Today, in stirring up shit at Mickey’s House

Shot.

McGee: Keeping in mind that “underperform” is a relative term, it’s hard to imagine that Georgia can replicate what it did in 2021. Big pieces are missing from that historically great defense and Stetson Bennett’s time as a folk hero among the fanbase seems to have lasted about a week. Will the Bulldogs win the SEC East? Probably. Will they win double-digit games and play in Atlanta in December? More than likely. Will that be enough? Not a chance. I just heard a click. I think Schlabach just unfriended me.

Chaser.

Schlabach: Who is going to beat Georgia during the regular season? Tennessee? Florida? The Bulldogs won’t be nearly as good as they were on defense last season, but Kirby Smart and his staff have recruited exceptionally well.

That works as a rebuttal, although I would have gone with “probably and more than likely are doing a shit ton of heavy lifting there”.

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51 responses to “Today, in stirring up shit at Mickey’s House

  1. At least McGee didn’t have to worry about Schlabach’s spouse smacking the taste out of his mouth…

    McGee may very well be right about GA’s defense…last season was a generational defense. But the rest of the SEC East is meh, and Auburn is a dumpster fire.

    UGA has the ability to improve on offense and slightly regress on defense and still be a CFP bound team.

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  2. Ran A

    Took me a minute. McGee as in Marty and McGee… This dude is personable and seems like a nice guy; his opinion matches up with the average football fan. His strength is NASCAR – which is fine. Feels like a UT fan… LOL

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    • fisheriesdawg

      It feels like these kind of shows have an audience because they replicate the conversations that normal people who don’t talk/write about sports for a living used to have back when we, you know, talked to each other. There’s nothing insightful about anything any of them say, it’s just time-filler.

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    • miltondawg

      Both of their strengths are in NASCAR. Ryan McGee’s takes are, as you said, average and his insights are rather empty. And as a UT alum, his takes are usually bent a little that hideous orange direction. Marty Smith isn’t much better. The show is basically them blathering on in their southern accents about stuff that they really don’t sound like they know a whole bunch about. Frankly, I’m surprised that ESPN has kept them around since they sound like a whole lot of people that a whole lot of people in other regions of the country despise.

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  3. Derek

    I’ll be damned if I can figure out where McGee said we’ll underperform.

    12-0 or 11-1 going into Atlanta and then we’ll see is about where you’d expect this team to be. Less than Atlanta IS underperforming. McGee says its very likely we get there.

    “Will that be enough?” What the fuck does that even mean??

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    • unionjackgin

      I think in this case what McGee is saying is:

      “The 2021 edition of UGA had a great defense and everyone acknowledged that fact. An out of character loss in the SEC Championship Game didn’t diminish that fact and UGA was rightly selected to be in the CFP.”

      “The 2022 edition of UGA may end up having a great defense but has to replace so many players. Even if they roll through the regular season undefeated or 11-1, UGA had better defeat the opponent from the West or the media is not going to give them the benefit of the doubt and they might not make the CFP. If UGA finishes 12-1 but w/o the SEC title and Bama/A&M finish with the same record but one wins the conference title, then McGee is going to push Bama/A&M for the playoff over UGA.”

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      • Derek

        Wouldn’t surprise me. Still don’t see how that means we would’ve “underperformed.” I don’t know that anyone is going to be impressed with us running through next year’s schedule, save for the possibility that Tennessee finds some defense, unless we’re really pasting teams.

        Seems to me that 2022 comes down to the first Saturday in December.

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    • stoopnagle

      “Will that be enough?”

      We’ve Alabama-ized our program; now we’re Alabama-izing the media narrative about our fanbase.

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    • bucketheridge

      National media has overstated our fanbase’s satisfaction/frustration with Kirby Smart and/or our title drought for years. I read stories about Kirby being on the verge of the hotseat but don’t even recall reading the same sentiment on a message board or comment section, much less hearing it from any fans.

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      • Alan

        And I think that like Ray Goff, Kirby would get an extra year or two grace period because he’s a Georgia alum.

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      • Derek

        We’re all reasonable people….

        Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)
        December 4, 2021 at 5:45 PM
        With three timeouts and 21 seconds, knowing Bama gets the ball to begin the half, will Kirby play not to lose or will he try?

        Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)
        December 4, 2021 at 5:47 PM
        He decided to play not to lose.

