Category Archives: Blowing Smoke

It’s a new day at Georgia Tech.

Preseason happy talk?  You’re at Georgia Tech!  YOU CAN DO THAT!!!

One thing I’ll say for the genius is that he didn’t waste any effort on smoke blowing.  He just blamed his defensive coordinators for being inept.  (Not that he didn’t have a point.)



Filed under Blowing Smoke, Georgia Tech Football

Preseason happy talk is for coaches, too.

If the number one category of blowing smoke over new coaches is in strength and conditioning (newer!  better!  harder!), right behind come coordinator changes.  Behold the magic in Knoxville:

“He figures out who his best players are and finds ways to get them the ball,” Pruitt said. “I think he’s a very good evaluator, and coaching against him, he’s very hard to defend.”

Of course he is, bless his heart.

When the day comes, Chaney’s eulogy ought to be nothing but what his head coaches had to say about him during the first spring after he was hired.


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Brave Sir Dabo

Dabo Swinney, unafraid.

When you next see him and his $7 million paycheck standing nobly on the sideline, unconcerned about the risk of possible injury, remember to commend him for his courage.

I’m kind of impressed with the way he sells this bullshit, almost like he actually believes it.


Filed under Blowing Smoke, Clemson: Auburn With A Lake

Everyone has the right to change his mind.

Nick Saban, full of shit?  Color me surprised, surprised.

Maybe he had Reggie Ball draw up his ballot.


Filed under Blowing Smoke, Georgia Football, Nick Saban Rules

Whatevs, Nick.

Let’s see… Georgia traveled to Missouri, played a game in which it never trailed, in which its win probability, according to ESPN, never dropped below 75% (and never below 90% in the second half), defended Drew Lock into his worst performance of the season and Nick Saban draws this as a conclusion:

Yeah, and monkeys could very easily fly out of his ass.

Alabama’s season is so good, it’s degrading Saban’s ability to po’ mouth.


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Er, wut?

… A person close to the program told The Athletic that senior university officials have begun discussions about a “coach-in-waiting” arrangement, meaning he would be Meyer’s eventual successor as Buckeyes coach. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the discussions are in progress. Day doesn’t have any head-coaching experience but did have a three-game trial run as Ohio State’s interim coach.

Urban Meyer is 54.  Unless he’s headed for another bout of “Elizabeth, I’m coming to meet you” heart issues, he’s not going anywhere for a while, especially considering he knows he’s at a place that will turn a blind eye to his… um, personality quirks.

So who’s this supposed to fool?


Filed under Blowing Smoke, Urban Meyer Points and Stares

A sign it’s time for the opening of August camp

C’mon, Kirby.

I love Campbell as much as anyone, but that ain’t happening unless Baker has an unfortunate run in with Mudcat’s car.


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