Archive for May, 2011

In Flanders Field

Posted in Sacrifice on Monday May 30th, 2011 \pm\31 1:51 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lt. Colonel John McCrae, 1915

2020 Recruit Scouting Report

Posted in Dinky Dau, Recruits with tags , on Friday May 27th, 2011 \am\31 11:05 am by Big Muddy Dawg

I don’t normally pay too much attention to recruiting, particularly this far out from the next signing day. But I came across this story and figured you guys might be interested:

Michael said the alligator ran at him, so he started hitting it with sticks. He said at one point he jumped on the back of the beast.

Sure, Michael might only be ten years old. But this is a prime opportunity to get in his ear early. Hope our coaches are paying attention.

I Love the Offseason

Posted in Pre-game jitters, Strategerie with tags , on Friday May 20th, 2011 \pm\31 6:27 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Not really. But there is entertainment to be had. Sure, generally it involves message board arguments over Who Has the Hottest Coeds™ or Which Campus Is More Beautiful©. And you really owe it to yourselves to get into a discussion on Which School Has the Best Academics®.

But my favorite form of offseason entertainment is the the early shots. You hear it? It’s at the edge of perception, perhaps, but it’s there; the rattling of sabres.

Or possibly I’m easily amused.

*Updated*

Further Proof

Posted in Allaying My Own Fears, Dinky Dau, Joe T Regime with tags , on Thursday May 19th, 2011 \am\31 7:51 am by Big Muddy Dawg

I present to you further proof that the changes made to our strength and conditioning program are working: while surfing the ‘Net yesterday evening, I came across this picture posted via Twitter by Dawgs offensive lineman, Chris Burnette, showing him with the first fish he’s ever caught.

What’s the big deal, you might be thinking. After all, that’s just a tiny, little bream, right? Well, here’s a picture of a normal-sized person holding that same fish:

Come on and try frying this big fish, Paul Johnson. I dare you.

No Shit?

Posted in Other People's Business, Recruits on Tuesday May 17th, 2011 \pm\31 4:11 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Alright. I’m sorry. But I can’t stop laughing:

Q: What’s your favorite pre-game ritual?

A: Well, I take a doodoo. Before every game I doodoo.

Q: That’s your FAVORITE pregame ritual?

A: Well, that’s the only thing I do. That’s one thing I have to do before every game, or I won’t feel energy, and I’ll just feel slow. When I do I just feel light on my feet and everything, and I feel faster, so that’s what I do.

Q: You know I’m going to write this in a story right?

A: Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.

That’s incoming Florida WR recruit, Ja’Juan Story, ladies and gentlemen. Check out the rest of the Q&A at Gator Country.

I Like Pirates

Posted in DGD, Erk with tags , on Thursday May 12th, 2011 \pm\31 9:22 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

“I’m Not Really Left-Handed!”

Posted in Recruits, Videos with tags , on Friday May 6th, 2011 \pm\31 1:24 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Looks like the Dawgs have made an offer to 2013 QB recruit, Brice Ramsey, out of Camden County. I was watching one of his videos and noticed something peculiar. Take a look and see if you can tell what I mean (it should be apparent after the second clip of the video):

He throws with his right hand but kicks with his left foot. First off, yes, he’s a quarterback and a kicker. That aside, how does that happen, the whole right-handed but left-footed thing? At any rate, he looks like he’s got a pretty good arm and is comfortable taking snaps from under center. He also appears quite mobile. Oh, and he kicks the ball pretty dang well, to boot. I wonder how he is at fair catching the ball?

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