And with that, Phil Steele places Georgia tenth in his 2015 projected AP preseason Top 25.
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Eh, why not?
- Did you ever notice how good LSU is at keeping kids who repeatedly fail drug tests out of the news?
- Another player has decided to retire from the game of football due to an ongoing concussion.
- Urban Meyer and the rest of his staff are heading to a satellite camp at Florida Atlantic University in June.
- A UAB football player’s graduation protest
- John Theus says he and his mates on the line have some things to clean up this offseason.
- “One could definitely call Georgia Quarterback U. of the SEC.”
- Per Steele, this season, two teams face four opponents that have a bye week before playing them. Alabama is one.
You’ll find the link here to his thirty-six page feature. There’s plenty of good stuff to chew over, including a listing of “SEC – Returning Starters, Last Years Rankings & Stats” (the only team with better balance than 2014 Georgia was Alabama, and Georgia returns one more starter from the offense/defense than does the Tide) and his 2014 Postseason All-SEC team.
Hey, it’s March. It’s not like you’ve got much else to occupy a little football time right now.
A warm buffet for a cold morning.
- I’d say stay classy, Auburn, about this, but what’s the point? (UPDATED: Spencer Hall has some advice about dogs for Auburn players.)
- More from the annals of stay classy.
- Want a pretty good tell that a kid isn’t going to commit to your program? This is one.
- Here’s a look at Georgia’s 2015 signees on the offensive side of the ball.
- Year2 checks out luck in the SEC, 2014 edition.
- Kansas is going to experiment with the use of impact-sensing mouthguards to monitor concussion risks.
- Phil Steele projects Georgia to crack the preseason AP Top 10. (And you can click here if you want to listen to Steele and Schlabach discuss preseason Top 10 lists.)
- Will the pop pass survive the new downfield blocking rules? Ian Boyd says yes, somewhat.
Since we’ve had a little underachievers chatter on one of the comment threads this morning, you might find this Phil Steele blog post timely.
Only five teams were favored in every one of their games this year: Oregon (15), Alabama (14), Marshall (14), Georgia (13) and Oklahoma (13). [Emphasis added.]
Let’s give thanks to Big Game Bob.
The biggest underachievers were (lost more games than they were favored to win) were: Oklahoma (favored to win 13 games, won 8) Pittsburgh (favored to win 10 games, won 6) and Akron (favored to win 9 games, won 5)
Phil Steele has what is probably a way-too-early list for the SEC programs here. It’s going to be subject to adjustment, obviously, as we start to hear about early entrants for the NFL draft, but it still gives some indication of who next year’s more experienced teams may be.
The other thing to keep in mind is the-rich-get-richer factor. ‘Bama may be losing starters, but it subs liberally and it’s not like what’s waiting in the wings isn’t talented.
It’s getting closer. So eat.
- If anybody deserves to have a great 2014, it’s Keith Marshall.
- Like he has any choice.
- This is one helluva story. Hope he makes it back to the field without problems.
- Nick Saban’s idea of not interfering with his offensive coordinator sounds like it might be different from most folks’. Can’t wait to see how Junior takes his advice.
- Phil Steele ranks homefield advantage. Georgia is tied for ninth.
- If you like busy looking pie charts, this review of conference affiliation over the last five years is right up your alley.
- First call of the year on Paul Johnson’s radio show wasn’t exactly filled with praise. Fire the screener!