Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hhhmmmmmmmmm......Took a HC job a decade ago in a state that is the 4th biggest talent producer in the country and now you decide that keeping the top 10-15 players from that state may be the way to go. Funny thing about epiphanies is you never know when they will strike but boy when they do.
If only someone like say... I don't know......maybe.... Howard Schnellenberger had thought of this, implemented it, and had success with it thirty years ago down in Miami perhaps Richt would have had this in mind when he first took the job. Well you know what they say "better late than never."
In all honesty CMR is not a terrible coach in fact I think he is a pretty good coach. The problem with CMR in my opinion lies more with his staff than with Richt. However, it is Richt that picks his staff and Richt that refuses to fire those staffers.
You see a Head Coach is not just a coach. When it comes down to pure coaching Richt is very good. A Head Coach is much more than just a coach, he is an executive. An executive has to make hard decisions especially an executive in a balls to wall, cut-throat, take no prisoners business like college football. An executive should be kind and helpful to those beneath him in the pecking order but he also has to have some distance between himself and his employees. I know the Richt-O-Philes will jump on this and say things like "I am glad our HC isn't a dick like Spurrier, Saban, or Meyer." Maybe you don't have to be as big a hardcore jerk as those guys but you can't be as squishy soft as Richt is either. We kept Willie Martinez for far too long (actually Martinez never should have gotten the job) because he and Richt are such good friends.
Right now if you talk to any Dawg fan you will hear three names Bobo, Grantham, and Van Halanger. As far as Bobo goes I understand Richt's thinking, I really do. Bobo is young and Richt sees a lot of himself in Bobo. Just the other day Richt reminisced about the heat he took while at FSU. The difference between Bobo at UGA in 2010 and Mark Richt at FSU in the 90's is two fold:
1. FSU was not playing the level of competition week in and week out in the ACC in the 90's that UGA faces now in the SEC. An OC that struggled at FSU in the 90's had a much greater margin of error than an OC in the current SEC has, and
2. In the 90's the FSU defense wasn't so much a defense as it was a collection of genetically altered cyborgs from the future who played football as if their very existence depended on the level of pain they inflicted on the adversary. Bobo doesn't have that same luxury of the defensive side of the ball at Georgia.
That being said if Richt wants to stick with Bobo you just have to say "Well he is the HC and he is in a better position to see potential and track the improvement of an assistant" I know that doesn't sound very much like me but I am actually willing to give Richt the benefit of the doubt on Bobo.
Now as for Grantham. He makes a lot of money and while we anticipated a transition we did not anticipate his Martinez level of failure to stop the opposition. I am not saying I expected him to field the top D in the conference but I did expect better than what we had. Now I could point out that the 3-4 is a poor match against spread offenses like South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, and Missy St. because it forces you into the nickel for most of the game and limits what you can do in your blitz packages; but I am not as sophisticated a football spectator as some other Dawg bloggers so I won't. I could point out that the 3-4 is probably the worst possible D to play against PJ's triple option flex-boner attack; but Bob Davie (yeah pretty sad-Bob Davie pointed it out) spent the better part of ESPN's telecast on Saturday hammering that point home. UGA is paying Grantham a lot of money and it is true that he doesn't have all the personnel necessary to run this D. I will (probably to the surprise of the regular reader of this blog) give Richt the benefit of the doubt on Grantham as well.
The point where I can't give CMR the benefit of the doubt, and the place where McGarity has to step in and force a change is with Van Halanger. In the stretch where UGA lost 4 games the first 3 were to SEC teams- South Carolina, Missy St, and Arkansas. The bottom line is we were undersized and weaker than those teams. We have been undersized and weaker than a lot of teams in the past few years. Van Halanger has to go and if Richt can't pull the trigger on his friend then the AD has to override him.
Monday, November 29, 2010
1. Gus Malzahn- OC Auburn
Vandy may look to a coordinator before going the route of a current HC because lets be honest what job is worse than Vandy. Malzahn is an opportunist so he will carefully look at this thing but only if Auburn gets blistered by Newton-gate. If you can get Vandy to schedule 4 cupcakes (which is sorta hard because there may not be four programs in the country that Vandy is a sure thing over) then you only need to steal 2 of 8 games to get bowl eligible. If Malzahn were to be there 4 years and get into a bowl in at least 2 of those years he could land a bigger job. Chances he would take the job 40%.
