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I can definitely see both sides of this argument. I tend to lean towards the side of no official money from universities, but getting money on likeness should be permissible (or the university should not be allowed to make money off of your likeness). If a school sells a jersey with a player number, but no name, fair game, but the moment the name makes it on there, the school is using that player on an individual basis to make money. However, I can definitely see Tim's point of view. As others have pointed out in this thread, student athletes receive what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars as a benefit for what they do.
I'm not a UT fan, but I'll be buying one of these. Love the idea, and for a good cause
I really have to agree here. People are overreacting on both sides of this, while conveniently forgetting a few things: (1) Miami was a top 10 defense and lost very little in terms of attrition, (2) UF was playing with a brand new offensive line that everyone knew would be a work in progress, (3) it was a week 0 game, so seeing mistakes and rust is not out of the question, and (4) no matter how you slice it, it was a rivalry game. Poor teams show up for these types of games, so one can expect mediocre teams to do the same. Overall, yes, it was sloppy, gross, and they need to work on a bit, but it doesn't dictate how good the team is, or how well their season will be.
Agreed. Year 2 needs to have positive momentum to overcome the 2018 recruiting class. Doesn't mean it has to beat last season, but it can't show regression. I don't blame the staff for trying to snag guys that had issues to overcome, especially in the 2018 class that was piecemeal and had a lot of negative perception. This upcoming recruiting class needs to overcome all this, though.
I truly cannot wait for talking season to be over. The UGA trolling was actually funny at first, then annoying, then boring, now it's just tired.
This is a rather interesting take, isn't it? Your assumption about his chart depth is based solely on the idea of his skillset or ability compared to his peers. Maybe he was being lowered due to his attitude/approach to the UGA staff, or his heart wasn't in it and he gave only 50% effort, and so on. Maybe he needed a change of scenery to thrive. I guess I don't understand why just about every other UGA fan thinks highly of this man and say that there was missed opportunity there (on both sides, mind you), whereas you see this as a new low for another team that they are high on him.
I'll never understand the preseason love that Michigan gets every year.
Take Cox out of this equation, and I'd still say that anti-drug policies (which largely effect marijuana use) should be lenient. You're talking predominately about a substance that most of the U.S. wants to see made legal, one that many states are pushing to decriminalize, and one that has actual uses. It just seems so crazy to hinder someone's future over recreational use of something most people don't care about. Most major companies (beyond minimum wage or close to minimum) don't even test for it any longer.
If you take this road, shouldn't one make LSU football start paying a franchise fee? The football program is not a self-sustained entity, it is an extension (albeit a profitable extension) of the university itself. LSU existed before football, and LSU football as a student service existed long before the profitable business came around. Essentially LSU has built a successful sister business from the university, but it's still very much tangled in the university.
He tends to skip over legitimate comments and only rises to the trolly posts
I could be wrong here, but I believe the former university is interviewed during the process to determine eligibility, and the former university's stance on said student can heavily influence the decision.
What amazes me here about Corch is not just that he's a troll, but the sheer amount of time and effort (and word count) he puts in. And all of it over a few sound bites from several months ago. It's a mind boggling amount of dedication over what most have forgotten about. Can you imagine how hard he must be on ex-girlfriends or boyfriends?
Methinks this was more of a humor moment with a bit of praise for your side than anything else.
I'd say there's a little bit of salt here, which I don't understand. UGA has a lot of upward mobility, but (and please correct me if I'm wrong here) their scholarship count isn't terribly high this class; low 20s, yes? They need to be more selective. UF has scholarship room to spare, so filling out the class isn't so bad. Additionally, reports are that at least a few of the 3* (and some of the 4*) are poised to break into the next tier, so even at this count, there's still room for growth. Long story short, what Clemtiger was getting at is that UF is far from the dumpster fire that a select few UGA posters love to say it is (shout out to KirbySmart, one of my favorite UGA fans to debate with on here).
