- They're not ambulance chasers, but we are hoping they provide a good defense. Hartley, Doolittle and Garner - serving up subpoenas in Shreveport.
- Evidently, Santa doesn't visit Shreveport.
- But DawgSports give us a preview, albeit premature.
- Hale provides a thorough perspective of the Montez Robinson saga.
- Without the guarantee of a Charlie Weis fat wallet visiting local buffets, it's unlikely a bowl would've mailed an invitation to South Bend anyway.
- Saban is pissing on podiums and marking his territory.
- Speaking of that little game tonight, Year2 at TeamSpeedKills provides Three Keys for Bama and Three Keys for jorts.
- Wondering if there's anyway TCU can sneak into the MNC game? Matt Hinton gives us three reasons Nebraska could win the Big XII.
- Mike Slive asks Chizik to please not squeeze the Charmin.
- Rex wraps up the year of pigskin in our great state. Will he wear orange tonight? (UPDATE - Rex emphatically says NO!)
- And Rex's old teammate Herschel is 'bout ready to GATA.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Saturday's (Shorthanded) Headers
Friday, December 4, 2009
Weekend Update: Pilates, Upsets and Shreveport
- In Kirby Smart's official interview for the Dawg's DC job, his defense stuffs Tebow and contains his
thugsweapons just enough to give their first SEC Title since 1999. You know, until the NCAA strips them of it. Alabama
- Carlos Dunlap meanwhile enjoys a nice Courvoisier.
...damn. Just damn. Oregon State Texasholds off an inspired team in a typical Big XII defensive battle to win 34-28. Just before Colt McCoy strikes a Heisman pose, ABC cuts to a Tebow highlight (contractual obligations). Nebraska
- In Kevin Steele's screening for an interview with Coach Richt, Clempson plays a full 60 minutes this time against the trade schoolers and doesn't get caught with their orange pants down on an alleged field goal attempt. Unfortunately, Dabo gets so geek'd up with a minute left he gives CJ Spiller a gatorade shower.
- ECU pulls the upset of
to claim the CUSA championship. During the highlight segment on College Football Overdrive, Dr. Lou can't contain his spittle or his Houston jealousypride in son Skip.
- Sunday morning the cleanup of the King/Ealey Connector discovers three and a half pairs of jorts and four sets of false teeth. Just sayin'...
Q - Looks like the Dawgs are
A - Torrey Evans on defense and Andre Hastings on offense
Amid screams of trivial dishonesty, Episode 23 still didn't disappoint. @BPMackie tweeted in the correct responses despite the fact that he was barely old enough flush his own toilet when
For his efforts, I promise to buy the kid a chili-dog the next time blogs collide. And of all the empty promises I've ever made, that's the most generous.
I'm hoping for some competitive games this weekend. But if things get out of hand, I saved last weekend's victory on DVR just in case. I hope your weekend plans take you for three hundred and forty yards Reader. In between, maybe we'll do some DC shopping together.
'Tis the season!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Bernie Meets Bergwood
“Bergwood” of the Allstate College Football
Atlanta Before SEC
December 4-5, 2009
Star of Allstate’s humorous college football TV
commercials campaigns to make
safeties worth more than two points in college football
On Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, Bergwood will be at the SEC Dr. Pepper Fan Fare at the Georgia World Congress Center as part of the Allstate Tailgate Tour, inviting fans to support “Proposition Safety” by signing their names to his giant ‘safety’ clipboard.
College football fans can interact with the Allstate “Good Hands®” field goal kicking unit and the“College Football Legacy Museum” as well as register for a chance to win tickets to the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on New Year’s Day.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5
Note: Bergwood will be hanging out with fans during the Allstate Tailgate Tour hours (Friday from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET)
"Spent a Lot of Time With These Men"
- From what I've read, the current '10 commits are still aligned on the correct side of the ledger, for what that's worth.
- Lots of talk about Garner. He ain't the next DC for two reasons: 1) that would be a hard sell to the fanbase 2) I don't think he wants it
- I'm guessing I made too much of the ill-will between Garner and Evans. Should he still reside in Athens next August I'm cool with it. Be cooler if he and Evans could shake hands.
- I'm okay with the offensive coaches staying (and lets hope Searels does), but wonder if there will be tweaks.
- BI's Leavy points out one offensive change that would bring a smile to a lot of Dawgs' faces.
- And since Van Halanger is also "safe"...would like to see some tweaks there as well. I can't be convinced that we're a well conditioned team.
- I'll have more later on possible Martinez replacements, but the most level headed short list I've seen is: Bumpas, Steele, Chavis and Smart. It has a good mixture of experience and tempered realism. We'll see how it spreads out from there.
