Miiickey, you got some ‘splaining to do.

So, ESPN does another one of those pointless exercises designed to stir up response, and guess what?

It works.

The reason?

One team surprisingly absent from the Running Back U top 10 is Georgia, which has had its share of talented runners over the years. In the past four years, the likes of Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and Todd Gurley have rumbled their way through Athens, but a lack of star power in the first half of the BCS era held the Dawgs back.

Wut?

You can add Holyfield to that list, but Marc’s point is still made.  ESPN’s stat dudes need to do some re-calibrating.

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31 Comments

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31 responses to “Miiickey, you got some ‘splaining to do.

  1. ChiliDawg

    When did Stewart Mandel start working for ESPN?

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  2. ugafidelis

    Blasphemy!

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  3. Russ

    It’s all made up and flagellant.

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  4. Union Jack

    Talking season ….

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  5. Normaltown Mike

    If they don’t Knowshon, they don’t know shit.

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  6. Otto

    I will dissent here, I am not surprised UGA is not on the list this year. Yes Swift is a monster but behind he is the only proven top shelf RB. Granted I think Herrien has been under rated. Zeus is coming of injury, Cook has not played as an every down RB, McIntosh is a true Fr.

    As for awards, I’ll take what Sony, Chubb, Gurley etc are doing in the NFL. It took a UGA RB for Elway to get his ring.

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  7. jt10mc (the other one)

    Absolute joke.

    I am not sure I take the Bama backs over ours during that same time period. Wisconsin? Really?

    Lazy reporting.

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  8. Wow. Miami hasn’t had a decent running back in 15 years, but they rank 5? Meanwhile, Georgia has had three first round picks since then (and one taken at the top of the 2nd) and they can’t get in the top 10. It seems like recent successes… you know, like within the last decade… would carry more weight than what happened two decades ago. Especially since the most recent crop of freshmen were in diapers when many of these early “BCS era” players were in college.

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  9. Macallanlover

    Another example of why the WWL is not a go-to source for CFB. Despite their incredible access and Disney’s resources, they continually get distracted and take their eye off the ball. They seem to be headline watchers and do not drill down. Wisconsin and GT are examples of why you cannot just look at yards rushed to determine success, they only “get the small picture”. Watching them switch narratives weekly during the season will make you dizzy, they are flavor of the day guys, lazy with no depth.

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  10. Somebody is no longer paying editors to look at this shit and say,”you might want to do some more research and rewrite this crap” No editor and a deadline make for crap like this……. So is it laziness or just trolling…probably both.

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  11. Salty Dawg

    ESPN doesn’t have any integrity at all to me. I don’t click on anything they write as they seem to have a vendetta against the Dawgs. You suck espn!

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  12. Trbodawg

    I can’t help but think the same article/premise written on the Athletic would have been much,much better.

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  13. Comin' Down The Track

    Cool. Swift, Herrien, Cook, Zeus and Kenny will run angry this season. Thanks, Mickey!

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  14. Biggus Rickus

    I was willing to be open minded about it. I don’t keep track of every program’s running back history. But wow. I’m okay with the top 4, as they’ve all churned out running backs from ’98 to now. After that, the list is ridiculous. Duke Johnson is the only notable running back out of Miami since their turn of the century run. Pitt? Seriously? Even with Georgia’s relatively shitty run from ’98 to ’06, they’ve had Moreno, Crowell, Gurley, Marshall, Chubb, Michel and Swift. That group alone buries Oregon, Pitt and Arkansas.

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  15. GruvenDawg

    I guess there’s a reason they didn’t share their metrics formula?

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  16. ApalachDawg

    They dumb

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  17. Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

    ESPN trolls UGA fans who hate click the article to Disney’s delight.

    News at 11.

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  18. Cousin Eddie

    Stingtalk thread of the day, “gt better at rb than UGA.” ESPN doesn’t pick UGA as rbu so we must be better, logic.

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  19. Uglydawg

    ESPN is full of horse manure. This is just more of their dawgrading.
    Georgia has had so many good RBs that the coaches have been able to spell the starters with backups that would be starters most anywhere else. It limited their total yards by spreading it around. How many more carries and yard would Chubb or Sony have had they not shared the load?

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  20. Uglydawg

    In the second half of the 2011 WLOCP, Georgia had the greatest running back in the land!

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  21. Bay Area Dawg

    ESPN is such a joke now.
    Just look at the QB list.
    USC – Carson (Starter), Leinart (Bust), Sanchez (Bust), Darnold (TBD)
    Oklahoma – White (Bust), Bradford (Bust), Mayfield (TBD), Murray (TBD)
    Oregon – Feely (Backup), Harrington, (Bust), Mariota (Starter), Herbert (TBD)
    Texas – Applewhite (Bust), Simms (Bust), Young (Bust), McCoy (Bust)

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    • Dawgoholic

      List is such crap, by their definition Champ should have been included in the DBU stats. He alone should have gotten us top ten alone for DBU – not to mention others that played DB for us like Thomas Davis, Blue, Baker, etc.

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