Friday, January 15, 2010

Dawgs get their DC, Vols still looking

Todd Grantham has been hired as the new defensive coordinator of the Georgia Bulldogs today. Grantham, who is currently the defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys, has had coaching experience at both the collegiate and NFL level. Grantham was a member of Nick Saban's staff at Michigan State and later served as the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He runs a 3-4 defensive scheme and it should be exciting to see how he brings this defense to Athens.

Meanwhile, Tennessee tried to go the safe route by offering their vacant head coaching position to former Vol OC David Cutcliffe. While some media outlets reported the deal as done, it turned out to be as real as the deal Georgia had with Kirby Smart (in other words, a final deal never existed). They have now whiffed on Muschamp and Cutcliffe, let's see if they make it 3 strikes with their next target.

Sundiata Gaines Making the Most of a 10 Day Contract

Last week, former Georgia basketball player Sundiata Gaines signed a 10 day contract with the Utah Jazz. Gaines, who was the team leader on the 2008 Georgia Bulldogs team that went on a run to win the SEC Tournament, went undrafted out of college. After playing in the NBA Development League, Gaines finally got the chance to make an impact.

Last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Gaines made his mark on the NBA:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hi, my name is Kippy Brown....

...and I am the current head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers.

I wonder if Junior ever actually learned the words to Rocky Top. With the fact that Tennessee will now be replacing pretty much its entire staff, I don't feel so bad about our Defensive Coordinator search.

Wonder if Kirby is a candiate? (just kidding)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stop the Kirby Hate!

He decided to stay at the job where he just won the national championship, the Broyles Award as the nation's best coordinator, and is probably getting a huge pay raise. I have absolutely no anger at him for his decision and no other true Dawg fan should either.

Would I have liked Kirby Smart to come home to Athens? Hell yeah.

Am I going to disown him as a Dawg because he didn't want to leave the great situation he was in? Hell no.

I wish Kirby Smart the best of luck at Bama and I hope he finds a head coaching position in the near future. Mark Richt will get the right man for the job. If Kirby did not want the job, he was not the right man for it.


80's Video of the Day: In Honor of Kirby Smart

We have not had an 80's Video of the Week in quite some time, however I feel this vidoe may be appropriate for the current situation around Kirby Smart's decision to either came to Athens or stay in Tuscaloosa. So, with that in mind, here is the Bubba N'Earl 80's video of the day, "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash:

Good Luck Rennie!

Junior linebacker Rennie Curran has decided to leave Georgia early and head to the NFL draft. Despite is short stature, Curran made a hell of an impact during the last three seasons. Curran made his splash as a freshman on the 2007 team that finished number two in the nation. Here are the highlights from his freshman season:

During the 2008 season, Rennie became the leader of the Georgia defense. He seemed to always be "around the ball", making big plays including forcing a fumble at the goal line against South Carolina that preserved a 14-7 lead and laying a huge hit on Rudy Carpenter to set the tone in the victory over Arizona State:

Rennie was one of the bright spots on this year's defense as he led the SEC in tackles and was named All-SEC. Image what the season would have been like if Curran had not tipped this pass to seal the win against South Carolina:

We wish the "Liberian Nightmare" good luck in the NFL.