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Jeremy Pruitt and the art of po’ mouthin’

Vince Dooley nods his head in approval over this:

Jeremy Pruitt tossed out phrases like “very inexperienced,” and mentioned his group was in the “process of building.” When he talked up players, it tended to be those whose time at Georgia has come and gone.

It’s less than two weeks away from the start of what many expect to be a very good season for Georgia’s defense, but its defensive coordinator is downplaying what he’s got.

“We’re very inexperienced, first of all,” Pruitt said after Monday’s practice. “You’ve got (outside linebacker) Jordan Jenkins and you’ve got (linebacker) Leonard Floyd, that’s the two guys that have played a lot of football. (Safety) Dom Sanders started every game last year, and besides those three guys there’s a couple of guys that have started some games here. But other than that there’s not a whole lot of experience, okay?”

Saban would have concluded with an “aight?”, but we get your drift, Coach.  Even if, as you admit, replacing experience with new talent is a commonplace occurrence.

As the press conference wrapped up, Pruitt was asked if he was intentionally trying to temper expectations.

“No, y’all are asking the questions, I’m answering them,” he said. “When you lose three defensive tackles that start for you, and you lose two inside linebackers that – I think one of them made All-SEC and another made second-team All-SEC – and you lose a guy that’s drafted in the secondary and he’s played a lot of ball. It’s hard to replace guys like that. That happens everywhere. It’s nothing new. We’ve just gotta do it.”

I just wish someone would have asked him about Louisiana-Monroe’s long snappah.  Although there’s still time for that.

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Damn, CBS, ctd.

Man, these guys really are all in on Georgia’s chances this season.

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All those spikes… they’re not a good thing, are they?

As I joked with Brian Fremeau on Twitter after seeing this, it turns out that advanced stats can quantify brain farts.  Who knew?

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Hate to hear this news

Seth Emerson is reporting that Scott-Wesley “appears to be contemplating whether to end his days as a player”.

Do what you think is best for yourself, young man.  Playing college football is a big deal, but so is being able to walk without discomfort when you get to be my age.

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An embarrassment of riches

It’s a good thing they can get all four of ’em on the field at the same ti… oh, wait.

Maybe Pruitt needs to run a 1-6-3 1-6-4 scheme.

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UPDATE: 

Hell, maybe they can get them all on the field at the same time.  Good lord, that’s scary to consider.

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Damn, CBS.

Now this qualifies as a bold SEC preview prediction.  (As noted, written by Jerry Hinnen, as voted on the CBS Sports college football panel.)

Coach of the Year: Mark Richt, Georgia

Is it now or never for Richt? On paper, Jeremy Pruitt’s experienced, talented defense should be the best the Dawgs have enjoyed in years, and Nick Chubb gives Richt’s offense the kind of backfield bell cow his best offenses have always been built around. Meanwhile, no other SEC East team looks nearly as complete, and the West champ will have run a far more taxing divisional gauntlet. If Richt can’t end the Dawgs’ SEC title drought in 2015, it’s fair to ask when he will — but that’s also why it’s never been more likely that he actually will.

Great googly mooglies.  As much as I’d like to go there, I can’t bring myself to click the keys.  But as my mom used to say, Jerry, from your lips to Gawd’s ears.

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“I know how to run the ball now.”

Nick Chubb, quote machine.

In back-to-back games, the freshman crossed the 30-carry mark, something Gurley never did at Georgia. Chubb’s stamina and toughness kept him mobile for most of the season, and even when he tired, his mental fortitude kept him on the field and off the sidelines.

“I was tired almost every game, but I didn’t really show it,” Chubb said.

“If you’re tired, just go in and score and get off the field. That’s my mode, I just go in and score and get off the field, and I won’t be tired anymore.”

I don’t know if he’s Georgia’s greatest running back since Herschel Walker, but he’s definitely Georgia’s greatest wordsmith since Walker.

Only one worry…

And as long as his contacts are clear and secure, he’s nearly invincible.

“If they come out, I’m coming out,” Chubb said with a laugh.

“That’s definitely my weakness right there — my contacts [falling out].”

So now I’ve gone from being concerned over keeping Sharpies out to contact lenses in.  It’s always something.

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