Today, in he’s been in the arena

You gotta admit he possesses the perspective.

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40 responses to “Today, in he’s been in the arena

  1. stoopnagle

    For once, Tony’s Insight (TM) is valuable to folks who need to take Kirby’s advice: CTFD

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  2. Cynical Dawg

    Does anyone remember Jamie Harris? 3

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  3. Bill Glennon

    Recruit great OL and great RBs and a great defense. If the QB dosen’t need to do much, he won’t matter as much. Saban is the teacher of this philosophy.

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    • california_dawg

      Except even he’s moved on from that game manager QB philosophy, hence his recruiting of mobile QBs like Hurts and exceptional passers like Tua.

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  4. The only reason I’m upset is the timing. 2 days before signing day seems suspicious.

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  5. DawgPhan

    Obviously he should be able to transfer as freely as he wishes.

    They didnt do themselves any favors with how he was used in games this season though.

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  6. I wonder if Kirby has had DJ reach out to Justin and his family about this.

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  7. ASEF

    And what message could DJ carry to them? The last two Heismans have been won by transfer QBs. Kirby and Chaney wouldn’t really let JF run the offense even up 4 scores. The offense is built around feeding running backs and making low risk passes into the space that creates. Fromm is freaking phenomenal at it. Add to that JF’s final play and Kirby directly stating that it failed because Fields didn’t get it executed fast enough. And add to that a lot of neutral, smart college football people scratching their heads over how JF was used this year.

    He’s gone. Right now, it’s about finding a frame where no one’s a bad guy and everyone moves on. If that changes, it’s not going to be in the direction of JF staying. It will be a move towards the acrimonious.

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  8. PNWDawg

    I’m pretty stoked that Fromm kid is still going to be our QB1!!!!

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  9. WarD Eagle

    JORJA’Z IN A TAYULSPEEYUN!!!

    Gus and his career could use that kid (and some of your OL) at AU.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Getting to the point our entire second team would start for Gus. If a backup QB leaving represents a tailspin, UGA doesn’t have many problems. Oh, and 30 hours from now our roster will be even deeper and more talented than it is today. But hey, have a good time at the Music City Bowl.

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    • FlyingPeakDawg

      Should have framed him for stealing a laptop and he’d be eligible right away after the dismissal from UGA.

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  10. ChiliDawg

    Gonna take awhile for Georgia fans to adjust to the new reality in which we don’t fret over who is behind the starter anymore.

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  11. RandallPinkFloyd

    It’s crazy how unappreciated Jake Fromm is by this fanbase. Kirby has raised expectations so quickly that UGA fans are starting to look like a pretty whiny bunch.

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    • Doug

      ^^^^ This.

      Celebrating like crazy when we bring in boatloads of top-shelf recruits, then turning on them when they look elsewhere for meaningful playing time, going full-on sour grapes and insulting their character when they transfer…you know who we sound like? F’in Alabama fans. I sure hope that’s one part of The Process that Kirby didn’t bring over from Tuscaloosa. I’d really like to think we could enjoy Bama-caliber success without devolving into Bama-caliber dipshittery.

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  12. TN Dawg

    Justin Fields has the ability to be amazing, but you have to run a Cam Newton/Deshawn Watson style offense for him.

    OC isn’t going to do that.

    The debate, IMO, isn’t really whether Fromm or Fields is better in the current system. Fromm is the winner hands down.

    The debate is whether OCs pro style offense is a better winning strategy then an offense designed to highlight the talents of a DT quarterback.

    Right now, it’s an easy choice, as the present offense has gotten us close.

    But if Fromm fails to get it done with a NC in the next two years, he’s Aaron Murray and those that bitched about CMR not pursuing a Deshawn Watson and being open to that type of offense are gonna have the same thoughts circulating through their minds about CKS.

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    • JCDawg83

      Maybe you can point to the evidence that Fields is going to be amazing? I didn’t see anything from him this season that gave any indication of that. If he leaves, fine, if he stays, fine, but I am not hanging my hat on his being the next great qb at Georgia based on what I’ve seen so far.

      Fromm has 2 SEC championship game appearances and one SEC championship so he is already ahead of Murray who had two SEC championship appearances and no championships.

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      • TN Dawg

        Dude runs like a gazelle on steroids.

        In his limited passing opportunities, he was excellent.

        By all appearances, he has what makes the DT offense work which is a legitimate running threat that has to be accounted for with a safety and a big, accurate arm for home run plays on play action.

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    • Doug

      Yo, don’t hate on Aaron Murray. We should all be so lucky to have another one like him in the pipeline somewhere. Perhaps next time we’ll back him up with an actual defense instead of four years of 3d-and-Grantham.

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      • TN Dawg

        I’m not hating on Murray.

        He was a great college quarterback that couldn’t win the big one.

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        • PNWDawg

          I wouldn’t put not winning the big one on Murray. I’m with Doug, he didn’t have the support of the defense. During his final year he pulled out a win vs. LSU in the final moments (defense did hold that time), saved us against Tennessee, and did his best to bring us back against Auburn to have it lost on – well you know.

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          • Rocketdawg

            Fields with the exception of the UMASS game has shown exactly nothing to indicate he is going to be a top flight QB. Put him in a one read offense and his athleticism will make up for what he lacks in playing the position. He looked lost out there when asked to read a defense which all of the athleticism in the world won’t make up for in the NFL.

            I wish him the best at whatever non SEC school he transfers to and I hope he is successful. It’s too bad that it won’t be in red and black.

            Next man up!

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        • 81Dog

          Murray wasn’t the problem. The sieve like defense was the problem. Murray was pretty awesome, put him with this year’s D and suddenly it’s different.

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          • Macallanlover

            Let him be, this whole Fields thing has messed up his mind all year. Then when it was obvious to all how large the gap was between the two QBs, now it is the coaches running the wrong offense. You know, the same one we were running last year when he chose to come to UGA. Some fans just fall in love with players (even before they have played), and after that it is all about what is good for that player and his loyal pack, but not the team. So we should have adjusted the offense for JF, a HS quarterback. And maybe should have played him because some rating services said he had potential to be great. And he might…but it wasn’t visible on the practice fields, or the playing field on Saturdays in 2018.

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  13. Salty Dawg

    I pretty much agree with Rocketdawg. Plus Kirbs would have played Fields IF he had been ready and IF he had been better than Fromm. He didn’t play him (much) because he wasn’t either one of those things. I noticed that Kirbs was always praising Fields with, “Justin is improving”, which tells me that he wasn’t ready! I wish him the best wherever he ends up.

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  14. CB

    Georgia has always had players transfer. Hell at one point it seems like half of Auburn’s roster started off playing in Athens. This is a different animal. Fields is virtually guaranteed to be the starting qb eventually. He’s not being shelved like Eason. I don’t understand how the nuance of this is being completely shrugged as “just a kid making the best decision for himself.” That’s an asinine take imo. Leaking a story to Dan Wolken two days before ESD and lawyering up with the intent to defame the university is low character and entitlement at its finest.

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