Saturday, January 24, 2015

"I was like, 'I'm playing in an SEC game, yeah!'"

via UGASports

We hear so much (especially this time of year) about young men coming into the program to start their collegiate career. Personally, I find it more relevant,  refreshing to look at the grown men going out after their collegiate career is done. That's why I thoroughly enjoyed the start to Dash's new series of exit interviews. He starts with someone that didn't play much, Zach DeBell, who provides a unique perspective of what it's like to maybe fall short of your dreams, but enjoy the hell out of the ride.
UGASports: What was your most disappointing moment?
DeBell: "Tech. (After the game) Coach (Joe) Tereshinski gave us, it wasn't an earful but he gave us a speech and that was the first time I was like - whoa. When it comes to coaching, that's the most heart I've seen in long time. He lives, breathes and dies Georgia football. I'm not going to go into details because it was a lot of team stuff, but he's got a lot of heart." 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

About that Belk bump

It is an issue of confidence now...
“We are very pleased with the direction of our program under Mark’s leadership,” McGarity said in a statement. “Mark and his staff are making significant strides in all areas our program and we look forward to great things in the years to come.”
...and patience moving forward...
Richt, who turns 55 next month, is 136-48 at Georgia. He guided the Bulldogs to the SEC title game in 2011 and 2012, but hasn’t won an SEC title since 2005 and is still seeking the school’s first national title since 1980. 
I'm not necessarily sensing urgency, but recent events (namely the money being spent invested in the football program in terms of salaries for coaches, support staff being added to the program, and an indoor practice facility in the works) lead me to believe that there is an extra layer of accountability being added across the board.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Indoor swamp coming - Fall 2015

Just in time to close this recruiting season...

It's official! UAA announces plans to build an indoor practice facility, to open Fall 2015.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jury selection continues in the State vs. Urban Meyer's heart condition

aka, Aaron Hernandez
Numerous witnesses will provide testimony that portrays Hernandez in a very suspicious light. None of these witnesses will explicitly say, I know that Aaron Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd, but plenty of them will point jurors in that direction. As many as 305 people, in fact, are listed as potential witnesses for the prosecution. Most of them won’t be called, but prosecutors believe each has information or insight that could help prove the case. The list includes names familiar to sports fans, most notably Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft, but other witnesses are more likely to play significant roles.
There's been some debate as to whether Belichick and Kraft would be called before the Super Bowl, which isn't until Feb 1st. But Urban Meyer is available. At least he is available in between recruiting visits (which may or may not involve penitentiary visits).

In all seriousness, this is going to be an interesting case to follow. Hernandez's attorneys have already succeeded in having the victim's cell phone records ruled inadmissible. The fiancée has thus far "stood by her man" and refuses to take an immunity deal. And the effort to seat a fair and impartial jury is quite the burden.
“People who tell you they don’t know anything about this are lying,” he said, referring to the high-profile trial.
He said he wasn’t intimidated standing mere feet from Hernandez.
“He’s just another person,” he said.
A different young man with a black ponytail was released after questioning. He answered questions loudly and could be heard mentioning the Patriots — over the din of white noise being pumped into the courtroom to muffle the sidebars.
If Hernandez beats the rap in Odin Lloyd's murder, there's a few more legal battles waiting in the wind. If he's found innocent of all three murders, the weapons charges, the assault and battery charges (stemming from prison altercations), the wrongful death civil suits, and the allegedly shooting his friend in the face suit, perhaps then the University of Florida will lay his All-American brick back down.