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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Links (3/28)

No practices again until Monday, so I'm going to actually try to enjoy a weekend off for a change. I need some time to recover from the anticlimactic conclusion to Syracuse's basketball season. If something happens with the hoops job, I'll let you know, but other than that, a few links will have to fill the void for the next 48 hours or so...

-- The AJC's Tim Tucker talks to Rennie Curran about how Georgia plans to improve its defense in 2009 -- and how Curran plans to improve his own game.

-- 49ers great Joe Montana is in Athens this weekend with his son, Nick, who has an offer to join Georgia's class of 2010.

-- Jeff Owens' latest blog post gives thanks to Bulldog Nation.

-- Chip Towers looks at what Kentucky's entry into the coaching search sweepstakes might mean for Georgia.

-- Mobile's Gentry Estes says Anthony Grant will bring plenty of change to Alabama.

-- Georgia Sports Blog attempts to read the tea leaves after yesterday's events surrounding Billy Gillespie, Anthony Grant and Billy Donovan. Just curious on this since I've already heard it mentioned: What would you guys think about Gillespie being a candidate?

-- Jeff Schultz talks with Hugh Durham about the value of the Georgia basketball job.

-- 960 the Ref chats with Diamond Dogs coach Dave Perno.

-- The baseball team avoided the raindrops in Knoxville and thumped the Volunteers 12-6.

-- The Banner-Herald looks at the impact of freshman reliever Michael Palazzone.

-- Since Georgia fans are reading plenty about their new kicker from San Diego, I figured I'd share this story I came across on Rob Neyer's ESPN blog about another San Diego product. The story, from SI' Lee Jenkins, is about a pitching phenom at San Diego State, and if you think mat drills sound bad, just wait til you read what the SDSU coaching staff did to this kid.

-- And finally, I think we probably all should have seen this coming: Vince, the legendary spokesman for Shamwow and Slapchop, has been arrested and charged with punching a prostitute. This from a guy whose commercial catch phrase is, "You're going to love my nuts."


rbubp said...

From the things I have read about Gillispie's style and personality, he will be lucky to get a head coaching job anywhere...the admin is not being shy about ripping him publicly. Among other strange behaviors, BG refused to ever sign his contract at UK--no seems to be sure why--but he was getting paid the whole time without a contract. Now that they fired him they do not have to honor the buyout. Plus, he blew off booster meetings and did not hobnob with supporters, was repeatedly rude to the media when it was not deserved...and he still insisted to the end that those kinds of things were not part of his job description. Even after being told plainly by the AD and president that they were.

Stay away, Billy. Far, far away...I'm sure Damon knows the score here.

Anonymous said...

I have always heard that Gillispie has some off-the-court things going on.

He is not really that good of a coach, either, just sort of lucked into Acie Law.