Dawgs got Clowney(ed) too:
As had been the case with the Bulldogs’ early-season win over Missouri, the closeness of the contest for the first three quarters prevented there from being a widespread perception that the Red and Black had done anything special in the win, irrespective of the final margin.
Consequently, the South Carolina Gamecocks have gotten much more media attention for their closer triumph over a weaker opponent in their simultaneous Sunshine State bowl game against a Big Ten opponent. This likely changes the math for the ‘Dawgs this offseason; rather than hoping that an attention-getting postseason victory will propel them to a lofty preseason ranking, the Athenians instead ought to expect to find themselves behind the Garnet and Black in next year’s initial Associated Press poll.
Playoff/bowl then you locations taking shape:
The Rose and Sugar Bowls are likely to host the first major-college football national semifinals in back-to-back games on Jan. 1, 2015, CBSSports.com has learned.
While it was stressed the situation is not finalized, one source said that was a "likely scenario." There are other indicators. CBSSports.com also learned the two bowls will be paired together four times as national semifinals on the same Jan. 1 date for the length of the 12-year playoff deal.
In the eight years when they are not semifinals, the Rose and Sugar are expected to stay on Jan. 1 with their conference partners -- Pac-12/Big Ten for the Rose, SEC/Big 12 for the Sugar.
The commissioners wanted to honor the New Year's Day tradition by centering playoff games around Jan. 1. The six playoff games are expected to be played on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 each season. In years in which Jan. 1 falls on Sunday, those games will be played on Jan. 2. The Rose Bowl is expected to keep its traditional 5 p.m. ET starting time slot throughout the 12-year length of the playoff deal. The Sugar would then follow at approximately 8 p.m. ET.
The championship game would follow on the first Monday a week following the semifinals.
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is largely assumed to be the site of the first championship of the playoff era in January 2015.
The Rose Bowl is now scheduled to be the home of the final BCS title game on Jan. 6, 2014 and the first national playoff on Jan. 1, 2015.
Saban is still whining about no huddle offenses:
He noted that in its 29-24 victory on Nov. 10 at Bryant-Denny Stadium, Texas A&M ran eight plays before Alabama’s defense could line up, and those snaps came less than eight seconds after the previous play ended. Eventually, Saban predicted, “There will be no huddle in football – no one will ever get in a huddle. Everybody will be playing fast, unless they do something to say that you’re not going to allow people to do that. When you do that, you take the defensive coaches completely out of the game.”
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Third world Bluetooth:
Music and Stuff
Don't argue with an idiot:
Old Jews telling jokes:
Coaches are on the job:
UGA coaches were in Texas to greet Laremy Tunsil, Tray Mathews and the other UGA commits when they got back to the hotel. Tunsil has been very vocal lately that he wanted to be a Georgia Bulldog and he didn’t back off that in an interview with onlineathens.com. “I’m probably going to need some work because the second game I’m going against (Jadeveon) Clowney,” Tunsil said. Those words have been happening steadily lately and he is not backing off of them. UGA likely has sealed the deal with Tunsil. While four coaches were in Texas, Coach Grantham and Coach O were having a meeting with Reuben Foster trying to seal the deal with him. The outcome was, a bear hug that was given to Todd Grantham at the end of the meeting. Grantham went all out with how Reuben would be used and the chance to start immediately is there, did Reuben buy it? What we are hearing is Reueben Foster left the meeting after telling Grantham that he wanted to be apart of this young defense and he loved what Grantham has in store for him. Has he committed…..no he hasn’t, but everything seems promising after that meeting
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Cortez McDowell (6-2/205 2014 DB/OLB) – Locust Grove High School - 2012 highlights HERE.
Toby Johnson on Coach Wilson:
Late Friday evening DawgNation received word that Mississippi State defensive line coach Chris Wilson accepted an offer to join Mark Richt’s staff. The hire has not been finalized, but a formal announcement is expected by Tuesday. Wilson was Johnson’s primary recruiter at Mississippi State and will continue to try to bring the talented defender to Athens.
“I think it is a good hire,” Johnson said. “Coach Wilson has put a lot of people in the league. He is a good coach and I have a good relationship with him.”