Daily Archives: April 18, 2020

If you’re getting ready for Virtual G-Day…

… here’s something to get you in the mood.

Okay, it’s no QBR argument, but, given the circumstances, it’ll have to do.


Filed under Georgia Football

Another pressure post

In response to yesterday’s post about quarterback pressures, Josh came up with this chart.

The 2019 Georgia defense had the lowest number of sacks on that chart.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

“They just can’t come back and play. Those days are gone.”

On the one hand, it’s good to see that the NCAA and schools are being realistic about how much time will be needed for a return to play once the coronavirus threat is deemed manageable ($$).

The NCAA’s chief medical officer said Friday that he’s operating under the “working assumption” that college football players would need somewhere from four to six weeks before playing games to mitigate the risk of catastrophic and overuse injuries.

“It would mean that you’ve reached a certain level of fitness, just from a strength and conditioning point of view, and that’s going to require that there be certain sorts of fitness testing that that’s done,” Dr. Brian Hainline told The Athletic. “That ranges from functional testing so that you know you’re really using the kinetic chain part of your body properly to the ability to do repetitive sprints and to be able to recover. It’s not just about what you can do, but the degree to which your body can recover — that’s a very important part of it.

“It really has been worked out from an accelerated four-week to a six-week scenario. And it’s still being worked out. But that’s the working assumption, that it’s going to be somewhere in that four- to six-week scenario.”

On the other, though, I can’t help but wonder how they start compressing that time frame if the first kickoff is scheduled for, say, late October.  I mean, this same guy lets on about this:

Hainline said that the working group is looking at potentially giving football teams permission to hold multiple contact practices in the same day, otherwise known as two-a-days. The NCAA banned two-a-days in 2017.

A good business plan starts with flexibility.  It’s even better when you’re flexible with others.



Filed under College Football, The Body Is A Temple

‘why don’t you all put me in there since you want me there so badly?’

The next time you hear a coach whine about how unfair the transfer portal is, mention the name Anthony Watkins to him.

On Friday, Missouri running back Anthony Watkins entered his name in the transfer portal. He was coming off a redshirt freshman year where he saw action in just one game, rushing for 19 yards.

However, according to Watkins, the choice to leave Mizzou wasn’t his.

“I had received a call last week on Wednesday from my running back coach, Curtis Luper,” Watkins explained. “He reached out to me and was like, ‘I got some bad news’ and told me ‘Well, you’re still on scholarship, that’s not being taken away from you, but you will no longer be on the team.'”

Luper’s explanation of the situation raised a lot of questions with the Fort Worth, Texas native.

“He said the reason was because they were starting to lose scholarships and they are running low,” Watkins detailed. “And I couldn’t understand that because the ban was so long ago where they are eligible to play in a bowl now, so what does that have to do with me? I just felt like something shady was going on.”

“We’re not taking away your scholarship, but we’re kicking you off the team because we’re low on scholarships” makes about as much sense as anything else in college football these days, I guess.

This has got to be a tough story for the “unforeseen consequences of a one-time transfer waiver rule” crowd to swallow, too, now that I think about it.  Sad!


Filed under Transfers Are For Coaches.

Numbers, numbers, numbers

Just curious… which of these matters most to you?

Ourlads’ Guide to the NFL Draft is the only source that gives the number for the quarterback’s velocity at the NFL Combine. Velocity is measured by a radar gun in miles per hour.

Year: 2020

Jacob Eason Washington 59 (Left) 59 (Right)
Jake Luton Oregon State 59 (Left) 56 (Right)
Steven Montez Colorado 58 (Left) 59 (Right)
Kevin Davidson Princeton 57 (Left) 56 (Right)
Justin Herbert Oregon 55 (Left) 54 (Right)
James Morgan Florida International 54 (Left) 54 (Right)
Jordan Love Utah State 54 (Left) 53 (Right)
Jalen Hurts Oklahoma 54 (Left) 51 (Right)
Jake Fromm Georgia 53 (Left) 53 (Right)
Nate Stanley Iowa 52 (Left) 54 (Right)
Anthony Gordon Washington State 52 (Left) 51 (Right)
Brian Lewerke Michigan State 51 (Left) 49 (Right)
Cole McDonald Hawaii 51 (Left) 47 (Right)
Shea Patterson Michigan 50 (Left) 51 (Right)
Kelly Bryant Missouri 47 (Left) 45 (Right)
Joe Burrow – did not throw
Tua Tagovailoa – did not throw

And before you jump on the second…

Bet that Quincy Carter score comes as a little surprise to some of you.


Filed under Strategery And Mechanics