If you want to know why Georgia fans are on occasion frustrated with the AJ-C, here’s Exhibit “A”.
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Obviously this is mixing quantity with quality to some extent, but, still, you gotta be impressed with any list that has eight SEC teams in its top twelve.
Do I need to tell you what to do here? I didn’t think so.
- Maty Mauk may be the SEC’s living embodiment of “just win, baby”.
- Jerry Hinnen provides a nice preseason practice preview for the conference here.
- Greg McGarity, in a radio interview yesterday, said he hopes to have IPF renderings by the end of this month.
- Joe Wickline moves to have the suit filed by Oklahoma State dismissed. (And I was so hoping to have a trial called midseason.)
- LSU may not be able to accept the transfer of a kid dismissed from another program for domestic violence, but there’s nothing in the rules preventing Les Miles from reinstating one of his own.
- You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that Baylor’s AD thinks the CFP will expand to eight teams in the next five years.
- I think I’ve mentioned this before, but the teenaged Jimi Hendrix was something of a college football fan.
- Bovada lists Georgia’s odds to win the SEC at 11/2, which is third best in the conference.
- There’s such a thing as a National Collegiate Tailgating Championship? Who knew?
- And Georgia’s tight ends have a suggestion on who should be the next starter at quarterback.
In just a few short weeks college football returns, so I know you’ve got an appetite.
- Over at Team Speed Kills, you’ll find a list of the top ten SEC revenge games of 2015. Not surprisingly, given last season’s low points, Georgia makes the list twice.
- And here’s a list of the most expensive college football tickets on StubHub. Alabama-Georgia sits at number three.
- Attention, Bert! Academic stress increases injury risk among college football players.
- Tough times in Gator Country – Last season, Florida made $93,300 in six home dates (minus the Idaho rainout).
- There are fourteen new coordinators in the SEC this season.
- Well, there’s one tradition the SEC hasn’t abandoned – coach whining.
- Can you guess which team Bill Connelly is writing about when he says, “There’s no question that it’s a long road back to top-10 finishes, but this is still a top-40 team with top-20 potential.”?
- Year2 asks the musical question “Which top ten teams are most likely to finished unranked?“, and fits Georgia second on that list.
- The opposite of the Georgia Way is “waiting to see the thing play out”.
- Kevin Trahan finds that the new Big Ten scheduling rules are about TV money as much as the playoffs. And why should they be any different from anything else motivating college football decision making these days?
You will be pleased to know that life with the Tunsils is heading back to normal, or at least what passes for normal.
Domestic violence charges against both Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather are likely to be dropped on Monday.
Tunsil’s attorney, Steven Farese, told The Clarion-Ledger on Friday that both attorneys mutually agreed to have their clients sign dismissal forms earlier in the week. Those forms are currently with the Lafayette County Justice Court’s clerk, officials said, and will be reviewed to be signed by Judge Johnny McLarty on Monday.
Farese said he sees no reason why the matter will not be settled then.
Matthew Wilson, the attorney representing Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, confirmed that both parties agreed to drop the charges.
The motivational stone for kissing and making up should be pretty obvious. Dude’s gotta play so dude can rake after this season.
Of course, that leaves the rock that Miller turned over when he was pissed off at the golden goose. That’s why there was this on the record moment during the hearing which was completely irrelevant to the matter being heard by the court:
Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent dismissed a protective order Miller levied against Tunsil during the case’s only court hearing on July 14, which also presented Farese with an opportunity to combat Miller’s claims that Tunsil accepted a ride from an agent the night of the fight, which would be an NCAA violation.
Farese admitted there was an agent present, but said Tunsil left in a rental car driven by a friend named “Zo,” who flew from South Carolina to Memphis and rented the car to drive to Oxford.
Before you roll your eyes over this, look on the bright side. If Tunsil had signed with Georgia, you can bet the NCAA would be all over Zo’s ass right now, Tunsil would be preemptively suspended, McGarity would be figuring out the necessary level of NCAA groveling the school would need to do and we’d be fretting about how many games the offensive line would be in turmoil waiting for Tunsil’s return. ‘Cause that’s how the Georgia Way rolls, peeps.
One thing that’s gratifying about hosting this blog is the little tidbits that people send me now and then (h/t Tatum). Like this story about former Georgia Tech stalwart Reuben Houston.
A former star defensive back who dealt with a drug case while playing for Georgia Tech is facing new charges.
Reuben Houston, who once starred in the gold and white of a Georgia Tech football uniform and now is an aspiring rapper, sat in a jailhouse hearing room wearing a Fulton County Jail inmate uniform.
Documents say Houston is charged with trafficking marijuana and also faces a pair of gun charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
When Houston appeared in court, the judge told him he is not authorized to set bond for his case.
Houston’s attorney, Manny Arora, says the studio where several pounds of marijuana were found had four other people in it. When asked exactly how much marijuana police found, Arora said, “The police say 11 pounds, but that’s with all the packaging on it. So once we actually get an actual weight I’m sure it will be a little bit less.”
That’s Chantastic. After all, this isn’t Houston’s first rodeo.
You have to hope this doesn’t interfere with life after football for him. He’s got so much going for him these days.
Entertainment lawyer Steve Sidman, who can boast a client list of multi-platinum artists across the musical spectrum, says Houston’s prospects as Rapper Rico Richie have just taken off.
“He has a single called ‘Poppin’ that is doing just that,” Sidman said. “My friend and client has enormous, almost limitless, prospects as a rapper.”
Well, of course. Doesn’t everyone who matriculated at Georgia Tech?
By the way, it was good to see that the AJ-C was all over this story, wasn’t it? Er… um… you mean the AJ-C wasn’t all over it?
Another day, another second chance in the SEC. (Okay, technically, it’s a first chance, but you get the drift.)