Congrats. You’ve made it this far, so nibble a little.
- Are preseason polls better predictors of team strength than polls later in the season? The answer may surprise you.
- Another excellent piece from Chris Brown, this one on the power running game.
- “A lot of kickers need coaching. Obviously I need it, and I go somewhere else to get it.”
- We have an easy winner for Moron Of the Week.
- Jerry Hinnen’s got a nice preview of the Georgia-Vandy game here. Vandy’s bad in the secondary, so there’s another reason to see if Lambert can stretch the field more this week.
- This Saturday, Florida will deploy its ninth different starting quarterback since 2009. Between that and the musical chairs at the receivers coach position, it’s no wonder the Gator passing game has been almost nonexistent.
- SEC coaches talking behind the backs of SEC West head coaches.
- Even Josh Dobbs is amazed to learn that Tennessee’s last win as a ranked team came at the end of the 2007 season.
You know how sometimes you don’t understand what people were thinking when they did something?
This is one of those times.
Some crazy shit here.
Damn you, Big Cellular!
If McGarity suddenly announces plans to put a dome on Sanford Stadium, you’ll know he’s in on it.
A MRAP is mine resistant ambush protected vehicle. For some reason, the Pentagon thinks it’s a good idea to give them to every Tom, Dick and police chief out there with an itch for one.
Like this college police department, for example (h/t).
And the Ohio State University Police Department asked for an armored vehicle to assist with “football missions.” (The Pentagon gave Ohio State an MRAP in September 2013, and school police deployed it to football games, the department told a student newspaper, so as to have a “presence.”)
I am truly amazed we haven’t seen one of these bad boys in Athens. Yet.
In retrospect, this might not have been the smartest way to promote the program, the soon-to-be fired intern in the public relations department thought.
If you’ve ever wondered why UT blogger Chip Brown is widely mocked, here’s Exhibit “A”.
The only thing more bizarre than insisting the Big Ten and SEC would willingly forego their revenue advantage over other conferences is the idea that Florida and Georgia would willingly leave the SEC to join ACC-lite. Pure nutso stuff.
This is the best part, though:
If members of Congress cry foul and question the status of athletic departments as tax exempt, the P5 can have them call Texas athletic director Steve Patterson.
Patterson, the king of doom and gloom forecasts about the rising costs of college athletics, can tell Congress how every school is about to be coated in red ink.
Yes, because there isn’t a more respected name in college athletics these days than Steve Patterson.
Texas A&M had to reinforce the south end zone stands at Kyle Field after they shifted unsettlingly during the Aggies’ loss to LSU because of the playing of “Sandstorm”.
I wonder if that’s what McGarity was referring to when he said “…we have an opportunity to do certain things that will get our crowd excited in a proactive manner, rather than in a reactive manner.”