Outsourcing G-Day

Weather looks good.

Really, outside of Eason’s and Fromm’s QBR, there isn’t much of interest (I keed, I keed… I think), but if you’re looking for a summary of what’s on the menu today, here’s a nuts and bolts list and here’s a what to watch piece.

What’s your prediction on today’s turnout?


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30 responses to “Outsourcing G-Day

  1. My prediction – Georgia wins.

    I’m going to guess 70k for the crowd.


  2. Russ

    ~60k, maybe.

    I’m waiting for the quick cut to commercial the first time a kid goes down with a cramp.


  3. FisheriesDawg

    I can vouch for at least four people being there if my 3-year olds will go down for a nap in the next 15-20 minutes.


  4. 3rdandGrantham

    45-50K — a larger crowd than a typical Gday crowd, but a far cry from last year’s record breaker. The honeymoon is over Kirby.

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  5. Will (The Other One)

    I’m guessing around 50K-ish. Mostly because I suspect I’m not the only metro Atlanta alum who has had enough driving in traffic during the week, and really doesn’t want to drive anywhere today. No more straight shot down 85-to-316 to Athens until the real season starts (well, hopefully.)


  6. Uglydawg

    I’m excited. By tonight we can all log onto GTP and find out who the starting QB should be.


  7. Bright Idea

    Hit campus at 12:15. Won’t be anywhere near 93K. Maybe 50K.


  8. Bob

    From TV, looks like bottom bowl completely filled and upper deck pretty good numbers. Am swagging at 65K.


  9. Cojones

    Since half our recruiting class flipped to LSU last bnight, not sure if any crowd can make up for that. Wonder where the recruits are?


  10. Russ

    Well, I’d say G-Day accomplished all its goals
    – Fromm challenged Eason and possibly outplayed him (against the 2nd team D)? Check
    – Hot Rod made some kicks, but then missed some and hit the upright multiple times? Check
    – Crowd size morphed so that you could claim 70k or 20k? Check

    I’d call this a blogger’s dream. Should be plenty of fodder for discussion for the next 6 months.


    • dawgtired

      Eason obviously struggled some. A few of those in-the-dirt passes looked like he took a page from Lambert’s book. Then he had a couple of those passes that reminds you has championship caliber potential.

      It appeared to me that the #1 DL won out against the #1 OL. Carter and Walker got, I think, 3 sacks. Eason looked pressured often but at times I thought he gave up too quick on the play.
      Other notes:
      Many of the kick-offs went into the end-zone. 🙂
      Holyfield showed promise.
      #4 Mecole just may fill the open ‘joy-stick’ spot.
      #3 Simmons (?) had a mixed day. He dropped 3 passes but made a couple of nice catches.
      I think Godwin will be more effective inside at slot.
      No serious injuries 🙂


  11. HR

    Lets all chip in and buy rodrigo some new glasses. I don’t think he can see the uprights.
    LeCounte and Gibbs. Those guys are players.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Holloman looks like a player to me. Props to Herrien, but almost no Chubb or Sony makes it hard to evaluate what the first team O can do. The TV broadcast was horrible. Cap cams nearly made me puke.


  12. Tatum

    In other news, Tennessee player just went down. Victim of their own turf.

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  13. Bright Idea

    Either Bellamy and Carter are sacks of hell or we still have no tackles.


  14. georgiajeepn

    Here is a little non-biased article on the G-Day attendance. I hope I am allowed to post this on Hate Kirby Day. lol…

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  15. Scorpio Jones, III

    I hope the number one defense is much better than the number two defense.

    Looks like we got the makins of some folks who can catch the football.

    Pinky has some work to do, he may get to do that work in Athens. The transfer kicker from like Furman ? He not there till fall? Or was that him doing the punting?

    Hard to tell about the offensive line (s), both QBs had time to throw…sometimes.

    The Bitchez are all in Knoxville.


  16. Granthams replacement

    Looked more like 45000 from my seat. Team looks the same other than WR play has improved, specifically 5,6 and 9. Fromm’s arm arm strength is close to Eason’s.


    • Russ

      Fromm makes me feel good for the future, and Eason still looks good to me. Would have liked to have seen more of Vaughn. Personally, I’d still like for Fromm to red-shirt to create separation from Eason, but that’s only if Vaughn is more than serviceable.

      Saw some good catches and some good coverage. Herrien is a good guy, but I hope Chubb and Michel take up the vast majority of rushing yards this fall (say, 1800 & 1500?).


    • You’re not a very involved fan, are you? Official count was listed at 66K.
      Did you mean Godwin (5), Wims (6), and Holloman (9)?
      Fromm’s arm strength is a non-issue. He is hands down a much better passer than Eason. He can make any and every throw, and he is extremely accurate. He knows almost instinctively how to add or subtract what is needed to place the ball where his receiver can catch it. His timing is incredible. Fromm’s ability to place the ball exactly where it needs to be on the deeper routes is downright scary good. Fromm might have played against the “second teamers” yesterday, but he outplayed Eason. (Plus, many of those #2’s will be starting this fall… you can bank on that.)
      In every facet of the game except total passing yards, Fromm was better… and he’s only going to get better with more practice this fall.
      Eason has not improved. Two springs, 13 games, 12 starts, and he has not improved. He still shows the same inability to complete long passes, has absolutely no touch on the shorter ones, and still cannot extend plays with his feet. While he did make a few very good plays last season, and while he did finally complete a couple long passes in the second half yesterday, it is my humble, armchair-QB opinion that he is simply not much more than average at this point and was very definitely overrated in high school.
      It is blatantly obvious that the defensive competition he faced in the state of Washington during his rather stellar high school career was far and away grossly inferior to that which Fromm faced while at Warner Robins.
      With regard to the WR depth chart, Chigbu and Stanley have no business being listed as part of the starting line-up. Wims and Godwin played well yesterday. Ridley has much potential and will hopefully be fully recovered from injury this fall and be ready to go by game #2.
      Chigbu and Stanley will not be able to prevent their starting spots from being taken by either Holloman, Hardman, or Simmons this fall.
      Also, June newcomers Webb and Blount, who were both HIGHLY touted during recruiting, will come in hungry and ready to compete for a spot as well.
      Our #1 offensive line? Have no fear. We have several more very talented O-linemen coming in this summer that Pittman will have to work with.
      As for the size and strength necessary to compete in the SEC, they all have it. Provided they report for classes in decent shape, they will be given every opportunity to earn playing time, especially Wilson, Thomas, and Johnson. They’ll have a month to learn their blocking assignments before the opener vs. App State. With their talent level, that might be plenty long enough.
      This team will be better at WR, OL, and eventually, QB this year.
      I can feel it. How about you?
      How about it, Dawg Nation?


  17. Uglydawg

    There were reportedly 66K there.


  18. “One of Georgia’s incoming football recruits was arrested late Saturday night in Athens on charges of simple battery and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.

    D’Antne Demery, an offensive lineman from Brunswick High School, was being held still after 6 a.m. in the Clarke County Jail, according to the jail’s online booking report. “No bail family violence,” was listed under a section labeled bond remarks. The arresting agency is listed as Athens-Clarke County police.”


  19. It’s actually “Domestic Violence” and is covered under it’s own distinct penal code statute. Criminal Trespass actually deals with property damage under a certain amount, but like Simple Battery, is a misdemeanor. Not really sure about the “no bail” thing, doesn’t sound correct. It should be interesting once the smoke clears.