Category Archives: College Football

Monday morning buffet

Grab yourself a plate and go.

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Random game day thoughts

Leaving for Athens in a few, and I’m in a bullet point mood, y’all.

  • On the home front, it’s a name your score day.  If Bennett isn’t playing in the third quarter, we’ll know something’s gone horribly, horribly wrong.  Lots of fresh faces and hopefully no serious injuries.
  • Will Tennessee bounce back against BYU?  Probably, but I’m saying there’s a chance…
  • Georgia Tech is playing a rematch in the friendly confines of BDS against a terrible USF team.  Can Geoff do what the genius couldn’t?
  • I hope Vandy shows us something against Purdue.  Either way, it’ll be something to gauge the opening week win against.
  • I think Dabo and his staff know exactly how much hay they need to make against TAMU today.
  • Here’s hoping LSU lays into Texas tonight, if only to shut down the “Texas is back” talk that’s Georgia’s fault.
  • My candidate for ugly game of the day is Arkansas-Ole Miss.
  • It’ll be interesting to see how Eason and Fields do against better defenses today.

Feel free to add your own thoughts and observations in the comments section.  See you on the other side after the first game played on Dooley Field wraps up.

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If you flop it, they won’t come.

Bill Connelly writes that it’s not so much that college football has an attendance problem, as it is that certain college football programs have an attendance problem.

It is worth mentioning, however, that attendance isn’t falling everywhere. Comparing home attendance in 2018 to the averages from 2005 to 2017, 50 FBS teams were higher in the former than the latter, and 27 more fell by less than 2,000 fans per game. Things are tilting in the wrong direction, obviously, but at only a slight angle.

In reality, a handful of schools have driven the averages down for everybody.

1. Fallen blue-bloods. From 2005 to 2017, five schools — Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC — averaged 82,902 per game in home attendance. In 2018, they averaged 70,472. Only one of these storied programs (Florida) reached bowl eligibility.

Well, now.  I’m sure they’ll get right on tha…

If Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC were to all rebound to some degree in 2019, that might be all it takes for FBS’ overall attendance to improve over 2018 totals. Of course, those teams went 1-3 in Week 1, and the team that won lost its starting quarterback to injury. That’s not encouraging.

Er, when does basketball season start, anyway?

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Just like they drew it up in the locker room

I see the college football gods are already at it this season.

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Second-year bump got bumped.

Small sample size, I know, but this was another interesting development from Week One:

No doubt some of that can be chalked up to typical opening week sloppiness, but you have to wonder if more than a few fault lines were opened up.  In any event, if the second-year effect is all that (and, for what it’s worth, I do tend to give that credence), that set of results sure didn’t show it.

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You gotta love college football, Reason #24125

Where else do you get this, I ask you?

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“They so poo-poo … you can tweet that.”

This is what you say after you’ve beaten your rival for the ninth straight time.

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