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North of fifty million a year? This aggression shall not stand, man.
Looks like Greg Sankey’s gonna need to follow in Slive’s footsteps and break a couple of broadcast deals again.
You look at CFN’s SEC quarterback rankings and wonder if Pete Fiutak is being a little kind when he writes, “There isn’t a whole lot of quarterbacking star power in the SEC compared to the Pac-12 or Big 12, but there are plenty of very good ones.” Potentially, sure, but that’s as far as it goes right now.
By the way, in so doing, he raises an interesting rhetorical question when he comes to the matter of who starts for Georgia.
Here’s the thing – if it’s not Jacob Eason, then was his freshman season of seasoning a waste of an investment?
Here’s the link to AL.com’s annual preseason All-SEC team, as voted on by the conference’s sports information directors.
While seeing Trent Thompson’s and Roquan Smith’s names included in the first team selections was expected, it’s a little surprising to me that not a single member of Georgia’s secondary appeared anywhere.
Kentucky wound up with more names there than did Georgia. Hope that’s not an omen.
Greg Sankey won’t touch a uniform SEC drug policy with a ten-foot pole, and after reading the variety of responses tracked in this article, I can’t say I blame him.
The one thing I’ve always been amused about Georgia’s crusade for the adoption of a conference-wide standard is that it’s highly unlikely that whatever wound up being adopted by the fourteen schools would bear any resemblance to the harsh restrictions Michael Adams put in place in Athens. (That’s not meant as a complaint.) Be careful what you wish for, fellas.
… as voted on by the league’s sports information directors.
When it comes to Georgia, I would say there are absolutely no surprises.
Al.com surveys the SEC East’s seven SIDs on the topic of which program wins the division (schools could not vote for themselves) and the Dawgs come out on top.
No. 1 Georgia
Georgia received four first-place and two second-place votes to take the top spot in the SEC East projected order. The Bulldogs disappointed in Year 1 of the Kirby Smart era, finishing 8-5, but return a talented roster led by running back Nick Chubb.
In case you’re wondering, they got exactly one team in the correct order for the 2016 season.
In an accompanying article, we are reminded that Kirby essentially agrees with their thinking.
“We should be a team that will contend,” Smart said. “At the University of Georgia, that is the expectation. We should be a team that is favored to win the East each year. We should recruit the best players in our state, which is a very productive state, and develop those guys into really good players.
“We’re still a young team in my mind. Because over half of our roster will be freshmen or sophomores. But we’ve got some good football players coming back and I’m excited.”
From your lips to Gawd’s ears, boss.