Daily Archives: November 27, 2019

Aw, hell.

Not good.  Not good at all.

Internet chatter is that he’s done for 2019.  Argh.  Hate it for him.


Filed under Georgia Football, The Body Is A Temple

Sea of red

Too bad it’s not a later game.  It would be cool to light up BDS with the crowd Georgia’s bringing.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

Your 11.27.19 Playpen

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Georgia’s Anthony Edwards.  You may not have been paying attention, but you should have been, as he’s the most talented basketball player to wear a Bulldog jersey since Dominique Wilkins.

Georgia was down 28 points early in the second half yesterday to the number three team in the country.  Edwards to that point had scored 4 points.  Then he decided to take over the game.

The shooting was incredible, but this pass was something else.

Yeah, the Dawgs didn’t win, but it wasn’t for lack of effort.

It’s a young team that’s got a long way to go figuring out how to play defense effectively, but damned if they aren’t a fun watch already.  If you’ve been sleeping on Georgia basketball and on Edwards in particular, it might be time to wake up.


Filed under GTP Stuff

The opposite of fish fry

Admittedly, it’s easy to snark about Geoff Collins, but it’s fair to say he’s got a monumental task trying to revive a program the genius ran into the ground in terms of national relevancy (in state, too, to be honest) and he’s doing the best he can with that.

Bottom line, it’s hard for me to dislike a guy like this ($$):

For years, beginning on Thanksgiving morning, Collins would go to the Georgia Tech-Georgia junior varsity football game.

Now, as he stands behind a podium overlooking Bobby Dodd Stadium addressing the media before his first Georgia-Georgia Tech game he’ll attend as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach, he motions toward those same stands. He remembers where he used to sit when he got to go to those games as a kid and teenager. In those moments, it was the foundation of a rivalry football and gameday traditions that was laid for Collins throughout those formative years.

After the game, Collins would go over to his grandmother’s house for a Thanksgiving meal. Once everyone was filled up on turkey and dressing, the family would set up its annual “Turkey Bowl” football game in the backyard.

Since those days, Collins has moved from state to state for his career as a college coach. But even with the moves from places like Mississippi and Florida to Philadelphia and Atlanta, Collins said he believes he has his old MVP “Turkey Bowl” trophy stored away somewhere.

“(It was) a little wooden block with a wishbone sitting on (top),” he said.

Growing up just outside the greater Atlanta area and spending the Thanksgivings of his youth watching Georgia-Georgia Tech games from the stands, Collins’ web began to form.

He calls himself a true product of the state’s high school football programs. But when it comes to this rivalry, he knows exactly where to pinpoint the beginning of this web.

“I was born and raised to love this rivalry,” he said.

That’s a better attitude than the contempt Johnson professed to show for it.  And it’s where things have to start if the rivalry is ever going to become meaningful again from Tech’s standpoint.  Which I’m in favor of, if only because it makes the losses much tougher for GT fans to take.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

If a tree fell in the forest and Kirby Smart didn’t hear it, it would still make a sound.

Honestly, this may be my favorite Kirby Smart quote of all time.


Filed under Georgia Football

Things to do, places to go, bugs to crush

Faithful reader eethomaswfnc alerted me to this:

That bucket list strikes me as woefully incomplete.  Please do The Fontaine Center a favor by adding a few choice suggestions of your own in the comments.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

Tried to tell ‘ya

LMAO.  Like this is supposed to be news to anyone.

Mike Glazier, Missouri’s attorney who has been helping schools out of infractions jams for the last 32 years, reacted to the verdict with a new outlook on how to deal with the NCAA. He told CBS Sports that he will advise schools in the future that they “will probably not get credit” for cooperating with the NCAA.

“What I’ve always been hopeful of being able to say to [clients] is, ‘When you cooperate, you’re going to get credit for doing it.’ I still have to tell them they have to cooperate. But when they say, ‘Am I going to get credit?’ my answer is going to be, ‘I — under the current system — cannot guarantee that. My experience is that you will probably not get credit.”

Okay, well, maybe that’s news to Greg McGarity.


Filed under The NCAA

Player makes plays.

Is Lawrence Cager Georgia’s most valuable player on offense?  Seth Emerson ($$) makes a case:

Cager, with his size and experience, has emerged as Fromm’s favorite target, and when he’s been out the passing game has had a steep drop-off. In the four games Cager has either missed (Kentucky and Texas A&M) or had to leave early (Auburn and South Carolina), Fromm’s completion percentage is 54.5 percent and he averages only 5.3 yards per attempt. In the seven games that Cager has been able to fully play, Fromm is 70 percent on his passes and has 9 yards per attempt.

That’s, um… pretty stark.  That’s also why I’m okay with giving Cager another week off this Saturday to have him healthier for LSU the following week.


UPDATE:  More data.


Filed under Georgia Football

TFW 8 > 404

Gosh, this seems a little daunting.

One of the first things that Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins does when he breaks down the Yellow Jackets’ next opponent is to look at the explosive run and pass plays that its defense has given up.

The review for No. 4 Georgia was curiously short, enough so that he said he called in his graduate assistants for answers.

“I’m like, where’s the rest of them?” Collins said. “There’s only eight. (The reply:) ‘Coach, that’s accurate. There’s eight.’”

Good luck with that Saturday, Geoff.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

“To me, this will always be ‘Hate Week,’ and that’s exciting.”

It may not be the streak, but this Saturday, Georgia has a chance to do something unprecedented.

Smart’s first game as a head coach against Georgia Tech was a 28-27 loss in the last minute of a 2016 thriller. The last two years have been very different, which has Smart on the verge of doing something no other Bulldogs coach has accomplished.

The Bulldogs have never defeated the Yellow Jackets three straight years by at least 20 points.

Would I enjoy watching that take place on historic Mark Richt Field?  Why, yes, I believe I would.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football