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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Big We Can't Count scared of becomming ACC Jr?

You can't make this sort of schadenfreude hilarity up. The B1G is so scared of an empty Lucas Fiel in Indy Saturday, they'll pay YOU to attend and keep them from ACC level embarrasment. That's gotta be a fake, doesn't it? Or have their own fans caught on to what we've all long realizedm that the Big Slow is an unexciting, inferior level of football.

Your AD's CFO likes posting insults on message boards? Oh, you'll fit in just fine Aggies

The chief financial officer of Texas A&M’s athletics department admitted Tuesday afternoon that he has criticized A&M president R. Bowen Loftin and called him names under an alias on the popular website TexAgs.com.Jeff Toole, who also serves as the school’s senior associate athletic director, described Loftin as a “putz” and a “hopelessly underqualified puppet” over the summer under the alias UtayAg.

On Oct. 1 on the subject of coach Mike Sherman’s contract, Toole posted, “I
have to admit that the stupidity on this board always brings me back to the
point that I know I’m not the dumbest (expletive) out there.”

Les Miles would like to remind you of one thing

Hey Sanders Cumbucket, don't try to out crazy the Crazy

Don't hold your noses, and don't ask for mustard: the LSU corndogs tale

Yes, this is unoriginal, but it's still funny enough, and been posted and reposted so many times, it's like this thing is a public domain story, like We wish you a Merry Christmas.

So without further ado, LSU fans smell like corndogs

LSU fans smell just like corn dogs.

Yes, it is often said, but so, so true.

LSU fans do smell like corn dogs.

I would never tell them that to their face though. This is something
better said at internet distances. Even now, I am afraid.

I am afraid that they'll know I said it. I'll walk past an LSU fan
someday, and he'll see that look in my eye that gives it away.
That look that says, "gee, what is that smell? Is it corn dogs?"
The next thing you know, I'll have flat tires on my car.

If you only learn one thing from me today, remember not to tell LSU
fans how they smell - you know, like corn dogs.

LSU fans seem, somehow, sensitive to that whole corn dog issue.

I think this may be why a lot of fans get beaten up by LSU fans. If you
attend a game in Baton Rouge, try to avoid telling them that they smell
like corn dogs. Say something else instead. Like, "Wow, LSU sure does
have a great team this year. This is going to be a great SEC game."

It's hard. I know. It's like when you're having sex and you try to
think about baseball. That corn dog smell is just so overwhelming.
It makes it hard for you to think about football or baseball or
whatever else. Your brain wanders into corn dog topics like: "Gee, I
wonder if I took a bite of your finger, if you would taste just like
a corn dog?"; or "Is this a real person or is it a giant corn dog trying
to make me think it is a real person?" or "What did that giant corn dog
just say?" or "Excuse me, Mister, why is it that you smell just exactly
like corn dogs smell?" or, of course, after a silencer:
"Madam, did you just let the corn dogs out?"

Heck, after what I've heard about LSU fans, I think it may be better
not to smell them at all. Okay, not all of them. Some of them are
nice. Sure. Smell the nice ones. That's okay.

You know what else is a bad thing to do? Holding your nose around them.
They are real sensitive to that, too. Try holding your breath. But
don't be obvious about it. Somehow they know you're trying not to
breathe in the corn dog smell. And that offends them. They'll likely
punch you for that if they catch on to what you're doing.

If you do breathe it in long enough, though, it'll permeate your whole
body, and then you'll smell like a corn dog just like they do. But
don't say, "Dang, now I smell like a corn dog." They take offense to
that. And they will throw things. But not corn dogs. Hard stuff.
Stuff that leaves bruises and makes you bleed. Then you may have to get
stitches or something. Just don't say it. If you do start smelling like
a corn dog, just shut up about it. Okay?

I think kids are acutely aware of corn dog smells too. Counsel your
kids on how to behave around LSU fans. If LSU fans are driving around
town, do not let your kids stick their heads out of your car window and
sniff the air. No. Keep your windows rolled up. An odd change in
their expression - indicating they smell corn dogs - might get a wrench
or pipe or some other object tossed at your windshield. So, that's
dangerous. Let your kids stick their heads out of the car windows as
you drive - on some other weekend

I know you are just as puzzled as I am about some of this corn dog
stuff. What puzzles me most is that I've never actually seen any of
these LSU fans with a corn dog in their hand. Okay, maybe there's no
mystery there - maybe they already ate the corn dogs. Who knows?
Maybe there's a corn dog factory in Baton Rouge and they all work there.
Maybe, there's a corn dog lotion that they wear, or a French perfume.

Maybe their city council puts corn dog juice in the water supply -
kind of like fluoride. The politics there are probably weird.
The big political issue during the city election is whether they should
add more ketchup or more mustard to the water. Don't comment on it
though. It's not politically correct over there. It's like a
malnutrition issue or something. It's like the corn dogs are probably
added to the water to prevent starvation or something.

I know when you go to Baton Rouge, you're thinking: "Ahhhh. Here I am
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I'll bet the people here smell just like
boiled crawfish or shrimp etoufe' or some fancy Cajun food." But just
stop thinking that. That's just a myth. They smell just like corn dogs.

In fact, please listen to my advice. Leave them alone about the corn
dog odor. And don't try masking the odor with something stronger.
They'll curse at you. They'll say something like: "WTF, how dare you
smoke a cigar in my home," or "WTF!! Are you too good for the smell of
corn dogs?" and they'll cuss out your kids too: "WTF!!! Little Mister
fancy pants over here acts like he doesn't want to smell like corn dogs."

Cajuns are not like us. Don't you see that, yet? They are really
sensitive about being sniffed and about their corn dog aroma. They know
they smell like corn dogs and it is no laughing matter to them at all.
I know, I know. We sniff the bammers and the UGA dawgs and the Ole
messes, and we keep a straight face with each of them, but don't press
your luck with the Cajun tiger fans. Don't refer to Death Valley as corn
dog valley either. I mean that's just wrong. Even if you've been
drinking, they'll beat you up and curse out your kids.

Along these lines, be extra careful when you laugh in their direction -
even if you're laughing about something else. Like baseball or football,
or sex or whatever. If you can't control yourself and you must laugh
though, do not snort. The snorting makes them think that you smell their
corn dog body odor from a distance or that you're choking on it or
something. They'll likely burn your van for that. We lost a campus
building over just one snort.

So, just remember. You can love one another without sniffing each
other. You can enjoy the clash of a couple of good football teams.
You can enjoy the thrill of the rivalry. But after the game, please heed
my words. Please just move along. No sniffing the opposing fans this
Saturday. Okay? Get your corn dog jollies at home.

Enough with this corn dog talk. Let's play ball...

Newspaper bites: Ron Courson working the magic spray?

For starters, we've been a bit of a mouthy bunch for a while. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as I was a huge fan of the old Hurricanes who would talk a lot, but back it up. But we might be pushing it a bit far, saying our D is "better than [LSU's]"?

