We have been warned.

Take it away, Mr. Conventional Wisdom.

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54 responses to “We have been warned.

  1. Chopdawg

    I think he’s right.

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    • A month ago, it was South Carolina.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        Next week it will be Florida.

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        • Dawgy1

          First South Carolina…..then came Missouri…..next will be Florida….and then it will be Kentucky’s turn for the bitch slap!

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          • Dawg1

            Then they will all be dawg-graded down. Been happening since the 1980 MNC team.

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            • RangerRuss

              So true Dawg1. UGA played only a “regional schedule” in 1980. That Keith Jackson comment was my first memory of what we describe now as Dawg-grading.

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              • Gurkha Dawg

                I’m not sure what he means by regional, but I challenge anyone to name a cupcake on that schedule. Hint: There wasn’t one.

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                • Mayor

                  Closest thing to a cupcake would have been TCU which went 1-10 that year. But TCU was a member of the SWC (a precursor to the Power 5) same as Oklahoma, Okie State, Texas, ATM and other major college teams. By definition not a cupcake because TCU was in a major conference.

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                  • Gurkha Dawg

                    Yep, TCU certainly wasn’t the program it has been recently but the SWC was a major conference. It was home to some great Texas and Arkansas teams.

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    • Saxondawg

      The point of all this isn’t Kentucky. The point of it is Tony makes a leisurely voyage to the glaringly obvious and proclaims he’s found Treasure Island. Since the rest is behind a pay wall, we’ll have to write it ourselves:
      2. Alabama is one good football team.
      3. If Auburn wants to reach its goals, it had better learn to run the football.
      4. I had a long visit with Coach Fulmer and he’s upbeat about the future of the Vols.
      5. In the South, they love their college football with an abiding passion.

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  2. Bright Idea

    Nobody I’ve seen can block their pass rusher or control Snell. Can we?

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  3. stoopnagle

    YES! Kentucky is legitimately good. BUILD THEM UP MEDIA. DO YOUR JOB.

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  4. Ellis

    So the Kentucky team we beat down last year all of a sudden became that much better and we regressed that much?

    The Senator is right, last year it was Miss State, this year it has been South Carolina, Missouri, now’s its LSU, and after that all we will hear about is Kentucky is ready to contend. This is just lazy sport’s commentary.

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    • Uglydawg

      Truth is that Kentucky is much better than last year, and UGA may be a step behind what they were last year. And this game is in Lexington.
      The game should be in the afternoon, if it’s the game of the week. That’s good if it happens.
      But Kentucky will be more of a challenge than South Carolina by a long shot.
      Dawgs are better but better be ready.

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      • Russ

        Spot on. We’ll need to be ready to play. We may not have Rex Robinson, but we do have a Hot Rod, and he’s already saved us once up there. Let hope he doesn’t have to do it again.

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      • OrlandoDawg

        Yes. I think November 3 is a CBS doubleheader date. Looking at the schedule that week, CBS is likely to take UGA-UK for the 3:30 game–even if UK has a loss by then–and have Bama at LSU that night.

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        • Greg

          CBS is going to have to decide between UGA-Auburn and UGA-Kentucky since we will have already played 4 times on CBS (SC, UT, LSU and UF) and the CBS contract with the SEC stipulates that a team can play on CBS no more than 5 times per season. Hoping it’s 3:30 on CBS in Lexington and then we’ll get Auburn at night on ESPN.

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  5. Biggus Rickus

    While I think Kentucky is pretty good, they’ll drop two games before Georgia. But going 9-3 at Kentucky is still a hell of an accomplishment, which is where I think they’ll end up.

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  6. The other Doug

    First, I do think UK can beat UGA, but they’ll need a healthy amount of luck. UGA talent level and depth will show in a late season game against a banged up UK. Also, they’re last in the conference in passing yards per game, and Kirby and Tucker love a one dimensional offense.

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    • Otto

      What I don’t like about UK is the timing, after the WLOCP. The team showed up somewhat flat the week after the WLOCP last year, and this UK is not blowing games they had won like last year. We’ll see if they have the depth to survive.

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      • dawgtired

        UK has to get passed TAMU and Mizzu. If UGA and UK are both undefeated when they meet, I don’t expect any ‘flat-ness’. Tucker will focus on the run and force Wilson to beat us with his arm. Our OL could be completely healthy by then and #41 will be limited. Fields will be much more experienced by then and if given the chance could add more threat to his game. I expect a fight but one that we’ll win.

