Your 11.21 game day post, dawg eat dog edition

What’s going to happen tonight?  Your guess is as good as mine, but I will say that a 25-point spread seems awfully generous considering that regardless of which quarterback is called on to start, Kirby Smart’s naturally conservative instincts are likely bound to kick in.

No, I don’t expect Georgia to run the ball as much as Mississippi State will pass it, but I will be surprised if we see the total number of pass plays Todd Monken calls much north of twenty.

On the other side of the ball, how will Georgia defend the Air Raid?  My guess, based on last year’s SECCG, is that Smart and Lanning will be more pragmatic than the way Kirby talked in the presser this week and play a lot of three-man line, supplementing the linebackers in pass coverage with six defensive backs.

If Georgia can dodge the turnover problems that have plagued it of late, this should be a comfortable, if boring, win.  We’ll see how it goes.

Have at it in the comments, of course.

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281 responses to “Your 11.21 game day post, dawg eat dog edition

  1. benco04

    Zeus goes for a hundy. Total rushing will be over 200yds. JT Daniels will be a statue throwing short and a few intermediate passes that are somehow more impressive than anything we’ve seen this year, going perhaps 10-16 for 140yds or so with one pick.

    Defense will get tested in coverage. We won’t cover. Boring late night game. UGA 23-Missy St 13

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  2. jdawg108

    Watching Vanderbilt march down the field and score so easily on Florida Drives home how badly are off fence under performed.

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  3. Greg

    Thinks they will run the wheel routes until it is stopped….hopes Rice is still not hobbled.

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  4. Russ

    I expect another frustrating win. I’d love to see us get lots of practice in on offense.

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  5. Biggen

    I’ll be disappointed if Daniels throws less than 20 passes. At some point we need to see what he can do with his arm and if our receivers are actually improving.

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  6. Russ

    Watching true freshman QB completing passes to true freshman TE for LSU just makes me sad.

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  7. armydawg

    Time to bake a cake and pull all the ingredients out of the pantry. Year is over and we may as well just go for it. If Daniels has at least a 65% completion rate then turn him loose. Let the RB’s loose and see what happens. Time to have some fun.

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  8. Watching Fields and Trask is so depressing. And I’m remembering we are wearing those “It was just 40 years ago y’all!” patches…yeesh.

    So not to hijack the thread but curious…who takes the over or under that:

    Kirby wins SECCG in 3 years (not including 2020)?

    Kirby wins NC in 5 years (again, not including this season)?

    I don’t see Bama regressing, and see aTm and the gators ascending plus LSU is always a wild card so….I’m not taking the under for either.

    Bonus question. If neither happens, is Kirby our coach in 5 more years? That would be a Mark Richt mediocrity territory.

    And Florida scores again…. sighhhhhhh

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    • Derek

      Over unders don’t really work for your first two questions.

      The more interesting over/under is how many little whiny bitches from 2016 and 2020 will I have to suffer with when we do win the natty?

      I’ll put that number at an unfortunate and depressing 35,000. The ones who will admit it? Under 5.

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    • Russ

      I think Kirby had some bad luck this year. He’s also still evolving as a head coach. I think we’ll be back strong next season. Don’t want to pick an over/under because it still takes a little luck, but I think Kirby is our best shot and will get us there eventually.

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      • akascuba

        Russ,
        I agree with you Kirby has had plenty of bad luck this year. When he fired Coley and hired Monken I was convinced he knew he had to change and had a clear plan to do so.

        For some the question is do we have another Mark Richt comparing the two after five years. With a little luck and a 4 team playoff Richt could have won a NC. Kirby was a play away in year two and like early Richt was usually just outside the playoffs at seasons end. Given the amount of available talent it’s really hard to imagine UGA not winning a Natty in the last 40 years.

        I believe Kirby has learned from his many mistakes. Recruiting great players is a requirement that Kirby knew when he arrived. Being able to win a shoot out is now a requirement that he knows is no longer optional.

        Kirby now has five years of HC experience. Like Saban he is extremely focused on results not media attention like Cousin Eddy at FU. Mullen was really lucky Trask was on the self when needed.

