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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Links (1/26)

I got an email yesterday from the president of the Colorado contingent of the Bulldog Nation, pointing me in the direction of their group's blog that covers all things related to the UGA-CU game this coming season. If you're planning on (or thinking about) making the trip, it might be a good place to start.

And since I didn't have much else to write about this morning, here's how I'd rank 2010's road trips...

6.) Jacksonville. This trip annoys me more every year.

5.) Starkvegas. Thus fulfilling a lifetime dream.

4.) South Carolina. At least it's a short drive. Of course, the last time I went, it didn't go well.

3.) Auburn. All things considered, I think Jordan-Hare is my favorite stadium in the SEC outside of Athens.

2.) Kentucky. It has been three years since I've been to Keeneland to gamble on the ponies. I cannot wait.

1.) Colorado. The last time I was in Denver, I was awake for the first 36 hours of the trip. I'm hopeful this visit goes a bit smoother.

OK, how about some links?

-- Da'Rick Rogers isn't ditching Georgia just yet, but he's not exactly ruling it out either.

-- Nickell Robey, on the other hand, sounds like he's all but gone.

-- Mr. SEC compares the quality of the commitments so far at each SEC school.

-- Chris Low looks at the recruiting needs of teams in the SEC East and includes one I mentioned earlier today for Georgia.

-- The Grit Tree has a great piece on what it's like to be a hot commodity on the recruiting trail when you've never experienced much of the spotlight before.

-- Marc Weiszer writes that Georgia's defensive backs remain a confident group despite a lack of experience.

-- Geno Atkins is turning heads at Senior Bowl practice.

-- Leather Helmet Blog has a good interview posted with Georgia walk-on Reuben Faloughi, who says he's likely going to be making a position change. (Side note -- I think he's another guy who might fit really well in the 3-4.)

-- Red, Black and Three Sheets to the Wind uses Terrence Cody's Senior Bowl weigh-in as evidence that "strength and conditioning" is a relative thing. Of course, Cody isn't alone among former Alabama players who could use a Bro (or Manzier, if you prefer).

-- Ah, ESPN's Rumor Central... where an innocuous opinion on an unrelated story shared by one local beat writer in a far-away town must obviously mean Mark Richt will soon be out of a job.

-- Sundiata Gaines was inked to a deal through the end of the season by the Utah Jazz.

-- has it updated mock drafts posted and two UGA stars make the first-round cut for the 2011 draft. (h/t Stephen Hartzell)

-- Hoop Dawgs takes a look at a guy who could add some serious punch to Mark Fox's crew next season.

-- Travis Leslie was named the SEC's player of the week after his big game against Tennessee, and Battle Hymn Notes pays tribute to Leslie's fine efforts.

-- T Kyle King warns hoops fans not to get too far ahead of themselves in predicting big things for this year's Dawgs.

-- A Web site honoring the nation's best fans has named Peanut Butter Kid their fan of the month.

-- Signs your story may be in trouble: 1.) You called a high-level executive to ask about a rumor that was utterly unsubstantiated. 2.) You were told it was "ridiculous" and that is the only quote you have on the record from anyone. 3.) You felt the need to use the word "quote" in addition to using quotation marks. 4.) You spelled about a dozen words wrong. But yeah, I'm sure baseball is coming to Orlando real soon.

-- This YouTube clip allows you to watch the entire flight 815 crash from "Lost" in real time. (h/t Mike T.) I'm going to predict that within nine months of the show ending, someone with way too much time on their hands will recreate the entire show in chronological order.

-- "How I Met Your Mother" has been renewed for a sixth season and the creators have another show in the works, too.

-- I can only assume rehab didn't go very well for Steven Tyler.

-- And finally, I meant to post this link the other day, but it managed to escape me. Dawgs for Haiti is collecting funds for the relief efforts in Haiti. You can find information on how to make a donation HERE.


Anonymous said...

DH RU a 24 hr fan? Last pm disspointing too much plot not enough blowing up - Agree?

David Hale said...

I actually just got around to watching the season premier the other day and still haven't watched last night's ep yet (maybe tonight). I wasn't that impressed with the early going this season, but I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm hoping the long break they had means they've really cleaned up the story arc and it's not the same stuff as it has been the past few years.

Paul said...

Can't wait for 9/30 when I drive into Boulder... It's going to be an awesome trip, RS Fr QB or no.

Universal Remonster said...

I liked what one of the comments on what the new Bays/Thomas show on Fox should be called; "Why I Divorced Your Mother."

Will Q said...

Okay, I can understand why Da'rick may not commit to the Dawgs since he's looking up the depth chart at AJ and (possibly) Marlon, but the Vols? Seriously? Dude, I know opportunity can arise from chaos and all that, but look at who they've got for quarterback so far. Unless Dooley brings in a quality transfer, ala Newton at Auburn, this could end badly for Da'rick.

Anonymous said...

The Chris Low piece on recruiting highlights one veddy interesting factoid about UGA's SEC East competitors next season (with the apparent and notable exception of Florida): they will all be breaking in a bunch of newbies on their respective offensive lines. E.g.,

Kentucky - lost four out of five of their bowl game O Line starters;

Tennessee - "frighteningly thin" on the O Line; the "veteran" next year will have 1-year's starting experience and is a former TE;

S. Carolina - a "priority" for Cackalacky; its O Line has been "the root of South Carolina’s offensive struggles under Steve Spurrier";

Vandy - losing 3 senior starters and sorely lacking depth.

I understand that we will have questions of our own on the D Line next year. Still, I get a tingle up my leg thinking that Coach Grantham's 3-4 blitz attack could really have an impact against these relatively inexperienced O Lines. At any rate, it may help to level the field while our D gets up to speed on the new scheme.

New Junkyard Dawgs, baby...

justwokeup said...

YAY! links links

going to have to come back later and check all the links out

i'm definitely going to the Colorado game. Thanks for that link... I'll stop by and ask a few questions