What dominance looks like

Matt Hinton:

Since 2017, UGA is 27-2 against the rest of the SEC East, by scores that reflect an even wider gap than the record implies. Only one of those wins was decided by single digits, and in 2021 Georgia’s average margin of victory in division play was an embarrassing 32.3 points per game.

And this is what gap closing doesn’t look like:

At some point, that state of affairs says as much about the rest of the division as it does about the team at the top. While the Dawgs have thrived, their old rivals for East dominance, Florida and Tennessee, have languished in various stages of rebuilding. With the abrupt end of the Dan Mullen era in Gainesville, the Gators and Vols are both on their fourth head coach in 10 years, a cycle of hope and collapse that has yielded some fleeting success (see Florida’s last division title in 2020) but overall amounts to a lost decade. The division upstart, Kentucky, has stabilized into a reliable winner under Mark Stoops, but has yet to come close to the top of the standings, finishing at least 2 games behind Georgia each of the past 5 years; ditto South Carolina and Missouri, both well removed from their last winning conference records. Meanwhile, Smart keeps stacking blue-chip recruiting classes in Athens, and the talent deficit just keeps getting bigger.

I can live with that.

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15 responses to “What dominance looks like

  1. The Vols and Gators can languish for several years longer, as far as I’m concerned. I’m good with that.

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  2. RangerRuss

    Yes sir. Lot of shit talkers got shut the fuck up in 2021. Looking to shut the rest up in 2022.
    2008 and 1998 were a long time ago.

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    • Down Island Way

      The newest condiment to go with that whine from the FU fanbase…”side of languish, straight up”…#FTMF

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    • Preach it, RR…2022 should be the “Punch Bama in the Dick” season…those Gump assholes need to cease with the diarrhea of the mouth…I’m getting too old to abide those spineless sugar cubes in the rain.

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      • RangerRuss

        Text from a Gump buddy this morning..
        “7-5 this year and then around 2065 Georgia May get back to the National Championship based on history. Bennett will be replaced by the fifth game and Georgia fans will be crying to replace coach, just saying a typical Georgia year”
        33-18
        Suck it Gump!

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  3. practicaldawg

    No one can take away 2020 from Florida though. I think you can still get “8-4 and we almost beat Alabama” T-shirts in Gainesville.

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  4. Bulldawg Bill

    “I can live with that.”
    If I MUST.

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  5. If this defense comes out on Saturday and flexes their collective muscle, our conference opponents will officially be on notice.

    The talent is there on both sides of the ball. Time to GATA.

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  6. Tony BarnFart

    Seth Emerson alluded to the idea that it would behoove us to rip off a couple more titles before the comfort of divisions goes away. I mean, the others can come get some too as far as i’m concerned , but he ain’t wrong.

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  7. Bluto, unabashedly, this is Dawg Porn, and I thank you for it.

    May the dumpsters in Hogtown and the dentally challenged Knoxville forever burn!

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  8. I was told this is the way its supposed to be.

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