Departing starters – SEC East:
Key losses: Receiver Tavarres King, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, nose guard John Jenkins, safety Shawn Williams, safety Bacarri Rambo, cornerback Sanders Commings
“The questions almost everyone asked were: ‘Who initiated contact?’” Radi Nabulsi of DawgNation.com wrote. ” Is Georgia reaching out to Liner in a desperation move after getting bad news on Montravius Adams or is Liner not as happy with Alabama as some folks have made him out to be?
“According to my sources, Liner called Richt. I have also been told, although not by Liner himself, that Liner is going to take an official visit to Georgia this weekend.”
National Signing Day falls on Feb. 6, only days away as of writing. However, obviously a lot may happen between now and then.
Richt’s Bulldogs return nearly everyone from one of the nation’s most prolific offensive units in 2012. However, superstar linebackers Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones, as well as defensive tackle John Jenkins, are all presumably headed to the first round of the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft.
The Kennar Johnson delay:
Johnson's arrival was delayed from January to May because he waited too late enroll in school. Johnson, ranked 16th on the Sun Herald's junior college recruits' list, signed with Georgia during the NCAA's mid-year signing period last month.
"Originally, I graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast and in order to go to the SEC coming from a junior college, you have to have been at that junior college for a total of three semesters but summer doesn't count," Johnson told UGASports, Georgia's website on Rivals.com.
"With me transferring from California (Reedly College in Reedly, Calif.), I would have to get an appeal from the NCAA to enroll early. I did, but I didn't enroll because when I won that appeal, UGA had already been in school for a couple of weeks. If I had enrolled, I would have been behind on classes. I would have had a lot of catching up to do and I had just come off of taking 25 credit hours. It wasn't a big deal and my coaches at Georgia told me I could enroll in May and it would be no problem."
Open letter to Tunsil:
It should also be noted that Georgia is 31-12 against Ole Miss all-time and that the Rebels are winless against the Bulldogs in their last nine tries.
So what about the state of what’s going on now? Ole Miss had a very good season in 2012, didn’t they? The Rebels went 7-6 overall and 3-5 in the conference, losing to Georgia 10-37 along the way. The Dawgs were a couple yards shy of getting to embarrass Notre Dame in the National Championship game.
But Ole Miss is heading the right way thanks to Hugh Freeze. That might be true. And by all accounts he’s a great guy. But in 2008 Freeze was coaching at Lambuth University – a school that is no longer accredited (seriously). Mark Richt was preparing Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno for the NFL. In 2004 Freeze was coaching high school football. In 2004 Mark Richt was disappointed to not win the SEC.
To be fair, Freeze is putting together one heck of a recruiting class. And, you might even be part of that very class that is currently ranked 11th by Rivals.com. Or you could be part of the class that is currently ranked 10th by committing to the University of Georgia.
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Ivy League: cheating at Harvard
The inquiry started after a teaching assistant in a spring semester undergraduate-level government class detected problems in the take-home test, including that students may have shared answers.
In a campus-wide email Friday, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said the school's academic integrity board had resolved all the cases related to the cheating probe.
He said "somewhat more than half" of the cases involved students who had to withdraw from the college for a period of time.
Harvard said that the length of a student's withdrawal period is usually from two to four terms.
Of the cases left, about half the students got disciplinary probation. The rest weren't disciplined.
Some athletes became ensnared, including two basketball team co-captains whom the school scratched from its team roster in the wake of the cheating investigation.
Past reports in The Harvard Crimson also linked football, baseball and hockey players to the scandal.
SEC/Big12 scheduling talk:
Look at the SEC. Florida annually plays Florida State. Georgia always plays Georgia Tech. South Carolina plays Clemson. Kentucky has Louisville. In the Big 12, Iowa State has Iowa.
Do you want Florida to play Florida State and OU? Would the Gators get a pass on the alliance? Or maybe a breather; talk Kansas into playing Florida.
Do you want South Carolina to play Oklahoma State, as well as Clemson? Georgia to play Kansas State, as well as Georgia Tech? Now, the Gamecocks and Bulldogs have shown in recent years that they are willing to play a second competitive game (Georgia has played OSU, Boise State, Colorado and Arizona State in recent years); South Carolina has played North Carolina State recently. But all that has to be sorted out.
Maybe the alliance excludes the SEC schools that have annual rivalry games. So it’s Texas-Florida, Texas A&M-Texas Tech, Baylor-Vanderbilt, TCU-Ole Miss, OSU-Arkansas, OU-Auburn (the Sooners already have a big name scheduled every year), Kansas-Tennessee, Kansas State-Missouri, Iowa State-Kentucky, West Virginia-Mississippi State. Something like that.
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