Category Archives: ‘Cock Envy

Could Agent Muschamp be on the case again?

I have to admit there’s at least one possible upside to Kirby Smart being the next head coach at Georgia.

Gawd, I love the SEC.

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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right…

Bruce Feldman is reporting that Kirby Smart has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Steve Spurrier at South Carolina.

If that happened, wouldn’t Georgia’s in state recruiting be even more fun squeezed by Saban and Smart?

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Your morning gallows humor

This message board wrap up of the Georgia-South Carolina game is classic.

And this, sad to say, is spot on.

You know, 12 years removed from watching Lou Holtz run an offense centered around a linebacker playing QB and running the QB draw, I’m amazed that we’ve come full circle. We’re a veer offense team now.

A Spurrier coached team, running what amounts to a single wing.

Damnedest thing.

It’s definitely not what they thought they were signing up for, that’s for sure.

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Monday morning buffet

Don’t tell me you’re full.

  • Damn, people.  I know your mammas raised you better than this.
  • The commissioners don’t like fantasy football, so they’ve decided to do… something “The federal government has determined, for the moment, that it’s not gambling,” Scott said. “But the NCAA has taken a position that we can set the rules and we don’t support it. So that’s where we’ve drawn the line.”  Line drawing, for the win!
  • Jeb! comes to Athens Saturday night, boldly predicts Georgia will win the SEC East.  I’d say he might have lost the South Carolina vote there, but after the way the evening went for the ‘Cocks, I doubt those folks would argue with him now.
  • Here’s a look at how reporters across the SEC feel they’re treated when it comes to being granted access.  Georgia comes off pretty decently, at least in context.
  • It’s never good when people start writing open letters, Gamecocks.
  • Amateurism – it’s not just for revenue sports.
  • Amateurism – when not paying some of the help frees up more money to pay the other help.
  • One check down away from perfection.

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Hard times in Columbia

You know, I’m actually having to give some serious thought to displacing Vanderbilt as the lowest ranked team in my SEC Power Poll vote.

And judging from this, I’m not the only one.

Former South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger, who was a part of some of the best defenses in USC history, tweeted his displeasure with what took place in Athens.

“Yeah that was my last time watching Carolina (probably),” he said. “I’ll watch when I hear they playing like Carolina and not the weakest team in SEC.”

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A few random game day thoughts

It occurs to me that the two halves to today’s game are likely to play out about as differently as you might expect.  Georgia’s offense versus South Carolina’s defense is going to be largely about which side is more successful in imposing its will on the other.  Georgia wants to run the ball; the ‘Cocks want to stuff the run. Somebody’s going to come out on the short end of the stick on that one, but it’s pretty much what we fondly refer to in these parts as old man football.

On the other side of the ball, though, there’s going to be one helluva chess match.  Spurrier will throw the kitchen sink at the Dawgs and Jeremy Pruitt is going to have to figure out a way to keep up.  I expect to see Spurrier test the middle of the field with his passing game, much as he did last year.  I don’t know what Pruitt’s going to come up with as a counter to that (could we see more Roquan Smith, at least on obvious passing downs?), but you know he’s got to do something about it.  But Spurrier can’t ignore running the ball, because that’s where more of the strength of his offensive unit lies, and the more pressure he can take off Orth, the better.  If Georgia can figure out how to control the South Carolina running game, that’s going to make things a lot more difficult for the OBC.

I also hope Pruitt’s got a game plan to deal with Pharoh Cooper, whom I expect to see lined up just about everywhere today except offensive line and the concession stands (he could probably do a better job there than most of the people manning those).

Bottom line:  we’re about to get some real data to check the progress of how both coordinators are bringing their units along.

It’s a huge line we’re looking at for the game, and you can count me in what I expect is the majority that doesn’t expect Georgia to cover.  You can also count me in the even bigger majority that will be thrilled with any kind of win today.  Beating South Carolina would put the Dawgs at 2-0 in the East and pretty much cut the ‘Cocks from serious divisional contention.  If you’re Mark Richt, that’s a good day’s work.

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Run the damned ball, Schotty.

This doesn’t exactly sound like your classic case of an immovable force meeting an unstoppable object:

Georgia is averaging 259 rushing yards per game since the start of last season, 14 yards more than the next-closest SEC team. In that same stretch, South Carolina’s defense has allowed 5.4 yards per carry, worst in the conference and 117th among all FBS defenses.

Runs between the tackles have been particularly damaging for the Gamecocks. They have allowed 6.2 ypc on inside runs this season, fifth worst among Power 5 defenses. Since becoming a starter last fall, Chubb is averaging 107 ypg on runs between the tackles, the most among active Power 5 players.

Yeah, I’d like to see them get Lambert untracked this week.  But let’s not reinvent the wheel here, fellas.

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