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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summing up, Green NCAA update, etc.

It's really hard to sit here and opine and analyze and pontificate (did I miss any verbs) on a scrimmage that none of us in the media were allowed to see.

But I just put the lemon pepper talapia in the oven, and I have 15 minutes to kill, so why not.

The story in tomorrow's papers will center on quarterback Aaron Murray, as it should. Murray seemed reasonably pleased by his performance, and what emerged from his teammates was more of what he'd heard already about him: His command in the huddle.

“I believe it (generally) takes a long time for a brand new quarterback to have everyone around him trust him,” tailback Caleb King said. “I believe he did good today in that aspect. Everybody listened, nobody was talking in the huddle.”

Then again, Murray was going up against the second-team defense. So proceed with caution on how he will perform during actual plays, but continue to be pleased with his intangibles.

- The first-team offensive line apparently opened up some big holes for the tailbacks, and protected Murray well. No surprise there.

But what about the second-team line? Linebacker Darryl Gamble claimed he had about four sacks, and the defense as a whole about twice that. Richt didn't dispute that, but indicated the number was lower. Eh, who knows.

- As for the defense, it sounded like the first-teamers had a pretty good day. The second-teamers, however, were scorched for some big plays. And considering the first-team defense was going against a true freshman quarterback and more backups, I'd say we're still in "incomplete" mode for the defense.

Two quick other notes I couldn't get in previous blogs:

- A.J. Green agan demurred when asked if he'd had his talk with the NCAA.

“Can’t answer that yet," Green said. "Can’t answer that.”

When will he be able to answer that?

“I don’t know," he said. "Whenever Claude gives me the thumbs up.”

(Claude being Claude Felton, the associate athletics director for media relations.)

The very fact that Green answered it that way almost confirms that he was the player in question - a fact that's never quite been confirmed. But again, that doesn't mean Green did anything wrong. His denial wasa pretty strong a couple weeks back that he's never even been to Miami.

- It looks more and more like two freshmen DBs, Alec Ogletree and Derek Owens, will be factors this year. And maybe not just on special teams. Ogletree had the one pick of Murray in the scrimmage, and Richt said Owens will probably play this year.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, Alec Ogletree is a Safety, not a Corner. It's a pretty easy mistake to make and since you're new I'll let it slide this time.

trumely said...

Last I checked, a Safety is a DB.

Bryan Carver Dawg97 said...

Seth,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. The level of douche-ness with which people have been going out of their way to correct you on every little thing in every post you make. And of course under the not surprising moniker of "Anon"...

I've enjoyed the updates. Keep up the fine work!

Rob said...

Seth,

Thanks for all the great coverage. I enjoyed some of David's non-sports related links (as they helped me get through my work day), but I know you'll get to those in time. In the meantime, the sheer amount of updates/coverage you've had has been great. It seems like every time I check back, there's a new article. One quick thing (and sorry if I'm being a douche, Bryan Carver Dawg97), Rambo spells his first name Bacarri, not Baccari. Not a huge deal, Hale used to misspell it too.

Non-sequitur: Do you want It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

Rob said...

Watch, not want. Do you WATCH It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

jferg said...

Seth,
Can you get the scoop on the true story behind Branden Smith?

Tractor Mom said...

Does anybody else believe that Green is under NCAA investigation because he can help them make a case against some boys from South Carolina? It's been proven that he was not in Miami. But I have heard that South Carolina is being looked at really hard. I just think they are looking at Green because he may know something that can prove somebody is lying! Since he came for SC, I think he may be prevee to info about what happened in Miami through friends he went to high school with.

Does anybody else have the same idea?? Just a-thinking....