Category Archives: The Body Is A Temple

Their work is done here.

I wouldn’t say it’s a cause for celebration, but I assume the NCAA has greeted this news with a sigh of relief.

The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season was the same as in 2017, ending four straight years of increased calls.

NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games last season.

Presumably, that means there won’t be much, if any, tinkering with the rules or enforcement protocol this offseason.  Although, curiously, the SEC saw the number of such calls climb precipitously, from 27 in 2017 to 39 this season.  I’m sure Steve Shaw will get right on that any minute now.



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It was an innocent question.

Okay, maybe not so innocent.  But it sure was obvious Saturday which team was the better conditioned one.


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They’ve been hurt, hurt, hurt…

Injury update from the always reliable Seth Emerson:

Gaillard’s sounds like the most serious injury from the Kentucky game.

It would be pretty awesome to get Big Ben back in time for him to get some game work in before December.


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As if Jim Chaney needs another reason to run the damned ball…

Two of Kentucky’s starting linebackers have a broken hand and will be playing with a club.

Elijah Holyfield is hard enough to bring down when you’ve got two working hands.


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“If drinking were a national sport, USC would probably be number one.”

An alert reader emailed me the link to this, and all I can say is, what else is there to do in Columbia, South Carolina?

So many drunk University of South Carolina students are being transported to the emergency room during home football games that stretchers line the hallways of Palmetto Health Baptist, emergency services are strained and drunken antics slow nurses who are trying to tend to the truly sick.

“They try to run away, fight people, pee in the corner,” said a nurse at Palmetto Health Baptist. “It’s been that way the whole time I’ve worked there.”

Young, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, kids, Columbia, or no Columbia.


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“We are worried that this narcissistic sociopath is going to come back.”

Sounds like things are going swimmingly with the McNair investigation at Maryland.

Some are worried that Maryland’s decision to place Durkin on leave is planned simply to appease the concerned public.

“We’re worried that it is all predetermined,” one parent said. “That this is a whole charade meant to appease the people who feel like they have to say something.”

Gosh, I’m shocked, shocked anyone would think that.  I mean, this is Big Ten football.  Who sweeps anything under the rug in Big Ten football?


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A little nervous?

Okay, this is a fact, but maybe it doesn’t bother me too much.

One reason it may not is because Kirby had a role in the parenthetical data.  The team may not have a feel for what it’s like to play in that venue, but the head coach sure does.

On the other hand, this is a fact that does bother me.

Georgia could be down three defensive linemen at LSU, according to coach Kirby Smart.

Junior defensive end David Marshall has a left foot injury and is out indefinitely. Smart said following Tuesday’s practice that “it doesn’t look good for this game” where Marshall’s status is concerned.

Reserve nose guard DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle is also out, Smart said, without offering more details on the senior.

Smart said sophomore nose guard Devonte Wyatt could make the trip to LSU, where the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs play at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (TV: CBS, Radio: WSB 750 AM, 95.5 FM).

Wyatt didn’t play in last Saturday’s 41-13 win against Vanderbilt on account of a leg injury he suffered last week in practice.

“Devonte is rehabbing hard, we think he might be able to go,” Smart said. “He’s been running for two days.”

No front line guys there, but depleted depth in an area where depth may be more crucial than anywhere is certainly gives me pause for thought, especially against a team that wants to run the ball.

The article goes on to say that Malik Herring and Jay Hayes will look to step up in the line rotation.  You also have to wonder if true freshman Jordan Davis, who, according to his head coach, “… hasn’t arrived yet”, is due for a larger role Saturday.

Good thing Georgia has a bye week after this.


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