Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A supersized SEC?

Given all the talk of mutant superconferences, Jess Nicholas of Tidefans.com weighs in on this guesses of what teams go where. Early choices for SEC pledges: prodigal son Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State and Louisville.

Potential SEC deserters: Arkansas, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. It's all Magic 8 Ball stuff at this point, but get out your map and highlighters and have a read.


Monday, April 19, 2010

UGA loses Mettenberger; maybe gains Butler's LeMay?

So I go away for a few days of leisure and while I'm gone, Mark Richt kicked the guy who might be his best quarterback off the team.

Zach Mettenberger threw two TDs in the Georgia spring game, but was arrested last month outside a bar in south Georgia on several charges, including underage consumption of alcohol. (If your last name ends in -berger, it might not be a good idea to go bar-hopping in Georgia.)

So now UGA has just two QBs left on the roster: Logan Gray, who looks (and plays) more like a fullback, and Aaron Murray, a redshirt freshman (and top-shelf recruit) who may or may not be able to see over the top of his linemen. Murray is listed at 6-1, but former UGA star David Pollack said on Twitter the other day that Murray might not even be 5-11.

If he can play at all, he'll have a lot of toys -- UGA brings back every other offensive starter, including all-galactic wideout A.J. Green.

In the Silver Lining Dept.: Mettenberger getting cut loose might open the door for Butler High's Christian LeMay, who has named the Dawgs as one of his top choices, along with Auburn and Clemson. LeMay's dad says UGA is now "even more attractive."

Young man, a bit of advice. Head down to Auburn and Clemson on a random spring Tuesday sometime. Then do the same thing in Athens. I'm pretty sure your decision will be easy then.

-- Tommy T.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When one ring is not enough

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, particularly when it comes to SEC football.

Five fingers and two thumbs to go.