Obviously, if you look at the last five years of Suzanne's era, it's just kind of a super-human fairy tale. Obviously, that's a difficult standard to live up to, and I know that Greg knows that's unrealistic for somebody to come in and win every year. Certainly, there's talented athletes on the team. They're very capable of getting back to the Super Six. It's not going to unheard of for them to get there in the next year or two, because the talent is there. They're good kids. They work hard. They competed at a high level coming in to Georgia, and I know they came here to win. ... The recruiting going forward and continuing to bring that talent to Athens and make sure we have the depth there, that's something we have to tackle right now and make sure as we're recruiting kids that are sophomores and freshmen in high school that we're continuing to get the best of that talent.
I'm not going to put any predictors on when I think we can do that, but I don't think it's out of the question for us to be in the Super Six, whether it be next year or the year after that, because the talent on the team is good and they're strong and good competitors. . . .
Suzanne and I, we've been in contact for several years. She obviously did some great things and really was strong with her team chemistry and the way that she put her team together. Those are things that I've picked her brain about on many occasions and something that I'll continue to do from that standpoint.
Nine months ago, the SEC and ESPN agreed on a $2.25 billion media deal that seemed to promise coverage of just about anything donning the conference seal.
Nine months in, the deal has underperformed. . . .
In the deal, sweeteners thrown in included additional coverage for Olympic sports such as baseball, softball (which, oddly, will not be played in the 2012 Olympics), gymnastics and volleyball.
Even if such coverage was promised — and even if such coverage was aired somewhere across the ESPN universe — has anybody noticed? . . .
By the time you get down to watching games live on ESPN Classic, something doesn’t feel right. . . .
But in the other areas, what has the deal done? What about the Olympic sports?