Daily Archives: January 24, 2023

Investigating a tragedy

The Athletic Department has issued an official statement regarding the fatal crash.  It’s restrained and respectful, given the situation, but it is not without import.

The key sentence there being “We want to emphasize that these individuals were not engaged in Athletic Department duties around the time of this incident.“, closely followed by “Coach Smart and I are also actively reviewing relevant football policies, and at the conclusion of that review, we will take steps to implement any improvements in our policies and procedures that may be needed.”

To paraphrase a line from Kirk Herbstreit, I’d say they’re determined not to lose control of the matter.  Whether that’s acceptable to the AJ-C, we’ll have to wait to find out.



Filed under Georgia Football

TFW you’ve got more money then sense

Damn, Tennessee.  You’re back at it again.

Of course, Heupel does have that 2017 mythical national title on his resume.  None of those other coaches can make that claim.  Although I’m pretty sure none of them coached teams that gave up 63 points to South Carolina, either.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, It's Just Bidness

Get thee to a bookmaker…

… and bet the ranch.

And then bet your momma’s ranch.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Georgia Football, What's Bet In Vegas Stays In Vegas

Dream team



We’re probably not worthy, but, damn, would I enjoy that.


Filed under Alabama

Today, in Rashada

Hoo, boy.  These Gator Collective folks sound like real pros.

Er, no they don’t.  Kinda sound like this:

Hey, I’m fine with that.  Keep up the good work, fellas.


Filed under Gators, Gators..., It's Just Bidness, Recruiting

It takes a village to scout a child.

I have no idea who this is ($$)

Andrew Ivins, the director of scouting at 247Sports, was enjoying a margarita by the pool — on one of those rare Saturday afternoons that he wasn’t at a combine or a 7-on-7 tournament — when his phone rang.

A former national coach of the year was calling to find out why one of the high school seniors he’d just signed had slipped down the industry’s composite rankings.

… but I’m pretty sure I know who it isn’t.

“Some recruiting departments are fine-tuned, well-oiled machines,” Ivins said. “Georgia has like 20 staffers in their recruiting department who all have a computer. Other schools don’t have that luxury.

That brings to mind something I wrote when Richt was fired.

If you watched any of the Iron Bowl broadcast this past Saturday, as I did, you might have noticed a discussion Gary and Verne had about the number of staffers Alabama had up in the coaches booth.  Lundquist was certain it was fifteen and damned if it didn’t look like it when the CBS camera panned the booth.  That room was crowded.

I mention this story not in a fit of jealousy, nor to condemn another program’s wasteful spending.  Rather, it’s a perfect example of what the Georgia Way is up against.  Regardless of where you think Richt falls on the performance spectrum, you cannot deny that for the bulk of his time in Athens, he was not allowed the resources to duke it out with Georgia’s main rivals.

That seems like such a quaint concern now, doesn’t it?


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

A simple question

What’s the over/under on the number of nooners Georgia plays this coming season?  (Bonus question:  will they all be in the month of September?)


Filed under Georgia Football

Signs of the offseason

Two of the bigger debates that have cropped up in my Twitter feed over the past week are (1) who is and who isn’t a DGD; and (2) whether Alabama or Oklahoma gets to take credit for Jalen Hurts.

I should probably go back to bed now.


Filed under Social Media Is The Devil's Playground