started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Lanning and Schumann are Co-DC’s

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Link: New DC

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
"The Legend of Blake Carringer" - quick, somebody write a song. LOL!
If you already don't know . . .
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Link: Check the Link!

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posted in the thread Best Wishes for Todd Grantham... by psybj on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Now hearing Grantham is staying at UF

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posted in the thread Thinking of former Georgia QB Jacob Eason as NCAA’s ‘transfer portal’ roar by Dawg Red Sector on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Just face the facts Jacob Eason wasn't
a minority,

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posted in the thread Thinking of former Georgia QB Jacob Eason as NCAA’s ‘transfer portal’ roar by Dawg Red Sector on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
I wish nothing but good luck for Jacob Eason
Like Chip says, he did everything he was asked to do at UGA. As best I can tell he kept his grades up, and I don't ever recall seeing his name on the police blotter.

Unless we somehow meet Wash U on the field, I wish him nothing but success.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Thinking of former Georgia QB Jacob Eason as NCAA’s ‘transfer portal’ roar
Chip Tower

ATHENS — Jacob Eason. He’s the guy I find myself thinking about more and more these days.

It’s not because we’ll finally get to see the former Georgia quarterback play again this fall, but it is related to that. It’s because in this age of transfer portals and rubber-stamp eligibility waivers, I’m left to wonder, why not Eason?

I mean, consider Eason’s situation: He comes to UGA from all the across the country in Washington; he starts as a true freshman; he does everything he’s told to do; he starts the first game as a sophomore; he gets hurt in said game; he comes back a few weeks later but loses his starting job because the backup has come in and played better; Eason sticks with his team through its run to the national championship game; then he announces at season’s end that he intends to transfer back home.

If ever there was somebody who probably should have been granted immediate eligibility, shouldn’t it have been Jacob Eason? But he wasn’t. Eason was told he’d have to sit out via the NCAA’s antiquated Division I transfer rule. So he was admitted to Washington but remained sidelined for another year behind Jake Browning.

Meanwhile, we just witnessed the the transfer of Justin Fields. Comparatively, his move from Georgia to Ohio State was no more problematic than rearranging lawn furniture. First, Fields announced he was leaving UGA, then he confirmed that Columbus, Ohio, was his destination. Tate Martell, the Buckeyes’ reported quarterback in waiting subsequently announced that he’s leaving Ohio State, then Ohio State announced that Fields’ eligibility waiver request for 2019 was approved.

There are a few problems with judging what to make of all this. First and foremost is the lack of transparency. The NCAA’s “transfer portal,” such as it is, is protected by Federal privacy laws such as FERPA and HIPAA. So it’s not like us journalists, or you, alumni and fans, can go in there and review the circumstances and make sure everything was on the up-and-up.

No, we’re left to assume and speculate. That is, unless there is somebody directly involved — say the student-athlete or his family — who is willing to divulge exactly what the nature of his waiver requests. So far, I’ve haven’t encountered any of those.

We were left to believe that Fields, after he announced his intent to transfer, was going to claim racial discrimination based on the documented event of slurs being directed at him by a another student-athlete who was subsequently dismissed from his team. That was based on the initial news account written USA Today’s Dan Wolken, citing sources.

But then Fields came out with a statement after his eligibility had been approved saying that his waiver was based on nothing of the sort.

“In my silence, people began to speculate, and the story took on a life of its own,” Fields said in his first and likely last statement on the matter. “”Now that this matter is concluded, I would like to clarify some facts. I have no regrets about my time at UGA and have no hard feelings for the school or football program. My overall experience at UGA was fully consistent with UGA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. My sister is a softball player at UGA. I am still close friends with many of my UGA teammates. A part of me will always be a Georgia Bulldogs fan.”

So what was the actual basis of Fields’ transfer request? I reached out to UGA to try to find out. Alas, I could not. I was told that’d have to come from Ohio State’s end.
You can probably guess what happened when I reached out to the Buckeyes. Yep, and around and around we went.

But then I did some more digging and, as it turns out, the whole pretense for what is required for a student-athlete to transfer is so vague that it leaves the actual reasons for doing so pretty much moot.

