Jeebus, I didn’t know Nick Chubb had eight pounds to lose.
Category Archives: The Body Is A Temple
Feeding student-athletes, the next frontier in competition.
Eleven schools with major-conference football programs that submitted financial totals to USA TODAY Sports budgeted an average increase of nearly $600,000 for the new legislation, with numbers ranging from Nebraska, Wisconsin and USC on the higher end to Utah, Colorado and Oregon State on the lower end — the Buffaloes and Beavers have allotted an increase of $175,000 and $215,000 for the measure, respectively.
“That’s real money, and I understand that, but I’m all in favor of it,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “They were going to spend that money anyway. It wasn’t like they were taking that and $700,000 and sending it to the chemistry department. They were going to spend it on the locker room, or they were going to spend it on the video system.
“Spend it on kids. So they’re spending it to give kids better nutrition.”
You’ve come a long way from bagel spreads, baby. This is Willie Williams‘ wet dream.
Eh, why not?
- Did you ever notice how good LSU is at keeping kids who repeatedly fail drug tests out of the news?
- Another player has decided to retire from the game of football due to an ongoing concussion.
- Urban Meyer and the rest of his staff are heading to a satellite camp at Florida Atlantic University in June.
- A UAB football player’s graduation protest
- John Theus says he and his mates on the line have some things to clean up this offseason.
- “One could definitely call Georgia Quarterback U. of the SEC.”
- Per Steele, this season, two teams face four opponents that have a bye week before playing them. Alabama is one.
Mark Richt is all in on fit and trim. Or at least finding a happy medium.
In the offseason training program, Georgia did more running than any other year in Richt’s tenure, the head coach said this week. So more guys dropped weight, but some of them were asked to then put it back on in muscle mass.
“We’ve gotta get stout enough to stand up to teams we’ll play defensively and be able to move people offensively,” Richt said. “But I think we’ve identified the guys we want to gain the weight. We’ve still got one or two guys that might need to trim up a bit. But everybody who’s a little heavy is not far from their target.”
Yeah, yeah, Florida and Georgia Tech. I get it. Except I’d argue those games were as much about poor execution as about beef… more, really.
In those two bad games, the edges were as much the problem as up the gut. Georgia’s front was physically beaten too much, but the back was late to the ball and didn’t make plays.
“Two things can happen, really,” Richt said. “One is physically we get thrown around. And the other one is to maybe not make your run fits exactly as they should be, and then a big run spits out of there. There was probably a little bit of both in those games, with the amount of rushing yards that happened. The bottom line is, we’ve gotta be physical enough and play with good pad level and good fundamentals enough to keep from getting moved.”
Florida was a case of outside contain being poorly maintained (maybe more a case on occasion of not being maintained at all). And while Georgia Tech was more about getting gashed up the middle, Johnson did a good job running his offense at gaps Georgia created with its line shifts.
If physical size were everything, then Georgia wouldn’t have gotten pounded like it did in the 2012 SECCG. That was just a mashing. It’s not every day you see a team convert a two-point play by running the ball up the middle.
It wasn’t that Jenkins and Geathers were stiffs; they were just worn down. Which is why Mark Richt’s current attitude makes sense. You can adjust your schemes mid-game. There isn’t much you can do about durability once your linemen get winded.
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.