Looks like it's going to be an up year in the SEC East. Every article ranks every offense as "Overall: Better"
Great pickup by UGA. It's gotten to the point that anytime I see LSU, Bama, and/or UGA next to a UF logo, I'm automatically putting them in someone else's column.
I mean, you're being a little cocky there (see what I did there). No one is saying Bentley sucks, their criticism (which is fair, I think) is that his experience isn't leading to a lot of improvement. In his three years at USC, his passer rating was 140, 130.7, and 146.3. Franks, in that same time, is 0, 113.3, and 143.4. So with two full years under his belt and the same head coach throughout his career, Bentley managed to beat Franks' 2018 passer rating by 2.9
Methinks you missed that this was a joke of sorts, especially since he put up a price of $10MM. But to your point, if some is a car person, does that mean they'd never sell their car? Or if someone obsessively restores, but sells them instead, does that make them a person that likes cars.
Amen lol. My replies go in random places, or don't go up at all. Plz fx kthx
The only people who will thoroughly beat UGA this year is UGA. There's enough talent and coaching in the SEC to make every week a difficult week, but with this stable of runnings backs and offensive linemen, the Dawgs should be able to bury the weaker links of the schedule.
Pretty fair assessment! I do think the receiving corp is less of a worry than the author makes it out to be. Yes, they'll be green, and if a couple of the guys don't pull things together, it could lead to trouble late in the season, but UGA has a good number of train up games before they hit the meat of their schedule, and the running game will take a lot of pressure off the passing game. The running game itself is enough to win a majority of the schedule. The only way anyone will give UGA a run for their money week in and week out is if effort isn't there (ala Texas bowl game).
Here here, you two. I enjoy jawing and rivalry talk. It's a part of the college football allure; real emotions, true caring, fun fanbases. A lot of the stuff that goes on here at SDS is just tiresome trolling back and forth. To be fair, though, it tends to see a decline once the season actually starts.
To smsatUGA: This kind of makes sense. Recruiting has become much more of a spectacle than it was just a few years ago, and Richt doesn't seem like the guy who was willing to adjust. His classes were typically fairly highly ranked though, yes? Was it the talent he was grabbing wasn't fit for his system?
I suspect this may be less to do with talent and more to do with Richt's ideal lineman and his prep coaches in general. UM had some talent along their line as well, but the results in games didn't pay dividends. You do bring up a point that I'd love to get a deeper perspective of from a UGA fan. From the outside looking in, Richt seemed like a guy that could recruit at a fairly high level, and in turn utilize that talent pool to get better than average results. What do you feel was his biggest area of growth? Did he need to change his recruiting philosophy? Modify how he approached the game?
Agreed whole heartedly with you. The lines set the game, but it's also one of the few position groups where star ratings aren't the end all, be all. Good teams lean into their strengths and lean away from their weaknesses.
I think we should be honest and say beat one of the "UGA Three" here. Most UGA fans on this site are great.
That was my thought here. Maybe the kid doesn't have 5-stars, but whether he was a UF recruit, UGA recruit, or even an FSU recruit, I'd smile at an article like this. This kid and his family have probably poured their hearts and souls into this moment, and their sacrifices will mean he goes to a top 10 public university on a full-ride scholarship. Seeing their reactions does a heart good.
I somewhat agree with you here. While everything else in this article is accurate, the offensive line being such a question mark makes every category ??? at best. On paper, yes, it should be, but without consistent O-line play, you're looking at a break-even offense at best. I will disagree, however, that the O-line should already be chalked up to "garbage" for the next three to four years. O-line is one of the only position groups where I'd argue that star ratings don't matter, so long as preparation and frame are there. I was worried that our offensive line was going to be rough last year, especially after spring and the first couple of games, but the group gelled and put together a solid performance. There was experience there, but also inexperience. I suspect that this year will be similar.
Immediate eligibility waivers are getting out of hand. You can Google stories where a kid's parent is very ill in a hospital and he has to sit out a year, but Justin Fields get one for "reasons" that aren't racist, dangerous, or anything in between.