Thursday, December 31, 2009

Coaching Rumor Update, episode VI - UPDATED

All in all, Coach Richt is still playing this DC search very close to the vest. But recently the rumblings are a little louder. And the media leads lately are not the usual tentative high wire above a three ring circus.

In fact, it's pretty clear that LSU DC John Chavis is in Richt's crosshairs. When the Baton Rouge news station story broke earlier this week, it seemed rather ho-hum. But yesterday, former Vol beat writer and current ESPN blogger Chris Low reported that CMR is stuffing the money sacks, tight. Scout's Legge has been working to verify this latest info ($$) and even helps explain the Koenning story from a couple weeks back.

The news close to the LSU program also seems to corroborate the notion that the UGA DC job is in Chavis' lap. Once the Capital One Bowl is over, we likely won't have to wait long to know whether Chavis will roam Sanford's sidelines or if we're still looking, spurned by another potential suitor.

At Georgia Sports Blog, PWD has some great stats up on Chavis. It's hard to argue with the guy's track record for success in the SEC; he's certainly given Coach Richt his share of problems. And word is that Chavis would love to get back to the SEC East where he'd get a crack at Knutsville each year.

This wouldn't be a homerun for me on the surface. But it could easily work itself into a base clearing triple (to continue the baseball analogy) depending on who Chavis brought onboard. Although Chavis and Garner worked together one year in Knoxville, I'm not sure of how close they are. But if Garner were to stay and Chavis brought some energetic experience to the secondary coaching...well, yessir. I think Chavis would be a great hire.

You know, if it happens...

I guess one thing's for certain however: Joe Kines ain't coming back to Athens....or is he?

UPDATE Uno: It appears Chavis would consider bringing a defensive line coach with him, Brick Haley...possibly at Richt's request. Haley is LSUs current d-line coach and here's a link to his LSU bio. If true, Garner's status/role on the Georgia staff would be cloudier.

UPDATE Dos: As you likely know by now, news broke this morning that Chavis will receive a raise to stay in Baton Rouge. Here's a link to the story. Sounds like the former Vol coach had a late night chat. I don't believe we'll try and get back in his ear with another sack of benjamins. So...back to the drawing board.....

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Question and Answer Session

There were several questions we had leading up to Monday's Independence Bowl. The biggest of which was how well the defense could handle the Big XIIs best offense without three coaches. 

Well, that was a resounding GATA!!

So now we turn to a barrage of post-season questions. If this were Jeopardy, Alec's big board would be lit up like the Christmas tree I'm preparing to take down. I wonder how Coach Richt is sleeping at all, cuz I know the Dawg Nation is as anxious today as it has been since about nine years ago.

Here's ten I came up with -
  1. Who is the next defensive coordinator for the University of Georgia?
  2. How well will he be received by a fanbase that is eager hungry desperate for a big splash?
  3. Will Garner stay in Athens?
  4. What coaches will round out the staff? 4b. Will there be a special teams coach?
  5. Will Reshad Jones and Rennie Curran be sitting in classes on January 7th?
  6. Will there be any surprise draft departures?
  7. Will the '10 class stay in shape?
  8. Can our experienced O-line put together a healthy, dominant season?
  9. How many touchbacks will Blair Walsh have in '10?
  10. Who will be Uga VIII?

So...what did I miss? And more importantly, do you have any answers?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday (Special) Thoughts...on a Tuesday

