This is what “buying in” looks like.

Holy cow.

To repeat:  holy cow.

All I can say is I hope every one of those four has the senior season he deserves.  Especially Nick Chubb.

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UPDATE:

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69 responses to “This is what “buying in” looks like.

  1. bulldogbry

    I just never would have believed it. Good for them. And, uh, good for us.

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  2. sectionzalum

    and may they make big $$$ in 2018

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  3. Heyberto

    No. Fu$&@ing. Way.

    Is the linked article from The Onion?

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  4. Silver Britches

    This leads me to believe two things:

    1) Smart and Chaney told them we’re going to run the absolute shit out of the ball next year, and,
    2) This may be an OL recruiting class for the ages.

    Carry on.

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  5. Joseph

    Rumor mill has Isaiah McKenzie leaving though (academic reasons).

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Which sucks, but Godwin could step into that role pretty well, and with these four returning, a little more attrition might have to happen to get below 85.

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  6. Team will have some great senior leadership in the offseason. This is huge.

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  7. Derek

    Second year magic here we come!

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  8. HVL Dawg

    Lorenzo Carter… lol

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    • David K

      Lorenzo Carter is the next Reshad Jones. He’s going to be a beast at the next level when he figures it all out. Hopefully what we saw small glimpses of this season turns into something great next year.

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  9. RandallPinkFloyd

    I told myself I wouldn’t get excited about 2017. We’re only a few weeks removed from losing to Tech and I can see the optimism building.

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  10. Will (The Other One)

    Now, does Dantzler still consider 2017 another “throwaway season”?

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  11. Greg McGarity, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics

    The world needs more fine young men like this that are willing to sacrifice their bodies, minds, and futures so that a lot of older guys (including me) can make a shitload of money. Thank you for your service gentlemen.

    Greg

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  12. Russ

    Fantastic news for UGA! I hope it works out well for each of them.

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  13. Bright Idea

    Gotta find a way to get Sony and Nick on the field together most of the time and use the younger guys in relief.

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  14. daphne95

    I truly am shocked. Michel should be used more as a pass catcher for next season since there are many options at RB.

    In a way this may be good. It removes zero margin of error for next year. There will HAVE to be a step forward, HAVE to.

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  15. SuwanneeDawg

    Do Herrien or Holyfield take a RS year? Or Carter and Swift?

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  16. Got Cowdog?

    Ha!
    Double HA!
    Senator, can I say it now?

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  17. playmakers in space

    Sorry for being a downer here, but playing on that cow pasture in Knoxville next year REALLY scares the shit out of me now.

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  18. Way to go, Kirby. I admit I thought Sony and Nick were both leaving and would be crazy to stay. I thought Bellamy may leave, and Zo would stay. This is just as good ( if not better) than getting 4 5-star verbal commitments in one day. No excuses …

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  19. That’s what I’m talking about. Process, people! 2019 is the year. But it’s possible we see a solid step forward in 2017. Working on that foundation is paying dividends. Plus: no way these guys would have stayed with Richt in the house. CKS is showing what it looks like when you actually put UGA first.

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    • Really? You have to bring Richt into this? I wonder if PTC is going to tell you to move on. If not, I will.

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    • Rebar

      Wow, I seem to remember a guy named Jarvis who stuck around and brought quite a few back with him. Richt has moved on, so should you.

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    • ATL Dawg

      Don’t you think 2019 is a little unrealistic? I’m thinking more like 2022.

      I bet if we asked Mark Fox, he would say we’d be crazy to expect anything before the 2030s.

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    • What about all the guys who came back on the 2012 defense. Buster- you are FOS.

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      • Maybe I is. But am I incorrect in thinking that CMR started the ‘will you leave or stay’ conversation with the primary value of ‘what’s best for you? [the player]’ Now, I can’t completely fault that: if the word on the street is, ‘come to UGA because we genuinely have your best interests at heart’, the case could be made this will entice high-quality recruits to come on down. In the particular case of Chubb, I follow the Senator in questioning that staying is in his best interests. It very well could be, if he stays healthy, if he has a vintage year, if it bumps him up in the draft cycle. Or, on a more personal note, it may be in his socio-pscyho cultural identity grid is enhanced by getting the bad taste of losing to Tech out of his mouth. Reason enough to stay for me. My point is simply that CKS does not necessarily start the conversation from the same angle; it very well could be that he is putting team before player. If that’s true, he’s going about quality draft and player retention differently: ‘By making UGA great, we all build something that benefits all of us. Come play and come stay at a championship power house. Just by being associated with this program, your draft stock will be enhanced’. It doesn’t seem to have hurt recruiting this year. It’s a new UGA way. Welcome to the process.

