Archive for February, 2009

Michael Vick’s release from prison approved

Imprisoned Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick has been approved for release to home confinement and could be released to his Virginia home as early as May 21.

Now the questions regarding his football career come into play? Will NFL commissioner Roger Goddell reinstate him to the league? If he’s reinstated, will he play in 2009? And will the Falcons, who have said they are interested in trading his rights, get fair compensation for the former No. 1 overall pick?

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ESPN blogger puts UGA football on early upset alert

In a recent ESPN.com chat, SEC blogger Chris Low released an early upset pick — Arkansas over Georgia in Week 3.

UGA quarterback Joe Cox will likely be making his first SEC road start, when Georgia visits Bobby Petrino and Arkansas on Sept. 19 in Fayetteville.

If the Bulldogs get off to a tough start—they open at Oklahoma State (Sept. 5) and host South Carolina (Sept. 12)—losing to Arkansas might not even be considered an upset.

Low gave Georgia props for playing such a difficult non-conference schedule and discussed the Dogs’ need for a “defensive finisher.” You can read the entire transcript here.

With home games against Arizona State and Tennessee Tech and a season-finale at Georgia Tech in addition to the trip to Oklahoma State, is this UGA’s toughest non-conference slate ever?

If not, what year was? And what do you think about Low’s prediction of Arkansas beating the Dogs?

Side note: The odds to win the 2010 BCS National Championship are out.
Georgia is 50-to-1. Georgia …

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Nick Saban to appear at Gwinnett Arena

You can see Alabama coach Nick Saban May 19 at the Gwinnett Arena.

And it will cost you only $35.

The event will be the last stop of the Crimson Caravan, a month-long promotional tour that also makes out-of-state stops in Memphis, Jackson, Miss., and Panama City, Fla.

What do you get for your $35 besides a live look at the Crimson Tide’s frontman? Tickets include seated dinner and a brief speech from Saban and other Alabama officials. Autographs and pictures will not be allowed.

Crimson Caravan tickets are available here.

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