Sunday, February 20, 2011

March Madness Tourney Pool

I was in my "office" this morning reading the latest edition of Men's Health magazine when I came across a recommendation to those who like March Madness Tournament Pools.

Best March Madness pool website --> is good. is better. The site lets you micromanage everything from deadlines to round values to upset bonuses. Then talk trash on your pool's private message board.

Men's Health Magazine, March 2011

If you are interested, just go take a look at .

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Head of the 2014 Recruiting Class

If you read, you have most likely heard me mention the freshman phenom from Gainesville High School named Deshaun Watson. I am in the process of obtaining some high quality highlights of this athlete, but in the meantime, here is a video that gives a few tastes of what he brings to the table.

Keep in mind, he was a 14 year old starter for the state powerhouse Red Elephants this year. Watson only has a few highlights on this video, and even throws one pick. BUT, look at how smooth he is at such a young age.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Dawgs Need A "Clay Matthews"

Any knowledgeable football fan knows the awesomeness they are seeing when they watch Clay Matthews. I hate cheering for a kid from Southern Cal as much as the next SEC fan, but the kid can play. Sunday's Super Bowl proved to me that he is one of the top linebackers in the league.

I have wondered about this before, but now it's in the front of my head, so I blog. Why does UGA never have any good white linebackers? WOOOOAAHHH! No, I am not prejudice, I just wonder if there aren't any good linebackers that come out of this state? Maybe some of you readers can fill me in, or give me a little bit of insight, but sans David Pollack (who played defensive end at UGA), who were any other white linebackers the Dawgs have had in the last 20 years?

Once I am informed of some, I will update as needed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Coleman's Coins - Super Bowl Pick

If you dared to follow my gambling advice this season, you made an absolute killing. That is...if you bet the complete opposite of what I suggested. With that in mind, I'm going all in today with the Steelers as a 2.5 point underdog. Why not, right? It's your last chance to bet on football for a while.

STEELERS - Money line pick to win outright. Forget the points.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What Happens If There Is No NFL In 2011

I just had a conversation with a co-worker about the ongoing possibility of an NFL lockout next season. The more I read and hear about the situation, the more it seems like a real possibility that the NFL may not go as planned for the 2011-2012 season.

The main question I pose is this: what happens to the guys that left the NCAA a year or so early to try their hand at the NFL? Are they just SOL, or will the NCAA give them a way back in? Boy, that UGA recruiting class would look awesome with two more guys added to it (Green and Houston).

As I always say, a boy can dream can't he?

The question to DeMaurice Smith was simple, coming from Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco, asking how serious he viewed the possibility of football not being played in 2011.

Smith did not hesitate.

"On a scale of 1 to 10," Smith said Thursday, "it's a 14."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Why Do We Care About 18-22 Year Old Kids

For all of you that are as "obsessed" with college football as I am, do you ever get asked the following questions?

  • Why do you let the decisions of 18 year old boys affect your mood so much?
  • Why do you put so much time and money into a game that is decided by a bunch of 18-22 year old kids?
  • Or some other related question.
Surely you guys that are "obsessed" know what I am talking about. I got this question posed to me today by a co-worker that knew how into national signing day I was yesterday. I'm not sure I have a very educated answer to this question other than "because I love it" and "it makes me happy". I'm curious to hear what some of your thoughts are on this, and if you have any good comebacks to the questions.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Question For Bobo About Isaiah Crowell

In all seriousness Mr. Coach Bobo; I have given you an extremely hard time on my blog this year because of some inadequate play calling. That being said, you have done a great job recruiting this dream team, and I say YOU DA MAN Bobo!

Now, does having Isaiah Crowell on the depth chart next season mean that Carlton Thomas is still going to get his fair share of off tackle running plays?

Nick Marshall Will Be An All American

When I read this quote from secondary coach, Scott Lakatos, I got all giddy!
"Nick Marshall is one of the most amazing athletes that I think we have in this class. ... He’s a guy looking at defensive-back wise, I don’t usually get to coach guys like this. … He’s very athletic. He’s physical. He’s got good size to him. We’re looking forward to lining up at corner and there might be some things we try to utilize him on the other side of the ball."
I remember watching video of Marshall when he was a sophomore in high school, and the wow factor was already there. Then, I had the pleasure of watching him in the GA Dome last year when he caught the attention of the national media in a big way. Knowing that Marshall is going to play defensive back for the Dawgs is a pleasant surprise because I think he is a legitimate D-1 quarterback as well.

