I’d mock this entire piece as primo preseason happy talk, except it’s a big reason I’m counting on a resurgence from Georgia football in 2017.
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I feel good about our Coach? Is it 6 weeks now? Luckily I’m still sitting on a beach week….
Statistically and historically second year is when it is suppose to happen but this reminds me of all the happy talk around the program when Sports Illustrated started us off No. 1 in the nation. Superior defense and skill positions and no friggin O-line. I don’t care how big they are, inexperienced O-lines get people hurt.
If you really want to feel assured, take a looksee at FSU’s recruiting of Ga players. Among the four 4-stars from Ga, two are O-linemen. Since Kirby’s strength is recruiting, does this mean that the O-linemen we have lined up this year are higher ranked?
Btw, they just got Ezzard, a 4-star WR (ATH) yesterday when he chose between us and FSU. Something is going on that I don’t like and can’t quite get my hands on. Our best Ga players are committing elsewhere.
This is the year we become relevant again. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Hope springs eternal…Actually, it’s a little bit more than mere hope, because while there are no guarantees about anything, there is some logic and history to support an optimistic outlook.
I can’t explain it in words but I truly feel that we are about to go on a run.
If we don’t, I may pull a Luke sky walker and just get lost on an island.
Pass the smart look aid as the Apalachicola chips are all in. Let’s roll!
I have a strong feeling of confidence too, but it is the defense that gives me the confidence we win 2-3 more games than last season, and win the East. Without 10 returning defensive starters and improved quality depth, I would think we would be similar to last year. But I will take improvement at QB and coaching maybe raise that number. Either way, the East is there for the taking for UGA, and I feel they need it to maintain the recruiting they need to take them up another level. Exciting year ahead, Dawg fans should be excited about the chances. Some feel better holding back to avoid dealing with a letdown but that means you miss maximizing a portion of that year that makes being a fan so special. Let it all hang out, believe in these guys.
See post above concerning FSU’s success with Ga players in this 2018 class.
The team is basically the same with 3 O-Linemen gone and those guys being replaced by underclassmen. I’m hoping the new O-Linemen are an improvement. You can still be a good player even if you are a freshman or a RS freshman. The Churchill statement about “never have so many owed so much to so few” applies here. If the new kids on the OL get the job done Georgia will be fine. If not……..
I don’t agree with the “basically the same” with more reliance on underclassmen, because we are better, and may get help from underclassmen. I do agree that we will see contributions from 1-2 of the new OL players. Thomas and Wilson should play regularly, and could even start before mid-year, imo.
I think Andrew Thomas is going to be the best of the group when they’re done. I also really like the 2 Cedar Grove guys.
I am hopeful. Time to get it done on the field.
Every team Georgia plays has at least as many question marks as Georgia, and Georgia has as many talented athletes as anybody we play.
I have heard so many times we have the best O line coach in the country. Everybody on the O line depth chart was a highly rated recruit, except for the transfer who is a pleasant surprise.
The biggest question mark is coaching. We’ll see what happens soon.
11 or more wins including the bowl/SEC east champs would satisfy me for this year. Anything less would disappoint me
We’ll go as far as our coaching takes us. After seeing the performances of Chaney, Pittman and Beamer in 2016, I think they have nowhere to go but up. The biggest coaching surprise since the end of ’16 was dumping the solid Rocker, which was unexpected. There’s a lot to like about this team. Kirby may be more at ease with the job responsibilities, but the big question is with the coaching, not the players. A few meltdowns, or even near meltdowns against cupcakes, is going to bring howls from the base.
W Cobb, exactly my thoughts. Completely out coached by Vandy and Ga Tech last year. Giving the ball to a 160 pound IM with a Michel and Chubb on a 4th and one against Vandy doesn’t give me confidence.
In my view talent isn’t an issue.
Well, at least the article didn’t focus on how our summer conditioning workouts being so much better than in years past and our coach lost 25 pounds in the offseason and is now more energized. Think we read that article for 6 or 7 straight years.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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