Richt and Meyer unlikely allies, but it’s true

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

This just in: Mark Richt and Urban Meyer agree. No, this isn’t about where to play the Georgia-Florida game.

This is about SEC rules that have no counterpart in the ACC rules. The SEC doesn’t allow assistant football coaches to attend coaching clinics in their home states unless the coach is a speaker. The ACC has no such restriction.

According to Richt and Meyer: Advantage, ACC.

Onlineathens.com and Yahoo Sports both had entries about this, from the SEC spring meeting in Destin, Fla.

“Any time there’s a function, especially a gathering of high school coaches, we want the same access of everybody else in the country and everybody else in our state, especially,” Richt said. “We don’t want to have a function going on in our state and our rivals can go and we can’t. That’s not good at all. That doesn’t help the Southeastern Conference. It doesn’t help Georgia.”

Meyer has the same issue with the ACC’s Florida State.

“You hate to have an ACC school get there and an SEC school can’t,” Meyer said.

“It happens enough to where it could be an issue,” Richt said. “All the high school coaches, they don’t know our rules and they don’t probably care about our rules. All they know is they go to a function and everybody in the ACC is there. Georgia Tech is there and Georgia’s not. That’s not a good thing.”

58 comments Add your comment

BAMA STAN

May 28th, 2009
7:33 am

12 NATIONAL TITLES – 21 SEC TITLES!!!

“Georgia Tech is there and Georgia’s not. That’s not a good thing”

I tell you what else is not a good thing – UGA’s DEFENSE!!!!!!

RRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!

bamaPROBATION

May 28th, 2009
7:44 am

bamaSTAN, serious question, when is it going to be announced that bama football is getting two years probation and losing two scholly’s? It’s a foregone conclusion and most bama fans accept that will be the punishment but no one has mentioned when it will be announced. Anyone know? (I hear the track team will get hit hard)

Lame Kitten

May 28th, 2009
8:04 am

What’s the best thing to ome out of Alabama?
I-20

Ken

May 28th, 2009
8:07 am

pretty Funny BAMA STAN

now shut up

JB

May 28th, 2009
8:08 am

We really don’t care about what’s going on at Bama………Back to back number 1 classes raises some eyebrows….I guess they are just out working S. Cal, Texas, Florida, Ohio St., Penn St. etc.
Hope that’s the case for Bama Stan’s sake……we’ll see…..

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
8:27 am

To Bama Stan

Let me get this straight – you’re trashing UGA’s defense? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. UGA’s defense was bad, but Bama’s defense was so good it allowed 21 points in the first quarter to Utah. It also allowed a total of 62 points in your final two games. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
8:29 am

Yeah, it’s easy to have back to back #1 recruiting classes when you offer 30 scholarships every year. Check out the number of those athletes that actually get admitted and then compile a ranking. Bama wouldn’t be #1.

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
8:31 am

To Bama Stan

You keep harping on 12 National Titles (many are disputed) and 21 SEC titles (some of those, too, are disputed).

When was the last time Bama won either? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

John

May 28th, 2009
8:35 am

AMEN Grinch……Couldn’t have said it better myself!!!!!!!!

Go Dawgs!!!!!

Grinch REALLY

May 28th, 2009
8:39 am

A Dawg fan talking about recruiting kids that can’t meet the lowest standard possible? REALLY,
REALLY

78 DAWG

May 28th, 2009
8:43 am

Cry bamy su*ks, so do the gayturds and the nerds!

OH 78!

May 28th, 2009
8:48 am

78, what do cry bamy, gayturds and nerds all have in common? They all thrashed the pups.
Question – how many points would cry bamy have scored if they had played the 2nd half?
Question – which school loses and begins a barrage of excuses (we didn’t have a week off, it’s not a nuetral site [I don't think Bama or Tech cared if Sanford Stadium was nuetral], one of our players was injured, it rained), insults (see all above) and accusations (you cheat [also an excuse], you’re gonna be on probation……….)?

Chuck

May 28th, 2009
9:26 am

Grinch – this one will make your head explode.

Please go find a player Georgia recruited that was off limits for most other schools for academic purposes.

Please find that name. Until you do, the world will know you’re an ignorant wretch.

(Hint: you won’t, so go ahead and admit you were talking out of your posterior)

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
9:26 am

To OH 78!!

Please show me one excuse that came from me after our 3 losses. There were none. We got beat. I accepted that quickly. I don’t make excuses.

Now, about those “nuetral” fields. “Nuetral”? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
9:30 am

To Grinch REALLY

So you want to talk about standards? Are you a yellow jacket fan? I’ve read many questioning whether Favors was going to be admitted. You also signed a bb player who we released after our coaching change. How is that? According to morons such as yourself, the bulldogs only recruit dumb athletes. Your team also failed to meet the apr.

