I love it when the Johnson Doctrine fails. And this is shaping up as my all time favorite example.
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The Johnson Doctrine = SIAR, B!
Gurley, Marshall, Hicks, Douglas, Hall. That’s a great backfield regardless of the QB.
Then add Chubb and Michel next season.
I read where Chubb had 5 td’s on 14 carries Friday night. And 269 yards!
Being from C-Town, I have seen this kid run a few times now and he is just a big strong kid who has good wheels. And is 90% of the C-Town offense. Last years QB could not hit the broad side of a barn.
Shorter Johnson Doctrine ” If you have one, be one”!!!!!
Can anyone remember Georgia having this much skill position talent? I would put this group, even without Malcolm Mitchell, against any team in the country.
I was thinking that the only time I can recall it being close was in 1992, when we had Zeier, Hearst, Mack Strong, Terrell Davis, and Andre Hastings. In ’88 we had Worley, Henderson, and Hampton, but the QB and receivers were weak.
’97 had Robert Edwards, Olandis Gary, Patrick Pass, Hines Ward, & Champ Bailey, but the QB was some guy named Bobo.
2008 had some serious skill position players. Stafford, Knowshon, AJ Green, and Massaquoi.That’s a pretty serious group too.
I’d say this year’s group has far better depth though.
The ’88 backfield was full of NFL talent but the QB and receiver positions were not. TE Troy Sadowski spent 9 or 10 years in the NFL. I would sya that with a healthy Malcolm Mitchell, this group would easily be the most talented at all the skill positions that I have ever seen at Georgia. But, the young receivers stepping up have a chance to make that true even in the absence of MM.
If Gurley refers to you as a beast… That’s a massive statement.
When we signed Douglas, I was still smarting from the Tunsil disappointment that it hardly eased the pain. That said, the one thing that was obvious to me from how folks were talking about his film (i admit i did not watch it) was that even if he never played much for us that avoiding him as fishfry’s stable B back for 4 years was worth the scholarship.
Of course, it certainly appears he is going to contribute during his time in Athens. Richt basically said he will be used in short yardage situation, presumably to take away a bit of the wear and tear off of Gurley. While that sounds great, I really believe that it needs to be thought through carefully.
For example we have a 3rd and 2 from anywhere where we would NOT consider going for the it on fourth down, I think you have to have Gurley in the game. On the other hand, in “Four down territory,” I tend to think the risk/reward of him vs. Gurley makes sense. I say this based on the fact that Gurley almost never lost yards a year ago. If Douglas displays a similar skill for always getting positive yards, I think we can adjust.
ANOTHER georgia tech blog posting?
at least this one has a uga connection.
I think my favorite part of the story is Lynch calling him hard-nosed and deceivingly fast. I think I read too much Fire Joe Morgan back in the day.
“He’s a coach on the field” is next up
He’s just a heady player.
He’s got good character.
His motor never stops. And he plays like his hair’s on fire.
He’s a leader, an intelligent team player with a good football IQ.
“You have to be intelligent and not lazy to play the position” …..oh wait—– wrong meme. My bad, we are not talking about qb stereotypes of the past. He is a running back not a corner back. He could play fullback.
He has a tremendous work ethic.
But he comes from a good family and has a great personality.
a real blue-collar guy.
He may not be the most athletic guy, and he’s not the bigget, but he brings his lunch pail every day and goes to work.
I swear I typed that “s”.
He’s a real gym rat.
He has great body lean.
You can’t stop him, you can only hope etc, etc.
It’s good to have some OL depth to go along with the fresh legs in the backfield. As our defense matures, It’s important to keep our offense on the field late in games.
It looks like things are working out well for both Douglas and Ken Malcome so far as Boo is getting carries for Southern Illinois. He had 11 rushes and a TD last week.
I saw an article back during camp somewhere and one of the d-linemen was calling him, “The Great White Hope,” He said he didn’t know white boys could run like that…LMAO.
As Vinings mentioned above, when TG2 says you’re a beast…..
Murray calls him “Thor…”
I believe that someone called him the White Adrian Peterson. I dont know if he is that good, but he is fun to watch. I am guessing he ends up at fullback though with Sony and Chubb coming in next year…we need 2 footballs.
I’d like to see it this year, but I’d love to see some diamond formation looks with the TE/RB/FB talent we have on hand.
Folks in Augusta are really buzzed about Brendan’s debut.
He’s from a large, well-known family, and was quite an over-achiever at Aquinas.
He also made 200 tackles as a junior and senior. Maybe Grantham should give him a look.
David Pollack, part 2?
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