What does Phil Steele know that we don’t?

How many Georgia fans do you figure share his optimistic take on the offensive line?

Let me just say that if turns out that Georgia indeed has one of college football’s ten best o-lines this season, I could get used to that.

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25 responses to “What does Phil Steele know that we don’t?

  1. Cojones

    Chubb, O-line, Eason……I have to excuse myself again.

  2. Dawg in Austin

    The dawgs always win a bunch of preseason rankings. Whether Kirby can bring it home during the season will be interesting to see.

  3. Frank

    This porn is getting pretty hard core.

  4. Charles

    Sounds great and I love happy talk but SHOW me the money!!! Let’s go Kirby!!!

    • DawgByte

      Correct. None of this early talk means a hoot. I’m not buying any more pre-season stock based on practice hype or media guessing. Kool-Aid is for LIT’s.

  5. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Two words: Sam. Pittman.

    Nothing else explains it. There’s some decent size and some quality returning players, but I have to think he’s putting a lot of stock in Pittman’s history. I know I am. No pressure, Sam.🙂

  6. watcher16

    Scary that North Carolina is on that list too…

  7. Uglydawg

    Guessing the other three? Arkansas, FSU, Oklahoma?? Just a guess, they may be terrible.

  8. Hard to believe it. The left side of our line is the “strength”, and we don’t have a true left tackle. Lots of talent (Wynn, Baker, Sims, Allen, Cleveland all 4-star recruits), but only one upper-classman.

    Kublanow is solid but didn’t dominate last year. There’s nobody behind him and we’d prob have to pull Wynn over and start a young kid at LT if it came to it.

    I want to believe in Pyke. Only freshmen behind him.

    And at RT we have a transfer that hasn’t played SEC ball.

    No 5 star recruits in the bunch. 4 guys with SEC experience is a good thing but no proven depth behind. 7 guys on the line total that were blue-chippers but 4 of those are freshmen or redshirt freshmen.

    We’re going to find out what Sam Pittman is made out of, that’s for sure.

    • To put it in perspective why Kirby says we need depth, Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class had four 4-star kids and a 5-star on the offensive line. They have 15 kids on their roster that were blue-chip recruits playing OL. They did have their starting LT (5-star recruit, Cam Robinson) just get arrested though, so there’s that.

    • I could be wrong but I thought Gaillard was turning some heads at C during the Spring

  9. I would not trade Pyke for a single college lineman. No idea what the coaches were doing last season when they put him on the bench. Hands down best lineman at Georgia past two season. If he stays well and Chubb gets healthy watch where Chubb runs and who is the lead blocker

  10. TMC DAWG

    All this o line needs is just get mean as hell,and play with there head on fire!, GO DAWGS!,,

  11. Cojones

    Ok, I’ve cleaned up. What’s happened?

    • Macallanlover

      Soft porn….least that’s what it feels like. Of course, every thing feels that way these days. Now if some of this crazy talk comes out to be true, we may have to bottle this stuff and take it to old folks home where it is really needed.

  12. The Bruce

    I’m pretty sure Steele said the same thing a few years ago (I don’t remember the year; 2013 maybe?), and our O-line was mediocre at best that year. He puts a lot of emphasis on returning starts.

    • Macallanlover

      It was ’13 or ’14, and I believe we were rated the best OL. We totally flopped on that one. But I do like Steele’s individual unit rankings when analyzing teams. It doesn’t matter if they are off or not because that is pretty much an impossible task to do in April/May and it makes me look at the pieces and not just the whole.

  13. Saxondawg

    I don’t know what happened with Sale last year, but the offensive line took an advantage the year before and made it a disaster. I can only figure it had to do with chemistry between Schott’s and Sales’ philosophies. There’s no reason in the world Pyke should have struggled after having such a great season the year before.

  14. Leggo5

    Phil’s had one too many at the Catalina Wine Mixer!