Fan talk: Buyouts for coaches, Derrick Henry, SEC realignment and more!

Greg McGarity, Michael Adams and Mark Richt are all on the same page ... for now. (AJC file)

Greg McGarity, Michael Adams and Mark Richt are all on the same page ... for now. (AJC file)

I’ll be off Saturday, so let’s take an early dip into the Junkyard Mail, starting with a letter dealing with Thursday’s finalizing of Mark Richt’s new contract. …

George Wilson writes: Bill, I’m happy that they FINALLY got Mark Richt’s new contract finalized, but what’s up with getting rid of the previous $2 million buyout if Richt decides to leave? I don’t really understand what Greg McGarity’s thinking is on that one. Why make it easier for another school to come along and poach your coach?

I think it’s just an acknowledgment by Greg McGarity that buyout clauses don’t really prevent a school from losing a coach and sometimes they just wind up making the parting even more unpleasant. If a coach of Mark Richt’s stature and tenure wants to leave, he’s usually not hurting for money and the other school frequently pays much of the buyout anyway. Has any coach ever changed his mind about leaving because of a buyout clause? They’re not really needed. As The Athens Banner-Herald noted, Nick Saban doesn’t have a buyout in his contract with Alabama. Plus, let’s face it, Richt has made it clear he has no desire to go anywhere else and his extended family are all now living in Athens. And there’s also the other side of the coin: Under the new contract, not only does Richt not have a buyout, but UGA owes him less money if they fire him (which, let’s be honest, is more likely to happen than Richt up and leaving on his own). The amount Richt would be owed if he was fired was reduced from $2.4 million per year to $800,000 per year for the three new years on the contract. Along those lines, I thought the most interesting aspect of Thursday’s proceedings was UGA President Michael Adams’ comment on why they went ahead and extended McGarity’s contract after only two years. “I just felt like it was important for the benefit of the athletic association and the university that we get him locked in at a time that was slightly longer than the head football coach. That would well position the university for any changes that might take place in the future,” Adams said. Sounds like that’s some maneuvering just in case Richt returns to the hot seat a couple of years down the road.

Derrick Henry faces a loaded depth chart of running backs whether he goes to UGA or Alabama. (Associated Press)

Derrick Henry faces a loaded depth chart of running backs whether he goes to UGA or Alabama. (Associated Press)

Rodney Brown writes: Hi Bill, thanks for the great Blawg. I hear the rumors about Derrick Henry possibly switching to Alabama and I keep wondering why that is. As quoted from Lisa Horne on Scout.com in her “Running Grades” report, she states, “Alabama: The defending BCS champions have lost Trent Richardson to the NFL but head coach Nick Saban stocked the cupboards with talent. Eddie Lacy, Dee Hart and T.J. Yeldon (early enrollee) should keep the Tide rolling. Hart returns after a knee injury and if everyone is healthy, why not red-shirt Yeldon? That we’re talking about red-shirting Yeldon is all you need to know about the backfield situation at Alabama — it’s loaded.” With this being said, why would a talent like Henry even consider going to a school with a deeper backfield than Georgia’s and see that as a good thing? We all discovered in the SEC Championship that with enough backs you can wear down even one of the top defenses in the country. Wouldn’t his playing opportunities be better here, with our stable of backs, than with Alabama?

Why might Derrick Henry consider going to Alabama, even with their loaded backfield? The same reason so many other players want to go to Alabama, probably: two national championships in the past three years. But you make a good point and hopefully someone will point out to Henry just how deep Bama is in running backs already. Of course, if Henry does choose to flip his commitment from UGA to the Tide, there’s always the possibility that it might prompt another running back recruit to opt for the Dawgs. Or even for one of Alabama’s commitments to flip to Georgia. We’ll probably find out soon since Henry is visiting Bama this weekend. His most recent comment on the subject, though, was: “I am still committed to Georgia, but I am looking around.”

Hal Welch writes: Bill, Not to belabor the scheduling question more than it already has been. But aren’t the two real permanent rivalries we wanted to protect Bama vs Tennessee and UGA vs AU? OK, now stay with me here, that’s two teams from the east and two from the west.  Now, we added two teams correct? Both of which are from West of the Mississippi right? OK, so we move Bama and Auburn into the east, put the freshmen into the west and rock on no? Permanent games survive, intra-divisional games can be done with as we wish and all’s well with the world. Or was that too easy? What am I missing here?

And along the same lines Scott Barman writes: Bill, Hello from your nation’s capital, a place where “compromise” is treated like a four-lettered word. While the SEC might be political in its own right, I am sure that the presidents and coaches would be open to a compromise. Considering that the SEC did not want to expand beyond the eight game football schedule, wouldn’t a better compromise be realignment of the divisions to move the rivalries together and move to a 6-2 format? Think about how good it would be for the SEC to have Georgia, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt in one division. Not only would it preserve the rivalries but imagine how the networks would be falling all over themselves to broadcast SEC games. It would take the SEC from the premier conference to the elite conference. What do you think?

I think maybe you guys are trying to insure that LSU wins the SEC West every year! While there’s a certain logic to the notion of moving Alabama and Auburn into the East, I think a realignment like that is a lot more drastic action than is needed. Simply adding a ninth conference game to the schedule would allow everyone to stay in place, ensure the continuation of the permanent rivalries, and have teams playing cross-division opponents more frequently. Plus it would upgrade the offerings the conference has for TV. I believe that’s much more likely to happen a year or two down the road, mostly at the behest of the conference’s TV partners.

Jim Parry writes: It would be a joke to not have top 4 ranked teams in new playoff format. Regardless of being a conference champion or not. If the powers that be rule favoritism of a conference champ over a more worthy team and turn it into a geography tournament, then they should make sure no more than one team from each conference can play in the Final Four in basketball. Where was the outrage when 3 Big (L)east teams played in it years ago? There was none, nor would it have been warranted. There should be no complaints about having top 4 teams in any final four of any sport.

I agree, of course, that the playoff should be the overall four top-ranked teams, not the four top-ranked conference champions. And you’re right that no one has objected when a conference has had more than one Final Four entry in basketball. But in college football right now there’s a surprising amount of anti-SEC feeling, and not just from the Big 10. I engaged in a Facebook discussion recently with some folks from the Pacific Northwest and the gist of their comments was that SEC teams pad their records by only playing eight conference games and filling out the schedule with cupcakes. They’ve got a valid point, though I still can’t believe anyone would rather have a playoff that might feature, say, the No. 1, No. 4, No. 7 and No. 11 teams just because they’re conference champions than one that would include the top four teams. But we shouldn’t underestimate the determination of the rest of the country to end the SEC’s run of national titles.

We’ll get to more letters next week. In the meantime, if you have something you want to discuss concerning UGA athletics or a question for the Junkyard Blawg, send it to junkyardblawg@gmail.com.

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191 comments Add your comment

Dawg Days!

June 8th, 2012
11:07 am

How about just a “How bout them Dawgs!”. GATA!!

dawg sc

June 8th, 2012
11:07 am

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
11:07 am

$800,000 for a NC. That money will be safe in the UGA bank account.

SouthSide Dawg

June 8th, 2012
11:08 am

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
11:10 am

“Why make it easier for another school to come along and poach your coach?”

George, you really don’t need to woory about that. If UGA can win a bowl game once again, maybe that might get someones attention.

Dawg Days!

June 8th, 2012
11:17 am

SSIgator….congratulations on your program. My hat is off to the success and integrity of UF. God bless.

georgiaboi29

June 8th, 2012
11:29 am

I dont know about you, this Henry kid doesnt really know what he wants to do. We have lost some good recruits at rb because we didnt want to sign another RB in the 2013 class. If he flips i hope Tyren Jones changes his mind and commits to georgia on signing day. He’s a beast

ARdawg

June 8th, 2012
11:30 am

“SSIgator….congratulations on your program. My hat is off to the success and integrity of UF. God bless.”