        Here’s my prediction for the next five years.
        I expect Kirby to put it all together and win a NC.
        By then Saban will probably be retiring, Ryan Day and Lincoln Riley in the NFL and Dabo takes an obscene amount of cash to coach elsewhere. FU will realize they have a HC that’s never won a championship as a HC and he never will.

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        • jdawg108

          It’s funny. I’ve been critical but also have a feeling Kirbs will figure it out. He didn’t have a smaller school to test drive the waters of head coaching, and got his dream job off the bat. Which I think made the pressure crazy.

          But I’ve been complaining. Why? Because we’re so damn close. So damn close. I was born Feb 1980. We haven’t won one in my lifetime. 2012 and 2017 were heartbreakers. I think we will get there but it’s frustrating because I want it now, damnit.

          And I’m aware of how dumb that is. But it’s still there.

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          • poetdawg

            Actually we did win one in the 1980 season; that season was fall of 1980, after you were born in February 1980.

            But your point is well taken, it’s been too damn long.

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      • RangerRuss

        Absolutely gotdam right, Russ and scuba.
        Go Dawgs!

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  9. Russ

    How is Marc Curles still officiating anything above a Pee Wee football game? He has been incompetent for years. Seems like he should move to the PAC-12.

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  10. sniffer

    Here’s a comment . We aren’t as good as Indiana. INDIANA!

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    • akascuba

      Not very often you could say that and be correct. Today I wouldn’t disagree.
      The only thing that gives me pause is how good or bad is the B10 this year.
      Look at tOSU schedule, today is the only team with a pulse they play.
      The normal solid teams Michigan, PSU and MSU are just bad this year.

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    • akascuba

      Do we add 4-0 Northwestern to the list?

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  11. Russ

    Watching LSU use Arik Gilbert makes me wish we would just turn Washington loose and see what we can do with him.

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  12. rigger92

    I hate late games.

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  13. Munsoning

    “Kirby Smart’s naturally conservative instincts are likely bound to kick in.” Feel the excitement!

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  14. vidaliadawg

    For the sake of the student-athletes, i hope none of these kids are injured permanently from COVID-19. Today has been garbage to watch. One of the longest days of my life. Cannot believe i am watching PAC whatever for my entertainment.

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  15. leecodawgfan

    I guess we’re just going to give them short throws all night. Recipe for disaster.

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  16. D as in Dawg

    Well, the qb looked poised, took what the D gave him, made some good throws, sustained a long drive, and put points on the board. Unfortunately that was their offense. Lol. Our turn!

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  17. leecodawgfan

    Wow. Going to be a long night.

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  18. RangerRuss

    Geebus H Cripes.

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  19. D as in Dawg

    That was just ugly.

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  20. D as in Dawg

    Reminds me of last year. They sell out to stop the run because we can’t pass if we can’t run.

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    • D as in Dawg

      Let’s run the ball or let him throw some bombs. Air it out!! Or don’t. Lol. And Derek thinks I’d make a bad coach.

      I do feel a lot less stressed with nothing on the line. I know you’re all happy to hear it.

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  21. Somebody remind me of the last year we started 3 different QBs…..

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  22. Got Cowdog

    JT just got here. Let him get his feet on the ground.

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  23. originaluglydawg

    And just like that, we don’t have a running game.
    But we can surely see how we’ve missed Pickens.

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  24. originaluglydawg

    Ten minutes of commercials for every minute of football.

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  25. leecodawgfan

    I mean, I’m no expert, but it looks like the Bizarro Dawgs are just sending a receiver to the first down line and having him turn around to make the easy catch. And we’re doing nothing about it.

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    • Apparently everyone since LSU was able to figure it out, but Lanning can’t.

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    • RangerRuss

      Halftime adjustments? That or high proof liquor.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Thing is, it’s as effective in running clock as a great running game. We’ve only had three possessions in this half with five minutes left. That 25 point favorite thing is looking like a cruel joke. State is wearing our defense down offense on the bench. And with all those players absent.
      Thing is, we’re just getting beat. It’s not a bizarre alignment of the stars like it was against South Carolina last year. We’re just being outplayed. Maybe the second half will be better, I hope so.

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  26. Illini84

    Everybody happy?

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  27. DaveinAZ

    This defense is a fucking joke!

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  28. Doggoned

    Never thought I’d be asking this about our defense, but what the hell is going on, and how can it be fixed?

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  29. W Cobb Dawg

    Here’s an idea. Let’s go with 3 defensive linemen and have the other 8 defenders back off 10 or 15 yards from the line of scrimmage. Havoc indeed!

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  30. Russ

    I’m glad we have an elite defense or we’d really be in trouble.

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  31. Yeah, lets rush 3 slow guys who can never get the QB, and drop everyone else in to a soft zone 5 yards off of the line of scrimmage. Should work.

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  32. 69Dawg

    We are just lining up 5 yards of th damn ball and they take it. Our defenses is in the bend but don’t break. It’s not working.

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  33. rigger92

    Yeah, enough of the bend but don’t break. And, enough of the “toss it to pickens”. We need to run the damn ball AND throw it a little bit. This is way too predictable.

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  34. rigger92

    Oh yeah, lets play some defense while we’re at it, please…

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  35. akascuba

    Under throw the open receiver works better than over throwing him.

    In this strange season special teams have been rock solid. Maybe Kirby can let Cochran whisper into Lanning’s ear. STOP GIVING UP FREE 10 YARD PASSES.

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  36. mp

    I do not think we know how to play zone. You can actually approach potential receivers…you don’t need to leave them alonr

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  37. originaluglydawg

    Georgia will make defensive adjustments at halftime…to take away that short pass stuff. Guess what? Leach knows that and will have a completely different scheme in the second half .
    Daniels looks like Bennett. He’s had a pass batted down, thrown short passes to deep open receivers and like Mathis, he panics under pressure. I’m not down on him. He’s made some good throws and done some good things, but he’s not a huge upgrade yet.
    Dammit, I want to find something positive. But State gets five to eight yards on every ……screw it. State just scored on a long one as I typed this….

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    • Yeah, 13–17-204-2 TDs in a half looks just like Bennett and Mathis.

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      • TEXBaller

        ^^^^ Thank you

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      • originaluglydawg

        I’ll admit he’s looking a lot better.
        (but if SB had played the first half and had three batted balls you’d be all over it. He also took some bad sacks and threw short on some bombs. I agree he’s looking pretty good now)
        He seems to be really getting stronger as the game goes on. I think he’s going to be fine.
        it’s great to see the long ball.
        Andhas also benefited greatly from the return of Pickens.
        Burton is killing it too.
        Now, after that first drive of the second half, I’ll say he’s looking good.

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  38. rigger92

    Jesus, we suck. Nobody can defend when it really counts.

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  39. rigger92

    What in the hell is going on. We are like Vanderbilt. Forget it. Damn it to hell.

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  40. ASEF

    “Mal”: Latin root, prefix meaning “bad” or “evil”

    “Practice”: perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency.

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  41. rigger92

    Eh, now things look better. Whatever….

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  42. rigger92

    Eh, never mind, penalty on us. Go figure…

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  43. rigger92

    Wait, these batted balls were just because SBIV right? Wasn’t it because he is too short? Huh?

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  44. rigger92

    CKS laying down the wood there, “you better lock these fuckers down” lol.

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  45. Gaskilldawg

    JT Daniels has talent. Thank goodness.

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  46. dawgman3000

    I like our quarterback. I don’t like our defense.

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  47. akascuba

    Nice pass!

    When Bennett and Daniels stand side by side they are the same size. No way JT is 6’3”.

    Making my second half adjustment leaving the Spaten beer starting the single malt island scotch Isley in the second half. Brown liquor for the win.

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    • Russ

      Bennet was standing on a box.

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      • akascuba

        When standing beside James Cook they look almost the same size too. I’ll grant I my vision could be affected by alcohol.

        I really don’t care if he is a munchkin and a member of the lollipop gild keep throwing TD passes without interceptions and I’m good.

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    • rigger92

      Eh, too late, but I respect the choice, I bought my dream car today so I celebrated early. Figures that my team would be sluggish tonight, lol. FWIW, my dream car was a ‘98 528i with a manual transmission. I found one with 160,000 miles and I will rebuild the entire suspension/driveline/engine quickly.