Don't get me wrong, we're really, really good. And while Chavis has been effective for years, I'd agree with Commings thought that we have the better coach. But the Bayous have been wrecking shop all season and possess speed, power and insane depth (thank you oversigning) at DB, LB, and especially the DL. It is that DL, particularly Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo off the edges that could give our fattest in all of football OL fits come Saturday and have some Georgia fans concerned for Aaron Murray's safety.

Seth Emerson also has great news on the magical works of Ron Courson. Dallas Lee may play about a month after breaking his leg? I wouldn't expect him to be in great shape, or capable of 75% of the snaps, but considering how thin we've been up front and how deep LSU is in the trenches, every extra quality able body will help. Crowell seems close to 100%, and we'll need our best natural ball carrier. A good day from him allows our big bellied OL to lean on LSU's DL, and guys like Bean to do what they do best and that's drive blocking instead of pass protecting. The prognosis is not so good on Richard the Intravenous, but if Crowell can get his usual 15-20+ carries (for all the grief the man has gotten for his durability and stamina, the man had a 30 carry day vs. Ole Miss and has gotten over 15 despite sharing snaps in every game he's been healthy and not suspended) we can deal without Samuel.

Best of all the injury reports may be Deangelo Tyson as "probable" according to Coach Garner. Even as bad as he might be, did anyone not expect the tough senior to sit out his only SEC Championship game? It may take a cortisone shot or two to numb the thing, but this kid is a gamer and will be on the field for this game. We'll need him too against LSU's power running attack, just like with Lee, as every quality able body will help.

And Year of the Dawg has all the twitterness. Best of the batch is Shawn "Honey Bun" Williams.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From slim to husky in a short time

Right now, we've got Crowell. He's talented, but has issues of health and also the off the field incidents. Hopefully in about a week (December 6th) we land another elite rusher in Keith Marshall.

But we've already got a big time back in the 6'3, 230 Derrick Henry. The Yulee product ran for over 300 in the state playoffs, and in Herschel-like fashion set a rushing record in 3 years that others needed 4 to achieve. Unfortunately, he is highly unlikely to get the state record formerly held by Emmitt Smith and recently broken by son of Fred Taylor, fellow 2013 recruit and Glades Day's Kelvin Taylor.

Abuurn: Spelling Bee champions!

Now everyone point and laugh at the illiterates on the Plains.

The Broyles Award will not go to the best assistant in the country

The finalists for this year's Broyles Award, given to the nation's top college football assistant coach, has been released. Now, we love some Paul Chryst, and Chavis and Sunseri have had great units to, in part thanks to oversigning creating competition, more chances to hit gold, and cutting deadwood.

But is there any debate who deserves this award? We're talking about a man who has cured Football AIDs. Who in two shorts years took a team that couldn't tackle, couldn't create pressure, and couldn't force turnovers, and built a beast of a group that takes out players, is full of ballhawks, and harrasses QBs relentlessly. Who turned Jarvis Jones from 'medically disqualified' (thanks again Southern Cal) into arguably the best LB in the country, who turned a DB group that couldn't tackle or catch in to a dynamic unit that does both as well as anyone outside of Red Stick, who molded a dominant 3-4 DL in two years from a group that just a year ago was getting beaten like a 14 yr old boy's junk after he finds his first Playboy.

This defense has gone from the outhouse to the Junkyard in two short years, and without a huge turnover in personnel, nor the advantage of overloading depth through oversigning like Bama's and LSU's defenses, and the man doesn't even deserve to be on the finalists list? Absolutely pitiful.

Bama and the Winner of the SEC Title Game Should be in the National Title Game!

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is one of the greatest true crime/Georgia based novels ever. The movie (while different) was also excellent. In the movie the defense attorney, Sonny Siler (who is also the attorney that owns and has always owned the Uga bloodline) makes a statement in his opening argument:

"There but for the Grace of God goes you and I"

Yesterday Mr. Sanchez had quite possibly the most absurd post we have ever had on this site.

Brother Sanchez also cheered for Oregon in the National Title Game last year.....blasphemy!

If Georgia were sitting in Bama's position we would all be belly-aching like crazy....remember 07'? You always, always, always, always have to fall on the side of the SEC.......NO EXCEPTIONS! The reason is because it is only a matter of time before Georgia will find itself in the same situation. One day we will bring in a big time recruit, he will carry us to a National Title Game, and his recruiting will be shall we say "questionable". It is only a matter of time before we lose a close game to another Eastern team and we will want a rematch because we will be one of the two best teams in the country.

The bottom line is this:
Arkansas would beat Houston, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Oregon, etc.
Alabama is better than Arkansas
LSU is better than Alabama
LSU is better than Arkansas
If LSU loses to Georgia then we have to say Georgia is in and the discussion is between Bama of LSU in that case no one will want a rematch.
If LSU wins then they are in and they should play the second best team which is Bama. I could hear the 06' anti-rematch argument but for the following:
In five years four different SEC teams have beaten:
The best Big Ten team twice,
The best Big 12 team twice, and
The best Pac 10/12 team

In your heart you know that the only team you think could possibly beat an undefeated LSU team is Bama so they should get in. Houston please? Don't waste my time.
"Deserves got nothing to do with it."~ Clint Eastwood

Paying respects: Munson memorial service set

Next week, on Saturday the 10th in Sanford.

All those who want to pay their respects to the man who gave us the picture, sometimes even when we had the picture but needed the voice because there was some Jones/Cunningham combo describing it for us can do so a week from Saturday. Parking will be free, and if the weather is bad, the event will be held in Stegeman Coliseum.

Colorado basketball recap

Just beat Tech, that's all I ask.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Houston Cougars are more deserving of a national title game appearance than Alabama

Yeah, I said it.

And before you go all, 'But Sanchez, how can you say that?', read the title again. Note, I do not say Houston is the better team, or would beat Bama head to head. Because they aren't, and they probably wouldn't (without suspensions and a sleep walking Tide ala that Utah game two years ago.

But in the current system, where there is no playoffs, Alabama simply does not deserve to play in the big game. Not no way, not no how. If you don't win your conference, you can't claim a right to play to win the nation. Unfortunately, Flip Flop Herbie and the rest of ESPN's talking empty heads will spend all week talking about how deserving they are. Funny, because this is the same guy who said Georgia didn't deserve a shot in 2007 (right after saying Michigan deserved one in '06).

If LSU beats us Saturday, they obviously are 1/2 of the big game. Oklahoma St, if they can beat Oklahoma, should probably be the other half. Them or Virginia Tech are the most deserving of the conference champions. Why would they be more deserving than Bammer? They aren't better on paper, and would almost surely lose if they faced the Tide, but they at least won their conference. If they both lose Saturday, I think the spot should fall to Houston.

Houston, if they beat Southern Miss, will have at least won their conference in addition to going undefeated. They will at least shut up Boise about how the little guys can't get a chance, and LSU would be deserving of a sacrificial lamb in New Orleans in January.