LOL :D

ARdawg

June 8th, 2012
11:32 am

Henry doesn’t sound committed but, not many kids are nowadays

Just a fan

June 8th, 2012
11:36 am

Hey all i am a uga season ticket holder that recently got transferred to Tampa fl and am looking to sell my tickets for this upcoming season if you are interested please email me at fantasynfl3100@yahoo.com

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
11:39 am

Who would want a 65 year old Pimp?
Why did they show the working girls?
Can we find these chicks on Craig’s List?
UGa girls are tops on the SugarDaddy.com
A University of Georgia German professor was arrested Thursday for prostitution, authorities say.
http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/uga-professor-charged-with-1454499.html

RxDawg

June 8th, 2012
11:41 am

One of our proffesors just got caught running a brothel. I’m sorry, but I can’t help but laugh about this. What will be interesting is if the nerds want to make fun of us about this. Because deep down, they might just be that much more impressed haha.

Skokie Dog

June 8th, 2012
11:44 am

“Why make it easier for another school to come along and poach your coach?” LMAO! Who has been trying to lure our head coach away in recent years?

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
11:46 am

“UGA professor charged with running brothel”

Uh, oh. Solicitation arrests of UGA players will be on the upswing now that their source is out of action. The 2012 theme – “sprechen sie deutsch” baby?

RxDawg

June 8th, 2012
11:47 am

“Think about how good it would be for the SEC to have Georgia, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt in one division.”

That sounds great, but it’d be lopsided as it could get. Poor poor Vandy, for god’s sakes they’d win maybe 1 game a decade. UGA, UF, AU, UA, UT are all historic power players. USC is ok, but only recently. Historicly they are cellar dwellers too. But that’s too much power packed into one side.

LSU would have a field day and win the west at least every other year.

MATH GENIUS

June 8th, 2012
11:48 am

Henry won’t play RB in college. He is growing too fast. ie: Charles Grant. This kid is almost an exact replica.

If you want to make multi- million dollars, your future should be at DE.

Good luck to Derrick Henry. We would love to have you in Athens! Go Dawgs!

charliedawg

June 8th, 2012
11:49 am

I’m for the conference chanpions getting an automatic bid…..to a 16 team playoff. And none of this nonsense about too many games or we need to protect bowls. . If 1AA (FCS for those of you under 5) can do it, D1 (FBS) can do it. You could then incoporate an RPI factor like in basketball for more difficult schedules thus allowing for at least one more non-cupcake game, since 1 loss won’t be so costly in a season.

And the bowl system doesn’t work, period, and it’s hurting the sport. There is less interest in watching them than ever (demonstrated by falling ratings and attendance). The Rose Bowl can figure out some other way to sell more flowers.

And should we change the FBS designation to FBS/FCS4?

RxDawg

June 8th, 2012
11:50 am

Ha, read your response Bill about LSU. Looks like we both caught that. I’m with ya on 9 SEC games. It makes sense and makes for more meaningful games.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
11:50 am

Jim Parry…………….64 teams start in the basketball Tournament. if 4 teams from the same Conference make it that far so be it.
When SELECTING only 4 teams for football you will KILL half of the TV viewers if not almost ever region of the US has a team to watch.
The Bama v LSU game SUCKED for TV viewership and the same will happen it 2 SEC or 2 PAC10 team are in 2 of the games and maybe meet in the Championship game NOBODY TVs will be watching.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
11:59 am

8 team Playoff at the MAX. College football doesn’t need to play 16 or 17 games. 2 games on New years day and the Championship 1 week later.
12th game
13th game Conference Championship
14th 1st round Playoff (8 teams)
15th 2nd round Palyoff(8 teams)
16th Championship

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
12:00 pm

Also with 4 team playoff and 2 teams from the same conference have to play each other in the first game. No way they can be allowed to have same conference teams play for the Championship like last year.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
12:04 pm

“They’ve got a valid point, though I still can’t believe anyone would rather have a playoff that might feature, say, the No. 1, No. 4, No. 7 and No. 11 teams just because they’re conference champions than one that would include the top four teams.”

I can’t understand it either and hope we would not go there. Its much like not keeping score in rec t-ball. Everyone has to be equal and fair. BUT here is a compromise I could live with….

1) Go to 8 team playoff.

2) Keep the BCS ranking system. NO COMMITTEE which would be even more biased.

3) Win your confrence you are in, PROVIDED you are ranked in the top 10.

4) Any of the 8 slots not filled by confrence winners go to the highest ranked.

Its not perfect and there would always be questions if the best teams really made the cut but it would give confrence champs a shot and also insure that the field is comprised of at a minimum, top 10 teams.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
12:11 pm

kool aid – so the goal should be put together a playoff that will provid the most TV viewers!!!! Thats nuts. Its competative sports man. The best teams should make the field…

OK lets just to this… keep up with TV ratings of all ncaa game thru the season. forget W’s and L’s… forget the score… whichever teams have the highest cumulative TV rankings at the end of the season… they make the playoff. This will be fun to keep up with the rankings thru the season now wont it.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
12:27 pm

And you’re right that no one has objected when a conference has had more than one Final Four entry in basketball.

Those teams had to win 4 games against tough opponents just to get there. Its called earning it, which is something college football teams don’t have to do. I shouldn’t be surprised though that SEC fans want to directly compare a 68 team tournament to a 4 team tournament on the basis of fairness. That is perfectly logical.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
12:31 pm

They’ve got a valid point, though I still can’t believe anyone would rather have a playoff that might feature, say, the No. 1, No. 4, No. 7 and No. 11 teams just because they’re conference champions than one that would include the top four teams.

Some of us think winning a conference championship is more impressive then finishing second in your division. Biased rankings are the worst possible way of deciding who is in the playoff and the results will be worse then what we have now.

funny...

June 8th, 2012
12:42 pm

So the East should be:

Georgia
Florida
South Carolina
Tennessee
Alabama
Auburn
Kentucky

West
Arkansas
MSU
Ole Miss
LSU
Aggy
Mizzou
Vandy

Yeah, that looks balanced

gbal

June 8th, 2012
12:42 pm

Enter your comments here

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
12:46 pm

gbal
Just for FUN.
Last UGa wins the SEC
so do UGa, LSU and Bama make the 4 team playoff?
That would have NOBODY watching. TV is where the MONEY is at. If you don’t know that then you are crazy.
If you can’t WIN your Conference then you don’t deserve a shot at the National Championship.
SELECTING 4 teams based on the POLOTICS of Polls and Selection Committees will not make the National Championship Game any better.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
12:50 pm

funny…
It would the the Slightly Educated(West 3 AAU members) & the Slightly Less Educated(East 1 AAU member)

gbal

June 8th, 2012
12:53 pm

GT – You dont really think that do you? You think that Clemson who finished the regular season ranked #15 but won their confrence championship … lost 3 games…then to had 70 put up against them in a bowl game was more impressive than Alabama loosing by 2 pts in a regular season to LSU. That Clemson would be more deserving and is a better team…. should be in a playoff???

I can agree that bias plays in the polls in picking 1-2. but in picking the top 8 with confrence champs in if they make the top 10… I think this works. cant be completely 100% fair unless we went to a 64 team like bball.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
12:56 pm

I suggest 8 as stated above and let confrence champs in if they end season ranked top 10….. and not nocking ACC because I am a fan, but Clemson in at #15 with three losses because they won their confrence??? I just dont see it as being entertaining.

Bob in Buford

June 8th, 2012
12:58 pm

Why do you say that the pac 1 have a valid point about the SEC padding their scheudules? Didn’t Oregon have a chance to prove their worth against LSU, who also played Backwards Virginia? Alabama played Penn State. We played AZ State, and OSU just cancelled a series with us. UT has played UCLA and Oregon.

