Friday morning buffet

Outside, it’s cold.  Inside, the buffet is warm.

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43 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. Something I am still not clear on. Will Schott come in and install his system-terminology, concepts, playbook, etc, or is he being asked to assimilate his concepts, schemes into our existing playbook, terminolgy, etc

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  2. FisheriesDawg

    “The Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champions didn’t play in the regular season, and both got a first-round bye in the 24-team FCS playoff.”

    So they play in the same conference, but it took winding their way through a 24-team playoff to actually get a chance to play each other? Awesome. Here’s to 12-3 Georgia finally playing 11-4 Auburn in our 16th game during the Meineke Car Care College Football Thunderdome Bracket Presented by Verizon.

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  3. watcher16

    Kinda disappointed to see the speed coach no longer on staff

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  4. Dominick Sanders is slowly moving into ‘favorite player’ territory for me. Dude is a ball hawk! Keep it up young sir!

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    From reading the various opinions on the Schottenheimer hire it appears the concensus is more positive than not.

    Ok, Greg, baby…you can go ahead and get Schottenheimer’s info in the payroll system, now that the blogosphere seems in confluence.

    Also I noted that Schottenheimer will pick the offensive line dude…and that maybe he will be from the NFL Business.

    I guess I need to get an injection of something to combat Granthamitis…any of you doctors have a suggestion?

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    • Russ

      Yeah, that’s my only concern as well. Several people mentioned how smart the players need to be for Schotty’s system. Hope he tones it down for college kids, or molds his system into Richt’s.

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      • Irwin R Fletcher

        I think it’s a valid point…but something tells me Richt and the rest of the staff are going to be more capable of translating to players or telling Schotty to dial back the complexity on the offensive side of the ball vs. the defensive side. Not to mention the whole ‘plays well with others’ angle that seemed to dog Grantham but from all indications could be a strength with Schotty.

        Is it just me or is ‘complexity’ in an offense seemingly easier for players to grasp than ‘complexity’ in a defense? I just don’t think they have as many variables to worry about on offense as they do on defense. I look at Auburn, Clemson, Arizona, Oregon…while the best defenses tend to be more about fundamentals and less about scheme.

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        • Russ

          Auburn’s offense is amazingly simple, which is it’s brilliance. Gus has multiple plays that come from a single formation, all based on a QB read. Also makes it hard to defense (sometimes) because you can’t key on tendencies based on formation.

          But I still agree with your point that offense has less variables than defense. Defense is usually reacting to the offense.

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    • Uglydawg

      As Brandon (GTP poster) said in an earlier post….The new OC will be hard pressed to reproduce the kind of numbers the Dawgs have been putting up in the last few years. About the best we can hope for is non or limited regression in offensive output. He can be the greatest OC available and he’s still up against that near-fact. (my paraphrase of Brandon’s remark).
      If, somehow, CDS does improve the Georgia offensive output (and reading those 15 predictions has me encouraged) it will be very sweet icing on a big old cake.
      It would take an inept coach to fall on his face with the offense Georgia is returning…and I’m betting Parks will be a huge part of it because of his duel threat ability….a huge headache for DC’s already facing Georgia’s amazing running game. I predict the return of the Greene/Shockly rotation model or more.

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    • Bazooka Joe

      Woodford Reserve – Double Oaked bourbon does it for me….

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  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    I have this vague recollection from the Belk thing, there that there was a graphic being flashed that said Herschel had some single game record Chubb was approaching….was the Herschel thing not in a bowl game?

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    • Dawgwalker07

      No that was 1980 Vanderbilt where he ran for something like 283 yards.

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    • Pretty sure that was ‘single-season’ info. Chubb passed Hearst for 4th all time single season rushing. Only behind #34 with top 3 seasons all time.

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      • Gravidy

        They were flashing single season and single game stats during that game. After that performance, the only Dawg to ever rush for more yards in a single season or in a single game than Nick Chubb is named Herschel Walker. I know you can make stats tell just about whatever story you want to tell, but that’s a strong statement.

