Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

The last time Georgia scored 20 and won…

Arizona State in 2009.

The last SEC win with less than 21 scored was against Auburn in 2008.

Welcome back, defense.  You’ve been missed.

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No sleep ’til Jacksonville.

The Gators expect John Brantley back in time for the Cocktail Party.

Cornelius Washington is okay with that.

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Lexicon bleg

There ought to be a name for this kind of after-the-fact rationale:

What’s going on in the East? After getting smoked by the Broncos in W1, the Dawgs are where many thought they’d be and everyone is once again talking about their easy road to Atlanta. So do victories over two disappointing Mississippi schools and a close loss against an average USC team mean much?

That “average USC team” was ranked 10th before the loss to Auburn.  MSU was ranked as high as 16th before the same thing happened.  Now they’re just a couple of stiffs.  Which conveniently makes Georgia about the same.

I guess if the Dawgs take care of business tonight, we’ll hear the same thing out of this guy next week, regardless of Dooley’s attire.

Give me your suggestions about what you’d call that… best idea gets an entry.

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“… you have to go with the now confident Dawgs.”

Here’s Phil Steele’s breathless analysis of Georgia-Tennessee:

The Bulldogs have been hammered in their last two trips to Knoxville (‘07 and ‘09). They have been outscored on avg 40-17 (outgained 442-242). In ‘09 UGA was held without an offensive TD and in ‘07 trailed 28-0. UT HC Derek Dooley is the son of legendary UGA HC Vince Dooley and was born and raised in Athens, GA. Last year, Georgia posted its largest margin of victory at home against Tennessee since ‘81 in a 41-14 win. The Bulldogs have now won 3 straight since their 0-2 start and HC Mark Richt’s seat has cooled. Last week a pregame skirmish where the Mississippi St players were jumping on the “G” logo at midfield had the Bulldogs fired up as UGA had a 315-213 yard edge over MSU in the 24-10 win and the only TD they gave up came on a 72 yard interception return. QB Aaron Murray is averaging 220 yards per game (62%) with a 13-6 ratio while super frosh Isaiah Crowell now has 515 rushing yards (5.2). Last week the Vols cruised past Buffalo 41-10 as they racked up a 541-264 yard edge. QB Tyler Bray should be getting some All-SEC love as he is now averaging 332 yards per game (69%) with a super 14-2 ratio. The Vols are off a bye week and Buff so UGA should have their full attention. UGA does have slight edges on offense (#19-24) and defense (#13-28) but a huge edge on ST’s (#15-105)…

Steele sez:  Georgia 27, UT 17.  I’ll take it.

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Everything old is new again.

Nick Saban expresses the contrarian approach to Alabama’s offensive philosophy:

“We’ve kind of gotten antiquated, and now we’re all of a sudden back. Everybody used to run the ball like we run it. Now people have a hard time stopping us, because they don’t play against teams that run the ball like we runs it. These used to be the basic plays that everybody ran.”

In the land of the spread, the power I-formation attack is king.

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What happened to showing up, drinking, eating and throwing a football around?

Here’s a sign of the times:  Ole Miss allows portable generators into the Grove for the first time because overuse of extension cords presented a safety hazard.

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In retrospect, maybe we shouldn’t feel so bad about it.

For all the beating up we’ve given Bobo and the offense for looking the way they did in the opener, Bill Connelly suggests some perspective may be in order.

Don’t know if that’s really the case, but it would be nice if it were.  Because Georgia won’t see a defense on that level for the rest of the regular season.

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