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Charting a rout

Behold Bill Connelly’s advanced box score for the Georgia-South Carolina game:

That is “don’t let little kids view that unattended” ugly.  A seal clubbing in numbers.

The Dawgs more than doubled SC’s success rate, with field position being essentially a wash.  No sacks, but a pressure rate of better than 37%.

The tidbit I’m most fascinated by, though, are Georgia’s passing stats against zone coverage.  Monken essentially laid waste to the ‘Cocks’ zone defense.

Gotta like Bill’s quick verdict, too.

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“Y’all got me talking crazy to Phil.”

Another classic from Coach 30:

Last line’s a killer, as usual.

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A study in garnet

Trust me, if you liked that David Hale clip I just posted, you’re gonna love the entirety of this Washington Post story.

Were they connoisseurs, they would have stayed to witness some of the smartest, most beautiful college football played anyplace in any year: that of the moment of No. 1 Georgia, whose apparent 48-0 win became officially 48-7 with 53 seconds left on a South Carolina touchdown the conference should overrule on review — not because it wasn’t legit but because it didn’t fit.

“I feel like everyone is really taking their jobs seriously,” Georgia offensive lineman Sedrick Van Pran said.

Yeah.

Eight months after the proud program got its first national title in 41 years, and five months after it sent a 15-man drove toward the NFL on draft weekend, the Bulldogs stand 3-0 and look really, really, really-really-really good. They’ve outscored Oregon, Samford and South Carolina 130-10. In an alleged road SEC game, the customary rooster call from the Gamecocks’ stadium public address on third down began to sound like a cry for help on the verge of strangulation.

And this:

Then the halftime exit came in thin but steady streams of Gamecocks garnet, out through the nearby parking lot past the tailgate porta-potties and over toward the RVs, out through the crosswalks and down the street near the BP and the sprawling building marked “Budweiser of Columbia,” out the other way toward Bojangles and Waffle House — out, out, out. The home majority of the 78,212 proved more football fans than football aesthetes, and by the third quarter, the six sections of bleachers behind the end zone, filled at the outset, had rough fan counts of 16, 40, 76, about 96, 46 and 17, while the sections around the bend from there boasted three, 17, 17, 24 and 51.

Pretty funny that he took the time to count.

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UPDATE:

I respect a man who shows his notes.

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A tale of two offensive lines

Yikes, ‘Cocks.

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This should go well.

I’m down with this.

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Today, in cannon shots

Consider yourselves warned.

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The incredible disappearing Gamecock

Doing my weekly research for tomorrow’s game, I’ve come across something of a mystery.  Last season, Josh Vann was South Carolina’s leading receiver.  (He had an effective game against Georgia, too.)  Phil Steele named him second team All-SEC.

And yet, through two games this season, he’s barely made his presence known, with one catch for nine yards and no touchdowns.  I couldn’t find anything that indicated he’s had injury issues, or is in Beamer’s dog house for some reason.  Anyone know what the story is there?

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Run the damn ball, Monken?

On paper, there’s a ginormous mismatch tomorrow on both lines of scrimmage.  Check out this take from a post entitled “Five keys to Victory” at The Big Spur:

1. Miracle turnaround on the offensive line – Let’s face it, if South Carolina’s offensive line plays the way it has the first two weeks, the Gamecocks have no chance to win this football game or even keep it close. Georgia has one of the most talented and athletic front sevens in all of college football and if the Gamecocks cannot slow them down, they will have little chance of offensive success tomorrow afternoon. Greg Adkins has to find a way to get his players to play way over their heads and to prepare them for what they are going to face from the Bulldogs’ defense.

When your first key to victory involves a miracle, I’d say you’ve got problems.  And that was borne out in South Carolina’s first two games.

Georgia State and Arkansas essentially gashed South Carolina on the ground. Both teams went for 200 rushing yards or more. Those two teams also combined for six rushing touchdowns with Arkansas reaching the end zone five times on the ground. This has to be an area of major concern for the Gamecocks.

With that said, most would point to the rushing attack as the weak point of Georgia’s offense. The Bulldogs rank 10th in the league in yards per game and ninth in yards per carry. It’s worth pointing out that there hasn’t been much of a commitment to the run game through two games. Despite a couple playing in games where it had 25 and 30-point leads at the half, UGA has just 57 rushing attempts through two games. This could be a game where the UGA ground game gets right.

Which leads to my question in this post.  We know Monken’s MO this season has been to take what opposing defenses give him, and to date, that hasn’t been a power run game.  Does that change tomorrow?

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Welcome back, Boom.

Sounds like Agent Muschamp is in line for a warm greeting from the ‘Cock faithful when he returns to Columbia this Saturday.

Sports Talk Media Network in South Carolina polled its Twitter followers on what type of reception Muschamp will get on his return to Williams-Brice.

Loud booing was the response from 47.5 percent of more than 500 that responded, but that was behind the 48.9 percent who said he’d be mostly ignored and 3.6 percent who thought he’d get polite applause.

Just point to the scoreboard after the game, boss.

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South Carolina’s Florida, or nah?

Shot ($$).

Clemson is still front of mind for Gamecocks fans, in the way that Georgia Tech is not for Bulldogs fans.

“If you told them you can beat Clemson twice in the next five years but the price of that is you will lose the next seven to Georgia … and put that to a vote of Gamecock fans, they would take it in a second,” Cline said. “They want to beat Georgia. But especially because of what’s happened the last few years, they are desperate to end this run by Clemson.”

Chaser.

Meanwhile, the Gamecocks have chosen this as their biggest recruiting weekend of the year. They are bringing in top-notch talent from the state and all over the South to Columbia for Saturday’s game.

Looks like — dare I say it? — the Dawgs are gonna get the ‘Cocks’ best shot.

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