It's Monday, you haven't finished your holiday shopping, and there's a stack of work waiting on you. But it's okay. You've still got time to catch up on what's making news in Bulldog Nation.
Gerod Holliman Declares For The NFL Draft - Card Chronicle
Louisville's Gerod Holliman, the nation's leader in interceptions and winner of the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award, has declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft. As one who has watched generations of Georgia Bulldogs fiddle-fart around in the bowl games following similar declarations, I fail to see how this is bad news.
Mark Richt Honors Would-Be Senior James Eunice's Family at 2014 Gala - Bulldawg Illustrated
Bulldog Illustrated notes that Coach Richt honored the memory of former Valdosta High receiver James Eunice, who had been slated to join his high school teammates Malcolm Mitchell and Jay Rome in Athens as a walk-on before his tragic death in 2010. I'm sure there's someone somewhere who gets tired of reading stories about Mark Richt doing the right thing. I'm not that guy, and I hope you aren't either.
Auburn's Jay Jacobs comfortable handing Gus Malzahn blank check to build coaching staff | AL.com
Auburn just made Will Muschamp the highest-paid assistant coach in college football, inking him to a three-year deal that begins at approximately $1.6 million per year. Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said that he intends to do "whatever it takes to win championships." While there's a temptation to draw a strong contrast between Jacobs and Greg McGarity, it's also important to remember that not too long ago Jacobs was under severe career pressure of his own for making ham-handed hires and needing boosters to dig deep to get the department out of financial straits.So let's wait to see if Muschamp's defenses give up an average of 41 points per game against Georgia like they did the last time Boom camped out on the Plains before we hold up Jacobs as the model AD. I think instead that there's probably a happy median between spending like a drunken sailor on shore leave and holding onto cash like the villain in a Dickens novel.
High school benchwarmer makes dramatic recruiting video - SBNation.com
Illinois high school footballer Jack Lenihan may not be fending off Big Ten recruiters anytime soon, but if he's not a U.S. Senator or Sigma Chi pledge class president then the electorate simply can't be trusted. This kid is a genius.
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