Game day post, battle of the Titans edition

I think Saban’s coaching tonight.  I don’t think it makes any difference.

My head says that if Georgia can concoct an effective passing attack, it wins the game.  My heart says it doesn’t matter; it’s in Georgia’s DNA to lose to Saban’s Alabama.

Speaking of intangibles, what’s the effect of nothing really being on the line, ultimately speaking, in this game?  It’s not the SECCG.  The national title isn’t at stake.  The loser, unless there’s some sort of a stunning blowout, will still be favored to win its division.  These two should play each other again.  Does that affect the way Kirby coaches the game?

It sure would be fun to hear the pundits’ take in the aftermath be “hey, maybe you can still win a title with great defense”.

My heart says Alabama 35 Georgia 31.  My head is telling my heart to shut up.  What say you?

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228 responses to “Game day post, battle of the Titans edition

  1. Castleberry

    Same score – different outcome. LFG

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  2. One game at a time. Focus on moment.

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  3. I really wish we got Tank, who wanted to go to UGA, instead of pursuing that basket case.

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  4. MGW

    They’re not the new Florida or anything. But it’s something. We need to beat Saban’s Alabama this year.

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  5. rigger92

    I think your position is spot on. It’s just another week. I’m not nervous because if the dawgs do get beat, then there would be a good reason for it. With “win all the games you’re supposed to win” mentality, this would be a game where a loss would be just that, a loss.

    I know I am excited to see the “benchmark” of where out team is right now. Safe to say, they will get better with each week, already have.

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  6. Russ

    I’ve said all summer we lose a close one tonight and then hammer them in Atlanta in December. Still think that, 31-28 bad guys tonight. But 45-17 in December.

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    • otto1980

      I hope you are correct and the Atlanta game is the one that matters, just ask LSU about winning the regular season game or Auburn beating UGA and Bama in the regular season.

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  7. cowetadawg

    My tea leaves are all over the place. Best I can make out it’s AL 27 GA 33.

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  8. Jack Klompus

    This year they get on us early. We claw back by shutting them down. Dawgs win 24-23

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  9. Suddenly Arkansas is looking like our best win so far. Color me not optimistic about tonight, but hope I’m wrong

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    • poetdawg

      ole miss has scored 0 on arky at the half. They had 21 against bama. We had 17 on arky at the 1/2. Probably means nothing but I think the arky win is worth more than we thought at the time.

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  10. uga97

    if we hold Bama 30 pts or less we win. dogs 31 Bama 30 on a field goal.

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  11. theotherdoug

    I don’t feel good about this one. It’s going to come down to whether Bennett throws interceptions. I have a bad feeling he throws a couple tonight.

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  12. Derek

    We OWN Tuscaloosa!

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  13. Whiskey Dawg

    I have a good feeling about this game, but maybe it’s just the Wild Turkey.

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  14. rigger92

    Is the east rising? SC and KY with good wins today. Kirby better be watching that KY team.

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  15. RangerRuss

    Initially I had it Dawgs 73 – Bama 7. But then after viewing the sorry performance of their two previous opponents I adjusted my prediction downward.
    Dawgs 49 – Bama 31
    Besides, that score was already taken today. Piss on tech and the Gumps.

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    • gurkhadawg

      Now that’s the kind of thought process I can respect. It’s college football! Fuck’m.

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      • RangerRuss

        A fellow brought me a brace of 20 year old single malts to test this afternoon. I’d be remiss in not providing such a fine friend with a timely evaluation. My expectations of the Dawgs performance hopefully attain the same quality as this Speyside.

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        • rigger92

          Enjoy! I expect I wont remember the game. I hate night games, we usually eat around 7 and I am out at 10. I will likely have to watch the game again tomorrow because I wont remember it…..if you know what I mean…..

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          • RangerRuss

            Yes sir, I DO know what you mean. I ought to be ashamed of my behavior on game day back in the day. But I’m not. Fuck it. I had a good time, am having a great day and plan on drinking some Bloody Marys tomorrow morning. If I make enough noise my neighbors will join me.
            GO DAWGS !!

