The Golson recruiting case cracks wide open.

Behold the social media equivalent of tracking coaches’ flight information.

I wonder what jersey number he’ll be assigned.

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67 responses to “The Golson recruiting case cracks wide open.

  1. Ralphes

    UGA is over 85 now. Who will Richt have to be cht?

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  2. Ralphes

    CUT not CHT

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  3. Uglydawg

    Unless CMR suspects or knows that one or two or the three he has now will bolt if they’re not named the starter, I don’t see it happening. If he does suspect that one of them will transfer, it makes perfect sense.
    Personally, I like the apple cart the way it is.

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  4. IAmAChubbyMan

    We can all say what we want about Golson, as of late, but the reality is that the fact that none of the current three guys have been able to separate themselves from each other speaks volumes. If Richt and Schott think Golson gives us our best chance to win now, then a one-year bridge to Eason is hardly the worst thing in the world.

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    • Bob

      +1 Concur.

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    • MGW

      I tend to agree. I’d hate for it to blow up in Richt’s face with Golson coming in, not panning out, and losing a good player or two in the process, then somehow we wind up losing Eason as well, but that whole scenario is unlikely. At the very least I expect no matter what Ramsey isn’t going anywhere – he’s got a good chance to start for a year or two while Eason redshirts. Really so could Park, but he’d wind up in a little more direct competition with Eason than Ramsey as theres a year less class separation whereas if Ramsey took over in 2016 he’s got two years as the upperclassman, then a transition to Eason having 3 years to start. Anyhow, I figure at least one of them sticks around no matter what. Bauta has to look at it as now or never.

      Richt’s attitude hasn’t been so much that he’s got a tough choice to make between 3 worthy candidates (even though that may actually be the case… who knows?), so much as its been that none of the three have shown they’re really ready. If it were the other way around and he was talking more like when Murray and Mettenberger were competing I would feel differently. I say bring on Golson if I’m right about Richt’s attitude regarding the three already on scholarship.

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      • Chris

        There is absolutely no way Eason redshirts, barring injury. He’s going to be an early enrollee, is already studying the playbook, and will most likely be a 1st round pick in 3 years.

        Dude is going to be a DGD. Work ethic of Murray with the physical attributes more in line with Stafford. Just wish Bobo was here to develop him.

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  5. etdawg

    Tibbs out, Golston in.

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  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    Golson, Park, Bauta, Ramsey….who cares? All I want to do is win, and if Golson is the QB in Atlanta in December that’s fine with me. Whoever the quarterback might be, if the TEAM is in Atlanta in December, I will be happy.

    We got, arguably, the best quarterback picking team in the college game, if they want Golson, then so freaking be it.

    God almighty, its a long time till August.

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    • I’m with you, SJ111. As to one of the “back ups” leaving, I say this. Are you better off in life as a letterman at Georgia or a starter at Samford? These three kids all strike me as smart and can figure out what’s best for their future.

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    • I’m kinda with you, SJ. We shouldn’t assume that if Golson comes, he’s assured of being the starter. I’d take it to mean that he gets to compete with the other guys, and I would hope that means in terms of impact on team chemistry and leadership, as well as sheer ability. If he wins out on that basis, so be it–that’s football. It’s not as if there isn’t a risk of any of the current 3 transferring as it is.

      And the Bear would’ve probably taken Golson just so nobody else would have him!

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  7. Does thus mean Jimbo is finished negotiating with Golson?

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  8. Senator – not sure if you saw the Twitter dustup between John Kincade and Logan Booker last night over this “news”. Apparently – anything you read on Twitter must be properly credited to John Kincade if he put it out there, regardless of whether you saw it from his feed or somebody else’s. I must admit that I was quite amused at the man when he gave Logan “journalism” advice.

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    • As I don’t follow either, I didn’t. But that doesn’t stop me from sharing your amusement.

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      • DawgPhan

        I guess I follow Logan, not sure how I saw it last night, but it was definitely entertaining.

        Probably something TylerDawgden tweeted that made me look.

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        • Tyler came to the conclusion that he was done with Buck & Kincade after last night and Buck acquiescing to Kirk Herbstreit. It felt weird to me that THAT was the breaking point for TD. I’ve long ago given up on those fools.

