Mark Richt has lost control over Georgia’s scheduling history.

Here’s an inconvenient little tidbit from an interesting post at an Auburn blog about the history of SEC regular season scheduling:

Auburn has one of the toughest scheduling histories in football. By one metric, it’s the third toughest in the sports’ history behind Michigan and Georgia. That stat makes it a little more understandable why UGA and Michigan have so few national titles.

No way.  Doesn’t that stat know about the underachieving meme?

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Now they’re worried about tradition.

Chris Low, I presume you mean well with this post, but the concept of the entity whose spending has done more to disrupt the face of college football over the last decade being concerned about preserving its traditions strikes me as one of the more ironic, horse-out-of-the-barn notions Mickey’s minions could offer these days.

Thanks for the chuckle, though.

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“It’s crazy how it happened. Like five minutes.”

Talk about your whirlwind romance.  Tell you what – one thing you can say about Georgia recruiting these days is that it’s upped its level of aggressiveness significantly.

And no successful Georgia recruiting story would be complete without an Urban Meyer diss.

… But by then, the Buckeyes led for Briscoe. In fact, up until Briscoe announced via Twitter on New Year’s Eve he was going to Georgia, it was thought Columbus would be his ultimate destination.

“I can’t lie, it was hard, just because he’s Urban Meyer,” Briscoe said. “He’s one of the greats. It was hard. But I had to look at what would benefit me in the long run, not just him being Urban Meyer.”

And in the end, it was Georgia that was telling him what he wanted to hear.

“Urban Meyer’s got his track record, but he’s an offensive guy,” Briscoe said. “I’m going to play defense and I want to play for the best. And coach Pruitt, I saw him at Alabama and he did what he did and I saw what he did at Florida State. And I can talk to coach Pruitt about anything and everything.”

I’d like to think “he’s an offensive guy” was meant as some sort of double entendre, but that’s probably expecting too much. Oh, well, take what I can get.

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Hell hath no fury like a stepdad scorned.

I don’t think it’s going too far out on a limb to suggest it’s never a good thing when the media hears about an NCAA investigation before a school claims to know anything about it.

NCAA officials were here Friday and interviewed the stepfather of Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil about allegations of multiple rules violations by the University of Mississippi football program.

The trip made by NCAA officials comes one week after Tunsil was arrested and charged with domestic assault against his stepfather, Lindsey Miller. According to an arrest report by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office obtained by The Clarion-Ledger this week, Miller claimed the fight was a result of his warning to Tunsil about having contact with player agents.

Miller confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger Friday that he met with NCAA director of enforcement for football Chris Howard for what he estimated was three hours.

An Ole Miss spokesperson told The Clarion-Ledger that the school has not had contact with the NCAA and was unaware of any representatives being in the area.

And while we’re out there, this probably isn’t good news, either.

But on Thursday, Miller alleged to The Clarion-Ledger that in addition to the contact made by agents he is aware of violations that occurred during Tunsil’s recruitment as well, including claims of falsified academic records and gifts made by the university.

No wonder Hugh Freeze was so quick to make this a story about domestic abuse.

By the way, NCAA, while you’re in the neighborhood, maybe you could ask Mark Richt about this conversation.

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Happy birthday, America.

Home of the brave, land of the free to indulge your inner moron.

Happy Fourth, for those of you with enough intelligence to appreciate it.

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You never want to hear the words “could be ready to go by the start of August practice”.

Justin Scott-Wesley goes under the knife.  This is not a welcomed development, to say the least.

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UPDATE:  Okay, man.

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But his work here is not yet done!

Jeremy Pruitt makes a “next in line to be a head coach” list… along with perennial favorite Kirby Smart.

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