Category Archives: Life After Football

“I’m just the overweight P.E. teacher,”

Scott Woerner is an inductee into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.  The AJ-C‘s Steve Hummer caught up with one of the mainstays of the 1980 national championship team and got a great story out of what he’s doing now. Definitely worth a read.

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Forget Michael Sam. What about Myron Rolle?

What does it say that college football, warts and all, is more comfortable with a person of great character than the NFL is?

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Most of them will go pro in something other than sports.

Hella classy move, Todd Monken and staff.  And I bet your kids never forget it.

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Friday morning buffet

Grab that knife and fork and go, folks.

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Tuesday morning buffet

Mercifully, it’s a Tebow-free buffet.

  • “The cool thing is I would’ve beat the crap out of my body and now I don’t have to,” Pollack said. “I couldn’t do what (David) Greene has done and be an insurance guy. I have to have football in me and it’s in my blood. If I weren’t doing this I’d be coaching.”
  • Here’s a suggestion to let current players serve on the selection committee.  Would they be paid for that?
  • David Greene likes what he sees out of Georgia’s offense.
  • How bad was Auburn’s offensive line last season?  This bad“Ball carriers got back to the line of scrimmage less than 80% of the time…”
  • Fighting the NCAA – it’s not just for Jerry Tarkanian anymore.
  • Athlon ranks the SEC running backs, and Georgia finds itself with #1 and #4 on the list.
  • Before you ask yourself what kids like Bray and Geathers were thinking by leaving school early for the NFL draft, consider that they could have taken steps to keep the option of returning to college after the draft, but chose not to do so.
  • Tech fans, the AJ-C has your consolation for the lousy draft right here.
  • Mark Schlabach’s preseason top 25 list (I know, I know) is ordered by which teams have the easiest path to an undefeated season, which is how you get Ohio State at number one and Louisville fourth.
  • Or if you’d prefer to look at another man’s win projections for next season’s top 25, here you go.

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Sunday morning buffet

Can I interest you in something?

  • Trinton Sturdivant moves on.
  • Joe Moglia’s offseason after essentially buying the head coaching job at Coastal Carolina has gone about as you would expect:  After being hired by Coastal Carolina on Dec. 20, Moglia didn’t try to make up for lost time on the recruiting trails, realizing the Chanticleers would lose some high school seniors due to the coaching change. His new program wound up having the smallest signing class in the conference…”
  • This year’s early leader in SEC hot seat talk is
  • John Thompson is a vampire.  He keeps rising from the dead to be named somebody’s defensive coordinator.
  • Nice story about Bear Bryant and Alabama’s first black scholarship athlete – who wasn’t a football player.
  • Somewhere in this great land of ours, spring football has started.
  • For all the excitement about Zach Mettenberger, it’s worth remembering that his eleven pass attempts last year represents the sum total of experience for all of LSU’s quarterbacks going into this season.
  • It sounds like there won’t be a College Football Hall of Fame for a while.  (Where do they store everything?)

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Owen Schmitt, entertainer

It’s not that I can’t see this guy doing something on the side besides playing football…

… but I’m not sure I envisioned this.

… Schmitt is a head-banger no more.

Not that he’s gone soft since joining the Seattle Seahawks after a successful stint as fullback for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

No, ol’ No. 35 has gone country.

Schmitt will be making an appearance with the Davisson Brothers Band at the Lost Parrot Beach Bar & Grill on Neville Street in Beckley Thursday night. Schmitt is a part-time guitarist and vocalist with the Clarksburg-based group.

The Davisson Brothers Band is described on its Web site as having “a unique style infusing a remarkable blend of country, southern rock and bluegrass to create a distinctive sound.”

So how does Schmitt and his image fit in? And just how does one go from the gridiron to the stage?

Maybe he hits himself over the head with his guitar.

For your listening pleasure, here’s “Big City Hillbilly”.  No blood, though.

(h/t The Wiz)

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