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  9. DawgFaithful

    “I wonder what jersey number he’ll be assigned.”

    Lol!!!

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  10. Cojones

    I’ve considered that Richt , on average,has always had better QBs than ND. Now , a QB from ND, a QB who has lost his starting job to an underling, is going about looking for another team to play him. Why didn’t he stay and compete at ND? Is he so badly outclassed that he has to leave the team he has QBed for several ball-losing and game-losing years that he now has to come here and be rehabbed?

    My overall objection to Golson is that everything about his career at ND smacks of ME and not the TEAM, I never want that kind of individual to come in contact with our team and the sensitive cohesiveness that goes with it. The most important item addressed here is team psyche. Golson and his situation is the epitome of a disruptive force to what may be a great team waiting to happen on it’s own built-in and recruited merits. If the QB situation has gone from choosing which good QB will head the team to delusion concerning them all, where have we been as fans while discussing which one looks best for running the team? Throwing an outsider into it will help the situation? I think not. Golson would learn our team signals and the nuances of our receivers /Tes and RBs coming out of the backfield better than those who have practiced for 2-4 years with this team? I think not. He doesn’t strike me as the brightest bulb in the arsenal, either. To be fair, he could afford a double-the-trouble addition to a great running team with his running and fakes for running it, but Parks affords us that opportunity as well and he is sucking hind tit at the moment.

    Has anyone considered the scenario of Golson coming here and any one of our QBs seeking to transfer to….ND? If you haven’t, you ought to.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      Those 28 sacks he took were all about him and not team, right?

      I can understand the whole ‘don’t upset the apple cart’ argument, but I don’t get why people feel the need to throw the kid under the bus in the process. He graduated from Notre Dame, so clearly he’s a smart kid.

      And I’m sorry…Mistakes get them down 34-3, he still rallies his team from 31 points down to within 3…and after the game, despite being able to pin a few of the turnovers on teammates, takes full blame for the loss….

      http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/college/asu/2014/11/08/notre-dame-qb-golson-asu-loss/18741251/

      That doesn’t sound like a ‘me first’ kid to me.

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      • Cojones

        I haven’t said anything about throwing him under the bus and you have hyped up my meaning, a first on this blog. 🙂 I don’t want Golson to throw our team under the bus by creating dissension just because he is here, not because of his personal attributes. Not being a team person, the way he is by leaving ND (instead of competing) is, however, a personal trait.

        Saw another post somewhere here on the same subject, that suggested he be taken as a WR. I’ll second that. That would help team chemistry just by his presence, but I fear the opposite may occur at the QB position.

        Giving examples of his good game(s) doesn’t mean you can disregard his last 6 games. Cherry-picking stats doesn’t affect your argument.

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    • PTC DAWG

      CMR and Bobo recruited and offered this kid out of High School. I think they know what they are doing.

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    • Bazooka Joe

      Well if he graduated from ND he is not dumb (note I didn’t say he was a rocket scientist either…. but you don’t get through ND academically being dumb).

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  11. JCDAWG83

    Geez, just what Georgia needs, another one year qb. I say pick one of the three we have and let him start until he graduates. Red shirt Eason, let him play as a RS sophomore if he’s good enough to win the position or wait til he’s a RS junior if he can win the position then. Who knows who else might come and be better than Eason?

    The last thing we need is a qb who lost his starting job at ND. If Golston can play WR, and play it well, give him a scholarship for a year. Otherwise, thank him for his interest and wish him well.

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  12. hmmm…I wonder…could Mr. Gholson, have hit it off with the good coach Richt, and just wanted to follow him on twitter? Oh my! The possibility!

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  13. FtWorthDawg

    I am all for winning but I wonder what it does to the team dynamic for an outsider to magically come into the program and become the starter over night? I also wonder about the quality of guy we are getting if he does come. ND has had decent teams but offense hasn’t really been highlighted as an asset.
    Everyone is new from a Schotty playbook perspective so I am thinking the 4 month head start the other QBs have with the playbook compared to Golson’s playtime is a relative wash.
    I just worry about putting an outsider/newcomer in such a position of leadership on our team. Any thoughts?

