Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm Jumping On The Wagon

Take that title for what you will. If I was the AD at UGA right now, I would have some SERIOUS soul searching decisions to make over the next day or two. If he chooses to keep things as they are, I will have to support that decision. But, if we choose to make a change, I am in total support of that. I just watched one of the most uninspired, embarrassing football games I have seen in a LONG TIME from the Dawgs. OK, tell me how awesome UCF is in the comments now people!

Dreaded Dawg Day

This is the day that I dread more than any other each year when it comes to my Dawgs. I am obviously excited to watch the game after a month layoff, but then I have to go 8 months until I get to see a real game again. How do I cope with the absence of college football? Well, 51 weeks ago I started this blog to waste spend time talking and pondering what will be next year.

And so, I spend this New Year's eve in hopes that my Dawgs will go out on a winning note, and in even bigger hopes that next season will be the ONE! As for today, I feel confident that the Dawgs take care of business and come out on top, BIG TIME. The defense steps up, the offense shines.

DAWGS 38 - UCF 17

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What Paul Johnson Needs At Tech

As I sat and watched the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets get embarrassed by a group of overachievers from the Air Force Academy last night, it reinforced to me what I already knew was going to happen when Tech hired Paul Johnson. Paul Johnson is without doubt a great football mind. I may even say that he is a great the RIGHT school.

Johnson is a niche coach who has an offensive scheme that is really hard to stop against equal competition. The problem is that Johnson, now in his third year, is consistently facing superior athletes. The guys that Johnson is able to recruit to play offense are never going to be top caliber stars. Josh Nesbitt, Jonathan Dwyer, and Bebe Thomas are guys that were already at Tech when Johnson got there, and I find it hard to believe that he is going to be able to recruit talent comparable to those guys in the future.

Why would a 4 or 5 star offensive recruit want to go to Ga Tech when he has aspirations of one day playing in the NFL? Dwyer is the prime example of a guy that thrived in Johnson's scheme at Tech, and then found out that the NFL doesn't want a guy that knows little about how to play in a pro offense.

The only way I see Johnson surviving at Tech is if he goes all out on defense. I think he should place 80% of his recruiting emphasis on getting the best recruits possible to play defense. Then, he can get the 3 star left overs that fit his style of offense. We all know what the formula of a stout running game mixed with a top notch defense can do. What do you guys think? Any Tech fans out there with comments, or are you all already done with Paul Johnson?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mark Richt and Santa Claus


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why Auburn Should Handle Oregon

For the past week, I have been having more fun writing responses on UGA Haters blogs than posting things on my own website about the Dawgs. But, I do have something I would like to say today, and it isn't really related to UGA, other than the fact that I think this year will have another SEC dominant performance in the BCS National Championship game.

We all know that Cam Newton is amazing, and he is going to "get his" against the Ducks on January 10th. But, the real deciding factor in this match-up, as far as I see it, will be the battle in the trenches. Take a look at these stats:

AUBURN O-LINE: 6'8"-320lbs, 6'6"-300lbs, 6'3"-316lbs, 6'3"-305lbs, 6'4"-297lbs
OREGON 0-LINE: 6'5"-295lbs, 6'4"-290lbs, 6'5"-285lbs, 6'7"-320lbs, 6'5"-285lbs

AUBURN D-LINE 6'4"-256lbs, 6'2"-260lbs, 6'5"-298lbs, 6'3"-296lbs
OREGON D-LINE 6'3"-245lbs, 6'3"-230lbs, 6'7"-250lbs, 6'2"-256lbs

For those of you keeping score at home, that is a 308lb average on the O-line for the Tigers, and a 295lb average for the Ducks. On the flip side, that is a 278lb average on the D-line for the Tigers, and a 245lb average for the Ducks. The Oregon defensive line is giving up a whopping 68 pounds on average across the trenches. WOW!

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Ducks should struggle mightily with the bigger, faster, and stronger Auburn team. But, we all know that games aren't played on paper, now are they?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Bobo's Opportunity for Respect

UCF is 10-3, so they obviously are not going to roll over like Louisiana Lafayette, right? That being said, the Dawgs out man the Knights easily...on paper. The funny thing about paper is that it doesn't hold up very well when you dump the kind of crap on it we have been dumping all season!

I'm sure most of you are tired of reading the specifics as to why Mike Bobo has been less than perfect when calling plays this year. Yes, we scored 30+ points a whole heap of times this season, but Mikey boy has a problem with taking his foot off the pedal at really bad times (see GaTech game). It's pretty hard to argue that Bobo is a good QB coach, since he produces pretty good talent at that position year after year, sans Joe Cox. The problem lies in his overall play calling, and most notably his insistence on having a balanced offense just for the sake of balance.

Back to the UCF bowl game...Mike, if we possibly can, lay the hammer down! Let Murray throw it 50+ times if the defense is giving it to us. I remember when we threw the ball 3 times in a row, successfully, to AJ Green against Tech, then we just stopped throwing the ball down field much of the second half! In the Liberty Bowl, let's see if we can set a new record for the most consecutive passes thrown to one player in a row! How about it? Can we go balls out?