        Kirby Smart has not learned one fucking thing from 2017 and 2018.
        He starts his play not to lose QB and he plays not to lose everywhere else.

        Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)
        December 4, 2021 at 5:53 PM
        No, it’s Kirby’s fault for playing the play-not-lose QB who is incapable of keeping up with Bama’s offense.

        Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)
        December 4, 2021 at 5:56 PM
        This idea that our defense could stop the best QB in CFB and we could survive with a guy like Stetson Bennett was always flawed.

        It’s the same old Kirby thinking.

        Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)
        December 4, 2021 at 6:33 PM

        Bennett can’t hang. He is not the guy who can win a national title.

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    McGee is a first class asshole. No need to mince words.

    I put absolutely zero stock in anything that asshole has to say about anything. It’s worth the cursing to call him what he is.

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    • RangerRuss

      McGee is more of a candy ass than asshole. Definitely a shithead. He has no credibility.

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      • siskey

        I like McGee’s flamboyant dress but I love his fake southern accent. He may have the pulse on the fanbase but honestly since we won it all I have been less concerned about the day-to-day stuff than I can ever remember. I still get on here every day and read other CFB sites but I am not as worried or even engaged as I was before the national championship game. I don’t know if it is trust in Kirby, being tired of hearing about NIL stuff, a malaise or not knowing what to do after such a momentous accomplishment, or some combination of all four. Is anybody else feeling the same way?

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        • RangerRuss

          No pressure, buddy. I’m smoooooth.

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          • That is it…RR, that is the perfect mindset…without the 41 year narrative and all the fucking baggage it brought…now we can just sit back and enjoy…obviously it will take some getting used to for a few, Stockholm syndrome and all…but as for me and mine, we’re going to be ok

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            • HirsuteDawg

              Well, (at least for me) it is easier to sit back and enjoy when the Dawgs are smacking the shit out of the teams we ought to be smacking the shit out of; and competing with a chance of dominating ANY of the other teams. All the talking heads can blab in the off season. My opinion is that we are gonna do a lot of smacking in 2022. Like RR says – smoooooth.

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        • owensborodawg

          Two Georgia fans showed up at my church yesterday in western Kentucky. As we talked, basking in the continuing, amazing, wonderful glow of a national championship, one of them remarked at the sadness and angst shared liberally among the Kentucky basketball faithful all around us. I realized my buzz was not bourbon induced, but by-God-national-championship-induced ongoing euphoria. I am not worried about one blessed thing these days, except having enough good bourbon. Go Dawgs!

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  5. debbybalcer

    McGee wants us the fan base to be a distraction. Not happening.

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  6. waterswv

    To be clear here for my edification; we’ve moved onto the what have you done for me lately narrative and the only reason we won was because we had a generational defense.

    Cool.

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  7. rigger92

    Ok, yeah, we lose a lot of talent off the D. With the SEC east being what it is I think it’s highly likely our D will still choke the life out of all of our regular season opponents, maybe TN being the one to rack up yards. So, the gaudy stats for the D will be the same IMHO.

    We should be in ATL in DEC and that game will be everything it always is.

    The rest? That’s when we will see if the D holds up and I don’t see any reason that it won’t.

    The team we end up with after Fall practice may very well end up being better than the one we got last year. There’s not really any reason to think otherwise.

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  8. unionjackgin

    Given the 64 team playoff fantasy exercise that Chris Low recently published, I think we can see where the SEC media narrative for 2022 is going.

    They are going to push Bama and Texas A&M as the “top” SEC teams with UGA a notch below them. UGA is going to need to be perfect this year to pierce that narrative or one of both of those two teams needs to fall to earth.

    I understand with the returning talent of the Crimson Tide that they are going to be number one. I am confused about A&M.

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    • siskey

      I agree. The media guys are not so dumb as to believe that A&M will find an offense this year so they are setting up for when Bama wins in Tuscaloosa to begin the “hot seat” talk about Jimbo.
      If we are somehow 10-2 or worse and don’t represent the SEC East then the same crew will be able to hype the coach who does while also drawing parallels between Kirby and Saban.
      That being said, I think it will be Georgia versus someone else in the SEC Championship game this year. I want to say LSU but I won’t be shocked if Ole Miss gets there at 11-1 or 10-2.

