TFW imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

You can tell Mark Bradley wants so much to use Jim Chaney’s departure as a stepping off point for trolling Georgia fans about the potential dire straights where Kirby finds his program now.

The problem is, when you frame your piece “ooh, look out Georgia, you’re becoming just like Alabama”, you wind up trolling yourself.


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12 responses to “TFW imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

  1. 81Dog

    It’s just one more aspect of running a successful program: people want to hire your assistants. It’s the next step in Coach Smart developing as the CEO; he made good hires in his initial staff, now he has to replace guys. Can he improve on the former guys? Hold ground? Lose ground? Time will tell, but he’s proved to be smart and well organized; one would suspect he had a list of possible replacement hires on day 1 of his tenure.

    I’m more worried about how he handles the internal issues attendant to top recruits who aren’t playing enough to suit their own business plan. Clemson doesn’t seem to have many transfers or processed recruits. Alabama has a lot. There are many ways to do it, and many ways to blow it. If UGA can find a way that works, we will be rolling. The Sugar Bowl may be meaningless, but one wonders if it was a lack of senior leadership or just one of those off days.


    • JCDawg83

      Clemson’s shameful cupcake of a season every year allows for ample playing time for many different players. It also contributes to them generally being nearly 100% healthy in the playoff games. Georgia and Bama have tough enough regular season opponents that it is difficult to give those top recruits quality minutes. Clemson has take over the role FSU had and enjoyed for the first decade or so they joined the ACC, they are the giant among a conference of dwarfs.


  2. Uglydawg.

    Mark Bradley…bless his heart…is always so good to let Georgia fans know that the program is really about to fall apart. And his concern is so real!
    I wonder when he’s going to suggest that Kirby offer Fish Fry the OC job.


    • Mary Kate Danaher

      I read Bradley’s column yesterday, and I don’t think he suggests in any way that the program is falling apart. My takeaway was that the program is now in a place, much like Alabama, where coordinators will be highly sought after. Hardly a controversial take on Bradley’s part.

      I understand that Bradley isn’t popular on GTP, but I just don’t see anything particularly snarky in this particular column. YMMV.


      • Russ

        Yeah, I thought it was okay as well. Staff turnover is one area that Smart hasn’t really had to address much, so we’re about to find out how he is at replacing people and how that affects the team going forward.


      • Mark

        I’m with you. I don’t care so much for Bradley, but this column does nothing to give me additional reason. It’s more just stating the obvious, seems to me.


        • That is the point…… Capt.Tony of the S.S.Obvious, makes no real sense other than to line the bird cage or wrap dead fish parts with his dribble, don’t waste your valuable time ……our beloved Senator learned me that one!


  3. Bigshot

    Well, not exactly like Alabama, because Saban would have already gotten his butt fired

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  4. gastr1

    I don’t know how he can claim that Smart has done every little thing the way Saban does it. I mean, really? He has no ideas of his own, does nothing differently?

    I guess I’ll believe that when Booch and the trash can show up at practice.


    • gastr1

      Also, I cannot emphasize enough how much I dislike reading Bradley’s pompous style of writing. He’s the very definition of a hack.


  5. JoshG

    Chaney was clearly gone before the Sugar Bowl.

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