Daily Archives: October 20, 2022

“It’s been a while.”

This will make you smile.

17 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football

Today’s stat of the day

Comes from Mr. Steele…

And they’re still climbing the learning curve!

19 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

You’re all worthless and weak. Now drop and give me 20.

Holy shit, ‘Bama, when you’ve lost Erik Evans

Again, not go Nega-Gump, but I’m just about done with this entire roster. Playing soft is one thing; soft between the ears and under the ribcage is another matter entirely. Give me 85 coachable three-stars from Bowling Green, or a hungry Vanderbilt kid who gives a shit for 60 minutes, over whatever we’ve been seeing the past 21 games.

You can’t coach brains, attitude or heart, and this iteration of Alabama football is sorely lacking in all of them.


And I put no small measure of this team’s performance on the coaching staff. Relative to talent level, they’ve grossly underperformed given what they are capable of. There is no Alabama Standard anymore. You can’t look out on the field and show me where I’m wrong either.

Erik, I wouldn’t think of it.

(By the way, if you think he’s had a real change of heart about things, he hasn’t.  “Nick Saban is telling the team that all of their goals are still ahead of them, and that is technically true. But does anyone actually believe that, given that Alabama will almost certainly face the Vols again…”

Dude is gonna be crushed if Georgia handles the Vols.)

68 Comments

Filed under Alabama

2022 Mumme Poll, Week 7

Screenshot_2019-09-30 (1) Senator Blutarsky ( MummePoll) Twitter

We had 292 folks cast votes this week.  The average number of teams on a voter’s ballot dropped to 8.6 and only 59 teams received votes, which makes sense as more data rolls in.  Here’s how things look:

Rank Team Con. # %
1 Georgia Bulldogs SEC 291 99.7%
2 Ohio State Buckeyes B1G 285 97.6%
3 Tennessee Volunteers SEC 278 95.2%
4 Clemson Tigers ACC 245 83.9%
5 Michigan Wolverines B1G 242 82.9%
6 Alabama Crimson Tide SEC 176 60.3%
7 TCU Horned Frogs Big XII 172 58.9%
8 Ole Miss Rebels SEC 144 49.3%
9 UCLA Bruins Pac12 122 41.8%
10 Oregon Ducks Pac12 85 29.1%
11 Syracuse Orange ACC 82 28.1%
12 USC Trojans Pac12 52 17.8%
13 Oklahoma State Cowboys Big XII 42 14.4%
14 Texas Longhorns Big XII 26 8.9%
14 Utah Utes Pac12 26 8.9%
16 Illinois Illini B1G 24 8.2%
17 Kentucky Wildcats SEC 20 6.8%
17 Michigan State Spartans B1G 20 6.8%
19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons ACC 19 6.5%
20 Penn State Nittany Lions B1G 18 6.2%
21 Mississippi State Bulldogs SEC 15 5.1%

We’ve still got three Tier One (90+%) teams, but we’ve swapped out Tennessee for Alabama.  We’ve gone from ten teams appearing on at least half of the ballots cast to seven.

And here’s the AP top 21 to compare.

RK
TEAM
REC PTS
TREND
1 7-0 1530
2 6-0 1509
3 6-0 1474
3
4 7-0 1384
1
5 7-0 1336
1
6 6-1 1232
3
7 7-0 1173
2
8 6-0 1166
5
9 6-0 1048
2
10 5-1 953
2
11 5-1 913
3
12 6-1 861
5
13 5-1 790
1
14 6-0 751
4
15 5-2 715
5
16 5-1 629
6
17 5-1 599
18 6-1 433
6
19 5-2 414
3
20 5-2 368
2
21 5-1 321

Again, the overlap is significant.  You have to get down to the last spot to find a difference.

We’re still getting our ballots assembled quickly.

Less than 5 Minutes 253 87%
5 to 10 Minutes 37 13%
10 to 15 Minutes 1 0%
Longer than 15 Minutes 1 0%

That’s even faster than last week, which makes sense in light of fewer teams appearing on out ballots.

By conference, the SEC slid a little, but is still dominant.

