Daily Archives: November 23, 2017

Roquan

You may not have noticed that he’s having a good year.

Okay, okay, I’m kidding… not about the good year.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

“I think Mecole is getting more and more aggressive.”

One guy on this team has been acting like a hunter lately.

The 5-foot-11, 183-pounder from Bowman, Ga., has been dynamic in back-to-back games for the Bulldogs, following up his 203 all-purpose yards in the 40-17 loss at Auburn on Nov. 11 with 105 against the Wildcats, including 81 on just three special-teams touches.

In addition to his 26-yard return on the opening kickoff, Hardman had a 20-yard punt return in the second quarter and a 35-yard kickoff return in the third quarter. Hardman’s punt return and his 35-yard kickoff return ignited touchdown drives for the Bulldogs, who pulled away for their 10th victory in 11 tries entering this week’s game at Georgia Tech…

Hardman’s performances the past two weekends — he had 142 yards on kickoff returns and 43 yards on punt returns at Auburn — have vaulted him into the conversation about the Southeastern Conference’s premier returners. Hardman leads the SEC in kickoff returns with an average of 27.2 yards, and he ranks second in punt returns with a 10.8-yard clip.

Hardman’s been that close to breaking one off for a touchdown on a couple of occasions.  If he decides to take one to the house at BDS Saturday, you won’t hear me complaining about it.

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Today, in fun with numbers, Phil Steele edition

Steele charts what he calls Strength of Wins, which tracks the number of wins a team’s losing FBS opponents have compiled themselves.  Georgia currently stands third, behind Alabama and Wisconsin, neither the latter of which hasn’t played an FCS team this season.

He’s got a Strength of Losses list, as well.  Georgia is seventh.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Phil Steele Makes My Eyes Water

Past their bedtime

Here in Georgia, we celebrate every September game that’s not played under a noonday sun.  Meanwhile, across the country, folks in Washington are unhappy their Huskies are playing so many night games now.  Go figure.

There is one thing in common we both share.  You only get one guess about that.

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One other thing I’m grateful for

… is not buying into the offer that if I just tossed a few more 2017 dollars into the Hartman Fund, I’d hit that sweet 20,000-point threshold that would allow me to buy SECCG tickets from the school.

Oh, you did?  Sorry about that.

Reserved (Non-club) tickets were awarded to eligible patrons who requested with a 2017 Hartman Fund cumulative priority of 32,701 points and higher.

Ticket Limits

  • 6 tickets: 2017 Hartman Fund donors who contributed $10,000 or more AND/OR Magill Society members in the midst of $100,000 commitments or above with a Hartman Fund priority points score of 32,701 and higher were able to secure up to 6 tickets.
  • 4 tickets: 2017 Hartman Fund donors who contributed $5,000 or more AND/OR Magill Society members in the midst of $50,000-$99,999 commitments with a Hartman Fund priority points score of 32,701 and higher were able to secure up to 4 tickets.
  • 2 tickets:  2017 Hartman Fund donors who contributed $1,100 or more AND/OR Magill Society members in the midst of $25,000-$49,999 commitments with a Hartman Fund priority points score of 32,701 and higher were able to secure up to 2 tickets.

All SEC Championship game tickets will be sent via “Print at Home” by Wednesday, November 29th.        

Championship game point cutoffs were determined by arranging Hartman Fund and Magill Society donors in priority point rank order and by assigning tickets based on availability.

You got played, my friend.  20,000 was never gonna cut it and they knew that when they offered the buy in.  It’s nothing personal, though.  Of course, that’s part of the problem when Butts-Mehre is only focused on wallets.  Next time, try to be a little more committed to the G.

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It’s Thanksgiving!

And you know what that calls for here at the blog…

Enjoy the day, be grateful for friends and loved ones, savor a 10-1 record going into the Tech game and settle down for what (I hope) should be a nasty Egg Bowl tonight.

Life ain’t bad, all things considered.

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UPDATE:  Turkeys Away:  An Oral History.

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