GATA Dawgs!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Coleman Playoff System Final 4 Edition

If you missed last week, I re-introduced the Coleman Playoff System to the 2nd edition of the 16-team playoff. I think my CPS has been building up steam, and I am currently in talks with Mark Cuban for full development of the system, LOL!

Here is the Final 4 Edition of the 2010 CPS.

Tune in next week for the breakdown and results of each game. For a 2010 CPS recap, click the link below.

CPS Intro

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Newtons' Agent Convinces Malzahn To Stay

After reading this, I can only assume that Gus Malzahn was convinced to stay by whatever agent worked out the Cam Newton Deal. Called me greedy, but I ain't turning down $21 million when it's flashed in front of my face! Somebody has to enlighten Vandy to the new age of NCAA football. It's all about the Benjamins baby! Even if they are hidden well beneath the surface!

Buck Belue, Amen Brother!

A time or two in the past, I have expressed my displeasure with Buck Belue's opinion on things (see here). Today, however, I was loving every bit of his blog on Muschamp taking the UF job.

Let this be a time to rally behind Richt. McGarity has adopted that approach and so should you. Enough of this fractured fan base stuff. You are either with us, or against us. And if you're against us, then go join Muschamp at Florida. Will and Kirby aren't ever coming home to Georgia. They are now apart of the enemy. I say let's whip them. Make them---at least once a year---feel bad they took the job and turned their backs on Georgia.
This obviously takes the Georgia-Florida rivalry to a new level. It's personal now.
Amen brother! The war that has been going on for decades just got a little bit more intense! Richt, Murray, Joe T., and company: change the culture in Dawgland, and re-build a championship caliber program back in Athens!

GATA Dawgs!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh Will, Say It Ain't So!

ESPN has confirmed that we get to start hating on a former Dawg.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has accepted an offer to be the head coach at Florida.
At least there's one name that some of my "Fire Richt" friends will have to stop begging for as our new coach. I would normally say that I wish him the best of luck, but I don't wish any kind of luck for anything Orange & Blue! I see the signs now, "You can't win the SEC without MusCHAMP"!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

If Cam Newton Wins Heisman...

I stand true to my belief that if Cameron Newton wins the Heisman Trophy tonight, it is adding more fuel to the fire of everything that is wrong with America. Sports writers are turning a blind eye to the FACT that Cam Newton has not shown INTEGRITY throughout his short "amateur" playing career.

Is Cam Newton the most outstanding football player in the NCAA? I think so. Has he done so with integrity, exactly like the first sentence of the Heisman Mission states? Absolutely not.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these charitable endeavors is for the Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted. All assets of the Trust beyond the expense of maintaining the annual presentation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy are reserved for such charitable causes. The Trustees, who all serve pro bono, are guided by a devotion to college football and are committed to community service and the valued tradition which the Trophy represents.

I commend Seth Emerson of the Bulldogs Blog for abstaining and not voting this year. If someone can vote on Cameron Newton after reading the first sentence of that quote, they are doing nothing more than ignoring the request of the people who give the award. Enough said!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Georgia HS Football In The Dome

I have been eager all day to get home and watch the start of the GHSA football state championship games today. I was shocked to read an article today in the AJC that says Georgia High School coaches don't want to play their championship games in the Georgia Dome.
Fifty-four percent of the 147 high school coaches who responded to GHSF Daily’s e-mail survey said that the Georgia Dome should have remained the site for the semifinals,which it was from 1994 through 2007.
The article above can be read in it's entirety, but that basically sums up the position taken by coaches. I like the idea of having the game in the dome because it levels the playing field, and makes it fun for football fans to come watch some excellent football in good weather. I do see the point of wanting to play a state championship game own your on field, but playing in the Dome is a chance of a lifetime for most of these athletes!

You South Georgia folks just need to face the fact that North Georgia is where it's at! :)

Tune in to GPTV today and tomorrow to watch several future Dawgs as they display their talents in the Dome!

CPS Playoffs - Round 2

If you are interested, you can go back and read my last few blogs on my idea of what the NCAA football playoffs should look like this year. Today, I am continuing the series with what I predict would happen in round 2 of the 2010 playoffs. For Round 1 Click Here.

#1 Auburn versus #5 Wisconsin
  • Auburn faces another tough task in this one, and the Badgers are well prepared for Cam Newton. As usual, the SEC speed is too much for the Big Ten.
  • Auburn 24 - Wisconsin 17
#2 Oregon versus #11 Virginia Tech
  • Man those Hoakies are on a mission. They win their 13th straight to make it to the final 4!
  • Virginia Tech 19 - Oregon 17
#3 TCU versus #10 Boise State
  • This is the match-up we were all waiting for...until the Boise kicking fiasco. TCU proves that they are the better of the two guys normally left out in the cold.
  • TCU 34 - BSU 30
#4 Stanford versus #8 Arkansas
  • Ryan Mallet is making his case to be a top 10 pick in the draft on this playoff run. He gets the best of the other best QB prospect in this year's draft.
  • Arkansas 38 - Stanford 24
Stay tuned tomorrow for the Final 4 edition of the 2010 CPS NCAA Football Playoffs!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

CPS Playoffs - Round 1


Yesterday, I posted the 2nd Annual Coleman Playoff System break down. Today, I thought it would be fun to see how the first round might play out (according to my expertise, lol).

