1. Mike Bobo's Hot Seat: 2010 Will Make or Break Georgia Coordinator

    Mike Bobo has always been good. He was a good quarterback. He was a good quarterbacks coach. And he's been a good offensive coordinator. But coming into the 2010 season, Mark Richt and Georgia face pressure to go beyond good...

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  2. Standing On The Rock: Colt McCoy's Faith Shines in Dark Moment

    Colt McCoy's brightest moment in college came in one of the darkest circumstances. Standing on the field, watching Alabama players celebrate around him, McCoy fought back tears in an on-field interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters...

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  3. Are Frank Wren and the Braves Waiting for 2011?

    It hasn't been a great offseason for Atlanta. Simple as that. The divisional opponents have gotten stronger. Atlanta has gotten weaker. Sure, we can debate whether Atlanta has made the right moves, but none of it adds up to a stronger team...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 1,555 reads 15 comments

  4. Stress? Urban Meyer Needs a Lesson in Real Stress

    Urban Meyer is an enigma. Who knows what is really going on in his life, or better, his head? But one thing we do know is that Meyer is stressed—or least he says he is stressed. I think that's a joke...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 681 reads 41 comments

  5. Georgia's Last Stand: Long Season Ends on Positive Note for Bulldogs

    It's finally over. After a season full of frustration and disappointment, the Georgia Bulldogs closed out the 2009 season with a 44-20 win over Texas A&M in the Independence Bowl...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 458 reads 9 comments

  6. Brave Gamble: Wagner Is Proof The Braves Want to Win Now

    Winning is a risky business. It's much easier to lose. But the Atlanta Braves are determined to win in 2010. Not 2011. Not 2012. In 2010. The problem is Atlanta can't simply hope for the best in 2010...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 197 reads 10 comments

  7. Georgia Strikes Back: Ealey and King Lead Bulldogs Over Tech

    That was big. Left for dead by critics and fans, the Georgia Bulldogs showed up Saturday night and notched one of the biggest wins of the decade for the program, knocking off No. 7 Georgia Tech 30-24...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 318 reads 3 comments

  8. Wasn't Jeff Fisher On The Titans Hot Seat?

    Jeff Fisher is a coach. Simple. Nothing more. Nothing less. He's not a genius. He's not an innovative mastermind. He's just a coach. Four weeks ago, Fisher was mired in a disappointing mess, perhaps the lowest point in his career...

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  9. Could the Cincinnati Bearcats Ever Be No. 1? Not a Chance

    I've never watched the Cincinnati Bearcats play an entire game of football. Never. But I still think they're a bad team. I think they play a soft schedule. Ask me who is on that schedule? I could probably name two teams...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 605 reads 22 comments

  10. Did Willie Martinez Save His Job Against Auburn?

    Twelve minutes into Saturday night's game against Auburn, Willie Martinez and the Georgia Bulldogs' defense had reached their lowest point of the past five years...

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  11. Cortland Finnegan Powers Titans' Win Streak as Tennessee Fights Back

    Vince Young and Chris Johnson might make the highlight reels, but the real reason behind the Tennessee Titans' recent win streak is the return of Pro Bowl CB Cortland Finnegan...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 426 reads 3 comments

  12. Georgia-Auburn: Georgia's Defense Comes Back to Reality

    Last Saturday, Georgia held its opponent to 55 total yards. Too bad it was Tennessee Tech. This Saturday, it's back to reality. The Auburn Tigers come to Athens with a 7-3 record and one of the most innovative offensive systems in college football...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 1,809 reads 15 comments

  13. Why Are the Phillies Wasting J.A. Happ?

    I wrote an article last week arguing that J.A. Happ doesn't deserve the National League Rookie of the Year. Apparently, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel agrees with me. It's already Game Six of the World Series, and J...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 473 reads 4 comments

  14. Eye for an Eye: Brandon Spikes' Dirty Play

    I'll admit up front that I'm biased. I am a Georgia fan. I'm bummed the Bulldogs lost to the Gators last Saturday. I'll readily admit Florida is the superior program...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about over 4 years ago 1,505 reads 39 comments

  15. J.A. Happ's Secret: Why Tommy Hanson Deserves NL Rookie of the Year

    Any other season, Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson would be the top pitching candidate for National League Rookie of the Year. But this year, he isn't likely to win the award. Why? Because he's going up against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 803 reads 13 comments

  16. Looking Ahead: Will the Tennessee Titans Recover in 2010?

    It started with a last-second loss to the defending Super Bowl champions. It ended with one of the worst losses by an NFL team in the past 50 years. Yes, it took only six games for the Tennessee Titans to finish the 2009 season...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 523 reads 2 comments

  17. Avoiding Mistakes: Why Instant Replay Should Extend to Penalties

    It's official. The hottest controversies in professional and collegiate sports have nothing to do with the players, coaches or teams. Nowadays, it's all about the referees and umpires...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 276 reads 2 comments

  18. Mark Richt Has Chance to Prove Himself Against Gators

    Mark Richt has a golden opportunity in front of him. Never in his nine-year tenure as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs has Richt faced more criticism than he has in 2009...

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  19. Legends Die Hard: How Chipper Jones Cost the Braves the Playoffs

    At the end of a season, it's easy to point fingers. Win or lose, there are always multiple factors that go into a team's success or failure...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 666 reads 17 comments

  20. My Daddy Is Monte Kiffin, So Come Play for the Tennessee Volunteers!

    When the Tennessee Vols beat Georgia last Saturday, Lane Kiffin picked up the phone and dialed the man who hired him.  About time he got a little bit of credit. KIFFIN: Mikey Hamilton!  What’s going on, man? HAMILTON: Ehh, not much Lane...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 575 reads 25 comments

  21. A Forgettable NFL Season: Why the Salary Cap Can't Fix It

    A salary cap makes a lot of sense on paper. Level the financial field and you level the playing field. Right? Apparently not. Have you seen the most recent NFL standings? There have been a lot of great stories for the NFL in 2009...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 224 reads 3 comments

  22. Looking Ahead: Will Georgia Fare Better In 2010?

    It's been downhill since January 1, 2008. That night, Georgia fans were celebrating on the streets of New Orleans. The Bulldogs had just demolished Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl. Expectations were already high for the 2008 season...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 470 reads 2 comments

  23. No Knowshon: Why Georgia Misses Moreno More Than Stafford

    How good was Matthew Stafford? How good was Knowshon Moreno? The Georgia Bulldogs are still finding out. Coming into the season, one of the biggest questions for Georgia was whether fifth-year senior Joe Cox could replace Stafford...

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  24. Hanging Chad: With Pennington Out, Dolphins Should Start Pat White

    Will the spread work in the NFL? Tony Sparano might have the answer. A shoulder injury to Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington is expected to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the 2009 season...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 860 reads 19 comments

  25. Boise State's Championship Dream

    One fan's nightmare is Boise State's dream. This could be the year. Come Jan. 7, the Boise State Broncos might be playing in the BCS National Championship. After watching No. 4 Ole Miss, No...

    Josh Rutledge Written by Josh Rutledge about almost 5 years ago 441 reads 4 comments