The Aggies folded like a cheap suit, much like the the Nerds' O-line back at the end of November. The only thing sharper than the TAMU special teams was Ron Franklins' spotter.
  • 0-0 with about 5 minutes left in the half...just what we expected right?
  • How big was that Brandon Boykin KO return after the first TAMU TD? It looked like a poorly executed pooch. And I'll take it.
  • And which frickin unit was playing without their coaches?
  • Call me an idiot...but, if Coach Richt named Garner, Hartley or Doolittle the DC tomorrow, I'd stand in line to shake his hand.
  • Otto finished his career 3-1 back in '86. Russ finished 2-0.
  • There's a lot of chatter about making Russ Uga VIII....I say no.
  • As nice as a win over a mediocre nerd team and a lower tier Big XII team was...don't eff with tradition.
  • Back to Shreveport, who would've thought that our defense would be the unit carrying us late into the 3rd quarter?
  • Yet it was the special teams that tilted the game into our favor.
  • A blocked FG attempt, a KO return for a TD, a blocked punt that set up a 1 yd TD...another bad punt wonder Coach Lilly got the Powerade Shower.
  • And major kudos to Bobo at the end there, for giving the FBs some love.
  • As @DawgterFeelgood tweeted, I think Chapas just finished this game with more rushing yards than Dwyer did against us.
  • I've already got relatives asking for tickets to next season's games. Hellz yeh!
  • Lastly, God bless Mike Weaver.
Enjoy the buzz while it lasts Reader. Tomorrow Today the rumor mill cranks back up for who the next DC is.  I just hope Coach Richt gets a deep breath or two in first.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday's Meatloaf - Resigning Myself to Independence


(tap, tap, tap...) Is this thing on? Is Joe Schad here yet? Darren, please hold all my calls...

After consulting with an empty bottle of bourbon and some fruitcake crumbs...I have decided to resign from blawgging.  When I broke the news to my wife her reply was simple. What? have a blog?

Yeh, heartwarming. Pour me another glass of empathy on ice.

I'm looking forward to giving the laptop some time off and hope to be able to spend more time with my mirror. I love this blog and feel like I'm leaving it in better shape than when I got here. When my glass is once again half-full, I hope to return to the staff in some administrative capacity. Whatever I can do to help...and fetch doughnuts.

When I speak with Kirk Herbstreit later, I'll probably laugh at him for having more hair highlights than collegiate ones. But I'll also divulge some more details about how painful this is for me. Please tune in, with Kleenex. 

I love this blog, but there are things that are more important than tags, links and bloggeristic integrity. The stressors and the tiepos have just worn me down. This entire season I have blogged with a sprained pinkie.  In my stead, I leave a very healthy Darren the intern with the keys to the private BDB least on an interim basis. But right now I'm just focused on today's game against the Aggies and going out on a win.

Is my tie straight? Has Lou Holtz saturated his clip on mic yet? Is Rece replacing that sharp grin with a look of befuddlement? Ok, well it's time to heat up the oven...

Today's Ingredients

  • Corch is leaving the sideline...Corch is coming back to the sideline...Corch is a clever recruiter....Corch is a sonuvabitch.
  • As it turns out, Slurban is just addicted to the stressors that have caused this hooplah. I'll eat a pair of jorts if he's not on the sideline for the season opener against Charleston International School for the Blind
  • As a result of the prime time FlipFlop, some of today's ingredients may be a little stale. I have tried to keep them as current as possible. But the reality is that by the time I click Publish, Corch Slurban may have decided to start himself at quarterback for the Sugar Bowl.
  • I think Kyle put into words best what my feelings were Saturday night on the subject of Meyer stepping down. He came back Sunday to take some more words outta my mouth. 
  • Rex looked deep into the heart of the man and found that he is is full of it.
  • Back in Shreveport, the Dawgs have put some extra GAs in GATA
  • Here's the latest from Hale's Practice Notes.
  • The Senator provides some great analysis as usual in his Indy Bowl Thoughts.
  • After falling to Clempson in last night's NashVegas Bowl, Big Blue's Brooks is 80 percent sure he's done. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if he's taking a page from the Meyer Spread.
  • Another visit to Roughing the Kicker shows us that even before this afternoon's game in Shreveport, Coach Richt is in elite company.
  • I don't think we'll have the offensive fireworks many are expecting. The Ealey/King Connector runs the clock as effortlessly as they run the ball and the Dawgs bring home a 30-20 win.
  • Call that a late stocking stuffer or a gift from a wise man. can bank on it.
  • Yes, how sweet it would be to beat Coach Kines this evening. The King of Bend Don't Break gets broke....And speaking of Joe Kines, remember this YouTuber. We just gotta keep playing!!!