Bob in Buford

June 8th, 2012
12:59 pm

AAU is a political organization. UGA has higher admission standards than florida.

ajp

June 8th, 2012
1:00 pm

If we go to a playoff, can we then go back to calling it Division 1
and Division 1AA?

Mr. Dawg

June 8th, 2012
1:01 pm

I’ve said for years that no playoff system will ever be satisfactory to everyone and that it would create perhaps even more controversy. I’m not necessarily opposed to a playoff system. But the never ending debate tells me we were just as well off with the current system. People just love to argue.

just do it and get it over with

June 8th, 2012
1:01 pm

Do away with the bowls…combine all D-1 conferences into North South East and West, wish appropriate subdivisions to accommodate the numbers. Since there are so many teams, the division winners and 6 wildcards from each conference make the playoffs. 40 teams in the playoffs, reduce regular season to 4 or 5 games and the season would be over around…..January.
Folks, just leave it alone.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
1:01 pm

If you can’t WIN your Conference then you don’t deserve a shot at the National Championship.

I you lose four games but win a weak confrence do you deserve a shot at the national championship?

I just dont think so. Yes you might have some more people watching the first half but what a boring game.

here's why I'm no playoff

June 8th, 2012
1:02 pm

As Mr Dawg says, people love to argue. Arguing among fans of different schools over why ‘their’ team didn’t get a chance to play in the title game keeps the CFB talk alive all throughout the offseason.
Really, who is talking about college basketball a month after the final four?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
1:14 pm

gbal…..that is how the NCAA basketball tourney works. LOL

NO POLL is worth a crap before the 6th week of the season.
Until teams are done with the cupcakes and play a few Conference games there should be NO POLL issued.

Clemson was OK but as happens….SOME teams don’t match up well with other teams. BAMA LSU play the SAME style/game so they looked GREATer than they possibly were. How would a Bama or LSU match up with a USCalifornia?

Polls are basied on OPINION and different people see different Styles of play differently. That fact doesn’t man a Bama would have matched up with a Wisconsin well. Yes I think Bama beats Wisconsin but you can’t say for sure just because you don’t THINK Wisconsin has a chance. last Year UGa was supposed to have a top 5 Defense until it played GOOD teams. People think MURRAY is a Heisman candidate but can’t win a game against good teams.

59bulldawg

June 8th, 2012
1:15 pm

Yeah I like the 8 team format better too! 4 teams are not enough.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
1:16 pm

HOW many FCS teams are there Now?

if 120

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
1:24 pm

sorry

120 teams / 8 conference = 15 teams per conference

add a few more teams to make it 16 teams per conference and align NEW conferences

9 conference game in every conferences
8 conference champs in the Playoff.

I think that will spread the Talented players out and give more balance over time.

Set Standards for ALL players to be accepted at ALL colleges.

Let the NCAA make some REAL RULES that apply to EVERY SCHOOL playing big time Football. Players have to score at least 950(or some #) on the SAT and have minimum classes in high school.

AAAAA Athens Bail Bonds R Us

June 8th, 2012
1:35 pm

AJC Headline: UGA professor charged with prostitution

A UGA professor in drag. Just when you think things can’t get any sleazier in Athens…

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
1:39 pm

That Clemson would be more deserving and is a better team…. should be in a playoff???

Clemson would have earned their way in. Alabama wouldn’t have. If you want to be considered the best team in the country then you should at least show that you were the best team in your division of your conference. Alabama didn’t do much of anything in the regular season last year. They are a bad example to use. Personally, I would make a rule also that says if you already lost to another team in the playoffs then you don’t get another chance. With a 4 team playoff there shouldnt be any rematches.

School Daze

June 8th, 2012
1:40 pm

Let the NCAA make some REAL RULES that apply to EVERY SCHOOL playing big time Football. Players have to score at least 950(or some #) on the SAT and have minimum classes in high school.

That would eliminate 94% of UGA football and basketball players.

DIT

June 8th, 2012
1:42 pm

I agree, there is no format out there; no playoff, 4 team playoff or 8 team playoff that will satisfy everyone. My opinion, do away with most of the bowl games and have an 8 team playoff. Not sure a 4 team playoff will do because there are more major conferences than 4. Just saying.

Lydia

June 8th, 2012
1:43 pm

AJC Headline: UGA professor charged with prostitution

A UGA professor in drag. Just when you think things can’t get any sleazier in Athens…

Was it Grantham?

DIT

June 8th, 2012
1:47 pm

“That would eliminate 94% of UGA football and basketball players.”

And your proof to that statement comes from……?

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

June 8th, 2012
1:52 pm

A UGA German professor arrested. Gee, who will teach German Lit. & History about an 18th century writer, poet and artist. Now this course will really prepare you for the “real” world. Gessh.

We Run the East

June 8th, 2012
1:57 pm

GTBob- Typical of an ACC goober to insist on no rematches in 4 team playoff. No way ACC would ever get more than 1 if even 1, while SEC would most likely have 2 or more, unless no rematch rule applys (UGA could not be in play off with ANY of its conference opponents). Just stupid. 4 best teams, period. Will not happen any other way.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
1:58 pm

Look – I know that there is bias in polls as there would be in any committee…. but the fact that there are so many molls and computer elements that play into the BCS formula dilutes any bias that might bee there. i reall think the BSC formula is the least biased ranking system we could ask for and unless everybody plays one another you never know for sure.

Look what the BSC formula did at the end of the season when all the teams were mixed and going head to head. There were 17 games that involved top 25 ranked teams per the BCS…

Yes you can argue 1-4 and who should have played for the NC, but that is going to be taken care of with the playoff…

Of the 17 games involving ranker teams, 13 games, the highest ranked team actually won … thats 76% which is pretty darn good. The 4 heigher ranked teams that lost…. #2 beat #1 …#17 beat #16 (UGA)3 OT …#13 beat #11 OT …. and #23 beat #15 Clemson. I say the BCS ranking at 76% gits it pretty right and using it to determine playoff teams is the way to go.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:02 pm

Just stupid. 4 best teams, period. Will not happen any other way.

Can you give me a fair and unbiased way of determining who the 4 best teams are? I couldnt care less if the ACC never ever gets a team in. I just want to see a reasonably fair system instead of multiple rematches because the teams passed Kirk Herbstreits eye test.

We Run the East

June 8th, 2012
2:02 pm

Clemson is most overrated program in country right now. Dabo will not survive this year, mark it down. Or has Clemson alumni and administration just gotten complacent. SEC is dominating the games, the $, the recruits, the coaches, etc…

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:04 pm

I say the BCS ranking at 76% gits it pretty right and using it to determine playoff teams is the way to go.

So you think Stanford should have made the playoffs last year over Oregon?

We Run the East

June 8th, 2012
2:05 pm

Final BCS ranking would do it for me. sorry to bash ACC, but it has become so easy i could not help myself!

gbal

June 8th, 2012
2:05 pm

GT – Just glad your not in any NCAA position. Not knocking Clemson or the ACC but this is the example closest to me being a fan of the ACC… but to say Clemson would have earned their way in to a 4 or 8 team field losing 3 games … Thats just not right and would make a joke of the NCAA.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:07 pm

Dabo will not survive this year, mark it down.

He signed a contract extension yesterday. I am going to take a wild guess and say he survives past this year.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:10 pm

Thats just not right and would make a joke of the NCAA.

The NCAA has absolutely nothing to do with the post season in FBS college football. If they did then there would be a real playoff that every team could play their way into. Not a 4 month beauty contest.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:14 pm

Final BCS ranking would do it for me. sorry to bash ACC, but it has become so easy i could not help myself!

The ACC deserves 1000x the bashing it gets so keep going. As for the BCS, nobody outside of the SEC wants BCS rankings to determine anything . Gee, I wonder why that is.

