Category Archives: The NCAA

Friday morning buffet

Fuel up for a big weekend.

  • It’s not that I think the NCAA made a bad decision in Braxton Miller’s case.  It’s that I can’t understand why it can’t avoid nitpicking more often.
  • Okay, so there’s one thing that favors G-Day over the Masters:  at least nobody’s gonna confiscate your cell phone in Athens.
  • Here’s another example of how schools spend money promoting their academic mission.
  • Marshall and Hegedus may or may not play tomorrow.
  • Mark Richt feels like it’s his failure if he has to kick a player off the team.
  • Then there’s Chris Conley.
  • Interesting factoid“In 2015, the SEC does not have a single alum head coach and South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier (Florida) is the only one who even attended an SEC school.”
  • Good news on the Leonard Floyd front:  “Yeah, he should be full go in June, right in there,” Sherrer told reporters on Thursday. “Possibly before then. Just going off the time frame they said when everything happened. He’ll be fine this summer.”

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Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, SEC Football, The NCAA

Making a few bucks saving his strength.

Here’s a little dose of irony for you:  Todd Gurley’s suspension for violating NCAA amateurism rules may have the effect of increasing his professional value.

… One NFL scout told NFL.com Gurley is the best draft prospect at his position since Adrian Peterson.

The stats bear that out. Gurley averaged 6.4 yards per carry at Georgia over parts of three seasons. He also missed time because of a suspension for taking autograph money, but that means a lot of the usual wear on college rushers won’t affect him as much.

I bet that doesn’t feel right to some.  Maybe the Georgia legislature ought to pass a law about that.

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

We’ve all got our problems.

Man, upon hearing the news that Silas Nacita has been declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA for accepting benefits which included housing when he was homeless, I started to feel badly for the kid – until I saw the problem Mike Krzyzewski has to struggle with.

There’s nothing like a little perspective, right?

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

Wednesday morning buffet

Definite Georgia flavor to the buffet today…

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Filed under General Idiocy, Georgia Football, Pac-12 Football, Recruiting, Strategery And Mechanics, The NCAA

“Really, nobody cares how you determine your champion.”

Dennis Dodd is reporting that the NCAA expects to pass legislation in 2016 “deregulating” conference championship games.  According to Bob Bowlsby, the ACC may take that authorization and run with it.

“I think there’s some belief that ACC would play three divisions, have two highest ranked play in postseason,” said Bob Bowlsby, chairman of the new NCAA Football Oversight Committee.

I can’t wait for the year the ACC has, say, three teams ranked in the top six and argues that the team that wins its championship game and the team that didn’t play in it both deserve slots in the national semifinals.

By the way, I put “deregulating” in quotes, because this line from Bowlsby is state of the art bullshit:

“This isn’t really changing the [conference championship game] rule, it’s deregulating.”

Houston, I think we’ve got a new buzz phrase.

“We’re not really changing quarterbacks.  We’re deregulating the position.”

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Filed under ACC Football, The NCAA

The real amateurism problem

You just had your big ticket item, NCAA, your billion-dollar jewel, close out the season with this takeaway:

All that money, and you can’t be bothered coming up with competent officiating for your organization’s annual biggest night on the stage?  What, you didn’t know it was coming?

It’s not just the NCAA, of course.  The P5 conferences won’t make the effort to professionalize their football officials either.

Maybe they all think the fans like crappy refs.

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Filed under College Football, The NCAA

If I’ve heard the expression “How ironic that the NCAA” once, I’ve heard it a thousand times.

And it’s always true.

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Filed under The NCAA