I hear Kines has invested in some listening aides since his last trip to Shreveport. Back at the podium, there's been a change in the script.
(TAPTAPTAP!!) this thing on? Have I garnered as large of an audience as possible? Can someone please refill my bloody mary?

Thank you all for tuning in. After a spirited breakfast, I have decided to continue with this blawgging gig. I now realize that there are more important things than taking deep breaths and being a family dude. This internet thing Al Gore invented for us is a pretty good thing. I'd hate for my absence to cause it to shrivel up like the skin of a molting reptile.

I'll still take a leave of absence, but in my gut there is much churning. And I truly feel that I'll be back tomorrow to stare at the soft glow of my laptop's screen. I hope that I didn't lose any recruits readers during what has been a very private, soul-searching time for me. It was never my goal to steal any of the spotlight from this weekend's other tackle football games.

My critics will point out that this certainly could've waited and that my knee has jerked...twice. But I know in my heart that I'm doing what's right for me, myself and I. As a bonus, it also feels right for America!

So here's your napkin Reader. We have our Independence. We have our bowl. And most importantly we have our unsolicited opinions that so easily publish on the internets


Sunday, December 27, 2009

the Bergwood Interview

Things have gotten pretty busy, so posting's been light. I'll serve up some GameDay Meatloaf tomorrow where I'll have some HUGE breaking news from Gainseville. The meatloaf's low on tryptophan and high on Agreecultural byproducts. The perfect complement to your gameday routine.

In the mean time, feel free to enjoy my interview with AllState's TailGater Extraordianaire...Bergwood. Back during the SEC Championship weekend he was nice enough to phone into BDB Headquarters. If you can make it through my lack of interviewing skills, maybe the State U Streaker will give you a laugh.

Many thanks to Nama for actually making this audible. I could never make it as a real journalist. It's one thing to be able to record audio on your's quite another to make it sound like the interviewer isn't yelling at the interviewee.

Not to mention the umms and yehs...ugh.

And also some mad props to BDB Reader Pete Stuart for helping to set this up. Bergwood's a lot of fun to watch during those commercial breaks...but he's even more fun to talk to.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Our sincerest wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and yours Reader. Hope your day is filled with Holiday Cheer and fond memories in the making.

Congrats to @allyugadawg, @alanashley and @TNRLM for answering correctly...Which two Dawg defenders returned fumbles for TDs in the 2000 O'ahu Bowl? They all knew it was Kentrell Curry and Cap Burnett.

Which means they get to share what's left of the Bernie Fruitcake and two and a half ladles each of egg nog. Don't consume it all under the tree tweeps. And....

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Locker Notes - Texas A&M Aggies

While we file into church pews this evening, enjoy the company of our friends and family, and impatiently await a visit from a jolly old elf...the Dawgs are in Shreveport. And while they are surely lamenting the absence of home, what better way to greet them than with the season's last installment of Locker Notes.

  • AJ Green - My Christmas Wish and New Year's see you play in the red and black as much as frickin' possible before you turn some low rent NFL QB into a potential Pro Bowler.
  • Ealey/King - Can you run more than one state?
  • Rennie Curran - Should this be your last game with us...well, play it as if it were such. You know, with the same violence and determination we've come to know and love.
  • Branden Smith - As nice as it would be to see another run like the one against the'd be nicer to see a pick six.
  • Ben Jones - I hear the Shreveport turf is nearly as tasty as Dodd's. Just sayin'.
  • Justin Houston - That Tech game may have been your finest, yet quietest work. We'd be proud if you'd get loud.
  • Brandon Boykin - Evidently your pipes work as smoothly as your legs. I think I can speak for the rest of us when I say, feel free to use both when those Aggies kick it in your direction.
  • Lastly, Coach Richt - I know we're short-handed...but sure am glad this program's in yours.
I know it's been awhile Reader, but feel free to leave your own. Here's a sharpie.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

He's the AJ Green of the Hardwood

That may be the best way to describe Trey Thompkins. He's a great complement to any basketball team, but has the ability to carry his team when necessary. It wouldn't surprise me at all to discover that at some point in his athletic history he had blocked a potential game winning field goal.

