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Friday from the Eagle’s Nest

Dabo Swinney - Get a load of this

A lot of people are somewhat surprised by how much he’s accomplished since arriving at Clemson, but are completely taken aback when they realize this isn’t Derek Dooley.

As usual, here’s a brief rundown of some of the happenings in college football this week.

Everett Golston don’t need no fancy book learning! The (now former) Notre Dame quarterback is out for the 2013 college football season after being suspended for the upcoming Fall semester for apparent  academic shortcomings. The Fighting Irish aren’t wasting any time getting on track with a letdown in 2013. Just ask LSU. One year you’re playing for it all, and the next you’re not even the best purple tigers in college football.

Mark Richt has sights set on maintaining Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Considering his success against the Tigers, I can’t say that I blame him. All joking aside, the Auburn-Georgia game is historically one of the best games of the season in college football and nothing positive could outweigh the negative if the series were to be discontinued. Richt was also quoted as having no hard feelings for his former coach, Rodney Garner, returning to his alma mater. 

Nine SEC conference games inevitable? ESPN’s Chris Low thinks so. As Low points out in his article, SEC coaches recently voted in favor of staying with an 8 game conference schedule by a margin of 13-1. Obviously that goes against the common consensus that a nine game conference slate is on the horizon, but it is probably not a reliable indicator of the overall opinion SEC coaches have regarding the possible new scheduling format. I personally feel like it is only a matter of time before we see this come to fruition.

The powers that be (Presidents, Commissioners, Bowl Committees, and Playoff Committee) are all jockeying for position in the next evolutionary phase of college football. More big games mean more excitement and a boost to revenue, and so the “money makers” are assuring that all of their ducks are in a row. For the most part, this is great news for fans. It will be more exciting and much more efficient and comprehensive in ultimately determining a true national champion.

SEC Network just wants Paaawl to be Paaawl ya’ll. Not a real shocker by any stretch. This is purely a ratings move – one that will most likely work. Paul Finebaum’s circus of radio misfits being lifted onto the shoulders of ESPN’s SEC Network is the ugly underbelly of all the new and exciting possibilities of the future of college football. It’s going to get even more exciting, but also more commercialized and dramatized than it already is. This is where we all lose as fans.

Keep talking Gordon Gee. Please keep talking. You are representing your conference so well. The Ohio State University President recently took shots at the SEC, Notre Dame, and Catholics. As much as some have possibly fretted over Auburn’s own President, Dr. Gogue, I think we can all agree that we are happy we don’t have to witness a buffoon like Gordon Gee represent Auburn. Seriously, why is this man still going out in public and saying things other than “hello” and “where do you keep your bowties?” He did apologize, but on behalf of the SEC I do not accept. A man who spends $64,000 on bowties is not to be trusted or reasoned with.Les Miles - Living on the Edge

When asked why he chose to participate Miles had this to say: “I didn’t think twice about it. I figured I might as well do it for a good cause – I was going to climb down the side of the building regardless. I have an intense fear of elevators and I haven’t used stairs since 1997.”

What’s that you ask? Oh, it’s just Les Miles walking down the side of a building! The LSU head coach recently participated in the event for charity to benefit the “Over the Edge for Adoption” campaign. Can the mad hatter get any madder? I love to imagine him becoming a part of this simply because he wandered onto the roof of the building by mistake and didn’t want to take the stairwell back down to his car or hot air balloon or whatever this man uses for transportation. 

10 Comments

  1. sullivan013 sullivan013 says:

    According to witnesses, Les Miles was visibly disappointed when he was told he would have to use a rope, and that he couldn’t return to the roof by the same method.

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      Well, Les has been flying by the seat of his pants for many years. Any type of tether would cramp his style.

  2. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Dude, this post is full of Awesome!

    1. Wasn’t Everett Goldson arrested for some craziness in a bar and harassment of some sort? I’m just trying to keep my troubled players straight.

    2. Clemson is screwed with Dabs; they just don’t know it yet. Just like UGA will never win The Big Game and Okie needs Weis to ‘get their back’, under Dabo, Clemson will never be a great team in the ACC..unless they bolt from the ACC and join a different conference, where they can be subpar there too.

    3. I readz and wrtz jst fine foah a guurll. #SEC

    War Eagle, peeps! Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!

  3. Tigerstripe Tigerstripe says:

    Dabo is vanilla screaming that he’s rocky road (top)

    Les Miles’ helmet looks to be struggling to hang on that melon. “His head is like a orange on a toothpick” – movie anyone?

    When someone bested me on the playground as a kid, my only recourse was to challenge their intelligence or their mother’s struggle with weight loss. So to President Gee I say, “tomorrow we get to wake up and be us, while you get to wake up and wish you were us.” That and “your momma is so fat that the National Weather Service names each one of her farts.”

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      Dabo is currently the beneficiary of being in a lottery state (See AuburnSports.com article on AU baseball), that and some grey area recruiting shenanigans.

      Les Miles = Excellent recruiter. Average coach with multiple horseshoes lodged in his nether regions.

      Gee is just repeating what their entire league thinks, which makes him a much larger moron because he should know better. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in Ohio, Wisconsin, or Michigain and heard “Big 10 Academic Superiority” garbage. Right after that usually comes the “SEC schools can practice year round while we can’t” excuse.
      My favorite fat momma joke:
      Your momma is so fat that she has her own field of gravity.

    • sullivan013 sullivan013 says:

      Movie: “So I Married an Ax Murderer” Mike Meyers as Stuart Mackenzie – Great character in an otherwise forgettable movie.

    • WDErichie WDErichie says:

      So I Married an Ax murderer

  4. WDErichie WDErichie says:

    Guess I should scroll all the way down before answering next time lol

  5. mikeautiger says:

    Just read an article about dropping permanent other divisional game in football schedule. Would it be a problem for instance if Auburn were not scheduled to play GA, why could they not schedule them as another opponent instead of some pansy team. Just read another article that said one reason attendance was down was the sorry patsey s we play, games no good.
    Back in my childhood SEC teams played different numbers of SEC teams, I remember Bama played more SEC games than Auburn and and had one loss but because they had played more SEC games their percentage was higher and they won SEC even when Auburn beat them and had same number of oe loss.
    Let the teams schedule extra if they do away with permanent rotation.

  6. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……On Golson, if it’s a grades issue, schools typically just say, “academically ineligible.” When they say, “poor academic judgement,” or “academic infraction,” that sounds like cheating or plagiarism…