Daily Archives: October 31, 2022

Envy and jealousy, Cocktail Party edition

Well, shit.  I was gonna write an Observations post about the Florida win, but what’s the point after Bill Connelly posted this?

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“There go that man!”

This is friggin’ awesome.

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Clanga! at night

Georgia’s got a night game, for those of you who have been jonesing for one.

Unfortunately, it’s in Starkvegas.

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Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Auburn’s gonna Auburn.

That should fix everything.

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UPDATE:

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Brenton, we hardly knew ye.

Actually, who is surprised to see this coming?

Florida defensive lineman Brenton Cox Jr. has been dismissed from the football team, Gators Online has learned.

Billy Napier confirmed our report Monday afternoon.

“Brenton, we kind of decided to move on here,” Napier said. “I think that being a football player at the University of Florida is a privilege there are certainly expectations that come with that. Obviously, he has done a lot of good things for the University of Florida and we wish him nothing but the best but sometimes you have to make decisions in the best interest of the team. With Brenton, we’re certainly going to do everything in our power to help him.”

Cox is currently leading the Gators with eight tackles for a loss and is third on the team with two sacks. In the season opener, he recorded 10 tackles (3 solo), including 0.5 TFL and a quarterback hurry. Cox was named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for that performance.

Cox transferred to Florida from Georgia following his freshman season in 2018. He spoke about that decision last week before playing his old school.

“It just didn’t work out,” Cox said. “Me and coach Smart, we agreed [on the] mutual decision for me to leave and I came here. That’s been the best decision I made so far.”

It’s kind of fitting he went out swinging.

I look forward to seeing his next landing place.

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UPDATE:  Wow, Georgia just tossing shade in Cox’ direction here.

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It’s all over but the shouting.

Matt Hayes is all in on the Vols.  Forget about those defending national champs, peeps.

Forget about Georgia last year. It was an anomaly — and Tennessee will prove it this week in Athens.

The college game is all about offense, about getting the right quarterback and surrounding him with athletic and fast talent — and overwhelming defenses by scoring points in bunches.

Georgia last year was different because the defense was so good, and the Alabama offense was so limited without its 2 best receivers (injured John Metchie III and Jameson Williams didn’t play 3 quarters of the national championship game), Georgia simply willed itself to the title with a nasty defense and an offense that made plays when it had to.

Metchie and Williams, for the win!

Once Tennessee wins at Georgia — like LSU did at Alabama — the comparisons with 2019 LSU will come full force.

“Once”, not if.  Pack it in, Dawgs.  You’re toast.

By the way, in conference play, Tennessee is scoring 43.5 ppg.  Georgia… is scoring 42.6 ppg.

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Stat of the day

This one may surprise you a little.

Georgia is second in the conference in pass attempts per game (37.5).  Tennessee is sixth (31.4).

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Urnge love

He’s a ‘Bama fan, but he still speaks the truth here.

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One more Jacksonville wrinkle

Evidently the city and the Jaguars are negotiating a significant renovation of TIAA Bank Field.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are inching closer to massive renovation plans for TIAA Bank Field, team president Mark Lamping revealed Saturday.

“We’ve been working through that process,” Lamping told the Florida Times-Union in an interview Saturday. “We’re getting to the point where we think we’ll have some potential designs and potential prices on those designs within the next couple months probably. At that point, we might be in a position to assess whether we have a viable solution or we don’t. We’re confident going forward because our interest and the city’s interest are aligned.”

The Jaguars have played at TIAA Bank Field — originally called Jacksonville Municipal Stadium — since the franchise’s inaugural NFL season in 1995. But the team’s lease at the city-owned stadium expires after the 2029 season, and the Jaguars say a major renovation is needed before they’ll sign any lease extension.

Two things to consider from our selfish standpoint.  First, an upgrade of the stadium — and they’re talking about spending upwards of a billion dollars on it — means a nicer facility for Georgia and Florida fans than what we have at the respective home stadiums.  Second, if the renovation this round follows history, it means the schools will have to move the game home and home while the work is being done.  Kirby gets his recruiting wish, at least on a limited basis, and we’ll be able to see is there’s any substance behind his complaint about recruiting.

Definitely something to keep an eye on.

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Welcome, Vols.

Sanford Stadium has been an inviting place for visitors over the past five seasons.

Enjoy your stay.

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