Lots of confidence on the other side of the fence for Georgia’s season opener.
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We absolutely have a shot at the “West” this year!
I’m pretty sure we’re not destined for an SEC WEST title
He gets the division right later in the post.
Let he who has not had a brain fart cast the first stone.
I’ll throw the 2nd stone then. The easier to judge my aim. 🙂
Exactly right. I myself have recently found that ‘Bracketing and Halving’ – the definition right before ‘Brain Fart’ – a highly effective way of walking shot onto target.
‘Bracket and Halving’ – A method of correcting the aim of shipboard gunnery. For example, say a SALVO falls left of the target; a “spot” (an aim correction) is made using right deflection, and the next salvo falls to the right of the target. Another spot is applied back to the left, half the amount of the previous correction. In this way, the FALL OF SHOT is walked onto the target.
‘Brain Fart’ – Conceptual discontinuity. Loss of the bubble. Polite forms: ‘brain fade’, ‘brain cramp’.
I am going out on a limb and say we will not win the west. Just a hunch I have..
It would be interesting to compare the average recruiting rating of our “depleted” O Line vs. Boise’s starters. If I remember correctly their All WAC (SMAC? SWAC?) Center is a 280 lb 5’9″ stud.
I wanted to put something snarky about us winning an SEC West title, but I see I am a day late and a dollar short.
If you want snarky, why don’t you say something about us whipping their ass the only time we’ve ever played? Or how there was a word invented just for them (Zabransky’d)? Or how they’ve never even come close to beating an SEC team? Or how the VT team he thumps his chest about beating was easily handled the following week by a I-AA team? Or how he maybe he should worrying about beating Nevada (yes, Nevada does have a football team)? Or even better: no matter how hard they try, they will NEVER be able to win a National Title (hahahahahahahahahahahah!).
That said, my advice would be to just compliment Boise and their program and applaud the confidence the have coming into the matchup.
2005 was a long time ago.
2005 was the ONLY time ago.
“Losing 10-6 to UCF in the Liberty Bowl? That was a surprise, especially for those of us who were expecting to see a football game.” Ditto for everyone except UCF and Geo. O’Leary fans.
“Academics and ACLs have rendered the Georgia O-line non-descript and not very good,” Don’t forget the shoulder injuries.
Who is Billy Winn?
“Boise State vs. Georgia, September 3 – This date in history…Emergency goat sacrifice.” Agree.
“A loss to the Broncos followed by a loss the following week to South Carolina, and there are going to be some very upset Fran Tarkentons in Athens.” Disagree. Geographical zone of malcontents will be in the Athens greater metropolitan area up to and including Bogart metro area, where another goat and one possum will be sacrificed.
“To say that the season opener is more important for Georgia than BSU may not be that far off.”
Ummmm.. yeah. I’m quite sure if Boise State gets beat they lose their shot at national respect. Certainly no shot at a national title if they win out after. UGA loses, and the season goes on. I know I’m a homer and all, but this guy is really kidding himself if he thinks this is more important for us.
Gotta disagree bro. The Boise game is big for CMR and the staff for sure.
And it’s not big for Boise? If Boise loses, then all they can hope for in their wildest dreams is a WAC Championship, and I’m sure they’d be excited about that. If Georgia loses and then somehow figures it all out and wins out, they’re in a BCS game automatically, and as once-beaten champions of the SEC, they could be playing for it all. It’s big for Georgia because it’s on a national stage and it gives a chance to make a lot of people change their opinions. But especially when you consider that people still throw the 2005 UGA game back in Boise’s face, it’s not just big to Boise. It’s their entire season.
I’m not denying that. The question was whether or not the game is bigger for Boise State or UGA… it’s bigger for Boise because if they lose, it doesn’t matter if they win out or not.. they’re out of the conversation. This game is huge for CMR and co. But if he loses this and wins against SC.. we’re still in the hunt. Boise State loses, and they’re effectively done.
I’m not denying that. The question was whether or not the game is bigger for Boise State or UGA… it’s bigger for Boise because if they lose, it doesn’t matter if they win out or not.. they’re out of the conversation. This game is huge for CMR and co. But if he loses this and wins against SC.. we’re still in the hunt. Boise State loses, and they’re effectively done. Boise is coming in highly ranked with a shot at the national title on the line. They’re expected to win. Bigger deal for them if they lose than for us.
Since when is Richt known for not being a big game coach? This is the SEC, not the WAC, just cause we lose to a top ten team doesn’t mean that diminishes our win versus the top ten team we played the week before. Seriously though, will one of you please correct me if I’m oblivious to Richt’s reputation?
Well, I think 2008 left a lasting impression. I certainly can’t recall us being in a “big game” since the ’08 Bama game.
I think every WLOCP is a “big game” and we seem to be laying down 95% of the time down there.
I hate to be negative, but in the last five years, we can count the “big game” wins on one hand while “big game” losses seem to be the norm. When was the last time we beat a top ten team? You know, that wasn’t in the WAC.
The only reason GT is not seen as a “big” game every year is because RIcht has dominated that series so decisively.
That, and the NATS aren’t really that good. Even their ACC Title year was considered (outside of the Joke By Coke) to be a fluke, resulting from Miami, FSU, VT all being weaker than expected.
Geez, Stoop – get your arithmetic right – since the 1990 wlocp, it’s 85% not 95%
I have to agree with you of late, but it’s not as if Richt hasn’t won big games at UGA. Can’t defend a lot of the Florida conundrums over the years, but there have been big games he’s coached us in that we’ve done well in. In Richt’s defense, he’s got a new attitude, new approach, new coaches…. we’re about to find out if all these changes worked. We’ll see.
I definitely see where you are coming from, but I also don’t think you can only look at the past five years. I’m also not saying we haven’t lost any big games, but the guy has two SEC championships and two Sugar Bowl victories. His bowl record is more than respectable, as is his non-conference record. This isn’t Bob Stoops we’re talking about here. Lastly, losing doesn’t equal crapping the bed, which we’ve done but not as often as that Bronco blogger is implying.
HIs road record is too good to say he’s not a big game coach. No doubt he’s in a rough patch, though.
The definition of “big game” is different to different people. I think it is a big game to win your bowl to avoid a losing season. Just sayin.’
It’s easier to win big games when you only play two of them a year. Oh wait, three… sorry, I forgot, Nevada qualifies as a “big” game to some people.
31-17? Goodness quit bogarting that and pass it on. I foresee another hotshot team whose qb is carefully watching the end of game from the sidelines with a lot of ice packs surrounding his body. Hint: he will not be dressed in red and black!
Credit where its due: John Jenkins, “A Duplo block in a world of Legos”
His argument makes no sense. He says we won’t win the SEC because Richt doesn’t win big games, and you can’t win the SEC without winning big games. The problem is Richt has won the SEC twice in ten years… so apparently he can win some big games.
Can anyone send this post to the UGA coaches and have it plastered all over the weight room and football complex?
I have my doubts about beating Boise but I never really hated them either. That all changed once I read this post.
This kind of stuff was made for bulletin boards, somebody get on it!
Not sure you’ll really get kids pumped up over what a blogger writes. It’s not like Kellen Moore wrote that Georgia was the color of Chartreuse, some guy who lives in the basement with his parents did.
Blogger = “some guy who lives in the basement with his parents”? Are you gonna just sit there and take that, Senator?!? 🙂
I’m not worried about our starting offensive line… as long as they actually make it to 09/03/11 in tact. I don’t know that we have sufficient depth to lose a starter for any significant time, though.
And, when you have a 270-lb. fullback, it cures some ills.
My worries for UGA: secondary, o-line depth, go-to receiver, RB without fumble fingers.
My favorite quote: “Not all freshman QBs can be Kellen Moore, so the fact that UGA dropped 4 of its first 5 with green Aaron Murray under center is no surprise.”
Beautiful. This basically assigns blame for our 1-4 start to Murray. By the by, Moore’s frosh campaign looks pretty similar to Murray’s when compared.
KM = 13 games, 157.44 rating, 25TD/10INT, 3502 yds on 281/405 attempts for 69.4%.
AM = 13 games, 154.48, 24TD/8INT, 3049 yds on 209/342 att for 61.1%.
Kellen Moore showed greater accuracy with 20% more attempts versus Murray (Murray actually beat Moore on yds per att). Otherwise, is there any appreciable difference?
Yeah, I guess not all freshman QBs can be Kellen Moore.
Exactly. Murray is like Moore with less experience. Take nothing away from Kellen Moore – he’s one of the best in the game in what he does. He was sacked 6 times last year. SIX! That’s unreal.
But Murray can throw the ball straight, and has a bigger arm. He also runs better. Moore has the better resume today, but Murray may play a better game in the dome.
The amazing thing is that they both played against very similar defenses. Oh wait.
I’d love to see how Moore would have done in the SEC as probably scouts would too. I’m thinking not quite as well.
Kellen Moore = Stephan Garcia – drinking problem
I’d get worked up about reading all of that on a fan site, but really, it’s no different to me than reading a blog about New Mexico State athletics. Boise State’s a fine program, and the second-best non-BCS team out there. As soon as TCU joins the Big East, they’ll be THE best non-BCS team out there. That said, I don’t consider them to be a peer, I don’t consider that site to be credible, and I don’t give a damn that they’ve beaten other BCS conference schools. Maybe it’s just the fact that I can’t get the image of their quarterback crying between the hedges in 2005, the last time I allowed myself to get annoyed by their saber rattling in a preseason. Could Boise State beat Georgia in the Dome? Sure. It’s possible. Are they anything approaching the type of football program that deserves to talk that type of smack about Georgia in any way, shape, or form? Absolutely not. I loved the part about Mark Richt not being able to win big games. Somebody call Florida and tell them that football didn’t actually start in 1990, it apparently started in 2006. Oh wait, crap, Richt won big games in 2007, too. The man’s got two championships in the best college football conference in the land and he whipped your ass in 2005 in the game where you were supposed to have your big coming out party and then had to wait a year to draw up trick plays to beat Oklahoma with, so I’m going to go ahead and not get too worked up about the opinions of the two-time Fiesta Bowl champs (and losers to TCU!)
To me, they’re just a kid on a playground talking about how they’d give it to Kobe Bryant if they ever got him on the court.
Actually, they’ve played TCU twice since the two became the darlings of mid-majordom. TCU won the 2008 Poinsetta Bowl 17-16 and Boise won the 2010 Fiesta Bowl 17-10. They’re pretty much equal based on the head-to-head results.
LOL @ the thought of Boise’s DL running over our O-line. I don’t care if we put five guys out there with casts and crutches, they’ll all look like Jeff Van Note against the Broncs.
As for a Murray versus Moore when freshman, anyone know who Moore’s first 5 games were against?
I’m too lazy to look but I’ll give you a 10 + 4 on this post.
Idaho St, bowling green, Oregon, la tech, so. Miss
“We have a long way to go to get to where we need to go,” Smart said. “That’s nothing to do with Oregon. That’s nothing to do with anybody we play. That’s to do with the Georgia Bulldogs...”-- Kirby Smart, AJ-C, 8/14/22
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