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        • CB

          Yeah, let’s jeopardize these kid’s futures so we can have a shot at improving on a 7-5 record and maybe winning one of the worst divisions in CFB only to get our asses handed to us by Bama in the SECCG. At a certain point you just become a bad person.

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  20. VoxDawg

    This is arguably the biggest UGA football story since the Right Reverend was ushered out.

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  21. Positively Munson (formerly Skeptic Dawg)

    If this were the same Chubb we all witnessed 2 years ago, then there would be reason to celebrate. Today, meh. These guys are returning because they have no home in the NFL.

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    • Damn Skeptic, you truly lived up to your moniker today!!

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    • Turd Ferguson

      There’s a difference between being a skeptic and being an asshole.

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    • merk

      Your right, Chubb is such a sack of crap now. I mean, really it took him less than a year to recover from a knee injury, what a pansy. I bet he sat on his fat a$$ half last off season just eating potato chips and sulking about his knee.

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      • Chubb looked about 10-15 lbs too heavy all year to me. Dollars to donuts says he shows up next year at his 2015 weight and balls out.

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        • CB

          Weight is not at all an issue when you’ve turned your knee inside out. He’ll never be the same again and it is really dumb for him to come back in 17. That’s a year’s worth of NFL money down the drain.

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          • You’s a dick. Chubb has decided to come back. Your reaction is to call it a dumb decision?

            Would I personally have done it? Probably not. But I’m happy that he did. He’s a smart kid, I’m sure he’s got his reasons for coming back.

            Sit back and enjoy it. I fully expect him to have a much better season next year.

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            • CB

              My bad. I shouldn’t discredit your ability to eyeball Chubb’s weight from the comfort of your recliner. What a scout you must be. It is a dumb decision economically. As a rb you should never ever ever come back. Sure maybe he’ll stay healthy and improve his stock, but it’s not worth the risk.

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              • It’s not my eyeball. The said at the beginning of the season that he’d put on some weight.

                Look, I’m pulling for Chubb to come back better and have a great senior season.

                Why do I get the feeling that you’re pulling for being able to say “Told you so”?

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                • CB

                  I hope he wins the Heisman, but I watched the career trajectories of Keith Marshall and Marcus Lattimore. I’m a realist who watches year after year as running backs are chewed up and spit out by the NFL. Coming back is the wrong move, I don’t care what Kirby Smart says.

                  You can win a hand with an unsuited 2 & 7, but it’s still dumb to bet on it.

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                • ScoutDawg

                  No, you are a NERD in disguise. He came back quicker than anyone you ever saw from that injury. Next year he is going to violate your prostate with runs up the gut, Sir.

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                • CB

                  Why is it that every time somebody loses an argument based on tangible data they always resort to accusing their opponent of being a Tech fan? It’s not even original at this point.

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    • Larry Munson is spinning in his grave after this comment.

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  22. Friendly Bama fan

    Great news for UGA. While you can always get hurt, coming back for sr season and blowing it out of the water can be millions of dollars difference. Jonathan Allen at Bama came back after receiving lower than he’d of liked draft grades last yr. Likely to be #1 overall pick this year

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  23. HVL Dawg

    Chubb looking forward to another year of running into a 9 man box and getting hit in the backfield?

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  24. AusDawg85

    Wait…if these guys are part of the “no talent” team, how does this help? So damn confusing.

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    • They don’t play OL or DB do they? Not that confusing.

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      • CB

        You do realize that pretty much all of the DB’s from 2015’s #1 pass defense are still on this year’s team right? I think we only lost Abrams to transfer. In fact, we only lost three players combined between the the OL and DB’s from 2015 -2016. Y’all have got to let that argument go. It’s an embarrassment.

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  25. 69Dawg

    All I can say is start praying now that none of them get hurt. Hopefully the insurance will be paid up if they do so they will be able to get something for their sacrifice. I have mixed emotions third round money is better than nothing and that’s what they are going to make next year.

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