2. Ken Niumatalolo- HC Navy
Vandy needs a gimmick because lets be honest they ain't gonna win by just lining their athletes up across from SEC competition. Vandy could run the triple option flex-boner just like Dusty Rhodes unwashed cousin does in Atlanta. They still probably won't win many games but they would be good for about 500 yards of total offense against the Dawgs ever year. Chances he takes the job 30%, he can probably hold out for something better.
CMR: Not a problem boys. Say how about that beat down we put of GT?
CCRider: Uhhh..... well I don't know if I would call it a beat down but thank God the Dawgs won.
CMR: Well a win is a win in the SEC
CCRider: Well Tech is in the ACC but never mind that we want to talk about the mis-use of time-outs this season.
CMR: Well you see the thing about time-outs is they always give you an extra one in the 4th quarter.
CMR: Well that is why they call it the 4th quarter because they give you a 4th timeout.
CCRider: No they don't!
CMR: Are you sure?
CCRider: 100% sure.
CMR: I know that I was just testing y'all. Seriously though the thing about time-outs is they don't allow you to use them in the 4th quarter.
CCRider: Yes they do!
CMR: Are you sure?
CMR: Well I will have to check the rule book on that one. If they do allow you to use them in the 4th I'm pretty sure most any coach you ask would agree that you want to use all your timeouts before the end of the 3rd quarter.
CCRider: Literally every coach in the world would disagree with that statement.
CMR: Are you sure?
CCRider just stares at Richt with an "I just smelled a fart" look on his face.
So not that good of a program when the talk is of firing their personal hero but suddenly Georgia will be Notre Dame with the four horsemen when the talk is of another program taking their Richtie-poo.
Monday, November 22, 2010
We are currently working on a story that will outline this dreaded disease, its symptoms, and possible cures. However, it may already be too late for this shopping mall full of Georgians (talk about Black Friday). Stay tuned to S&G for updates because you or a loved one may be infected and you don't even know it!
1. Aaron Murray- Everyone in Bulldog Nation has to be thrilled with the improvements Murray has made as well as the apparent upside of his talent. I don't know if we were this pleased with Stafford after his first season, but I don't think I was personally as excited about Stafford as I am about Murray. His mobility is not quite that of DJ but it is a vast improvement over Cox as well as Stafford. Naturally his arm is not as big as Stafford's but that is not always a bad thing. Trust us- he has plenty of arm strength but sometimes guys like Stafford, Cutler, and Favre are overly confident in their arms and that can get them into INT trouble. With Mallett and Newton on their way out of the door Murray should be the top rated passer in the SEC come 2011.
2. Toddy Graham's D is Improving- Now Toddy doesn't run a true 3-4 in the Pittsburgh Steelers sense of the word. Much like his old associate Nick Saban, TG runs a hybrid that very often has four men on the line. We all knew this would take some time (Saban's first year at Bama turned up a loss to UL-Monroe) and we all knew that we didn't have the best personnel for this switch. Even if we have to go the Mt. Cody route and dip into the JUCO ranks TG's #1 priority this off-season has to be a gigantic NT. The ability to wrap-up and tackle has improved by leaps and bounds since the Carolina game, and with contact back at practice and a full year on the job TG should continue to improve the fundamentals as well as the nuances of this defense.
3. We Still Have Tennessee- I don't know why it is but for me more so than G.T., Auburn, or Florida I hate no program more than those inbred hillbillies in Tennessee. While there are some problems in Athens we are still in better shape than they are in Rocky-Top, and that does this ol' heart so good.
4. A.J. Green- Despite the suspension AJ is still in the words of Dusty Rhodes:
The first thing I thought of was Raider great Jack "The Assassin" Tatum in an interview discussing Steeler's ballerina Lynn Swann
Tatum: "Lynn Swann? Lynn Swann? Lynn Swann was soft."
Say what you will about the incident you know in your heart that:
a) After what did or didn't go down with Slothlisberger in GA you are sorta glad a Bulldog gave him da bitnezz Dusty Rhodes style, and
b) you sorta long for the days when the Raiders did crap like this all the time.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
However, there is also the potential that if Georgia gets beat (whether it is by 3 or 43) that this could spell the certain end for CMR tenure at UGA. CMR end at UGA could only be avoided by a season that would rebound from the openning loss to Boise by beating Florida, Carolina & Auburn and winning the East. He could also follow that up by winning SEC championship.
