Game day thoughts, Georgia-Vanderbilt edition

The over/under for today’s game is 42.5 points.  Take the under, right?

I have a hard time seeing how Vanderbilt racks up a ton of points, barring a horrendous number of turnovers.  Everyone this week has pointed to how well Vandy’s defense has played against conference opponents, but, still, they’re 0-3 in conference play.  The reason for that is that they’ve averaged less than 10 points per game on offense in those three losses.

On the other hand, Georgia is averaging better than 25 ppg against SEC competition. Those averages are about how I see this game playing out.  Georgia’s defense should be fine today, especially facing a dinged up Ralph Webb.

The big question is how Chaney schemes on offense.  I expect to see more of the Tennessee game plan than the one we watched last week, spreading the defense out to keep Mason from loading the box.  It’s still going to be an interesting day to see how Eason copes with a defensive coordinator who’s one of the best at mixing up coverage looks.

As always, offer a silent prayer that there’s nothing about Georgia’s special teams play that draws attention.

Anchors aweigh in the comments section.


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111 responses to “Game day thoughts, Georgia-Vanderbilt edition

  1. If we play a good field position game, we win a game that’s not as close as the final score looks. Of course, that means good 3rd down defense, managing turnovers, and special teams. Your 25-10 sounds about right to me.

  2. Smitty

    And pray for no BS targeting penalties in the second half……

  3. Uglydawg

    It’s certainly important to win this game..but to win it convincingly and look like a team that is ready to take on Florida and Auburn is my prayer. It’s time to come around.

    • 92 grad

      This is my take, all the time. Doesn’t matter a nit about who’s the coach, scheme, talent, etc…just play like a team that has their act together. We like to look down on Nichols state type teams but most mid level teams just look well put together and generally don’t appear to look lost or unmotivated.

      Just go out there and play good ball gents.

  4. ApalachDawg

    Show your gold….I mean take their gold!


    Eff the Doors….win the game, no injuries..get ready for the turds in Jax. GATA

  6. I feel like Nauta is going to have a break out game today.

  7. Macallanlover

    Baker out at CB, on crutches at Dawg Walk. Vandy isn’t a great passing team but in close game, worries me a little. Hope he is back for FU.

  8. AthensHomerDawg

    Keep your helmets on boz.

  9. Mayor

    No game is safe when Kirby is making game day decisions for the Dawgs. Please Kirby, no mishandled time management or end of game snafus.

    • Mayor

      That final Georgia play is the single worst call I have ever seen. Game on the line, come out with an I formation with the smallest player on the team at tailback and a RB at FB. Everybody on Vandy’s D knew what was coming–either a dive by the FB which they covered or a pitch to the TB which they also covered. The destruction of Georgia’s program is now well under way. I hope the Dawgs get to a bowl cause they are going to need the extra practice for next year. This is the worst Georgia coaching staff in history. It isn’t just Kirby although he is responsible for this collection of clowns. It’s ALL of them.

  10. Wow. Special teams is a dumpster fire.

  11. Dolly Llama

    Well, shit.

  12. D as in Dawg

    22 seconds. 0 – 7.

  13. The Truth

    Is Beamer’s daddy available? Shane’s gotta go or Kirby’s gotta go, but that shit is unacceptable.

  14. Hound of Kerak

    Bull shit. No way UGA gets away with huge blocks in the back and a midfield hold on a kick return. You get nailed and your opponent gets the blind eye = PWG.

  15. 25 points would mean a touchown and 6 field goals. Watch it be a punt return TD. Special teams for the win!

  16. sniffer

    I’m beginning to wonder if Eason is gonna live up to the hype. Someone please point out an area where he has improved as the season has progressed. I haven’t found one.

    • D as in Dawg

      I’ve been thinking the same thing. He doesn’t see the field well at all. Probably premature, but just notice a lot of wide open people. It seems the D backs zero in on who he is zeroing in on. Of course, I see these things on replay.

    • playmakers in space

      The guy is 18 years old, man. He has no business even starting right now, but he’s the best we have. Stafford was absolutely BRUTAL his first season as well up until the Auburn game.

      • sniffer

        Lamar Jackson is 19.

        Are you satisfied with Eason’s development? I’m not down on him. To my admittedly untrained eye, he hasn’t improved. What am I missing?

        • playmakers in space

          No, there is reason for some concern. He definitely doesn’t see the field well and he doesn’t appear to be improving week to week. But I came into the year with next to no expectations for him (this year) because true freshman are almost never good right out of the gate. And considering where he played his high school ball, he’s going to have some serious growing pains.

    • 346 yards passing, 1 TD and still no joy for the kid. What is the formula?

  17. Scorpio Jones, III

    Oh my God, Oh my God

  18. When your arm is so strong you can complete it to two different receivers at once. Eason is the most interesting qb in the world

  19. D as in Dawg

    While my fat arse is calling people out… Chubb going down easy with the leg tackles. He breaks those most days.

  20. Scorpio Jones, III

    yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!!!

  21. Dolly Llama

    So Rodrigo is going to carry this game? OK …

  22. Y’all recognize the referee of your game today?

  23. playmakers in space

    Do we actually practice punt returns? What does Shane Beamer do during practice?

  24. The Truth

    That was an 80 yd double special teams FU. Should have downed them on the 10, then let the ball bounce — AGAIN — and roll to the 10.

    Something’s got to change on special teams, even if the penalty wiped it out.

  25. Doggoned

    Everybody, including me, was sure that a dedicated ST coach would do the trick….

  26. Mary Kate Danaher

    Olivia Harlan seems nice.

