Daily Archives: June 22, 2016

This is what happens when your dorm room is air-conditioned.

Kind of an interesting juxtaposition with what happened to Cam Robinson:

Dawgs247 has confirmed with multiple sources that 2016 defensive back signee Chad Clay is no longer with the program as of this week. There is no confirmation on the reason for his dismissal.

Clay was arrested in April of the year on weapons and property damage charges after discharging a BB gun in his dorm room. He is a former three-star prospect according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite out of Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga.

Nothing on Julian Rochester’s fate there, either.  Stay tuned as BBgate plays out.

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Today, in Baylor, a continuing series

And there it is

Garland also said Baylor has self reported to the NCAA and will “maintain normal communication with the Big 12 Conference during the course of the NCAA investigation.”

One can only quiver in anticipation at what Mark Emmert might do.

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Today’s random stat

I came across something Paul Myerberg wrote about Georgia before the 2013 season…

Georgia is 18-3 since the start of the 2007 season when intercepting two or more passes, including a 3-0 mark in such games a year ago. In fact, this record improves to 18-1 when counting only regular-season games; two of these losses came in bowl play, to Michigan State in the 2012 Outback Bowl and UCF in the 2010 Liberty Bowl.

… and decided to rummage around cfbstats.com to see how the Dawgs fared since Myerberg posted that.

  • 2013:  1-1
  • 2014:  3-0
  • 2015:  3-0

All told, 7-1, which adds up to a 25-4 mark over the last nine seasons.  That’s not too shabby there.

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“Papa John’s is the official delivery pizza.”

Shit, they’ll slap a G on anything, as long as the price is right.

Well, almost anything.

Don’t look for an official beer or liquor. Gribble said those are “prohibited categories.”

Right, Don Leebern?

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Can the defense be ready for the opener?

Yesterday, I mentioned the Dawn of the Dawg post that, among other things, put us on high alert about North Carolina’s defense.

Georgia loses the opener because “North Carolina’s defense figures to continue its upward trend under defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, who turned the Tar Heels’ defense around in a big way last season. I expect that to continue in 2016, and that should give Georgia a loss in week one.”

I’m thinking if North Carolina wins the opener, it’ll be because of what happened on the other side of the ball.  The Heels will be bringing a lot of offensive firepower into the game.

… That means that an offense with four returning starters up front and three at receiver shouldn’t miss a beat. Oh, and those three receivers were the Heels’ top three wideouts, combining for 140 receptions for 2,080 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Don’t forget that Hood is one of just five returning Power 5 running backs with at least 1,000 yards, 10 touchdowns and an average of 6.0 yards per carry.

We know what the bad news is:  Georgia’s defense, at least from this distance, looks to have a ways to go on settling on an effective front seven, especially on the d-line.  But there is some good news, too.

Georgia had great success with its secondary statistically a season ago as the Bulldogs led the nation in passing yards allowed with an average of 156.5 per game.

Of course, that number might have been skewed some since Georgia did face run-heavy teams Florida, Auburn, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech, as well as a cupcake early on in Louisiana-Monroe. But even against teams that could throw the ball, Georgia more than held its own for the most part…

This is Georgia’s most experienced unit, which will need to aid the large number of new players stepping into bigger front-seven roles. Sanders cemented himself as a leader and was lauded in this area by head coach Kirby Smart early during spring practice. The Bulldogs will need Sanders, who has started every game except one in his career (last season’s Florida game, in which he was suspended for a half for a targeting violation in his previous outing), to continue posting numbers such as the team-best six interceptions he had in 2015.

Mauger also brings valuable experience to the safety position and is someone who can rotate down to nickel back if need be. On the outside, Parrish locked down the No. 1 cornerback spot once again this spring and could be joined by Juwuan Briscoe as the top two. Briscoe ran with the first team during Georgia’s G-Day spring game and earned one of the program’s most improved player awards after its conclusion.

McGraw picked up where he left off as Georgia’s top nickel defender, and Davis appeared to slide into a primary backup role.

That’s a relief.  Because Smart and Tucker are going to need all the help they can get from their secondary.

One big reason Georgia will need its back end to lock down receivers, especially early in the season, is the fact that the front seven is breaking in a ton of new players. It won’t be easy replacing pass-rushers Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins, thus making the secondary’s job of keeping opponents covered that much more important.

Or, for Bellamy and Carter to step up and take charge.  Or, even better if we’re really being greedy here, for both.  I’m okay with greed.

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There goes the Eason for Heisman talk.

Tom Luginbill states the obvious like it’s not obvious.

“If you go back and actually watch Georgia’s spring game and you watch all the plays in which Jacob Eason was blitzed, where he was confused and you watch the result of the play, there’s a lot of cause for concern,” Luginbill told The Out of Bounds Show on ESPN 105.9. “What we saw with the highlights, whether it was the SEC Network or on SportsCenter, was a handful of plays where everything was base (defense), it was tailor-made cover-2, cover-3, no pressure, know where to go with the ball, nothing changes post-snap and you look like a superhero.”

Kinda like you’d expect from any talented early-enrollee freshman quarterback playing in his fifteenth college scrimmage, no?

I can see why they pay Luginbill the big bucks.

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While we were all in the air conditioning…

You go to punishment with the penalties you have, not the penalties you might want or wish to have.

Documents obtained by a television station in Louisiana show that Alabama has already begun disciplining left tackle Cam Robinson and safety Hootie Jones, who were arrested on drug and weapons charges in Louisiana May 17.

According to the documents obtained by KNOE 8 News in Louisiana, coach Nick Saban suspended both players indefinitely May 19.

There’s more.

According to the documents, both players have had to undergo weekly urine tests, have had regular drug counseling, have monthly video appointments with a mental health consultant and have had to meet twice a week with a Tuscaloosa police officer for gun safety/ownership education.

They also both have had to complete 20 hours of community service.

In addition, Robinson has spent at least 26 hours riding along with the Northport Police Department while Jones had to spend 21 days in a drug rehab program, per the documents.

They’re still suspended, but, as the article notes, there’s no word on whether that suspension will extend into any games.  Yeah, I know.  Besides, why punish Nick Saban?

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