We Run the East

June 8th, 2012
2:15 pm

What about when he takes his 4th loss in a row to SC? Must be that clemson has become soft. Just plain stupid to extend the contract of a coach who’s last game was a HISTORIC loss? Clemson is just whistling past the graveyard, trying to tell recruits, “All is well, nothing to see here, it’s all good…” I ain’t buying it.

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:23 pm

Just plain stupid to extend the contract of a coach who’s last game was a HISTORIC loss?

Clemson vastly exceeded expectations last year and Dabo is recruiting very well. You don’t fire a guy for one bad game.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
2:23 pm

DIT……………here is WHY

We all suspect that big-time student athletes sometimes aren’t the best and the brightest academically.

Some highlights:

Football players average 220 points lower on the SAT than their classmates. Men’s basketball was 227 points lower.
University of Florida won the prize for biggest gap between football players and the student body, with players scoring 346 points lower than their peers.
Georgia Tech had the nation’s best average SAT score for football players, 1028 of a possible 1600, and best average high school GPA, 3.39 of a possible 4.0. But because its student body is apparently very smart, Tech’s football players still scored 315 SAT points lower than their classmates.
UCLA, which has won more NCAA championships in all sports than any other school, had the biggest gap between the average SAT scores of athletes in all sports and its overall student body, at 247 points.
Some “universal truths,” according to the Journal-Constitution:

All 53 schools for which football SAT scores were available had at least an 88-point gap between team members’ average score and the average for the student body.

Schools with the highest admissions standards, such as Georgia Tech, the University of Virginia, the University of California-Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of North Carolina, had the biggest gaps between the SAT averages for athletes and the overall student body.

Football players performed 115 points worse on the SAT than male athletes in other sports.

The differences between athletes’ and non-athletes’ SAT scores were less than half as big for women (73 points) as for men (170).

Many schools routinely used a special admissions process to admit athletes who did not meet the normal entrance requirements. More than half of scholarship athletes at the University of Georgia, the University of Wisconsin, Clemson University, UCLA, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University and Louisiana State University were special admits. . . At Georgia, for instance, 73.5 percent of athletes were special admits compared with 6.6 percent of the student body as a whole.

UGA Insider

June 8th, 2012
2:29 pm

The “Kentucky Kiss” seems like such a long time ago. Richt must beat USCe on 10-6.

We Run the East

June 8th, 2012
2:32 pm

Ok, GTB, you got me, i agree. NOT. dabo has had more than 1 bad game. I think he is overmatched, way more than Bobo or others.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
2:34 pm

I think if it has to be 4 teams, the top 4 ranked should be in… Id rather it be 8 and have confrence winners in IF they end the season ranked in the top 10..

Really against auto in for confrence winners but to appease everyone I could go with this.

Again clemson in with an auto for winning confrence….Lost 3 games… to GT, NC State, and SC… then the confrence goes on to a 2-6 bowl record… and you say confrence winners should automatically be in.

Those against the SEC… look at their bowl record 6-2 … vs top out of confrence teams and tell me again that they are not deserving because of their schedule?

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:35 pm

Ok, GTB, you got me, i agree. NOT. dabo has had more than 1 bad game. I think he is overmatched, way more than Bobo or others.

Ok, so Clemson should fire him after a successful season and hire who in his place?

GTBob

June 8th, 2012
2:38 pm

Those against the SEC… look at their bowl record 6-2 … vs top out of confrence teams and tell me again that they are not deserving because of their schedule?

Would you be in favor of just taking the 4 best SEC teams every year and making them the playoff teams? What is the point in even allowing other conferences to compete?

gbal

June 8th, 2012
2:51 pm

Absolutly not…. thats not what its about with me at all. I simply want a system that does the best job possible at insuring that the best teams make a playoff. be it a 2, 4, or 8 team playoff….. and I think that the more teams you allow … 8 is my number, the better chance you have of insuring that the best teams play it out… but there is always going to be a bubble argument.

gbal

June 8th, 2012
2:53 pm

confrence power will shift in time and I will still argue that the best teams should be in.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
2:56 pm

gbal………..i think USCali will be in the BCS CG this year.

Old Dawg

June 8th, 2012
3:00 pm

16 team playoff or no playoff at all.

As for the professor getting arrested, at least he isn’t an athlete.

Bama fan

June 8th, 2012
3:01 pm

As a Bama fan I find it bizarre that Bama is recruiting Henry and also that it looks like he will flip to us.

Eddie Lacy is a star in the making and TJ Yeldon a 5 star freshman early enrollee tailback stole the spring game with 179 total yards while Lacy sat out the spring to recover from turf toe. Third team tailback Jalston Fowler from last year is also back. At 6′3 242 lbs this guy broke several 50+ yard td runs last year and would be a starter. And last there is former 5 star freshman Dee Hart who set the Fla state record with 50 tds in a season as a senior and also was the MVP of the U.S. Army all american game- he holds the distinction of being the only back to rush for over 100 yards in the mvp game. He would have figured prominently last year except for a knee injury that garnered a redshirt.

And on top of all that we already have 2 highly rated rbs for the class of 2013 including the no. 1 rb out of Georgia.

I guess it would be great if Derrick Henry came but frankly I’m embarrassed at all the talent we already have at running back. Where the hell we gonna put them all?

gbal

June 8th, 2012
3:02 pm

I agree with that. I hate seeing LK’s head swell!!!

TexaninMexico

June 8th, 2012
3:39 pm

Clemson would have never made the play-off last season since there were more than 4 conference champions ranked ahead of them: #1 LSU, #3 Oklahoma State, #5 Oregon, and #10 Wisconsin. I like the B1G proposal, only conference champions if they’re ranked in the top 6 if there’s not enough champions in the top 6 than you can fill the slots with at-large teams. last season the play-offs would have consisted of LSU, Ok State, Oregon and Bama as neither Wisconsin, Clemson, West Virginia or TCU were ranked in the top 6

WDE

June 8th, 2012
3:51 pm

Did you hear the news coming out of Tech today??? Me either….

CEPH

June 8th, 2012
4:08 pm

I haven’t seen anyone beating down the door to hire Richt OR any of his assistants So his buyout clause is a moot point. Sounds as if UGA would be content to let him walk away to some great promised land because it sure as hell won’t be to some other great football .program. Mars Hill would be a nice fit for him and the water girl. Oh gosh, I woke up from my dream Richt is still there!!!!!

CEPH

June 8th, 2012
4:10 pm

I’m not sure Henry will be on the offensive of the ball, he looks pretty damn good playing defense.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
4:17 pm

WDE
June 8th, 2012
3:51 pm

Did you hear the news coming out of Tech today??? Me either…

Did you hear the News coming out of UGa?

http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/cross-dressing-uga-professor-1454499.html

A highly-acclaimed University of Georgia German professor was arrested Thursday for prostituting himself for $60, authorities say.

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office UGA German professor Max Reinhart was arrested Thursday in Gwinnett County on charges of prostitution and keeping a house of prostitution.

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Police say UGA German professor Max Reinhart dressed in drag (as “Sasha”) and offered 30 minutes of services for $60.
Max Reinhart, 65, was charged with prostitution, according to Gwinnett Countypolice .

Gwinnett County police detectives found an ad for a individual named “Sasha” in the transexual services section of the web site, backpage.com, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

NO NEWS out of TECH is better than the NEWS coming out of UGa.

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
4:37 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR -

“NO NEWS out of TECH is better than the NEWS coming out of UGa”

No kidding. And the UGA gang thinks Athens is such a safe place?

“Clarke County deputy shot outside courthouse”

http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2012-06-08/clarke-county-deputy-shot-outside-courthouse

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
4:44 pm

Also, they had so many of these that they had to do a three part series to report them all:

Athens-Clarke County Registered Sex Offenders (Part 3)

http://onlineathens.com/slideshow/athens-clarke-county-registered-sex-offenders-part-3#slide=0

Ah, yes. Ain’t life in Athens grand?

