Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bruce Pearl

Funny stuff here - great quote from Bruce Pearl...

In a press conference today, he was quoted as saying," I've made mistakes, I clearly did, but what I was hoping for was that some other dumbass would get on the front page and take me off the hook. I miss Lane Kiffin."


Friday, November 19, 2010

Boise in the Dome? Yessssir - Here's Why...

Playing Boise in the Georgia Dome to kick off the 2011 season is a move I would love to see happen. My only major concern is having to play South Carolina the next weekend.

-- McGarity would love to get out of playing @ Louisville in 2012. With one of our home games already in Jacksonville that year, and 1 of our OOC games on the road in Louisville, we would only have 3 SEC home games and 3 OOC games in Athens. McGarity has been on record as saying he wants to juggle the schedule so that we can play 7 home games every year. If we can get rid of Louisville the next 2 years, it sets up like this:
  • Odd years: 4 SEC games in Athens, 3 OOC games in Athens and 1 OOC game at the massive stadium in Atlanta vs. the Geeks
  • Even Years: 3 SEC games in Athens (the 4th home game in JAX), 4 OOC Games in Athens

-- Next year, we would only get 6 games in Athens, but 2 of our Away games would be in Atlanta. The biggest challenge we face with a road OOC game is the long travel back and shortening our week after travelling back east from Oklahoma or Arizona. And, while this game vs. Boise will be a neutral site on paper, it will be a home game in reality. Everybody knows that 85% of the crowd will be barking like crazy.

-- We need to get some national juice going with our program again. We have fallen far off the national radar with our substandard performances in 2009 and 2010. Opening the season vs. Boise State and South Carolina will get us back on that radar as both Boise and USCe could both be top 10 pre-season. GameDay will be there and we will be in the prime-time 8:00 slot nationwide on ABC.

-- This is one final sales pitch to the in-state 4 and 5 star recruits that we are battling Bama, Florida, Auburn, and FSU for --- You can have your coming out party playing in front of Herbstreit, Corso, Fowler and a national TV audience vs. a top 5 team in the GA Dome. 17 and 18 year old kids love this stuff.

-- It keeps Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, Urban Meyer, Les Miles, etc out of our city and away from all the HS talent in Georgia.

-- We have everything to gain and nothing to lose -- we might be playing a team coming off of a BCS title game. If Boise doesn't make it to the big game, we are playing against a team that will have played in 2 consecutive BSC bowl games. IF we lose, as much as I hate to say this - it's what is expected - we will be underdogs. But, WHEN we win, it could catapult us into a great season and into the national spotlight. Can you imagine what Sanford stadium will be like when we kick it off vs. South Carolina the next week after beating Boise State?

-- Hopefully, opening up with these strong 2 opponents will grab our players attention in the offseason and keep them out of trouble. Nobody will want to be suspended for the national game of the week with GameDay there. This is certainly a double-edged sword as we could very well be without a key player or 3... But, nothing else is keeping our kids out of trouble - maybe this finally will.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Very Interesting Tweets

I am working late tonight and have no idea why these rumors started or why Richt and McGarity are being asked about playing Boise St in the GA Dome next year. Just passing the info along.

@ajcuga: UGA AD Greg McGarity on rumors of a possible Georgia-Boise State game in the Georgia Dome next year: "I just can't comment at this time."

"@marcweiszer: Richt no comment on Boise State game. "I'll tell you Monday," he said when asked about wanting to get in game since other SEC teams have."

"@Dawgs247: Richt on possibly playing Boise State in Ga Dome: "Hypothetically, no comment. ... I'm not making any comment."

Time to Laugh at a Good Joke

Even if the Dawgs take a few hits from the author of this video, it's pretty damn funny.

More on Cam

For those of you that are curious about the saga going on over at AU with the FBI getting involved, there is a really good read out there on the Internet at tigerdroppings.com. This article may or may not be true - only time will tell. But if 25% of what this article says is truth, AU is going to really, really hurt when this investigation is all said and done. This article introduces all the major players behind the scenes and takes us all the way back to the Pat Dye days to show the chain of events that have led us up to the current scandal allegedly taking place. If you have a chance to get away from the desk/boss/wife/kids, click on the link below and take your Blackberry/iPhone/Droid and go sit on the toilet for a really long, good read. Click here to read the full article with all the details. If you don't have the time or for a quick preview, here is an excerpt from the conclusion of the article...

