Honestly, I’d gloat more about this (h/t Saxondawg), except I bet it’s even money Penn Wagers gets assigned to the Tech game.
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Greyson Lambert’s former program is in a very different place than his current one, that’s for sure.
No pressure, Matt Johns.
“I can assure you Georgia isn’t any different than Clemson or Florida State or some other teams we play.”
That second win between the hedges has made the genius a little salty, it seems.
Maybe I should say a little more salty.
A few tasty morsels I scrounged up for your morning enjoyment:
- While some of this piece by Dean Legge is over the top, it’s worth reading to the end for the comparison between Mark Richt’s Georgia career and the first fourteen seasons of Vince Dooley’s.
- The NCAA, bastion of amateurism, announces it will give $18.9 million to schools to help pay for cost of attendance stipends. That should make for some fun questioning in somebody’s antitrust case.
- Seven Georgia players are named to the media’s preseason All-SEC teams.
- Between the academic fraud scandal and this, North Carolina’s on quite the roll.
- Phil Steele looks at how often underdogs win outright.
- And Dave Bartoo looks at teams’ starting position in 2014. Georgia did well there.
- Did you know that the Carter-Floyd-Jenkins trio had a nickname? I didn’t.
- Dennis Franchione makes the curious comment that “scholarships used to be equal”. From a marginal cost standpoint, I agree, but I suspect those who like to trumpet how scholarships are full-blown compensation for student-athletes might not.
- Nice job in the ACC media guide by some disgruntled human being.
Dan Wolken writes about one of the story lines at the ACC Media Days coming up:
Florida State: This looked like a year for the Seminoles to take a step back from the national scene before regrouping in 2016. But when quarterback Everett Golson transferred from Notre Dame and took his talents to Tallahassee, it put Florida State back into the conversation — at least in theory. Golson’s name is probably bigger than his impact — remember, he left Notre Dame because he hadn’t beaten out Malik Zaire for the starting job following spring practice — but it still makes the Seminoles a compelling watch.
Plus, it’s Florida State, where there rarely seems to be a shortage of off-field drama these days. De’Andre Johnson, a high-profile freshman quarterback, was dismissed from the team last week after video was released of him striking a woman at a bar. Last month, coach Jimbo Fisher released a statement acknowledging that he and his wife Candi had recently separated and were in the process of a divorce. That’s a difficult moment for anyone, much less someone whose life is so public.
Add the late news about Dalvin Cook’s arrest and I wouldn’t be surprised if Fisher is seen walking around Pinehurst wearing a “Ask Me About Everett Golson” t-shirt.
It’s gonna be a Clay Travis field day.
Oh noes, NC State, you di’int.
In retrospect, this touring marriage of the Stones and college football campuses leaves something to be desired. Next time, choose a better class of venues, Mick.
In an effort to wash the bad taste out of my mouth, let me share a couple of extraordinary numbers that just popped up in a very recent release of a 1971 concert at London’s Marquee Club. First, dig “Midnight Rambler”.
As good as that is, it’s surpassed by this version of “Dead Flowers”. Make sure you check out Mick Taylor.
It’s not easy to pull off effortless and incredible simultaneously, but there you go.
Now, go and sin no more, Stones.
Sample exotic dishes from around the world of college football… just kidding.
- Georgia Southern takes tailgating to the next level. (h/t)
- When Virginia faced Louisville last season, Greyson Lambert got some tips about Todd Grantham from former Georgia quarterback Parker Welch.
- I’ve got to admit, if Georgia Tech won the ACC this season and this happened, I’d enjoy it.
- Mark Richt made a recruit berry, berry happy the other day.
- Why is Kentucky opposed to satellite camps?
- And why is Alabama’s quarterback situation any more intriguing than Georgia’s?
- Richt and Schottenheimer did a good job of tag teaming Georgia’s first commit for the class of 2017, Bailey Hockman.