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
4:51 pm

Oh, and also this little diddy:

“UGA research center sells seats on advisory board, group says”

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-06-07/uga-research-center-sells-seats-advisory-board-group-says

Glad to know that they are looking out for the public’s health in an “impartial” manner. Pretty unbelievable if not for the fact that it was associated with UGA.

SSIgator

June 8th, 2012
4:54 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR -

“But But But Being the #1 party school makes everybody want to attend the Drunk Fake Blonde White Girls College and Plantation of Georgia”

And then on the weekend they are all invited by Damon Evans to the Atlanta Driving Club for a little R & R.

Spike 80DF

June 8th, 2012
5:31 pm

so the Blawg has been hijacked by a techie and gator but they claim the Dawgs aren’t relevant, hahaha……

dawgster7

June 8th, 2012
5:55 pm

Henry is not going to be an SEC running back. He is going to be moved to linebacker at some point and dominate. We need to keep him, he’s another Ogletree!

DAwgs on top

June 8th, 2012
5:59 pm

the dogs will win 10 games again in 2012—take it to the bank! they have an easy schedule and a loaded team.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
6:26 pm

DAwgs on top What BANK?

If Richt ONLY wins 10 games he will not have that 10 games per year Average the UGa fans LOVE to boast about. Richt has to WIN 14 games to maintain the 10 game per year average.

Wilson Pickett

June 8th, 2012
6:57 pm

Gald Jordan Jenkins parents think Athens is such a safe place. Then again the depth chart rules right Mr. Jenkins.

UGA running back recruiting

June 8th, 2012
7:37 pm

Expect the Dogs to land 2 of the following 4: Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, Tyren Jones, and Tyshon Dye.
Probably omit Jones provided Henry does not flip. Think Kamara is pretty much a lock for the Dogs (as much as a teenager can be), and have heard UGA is staying in contact with Dye also.

DawgNole

June 8th, 2012
8:01 pm

GTBob
June 8th, 2012
1:39 pm

Alabama didn’t do much of anything in the regular season last year. They are a bad example to use.
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“Didn’t do much of anything in the regular season last year”??? Hello? They won 11 of their 12 games, with their only loss coming by 3 pts to LSU–the ONLY FCS team (besides Houston) that had a better regular-season record.

You usually make pretty good sense–despite your obvious anti-UGA bias–but your statement about Bama’s regular season last year is laughable.

DawgNole

June 8th, 2012
8:04 pm

DAwgs on top
June 8th, 2012
5:59 pm

the dogs will win 10 games again in 2012—take it to the bank! they have an easy schedule and a loaded team.
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With a 14 games, an easy schedule, and a loaded team, 10 wins ain’t much to write home about.

DawgNole

June 8th, 2012
8:20 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR
June 8th, 2012
6:26 pm

If Richt ONLY wins 10 games he will not have that 10 games per year Average the UGa fans LOVE to boast about. Richt has to WIN 14 games to maintain the 10 game per year average.
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He doesn’t have that “10 games per year Average the UGa fans LOVE to boast about” anyway. How’s he going to “maintain” it? It certainly appears that you’re mathematically challenged. Are you a Tech fan?

School Daze

June 8th, 2012
8:24 pm

“That would eliminate 94% of UGA football and basketball players.”

And your proof to that statement comes from……?
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Proof? How about UGA’s 94% “Special Admit” rate. That’s just a polite way of saying their athletes barely got through grade school, and most of them read and write at a 5th grade level. They’re functionally illiterate.

Merv

June 8th, 2012
8:27 pm

Can we all just agree that Mark Richt’s players are morons and move on. Let’s face it, most of these guys will spend their lives employed in menial jobs and sucking welfare from the government teat.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
8:49 pm

DawgNole……..you do the MATH and get back to me.

kerryb

June 8th, 2012
9:19 pm

I just love all these fans of a worthless program like GT coming on a UGA blog thinking that UGA fans give the slightest crap about what they have to say.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
9:30 pm

kerryb………….worthless? please DEFINE worthless.

kerryb

June 8th, 2012
9:32 pm

Worthless is defined as losing 10 out of 11 against a team you want to talk smack about.

Neutral

June 8th, 2012
10:02 pm

Hey Techies……before you cast too many stones at UGa over the pervert professor, you had better recall the rapist coach at GT who was fired just a few months ago. GOTCHA!!!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
10:09 pm

kerryb then ALL GATORS can call the MUTTS worthless and SMILE?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
10:19 pm

netural……..they ate my post but…………..try again.
Was the Texas A&M coach guilty of DRUGS? Yes

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
10:20 pm

netural…….was he GUILTY or R? probably not.
She was at his home ALL NIGHT with her Girlfriend and didn’t say a WORD until the next day

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 8th, 2012
10:28 pm

netural………check the STATS of how many R’s are reported. They are WAY lower then the actual acts committed

Date R/ Acquaints R is reported even less.
At the #1 party School UGa is please don’t bring up the R word.
I would lay bets the GIRL is making claims that can’t be proved. She NEVER made a NOISE to tell her friend to HELP her. She waited HOURS later to CLAIM R.
She didn’t get out of the apartment and then call the cops.
All you UGa fans defend your players so now o the same for a man that PARTIED with 2 chicks and now 1 has only her work that S.X took place and she said NO after being Dru..k and doing Dr.gs.

Neutral

June 9th, 2012
6:17 am

@still at the….

GOTCHA dude!!!!!! Man, you are struggling to respond.
Have a great day.
GOTCHA, GOTCHA, GOTCHA!!!!

bubba4dawgs

June 9th, 2012
7:06 am

Gee, UGA can enlist “Drags” to learn to speak German…..vas est los, es ist einen sheiskopf! Learn to go woof, woof, woof in German all with one leg in the air!! What a new twist? Gees, what will happen next??

Smart like a fox

June 9th, 2012
7:35 am

UGA the premier party school, a brothel, TS love for sale! she looks a little rough to me but who am I to judge Ga fans on their partners and wild love making encounters…this is America and Dawg nation can roll any way it wants . Let your freak flag fly !!

Neutral

June 9th, 2012
7:47 am

The worse part of all is that his (?) “johns” are Techie’s!!! No respect all around on this one!!,

Fred from Araby

June 9th, 2012
8:43 am

A few comments about UGA:

1. Four different SEC teams have won the last six BCS championships.

2. UGA was not one of those teams.

3. During that period, UGA did not win the SEC championship.

4. Red panties.

In other words, UGA has sunk into total irrelevancy both regionally and nationally.

So why is UGA paying Mark Richt millions of dollars a year?

Marni

June 9th, 2012
8:47 am

The male UGA professor in drag looked more appealing than most UGA coeds. Of course, most of the UGA coeds are drunk, half-witted bimbos, so that’s not saying much.

Bee Bee Esso

June 9th, 2012
8:49 am

All Dawgs know this, but with their weak minds, they tend to forget, so here’s a reminder:

Georgia Tech is a very highly ranked academic school that has a football team. Its alumni and fans have real lives and careers that don’t depend on the football team for their happiness.

Georgia, on the other hand, is basically a sell-your-soul-to-the-devil football f-a-c-t-o-r-y that also gives diplomas – worthless as they are. They have sleazy coaches like Mark Richt who have no scruples or ethics, who recruit morons who barely got through high school, and collect huge paychecks, but still can’t win big games.

Now, can you remember all that?

Kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
9:10 am

Bug
If all G.T. cares about is academic’s and diplomas, then why even play football? Maybe you’re just trying to justify the fact that you can’t play a man’s sport! LOL Here’s a question Mr. Academic’s, Why are you posting on a sports blog? Oh yeah, speaking of slimy programs and coaches, which school is on PROBATION? BEE, GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A DINGLE-BERRY LOOKS LIKE!!!

Wilson Pickett

June 9th, 2012
10:02 am

love it when GT and UGA fans argue over academics! I thought football was our focus but I guess if you don’t play that game very well then fighting over academics can fill he void.

