Joe Tereshinski Sr., the patriarch of a family that proudly wore the Georgia football uniform for three generations and still remains synonymous with the program, died Sunday morning.Tereshinski played tight end and defensive end for coach Wally Butts, winning a national title in 1942 and SEC titles in both 1942 and 1946 before playing eight seasons with the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
He remained in the Washington area with a home in Bethesda, Md., before moving to an assisted living facility in the Athens area.
He grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania’s coal country in Glen Lyon, taking a 26-hour ride South on a Greyhound bus in August of 1941 to come to Georgia.
Telltale stretch: The Bulldogs had better be on top of their game right out of the gate because the month of September is filled with tough challenges. Nobody in the SEC faces a more difficult season opener than Georgia, which travels to Clemson on Aug. 31. Then it’s back home to face South Carolina the next week, and the month ends with a home game against LSU on Sept. 28.
Final analysis: This schedule isn’t nearly as forgiving as the one the Bulldogs faced a year ago. Going to Clemson the first game of the season trumps any nonconference game the Bulldogs faced last season. Plus, this is an odd year, meaning Georgia travels to Georgia Tech to end the season. The league schedule also has more teeth to it. LSU comes to Athens to close the month of September. The Bulldogs avoided Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M in the West a year ago in the regular season. The middle part of the SEC schedule also features four of five league games that will be played away from home. Ultimately, the month of September will probably make or break Georgia’s season. Then again, the Bulldogs have proven to be resilient each of the past two seasons after losing games early.[ESPN]
BCS national championship odds – six of the top 10 are SEC:
“It’s difficult just with 14 playing the eight-game schedule where you play everyone in your division, you play one permanent and you play one rotator from the other division. That’s hard enough, but our ADs — and rightfully so — they wanted to continue to honor the contracts we have with non-conference schools. I’m going to give you one example: In 2014, all four of Missouri’s non-conference games are in the first four weeks. Georgia, three of their four non-conference games are in the final four weeks.When you start looking at Georgia/Missouri you’ve taken seven weeks already off the table for finding a place to put that game. That’s just two schools. We’ve got one other school that has four consecutive non-conference games to start the season and we have about half of our schools that have a non-conference game on the next-to-last weekend of the season. So, it creates some issues for us. But we’re going to try to protect all of those. We’re trying to move some non-conference games, but we’re not there yet.”
While I’m certain many fans will continue to see Richt’s words as lip-service, directed at a player whom he hopes has learned a valuable lesson, it’s still worth noting that Clemons’ ability as a football player is what elevated him to such high esteem over the last year; the Bulldogs simply did not have quality depth behind him to speak of so he was anointed to be that “next” big time player. However, with the level of talent that has arrived on campus, there’s a much different look to the depth chart now than there was in January—finding a potential impact player among this lot is a very real possibility—and it is that reality which could make it difficult for Clemons to take the reins back once he returns.For the record, I still believe Clemons comes back ready to avenge his name and make his mark but, at least for the moment, the message he’s receiving from the staff is to not get too comfortable because you just never know.
Kiffin offers an 8th grader (like he’ll be at USCw in 2017):
It is virtually impossible to gauge just how good an athlete will be until they play against better competition. There have been a handful of younger basketball and football players that stood out during high school, but typically, they aren’t more physically developed than their peers. Middle school on the other hand, it’s really tough to breakdown. But that doesn’t stop some major college programs from getting the attention of future recruits. Last year, we saw LSU and Alabama offer a scholarship to Dylan Moses, a 6 foot 2 inch 225-pound middle-schooler. Now, USC is getting in on the act by making their pitch to Nathan Tilford, an eighth-grade wide receiver.Tilford has already visited USC practice a few months ago during Spring practice, and recently receiver an offer from Lane Kiffin and the Trojans after his performance at a USC skills camp, according to ESPN’s Blair Angulo.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, now based in Los Angeles. BRMC is known for their garage rock, blues, folk revival, neo-psychedelia sound. The band was formed in 1998, originally called The Elements. After discovering that another band had the same name, the members changed the name to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, after Marlon Brando‘smotorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One. The name of the rival gang, the Beetles, had already been taken.