Yeah - no... Georgia is fortunate to have him. He is a superb QB2. But when QB1 gets back, which should be UF, along with the receivers that have been out, it will be the equivalent of LSU'S defense getting healthy, just as the 2nd part of the season started in 2019. Love Stetson. Appreciate Stetson. But if UGA is to win it all, it's JT that needs to leading the team.
Yeah, until my Dawgs beat Alabama, I've got nothing to say. That's still a very talented and well coach group over there. Last time I looked they were the reigning national champs. I think this will finally put an end to that Kirby cannot develop players narrative that is out there. The defense speaks for itself. What the writer and people are still missing on is that Georgia still isn't healthy at the receiver position. They just got Washington back at Tight End, which makes Bowers more dangerous, Blaylock still isn't back, Smith still isn't back, Rosemy-Jack Saint was out again against Auburn. Not counting Pickens They won the Auburn game with a low 3 star Slot receiver playing outside, along with another Freshmen receiver, Freshmen Tight End (Bowers) and RS Freshmen TE (Washington) Georgia finally has an O.C. who knows how to move the football. Georgia rotates it's backs and for the most part it has kept them fresh, though injuries still happen. We have been down at last one back in the last three games. The beauty of that being that they could have played, if needed, but they were not needed. Dawgs should be a LOT healthier by the time Florida gets here. Bottom-line, if Georgia handles Kentucky, and I think they will. (That line is out there at 25 for a reason). It gives them a week off to continue to get healthy and to reset for the 2nd half. Beat Florida in Gainesville and that leaves Missouri at home, UT Away, CC Charleston Southern and at Georgia Tech. Have to watch UT a little - games are about match ups and UT throws the ball all over the place - so that games a different cat. That defense is pretty bad though and they haven't played a team with a pulse since Pittsburg. In fact, looking for Bama to put them in their place. Auburn kind of did us a favor by inviting on moving the game to October. Schedule is much friendlier with the game on the Plains behind the Dawgs. Just got to get over the UF hump.
After looking pretty darn good on the road, to look like that at home? SEC Refs get an assist in this one. Ball was clearly incomplete. Thats three games in the last two years, where the refs have help save Auburn. 3-1 is where most of us expected Auburn to be - so who's left. Doesn't matter how they got there. At LSU at night - this will be a fascinating game. I don't think any of us really know where either of these programs are. You have lean LSU right now though - right? Georgia - Auburn almost always plays Georgia tough at home - lack of success against the Dawgs or not. Guessing that Auburn will be underdogs in both of these games - but this is their chance to change the program's trajectory. At Arkansas - beginning of the season, guessing that most Auburn folks had this not just penciled in - but inked in as a "W". Not anymore. Ole Miss - last I saw, Auburn was dead last in pass defense. And Ole Miss can flat throw the ball. AT A*M - similar to LSU right now - QB play likely to decide this one. MSU - should be a W @ South Carolina - should be a W - but Beamer has those kids playing hard. Isn't as easy as it looks BAMA - Right now, they still have the #1, 2 and 8 ranked teams in the country - so if we chalk those up to losses - that puts Auburn at 3-4. That leaves Ole Miss, A&M, South Carolina, A&M and LSU. Assuming no upsets of the three top 10 teams - you need 3 wins out of this group to get to .500. Like LSUSMC said - It's getting interesting on the Plains quickly for the new coach. Welcome to the SEC.
Liking these choppy comments from the Mizzou crowd. Good for you! Usually y'all go out of your way to see all sides. Nice to see you fight for your own. I think Doty might be the most underrated in the group. He was was under duress all night last weekend and put nice touch on some balls. I think this guy will rise in the rankings as the year goes on.
There were a lot of people questioning this hire. Not Dawgnation. We understood what we were losing and what Arkansas was getting. He's a quality coach, a quality human being and he 'gets it'. His players LOVE him and so do the coaches. Arkansas has a gem in a coach. Congrats to the Razorbacks. He should have the team he wants just about the time Oklahoma and Texas land in the SEC.
I think this kid is the starter after the Bama game. You feel bad for a QB that has been in the program that long, has done everything the right way, to lose the job that quickly after waiting for his turn. But at the end of the day, it's about winning. If UF wants a real shot at beating Georgia, they have to make the change early enough to give the kid a chance to grow. Otherwise, you are likely looking at a similar situation that we saw last Saturday, except Georgia's offense will be much healthier and far less anemic against a defense that cannot touch Clemson's. Logic says - after getting soundly beaten by Bama, that Mullen will make the change. Really, he'll have no choice. Not sure why you would put your future out on the field risking injury. Jones is a very athletic football player himself. I would switch their roles and give Jones a chance to develop at another position. He could help the school and help himself maybe have a shot in the NFL. He seems to be a good kid on too of all of this. Yeah, I want to beat UF into the ground, but recognize the work and dedication and would like to see do well (except in Jax). Oh, and watch out for Kentucky. There is a good chance that UF has one conference loss, with Kentucky either with one loss to Missouri or undefeated in conference play. I know the Gators have owned Kentucky, but this could be the biggest game to be played in front of their fan base in a long-long time. This is a game that we should all pay attention to. Georgia gets them two weeks later before the week off before the Dawgs and Gators meet. Rest of the East is just bad.
