These links are going to be a mess: The SBN Clipper is down so my apologies. Also, apologies for the late post: I was trying to do this via smartphone in a doctor's office. So, the #hot #takes are absent today. WOMP WOMP.
We're talkin' Spring football
If your starting offensive line gives up multiple sacks and pressures late in the spring, that trend probably continues early in the fall … at least. There Will Be a Breakout Walk-On Performance, and No, He Will Not Start in the Fall. No matter what Jacob Guy does on Saturday, Florida fans, he’s still destined for the scout team come September.
Anyone wanna' play quarterback?
Between Will Grier and Treon Harris, Grier looked the most polished. He led the offense on a scoring drive on the team’s first possession, completing a couple of nice throws. Harris certainly didn’t look bad, and he had a few good throws.
"Right now this spring is really for getting me and them on the same page and just repping, learning. It doesn't matter to the point to where I'm going to sit here and I'm stressing about making a decision, because we don't play Saturday."
Freeze said Buchanan had a slight edge in the competition going into the spring game, but he wasn't sure about the pecking order after watching the three quarterbacks compete on Saturday. Kelly completed 9 of 19 passes for 104 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Kincade completed 9 of 18 throws for 93 yards and also ran for 50 yards. Buchanan was 5 of 16 for 49 yards and an interception.
Coach Mark Richt said Georgia's quarterback competition "is still a race" after watching Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta share time with the first-team offense in Georgia's G-Day spring game Saturday.
"I think that they all have shown at some point in time they have some ability to do it, but nobody has really yet stood out to the point where you can say, 'Well, that's the guy,'" Saban said.
Everyone's secondary is a hot mess too
We’ve got to come out, we’ve got to compete and we’ve got to play Auburn-style football. Auburn has been playing some good defense around here for a long time, so we’ve got to get it back. And we will."
Chavis focused on developing confidence in his group, and there have been schematic changes as the Aggies have worked on being a more attacking defense rather than a read-and-react unit.
"So [you] have to have the right components to fit the parts. So what happens with Eddie is it's just not all about Eddie. It's how the other corners develop. The experiment was to see how he'd adapt to playing safety, and that's going very well.
"I was really impressed with the weight room. It was cool to see how much they care about developing their players. I talked to the strength coach (Scott Cochran). He definitely is something else."
"Just the size and the speed of the guys I was playing against," said Robinson, according to AL.com. "Those guys are my size, and they can move pretty well. That was probably my biggest adjustment." This spring, however, Robinson said he's feeling "extremely more" comfortable. That's bad news for opposing pass-rushers.
After the closed scrimmage was completed, Alabama’s sports information staff provided a list of statistics from the intrasquad game. There were no passing statistics provided.
Crime and punishment
Bob Jubelirer, an alumni-elected trustee, said Penn State needs to ''put a stop to the spigot that has been turned on and actually fight back and stand up for the university.'' ''Every day that we silently stand in support of the Freeh report is a day that we allow the world to believe that we agree with its conclusions,'' said alumni-elected trustee Alice Pope. She said tacit support of the Freeh report exposes the school to claims of moral and legal culpability that she said has not been established.
"They all think they have this illusion of choice," Saban said. "Like I can do whatever I want to do. And you kind of have a younger generation now that doesn't always get told no, they don't always get told this is exactly how you need to do it. So they have this illusion that they have all these choices."