It's a brand new year and you've probably got work to do and resolutions to break. But before you get down to it, here's what's making news in Bulldog Nation this morning.
Four Names Emerge on OC Job in Athens - Georgia - Scout
Dean Legge cites the old "sources close to the situation" for a list of names allegedly in play for the vacant offensive coordinator and offensive line coach positions. The OC names are largely those (Randy Sanders, Kurt Roper) which had been out there from the very beginning. Brian Schottenheimer is a hire who would worry me a little because of his significant NFL pedigree. Bringing NFL offensive geniuses into the college ranks almost never works out. Schottenheimer hasn't coached in the college ranks since serving as tight ends coach at Southern Cal (insert Conan O'Brian VoiceOver) in the year 2000.
One intriguing name for the offensive line position is South Carolina's Shawn Elliott. who some thought might be in line to take over at some point for the Head Ball Coach. I would take that hire any time. I also would be fine with Dan Inman getting a battlefield promotion. He's been lauded for his work as a GA and has a reputation as a recruiting asset. The thought of Neil Callaway returning to Athens makes my shoulders hurt and fills me with dread.
I would caution that there's no reason to believe this is a complete list. There's also the fact that Jeremy Pruitt wasn't on anyone's early list the last time Mark Richt hired a coordinator. So while all these guys may be a part of the process, there's no guarantee any of them gets either job.
The Chiz is back. | Get The Picture
Gene Chizik's return to major college coaching will take place at North Carolina, where one surmises that he will make less than Will Muschamp and have an infinitely better quality of life.
Patrick, other early enrollees for Georgia, ready to get going | Online Athens
Georgia has seven early enrollees reporting for duty on Monday, including five high school seniors, JUCO recruit Chuks Amaechi, and former UAB linebacker Jake Ganus, who led the Blazers in tackles in each of the last two seasons.
Briscoe's verbal committment puts Bulldogs back on top of rankings | Online Athens
Georgia got a commitment yesterday from 6'0, 182 pound cornerback Juwaun Briscoe, and in the process moved closer to the top of the 2015 recruiting rankings. The article indicates that UGA passed Alabama for the top spot with Briscoe's pledge, but every ranking I've looked at (Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports) has the Dawgs at #3 behind Bama and FSU. Still, pretty impressive if we can hold onto all 26 commitments and close on a couple of remaining big time prospects.
13 notes on the shocking first day of the College Football Playoff - SBNation.com
All of the following things just happened in a very short span of time on college football fields. Spencer Hall wonders why it took us so long to do things this way. I'd counter that last night was the best case scenario for the college football playoff. The worst case scenario is certainly coming eventually.