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  7. joe

    Think that folks are severely under rating the kid from uab. He has legit size, and I saw that he had a ridiculous shuttle time and ran a 4.6 40 at a combine before his sr.year in high school. There’s a reason that a lot of NFL players come from small schools. The kid weighed 185 lbs and played qb at a tiny high school. I am not saying he is going to be will witherspoon, but he has nfl ability and his athleticsm may be a notch above what we have had at ilb since ogletree left. 16.5 tfl is a remarkable number, no matter what league you are playing.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Since it is reasonable to assume Pruitt was involved in acquiring this kid, it is also reasonable to assume he can play, and help.

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      • Uglydawg

        and, not to be dismissing your point that he is most likely a good player, it was a decent thing for UGA to do for him. UAB put those kids in a tough situation.

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  8. sUGArdaddy

    The numbers on Nick are staggering. He might be the greatest tackle-breaker we’ve ever had. Todd could make something out of nothing, but Nick’s ‘run heaviness’ is astounding.

    We could be on to something pretty amazing with this kid. The interesting thing is that because of Nick’s size, he might not be a 3 and done kid. If he stays 4 years, he could put the SEC rushing record completely out of sight.

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    • Uglydawg

      All the years thinking there could never be another HW…and we might have him, in a slightly different style, right, damn, now!

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      • Bazooka Joe

        Lets climb back off the ledge…. first of all – I hope you are right. But one season does not a career make. Lets wait and see what happens…. be patient my friends, be patient… (while I secretly rub my hands together…)

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    First Tereshinksi2, now Van Halanger is gone! Guess it won’t be long before fellow lifer Eason moves on. Say what you want about BM, but it looks like they are dead serious about getting staff that supports the program.

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  10. Ben

    A question about 24/7 Sports – is it always that positive over there? There was some outstanding enthusiasm in that post, and it seemed to be from a legitimate insider. Is that what to expect from a subscription over there?

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    • Bazooka Joe

      I hear ya Ben, I followed the link and read all the posts and I’ll be damned if I wasn’t ready to run from Atlanta to Athens to watch some Dawg football. Interesting how positive it was when you see a much more mixed bag elsewhere (btw I hope 24/7 is right !).

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      • Ben

        Yeah, I got so fed up with the Vent a few years ago, and as much as I like what Nabulsi does and tweets, I can’t give any money to Rivals. Even if it is complete sunshine being blown, I’d rather than and the potential for substantive discussion than what’s seen over at the Vent, which is, in my mind, our version of Sting Talk.

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  11. Finally, some message board Dawg porn on the Schottenheimer hire.

    Is LG some kind of university representative?

    I’m not familiar with that site or its users.

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  12. A10Penny

    Tennessee with a good QB would probably have beaten us in ’13, and maybe ’14. IMO, UT and UF should sign as many top-flight QBs as they can…but I sure hope none of them pan out and then they can languish for a couple more years.

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  13. Macallanlover

    The most surprising/encouraging prediction to me on that list was Ganus’ immediate success. Count me as very, very pleased if it turns out to be true because ILB is the major defensive concern for me. Add the projected success of the big freshmen on the defensive line and I am sold we can have the defense to give us a great chance at an SEC title in 2015.

    The most questionable of the predictions was to state Ramsey will be the starting QB, that isn’t a slap at him but an acknowledgement that everyone may be anointing him because he was the featured backup in 2014 games and may be overlooking the other candidates. With a new OC on board, I have little doubt this will be an open competition getting a fresh look. There is no way to evaluate the progress of Jacob Park since he wasn’t running the UGA offense but the reports of his talent cannot be overlooked. Having a year of running plays against the UGA defense in practice may have helped him close the gap with Ramsey and Batau more than some think. If Ramsey emerges as the winner, I am fine with that but he didn’t prove to me that he has separated himself at this point, just that he may have the potential to win if he improves.

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    • RugbyDawg79

      that situation has me excited as well Mac—the comments made by graduating seniors about Park’s ability-has me ready for spring

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