Compare and contrast: in one corner, Boise State, a national title contender in sleeper’s clothing, and in the other, Georgia, home of the Mark Richt hot seat and barely worth a national mention as a spring practice story.
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Well, at least he called us a traditional heavyweight. Pretty faint praise though.
From a homer, no less!
Schlabach and Barnhart seem to go out of their way sometimes to rip or discount the dawgs to keep their journalistic cred, too bad reps from other schools don’t have such ethical considerations and have no problem being unashamedly biased when it comes to their former schools, Lou Holtz obviously being the worst example.
Well, Barnhart and Schlabach are both journalists… Holtz isn’t.
There are a few Florida guys who seem to write at least one overwrought anti-Gator column a year.
Let me introduce you to Dennis Dodd and Mike Bianchi
I am confused by the sour grapes regarding Schlabach. In the past 3 years, what have the Dawgs done to deserve national pub? Additionally, given the play from 2010, why should the national media hype the Dawgs? Did you see a different team last season than I did?
bbbbut…. the Blackout…sniff…preseason #1…
Staying under the radar is the best thing for the Dawgs. I’ve had big expectations for years, only to have them come crashing down. Until we prove otherwise on the field we should be considered underachievers. I can’t fault reporters for not jumping on our bandwagon. On the plus side, if AM’s minor ankle sprain and Ealey’s reinstatement turns out to be the biggest news, it’ll be a great off-season.
Amen. Dawgs need to stay under the radar, work hard, and leave the press to BSU. I have a friend who lives up that way and these guys seem to believe (because of last year I guess) that Georgia is just their first stepping stone to another top BCS finish.
After last offseason, no pub may be the best pub.
On another, but related matter, UGA could have three first round draft picks?
All the embarassing for last years performance on the field
I’m terrified. Boise State’s unstoppable QB and offense are the most lethal offensive combination to swagger onto a football field since Colt Brennan and Hawaii were racking up yardage like a video game.
the Boise people aren’t arguing about whether or not they can beat UGA, it’s just a question of how badly they can beat us. The Boise naysayers arent accounting for the possibility that UGA could actually beat Boise, but rather minmizing the significance of the guaranteed Boise win (“it’s just Georgia. They arent any good”)
Boise St isnt the be all and end all of the 2011 season for UGA, but if I was a player with a shred of pride, I’d be somewhat motivated to bring my A game to the Dome. America at large seems to consider us a slightly more muscular Vanderbilt; yeah, we’re in the SEC, but we aren’t, like, one of the GOOD teams.
I profited nicely giving 8 points to Boise in 2005 but I would not bet UGA to beat Boise straight up this year. Not saying we won’t win, my opinion at this time is we are about 40/60 to win in the Dome, but it is very early to be sure of anything. The problem is this is the opening game and every team has different chemistry. Who would have thought the 1979 and 1980 teams would be that different? Hope springs eternal, but I am petending to be from Missouri on this one.
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