"The FBI has been investigating Colonial Bank and Louder for a number
of possible violations in the financial market crash which are
unrelated to AU. Part of the investigation involved gambling fraud
between McGregor and Colonial Bank. Something called the Rico Stature
allowed the justice department to set up wiretaps on Colonial Bank.
On the wiretaps the FBI found major AU recruiting infractions involving
Louder, McGregor, Dye, Trooper, boosters and others.
Here’s what they say the FBI has on tape and can prove AU did:

• The people above are on tape explaining who they paid and how they did it.
• It involves many AU players
• Providing unmarked Colonial Bank ATM cards to players to withdraw
money from secret accounts.
• Giving “slot machine cards” to the players, which now involves the
Alabama Gaming Commission.
• Provided improper loans to some of the families in our last and
current recruiting class.
• The NCAA “strongly” recommended that AU sit Cam for GA game because
of the mounting evidence.
• President Grogue wanted to sit Cam but was overruled by Louder and
the Board of Trustees.
• Coach Chizik knows none of this and has been lied to by Jacobs.
• The people named above know the S%#& is going to hit the fan “big
time” and have decided “we’re going down” so lets win the title even
if they take it away later.
• Slive knew about this early and sat on the information and is also
in the “crosshairs” of the FBI."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Auburn Has Moved Up...

I never really hated AU before this past weekend. I know several Dawg fans that hate Auburn with a passion and put them right up there with Florida, Tech and Tennessee as far as hated rivals go. I always felt like AU was a "friendly rival", if such a thing exists. Well, I waited 4 days to type this out to see if I was just feeling differently in the heat of the moment. Turns out, Auburn has moved up my list of hated teams. They now sit with Florida at the top of my list.

What Auburn did to move up the list so quickly....

-- Signed a freak athlete that makes Tim Tebow look like a normal dude. No problem with that at all, but the problem comes in when the kid was allegedly shopped around as Dad demanded 6 figures for his son's signature on Signing Day. It's starting to make sense how the new HC with a career record of 5-19 was able to recruit so damn well as soon as he arrived on the Plains.

-- Nick Fairley's hits on Murray drove me up the wall...
  • 1st - he grinds facemasks with Murray and opens up a gash on AM's chin.
  • 2nd - he damn near breaks Murray in half as he spears AM in the back drawing a flag for roughing the QB.
  • 3rd - the shot on Murray's knee in the final minute of the game. If this guy didn't have the history of cheap shots on QB's, I would give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. But, after watching him play, he is a dirty SOB and I can't assume he wasn't trying to take AM's knees out.
-- Trooper Taylor, with his hat turned around backwards, waving flags and jumping into players arms is a damn thug (is he a coach or an overpaid cheerleader?) . Especially when he goes out to high-five his thug player as Fairley is acting as if he is putting on his heavyweight belt after nearly causing a bench-clearing brawl. Dude has been rumored to be a dirty, cheating recruiter and he certainly passes that eyeball test.

-- I have no problem with Chizik pumping his fist and trying to fire up his players and fans from the sidelines. In fact, I think it's cool when a coach is that into it. But, not when you are doing that in the final minute of a game leading 49-31 and 2 fights have just broken out. Not to mention the fact that he put #90 back in the game after the 1st skirmish. When you do that stuff, you are encouraging a fight to break out.

As for my thoughts on UGA post-game:

-- I absolutely love Ben Jones for starting the fight after Fairley's final hit on Murray. Gotta protect the franchise. Make no mistake about it - Murray is our franchise right now.

-- Speaking of our franchise, Aaron Murray is one the the toughest SOB's that will ever play 'Tween the Hedges. He has taken some big licks this year and Saturday was no different. But, he just keeps finding a way to get back up and take the next snap. Apparently, he was telling Richt to put him back in after limping off with the gimpy knee. Oh, yeah - he is a pretty good QB too. Check our these stats courtesy of David Pollack's twitter account....... WOW

  • Greene's best season.......... 2508 yds,20 TD, 4 INT, 148.4 Rating
  • Stafford's best season.........3459 yds, 25 TD, 10 INT, 153.54 Rating
  • Murray thru 11 games........2580 yds, 21 TD, 6 INT, 156.8 Rating

-- Make no mistake about it - Richt and McGarity were pissed off about the late hits and how the game was handled by the refs on Saturday. I guarantee you they have been bunring up the phone lines of Mike Slive and the entire SEC office. Would we love to have seen Richt go nuts in the post-game press conference? Absolutely - but that is not his style and it never will be. But, there is no doubt in my mind that this was handled by our HC and our AD the proper way through the proper channels.

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