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UGA’s Rambo Could Declare For Supplemental Draft After Brownie Binge; 28 Dawgs Gone Overall

News continues to trickle forth regarding the suspension of Georgia starting safety Bacarri Rambo.  First, news spread that he’d be benched for two-to-four games.  Then came word that it would be four games and it was due to a second drug issue.  Now we know what he did… and what he might do next.

Rambo’s high school coach Allen Ingram has told The Athens Banner-Herald that Rambo tested positive for marijuana after eating laced-brownies during a spring break trip to Panama City, Florida.  The coach says the player didn’t know that the brownies had weed in them.  (Yeah, because spring-breaking college kids often whip up a batch of non-pot-brownies before heading to the Sunshine State.  Too bad Rambo didn’t stick to the wholly innocent banana nut bread his friends had also baked for the trip.)

“Some kids had them that were staying with him and he said he got high,” Ingram said.  “He thought the things had marijuana in them.  He sat there a couple of hours and didn’t know what to do.  He said if he turned himself in he’d get a four-game suspension for a second offense.”

The coach also said that he believe Rambo is not a pothead, despite those two drug issues.  Ingram said the first issue — which led to a suspension from last year’s season-opener against Boise State — involved Rambo being stopped for speeding and then police finding a joint on one of his passengers.  “I’ve got kids that go to other schools that say he doesn’t smoke.”  No, but apparently he does eat pastries and ride with folks who smoke.

Whether the star safety knew he was noshing on weed brownies or not, Rambo is now considering a jump to the NFL via this summer’s supplemental draft.  Such a move would further devastate a UGA secondary that is becoming perilously thin.

Mark Richt refused to answer questions or “confirm anything” about the reported suspensions of Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree, who is believed to have also failed a drug test.  (Maybe second-hand brownies are to blame.)  Meanwhile, his program continues to hemorrhage players.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that at least 28 athletes who would still have eligibility at UGA will not be with the program for the start of the 2012 season due to suspensions, dismissals, and transfers.

Ouch.

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Muschamp Plays Down Friendship With Fisher

When was the last time two rival coaches at two big-time football factories shared ownership of a beach house?  Before Florida hired Will Muschamp, it had probably never happened.  But Muschamp and his old friend Jimbo Fisher — Florida State’s coach — have shared ownership of a beach house in Panama City for about 10 years.

Just don’t think their old friendship is going to get in the way of the Sunshine Showdown.

“Who?” Muschamp answered when asked about Fisher by a fan at a Gator Club rally last night. 

“We won a lot of football games and competed every day,” he said of Fisher.  “Somebody said, ‘What’s it gonna be like competing?’  I said, ‘Well, we competed every day for about five years.’”

The two coaches worked together on Terry Bowden’s staff at Auburn in the 1990s and then served as Nick Saban’s offensive (Fisher) and defensive (Muschamp) coordinators at LSU from 2001 to 2004.

Both coaches have their own programs, their careers, and millions of dollars on the line these days.  They may have competed in the past, but their friendship has never had to withstand the competition they’re about to kick off in 2011.

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