SDS Mailbag: Arch Manning reaction, SEC 2023 NBA Draft class, underrated SEC football breakout candidate
February is absolutely the worst sports month. The day after the Super Bowl is the very longest amount of time until there's more football. Basketball and hockey just don't do it for me, and it's cold out, so it's just a depressing month. I tend to make radical changes in February such as quitting tobacco or shaving my head just to shake things up. I could see it being July if you don't like baseball but if you do, you're getting up to 15 games every day.
Was Grayson Lambert the last one to do so?
Former Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle says Herschel Walker ‘would run wild’ with modern Bulldogs
So the retired swimming coach agrees with what everyone else would say. Good stuff. How many days until kickoff?
I think it's on-field that's limited. Chuck Oliver has explained it like as long as there's no ball anyone can coach them. On a related note, that's a lot of voices in his ear after being Mullened for 2 years. Wonder if they're all saying the same thing or just confusing the guy.
I think he's actually saying that Young's ability and decision-making will make up for any questions on the OL. He's saying it's a plus not a liability.
Me too, the Egg Bowl has become a Turkey Day highlight that I watch even ahead of the NFL prime time game.
Bo Scarbrough turns in second straight stellar performance as Birmingham Stallions clinch playoff berth
Because he's an SEC guy that's fun to watch run the ball and it's football in May. That's enough for me as opposed to not having football to read about.
SDS Mailbag: Changing the SEC Baseball Tournament, first-time CFP winners, ranking CFB kickoff times
Prime time kickoff is by far the best. All day to look forward to it and you can go all-out during the game since it's the end of the day. 3:30 is always an event but you have to plan your day around it.
Skyline chili dogs A+
Hard to say. You'd think so, but (as much as we appreciate Kirby) the QB approach is consistently head-scratching. You'd have thought he would have gotten someone work in the blowouts last year but he kept SB4 in for almost every snap. I expect it to be different this season since he'll need to get someone ready for next year with both Beck and Brock getting 4th quarter snaps.
Not Class obviously but chiming in. We've seen so little of both it's hard to say but Beck has an extra year in the system so would be the more likely #2. But Vandagriff seems to have higher upside with the added dimension of running ability. Need to see Beck do it in a real game.
So I guess skipping Sr. year of high school is a thing now? Seems to be working out ok for Grimes at UNC who is projected as a high draft pick next year. We'll see about Overton at A&M too.
Agreed, the additional experience will offset the fact that he'll get thrown at more often with Kendrick gone and (hopefully) Tykee Smith back in form. Dude's got talent.
I think David Pollack's assessment of them being about 10 ppg worse may be right. Less pash rush means more pressure on the secondary so any shortcomings back there will be more exposed. And the dawgs consistently had great field position in 2021 thanks to the defense and great punter that was also drafted. Offense definitely needs to take a step forward to be in the playoff picture this year even if we're better on paper than everyone up to the SECCG.
Yes but when you get up at 6am you'll be in Hawaii.
Napier brings in the novel approach of recruiting and coaching guys up. Watching with interest what this guy can do.
I wasn't going to say it, humper, but I agree. Cox comes off as a guy that's more worried about his stats than the team. Maybe he'll prove me wrong in year 5. He has first-round talent.
I was surprised to see no mention of Cox as well. He has the talent to be a major disruptor but lack of discipline has been his hallmark so far. I know about his sacks last year but Grantham's system was tailor-made for him.
Once we get within 100 days, it's hard for me to think about anything else!
It's the offseason, gotta find something to write about. How long til kickoff???
So isn't that 2 - 2 last four and 1 - 2 last three? Maybe I'm confused (but I'm not).
1-2 in his last three. That's a trend.
The 5 things for AR15 - aren't they 5 of the 6 most important things for a QB, along with arm strength?
Right, any given Saturday but also the SEC grind will get you. Although each game individually may be winnable, the season wears you down. It's why the Cincinnatis and UCFs, while good teams, aren't in the same league (literally and figuratively).
It's a fascinating storyline for the 2022 season. With the defense undoubtably taking a step back, will any of the upstarts in the East (UT, UF, UK, SC) be able to take advantage? It will probably take more than one L to keep them out of the SECCG. Can't wait to see it play out. As for UT - great offense last season. Will the opposing defenses catch up with a season's worth of film to study and an offseason to do so? Is there an inherent problem with gassing your defense, no matter how deep, using that offensive style?
I remember Milton being the more heralded prospect. McIntosh has stayed healthy and looked good.
GOAT's not going to let there be a hole in his roster.
Best recruiting flip of Kirby's career and an impressive comeback from the ACL.