Daily Archives: July 6, 2016

Meanwhile, in Baylor news

When you got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose.

I guess Art’s decided being a beloved former coach ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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Today, in I blame Bobo.

Chip Towers makes a factual point about why we need Jacob Eason on that line.

But if the Bulldogs are to get back to where they traditionally have been offensively — that is, atop the SEC in points scored and total yardage — they have to resurrect the passing game. And Eason represents the best option for doing that.

When Georgia was annually among the leaders in scoring in the SEC, they always had a dynamic passing game. From 2007 to 2014, the Bulldogs always put up at least 2,500 yards passing, and usually well over 3,000 yards. Even when Georgia was rolling with its run game behind Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall in 2013, the offense threw for 4,085 yards.

Last year that slipped to 2,406 yards. So did scoring, to 26.3 points per game.

Yeah, last year was definitely anemic.  But even over the time Towers reviews, there were ups and downs to Georgia’s offense as a whole.  Look at Georgia’s conference ranking over the last eight seasons in yards per play.

  • 2008:  2nd (6.70)
  • 2009:  6th (5.94)
  • 2010:  4th (6.15)
  • 2011:  4th (5.63)
  • 2012:  1st (7.09)
  • 2013:  5th (6.66)
  • 2014:  1st (6.79)
  • 2015:  5th (6.03)

The worst average comes from the year of no running game, 2011.  The lowest ranking comes as a result of a Coxian turnover margin.  The three best years all came when the offense combined solid running games with experienced quarterbacks.  (And 2013 would have been right up there had it not been for the run of injuries.)

So you tell me — assuming Georgia’s running game is great again, is Eason special enough to match what Stafford, Murray and Mason brought to the table as experienced starters?

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“Kids have mistakes and things happen.”

Tell me something.  Is there a more “shit happens” major college football program than Georgia?

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It’ll be a good year for Georgia if…

I thought it might be a good idea for everyone to share his/her thoughts on what would make the 2016 season a success.  Is it wins total?  Division championship?  Something higher?

I’ve written this before, but I’m not looking so much for wins or titles as I am to see a program where everyone is on the same page and where the head coach is attending to details, both large and small.  Give me that, and I suspect the wins will take care of themselves, given the existing talent base and Georgia’s schedule.

What are you guys looking for as a mark that Kirby’s getting ‘er done?

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Mark Richt has lost control of the whole damned SEC.

In week one, you can’t tell the scorecards without the players.

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For the crime of not being Nick Saban…

Les Miles is on the hot seat.  Crazy stuff, man.

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In Knoxville, it’s on to the next settlement.

The school settles with the eight women who filed suit about sexual assaults involving student-athletes for a tidy $2.48 million, getting a few things in return:  one, no admission on its part of guilt, negligence or unlawful acts; two, nobody in the administration from Booch on up has to face being questioned under oath and three, the plaintiffs agreed to withdraw two complaints they filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights last year.  Such a deal.

Hell, you can’t put a price tag on peace of mind, can you?

The kicker is this:

It is the third financial settlement involving the athletics department under the leadership of Dave Hart in two years.

I bet they’re getting real good with all this settlement experience.

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UPDATE:  I missed this on first reading, but it’s worth a special mention.

The settlement acknowledges that UT has agreed to stop giving out a list of Knoxville attorneys to athletes accused of misconduct. The university now refers student-athletes seeking attorneys to the local bar association.

Huntley Johnson strenuously objects.

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