If Alabama wanted to play for a national title, they shouldn't have lost, at home no less. But LSU already beat you once, on your own field. You don't deserve a rematch in the current system where it's proponents scream how the regular season is college football's playoff. If Alabama gets a rematch, just how important was that Game of the Millenium in the first place? It wasn't, because no matter who won, they'd have to play again. But Bama couldn't win, and couldn't make plays when they needed to. They have no one to blame but themselves, and LSU shouldn't have to beat them twice to get their crystal football.

If you think in the current system college football has for determining it's champion, that Alabama should play in the big game, you are either an idiot or a blind Bama homer. Houston Cougars are more worthy of playing in that game. I hope Va Tech or the T Boones win Saturday, jump the Tide in the polls, and keep an unworthy, unnecessary rematch from occurring. Because Alabama lost their national title shot when they couldn't beat LSU at home. You can't even win your own division, let alone your conference, you don't deserve to play for a title unless there's a playoff.

Men's hoops at Colorado tonight at 8:30, on Fox Sports

the main idea is above. Below, a look at the Buffaloes.

They lost two of 3 in Puerto Rico, to Wichita St and Maryland, so this is a very winnable game for the Fox Hounds. They aren't big, but are a very good rebounding team. They play fast, which will test our depth and our ball handling. We simply can't turn it over and play as passively as we did against Xavier and expect to win. We have to have better control, and play smart and aggressive.

On the floor, 6'9 sr Austin Default is their lone big man. But he's not a shot blocker or much of a rebounder. 6'7 so wing Andre Roberson is probably their biggest threat around the paint, as he was their leading rebounder and shot blocker as a freshman even though they list him as a G. We expect he'll spend a lot of time harassing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Their best scorer is 6'5 sr Carlon Brown, a transfer from Utah. He's a solid scorer but not much of a shooting threat, as most of his points will come slashing in to the paint.

We need our bigs to hold things down defensively, and Ware/Robinson/KCP/etc to keep them from getting in to the lane. We showed some learning against Notre Dame, and regressed against Xavier. But Xavier is one of the best teams we'll see all year, so another bounce back game is in order.

Urban Liar

"I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place," Meyer said in a statement. "I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further."

But recruits will love him in their living room. I mean, he's willing to sacrifice his health and family for football. After all, he's so truthful. Not the man who told Jevan Snead he was recruiting Tebow as a LB, or reported Patrick Peterson for an ACT score after he chose LSU instead and called Meyer a liar.

There couldn't be a more perfect fit for that self-righteous but loaded with off the field issues program, unless it's Paul Johnson's undeserved arrogance matching with the Bugs.

Thoughts about LSU

We've seen them all year. They're dominant, especially on D. Their O isn't that strong, but they are physical and take advantage of the field position and chances their D and special teams give them.

We have long been a bit envious of the natural advantage LSU has in recruiting. The state is one of the elite in producing NFL caliber talent, and because of location and culture, the instate Tigers cherry pick that talent to no end. It leads to an embarrasment of riches we've seen during the days of Lester, a talent advantage so strong even his biggest mistakes can't overcome them.

Ah, ol' Les. We love some Crazy Hat. Come to think of it, he hasn't really had a real Lester moment all year. Yeah, he took a knee with 5 minutes left, but there's been no 'Did he really just call that, and it worked' plays this season. Then again, they've blown everyone but Bama out so that he hasn't really had to pull any rabbits out his hat. Will we be able to keep it that close?

That is the question isn't it. Will Les pull a Les? Will our O and special teams keep it close enough for Grantham and the D to make their mark, and make their usually spot on half time adjustments? The Bayous have a bevy of burners to attack in the return game, and have had big returns all season long. But it's seemed like we've made big strides in our coverage units since the Florida game. We'll need them against LSU. If Walsh and Butler are back on track, that'll be a huge boost to our slim chances of pulling a shocker.

Their D is notoriously stout, with speed and physicality all over. We'll need our OL to continue playing at a high level to even stand a chance. Barkevious Mingo off the edge on Bean Anderson should be giving Murray nightmares all week. But if Crowell can go full speed, and our line get the push and give the protection we saw the last several weeks, we don't need to score in bunches. We just need to make big plays when the opportunity opens, and get some first downs so the defense isn't on the field all day like vs. Boise. Plus, we've got Bennett, Conley, and Mitchell to make plays on the edge (along with Brown, Charles, King, White, etc). There's a good chance if we can somehow get 21 points, that might be enough. Of course, getting 21 points on the Honey Badger and friends is the hard part, and something no one has come close to since September, and even then thanks to the backend of blowouts.

But it's that O that gives us hope. They just aren't that good without the help from their D and special teams. Jordan Jefferson is taking his spot back over, and giving the run/pass threat that lets this offense thrive. Spencer Ware is as physical a rusher as their is in the SEC, and their backs will pound away all day long. Their line is big and strong and can move, led by the most cajun of all names, T-Bob Hebert. The unit brings a power game the likes of which we haven't seen all season long, in another unique challenge for Grantham.

For all the "who have they played" out there, Saturday is the day. Can we at least show respectability, which is all most Dawg fans are hoping for? Or will the overwhelming physical ability of the Bayous rule the day? Are we crazy for even thinking Teddy Grahams gives us the slimmest of chances at a miracle?

Finally healthy?

Defensively may or may not have Deangelo Tyson after he was chopped Saturday, and now our offense may get the top two backs back. Crowell is "good to go" and the Intravenous is "hoping" to play.

Dean Legge, of georgia.scout.com, has Richt's full quotes from yesterday's teleconference.

Not much else in the Weiszer piece, but like all of us, Lester is a big fan of Grantham.
“[Georgia's D], They deploy extremely well. You can seldom get an advantage in not having them in alignment that would benefit you. You’re going to have to get what you earn. We certainly understand quality defenses, and it will be a great challenge to our offense, one that they’ll look forward to.”

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Do we dare dream?

Expect a closer look at LSU tomorrow. Right now, we're basking in the glow of another humiliation of the nerds, that has some even thinking of taking their ball and going home because of how dominant we are in the series.

The talking heads on ESPN will spend all week telling us how great LSU is, and how we don't stand a chance. Let's hope we both listen a lot, and that LSU expects a crowning while we get pissed off.

Uga not looking so healthy

a lot of people have made comments over the years, they're too big, they're not healthy, etc. This picture linked on Georgia Sports Blog really doesn't look good.

Russ will reign through the season, with a new Uga coming next year. If this one has health issues too, it's definitely time to rethink the way this line has been bred.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's great to be a Bulldawg on a Saturday night!

Mark May: "Who have they played?"

My thoughts on Mark May in gif form....

What's the Good Word?

Georgia Tech sucks. You shouldn't have made fun of the dawg, or Munson.

We still run this state!

Murray had a solid day. And the defense stood strong, especially in the second half.

Grantham is a great DC, absolutely great. His preparation, in game adjustments, everything.

Get your Les Miles on Ben Jones, and now we get ready for Les Miles.

