Today, in second time’s the charm

I just couldn’t help but compare Bill Connelly’s percentile performances of Georgia’s second regular season games against Notre Dame and Nicholls.

  • 2016 — Overall:  20%; Offense:  1% (!); Defense:  18%
  • 2017 — Overall:  68%; Offense:  27%; Defense:  85%

No, that’s not a picture of dominance, but it definitely is progress.  (Not to mention that the defensive percentile figure posted against Notre Dame was higher than it was in any game from last season.)

Baby steps, peeps.



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12 responses to “Today, in second time’s the charm

  1. The Quincy Carter of Accountants

    Dean Wormer: Never mind. Did you boys see your percentile performace averages yet?
    Smart: They’re not posted yet, sir.
    Dean Wormer: I’ve seen them. Mr. Tucker, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and a gold spiked pair of shoulder pads – that’s an 85% percentile average. Congratulations, Tucker, you’re at the top of the Georgia coach class.
    [Bluto gives Tucker a congratulatory nudge]
    Dean Wormer: Mr. Chaney.
    Chaney: Hellooooo.
    Dean Wormer: 0.27. the wild dawg, inconsistent blocking and failure to properly utilize the best backfield in college football is no way to go through life, son.

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  2. Borodawg

    I’m reminded of a quote from “Back to School” with Rodney Dangerfield, when Diane said, “You passed! All “Ds”!!!!!


  3. Irwin R. Fletcher

    I don’t want to jinx it…but special teams is 24th in the country? What in the wild world of sports is going on around here?

    That offensive efficiency rank? Just awful.


    • I was telling one of the Notre Dame fans sitting around me Saturday night that the biggest thing I’m happy about this early in the season is that special teams is just a boring event. Compared to the roller coaster it’s been the last 8 years or so, I’ll take boring at this point.


  4. Biggus Rickus

    While I don’t think Chaney is a great offensive coordinator, he’s not operating with the same kind of experienced talent the defense is right now. Not that it excuses only giving Chubb and Michel 13 carries apiece or lining up in the “Wild Dawg”. Georgia did leave yards and points on the field thanks to some poor execution. Overthrows on deep balls, a dropped deep ball, Michel slipping on the screen that was set up, etc.


  5. Evan

    I know these are two different situations, but it’s incredible that both games had true freshmen starting their first games. Dat discrepancy.


  6. DawgPhan

    Bama and Clemson combined for 2 games below 80th percentile last year, Ole Miss loss for Bama and early season Troy for Clemson.

    UGA has not played a game over 80th percentile overall since Ga Southern 2015 and our last offense performance over 80th% was UT in 2015.

    The team is trending in the right direction over their last 3 games hope they can continue it this weekend.