- Wherever CMR is in the process, it looks like we can't really expect to hear anything before Tuesday.
- Since the position is quite obviously Smart's to accept or pass on, we can expect some kind of response from CMR as to what kind of conversation they have had.
- FWIW...the prospective Nat'l Chumps are still at least a little nervous about losing Smart.
- Many thanks to someone at Let's Go Guins for clearing up the Mark Stoops rumor on Wednesday. We figured the 80% chance was much closer to ZERO, but the somewhat anonymous commenter hit the nail on the head.
- Since that commenter was right about Stoops, we can only assume that the Visor will now be looking for a new OL coach and running game coordinator.
- Although I've personally written one potential candidate off, Westerdawg compiles some numbers that beg consideration.
- Although I still hold out hope for Smart...the million dollar question is what happens after he says no?
- I've stated that if that should happen, all bets are off. Coach Richt has done very well filling holes on his staff, and many of them have seemingly come from thin air.
- There are rumors out there that after Smart, the name that will surface to the top will come from the Big XII. To read more on that, click here ($$).
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
- First and foremost, let me make this one thing perfectly clear: I have NOT had sexual relations with Tiger Woods. I was holding out for a big paycheck to keep that under wraps. But I think now it's time to move forward and hope for a Barbara Walters interview.
- A lot of head coaching dominoes will now fall into and out of place,
tapped Kelly. Which for some reason caught Marty Gilyard by surprise. South Bend
- Kiffybaby made some news this week...at least his kitties did. And the rationalization is thick, as expected. And Groo sees Travis' points, but thinks he goes a little off the map.
- Speaking of news, the biggest of the week has been from Kyle at DawgSports. Erk has his nomination. I haven't stopped smiling since I read his post.
- Coach Fox's Hoop Dawgs fell to St. Johns Wednesday night despite Trey Thompkins' 19 points.
- SicEmDawgs has all the updates you would need for your next visit to Foley.
- Coach Richt's staff may be slim, but they've been busy leading up to the upcoming dead period. Chad Simmons has all the latest recruiting info in his Insider Report ($$).
- Also at Scout, Legge has an update on the DC coaching search ($$) and wonders if the end is near.
- Make sure you regularly check out Hale's series Dawgs of the Decade and click over to Macon.com cast your vote.
- Blair Walsh had the best season of any kicker in the nation...but still fell short of the Lou Groza Award. Luckily, Drew Butler's dominance was too much to ignore. Congrats to both young men on a fine season.
- With the Heisman tomorrow night, cocknfire takes a look at who should win.
- A lot has been made of the BCS Title game featuring two former Dawgs as defensive coordinators. Coach Magill provides a nostalgic approach.
- And finally, it looks as if the Erin Andrews' peep hole has been boarded up.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Feel free to disagree, agree or even add your own.
current: DC at Kansas St
PA - 23.3 Sacks - 20 INTs - 13 Fum - 11 TFLs - 62 PBUs - 27 QB hurries - 2
Koenning was the Clemson DC during the Tommy Bowden era. He was basically fired/let go when Dabo Swinney took over. So he's been at KSU just one season. His time at CU was much like Bowden's, littered with stellar highlights (holding Calvin Johnson to zero catches in a 31-7 2006 win) and epic fails (take your pick). I asked my IPTAY connection about the Koenning tenure and it sounds like overall the fanbase was pleased with him. But when Dabo took over Koenning's inability to inspire his troops the way the new HC was looking for led to his dismissal. Given what we've seen from the Dabo tenure so far, I take that to mean he's too laid back.
Overall, I guess the resume just doesn't impress me. His defense from what I have read and remember seeing are a mirror of
But..on Koenning's side is the fact that he has ties to CMR through the Bowden family.
current: DC Clemson
PA - 21.0 Sacks - 34 INTs - 21 Fum - 8 TFLs - 96 PBUs - 42 QB hurries - 30
Took over for Koenning in Clemson this season and was really the reason for their success this season. Steele you may remember, left Saban's sideline in the off-season to assume his role in
This is a name that at least intrigued me until Saturday night. Dad agrees that the Tigers failed miserably at stopping Dwyer and Nesbitt, as
Maybe that's putting too much weight into just one game against a team we play on the last game of the season...maybe not. I mean, when you break your hand trying to fire up the troops before the game and then let them score 39 points...well, I think we've been there before.
current: DC Arizona
PA - 23.2 Sacks - 34 INTs - 12* Fum - 7 TFLs - 69 PBUs - 36 QB hurries - 1
Stoops name has surfaced thanks to the mutha up in
So I give this little weight until I hear it from a different source. Right now it sounds like some nervous chickens anxious about the long shot of losing Ellis Johnson.
* just wanted to point out that this number is actually inflated by 5 INTs against Central Mich the first game of the season.
It would normally be out of line to speculate that a coach would instruct school representatives to drive 200 miles to
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
- Ties to Coach Richt
- Familiar with a recruiting region of need
- Could finish bowl game and stay in Louisiana to lend Dawgs a hand a week later (j/k...maybe??)
- history of success
- aggressive style could match well with young, raw talent in Athens
- would be relatively cheap**
- very young, 10th youngest coordinator in college football
- only one year xp as a DC in the Sun Belt conference
- could be a hard sell to fans
Monday, December 7, 2009
- Advocare Indy Bowl tix on sale HERE.
- The Sherman-led Aggies give up over 32 points a game, but have an offense that runs up and down the field. The law firm of Hartley, Doolittle and Garner are gonna need some more legal pads and pens...make it pencils.
- Coach Richt sees the task of preparing with an undermanned staff as a challenge. I don't think that was a dig at Fabris...??
- From a team with fewer coaches to one with fewer players. Remember MSUs Mark Dantonio? He's not gonna have his team's integrity questioned. So he told another eight players to unpack their bags.
- After four years of marinating in St. Timmy's tears, you'd be dehydrated too.
- An Alabama assistant has emerged as the leading candidate for the DC opening in Tallahassee. And it's not Smart.
- The Senator makes a compelling case in defense of Bobo. This is a very fair and eye-opening statistical analysis that leads me to two thoughts: keep Bobo on the sideline...and Searels in red and black.
- Speaking of those two, Chad Simmons tells us who's living room they were in last night ($$) trying to convince to become the lone signal caller for the '10 class.
- It was an understandably quiet weekend in Athens and around Butts-Mehre. But I would imagine things were a little rowdy in the Ogletree house. I've heard and read more than a few comments about how the Dawgs need more hard-nosed players with less stars by their names. Well take a moment to introduce yourself to Zander.
- Over at TeamSpeedKills, cocknfire made a good case for TCU. But as Joey used to say on Must See TV - the point is moo.
- Weis lost games this season because of Tenuta's porous defense. And yet it's Pete Carroll that draws the blimps' post-employment wrath. You be the judge: irresponsible journalism or irreverent remarks?
- You be the Judge, the sequel: was Charlie Strong buying time or still wading in the tide? According to Forde, that point is moo, too.
- The Pelini Bros. were about as graceful as two coaches could be after having a major upset erased from their resumes.
- Last season it was the tie-breaker system that caused such Mack Daddy emotions. This season it was one little second. To me that sounds like an improvement.
- There were times watching that Big XII championship game where the wife and I really expected to finally see a team punt from inside their opponents' 40...on first down.
- And now, for the moment you've been waiting for....my Heisman ballot: Suh, Gerhart and Ingram. QBs can keep their pose in the pocket.