And don't forget, Paul Johnson is a genius, he told us so himself. Never been a more perfect coach for those undeservedly arrogant, personality of sandpaper, assholes. The outsmarting himself timeout call on the missed FG that didn't count and was made was perfect.

And since we have a never ending supply of trash talking trolls, may I suggest y'all go have fun at stingtalk. Don't forget, they made fun of a man's passing away.

Mark Jones is still an idiot, and Ed Cunningham is even dumber. It's amazing how bad those guys are, and that some idiot continues to pay them to sound like imbeciles.

Richt has still won this game more than the last 7 coaches Georgia Tech has had, combined.

Georgia Tech has also been placed on probation more times than they've beaten Georgia in the past 20 years (since that 3 game abberation at the turn of the century was whipped out for violations).


Half time thoughts

our offense has looked solid, with Murray much sharper than last week.

Said it before, I'll say it again, we haven't had a trio of WRs this good as FR ever. Conley, Mitchell, and Bennett are some very promising talents.

The D has played all right, but they've had their moments. Not really mistakes, but we aren't owning the los like we need to. Maybe we can play Jenkins and Geathers at the same time some.

They have at least one cut block every play. Every. Single. Play.

Not having Crowell hurts, because a strong running game would go a long way in to keeping the D fresh.

These announcers are absolute idiots. Mark Jones is routinely wrong, and Ed Cunningham isn't much better.

Gotta keep scoring, because both teams will have at least 24, if not 30+.

Watch out for an onside kick to start the 2nd half.

Good news and bad; and the Munson helmet sticker.

And good news/bad news. Crowell is on the field, warming up, but looking slowed by his ankle according to Athens Banner Herald's Marc Weiszer.

Key to the game

Big Bad Jon and Kwame the Killer.

Tech's offense becomes much less effective if those 2, with some help from Abry Jones, Deangelo Tyson, and friends, can control the tackle box. If our DL can own between the tackles, that frees up our LBs and DBs to attack the edges where the option makes plays. If they can't, it'll be a long, long day.

After Duke posted over 30 on them, I'm not too worried about Al Groh's D. Besides, Murray can't be that off twice in a row, can he? But we need our DL to get a push. We need to force the QB on the option to not be able to run down the line before turning and making his decision. We need our much improved nose men to be the monster sized forces they've shown to be the majority of the season.

Good old fashioned hate week: Game Day

Friday, November 25, 2011

Xavier half time thoughts

Yep, a better version of Cal.

We've got some ability, especially on the defensive end, but we just can't sustain and have mental lapses. Offensively, we have issues. Primarily, we aren't good enough shooters to constantly settle. But that's what we do, take the path of least resistance and have the vast majority of our shots not attacking the rim. That's why we have far fewer free throws every game, not some ref conspiracy. The only player willing to go to the rim instead of shoot going straight up or fading away, is Gerald Robinson, Jr. And he has no sense of timing, or control, and chooses to attack the lane with his head down and 4 defensive players waiting on him.

This won't be a pretty year, but it will be an interesting one watching how the kids grow up and how Fox and friends deal with this adversity and the upcoming struggles.

Les Miles would like to say

Bite me Bobby Bitchino.

Men's hoops vs. Xavier, tonight at 8 on Fox Sports South

the title sums it up. The rest will take a look at what we can expect out of the #12 Muskateers.

They've won every game so far against sub par competition. But being in Cincinnati, against an always solid team, will be another part of the growing process for Fox's young pups. The sad thing for us is, they are like Cal, but better. And that game didn't go so well.

Our biggest issue, besides their overall quality and being on the road the day after Thanksgiving, is their size. They have a bevy of big men, led by legit 7'er sr Kenny Freese. He's nothing special, but he's a solid player and as said 7', with a wide 275 on his tall frame. Most of their scoring comes from outside, similar to us, but they have several bangers to abuse us on the blocks and own the glass, which has been an achilles heel for us so far.

Their best scorers come from the outside, fr wing Dezmine Wells, sr G Tu Holloway, and jr G Mark Lyons are their 3 scorers averaging double figures. Holloway averaged near 20 last year, and Lyons has been dropping bombs from deep putting up near 20 per so far this year.

Glory, glory to Old Georgia

I'm ready for tomorrow.

Good old fashioned hate week

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Detroit and the Sexy Beast to Upset the Packers






And Beat the Packers!  Lets all pull together and root against the Packers......lets do it for America!

Lets also see if a Thanksgiving wish can come true and Aaron Rodgers can have his career ended by:


Urban Meyer to Take Ohio State Job......Also Urban Meyer Still Hates His Own Kids

A few years ago Urban left Florida for health/recruiting reasons.  Then he left again so he could spend more time with his children/because Tebow graduated.  Now after just one season at home with his kids Urban has decided that he hates them and will be going back to work.  Fatherless children tend to have self-esteem issues and turn to hardcore porn and drugs to obtain the Fatherly approval they never got as children.  I hope that the National Title Games that Ohio State loses to SEC teams during the Meyer tenure are well worth it as Meyer leaves the premier of "Two Pigs in a Blanket" and heads over to Ohio's State Correctional Facility for visiting hours.
Of course Meyer is denying the reports because an initial denial makes all reports that much more true.

On this Thanksgiving I am thankful for stupid Yankees who think they can win big with Yankee players.  God's Speed Urban because the spread worked out so well for Meeeechigan.  This time five years from now we will be getting ready for a Rich Rod coached Arizona vs an Urban coached Arizona State in the "Spread Illegal Immigrant Bowl".

Happy Thanksgiving

How about a giant turkey?

And in addition to the food and family, what used to be the best part of Thanksgiving? This guy...

Good old fashioned hate week

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Game 13 for the GHSA playoffs

Did your team advance after this past weekend? Mine didn't. But that doesn't mean I'll quit paying attention to high quality football in it's purest form.

With just 8 teams remaining in each bracket, we'll give you all 20 games below. Tickets for Friday's games will cost $10 per ticket.

Lincoln County @ Savannah Christian
Landmark Christian @ Aquinas (Augusta)
Bremen @ Prince Avenue Christian (Athens)
Seminole County vs. Eagle's Landing Christian (they don't say who's the home team)

Calhoun @ Dublin
Elbert County @ Buford
Appling County @ Lamar County
Fitzgerald @ Carver-Columbus

Allatoona @ Burke County
Peach County @ Carrollton
Sandy Creek @ Gainesville
Cairo @ St Pius X

Warner Robins @ East Paulding
Flowery Branch @ Tucker
Ware County @ Lovejoy
Tri-Cities @ Northside-Warner Robins

Colquitt County @ Camden County (featuring 2012 TE commit Ty Smith for Colquitt, and 2013 commit Brice Ramsey at QB for Camden)
Lassiter @ Martin Luther King (featuring 2012 WR commit Blake Tibbs)
West Forsyth @ Grayson
Dacula @ Walton

A look at recruiting: what we got, and what we need

We've got 61 returning recruited scholarship players. A couple may depart this off season, like Hutson Mason (playing time?), Carlton Thomas (can't stop being suspended?), or Kwame Geathers (NFL?), among others. You've got a handful of rewarded walk-ons like Brandon Harton, Blake Sailors, Reuben Faloughi, and Ty Frix, but those guys are told when they get scholarships that they are temporary and can go away at any time.

