Or you could go the pod route instead of divisions. Something along the lines of: WEST 1 Texas 2 Oklahoma 3 Arkansas 4 Mizzou SOUTH 1 Texas A&M 2 LSU 3 Ole Miss 4 Mississippi State CENTRAL 1 Alabama 2 Auburn 3 Vandy 4 Tennessee EAST 1 Florida 2 Georgia 3 South Carolina 4 Kentucky Each teams play the other three teams in their pod, plus two teams from each of the other three pods. Could do one rotating team and one permanent rival if you wanted to keep UGA/Auburn, Florida/Tennessee, LSU/Bama (I would) or just do two rotating teams with no permanent rival. With the permanent rival option each team still plays every team in a separate pod twice within a four year span.
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Actually you kinda are. Strong defense and run game, average-to-good passing game (when UGA had to rely on Stetson)
Tell your “friend” to think of mask in the same way he thinks about seatbelts. Wearing a seatbelt during an accident doesn’t always prevent injury or death, but it is a precaution that can greatly reduce injury. Other precautions include speed limits, which could probably be compared to the 6 ft apart social distancing recommendation. Bet your friend thinks it’s his right to not wear a seatbelt or drive at or under the speed limit either, huh?
So we’re getting our feathers ruffled about the student section, most of whom were probably crowding the bars downtown afterward anyway?
JT is better than SB3 based off of what? QBR? Total yards? Recruiting rankings?
Where did I say Tennessee had a shortage of WRs? I simply said I didn’t think they were quite as talented as Auburn’s. I also think “gash” is a strong term. Remind me what good D-line Tennessee has played? Or what good offense for that matter? Didn’t Tennessee barely beat South Carolina?
I figured the UGA/UTjr line would have opened around 10-11. Not sure how their defense compares to Auburn’s, but should definitely have a better OL. Worse QB and WRs though. Guess we’ll see. I can certainly see UGA pulling away in the second half against Tennessee. A&M was able to hang with Bama for a minute so I can see them keeping it close at home with Florida. They’ll be facing an equivalent offense but a worse defense IMO. I think Auburn wins but Arky covers that 18 point spread. Odom seems to have that defense turned around in Fayetteville. Not sure about that State/UK game. LSU over Mizzou by 18 sounds right. I don’t think Mizzou is very good and LSU seems to be finding itself after a rough start.
Sounds like easy money
Hold on.....Arkansas is going to score 17-21 points on UGA’s defense that returns most of its production from a 2019 defense that held everyone in the regular season to 17 points or less? Will Arkansas be bringing in some Bama and Florida players? New HC, OC, QB (which UGA got knocked for) with much less talent, but they’re going to have a solid offensive outing against arguably the best defense that’ll play all season? K
That was in 2008, a little more than “a few years” I’d say lol and Kirby definitely wasn’t the coach then
Biggest rivalry in the East.....in 2013/2014
I like Auburn’s LBs, but I can’t see the defense overall being as good as the last three years. Probably still a top 5 in the SEC but definitely not as suffocating as before. I see UGA having an advantage in the trenches on both sides.
Could be true. I think any team not named Bama that we play before the bye week will likely need to score more than 17 to beat us. Not sure any of them can do that. Arkansas is Arkansas, Auburn will be breaking in a brand new OL and without many key defensive players, Tennessee doesn’t have a QB and lost a lot of WR production, and Kentucky seems a bit too one dimensional on offense to beat and elite defense.
I think you hit the mark with returning players personally. That, and when you look at the players we lost to the draft, they weren’t as talented as the guys behind them. So the extra experience and year in the system could mean the new comers will be more impactful than the guys we lost.