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    • Nate Dawg

      Here’s a thought: Russell Wilson. I know it’s not the same offense, and I’m not overly excited at the prospect of him coming (and I just don’t really think it’ll happen)…but I just keep thinkin’ “Russell Wilson”.

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      • FtWorthDawg

        Good point Nate. The main issue I have with the comparison is that RW wasn’t forced out of NC State for academics, right? And hindsight is always 20/20 on a Superbowl winning QB.

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        • DawgPhan

          Neither were forced out for Academics. Both graduated.

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          • Nate Dawg

            And also I’m thinkin ‘got them to Big ? Championship Game’. Which, personally, excites me much more than a SB. But yes the ‘hindsight’ plays a role in the thought process, I feel sure.

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      • ASEF

        Russell Wilson was a play-making freak at NC State. His game was a combination of exceptional field vision, exceptional decision-making, and exceptional execution. Golson’s game is nowhere near where Wilson’s was when he went to UW. UW got a polished, NFL-ready QB, although few realized it at the time.

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        • 69Dawg

          Yea and the coach who literally ran him off because of baseball lasted one year after that piece of genius coaching.

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  14. DawgPhan

    I also really doubt that players on the team will get too bent out of shape about what chemistry or any of that nonsense. players want to win. If this guy comes in and competes and wins the job his team will be behind him or they are the problem not him.

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  15. Mayor

    I’ve got to words to say on this: Jeremiah Masoli. Destroyed the Ole Miss team chemistry and cost the HC his job. Be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it.

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    • WF Dawg

      That’s a fair counterpoint to the mention of Russell Wilson. Thing is, we just don’t know which Golson might be. I’m happy to leave the assessment up to Richt and Schotty. They know what we have already at QB and what’s at stake in this decision.

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  16. SMan

    Know a booster who says Golson is in. I’m a tad concerned about seeing trickle down effect when it’s announced as far as current depth chart goes. Think he’ll be a nice addition to the team. Stay tuned!

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    • Cojones

      In at what position? I know 1400 boosters that says he ain’t and that he and Richt are Twittering because they were and still remain friends.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Regarding them communicating, worse folks in the world to chat with than Mark Richt…I’ll say that.

        IF he’s in, it is because CMR wants him, and I’m good with that.

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  17. JCDAWG83

    Which of our three current qbs would you like to see leave if Richt brings in a transfer who gets significant snaps and can, at most, be a one year player? How can Golson possibly come in, learn the system and move ahead of players who have been here for several years, in a three month period? If I’m Bauta or Ramsey, I’d be massively pissed if that happened and I’d feel like Richt screwed me over.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Nothing in life is guaranteed….especially not a starting QB job in the SEC. My thought is that IF CMR brings this cat in, he is not happy with any of the guys on campus, and doubt he would GAS if one of them bolts.

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    • DawgPhan

      Shits given if someone who isnt the starting QB leaves = 0

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      • JCDAWG83

        Did you feel that way about Mason, Shockley, etc, or do you only like qbs who start as true freshmen?

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        • DawgPhan

          huh?
          If someone leaves the program for any reason I wish them the best of luck and keep it moving.

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  18. 69Dawg

    How about this. Golson knows he is not going to be a QB at the next level ala Nick Marshal. So he is transferring to UGA because he thinks he can contribute at the WR or DB position given his QB background and be ready for the 2016 Draft unlike Nick who had to change positions at the combine. I think this is the best case scenario, at least for my Kool-Aid.

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    • JCDAWG83

      Only positive thing I can think of as well. Of course, how good would a BIG qb be as a WR or DB in the SEC being new to the position? I guess I just don’t see the appeal of a one year player.

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    • Cojones

      That happened to the Ark QB who went to the Jags as a WR. Jones? So it isn’t unheard of nor would it trouble any QB to be throwing to a QB who knows what he wants from a WR and now is one. Think that QB going to WR would be natural for a running QB. If anyone can imagine him as an asset at QB, think of what he could do for us at WR.

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      • Cojones

        Does anyone know if Slive would make the exception to the rule with a player changing position? Why not, if he would have OKed him as QB.

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