Con. Total Avg.
SEC 935 3.2
B1G 594 2.0
ACC 370 1.3
Pac12 293 1.0
Big XII 267 0.9
AAC 19 0.1
Sun Belt 14 0.0
C-USA 4 0.0
MW 2 0.0
MAC 1 0.0
Ind. 3 0.0

Voters from Georgia cast 59.2% of the ballots, which is almost unchanged from last week.

And here’s how we voted on stadium preferences:

Best Stadium Worst Stadium
LSU 83 39% South Carolina 67 30%
Auburn 32 15% Tennessee 57 26%
Ole Miss 30 14% Vanderbilt 44 20%
Tennessee 16 8% Auburn 18 8%
Kentucky 12 6% Mississippi State 11 5%
Vanderbilt 11 5% Florida 8 4%
Texas A&M 7 3% LSU 6 3%
South Carolina 6 3% Alabama 5 2%
Missouri 5 2% Missouri 3 1%
Alabama 5 2% Kentucky 2 1%
Mississippi State 4 2% Arkansas 1 0%
Arkansas 2 1% Ole Miss 1 0%
Florida 0 0% Texas A&M 0 0%
N/A 79 27% N/A 69 24%

***************************************************************

UPDATE:  Peyton noted that I left out one other bit, stadium visits.  Here’s how that looks.

Stadiums Visited 5.3
Georgia 280 96%
Auburn 180 62%
Tennessee 166 57%
South Carolina 162 55%
Vanderbilt 145 50%
LSU 118 40%
Alabama 110 38%
Ole Miss 99 34%
Kentucky 96 33%
Florida 61 21%
Mississippi State 47 16%
Missouri 45 15%
Arkansas 41 14%
Texas A&M 8 3%

20 Comments

Filed under Mumme Poll

Closer than you’d expect

Hendon Hooker’s charging his way up the Heisman chatter, while Stetson Bennett… isn’t.  Hooker is having a helluva season, but take a look at this statistical comparison between the two.

Sure will, especially come November 5th.

16 Comments

Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

This week in stop rate

Come for the news that, with the Vanderbilt shutout, Georgia has moved up to sixth place in Max Olson’s stop rate rankings ($$), and stay for this juicy tidbit:

One defense whose struggles really stand out is Florida. The Gators have slid to No. 127 in stop rate this week after finishing 41st last season. They’re giving up 41.4 yards per drive this season, second-most in the FBS, and are playing the worst third-down defense in the country, allowing conversions on nearly 53 percent of all attempts, including 47 percent on third-and-5 or longer.

Think Monken’s enjoying his game prep work this week?

15 Comments

Filed under Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

What lies ahead

Interesting chart from Brian Fremeau:

Gotta give the Vols credit where credit is due.  And it looks like the Laner’s easy ride is over.

17 Comments

Filed under Stats Geek!

There’s more than one way to skin a QB.

Here’s a good reason why Georgia’s defense hasn’t been a sacking machine:

I can live with that.

23 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

He can’t do that to our recruits!

Welp, this is a flattering opinion from Andy Staples ($$).

Something has happened to weaken Alabama, but I don’t think Saban’s response will (or should) be “I’m just going to chill at the lake with Miss Terry.” First, I’m not sure how Saban would fill the hours. Second, I think part of him might actually enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to win with a less prohibitive advantage than he had before.

So what happened to reduce that previously prohibitive advantage?

Kirby Smart got the Georgia job.

You thought I was going to say the change in name, image and likeness rules? You thought I was going to say the transfer portal?

Nope. The thing that has affected Alabama the most is a coach who recruits pretty much exactly the same players Alabama recruits and getting quite a few of the players Alabama wanted over a six-year period.

They never shoulda let Kirby leave Tuscaloosa with Saban’s recruiting board, PAWWWLLL!!!

36 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Nick Saban Rules, Recruiting

Et tu, Ball Coach?

Steve Spurrier, ladies and gentlemen…

Gator ambassador throwing shade on the Gators is such a good look.

43 Comments

Filed under Gators, Gators..., The Evil Genius