Georgia will not and should not tolerate three seasons in a row of sub par performances by a team that is definately not short on talented players. If UGA were to lose, a coaching sea change (barring a miraculous turn around would most certainly be in the cards for the Dawg Nation.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
1. Retribution for getting the inevitable snub from the BCS,
2. There own personal National Title Game, and
3. A chance to shine against the SEC (b/c no matter how good the team is (Oregon) they will beat their chests over beating a non-elite SEC team (Tennessee)
I thought that a new AD would mean better decisions for the program but after keeping Richt for one more year and now this I have to wonder why the football gods seem to hate UGA so much right now.
Richt's teams always start slow and rarely look hungry and motivated. I know Boise will be ready willing and able. Boston College, West Virginia, Oklahoma St., Colorado need I remind you that Richt does not exactly shine against competition for lesser conferences (especially when that team puts more importance on beating Georgia than Georgia puts on beating them).
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This is a long but very interesting article concerning Bobby Lowder, the Auburn Board of Trustees, Cam Newton and their newest scandal.
Lowder seen here with TTubs, unfortunately for Tubs he had already invited Lowder into his home and once you let a vampire in it is only a matter of time before it sucks you dry.
Now I am sure we will all enjoy Auburn squirming a little but I would like to make one small point; we are all in the SEC and people in glass houses....well you know the rest. The last thing the SEC needs in the Feds and the NCAA snooping around our recruiting habits. Lets not treat this like steroids in baseball because we all know that what is going on at Auburn is not confined to Auburn, or the SEC alone.
For the Gamecock faithful hoping that Newton is out, be careful. Do you really want people asking how in the world did Marcus Lattimore look at Tuskaloosa, Athens, Gainsville, and Columbia and then choose Columbia? Have you ever been to Columbia? Columbia, South Carolina is the butt-hole of Dixie, I mean it is the worst. How could a kid pass on nicer places to live and play for four years in favor of Columbia? Trust us you don't want people asking that question. If Auburn goes down you better believe that the NCAA will see this as open season on the rest of the SEC. The NCAA would relish an opportunity to attack us and the major sports media would be an all too willing accomplice. (Please no comments from Clempsun fans, do y'all want people asking how you got C.J. Spiller?)
Pay for Play is something that everyone has done, and Mike Slive and the SEC needs to shut everyone up and hope this storm passes by without any major casualties.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The phone rings in Coach Gary Patterson's office.........
Richt: Gary, it's Mark Richt over at Georgia how are you today?
Patterson: FINE AND YOU!
Richt: Good Gary but I've got a little problem.
Patterson: HAVE YOU BEEN CRYING!?!
Richt: Yes, how did you know?
Patterson: I CAN SENSE WEAKNESS!
Richt: Well like I was saying I have a problem with Fairley from Auburn
Patterson: HOLD ON DICK JUST WALKED IN MAYBE HE CAN HELP YOU!
Patterson: HEY DICK ITS MARK RICHT ON THE PHONE. HE'S BEEN CRYING!
Bumpas: Hello, Mark have you been crying?
Richt: Well yeah but listen I got a problem with Fairley over at Auburn. I tried calling Saban but he doesn't have time for phone calls, and I am getting all this heat about not being tough enough and I don't know what to do.
Bumpas: Fairley, Hoooooolllyyy Frihole did you see him bust that QB's.........I mean...uhhh who is Fairley?
Richt: You know Dick, he's the DT that had the dirty hit on my QB last week
Bumpas: No such thing as a dirty hit son.
Richt: Well I just don't know how to get justice in this situation.
Bumpas: Ok I understand, lets start at the beginning. Did you punch him in the nut sack?
Richt: What! No of course not.
Bumpas: Hmmmm....well right out the gate you're mishandling this situation and that is disappointing.
Patterson: DID YOU BURN HIS MOTHER'S HOUSE DOWN? YOU KNOW THE REALLY NICE ONE THAT AUBURN BOUGHT FOR HER!
Richt: What! No of course not
Bumpas: Well what have you done?
