“The bottom line is we need help.”

I hate to keep saying it, but the talent base coming out of 2013 wasn’t where it needed to be.  The coaches realized it (h/t Jeremy Pruitt) and stepped up recruiting as a result, but there’s a price to be paid now.

On the depth chart provided to the media Tuesday, Georgia listed three starting receivers and four starting defensive backs. All seven of their backups were true freshmen.  [Emphasis added.]

The soft early schedule comes in handy.  But it sure would be nice if the injury bug stayed away.

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34 responses to ““The bottom line is we need help.”

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    Wait…this cain’t be right….we are a potential playoff team, number nine in the whole blamed country. How’s Barber’s back?

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  2. Macallanlover

    This could be bad, after last night it looks like our toughest game in September will be ULM. We need a good test before the October gauntlet, neither the Cocks or Dores do not look capable of providing it.

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    • Cojones

      Yeah, but dey’s good for warmup, Mac.

      Remember how SC looked against A&M in their first SEC game last year? Compare that to how they looked against us later when they peaked. Well, they have two weeks to prepare for us and will attempt to do it again. Mitch has to be better than what we saw last night and at this level of CFB, don’t doubt that he will be better. However, not so sure about their D stopping any kind of running game.

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      • AlphaDawg

        My thoughts as well. After watching that game last night our game plan should be simple, 80% run and 20% pass to manage the game clock and keep Cooper off the field. But then again A$M beat them soundly then they played their best game of the year against us.

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        • Cosmic Dawg

          I don’t think starting w/ a strategy of holding onto the ball produces that result. On offense, do whatever it takes to move the chains and be the most efficient you can be, and you will score points and probably keep the ball away from the other guys anyway (for Georgia, that may be the 80/20 split you suggest).

          But CMR’s teams seem to get in the most late-game trouble when they try to sit on a lead – 4th quarter 3 and outs are no better than 1st quarter 3 and outs….he has shown less of this tendency the last few years, though. Or maybe the run game is just light years better.

          I don’t mind giving them the ball back after a touchdown.

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  3. Uglydawg

    Mac..please, please please don’t say things like that about the SC game.

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    • Macallanlover

      Ain’t skeered. We were going to beat them anyway this year, and after seeing them, the only thing different is it will be worse. Minimum 2 TDs but I will be betting the Dawgs even of it is more. Hope they can squeeze by KY and come in unbeaten.

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      • Cojones

        Can’t bring myself to type it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t wish for the same. Keep that glass completely full for us, Mac, and we will put you on our blogging shoulders and ride you around the Barrister’s Ring.

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  4. Flashback: 2008. Pruitt’s second year with several freshmen getting significant playing time.

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    • Sh3rl0ck

      Pruitt wasn’t a coach. He held the off the field title “Director of Player Development”. He wasn’t an on-field coach at Alabama until 2010.

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  5. HVL Dawg

    Isn’t a lot of the class of 2013 playing for other teams now?

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  6. Argondawg

    I think Kentucky may give South Carolina all they want next Saturday. UNC flat handed that game to The cocks last night. UNC with the opportunities they had should have won that game by 3 scores.

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    • It felt like the Tech game last year. Give the ball up twice going in for TDs. Plus, the other team leaves confident knowing they can pull out a close one. In both cases…bad for Georgia.

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    We’ve done a very good job in recruiting for our opponents.

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  8. SouthernYank

    I think someone read one of my posted replies from yesterday.

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  9. Comin' Down The Track

    Spurrier has been installing the UGA game plan since the beginning of fall practice in the hopes of scraping past the first two games with only minimal preparation. Believe it.

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    • I do. They are a totally different team (10-14 pts better) against us and Clemson than the rest of their schedule. I am not looking forward to that game. Seems like every year we go in thinking like Mac said above…and always struggle.

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  10. PTC DAWG

    I checked Bama’s depth chart the same day you posted ours here..they have 8 True Freshmen on the two deep, with one of them a starter. IF they are good, let them play.

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  11. Steve

    Is this the most in the CMR tenure?

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  12. Wages

    2013:
    Tray Matthews — off team
    Brice Ramsey — back up
    Tramel Terry — Injury derailed career. back up
    Shaq Wiggins — off team
    Tim Kimbrough — potential 2 year starter a la Ramik Wilson
    Brandon Kublanow — starter
    Brendan Langley — off team
    Toby Johnson — graduated
    Reggie Wilkerson — Injury. back up
    A.J. Turman — Injury. back up
    Johnny O’Neal — back up
    Reginald Carter — potential 2 year starter
    Jonathon Rumph — injuries
    Davin Bellamy — back up (to be fair…OLB room)
    John Atkins — potential 3 year starter at DT
    Reggie Davis — starter
    Ryne Rankin — back up
    Shaquille Fluker — off team
    Uriah LeMay — off team
    Jordan Davis — back up (to be fair…TE room)
    Josh Cardiello — off team
    Aulden Bynum — back up
    De’Andre Johnson — quit football
    Shaun McGee — back up (to be fair…OLB room)
    J.J. Green — off team
    Paris Bostick — off team
    Chris Mayes — potential 2 year starter (started games in 2013)
    Quincy Mauger — potential 3 year starter
    Kennar Daniels-Johnson — off team
    Brendan Douglas — back up
    Glenn Welch — not sure
    Leonard Floyd — 3 year starter

    10 kids off the team in a class that was supposed to shore up your numbers. It’s not about talent, the last defensive staff could ID talent. It’s about dismissals.

    but 5 starters out of 33 ain’t great.

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  13. Why is everyone talking about injuries and what happens if Chubb gets injured?!? I’m not an overly superstitious person but that’s just something you don’t do. Georgia fans- talking about injuries, harping on the past and generally waiting on the other shoe to drop. Smdh

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  14. 69Dawg

    Well if Lambert looks anything like Connor Mitch we are screwed. I thought that the Ole Ball Sack would go to his next QB like in the old days but he just went Wildcat on UNC. At least he had to use most of his treat stuff against UNC so we will know it is coming. Barring a miraculous improvement at QB, If we can stop their running we win big.

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    This is our softest September schedule I can remember. Heck, it’s almost an extension of camp, a la nfl preseason games. So I have no problem with a talented class of true freshmen getting playing time. I also think we’re a lot deeper than the 2 deep roster implies.

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  16. fred russo

    Look, if you face the fact that we will have 3 losses in the end of the year you will not be broken hearted in the end. I learned that years ago with CMR!

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