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Hey, Coach, what do we do with these patches?

There are times when I wonder if Mark Richt trolls us fans.  Here’s an example:

Georgia players have black patches on the back of jerseys that is being used to track electronically movement. “What it’s doing is just giving us an idea of the volume of running, how much distance are they traveling, what speed are they traveling, how often do they hit maximum speeds,” Richt said. “You learn about just the volume of work that they’re doing.”

Sounds good, eh?  Compiling a little 21st century cutting edge body data can’t hurt anything, right?  Well, except if…

Richt said Georgia is still trying to determine how to use the data.

Maybe they’ll use the patches to decide who wins the quarterback derby.

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Tuesday morning buffet

I’m not in Hoover.  You’re not in Hoover.  So, eat.

  • Speaking of Hoover, CFN’s Pete Fiutak has some pretty amusing observations about his first day there.  My favorite:  Because it’s 174 degrees outside with 139% humidity, and considering most media types get paid in buttons and some of those fans who actually did show up look like they’ve been wearing the same jersey for three straight weeks, every ten feet or so in this cramped, confided space there’s a waft of pure evil. This is one place where the term “smell you later” really does apply.  Ew.
  • Melvin Robinson, Georgia’s Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Operations, about the ongoing improvements at Sanford Stadium “The fan experience is so big and when they see the improvements we’re doing at the stadium, they’re going to be blown away…”  No offense, Mel, but we’ll believe when we see it… or don’t have to spend fifteen minutes in a concession line.
  • Bruce Feldman points out that, for all the preseason hype about Auburn, the Tigers return fewer starters on offense than any team in the SEC.
  • This looks pretty cool, if you ask me.
  • “Everybody is the media. Everybody with a camera phone is the media…”
  • Fiutak’s SEC team likely to disappoint?  Tennessee.
  • And here’s a detailed look at D-1 athletic spending, with an emphasis on bang (i.e., wins) for the buck.

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“The pros do that.”

Hey, the coaches want this newfangled technological shit and it’s another revenue source for college football, so I’d say we’re looking at a question of when, not if, it’s all embraced on a sideline near you.

“I think the coaches clearly want to investigate using technology to make the game better and I think that a competition committee can look at some of these,” SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said. “Clearly we’re marching toward technology.”

After all, it’s always a plus when college football can be more like the NFL.  Especially the money making part.

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Wednesday morning buffet

Get you some.

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Monday morning buffet

Man, it’s already the first of June.

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Thursday morning buffet

The chafing dishes are steaming.

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Friday morning buffet

I’ve kept the chafing dishes full pretty much all week.

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