Trailing returns

This is an interesting juxtaposition.

Kirby’s recent recruiting classes have been studly, something we’ll get the full flavor of with another couple of draft years.

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18 responses to “Trailing returns

  1. Russ.

    I expect our record to keep on creeping up. Just need to work on the SECW portion a bit.

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  2. Mayor

    With unrestricted free agency in college football I don’t think Georgia will be reaping anything from signing multiple good players at each position but a lot of empty slots to fill when the #2s at each position all leave.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      People are making too big a deal about this. Stockpiling QBs will be pretty much impossible, and some prima donna wide receivers will transfer at the drop of a hat, but for the most part, transfers will work more or less like they always have.

      Also, based on what Smart’s done so far, Georgia stands to benefit as much as they suffer from looser transfer rules.

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  3. TomReagan

    Alabama’s conference record is absolutely amazing.

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    • Mayor

      Just for the record, from 1980 through 1983 Georgia only lost 1 conference game. Just sayin.’

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      • Macallanlover

        Didn’t we only play 6 conference games then, not 8? And there were no SECCGs, four of our losses came in those games, all to #1 rated teams. Also, we didn’t lose an SEC game in HW’s 3 years.

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        • 81Dog

          the one we lost was during what would have been Herschel’s senior year, at home to Auburn (13-7). Scored late, recovered an onside kick, but couldn’t move the ball. We did only play 6 conference games, but I don’t think anyone in the SEC would have beaten us while HW on the field.

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  4. Dawg1

    Hey SOS, Weird how these highly recruited, talented and ultimately drafted players got to UF, but they don’t win many games while there. Strange indeed!

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  5. doofusdawg

    Holyfield, Nauta, Mecole and Ridley appear to give Kirby a 100% draft success rate for his first recruiting class.

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  6. Bright Idea

    Georgia’s 2017 season was so great because of having a talented but older group of guys. Can Kirby’s young staff quickly develop what will become a turnstile roster that will never be as experienced as the 17 team? Is the development of players even a thing anymore in college football? It seems that if they don’t show up on campus ready to play they are either gone or relegated to four years of bench warming.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      They went 11-1 in 2018, losing to Alabama in essentially the same kind of game as the national title game (minus the officials screwing them over). It seems to me he’s already dealt with personnel losses fine.

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  7. If you just equated wins to number of players drafted (I’ll grant you is pretty simplistic) – Florida and Auburn are the two that underachieve The two over-achievers are Mississippi State and Georgia.

    Both programs can say their existing coaches are the two that show the most promise in a category like this. I’m still not convinced that Mullen will get UF all the way back. But this does back up the argument that he get’s the most out of his talent (at least at MSU). The question is – how much talent is actually still sitting on that Gator squad… They returned all but one started on the offensive side of the ball last year and he was a wide receiver. And a total of 17 starters. We know that Taylor (OT), Josheph (LB), Scarlett (RB), Gartner-Johnson (DB) and Polite (DE) are all leaving early. So while Georgia has big losses, they hae the depth to replace their guys… The Gators? I don’t think so…

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  8. Normaltown Mike

    We all talk about UT being in a dry patch, but PHEW, that is some serious elite talent up on Rocky Top…And all 7 of those UT players would be from the Booch era when UT folks were bragging about what a great recruiter Booch was.

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  9. SEC also has a ton of guys in next Sundays game.

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