Richt: Well I reported it to Mike Slive and the SEC offices.
Bumpas: Hhhmmmmmm.......so you're telling us you snitched on em?
Riddle me this. What good would it do to suspend Fairley against Alabama? It could make the difference in what is sure to be one of the best Iron Bowls yet and prevent an SEC team from playing in the title game which is not good for any SEC team. It just makes us look weak. Stop complaining about Fairley and recruit someone who will body slam Auburn's QB into the ground for the next three years when the Tigers will surely be down and out due to the NCAA sanctions that are sure to follow the season.
Screen Name- simple_matter titled his post "Sports and Grits is a horrible blog"
simple_matter then goes on to say that he tries to never read our blog but we all know better don't we simple_matter. In fact from the mountains of North Georgia to the marshes of the coast all the Richt-lovers monitor our site so that they can jump on here and call us "idiots" which is a bland insult. However, if you love Mark Richt football bland is probably your middle name. Simple_matter is also upset because we don't give him that warm fuzzy feeling all over; we are a bunch of "Negative Nancy's" (another dynamic and hurtful insult). In honor of simple_matter here is a picture of Richt back when he won games--let those warm squishies wash over you.
Now we have also driven our buddy Ben Dukes over at This Dawgs View (who we love to read and apparently piss-off as well) to counter some of our recent work in this article. We love ya Ben but we will not accept mediocrity no matter how purdy you write about it.
The bleacher report is stepping in to size up all this fire Richt talk here. Wow the acceptance of mediocrity is spreading in Georgia like Aids in Africa. Wait, was that too negative? Sorry guys here is a picture to make you feel better
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
There will be a large portion Dawg Nation that is going to be relieved that Richt gets his "chance to right the ship" never mind that he is the one who has taken out every iceberg in the water since 2007. The funniest thing about this is that while we are going to be tickled to accept loosing to Vanderbilt, going 2-8 against Florida, and never even playing for a National Title- the Shamecocks of South Carolina will be in Atlanta at the beginning of December. Hello Role Reversal.
The once perpetual "Wait Till Next Year", "Give the Coach One More Year", "It Was a Moral Victory", "Well We Do Play in the SEC", "At Least We Are Still Loyal Fans", Gamecocks are playing for a SEC title and a trip to the Sugar Bowl. Georgia on the other hand is preparing for a war with their inferior in-state ACC rivals with a bowl appearance on the line. My how the mighty have fallen, and my how mediocrity is so readily accepted by the huddled masses.
Most troubling in McGarity's statement was:
"I know we're 5-5, but you go back and you look at all the dynamics involved - how close the games were. It's not like we're dealing with situations here of lopsided losses, of being non-competitive."
Greg this is the SEC, Bubba! There are no moral victories here unless you are Vanderbilt. I do not want this South Carolina Gamecock mentality around the Georgia Bulldogs. If you lose you lose- it doesn't matter by how much.
Eight defeats in ten years to the Florida Gators is grounds for Richt's dismissal.
I don't care how many bad teams Richt beats. Where are the National Titles? Where are the wins against Florida? Why have we lost to Vanderbilt under Richt? Why have we lost to Kentucky twice? Why have we lost to Mississippi State for the first time since the 70's? Why have we lost to Colorado, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, and Boston College?
Richt stole two SEC titles on back door jobs while the conference was in turmoil. You know why Meyer gets a pass on his record this year in Florida? Do you know? BECAUSE HE HAS TWO NATIONAL TITLES! Do you know why Mack-Daddy Brown is getting a pass at Texas? BECAUSE HE WON A NATIONAL TITLE! You know why I don't want to give Richt a pass? HE LET A LOSS TO THE GAMECOCKS IN 2007 KEEP THE DAWGS OUT OF A NATIONAL TITLE GAME THAT THEY WOULD HAVE WON!
Look at this article by Craig Haubert with ESPN. In it he is talking about the elite recruits coming out of South Carolina but that is not why I bring it up. I bring it up for this statement that he makes:
"When it comes to finding talent, most would agree that Florida, Texas, California and Georgia offer the best pool of gridiron prospects.
