Monday, December 28, 2009

It just hit me.....

....how disappointing the 2009 Georgia football season was. There were alot of bad moments this year - heartbreaking losses at home to LSU and Kentucky, getting smoked (again) by Florida, watching the UGA defense give up about 800 yards passing in the span of 8 days to South Carolina and Arkansas, etc, etc. But sitting at work and listening to a pre-game show is a pretty terrible feeling. A Macarena blaring over the Sanford Stadium loudspeakers circa 1996 type feeling.

I can only hope the team feels better about what they have to do today. I'm not sure the coaching staff has faced a bigger challenge this year than the task at hand in Shreveport, and it has nothing to do with X's and O's. The motivators on the UGA staff will have their hands full. Maybe talent just wins today, and if it does, UGA fans should feel good about that. But I'm not sure that these seniors, some of whom have seen UGA play in 2 Sugar Bowls, a Chick-Fil-A Bowl and another New Year's Day Bowl during their careers, can be excused for being a little lethargic today.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays from C&C

This holiday, may there be bass under all your lily pads...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

UGA fans getting greedy

As the news and rumors swirled on Rivals' UGASports.com last night after their interview a potential new Defensive Coordinator hire, the message boards went crazy, mostly full of folks flying off the handle that UGA would dare give its coveted defensive coordinator position to someone other than Brian Van Gorder, Kirby Smart, or whoever the best Defensive Coordinator is alive today.

All of a sudden, the coordinator position has become much like a vacant head coaching position at Georgia, Alabama, Florida or any other big-time program, where every fan feels like they are entitled to the best candidate out there. As if every coordinator in America is somehow dreaming of coming to work for Mark Richt in Athens.

Reality check: I don't think D1 FBS coordinators really go around dreaming of bigger and better coordinator positions. I'd guess most would just as soon stay where they are, barring any major differences in salary potential (which certainly do exist.)

UGA fans would be better served by simply remaining happy that a change is being made. Whoever it ends up being, whether its a "flashy" name or not, just be happy that you're going to see a different scheme, a different attitude, and in all likelihood, a different result starting in 2010. If your biggest concern is whether or not the announcement of a new Defensive Coordinator at UGA puts a scare into your Tennessee and Florida co-workers, or if the news makes the scroll on the bottom of ESPN, you might need to re-think why you are a UGA fan. Just be POSITIVE about it. We are moving in a different direction on defense, and as long as that direction is different than what we've seen over the last 3 years, that's really all that matters.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Greatest sideline interview ever?

Current A&M Defensive Coordinator and former Georgia and Alabama coach Joe Kines at halftime of the 2006 Independence Bowl. Don't expect us to be successful at running the inside trap on the Aggies.

Friday, December 4, 2009

SEC Championship Game ... Classy Gator edition.

Don't know about y'all, but I'll be pulling hard for Bama. For your entertainment, please enjoy the interview with former Florida Gator Cris Collinsworth. Stay classy.


video: terezowens

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Changes Announced

Richt announces that Martinez, Fabris and Jancek will all be let go. The next few weeks will be interesting....it has been a while since we've been through this process. It will be interesting to see if other shoes will drop, as new hires are announced.

Good luck to all 3 in their future endeavors. Their resumes are top of class thanks to their time spent in Athens, and all 3 will have good jobs elsewhere in very short order.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One Rumor Shut Down.....

....Tommy Tuberville was on 790 the Zone this morning, and squelched any rumors that he'd be the Defensive Coordinator at Georgia, or anywhere else for that matter. Paraphrasing, Tuberville mentioned that he'd been a DC before, and that it was "too much work" (among other reasons.)

Later in the interview, he indicated that he expects to be a head coach again very soon, perhaps as early as 2010. He mentioned the ACC in particular as a possible destination, which seeing how Virginia is the only ACC school with an opening, that may be where he is leaning. I couldn't see him at Maryland (if that job ends up coming open.)

More importantly, it looks highly doubtful that he'll be the next DC in Athens, assuming that an opening eventually exists for that job.