One last thing: Stephon Marbury…..smart athletes……Reggie Ball…..smart athletes……BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
9:36 am

To Chuck

My head didn’t explode. FEW athletes are “off limits to other schools. I guess you’re a snobby yellow jacket fan. You know, the kind that likes to spout off about tough academics for your “smarter than yours” athletes. Like that academic bastion you call a basketball team? Will Favors get admitted? What school COULDN’T have recruited him based on academics? NONE!! Reggie Ball, Stephon Marbury……should I go on? Paul Johnson claiming he will go head to head with the bulldogs for the top talent in the state. How is that? After all, according to dolts like you, the yellow jackets only go after “smart” athletes and georgia gets the “dumb” ones.

Now, ignorant wretch, time for you to get your head out of your, or someone elses, posterior.

Bama is a school for tools bags

May 28th, 2009
9:41 am

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I love my sister oops...i meant my wife

May 28th, 2009
9:43 am

We have the best fotbal program ever roll tide (choke masters!!!!!!)
We might beat UGA last year and auburn but FLA butt rape us on national TV ROLL TIDE ROLL ON OUT OF HERE

Bamer Jammer

May 28th, 2009
9:57 am

The Tide is much better than UGA ever will be. Last year we beat you like I beat my wife/sister. Haw haw. And this year we will beat you like I beat my wife/cousin. And next year we will beat you again like I beat my wife/mother. RRROOOOOLLLLLL TTTIIIIIDDDEEEEE!

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
10:03 am

By the way, Chuck, are you the guy who also posts as Chuck Allison? Yeah, thought so.

ATL Dawg

May 28th, 2009
10:04 am

Bama Stan,

You have EVERY right in the world to crow after the beatdown Bama put on UGA last year. Let the world know just how good BAMA is!

Question – where were you when Bama was taking those beat downs before Saban arrived? I didn’t hear a word out of you then. Did you suddenly crawl out from your trailer to proclaim to the world how good Bama is now?

Question – will you be on here yelling and proclaiming to the world just how good Bama is if Saban does unexpectantly have a bad year? I hope so because you can’t be a fan of your team only in the good times.

Peace out!

reservoirDAWG

May 28th, 2009
10:25 am

On the topic at hand, it does not seem right for one conference to have it one way and another not. What are other conferences rules on this?

larryhmunsonthe3rd

May 28th, 2009
10:26 am

bama has beat us once this decade and they talk trash wow

SEC Observer

May 28th, 2009
10:30 am

I know Alabama claims 12 NC and 21 SEC titles, on the other hand if you check the NCAA stats you will find out that Alabama has committed the most violations! far more than anybody else and to be honest with you I don’t think any of their championships was achieved without a violation. on my mind they are cheaters with 0 title!! sorry Bama that is the truth, and I welcome any debate!

Rebel Rouser

May 28th, 2009
10:30 am

Hey Bama Stain…The Tides defense isn’t any good either…Utah and Florida showed that…at least Georgia came back and stuck it to Bama in the second half of their game ..if you guys are so great you would have shut Georgia down the whole game…great teams do that you know? Get ready for at least four losses this year…you’ll be crying and I’ll be grinning.Where have you guys been the past ten years? One good season doesn’t mean sh_t in the SEC trailor boy! Ole Miss and LSU are going to take you down this yeart…count on it!

Rabun Dawg

May 28th, 2009
10:31 am

Bammer Jammer, the last time I looked, UGA and Bama do not play in 2009 nor 2010, so how is it that you are going to put that beating on us? Might I add that your references as to whom else you beat is quite childish, and I would think an embarrassment to most of the good folks from ALA!!

CJW80

May 28th, 2009
10:49 am

Hey bamastan your daddyuncle must be real proud of how smart you are, How is the sister dating thing going?

Tide rising

May 28th, 2009
10:53 am

Bama Stan,

Thanks for pi$$ing off everyobdy with your cheap shot and building up a lot of anti-Alabama hating out there. You did Bama and Bama fans no favors with that post.

Tide rising

May 28th, 2009
11:01 am

SEC Observor,

I can’t debate everybody on here just because Bama Stan inflamed everyone but I will take an issue with your point that Bama has more violations than anyone. Out of our 9 legit national titles (4 consensus, 5 split) I’ve never heard any reasonably intelligent person say that we got all of them through cheating. What are you going to do? Go back to the 1960s and 70s and unearth all this proof of cheating? You have zero proof. If you can prove all or even a single national title was won with cheating I’ll give you 5k. All you have to do is prove it.

Secondly, Alabama has had 2 majors infractions cases brought against it with both in the 90s and the 2nd set of penalties handed down in 2002. I won’t mention any names but there are 2 major SEC programs whose fans are all over this blog who are tied for 3rd with several other programs with 6 major infractions cases against them. Those are the facts and this is verified with the NCAA.

RealityYech

May 28th, 2009
11:08 am

I am so cool. I get blogging urges all the time, even at 2 and 3 am, after a fun night out with my friends (drinking Mike’s Hard Lemonade and sword fighting). I like you The Grinch……

murfdawg

May 28th, 2009
11:08 am

Hey Bama Stan,
How did you like Hoover this year? 0-2 and bar-b-que!!!
Can you stfu for a week?

