Today, in hubba hubba

Andy Staples ($$), bringing this morning’s Dawg porn:

… I think we’ll see that the way Georgia has recruited the past few years has allowed the Bulldogs to reload the way Alabama has under Nick Saban. This was always Saban’s fear, that someone would be able to fully tap the recruiting potential in Athens. Smart is that person…

In short, the offense will not have to carry Georgia. While the Bulldogs may not be historically dominant on that side of the ball for a second consecutive season, they’ll be good enough to beat up on most of their schedule. The offense will be different but could wind up being better than the 2021 version. Adding Arik Gilbert as either a tight end or a huge receiver — it’s really semantics at this point — means Georgia will be stressing defenses built smaller to deal with spread offenses. Sophomore tight end Brock Bowers likely will be the featured weapon in the passing game, and despite months of rumors, jumbo tight end Darnell Washington remains on the roster. This means Georgia is going to be throwing formations at defenses that they aren’t accustomed to seeing, and those formations are just as conducive to opening holes in the run game as they are creating mismatches in the pass game.

No one else in the SEC East has Georgia’s talent, and with Auburn down, no one on Georgia’s SEC schedule is on the same tier as the Bulldogs in terms of depth. The most complete roster Georgia will face in 2022 belongs to season-opener opponent Oregon.

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em, peeps.


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28 responses to “Today, in hubba hubba

  1. MGW

    The regular season is going to be a blood bath. It’s fun to win and all but some of these other programs need to pull their weight so it can at least be interesting.

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    • biggusrickus

      Bite your tongue.

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    • jcdawg83

      I think the game in Columbia on Sept 17th might be a pretty good one. The chickens have brought in some offensive talent and we will probably be pressed to score some points. I don’t think it will be a shootout but I also don’t think 17 points will win it.

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

    Andy forgot to write the end of that final sentence:

    “… and the Gumps, ‘turds, and Hillbillies all wept.”

    There, that’s better!

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  3. NotMyCrossToBear

    Is this what it feels like to be Clemson during then regular season?

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  4. Kirbs will keep everyone focused on the next opponent…let’s not coronate titles and championships yet…let’s earn it 1 game at a time. Stay healthy, let the bench get a lot of playing time in 2nd halves, and just keep improving game by game.

    We will here the term “rat poison” all season long. I love it, but Kirby will manage it

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  5. biggusrickus

    Unless someone takes a pretty dramatic step forward, Georgia would have to play an absolutely horrible game to lose in the regular season.


    • bmacdawg87

      Don’t pretend like we’re not capable. Going to be interesting to see how focused this team looks from week to week. Especially if there is a championship hangover at all week 1 against the Ducks

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      • biggusrickus

        Sure. I mean, they lost to an awful South Carolina team in 2019, but it’s hard to imagine the offense or defense being as bad as that 2019 offensive unit was.


  6. moe pritchett

    Rat poison.

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  7. Russ

    Going to Kentucky late and Mississippi State late both worry me.

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  8. bucketheridge

    I can’t express how much I’d love to see us come out in 14 or 23 personnel at midfield with Bowers, Gilbert, Washington, and Goede/Delp/Seither and an option to bunch into a goalline formation or go three or four wide.

    In the later Bobo era I felt like some of our success (besides the stud backs) was from running what had become an exotic offense — the I-formation. Defenses, especially outside of the SEC, had been built to play the spread, and we had mismatches up front. We aren’t in the I anymore, but 14 personnel gives you the same physical advantages in the run game but with a very comperable receiving threat. You can’t bank on a glut of TEs who can do everything like we have at the moment, but it’d be a hell of an experiment in offense.

    Plus, it’s always awesome to put the nerd football bloggers in a position where they have to recognize the innovation of an offense that isn’t spreading you out but is getting creative with big bodies.

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  9. uga97

    2 things we are talking about here. Roster management. Looking good on offense.

    The other thing is schedule & who we are matching up with & going to battle.

    Tennessee warp speed O, but their D sucked last year, Kentucky- not worried they lost the best OC they had under Stoops. Auburn, Florida, SC – can put up fights but not a full heavyweight 4 quarters vs us. The one to maybe worry about is Miss State. They have 18 starters returning. We play them late November at their house. Their QB threw almost 5,000 yards w/ 36 tds vs 9 picks, vs SEC west. Their entire Dline & RBs come back. Their coach could give 2 shits about the team he is playing against. Circle Nov 12 peeps and start scheduling buses to take over their stadium.


    • jcdawg83

      State went 7-6/4-4 last season. Is there any reason to think those same players will somehow be a lot better next season? They had a total of 10 rushing tds last season, Georgia had 29 (Zeus had 11 on his own). Georgia had 29 tds to 7 ints with a walk on qb. Leach is entertaining but he is 11-13 at State and hasn’t won 10 games in a season since 2018 and has only won 10 games in a season twice in his career, not exactly fear inducing for me. Texas Tech pummeled them in the Liberty Bowl 34-7. I’m pretty certain we will be better than Texas Tech.

      Tennessee and SC are the two teams that I think will give us the best game. SC is in Columbia and we seem to find a way to struggle against the chickens when we should handle them easily. Tennessee’s super fast offense can move the ball and Hooker is a big guy that can make plays.


      • PTC DAWG

        That seems fair to me, never overlook AU or UF either.


      • uga97

        Leach is just now approaching his 3rd season. He won 3 more games last year than the previous, his 1st season so his trajectory is correct. He lost 3 games by only 8 total pts last year. He’s running his Air Raid in an era of on field rules which favor air raid teams and with a returning QB. He’s never had quite the big uglies on any D at previous stops squad like he does at miss state. We don’t have the DB depth we need to stop all 500 yards of offense from Rogers. Our O is Smore of surgical Air which opens up TE & RBbunderneath play. We just lost 15 NFL draft. Bama was locked up in four or 1 score games last year with the loss to a true Freshman QB, showing how hard it is to undefeated in the SEC & on the road Miss states D was 5 spots better than UTs vs SEC competition last year. Just saying, if we drop one, it better not be UT at home, so this is the game team that has the look of that potential.


  10. Dawg19

    One thing that will help this year is that we got the natty monkey off our backs. Now our guys can go have fun and not have to listen to all that talk. It’s also easier as a fan, frankly.

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  11. Nix and Rattler will have to have transformed from panic-stricken scrambling turnover machines. Leach has never fielded a defense. Gators are a mess and Auburn sucks. We almost always make Kentucky to be scarier than they are. Mizzou and Vandy are awful. The gnats may not step on the field.

    Only Georgia can beat Georgia headed into the SECCG. Kirby is facing the challenge of an undefeated season but that is the next mountain to climb. Don’t see where he chooses to throw a game this year. 😉

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  12. Comin' Down The Track

    Dawg porn delivered by a Gaturd somehow makes it Dawg pornier. I’m here for it.

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  13. Doggoned

    Like last year. Just win the opener. Then the next one, etc.

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  14. Clayton Joiner

    BOOM! Let’s get this party started!

    Cool aid/Rat poison for everyone! Lol

    Let’s Go Dawgs!