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            • rigger92

              Gawd dang son, hit that shit. Lol

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              • RangerRuss

                Man I’m all over it. Finally got that aged venison stew meat with Irish taters, carrots and onions rolling. Cup of Saucehouse beef brisket drippings for flavor. Next week supper and freezing a few quarts. Now I have to ruin this expensive scotch buzz by eating chips n dip or I’ll never make it through the game.
                Who names their team after a detergent? Tide. I reckon it’s because football and washing are both a Saturday thing for those cousin fucking toothless inbreds.
                GO DAWGS!!

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  16. This game may not have huge implications but it’s still the biggest of measuring sticks. Still, I believe Kirby has always done a good job of not making a game too big. He coaches them to play well and win but I’ve really rarely seen his teams play tight.

    He can be pretty emotional and serious but what he said about halftime of last week’s game is another reason I believe he gets it. He has a pretty good grasp on where this team’s collective and individual heads are. He seems to know how and when to press. Tonight would be the perfect time to display that. Imo, talent and coaching are about as even as it gets. Bama’s only advantage is the history being hung over this program’s head. It’s a new game and a new season, though.

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  17. Granthams Replacement

    My eyes say bama’s D is porous and the QB has not been pressured. My heart is with the senator. My guess is the refs decide the game. If they let both teams play Georgia wins, if they call it like a typical bama gone game well………..

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  18. Salty Dawg

    Ima thinkin that the Dawgs will want this more than the Bammers and sometimes it comes down to just that. GO DAWGS!

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  19. Illini84

    If you haven’t noticed things are pretty unpredictable this year.

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  20. Dawgs roll tides. We play 4 quarters of were tougher and better.

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  21. I kind of laugh at the Saban factor and whether him being in the sideline matters. I don’t think it does, the horses run or they don’t with their roster, I don’t see Saban as being a master of adjustments or anything, being very fortunate twice with subbing in back up QBs to pull out wins against the Dogs. In both games, unfortunate play calling and injuries tipped those games to Bama’s favor in the final frames. I have stood by and got ridiculed by friends in the wake of the National Championship game that I didn’t think Saban was “brilliant” in going with Tua. They were desperate and it just turned out that it worked. A poor offsides call on Simmons and a shoestring tackle that never was on Tua and Bama and the Saban mystique are wiped away. Good recruiting and some luck is all that is, not in game coaching adjustments. Auburn games that Nick has lost are prime examples of Alabama’s fate when the ball isn’t bouncing their way. They never stop the bleed, just hope that attrition takes place.

    The offense is good. I get it. They’ve got ballers all over the field and will score on our defense. What gets lost in all the focus on our D and their O is that, when we aren’t getting in our own damned way, our O has been eerily good. Not explosive, but effective. Alabama’s defense has proven to be anything but a typical Alabama defense.

    I see Alabama scoring on big plays but I don’t see them running clock on offense with a power run game. We will control the clock to the tune of 40 to 20 by games end. If we don’t get in our own way we can move the ball consistently and eat clock and keep the vaunted offense off the field.

    If our offense plays competently and we don’t commit a lot of penalties, we beat Alabama by a field goal. If we have the bad snaps and penalties then we lose by double digits. I’ll remain optimistically.

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  22. TEXBaller

    Mullen w the Chinese virus…..

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  23. dawgman3000

    I think we lose a close one tonight. If we win though, I think we’re playing with house money on our way to the playoffs IMO. Win or lose tonight, those red elephants won’t stand a chance against the team they’ll see in Atlanta in December.

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  24. I’m going 34-23 bad guys for this one. I think it’s a low score at the half (like 10-7) and our D is playing lights out, but our O can’t get anything going consistently and finally Bama hits a big play at the end of the half to get momentum. I think things open up for both teams 2nd half, but we can’t hang and have to many empty possessions to keep up. I’m worried about Tyrique and Daniels getting burned a time or two in this one. Likely a turnover from a blind side sack. These things will add up, but it will be clear Dawgs have the talent to hang and I think it’s a totally different ballgame in the rematch.

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  25. TripleB

    I’m like the Senator, just can’t think we can actually do it. But sometimes it’s a matter of destiny. I have been a real Stetson doubter. My Ole Lady watched game day. They had a story about him. She reminded me about talking to his mom the weekend of the Natty on a shuttle bus to Taco Mac’s in Atlanta. After they dropped us off she asked me “who’s Stetson Bennett.” I told her he was a country boy walk on who played just a few miles from your home town (she grew up in Nichols). She’s loved him every since.

