you think that?

Yeah, they’re taking it well.

Dave Chappelle Snl GIF by Saturday Night Live


Filed under Gators, Gators...

No love lost

Remember how bad the blood got between Alabama and Tennessee when Fulmer was still tromping on the sidelines in Knoxville?  At one point, Fulmer was served with a subpoena in Hoover when he was attending SEC Media Days.

Boys, I’m starting to think we’ve got a worthy successor to that on our hands.

On Monday, Texas A&M declined comment on a report of an email Bjork sent to SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, obtained by On3.com, the morning after Nick Saban’s controversial comments that A&M had “bought every player” in its top-rated recruiting class through NIL agreements. Co-signed by TAMU President M. Katherine Banks, the letter to the SEC office called for sanctions on Saban to include not only a public apology, but for consideration of a suspension and a fine as well.

The Tuscaloosa News obtained Bjork’s May 19 email, and while the body of the letter was noteworthy, the timestamp on it was downright hard to believe: 10:29 a.m. Here’s your sequencing from College Station that day:

10 a.m.: Fisher’s press conference begins.

10:19 a.m.: Fisher ends his remarks after scorching the most Earth humanly possible in 19 minutes.

10:29 a.m.: Bjork emails letter to Sankey.

Bjork had just heard his coach call Saban a narcissist with a God complex, suggested he should’ve been slapped as a child, and repeatedly called his ethics into question, while offering nothing in the way of specifics. Then he sends an email complaining about Saban’s comments? That’s a little rich. His email further complained that Saban didn’t cite any facts to support his statement, right after Fisher offered none, either, in leveling vague allegations of his own.

You’ve got to think there’s some enraged member of one of those two fan bases ready to take things to the next step, don’t you?  After all, that’s what you get when It Just Means More.  I just can’t decide who serves whom first.


Filed under SEC Football, See You In Court

Still plenty left to do.

Yeah, it was fantastic to see Kirby Smart hoist that trophy in Indianapolis, but that in and of itself doesn’t take care of overcoming the years of neglect at Butts-Mehre for the overall state of the athletics program.

If you want proof, take a look at the latest edition of the Directors’ Cup standings.  Even with that football natty, Georgia finished a disappointing 21st in the overall standings, behind six other SEC programs.  (It would be eight if Oklahoma and Texas were already members of the conference.)  With the financial resources this program has at hand, there’s really little excuse for that kind of showing, other than lack of interest, which is really more of an explanation than an excuse.

That’s a fine mess Josh Brooks has to clean up.


Filed under Georgia Football

The reserve fund takes another hit.

First, it’s that Todd Monken contract that makes him the highest paid assistant coach in the game.  And now, this.

“Where will it all end?”, thinks Greg McGarity, somewhere.

Probably here:

There is one more raise and extension expected among Georgia coaches. The Bulldogs are working on new deal for Smart that’s expected to pay him more than $100 million over 10 years.

This is not your daddy’s Butts-Mehre anymore, that’s for sure.


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness