Monday morning buffet

For obvious reasons, today’s buffet is flavored with recruiting news.

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15 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. rchris

    Someone should tell Mack Wilson that yes, over the last 8 years Bama has won 24 more games than UGA, but over the last 35 years Georgia has won 15 MORE games than the Algae. (Not including games won through cheating of course.) If that’s going back too far, over his lifetime (18 years), it’s UGA that has won 24 more games. Programs go up and down, but Georgia has been a more consistent winner than Bama in the modern football era.

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    • JCDAWG83

      Oh yeah, the famous “continuity” theory. I would guess the vast majority of 18 year olds are more influenced by the past 8 years than the past 35 or even 18. In fact, I’d think for an 18 year old, the past 5-6 years is what shapes their opinion of a program. 4 NCs in the past 7 seasons compared to 1.333 wins per season over their entire life probably carries more weight.

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      • Russ

        I agree with you that recruits are looking at the last 4-6 years, but how would you tell UGA’s story to current recruits?

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        • JCDAWG83

          Like it or not, we are pretty much where Tenn was when Dooley left. We have to convince the top recruits they can be the key to Georgia finally winning like it should have been the past 10 years.

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  2. rchris

    If the Big 12 added San Jose St., San Diego State, USF, and Cinncinati, they would have a footprint of about 120 million, which would dwarf the SEC and the B1G. Then everything would be hunky dory …. until the cord cutters won the fight.

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  3. Nate Dawg

    I wonder if UCF and/or USF went the way of the Big 12, big-boy league, if that would hurt Georgia’s recruiting and/or make it even tougher. More foxes trying for the hen house so to speak…but then again it could mess with fla’s more…hmmm….

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    • rchris

      Very perceptive comment. If Richt brings Miami back to prominence, I think it would have the same effect, hurting us but hurting Florida more.

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      • JCDAWG83

        In my opinion, Miami coming back to relevance won’t affect us much at all. It will affect Florida and FSU though.

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        • Russ

          Yep, I agree, and I hope Richt does it for many reasons. Hurting UF and FSU are among them.

          And no, saying “I told you so” isn’t one of the reasons. I’m a Smart man now, but I’d still like to see Richt succeed where it doesn’t hurt us.

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          • JCDAWG83

            I don’t care what Richt does at Miami unless we are playing them in a bowl. Then, I’d like for him to coach like he did here and hand us the win on a silver platter.

            I see him doing there what he did here. He’ll win 8-10 a year, make them somewhat relevant, and recruit better than he will win. He doesn’t have to win big there, just win enough to get them back in the ACC champ conversation most years to get the Florida kids to look at Miami again.

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  4. Comin' Down The Track

    …sleepovers at recruits’ houses…

    Recruiting is gross.

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  5. 69Dawg

    Let’s face it winning Championships get you better players. As long as Alabama wins them they will get better players. If any team challenges them, and wins, it will help their recruiting. We were not much of a challenge this year so all we have is the appeal to play for good ole Georgia. Ole Miss is sneaking up on them and Saban had better nip it in the bud.

    Right now Georgia needs to get back to winning the East. Let the West guys worry about Bama. We need to be concerned with UT, UF and Auburn because those programs are not going to stay down.

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    • Let’s face it winning Championships get you better players. As long as Alabama wins them they will get better players. If any team challenges them, and wins, it will help their recruiting.

      I had a similar discussion with a Tech friend of mine this weekend when getting the same, tired excuses trotted out about how they can’t sell out their stadium because so many of the alumni are international, Atlanta is full of transplants that don’t care about college football, etc. My argument was that if Tech were consistently winning 10 games a year, consistently beating Clemson / FSU / UGA, and winning a conference championship more than once every 20 years – Tech would have no problem capturing that casual ATL fan or selling out more often than when Clemson and UGA come to town. It’s a chicken / egg conundrum, but winning begets all the other good things.

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  6. TimberRidgeDawg

    the OU blog references that dumbass 2011 NY Times Nate Silver report on the size of fanbases which positioned GA Tech with about a third more fans than UGA simply because they’re located in Atlanta. I pay no attention to any analysis using that piece of nonsense as part of it’s foundation. Oklahoma is basically a smaller version of Alabama with less instate talent but they are parked right next door to Texas for recruiting. They leave for the B1G, they are kaput, destined for Nebraska purgatory. They would be very attractive to the SEC though if not for having to bring their ugly little sister along as part of a package.

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