I hope you're wrong here
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.
My favorite game since the offseason began has been to see how fast an SDS article for the Gators will get its first UGA comment. Quite entertaining so far. In defense of UGA nation, though, it's typically the same three people in different order. I'm usually the first person to be critical of my team when it's due, but this is looking more and more like a kid who went away from home and decided he wanted to go back. That's not to say that his situation wasn't handled the best way; Mullen and crew should have taken more direct actions in light of the allegations. But at the end of the day, it was the allure of home that was the push, and the situation fed into that.
This is the craziest thing I've seen. To paraphrase... Justin Fields submitted an immediate eligibility waiver request that did not include any issues with his team status, the team itself, the university, or the student body. Furthermore, it did not include any issues regarding his family or his personal conduct. ...what was the request then? A video of Peter Griffin saying, "C'mon...c'moooooon"? Just about every transfer with a waiver request has made it public what the request involved. Grimes had sick family and wanted to go home. Patterson and Jefferson were transferring from a team with a bowl ban. I don't necessarily care about the approval of the request, but this game Fields and his lawyer are playing is irksome at best.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this isn't new, is it? I think he signed this back in January.
Eep, you're right. 8-5. I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification.
I agree with you. News is sparse, so even if commenting isn't on the to do list, reading news about other teams in the conference definitely rises. I do wish, however, that they were more discussions instead of incoherent pissing contests (not that your comments were, but in general). Gator fans tend to forget that we've just started to close the gap between top SEC programs; good trajectory and lots of momentum, but not the top yet. UGA tend to forget that, just three years ago, UGA was 6-6 under first year CKS, and underperforming before that. In regards to Grantham, I'm cautiously optimistic. He's always had a good first year, with production drop off every season thereafter. The former definitely happened at UF. Just gotta hope the latter doesn't. If he sticks to a place for more than a couple of years and develops talent, he could get over the UGA hurdle that's plagued him.
Transfers are a concern? Do you know how many jobs every SEC head coach has had in the past 10 years?
I don't think this is a true-to-life set of scenarios, though. It's pretty rare when a coaching staff doesn't have an idea that they may be fired. I've never seen a coach halfway through year one, for example. If you're midway through year three and have had 0 success, yes, it may be unceremonious, but it's not unexpected. As far as families to support, that's also somewhat false; a solid number have children, or brothers, sisters, parents, etc, that they are banking on taking care of if they get that NFL money. Maybe it's not an immediate impact, but it could be far disastrous. Coaches at least had a few years of high salaries to fall back on, student athletes do not. If a student is mismanaged by the team, gives three years of their life to a school, they're maybe left with one to two years to prove their worth and hope for their dream role. One could say it's even more important for them to be given the ability to move.
I'm really confused by all this. His waiver request stated that the culture and living with said culture at UGA was the cause of this transfer, allegedly predominantly racial in nature. Then, after his waiver is approved, he releases a statement that his transfer had nothing to do with UGA or the football program...so which was it? Was it so terrible there that he needed to get out, or everything was ok?
I guess my question here is will he be able to do something with the talent? Mark Richt pulled in crazy good classes that underperformed. Butch Jones was recruiting at top 5 level for a couple of years, but we know how that mostly went. Early Pruitt success seems like he can, but that's what is more important for UT IMO
Chances are, if he's taking this step, it's likely he's not going to qualify and needs to secure his athletic standing somewhere. I don't know many on the fence recruits that take this step.
Now let's not be salty here. Urban didn't call out UGA
Fans like this always give me a chuckle. No shame in admitting you wanted something and didn't get it. What I don't understand is the swell of confidence from Cane fans for August. Horrible last season, bad previous two, low ranked recruiting class, new coach, new staff, new scheme...yep, we might as well not show up lol
Sorry, I gotta go with Stran here. Tutors don't just decide to commit academic fraud for literally no reason, especially for an entire year. At the very least, the student-athletes she was helping knew it was happening and let it happen to get the grade. That would make 13 guilty parties; 1 tutor and 12 students.
Ah, there's the "she endured years of physical abuse to see a paycheck comment". Not that maybe she cared for him and hoped he would/could change, or was potentially afraid for her safety if she were to leave. Nope, money.