What’s funny is that he’s at least approaching the dumpster fire with the knowledge that Muschamp won’t be coaching in Gainesville in the near future. I expressed myself while thinking that Richt would stay as Georgia’s head coach in 2010. Fortunately, the way events played out, patience was the correct call. But that sure didn’t make me feel any better at the time. Which is probably why I didn’t have the stomach for gallows humor then.
For some reason, the AB-H‘s Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page thought it would be a good idea to get me on their podcast to opine about a few topics Dawgly. At least Georgia Sports Blog‘s Tyler Dawgden acquits himself well.
Seriously, thanks for having me, fellas. It was fun.
With the news that Archie Manning is recusing himself from selection committee service for health reasons, the College Football Playoff folks announce they’ll muddle through the rest of the season with only a 12-member committee.
I can’t figure out if that’s a plus or a minus.
Georgia hasn’t had much respect from the national pundits over the last two weeks. I mean, how else do you describe a widespread attitude that a top ten team was destined to lose to a team riding a fifteen-game conference losing streak?
Have the Missouri and Arkansas results made for a perceptible change in the media’s opinion of Georgia? Maybe. At least I’m seeing a couple of canaries in the coal mine now.
Check out Bruce Feldman’s brief synopsis of where Georgia stands. Kudos for taking a crack at “everybody’s trendy upset pick”.
And Jerry Hinnen asks a good question in his piece: “If the absence of Gurley and the UGA secondary aren’t enough to derail the Bulldogs, what holes do they really have?”
I hate to think stuff like this matters, but when the selection committee is going all touchy-feely this year, I don’t want the Dawgs to be perceived as the team that was expected to lose to Missouri and Arkansas. So, yeah, this is a start, hopefully.
”We felt very in control,” Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd said. ”We felt they (were) ready to tuck their tails and run.”
Yes, it was foolish to think so. But this is a team that is just starting to figure out how good it might be. Until the last two weeks, it’s struggled in almost every game against a conference opponent (and against Clemson, too). So, while we’d like to see a little more killer instinct out of Floyd and his compadres, perhaps we should cut them a little slack. Because you know the coaches won’t.
Interesting note from Ivan Maisel:
With four takeaways and no turnovers against Arkansas on Saturday, Georgia leads the FBS in turnover margin at plus-13. That is an attribute the Bulldogs share with the past two BCS champions. Florida State finished last season at plus-17, and Alabama finished the 2012 season at plus-14. Georgia shares one other attribute with those two teams — defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Funny how that works.
Yes, it is.