Notes between football practices . . .

   Looking for your football fix?  Georgia hasn’t practiced the past couple of days but will be back at it late this afternoon, the fifth of 15 spring football  practices allowed under NCAA rules.  The Dogs also will practice Thursday and Friday. So we’ll have plenty of football fodder the rest of the week.

    Meanwhile, a few other things:

     — So as of Monday Georgia had not sought permission from Virginia Commonwealth to interview Anthony Grant for the Bulldogs’ basketball coaching vacancy. But you’ll wonder why not after reading this piece by the Washington Post’s Michael Wilbon.

   – Sweet 16 games to watch if you’re tracking coaches thought to be high on Georgia’s wish list: Mike Anderson’s Missouri vs. Memphis at 9:37 p.m. on Thursday. And Jeff Capel’s Oklahoma vs. Syracuse at 7:27 p.m. on Friday.

   — When Georgia plays Georgia Tech in baseball at Tech on Wednesday, the game will match two of the nation’s top three teams, according to this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll. The poll ranks Georgia No. 1 and Tech No. 3.

 

    Your thoughts about Grant, Anderson, Capel, etc.? Or, if you prefer, your thoughts about Week 2 of spring ball?

 

24 comments Add your comment

K-DAWG

March 24th, 2009
8:48 am

Come on Damon,as least get permission to talk with Grant, before another college grabs him up, Alabama has already asked for permission.

tenn.DAWG

March 24th, 2009
9:10 am

Anthony Grant should no doubt be the leader.He’s gotta be chomping,(no pun intended) at the bit to go to a high profile program that he can build from the ground up.With the commitment UGA is making toward basketball and the fertile recruiting within a 75 mile radius of Athens,I think it has to be the most attractive opening out there.Not to mention it’s in the SEC.

griffdawg1

March 24th, 2009
9:25 am

waiting to see what alabama offers Grant might not be such a bad idea.

innocent bystander

March 24th, 2009
9:27 am

Many thanks for the link to Michael Wilbon’s column in the Washington Post. He makes a powerful case for the VCU Coach. Here’s hoping that UGA makes a run at him before it’s too late (something that Mark Bradley has been pleading for days). With Alabama, UVA and maybe eventually even UK in the hunt passivity is the last thing we need.

Right On Time

March 24th, 2009
9:55 am

Since they have not even asked for permission to talk to him, I would guess he is not the targeted candidate. If that is the case, is it Capel, Anderson or someone that is not being talked about? Is there a chance Grant’s link to and possible future courting by florida would deter Evans? I’m sure he does not want another Tubby type defection. 2 of the last 5 coaches leaving for other SEC East schools would be tough to handle. He is taking his time, that is for sure. What was the time period between Donnan and Richt, 40-50 days?

Blindog

March 24th, 2009
10:08 am

Hire Bobby Knight and put Georgia back on the map.We would have 3 or 4 years of exciting basketball and he would leave us with a house full of talent for years to come. Whats not to like about that?

uga_b

March 24th, 2009
11:04 am

I think I am going to try and make the game tomorrow. Tech has a really nice facility and these teams always seem to play interesting games. Be nice to see the Dawgs firsthand!

RxDawg

March 24th, 2009
11:29 am

Bobby Knight is a tool and a has-been. He had his day, but I don’t want him coaching my dawgs.

Pago Flyer

March 24th, 2009
11:45 am

You just have that feeling that the UGA AD will hire a brother.

Cuz

March 24th, 2009
11:46 am

Bobby Knight and Mike Adams, your’e kidding me right. There is not a room or colisieum big enough to put those two egos together. Not going to happen.

If we do not get Grant, how do we get the “higher profile” coaches to come to an admitted football school? Go for Grant.

Cuz

March 24th, 2009
11:47 am

Brother of who?

TommyP

March 24th, 2009
12:15 pm

Big fan of Grant and even bigger fan of Mike Anderson. Proven winner at a mid-major and now a major university.

1) Anderson
2) Grant
3) Capel

Bryan G.

March 24th, 2009
1:29 pm

I can’t understand why they haven’t inquired about Grant. Capel seems like a long shot, frankly.

Whopper Dawg

March 24th, 2009
1:47 pm

Grant, hands down. Perfect, perfect fit. Sell him on UGA and he can turn it into a contender every year.

82dawg

March 24th, 2009
1:55 pm

Just get ONE of them! To strike out with all three would be another blow to a program that just can’t take any more. If UGA comes out of this forced to settle for another small conference hopeful, it will just end up being more of the same for another five years.

AJGREENFAN

March 24th, 2009
2:43 pm

Imagine if UGA had a coach who could keep in-state talent in the state! Roster could shape out something like:

Jodie Meeks
Al-Farouqh Aminu
Toney Douglass
Kivortney Barber
Darrell Sumners

Geeeez loueeeez

AltamahaDawg

March 24th, 2009
2:55 pm

Ask TN and FL how hiring a small conference hopeful is working out for them? Wasn’t Tubby when we hired him. Weren’t they all at some point? Fairly rare that coaches make lateral moves from one major conference job to another very often. And pretty generous to say its lateral in UGA’s case. Just hire the right guy, wherever he is now.

reservoirDAWG

March 24th, 2009
4:52 pm

I couldn’t agree more Alt.

Cuz

March 24th, 2009
5:37 pm

I want to agree with reservoirdawg who is agreeing with Altamaha.

And everyone quit mentioning the guy at Augusta State. Other than the Masters and a decent minor league baseball team, that is about all the sports we have in Augusta.

AltamahaDawg

March 24th, 2009
9:14 pm

Cuz, anytime you are agreeing with somebody, who is agreeing with me…..you know where I stand on that.

SamoanDawg

March 24th, 2009
9:31 pm

Go for Grant.. he used to coach with Billy Donovan.. Billy already won two back to back.. so, why not? He has been there. He looks young and energetic.. could relate well with the players. My only concern is, can he bring in top talents to Athens?

savannah dawg

March 24th, 2009
9:54 pm

I don’t care who we get. Just make sure he is a winner and turns Georgia into a winner!

ASUdawg

March 25th, 2009
3:04 pm

Disagree with you cuz. Dip Metress is an excellent coach and has brought basketball to life in Augusta. But, itll be a hard sell for UGA to look at a D2 coach. But, He will be on the next level at a mid major very soon. Wish he would stay around Aug. though.

Lane

March 25th, 2009
3:15 pm

Sam Mitchell was mentioned earlier, not sure if he is in the mix.
Played at Mercer and was a Head Coach in the NBA.
As a player in the NBA, the ultimate over achiever – disciplined, great work ethic – not drafted