That is four states and each has a premier flagship school
1. Florida-- University of Florida
2.Texas-- University of Texas
3. California-- University of Southern California
4. Georgia-- University of Georgia
Under the Richt tenure Georgia is the only flagship school of one of the top four talent producers to not win a National Title. Florida has two, USC one consensus and one share, and Texas has one. The head coach of the University of Georgia keeps elite company (top four talent producing states, in the SEC) and yet Richt is lagging far behind his peers. If you get on Rivals right now I bet Texas, Florida, and USC are almost full on commitments from in state. On the other hand Georgia is fighting for Ray Drew, Isaiah Crowell, Jay Rome, and Damian Swain. Georgia has already lost top in-state recruit Stephon Tuitt (26th overall by rivals) to Notre Dame (do I even need to tell you how embarrassing that is).
But we are all happy in Georiga. Richt has won over 90 games. Hey maybe we should just accept our ineptitude against Florida. Just like Obama wants us to accept that the U.S. economy no longer leads the world maybe we should just accept that Georgia Football in Mediocre at best.
Monday, November 15, 2010
HEAD COACH: GARY PATTERSON
PATTERSON LOVES TO YELL AT PLAYERS, COACHES, MEDICAL STAFF, FANS, REPORTERS, ALUMNI, CONCESSION STAND WORKERS, AND THE FIELD ITSELF. YELLING MAKES WEAK PLAYERS STRONGER, STRONG PLAYERS STRONGER, STRONGER PLAYERS STRONGERER. YELLING HELPS EVERYONE KNOW THAT THIS TEAM CAME TO WIN BECAUSE THEIR COACH CAME IRATE. WHEN PEOPLE DON'T FALL ON FUMBLES AGAINST FLORIDA THEY GET YELLED AT. WHEN SUPPOSEDLY VETERAN O-LINES DON'T SHOW UP UNTIL WEEK 6 THEY GET YELLED AT. WHEN DEFENSIVE PLAYERS REFUSE TO TACKLE THE SOUTH CAROLINA SHAMECOCKS THEY GET YELLED AT. WHEN DEFENSIVE PLAYERS HIT THE OPPOSING TEAMS BEST PLAYER AFTER THE PLAY HAS BEEN WHISTLED DEAD AND THE OTHER PLAYER WAS DEFENSELESS THEY GET a nod of approval from the coach and then THE REF GETS YELLED AT FOR THROWING A TICKEY-TACK FLAG AND EMASCULATING THE GAME.
Right now we can hear the Misfits "Last Caress" on the stadium speakers.
I got something to say
I killed your baby today
And it doesn't matter much to me
As long as it's dead.
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: DICK BUMPAS
a) He looks like Sam Elliot so he probably drinks Coors "The Banquet Beer"
b) His defenses don't dick (pun intended) around and that is with TCU talent.
c) Dick LeBeau, Dick Butkis, Dick Bumpas see what we did there.
d) Just look at this Moostache!
e) Once Patterson yells at you for making a mistake Dick will tell you its all okay and not to get upset in a Grandfatherly sort of way, and then at three in the morning while you are sleeping BANG right in the nut sack! See ya in two hours for conditioning drills son.
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: MIKE LEACH
All the lonely Milfs in Georgia would be sassyfied
Dick's D will come to stomp your nuts and Mike's O will come to score points, Pirate style son (which means with with pizzaz). The benefits would be:
a) showing you just how awful Bobo's play calling really was.
b) no more fatties on campus only hotties; hotties that put out boys.
c) He'll be getting them points, son!
d) "Awww, has coach Patterson been yelling at you? Are your feelings hurt? Here step into this small dimly lit room and in 4 or 5 hours it will all be better, you pussy"
Sure we could keep Richt, Bobo, and Grantham and we'll be Emerald Bowl bound in December of 2011. Or we could hire men who know that yelling, nut punching, solitary confinement, and Pirate livin are the only way to make boys hard enough to win in the SEC.
Way Back on August 2nd I wrote an article called "Richt and the Hot Seat"
It was a little tongue and cheek because to be honest with you I thought the Dawgs would win the East. Instead the Shamecocks won and the fact that Georgia allowed South Carolina to win the SEC East is unacceptable. Tennessee was a disaster because of their coaching debacles, and Florida was rebuilding their entire team. Georgia on the other hand was returning an elite corner, elite pass rush end, an allegedly experienced and dominant O-line, the best wide out in the Nation, a highly recruited young QB, allegedly talented running backs, and a D-coordinator getting paid a truck load of money. The result; a must win against GT to be bowl eligible.