Having coached both quarterbacks and DB's at the high school level, I know first hand that some of the best corners and safeties are the ones who played quarterback growing up. There's nothing like knowing what a quarterback is thinking as you are waiting to pick off his pass!

Mark my word, Nick Marshall will make some noise before his time is done in Athens! Will he be an All-American? We all no that a lot of things can happen during a college career, but it wouldn't surprise me if he does! Maybe he's the next Champ Bailey!


Punxsutawney Phil Says It's UGA In 2011

Yesterday, Phil made a prediction that I loved! The crystal ball is coming to Athens next season! A boy can dream, can't he?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Signing Day In Gainesville

Here is an updated list for an FCA Signing Day Event at Longstreet CafĂ© in Gainesville tomorrow afternoon. Invite your friends and come out and join us for a great celebration. If you aren’t able to be on location, this year’s event will be carried LIVE with video over the internet at as well as on the radio on 1240 AM and Glory 1330.

Here is a list of all those signing letters of intent:

Nick Drury, Lakeview Academy, Football, Davidson, 2:10
Taylor Simpson, Lakeview Academy, Baseball, Furman, 2:14
Nicholas Andrade, East Hall, Soccer, Pfeifer University, 2:18
Chaz Cheeks, East Hall, Football, Georgia Tech, 2:22
Sterling Bailey, East Hall, Football, University of Georgia, 2:26
Peyton Robertson, Chestatee, Basketball, Young Harris, 2:30
Rachel Kelly, Chestatee, Basketball, Young Harris, 2:34
Ashely Lowery, White County, Football, Kentucky, 2:38
Luke Crumley, White County, Baseball, University of Georgia, 2:42
David Sosebee, White County, Baseball, University of Georgia, 2:46
Kaitlyn Hooper, White County, Soccer, Asbury College, KY, 2:50
Stephanie Saterfield, White County, Softball, Georgia Perimeter, 2:54
Samantha Ballinger, White County, Soccer, Piedmont, 2:58
Hong Tran, Gainesville High, Soccer, Valdosta State, 3:02
Will Maddox, Gainesville High, Baseball, Tennessee, 3:06
A.J. Johnson Gainesville High Football Tennessee 3:10
Kendrick Milsap Gainesville High Football Tennessee 3:14
Thomas Niles Gainesville High Football Central Florida 3:18
Tim Rucker Gainesville High Football Miles College 3:22
Mantavius Rucker Gainesville High Football Valdosta State 3:26
Kevin Hall Gainesville High Football Faulkner University 3:30
Rashad Lawrence Gainesville High Football Chattahoochee Tech 3:34
Markece Robertson Gainesville High Football 3:38
Mike Norman Gainesville High Football Lindsey Wilson University 3:42
Austin Brown Flowery Branch Football UAB 3:46
Chris Rhodes Flowery Branch Football Valdosta State 3:50
Brandon Keller Flowery Branch Football College of Mt Saint Joseph 3:54
Kyle Famiano Flowery Branch Football 3:58
Matt Tiller Flowery Branch Football 4:02
Deron Lear Flowery Branch Football College of Mount Saint Joseph 4:06
Michael Smith Flowery Branch Soccer Pfeifer University 4:10
Shunquez Stephens West Hall Football Alabama State 4:14
Chandler Ligas West Hall Soccer Pfeifer University 4:18
Tess Patton North Hall Soccer Auburn 4:22
Whit Bowen North Hall Baseball Brevard College 4:26
Hamilton Harper North Hall Baseball Belhaven University 4:30
D.J. Miolen North Hall Football Air Force Academy 4:34
Mac Van Gorder North Hall Football 4:38
Randy Olson North HallFootball 4:42
Josh Foster Johnson High Golf Truett-McConnell 4:46
Logan Pethel Johnson High Baseball Darton College 4:50
Will Monday, Flowery Branch, Football, Duke University is not affiliated in any way with the University of Georgia.