Georgia’s chances in the opener just got better.

Six months ago, if you had told me I would be posting this news this week, I would have called you a crazy optimist.  Yet he we are:

If Chubb gets 20 carries Saturday night, I have a hard time seeing how Georgia loses.  Call me a crazy optimist.


UPDATE:  You want irony?  How about this for irony?

The drama now revolves around the tailbacks behind Chubb. Fellow junior Sony Michel remains a game-time decision with his arm injury. Freshman Elijah Holyfield is day-to-day with an ankle he sprained over a week ago.

“He’s still gimpy on the ankle, but we’re gonna get all we can out of him,” Smart said.

Yep.  Nick Chubb is now the rock that Georgia’s running backs are resting on.


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39 responses to “Georgia’s chances in the opener just got better.

  1. glcdawg

    the man is no mere mortal……


  2. Chris

    Ron Courson is well respected in the industry, so if he says he’s cleared with no carry count, then release the Kraken! But damn if I won’t be holding my breath every time he gets tackled.


  3. Derek

    Someone tell me why telling the world that Chubb is coming is different than announcing the starting qb? I’m thinking that they’re not even telling the QBs and the team until Satuday after lunch. I don’t think that the game is being played with UNC. I think the game is being played with Jacob Eason. The less time he has to think about it, the better.


  4. AusDawg85

    A) Kirby made a mistake in letting UNC know this.
    B) Kirby wanted to scare UNC
    C) Kirby wants UNC to load the box to give Eason more room to throw

    Answer: B & C


    • Derek

      Because they certainly would have no opportunity to react in real time. Seriously? Without this presser they’d go “hey who is that number 27 out there?” Really??


    • 81Dog

      or maybe Kirby plans on using Michel AND Holyfield, and wants UNC to spend time game planning Chubb, and not the other two, who have different skill sets, and not so much time game planning whoever our QB is going to be (which, let’s face it, is Eason, right?)

      Maybe Kirby is going to start Eason and Lambert in the A-11 offense, and doesn’t want to tip his hand to UNC. Maybe Ramsey is going to run the single wing. At some point, all the pregame pregamesmanship is going to be over, and it will mostly come down to whether our guys can impose their will on their guys, or vice versa.

      Have to admit, the whole Art of War approach is entertaining. All warfare is based on deception, according to Sun Tzu, so if there appears to be great disorder in UGA’s depth chart, the situation is excellent.


      • AthensHomerDawg

        Deception is important pre game strategy.

        But when that whistle blows we need to smack in them in the mouth and never let up.

        “In battle, if you you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.”
        Miyamoto Musashi
        The Book of 5 Rings.


        • 81Dog

          If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

          Sun Tzu


          • 81Dog

            Tell me Kirby isn’t doing all this:

            All warfare is based on deception.

            Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

            Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.

            If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him.

            If he is in superior strength, evade him.

            If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

            If he is taking his ease, give him no rest.

            If his forces are united, separate them.

            Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

            These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.


          • AthensHomerDawg

            Interesting and you make great points. I always heard that Spurrier was the Sun Tzu disciple. Saban was a Dr Rosen (sports psychology ) student. We’ve yet to really get to know CKS. But he reminds me of …


      • Cojones

        Right . So, we don’t even have to listen to anything Kirby says ’cause he is a devious, lying, wrong-direction schemer? Got it.


  5. 3rdandGrantham

    I’m an optimistic person by nature, but I’m predicting a loss this weekend…something to the tune of 27-23. UNC is a solid team that is returning 16 starters from last year; meanwhile we are breaking in all new coaches, including one who is coaching his first game, and a freshman qb. Not good.

    We will struggle a bit earlier in the year, but by the tail end of the season we will be a far better team that would beat this UNC team quite easily.


    • 3rd there was a good article on this blog several days ago about the returning starters for UNC were NOT the productive ones…..meaning the few starters they lost were the ones who scored and made tackles,so returning starters stat is a little misleading. I predict 2 or less turnovers we win…..4 or more turnovers we lose….. 3 TO’s and I have no idea.


    • RocketDawg

      Of course you are. You have predicted doom and gloom for the part few years. Why change now?


      • 3rdandGrantham

        Well look at the previous coach and our continual problems year after year.

        Fwiw, I’ve already gone on record and predicted that CKS will win at least 1 natty at UGA — not exactly doom and gloom stuff I’d say.


    • Juan

      Side bet?


  6. Cousin Eddie

    Kirby said “Chubb is ready, and he is the rock I will build my offense on.” And UGA fans hearing this rejoiced. SEC football is a religion.

    God, Thank You for football season.


  7. Jeff Sanchez

    Yeah, watching him injure himself on that gotdamn cow pasture in Knoxville last year I almost threw up, thinking his carrer was completely over.

    Amazing story.


  8. BeardDawg

    You crazy optimist. (If no one else was gonna do it, I will)


  9. Jared S.

    I got that “Chubb Strong” t-shirt that someone posted in a response here a couple months ago. It’s becoming more and more fun to wear that thing.


  10. Argondawg

    If we were to curb stomp UNC Saturday do you think anyone would give us half a shot at winning the east? I know that is a big if but it appears they should go ahead and give UT the east and have UF as the backup. We appear to be their speed bump. I guess we should go ahead and play the games and see what happens. Geez


    • Otto

      I see the hype around UT but their schedule knock them out of being the front runner. A month in a we will know much better. If thing go well the WLOCP will be the SEC East championship game, even if UT snaps their streak against UF. UGA getting UT the week after they play UF shapes up nicely for UGA. I can see UT beating UF but falling to UGA and Bama.


  11. 69Dawg

    I believe in Pittman the Hog Whisper, I believe in Pittman the Hog Whisper, I believe in Pittman the Hog Whisper, Auntie Em make it come true.


  12. Cojones

    You can go to the archives here and get the same optimism just before the Boise St game.

    Blanket + water + …….


  13. rchris

    NC has already game planned for all contingencies, especially Chubb returning. It’s been called the worst kept secret in the press over the past week. There was no point in hiding that which has already been seen. We’ll still kick their @$$.