Henry will flip. Kamrara(sp) is on hold due to Bama trying to get a big receiver out of Penn. Saban is recruiting Alvin as a athlete more than a RB and he’s fine with that. Word is Bama will take 24 or 25 this cycle so we’re getting down to the last 8-9 folks. The pressure is own for some of these guys to take the spot now or someone else will. It’s great to be the King….Bama is Elvis no doubt. Thank You..Thank You Very Much

Dawg Bite

June 9th, 2012
10:38 am

Re no buyout for CMR. Just how many programs are beating the doors down for him, or any of his staff? They constitute the biggest under achievement of athletes the conference has seen in the past 10 years. I often wonder what a good coaching staff would have done with the talent that has come through UGA the past decade?

DawgNole

June 9th, 2012
10:50 am

Still@theKool-aidBAR
June 8th, 2012
8:49 pm

DawgNole……..you do the MATH and get back to me.
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I already did the math–as you should’ve done before making your idiotic post. Now YOU go do it, and get back to me and the blog with your apology for being a mathematically challenged blowhard.

Cdpridg

June 9th, 2012
11:31 am

Gt bob…..your evaluation of the Tides season is asinine at best. Your debating points does not pass my eye test. You dont have a platform to stand on in any debates thus far. I do not like Bama but I have sense enough to know they were the best in the nation and proved it on the field. Lastly the 4 team playoff will be made up of the 4 best teams as determined by the BCS model. Look for new topics to discuss…these are tired and old and make you look less credible each time. I guess older does not make you wiser…..you continue to prove thos theory wrong

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

June 9th, 2012
11:50 am

I really hope the team makes this years football pants even tighter so we can all see more jock strap and mancleage during the games.

DawgNole

June 9th, 2012
11:52 am

Dude, When I said get back to me, I really meant you sending me photos of your Mambla YOUNG BOYS IN NAKED PICS.

Kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
11:53 am

I really love the last few comments here, we should all meat at Swinging Richards downtown tonight, for some drinks and male on male head popping. Go Tech!!

Marni

June 9th, 2012
11:55 am

My comment above about the male prof in drag should have gotten you fellas here alot more excited, then again, Im probably one of the Few here that’s into chicks.

Cdpridg

June 9th, 2012
12:04 pm

Eddie’s Watermelon patch musta not come through., or there’s a price increase at the Colonels Chicken Palace..

AltamahaDawg

June 9th, 2012
12:16 pm

All this playoff stuff is too complicted. We need to scrap it and go to somethng like: some guys sit around and pick thier favorite team and award them a trophy. Can you imagine that kind of absurd system?

GTBob

June 9th, 2012
1:32 pm

I do not like Bama but I have sense enough to know they were the best in the nation and proved it on the field.

They only played two good teams all season and went 2-1 against them. They certainly were a good team but nobody on earth has any idea if they were the best team. Beating a bunch of average teams and finishing 2nd in your division isn’t that impressive. They easily have the weakest resume of any national champion ever.

RealTDog

June 9th, 2012
1:42 pm

my people in athens tell me this dog team may be the best in 20 year. mark this down–Ga will win the SEC this year! Richt & grantham have built a powerhouse. Ga will play in a bcs bowl!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
2:12 pm

Neutral
June 9th, 2012
7:47 am

The worse part of all is that his (?) “johns” are Techie’s!!! No respect all around on this one!!,

How do you figure? Gwinnett IS the DWAG NATION. more kids from attend UGa than any other college. They guy was doing his “WORK or JOHNs” in the Heart of DWAG NATION! Don’t even try to DRAG Tech into this you fool.

NoleDwag………..UGa fans bring up that Richt averages 10 wins per season. He is at 9.63 he has to win 14 games this year to keep making that statement and have it be true again. So YOU DO THE MATH.

Snoop Dawg

June 9th, 2012
2:13 pm

Get real, folks. Nobody wants Richt except the blind zombies at UGA. They are mesmerized by Mark Marjoe Richt. Richt can’t coach and everyone else knows it. Which of his assistants have been picked up by other schools? The only one I know of that has been successful was Van Gorder and Richt passively threw him off the bus. Now he returns at Auburn to torment us.

How long must this bs go on? The Bulldog Nation deserves better…

Wilson Pickett

June 9th, 2012
3:05 pm

Derrick Henry says…how do I look in Crimson….

http://instagr.am/p/Lob0EsumgQ/

DawgNole

June 9th, 2012
4:14 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR
June 9th, 2012
2:12 pm

NoleDwag………..UGa fans bring up that Richt averages 10 wins per season. He is at 9.63 he has to win 14 games this year to keep making that statement and have it be true again. So YOU DO THE MATH.
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“He is at 9.63 he has to win 14 games this year to keep making that statement and have it be true again.”

Richt hasn’t been making the statement, dumbazz–you have. Regardless, he doesn’t have to win 14 games this year to maintain the same average (9.63), which is obviously less than 10. Once again, you’re a mathematically challenged blowhard–and you’re compounding your own problem by being in denial. By the way, we’re still waiting for your apology.

DawgNole

June 9th, 2012
4:22 pm

DawgNole
June 9th, 2012
11:52 am

Dude, When I said get back to me, I really meant you sending me photos of your Mambla YOUNG BOYS IN NAKED PICS.
____________________

IMPOSTER. (Probably Kool-Aid–the type who would resort to such when he loses yet another argument.)

“. . . your Mambla”? (He’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, as you can see.)

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
4:38 pm

I didn’t lose the argument & I don’t steal people’s blog names like too many Mutt fans.

Pitbull

June 9th, 2012
4:39 pm

I remember the good old days where if you wanted to get a little bit kinky you could just go down to Effies.

Now professors are cross dressing and into prostitution?

That’s just wrong.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
4:45 pm

No dWags crying about the Tech player arrested in Athens? Wow I guess we will have to wait a day.

DawgNole

June 9th, 2012
5:20 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR
June 9th, 2012
4:38 pm

I didn’t lose the argument & I don’t steal people’s blog names like too many Mutt fans.
______________________

Oh, you absolutely lost the argument. I see you’re still in denial. It’s simple math for those who aren’t mathematically challenged–along with getting your facts straight about who’s making what statements. Now run along and try again–and see if you can’t come back here with something fact-based and half intelligent. I won’t hold my breath.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
5:55 pm

If you are Dwag and a crimiNole i don’t think you are smart enough to know how to hold your breath.

My FACTS are straight that UGa fans have spent YEARS living on but Richt averages 10 wins a years and he is a good coach that can’t get fired. You must be New to the blogs if you haven’t seen that thousands of times.

Rick James

June 9th, 2012
5:59 pm

@GTBob

Some of us think winning a conference championship is more impressive then finishing second in your division. Biased rankings are the worst possible way of deciding who is in the playoff and the results will be worse then what we have now.
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The bottom line is that nobody wants the highest ranked 4 teams in the playoff because the SEC could have 2 or even three teams in the top four.I saw a preseason poll recently that had 3 SEC teams in the top 5.Winning a conference championship is not always impressive if the conference is weak.

Rick James

June 9th, 2012
6:07 pm

@Bee Bee Esso

All Dawgs know this, but with their weak minds, they tend to forget, so here’s a reminder:

Georgia Tech is a very highly ranked academic school that has a football team. Its alumni and fans have real lives and careers that don’t depend on the football team for their happiness.

Georgia, on the other hand, is basically a sell-your-soul-to-the-devil football f-a-c-t-o-r-y that also gives diplomas – worthless as they are. They have sleazy coaches like Mark Richt who have no scruples or ethics, who recruit morons who barely got through high school, and collect huge paychecks, but still can’t win big games.

