Ten@10: Mark Richt says Will Muschamp’s Florida victory guarantee ‘a good thing’

Mark Richt has been receiving warm welcomes on the annual Bulldog Club tour, which stopped in Albany Tuesday night. (AJC photo by Curtis Compton)

Mark Richt has been receiving warm welcomes on the annual Bulldog Club tour, which stopped in Albany Tuesday night. (AJC photo by Curtis Compton)

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Football coach Mark Richt was speaking again Tuesday night, this time down in Albany on the latest stop of the Bulldog Club tour. Gentry Estes of Dawgs247.com was on the scene and asked Richt about two things specifically: (1) Had he heard the remarks of Florida coach Will Muschamp guaranteeing a Gator victory in Jacksonville in late October? (2) And what’s this stuff about Ken Malcome being listed fourth team behind Caleb King, Carlton Thomas and walkon Brandon Harton on the recently-released post-spring depth chart?

On Question 1, Richt said he was “notified immediately by plenty of people” of Muschamp’s remarks. As for his reaction to it, Estes reports Richt said with a smile, “I thought that was a good thing.”

As for Harton being ahead of Malcome, Richt said: “It’s just the way we saw it. We just laid the depth chart out as to how they performed in the spring. … From the beginning of spring until the end, (Harton) was the best runner we had. He ran the ball better than anybody in the spring. Washaun [Ealey] missed a bunch, and Ken Malcome missed a bunch. . . . The kid [Harton], he showed us something.”

You can read Estes’ full report HERE. And here is a link to the Albany Herald’s coverage of the event.

2. Matt Stinchcomb and his buddies are at it again. The annual “Countdown to Kickoff” UGA football celebration he organizes along with his brother Jon Stinchcomb and former Georgia quarterback David Greene has grown so much over the last six years that it now has to be spread out over several days of the summer to fit it all in.

The first leg of this year’s event kicks off on Saturday, June 4, with “Dawgs for Kids Night” at Maggiano’s in Buckhead. It’s a fundraiser dinner — beneficiaries include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Transplant Foundation — that features silent and live auctions for UGA memorabilia and special prizes. Among the prize packages fans can bid on is a “real gameday experience,” in which fans can ride to Sanford Stadium on the team bus, go through the Dawg Walk and remain with the team during pregame warmups on the field.

“Georgia has been great about giving us access and opportunity to put together some really neat stuff from an experience standpoint,” said Stinchcomb, a former All-SEC offensive lineman (1995-98). “As Georgia fans, this stuff is as good as it gets.”

There is also the “Celebrity Dawgleg Golf Classic” on July 15 at the UGA Golf Course and the “Fan Festival” on July 16 at the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens. That’s when former and current Georgia players gather to provide autographs for and take pictures with Georgia fans. Information on tickets and other Countdown to Kickoff activities is available at ugakickoff.com.

D.J Shockley is hoping to get back to the NFL through the UFL, where he'll play for the Omaha Nighthawks this summer.

D.J Shockley is hoping to get back to the NFL through the UFL, where he'll play for the Omaha Nighthawks this summer.

3. Quarterback D.J. Shockley, captain of Georgia’s 2005 SEC Championship team, is guest host of this year’s Countdown to Kickoff. I spoke to Shockley briefly on Tuesday and found out he’s still pursuing his professional football dreams. In a couple of weeks Shockley will be heading up to Omaha, Neb., to rejoin the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL (United Football League).

“It’s a situation where I just feel like I can still play,” Shockley said. “I was only with the Falcons for four years, so my arm’s still good, my body’s still good and I still feel like I can play. It’s another chance for me to display to NFL teams that I can still play at a high level. So having the chance to still play is awesome. And the talent level in the UFL is very good. It’s a made up of a lot of guys who have been in the NFL and are trying to get back. So the competition level is high. I think it’s  great league to get better and also to get film so the NFL can see you.”

In Omaha, Shockley will be joined by former Bulldogs and NFL veterans George Foster and Jermaine Phillips. I’ll have more later on Shockley, “Greenie” and the Stinchcombs.