- Muschamp is not going to even enter the picture (c'mon people) but I would start in the great state of Texas on TCUs campus. That's just me.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Please forgive Coach PaJammies...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Coaching Popcorn Kernels
- NotHer Dame went on a diet.
- And Stoops says he's not in favor of genetic cloning.
- However, if Stoops is at the top of Swarbrick's wish list...something's gotta give.
- F$U gave Diddy a choice of castration or retired to stud.
- Will Yow close the door on the Fridge?
- Closer to home, Coach Richt's charges play the waiting game.
- But Chad Simmons tells us that Garner was on the road ($$) Sunday talking to TJ Stripling.
I'm not going to comment about anything like that...I think people that think just because we need to get better or make some kind of change, they think it always involves the changing of people, too, and that's not always necessarily true. We're going to get things back on track, I can promise you that.
You're definitely going to win a whole lot more games if you keep people under thirty, there's no doubt about that.
- On Falcons Live Chris Redman (Falcons QB and UL alum) said floriDuh DC Charlie Strong is expected to be named Louisville's next coach.
- David Pollack has been quick to use his Twitter account to throw names around. And he tweeted yesterday that Texas assistant Mac McWhorter is expected to retire. He then offered Searels as a possible replacement of interest.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday's Meatloaf - It's All Over But the Shouting
- Ollllddude has proposed a renaming of the downtown connector to King-Ealey Connector.
- Exhile focuses in on the SEC East 5th place contest coming to Tampa this Saturday.
- My nervousness leading up to the game centered on the thought of Bobo trying to torch the jackets' secondary, arguably their defensive weakness. I wasn't so taken with the idea since Cox came into Saturday night on such a down note. The Telegraph's Stan Awtrey points out the error of my logic.
- Tweet of the night courtesy of Hamp Tanner: Dawgs beat Tech and Notre Dame lost. God is a Bulldog!
- Text of the night courtesy of Joe Waterloo, coming in just after the Dobbs' missed tackle: Do we teach our guys to tackle high? I remember Pop Warner league - the 2nd thing they teach is tackle the waist. The first thing is hot chicks don't go to GaT.
- If you haven't already, you should go over and vote for our Groza and Guy finalists.
- Mike looks at a different area of recruiting that CMR may be faced with in the coming weeks.
- Watching Legge's video of Martinez post-game ($$) says little about his future in red and black, but volumes about how much the win Saturday night meant to him.
- In an anniversary post, the Senator explores the midset of the team from the offensive blocking to the premature powerade.
- Dwyer's stat line: 33 yards on 14 carries. Say it with me: FB QB pitch.
- Tucker looks at what's next for the Dawgs. According to Stokan, Georgia's still in play for New Year's Eve in the A T L (which would be yet another opportunity to use the King/Ealey Connector).
- Bop at Catfish and Cornbread gives us a look at the Baby Headhunter.
- Speaking of the boys at C&C...looking back, the most frustrating part of this season (for me) has been the disconnect between Coach Richt and the Dawg Nation. In fact, this post last week by RB perfectly sums up my frustrations.
- And when I read CMRs post-game comments Sunday morning I was as pleased with his level of accountability as I was with that defensive stand. I checked and sure enough, RB came back and gave Richt his due.
- Cuz in the end, it's not about who's been inside the arena or not. It's about bleeding red and black.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday Thoughts From the Flats
- First and foremost, Historic Mark Richt Field is where nerd dreams lay in a heap of used Oxy Clean pads.
- I really like the downtown connector that Ealey and King traversed upon last night. 339 yards rushing. Three hundred thirty nine!!
- Perhaps the helluva engineers can stew on that number this off season in place of their much ballyhoo'd 45-42.
- I mean that offensive line was killin' it! More pancakes than an International House on a Sunday morning.
- Amid the rumors that Willie had coached his last game, the look on his face in the waning moments was perhaps the most telling. Exhaustion. Relief. Vindication.
- As for Bobo, that opening drive was a thing of beauty. 10 plays and 74 yards, all courtesy of that King/Ealey Connector.
- Cox finished with something like 74 yards, going 8/14. A good night for him, despite some drops.
- Although the offense and defense seemed to play a much improved game compared to the rest of the season, the special teams seemed a more accurate reflection of themselves.
- Walsh had another good game that was within a hair of being great. Butler never had to strap on his helmet.
- In fact, what a luxury for Coach Richt there at the end: up 6 with 3 minutes to play and the ball spotted on 4th down at the Tech 38. Go with the Groza or the Guy finalist.
- I think he made the right call, but thanks to the defense it's a lot easier to type that.
- Lastly, that ACC Title game next week lost a lot of luster yesterday, huh?