Either way, with the usual handful of defections for a multitude of reasons, we should have room for a full 25. So that's the math we're gonna do, trying to add up to 25. To save time on linking each name, see here for commits and here for potential targets.
QB-1 Faton Bauta fills this spot. With Murray a sophomore, as well as Mason, and a redshirting Lemay with Brice Ramsey slated for 2013, we could have gone with 0. But if Mason is considering moving elsewhere for playing time, Bauta fills the void of keeping at least a 3rd QB on scholarship.

FB-1 Quayvon Hicks fills this spot. The Pierce County product is big, strong, and looked like a helluva LB. But we're putting him at blocking back, and since we run the pro-set I, you need good FBs in line joining Xander Ogletree and the walk-ons. Don't count out our walk-ons, as we've had some good ones fill this spot in JT Wall and Jeremy Thomas, among others.

TB-2+ With the issues around Crowell, Thomas, and others, we need 2 good ones here. Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley are a nice start. If Boo Malcome and Carlton Thomas end up departing over the off season, adding a JUCO like RJ Robinson wouldn't be a bad idea either. But we've already gone over this.

WR-2 With the way Bennett and Conley are stepping up, along side Malcolm Mitchell, this isn't that huge a need. We'll return Tavares King and Marlon Brown too, as well as Rantavious Wooten and redshirting freshman Sanford Seay and Justin Scott-Wesley. MLK's Blake Tibbs is already on board, and one more big timer should be more than enough to keep us well stocked in playmakers out wide. We may be good with just Mr. Tibbs.

TE-1 or 2 Ty Smith is already on board. If Orson Charles leaves early, adding one more would be a nice tough to keep us well stocked, along with Jay Rome and Arthur Lynch. But if he sticks around for his senior year, Smith will be more than enough.

OL-5 John Theus gives us our star LT target. Greg Pyke and Chester Brown seem slated as Gs. A C target, to fill in behind David Andrews once Ben Jones leaves would be a good idea, although Chris Burnette, Hunter Long or Dallas Lee might be able to slide inside and fill that gap. And of course, another T along with Theus would be a good idea, and we've targeted some good ones for that bookend spot like Avery Young, as well as some JUCOs hopefully capable of making a more immediate impact.

DL-3 With Jalen Fields supposedly unable to qualify, this becomes a bit bigger need than expected. Jonathon Taylor gives us a nose, and John Atkins another DT outside of him. No idea who we'd look at to join them, but if some of our bigger LBs like Sterling Bailey or Ray Drew end up sticking their hand in the ground as Jordan Jenkins alluded to two weeks ago, it may not be that big a deal. Still, one more space eater up front would be a good idea to keep the cupboard full. You can never have enough good DL.

LB-3 With Jarvis Jones saying he's definitely on the return, we're not losing anyone here. And considering how great this group has been, we're just filling depth and not looking for immediate impact. Kent Turene is ready to enroll early, and adds great depth inside. We're still looking at a Freak in the above mentioned Jordan Jenkins, who would be a special player off the edge. We've got Dodge County's Leonard Floyd as another potentially special OLB on board. And James Deloach, a teammate of the NG Taylor and Jenkins County, could be a LB or DT/DE depending on how big he gets. So we don't really need much more here, but one more elite playmaker, like Jenkins would help keep this unit going strong for the long haul.

DB-3 or 4 If Bacarri Rambo goes pro, or Branden Smith goes pro, we could use 4. If we can find 4 good ones, we have room. Right now, we have 0 commits for the defensive backfield, so expect Lakatos and crew to target several hard down the stretch, and we've got some good ones we've been working like Chaz Elder, Nelson Agholor, Trae Elston, Yuri Wright, and Tracy Howard, among others.

K/P-2 We lose Blair Walsh, Brandon Bogotay, and Drew Butler, so we need kickers. We've had success with walk-ons, like Billy Bennett and Gordon Ely-Kelso, but we'll guess Richt wasn't that comfortable going that route. So we got commits from Marshall Morgan out of Ft Lauderdale to replace Walsh, and Cartersville's Collin Barber to fill Butler's departed spot.

So long story short, we've already got a good core of commits. The big needs are adding DBs and TBs, while rounding out the other areas with a few special players. It's kind of nice that way, so that the staff can go all out working about two dozen kids, a baker's dozen that is, to fill the remaining dozen or so spots available. We'll miss a couple, as that's the nature of the beast, but we only need 10-12 more young men to keep this thing rolling in the right direction.

Good old fashioned hate week

Basketball recap vs. Notre Dame

Good rebound game after an ugly loss Monday night. Fox emphasized effort, and we got it last night. Vincent Williams stepped up, and Donte Williams is coming in to his own. Combine that with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finding his scoring touch, and we're beginning to learn what type of team we need to be this year. With our youth and talent level, scoring won't come easy. But defense never sleeps, and using our depth and athleticism is how this team will win games this year. Most importantly last night was the rebounding battle, as we attacked the glass in numbers and outrebounded a bigger, stronger Notre Dame 37-23.

We hustle, fight hard defensively, and try to win games in the 60s. Next up, at an always solid Xavier Friday night, at 8 on Fox Sports South. We're watching a young team grow up before our eyes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reminder: Men's Hoops vs. Notre Dame at 7:45 on ESPNU

Fox's Dawgs look to bounce back after a terrible effort last night with the Fighting Irish tonight. Tip off in 2 hours.
We should have the athletic edge, in a big way. But they have some size, and shoot from outside extremely well. It'll all come down to how well we close on their shooters, and if we can actually drop some shots instead of joining the Iron Workers division of the AFL-CIO. I'm confident we can bounce back, but a loss tonight does not bode well for the season.

Not TV ugly, but ugly ugly

So, a coach who hung on for dear life to get a win's record wasn't willing to win at all costs? Now that the saintliness is off Paterno, expect several more skeletons to start walking out of that closet. One of the first, Dr. Vicky Triponey.
In an Aug. 12, 2005, email to Pennsylvania State University President
Graham Spanier and others, Vicky Triponey, the university's standards and
conduct officer, complained that Mr. Paterno believed she should have "no
interest, (or business) holding our football players accountable to our
community standards. The Coach is insistent he knows best how to discipline his
players…and their status as a student when they commit violations of our
standards should NOT be our concern…and I think he was saying we should treat
football players different from other students in this regard." ...
The confrontations came to a head in 2007, according to one former school
official, when six football players were charged by police for forcing their way
into a campus apartment that April and beating up several students, one of them
severely. That September, following a tense meeting with Mr. Paterno over the
case, she resigned her post, saying at the time she left because of
"philosophical differences." ...
Dr. Triponey's office suspended Dan Connor, a Penn State linebacker, who
had been accused of making harassing calls to a retired assistant coach. Shortly
after the suspension was handed down, Mr. Paterno ordered the player to suit up,
according to a person familiar with the matter. Dr. Triponey informed the player
that if he suited up for practice, he would be in violation of his suspension
and could face expulsion. Mr. Connor says he recalled being suspended only for
games, not practice. The incident prompted Mr. Spanier to visit Dr. Triponey at
her home. Dr. Triponey confirms he told her that Mr. Paterno had given him an
ultimatum: Fire her, or Mr. Paterno would stop fund-raising for the school. She
says Mr. Spanier told her that if forced to choose, he would choose her over the
coach—but that he did not want to have to make that choice.