4. Speaking of former Dogs, after winning the competition on the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday night, UGA letterman Hines Ward thanked the “Bulldog Nation” and the “Steeler Nation” for helping with the voting. In the meantime, Ward seems to have captured the rest of the nation with the infectious smile and warm demeanor that his football fans have known for years. He had an email exchange with our radio and TV reporter Rodney Ho earlier this week. And here is a link to an early video of Hines explaining why he decided this was something he might want to do. Congratulations, Hines. All that and a Super Bowl MVP, too!

5. Junior pitcher Michael Palazzone has put together a spectacular season for the Bulldogs and is the main reason they were able to secure an SEC Tournament bid after missing out on the eight-team event last season. Now there’s a good chance they could lose the right-hander after this season.

Georgia opens tournament play against No. 3-ranked Vanderbilt tonight at 8:30 p.m. and, once again, Palazzone (9-3, 3.17 ERA) will take the mound with much on the line. The Bulldogs (28-28) need to win at least three games in the tournament in order to secure NCAA regional bid. In case you missed it, I wrote about Palazzone in my SEC tournament preview.

But regardless of what happens in the tournament, Palazzone has already made a favorable impression on scouts and will likely get taken in the Major League Baseball Draft June 5-7. Though he doesn’t light up the radar gun with his power – he can throw in the high 80s — Palazzone makes his living by changing speeds and throwing any one of three pitches at any time. That and his stellar worksheet in the toughest league in America (7-2, 3.22) may be enough to earn early notice in the draft this time.

Palazzone (6-2, 197) has been drafted twice before. He was selected in the 18th round by the Atlanta Braves coming out of Lassiter High School and went to the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round (960th pick overall) last year (because he was 21 years old). Now 22, Palazzone said it’s still his dream to play professional baseball. Don’t be surprised if he goes fast as he has the additional leverage of being able to come back to UGA to play his senior season.

“I really don’t know what to expect,” Palazzone said. “There are 30 teams out there. I’m just hoping one of them takes an interest in me.”

6. Defending women’s champion Chelsey Gullickson of UGA and three members of the men’s tennis team were set to begin play in the singles portion of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday.

Gullickson will open up her defense of her national indidual title against Clemson’s Keri Wong at 1 p.m. in the first-round of the 64-player draw. Wil Spencer, Sadio Doumbia and Javier Garrapiz were representing the Bulldogs, who got knocked out of the team portion of the tournament with a 4-0 loss to Southern Cal in the semifinals. Spencer will play at 1 p.m. ET against Louisville’s Austen Childs, while Doumbia will face Gonzalo Escobar of Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m., and Garrapiz will battle the Red Raiders’ Raony Carvalho at 6:30 p.m. In the women’s draw,

The 32-team doubles tournament begins Thursday, with Garrapiz-Hernus Pieters and Gullickson-Kate Fuller representing Georgia.

Georgia men’s players have won the NCAA Singles title four times: Mikael Pernfors in 1984 and 1985, and Matias Boeker in 2001 and 2002. Pernfors beat teammate George Bezecny for the crown in 1985. The Bulldogs have won three NCAA doubles titles including Ola Malmqvist and Allen Miller in 1983, Boeker and Travis Parrott in 2001, and John Isner and Antonio Ruiz in 2005.

Gullickson became the third player in Georgia history to win the NCAA women’s crown last year and the first since Angela Lettiere in 1994. Lisa Spain won the title in 1984.

The Georgia men reached the semifinals of this year’s team tournament before falling Monday to Southern Cal, while the women advanced to the quarterfinals where they were upended by Stanford.

7. Speaking of the tennis, one of the Georgia’s alums, John Isner, gave the professional tennis world a thrill on Tuesday when he almost pulled off an upset of No. 1 Rafael Nadal inthe first round of the French Open. At one point the 6-foot-9 Isner had Nadal on the ropes with his serve-and-volley game before eventually falling 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4 in the first round. It was the first timne in 40 career matches in the French Open that Nadal had been stretched to five sets.