Thompkins has been named the SEC Player of the Week based on the merits of 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and one blocked shot in the Saturday night win over Illinois at Gwinnett ArenaAs PWD pointed out, it was a huge win for this early in the Mark Fox Era.

The news of being named SEC PotW comes on the heels of the USA U19 Team (that Thompkins averaged 10.6 points for) being named the basketball team of the year.

As big as Thompkins' numbers were at the Gwinnett Arena, it was the four consecutive free throws to ice the game at the end that were the biggest. There's no doubt that this season is going to be a struggle for Fox's Dawgs. But there are signs that this ship is turning around faster than expected.

Next up: in Stegeman against Florida Atlantic, 7pm

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday's Meatloaf - admittedly raw

Aggies are (BLEEP!)... uuurrrrrrpp! Plass the Pabuhst.

Today's Ingredients
Sorry Reader. Bernie left it ready to cook and Willard in charge. But you get what you pay for.

Hope your week is short and very merry!

Darren the Intern

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Festivus for the Restuvus

Festivus is my heritage, it's part of who I am.

Stop crying and fight your father.

Good news Reader...Bernie and family made it to Virginia. It just took much longer than expected. And...he left some partially cooked meatloaf. Willard's supposed to finish the drill before tomorrow's publishing date. But last I checked he was just short of nostril deep in the eggnog bowl at the BDB/Kramerica Christmas Party.

Hopefully he pulls through.

Darren the Intern

Friday, December 18, 2009

Coaching Rumor Update, episode V

You know, Bristol has trained Schad as well as any of their other jackholes.

It seems as if Vic Koenning will stand in front of a podium and be announced as the next defensive coordinator for Illinois today. I say seems because last night Joe Schat my Pants Schad logged into his twitter account. I think Hale put it best when he typed that's the world we live in now.

It appears as if Koenning was told to move forward with his process at some point last week when Coach Richt was not ready to make an offer. Koenning did just that earlier this week, but with some reservations.

From what I've read, Koenning's family did not follow him to Kansas State once he left Clemson. They do plan to follow him to Champaign. But...they also have a home in Florida. So Athens has been his first choice (and not just because of the beach front property).

And it also appears as if Richt came back to the table last night. The Illinois deal is thought to be for 2 years at $345,000 per. It is also thought that Koenning will stick to his word he gave to Coach Zook. But this is one where it may not be decided for sure until Koenning is spotted beside Zook's podium.

Or maybe even after that. Anyone remember Glen Mason?? (heh heh...) I've read some stuff from out west early this morning and they sound as nervous about the 2pm (1pm central) Illini presser as can be. And when your barometer is a twitter account with a Connecticut IP just never know. (FWIW...I stopped following Schad on twitter right after he reached puberty.)

Some last thoughts:
  • I think this makes it official that Smart is off of CMRs radar.
  • I would surmise that the Koenning offer from UGA would be in the same ballpark as the Illinois offer. Otherwise it would be easier for Coach Koenning to go back on his word.
  • But these things usually go pretty quietly until both parties agree to agree.
  • As I pointed out earlier, I'm not sold on Koenning. He did some good things at Clemson. However, PWD builds a compelling case for the guy
  • The numbers don't lie. Koenning has gotten it done in the places he's been. But from what I've seen he's similar to Coach Willie with better results. 
  • A point can be made that with better tackling, coverage...overall enthusiasm...Martinez's scheme could work consistently. It did during the Van Gorder years.
  • All that being said, what worries me most is that the Dawg Nation is pissing their pants something fierce. They're so distraught embarrassed distracted by the fact that Van Gorder, Muschamp and Smart aren't coming that whoever is hired will be debunked before the Butts-Mehre mic is turned on.
  • So if Koenning pulls a Mason on the Zooker today...count me as one of the ones very proud of Coach Richt.
As for who to believe. Right now, I look to those I trust. PWD always has great analysis and good info. Scout's Dean Legge updates his Coaching Report whenever it's relevant. And as always, I appreciate Hale's truthfulness when it comes to things like this.

