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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits from SEC Meetings

I've got an awful lot of interviews to transcribe, but for now, here's a few quick notes from what Mark Richt, Mark Fox and Damon Evans had to say today...

-- Defensive end recruit Jalen Fields has not qualified and Richt said he does not expect Fields to be at Georgia this season. Richt said he's not sure where Fields will land -- whether that be GMC or elsewhere.

-- Richt said that, with the exception of Lonnie Outlaw, who we already knew was destined for GMC, all other players have qualified.

-- After some rumors that they might play baseball this summer, Richt said both Sanders Commings and Israel Troupe will be football only.

-- Richt said Marlon Brown might "already be our best blocking receiver."

-- Richt reiterated a few points on the QB situation. First, Aaron Murray was clearly Georgia's No. 1 QB at the end of the spring, regardless of what transpired with Zach Mettenberger. Second, Logan Gray remains the team's No. 2 QB on the depth chart, but Richt said Hutson Mason will likely receive substantially more reps this summer and fall.

-- Richt said that, because injuries prevented Justin Anderson from practicing this spring, Bean could theoretically still move back to the O line if the experiment doesn't go as planned during fall camp.

-- First question about Richt being on the hot seat came from SI's Andy Staples, who asked "does it amaze you that your name and the phrase 'hot seat' come up?" Richt's response: "I didn't know it had."

-- Mark Fox said he's hoping the SEC will rework its hoops tournament to seed teams 1 through 12 instead of the current structure.

-- Fox also said he still expects the NCAA tournament to continue to expand.

-- Damon Evans on David Perno and the baseball program: "He's had success, and there's no reason for me to believe he won't have success again. ... I look for Dave to have a good year next year."

-- Evans on possible changes to Perno's staff: "We haven't had any firm discussions on what he's going to do with his staff at this time."


Anonymous said...

Good to know that every player qualified except Fields. The streak had to end at some point...I think it was two straight years we had a full class qualify so it was bound to happen. Looking forward to workout updates coming up in the next couple of weeks

Anonymous said...

Still amazed that anyone gives credibility to the "hot seat" discussion. We just have to realize there are crazies everywhere, in the media,amongst our fanbase, and particularly within our rivals's fanbases. Embarrassing to have any accredited media member bring up something this dumb. Yeah, think we will get of this 10 a year guy and get....who exactly?

Jayna said...

CMR has such a quick wit! LOVE IT. What a great come back to such a BS line of discussion and questioning! WAY TO GO CMR!
Thanks for sharing David!

Joeski said...

David, could you describe the look on Staple's face for us when Richt answered the question? Because that was a fairly blunt "I don't pay attention to you hacks in the media..." repartee (apologies to you, of course).

Staples- and the greater media in general- are just focusing on something they think is going to get a big reaction... as usual.

Anonymous said...

Delbert D.
May 27th, 2010
7:00 pm
Jim Donnan’s last 4 years:
Mark Richt’s last 4 years:
Delbert D.
May 27th, 2010
7:16 pm
Jim Donnan’s SEC record, last 4 years:
Mark Richt’s SEC record, last 4 years:
Jim Donnan lost 13 games his last 4 years here
and we fired him for it.
Coach Richt has lost 14 games his last 4 years here
Jim Donnan lost 13 games his last 4 years here
and we fired him for it.
Coach Richt has lost 14 games his last 4 years here

Anonymous said...

SEC coaches rankings by SI mag
June 1st, 2010
4:25 pm
1-Nick Saban
2-Urban Meyer
3-Les Miles
4-Bobby Petrino
5-Derek Dooley
6-Steve Spurrier
7-Gene Chizik
8-Bobby Johnson
9-Miss State coach
10-Houston Nutt
11.Mark Richt

Anonymous said...

Don't get me started on athletic director Damon Evans. The Georgia baseball team is failure. The basketball team is "middle of the pack" and the football team is 8-5. Now what exactly is Damon Evans job again?
I say buy out the contract. He apparently has been "Emeritus", retired but on staff for four years. Hire Muschamp or Smart. Bring someone new in that is not looking to retire and soaking up $2.8 million per year plus endorsements and bonuses while he waits!

David Hale said...

Genius, Anon!

You do realize there are 12 coaches in the SEC, not 11 right?

And you do know that the "Mississippi State coach" has a name, right?

And the guy whose name you don't know, you do realize you ranked him ahead of Mark Richt, right?

And you do realize Derek Dooley has never coached a game for a BCS-conference team, right?

Seriously, we get it. You hate Richt/Damon/Caleb King/Uga VII/everyone else associated with Georgia. We get it. Please stop with this though. It's utterly obnoxious. I don't want to censor posts, but this is completely unproductive and is hurting my readership. Please... unless you have something reasonable to add that you haven't said before, let your past comments stand for themselves.

Anonymous said...

I did not post any of that on this blog.

Why act like I did ?

John P said...

Oh God....they've infiltrated the David Hale blog. Isn't there anywhere I can go to get away from the goofballs? This has been the best place to read and enjoy dawg info. It's mostly, if not always, unbiased and helps give a clearer outlook on how things really are. Man I hope these idiots don't start wasting the comments space like they do on the ajc articles.