A look at what to watch for from Tech

We can make a guess that they'll run the ball a lot with their option, and like most of those teams it tends to lead to problems on defense, especially against teams that are effective passing since they never see it in practice. Tech has also lost 3 of their last 5, with wins against a choking Clemson and then barely beating Duke (who scored 31).

Their D has allowed over 25 per, but a lot of that damage has been running where they allow 4.5 per attempt and over 160 per. Having a full strength and ready to work Crowell goes a long way Saturday as it'll give us the horse we need to expose their weakness. If he can be ready to capitalize on an opportunity, it'd be a great day for Boo Malcome to make his mark, as he has the talent to produce a 100+ yd day too.

Aside from a massive TJ Barnes, their DL is undersized, so we'll see if that biggest in all of football OL of ours can get a push. In the least, they should be strong in pass pro handling a weak pass rush. But their corners have good size, and should be a challenge for our WRs. Murray has been hit or miss, usually based on a running game. When we run well, he has time, less pressure to produce, and more space to spot WRs. When we don't, he tries to win the game on his own, and makes mistakes.

Defensively, it's Stephen Hill and then the running game. They complete fewer than 6 passes per game, so it's not like they can do much, but when they do throw it's generally for big plays. Hill has 3 receptions go for over 70, and 9 of his 23 catches went 40+ yds. He's a big, great athlete, and I'd expect Brandon Boykin to be tasked with him on an island, with the occassional spell by Sanders Commings.

But being a altered wing T, they'll the ball, a lot. Keying on the guards is generally a good read on where the ball goes. B Backs Orwin Smith and David Sims provide the inside rushing game. If Geathers, Jenkins, Tyson, and Jones can control their line and own the tackle box, it'll go a long way in holding their offense down, and freeing up others to chase their QB and A Backs. Their OL is smallish, with only one player over 6'3, and just one at 300 pounds. But that's what they want with quicker, cutting blocks. We've got the size advantage in the trenches again, but can we use it while they chop at our knees? Senior Roddy Jones hasn't had a big year, but he's burned us plenty before. Smith will also play some A Back, as well as another small fry in Embry Peeples. Their leading rusher is jr QB Tevin Washington, but he's nowhere near the threat Josh Nesbitt was. But Os like this are all about discipline. Wrapping up, playing your assignment, and not overpursuing are critical to avoid getting burned. We've had our lapses there, particularly in wrapping up on tackles and not overpursuing.

It'll be a test on both sides, as it always is. Grantham's D has been outstanding against the run, but this is a unique rushing attack and by far the best we've seen all year. Our O should be able to put points on the board, but then they should have been able to put up a lot of them last week and we'll see just how well Murray bounces back and Bobo adjusts if we lose our rushers early. On paper, things look good. But paranoia overwhelms, and this game has lots of reasons to worry.

Basketball recap

We couldn't shoot. That's the story on last night, we played a good team and just couldn't hit our shots. Our D was in position much of the night, and did a great job neutralizing their leading scorer Crabbe, but they hit their looks. We on the other hand, worked several open shots and missed. That went for inside and out, as we had both wide open 3s rim out and several shots within 10 feet rim out.

We were simply sloppy and had a horrible game, from turnovers (14, vs 8 assists), to shooting (32% from the field, 21% from 3, and 57% from the line), and got beat on the glass. We had a chance to really make a strong game and perhaps even beat a top 20 team in Cal, but we simply couldn't step up and take the opportunity in front of us.

It's disappointing to say the least, as you'd at least like a more respectable showing on national TV, but it was just not our night. KCP had his moments but couldn't break out. Robinson had his moments, but also showed his penchant for making ill advised drives to the rim and turning it over. Djurisic had his moments, but struggled on D. Thornton rebounded well but couldn't hit a shot. It was a rough game all around.

The good thing, we get to shake it off and get right back after it again tonight, facing Notre Dame at 7. The Irish have one great player in F Tim Abromaitis, but lack athleticism that we should really be able to take advantage of. Tonight is a bounce back game, and we'll get to see if last night was just an off night or a sign of a real problem against quality teams at 7:45 on ESPNU.

Orson Charles among the top 3 TEs in the nation

Charles was named a finalist for the Mackey Award, which will be announced on ESPNU December 8th at 6. #7s competition are Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert and Clemson's Dwayne Allen (who you may remember as a former Geprgia commit before he turned on signing day leaving the staff in a bind). Let's hope if it ain't Charles, it'll be Eifert (who has the best numbers between the 3).

Good old fashioned hate week

Monday, November 21, 2011

Black on Saturday? And basketball on ESPN2 tonight at 10

Paul Westerdawg has a damn good idea, of wearing black Saturday. It works regardless for fans, and if Tech's wearing white as they have most of the year, for the team too.

Georgia vs. Cal tonight at 10 on ESPN2

Tonight, Mark Fox's crew continues their season in Kansas City, with their first real team test of the young season. They've gone 3-0 against store brands, but not without showing significant flaws, and now have to face a name brand program. They've had some days to put in work, so we'll see what kind of adjustments we've made tonight, be it more Nemanja Djurisic, who's proven our lone reliable post scorer. Will we just try to grind out another defensive effort keeping the score in the 60s? You'll have to tune in tonight to find out. But before that, I'll take a quick peek at Cal.

The Golden Hippies are also 3-0, having beaten UC-Irvine, George Washington, and Austin Peay, all at home. They've got a solid coach in Mike Montgomery, who built a solid program at Stanford before cashing in with the NBA's Golden State Warriors, realizing he'd made a huge mistake, and returning to the college game. Rosterwise, unfortunately we won't see much of the great named Bak Bak, a junior F who gets limited minutes. Of the guys we will see, 6'8 sr Harper Kramp is a key since he's their best big man, and we've shown huge problems inside. 6'9 fr David Karvish and 6'10 so Richard Solomon split the remaining 40 minutes alongside Kramp inside, and are averaging a solid 13.6 boards between them with light scoring.

Like us though, their best players are on the outside. They rotate a handful of Gs, but the primary weapons are 6'3 sr Jorge Gutierrez and 6'6 so Allen Crabbe. Gutierrez will probably spend most of the game matched up on Gerald Robinson, Jr. Crabbe is their leading scorer and lone threat on the deep ball. Expect him to spend a lot of time 1 on 1 with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Overall, it'll be an interesting matchup for us, as they mirror our roster but better. The key will be who wins those 1 on 1 battles between their best and our best at SG and SF. We've got the ability to pull an upset over a top 25 team. But can we step up and get it done?

