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A condom-less G-Day

A condom-less G-Day

Instead of a musical act this year, we get a mic-ed up Steve Shaw as the head referee wearing a camera for the TV broadcast… um, wait a minute.  Wouldn’t that be a reason to stay home and watch the game on TV?

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Mid-majors have feelings too, damn it.

Mid-majors have feelings too, damn it.

Sun Belt Conference commissioner issues a statement to Arkansas about its new gun law.  It’s just as significant as Sankey’s was, minus the $40 million a year backing the University of Arkansas gets from the SEC.

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There’s remorse… and then there’s Penn State.

There’s remorse… and then there’s Penn State.

Effing victims. Penn State trustee Albert L. Lord said he is “running out of sympathy” for the “so-called” victims of former Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to an email sent to The Chronicle of Higher Education. By the way, Lord is an alumni-elected trustee who’s currently seeking re-election.  Nice!

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Today, in misery loves company

Today, in misery loves company

I have to admit I’m getting a certain amount of satisfaction out of the buyer’s remorse I’m seeing in certain quarters after Todd Grantham’s departure from Louisville.  I mean, who could have ever guessed this? University of Louisville senior starting linebacker Stacy Thomas said that the terminology related of new coordinator Peter Sirmon’s defense are […]

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#UGAFilmReview

#UGAFilmReview

You guys probably have as little a desire to revisit Georgia’s 2016 season as I do, but I would still suggest you take a look at this excellent breakdown of film from the opener against North Carolina. It’s a mix of the good, like the great blocking that set up Herrien’s touchdown run… Pyke and […]

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The power of sports

The power of sports

RedState’s astute analysis aside, it appears that the North Carolina legislature is poised to repeal SB2 HB2 today, just in the nick of time to dodge a six-year NCAA ban on championship events in that state in response to the law. Without debating the merits of the proposal from either side (and it’s telling to […]

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Today, in I read it on the Internet, so it must be true

Today, in I read it on the Internet, so it must be true

Do you think that as of today, Jacob Eason is the 21st-best quarterback in the country?  Athlon does. As expected with any true freshman quarterback, Eason had his share of ups and downs last fall. However, the five-star recruit showed flashes of his potential by throwing for 2,430 yards and 16 scores. Georgia’s supporting cast […]

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Adventures in bravado

Adventures in bravado

Say what you will about Jim Harbaugh, the man is a master at salesmanship.  Check out the header to this ESPN puff piece.

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Everything must be earned, all over again.

Everything must be earned, all over again.

Kirby gets asked about his defense’s potential and expresses concern in his response. This is where the rubber meets the road for me.  An upgrade in recruiting is great, but if the plan is to elevate the program above Richt’s level, the comfort level attitude that plagued Georgia football before, particularly during the Martinez years, […]

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“The goal is to do it for our fans who don’t have access to the premium areas.”

“The goal is to do it for our fans who don’t have access to the premium areas.”

LSU wants a beer garden, as soon as possible.  But (there’s always a but)… Now, it appears the beer garden concept—which would limit beer sales to a single area in the stadium as opposed to having taps at all concession stands—could happen this year. Talks between the university’s athletic department brass and the Southeastern Conference […]

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Star time

Star time

The biggest offseason battle on defense comes at the one spot without a returning starter, the star position, where Maurice Smith graduated.  Two promising early enrollees, Richard LeCounte and Deangelo Gibbs, are getting looks, but at the moment it’s Tyrique McGhee, the rising sophomore cornerback, who’s in the lead. Experience matters, of course, but there’s […]

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Unsaid threats are the best threats.

Unsaid threats are the best threats.

The SEC ain’t happy about the state of Arkansas preparing to allow guns at college sporting events. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey that the measure signed into law last week by Gov. Asa Hutchinson creates concerns for the conference and its member institutions. The new law allows people with concealed handgun licenses to carry on college […]

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When the romance dies

When the romance dies

When it comes to compensation for student-athletes, this describes my personal evolution on the subject perfectly: I was once a die-hard college football fan who thought that paying college players would destroy college sports, and thus was staunchly against it. However, I eventually realized that schools make far more money than they claim, hide profits, don’t offer […]

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One state’s bathroom controversy is another state’s opportunity

One state’s bathroom controversy is another state’s opportunity

GTP reader ApalachDawg alerted me to what I guess is technically a non-football story about fallout from North Carolina’s notorious bathroom bill, but is nevertheless worth a mention for the punchline. The law, introduced in North Carolina last year, mandates that transgender people use the bathrooms matching the biological sex on their birth certificates. Its […]

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Thank you for not arresting the players.

Thank you for not arresting the players.

Is this considered a tradition yet? UGA holding law enforcement appreciation day at football practice, drawing about 200. pic.twitter.com/66BgfaOVRi — Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) March 28, 2017

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Kick the damned ball in the end zone.

Kick the damned ball in the end zone.

After years of putting up with Fabris’ directional kickoff bullshit, up-and-down coverage teams and the frustration of watching what seems like most of America fielding kickers who can put kickoffs in the end zone more often than not, I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to hear a Georgia head coach admit the […]

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Get that education, young man.

Get that education, young man.

Kevin Butler will reprise his role as an undergraduate student assistant coaching kickers this year. Yes, he’s still an undergrad after all these years. “Oh, absolutely. That’s the plan,” Smart said when asked by a fan if Butler would remain on the coaching staff. “As long as Kevin Butler’s in school, he will be an […]

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McGarity’s “The First Word”

McGarity’s “The First Word”

If you were wondering what some of the references were in yesterday’s comment threads about “The First Word”, it seems that Georgia’s master of PR has decided it would be to his advantage to speak directly with the fan base rather than let the pesky media dictate the narrative. Thus was born “The First Word”. […]

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