    She thinks he has “it” and we’re gonna win. Over the years she often has some good hunches. I’m through being a pessimist, Dogs win 35 to 27. If so, he’ll be write in on Nov. 3.

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  26. DaveinAZ

    No way our defense gives up 30 points in this game unless the Bama defense scores. A clean game OR we score above 30 and we win.

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  27. RangerRuss

    Senator Blutarsky, your heart is in the wrong place ol buddy ol pal. I’ve renewed my faith in the Dawgs and their ability to spank these misguided misfits from across the Chattahoochee. Thanks to the Pitt Boss and his Oinkers spanking Joey Freshwater’s finest.
    GO DAWGS !!

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  28. W Cobb Dawg

    And so it begins.., block in the back on our kickoff not called.

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  29. And we get the ball at the half. That’s a dbl broke serve

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  30. Stetson is throwing so soft. And after the bobble he needed to put it somewhere safe

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  31. Uggggh — visions of 2017.

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  32. All of that was preventable. We have got to stop stepping on our dicks. Our DB didn’t even start running in time to match their WR on a pure vert. Stetson trying to lob over a 6’6 monster….geez.

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  33. And now a holding. Just stepping on it over and over

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  34. Cook runs out instead of attacking

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  35. And Bennet takes a sack

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  36. This is why QB management is important. Bennett is just too short

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  37. #7 wide open and he couldn’t see him

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  38. There was like 3 blocks in back at once. And on the opening kick off there was one worse uncalled

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  39. TEXBaller

    Time for Pac12 #18….

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  40. originaluglydawg

    PI not called..very easy call ignored.

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  41. originaluglydawg

    Announcers are assholes.

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  42. originaluglydawg

    Harris is a beast. His speed is so deceptive.

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  43. Passing game just a bit jangly. SBIV is often throwing to the wrong DAWG off these passing trees.

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  44. Its a lil better now we settled. But I sure wish we had a gunslinger

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  45. Oooooo — Go on and git ’em Dawgs!

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  46. originaluglydawg

    announcers act like we are Duke or Gt. They are ASSHOLES

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  47. Wow. That drive was a lil scary but in total really good. If we can run like that all day…

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  48. originaluglydawg

    Harris is the closest thing to Hershel that I’ve seen in a long time.

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  49. TEXBaller

    #25 playing his ass off!

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  50. Hot damn. We broke serve.

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  51. originaluglydawg

    Well..one quarter in and we’ve somehow survived. Alabama has a hell of an offense. >Have I mentioned that the announcers are assholes?

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  52. Wheres the guy talking trash about cook

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  53. originaluglydawg

    These asshole announcers just said, “The number two team in the nation here at home in Tuscaloosa playing number three Alabama”. They’re so full of Alabama shit.

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  54. originaluglydawg

    That will work!
    Now lets go get another stop!

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  55. RangerRuss

    Birmingham trash.

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  56. DaveinAZ

    Anyone doubt now that we have a different offense. And a good play calling OC!

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  57. originaluglydawg

    Refs and annoncers are assholes.
    Can you believe their looking at Burton’s spot of that first down? When in the F do they ever do that? Now theyr’e taking it away!!!!! WTF? They’re terrified of Saban.

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  58. originaluglydawg

    Now they almost have to have a gun held to their head to call that offsides.

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  59. RangerRuss

    CRY HAVOC and let slip the Dawgs of Georgia !!!

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  60. The Truth

    At the height of its power, the mafia in NYC didn’t run things the way Bama runs the SEC office.

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  61. What a fucking shit show with these refs.

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  62. FlyingPeakDawg

    There are simply no words that can begin to express my complete and utter disgust with SEC officiating and their pathetically blatant bias to all things Alabama. #FTMF

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  63. RangerRuss

    I picked the wrong week to quit shooting smack.

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  64. Illini84

    “If he’s in a boot he won’t play”.

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  65. Georgia has the ball, therefore, the play is under review.

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  66. Fuck the SEC! Find a way to finish and don’t leave it up the these Saban sucking zebras!

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  67. originaluglydawg

    Refs cheating on the spots. They are the most disgusting sons of bitches in the world right now. Proof positive was the review of our last touchdown catch. That was ridiculous. I believe if Saban told them to send their wives and daughters to the Alabama dressing room naked, they’d not blink an eye. Time to shitcan the SEC officiating fraternity and pay professional, HONEST refs to officiate the games. There is no telling how much Alabama’s vaulted “win record” has benefited from refs cheating for them. Everybody knows it.

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  68. dawgman3000

    Its obvious that the dawgs have to beat the zebra’s and the players on the field. Gentlemen, and ladies, we’ve taken their best shot and we’re still going in with a lead. We are about witness the end of the crimson reign tonight. UGA is a second half team. This may get ugly for Bama.

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  69. Well that sucks because getting the ball to open the half after they got points was a big deal

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  70. Stepping on it again.

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  71. originaluglydawg

    So Mac Jones gets to call penalties? Apparently so.

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    • That’s 2 or 3 times there was no flag and the bama player start doing the flag motion and then there’s a flag. And I’m not saying that the penalty wasn’t there but it seems clear the refs can be talked into it.

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  72. The is slug match now. Toughest team wins

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  73. Cook. Go up and hit.

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  74. 3 snaps have cost is a play in this game.

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  75. Russ

    This may be a football game but I’m at the bottom of a fifth.

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  76. Jackleg refs can’t even kick off right.

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  77. That int breaks us hard.

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  78. No review on bama for ball hitting ground.

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  79. Doggoned

    How could they not review that catch by Smith?

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  80. So its PI on us but not on them. Jfc

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  81. RangerRuss

    Fuck the gotdam refs.

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  82. Joshua Garrett

    Looked just like what they did to Pickens…no call

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  83. poetdawg

    So do we get a week off before kentucky ?

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  84. I think to beat Alabama we have got to play cleaner ….we stepped on it pretty hard early. And we’ve got to get a fair set of refs. Because these games one play changes everything

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  85. Gaskilldawg

    I know it is heresy in some circles but I think Jones is more dangerous with those receivers than Tua was.

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  86. Thats 3 breaks. Were done barring a miracle

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  87. originaluglydawg

    Oh me. Setson I think you just got us buried. But what in the hell is THIS? A holding call against ‘Bama? Can they do that?

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  88. originaluglydawg

    Man, I’d like to put my boot up the ref’s ass.

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  89. Got Cowdog

    Damn all the bama fellating from this announcing crew. Glad I have a mute button.

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  90. mp

    Defense cannot beat offense anymore. Georgia should have won this game with a good offense.

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  91. mp

    If you cannot score every time you catch the ball, you cannot be an offense like this

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  92. leecodawgfan

    Whelp, this is the game I’ve been expecting from Bennett. Our feel good story QB is nowhere near what we need to beat Alabama. Damn.

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  93. sniffer

    Boys, Bennett isn’t growing 4 inches before December and his instincts aren’t going to improve. Seems like a nice kid but he’s not the future. He won’t beat Bama in ATL either. Play Beck or Daniels and look to ‘21.

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  94. originaluglydawg

    Where is the review on that touchdown? It was a touchdown, but it wasn’t as solid as the one they reviewed on Burton. This is the most one-way officiated game I’ve ever seen.

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  95. mp

    This has nothing to do with the refs. This has everything to do with the QB

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  96. charlottedawg

    You cannot hang with the alabama, ohio state and Clemsons of the world with an offense that’s not explosive, I don’t care how elite your defense is. I said after arkansas we weren’t beating these guys with a walk on at QB and people didn’t want to hear it

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  97. mp

    Baker Mayfield is 6′ 1″

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  98. Doggoned

    I hope yet that I will live to see the Promised Land.

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  99. Hunkering Hank

    Failure to recruit, develop, and retain an elite QB bites Georgia again. We are also extremely weak at receiver compared to Alabama.

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  100. qb management is important. This game was lost well into the past. Stetson is a great person, great dog great leader but the raw physical stuff just ain’t there. We lost 2 QBs to Clemson, we lost fields, fromm is either an idiot or we didn’t take care of him.

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  101. mp

    Thank God we have a off week next week. Otherwise we would definitely have lost to Kentucky

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  102. OM freaking rolled on this team in a race. 24 pts. Embarrassing

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  103. Defense needs to play for pride now.