We'll call it reliability over premature twitterings...and that's who I'll be checking along and along as I head north...I'll update when I'm available. Speaking of UPDATES: check out Exhile's stuff. Afterall, he's in the middle of Illini country. Literally.

Yes Virginia...there is a Bernie

Linus has loaded the Tahoe with gifts of great tidings and much joy. For the next 10 hours, I-85 is my arch nemesis once again! DAMN U p o t h o l e s...

(Update: Yes, I've heard of the twitterings...I'll have a I have a Coaching Update as well) I counted myself among those disappointed that the new DC was not announced this week. Tuesday was the first possible day and I'd held out hope that the Evil Richt had planned a big time [quote] FU Chumps...I genetically rebuilt Erk Damn Russell [unquote] presser. The timing of Kyle's announcement only fueled my frenzy.

And yet, we wait. Which is likely good news. For one, a genetically re-engineered Erk Damn Russell would not have bled from his forehead; instead his skull would have ripped through his defensive charges' helmets like a hot knife through Country Crock, ultimately leaving our defensive depth chart depleted. And second, as I mentioned yesterday (as well as actual BDB Readers and bloggers on the internets)...Coach Richt has a better than passing score in hiring assistants.

Promoting! But hiring, yessir!

the Friday Feedbag
  • To lead off, a PSA: Blogger has a new editor I've recently switched to which has some features I like. has a bad habit of F*$%!! screwing things up once I click PUBLISH. Yesterday, things came to a head when the post was riddled with gaps and spaces that were not present in editing. If you experienced technical difficulties, I apologize. I shall persevere!
  • Congrats to all UGA graduates. It's your day, you've earned it and no one can take it away from you.
  • Can't really call it a read, but this is an interesting glance from Low on the SEC bowl records.
  • On Wednesday I gave a balanced preview of Texas A&M. But really, the posts that are preparing us best for all things Aggie have come from Quinton at Georgia Sports Blog. Here's the one on the cheerleaders and here's the one on the band.
  • While you're there, check out PWDs DC Search Update
  • Leather Helmet has some pics of floriDuh recruits having fun with fingers. Luckily, it appears no hostesses were harmed. Go gatuh!
  • Yesterday we noted that DawgsOnline had the skinny on what officials would be Christmasing in Shreveport. Now he asked a very interesting question about replays. He even drops some legalese knowledge on ya.
  • Chilling yet inspiring article on Bacarri Rambo. Looking back, I'm guessing Rambo sees it as a helluva way to garner extra Facebook Friend Requests.
  • Rex has some Post Season's Greetings. Suck it St. Simons!!
  • I really enjoy bowl season. Whether you do or not, surely you agree that a bowl pick 'em helps make the games interesting. Last year I actually learned what a MagicJack was. So if you're still in the market for a challenge...remember Bubba N Earl's. If you beat Streit...he'll even put your name in lights.
Trivial Update
Q -  As the Dawgs prepare for the Agreeculturals, they undoubtedly want to stop the guy with the girl's name. Who is the 2009 Big XII Offensive Freshman of the Year?
A - Christine Michael

After a week playing second fiddle to @Stuff_of_Legend, @allyugadawg turned the tables back around and got her tweet in just ahead of Scott and @MikeInValdosta. For first place Ally will get her own personal 12th yell, start a bonfire or just take Lassie Reveille for a walk. Meanwhile Scott and Mike must share eight maids a milking.

Hey! it's the season to be merry. Take your fabulous prize and move happy.

Need to give a shout-out to Exhile and Mike for their help in deciphering the phrase Courier and Ives yesterday. I plan to check your answers against what the wife says as we take a sleigh ride up to the northland. And speaking of my friend up in Big Ten/Golden Homer country, I guess this is another opportunity to experience life as a Dawg in exhile. But I'll draw the line at the official exhile hairdo.

