Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Crossing the 40 million-hit mark

Did that today.  Kinda cool, ain’t it?

All y’all are great for stopping by here.  My sincere thanks.

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One less five-star quarterback on the roster now

Jacob Eason makes it official.

Eason’s been nothing but a class act this year — no whining, no public pouting.  A model teammate, in other words, who capped off this season with this:

He’s got the talent and the physique to play at the next level.  Hope he gets the direction at wherever he’s headed to make it.

Best wishes, Jacob.  You’ve been a damned good Dawg.

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UPDATE:  While we’re on the subject of departures, Trent Thompson just announced he’s leaving early for the NFL Draft.

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Filed under Georgia Football

It just means more… except for scheduling.

Man, what bang for the buck your average SEC paying ticket buyer can expect this season!

Sixteen?  Sixteen?  Wait a minute… there are only fourteen SEC teams, so…

Jeez, that’s embarrassing.

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UPDATE:  If you’re looking for the full schedules, Mr. Steele has them broken down by team here.

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Another good day for Jimmy Sexton

If Boom is worth north of $4 million a year, escalating beyond $5 million, what’s Kirby Smart worth now?

Look out reserve fund… or Hartman Fund contributions.

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, Agent Muschamp Goes Boom, It's Just Bidness, Jimmy Sexton is the Nick Saban of agents and is Nick Saban's agent

That guy

Jeez.  All night long.

Insane is right.  I though Payne was the single best player Georgia faced all season.

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Looking smarter by dumbing it down

From mgoblog, here’s a Michigan-centric take on how Georgia’s offense took off this season behind a true freshman QB after a mediocre 2016 campaign:

Summary and Conclusions

  • Georgia did NOT make offensive staff changes, and still went from a five-loss, incompetent offense to one of the best in college football
  • Georgia did NOT change offensive philosophy–they are still a pro-style outfit focused on a power running game.
  • Georgia did NOT change much of their skill position personnel.
  • Georgia had a true freshman QB and two new OL.
  • Georgia did change to a more simplified, shotgun-oriented offense, increasing their efficiency in both the running and passing game.
  • The biggest difference in the success of the offense was improvement and emphasis in blocking.

Simplification, a clear identity, and repetition of base concepts…sounds like a recipe for a successful college offense…

The post ends with a hope that Michigan, which has former Arkansas OC Dan Enos coming in, can emulate Georgia’s formula.  Hmmm… maybe there was more to that whole crayon thing than the Sports and Grits guys realized.

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Filed under Georgia Football

Just say it’s about the money and STFU.

When it comes to playoff expansion, here’s a nice example of throwing enough shit rationalizing against the wall until something sticks:

The 2017 season provided an interesting case for the College Football Playoff committee. In years past, the committee’s final rankings were mildly controversial but ultimately understandable. That wasn’t so much the case in December, when three squads were shoo-ins and the fourth spot was completely up for grabs. Alabama had a case (a very, very good one, as it turns out), as did Ohio State, as did USC, as did UCF (although it was largely ignored until after the fact).

With the eventual No. 4 seed Crimson Tide winning it all for the second time—and beating the No. 3 seed Georgia, to boot—there’s a case to be made that these rankings set the cut line for college football’s elite tier too early, and that perhaps those teams left hanging deserve a chance to compete with the best for the title. This year’s postseason, in its aftermath, will only add to the argument for the eight-team field, but after just four seasons of a playoff format that was years in the making, change won’t come too swiftly.

In other words, because number four won the whole enchilada, that’s her case for having an eight-team playoff.  Jesus, I can’t wait to see the excuses these people come up with for expanding to sixteen.

By the way, all these people advocating for UCF — how many of them would have bet on the Knights had they faced off against Alabama?  Yeah, that’s about what I thought.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Media Punditry/Foibles