“What it came down to is the way he played in the fourth and fifth sets,” Isner told The Associated Press. “I haven’t seen tennis like that, ever.”

Said Nadal: “Quite clearly,” this is a match that I could have lost.”

8. It was a red-letter day for UGA athletics with regard to academics this week as the NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate report.  Eight Georgia sports teams were among the top three in the SEC, including men’s golf with a perfect score of 1,000. The football team’s score of 976 APR tied Florida for second, only one point behind league-leading Vanderbilt.

The APR, now in its sixth year, measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. It also serves as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10 academic years. NCAA sports falling below the established point cutoff of 925 are subject to penalties including scholarship reductions. UGA will not incur any penalties as all 20 NCAA Bulldog sports were significantly above the cutoff score.

“These scores are indicative of a great deal of effort and hard work by our student-athletes,” said Georgia AD Greg McGarity. “Our coaches and academic counseling staff have done an excellent job of supporting our student-athletes and we’ll continue those efforts to keep improving and performing at a high level.”

Other Bulldog teams ranking among the SEC’s top three include women’s basketball (2nd), women’s cross country (2nd), women’s swimming and diving (2nd), men’s indoor track and field (3rd), men’s outdoor track and field (3rd), and women¹s indoor track and field (3rd).

Eleven UGA teams1 increased their team scores over last year, including men’s basketball (946). Coach Mark Fox’s Bulldogs saw four seniors graduate this spring.

9. Georgia’s softball team will be reaching some rare air if it can get by Baylor in the NCAA Super Regional in Athens this weekend. If the Bulldogs (50-12) can win the best-of-three series, they will advance to the College World Series for a third year in a row. They already were the only team in the country to reach the national Final Four in 2009 and 2010.

This year’s team features eight seniors who have will leave UGA as the most successful group ever recruited to Georgia: Jennie Auger, Alisa Goler, Brianna Hesson, Sarah McCloud, Katie Murphy, Taylor Scholpy, Laura Trout and Megan Wiggins. I’ll be profiling that group later this week. The series against the Bears (43-12) begins Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

10. THIS & THAT: Georgia also claimed second place in the annual SECall-sports competition sponsored by the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. The Bulldogs were boosted by SEC championships in men’s tennis and women’s swimming and diving, second-place finish in women’s tennis and third in women’s basketball, men’s outdoor track and field, and gymnastics. Florida took first place. Georgia last won the overall SEC All-Sports Trophy in 2005-06. . . .

For those who missed the SEC Track & Field Championships in Athens on May 12-15, ESPNU will air a two-hour highlight show tonight from 8-10 p.m. The UGA men finished third at the meet with 99 points as juniors Brian Moore (javelin) and Matt Cleaver (3000-meter steeplechase) won individual titles while freshman Justin Welch (hammer throw) and T.J. Davilmar (shot put) had runner-up finishes in their events. The Lady Bulldogs were fourth with 94 points as junior Nikola Lomnicka won her second consecutive hammer throw crown and sophomore Maria Augutis captured the triple jump title with a personal-best effort. . . . The track teams compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind., on Thursday. The three-day meet will determine which competitors advance to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 8-11. . . .

The 12th-ranked Georgia men’s golf team squeaked by in the NCAA Colorado Regional and qualified for the championship round of the NCAA tournament, which begins next Tuesday in Stillwater, Okla. The 30 teams in the field will play 54 holes of stroke play, which will determine the individual champion. The top eight teams then will move on to match play to crown the team champion. If the Bulldogs are to claim a third national title (they won in 1999 and 2005), they’ll have to play better in the tournament’s first round. Georgia has carded its worst round on the first day of all but one tournament it has played in this season.

142 comments Add your comment

Worm

May 25th, 2011
10:15 am

dirty727

May 25th, 2011
10:16 am

Columbus Dawg

May 25th, 2011
10:17 am

If he was “The best runner we had”, then why was he not listed above the ever under achieving King?

