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- The Dawgs are on an interesting streak, opening the scoring with a TD on a fumble recovery in three consecutive conference games.
- What took you so long, SEC?
- ESPN’s Playoff Predictor likes Georgia’s chances.
- ESPN’s commentators, not so much.
- Andy Staples sings the praises of Todd Grantham’s blitzing tactics. I’ll be curious to see if those pay off as well in Jacksonville this year as they did against Mississippi State last season.
- This is a pretty deep dive into the past, present and future of the triple option.
- A Tennessee State player was critically injured and several parties tried to set up GoFundMe pages to pay for his medical expenses. (Needing to turn to GFM for something like that strikes me as fucked up, but I digress.) The NCAA disapproved of individuals doing that, citing potential violation of NCAA rules, but where it really got strange was the NCAA denying it did any such thing… and then casting aspersions on the reporting.
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“I’ll be curious to see if those pay off as well in Jacksonville this year as they did against Mississippi State last season.”
I think our passing ability should give Grantham something more to defend than he had against MsSt. Also, Fields’ ability as a running AND passing threat should be a good deterrent against the blitz. Fitzgerald wasn’t enough of a threat passing to keep the safeties honest. Grantham will have to decide on what to defend.
I think he knows Fromm can throw it after last year.
Backside pressure on Fromm all day long and make Fields beat you with the passing game.
Not really talked about in the article much, but I have to say that I am not much of a Nick Fitzgerald fan. I admit I’ve only watched him twice; the first time was last year when we to MSU, and I also watched that UF game. For someone that is so ballyhooed he sure underwhelms me. In fairness to him, he had a lot drops, but still. SO I say he may have made Grantham’s D look better than it really was. We will get our chance to find out.
He’s played much better than those games, but yeah his passing was awful last week. He’s a tough kid, though.
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Which is a more corrupt, useless, and self-promoting organization: the NCAA or the U.N.?
I heard about the TN St kid and pray he recovers. A thought was thankfully it happened at Vandy with their excellent medical facilities and not a smaller school. Vandy should help him just as UGA has helped another family with a terrible injury. The NCAA should be more than willing to allow the family of this athlete seek help anyway necessary. The topic of the NCAA should likely move to the playpin.
Doing something stupid, denying you ever did it, then banging the media for reporting it accurately. Man, where have I heard that before?
UGA seems to regard Nauta’s play as a “sloppy hand off” in crediting him with a 31 yard rushing TD. Don’t know how you can have it both ways, was it a fumble recovery for a TD, or a strange way to run the TE?
Rogers was an average SEC QB at Vandy, his comments and rating of Fromm is odd to me. Jake was clearly a leading QB all of last season on a national scale, and so far this year is among statistical leaders again. Do you have to throw long bombs every game to be considered top notch? He did that last season, and has once or twice this year as well, not like he doesn’t have the ability. A couple of his long throws were missed by receivers who have made tougher catches before, plus UGA hasn’t been forced to utilize the home run play thus far in their five games. Should be more vertical at times? I think so, but we are just getting to the big games.
As for being a game changer, that is a much higher hurdle at UGA than it is for someone who playfs for, say, Vandy. We have game changing talent sitting on the sideline, hard to stand out from a crowd which has Mecole, Holyfield, Swift, Ridley, etc., playing regularly and Holloman, DRob, and Godwin sitting on the sideline most every play.
I have questions about UGA making it to Atlanta with what is ahead, much less the playoffs, but it won’t be decided by the ESPN talking heads, or the WWL computer’s; win the SEC and we go, it is that simple. We are better than Clemson from what I have seen, but they don’t face quite the challenges we do, no ACC team ever does. I would put their chances way ahead of UGA, but that’s not to say they are the better team. It isn’t about being the best, it is about who is likely to fit in from a perception stand point. Clemson’s chances should be much higher than UGA, so should Oklahoma’s, imo.
Agreed with much of your statement, weirdness seems to happen in the Big12 which lowers those chances along with a 1 loss team having to face a team for a second time in their Big12 championship game leading to the increased chance of a 2 loss Big12 champ.
I can see Texas pulling an upset in the RRS, and a 1 loss OU facing a 2 loss TCU for a 2nd time and not getting the W. Not saying it will happen but it does lower the odds. As you said win the SEC and chances are you’re in.
I am pulling for UGA to be a 1 loss or fewer SEC Champ playing Bama for all the marbles, and 3 other teams to be P5 champs at 1 loss or less reducing the risk of a rematch with Bama. If anOSU doesn’t crap the bed in Iowa, Bama never gets in the playoff and I’ll take my chances with OU, Clempson, and anOSU over Bama.
I’ve listen to Staples enough to understand three things.
(1) He does try to keep his bias out of conversations.
(2) He does his very best to understand at least what is going on – on the surface.
(3) He does not really dig into anything or understand with any depth of how a team is performing and why or how they really match up.
He was a walk on ‘Gator’; which is something to keep in mind. But I think he has a good idea as to what is coming in JAX…
Hines Ward. Better late than never, I guess. I like this sentence: “Ward remains the Steelers’ all-time leading receiver with 1,000 catches for 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns.” 1) Wasn’t Lynn Swan a Steeler? 2) Hines would block downfield like nobody else. The stats are eye-popping, and they don’t tell the whole story.