Category Archives: ‘Cock Envy

Two peas in a pod

Somehow, given the intertwined relationships between Bobo, Boom and Smart, I find this strangely fitting.

The tl;dr version?  Obvious, really.

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A few thoughts on South Carolina

Jake Rowe’s key matchup piece got me to thinking how Saturday night’s game will be a little different from what we’ve seen lately.

On one side of the ball, Georgia’s defense is likely to see its first decent running game since Kentucky.  Kevin Harris is a damned good back and Georgia is missing several key run stoppers on defense.  Add to that South Carolina’s apparent lack of a deep passing game together with the possibility of Bobo starting a true dual-threat quarterback, and you’re looking at a situation where it may not be the Dawgs’ secondary getting stress tested.

Meanwhile, Daniels’ performance against Mississippi State upsets the apple cart in terms of how defensive coordinators have prepared for Georgia’s offense.  Don’t forget that it was South Carolina’s play against the Dawgs last season that set the template for a dismal offensive showing for the second half of 2019.  Does SC play it straight and give Georgia’s running game more room, or does it dare Daniels to prove he can do it in a second straight game, against a weakened secondary?

It’s gonna be more interesting than I thought, that’s for sure.

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Living in the past

Mike Bobo’s first attempt at inspiring the ‘Cock faithful…

That’s the sound of a guy who expects his team to finish the season without another win.

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TFW you’re asked to help rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic

If the AD tells you it’s a throwaway year, who are you to argue?

“My turn”.  LOL.

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UPDATE:  Another member of the secondary’s turn.

If this keeps up, Kirby’s gonna feel comfortable starting Bennett against South Carolina.

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UPDATE #2:  It’s a full blown exodus.

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Boom, busted

Not even the coronavirus could save Agent Muschamp.

University of South Carolina Director of Athletics Ray Tanner announced Sunday that Will Muschamp is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately. With this announcement, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

“After a thorough assessment of our football program, we have decided to make a change with the head football coach,” said Tanner. “I appreciate all that Will Muschamp has done for our program and wish him and his family the best moving forward. I believe our program will be well served by Coach Bobo as the interim head coach as we search for a new leader for Gamecock Football.”

UofSC President Bob Caslen and Tanner met with the coaching staff and student-athletes on Sunday to inform them of the change.

“I appreciate everything Coach Muschamp has done for our University. He is a true professional and strong advocate for our student-athletes,” said Caslen. “Under his leadership, our football players excelled in the classroom and served as mentors in the community. Will also brought much-needed stability to the program. However, I believe it is time to move in a different direction.”

A search for a new head football coach will begin immediately.

“We will begin a search immediately to find the best head coach for Carolina football,” added Tanner. “We have great facilities, a passionate fan base, a University that is committed to excellence in football and a support system that is second to none in developing student-athletes. We will be looking for someone with the energy, commitment and organizational skills that can move our program to a championship level.”

“Our search for a new head football coach begins today, and I have every confidence that Coach Tanner will find the right person to lead our program,” added Caslen. “A vibrant athletics program is integral to the college experience. I know how much football means to our students, faculty, alumni, and donors; I share that passion. Our priority remains winning a championship at the University of South Carolina.”

Muschamp was in his fifth season as South Carolina’s head coach with a record of 28-30, including a 2-5 mark this season. He is also the only coach to take the Gamecocks to bowl games in each of his first three seasons.

What a rich legacy he leaves behind!  It’s only too bad he leaves before his good buddy Kirby Smart could give him one last chance at redemption.

Not trying to be too snarky here.  By all accounts, when he’s not on the field, Muschamp’s a good guy.  It’s not like he hasn’t been taken care of, either.

No doubt he’ll be somebody’s defensive coordinator next season, ’cause college football’s always gonna college football.

South Carolina, on the other hand, is a worthy target for sarcasm.  The early leader to succeed Boom is Liberty’s Hugh Freeze, assuming he can get past Greg Sankey’s delicate sensibilities.

Freeze is the leader in the clubhouse, and the clubhouse isn’t very big. Think of it this way: Perhaps South Carolina opened because Freeze is successful and available. Freeze is an accomplished SEC head coach who needs a lifeline out of Liberty after the way he exited Ole Miss. The Flames are undefeated and ranked for the first time in school history. There isn’t a buyout that can keep Freeze at Liberty, especially when an SEC school is involved. Freeze signed an extension through 2026 last week. It doesn’t matter. Common sense would dictate that Freeze’s moral failings at Ole Miss have been mitigated by a car wash through Liberty. There might not even be a phone call to Flames athletic director Ian McCaw.

Praise the Lord!  Dabo vs. Freeze, in the Sanctimony Bowl, college football’s newest meteor game.

Oh, one other reason Freeze is the likely first choice?

Both Muschamp and Freeze are represented by super agent Jimmy Sexton.

Remember, coaches may come and coaches may go, but Jimmy Sexton is eternal.

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Two things you won’t see in two weeks.

So, what’s the over/under on the number of yards Bennett or Mathis would miss a wide open receiver like this?

I could see Kirby tossing a clipboard, but it wouldn’t be for the same reason.

On the bright side, this ain’t happening, either.

2020:  the year SEC defenses died.

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Bobo blames Boom.

Honestly, I have no idea how this is even possible.

Before you go there, turnover margin in the game was zero.

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“… you’ve got to be careful that you don’t chase too many ghosts.”

Mike Bobo and Jeremy Pruitt are friends?

Mark Richt recommended Pruitt to Phil Fulmer for the Vol head coaching job?

Consider my mind somewhat blown.  (Although I admit the idea of Richt playing three-dimensional chess with Fulmer did cross my mind.)

This, on the other hand, I get completely.

Pruitt’s hire was celebrated by Georgia’s team and fan base. He replaced Todd Grantham, who left for Louisville’s staff and is now at Florida.

“Bobo never directly told me this,” Mason said, “but I could sense that he was excited about that change. … I think the culture in 2012 and 2013, I think some of the coaches were frustrated with. When Pruitt came in, they knew it was gonna be much more regimented.”

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Branches on the coaching tree

I sure hope somebody asks Mark Richt for his thoughts on the South Carolina-Tennessee game.

Tennessee is opening its 2020 college football season Saturday night against South Carolina inside Williams-Brice Stadium, so why is tape of Alabama, Colorado State and Georgia being studied so intently?

It’s all about the background.

Georgia’s 2014 team in Mark Richt’s next-to-last year as head coach went 10-3 and finished No. 9 in the Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs had Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in their backfield, and they also had Mike Bobo as offensive coordinator and Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator.

Bobo left Athens in December 2014 to become head coach at Colorado State but returned to the Southeastern Conference last January as the offensive coordinator for Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp. Bobo’s first task will be trying to top Pruitt, who is in his third season of guiding the Volunteers.

“Mike’s a competitor, whether it’s playing against him in college, coaching against him, coaching against him every day in practice, playing golf against him or shooting pool,” Pruitt said this week. “He wants to win in everything that he does. He’s going to have a great game plan. His kids are going to play hard.

“They’ll play together, so it will be a challenge for us.”

No, I don’t mean I want to hear a prediction on the final score.

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Old school

This isn’t quite balance talk, but it’s close enough.

Wait ’til he lets ‘Cocknation know SC is going back to traditional I-formation offense.  Cutting edge, for the win!

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