Daily Archives: April 4, 2021

Why is Dell McGee trying to destroy college football as we know it?

I mean, this aggression shall not stand, man.

“They are still recruiting really hard,” Robinson said, “and as of right now they are still No. 1. The commitment from the running back didn’t affect where I stand with Georgia … At the beginning (of this process), we (Robinson and Dell McGee) built a relationship with each other, and as of now, I’m doing zooms with him and talking about certain things related to Georgia football and about my brand and likeness.”

“… and about my brand and likeness.”  WTF, Dell?  You’re sowing seeds, dude.  Next thing you know, this kid’s going to ruin his Georgia career by accepting money for being himself.  And that’s before we get to him being a cancer in the locker room.  You know what money does to a person, especially an eighteen-year old who’s never had the chance to finance tats and weed on a significant level.  Plus, think of all those jealous offensive linemen who won’t want to block for him.  Is that what Georgia football is supposed to be about?

Eh, so what if he’s the top recruit in the country at his position.  You need to spend your time recruiting two- and three-star high schoolers who will be grateful to put on the uniform and won’t spend their time on self-promotion, because there won’t be anything to promote.  That’s how champions are built.

Am I doing it right, amateurism romantics?  I’d hate to see Dell screw up a good thing.




Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

What he said

This Jeff Schultz interview with new Falcons’ head coach Arthur Smith ($$) contains the best definition of balance I’ve ever read:

… When Smith says he strives for balance, “It doesn’t mean we have to have 50 percent runs and 50 percent pass plays. It just means you want to keep defenses off balance. You don’t want to become obvious. Yeah, we’re going to run the football, and we’re going to throw play action at you. But if you’re sitting up there (in the box) and you know what’s coming, then shame on us.”

Hells yeah.


Filed under Strategery And Mechanics

Dawgs in glass houses shouldn’t throw scheduling stones.

The next time you consider mocking Clemson for playing an ACC schedule, you might want to pause and think about where Georgia ranks on Phil Steele’s toughest 2021 schedule, based on opponent winning percentage.  [HINT:  You’ll be scrolling down for a while.]

The funny thing is that the Tigers are in fact ranked lower than the Dawgs, but not by much.


Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Of all the quarterbacks in the world, three of them are backing up JT Daniels.

There was nothing earthshattering that came out of yesterday’s après scrimmage presser (not that I expected anything like that).  But, I gotta admit this exchange made me chuckle a wee bit:

QB competition behind JT Daniels…
“All three of those guys are getting reps and all three of them are really good players.”

Elaborate more on that?
“Uh, yeah, all three of them are getting reps and all three are going to be really good players. They continue to work hard. They all got reps today…”

I think we found some shit Kirby doesn’t have time for.


Filed under Georgia Football

How green was their valley

Something about yesterday’s post on JT Daniels’ four-game stretch to finish the 2020 season made me wonder about something:  how bad were those four defenses Georgia faced?

But that’s not exactly what this post will explore.  Let’s assume for the sake of argument that the conference opponents’ defenses were subpar and Cinci’s stats came at the expense of G5 opponents.  There is still a relevant question to ask:  relative to the opposition, how well did Georgia’s offense perform against those four defenses?

For that, I decided to turn to our old statistical friend, defensive yards per play.  How well did Georgia’s offense perform according to that metric, compared with the rest of those four teams’ opponents?

Answer:  pretty damned well.

Per stats.com, you see Georgia’s offensive ypp number, where that ranks defensively (first being most) for the season on the other team’s schedule and the difference between that and the opponent’s season average for defensive ypp:

Also, for further context, here’s where each of those teams ranked nationally in defensive yards per play:  Cincinnati, 4th; Mississippi State, 50th; Missouri, 89th; South Carolina, 110th.  So, yes, two of those defenses Georgia faced were poor.  Even so, there wasn’t a game Daniels played in when the Dawgs didn’t clearly outperform all, or almost all, of the other offenses its opponents faced.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!