Category Archives: Georgia Football

“They want to blueshirt me…”

Seth Emerson alerted me to a report in Dawgs247 that the coaches have asked John Rhys Plumlee to blueshirt.

“I would come in a couple months later in the summer. It is not a greyshirt. I would have to pay for the summer months, but once I arrive, my scholarship would start. It was kind of a surprise for me. So I am just thinking through it all.”

That’s more of interest to me as a roster management issue than a recruiting one.  Sounds like Kirby’s got a lot of balls in the air, maybe both with regard to the 85-scholarship total as well as at the quarterback position itself.  Wonder how this all shakes out…

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“You worry about that, but our fans wanted to go to New Orleans.”

Playoff, shmayoff.

Georgia sold out its 15,500 ticket allotment for the Sugar Bowl against Texas last week.

Our fan base is the bomb.

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Thursday morning buffet

A nibble here, a nibble there…

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“I still think Tyson Campbell is a really good football player.”

Man, Tyson, I give you credit for honesty, but I’m not sure I would have said this out loud:

Campbell feels like he has identified his primary problem.

“I panic sometimes,” he said last week.

Seriously, he’s got a good attitude.  If nothing else, Stokes’ rise in the ranks should serve as inspiration for improvement.  Campbell sure as hell has the physical talent to succeed.

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If it were that easy, anyone could do it.

A reminder that winning consistently isn’t exactly a common thing in college football.

Richt had his flaws and Georgia has certainly upped its game with the changeover, but to act like winning 8-10 games a season on a regular basis was no big deal ignores reality.  It’s no sin to acknowledge that.

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“You got extra room…?”

I don’t believe it’s a shock Georgia’s recruiting is going swimmingly now.  This staff, if nothing else, is relentless.

After Webb’s commitment, Georgia moved up to the No. 2 spot in the team recruiting rankings with 19 pledges. But Smart and the Bulldogs’ coaching staff have used this time between the SEC Championship and the bowl game to be in non-stop recruiting mode.

Smart has been across the country, ranging from a trip to visit offensive tackle Trevor Keegan in Crystal Lake, Ill., to Louisiana to visit Bulldog pledge Makiya Tongue the day after hosting prospects on an official visit.

Per Kipp Adams at Dawgs247, Smart has room to sign as many as six more recruits in the 2019 class.

The math for that gets… um, interesting at this point.  According to Seth Emerson ($$), the roster numbers as of a few days ago look like this:

Georgia’s roster, which is 39 percent upperclassmen this season, will be considerably older next season. But one thing won’t change: Depth, thanks to being right at or around that NCAA scholarship limit of 85.

Schools don’t release their official scholarship numbers, but by my count, Georgia was at 84 scholarships this year, one below the limit.

There are fifteen seniors, so you do the roster management math.  There is no more room at the inn.  Which means you can expect a few kids to be off seeking new college horizons in the upcoming months.  That’s life if the big city these days.

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What if Kirby is out of f***s to give?

I’ve reached the point with all these silly “will Georgia be motivated in its bowl game because losing to ‘Bama?” stories that I hope the first time Texas stops Georgia on third down, Smart immediately calls another fake punt.

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