Monday, October 20, 2014

OSG High: The Dark Side Of High School Football And The Art Of The Appeal

((HT: WSAV-TV))

Kids transfer...

It's a part of high school existence and, even moreso, high school athletics.

Parents of athletes, and the athletes themselves, want to make sure that these days their opportunities are "maximized." If you can move, and move successfully, then maybe your chances to improve your place are magnified.

The case of former Savannah (GA) Country Day-slash-Alabama commit Demetris Robertson is going down those lines very quickly.

Robertson through either the desire of his brother-guardian, himself, or both wanted to transfer to another contending football program across town- Savannah Christian.

But the hook is, and has been, Robertson has had to file paperwork with the state governing body- the Georgia High School Association- to prove he had moved districts to be eligible to play for SCPS.

Through repeated appeals, his status has been denied for one reason or another. With his guardian threatening a lawsuit against the GHSA, FOSG Ken Slats may have discovered the real reason that Robertson may not be playing this season.

Looks like his old school objected on the grounds that the move was only football-based and didn't have anything to do with academics.
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The larger question in all of this: Just how much education is Robertson getting this season in bouncing between schools and will he even get a high school diploma this season...???

Autograph Dealer In Gurley Investigation Claiming Harassment

((HT: MyFoxAtlanta))

A Gator fan complaining about how Georgia Bulldogs fans are responding with him at the center of an investigation implicating (allegedly) one of their own...

The prized running back Todd Gurley who has, apparently, signed his collegiate life away by being very sloppy is now and forever a victim in his fans' eyes. Now northwest Georgia memorabilia dealer Bryan Allen is holed up in his suburban Atlanta home...

Probably locked in there forever...
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So, now we have police involved and Allen not necessarily on the run... just locked in place with a high-profile attorney...

And the harassment will continue for quite a while...

Jimbo Fisher Does Not Like Jameis Winston Questions, Then He Answers Them Anyway...

((HT: al.com, Crenshaw/Lost Letterman))

This is what the HQ calls an interview that is cut short...


The All-In head coach was supposed to speak to Birmingham's Monday Morning Quarterback Club.

The HQ has no idea why Fisher would think that questions would be about other things besides what is in and around his program that have happened recently.

But Fisher got hot under the collar and prematurely ejected...

Later that same morning, he went under another round of questions and admitted that "if the facts change" he will consider discplining his quarterback...

Props to Solomon Crenshaw for the response. Obviously, someone in garnet and gold got to Fisher and explained how the pee-ahr of the walk-out wouldn't go over well if that was the last image stuck in Birmingham media.

Ken Sparks Ties Bear Bryant

((HT: Carson Newman their own selves))

And the HQ knows what you're wondering if you're not a big fan of college football that's not Division I...

Sparks is the coach of the Carson-Newman D2 juggernaut and his team beat Tusculum this past weekend...
Evidence below...


With that win, Sparks got his 323rd career win as a head coach and ties him for 5th all-time...

Here's Sparks talking about his milestone...

QB Catches TD Pass From Himself

((HT: North Greenville/Lost Letterman))

The HQ has seen this before, but it's still pretty cool when it goes down...
Like last year with Nick Marshall...


So, we have our new example... North Greenville University QB Nelson Hughes.

Against Mars Hill University on Saturday Hughes pulled this off for a 47-yard score, but NGU lost to Mars Hill 30-27


Still cool, though...

Surprise: Will Muschamp Still Coaching at Florida for Now

It wasn't exactly a ringing vote of confidence, but it wasn't "We've decided to head in another direction" either.

University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley issued a statement Monday afternoon saying that among other things; "At the beginning of the season, we said we would evaluate the season as it played out. We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia".

So, Gator fan, it appears that you will have Coach Will Muschamp around a little longer. With Florida off this week, many have speculated a move would be made now instead of waiting.

Particularly after the embarrassing 42-13 Homecoming loss this past Saturday to Missouri when the Gators managed to lose after giving up just slightly more than 100-yards of offense to the Tigers.

Nothing has gone right for Muschamp or the Gators, though they are still 3-3 on the season. Giving up touchdowns on punt returns, kick returns, interception returns and fumble returns in one game will generally anger the masses.

Which is exactly what happened in that game and led the crowd to start chanting for Coach Boom to be fired. All well and good, though the cast of characters that could replace may not excite the folks in Gainesville either.

Just saying'...







Uh--Minnesota Wants You To "Do The Gopher" With Iggy Azalea and Caddyshack Gopher

Um...yeah, we are a bit sleep deprived these days, so when we saw this video, we thought we were either hallucinating or left a broadcast of Caddyshack on TV.

But alas, our mind was not playing tricks on us.

Check out this odd video produced by the Minnesota Golden Gophers athletic department.

It's essentially a short music video called "Do the Gopher". And the video not only appears to feature the Caddyshack gopher, it also features pop music star Iggy Azalea, who we assume is from the Gopher state and apparently was at the teams homecoming game on Saturday.

((Note--The Gophers have had a good football season thus far, they are one of the few 6-1 teams in the Little 10 (um..Big 10)))

Anyway, behold the video in all it's majesty...and no, we don't know how we confused the music with Kenny Loggins singing "I'm alright".