How many TBs do we need in this class?

Time permitting, I'm hoping to put together a more comprehensive review of what we've got, and what we've got left to add, to the 2012 signing class. But for now, we'll have the open question of just how many TBs do we need to sign this spring.

Richard Samuel came on strong enough against Florida, but he's not exactly proven reliable in the past, and 1 game gives hope, but little confidence he can be the workhorse #1 this offense clearly needs. Or Aaron Murray clearly needs, as we saw again yesterday just how shaky he is without a running game to give him 3rd and short and reduce the pressure to carry the load, as well as open things down field when he pulls his Sexy Rexy impression, ignores the wide open man on the crossing route or dump off to say F*** it, I'm going deep.

Ken Malcolme has already proven unreliable, and with Crowell's constant injury issues, andCarlton Thomas' 3rd suspension on the year, you can't really count on them either, as we'd almost guarantee one of the 3 won't be back next year, if not 2, and the other is going to be undersized or severely injury prone.

That leaves diminutive walk-on Brandon Harton, and yeah, we'd like a little bit more when we're gonna have an SEC Champion caliber defense. So Keith Marshall becomes hugely important, just from a talent perspective. But he's undersized and as Crowell is showing, you probably don't want to rely on a freshman to immediately become a 20+ carry per game back against the physical SEC Ds we face week in and week out. Derrick Henry has the size you'd like, but we have to wait one more year for him. So we gotta add a couple extra. Todd Gurley lacks bulk similar to Marshall. Do we turn to an RJ Robinson, a bigger back from our JUCO friends at GMC? Aside from them, the pickings are getting kind of slim, and we're left with trying to turn an already committed player, like say Matt Jones, Justin Taylor, Kenno Loyal, or Imani Cross. Suffice it to say, Bryan McClendon has some work to do securing his position's depth chart.

Beating them so easily, if the kids wonder why they should hate Tech

this is why. There are some fine, upstanding men amongst their alumni. But as you can see from that linked thread, there are more than enough jealous, petty, and deserving of dying in a grease fire amongst them too. Old fashioned hate, sure, but with comments like that, this rivalry is far from clean.

Good old fashioned hate week

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rest in Peace

Sad day for the Dawgs. Words can't describe how much he meant to so many of us.

SO letting Bogotay take some reps while Walsh cleared his head

turned in to a good idea? I wonder, where did we hear that before.

Glad you took our advice, again, Mark.

The chaos continues

It began Friday night, and continued through Saturday as Chokelahoma earned their name and Clemson proved while they are the Kings of the Mid Season Championship.

All the BCS is left with to maintain their legitimacy is LSU. Now don't get us wrong, we're not opposed to the current system college football uses hoping that by year's end, one team stands out above all others. The problem is all the excuses in favor of it are lies or delusions.

The regular season is a playoff, which is why people are arguing for a rematch of would-be eliminated Alabama. And explains Nebraska in 01, FSU in 2000, LSU in 07, Auburn in 04, among others.
It's too many games, which is why we keep finding ways to add a 12th game, and conference championships so that LSU will need 14 games, just one fewer than the 1-AA champ will play this year.
They'll miss to much class time, because the NCAA is serious about educating these kids and football players miss the least class time of all "student"-athletes and only a small fraction of the class time missed by basketball players, baseball players, and every non-revenue sport.
It'll diminish the regular season, because South Carolina and Clemson are both gonna come out hard with so much to play for Saturday. Or that hugely important civil war with Oregon and Oregon St.
But the debate and argument is part of the fun. Our response to this, if you please Mr. Jones-Drew.

But let the purists cry and laud their "system", which is pretty much just a mass money grab by the powers that be, as D-1A football remains the only level of college football in the country where they're too good for a playoff to decide the champion. It's a unique system, that has flaws just like playoffs do. Yes, playoffs have their flaws, reducing the ultimate impact of some regular season games and rewarding the hot team at the end of a year instead of the arguable "best team all season long". But the current bowl system is loaded with flaws as well, and anyone who says otherwise is either being delusional, or part of the corruption.

"Can You Guys Apply Some Cold-Bloodedness to the Falcons?"

Over on the old e-mail we basically get three types of e-mails:

1. We love y'all!  Y'all should rule the world.  Would y'all consider breeding with all the females in our family so as to produce a race of Super Cold Blooded Ones?

2. We hate y'all and hope that everyone affiliated with this website gets butt-hole cancer and dies a slow death.

3. Requests

In fact we get all sorts of requests....things like: can you link this, can you talk about this, can y'all commit suicide, can y'all talk about the Falcons.  The Falcons thing along with more talk about one of the Patron Saints of Cold Bloodedness Tyrus Raymond Cobb dominates our requests.  Now once football season is over we will drop a little Ty Cobb love but as for the Falcons that is more complicated.

I worked in D.C. briefly and while there I would fascinate my Yankee co-workers because I loved college football and didn't really care for the NFL.  They would say things like "How can you say that?  The NFL is so great...blah,blah,blah".  Most Southerners don't care that much about the NFL and here is why:
1. It took the NFL roughly 47 years after it's beginnings to give the South a team.
2. The teams we got were expansion teams so they sucked for about another 40 years.
3. Southerners are regional jingoists and so they find it hard to root for a QB that grew up in Pennsylvania and played college ball in Boston.
4. Southerners are usually not casual fans that like to watch glorified arena league games and prefer to watch football in which the defense is allowed to play.

For the Falcons in particular I find it difficult to be seriously invested in them because of all the Yankee players, the overall suckiness of the NFL, and on a far more petty level a Falcon is just a stupid mascot.
I mean what does a Falcon have to do with Atlanta, Georgia, or the South?   Nothing that's what.  Here are a few suggestions that are much better:
1. The Atlanta Grays-  Gray is the color worn by the South in the War of Northern Aggression and is also the most recognized Negro League Baseball Team.  It is also a perfect mix between black and white.  It therefore holds regional and historical significance as well promoting racial harmony. 
2. The Atlanta Bandits- Burt Reynolds is from Georgia, Burt Reynolds played the Bandit, the Bandit spends a large portion of Smokey and the Bandit tearing up Georgia back roads and interstates, Smokey and the Bandit marks the high water point in American Film production.
3. The Atlanta Runners
    The Atlanta Shiners - Take a pick here but the South is well known for it's moonshine production and running.  Shine running spawned NASCAR and countless country songs.  Also, Rhett Butler was a "Runner" that broke Union blockades while simultaneously compromising the virtues of countless proper Southern Women before marrying Scarlet.  I am not really an expert on male attractiveness but lets be honest here Ashley Wilkes was a huge douche while Rhett Butler had a ballerific moustache.
4. The Atlanta Crackers- As in a Georgia Cracker which is a racial slur but is one of the few that is not only alright but also encouraged by the PC Police because as we all know white Southerners are the worst human beings of all time.  Plus a Crack is a particularly hard hit.

