Daily Archives: September 11, 2022

TFW you don’t GAS about that buyout

My, that was fast.

That new Big Ten broadcast money makes for braver ADs.

How long until Frost reaches out to Alabama for an analyst position?

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Filed under Big Ten Football

TFW it’s early, but…

I sense a disturbance in the Force.

Georgia with better odds to win the conference than Clemson?  Tell me more, Bill.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Another thing Nick Saban doesn’t have time for.

Imagine being a ‘Bama player and throwing the Horns Down sign after a game like yesterday’s.

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The hangover

“Going into the game did I want to only play the starters a half? No, absolutely not. I mean, we need conditioning. The only thing we need is to play. I mean, I would love to play 15 minutes. I’m respecting my opponent and his wishes also, but we need to play football. Now, granted, you know, we’ve got some guys who have played a lot of football, and I didn’t go into the game thinking they’d play a half. I mean, I didn’t know how long they’d have to play. They’re going to play until we were comfortable in a lead to put the other guys in. We have a set of players that play regardless of the score, and then we talk about with headphones who plays as we score, as we build a lead. I just was disappointed altogether with, you know, execution would probably be the right word on offense. It just wasn’t crisp as it should be.” — Kirby Smart

Is it just me, or do you think deep down in places he doesn’t talk about at parties, Kirby Smart loves wins like yesterday’s?  You know, solid wins — and a shutout always qualifies as solid, no matter the opposition — marred somewhat by not so solid play.  It gives him something useful to motivate his team with, without the downside of a loss.

And really, I’m just talking about the offense here.  But it looked pretty obvious from where I was sitting that Georgia’s offensive players took Samford too lightly.  Understandable after their play in the opener, but disappointing nevertheless.  Run blocking was inconsistent, the downfield blocking wasn’t nearly as good as it was against Oregon, Stetson had some issues with mechanics that were causing his longer passes to sail and also made his first truly bad decision of the season on the sack he took.

Give credit where credit is due here, too.  If you want to say that Samford’s back seven was better in pass coverage than the Ducks were, you’ll get no argument from me.  It was clear Georgia’s players weren’t prepared for that possibility.

None of that is end of the world stuff.  As Smart also said after the game, “… it’s something you’ve got to be working on. And I’ll guarantee you it’s easily fixable, but a lot of it comes down to execution.”  I have the feeling there’s gonna be a lot of executing in Georgia’s practices this week, that’s for sure.

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“Richardson is making Mullen look like the smart one in the room.”

Speaking of premature hot takes, behold this week’s SEC passer ratings:

And, like day follows night, Your Daily Gator is on the mother.

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Filed under Gators, Gators...

Good day, defined

Not bad, Sun Belt.

By the way, fantastic ROI, Notre Dame, Nebraska and TAMU.

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Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major

You’ve come a long way, UGA.

This honestly blew my mind yesterday when it popped up on the board:

The school that once treated Green and Gurley as criminals is now officially promoting NIL opportunities for its players.  Greg McGarity would be turning in his grave, if he were in one.

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Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

Hot, hot, hot

You’d think after yesterday’s carnage, folks might want to dial back the absurd, spur of the moment pronouncements, but that not how some in our media roll.

If we could somehow convert hot takes into a renewable energy source, we could end our reliance on fossil fuels overnight.

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