Announcements like this seem to be coming once a week now. If this keeps up, at some point we’re going to reach critical mass on the need to change concussion protocols for football. Which is why if anyone at the NCAA had half a brain on the subject, he/she’d be feverishly working on getting ahead of the curve to save the sport.
Fortunately for Robinette, he’s got a real future ahead of him outside of football. Best of luck.
Well, this sucks.
Georgia tailback Sony Michel has re-injured his collarbone and is expected to miss the rest of spring practice, head coach Mark Richt confirmed.
The injury will not require an operation, added Richt.
Seriously, tough luck for Sony. You hope this isn’t something that chases him throughout his career.
How many of these does it take to turn an outlier into a trend? And why aren’t they listening to Urban Meyer?
Dig in, peeps.
- Jay Rome wants to have fun this season, instead of “It’s always been about going out and trying not to hurt myself anymore.”
- I got excited seeing the word “wheel” used in the context of Georgia’s offense, but it turns out all Seth meant was that Schottenheimer is tweaking the terminology of the play calls, not the system itself.
- Dennis Dodd insists that football is a money loser at most schools, but those schools still want football.
- Steve Spurrier is going to call the plays again this season. Why did he ever stop? “It wasn’t going very well … You make a bad call and say, ‘Awe, dumbass. Why’d I do that? Maybe someone else can do it better.’”
- Spurrier’s calling the plays, but he doesn’t know to whom yet.
- SI.com’s Zac Ellis drops in on Athens to let us know how Georgia’s offense is progressing so far.
- Corch wants you to know you’ve got nothing to worry about in the player injury department: “The game is safer now. I can give you 28 years of experience. The game is safer now than it’s ever been.”
- Nothing says school pride like having your mugshot taken in a logo’d t-shirt: “Parole Tide!!!”
If you’re worried about how strength and conditioning has gone so far this offseason, let Lorenzo Carter ease your mind a bit.
Holy moly. That’s fit.
And the words themselves are pretty loud.
“I just honestly want to do what’s best for my health,” Borland told “Outside the Lines.” “From what I’ve researched and what I’ve experienced, I don’t think it’s worth the risk.”
You wonder if Borland’s decision to retire in the face of concussion concerns does more to move the debate than the years of studies and untimely deaths have. It’s one thing for people outside the game, including retired players, to have doubts. It’s another to watch the talent walk away.
Another good story about schools looking to use technology to find ways to address concussion issues, this time at South Carolina.
One question, though. Does anyone besides me find it a little strange that the NCAA apparently doesn’t monitor painkiller distribution at member schools? You’d think that would be an easy enough thing for it to do.