Bill Shanks takes a look at what’s gone on with the Georgia football program over the last two months and concludes that Mark Richt’s contract extension (and the raises for the assistants and the move to build the IPF) resulted from winning the Belk Bowl.
Category Archives: Media Punditry/Foibles
Matt Hayes is flummoxed about many things. Evidently one of those is understanding the cyclical nature of college football. Two seasons ago, the SEC was flooded with talented quarterbacks. Poor ol’ Matt can’t figure out what happened last year.
Welcome to the story of SEC regression: the league doesn’t have it where it matters most. In this era of college football where elite quarterbacks win championships, the 14-team monster conference has one quarterback of significance.
It’s not like they sign long-term contracts, dude. And even you seem to have glommed on to the existence of a source to replenish talent called recruiting. It’ll cycle around.
Of course, when it does, all the great running backs now in the conference will probably have moved on to the NFL. I guess that’ll give you the next inspiration for a column.
If somebody had told you on January 26, 2014, that one year later, Nick Chubb would be getting a ton of Heisman talk and Jacob Coker not so much, you’d have laughed, right?
Just another reason it’s usually smart to take the media’s breathlessness with a grain of salt.
I know you guys don’t like it when I link to a Mark Bradley piece, but, really, you ought to read this one, as Bradley has outdone himself. From the header to the last punctuation mark, he’s reached the pinnacle of the Mt. Everest of trolling and planted his flag.
Georgia’s AD has committed his share of unforced PR errors recently, but agreeing to be interviewed by Bradley probably ranks as the dumbest of all.
I swear, if the day ever comes when McGarity does fire Richt, you know Bradley’s going to write a column urging Georgia to hire the genius.
- The UAB hits just keep coming: “Mackin felt it necessary to run the committee’s choice by University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt and two key trustees, Paul Bryant Jr. and Finis “Fess” St. John, indicating at least some involvement by UA…”
- Interesting stuff on South Carolina’s athletics and their impact on the state’s economy.
- Why did John Chavis leave LSU for Texas A&M?
- “Either way, if you’re the NCAA, it’s got to be one of the greatest business models ever invented…”
- Chad Kelly’s court hearing is today.
- Mr. Conventional Wisdom is here to defend the SEC’s onah, suh.
- Shannon Turley put his name in the hat for Georgia’s S&C coaching job, didn’t get it, but isn’t interested in going to Michigan to work with Jim Harbaugh again. Hmmm… wonder what that says.