At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
College Football 101
99. Deep South's Oldest Rivalry (Auburn/Georgia)
Now I don't live in Georgia nor Alabama (tell us a what you think if you are), but from what I have read, it seems like the Georgia- Auburn rivalry is similar to the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry-- it's more of a friendly, yet very competitive, rivalry. Vince Dooley played and coached at Auburn and later coached and became the A.D. at Georgia. Will Muschamp played at Georgia and was a defensive coordinator at Auburn. Pat Dye was an All-American at Georgia and coached at Auburn. The defensive line coach at Georgia played at Auburn. Two current Auburn coaches, Brian Van Gorder and Willie Hernandez, were both the defensive coordinators at Georgia. Neil Callaway was an offensive line coach at Auburn before becoming the offensive coordinator at Georgia. These are just a few of the many more examples!
I think this is what you would call a friendly rivalry. Both places are good schools, good places. Both of them have good people. That's what makes it special.
— Neil Callaway, Georgia offensive coordinator, 2000-2006
This quote pretty much sums it up!"
Georgia holds the edge in this rivalry 53-52-8. Only one game separates the two! This rivalry game has been played almost every since 1892. It has gone back and forth throughout the years. Both teams have many great players-- Georgia: Herschel Walker, Frank Sinkwich, David Pollack. Auburn: Bo Jackson, Cam Newton, Nick Fairley to name a few. From my understanding (once again, I can't speak for them) it seems like the two teams respect each other like Michigan and Notre Dame but compete with each other like Michigan and Ohio State. This is one of the oldest rivalries and clearly the closest with only one game separating the two teams. Another interesting similarity is that they both have the same fight songs (Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!). These two schools are almost identical.
Here are a few links to some big Georgia-Auburn games:
As you can see here, very competitive!
See what the topic is tomorrow as we approach the 98th day away from kickoff!
I thought this was a somewhat interesting look into the economics of a bowl game. Numbers obtained via a FOIA request.
Bruce Feldman did a profile on William Gholston today, most of it focused on his acts in the Michigan game last year and suspension that followed. Some interesting Michigan related notes:
1. Feldman fails to point out that Gholston used an illegal armbar to injure Lewan on the first series. Someone should send him some video of this.
2. MSU coaches claim that Gholston was just responding to repeated cheap shots by Michigan (yet ignoring the Gholston armbar).
3. MSU coaches claim 2 other schools documented cheap shots made by Michigan. All anonymous claims by MSU.
"Some around the Spartans program reasoned that while Gholston was wrong for his reaction in the Michigan game, they also noted that after studying the game film that he lost his poise after he repeatedly was cheap-shotted. They'll tell you how two other Big Ten programs contacted Michigan State after the Michigan game to inform them about cheap shots by the Wolverines that they also documented."
This can only be from the following teams if it did indeed occur the week after the game: Minnesota and Northwestern as they were the only Big Ten teams we played before MSU. This sounds fabricated to me.
4. No mention of the false claims made by MSU immediately after the game that Lewan used racial slurs to try to justify Gholston's actions.
Stanford now calls their OC the "Andrew Luck Director of Offense." So I thought it would be fun to do the same for Michigan. Feel free to name every coaching position (from the head coach down to the kid who cuts videotape for the staff).
+1s generally handed out to creative/crazy names.
Sports talk radio in ACC country is referencing a report in Orange Bloods that the Big XII has had informal discussions with Florida State, Miami, Clemson and VA Tech.
It's way too early to take it seriously but it's a little more "confirmed" than reports we saw over the weekend.