Meanwhile, hope you're able to steer clear of malls, rooftops and Wal-Marts this weekend Reader. I'm trying to give the BDB staff some time off as well. So if I'm not back in time to mold the meatloaf Monday, let's try and get together for some eggnog next week.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

(A)Musings of Randomness - Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

No matter how much paint we have and how many brushes the media is armed with, Coach Richt just isn't gonna step into that corner. So we are forced to settle into a Holiday Season full of rumor mongering and airport hangar gossip. Should be delightful. And now that I've typed that, the new DC will be named just as I'm leaving to go out of town tomorrow. 

Joy to the World!

And although there are a number of intriguing scenarios as to why the timing points to Kirby Smart...the logic still isn't there. I hope I'm wrong about that, cuz like many Dawg fans I'd like it to play out that way.

However, I'd be just as excited about whomever CMR eventually names. I think it's extremely important to remember that he has done a pretty bang up job when hiring folks. Unfortunately, there are many fans out there who will let the taste of this hire sour in their mouths before they even swallow.

Found this video last night while surfing. Surely, you've seen similar ones from this scene in the movie Hitler: The Rise of Evil. Well, this one spoofs the Aggies, the Taco Cabana of football teams.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Texas A&M, epitomizing balance

I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the Dawg Nation, and what I'm feeling is that most are not real worried about the Aggies. Maybe it's their 6-6 record, maybe it's their porous defense...maybe it's Shreveport apathy. I dunno. But I wanted to take a look at what our guys are preparing for. And what I found is an opponent that is as balanced as any I've seen.

They have a Yin squad and a Yang squad. Yet there's plenty of tilt in their totter...

In fact, they can best be summed up in one simple statement: When they have the ball they're good, but when they don't...they're bad.

  • The Aggies average 33.9 points a game, yet they give up 32.7.
  • The offense moves the ball effectively on the ground and through the air, averaging 190 yards rushing./game and 274 passing.
  • In terms of passing vs rushing attempts, they maintain that balanced attack with 37 passes and 42 rushes per game.
  • The defense allows 168 yards rushing/game and 262 passing. So while the offense moves fluidly down the field, the defense acts as a sieve.
  • In the Redzone the offense is not quite as potent, scoring 46 times in 60 trips or at a 76% clip. Defensively, they've allowed 41 scores in the redzone in 52 trips, for 78%.
  • The defense has caused 24 fumbles (collecting 10) while the offense has put the ball on the turf 24 times as well (losing 15).
  • They average 5.8 yards a play, yet give up 6.
So the Texas A&M Aggie record is not 6 wins and 6 losses for nothing. Coach Sherman's crew redefine the term balance as do your damndest to outscore the opponent and hope to possess the ball last.

The gameplan from Coach Richt will be clear: chew up yards/time with the offense then contain Jerrod Johnson and the Aggie attack defensively.

Gig 'em..?? Nah...just GATA!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Coaching Rumor Update, episode IV

"This Bud's For...Who?"

For all we know, Coach Richt called Coach Foster to ask about the skiing in Wintergreen...but this was our first confirmed contact.

When Coach Donnan broke the news on 680theFan, I contacted some in-laws I have up in Virginia. As expected, most are quite familiar with this routine from Foster this time of year. In fact there were a number of reasons to be skeptical Foster would leave Blacksburg at this point in his career. In the end it looks like it was his relationship with Frank Beamer (not to mention what sounds like a lot of zeros) that took him out of play.

Today is the first possible day that Coach Richt could announce a decision. I'm not crossing my fingers. In fact, it'd be swell with me if there was no presser today...just a lot of questions thrown at CMR at tomorrow's Indy Bowl Media Day. Although I've heard more than a few people say post that at the Gala, CMR was telling people he had his guy. Which is similar to what's being played out on recruiting message threads.

As the wife says...whatevs.

Regardless of what you think of CMR calling Blacksburg, it's encouraging that he would go after someone with a pretty hefty contract. Prior to Foster and VA Tech agreeing on a new contract, he was making over 400K. It at least appears that Evans is putting his money where his mouth is.

Another encouraging sign is that the recruiting class has gone from cautious since the firings to enthusiastic. More on that later.

