Brace yourself for the inevitable clichéfest that will spew forth the first time this kid runs somebody down to make an open field tackle.
On the other hand, I have to admit it’s a shame we’ll never hear Munson say his name.
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Must be some Native American in the bloodline….cool name…
Seems like a great kid!
2018 class currently rated at #55 in nation. Ouch! That’s NATS territory. CKS and company have some work to do.
If he wins the East, they will come.
Recruiting will be fine. I’m not worried about that. Whether Chaney can make chicken salad out of anything remains to be seen.
Agree with you both, winning will insure a good class despite the slow start this year. One thing we can all agree is Kirby is a master recruiter and applies a lot of energy to it. There are three primary reasons for the unusually slow start for UGA’s 2018 class: 1) a very strong 2017 class following a strong 2016 class can make HS players fear a lack of playing time for the first couple of years after they arrive, 2) a very disappointing season where there was a lot of negative publicity about UGA’s on the field performance and lack of relevancy in the conference and national discussions, and 3) some very legit questions about Chaney’s ability to showcase offensive talent with several players seeing declining numbers in running and passing yards.
#2 will definitely be minimized by a successful record and East title this season so the class should be able to close the gap and finish strong. I am not sure we will see much change in #3 although I expect better numbers just because it is hard to be that inept again and also I expect us to start with shorter fields. Not sure Chaney will ever be the “sexy” offensive guy to make you bet your future with, and see him as a liability. #1 is an issue every team faces, the ones who are winners tend to get more players who are willing to wait their time if they are in the mix for titles and playing more big games.
Incisive and correct analysis Mac. I agree that Chaney is a liability. He never should have been hired in the first place. After the season he should have been let go and a new, better, OC hired. Kirby made the decision to hire him and the decision to keep him. What does that say about Kirby’s judgment?
Yeah I’m sure the offensive numbers would jump off the charts this year if they would have fired Chaney and in turn have their fourth offensive coordinator in four seasons. Nothing like constant turnover and new systems & terminology to put up video game points and yards.
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So the answer once the guy has shown he doesn’t know his ass from first base is to keep him in the interest of continuity? Sheeeesh. The problem was caused by hiring him in the first place. Once you know it’s a mistake correct it. Waiting only makes it worse. Business 101.
“Once you know it’s a mistake correct it. Waiting only makes it worse. Business 101.”
Good thing college football isn’t a business /snark.
But on a serious note, I guess that means Kirby disagrees with you over the nature of whether or not hiring Chaney is a mistake.
When you say fire Chaney what you are really saying is fire Kirby. When your boss tells you to play to your weakness so you can exert your will that is what the OC does.
Dang CKS must be playing some 3D style, long game chess – Trump level scheming there.
Alabama’s 2018 class is rated #65. It is early in the recruiting season. Bama will climb up 64 steps; Kirby’s class will be top 10.
I hope all you guys are right re recruiting…but as someone who follows the recruiting goings-on pretty closely, there’s lots of wishful thinking in these “we’ll be fine in the end” comments.
Most top 20 GA HS talent has committed elsewhere at this point…and the few remaining “must have” guys are very far from being sure things. Moreover, among the already committed guys, very few of those guys are flippable to Georgia, IMO (based on current relationship w/ staff, the teams they are committed to, and the reasons why they did committed elsewhere to begin with)….and that’s assuming we do have a very good season (i.e., win the East)….which is a very big IF. But, I do think winning will keep the class from being a disaster. IMO, the next 6 months will decide Kirby’s fate at UGA one way or another.
I hope we are right as well. 10 of the top 20 are committed elsewhere, but 3 of them are QBs. We are not getting a starter quality QB this recruiting season. We won’t get one in 2019 either unless one of the guys has always dreamed of being a Dawg. I don’t follow recruiting closely, but looking now, Alabama does not have a top 20 recruit from Alabama, Georgia, or Florida, and only 1 recruit in the top 200 nationally. It seems like things are sorting out like in 2012 where we didn’t do so well recruiting in-state, but the state of North Carolina helped us eek out a class in the lower top 10.
Just way too early to spot any trends now. We have a successful season and the rest will take care of itself.
This is a weird year for recruiting. 2016 and 2017 were such strong years in state and 2019 is shaping up to be the same. There are good players in the 2018 class but several are QB’s who aren’t looking to sit 2-3 years before playing. I think this class may not have the flash or high ranking as 2017 but rather will fill needs and build depth. 2019 should be a very strong in state class that will see the Dawgs back in the top 5 rankings.
We’re loaded at QB. Big surprise no top level QBs want to sign with UGA and sit.
Should have named him Chase.
When all of the members of the Wildgoose family are together do they refer to themselves as the Wildgeese? Or when it is a name are they the Wildgooses?
It would be called a “gaggle”.
Can only hope one of our opponents over the next few years, has a receiver with a last name of Gander.
He’s just a Gosling and should have taken the name Ryan, but then he probably would migrate to Canada each summer. Hope he can goose the secondary.
Maybe he can return punts someday. And if he gets loose… well, you know.
Not worried about star ratings. As I recall, Brian Herrien was rated pretty low too….not even on the radar lie. But CKS ferreted him out.
Reminder to everyone that the Stars follow the offers. The kid had a slew of offers come in this month. When the rankings are updated he will get a 3rd star. He has excellent form in tackling and isn’t afraid to come up in support of the run game. Northwestern is a 6A school, so he plays against top competition.
Wildgoose, I think I love you. But I wanna know for sure. Cmon and return one against fu. You make everything groovy!
Hard to believe that he didn’t end up with Oregon.
The ball will be right lying our way after Zamir white comments on the 27th
RIP Midnight Rider you get to jam it out with Skydog, Freight Train and Berry again.
Put him at QB in the Wild Dawg. Might have to rename that formation.
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