About that whole “playoffs mean better scheduling” thingy…

Eh, maybe not so much.

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Ask an expert.

After all, he should know.

Not LSU. Not Alabama. Georgia is “Running Back U,” said Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, who played for the Bulldogs.

Approached by a TMZ Sports camera crew and asked about incoming Georgia freshman running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield, Gurley worked his way up to proclaiming Georgia as Running Back U.

“That’s what we do at Georgia; we breed running backs,” Gurley said. “We’re Running Back U. LSU might think they’re Running Back U. Y’all after us, and then maybe Bama.”

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Has Greg Sankey seen the results of Hugh Freeze’s colonoscopy?

Jon Solomon links back to a Pat Forde piece from January after the NCAA announced its formal charges against Ole Miss in which Forde wrote,

Mississippi’s football recruiting successes in recent years under Freeze have taken the Southeastern Conference by storm – and rankled some rivals. Multiple SEC coaches and administrators have voiced concerns about Ole Miss to the conference office, sources said. Shortly before National Signing Day in 2013, Freeze took to Twitter and challenged anyone who had facts showing the Rebels were breaking rules to email the school’s compliance office.  [Emphasis added.]

Just wondering where our Brave Sir Greg is with this, now that the school has admitted there are legitimate grounds for those concerns.  At times like this, Stacey Osburn can come in mighty handy.  Maybe Emmert can lend out her services.

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Dawgs and Gators, living together…

Okay, not exactly.

Florida and Georgia will be holding satellite camps at the same venue in Atlanta on the same day. According to Rivals.com, Georgia’s camp at KIPP Atlanta High on June 15 will go from 2 to 5 p.m. and Florida’s camp will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Both events will be run by I Dare-U Training in Atlanta. I Dar-U founder Glenn Ford told Rivals.com that he expects about 100 players to do both events and said Florida coaches can watch the Georgia event and Georgia coaches can work the Florida event.

Unlike many other camps around the nation, coaching staffs from no other schools are working these camps — only Georgia staff at the Georgia camp and only Florida staff at the Florida camp.

So much for that whole “satellite camps are for the small programs’ exposure” riff…

“This is actually very predictable and everyone could see this coming,” Rivals National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell said. “There’s no way Florida comes into Atlanta and runs their own camp and Georgia doesn’t respond.

“But again, this is where satellite camps are headed, run by training groups and with one staff at a time, so where’s the exposure for kids to smaller schools? This is what the NCAA feared, an arms race between SEC schools and camps run simply out of rivalry. I expect this will happen in other states with other schools as well.”

I don’t blame Kirby for going on defense.  Hell, maybe it’s his subtle way of throwing sand in the machine to get the NCAA to back off on allowing these camps.

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“I’ve never been more disrespected in my entire career than I have been at Baylor.”

Et tu, Herbstreit?

Those people are monsters.

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Thanks, Baylor.

If you figured the release of Ole Miss’ response to an NCAA notice of allegations was being deliberately timed to follow in the wake left behind of the Baylor news means it’s probably not good, hey, give yourself a cigar!

It’s that bad.

The Rebels self-imposed the loss of 11 total scholarships in football over a four-year period from 2016-19, including a reduction of three initial scholarships in each of their next three recruiting classes, which would allow them to sign a maximum of 22 players in each class.

The Rebels also previously self-imposed a ban on unofficial visits from Feb. 21, 2016, to March 31, 2016, a 10 percent reduction in off-campus evaluation days for coaches during the 2015 evaluation period (from 168 days to 151) and a 12.5 percent reduction during the 2016 evaluation period.

Thirteen of the 28 NCAA allegations involve the football program. Eight were Level 1 violations, the most severe — four allegedly during the Hugh Freeze era and four under the previous coaching staff.

If you’d prefer it in 140 characters,

I guess somebody took Hugh up on that tweet.

The worst part of this is that they still haven’t gotten to the Tunsil draft night stuff.

In a letter posted on the university’s website on Friday morning, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork and chancellor Jeffrey Vitter wrote that the school has requested that its case be delayed in light of allegations made by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil at last month’s NFL draft in Chicago.

Bjork and Vitter wrote that they’ve asked the NCAA not to require the school to appear in front of the Committee on Infractions this summer so it would have ample time to investigate whether or not Tunsil, a first-round pick by the Miami Dolphins, received improper benefits while playing at Ole Miss.

“On the first day of the 2016 NFL Draft, new information came to light involving a former football student-athlete,” the letter said. “That very night, the University and NCAA began a joint review to determine whether bylaws have been violated, and we hope this review will be concluded soon. To ensure fairness to all parties and pursuant to [Committee on Infractions] procedure, we have asked the COI to remove the hearing from this summer’s docket until this review can be completed and closed.”

“More to come” doesn’t do this justice.  I guess Bjork is hoping there’s another school’s big scandal in the future he can slipstream behind.  Looks like he’ll need it.

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