#1 Auburn versus #16 Florida International
  • Is there really any question that the Tigers win this game by 4 least! Hey, the bright side is that a program like FIU gets a bit of exposure, and a big pay day!
#2 Oregon versus #15 Miami (OH)
  • This game may be more competitive than one might think. I'm sure Oregon has a hard time getting up for this game, and Miami is no slouch. Still, I think the Ducks win by 17.
#3 TCU versus #14 Connecticut
  • That TCU defense is LEGIT. Plus, with a healthy QB, and the power of Christian prayer, the Horned Toads roll!
#4 Stanford versus #13 Central Florida
  • On any given day, Stanford may be the best team in America. Luck is my top pick in the draft this year, and he would light up that CFU secondary!
#5 Wisconsin versus #12 Nevada
  • Wisconsin is what the Big Ten is all about; power and strength. Nevada will be outmatched, but still keeps it close.
#6 Ohio State versus #11 Virginia Tech
  • It's hard to bet against this pissed off VTech team right now. They are on a ROLL with 11 wins in a row since the embarrassing start to the season. The Hoakies win on a last second field goal in what is the best game of the first round!
#7 Oklahoma versus #10 Boise State
  • They did it once, so why can't they do it again with a better team! Boise wins in another thriller!
#8 Arkansas versus #9 Michigan State
  • MSU hasn't seen the fire power they will face in this game. I think Arkansas will win handily!
The naysayers can say what they want to, I think a playoff makes for some damn good football. Round two should be even better, so come back tomorrow to see who wins!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meyer Steps Down, Leach To Take Over

The title of this post should be any SEC fans worst nightmare! A Mike Leach offense would be viscous with the talent that comes through UF!

Click HERE to read the story about Urban.

Keep in mind that I am speaking in the hypothetical sense.

2nd Annual Coleman Playoff System

If you want to read the original details about the Coleman Playoff System (CPS), you can go read HERE for last year's explanation. I have seen that a few nationally syndicated sports reporters are already copying my system this bowl season.

For the 2010 season, here's how the playoff would start off; taking into account the conference champions, and the remaining highest ranked teams on the BCS Rankings.

Conference Champions (with BCS ranking)
ACC - #13 Virginia Tech
Big 12 - #7 Oklahoma
Big East - (NR) Connecticut
Big Ten - #5 Wisconsin
Conference USA - #25 Central Florida
Mid-American - (NR) Miami (OH)
Mountain West - #3 TCU
Pacific 10 - #2 Oregon
SEC - #1 Auburn
Sunbelt - (NR) Florida International
WAC - #15 Nevada

Remaining 5 Teams (with BCS ranking)
#4 Stanford
#6 Ohio State
#8 Arkansas
#9 Michigan State
#10 Boise State

Here's How The Seeds Would Break Down
#1 Auburn
#2 Oregon
#3 TCU
#4 Stanford
#5 Wisconsin
#6 Ohio State
#7 Oklahoma
#8 Arkansas
#9 Michigan State
#10 Boise State
#11 Virginia Tech
#12 Nevada
#13 Central Florida
#14 Connecticut
#15 Miami (OH)
#16 Florida International

First Round Match-Ups

Auburn versus Florida International
Oregon versus Miami (OH)
TCU versus Connecticut
Stanford versus Central Florida
Wisconsin versus Nevada
Ohio State versus Virginia Tech
Oklahoma versus Boise State
Arkansas versus Michigan State

With that set-up, what are your thoughts on the CPS? I see some interesting match-ups! How about Oklahoma getting revenge on Boise? I see that some good teams are left out of the playoff as well. Missouri, LSU, Oklahoma State. etc.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lattimore's Mom Tells On Auburn

A South Carolina fan sent me this link today, and it's a pretty interesting read for those obsessed with Camgate.

Smith says Luper (Auburn Coach) made so many promises to her son that she had to ask him to stop.

Friday, December 3, 2010


My partners and I are considering a new business plan. The tentative name of this business is "5 Star Recruiting Pimps: We'll get you paid; just don't tell your kid about it!"

Most of you know by now that the NCAA, in it's retarded decision, has opened up a whole world of new business opportunities. All a parent has to do now is solicit the help of an "agent" to help them get money for having their child go to a certain college and play sports.

I'm thinking that the finders fee for our business' services will be somewhere around 25%. We will be consulting other "experts" in this field to see if this is an appropriate fee. Rodney Garner, Coach Richt, and company, are you listening? I know people that know people that know people! These "people" have hefty bank accounts, and ways of hiding the "exchanges" of said monies!

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