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    • Russ

      If Jimbo wins 10 games this season, I’ll be surprised. If he only wins 8 games, I won’t be surprised.

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  9. Ran A

    And not mentioned… The offense will score more points than it did a year ago. Everybody forgets that Georgia took their foot off the pedal in many-many games by mid-3rd quarter. This offense can and will score a LOT of points in the upcoming year. Watch out for Milton… Big Big Year coming for that kid.

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  10. ciddawg

    The real March Madness is these click-grifters trying to keep all the plates spinning by pissing off the winners and “Hope” teasing the losers…
    Hated that bitch…glad she’s gone…
    Go Dawgs!!!

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  11. practicaldawg

    With an offense that only figures to be even better in 2022 than 2021, I don’t think Kirby needs to field the 2021 defense to have a chance in 2022. The 2021 defense was overkill in all but a couple of games against a certain SECw team.

    One thing I’m fascinated about for 2022 defensively is that our secondary should stronger overall. So while we lost some key pieces upfront, the back end will be better. And there are also very good, if less experienced, guys up front.

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  12. The season comes down to the last weekend in October and the first weekend in December. Beat the brakes off the Handbags, and take our chances in Atlanta. Beat Bama? We’re in. Lose to Bama as an undefeated? We’ll see given everything else around us.

    For the Texas A&M cheerleading (or should I say yell-leading), I just flat out don’t see it. Bama is going to beat them to a pulp in Tuscaloosa. Don’t be surprised if Miami and LSU present some problems.

    You could easily see Georgia and Alabama both undefeated entering MBS in December.

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  13. RangerRuss

    Yeah, the Dawgs lost some great players. So did every other team. The Dawgs, however, have 92 of the best players in the country on scholarship along with some great walk-ons. Many have extensive playing time. There are NOT four other teams capable of matching the Dawgs on the field. The excellent coaching staff will have those young men prepared in September.
    I don’t know what Ryan McGee has been watching to doubt the Dawgs. I figure he’s just a dumbass.

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  14. mwodieseldawg

    bama ain’t winning shit. Y’all already forget Metchie and Williams declared?

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  15. row105

    ya’ll get off McGee’s ass. Statistically he is is probably correct. Great Alabama teams don’t repeat why would we think we would. I’ve renewed my tickets, I’ll be at Samford stadium , in Jacksonville and probably Starkvegas. I’m a fan and believer in the current staff but I’d say McGee’s analysis is one I would NOT bet against. BFD. Besides don’t we need some bulletin board material. Actually McGee is pretty smart for a UT grad..

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  16. uga97

    If the Goal is to have 1 more point than the opponent at the conclusion of every UGA football game this fall, and our schedule lightens considerably, then we can feel pretty comfortable with Schlabach’s question & point about our roster talent alone. Besides, McGee has just a wee but of UT homer baked in to those comments, that nut, so no not seeing any threats right now, even if just on paper. Wait till we pull a few more transfers.

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    • godawgs1701

      I’ve never thought of McGee as a UT homer. Certainly, I don’t think he’s being a UT homer here – if you ask me who the best SEC team Georgia played last year was, I’d say Alabama. If you ask me who the second-best team Georgia played last year was, I’m going to say Tennessee. Kentucky is close, but that Vol offense is going to be scary if they start upgrading at a few positions. There’s no reason to not expect them to be a tough test this year.

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      • miltondawg

        I think of McGee as a UT homer, but aside from that I agree that UT was probably the best team in the SEC that Georgia played in the regular season with an argument that it was Kentucky (though UT beat them in Lexington). I still believe that if UT played Pitt and Florida later in the year that UT would have definitely beaten Florida and could very well have beaten Pitt.

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  17. godawgs1701

    I mean, if Georgia doesn’t win the national championship in 2022 then it’s a step back from what we did last year. I’m not sure that I’m predicting that we will and I’m as much or more in the bag for the Dawgs with red and black colored eyeglasses than most. Y’all who are dog cussing the guy because he isn’t predicting Georgia will win back to back national titles might need to chill a little!

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  18. jim1886

    McKee is an Alabama Homer.
    What they don’t understand, is what Kirby has built.
    The DAWGS are now like Bama, in a re load mode, NOT rebuild

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  19. Jack Klompus

    Barnhart is Phil Steele compared to Marty and McGee.

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