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That's the part I worry about -- Beamer stealing even more players from GA. I think there should be a rule about taking players from another state. Except for UGA recruiting from SoCal.... that should obviously be allowed.
As an alumni, you quit? How exactly does that work? You just give back your diploma?
Success in college football is: 1. One-third recruiting. Beamer is a heck of a recruiter. The kids love him. 2. One-third coaching. He'll need to hire the right staff, but you can say that about every coach. He is going to make some knucklehead on-field mistakes the first year. Every new HC does. 3. One-third culture. I think he is going to shine in this. His energy will be real... palpable. Not the old-school screaming at the players energy. His players will want to die for him in battle. I think SC got it right. This is definitely the most interesting thing out of the league this week.
I know there are a lot of SC fans who don't know Beamer. I think this guy is sharp as a tack. He'll take your recruiting to a new level. No doubt there will be some bumps in his first year as HC... all new HC's go through that. But he is a great football mind with a great pedigree. The last thing you needed was Hugh Freeze. Beamer is going to add new energy.
First, let's just point out that your "spelling bee" comment shines a bright light on your lack of character. Don't like the way things are, and can't make a reasonable adult argument, so you cast thinly veiled, childish insults. There is no love lost between Georgia and Alabama, but I think your comments are more than just curious coming from a team that is ranked 4th after playing just 5 games. No righteous indignation about the obvious inequity in that??? No worries -- if things hold out as they are, you will get the chance to play Bama in the first round.
I think it is always a tough call. Leave early and you are telling your guys that it is ok to quit before finishing the job. Stay, and you are criticized for not getting started building the new program. The only real issue is losing two very important weeks of recruiting. SC doesn't have a four or five star in the entire class, so it will be interesting to see if Beamer can change that before NSD.
Beamer is a serious recruiter with a serious football pedigree. SC fans (and some others) seem underwhelmed, but I think found a gem here -- a youthful coach that will recruit at a different level than they are used to. It's always a good sign when opposing fans hate a coaching hire. For the record, I hate this. Georgia already has Nick, Gus, Dan, and Jeremy pillaging the state. Now Shane. Congratulations, Gamecocks.
I get the reasoning. And I don't disagree completely. In face, I might AGREE completely IF the second game wasn't in Atlanta. I think that changes the reasoning. If the second game was in BD, then forget a second win. But it's not, and I think Georgia's offense will continue to get better as the season goes on. Win the first one, and a second game in Atlanta becomes something different.
Leaning on our identity scares me a bit. Thus far, our offensive identity has be inconsistency. So let's hope Stetson continues to get better and we move the ball. I don't know why, but I still have to believe Bama's D is better than we have seen. But lots better than Auburn? Not sure. Keep Bama under 30 and I think the Dawgs win. I definitely think the Georgia defense is capable of that. Let's strap on the pads and let's find out. Get well soon Coach Saban. Here's to an injury-free non-super-spreader game.
Scratching my head on number 2. How could anyone... at any point... say Grantham always finds a way. Not only will Grantham over-coach a talented defense into a quivering pile of confused mush... he will set them back two years in recruiting defensive players. Gators need to fire him NOW while they are still in the recruiting cycle.
Nice, Snob. That's a reference I wasn't expecting when I logged on. I am impressed. More importantly, I agree. I honestly couldn't care less if Saban is not on the sidelines. The season is about winning the SEC and playing for a natty. Besides, if UGA beats Bama, and can get past the Gators (no disrespect intended for the other teams), then it will get another shot at Saban anyway.
Agreed, AFan. I am a bit worried we are starting to see the season crumbling before our eyes. Falcons are down for the count... baseball is about to wrap up... which makes for a long slow winter.
It's a shame -- I was looking forward to this game. Hoping everyone gets well quickly. My hat is off to any player/coach who is doing their best to play this season.
If Bama wins because it has a great offense and a good defense... compared to Georgia's great defense and ok offense. I'm not buying into the pundits' claims that Bama has a Big 12 defense, and I sure hope the Dawgs don't buy into that. Bama will make plays on offense...they're going to score. Georgia can win if its offense proves it is better than average. Until that happens, the edge will always go to our neighbors to the West.
Georgia is going to have to run it better. And while Zeus is a great storyline, and we all love him for the adversity he has had to overcome, I'm just not convinced he is our number one back. I'm not convinced he is our number two back, either. The offensive inconsistency isn't Bennett (although it is understandable why some people may assume that). The inconsistency is in UGA's ability to run the ball. Play calling is partly to blame for that as well.
Nature... I read your posts and I think they have some merit. But you have to remember who is responsible for recruiting those players -- the ones not making the plays. And then drilling them both in passive and active game scenerios to get them ready. We saw the exact same thing at Georgia. The commonality.... Grantham.
I hope Dan Quinn is available for you soon.
Ok, I have to ask this.... WHY IS THAT??? We saw the same thing at Georgia. Grantham's defense digressed from year-to-year. It also digressed as the year wore on. Not only did we not get incrementally better in terms of fundamentals, we actually got worse. It didn't make sense. It has to be the result of weekly insertions... making the defense even more complicated without working on fundamentals.
Certainly not when he was at UGA. Usually our defense was not set and looking around like, "What the heck are we supposed to do?" Grantham is a mess.
Sorry... I don't agree. Anybody watching our league today? What happened to all that tough SEC defense? We look like the Big 12. My point is, outside of its defensive woes, Florida is still a top team and UGA better be ready to play when the time comes. Anyone can lose to anyone (see UGA vs South Carolina).
Well... that's pretty harsh. But trust us, we know your pain. Hang in there. I suspect it won't be long before Grantham is looking for a new defense to confuse.
Zeus played slow today and I was surprised the coaches didn't pick up on that. Slow to the hole. No burst. Milton looked really good. May be the next RB star to emerge. Put some glue on his hands.
Zeus played slow today and I was surprised the coaches didn't pick up on that. Slow to the hole. No burst. Milton looked really good. May be the next RB star to emerge. Put some glue on his hands.
I agree, Boxster. Anyone paying attention can see that UGA, FL, and TN are going to be waging quite a battle for the East in a couple of years.
Except Fulmer isn't the coach. Tennessee needs to win enough to recruit at a high level (which they are). If they do that, they will be in the mix in a couple of years.
I don't think anyone can argue that Tennessee is a much improved team. Vols are definitely on an upward trajectory. UGA fans can relate to the need to beat the right teams. No matter how good the Dawgs are, they will never get full respect until they beat Bama and win a natty. Sucks, but that is just the way it is.
*rolling eyes Geeze... what's the matter? Afraid someone is talking about something besides Tennessee? Diesel, your comment smacks of intense insecurity.
Yep. He does....until they zoom in and you see his calm and his command. And then you see two 300 pounders charging almost untouched and watch him spin on a dime and calmly throw a frozen rope down the sideline. We have two games to make a judgement. So it is fair to say that after two games, he looks like a GREAT story. Will that be the case after four games? No way to know until we play them.
Doesn't Fromm play somewhere else now? I'll have to check, but I think he is no longer on the team. I am a Georgia fan first. Fromm did a lot of great things for the team and last year was not his fault (entirely). I love the guy and the way he competed here. Great leader and great attitude. He's always going to be a DGD. But Bennett is the QB today. So let's watch and see... And cheer for him the way we did for his predecessor. Bennett is the guy now.
LOL... yep. Wasn't long ago that Kirby was refusing to give him reps.