If you didn’t like the FPI number Mickey’s stat department tagged Georgia with, stick around for Mark Schlabach’s Way-Too-Early rankings, where he places the Dawgs fourth.
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Only 6 returning starters on D? Why does it feel like 9 (plus about 5 more)?
I came on here to say the same thing. But when has ESPN ever known it’s ass from it’s face?
When you regularly play 22 guys on defense, “starter” doesn’t mean as much. I’d like to see “average minutes per game” returning on both sides. The picture would look very different.
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ESPN also said Clemson had the No. 1 recruiting class: https://youtu.be/hSmVsqdrs6c
Per their ESPN 300, they do. We have the #1 class per 247.
And the Gators think they’re closing the talent gap. How cute.
I`ll probably never forgive Swaybach for his time at the AJC and his right before signing days negative read my articles self serving stories at the expense of his own school. Jabari Davis said one of those false UGA about to go on probation stories the day before NSD caused him to pick UT over UGA.
He does now seem to be on the Kirby train. Its going to take an awful lot of happy talk to forget what he did to CJD`s signing classes.
Schlabach loves Georgia … his Facebook photo is of his kids – all dressed in Georgia red & black.
While it may be technically correct, given the amount of players we regularly rotated and how many of them are coming back, only returning 6 starters on D is one of the more misleading stats out there right now.
That’s great! That fits my model of looking for media that reinforces my opinion.
I looked at Mark Schlabach’s top 25 and fell asleep after #5. Playoff expansion is a farce (competitively speaking) IMO.
Way too early, and UGA is listed way too high, imo. But the UGA rotational plan definitely does not fit well in the mold of how most analysts view returning starters. We have a shot at Final Four but it looks like a long shot.
“We have a long way to go to get to where we need to go,” Smart said. “That’s nothing to do with Oregon. That’s nothing to do with anybody we play. That’s to do with the Georgia Bulldogs...”-- Kirby Smart, AJ-C, 8/14/22
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