Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

Georgia’s 2015 schedule

You can see it in all its glory here.

If you don’t have the strength to click, highlights are:

  • cupcake opener
  • cupcake SEC opener in Week 2
  • another cupcake before the Alabama game
  • one open date, before the Florida game
  • Georgia Southern precedes the Tech game

I guess Spurrier can complain that Georgia will have worked through all the suspensions before the ‘Cocks come calling.

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There’s always more grist for the Gurley mill.

Man, the Todd Gurley thing must have really struck a nerve with Jeff Schultz, who’s written a third column on the matter in less than a week.  If his first could be characterized as blame Gurley and the second as the same for the NCAA, this one has more of an “if a tree fell in the forest” philosophical bent to it.

But there’s another part of the equation in the matter of suspended Georgia running back Todd Gurley few are talking about, and it would be foolish to ignore, especially given the NCAA’s recent tendency to stick its finger in the air: Even if Gurley did break rules and even if there’s evidence to support suspending him for up to the rest of the season, would they do that?

Well, the NCAA didn’t in the Newton or Manziel situations, so it’s not like there’s not a precedent for that.  But that’s not the real question here.  The real question is even if Gurley did break rules and even if there’s evidence to support suspending him for up to the rest of the season, if the NCAA didn’t do that, would Jeff Schultz write another column about it?

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Sometimes you gotta go where the stats take you.

Bill Connelly’s way to nice a guy for me to drop a load of schadenfreude on, so let me just say I probably felt as bad looking at last year’s Georgia-Missouri box score as he did compiling this one.  That being said, you don’t have to delve too deeply into Bill’s effort to see the rout.  Just take it from the beginning:

BASICS GEORGIA MISSOURI NAT’L AVG
Total Plays 87 43
Close Rate (non-garbage time) 80.8%
Avg Starting FP 41.9 22.3 29.8
Possessions 12 12
Scoring Opportunities* 8 0

In the same number of possessions, Georgia ran twice the plays, had dramatically better starting field position and never let Mizzou get close to having a chance to score.  As the wise Talmudic scholar once said, the rest is commentary.

As a bonus, if you’re interested, here’s the advanced box score from the Alabama-Arkansas.  Both teams were more proficient turning the ball over than running it.

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Slive’s retirement announcement

Due to health issues, Mike Slive has announced he will retire as SEC Commissioner on July 31, 2015.

No matter what you think of Slive, there’s little question that he will leave behind a significant legacy.  And I feel badly for anyone who has to leave a job he loves over issues he can’t control.  So best of luck in beating cancer, Commish.

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Jeff Driskel, Florida just can’t quit you, baby.

He’s like a coach on the field!

That explains so much.

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“I’m just a Georgia fan.”

Ain’t we all, pal.

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Gurley and Wagers, a winning combination

Color me a little surprised.  Yesterday’s traffic here at the blog surpassed the day the Montana Project was introduced to the world to become the busiest day ever at GTP (33,297 hits).

After all these years, maybe I’m starting to figure out how to push your buttons.

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