It’s a Gurley-free buffet, if that helps.
- This is awkward.
- Steve Hummer’s assessment of the psyche of Georgia’s fan base is pretty good: “Georgia people habitually expect the worst. They can never relax. They can never wander the sunflower fields of blind optimism. They just know deep down that around every corner awaits a kick to a most sensitive area.”
- The advanced box score of the Florida-Missouri game is as amazing to see as the game was.
- And the advanced box score of the Arkansas-Georgia game is just what you’d expect.
- Devin Gardner’s comment about the number of racist fans he’s encountered this season puts me in mind of Randy Newman’s “Rednecks”. Hang in there, Devin. You’re a classy kid.
“We found out that ball is an incredibly important part of the game of football and we didn’t secure it the way we needed to on offense and it paid off for them,” Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said.
Better late than never, I guess.
- When it comes to scoring this season, Georgia is a damned efficient team.
Considering that every fan base has its share of unbalanced folks – and Georgia’s is no exception (Remember egging Aaron Murray’s house? Good times.) – it’s still disappointing to see people lose it over a player suspension like this:
The wife of a Lindale man also named Bryan Allen told the Rome News Tribune that she was inundated by calls of people trying to reach the other man by that name
“They’ve been threatening my life and my husband’s,” she said. “They threatened to burn down my house, and I don’t even completely understand what this is all about. One of the calls said that my husband was a snitch for ratting out some guy named Gurley. I don’t even know who that is.”
I’m guessing the guilty Bryan Allen doesn’t live here anymore. And probably has a few regrets about his tactics.
George O’Leary is alleged to have said this:
The suit alleges that O’Leary used a derogatory word for African-Americans and called the NFL “one big ‘Ru-Ru’ tribe.” The suit also alleges O’Leary once advised coaches to check African-American players “to make sure their gums are blue, because they are bigger, faster and stronger than (African-American players) with red gums.”
Two questions come to mind here. One, is there an automatic annual line item in the UCF athletic budget to cover O’Leary litigation expenses? And, second, how does Central Florida manage to sign any recruits?
Julie Hermann was, is and will always be a real pip.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock AD resigns after his comments about the physical attributes of the mother of one of the school’s women soccer players were picked up on a live microphone.
The topper is that the school recently canned its baseball coach after he faced charges of sexual harassment.
Suffering from a World Cup hangover this morning? Eat something.
- The Pac-12 distributed only 68 percent of its revenue to members in fiscal 2013. Man, those television networks are expensive.
- Would paying college players slow down early exits for the pros? Maybe.
- Gentry Estes looks at where Brice Ramsey’s at right now.
- Kentucky beat writer asks the musical question “Does Georgia have anyone left to play defense?” More than Kentucky does, I’m willing to bet.
- Hawaii athletic department fails to pay players summer scholarship money due to clerical snafu, resulting in seven kids sleeping in the locker room until paperwork went through. AD’s analysis of the situation: “When it comes right down to it, we need to plan better.” No shit, Sherlock.
- In fiscal year 2012-3, Georgia generated more revenue from football and men’s basketball than your average NHL team.
- To some extent, Chris Low’s rankings of SEC defensive lines looks like it was determined by throwing random darts. Which probably means nobody really has a good handle on what the conference has this year.
- Kevin Scarbinsky wonders if the SEC needs a rule prohibiting dismissed players from returning to the league, and concludes it won’t happen. “Richt deserves credit for sticking to his principles in letting players go knowing they can and have come back to beat him. Hard to imagine the rest of the schools in the league would line up to save him from his own idealistic self.”
- Here’s a list of ten toughest non-conferences schedules. Only one SEC team makes the list – guess who.
- And here’s Phil Steele’s combined experience chart for 2014. Georgia is middle of the pack in that department.
- John Infante points out that if Joker Phillips’ recruiting transgression is deemed serious enough, Boom could face the possibility of a suspension under the head coach responsibility bylaw.
- “Auburn is all about giving players second chances…” Gah.