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Quite the resume, Butts-Mehre.

Quite the resume, Butts-Mehre.

This is just brutal… and the worst part is that it seems to keep going and going. Do not despair, though. “The responsibility to enhance our strengths and address our weaknesses lands on my desk,” McGarity told the gathering. “I know our program is not reaching its full potential. Our staff spends every day committed […]

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“No comment” as a winning strategy

“No comment” as a winning strategy

Hoisting the NCAA on its own petard, a job so easy, even a cave man could do it. For years, the NCAA didn’t want to wade into the murky waters of determining what is or isn’t academically sound. It left such determinations up to accrediting agencies. (It should be noted that in this case, North […]

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No thugs in our house

No thugs in our house

As cynical as I am about the need for a campus carry law, I have to admit I never thought of this scenario. There are still uncertainties with the law such as if guns would be permitted inside the football locker room in the Butts-Mehre building. “I haven’t had that question answered yet so I […]

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Lawyerin’ up

Lawyerin’ up

Really, who could have guessed? Midway through a nine-month probe into Baylor University’s institutional response to sexual violence, the investigating law firm and the university revised their legal relationship to, in anticipation of litigation, conceal the investigation’s most damning findings, documents filed in a Title IX lawsuit initiated by 10 alleged sexual assault victims state. […]

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Profile in courage, War Eagle!

Profile in courage, War Eagle!

Jay Jacobs says Pat Dye’s suggestion that Auburn should move to the SEC East “makes sense”. Such a move would create a serious logistical problem (Alabama would have to give up one of its traditional rivalry games, and you know which one Jacobs would prefer to see ‘Bama vacate), but when I consider the amount […]

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One less nooner

One less nooner

Don’t ask me why, but the opener with Appalachian State has been scheduled for 6:15 PM.  Not that I’m complaining.  Those noon starts in September can be brutally hot. (h/t)

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Quick, honey.  Get the popcorn!

Quick, honey. Get the popcorn!

Houston Nutt’s attorney is threatening to sue Ole Miss for defamation. If an acknowledgement and apology isn’t forthcoming, the possibility of a defamation suit against Ole Miss remains in play according to Nutt’s very persistent attorney, Thomas Mars. “I would hope this wouldn’t become a legal situation,” Mars said. “But if the university doesn’t recognize […]

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McGarity to fan base: it’s not us, it’s you.

McGarity to fan base: it’s not us, it’s you.

Georgia’s athletic director remains enamored of his mad PR skills.  Why, I honestly don’t know. Take, for example, today’s exhortation to the Athletic Board after he acknowledged that overall, Georgia’s athletics performance isn’t where it needs to be. “Our institution is a very birthplace of higher education in this country. We have a legacy unlike […]

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Today, in understatement

Today, in understatement

Ladies and gentlemen, our athletic director on the state of the state: McGarity: "I know our program is not reaching its full potential." — DawgPost (@Dawg_Post) May 25, 2017 But don’t worry.  Mr. Accountability is on the mother. McGarity: “I feel confident you will see marked improvements in several sports in the future.” — DawgPost […]

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Today’s excuse for a big reserve fund

Today’s excuse for a big reserve fund

Greg McGarity is projecting that Georgia will receive a smaller distribution from the SEC in the next fiscal year than it just received. Boy, I didn’t expect cord cutting to have an effect that quickly.  Look out, ticket prices. ************************************************************************* UPDATE:  Seth Emerson reports they’ve spent a lot of time at today’s Athletic Board meeting […]

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Nice work, even if you can’t get it

Nice work, even if you can’t get it

Here’s a cute little wrinkle.  It’s no surprise to most of us that in many states, the highest paid public employee is either the head football coach or men’s basketball coach. In Maryland last year, though, they took that to the next level:  the highest paid state employee was the former head football coach. No […]

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A non-QBR look back at G-Day

A non-QBR look back at G-Day

In a series of tweets yesterday, William McFadden broke down some of the tape from G-Day.  You can go check his feed out if you want the entire analysis, but I wanted to focus on just a few things he put up highlighting the quarterbacks. First, compare these very similar plays called to start the […]

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Gibberish in defense of control

Gibberish in defense of control

According to Todd Berry, the director of the American Football Coaches Association, while coaches are just wild about the new rule allowing redshirt players to appear in as many as four games in a season without sacrificing their statue, they’re not thrilled with the idea of simply granting student-athletes five years of eligibility.  Why?  Um, […]

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Today, in what could go wrong?

Today, in what could go wrong?

Jere Morehead just passed along the official statement from the University System Chancellor regarding the new campus carry law.  Key language: … Even license-holders may not carry a handgun into the following locations on college/university-owned or leased property: Buildings and property used for athletic sporting events.  This exception includes stadiums, gymnasiums and similar facilities in […]

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Ain’t man enough no more.

Ain’t man enough no more.

I joked about this the other day, but apparently Pat Dye really is sick and tired of Auburn playing Alabama. “I’d rather see Auburn in the East than us to play Alabama every year,” Dye said Tuesday during a taping for his weekly radio show on ESPN 106.7-FM in Auburn, according to Auburn Network producer […]

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Your basic late-May post

Your basic late-May post

It’s May, which means there ain’t a lot of new stuff to discuss. With that in mind, here’s Athlon’s 2017 All-SEC Team.  Alabama leads the pack (duh), with 15 selections.  Georgia is third, tied with Auburn, behind ‘Bama and Florida. If I’m surprised by anything, it’s LSU’s poor showing. Pick whatever bones you’d like to […]

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Rubber-stamping the road to glory

Rubber-stamping the road to glory

Seth Emerson once again does the Lord’s work with this piece on what the members of the UGA Athletic Board do (or, perhaps more accurately, don’t do).  If you don’t want to read the entire article, I can save you the time by just referring you to the heart of the story: There may be […]

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