I have a wait and see approach with the QBs, although I’d say I’m cautiously optimistic. While I’m sure either one would be more mistake prone than Fromm, I also think they have more big play potential. I also like the elusiveness that Mathis brings to the table, which will come in handy until the OL has time to gel. I do think both QBs have a higher ceiling than Trask though. Not saying they’ll reach that ceiling anytime this season, but the potential is certainly there. As far as who we have behind Pickens, I think Kearis Jackson is due for a breakout season after struggling with some minor injuries last year. Also hearing lots of good things about the freshman group, mainly Burton and Robinson. They should get big minutes early on and have been opening people’s eyes in practice, according to several reports I’ve read. When it comes to comparing Zues to Swift, you’re statement is horse manure IMO. He’s another one than has been doing big things in practice and should have a bounce back similar to what Chubb had coming off his injury in 2015, taking a year to get back in 2016, and then back to his old self in 2017. I’d say even a 90% Zamir is just as good as Swift, if not better.
All of the practice reports have almost always mentioned at least one or two of the freshman WR group. One of the most underrated of them is Justin Robinson. I’d expect him to get some big minutes early on.
Probably depends how you define productive, but UGA didn’t lose their most productive receiver from last year. He was actually just a freshman (George Pickens). I’m assuming you thought it was Lawrence Cages, in which case you were mistaken. Pickens actually had 727 yards,14.8 yards per catch, and 8 TDs compares to Cager’s 427 yds, 14.4 yards per catch, and 4 TDs. Also not all that concerned about losing Swift. Definitely a loss of talent, but Zamir White was a 5 star prospect that showed a lot of promise in the bowl game and is returning from his injury similar to how Nick Chubb looked going from 2016 to 2017, according to reports. Also not overly concerned about our OL. Probably not as good as last year’s, at least early on, but still plenty of talent there and they’re another group that played better than expected against a strong and well coached Baylor defense in the Sugar Bowl.
I really don’t see ND beating Clemson. They’re more likely to finish with 2 regular season losses and a championship game loss than to beat them.
Why? What’s he got to lose? It’s just for entertainment
“And the argument, of course, would be that Florida should win any sort of tiebreaker against Georgia regardless of what happens in the SEC Championship because of the head-to-head advantage.“ I don’t necessarily disagree with this statement, but the selection committee had a similar decision back in 2016 when they put in an 11-1 Ohio State that lost to Penn State over an 11-2 Big Ten Champ Penn State. It’s already happened before, so wouldn’t surprise me if Florida gets left out in this scenario. Probably depends how close the cocktail party is and what the SECCG looks like. Georgia would arguable have a stronger schedule with Bama and Auburn being a tougher duo for Georgia than LSU/A&M is for Florida. Should be interesting either way. Of course, if the Big XII has, say, an 11-2 Texas or Oklahoma as their champ then it’s probably mute and all three teams slide in with Clemson.
Certainly some unknowns on the OL after losing 3 NFL picks, but we’ve recreate well at that position and they had a strong showing against a good Baylor defensive front. Still a better OL than Florida’s I would say, even with an expected drop off early in the season. QB could definitely be shaky, but OL is one position I’m not concerned about.
So Iowa State jumps up from 23 to 17 after losing by double digits to Louisiana?
LSU is not even the second best team in the West
Judging by what’s being reported at UGA’s practices, I’d expect Zues to be in that 2-4 range by season’s end. Wouldn’t surprise me to see Cook at 9 or 10 either.
Ringo is out for the year. I think it was an ACL injury.
But Bama couldn’t lose and still get a rematch? Given the 2017 Natty and 2018 SECCG, I think it might be bigger for UGA
So Nebraska and Iowa were the two yes votes or Nebraska and Ohio State? Don’t see how Ohio State can play in any conference this season if their Pres voted against playing.
An 11-1 Penn State could probably make it in with a competitive loss to Ohio State. They play at Va Tech OOC (a supposed favorite to win the ACC Coastal with North Carolina) and would be a solid choice for that 4th spot, depending on what happens elsewhere in the P5. They would need the Big XII and PAC12 champs to have a couple losses and hope whoever wins the SEC East to finish 11-2 at best. Minnesota on the other hand would need to run the table at 12-0 to include wins against Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, and BYU to have a shot, plus hope for some of the same chaos as Penn State. Don’t see that happening. A 12-1 Oregon or Oklahoma gets in over either though, I would think.
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Everything I’ve read makes it out to be a UGA/Auburn/Tenn battle