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      • Got Cowdog

        Not fast from the line, but a well balanced car and in a long turn… you can step into the throttle and it’ll look for the other side, it’ll push the driver out the other side …
        Great cars. I used to race Miatas..

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  48. ugafidelis

    7 yards rushing… RBU baby!!

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  49. Yeah, I think we may have seen the last of the smug, “football is a simple game” Kirby during interviews. Hey Kirby….explain why every stops these guys except you an Bo? WTF are you doing?

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  50. Russ

    I do think Daniels is our QB of the future. He should continue to improve this season.

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  51. akascuba

    Another SNAFU.

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  52. rigger92

    These kids are trying really hard. Love the effort. Will take a while to gel.

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  53. At this point I wonder about kirbys stubbornness. He needs to play a 3-3-5 and have the MLB sit eight yards deep. Just like the wheel routes two weeks ago you don’t have to have locker room coaching session to figure it out.

    JT is the man, tho. Got damn!

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  54. rigger92

    Funny thing is, it never looks like Daniels extends his arm? They all look like short arm throws? Maybe not….I dunno, but it looks funny to me.

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  55. ASEF

    QBs combined 43-52 into the 3rd.

    We all saw that coming, didn’t we?

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  56. RangerRuss

    I’m digging that one cheerleader’s stripper vibe. Ain’t digging this loose D.

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  57. D as in Dawg

    Where is our damn defense?!?!

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  58. RangerRuss

    What the fuck, over?

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  59. D as in Dawg

    WTF!! We send seven people and get no pressure. Wide ass open receiver. Can’t pass defend shit. This is Kirby’s D. Miss St is whipping us up front and through the air. This is Kirby’s D and it is not good.

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  60. Russ

    Our defense is pathetic. This is a team with 49 scholarship players and a true freshman backup QB.

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  61. dawgman3000

    Getting pushed to the brink by a team with the numbers of a AA high school. SMH

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  62. mp

    When was the last time we had a defensive lineman who could actually create pressure?

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  63. leecodawgfan

    2 rushing TDs for Mississippi State. Let that embarrassing stat sink in.

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  64. I love Mark Webb, but he’s a serious liability in coverage.

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  65. Anyone else noting the batted balls and wondering if it’s Luke’s OL coaching and not as much Bennett now?

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  66. DaveinAZ

    This defense is a total embarrassment! Continue to drop LB’s 10 yards deep and give up easy 7 on first down. Then there is the man coverage…WTF!!

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  67. Looks like we are Georgia again….

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  68. originaluglydawg

    Leach is using the short passing game to wear us out. We can’t get to Rogers at all, and when we get close he’s always got a wide open receiver. It’s really a good way to attack Georgia’s defense. If we don’t find a way to get a couple of stops, we’re in trouble. Go figure..where in the heck is the running game (I suspect we’re doing something to tip off the defense when it’s a run)…and where is the D?

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  69. D as in Dawg

    Good job, JT. I wish we made it as tough on other QBs as they make it on ours.

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  70. D as in Dawg

    About to see if this gets ugly. Punt was a good indicator it is.

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  71. rigger92

    Yeah, this is fun…..

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  72. RangerRuss

    There’s no pumping sunshine up anyone’s ass now. This team has problems.

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    • D as in Dawg

      Oh there’s a few people on this blog who will be here soon to pump some sunshine. Or tell us to STFU. Or both. Anyone seen Derek?? 😂

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    • gurkhadawg

      I just don’t get it Ranger. I was perusing 247 today and saw where we have the #1 ranking in the team talent composite. WTF is going on?

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      • RangerRuss

        Injuries to key players and defection of the starting QB led to a couple of losses which seriously affected the team’s morale. Only two games played in the last month threw off their rhythm and lack of in-game adjustments allowed a motivated team to over achieve against a listless, limping D. Seeing a starting QB hit long passes accurately and halftime adjustments seemed to light a fire under the team’s ass giving the Dawgs and fans renewed hope.
        But those are lame ass excuses. The most talented team in the nation almost got their ass handed to ’em at home by a depleted, 3 star squad. That’s on the coaches. Let’s hope that the emergence of Daniels and time to heal injuries will be enough to restore confidence and competence by September 4.

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  73. originaluglydawg

    Roger’s is un-sackable it seems. He’s good.

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  74. D as in Dawg

    Where in the hell is the run game? This team is a damn mystery!

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  75. Can we finally retire the $%#@ black jerseys?

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  76. mp

    This is a game the coaches are going to deserve to lose.

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  77. rigger92

    Cool, nail biter at home in ‘20. Perfect…..

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  78. D as in Dawg

    Nice drive. Bobo, is that you?

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  79. originaluglydawg

    What percent of the time does Georgia run the ball on first down?

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  80. RangerRuss

    It takes a very poor performance to get me down on the Dawgs. Well here it is.
    Just dammitman.

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  81. D as in Dawg

    JT Daniels and Jermaine Burton are the lone brights spots in this game. Anyone see that coming?

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  82. rigger92

    The passing is great, but damn, we need to ru the ball too. WTF. Run the damn ball, OL.

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  83. rigger92

    What in the hell are we seeing? Christ…..

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  84. “We just need a QB who can hit the open receivers.”

    JT Daniels: “I’m right here”

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  85. mp

    Holy shit! Dropped TD/Dropped TD/Hold/DROPPED THE TD IN THERE ON A DIME!!!

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    • mp

      I cannot believe what this offense can look like! Just need to fix the left side of the line for run blocking and hey, next year might look pretty good!

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  86. rigger92

    It’s really strange to me to see the QB throw with a kind of half arm. No extension at all, its wild. Great play though, actually, great 4 plays in a row.

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  87. LOL JT…just gonna chuck it till somebody catches it

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  88. Doggoned

    Wow. Two straight TD passes dropped by our receivers, than a terrible holding penalty, and then somehow Daniels throws a strike for a TD on third-and-20. Haven’t seen that in a Georgia uniform in a long time.😋 This boy’s got it.

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  89. RangerRuss

    Time for that costly turnover…

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  90. D as in Dawg

    So are all of us internet couch coaches justified in our criticism of CKS? Does he get it? If only our 5 star veteran D could stop Miss St. That’s more Kirby’s specialty. Let’s see…

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  91. rigger92

    Yikes, now our D….

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  92. Gutty performance by the Bizarro Dogs — I think they win with SBIV in there.

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  93. RangerRuss

    Adjustments were made on D obviously.

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  94. Now this offensive series should be interesting. Manball when we can’t run or let JT let’er fly? In Pickens I trust.

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  95. sniffer

    I never thought moving up to the twentieth century would feel so bad. Our stat line looks like a Big12 team. Gonna take a lot of getting used to.

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  96. rigger92

    Run outside. Keep doing itl

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  97. jdawg108

    JT Daniels looks like he’s being played by James Franco.

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  98. rigger92

    Got dammit. We NEED to run the ball a lil bit. Got dammit

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  99. D as in Dawg

    Is it just me or does it look like the OL are just standing around while McIntosh is trying to get around them to find running room? They got to the 2nd level and took a break.

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  100. Russ

    Get ready for OT

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  101. Did Kirby jump in a Delorean to get to the game? This looks like us 10 years ago with Marty McFly at QB.

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  102. rigger92

    I hate this late game one score BS.

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  103. RangerRuss

    Chickenshit PF call.

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  104. RangerRuss

    Chickenshit refs.

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  105. rigger92

    Kirby is right, got damn it.

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  106. akascuba

    This certainly looks like Mark Richt coached team. It’s the first time I’ve felt a KS team was not ready to play.

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  107. rigger92

    SEC refs for the loss, but it would have been over sooner. What a mess.

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  108. Derek

    Jake Fromm with over 30 attempts?

    0-6.

    JT Daniels with over 30 attempts?

    1-0.

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  109. Illini84

    That was some gutty shit by the kids from MSU.

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  110. mp

    One thing I think this shows is we have the WR talent. That has not been the problem. QB matters so much

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  111. akascuba

    8 total yards rushing for UGA 22 for MSU.

    I’ll always take a win that was just ugly. Please burn those black jerseys.

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  112. We have a QB. For you folks who thought JT was just a USC castoff, you saw the kid who was the #2 pro-style QB behind Trevor Lawrence.

    I don’t think teams are going to be daring him to beat them. Guess what? Pickens, Jackson, Burton and Robinson looked really good tonight.

    If JT is a bridge to Brock Vandagriff, I’ll take him all day long next year.

    While the offensive line looked awful in run blocking for the entire night, I’m looking forward to seeing what this offense does the rest of the season with #18 taking snaps.

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    • junkyardawg41

      Maybe. I want to believe but remember MSU brought 49 scholarship players to Athens. And it was still a struggle. On both sides. I am cautiously optimistic.

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      • I look at JT’s stat line. With as many balls as went down the field, it’s hard to complete that many down the field against air. On the last TD, he threw 3 beautiful throws into the end zone.

        The Pirate had a good plan. The freshman QB played well, but after the first drive of the 2nd half, they didn’t do anything.

        Daniels is the most talented QB on the roster and he proved it tonight. As I’ve said since September, the only reason Daniels wasn’t first off the bench in Fayetteville was that he wasn’t physically ready.

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        • junkyardawg41

          I agree with you. I believe Daniels wasn’t ready until last week/this week. I was just trying to point out that there is a lot of excitement around a player who has played one game in the SEC. Tape is going to get out on him fast — will he be able to continue to deliver against teams with better depth.

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    • rigger92

      Admire your optimism, left kind of apt on the rest. Yeah, this game was way off the typical “charts” for us, the run game was seriously off schedule, and that was not the plan. It should have been more even and the QB throws should have been more “outside the lines”. We won a squeaker. No doubt about it. Talent won the day, but, they “the kids” did it on their own is my opinion. That was just back yard talent that won that game.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      ee, didn’t JT look poised tonight. In addition to his accurate passing he looked to be very comfortable on the field.

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  113. dawgman3000

    All of the anxiety that I had about the QB situation has now shifted to the defense.

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  114. RangerRuss

    Glad to see the Dawgs win and JTD perform competently. That’s all the sunshine I got.
    Oh, and I hope all those refs get lice and fleas. Sorry muthafukas.

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  115. I hope Matt Luke goes home to Mississippi over Thanksgiving and gets quarantined there. He sucks. That was a historically bad showing for an O-line. So bad I have to believe that they were either horribly hung over – a la Varsity Blues, – or were just out to get Luke fired.

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  116. I’m not too down on the run game/blocking. MSU ran cover zero and blitzed 2 or 3 LBs almost every single snap. A successful running game just isn’t happening against that. They made the QB coming off a torn ACL and meniscus and his WRs beat them, which they did. They sold out to stop the more more than any team I remember doing against a Georgia team. I was most surprised by the fact that Monken didn’t try running outside earlier if he so was insistent on running.

    Defense? Idk. Some of it was the offense they were facing and Leach had the better of Lanning and Kirby, which was obvious when we finally went man and got beat for a 50 yard TD to a RB out of the backfield. I told my dad that Leach was baiting us to go man by hitting all that underneath early and often. Sure enough.

    Also, the defense seems night and day depending on whether or not Jordan Davis is out there, though, I don’t think he would have mattered against that offense. We really ran some Joe Kines bend-don’t-break shit until those last two or three possessions.

    In fine Georgia can fashion, I’m really excited about the future of the offense. Big shoes to fill at both OGs. Defense- they lost a lot but still are loaded with talent. Again, Jordan Davis will be huge imo.

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    • RangerRuss

      Thanks for that explanation on why the Dawgs couldn’t run on MSU, jaboo52. I couldn’t make such a cogent description as I was drinking, cussing and commenting like a moronic mouth breather in addition to being an ignorant fuck. ‘Wonder what the Dawg’s staff have for an excuse?

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  117. rigger92

    Note; Mullen is a dick. Period.

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  118. Derek

    Kirby is too stubborn to win a game with 400 yards passing and 8 yards passing.

    I bet Saban has won dozens of those!

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  119. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Why wasn’t Daniels made ready for the Florida game?

    Kirby has some fucking explaining to do.

    Kirby is too stubborn. He’s too damn stubborn. That dumbass three and out in the third quarter where we went run-run-pass has Kirby’s meddling fingerprints all over it.

