Just because the truth hurts doesn’t make it any less true.

I said on the Blogger Roundtable with the AB-H guys that I’ve gone from approaching Georgia’s next season with the presumption of a loss in Jacksonville to a presumption that a Richt-coached squad would lose one game to a lesser opponent.  At the least.

So, when Ed Aschoff writes that a key to Georgia’s success this season boils down to “If Georgia is going to win the SEC, it will have to get out of its own way in 2015”… well, all I can do is reluctantly nod my head in agreement.

Don’t be afraid to prove me wrong, though, Dawgs.  I think I can take it.

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22 responses to “Just because the truth hurts doesn’t make it any less true.

  1. Dave

    One thing I’ll say is that this a HUGE improvement. As you note before the turnaround of the psyche in Jax may be Richt’s greatest achievement. A season with a win over the most hated Gators is never a truly awful season. Now, I don’t like losing to inferior teams either, but given the choice, I’ll take this over where we were a decade ago (basically – losing to a specific inferior team in Jax)

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    • JCDAWG83

      The constant between a decade ago losing to an inferior team in Jax and losing to an inferior team in Jax last year is only one thing and everyone knows what that is.

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      • Dave

        Contrast the difference now though…..everyone thinks it is “an annual face plant to SOME team” now…..where as a decade ago it was always to the Gators. Besides, we’re 3-1 in the last four, and calls of agent muschamp, etc. etc. Yeah, Richt is the constant, but the series was off the rails for a decade before he got there, and now it is back in our favor.

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  2. PTC DAWG

    Fair enough….

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  3. Mary Kate Danaher

    Serious question: Has anyone ever done an analysis to determine if UGA actually loses a “winnable” game more often than other SEC teams? It certainly seems that way, but then again I don’t follow other teams as closely as I do the Dawgs. All of us remember the bad losses, but my guess is that every fanbase, save perhaps Alabama, thinks the same thing about their team.

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  4. charlottedawg

    Considering we win the east at a clip of a little more than once every 3 years, our annual face plant game is not an automatic disqualifying event.highly unrecommended but not fatal in SOME years.

    I don’t see anyone in the east going 7-1 in the division so as long as we keep it to one hiccup we’ll be fine. (Unfortunately we always lose to an east opponent )

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    • Bazooka Joe

      Yeah and what little hair I have left is worried about the Tenn. game. I can picture us coming off a huge game against Bama and face planting in Knoxville…. (its not like we haven’t seen it before…)

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  5. Am hoping the offense ceases to go on walk about for a quarter or a half.

    That would help right there.

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  6. Cojones

    Would we be the favored team at Tenn? You have Vegas putting us even in their stadium assuming they get 3 pts for being the home team. That’s not always true (home team gets 3 pts) before odds are calculated or posted. So, if we lost there, would that be a game we are not favored in right now? Same applies to Aub.

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    • Macallanlover

      According to an article I saw last year (maybe Steele), SEC home field advantage is usually more than 3 points, in the 4-5 range. That isn’t an exact science but 3+ is fair when a passionate, motivated fan base is “all in” on a specific game. That happens often in the SEC until teams have let the fans down enough to break their spirit and/or lost their chance for a satisfactory season result.

      You can bet TN fans will be “all in” for UGA after six straight losses but I still think we win in Knoxville—better talent, better coaching, more depth, and both coming off a physical game the week before. Vols play Oklahoma, Florida, and Arkansas before we arrive so they could be desperate again as Jones searches for his first significant contribution on the playing field after numerous media vctories

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      • Cojones

        Three points are not given automatically for home games. It matters in rivalries and how rabid the fan base is, I. e., when we play at SC.

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      • Dave

        5 straight – they got us in 09…

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        • Dave

          I was at that one in knoxville btw..watching the Laner get Willie fired.

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          • Macallanlover

            Thanks Dave, guess I was taking this year for granted. 🙂
            Cojo, yes it is the total environment, but not based game by game. Certainly not a science either, I feel Sanford is rated tougher than some others places I feel are more intimidating.

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