Daily Archives: January 31, 2010

Why Georgia is doomed in 2010, ctd.

Phil Steele gives the pundits something else to ignore, returning starters:

SEC

OFF
DEF
ST
TOTAL
Arkansas
9*
7
2
18
Georgia
10
6
2
18
Mississippi St
7
8
2
17
South Carolina
8*
7
2
17
Auburn
7
8
1
16
Florida
6
7
2
15
Kentucky
5*
7
1
13
Tennessee
4
7
2
13
LSU
6*
4
2
12
Mississippi
4
6
1
11
Vanderbilt
5*
5
1
11
Alabama
8*
2
0
10

Arkansas received good news when QB Ryan Mallett decided to come back for another year. Mallett threw for 3624 yds (56%) and a 30-7 ratio in ’09 and hopes to lead the Razorbacks to an even better season in 2010. TE DJ Williams (411 yds, 12.8) also passed up the NFL as the Razorbacks have 18 returning starters.

This will be a critical year for Georgia HC Richt who welcomes back 18 starters from last year’s team that won 8 games the fewest since ’01 Richt’s 1st yr.

Alabama returns just 10 starters from last year’s national championship team. However, 8 are back on offense including Heisman winner Mark Ingram, QB McElroy and WR Jones. HC Saban loses 9 starters on D but that side of the ball is his specialty.

One thing Steele doesn’t mention there is that the two SEC teams returning the most starters on offense also tied for first in scoring in conference games.

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Sunday morning buffet

Cold day, warm menu:

  • Burger King brings new meaning to “have it your way”.  I’m hoping it starts a trend.
  • “In the span of three years, Alabama spent more on football recruiting alone than it had previously spent pursuing athletes in all sports combined.”
  • Hey, at least Junior has finally spoken to David Reaves.
  • Please, just go ahead and shoot me.  Now.
  • Vince Dooley won’t attend the Georgia-Tennessee game this year.  (And whose martini is that in the photo?)
  • I hope you’re reading Doug Gillett’s 50 Most Loathsome People series, even though he’s got John Feinstein ranked waaaaay too low.
  • GMC coach Bert Williams has plenty of good things to say about Jakar Hamilton.

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