Let’s hit it.
- Jacob Eason and Julian Rochester discuss how the coaching transition at Georgia affected their recruitment.
- “The NCAA is effectively a cartel — an organization of independent entities that acts as a cohesive unit — to which all who want to play football professionally must donate three years of service.”
- And The Valley Shook looks at this season’s bang for the buck for defensive staffs. “Georgia played good defense in 2015, but finally fielding a horrendous offense drove them to fire one of the better coaches in their school’s history. We’ll see how that works out for them.”
- Kirby Smart’s five looming priorities at Georgia includes this: “But the depth chart heading into spring practice will surely be adjusted in many spots, and players will be informed just in case they’d like to try elsewhere.” I will be curious to see what Smart’s roster management practices look like.
- ND: if you like movies with an endless supply of cursing in them, then this is very good news for you.
- Here’s an interesting comment from Chip Towers about the aftermath of the Smart hire: “But the word in the coaching ranks is that Saban was pretty upset about the news of Smart leaving for the Georgia job before the SEC championship game and didn’t want anymore outside distractions before the College Football Playoffs.” Somebody should ask the Coke bottle for a response.
- And if you thought Georgia’s special teams left a little something to be desired this season, Bill Connelly’s S&P+ rankings are here to tell you that you aren’t wrong.