Tuesday morning buffet

A little of this, a little of that…

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21 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. “Cash strapped mid-major”? More likely that it’s another way to bolster the UGA Reserve Fund.

    Hate to say it, but I think we’ll have the “Georgia Bulldogs uniform, brought to you by AT&T” sooner than any of us would want or believe in any way necessary.

  2. Atticus

    Stafford is not one of the top 5 but it does come down to your criteria and how you define it. When I look at it, I judge by what they did in college and how much better were they than their peers and how they played in big games and at big moments in the game. Stafford threw 13 INTs his freshmen year, and in 07 we only had 12 pts against SC and 14 against TN, in 08 14 against SC and 10 against UF. Those are big games where the offense laid huge eggs. Stafford very talented but was lazy (still is) with his footwork and made poor choices at times. Great QB but not as good as a college QB as Tebow, Cam, Murray and Johnny imo.

    1-Cam
    2-Johnny
    3-Tebow
    4-Murray
    5-AJ

    • Normaltown Mike

      pfft, if you took the time to look at spring QBR’s, we ALL know who would be #1.

  3. Macallanlover

    The comment “X is building a fence around the state” is exactly what we heard when Richt arrived, Simple hyperbole, Smart is doing a solid job at recruiting but after a enough recruiting seasons go by, even the half witted will see it cannot be done. We can do better with matching talent to needs, we can have a couple more of the Top 10 in-state guys every few years, but you cannot get everyone that is ranked highly, or every fan thinks is the next coming. If you coach in TN or Alabama, you do can do that; but in Florida and Georgia….forget it Jake.

    There is enough room from errors in ranking HS athletes and imperfections in the ranking systems to do just fine by staying in the top 12-15 positions and getting what your team needs are. KS’s edge in recruiting is finding out what is “behind the stats/numbers” of these candidates via his inside relationship with the Georgia HS coaches. Beyond the glitz and glamour, it is the HS coach who has seen him for 3-4 years that really knows his character and heart, I would trade a few prima donna 5 stars for several of these guys who are under evaluated.

    • Uglydawg

      I like Smart’s seeming attitude towards emphasis on recruiting offensive linemen. If there is one change that is sorely needed, this would be it.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      “I would trade a few prima donna 5 stars for several of these guys who are under evaluated.”

      Isn’t Kirby hedging his bets by doing both? Of course he’s after the 5 star kids. But he’s also said he’s gonna evaluate every kid 6’3″ & up, and he’s pushing the PWO envelope harder than anyone could’ve hoped.

      • Macallanlover

        Yes, I am not being critical. Just pointing out that his insider status, through his dad to other HS coaches, means he may find the 3 and 4 star sleepers rather than wasting time to build that impossible fence so many want.

  4. ugadawgguy

    “Kirby Smart won’t call defenses on game day.”

    My reactions to that:

    (1) Why start now? (I’m only being partly sarcastic here; that was quite famously Saban’s defense at Alabama.)

    (2) Based on his immediate, public mandate that Richt to take a more hands-off approach to coaching upon his arrival in Athens, I’ll bet McGarity approves of this.

  5. Catalina could be the perfect piece to the puzzle. I really like this guy.

    • Jared S.

      Agreed. I wonder if he might prove to be the addition of 2016 that will have the greatest impact for good on this season.

    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I like all the guys we have gotten since signing day. That’s not to say that signing day wasn’t great, but we’ve got some solid, lunch pail, and hat types hat will at least push the 4 and 5 star guys. Catalina says nobody will out work him. I dunno, Herrien and some others are saying the same; we’ll see who can stand the August heat and humidity.

  6. Comin' Down The Track

    “… public relations push for Hershel Walker’s 1982 Heisman Trophy?” That couldn’t possibly have been a tough job. Nevertheless, that article is nuts.

  7. dawgtired

    Kirby: “Mel is going to call the defenses”,

    So Mel Tucker was Co-DC at Ohio St. in 2004. The rest of his DC experience came in the NFL, 2008-2014. But then back to DB coach at Bama in 2015. I hope this turns out OK. Interesting…he has more HC experience than our HC.