Calhoundawg

May 25th, 2011
10:18 am

1st! Go Dawgs !!!!

ATL Fan

May 25th, 2011
10:20 am

Will, can you be any more clear about who you’ll beat in “late October?”

dirty727

May 25th, 2011
10:20 am

It doesn’t matter Columbus Dawg I. Crowell’s going to take the starting job when he gets up there

WtfWruthnkn

May 25th, 2011
10:22 am

BecaUse there is more to being a running back than just running

JB

May 25th, 2011
10:24 am

We know Muschamp will die one day….We know he pay’s taxes on his huge Texas salary the last few years, or he would be in Jail. We know Texas gave up a lot of yards and points last year. What none of us know is if he’ll beat Georgia this year. He can chomp all he wants. When he’s done it, then, OK.

JB

May 25th, 2011
10:25 am

And by the way. 2 or 3 of these latest players to commit out of state… Is by design, not lack of effort. We only have 18 or spots next year, and we are loaded at DB with what’s coming in this year. Georgia needs BEEF. Not skinny 5′9″ DB’s…sorry, had to inform…..

Herschel Talker

May 25th, 2011
10:27 am

Of course Richt sees it as a good thing. Because he is a MORON. It’s good to know that our coach needs other coaches to fire up our kids because he sure as heck isn’t doing it. Lord please just get rid of this clown so that we can bring in a winner in 2012 and right this ship.

At this point I think Richt is stupider than even Ray Goff.

dga

May 25th, 2011
10:31 am

I was thinking the exact same thing Columbus Dawg. What kind of sense does that make?

JB

May 25th, 2011
10:32 am

Herschel. your heart is getting ahead of your mind. We are all disappointed. I to think he has made coaching and recruiting mistakes the last 3-4 years, but give the man some credit for what he has accomplished at UGA.

ugaclassof2004

May 25th, 2011
10:36 am

I can’t think of a more irrelevant matchup coming into this football season than Florida vs. UGA. Both teams will be lucky to win 8 games this year. Florida’s offense was AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL last season! And UGA’s defense is equally atrocious. I don’t anticipate either of these things being substantially better this year. South Carolina, even with Stephen Garcia’s problems, should still win the pathetic SEC EAST this season. They have the most experienced talent right now and they’re the champs until someone dethrones them.

Also,DJ Shockley’s “pursuing his professional football dreams” by being an Omaha Blackhawk??? LOL! Sorry DJ, but I think the dream is over. LOL! But on a serious side, why doesn’t DJ consider going into coaching? Am I the only one who thinks he would be good at that?

Top Row Dog

May 25th, 2011
10:45 am

Ogletree at linebacker, Jenkins and Geathers on the line, teams will have to pass to beat us.

The big concern is the O -Line, running game, and finding some wide receivers.

Come on Diamond Dogs pull out a miracle. And if your still here next year Coach P, take the mid week games more serious. Looks like Mercer Bears knocked us out of NCAA’s.

JB

May 25th, 2011
10:45 am

DJ giving up his dream would mean to him what the rest of us live everyday. An 8 to 5 job where you had to work. Sorry, that’s the deal.

Herschel Talker

May 25th, 2011
10:53 am

JB:

I certainly do give him credit for winn the SEC a couple of times when the rest of the league was down. However, the last 5 years show that the man just can’t play with the big boys and that the inmates have been running the asylum. We need new blood and a new form of leadership. His way hasn’t gotten it done since Van Gorder and guys like Greene, Pollack, and Shockley left the program. Enough is enough.

HT

King Gator

May 25th, 2011
10:54 am

CMR should guarantee his teams defeat in Jacksonville, same odds as CWM’s guarantee of victory – Go Gators!

Herschel Talker

May 25th, 2011
10:57 am

“If he was “The best runner we had”, then why was he not listed above the ever under achieving King?”