Jacket since 1997

May 28th, 2009
11:08 am

ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING WITH THE PUPS TO CRY ABOUT

Diamond Dawg

May 28th, 2009
11:10 am

It hasn’t been that long since La Monroe bamers so don’t get high and mighty on us after one win over UGA and Auburn. You did well in a down year in the SEC west but Florida and Utah are still scoring at will on you which shows you will start over this year with a rookie quarterback after losing alot of starters!

Maddog

May 28th, 2009
11:15 am

Tide Rising – good rational post. I think UA will do good this year, but not totally due to great players and great coaches. I saw where you have 7 games at home. 7!! You also play one game on a neutral field (GA Dome). You play Auburn away, but I don’t know what to expect from them this year. That leaves three other road games – Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State. Not exactly scary road trips.

I always felt Saban’s effect on the program would be seen in year 3 or 4, but you lost a lot of experience from last year, so I’m now leaning towards year 4. Not trying to tick you off, but your schedule this year is really in your favor.

I do wish we could play again this year. No smack talk about “payback” and junk like that. Simply put, I would like to play Bama every year.

Bamafan

May 28th, 2009
11:18 am

Bama Stan is just trying to have fun with you and me!! I am not going to get in a he or she said who beat who with the dawgs fans because my favorite 2 teams are the crimson tide and the dawgs. Just
remember Bama Stan is trying to act like Roswell Ed and that makes us Bama fans look bad!! The teams I make fun of are the kitty kats from the toxic dump in east Alabama and UcheaT with boy blunder!! Thanks Bama Stan for the great message today!!

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
11:19 am

To Jacket since 1997

Two things.

1. “ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING WITH THE PUPS TO CRY ABOUT”. I guess grammar is not your strong suit. Are you a 5th grader or something??

2. So what were you prior to 1997? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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Obama hates Cheney's bald head the most

May 28th, 2009
11:25 am

I do have to admit the power Bama Stan has on these blogs, i mean he really torques the crowd.

LIKE UTAH DID TO YOU!!! HHHHHHAAAAAAAAA!!!!

UGA’s loss isn’t nearly as bad because as you remind us, 12 NC 21 SEC’s
Utah= non of those.

UGA alum '03

May 28th, 2009
11:41 am

ATL Dawg,
Well, Bama Stan disappeared for a couple months immediately following Alabama’s Sugar Bowl loss, so he will probably do the same thing the next time Alabama is anything less than perfect.

Lenny in Ludowici

May 28th, 2009
12:54 pm

We’s some smack talkers on this here bloggin spot. Shoot, we’s the only ones I know of that can talk smack to teams that whooped our tails last year. That’s some big old test tickles we got, uhhh-huhhh.

I tell ya’ what though, if I ever see one of them bama or yeller jacket or flarda fellas down here I’m gonna jump outta my pick up truck with my scatter gun and have some fun. Then I’m gonna take their hides down to the taxi dermy fella and have his hide mounted so I can put it up in the livin’ room of my double wide.

jacketbacker

May 28th, 2009
1:19 pm

sounds fair to me!

45-42!!!!

THWG

Tech fan

May 28th, 2009
1:24 pm

Tell you aur Defense needs to get better too…we can’t keep winning this year by just out scoring folks..

Diamond Dawg

May 28th, 2009
1:58 pm

Jacketbacker, You’ve won 1 in a row! At least win enough to make this a legit rivalry!

The Grinch

May 28th, 2009
2:01 pm

To RealityYech imposter

The most pathetic of all bloggers is the total loser who takes another’s post name and uses it to post worthless drivel. Oops! Didn’t mean to hurt you feelings, however, if the shoe fits……

Big Bee

May 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

Thought this was going to be ‘tween Dawgs and Bama, but now you are pulling GT into this mess. Leave us alone, we don’t have a dog(’scuse the pun) in this fight.

bp

May 28th, 2009
8:21 pm

Where did the great Coach Paul Johnson play college football?

yogi2

May 29th, 2009
4:11 am

Bama Fans favorite saying when caught cheating Well everbody does it!
or Well thares the caught and uncaught. I have heard the same ole B.S.
for the past forty years THank God for I-20

Brewer

May 29th, 2009
9:07 am

bp: Does it matter? Where did the great CPJ beat the Dawgs last year? Get ready for BOHICA this November.

And another thing… If UF and UGA as so far superior to FSU and GT then why are they crying about this? If Natty Light advertised 10 times more than Sam Adams and in places where SA couldn’t advertise, I still wouldn’t pick that crap over a Sam Adams. I get the point that Richt and Meyer are trying to make, but they’re conceding at least some equality and I know that’s a hard pill for some SEC fans to swallow.

gte268p

May 29th, 2009
12:09 pm

What’s this? Richt crying about the ACC? I thought the ACC was no competition for you people! If the SEC is so God-givenly superior like all uga fans keep deluding themselves with, then this isn’t even a story!

Jimmy in Gainesville

May 29th, 2009
9:21 pm

What defense does the Georgia folks keep talking about? We didn’t have a defense last year. And we probably won’t have one this year. We’re ranked around 15th. Where would be ranked if we had a defensive coordinator who could coach? I’ve said it over and over and over and over again …. Willie needs to go.