Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Er’rybody’s blockin’

I know the purpose of this tweet is to highlight Mays’ downfield work, but take a look at what Ridley Woerner does on this play.

You want to play in this offense, you’d better block.


Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics

Deandre Baker has bad intentions.

Did Tennessee throw his way more than once?  If so, I’d characterize that as playcalling malpractice.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

This week in advanced stats

Georgia is still fourth in Bill Connelly’s S&P+ rankings.  In terms of percentile performance, the Tennessee game marked the Dawgs’ worst showing of the season.

Bill also does a resume ranking, where he filters the S&P+ numbers through strength of schedule.  Georgia is fourth there, too.  (Check out the gap between Alabama and everybody else.  Gulp.)

Georgia is still tops in Brian Fremeau’s FEI ratings.  That, despite a very mediocre 63rd-best showing in net starting field position.  One reason for that:

Bill and Brian combine their data into what they call their F/+ ratings.  Georgia is second.

Bottom line is that Georgia is a very good team with room for improvement.  But you knew that already, right?


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

We have been warned.

Take it away, Mr. Conventional Wisdom.


Filed under Mr. Conventional Wisdom, SEC Football

Today, in “unintended consequences”

LOL at this.  How quick do you think we’ll see a proposal to tighten up the new redshirt rule after season’s end?

Of course, we all know it’ll be sold as something good for the kids.


Filed under The NCAA

“If it’s a toxic culture, you can sniff it out pretty quickly.”

Whoa, baby.  Maryland booster reacts to Jordan McNair’s death… by blaming McNair.

“As much as we hate to say this, Jordan didn’t do what Jordan was supposed to do,” Jaklitsch said. “A trainer like Wes Robinson thinks a kid’s properly hydrated and runs a drill set up for kids that are properly hydrated, and when the kid didn’t drink the gallon he knew he had to drink, that’s going to send the wrong signal to the person running the drill.”

If the folks conducting the investigation are looking for signs of a toxic culture at Maryland, I think I know where they can start.


Filed under Big Ten Football, The Body Is A Temple

The Kirby Effect

According to this, Georgia now ranks first in the SEC in men’s recruiting expenses (h/t).  The amount totaled $2,783,010 during the 2016-17 season, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Education.

More significantly, that figure represents a whopping 54.65% increase over what Georgia spent in 2014-5.

At the time of Richt’s firing, I posted this.

If you manage an SEC football program, there’s a difference between being committed to winning and being financially committed to winning. Everybody wants to win. The hard part is figuring out how to allocate resources to make sure that happens. And, no, that doesn’t mean spending money like a drunken sailor. (We’re looking at you, Tennessee.) It simply means that if you think your rightful place is among the Alabamas, Floridas and LSUs of the world, you’d better take a hard look at what they’re doing and make sure you’re giving your coaching staff the opportunity to keep up with them.

I’d say they’re doing that, and doing it well.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting