Take your victories when you can get them, I guess.
Category Archives: Sometimes You Feel Like A Nutt
Let’s clear the decks with a few tidbits I’ve been saving.
- What do the records look like after “a longtime coach who won more than two-thirds of his games was fired or forced into resigning, in recent years”? (h/t Chuck Kraemer)
- You may be excited by all the head coaching changes, but Houston Nutt is bummed out.
- Sheldon Dawson wrote a nice letter about Coach Richt after the firing.
- During the interview process, Boom promised a “new attitude” towards offense. Heh.
- Conferences are spreading the bowl money around more.
- Ed Aschoff has some job advice for Kirby Smart.
- The final Coaches Poll ballot came out yesterday, if you care. And, yeah, the coaches still do what they’ve always done.
- Kirby Smart talks about his first staff hire.
- This doesn’t sound good: “The NCAA disregarded the truth in the Reggie Bush case to reach a “predetermined conclusion” against the USC football program, casting new doubt about whether the Trojans should have been slammed with penalties in the case, according to a ruling Monday by a California appeals court.”
Some tasty tidbits for your sampling pleasure:
- Here’s a look at some of the possible ramifications of O’Bannon, from a Duke perspective.
- “The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning.” No shit.
- Notre Dame’s academic scandal and the recruiting trail.
- For those of you who can’t get enough Todd Grantham, here’s the man live and hands on. (h/t CardDawg, who’s on the mother)
- Nick James, you bad, mane.
- Maybe we should refer to Georgia’s class of 2010 as Survivor: 2010.
- Hawaii’s AD says the school may not be able to afford to continue its football program.
- Oklahoma suspends an incoming freshman after he’s charged with misdemeanor assault, but is making the effort to have Dorial Green-Beckham declared eligible for this season. AD says, “As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way…”. Color me confused.
- The Nuttster and Gus, together again.
Brandon Marcello’s tale of the year Gus Malzahn, Mitch Mustain and Houston Nutt spent together at Arkansas is as good a story as you’ll read, even if there’s no mention of Mitch’s mom, Pork Rind Jimmy or FOIA requests.
The Nuttster comes off as the slippery weasel you’d expect – he’s not human if some of the stuff he claims didn’t affect him really didn’t. Mustain comes off as an arrogant ass.
Mustain, watching it unfold on a television newscast, couldn’t believe what he was hearing and referred to Nutt as a “dork.”
The comment was included in “Year of the Dog: One Year, One Team, One Goal.”
Mustain maintains today the comments Nutt made were “undoubtedly unprofessional” for a win against an “average” Ole Miss team that provided Arkansas its first SEC win in six tries. The book excerpt leaked prior to a trip to South Carolina, and Mustain said he started hearing rumblings Nutt wasn’t happy with the comment.
Duh, ‘ya think?
Gus comes off much better by comparison, mainly because he’s been smart enough to keep his mouth shut about the whole debacle. You may not think that’s a big deal, but there are plenty of smart folks who’ve never learned that lesson.
You’ll never guess what has the man’s knickers in a wad.
On the growing frequency of commitment flips in college football recruiting:
“That’s the one thing that I don’t miss, right there. I wish they’d do a study on what happens to the flip-floppers. I’m talking about the ones that flip from one school to the other; not once, not twice, maybe three times, and see what kind of career (they had.) The ones to me that know where they’re going and they’re truly committed, to me they have the best careers in college.”
I wonder if he feels the same way about the kids who sign on the back end of a 37-person recruiting class.
It’s the end of the week. You must be hungry.
- SOD suspends Deion Bonner indefinitely. Who’s got better odds on showing up at next year’s spring practice?
- UCLA-USC, getting pissy.
- Gurshall makes the Nuttster sentimentally reminisce.
- Mr. Gillett sees a little 2007 in this year’s Georgia.
- David Ching thinks the triple-option is going to make Rodney Garner rotate more. Defensive linemen, that is.
- Pimping for his team to make the national title game, Nick Saban is forced to argue that “Two really good teams are going to play in the SEC championship game.”
- That 2012 division title plaque is nice, but Georgia players want more.
- The Hive asks: Does Georgia hold back its starters for the Tech game? Hey, if the Jackets back into the ACCCG, does the genius hold back starters for the Georgia game?
- Chris Low says it’s time to drop the whiny talk about Georgia’s schedule.
Don’t fill up too much; save room for tomorrow.
- Bruce Feldman lists his top ten fast-rising assistant coaches here. Todd Grantham isn’t mentioned. Hmmm.
- Are the long knives starting to come out for Ted Roof?
- Aaron Murray has trouble keeping track of all the running backs he’s handed off to. Understandably so.
- Florida, mediocre? Not when it comes to excuse making.
- Good Lord, not another college football scandal.
- West Virginia’s Oliver Luck delivers the Big East’s eulogy succinctly: “If the goal is to go to a BCS game, it’s better to play in one of the power conferences.”
- JoePa and that legacy thing? “The amount of people that dislike him puts him on par with the likes of Jerry Springer, Kim Kardashian, Mike Tyson and Lindsay Lohan.”
- Houston Nutt to Memphis?
- Between being on the field for all 92 plays, getting chop blocked like crazy and finishing with 16 tackles apiece, Abry Jones and DeAngelo Tyson have a right to be proud for surviving last year’s game with Georgia Tech.
- WAC, if you want help, first you’d better help yourself.