Early Steele

The 2021 preview mag hasn’t shown up yet at my nearby Barnes and Noble, but those who ordered it directly from Steele have been rewarded with delivery.

A couple of Dawg-related notes for you…

Dawgs247“On Tuesday, college football analyst Phil Steele released his preseason All-SEC and All-American teams and several Georgia players made the cut. Four were named All-Americans, including a pair of first-team selections – offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer and punter Jake Camarda.”  Jordan Davis made second team and Nakobe Dean made Steele’s fourth team.

Mike Griffith“Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral — whose decommitment from USC four years ago opened the door for Daniels to determine he would reclassify and graduate early to play for the Trojans — was Steele’s choice for first-team preseason All-SEC quarterback.

Daniels, who missed the first six games of last season while still rehabilitating an injured knee, was assigned the second team.”

All told, 12 Georgia players made Steele’s four all-SEC teams.  (I probably don’t need to tell you which program had more selections.)

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33 responses to “Early Steele

  1. originaluglydawg

    I wonder if Plumlee is still happy with his situation at Ole Miss.
    I think he’s a sophmore and Corral is a redshirt sophmore.
    The Kiffer has a good situation there if he can hang on to both of them.
    If they can find some defense, Ole Miss might be pretty good, especially by next year.

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  2. That Sayler is above Dean and Davis is absurd. Just absurd. Davis and Dean are each the best at their position in the NCAA. Sayler got moved from tackle to guard and ballooned in weight.

    I hope Sayler comes around to his potential this year, truly. But Steele doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

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  3. Greg

    good….will keep’em humble.

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  4. jdawg108

    But doesn’t he know JT sucks… subpar competition something something …

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  5. MGW

    Always seems to be the story: “Georgia has so much talent! Look at the preseason All SEC teams! Why don’t they do more? By the way Bama has like 5 more players on the list and most of theirs are on the first team while Georgia’s are mostly second and third team. BUT STILL! SO MUCH TALENT!!!”

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      MGW, are you bragging, confessing, or complaining??

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      • MGW

        All three I guess.

        No, just pointing out that even when we have high talent years with returning players and all that good stuff, there’s still Bama doing it just a little bit better that we have to deal with.

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    • charlottedawg

      So you’re saying Alabama does a better job of identifying, recruiting and / or developing talent? Because that’s what the data would suggest.

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      • Greg

        gotta be a coaching problem….right?

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      • MGW

        Historically speaking, definitely. Recently not so much (although we haven’t really had many true studs be what we hoped they would lately). This year like a lot of years I think some of Bama’s individual players get a bump due to the whole team’s success last year and ours a little of the opposite. For example if we had Daniels all year last year we win at least one or two more games and probably a few guys either make this list that didn’t or a few get bumped up a team. That’s nothing new and probably not entirely undeserved though; ain’t like Bama’s guys don’t usually end up honoring those projections.

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    • Greg

      usually, it’s depth…..but thinks we have that covered this year. Hope we have a little luck to go with it, it’s due…

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      • MGW

        We have all the depth in the world. It’s getting a couple/few guys to step up and be more than just “very good” that we’ve been missing (there are certainly some candidates this year though). Pickens was one but he’s out. Zeus isn’t quite that level so far. There’s no Houdini Roquan type always causing trouble on the D, no unblockable DL, no total lock down corner, etc.

        In response to your question above… I don’t think that can be coached or forecasted based on high school performance. Not very often. You just recruit numbers and get the odds in your favor; we’re doing that and so does Saban. He’s probably a better evaluator for sure but he’s also had more “hits” in that superstar lottery than we have the last few years.

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        • MGW

          For example, we’re far more talented overall this year than we were in 2017. But in 2017 we had Michel and Chubb, Lorenzo and Roquan. All of whom were amazing. Also peak Fromm and a stable of rock solid receivers. Less overall talent, way more studs. It takes some of those guys to go that far no matter how deep you are.

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        • rugbydawg79

          Zamir will be much better this year.

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          • MGW

            I’m hoping he wasn’t quite at 100% last year and he’s finally ready to show out. Either way I expect the backs to go off as a unit (per carry) due to the receiving game taking some pressure off. Should be a good bit fewer average number of defenders in the box.

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  6. bucketheridge

    For the life of me, I cannot understand how Jordan Davis continues to be underrated.

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    • debbybalcer

      I hope he wins all the awards at the end of the season. He is a DGD.

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    • jcdawg83

      I think it is because he plays nose and gets double teamed on almost every play so he isn’t showing out like the D End that gets a lot of sacks and tackles for loss because he only has to beat one tackle. Davis is a great asset in that he takes away the middle of the line and his being doubled means one less blocker for the linebackers to deal with. Davis’s pure numbers don’t reflect his value as a defensive lineman with regards to how he affects the play of the offense.

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    • Biggen

      He is a beast in the middle. I never have any fear of the opponent rushing when he is in play.

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  7. originaluglydawg

    Question.
    Which is the larger talent gap?
    Alabama / Georgia
    or
    Georgia / Those MFs down in Hogtown.
    (I think even Tony Barnhart knows the answer)
    My opinion is Alabama’s talent over Georgia is miniscule.
    Alabama players get the benefit of the doubt just because.
    Georgia’s talent over UF is much larger.
    Is Georgia pulling away from everyone else and about to pass the Tide?
    It sounds like a dream but I think it may be!!
    I’d also like a comparison of ‘Bama and Georgia to LSU.
    But since we don’t play the Tigers it’s mostly moot anyway.

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  8. Casey Chestnut

    “(I probably don’t need to tell you which program had more selections.)”

    Is it Tennessee? It’s Tennessee isn’t it? I’m sure I’m right!

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