Category Archives: Pac-12 Football

Aged like a fine Bordeaux

Yeah, this one stood the test of time:

Although, I suspect we really would have enjoyed a rematch.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Pac-12 Football

Heisman dark horse has opinion.

Bo knows, people.

Now, if we played them again tomorrow, the game would be completely different, and everybody knows that,” Nix said of the Dawgs.

Wait, that requires a follow up. Do you believe Oregon would beat Georgia today?

“I do,” the senior said. “From the first game of the season, a lot of teams get so much better.”

Georgia not being one of those, apparently.  Why would you expect anything different from someone who spent three years at a place that had a national championship parade for a team that didn’t win the national championship?

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Filed under Georgia Football, Pac-12 Football

Today, in when they say it’s about the money…

Shot.

During Pac-12 basketball media day on Wednesday, Kliavkoff said he’s spoken to more than 100 people connected to both programs, including players and coaches, and the consensus has been against the move to the Big Ten.

“I think saying hundreds would be an exaggeration — dozens, more than a hundred,” he said. “And I have yet to talk to anyone in the UCLA and USC community who’s in favor of the move. I will say that I probably hear from folks who are not in favor, not surprisingly.”

Chaser.

According to reports, UCLA will reap an eight-figure gain annually when it joins the Big Ten.

“We believe that between the travel and coaches’ salaries and some of the other expenses that you incur when you join the Big Ten, that the small delta in the [Big Ten] media rights deal will be more than offset and we stand by those numbers,” Kliavkoff said.

I had no idea the cost of flying had skyrocketed like that.  George needs to come up with a better sales pitch, methinks.

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Filed under Big Ten Football, It's Just Bidness, Pac-12 Football

Dawgrading on the road to the CFP

There’s a certain amount of irony here ($$).

If the Ducks go on to become 12-1 Pac-12 champions, those 13 committee members might be faced with an unprecedented scenario: Would a team that lost its season opener 49-3 to No. 1 Georgia even be allowed in?

… Mullens knows better than anyone the dynamics inside that committee room, and, unsurprisingly, has a different perspective.

“That’s why it’s great to have (former) coaches in that room,” said Mullens, “because they understand the development of a team, the process. And the committee would take into account that that was the first game of a whole new coaching staff as well. To go on the road against the defending national champions — all that gets put on the table.”

Right now, we’re all thrilled by Oregon’s bounce back from the can of whoopass the Dawgs emptied on the Ducks in the opener, because it’s made that game look even stronger from Georgia’s perspective.  But how’s it gonna sound when Oregon goes in there and says it deserves a mulligan because people shouldn’t have expected much from a team with a new coaching staff in its first game?  And worse, what if the selection committee buys it?

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Georgia Football, Pac-12 Football

TFW the myth outlasts the school

Man, do yourself a favor and don’t go there:

For that way lies madness.

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Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Pac-12 Football

Winners win.

Losers complain about the refs.

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Filed under Alabama, Pac-12 Football

“It just means more”, on steroids

This chick makes Harvey Updyke look like a piker.

And you thought nobody west of the Rockies gave a shit about college football.  The Utes won, fortunately.

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Filed under General Idiocy, Pac-12 Football

Cutting edge hire

Tell me you don’t understand how to hire a college football coach without saying you don’t understand how to hire a college football coach.

Always be ‘crootin’, fool.

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Filed under Pac-12 Football

Some days you eat the other conference, and some days the other conference eats you.

Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark has a dream, y’all.

Speaking Wednesday during a visit to future Big 12 member Cincinnati, Yormark told reporters that the league would be interested in adding members from the Pacific time zone. The new commissioner has taken a bold approach toward expansion, saying at football media days, “The Big 12 is open for business.”

“Obviously, going out west is where I would like to go, entering that fourth time zone,” Yormark said Wednesday.

He added of the Big 12’s wish list: “A program that has national recognition, one that competes at the highest level in basketball and football, stands for the right things, is a good cultural fit.”

These days, does a good cultural fit mean anything more than enjoying a dick measuring contest?  I mean, this whole Big 12 vs. Pac-12 fight is the conference realignment equivalent of a meteor game.

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Filed under Big 12 Football, Pac-12 Football

Some more thoughts about the opener

Graham Coffey has a detailed breakdown of Oregon’s projected starting 22 you’ll want to read.

QB – Bo Nix #11 – Bo Nix is Bo Nix. We know him. Georgia has had a plan for him since his freshman season and it has always been a good plan. If you flush him he will press and make some mistakes. In his past two games against UGA he has been about a 50% passer and has about 5 YPA. Georgia pressured him 17 times last year. He was 5/18 for 39 yards on those throws. If Georgia wants to have a comfortable game on Saturday they will have to pressure him again. Nix is actually a pretty good deep passer.,,, When he has time. Georgia needs to get to him to get the ball out quick. When they flush him they will have to keep him from hurting Georgia with his legs. UGA will spy him a lot. I expect Smael Mondon to do that some, as well as Nolan Smith and Malaki Starks when he is on the field in DB heavy packages.

Lanning may know Kirby’s secret sauce on how to defend Nix, but that doesn’t mean he’s got any real answers on how to counter.

Reading Graham’s entire piece leads me to believe he’s nailed the biggest key to the game — if Georgia can run the ball successfully, game over.  The second most important key is whether Oregon’s offensive line is good enough to keep pressure off Nix in passing situations.

Graham points out that Oregon’s heralded inside linebackers are big-bodied, stout against the run types.  How they hold up in pass coverage may be a different story.  You can bet that Monken will be exploring that scenario and he’s certainly got the personnel with which to do so.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Pac-12 Football