Great question. Because Richt is full of baloney and is completely clueless.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 25th, 2011
11:15 am

UGAclassof1984,

You really think that UGA’s defense will not be substantially any better? Ok, how about some facts or points to back that up. I see more speed, experience and I see a couple of big NT’s and two big DE’s that will be much improved over the product from last year. The only area of concern I see is at the secondary, as far as tackling goes. You give the QB less time to throw, and the RB no place to go up the middle, you create problems. You have a solid line backing corp. that will be there when they have to bounce to the outside, and you put a lick on him when he comes around. There are a couple of backs in the SEC, like Lattimore and Richardson, I think it is from Alabama that will require good team tackling, but other than that, I think the D line can control the line of scrimmage. Garcia has proved time and again, that he will throw a lot of picks when he is pressured, and UGA will pressure him. Spurrier has thrown more than one visor down because Garcia has pulled a bonehead play or been careless. He really has no choice though but to go to Garcia since Shaw, his Sophomore QB, has disappointed him so far.
UF can have all of the athletes they want but they will be learning a new coaches offense and it might be a good one in the future but, they will not learn to operate it over night, so that game is doable. It is simply a matter of confidence by UGA and getting the streak out of your mind when playing them.
I think you need to be a little more supportive of your Alma Mater. I wish I had had the chance to attend UGA, but a career in the military forced me to get my degree elsewhere. I am a big time fan and remain a solid UGA fan through the good and bad times.

GO DAWGS

UGA Insider

May 25th, 2011
11:16 am

Trust me…. I have seen it with my own eyes… we are in trouble at rb, oline and receiver this year. I hope our defense can hold people under 14 or 17 points.

RHALL55

May 25th, 2011
11:19 am

A lot of info; are the Coaches still on vacation since Dunkerman visited and only one Coach was on campus to see him; on vacation since the late offers to D Lee and J Holsey; JaQuay Williams announcing this weekend to Auburn!!! He is rated #6 player in the state and the #1 receiver in the state; if grades are not there, send him to JUCO (Lonnie Outlaw)!!! I guess the Coaching Staff is still on vacation (oops there goes another top player in the state committing to AL, FSU, or AU); I guess those schools are offering free vacation home to the UGA Staff; you snooze / you loose!!!!

Destin Dawg

May 25th, 2011
11:22 am

all big time coaches have a couple bad years in long careers… Bear Bryant, Dooley.. on & on… Strenght & Conditioning was lacking last year.. plus attitude adjustment… plus great recruiting class.. plus Granthams’ Junkyard Dawg defense…. this year will be special.. Go Dawgs !!!!

Columbus Dawg

May 25th, 2011
11:24 am

I will have to say that I do not blame Coach Richt for letting Muschamp do all the talking. Richt is just not the type to do a lot of unnessessary crap talking, and I know that UGA Insider is seeing the glass as more than half empty, but I have talked to some people who have some inside knowledge as well, and they all seem optimistic in UGA’s chances of turning the Florida series around beginning this year.

I do not know a lot about the players on UF’s QB depth chart, but I have seen enough to know that the Gators simply changing to a pro style Offense is not going to make Brantley any better as a QB. Meyer knew last year that if he did not reinstate Rainey before he went to Jax that UGA would probably win that game, and they nearly did anyway. UGA will be a good bit better in 2011, but I’m not so sure about UF in Mediocre Muschamp’s first campaign.

Ca dawg

May 25th, 2011
11:28 am

Herschel talker: you’re stupider than both.

GA Reptile

May 25th, 2011
11:33 am

Columbus Dawg – apparently, you missed Brantley trying to run the option last year. It was ugly. Switching to a pro style definitely will make Brantley a better QB by not asking him to do things that he doesn’t do well. I have my doubts about it making him a good QB, but it will make him better. If Weis can make him into a good QB, then he’s earned every penny UF is paying him.

low enthusiasm

May 25th, 2011
11:33 am

A real coach says something like “I’m not concerned about something like that. My focus is on my team.”

