“Well, Georgia being third is surprising.”

Even Bill Connelly has to blink at what his advanced stats are telling him.  The rest of it:

… I included each set of rankings so you could understand what the numbers see. Georgia has been one of the most consistently awesome teams in the country (fourth in weighted five-year history) and benefits from that here.

It’s not really a puzzle.  It’s just that Bill hasn’t figured out a way to quantify brain farts.

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34 responses to ““Well, Georgia being third is surprising.”

  1. Baitstand

    Perhaps now we’ll get to see from whence the brain farts emanated.

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  2. AusDawg85

    Burn this post. No good can come of it.

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  3. Mayor

    If there ever was/is statistical evidence to support the meme that CMR has underachieved at Georgia this is it.

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  4. 69Dawg

    That’s just crazy. You don’t get into the CFP with a first year starter, I don’t care how great your RB is (HW excepted).

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  5. Bad Byron

    Yesterday some douche bag from ESPN told Paaaawl that CMR was the most overrated coach in all of college football for the last decade.

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    • JCDAWG83

      Some people have known that for a while, others refuse to see it.

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      • Bad Byron

        SMH…..a rather extreme statement even for one who is terminally negative.

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        • JCDAWG83

          It’s a sentiment that has been brought up for a while now by several different writers/reporters. Through all of our underachieving seasons since ’05, the only real constant is Richt.

          So you know; I was a 100%, full on, no holds barred Richt supporter until the ’08 season. I was certain we were going to have a natty at any time and the SEC was ours to do with what we wanted. Seeing Bama, Florida and tech run all over us when we were #1 to start the season broke me of the fantasy. Folks blamed Martinez but conveniently forgot who hired and retained him. That seems to be the default setting for the coach lovers, always blame the losses and screw ups on the coordinators, the refs, the SEC, the NCAA, ESPN, CBS, McGarity, not having an IPF, the university admin, anyone but the man who is paid millions to put the best football team on the field and make the best calls during the game.

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          • Bulldawg165

            Just give up. I agree with you wholeheartedly but there’s no use. If someone refuses to acknowledge the evidence, what type of evidence can you really present to make them change their mind?

            These are the same people that think Richt runs the cleanest program in the SEC when we have the most arrests of any team over the past 4-5 years

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          • Dawgfan Will

            Or maybe we won all those games BECAUSE Richt was the coach. 😀

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            • Cojones

              Please don’t interrupt the intercourse between a few Dicks. It smells up the place and it takes about a week to get it cleaned up. Damn! I’m telling you kids I’ve stepped in your bubble gum once too often here. Quit hanging around this corner and go do something useful; like lick CMR’s shoes until they get a spit shine.

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              • Macallanlover

                Hilarious, the Prick Brigade takes another UGA positive and spins it to a negative (at least in their little minds). They even take the fact that UGA has been damned good so much of the time and attempt to spin it against our HC as a negative. One even brags that he was wrong first…awesome. Then they compliment each other.

                To the UGA fans: things are very good and getting better. Best talent and coaching in da freaking house, and more fun times ahead. I said it before, I see two SEC titles in the next five years with this staff, and players both on board and coming. Sure injuries and crap luck can bite you at any time, but we have had more than our share, sun is gonna shine on the Dawg’s hairy behinds now. Fun off season now, better fall coming. Enjoy, ignore the negatrons, their agenda isn’t going so well these days. Hard to recruit more unsuspecting fans to that gloom and doom.

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            I’m not usually one who thinks automatically that “the truth lies somewhere in the middle” – often it’s all on one side. However, in this case I think the truth lies somewhere between you guys and Cojones.

            Richt is neither the most over-rated coach in college football nor is he “snakebit” – he’s probably not among the five best coaches in the country, but he’s surely in the top 10 or 15. If you don’t believe that he’s at least that good, given the consistency of our program vs other similar schools (Texas, USC, Florida, Michigan) then I truly don’t think you’re seeing the situation clearly.

            Yes, coaching at Georgia gives him a lot of talent to work with, but he’s also had to maintain the level of wins and perception of the program to keep that recruiting going for 15 years.

            We forget that during his tenure every other SEC program has become a dumpster fire at times, yet while we give him grief for not achieving the high of bringing home the natty, he rarely gets credit for never reaching the lows, either. He typically fields a team that can beat any team in the country on any random Saturday, and most season hits double digit wins. Think about what that means for watching games during the Richt era – when’s the last time Georgia played a game where you knew going in we really had no chance? I can’t remember one. That’s a pretty fun place to be as a cfb fan – isn’t that worth something?

