Do not fail to read this Dawg fans - 2011 recruiting (HT: A Bulldog in Exile)
Schools are monmitoring social networks (HT: SEC Expats)
UDiligence was founded by Kevin Long, a former congressional press secretary, and a business partner. They have invested more than three years and a substantial financial sum into the patented social network monitoring system, complete with bells and whistles, and currently work for more than a dozen athletic programs nationally.
Long says his system is monitoring Facebook, MySpace and Twitter pages — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — of more than 6,000 student-athletes from New Jersey Institute of Technology to the University of Nebraska.
Pricing depends on the number of student-athletes and portal configuration but costs from $1,350 per year for 50 athletes or less to $5,000 per year for over 500 athletes.
“It only costs pennies a day per athlete to protect the athlete’s reputations and the image of the school,” said Long.
Coaches Hot Seat has it’s final top 10 list and CMR is not on it
5. Lane Kiffin, USC – 12 – 21…..12 – 21…..12 – 21…..12 – 21…..12 – 21…. Those are the numbers that keep coming up when we think of Lane Kiffin, and of course the record 12 – 21 is Kiffin’s overall win/loss record in 1.5 seasons with the Oakland Raiders and 1 season at Tennessee. 12 wins and 21 losses! Can you believe it? 12 wins and 21 losses and the University of Southern California, one of the most storied football programs in the history of college football, just hired a guy that has three years experience as a head coach and he has an overall record of 12 – 21. One can only wonder what the morons at USC were thinking, but then we wondered what the morons at Tennessee were thinking when they made one of the worst hires in college football history by bringing Lane Kiffin to Tennessee in 2008.
Urban Meyer reconfirms his sleaziness
Now, it’s possible that it could just be a heck of a coincidence and that relentless control freak Urban Meyer was blissfully ignorant that his defensive coordinator was about to bail on him, even though a radio host who’s been out of coaching for a decade—since then-Notre Dame wide receivers coach Urban Meyer was about to start his first head coaching job at Bowling Green—knew it was happening beforehand. Maybe Coach Meyer’s recent health reversals have left him that oblivious to major events inside the program he micromanages obsessively . . . but I don’t believe that, and neither do you.
Bernie opines on several topics in his usual insightful manner
It amazes me how caught up in the recruiting rankings some people get. There’s no trophy given out for first place in that race ladies and gents. Those rankings take subjectiveness and add a whole nutha level to it. Take my hand, don’t be afraid and just throw those things out the door. Don’t care what this class is ranked compared to others’. Actual tackle football games are won in the fall. Gimme a small class of kids that wanna be Georgia Bulldogs and you’ll see me smile each and every first Wednesday in February.
Yet, even the idiots have voices. No sooner had CMR and Coach Searels answered the first question Wednesday on the health of Trinton Sturdivant, than a simpleton raised his hand for the next opportunity to speak. This guy had evidently read that Coach Richt and his staff were becoming complacent. He wanted to know if it were true.
And while the head coach handled it with his usual measure of aplomb, I can’t help but shake my head in disbelief. The man just fired his close friend, let go the same colleagues who helped him lift the SEC Championship trophy just a few years ago. And there are fans who think he’s complacent? Go back to your basement and suspend that message bored account for all that’s good on God’s green Earth.
“Over the last 11 years, I’ve evaluated a lot of players from this state, and I’ve always believed that if we took the best players in the state of Georgia and within a five-hour radius of our school, if they come to the University of Georgia, we can win the SEC championship and compete for a national title, I think you can be better than Florida, you can be better than Texas, and you can be better than Southern Cal if those players come to Georgia.” – Todd Grantham
Touted El Camino College (Torrance, Calif.) wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins did not sign Wednesday and is still awaiting his release from Tennessee, ESPN affiliate Web site DuckTerritory.com reports.
Old pros shill for many and varied products at Super Bowl – from Wall Street Journal
UGA filled needs with quality recruits – where is the fail?
Georgia’s is not going to be one of those lauded Top 5 or 10 classes this year. But that distinction hasn’t meant much the last couple of seasons anyway.
We have great fun poking fun at our rivals but occasionally one of them does something classy. It’s not UF or Bama!
…what the people at Clemson did for this teenager and his family should be roundly and loudly applauded, and serve as a reminder that, regardless of how cynical we all are, there are indeed some very classy people in the game.
Chan Gailey hires the Gators’ DC – Dr. Saturday’s post here
Remember that whole leave of absence Urban Meyer was going to start immediately following National Signing Day? The Florida head coach may have to delay it yet again as he has yet another vacancy to fill on his coaching staff.
So one day into the latest round of Gator Euphoria, here’s what’s going on: Urban Meyer, your future head coach, begins an indefinite leave of absence to deal with serious health issues. Oh, and the defensive coordinator you signed to play for has dumped you for Buffalo.Funny, none of the stories we’ve read on the suspect address the central question: Did the recruits know that George Edwards was taking a job with the Bills?