Category Archives: SEC Football

The Georgia Way’s latest crusade

Georgia’s playing Don Quixote again.

Under an SEC legislative proposal that Georgia is sponsoring, athletes like Taylor could not transfer to an SEC school if they had been disciplined for “serious misconduct” by a school or athletic department while enrolled at another college. Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, dating violence or other forms of physical violence would be considered serious misconduct.

The hope, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said, is that the proposal that will be considered this week at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla, will help “avoid situations in the future, really for the integrity of the SEC. …We’re trying to propose it for standard operating procedure.”

A school could seek a waiver from the SEC’s executive committee if they wanted the athlete to enroll, according to the proposal.

“We’re saying that you just can’t do that unless it’s been vetted,” McGarity said.

The Georgia Way vs. Second Chance U.  It’s on, bitchez!

Aside from the issue of how this “vetting” would take place – what are the standards and who’s doing the vetting, anyway? – isn’t the real worry if this proposal were to pass that you’d just see student-athletes caught up in a troublesome situation bail out before being disciplined to beat the committee’s clock, so to speak?  And what about a kid who leaves the conference for, say, JUCO, and then looks to get back in?

It’s unclear what would happen in a case like that of quarterback Zach Mettenberger. He pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery for groping a woman at a bar during spring break, but that came after being dismissed by Georgia in 2010. He transferred to LSU after a season at junior college.

I don’t think this has any better chance of passing than Georgia’s windmill-tilting over drug policy did.  But bless their hearts for trying again.

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You’ve got your agenda, and I’ve got mine.

Mike Slive’s last show sounds likes it’s gonna be loads of fun.

  1. Satellite camps.  The SEC is unhappy the rest of the world isn’t following its wisdom on the subject.  “It gets complex when that legislation is not national legislation, so we would like to see our rule become national legislation. The real question is if it doesn’t, what are we going to do? That’ll be basically one of the primary subjects. I don’t have an answer, but we hope an answer will emerge out of Destin.”  The answer is likely to be if you can’t get ’em to change their minds, join ’em.
  2. Graduate transfer.  Once again, the SEC has a stricter rule about something than does the rest of the country.  And it’s even dumber than you’d think:  [Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs] notes that no such rule exists for undergraduates with at least two years of eligibility remaining, even when they’ve had discipline problems.  “That doesn’t make any sense,” – especially at Second Chance U.  Will this change?  Maybe, but don’t underestimate the sanctimony of SEC presidents.
  3. The Chutzpah Award.  It goes to Mr. Jacobs, who wants a rule counting state-funded scholarships against athletic totals for sports like baseball and softball.  Why?  “This is an unfair competitive advantage…”  It won’t pass, but its real value may be in leveraging the next debate…
  4. COA.  The big, bloody brawl.  Interestingly, Slive doesn’t sound like this is a hill he’s ready to die on.  “We’re in an evolutionary period and the end result is that everything isn’t necessarily going to be the same for everybody,” Slive said. “That’s a difficult concept for them and it flies in the face of the experience of our coaches and our institutions for decades.   “The days of everything and every rule being grounded in a level playing field are gone.”  I’ve got no idea where this is headed.  Coaches like Richt and Saban feel very strongly about the issue, but, as Slive indicates, the math is a bitch.

Thoughts?

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Friday morning buffet

Getting you ready for a holiday weekend with a few tasty morsels…

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It was a good day.

And, lo, there was much rejoicing.

I’m not going to revisit the many low points of Wagers’ career here.  It’s clear that he got a bug up his butt over the Celebration and never got over it.  But this was the lowest point of all, and, as far as I’m concerned, should have resulted in some serious repercussions from the SEC office.

That didn’t happen, but at least he’s no longer around.  Good riddance, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out, etc.

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Thursday morning buffet

The chafing dishes are steaming.

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Macho, macho man

So, Joe Alleva says he has trouble scheduling home and home series with non-conference opponents because most schools are skeered:

“Teams don’t want to come to Tiger Stadium and get their butts beat. That’s just a fact of life. I’m being as blunt as I can be…they don’t want to schedule losses.”

What’s the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow Jerry Hinnen to retort.

Why people like Alleva think it’s a good idea to open their mouths sometimes is one of life’s mysteries I’ll never solve.

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“Isn’t the point of being in the same conference to actually, you know, PLAY each other?”

Damn straight it is.

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