New commissioner, same ol’ making up shit on the fly.
Not exactly Solomonic wisdom there.
Football Study Hall’s Tennessee win probability chart from Saturday is truly something to behold.
Not in a good way, I mean.
The difference between Georgia’s defensive players and us?
We didn’t have to wait to see the film a couple of days later to be nauseated about the poor tackling.
For this week’s Missouri, Georgia has taken the unusual step of only naming three captains for the game: John Theus, Reggie Davis and Josh Dawson. Interestingly, there is no special teams captain.
If that’s a form of message sending, what to make of this?
… Dawson, a senior from Tucker, did not start in the Tennessee game and did [not – sic] record a tackle or any other statistic against the Vols.
Georgia Tech football marketing is still Chantastic.
(h/t Reservoir Dawg)
It’s the seventh week of the 2015 season, and there are already five head coaching vacancies to fill, including this one.
USC is one of those rare places where literally everything a coach needs to win big is right at his fingertips. Take a rock star coach and hand him the LA recruiting turf and media market, big money, immaculate facilities (still relatively new), celebrity fans and a cool-to-the-kids brand, and he should be able to field a regular national title contender.
If there’s one thing Georgia doesn’t do well, it’s hire rock star coaches.
I lack confidence in Butts-Mehre being able to pull off a competent hire even in the best of times. What makes any of you think that McGarity and the people he answers to are ready to go out and get a big time coach in this kind of market?
Again, this isn’t about keeping Mark Richt. It’s about recognizing this as a likely scenario if Richt goes.
I don’t want to replace Richt because the odds are 80-90% that our first hire to replace him will not be as good as Richt. There have probably been 150-200 coaches hired and fired at BCS schools since Mark arrived. UGA has been in the top 10-15 in terms of winning percentage over that time span. He isn’t terrible. He’s just not good enough to win SEC or National titles on any kind of regular or quasi regular basis.
Those of you stomping your feet and demanding that Georgia find the guy who will deliver your birthright, how long are you prepared to wander in the desert? Because when it comes to the Georgia Way, patience isn’t just a virtue. It’s a necessity.
Special teams play… well, to call it disappointing seems a bit mild, but whatever. Here’s my first suggestion to fix one of the gaping wounds: quit running back kickoffs if you can take a knee in the end zone.
Of course not. Accepting a touchback is an automatic 25 yards. There’s no risk of a fumble. No problem with a stupid penalty call that results in even worse field position than an anemic return gets you. Nobody should get hurt on a touchback.
And if there’s one thing you can call Georgia’s kickoff return game right now, it’s anemic. Georgia is averaging a whopping 14.95 yards per return. Sure, that includes Douglas fielding a couple of pooch kicks upfield, but nobody back on the goal line is averaging even 20 yards a return.
Somebody on the coaching staff should be telling these kids unless the team faces a desperate situation where the potential reward outweighs the risk, if you field the ball in the end zone, stay there.