CLASS OF 94
The good news for LSU are those #5 recruiting classes from 2019 and for 2020.
A lot of injuries derailed Alabama's season last year. The loss of both Joe's from LSU is quite a loss not to mention Dave Aranda. I expect Alabama to return with a vengeance in 2020 and be in a better position to take the SEC West crown.
The big thing that I'm interested in the new schedule. Playing UT in November is gonna feel weird. UGA returns 9 of 11 starters on defense and I think the Dawgs will have enough firepower on offense to secure a win. The game is also in Athens this year.
I don't think two weeks playing Virginia and ETSU will be enough time for a new QB, several new O-Linemen, an probably some new receivers to gel into a cohesive, well-oiled unit. Maybe if we played each other later in the season I'd have more confidence.
I think Alabama is going to return with a vengeance in 2020. The SEC is going to experience a Big Mac Attack and a nasty defense. Not looking forward to week 3 next year.
This may be what UGA is doing by looking at Todd Monken. Pure speculation on my part but maybe they're looking at him for some kind of passing coordinator role.
The West - I think Alabama returns with a vengeance in 2020. I don't want to go to Tuscaloosa in week 3. I think LSU takes a half a step back without Joe Burrow and his alien superpowers but will still easily be in the hunt for the division crown. The East - I think both Georgia and Florida both take a bit of a step back. UGA and its O-Line and QB and UF with its losses at the WR position as well as Greenard and Zuniga. All those losses kinda cancel each other out sorta. UGA returns 9 of 11 starters on defense and that will be the difference and UGA takes the East for the fourth year in a row. IMHO.
So will he be the new OC, a co-OC, a position coach?? Does UGA keep Coley?? Inquiring minds want to know!!
Let's go ahead and crown them 2020-21 National Champs. That way we could skip the season and take the debate out of the issue.
I felt sure UGA would finish #5 but wondered if we could possibly jump up to #4 after what LSU did to OU and after what we did to Baylor. Yea!! Good job Dawgs!!
Oh Gawd! I'm already experiencing football withdrawal symptoms. Oh the writhing and the gnashing of the teeth!! It's gonna be a long 8 months.
I predicted that the Tigers would win!
At UGA, Newman will have a more talented supporting cast around him so he won't be expected to carry the team on his shoulders. If he wins the starting job that is. It would be nice to have a mobile QB to give opposing defenses more to think about and defend against. Nobody expected Jake Fromm to run much. No matter who is under center, the receiving corps need to be up and running for the offense to work.
Interesting - Thanks.
The Auburn and Alabama games were close. Clemson may be their stiffest challenge yet.
Wow - That is surprising. LOL!
Those are some high scoring predictions. We'll see what happens. Maybe both teams come out a bit tight and we have a low scoring defensive slug fest in the first half. Then it comes down to whoever makes the better halftime adjustments. I like LSU for the W in a squeaker. I think Joe Burrow's alien superpowers will be the difference.
Absolutely................. Only NFL team ever to go undefeated. First team to get to the SB three years in a row and winning the last two.
If we limit the discussion to College Football, then I would rank Alabama under Nick Saban as the greatest of all time. Can't believe I just typed that....SPIT!!
That's definitely high praise. I just can't wrap my head around the disparity of talent between ACC defenses and SEC defenses and the idea that he will have similar success at UGA. I would love to be proven wrong.
I don't know how many times I've heard Gators fans complain about UGA fans posting on Gator articles. The Gators fans accuse the UGA fans of being "obsessed" with the Gators. There appears to be a bit of hypocrisy going on here.
Couple of quick thoughts........... How would he do against some of the tougher defenses found in the SEC? It would definitely be nice to have that threat of a running QB to give an opposing defense more to think about.
I've posted this before but IMHO, I think it's gonna be LSU's defense that decides this game. If they are healthy and on task and play well, then I think LSU can win. The good news is that as the season has progressed, LSU's defense has gotten healthy and have been playing much better so they may be peaking at the right time. The NCG is gonna be one helluva slugfest.
I understand where you're coming from that we're okay for now. My point was that who we have now will be gone in 1-3 years either through graduation or the NFL draft. Matt Luke need to sell himself and the best thing next to Sam Pittman and keep the pipeline going and secure some young pups for 2021, 2022, and beyond and coach them up.
Well it looks like Matt Luke has his work cut out for him. Need to get next year's O-Line up and running then recruit like a mo-fo for the future. Seems like he may be up to the task - he was a nice get for UGA.
I love DJ Daniel but we need an upgrade at that spot. There's a reason opposing teams pick on him so much. Hopefully Kelle is the answer. Go Dawgs!!
And the Hoop Dawgs beat #9 Memphis!! Woo Hoo!!!