A last note on a David Pollack rumor. Here's his tweet from yesterday:

Looks like Ga Football program still might have some more changes coming, the strength and Cond staff might be adding a member. (next tweet) I think it 
will be an addition to the staff not a subtraction.

Not sure what to make of that since it's hard to believe we'd add another S&C coach unless he'd also have other responsibilities. On the other hand, it's a position that desperately needs new blood. Later, another tweeter asked Pollack this:

I heard a whisper about you being a position coach? Even it is false, 
would love to have your intensity back on the field. 

To which Pollack responded:
don't listen it's not true.

And that reminded me of a time about a year ago when I emailed the former All-American. Given the promotion of Bryan McClendon, I was curious if he'd ever consider a return to Sanford as a coach. His response:

I would love to coach but it will never happ.  I would not want to go 
recruit and deal with all of the off the field stuff.
It would be great but not going to happ. Thanks for the email

For those of you not familiar, Pollack tweets kind of like he played...with reckless abandon. Although I'll remain as skeptical about another S&C coach as I am of the Kirby's Coming rumors, I will take the time to smile at the thought of #47 bringing discipline and motivation to the workout regimen around Butts-Mehre. Of course, he'd have to relinquish his twitter account....and then Bill King would have less to write about.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday's Meatloaf - Tis the Season

You know that scene in Elf  when Miles Finch is pitching his Children's book ideas just as Buddy bursts in? I just love it when Buddy says "He's an angry elf!"

Makes me think of Nick Saban for some reason.

Starting to get that feeling that we've turned the corner on easing into the Holiday Season and are suddenly in the thick of the Oh Crap! Christmas is almost here!!! frenzy. I've used the Santa's watching threat a few too many times with the kids lately. There's reason to believe they have the hotline number too. I wonder what they're telling the big guy about me.

Whirled peas would be okay and all. But I've been counting on the soft glow of electric sex gleaming from the window. It's a major award!

Today's Ingredients

People all around the world are making their Christmas wishes and laboring through their Holiday plans. Darling Nicky wants a BCS ring, size two. Joe Schad desperately wants a big scoop. Tiger wants his claws back. Coach Johnson wants a defense. Dr. Lou only needs a clue. Tuberville is pandering for a job. Timmy Tebow surely will get that box of tissues while his coach just wants some company. Where's everybody going?

Meanwhile in Athens, Coach Garner is helping his defense make the best of a difficult situation and Coach Richt is filling holes. Sure hope he gets more than a bowling ball this year.

Yes, tis the season. Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn. The clean, cool chill of the Holiday air.  An asshole in his bathrobe emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer.

Hey Philmer! Get off my lawn!!

Here's your napkin Reader. You got a little on your chin there...


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Coaching Rumor Update, episode III

Happy Heisman Saturday Reader! Sometime before tonight's ceremony, take just a minute to envision what it'll be like this time next year as we await the inevitable presentation to Adriel Jeremiah Green. Maybe it's just me, but I imagine him wearing a red tie.

Then of course our smiles will fade just a little as we watch him play his last game as a Dawg.

Ok. Back to Christmas Present. Practice starts today, which means that the team will be prepping for Texas A&M finally. But it also means Coach Richt will finally be in front of some microphones and digital voice recorders. Sure, we can't really expect to hear much. But I'll be eager to hear him dodge questions.

Some thoughts on the DC search:
Spotlight: Travis Jones

current: assistant DL coach for New Orleans Saints

Jones is a popular name among message boarders as a former Dawg with a strong resume and even better recruiting experience. A former defensive captain 'tween the hedges, Jones was a four-year letterman during the Goff years. Since his playing days he has cut his coaching teeth under Nick Saban at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins.

Although he has never coordinated a defense, he has coached both LBs and defensive lineman as well as developed a legendary record as a recruiting coordinator while in Baton Rouge.

Although I doubt CMR would hire an unexperienced DC at this point, Jones could be an intriguing name. Getting him to jump from the NFL back to the college ranks would be difficult from a workload standpoint. But a phat checkbook could get him to the table. And it would definitely be worth a phone call. He's a Georgia native and still runs football camps during the off-season for Georgia youth.

So...what do you think?