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I think the targeting rule is having an impact as well. It's not only giving teams more first downs via penalty, and taking out a good defender when it's called. It's also changing the way DBs (safeties in particular) and LBs are hitting receivers across the middle of the field. Those hits use to go a long way towards keeping Os in check.
1 month, 1 week ago on SEC Stats: The League’s Defenses Much Worse Than Last Year
@John at MrSEC John, I saw your post but now I can't find it. I'll try to clarify... The SEC and the NCAA are about money. You readily admit in your post that no conference would suspend a kid (i.e. Dial) for the championship game even if he deserved it. The reason they won't do that, is the same reason they protect that team late in the regular season. Sometimes, they can't completely do it. But again, I still wait for a study on game changing penalties instead of hiding behind stats that look at all penalties the same. They are not all the same. More likely what we will find is a home field advantage for all teams. But, until the Dials of the world are suspended, we can all acknowledge the conferences are protecting their champions.
1 month, 1 week ago on Refs From Georgia / Vandy Game Could Face Discipline
So you are admitting that Bama gets special treatment from the NCAA. We agree. Why do you think the NCAA would give them special treatment but not the SEC and not the refs?
1 month, 1 week ago on Nixon’s Pardon, Timing And The Real Reason Miami and Missouri’s Haith Got Off Lightly
@John at MrSEC @Mark1984 That's why people believe there is favoritism to those (or that) team(s) at the top. If they won't suspend a kid for the championship game, then they aren't going to suspend a kid for a game that might keep a team out of the championship game. It's favoritism at its worst. With Dial, the committee recommended he be suspended. But safety only goes so far with the SEC I suppose. What they are saying is "So long as it doesn't cost us a championship, we'll suspend a kid". We need some consistency.
Mr. Slive has already indicated that he wants the penalty overturned if the suspension is overturned. We'll see that even if a bigger game isn't influenced.
I don't buy it about the roles being reversed if UGA was going to the game. We see it with Bama a lot. The statistics you quote in other articles often ignore the game changing circumstances with penalties. At the end of the year, this penalty will just be another stat to look at it, but the timing, and result cost a game. It's not the same as the one that UGA got earlier with Drew. Penalties can't be looked at statistically to see bias, IMO. Look at impact and effect. Then I will be convinced that the SEC doesn't protect the BCS bound schools, and especially Bama, most of the time.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Refs From Georgia / Vandy Game Could Face Discipline
That last penalty against UGA gave Vandy a first down after UGA stopped them on 4th. It was a game changing play and cost UGA the game. Sure there were other plays that cost UGA the game too. But get that call right in real time, and UGA wins.
Wonder how big a deal it would be if something similar cost Bama a shot at a MNC. We know the SEC didn't suspend Dial last year after the committee recommended a suspension.
Here's an interesting blog note about that from the Senator. Saban had an interesting advantage because of a former Ole Miss coach that was in the Bama coaching booth during the game. I agree with the premise of your article, just thought this was an interesting add on.
2 months, 1 week ago on Ole Miss QB Wallace Talked, Alabama Simply Played
Explain the Dial situation last year. The committee recommended that Dial should have been suspended for his hit on Murray but he was not. He didn't even get flagged. I could buy that in the heat of the moment, the ref was not watching, missed it, flubbed the play, etc. But after the committee recommended suspending him and the SEC didn't...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Uh, Let’s Just Say Bama Is Disciplined, When It Comes To Penalties
Coach Miles is not being inconsistent. He's saying exactly what every competitor and athlete feels. When you look at the overall picture, it's not a fair schedule. However, when Florida week comes around, LSU is amped up and ready to play and looking forward to the game. Both statements are true.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Miles Says “Bring It On” Regarding Schedule: “I Like Us In Every Game”
It's nobody's business why Manziel left the camp early except for those directly involved in the situation.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Bama’s McCarron Can Expect Manziel Questions Tomorrow
One of the problems with studies like this is it ignores when the penalties occurred and what kind of penalties occurred. A flag at the right/wrong time and for the right/wrong distance can change a game. Those are the kind of issues that fans notice and fuss about.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on 5 Years Of Penalties: Which Teams Get More Flags On The Road Than At Home?
Also, basketball players know how to catch the ball. Soft hands. You can't play basketball if you can't catch.
10 months ago on Monday Recruiting Thread 04-Feb-13 | February | 2013 Articles
The only way they can sign more than 25 is to back count them to last year and that only happens with EE's. So 25 should be the max they can sign on wednesday.
10 months, 1 week ago on Saturday Recruiting Thread 02-Feb-13 | January | 2013 Articles
They can't sign more than 25 LOIs on Wednesday. That's the SEC limit regardless of how many you have open on the 85 limit. Depending on how many EE's they had, it could be even less unless those EE's count towards last year. Grey shirting only helps with the 85 overall limit because they can sign and count towards next year, which will actually lower the number of ships below 25 by the number of grey shirts.
@RakkasandawgDepth. In the 2nd half against Bama, our guys were winded. We need more bodies.
10 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Recruiting Thread 31-Jan-13 | January | 2013 Articles
All one needs to do is compare his twitter feed while he was at Bama with his twitter feed while he was at UGA.
10 months, 1 week ago on Sunday Recruiting Thread 27-Jan-13 | January | 2013 Articles
@nickmac6 Thanks Nick. It's a tough site to navigate. You have to jump around too much to keep up. Plus,. I had to create a account in order to see the posts.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Saturday Recruiting Thread 26-Jan-13 | January | 2013 Articles
what is his blog's url?
He was double teame some. Looks like his momentum was used against him a good bit too. Also, it looked like the center was able to get some leverage on him because he center was shorter and able to get into his chest.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Film study: Jonathan Jenkins vs. Alabama | January | 2013 Articles
@bigredballer @Mark1984 I agree it's not a violation for the recruit to give the information. The reason I mentioned it is the article makes it sound like the info is coming from Bobo. Perhaps I am being paranoid. :-) For instance "Bobo doesn't handle ... but he says" makes it sound like Bobo said it to the article writer. Like I said, I am probably just being paranoid. Enjoying your site so far.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 01-15-2013 Tuesday Recruiting Thread (Laremy Tunsil Update)
If Bobo said anything about DW, then that is a recruiting violation. Might want to change your wording.