Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

Greasing the skids for 2018

The ’18 home schedule, while not as sad as next year’s, is shaping up nicely for that coming title run.

As reported by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy on Wednesday, Middle Tennessee has been added as a home game for the Bulldogs during the 2018 campaign.

The Blue Raiders are 8-4 this season, and they will play Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl on Saturday. Georgia has played Middle Tennessee just once before, with the Bulldogs winning 29-10 in 2003. The Bulldogs’ nonconference schedule for 2018 also includes Murray State, Massachusetts and Georgia Tech.

With any luck, we might see ten wins that season.

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We built this city.

Boy, you’d figure if anybody out there would be at the forefront of decrying the move by players to skip playing in postseason games to get an early start on a pro career, it would be Nick Saban.

Eh, not so much.

Then again, who knows better about making business decisions than he does?

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Play like he means it.

How are you supposed to play on the defensive line, Julian Rochester?

“Coach Rocker, he said you have to learn how to play pissed off,” Rochester said. “At that position you have to learn he’s coming after you and you’re going to go at him. So once you learn how to fight every play and never give up, even when you’re tired, you’re down and out – even if you don’t know the play, just hit somebody. Once you instill those in your brain you’ll be successful.”

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I don’t think the man has to work very hard on selling that advice.

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What’s the use of gettin’ sober…

Texas’ wins total didn’t increase from 2015 to 2016, but its beer drinking did — by a lot.

Alcohol sales spiked more than 70 percent during the 2016 season compared to the previous year as Texas generated $3.1 million in revenue from beer, wine and liquor sold at football games.

Thereby proving that mediocrity is a thirsty state of affairs.

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“It was a very ‘un-Georgia’ thing to do.”

Let’s just say that when it comes to being an early enrollee in Georgia’s 2017 class, DeAngelo Gibbs is the un-Toneil Carter.

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92.8

One of the weirder things about Georgia, 2016 edition — not necessarily a short list, I know — is that in the opener, the defense held Mitch Trubisky, who is getting all sorts of wows from NFL talent evaluators these days, to his second lowest passer rating of the season.

Which isn’t to say the pass defense didn’t have its moments in other games, but generally speaking, the better passers it faced didn’t have off days against the Dawgs.  Except Trubisky.  Sure, there was a bit of luck involved, like a blown deep throw to a wide open receiver that should have been led to a touchdown, but overall, it was a very good day for the secondary.

What I can’t figure out is if that was a sign of things to come, or just a random blip signifying little.  Georgia did finish fifth in the conference in defensive passer rating, but that was a slide from first the year before.  And as well as the secondary performed in the opener, it wasn’t so hot in the end game.

Then again, maybe this is more of an issue of getting the right personnel in to run a good system.

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