I guarantee you the only person who cares less about the question posed in this header than me is Nick Saban.
Category Archives: Media Punditry/Foibles
Have at it, guys.
- Scarbinsky mocks Nick Saban’s concern about football becoming a “continuous game”.
- Arthur Lynch be preppin’ for the NFL. It’s always interesting when players find new motivation (read: $$) to take better care of their bodies than they did in college.
- Dan Jenkins has a memoir coming out today. That should be a semi-great read.
- Ed Aschoff says Jeff Driskel, who’s important enough to the Florida program that Boom pushed back the spring practice schedule to accommodate his recovery, “has every reason to be bitter”. Hmm.
- CFN‘s “unsolicited advice” to Georgia for spring practice is to work on turnover margin. Dang, I bet Mark Richt wishes he’d have thought of that.
- Miami joins the ranks of programs hiring high-profile high school coaches in an advisory position.
- Weiszer notes a comment made by a 2015 Georgia commit: “They’re switching to a 4-3 defense and I think that will give me an opportunity to come in and play as a true defensive end…” Jeremy Pruitt, all things to all men.
Jump right in and get your week started.
- Vince Dooley plays 20 questions with Gus Malzahn about how the 10-second rule might affect his offense.
- About Mark Richt’s trip to Houston as part of the UGA Day schedule, Mark Slonaker, head of the Bulldog Club, said the decision to go was made in part because of the SEC’s new reach into Texas.
- CFN dumps all over the genius and Georgia Tech football.
- Quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. has expressed interest in working with Nick Marshall this summer, but Malzahn will not allow it.
- I really should know better than to read a Bleacher Report piece on discipline at Georgia.
- Former Milton basketball coach: “What my players have told me in the past is they aren’t going to Georgia because they perceive it to be considered second-class to football.”
- Tennessee returns just six combined career starts on the offensive line after entering the 2013 season with 123 career combined starts.
Why, the AJ-C says so.
Remember that vaunted Lowndes-to-FSU pipeline that sort of died out when Josh Harvey-Clemons put on an UGA baseball camp?
That pipeline is flowing again after Lowndes High School linebacker Brian Bell committed to FSU over Clemson and UGA, although he didn’t have an offer yet from the Bulldogs. [Emphasis added.]
There is so much epic troll packed into those two short sentences that all I can do is tip my cap in the presence of a master at work.
UPDATE: In the interest of fairness, I want to mention that Carvell e-mailed me to let me know that “committed to FSU over Clemson and UGA” were Bell’s words, not his.
Shorter Matt Hayes: For Nick Saban, the 10-second substitution proposal is strictly a matter of player safety, because… well, Nick Saban.
Grab that plate and fill it up.
- Ah, the AJ-C, doing what it does so well – concern trolling about recruiting. (The grammatical error in the header is a real bonus, though.)
- Socrates has an idea about what to expect from Jeremy Pruitt’s scheme this season.
- And Seth Emerson tells us that everyone on the defense starts with a clean slate under Pruitt.
- Free Malik McDowell!
- Marc Weiszer counts the clock in last season’s games against Clemson and Missouri.
- The bid by Northwestern University football players to unionize goes to round two, with three days of hearings in Chicago.
- Brad Wolverton, on “How Should Big-Time College Sports Change?”
- SEC football attendance numbers rebounded last season.
If you’re facing the same weather conditions I am, it’s not like you’ve got anything better to do right now than to slip into the buffet line.
- Sorry, Missouri, but you just got the KC Joyner kiss of death.
- Stewart Mandel throws in the towel on oversigning.
- Clowney says he might have stayed in Columbia for his senior year if he were paid enough to support his family. Now he tells ‘em.
- The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors hopes to have a new management structure in place by August.
- Here’s a coach who’s on his eighth job in eight years.
- It turns out that among all the Vols who were arrested at that wild party last weekend, a man who identified himself as an assistant strength coach for Tennessee’s football team was handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car when he tried to intervene.
- “An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.”
- The NLRB held its first hearing yesterday on the Northwestern players’ move to be certified as a union.
Shorter, yet utterly predictable, Mark Bradley: Even if Georgia Tech isn’t very good at them, Mark Richt sure could learn about special teams coaching from Paul Johnson’s example.
Post-signing day tidbits:
- I’m guessing this is another story about momma not being happy with her son’s college choice. This stuff is more sad than funny for the kid.
- Give Derek Mason some credit for salvaging Vanderbilt’s class after James Franklin stripped it bare. The Commodores finished with 22 signees, including 17 prospects ranked three stars or higher by ESPN.
- Matt Hinton reminds us why recruiting matters.
- A Jeff Schultz column about Georgia Tech recruiting partly entitled “Just the facts (no spin)” winds up sounding otherwise. As for the two possibilities suggested in his piece, let me add a third: the Jackets don’t play a lot of good opponents.
- Boy, how things have changed in Texas. Charlie Strong takes a swipe at TAMU: “We don’t need gadgets. We’re not going to be a gadget program.”
- Hakuna Matata, Eastern Michigan.
- A little South Carolina crowing: “You certainly shouldn’t let your friendly neighborhood Dawgs fan tell you that Mark Richt let Carolina win these battles.”
- And Mike Bobo on in-state recruiting: “The way Atlanta is now, it’s not like you’re recruiting south Georgia. A lot of people in Atlanta didn’t grow up there, where in south Georgia, those people are from Georgia and they have roots. It’s a constant battle, but that’s part of it. We’re still the state school, and I believe you can get everything any young man wants here.”
Get your fill before signing news takes over.
- Mining the JUCO pool. It’s not just for Mississippi schools anymore!
- Brady Hoke explains – or at least attempts to explain – why the wheels of justice grind slowly at Michigan.
- It’s not that Mark Bradley’s a concern troll. It’s that he’s so bad at it. If you want to criticize Georgia’s recruiting, don’t point at rankings, man. Make something out of the class sizes that led to the rankings.
- Even the losers get lucky sometimes.
- Although when it comes to Tennessee, there may be more than luck involved.
- Have the recruiting sites hit a bubble?
- Here’s a good piece on Missouri’s success recruiting in Georgia and Florida.
- Auburn will be playing Kansas State on Thursday night this season.
- If you missed it, Jared Lorenzen won Twitter last night.