Turns out, it really doesn’t take anything terrible or awful for athletes to be granted immediate eligibility moving from one FBS program to another. According to the new bylaw that was enacted just this past October, a student-athlete need only be academically and athletically eligible, receive no opposition from the school they’re leaving and — here’s the important part — show “the transfer is due to documented mitigating circumstances that are outside the student-athlete’s control and directly impact the health, safety and well-being of the student-athlete.”

What possible mitigating circumstances could Fields have documented for the NCAA? All I could think of him saying is, “I wanted to play quarterback for Georgia, but then I got there and a guy named Jake Fromm was playing the same position as me and he played better than me. So I want to go to Ohio State because they told me I could have the job if I went there.”

But we’ll never know what he actually said. That information is protected by FERPA and attorney-client privilege. Fields was represented in his transfer by Arkansas trial lawyer Thomas Mars, who has become the leading advocate for the transfer rights of student-athletes.

“The rule passed last April is intentionally very vague,” Mars told ESPN.com in a recent examination of the transfer portal phenomena. “Who knows what mitigating factors or circumstances means?”

Well, Mars probably does, but he’s not saying.

The results have been pretty predictable. According to that same ESPN report, more than 1,400 student-athletes are currently in “the portal.” It’s clogged to bursting. Of the cases processed so far, 79.7 percent of them have resulted in immediate eligibility, according to the ESPN report.

Which brings us back to Eason. If anybody had a complaint, I’d think it could be him. Back in the day (there I go again) there used to be a sort of unwritten policy that most coaches went by in which a front-line starter such as Eason who was sidelined because of an injury would be given back his position upon his return.

Obviously, Kirby Smart doesn’t subscribe to that policy, nor should he, necessarily. For, while that policy has been around for ages, so has the one that says, “don’t be Wally Pipp.” Pipp, as the story goes, was a power-hitting first baseman for the New York Yankees who allegedly asked to sit out a game in 1925 because he had a headache. He was replaced in the lineup by Lou Gehrig, who went on to play in a record 2,130 consecutive games.

Here’s the other side of that story people don’t see to ever cite: While Pipp never played first base for the Yankees again, he did play another three years for the Cincinnati Reds. That’s right, he hopped into the transfer portal and played elsewhere.

I reached out to Eason and the University of Washington to find out whether he made any attempt to appeal the NCAA’s Division I transfer policy that required him to sit out last season. All I could gather was that the Eason family put out “feelers” about whether an appeal would be worth their while, and they were convinced it would not.

Of course, the Huskies already had an established quarterback in Jake Browning, so Eason’s services weren’t sorely needed. But what if Browning had been injured his senior year this past season? What if Washington found itself in desperate need of a quarterback?

As it was, Eason wasn’t an option. But, as it is now, any quarterbacks transferring into UW since last season ended will be able to step in right away next season. And Eason, though he is the favorite, must endure yet another QB competition, with Browning’s backup Jake Haener and three former 4-star prospects (Jacob Sirmon, Colson Yankoff and Dylan Morris) battling for reps.

In the meantime, the Bulldogs have no cause to complain. After all, they were one of the precedent-setters when it comes to this domino-tumble of transferring. Lest we forget, Demetris Robertson came in from Cal and played straight away. Turns out that wasn’t quite the difference-making move many predicted.

Then again, it’s still up to players to make the plays wherever they go. Maybe D-Rob will, too.

Link: https://www.dawgnation.com/football/thinking-of-former-georgia-qb-jacob-eason-as-ncaas-transfer-portal-roars-on

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posted in the thread Best Wishes for Todd Grantham... by psybj on the The Dawg Run 3 days ago
Gratham got the Bengals job, expect UF to hire current MSU DC
while some here think he is not good, LSU played him both at UF and MSU. Found him to be better than most, got a lot out of what talent he had.

I like it when an opponent loses someone.

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posted in the thread Finally, a ”fox” on GT campus by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 3 days ago
Related to "Tri-pod"?
back in the day GT adopted a 3-legged dog called "Tri-pod"

DAWGS were one leg up on GT back then too.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 3 days ago
Finally, a ”fox” on GT campus
Oh, not that kind of ”fox”.
Link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsbtv.com/amp/news/local/atlanta/students-injured-by-rabid-fox-on-georgia-tech-s-campus-officials-say/919218525

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posted in the thread Best Wishes for Todd Grantham... by psybj on the The Dawg Run 3 days ago
... lost to UGA while at looweyville and u-elf .... hate to see him go ...

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posted in the thread I hope Edwards can play all positions by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 3 days ago
Hammonds is awful.

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posted in the thread I hope Edwards can play all positions by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Other guys can play
Harris and Crump and Hammonds. But they'll all be the benefit of having a playmaker like Edwards. UGA doesn't have a go-to guy. No playmakers. A bunch of secondary guys. Hammonds could be that guy. He just plays like a p*ssy way too often. The freshman are TBD. Ngumezi could be solid and Fagan could be a valuable player. But Edwards playmaking will open the game up a lot for Clax, Harris, Hammonds and Crump. Nobody on the team is able to create off the dribble, for themselves or others. That's an element that Edwards can bring to help the others.

Ogbeide is a good player too. But he's a senior so won't have the chance to play with Edwards

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
I’ve seen some bad UGA BB teams
But this one has to take the cake.Maybe next year.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
I hope Edwards can play all positions
There’s one person on that BB team that deserves to be back next year and that is Claxton.

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posted in the thread Anthony Edwards is a Dawg! by jpzd33 on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Getting him will draw others
who are considering

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posted in the thread Best Wishes for Todd Grantham... by psybj on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
He did good at MSU & UF under Mullins
saw improvements at both.

He is better now than when here but wasn't bad here.

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posted in the thread Best Wishes for Todd Grantham... by psybj on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Exactly...3rd and Grantham!!*

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posted in the thread Best Wishes for Todd Grantham... by psybj on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
... i hope he doesn't get the Bengal job ...
... if he leaves UF might get a a decent DC ...

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Best Wishes for Todd Grantham...
Interviewing for Bengals' DC today. Sure hope he gets it.

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posted in the thread Anthony Edwards is a Dawg! by jpzd33 on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Who do we have on board that will complement his game
And make us competitive as a team? Any other newcomers?

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Ole Miss vacates 33 wins as a result of the NCAA investigation...that hurt.

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posted in the thread Anthony Edwards is a Dawg! by jpzd33 on the The Dawg Run 5 days ago
Hope this is the start of something special!!!
Great news

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posted in the thread Anthony Edwards is a Dawg! by jpzd33 on the The Dawg Run 5 days ago
Kudos to the men's BB Coaches and Staff. This could be The Turning Point.**
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posted in the thread Anthony Edwards is a Dawg! by jpzd33 on the The Dawg Run 5 days ago
Don't get much better than that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 5 days ago
Anthony Edwards is a Dawg!

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posted in the thread Dow Jones up 1086 points,,,,biggest gain ever in history. by valley dawg on the The Dawg Pub 7 days ago
Yeah, this place is dead....
If someone produced one post/week on this board, it would seem like they're trying to dominate the discussion. Just a dead place now.

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posted in the thread Dow Jones up 1086 points,,,,biggest gain ever in history. by valley dawg on the The Dawg Pub 27 days ago
Bragging on the Stock Market? Really??
I haven't even looked at this forum in a couple months. I check in and see this? Really?

Despite that one day blip - which is something you want to avoid in the market anyway - last month was the worst December for the stock market since the Great Depression. For the month, the Dow was down 8.7%, and the S&P was down 9%. Overall, 2018 was the worst full year since the financial crisis of 2008.

No wonder no one posts here anymore. Sheesh.

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posted in the thread Trump lied his way to the Presidency. by cswilliam on the The Dawg Pub 47 days ago
You got some proof?*
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posted in the thread Trump lied his way to the Presidency. by cswilliam on the The Dawg Pub 50 days ago
I believe there is an error in your message.
You state Trump said "that he had nothing going with Russia."
To the best of my knowledge Trump said there was no collusion with Russia.
I don't classify that as a lie.


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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 52 days ago
Dow Jones up 1086 points,,,,biggest gain ever in history.

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posted in the thread Trump lied his way to the Presidency. by cswilliam on the The Dawg Pub 77 days ago
Insanity run in your family much?

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 77 days ago
Trump lied his way to the Presidency.
Time and again he told us during the campaign and dunce that he had nothing going with Russia - while at the same time he was negotiation a $3.0 billion real estate deal with Putin.

Question is - why did Trump lie to us?

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 77 days ago
That doesn't answer anything about their failed leadership.
McConnel has never let a bill that might balance the budget come to the floor for San up or down vote. Now he's got a senator from Mississippi who brags about wanting to attend public lynchings,


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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 120 days ago
When you say power...
Are talking about the 51-49 edge they have in the Senate? That's not power. Look, I want the same things you want, but it's going to take more than a 51-49 edge in the Senate to get there.

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 130 days ago
Damn straight Gibby!*
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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 141 days ago
So, you've noticed that Pubs haven't reduced government...
I've noticed it too.

Under Trump, the debt will increase more than it was projected prior to him being elected. They've cut taxes & increased spending, and are already in line to run a trillion dollar deficit within the next year or so.

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 149 days ago
Repubs are impotent...
Am a Repub, have never voted for a Dem for POTUS, but

Let me know when Trump/Repubs reduce the number of Fed Employees, or reduce the National Debt.

Berstids talk a good game but when they have the power, like now, they don't do chit.

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posted in the thread New B&W 700 series by bubbaNearl on the The Dawg Pub 149 days ago
LOVE my old 800 series spkrs.
Can find them used for maybe 2k, better IMO than the new 700 series which I listened to recently. But maybe not quite as crisp.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 158 days ago
Latest fad ......boycott Nike........good idea.

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 169 days ago
Need a great turnout in Nov - keep the Trump Train rolling!

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 178 days ago
Nope. More on board than I was on election night actually.

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 215 days ago
I don't see any buyer's remorse. Just some bitter, angry people...
People who hate things like job creation, low unemployment in the black community, tax cuts, a roaring stock market, a likely 4% GDP growth, in the 2nd quarter and nuclear disarmament in N Korea. People who trip over themselves to point out Trump was being mean on Twitter but ignore how he's standing up to China and other countries on their long time abuses of the US in trade and tariffs. People who keep slobbering all over themselves screaming "Mueller Time!!" despite the fact that "Wasted Time!!" is a more accurate thing to say. People who think they are brilliant and intellectual and that Trump voters are knuckle dragging retards, ignoring the fact that those perceived knuckle dragging retards' team is whipping their team's asses. People who are begging with all that's in them to a God they don't believe in to have proof of Trump being corrupt magically appear. People who all the while ignore the undeniable proof of Hillary's corruption. People who yawn and get glassy eyes when news comes out that yet another sexual predator from the left side has been exposed. (these people are really brilliant and intellectual, mind you)
In other words, it seems there's no buyer's remorse from people who voted for Trump. But plenty of outright slope headed vitriol and baseless hate from utter dumbasses who would rather be right about the pre- conceived notions about Trump than see Trump have any success that benefits them in spite of their rabid attempts to fight it.

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 217 days ago
I agree with you on this*
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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 219 days ago
No*
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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 234 days ago
What you’re really asking, I think, is whether anyone is tired of winning*
NM

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posted in the thread Trump.... by BugBoy on the The Dawg Pub 236 days ago
Not me
I still don't like his mouth, but he is trying to do things and fulfill campaign promises. Tough road with all the resistence he has endured.
Hope midterms go pubs way, and we can fix immigration problems.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 240 days ago
Trump....
Well, here we are about 17-18 months into the Trump presidency. Anyone have buyer's remorse yet?

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posted in the thread Secret Society by bubbaNearl on the The Dawg Pub 381 days ago
Diversion is turning into a permanent vacation

[Post edited by GibsonDawg at 01/31/2018 7:45PM]
Link: But I'm sure Mueller will get around to business eventually, right? Right??

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posted in the thread Secret Society by bubbaNearl on the The Dawg Pub 387 days ago
Trust me,...
As Mueller's case gets closer and closer, I suspect the Trumplican attempts to muddy the water will only increase. Won't matter!...

Enjoy the diversion,...

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posted in the thread Secret Society by bubbaNearl on the The Dawg Pub 387 days ago
LOL

[Post edited by GibsonDawg at 01/25/2018 1:53PM]
Link: Like I said ...it ain't going away, bruh...


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