The Friday before the Bama/LSU game Colin Cowherd said that an NFL GM once told him that you could draft strictly SEC players and you would have a perennial play-off team.  If the Falcons really wanted to earn the love of Southerners they should draft straight SEC players.  Outside of your school Southerners have no more loyalty to anything in life than the SEC.  With that in mind here is what the Falcons would look like had they been applying this principal for the past ten years.  What I did was looked over my old notes and player rankings (what is that you don't track and rank prospects every year?  You clearly have never been subjected to a law school class or a continuing legal education seminar...boredom will produce things like an in-depth draft analysis) and simply put in my highest rated SEC player that would have been avaliable when the Falcons selected.  I also did not change the pick if the Falcons took and SEC player (with one exception I subed Patrick Willis in for Jamaal Anderson because I graded Anderson as a late second round pick and gave Willis the highest ranking I have ever given a player).  Finally, I went strictly by my old rankings so I will not have Peyton Hillis going in the second round or Steven Johnson in the first.  I tried to give a honest breakdown but would like to point out that if the Falcons took all SEC players they would be picking between 30-32 every year.  So here it is:
1(18)            Lito Sheppard                                         CB                  UF                  (T.J. Duckett)
3(80)            Will Overstreet                                      LB                   UT                 
4(116)         Andra Davis                                             LB                   UF                  (Martin Bilba)
5(148)         Jermaine Phillips                                      S                    UGA              (Kevin McCadam)
5(158)         Freddie Milons                                       WR                Bama             (Kurt Kittner)
6(184)         Howard Green                                       DT                  LSU                (Kahlil Hill)
7(217)         Carlos Hall                                               DE                  Ark                 (Michael Coleman)    
7(244)         Ryan Clark                                                 S                    LSU                (Kevin Shaffer)
2(55)            Jason Witten                                          TE                   UT                  (Bryan Scott)
4(121)         Justin Griffith                                          FB                   MSU
5(159)         Hunter Hillenmeyer                              LB                   Van                (Jon Olinger)
6(196)         Mario Haggan                                        LB                   MSU              (LaTarence Dunbar)  
6(202)         Waine Bacon                                          DB                  Bama
7(238)         Demetrin Veal                                        DE                  UT
1(8)               Dunta Robinson                                    CB                  USCe            (DeAngelo Hall)
3(90)            Travelle Wharton                                  OT                  USCe           (Matt Schaub)
4(101)         Robert Geathers                                    DE                  UGA            (DeMorrio Williams)
5(142)         Chad Lavalais                                          DT                  LSU
6(186)         Charlie Anderson                                   LB                   OM              (Etric Pruitt)                   
7(219)         Donnie Jones                                            P                    LSU              (Quincy Wilson)
1(27)            Corey Webster                                     CB                  LSU                (Roddy White)
2(59)            Channing Crowder                              LB                   UF                  (Jonathan Babineaux)
3(90)            David Stewart                                      OT                  MSU              (Jordan Beck)
4(128)         Fred Gibson                                           WR                UGA               (Chauncey Davis)
5(160)         Wesley Britt                                          OT                  Bama            (Michael Boley)
6(201)         Reynaldo Hill                                         CB                  UF                  (DeAndra’ Cobb)
7(241)         Darrell Shropshire                                DT                  USCe
2(37)            Andrew Whitworth                            OT                  LSU                (Jimmy Williams)
3(79)            Jerious Norwood                                 RB                  MSU
5(139)         Greg Blue                                                 S                  UGA              (Quinn Ojinnaka)
6(184)         Kendrick Golston                                  DT                 UGA              (Adam Jennings)
7(223)         D.J. Shockley                                          QB                UGA
1(8)               Patrick Willis                                          LB                   OM               (Jamaal Anderson)
2(39)            Sidney Rice                                             WR                USCe              (Justin Blaylock)          
2(41)            Chris Houston                                        CB                  Ark
3(75)            Charles Johnson                                    DE                  UGA               (Laurent Robinson)
4(109)         Marcus Thomas                                     DT                  UF                  (Stephen Nicholas)
4(133)         Martrez Milner                                     TE                   UGA
6(185)         Chase Pittman                                       DE                  LSU                (Trey Lewis)
6(203)         Dallas Baker                                           WR                UF                  (Daren Stone)
7(244)         Kenneth Darby                                      RB                  Bama            (Jason Snelling)            
1(3)               Glenn Dorsey                                         DT                  LSU                (Matt Ryan)
1(21)            Felix Jones                                               RB                  Ark                 (Sam Baker)
2(37)            Quentin Groves                                     DE                  Aub                (Curtis Lofton)
3(68)            Chevis Jackson                                       CB                  LSU
3(84)            Craig Steltz                                              S                    LSU                (Harry Douglas)
3(98)            Jacob Tamme                                        TE                   UK                  (Thomas DeCoud)
5(138)         Jonathan Goff                                        LB                   Van                (Robert James)
5(154)         Matt Flynn                                             QB                  LSU                 (Kroy Biermann)
6(172)         Thomas Brown                                      RB                  UGA
7(212)         Peyton Hillis                                           FB                   Ark                 (Wilrey Fontenot)
7(232)         Keith Zinger                                           TE                   LSU
1(24)            Peria Jerry                                             DT                  OM
2(55)            Jared Cook                                             TE                   USCe            (William Moore)
3(90)            Jonathan Luigs                                      C                    Ark                 (Christopher Owens)
4(125)         Jasper Brinkley                                     LB                   USCe             (Lawrence Sidbury)
5(138)         Cornelius Ingram                                 TE                   UF                  (William Middleton)
5(156)         Herman Johnson                                  G                     LSU                (Garrett Reynolds)
6(176)         Captain Munnerlyn                             CB                  USCe              (Spencer Adkins)
7(210)         Jamarca Sanford                                  S                      OM                (Vance Walker)
1(19)            Kareem Jackson                                   CB                  Bama            (Sean Weatherspoon)
3(83)            Corey Peters                                         DT                  UK
3(98)            Mike Johnson                                        G                   Bama
4(117)         Al Woods                                                DT                  LSU                (Joe Hawley)
5(135)         Riley Cooper                                          WR                UF                   (Dominique Franks)
5(165)         Anthony Dixon                                      RB                  MSU              (Kerry Meier)
6(171)         Greg Hardy                                            DE                  OM                (Shann Schillinger)
1(6)               Julio Jones                                            WR                Bama
3(91)            Akeem Dent                                         LB                   UGA
5(145)         Pernell McPhee                                   DE                  MSU              (Jacquizz Rodgers)
6(192)         Jerrell Powe                                          DT                  OM                (Matt Bosher)
7(210)         Lee Ziemba                                           OT                  Auburn         (Andrew Jackson)
7(230)         Cliff Matthews                                     DE                  USCe