Starting to get noticed

Historically speaking, I don’t think many folks have viewed Sanford Stadium as one of the most hostile environments in the SEC.  Maybe that’s slowly changing.

Al.com asked 19 SEC players at the NFL combine to list the hardest places to play.  Of the 28 votes cast by the 19 players, Alabama and LSU tied for the most with seven apiece. Auburn had four and Georgia three.  Sure, that ain’t much, but it’s a beginning.  A sample comment:

Jamarcus King, South Carolina

Pick: Georgia

Why: “Because the fans were really into it. When we played them, that was really the first week they were the No. 1 team. The fans were there and loud.”

It’s about us.  And as folks in South Bend witnessed, we travel well, too.

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Throw the damned ball, Chaney.

This may surprise you a little.

Godwin actually shouldn’t.  He’s had the best hands on the team since his arrival.  But, boy, has Hardman been coming on.

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The evolution of Mark Richt’s roster management

In light of some of the comments I read in response to yesterday’s post about Richt’s offensive philosophy, I thought this was interesting enough to share.

Whereas in his Athens days, Richt’s propensity for leaving his roster numbers well short of the 85-man limit was the result of a deliberate reluctance on his part to overpromise when it came to making offers, this seems way more driven by the calculus of how to fill out a roster with what works best in the here and now.  I’m not saying whether that’s the best approach, but I sense that it’s driven by a realization that he’ll never have the resources to match what the likes of Alabama and Georgia do in assembling (and reconstructing) their rosters.

All of which leads me to wonder how much longer the transfer rules are going to allow Saban to get away with stuff like this.

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A Saturday that will live in infamy

I’ve gotta admit this is a good question.  In fact, let’s do a reader poll.

If you want to be a smartass about it, no, the first loss doesn’t have to occur in 2018.

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Tuesday morning buffet

A little of this, a little of that and pretty soon you’ve got a full buffet.

  • Kirby puts the brakes on the “Deangelo Gibbs is back” talk.
  • If you’re interested, there’s already a lot of movement on some of the early lines for the first week of college football.
  • Florida and TAMU are sponsoring what is sure to be called the Freeze Rule.
  • Here’s a look at the number of quarterback pressures generated by SEC defenses last season.  You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that Alabama led the conference.
  • It sounds like Todd McNair’s attorneys outsmarted themselves.  No doubt the NCAA will take a win any way it can get one, though.
  • Is it just me, or does it seem like those endless preseason watch lists come out earlier and earlier?
  • Wait a minute — it is a “possibility” that Stetson Bennett could earn a scholarship if he stays with the program?  Thought this kid was a dead lock, SEC-ready beast.  Kirby’s sales pitch: “I certainly respect what he has done this far for the University of Georgia and he’s a really good student as well. We’re selling him on the University of Georgia education.”  Not seeing a lot of playing time in there, but then I’m not as good at reading between the lines as some of you guys are.
  • Florida won the SEC All-Sports Award for a 12th consecutive year and for the 26th time in 27 years.  Georgia, by virtue of having the best showing in women’s sports, finished second.

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Blessed peace

Things will be looking up this fall when I watch college football, it seems.

Now if they would just get that “dilly, dilly” crap off the air…

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Had to make sure

This one boggles my mind.

Kansas, it took you more than six years to figure out how incompetent this guy was?  Sheesh.

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