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  104. Remember the Quincy

    Fuck the measuring stick. We consistently come up short against that damn thing against the best competition.

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  105. mp

    What was the quote from earlier today? 15% of Bennett’s throws are intercepable? And he had three interceptions on 40 throws today? He is who we thought he was

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  106. Got Cowdog

    Well that sucked.

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  107. originaluglydawg

    I think Bama beats Clemson.
    Don’t know where we go from here…we are not in ‘Bama/Clemson class yet on offense.
    I’ll be happy if we win the east and beat Florida.
    Kentucky is the big worry now!
    Still love the Dawgs. Hate refs.

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    • Clemson will absolutely boat race this bama team. Tides defense is terrible and Jones will have a lot of heat in that one. We are simply not in the same league as three teams and there is probably nothing we can do about it with the qb’s we have available.

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  108. Derek

    Maybe having a scholarship qb matters?

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    • jgssgj

      Nah. I hear Kirby’s QBs will be PWOs from now on, just like his long-snappers. No use wasting a scholly on the QB position.

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  109. ugafidelis

    Well fuck.

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  110. morespinners

    How did Smart get the Dawgs into a situation of an offense that has no legit D1 QB, a poor pass blocking and run blocking schemes, and an OC that can not come up with a game plan. Bama, A&M, LSU, and others have QB and WR, who can go get the ball and get open. Mathis will never be a SEC QB no more than Bennett…good story. But good stories do not win games
    Not at UGA. Same old culture.
    Frankly i think Smart is afraid to have a team with an offense. Just not his mind set.
    Why keep playing Bennett…he has limited physical skills and not much game experience. He never has a QB that can run or pass.
    His offense is a shade better than Dooley’s.
    Turned it off after that missed FG.
    Tired of seeing a team with no damn offense under Smart.
    Took a lot for me to get back to watching any sports this year, including the Dawgs.
    Better ways to spend one’s time and money.

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  111. A few thoughts while it’s fresh:
    1. Just bc they’re throwing all over the park, doesn’t mean we have to. We got suckered out of running the ball for no reason
    2. If they aren’t going to call holding on Alabama, and they aren’t going to let you be physical with their WR, then there is no way to stop this offense
    3. You aren’t beating Alabama with Stetson Bennett. You just aren’t. So if that’s the goal, then the time to make an adjustment is now.
    4. There is a scenario where we keep this game a lot closer, but Kirby has to rethink his game management. You cannot let Stetson throw it this much. It will never work.

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    • MagnusDawgus

      Yup. This is a moment like Dabo had with Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence. If you want to make a run for a natty, you roll the dice with a QB change. If not, we, will likely finish 9-1 and then lose again in the SECCG.

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      • I agree with your point about a championship run. Who exactly do you throw out there? I have no idea if Daniels has proven he’s ready to lead or play. D’Wan Mathis? Great story, but no way is he currently a championship-level QB based on what I saw 3 weeks ago. Carson Beck? The kid is probably leaving as soon as Brock Vandagriff steps on campus.

        I have no inside information on the reason Fromm decided to leave, but he was the plan for 2019 and 2020 when Fields decided to take his skills to Columbus (thanks, Sasser). Kirby went out and tried the Burrow/OU route and got burned by Newman.

        There doesn’t appear to be a championship caliber QB in Athens right now.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Point #1? Yep.
      Point #2 makes #3 redundant.

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  112. I thought we would lose tonight. I had a sense of foreboding all day. Even when we were winning, I knew it was a matter of time before the defense would get gassed and sure enough they did. SBIV played his @$$ off in the 1st half and then looked like a former walk-on in the 2nd with the 2 picks and the batted balls. The officiating as usual was horrible, but this game was lost on turnovers pure and simple. You cannot give up cheap points to Bama like we did and expect to win.

    I don’t know if it’s time to get JT ready to play at Kentucky, but this team isn’t going to beat Bama in Atlanta with Bennett at QB in a rematch (no knock on him, but it’s just the truth).

    This game and likely the SEC championship and a potential playoff berth were lost when Jamie Newman opted out or whatever he did.

    I’m trying not to overreact because I do believe we should win every game remaining on our schedule.