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        • Otto

          I don’t expect UK to get past both teams but IF they do then you are correct.

          2 losses before UGA would not shock me which would take media attention off the game. UK’s schedule
          @ Tx AM
          bye
          Vandy
          @Mizzou
          UGA in Lexington.

          If UK manages to get to the UGA game undefeated, the game should be the default SEC East Championship game.

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    • I’m more concerned about UGA overlooking Florida as they prepare for the juggernaut in Lexington.

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      • Comin' Down The Track

        HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA… ahem… Yes, this.

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      • Mayor

        Actually, the WLOCP is only half the problem. Georgia plays Auburn the week after the Dawgs play Kentucky. And the game is in Lexington. This is a classic trap game scenario.

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    • The other Doug

      I should have added earlier that Snell has the most carries in the conference with 115. He ain’t gonna hold up.

      For reference, UGA’s leading rusher is Swift with 52 carries.

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  7. Rocksalt

    Been pretty savvy of UK to conceal their dominant passing game this deep into the season. Looking forward to our game with them when they finally open things up.

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  8. Derek

    I think it will be good to be tested 4 out of 5 weeks beginning on the 13th.

    Then we’ll get 3 weeks to get ready for the biggest game we’ve played in 11 months.

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  9. AusDawg85

    When Kirby throws this game like Auburn Part I last season, we’ll know he has reached the highest form of CFB Playoff Zen Mastery.

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  10. Before the season, Tony was very vocal on the SEC Network that USCe would win in week 2 because he has so much experience watching UGA go up there with the better team and play down. Expect him to tell Steve Spurrier stories all week during Florida week too. It’s all about the history!

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    • Uglydawg

      I doubt anyone posting on here really paid any attention to Barnhart’s opinion.
      We’re posting about the subject of UGA/KY game in general, because it was brought up.
      We’re not posting because of the “wisdom” of the person that brought it up.
      Somebody needs to ask him if a load of cows loose on the freeway in Cobb County is a problem. He probably knows the answer.

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  11. 81Dog

    that’s nothing. I hear Mr. College Football thinks Georgia Tech’s tricky triple option offense could give UGA some trouble in late November!

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  12. Sattwater Dawg

    I’ve watched 2 UK games this year, and one thing that I’m seeing is that there is a lot of talking and shoving after the play ends. They are doing a good job pushing this right to the edge, and getting in the heads of their opponents, turning that into sloppy play and penalties.

    I would like to think we are too disciplined for that, but we’re also a very young team. Something to look out for though.

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  13. TB Jr

    Folks, don’t look now but Alabama may go undefeated. They’re that good.

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  14. If I didn’t have a tv, or radio, or the internet, or a local newspaper sports section….and I ran into Tony Barnhart at the supermarket….I might then be interested in “what we learned.” Nah, probably not.

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  15. ChiliDawg

    I’ve been talking up Kentucky all year….. as the SECOND best team in the East. That used to be a bold statement, now it seems almost obvious. However, going so far as to say they will challenge Georgia is a little bit silly. If you watch the Cats, you know they are one dimensional on offense. They’re not going to challenge Georgia for the East, though I expect they’ll be a tough out for us.

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  16. Bulldog Joe

    Build me up, buttercup.

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  17. Dawg Vegas

    Why, I’ll bet they give us their best shot! (sarcasm font)

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  18. Gurkha Dawg

    I’m feeling about as lazy today as Tony is all the time so I’ll make this short and simple: We’ll beat Ken Tucky.

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  19. HightowerDawg

    Better hope the Cats don’t get anybody nicked.

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  20. Will Trane

    On yes, UK best team since Bear Bryant left for A&M.
    This may be the best team the Dawgs have had since the hedges started growing.
    What we know is they have some players, they are on the schedule as away game…in fact the last of 3 straight road games…LSU, UF, and UK.
    Challenge?
    Well yes, that is why those guys in red and black came to UGA.
    To play anybody, anywhere, anytime.
    Just bring it on, team, fans, ESPN, Tony Barhart, etc.
    Who cares.
    The Dawgs are hunting for another “W”.
    And Saturday night they have a game for redemption against the Dores at home.
    Sure that loss in 16 still rubs them wrong.
    Don’t let them go back to Nashville all full of themselves.

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  21. Mick Jagger

    It seems the whole college football media circus (the talking heads, etc.) overreacts to everything – both good and bad – just like the TV announcers.

    May be bad grammar, but ya get the point.

    UK is a solid team – nothing more, nothing less.

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