In light of this I want to revisit my August 2nd article. If you want a deep understanding of what has caused this catastrophe see this article by Mr. Sanchez. What I am going to do here is break down the nuts and bolts of what really matters in the end Wins.
In almost 10 full seasons Richt is 95-33
7-2 in nine bowl games
2-1 in three SEC title games
This is a pretty good resume, but it needs to be broken down into a little more detail.
NON-CONFERENCE, NON-GEORGIA TECH GAMES
As I stated back in August some of the non-conference stuff is not Richt's fault. You should not schedule any one tougher than Southern Miss if you an SEC school with a permanent ACC opponent. In the three yearly non-conference, non-Georgia Tech games Georgia should have a 100% winning percentage in any ten year stretch. Now for Richt some years were 11 game schedules so you drop one of these games but in general he should be 30-0. If you want to compete on a National stage anything else is unacceptable. Georgia is the 4th biggest producer of talent in the Nation and Georgia is the flag ship school of that state. There is no reason to ever lose one of these games. Richt is 25-2 in these games. The defeats came against Oklahoma State (which Georgia should not have ever been playing) and Colorado (which is the signature win of a coach that has already been fired before the season in which he got that win was even over). This is unacceptable.
Tech is an inferior in-state rival. Georgia should win 8 out of 10 years. Richt is 8-1 so even with a a loss to Tech this year it would still be acceptable. However, UGA must beat Tech to get a bowl so a loss is unacceptable.
Kentucky and Vanderbilt
As I stated in August Georgia should NEVER EVER EVER lose to Vandy and UK in Football. In ten years Georgia should be 20-0 if they want to really be a big time National program. Richt is 17-3. This is unacceptable.
This is a grossly inferior school- in a much smaller state- that produces far less talent- and it must share those recruits with an in state program that traditionally has far more success than they have. In ten years Georgia should be 9-1 against South Carolina if they want to compete on a National level. Richt is 7-3 against South Carolina and this is unacceptable.
Tennesse of the past three years is not the real Tennessee. If taken in any 10 year window the Vols and Dawgs would be pretty even. In a decade Georgia should be 5-5 against Tennessee. Richt is 6-4 so that is better than acceptable.
Prior to 1990 they were our whipping boys, post 1990 it has been the other way around. To compete Nationally Georgia should be 5-5 in any ten years against Florida. Richt is 2-8 and that is beyond unacceptable and falls into the area of epic failure.
SEC West; Non-Auburn
This is a little tricky. You really have to break this up into the haves and have nots. Against the haves (LSU and Alabama) UGA should split just like with Tennessee and Florida. The Mississippi schools should be treated like Vandy and UK a loss is totally unacceptable. Arkansas should be treated like South Carolina more than one loss in ten games is unacceptable. Richt is 15-5 in these games. One loss to Bama which is understandable, two losses to LSU which I get, one loss to Arkansas (which is too early to judge because Richt has not faced Arkansas ten times yet) and one loss to Mississippi State which is the same as a loss to Vanderbilt and that is unacceptable.
This is a fierce rivalry but the bottom line is Georgia is the flagship school in the 4th biggest talent producing state and Auburn is the secondary school in the 7th or 8th biggest talent producing state. In a ten year stretch Georgia should be 6-4 against Auburn and that is what they are under Richt. This is acceptable.
At this pace the Dawgs should win the east 3.5 times in a decade so that would mean 3 appearances every ten years with one ten year stretch in 30 years where they go to Atlanta 4 times. Richt has been three times in a decade. One would hope to be at least 2-1 in those games and that is Richts record. This is acceptable.
Georgia should go to a bowl game every single year. Georgia should be 8-2 in those bowl games. Georgia is 7-2 and in danger of a) not bowling this year, which would be unacceptable; or b) going to a bowl but loosing that bowl which would put his mark at 7-3 which is unacceptable. Also it is unacceptable to lose to a Big East opponent in a bowl game and Richt has been there and done that.
Has Richt won a lot of games, yes. Is he the biggest "get em' while the conference is down" opportunist in the SEC, yes. Did he get em' while they are down this year, no. Most people will tell you ten years is the longest you should stay at any one coaching position.
If you disagree with any of this then you are an acceptor of mediocrity and may want to consider being a fan of the Ole Miss Gay Bears.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
So what do we need to get a playoff? Boise or TCU in the title game? No because if Boise or TCU goes and plays a major conference opponent for the title as opposed to being in a bowl that is a concession prize for not getting into the title game then they will get destroyed. However, thanks to a one Mr. Lester Miles there is a scenario that could play itself out and result in a playoff---and here it is
Boise gets beaten most likely by Fresno State or Nevada.
The most unlikely which is TCU gets stunned this weekend by S.D.State
Oregon gets beaten by Arizona or even better by unranked Oregon State.
Auburn wins out and goes to the National Title game.
LSU wins out.
Nebraska drops one more game
Wisconsin drops another game.
The result would be an all-SEC National Title game which would assure a 5th consecutive SEC National Championship.
The major sports media and the other conferences would be so pissed they would agree to a playoff.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
1. Allegations that his handlers asked Miss St for money in exchange for his commitment, and
2. Allegations that he cheated while at Florida
So where are these allegations coming from and why are we just now hearing about them? Simple, the anti-SEC media will do anything to avoid a second straight SEC Heisman and the third in four years as well as a fifth consecutive SEC National Champion. Funny how the heat has really been cranked-up after the Alabama loss which is the only SEC team that could still beat Auburn and jump into the National Title game. Much like with A.J. Green- The Southern Inquisition continues. Should Auburn win out they would ruin Oregon, Boise, TCU, or any other team they face in the National Title game. The Oregon offense would fold like a cheap pop-tent after 1 quarter on the field with an SEC defense. Cam would have his way with the Boise or TCU defensive units simply because of the talent gap (not because Dick Bumpus would not have a perfect game plan in place). The pay to play allegations are simply put- the NCAA and the Northeastern controlled media's attempt to attack the Greatest Conference in the land.
On the other hand the cheating allegations are coming from this man:
How do we know? Simple, the only way the media would know about this is if the University of Florida leaked the info. Why would Florida want to attack a young man already having his name slandered nation wide? Florida did this because Urban knows the Gamecocks will choke on Saturday and he will drag his team into the SEC title game against Auburn. No Newton would mean Meyer's team would have a chance and Meyer is a big enough douche-turtle to try and pull this crap. Urban Meyer---class, class, class.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
1. They wear knock-off Virgina Tech uniforms and;
2. This is their all time greatest player (and a personal hero of S&G) Jared Allen
Monday, November 1, 2010
Mark Richt has made a name for himself by pouncing on the SEC at it's lowest moments. In 2002 Florida was under the oppression of the Zook administration, the cracks in the foundation of the Fulmer empire in Knockersville was beginning to show, South Carolina was drunk off their first two New Year's Day Bowl wins in school history and Holtz decided to mail it in from there, and Vandy and Kentucky were Vandy and Kentucky. The coaching situation in Alabama was totally out of control, Saban was still rebuilding LSU, T-Tubs was rebuilding Auburn, the Missisyphillus schools were awful and Arkansas was doing about as well as Arkansas can ever expect to do. To sum it up the conference was down, and Georgia took full advantage. In 2005 Florida was starting the process of emerging from the wasteland that was the Zook administration, Tennessee was completely floundering, Vandy and Kentucky- still Vandy and Kentucky, and South Carolina was in the process of jettisoning all the luggage as the Holtz plane had lost all fuel in mid-flight and Spurrier was trying to get the plane over water before the impending crash. Alabama was still hemorrhaging, Auburn was pouting over their undefeated snub, LSU was reeling over the loss of Saban, Arkansas was trying to fire Rev. Dale, and the Mississippi schools were still the Mississippi schools.
This year the conference as a collective group is down, but 2010 is different from 2002 and 2005 because Richt is not pouncing on the SEC title. Richt the Devourer of Low Hanging Fruits is now himself the devouree.
Richt is not competitive with the elite coaches and the elite talent in the SEC. The East was gift wrapped for any of the six teams that decided to take it. It will be a long time before the path to Atlanta out of the East is this easy, and with this staff it will be a long time before Georgia's path to Atlanta is a reasonable expectation.
Do we have $2.5 million a year and this man's phone number because if we don't we need to get them stat!