I have to admit I didn’t have this square on my bingo card.
So, Boom is out of Saban’s coaching tree and Saban’s now got four assistants who are out of Boom’s coaching tree. It’s like the coaching tree that’s swallowed its tail, if I may be allowed to mix metaphors for a moment.
And Joe Cox? It’s a shame Saban doesn’t let his assistants speak publicly, because I would pay good money to hear Cox at a presser explain some bad throw by Young with a variant of “I kind of saw Norwood and was like, hmmm, but I decided to throw it anyway…”.
Boy, I know it’s Nick Saban, but this seems like a moment just begging for a certain meme…
Say what you will about Boom, his former guys clearly like him. And vice versa.
That exchange with Josh Vann is classic: “They finally give me the ball!”
Boom seems like he’s having a lot of fun with this.
You know, it’s almost like he was shining those Gator and ‘Cock boosters on when he mocked his alma mater.
Just a reminder that anger management isn’t the same thing as roster management.
There’s a perverse part of me that wants to see Boom on the Georgia sideline losing it. Like I said, it’s a perverse part of me.
How do you know it’s 2021? Because a kid who committed to Georgia over the weekend cited Agent Muschamp as a reason for his choice.
“I feel like Coach Smart, Coach Muschamp, Coach Lanning and Coach Schumann are a great defensive core that our (sic) great defensive people,” Walker said. He’s a coach’s kid himself as his father is the head coach at Catawba College. “I feel like they can mold me into the linebacker that can make me achieve to the best of my ability and excel in the NFL if I have that chance.”
Boom, needless to say.
(And, yes, it feels good to pull that gif out of storage.)
Well, maybe more sounding board than support:
On having Will Muschamp out there…
“He’s probably the guy I lean on the most in terms of coaching the coaches and drill selection and ‘hey, how did you do this? How did y’all do this? Did y’all do this period first? That period first?’ Trying to find new ways to make our program better. I like, a lot, having him out there. I like having him in the meetings because it’s not the skillset of coaching. He’s certainly a competent coach and confident, but it’s a lot more, for me, I know he’s done things a lot of different ways. When you’re out there in between drills or a drill is going on, you walk over there and say, ‘hey, how did y’all do this? Is there a better way? What do you think about this?’ It’s helpful. It’s certainly breeds confidence and it giy,ves (sic) you more ways to do things.”
I hope somebody reminds Kirbs that different isn’t always better. Especially when it’s coming from a guy who’s been fired as an SEC head coach twice now.
Will Muschamp’s UGA bio page is a work of art.
Some of y’all saw the news yesterday about this.
UGA football defensive coordinator Dan Lanning is one of three assistants on Kirby Smart’s staff that got a boost in salary since the end of last season.
Lanning, who turned down a chance to become Texas defensive coordinator, got a $450,000 raise to bring his annual salary to $1.75 million, according to information obtained Wednesday by the Athens Banner-Herald in an open records request…
Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee got a $125,000 raise to take his pay to $800,000.
Tight ends coach Todd Hartley’s salary increased $50,000 to $450,000.
New defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae will make $500,000.
That’s $100,000 less than Georgia paid Charlton Warren who left as DBs coach to become Indiana defensive coordinator.
Yeah, that bad ol’ pandemic has really put a crimp in athletic department expenses.
On top of that…
If that’s not the highest salary in the country for an analyst, it’s gotta be close. But that’s not even the most impressive part. This is.
That’s over $21 million to a guy whose career record as a head coach is 55-51. Cue the BoDeans.
Agent Muschamp returns:
Will Muschamp is already working for Georgia. In exactly what capacity remains unclear.
The former South Carolina head coach has been entering and exiting the Bulldogs’ highly-secure football complex daily this week and parking in a space at the Butts-Mehre Building. What he has been doing in the hours in between is unknown.
Probably trying to find out what happened to that cannon shot…
UPDATE: Nothing to see here, sez Kirbs.