Daily Archives: December 19, 2022

TFW the ends don’t justify the means



Nice try, Vol fans.



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

Dazed and confused

Poor DJU never stood a chance in that game.  The Dawgs may have scarred him for life.


Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics

The state of college football, in less than 280 characters

Really, is there any more that needs to be said right now?

The funny thing is that Moore is from Detroit, so by switching from Oregon to a school in Los Angeles, his family will be able to see him play more often.


Filed under College Football, Recruiting

Two good quarterbacks, getting good protection




Filed under Big Ten Football, Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Actions have consequences, unless you’re Colorado’s AD.

It shouldn’t come as any great surprise that Deion Sanders has told all of Colorado’s existing commitments that there’s no longer any room at the inn for them ($$).  Like it or not, that’s what new coaches do coming in, especially at a school that was in sorry shape under the previous coaching staff.

This, however, is a surprise.

… What bothers at least two former commits, they say, is that Colorado athletic director Rick George called and asked them to remain committed to the program shortly after former coach Karl Dorrell was fired in October.

“I was told by Rick George I was going to have a scholarship regardless of who the coach was going to be,” said Tyrone McDuffie, an offensive lineman from El Paso (Texas) Parkland High. “He called me and my dad and he wanted the 2023 class to stay together. He said I was going to have a chance to be a Colorado Buffalo regardless of who he hired…

“When Coach Dorrell was fired, (George) had said we were going to have our scholarship offers honored,” said Turner, who reportedly pushed away interest from Florida State because he was set on playing at Colorado. “I was surprised when I got the call. It was so late in the recruiting process. I wish I was told earlier.”

Since when is that something within the purview of an AD?  And now that it’s blown up spectacularly, how did George handle it?  About like you’d expect.

McDuffie said he tried to contact George shortly before Sanders was hired at Colorado.

“I don’t know what happened with his phone. I don’t know if he blocked our numbers,” McDuffie said. “But we couldn’t get a hold of him at all. What I appreciate more than anything is honesty. He could’ve told us, ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen, start looking at other schools now.’ But to say one thing and another happen, it hurts.”

The Athletic contacted George to confirm that he did tell Colorado’s 2023 commits that their scholarship offers would be honored. He issued the following statement: “Any time there’s a coaching transition, many changes occur throughout the program. Every new coaching staff has the opportunity to do what’s best for the team, and despite the unfortunate timing of the current recruiting calendar, difficult decisions were made as timely as possible.”

A real profile in courage, that one.


Filed under Coach Prime, It's All Just Made Up And Flagellant, Recruiting

RTDB, Ohio State.

Eleven Warriors:

With Ryan Day’s Ohio State Buckeyes still sitting at about a 7-point underdog to No. 1 Georgia in a New Year’s Eve CFP semifinal matchup, the Bulldogs look like a very formidable foe.

Kirby Smart’s squad slots as the 11th-best scoring offense in the country opposite the No. 2 scoring defense, giving up only 12.8 points per game. The Bulldogs have allowed just 17 touchdowns in 13 games.

At the core of the defense’s identity is elite run-stopping led by defensive tackle Jalen Carter. The versatile 300-pounder anchors a front allowing a scant 76.9 rushing yards per game, good for No. 1 nationally, on 2.93 yards per carry which stands at No. 3 in the land. Opponents have found the end zone on the ground just five times this season.

Stepping up against ranked opponents hasn’t been an issue either. In five games against squads in the AP Top-25 at kickoff, Georgia allowed 84 rushing yards per game on 3.04 per carry with two touchdowns in 138 attempts.

Smart’s run-stoppers have been elite down the stretch, permitting an average of 63 yards over the last five outings on 2.43 per attempt.

… Day’s gone out of his way to say the plan is to play without fear, and play to win. If that holds true, and Georgia is cool with Ohio State being a bit one dimensional, don’t be shocked if Stroud throws it in the neighborhood of 50 times versus forcing a run game that might not be there.

Also, Eleven Warriors:

HOW TO BEAT THE BULLDOGS. A college football podcast called “SNAPS” on The Volume pairs former LSU offensive lineman T-Bob Hebert with former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who discuss various storylines from around the sport throughout the fall.

As Murray’s alma mater prepares to face Ohio State in the Peach Bowl, Hebert asked the four-year Georgia starter, who threw for more than 13,000 yards and 121 touchdowns in his career, how the Buckeyes can beat the Bulldogs on New Year’s Eve. Murray’s answers – devoid of all “SEC bias,” if you had any concerns – were relatively simple.

  1.  Establish the run
  2.  Stop the run

… However, I do appreciate that Murray makes a note of running the ball again and again and again. Don’t stop pounding the rock, even if the Bulldogs stop a few carries for zero or negative yardage. A one-dimensional offense for Ohio State does not win the Peach Bowl.

Thanks, Agent Murray!  One of those approaches is bound to be right, and you never know — maybe that 21st rushing attempt will be the one that nets eight or nine yards.


Filed under Big Ten Football, Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics