“This is a very, very dangerous game for these guys.”

What, you were expecting keen insight from Gene Chizik?

“It’s almost like a no-win situation,” Chizik said. “If you beat Cincinnati by two touchdowns, that is what you were supposed to do. If you don’t, you’re the goat. But let’s look at Georgia and you talked about that loss to Texas a couple of years ago. Remember last year, going into the Baylor game in the Sugar Bowl, where everybody thought, Georgia was down I don’t know, eight, nine starters, defense, offense, and they beat Baylor into submission. So that’s the mindset they’re gonna have to go into this game with. I don’t know if they will but let’s remember, they just finished their season on a big-time up note with a 49-14 win over Missouri. A three-game winning streak. the chance for them to win a fourth game in a row and by the way, beat a top 10 team? That should be motivation in itself.”

Hard to believe a guy like that lost his head coaching job.


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23 responses to ““This is a very, very dangerous game for these guys.”

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Close your eyes and imagine it’s Tony Barnhart

    Liked by 5 people

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

    Sounds like he’s gunning for Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart’s job.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Ran A

    He’s a much better analyst than he ever was a coach.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. David K

    C’mon, honestly what would you say in his position? It’s easy to say he’s stating the obvious but that’s clearly the main storyline with this game. You’ve made 2-3 posts already about that exact same thing. This will always be the narrative whenever there’s a non-Power 5 that’s had a great year matched up against a big program who got left out of the playoff. When the Auburns of the world always beat up teams like Central Florida then that won’t be the case, but we could easily lose this game.

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    • originaluglydawg

      That does make sense.
      In fact, he’s in the same situation Georgia is in…He’s expected to come up with a realistic analysis. He’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.
      But we’ve gotta have stuff to read and talk about because it’s fun and why were here!


  5. Munsoning

    If the Dawgs come to play they beat Cincy by three TDs at least. I don’t care how many starters opt out. Hopefully next year we’re speculating about UGA’s chances of beating a CFP team. Come on, Kirby. Get us to the dang promised land.

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    • originaluglydawg

      God allowed Moses to view the Promised Land from the heights of Mount Pisgah. He told Moses that he was allowed to view it, but would not get to enter and possess it as the younger generation would.
      I’m not as old as Moses was, but I’m getting there.
      “Come on, Kirby” indeed!


  6. practicaldawg

    Chizik and Tom Crean are excellent talkers

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  7. ASEF

    Never forget Gene’s crowning accomplishment:

    Giving up 645 yards rushing to Baylor in a bowl game.
    Who was missing the following on offense:
    1st string QB
    2nd string QB
    1st round WR
    2nd round RB

    Never seen anything like it. Briles showed up with about 6 single wing plays, and Gene apparently spent the entire game trying to Google how to defend it – unsuccessfully.


  8. akascuba

    I have to give respect where due. Consider the amount of money Gene has made in the CF business first. Second he has a NC on his resume with a QB who as I remember the uproar before the Bama game most of the CFB world was trying to keep him out of the game. His amazing straight face while he kept while spinning the everything was above board and by the rules had a lot to do with keeping his QB eligible with the NCAA.

    Certainly our AD could not have matched that result. Just look at what GM…I digress never mind don’t look it only hurts.

    It’s very impressive when you look at the money he continues to find people to pay him for the keen insight into CFB only Gene Chizik can deliver. Wouldn’t most of us would jump at a gig like that. I tip my hat to him while trying to avoid listening or reading anything he says.


  9. ugafidelis

    Glad to see somebody use the term goat in it’s proper use. Not the new fangled feel good version. 😉


  10. Russ

    Watching ESPN with FAU vs Tulsa and they have Rogers Redding as their rules “expert”. He’s as bad in this role as he was as an official. He’s blown three straight reviews in the game. Maybe they’ll get Penn Wagers or Al Ford to be their “expert” for other games.

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  11. Dawg19

    Test your knowledge!

    Four hundred times a day, Gene Chizik:

    A) Combs his hair

    B) Brushes his teeth

    C) Thanks God for Cam Newton


  12. PTC DAWG

    No win situation, just like playing GT, except Cincy is better.