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  113. dawgsaregods

    Great defenses simply can’t hang with great offenses in 2020. If you want to have any hope of beating Bama, you better be able to put up 40+. In other words, you better be packing something a lot heavier under center than Stetson Bennett.

    The transition to J.T. Daniels has to begin in earnest this week if we want to have any shot of winning a potential rematch in December.

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    • I’m sorry I don’t agree with what you just wrote. Our defense eventually became demoralized as the offense sputtered and turned the ball over in the 2nd half. You have to move the ball consistently and get points when they are available. When you turn it over as we did in the 2nd half and blow 2 coverages as we did tonight, this is what you get. Also, you damn sure better make them pay when they gift you one as we received on the game’s first play.

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      • dawgsaregods

        “ I’m sorry I don’t agree with what you just wrote.”

        No need to apologize, bro. But I think the rest of your post actually supports what I said. I agree the defense did become demoralized because they knew they were up against a juggernaut and they weren’t getting enough help from our offense. Like I said, to beat Bama, you’ve got to be able to outgun them. You’re never going to beat them in a defensive struggle.

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        • My point is that you don’t have to score 40. You have to break serve. We broke serve enough in the first half. You cannot give them cheap points as we did.

          Was this defense going to hold them in the 20s? Should they have held them in low 30s if the offense had provided any 2nd half assistance? Yes.

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          • The score was 24-20 at the half. Thats 20 points before the d gets tired. Bama was absolutely going to score another 20, so that means 41 to win, which I believe was Dawgs point.

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            • My point is that Clemson and Ohio State don’t seem to be teams that just try to outscore people. They have an offense that can turn it on and have elite defenses.

              Clemson will wear this Alabama team out in my humble opinion because they will make Bama pay when their defense breaks serve.

              We need an offense that can keep the pressure off our defense where they don’t have to play perfectly in a game like this.

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      • N K

        Nah.

        We gave up a deep ball TD on the first series of the game. They weren’t tired then.

        We were getting roasted by Alabama’s WRs all night. Deep balls, crossing routes, you name it. They had our way with us. Najee was running the ball just fine as well. Elite defenses don’t really exist anymore.

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  114. Got to get a new qb ready over the next 2 weeks unless we are content to just try and beat Florida. No way we could beat AL in Atlanta even if we get the lucky breaks called by the refs which won’t happen anyway.

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  115. 69Dawg

    Observations: Alabama just showed the SEC how to stop Bennett, when the ball is snapped have your dline jump. Alabama’s QB is as accurate as any I have seen. Their WR’s are other worldly. They do not drop passes period. Play calling for us was good we just could not execute when we needed to.
    Burton dropped too many passes. Zamir ran better but he still needs to bounce outside more. The refs were their usual Bama boys but most of their calls were right, except for the Bama dbacks being able to mug our guys (holding like the mf’s they are.). Glad we have next week off to get our mojo back.

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  116. RangerRuss

    Oh well, got to do better next time.
    My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.

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  117. N K

    Stetson Bennett ain’t the guy if we want to win a championship, but that richochet’d ball off Burton’s hands directly to the Alabama player and phantom PI directly thereafter in the endzone were back-breakers. Otherwise we were playing them tooth and nail.

    I also agree with others about needing all the offense you can get in today’s game. Having a great defense alone doesn’t mean anything. We just gave up 564 yards, got beat on multiple deep balls, and we got roasted against LSU last year as well. When has our elite defense ever stopped a legitimately elite offense? It’s almost impossible to do in today’s game.

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  118. claytonmuga

    As was stated earlier this is all on Kirby for putting us in a position where Bennett is our best and only hope for the UGA offense. We used to fillet Richt for rolling out JT III, Cox, and Lambert types, but somehow give Kirby a pass? Please.

    The fact that we had to even pin our hopes on a graduate transfer in the form of Jamie Newman is a direct indictment of Kirby’s QB management. Jamie Newman is not to blame, but instead his absence highlights just how behind we are. Meanwhile, somewhere in the wasteland of Columbus, OH Justin Fields is laughing his ass off while Jake Fromm collects checks for just breathing in Buffalo, NY. Rats and ships and all that.

    We’d all better pray Saban wins another Natty this year and decides to hang it up while on top. That’s our best chance for ever beating Bama with Kirby at the helm.

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