I’m just now finding out with this tweet that Arkansas has a linebacker named Bumper Pool. I am thoroughly pleased with that discovery.
Daily Archives: September 4, 2018
It’s only Tuesday and this is already turning out to be one entertaining game week.
He’s complaining about something he didn’t get that nobody else has gotten, either.
Kirby ought to send him a roster that contains 85 names, all linked by “OR”.
After reading, my response to Saturday Down South’s “South Carolina football: 5 areas where Gamecocks are better than Georgia” is: only five?
… comes from yesterday’s Seth Emerson piece ($$):
The fastest offensive lineman, per the GPS units, is Ben Cleveland. That’s according to Thomas, who said Cleveland was recorded hitting 19 mph.
Jeebus. That’s one fast-moving load of a man there. I can see a few linebackers getting freaked out this season.
… but Kirby’s channeling every ounce of his inner Vince Dooley when it comes to Deebo Samuel.
“He’s probably the most underrated player in all of college football,” Smart said of Samuel. “I dont think that everybody in the country knows what the SEC knows about Deebo Samuel.”
Samuel is expected to be a guy that will touch the football 15-20 times a game, Smart said. The Gamecocks will find different ways to get him the ball, whether its through screen passes, the kick return game or just catching passes at wide receiver.
“He’s an electric football player that’s extremely powerful, confident, hard to tackle and he’ll be a key guy for us,” Smart said.”You gotta get him on the ground when he gets the ball, because you’ll never know when it’s going to him.”
With regard to kickoffs, you can’t return what you can’t catch, so let’s hope Rodrigo’s leg can nullify Samuel’s legs. As far as catching the ball goes, you have to figure he’s gonna get his to some extent; it’s a matter of limiting the damage. At least Georgia has guys in the secondary that Deebo can’t outrun.
I watched a lot of football this past weekend and was surprised at how much mediocre to genuinely bad offensive line play was on display. Some could be chalked up to injury, like Washington losing its stud left tackle, but there were plenty of teams that looked shoddy simply because they were shoddy.
What I can’t figure out is why it’s happened. Is it simply a matter of opening week kinks that need to be worked out? Has the talent pool shrunk? Is the coaching worse? Is the emphasis on pace and spread having an effect?
I see that former Gamecock Tori Gurley is doubling down on his prediction.
Apparently, the locker room in Athens is already lit.