Okay, maybe they were a little young.

The interesting thing about the chart in this Athlon SEC East preview is that Georgia has somehow managed to combine losing the most departing seniors with having the most returning starters in the division.

I wonder how often that happens.

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14 responses to “Okay, maybe they were a little young.

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    28 Seniors…hmmm the scout team will be devastated.

    How come rebuilding the o-line is a big deal at UT, but not worth a mention at Georgia?

    • sUGArdaddy

      UT lost their entire line and 6 of their front 7 on D, plus the running back (Neal). They in trouble.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        The O-line and the D-line were the strengths of the UT team last season, if a 5-7 team can be said to have strengths.

  2. Gravidy

    Not only was the senior class large and (on average) not very talented, but the junior class couldn’t muster a single early entry. That sounds like two classes in a row where the recruiting didn’t turn out very well, huh? That plus some injuries and some knuckleheads being escorted out the door put them in this position.

    • Bulldog Joe

      A very high percentage of 2013’s Seniors were redshirts or walk-ons.

      Signing only 19 players in 2010 was just dumb.

      2010 SEC Signees:
      Auburn 32
      Alabama 29
      LSU 29
      Florida 27
      Mississippi State 26
      Kentucky 26
      Tennessee 25
      Arkansas 25
      Mississippi 25
      Vanderbilt 24
      South Carolina 23
      Georgia 19

    • Good observation, IMO.

      That sounds like two classes in a row where the recruiting didn’t turn out very well, huh? That plus some injuries and some knuckleheads being escorted out the door put them in this position.

      That, and the evaluating. That’s where we were really hurting, especially on defense. Bobo picked it up after the 2011 class, and I suspect has learned from those mistakes. So the offense has been pretty good the last several years, except of course, for the OL (not counting this 2014 class, since IDK about them – there’s hope these 4 may be a better group than usual).

      Defensively, Grantham improved our eval some, and recruiting, but not nearly enough. That task, and the burden from it, now falls to Pruitt. We’ll see what kind of evaluator he is. On this critical point, I’m very optimistic.
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      • W Cobb Dawg

        Lorenzo Carter was a great start for Pruitt. I don’t believe CTG would’ve landed Carter.

        • Thanks for that tidbit. I’m not a recruitnik, so that’s news to me. But it makes sense. I think Pruitt’s going to be great, both at coaching, as well as evaluation and recruiting.
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  3. Debby Balcer

    Hot seat not head.

  4. South FL Dawg

    There were 13 seniors out of eligibility and 2 more that gave up their last year of eligibility. That’s 15, not 28. On scholarship anyway.

  5. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    Kind of explains why 3-=10 was makeable against UGA last year