Richt couldn’t motivate an 18 year old to make love to a supermodel.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 25th, 2011
11:35 am

Insider,

Now why would you want people to trust you? Have you seen the WR that will be at UGA in 6′7″, Lonnie Outlaw? Is he not going to be any good at all. I will stick with what I can see and what I read in the press and at DAWGS sites.

Joey

May 25th, 2011
11:38 am

I believe there are a dozen college football head coaches, half in the SEC, that would have at least won the SEC with all of the 1st and 2nd round NFL players who have gone through the UGA program since ‘06.

That being said, Richt deserves to show what he can do this season with a QB not playing his first season, as compared to the past two years.

Do I think Richt can bring the Dawgs back? Nope. I believe UGA lost to 6 equally or less talented teams last season, and 4 in the ‘09 season. In my opinion, last season, only Auburn was more talented, and in ‘09, only UF was.

Richt’s a good guy, but when a coach making $3Million basically admits he hasn’t been “studying football,” he needs to find another profession.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 25th, 2011
11:39 am

What the Mush man said is called locker room fodder love e. CMR said exactly what he needed to say. In other words, actions will speak louder than words. Show it to me on the field. He is a mature coach, and not playing the game in the press.

Joey

May 25th, 2011
11:44 am

“they all seem optimistic in UGA’s chances of turning the Florida series around beginning this year.”
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I hope that is so, but the “law of averages” is probably our best chance there. The truth is, Richt even had a losing record vs Zook! Now who thinks Muschamp will be worse than Zook?

WDE

May 25th, 2011
11:44 am

@low enthusiasm really he seems to have motivated a darn good class to sign with us this year even coming off a losing season…are you this dumb every day?
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WDE

May 25th, 2011
11:46 am

Joey I think Mushy will be worse than Zook…he won’t get more than 2 years to win a SEC title or he is gone…he will always be a Bull Dog to Gator Nation until he does and they won’t give him a lot of time to do it.

Summit Dawg

May 25th, 2011
11:47 am

JB, you said, “give the man a chance, look at what he has accomplished at UGA!”….Yeah, the key word there is “HAS!”…..we need accomlishments now and looking toward the future!!!!!!

Summit Dawg

May 25th, 2011
11:49 am

Amen, Joey……Dittto~~~~

Dewayne

May 25th, 2011
11:49 am

People that don’t back out team and coaching staff should do 2 things! 1. Leave State 2. Find another m@#$% F#$%%^@ team and remember what we looked like before Coach Richt got here. No wonder people call us idiots look who we let speak for us hershel talker give me a break!!!

Sick 'em

May 25th, 2011
11:51 am

And Richt’s only win against Zook came on the same week that Zook got canned! Richt probably would’ve been 0-3 against Zook, but since Zook was told on Monday of Geogia week that he was not being retained after the season ended, his week of preparation for UGA was not exactly ideal. One of CMR’s wins over UF was gift wrapped!

Joey

May 25th, 2011
11:53 am

I don’t think so, WDE. I think UF’s Foley is the best AD in the country, and wouldn’t be wowed by a dufus.

Texas’s AD thought a lot of Muschamp also.

1eyedJack

May 25th, 2011
11:55 am

Rocket Science, I do believe that Lonnie Outlaw has to spend one more year at Ga. Military College. 2012 for him and Jalen Fields.

Herschel Talker you should do all us Bulldog fans a favor and cheer for Tech.

Gravy Train

May 25th, 2011
11:57 am

First off, H Talker needs to go get a life. Get behind the team or get out of the way. We better not see your fair weather self when CMR is heading back to the top. The way you talk (which is all you can do) Manboobs Johnson seems a better fit for you. Muschump making that statement is as good as the one Pat Dye made in 02. We all should thank them for going out of their way to add extra motivation to prove them wrong.
Ken Malcome was hurt during spring drills, as were many others. The new Coach T training program is part of the reason for that. The players were not accustomed to the kind of workouts that are now being done. That makes for fatigued muscles that are easier to strain and sprain. By the end of summer, those problems should be gone.