            Every team in America loses football games, and every coach makes some knucklehead decisions. I’m still firmly in the camp that thinks most of CMR’s “blunders” (the pass at SC or spiking the ball in SECCG ’12) are at least arguable, but agree he occasionally makes one or two that make you howl.

            Since I can’t think of many coaches who could win at a double digit pace year in and year out AND who would not be a jackass representing our school, I like the guy pretty good. I think there are worse ways to be a cfb fan than reconciling oneself to a steady diet of top-tier, terrific football EVERY Saturday and just forgetting about a NC unless and until it happens to happen.

            Look at it this way – if there was no NC, would you enjoy watching Georgia football during the Richt era every Saturday anyway? Okay, so give him some credit that his teams are rarely gonna get curb stomped and every weekend his Dawgs are gonna make a game of it and win about 3 out of 4.

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            • Cosmic Dawg

              …or rather (not) spiking the ball

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            • Bulldawg165

              I actually agree with the pass at SC and not spiking the ball against Bama in 2012, fwiw. I don’t think he’s terrible and I think we’d have a hard time landing someone who is definitely an upgrade, but people around here routinely compare him to Saban and Meyer and that, quite frankly, is nothing short of ridiculous.

              I enjoy our football seasons as much as anyone and, you’re right, I generally do feel like we have a shot at winning nearly every single Saturday regardless of the opponent, but I also have a lingering fear that we might not even get off the bus and wind up getting curb stomped anytime a big game comes up.

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              • Cosmic Dawg

                Agree he’s lacking some bit of something that Meyer and Saban have, but those two are in a class all by themselves, imho.

                I also have a lingering fear that we might not even get off the bus and wind up getting curb stomped anytime a big game comes up.

                The only time in the last five years I can remember us really getting stomped is SC in 2012. That was an embarrassment. Other than that, we’ve had a chance to win just about every game going into the 4th quarter – even if they’ve come out flat, they’re still not getting crushed.

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                • Bulldawg165

                  “Other than that, we’ve had a chance to win just about every game going into the 4th quarter – even if they’ve come out flat, they’re still not getting crushed.”

                  Florida 2014 doesn’t count? We were down 24-7 at the start of the fourth quarter and Florida had the ball at our 17 yard line (and eventually went up 31-7 within two minutes).

                  There are other examples from the past 5 years besides just SC 2012 and Florida 2014 but I don’t want to be too negative and hurt some other commenters’ feelings

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      • PTC DAWG

        LOL

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  6. doofusdawg

    We are clearly the best team that has not won a natty this century. And cmr is clearly the best coach to have not won a natty this century… wait.

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  7. DugLite

    Arkansas’ 2014 ranking looks sketchy.

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  8. Uglydawg

    SEC holds 5 of the top ten places. Clemson suprisingly ahead of FSU (maybe they do need Golson) and just ahead of the Geeksquad.
    I’m personally sky high on Georgia’s potential for this year…and off the charts for next year.
    However…Georgia has been snakebit in these things for years. An incredible amount of things have to go your way (old lady luck) to win a NC. (see “Run, Lindsy, RUN!” WLOCP 1980) and it only happens for one team every year. It helps to be in a cupcake conference (see Ohio St.) and it helps to not have officiating crews that have a vendetta against you (see..you know…) and to have at least half of your skill players ambulatory.
    But we should be excited. Everything seems to be in place and we’re hopefully going to get to see something very good happen. I don’t expect Georgia to dwell at the top forever..just occasionally…and this is the occasion. I would like to see the Dawgs consistently in close contention for the SEC.
    I honestly believe Georgia, as banged up as they were last year, was one loss by Mizzu from it last year. I know ‘Bama fans that were sweating having to face the Dawgs..but that’s water that never even made it under the bridge.

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    • UGA85

      It was the loss to Florida, not Mizzou’s wins, that cost us the East last year. Let’s hold ourselves accountable for the things we can control and not look around for variables and issues beyond our reach.

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      • Mayor

        ^^This. We Georgia people have to take responsibility rather than constantly finding excuses elsewhere.

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  10. DawgBalls

    When in the most crucial play calling situations, just insert the UGA coaching staff into the Bridgekeeper role….

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