The ceiling and the floor

From Paul Myerberg’s typically excellent SEC preview:

Georgia

Best case: Solid quarterback play brings together a roster with title-worthy talent, leading to — you guessed it — a national championship for the Bulldogs.

Worst case: As is sometimes the case, the Bulldogs find a way to lose three games.

That pretty much sums it up, no?

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26 responses to “The ceiling and the floor

  1. Rick

    Agree with best case, completely disagree with worst case. It doesn’t take much to derail things in the SEC, even for an excellent team, and end up with 5+ losses. See 2013.

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    • You don’t consider losing your top two running backs (and playing two true freshmen in their place) your top three wide receivers and Aaron Murray “much”?

      Jeez, I’d hate to see what you’d consider an outright disaster.

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      • Rick

        Seems bad, doesn’t it? And it was the worst run of injuries we’ve had in Richt’s tenure, but it wasn’t that exceptional. Remember Florida that same year? We were basically in perfect health compared to them. And it isn’t just injuries – what about just a couple years before when we were starting our sixth string RB for a couple games due to injuries and suspensions. Can you imagine what that would do to this team?

        The point is that playing in a league with 8-10 teams that recruit at an elite level, the margin for error is always thin and it doesn’t take much to create an ‘outright disaster’ in the minds of fans who are quick to wallow in self-pity.

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        • Dog in Fla

          I like to think of myself as an upward bound kind of guy who likes to blame others; so for me, it’s gloom, despair and agony instead of self-pity

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        • Cojones

          Yeah, Rick. Seems to me that those injury years were ignored by a few looking for Rick’s and Bobo’s head here. Like everything was their fault even with the poor 3rd to 6th team players that had to be thrown into the fire. Cross-training was popular as well. Thank goodness, because if they hadn’t been, the injury-plagued years would have been even worse.

          I agree that teams in the SEC can lose a game at the snap of the fingers, no matter the ranking of the teams. Fans can lose their heads and logical reasoning in the same instant – and do.

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          • Kharmic Bitch

            You guys….you guys…wallowing and feeling bad and all that….like what you feel and think actually matters. But that’s OK boys, we all know who is in charge…if you figger it out, great, if you don’t suffering becomes you.

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            • Cojones

              You would be one of the downers back then, no doubt. Deflecting that poor judgement that some of you showed by taking your frustration out on Richt and Bobo at that time only underscores what little you knew and continue to not know about UGA teams. You jerks fed an “old boys” group negativity that whispered in McGarity’s ear and almost cost us the entire program.

              We will think of you right after we enjoy the season.

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  2. If someone said you have to bet $10,000 on one of those two scenarios taking place, which one would you risk the ten thousand on? I find that putting up hard cold cash tends to make a person’s opinions more honest. I hate to say it but I would have to bet the ten grand on “worst case”.

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  3. FisheriesDawg

    Add me to the doubter’s chorus on “worst case”. I think the expectation this year should be 2-3 losses. If the QBs don’t pan out and we get some bad breaks, I’d say we’re more likely looking at 5 or 6 losses, worst case. South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Florida, Auburn, and (ugh) Georgia Tech are all theoretically loseable games.

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    • AusDawg85

      We’re not going 0 – 7 against that group, but I want/believe/pray we can go 7 – 0 yet 4 – 3 or 5 – 2 just seems more probable for a 9 – 10 win season.

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  4. Russ

    Spot on. Can’t argue with any of it.

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  5. Coweta Dawg

    Great preview. So Richt is the SEC coach most likely to retire after 2015? Over Spurrier? I guess that could mean we have a spectacularly great or awful season. Or that SC has a good enough season to keep the OBC fired up.

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    • Nate Dawg

      I’m telling ya, I read where Spurdog needs 16 more wins to be the only head coach to take 2 different D-1 schools to 100 victories. He wants that record. it’s this year and next for him I think…IF he doesn’t even decide to hold on longer…
      Full discloser: I did not check the facts on this. Cuz I can be lazy at times.

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  6. That’s definitely Munsoning.

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  7. Debby Balcer

    The Eeyores are out in full course. It is not an either or proposition.

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  8. DawgPhan

    obviously it’s not the ‘worst’ case. It is the most likely worst case. But it also isnt the ‘best’ case. We could throttle everyone on our way to an unbeaten season, Chubb wins the Heisman, and on and on. Positive things for the whole season.

    That is in the list of ways to win and national title. all would be fun.

    There is a long list of ways that the season would be a disappointment. Losing 3 games is probably the most likely scenario of that bunch.

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  9. JT (the other one)

    Worst case….groan…more true than not…

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  10. Ben

    I was wondering today what would be worse: pushing the stone up the hill again only to have to have it roll back down on us or pushing it up and over and wanting that high again immediately, creating something unsustainable in a fanbase that can sometimes seem overly-entitled for no good reason.

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  11. Uglydawg

    Well, Ben…apply that reasoning to the pursiut of your first…ah…piece (for lack of a more civil word..that I can think of anyhow).
    ..it’s the “for no good reason” part that will need work.

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