Now, can you remember all that?
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You obviously have never seen a Tech football related blog on this site..Georgia wins a big game every last weekend of November. In fact they’ve won 10 of of the last 11.And if you’re such a non fan and UGA hater how could you possibly know what Georgis does during football season?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
6:15 pm

Rick James and you just PROVED why Polls are a joke. the Polls based on opinion before the 6th week of the season are based on NOTHING. What a team did last years doesn’t mean crap. The 3 best in the SEC are better because they play 7 weak sisters of the SEC? LSU has a new QB, Arkiesaw has a new coach, and Bama has a mostly new defense and new RB.

Kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
6:32 pm

Kool-aid
Why you let someone use my handle? (11:53)

Kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
6:46 pm

I’ve got no problem with others sexual preferences and now, come to think of it, my German teacher was really, really ugly. Whoever bushwhacked me at 11:53 is a POS!!! THAT’S NOT HOW KINGDADDY SWINGS HIS BAT…

Kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
7:05 pm

Bill (the real) King
I always honor you and your blog and now you let someone copy my name? It seems the ” others KD E-mail. address should be banned from ALL FARTHER AJC/SPORTS BLOGS.”
Question : Is there a way to prevent someone from using someone else’s ORIGINAL NAME???

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
7:24 pm

KingDaddy….It happens to me all the time. AJC will not not step-up and make it were only 1 blog name for 1 email address.

AAAAA Athens Bail Bonds R Us

June 9th, 2012
7:57 pm

Any more of Richt’s little darlings arrested this week?

10 wins!

June 9th, 2012
9:01 pm

the dogs should win 10 games again in 2012 and go to a good bowl game again!!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
9:05 pm

been awhile since UGa has won 10 games. Well 10 games against any good teams. been a while since richt was averaging 10 wins/ year. he want be averaging 10 wins after this year either.

kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
9:35 pm

Kool
Just got back to The SAV, had a good trip to Tifton. Dull,dull,dull…stayin in tonight…

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 9th, 2012
9:48 pm

Well glad you got back safe.

kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
10:10 pm

Bill ( the real) King
Any way you can ban the imposter using my name? June 9, 11:53 am…Can you or will you ban his e-mail or g-mail address? Most of the imposters have nothing to add to your post. It seems like your filters should ban multiple names under one e-mail address. I know the guys are just having a good time, but these same people have probably cheated at everything in their lives. The only way they could get by in sports, school, jobs and probably girlfriends( or boyfriends). To make themselves look good, they have to try to make others look bad which is pathetic and sad…

kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
10:15 pm

Kool
what did you do to Bitter? Did you buy-out all the moonpies???

kingdaddy

June 9th, 2012
10:17 pm

Got to go to recruiting blog…

SSIgator

June 10th, 2012
12:09 am

have another shot of kool-aid and relax.

BarrellBeerBamer

June 10th, 2012
2:51 am

Can’t f another AD before he retires , eh?

Mike

June 10th, 2012
3:53 am

The divisional realignment wont solve all rivalries. Alabama and LSU are long time rivals, although for now Im sure LSU would give that up. Other than that, its a good realignment.

Joey

June 10th, 2012
8:13 am

testing 1 2 3

Joey

June 10th, 2012
8:28 am

Bill, in your Facebook discussion, you should have mentioned that yes, LSU should be ashamed that it did indeed play a cupcake – from the Pacific Northwest – last season, with the usual results. LSU 40 Oregon 27.

LSU also played W VA, while Bama played Penn St, UGA played Boise and Tech. SC plays Clemson annually, as does UF with FSU.

Most SEC teams play tough OOC scheds.

AAAAA Athens Bail Bonds R Us

June 10th, 2012
8:36 am

Any more UGA transvestite hookers arrested this weekend?

Neutral

June 10th, 2012
8:43 am

@AAAAA Athens Bail Bond…..

You are correct….and no more arrest at Tech, Bama, SC, TN, Auburn and FL. Good week for the Southern teams. I love the way you like to cast stones in your “glass house”.

dogs win east

June 10th, 2012
9:52 am

the dogs will beat south carolina this year and win the sec east again. florida will not be any good again.

mark

June 10th, 2012
12:19 pm

Why anyone would want an 8 team playoff much less 16 teams, is beyond me. Keep mediocrity out it. If you are not in the top four, go home, relax, and let the teams who deserve to play for it, go for it. You’re 16th and you deserve a shot?

DawgNole

June 10th, 2012
12:50 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR
June 9th, 2012
5:55 pm

If you are Dwag and a crimiNole i don’t think you are smart enough to know how to hold your breath.

My FACTS are straight that UGa fans have spent YEARS living on but Richt averages 10 wins a years and he is a good coach that can’t get fired. You must be New to the blogs if you haven’t seen that thousands of times.
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Good thing I didn’t hold my breath. Still waiting for something half intelligent from you. Not gonna happen, apparently. Take a look at that gibberish you just wrote (above) about Richt. Need a translator to figure out what you’re trying to say. Your alleged facts are NOT accurate; Richt is NOT averaging 10 wins a year and he does NOT have to win 14 games this year to maintain his average. How many times do you need to be told?

Yes, I’m fairly new to this blog, but it didn’t take me long to ferret out the biggest blowhard on here.

dan

June 10th, 2012
3:54 pm

Mark Richt’s greatest strength is he is great man who values building up his players over winning.

Mark Richt’s greatest weakness is he is great man who values building up his players over winning.

There is value in being process oriented, which I think Coach Richt is. But there is also value in having high goals and aggressively going after them. That is, and always has been, my biggest problem with Richt. I don’t think he’s ever had the GOAL of winning a National Title in his mind, and I for one wonder ” WHY THE HELL NOT??”. I mean shoot Coach you were a part of two National Title teams at FSU, don’t you want that for UGA? Look if Richt wins us a National Title and then wants to slack off like Dooley did his last few years, I’m fine with that. But this mailing it in mindset that he had after 2007 after only winning a couple of Conference titles is unbelievable! You can’t just sit around and expect things to happen, sometimes you have to force the issue! I mean c’mon Coach, don’t you WANT to win a National Title? Damn it….

Oh well, Gooo Dawgs…good luck this year!

dan

June 10th, 2012
3:59 pm

Mark Richt’s greatest strength is he is a great man who values building up his players over winning.

Mark Richt’s greatest weakness is he is a great man who values building up his players over winning.

There is value in being process oriented, which I think Coach Richt is. But there is also value in having high goals and aggressively going after them. That is, and always has been, my biggest problem with Richt. I don’t think he’s ever had the GOAL of winning a National Title in his mind, and I for one wonder ” WHY THE HELL NOT??”. I mean shoot Coach you were a part of two National Title teams at FSU, don’t you want that for UGA? Look if Richt wins us a National Title and then wants to slack off like Dooley did his last few years, I’m fine with that. But this mailing it in mindset that he had after 2007 after only winning a couple of Conference titles is unbelievable! You can’t just sit around and expect things to happen, sometimes you have to force the issue! I mean c’mon Coach, don’t you WANT to win a National Title? Damn it….

Oh well, Gooo Dawgs…good luck this year!

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 10th, 2012
4:03 pm

DawgNole
Richt
1st 4 years………….42-10
2nd 4 years………..40-12
3rd 4 years?……….24-11
2012……………………..14-0
Total………………………120-33
120/12= 10 wins/year

DawgNole

June 10th, 2012
4:33 pm

Let’s see if I can help you. To do that, we’ll have to return to our first exchange of opinions on the matter. Here it is:

KOOL-AID: “If Richt ONLY wins 10 games he will not have that 10 games per year Average the UGa fans LOVE to boast about. Richt has to WIN 14 games to maintain the 10 game per year average”‘

DAWGNOLE: “He doesn’t have that ‘10 games per year Average the UGa fans LOVE to boast about’ anyway. How’s he going to ‘maintain’ it? It certainly appears that you’re mathematically challenged. Are you a Tech fan?
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I don’t know how to make it any clearer. He’s NOT averaging 10 wins per year now, so there’s no way he can MAINTAIN what he’s NOT already doing.

