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Sprints Doesn't Want to Be Compared to Phil Fulmer // 10.07.10


First, Vince Dooley compared him to Bobby Bowden
Now -- well, I'll let Phil Fulmer tell you about the latest comparison Mark Richt is drawing.

"I certainly see some similarities," Fulmer said Tuesday, looking at the Georgia situation from afar and comparing it to his run in Knoxville.

I've never been a huge fan of the Richt-Fulmer comparison beyond "longtime coach that many thought would never leave ends up on the hot seat." But there are some interesting parallels that the AJC draws, and I wouldn't expect the meme to die as long as Richt continues losing.

Actual head coaching candidates from the Mayor
Not that he thinks Georgia will need a short list, but Kyle offers Kirby Smart and Gary Patterson as candidates and lists the reasons for his choice. When even the people who don't want to see you fired are making lists about who should replace you if you are ...

Second verse, same as the first
Groo notes that Mark Richt has "fixed" Georgia's practice routine at least once. Oh, and once before that.

Offensive line changes at Georgia?
No one is saying anything, but it should be noted that shaking up the offensive line is far from the only thing the Dawgs need to do to turn things around.

Groo has thoughts
But he's also not sure that this isn't "an experiment or even a red herring."


LSU loses starting defensive end
The last thing the Bayou Bengals need right now is attrition on defense, the one phase one of the two phases of the game that they're actually really good at. (Special teams being the other.) But Sam Montgomery is out for the year.

Does Vegas know?
Urban Meyer says John Brantley practiced Wednesday, but you pretty much just have to believe him since practices are closed.

Injury update
Nick Saban says Wednesday was setback-free for Julio Jones and the receiver's knee issue is "not a long-term injury." Of course, it doesn't have to be as far as South Carolina is concerned.

One of the quarterbacks in the Alabama-South Carolina game is ready to slide
No, it's not Stephen Garcia. It's Greg McElroy.

"Sliding just feels like to me a sign of weakness. I guess that’s just my ego or whatever," McElroy added. "I probably need to start doing it for my own sake and my team’s sake. It’s just not the smartest thing to do."

Greg, you can wait until after the game is over, but then can you please tell Garcia that this is a good idea? Gamecock Nation would forever be in your debt. Thanks.

This won't be an issue
Things you don't want your lead college football broadcaster to be quoted saying:

"Here's the truth about steroids: They work."

Oy. And that wasn't all. Brent Musburger also would like you to remember that Lance Armstrong might have started taking steroids as part of his cancer treatment. (Really, could I make that up if I wanted to?)

"I've had somebody say that, you know, steroids should be banned because they're not healthy for you," he said. "Let's go find out. What do the doctors actually think about anabolic steroids and the use by athletes? Don't have a preconceived notion that this is right or this is wrong."

And while I think steroid use by anyone at any level of sports is wrong, the man has a point. What do the doctors think?

The most common health consequences from steroids include liver cancer, heart attacks and elevated cholesterol levels, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Really? That's all?

Hope in Oxford
The Ole Miss baseball schedule for 2011 has been released.