In case you missed it, it'll be a noon kickoff on ESPN from Lexington.
October 30, 2014
In case you missed it, it'll be a noon kickoff on ESPN from Lexington.
Headed back to the world where the right thing is punished.
- Who benefits more from the off week? The smart money is on the team that has less to fix and adjust, but....but the Gators have everything to fix and adjust. Will having an extra week mean they find some answers?
- How does Treon Harris' promotion change the game? I'm not saying it does, but having an off week certain helps. He has looked just like the Freshman he is, but he has also looked far more effective in moving Florida's offense. As a bonus, he is a QB that can tuck it and run. While I like our chances if he gets too cute, or is in a run first attitude without considering throwing, we have a tough choice if he starts executing the Gator's offense the way Roper wants his QBs to. That means using quick middle and precision passes, coupled with timely runs, all while pushing the tempo.
- What does Pruitt have in store? Freshman QB and head coach's job on the line? You'd think Pruitt has invented new ways to blitz. Harris only has 18 attempts, with two of those going for 70+ yards in the Eastern Michigan game. Roper is going to keep it simple for Harris and pick his spots. Pruitt will have to do the same.
October 29, 2014
There is very little that could have upset the calm of harboring in Freeport, Grand Bahamas this morning. While Freeport is merely the port of Jacksonville with prettier water, the weather is sunny and just right. And the drinks are paid for.
Then the NCAA happened.
Hemingway cautions against writing mad. He reminds us that words flowing from anger are not the truest simple sentences, which by his view is the base of any good writing. Hemingway was not a UGA fan dealing with the follies of the NCAA, though he certainly drank like one.
Now we are left with the aftermath of doing the right thing. The NCAA made a point of recognizing that. That is like the dude that holds you up pistol whipping you after you hand over the money. Then complimenting you on how you took you beating.
I've never been a fan of the NCAA. I have viewed it as a useful evil, if for no other reason than to keep the playing field mostly level. Now I know I was wrong. The field is only level for those willing to play by the rules.
Much like my ex wife and Southern Comfort, the NCAA swears the are there to make you feel better, but here I am feeling like I've been ball punched. Again. Time and again, programs that do it right are penalized, and nicely patted on the back, while programs that obfuscate and deny are mostly shrugged at. The incongruity of that inaction, while praising UGA's investigation, should be too much for anyone in BMHH or the President's office to tolerate. To make matters worse, they make up about half of it up as they go.
Some "member service organization."
Now is the time for the University of Georgia to be the leader it was 30+ years ago when it led the charge that opened up college football for the TV masses. UGA should encourage the SEC and programs from other conferences to leave the NCAA. If the NCAA is going to be the parent that smacks the kid that is honest enough to fess up while willfully ignoring the kid that is sneaking booze and pot into their bedroom, it is time to leave the house.
October 27, 2014
Lewis Grizzard ran with that, too. "Drunk as five eyed owls." Yep.
October 26, 2014
In the second half:
- Allen completed 20 of his 28 passes
- Arkansas had 230 yards through the air
- The Razorbacks scored three passing TDs, two of them in 4-6 yard territory
I get what Pruitt wanted to do. Without the game on the line, he was getting his young CBs some work on an island, and our LBs some more work in covering middle passes. Call it a mixed bag, because I thought Bowman did a good job, outside on one glaring mistake. I wanted to read more into the breakdowns on pass protection in the second half, but I think we went away from what worked in the first half on purpose.
October 25, 2014
Considering what I expect my bar tab to be, it might be light those days, too.
October 23, 2014
Chubb said the heavy workload hasn't impacted him because he got plenty of snaps at Cedartown High.I get there is some drop off from the SEC to Region 5-AAA, but still. He's leading the conference in touches in conference games.
“In high school, I got about 30 carries (a game) and played defense,” he said.
October 22, 2014
Todd has confirmed his desire to seek reinstatement, and the University fully supports Todd's request. The University plans to file the necessary paperwork with the NCAA later today.The rub is it looks like the University was done on October 9th, which was the day he was suspended. The DawgVent melt down begins in 3....2.....1....
My take is absent information to the contrary, and with consultation of William King, Gurley's UGA funded compliance lawyer, UGA felt they had enough to show he would be out at least two games. And King was holding UGA off so he could do his diligence.
What the statement didn't address, and the $400 question out there, is how many games did UGA ask for him to be reinstated after.
- Jones: How did Florida and Will Muschamp wind up here?
- So it's easy to point at Muschamp but look around. This staff, as a whole, just might be the worst Florida has had in two decades as far as getting production in key situations when needed most. All came to UF with accomplished careers. The stock has risen ... on none of them.
- Statistics do not favor Florida Gators embattled coach Will Muschamp
- Following the team’s fifth home loss in two years, Muschamp again repeated that his team’s struggles fall on his shoulders. And yet, he appeared to blame his players for their constant issues in pass protection, special teams execution and quarterback play.
- And you've also lost Tim Tebow
- "I don't think the offense has an identity right now, and I don't think that they know what they want their identity to be," the former Florida quarterback said on Jacksonville sports radio station 1010 XL. "One of the biggest problems on the offense is leadership."
“@ZachAbolverdi: LB Jerome Baker (@Lastname_Baker) has flipped his commitment from #UF to #OhioState.” Muschamp sucks. #IHateWillMuscrap
— NashvilleGator (@nashgator1) October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
CBS Projected #SEC Basketball Finish 1. UK 2. UF 3. Ark 4. LSU 5. UGA 6. Bama 7. OM 8. AU 9. UT 10. SCar 11. TAMU 12. Miz 13. VU 14. MSUThe regular season kicks off at Tech on November 14th.
— Around the SEC (@AroundTheSEC) October 21, 2014
SB Nation reported that Allen's email to them said he would be "crucified if my name was released."He recognized that he'd be in for a rough patch if his name came out, while failing to see the irony of that recognition while emailing with reporters. I'm not saying it is ok for Georgia fans to assault him or burglar his house, but calling police to get the very people he was inviting into his life off of the street in front of his house is high comedy. Apparently not all publicity is good publicity.
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He also asked police to come back to his house late one night last week. But according to cell phone video shot by a neighbor, Allen seemed more worried about reporters than burglars.
The funniest part of his predicament is that it only ranks second in UGA's historical record of incidences where police are called to fix a problem that is caused by the doings of the person making the call.