    There is no reason why Daniels couldn’t have been ready to play the Florida game. No, I don’t believe Kirby’s bullshit coachspeak.

    The man is too arrogant and too stubborn and he has absolutely no reason to be. He has ZERO rings as a head coach. Kirby cost us a chance to play in the SEC Championship Game this season because he stuck with the play-not-to-lose option at QB because that’s the coach he is.

    He better fucking learn his damn lesson this time. He didn’t learn after turtling the offense in the 2017 National Title Game. He didn’t learn after doing the same thing in 2018 against Bama AGAIN. He didn’t learn after promoting Coley. He even still didn’t learn after hiring Monken and still trying to make the offense play-not-to-lose. Next year better be better than this year. If not, the natives have every right to be restless.

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    • I was more concerned about him with our defensive approach to tonight’s game. It’s clear that a coach and not a recruiter can beat Smart, who is hoping that talent outplays scheme. Even in the after game presser he still tried to make excuses for SBIV. What crap. Quit promoting the po boy Georgia player and promote the guys who can win. Stupid defense tonight and stubborn run calls. We are fortunate that Leach didn’t throw more.

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  120. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Kirby REALLY has some fucking explaining to do.

    All of you here who continues to believe his bullshit prepare for this JT Daniels truth bomb to ruin your day.

    Kirby could’ve used the two weeks between Bama and Kentucky to get Daniels ready and instead stuck with Bennett. Daniels was ready to go. Stubborn and arrogant Kirby Smart decided to continue to play not to lose against Kentucky and Florida like it was 1985 and you don’t need a good QB to win games.

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  121. Salty Dawg

    Well, we won but what a painful to watch win. WTF was going on out there? There’s a lot to unpack but at least we now have a QB that can throw!!! How exciting is that? Hey receivers – you know what to do – so do it! All the rest – wake the fuck up and play like your lives depend on it. I saw a lot of half ass effort being displayed.

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  122. originaluglydawg

    We lose that game without JT playing. Late in the first half, he began to show his talent. Yeah, it was MSU, but again..we lose without JT.
    This is just crazy.

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  123. Illini84

    This oughta piss ya’ll off!!! ““The decisions were made were on who we felt gave us the best opportunity to win, and a lot of that had to do with mobility and Stetson’s play,” Smart said. “The kid played pretty good against Florida without George Pickens until he took the shot.”

    Bennett put directed a 6-play, 61-yard TD drive that gave UGA a 14-0 lead against the Gators but was injured on his scoring throw.

    “Then it kind of all went downhill,” Smart said. “As Stet struggled, we had to look for other options.”

    Smart said the real story is how Daniels handled things when he was relegated to third string behind Bennett and D’Wan Mathis the first six games of the season.

    “Let’s make the discussion about how well JT handled it in a world where nobody handles things very well when they don’t get what they want,” Smart said. “What he did is he said, ‘Coach, I want to come down to the scouts and I want to throw and I want to be part of the game plan.’

    “And he came down with me and went every day against what I think’s a pretty good defense … he made plays, he moved around in the pocket, and he started showing us that, ‘hey, I can do this thing.’ He took the bull by the horns and he took advantage of it tonight.”

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  124. uga97

    Yet again our first half D looked like Lanning already has an HC job offer in hand, College D coordinators’ stocks are falling fast, so maybe hes gonna cash in before it’s too late. The last drive before the half by Monken & Daniel was absolutely incredible. By the way, game ball goes to Burtons two HANDs- he snatched a bullet out of the air I haven’t seen by a UGA WR since AJ. Overall, hard to imagine Vandagriff beats out JT, so hope he’s OK grooming 1st year.

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    • The problem with the defensive scheme in the first half was that everyone seemed to dropping to the sticks or beyond and a receiver or back was just going to sit down 5 yards from the LOS. Easy pitch and catch and it was allowing MSU to play in from the chains on early downs. After the first drive of the second half, we started squatting on the five yard route. Once we did that, they struggled to do anything on early downs (it’s the Air Raid version of 8 in the box). Why we didn’t make that adjustment earlier is beyond me.

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  125. So that is what a competent skilled quarterback looks like. Daniels played well and gives me hope for the offense going into next season.

    Now, about that run game and defense…

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