Looking at the two deep on defense, the unit should be much improved. Much emphasis has been placed on being more physical in training and practices. If you all recall, there were several contact related injuries in spring practices. That means the guys were not “thuding,” they are full on tackling to the ground at full speed.

Don’t be a chicken little like H Balker. Look at the why and how, before jumping to conclusions.

kb

May 25th, 2011
11:57 am

Herschel Talker , 2009 was an off year 2010 sucked , changes have been made, grow a pair and get over it. I suspect you are not a UGA fan . So what “big boy” other than Florida has Richt failed to beat or compete with throughout his tenure? Bama 3-1 Auburn 6-4 Tenn 6-4 LSU 3-3, South Carolina 7-3. 3 bcs bowl appearances , 7 bowl wins.

McDawg

May 25th, 2011
12:02 pm

turns out Muschamp was a gator wannabe his entire life-the more i read about him the less i like

just sayin'

May 25th, 2011
12:02 pm

Easy to have a high APR when it takes virtually no effort to pass courses and get a degree

AltamahaDawg

May 25th, 2011
12:03 pm

Has anyone else seen the proposals on standardizing class sizes (and some other timing issues) in order to curb the appearances of unethical oversigning? Can anyone see how any school president can possible NOT sign off on this?

Gravy Train

May 25th, 2011
12:05 pm

Big 12 offenses love Muschump too.

AltamahaDawg

May 25th, 2011
12:06 pm

ABH has an article on it. I’m sure it will be widely debated before the SEC meetings.

Herschel Talker

May 25th, 2011
12:06 pm

kb:

“Herschel Talker , 2009 was an off year 2010 sucked”

2006 was an off year, 2008 was an off year. Let’s not let facts get in the way.

HT

captguitarman

May 25th, 2011
12:08 pm

Too much trash talk in sports these days. I’m old enough to remember coaches telling us to shut your mouths and to “do your talking” out on the field or out on the floor since that is the only “talking” that counts. I also recall many college and professional greats like Jim Brown running into the end zone with the football (he did it lots and lots and lots of times) and just dropping the ball to the ground and trotting back to he huddle – or guys making a sack or a great tackle and not spending the next 30 seconds stomping and jumping around and drawing as much attention to themselves as possible. Yes, things have changed – and not for the best since we now have head coaches involved in this silliness. I give CMR credit for not getting involved in that kind of thing. I wish he was just as savvy and inspiring in other critical areas of coaching, like teaching self-discipline, for example. Unfortunately, CMR couldn’t trash talk now even if he wanted to. How can you trash talk while you are tightly holding your breath – something he will have to do until Boise State shows up at the Dome in September and that game is under way. Losing the opener to a second tier team in the Georgia Dome is his biggest concern right now because it will set the tone for the entire season and have an impact on his future. In light of all of that, October, Jacksonville, and the goofy trash talk from Florida’s head coach are more than irrelevent.

Boasting leads to disappointment

May 25th, 2011
12:09 pm

Muschamp hasn’t done anything yet. This shows the state of mind of the Florida program. We are Florida and just b/c of that we will beat UGA. My gut tells me that with that kind of mentality (i.e., entitlement) this series is about to swing. All programs go through secular periods where they are dominant (unlike Auburn, where they buy it in one year). I firmly believe the UGA/UF series is about will begin to tilt back in our favor.

CWeiss

May 25th, 2011
12:10 pm

With all of negative talk I’ve seen on here about Brantley, and considering how horribly he played last year, its pitiful that he was STILL able to beat the ‘dogs. Now that he is in an offense more suitable to his skillset, he has to at least be marginally better this year. If one of the worst UF offenses in history can beat UGA, I see no reason why an improved one can’t.

Herschel Talker

May 25th, 2011
12:11 pm

1eyedJack:

“Herschel Talker you should do all us Bulldog fans a favor and cheer for Tech”

I’m glad you’re happy with Richt tanking our program and that you think that “real” Bulldog fans should be happy with the “new” Richt. Your positive spirit in infectious. Don’t worry, be happy.

HT