A few links you probably should read today... or maybe not, depending on your emotional state.
-- Georgia Sports Blog looks deeper into Tim Brando's post-game comments. Here's my take: It doesn't matter whether racism is the real motivation here or not. The fact that enough evidence exists to make it an issue and there's enough lattitude given to officials to make it possible is enough that the SEC needs to step in and make an immediate change.
I'll just spoke with head of officials Rogers Redding who said, indeed, the call on A.J. Green was wrong. I asked him about Brando's comments, and he said that he was not aware of the comments but would not respond to them when I explained what was said. Redding also said that he believes the rule is fine, said the rule committee reviewed it just last year, and said that he believes it is generally applied properly (and was in the case of the flag on Orson Charles and LSU's final TD).
-- Catfish & Cornbread think the game ops at Sanford Stadium need some tinkering. I'll also add that I saw a pretty hefty contingent of fans already on their way out of the stadium before Cox's interception to end the game. Those folks should not be allowed to buy tickets anymore.
-- Lose a game because of a lack of discipline? That's bad. Lose a recruit because of it? That's a lot, lot worse. This is pretty shameful.
-- I have a lot of admiration for Rex Robinson. It takes some cojones to be as forthright as he has been during the past year about the problems at Georgia. There are plenty of former Dawgs on the team payroll who are more than happy to drench your leg and tell you it's raining. But at the same time, Rex keeps a cool head, too. I think his take on the coaches is pretty right on.
The one word I've heard most to describe the Georgia coaches today is stubborn. Perhaps it's fair to ask if that "family" atmosphere Rex discusses creates a bit of a groupthink mentality, so what we see as stubborn seems like unanimous support within the locker room. Sometimes a group needs a dissenting voice.-- And finally, Adam Krohn gives you someone to be angrier at than Jon Fabris... himself. The worst part though, is that while Krohn has been bashing Georgia for a year with little evidence to support his claims, his arguments now have some traction. (But still not a lot.)