The bottom line is that you’re a poor communicator who’s so obsessed with taking potshots at Richt and the Dawgs that you’ve glossed over the facts in a pathetic attempt to get your irrelevant point across. And based on your response to being called on it this time, it appears that you’re fairly accustomed to getting away with your BS claims.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

June 10th, 2012
6:17 pm

Richt has 4 seasons not winning 10 games but only 2 seasons not averaging 10 wins since his 2nd year.

Frances

June 10th, 2012
6:31 pm

UGA hasn’t had a coach with both coaching ability and ethics since Harry Mehre, and that was many decades ago. The coaches have either been idiots like Ray Goff, outright con artists like Donnan, or unethical sleazebags like Dooley and Richt. Any way, they’ve been hugely embarrassing to the university and to the people of this state.

Wilson Pickett

June 10th, 2012
7:13 pm

UGA football reflects their HC. They’re not tuff enough to run the ball when they want to and not tuff enough to stop those that can run the ball. VanGorder and Calloway supplied the discipline for the good years but that is over. Keep wishing and hoping. The dream team is a good thing for you folks. Almost a tradition one could say.

Sussex Club

June 10th, 2012
7:35 pm

Load that Dawg backfield up
with plenty of good running backs.

DawgNole

June 10th, 2012
7:42 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR
June 10th, 2012
6:17 pm

Richt has 4 seasons not winning 10 games but only 2 seasons not averaging 10 wins since his 2nd year.
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That is a true, fact-based statement–finally. Your original one that I questioned was not. Thanks for doing the math.

Richt’s done a pretty good job, although–as many have pointed out–there have been precious few victories over ranked teams lately. Last season was a good example: he won 10 straight but lost to the 4 best teams on the schedule. This season offers a similar opportunity schedule-wise. He needs to take it to the “next level” by beating higher ranked teams.

Rick James

June 10th, 2012
9:19 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR

Rick James and you just PROVED why Polls are a joke. the Polls based on opinion before the 6th week of the season are based on NOTHING. What a team did last years doesn’t mean crap. The 3 best in the SEC are better because they play 7 weak sisters of the SEC? LSU has a new QB, Arkiesaw has a new coach, and Bama has a mostly new defense and new RB
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And you just proved my point..You say the SEC is better because the teams play 7 weak teams.I totally disagree but wont waste my time on that.I say when a team wins a conference championship such as the ACC which is a very weak football conference it should carry no weight in the national playoff.A second,third or fourth place SEC team will out rank an ACC champion anytime.Why? Strength of schedule,in spite of your opinion.The nation’s best teams dont always win conference titles.We saw that last season.

Neutral

June 10th, 2012
9:54 pm

Seems like the last week of the season….UGa killed GT, SC killed Clemson, Vandy wasted WF and FSU had a total of 82 yards offense in a thrilling win over FL. You are right…..we feed off the “WEAK SISTERS”!!!! Gotcha meathead and thank goodness for the ACC….otherwise we wouldn’t have so many wins!!!!

Creflo A. Dollar

June 11th, 2012
8:03 am

If Richt would hire me as Disciplinary Coordinator, I’d whip those bozos of his in line real quick.

Your Daily Reminder

June 11th, 2012
8:07 am

Just a reminder, folks – in the Big Three men’s sports…

GEORGIA TECH RUNS THIS STATE!!!

Neutral

June 11th, 2012
8:18 am

Hey meathead…..why did you pick only 3 sports and just 1 year???

UGA RUNS THIS STATE!!!!!

Whiskey Breath

June 11th, 2012
8:29 am

Schools are not lining up to poach Ga. Sounds like something Ga fans would come up with.
Richt’s agent would float a balloon at the end of a lousy season just to create some demand.
He would then make up some schools that he claimed wanted him. Richt didn’t have a problem with that. Nobody is beating down the door! The AD did a smart thing the way he handled the buyout.
He knows he is going to have to shove him out maybe in a couple of years.

Evansdawg

June 11th, 2012
10:19 am

“I’m still committed to Georgia, but I am looking around.” That means you’re not committed to Georgia. What exactly are schools teaching about the word “commitment?”

Whiskey Breath

June 11th, 2012
10:53 am

Most of us fellas really want the Bulldogs to wear even tighter football pants so wez can get off.

Your Daily Reminder

June 11th, 2012
10:59 am

And I rule his gay sports site..Let’s go to Swinging Richards tonight. they wash the hot men on Mondays.

kdog 11

June 11th, 2012
12:20 pm

Ga owns the sec east with all this recruiting talent and should win the sec east easily again. this year, ga will upset alabama in the sec champ game—take it to the bank.

Old Dog

June 11th, 2012
1:47 pm

I for one am very glad they dropped the buyout on Richt. Makes it a whole lot easier to get rid of him if (when) he doesn’t perform.

robodawg

June 11th, 2012
4:48 pm

We need an 8 team playoff, chosen by a selection committee, to keep all the conferences happy. Quarterfinals take place in New Year’s Day bowl games to keep those money grubbers happy. And college football gets a real champion.

Old Dog

June 12th, 2012
7:28 am

“Poach our Coach?” We should only wish. If that is McGarrity’s thinking and someone did take Richt off our hands, I would personally thank McGarrity for a job well done – get rid of Richt and no payout needed. Then we could start our rebuilding process.

AlmaDawg

June 12th, 2012
8:09 am

Get rid of Richt and no payout needed. Then we could start our rebuilding process.

It’s the only way. But it appears that McGarity is going to waste a few more years on Richt.

Dawg Fud

June 12th, 2012
9:37 am

“I am committed but still looking around.”

Then you are not committed. Look up the definition of the word and get back to us, Mr. Henry.

Don’t get me wrong – I am not faulting the kid. Just don’t say you are committed when you don’t understand what it means.

Old Dog

June 12th, 2012
11:21 am

Old Dog

June 12th, 2012
11:22 am

Enter yoThis Old Dog needs a young male Puppy for messing around with, meet me in front of Swinging Richards tonight

Dawg Fud

June 12th, 2012
11:23 am

Oldie, I am 25 and well hung, how about Me, just a little acne problem, but with us doing the Hanky Panky, it should clear up in no time, with all that Vitamin E I’ll be swallowing.

AlmaDawg

June 12th, 2012
11:24 am

Dudes, let’s talk football, and those really tight pants our fellas wear, lot’s of Manclevage shows. Yummy

GA>lsu

June 12th, 2012
11:27 am

this year, Ga’s D will shut down lsu’s overrated offense and win the SEC!!! Dogs–back on top!

gawgadawg

June 12th, 2012
11:32 am

gtbob is president of the georgie techie DOUBLE DUMB ASS CLUB AND HIS 92 POUND WIFE DOES NOT ALLOW HIM TO TALK AT HOME OR SHE WILL KICK HIS YELLER ASS. SO HE GET ON THE GEORGIA BLOG AND RUNS HIS DIARRHEA MOUTH BUT DOES NOT MAKE MUCH SENSE AS HE SUFFER FROM A VOID BETWEEN HIS EARS

All Saints

June 12th, 2012
2:06 pm

With the football season fast approaching, please note that we’ll be resuming our weekly silent prayer for our martyred Saint Jan Kemp soon. As always, we ask that you approach this moment with awe and reverence.

14 Titles

June 12th, 2012
3:46 pm

14 titles, 2 of the last 3, going for 15 in 2012!

ga: only title in 1980??? 32 years ago???? did they wear facemasks way back then??

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

June 12th, 2012
7:46 pm

@ Lydia:

“Was it Grantham?”

Excellent question my dear!!!!! Let’s us all know immediately that you don’t know beans about coaches or professors.

A more appropriate comment/question might be “Is it Lydia?”

THE MAJOR DAWG

June 13th, 2012
8:09 am

Realignment is easy, put AUBURN in the East where they should be and Missouri in the West since they are the most west team.

Play nine games.