  27. Playing calling sucks. Chaney needs to go into the locker at halftime and find Bobo’s crayons.

  28. Dolly Llama

    I don’t know what to make of this team or their coach right now.

  29. Scorpio Jones, III

    Does the Trump campaign do special teams?

  30. The Truth

    If I’m Jere Morehead I call Kirby in to the office and tell him he WILL open practice to the media so it can be documented how much time is spent on special teams.

  31. Raleighwood Dawg

    Another game where we come out after halftime and look even worse than we’ve looked for most of the game … sad

  32. I think many of us have been waiting for the game where special teams blow it for us. This may be it. Just inexcusable play from them and the result is 10 points for Vandy already.

  33. Mary Kate Danaher

    Not enough bourbon at the Danaher house today.

  34. 69Dawg

    HArd to watch

  35. W Cobb Dawg

    If we never put Reggie Davis in a game again it’ll be okay with me. He epitomizes our ST and WR hot/cold play. Not productive enough, makes huge mistakes.

    And unless we show significant improvement the rest of the season, Kirby should give serious thought to replacing Beamer and the entire O staff.

  36. Digitalis

    Chubb is our leading rusher with 33 yards.

  37. Scorpio Jones, III

    Vandy’s defense is really pretty good.

  38. Scorpio Jones, III

    Pinky Blankenship….yeah, yeah, yeah

  39. Digitalis

    If we hold on and win, Rodrigo is the MVP. IF.

  40. Dawgtwo

    Damn, out-muscled by a shitty Vanderbilt team.

  41. ASEF

    Eason has completed 70% of his 27 passes at 10 yards per attempt. Impressive.

  42. Scorpio Jones, III

    See it going through in your mind, Pinky. See it.

  43. MurphDawg

    And we fucking lose to Vandy. Vandy!!!!

  44. 79Dawg

    I hope everyone who was tired of “winning ugly” is happy… It sure tasted a lot better than losing!

  45. Dawgtwo

    Well, Dodd damn! That truly sucked.

  46. TN Dawg

    Mm, mm, mm…

  47. One of the worst play calls I’ve ever seen. Sorry, Dawgs.

  48. TN Dawg

    Someone explain that call to me.

  49. AthensHomerDawg

    Vandy beat us in our house on homecoming.
    Ima have to reevaluate my 9-3 prediction.

  50. Roterhals

    Why in the hell is Georgia still considered a signature win for these various bottom dwellers?

  51. Turd Ferguson

    Once again. A shitty offensive line. And Jim fucking Chaney.

    And once again, it’s mid-October and I can’t wait for basketball season.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      We were losing in the 4th quarter with a huge play coming up, and the camera shows Chaney laughing on the sideline.

      Where are those grad assistants we used after dumping Willie?

  52. dawgman3000

    Why would you run that horrible play with a 5’9 150 pound player?

  53. 69Dawg

    It took Goff 4 years to lose to Vandy at Homecoming and we fired him. We can’t even beat the bottom dwellers this year.

  54. Jared S.

    Maybe Richt wasn’t holding us back. 😳

  55. mwo

    We needed a head coach after they fired richt, we still need a head coach. Kirby was out coached by derrick mason. We just lost to Gloria Vanderbilt. And we’re another punch line, who was masons first road win? This is beyond ridiculous.

  56. Mediocre Dawg

    We fired Richt to get this?

  57. Oh well. Let’s try to keep faith. Eason is getting better and better. Not to beat a dead horse, but special teams cost us this game, no doubt. Sure we got 9 points from Blankenship, but we gave them 10 in return.

    • dawgman3000

      dude, I expected growing pains, but that was horrible man. I’m on board with Kirby but he’s gonna have to upgrade his coaching staff . Beamer looks like a disaster and Cheney is very underwhelming to say the least . Freaking ridiculous

      • Agree. I am very concerned as well. We look like crap. Stupid penalties at the worst times and head scratching play calls. Just gotta sit back and hope for improvement. This team will hopefully put it all together soon.

      • MurphDawg

        I hope they put Beamer on a bus back to Virginia tonight. I didn’t think it was possible but our special teams have hit a new low – even with a dedicated coach.

  58. Turd Ferguson

    The last UGA home game I attended was 10 years ago yesterday …

    Another homecoming loss to Vanderbilt.

  59. merk

    Good ole Signature Win U, glad Kirby decided to carry that one over from Richt for us.

  60. AthensHomerDawg

    Dammit. Even that preacher could beat Vandy his rookie year!

  61. jt (the other one)

    Pathetic. UGA should NEVER lose to Vandy. NEVER.

  62. TN Dawg

    This has a familiar Derek Dooley/ scent to it.

    • My post was pretty crappy but we do suck. I’m going to give the new guys time etc etc etc. But today I’m moving on and forgetting SEC football for a while.

  63. hooper

    Ray Goff 2.0?? I don’t think any coach on our sideline just gets to coach his group. Seems CKS coaches everything. All I ever see is CKS talking, and Ass. coaches nodding their head.

  64. AusDawg85

    The desert is hot, bleak and oh so vast. This wandering crap is gonna be hard….I just hope not long, again.

    Game on the line and you have your smallest guy run behind Nick “Superman” Chubb who touched no one.

    So nice to have a very prominent Vandy alum rub that one in my nose.

    Jax will be a joy.

  65. Scorpio Jones, III

    Welcome to Kharmic Winter. A long cold season.

  66. 69Dawg

    Don’t start calling for a new OC or we will be in the desert like Muschamp at UF and Son of Dooley at UT. I’m old and I guess I have seen the Dawgs last 10+ win season. Will be interesting to hear Kirby’s excuse of the week.

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