The University of Texas — read that as head coach Tom Herman — has just decreed that beat writers who cover the Longhorns may not post on social media during post-practice interviews.
“Our hope is that you would take time to review your post and re-listen to the questions and answers in an effort to increase accuracy and insure the necessary context in each of your social media reports.
“We hope this will not only allow everyone more time to craft those commentaries/reports, but also allow necessary time to absorb full context,” the statement continued. “It also will be beneficial in providing full attention for follow-up questions or the next line of questioning during the actual interviews. Thank you in advance for adhering to this new policy.”
It’s good to see that Herman’s already got things going so swimmingly for his program that he’s now got time to teach the media how to do their jobs, too.
Meanwhile, in Athens, Greg McGarity silently wonders if Herman may have been Georgia material after all.
- Has Smart had a change of heart about Georgia’s running game? Count me in the I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it camp.
- One thing I don’t get about 2017 win projections is why there’s a general assumption about how the Georgia-Auburn game is going to play out. After all, “Auburn hasn’t hit over 8.5 wins since going 12-2 in 2013 and has only done so three times since 2007. Georgia, on the other hand, has gone over 8.5 wins four times since 2011, including a 12-2 mark in 2012 and back-to-back years of 10-3 in 2014 and 2015.”
- Screw signing days, says Bob Bowlsby, who likes the idea of signing periods.
- Speaking of Bowlsby, is there a dumber idea in college football than a championship game for a conference that plays a round-robin schedule? It will serve the Big 12 right if that game screws it out of a playoff spot.
- Seth Emerson asks a good question about Georgia’s defense. The timing sure would be nice.
- And here’s another good question, in this case, about Title IX in the context of colleges paying athletes. It’s about time somebody asked.
- Way to go, Tom Herman.
The spirit of Steve Patterson lives on.
That’s one catchy slogan you got there, Corona. And an even better game day promotion!
A “fun photo opportunity” with a chair? Damn, that’ll keep fans from staying home to watch on TV.
Texas can still make a deal with a domestic brewer, too. Maybe UT can have one of the Budweiser Clydesdales square off with Bevo.
Coming from the school that’s set its own course with the Longhorn Network and reportedly tested the waters of leaving the Big 12 before, this seems a trifle cheeky.
Then again, I suppose it never hurts to ask.
I haven’t served up one of these in a while. Hope I still know what I’m doing.
- “Like Pete Carroll says, it can still have the violence we enjoy, but smart.”
- The SEC is pondering a 14-week football schedule.
- Speaking of schedules, here’s the SEC on CBS one for this year. In November, we’ll be treated to three straight weeks of doubleheaders. (That’s not a complaint.)
- “Finishing 8-5 is certainly a disappointment at the University of Georgia.”
- With questions like “Finally, what’s on your reading list for the summer?”, Mr. Conventional Wisdom’s Q&A with Greg Sankey is every bit the hard-hitting expose you’d expect.
- It’s good to know at Texas these days, a signee being arrested on a charge of drug possession with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school isn’t “an event that defines his character.”
- More fallout from Huntley Johnson’s battle with Florida stemming from the Title IX hearing of Antonio Callaway.
- Texas A&M doesn’t have time for that vote of confidence shit.
- Dan Wolken suggests we shouldn’t take SEC coaches’ bellyaching too seriously.
- With regard to hiring high school coaches, it sounds like Greg Sankey agrees with Wolken.
- It sounds like Kirby wants Brice Ramsey to stay. If he did, would that make it easier to redshirt Fromm?
Nothing touches the James Brown-Vince Dooley shot that adorns this blog, of course, but this ain’t half bad.
UPDATE: For some reason, that Twitter feed is now private. I couldn’t find that particular picture on the Intertubes, so here’s an alternate shot of the duo that’s pretty cool.