All day long...
TFK_Fanboy is not a Dawg. He is a Vol. Pretty clear too see. A smart Dawg will always take note of what UT is up to, because UT can always be a threat. They are just as committed to facilities, etc. that UGA and UF are. And they are finally developing the type of instate talent (Nashville area) that can help them have a solid base to begin with, just by fencing in the state. The problem UT has is that it is recruiting kids for 2022 that were born around 2003, 2004. By the time they were old enough to begin to pay attention to football, they have watch UT goes 66-70 since 2010, with most of those wins being against cupcakes. Get to .500 and put a 'fun' product on the field. Because they are throwing it all over the place, maybe they do get a big upset win, if the other team doesn't come to play and the Vols hit on some big plays. It absolutely could happen. Problem is that in an offense like this, you can also lose to teams you shouldn't lose to for the very same reason. This type of offense puts a lot of pressure on your defense and the Vols do not have the type of defense that can get other offense off the field quickly. And as the game goes on, the Vols do not have depth, if they are running their defense out there too early to often. Better teams will wear them down. Example: Hang with Kentucky for a half, maybe three quarters, but the defense finally just collapses from being on the field too long. If I were a Vol fan, my expectations would be to be entertained this year. Fast pace, fun and gun environment and a lot of ups and downs (likely more downs), but something I can at least go and enjoy some wide open football verses 3 yards and a cloud of dust. As for the new coach. We'll see. He actually win backwards with each season he spent at Central Florida. I pay little attention to Central Florida football, so there could be solid reasons as to why that happened, starting with injures. Still have to ride through what-ever probation looks like (would feel a little optimistic, considering the hand-slap Baylor just received), and you need optimism. Not only within the program, but at fan-level. Not crazy talk - but optimism. With that said, I get that a fan is going to be optimistic about their team. They should. And this was an optimistic article. And let's be honest. UT hasn't been mediocre for the last 12 years or so. UT has been bad for most of those years. And that is partly because of lack of patience within the fan base and the rise of Georgia. I get that too. In the 90's Georgia fans still thought they are National Contenders, even as UT and UF dominated the East. It takes a while for reality to hit a proud fan base with a proud tradition. Truth is, right now, it is UGA and Florida, then Kentucky (watch out for the Cats this year), then Missouri and UT, USC and Vandy. Win the bottom group, get on a par with Missouri, then Kentucky and position yourself to compete with the other two. By then, there will likely be no East, UT will can then at least be in the mix of being in the Top 8 and you work it from there. The SEC just got tougher. Oklahoma and Texas will make it that much more difficult to win this league. (Don't kid yourself - Sark will make Texas a winner and now he can recruit kids to play in the best league in the country and not leave the state - just like A*M - who is tracking for another Top 5 recruiting class). Bottom-line: Vol fans need to give this guy a chance to at least get you to being competitive on a consistent basis. Hope for him to be your Mark Richt that will get that base-line up and then down the road find your Kirby Smart. Patience is what is needed in Knoxville. Something the Vol Nation has shown little of in the past decade plus.
Strong group - no doubt. Agree on Milton... With that said, O-Lines are going to decide who the top 3 or 4 are. As good as Bixby is, that is a middle of the road O-line at Auburn. Bobo is going to have to scheme up 'in space' opportunities for this kid. Love the A&M kid too... He is special. Harris is a stud - no doubt! And the kid from Kentucky... That wll depend on the new O.C. If he can open things up, I think the kid has a great opportunity. If not, then everybody will load the box and make it tough sledding...
I don't see UF losing to UT or USC; but the team that every team in the East needs to be wary of is Missouri. Rock solid coach... Really like what he has going on in Columbia. He's a little down on talent, but as of a couple of days ago, had the #15 class in 247 rankings for the upcoming class. Lot of time between now in then, but nobody had better over look the Tigers.
You can dream... Nothing wrong with that...
Well let's see... He's had a pretty good coach over at Alabama that has stopped him twice. And the best team LSU has ever fielded stop him once. Didn't have a QB last year. I think we'll learn a lot more about UGA this year. If this team stumbles with a couple of unexplainable losses, then I think you can make that argument.
Naw... Just a UF grad
Wow... You would think this was written by a guy who went to the University of Florida... Oh wait... It was.. LOL
So going to enjoy this season. Especially the game in Gainesville.
A&M also lost their QB, and if I remember correctly, key players off the O-Line.. UF lost the best QB to wear Orange/Blue since Tebow and you can easily argue that in today's game (passing) that he was a much better QB. Pitts (who is impossible to replace with one player) and Toney. Yes, Bama lost a tone on offense, but that defense is going to be scary good, with UF trying to run the ball this year and A&M likely trying to do the same. I just don't see it. No... If anyone is going to get Bama, it's likely LSU (this team is has top 5 talent, with multiple options at QB - provided they get their defense coached up). And the dark horse to beat them with be Ole Miss; who will be dangerous every week, but lose some they shouldn't.
What those jokers at ESPN thinks - I mean do you really give a crap? If you have learned anything from Gameday, they are no better or possibly worse at picking winners than most of us. They are 'fans' of the game - that's it. At the end of the day, most of believe that Bama is going to be Bama and win the West, Clemson is going to win the ACC and OSU will win the Big 10 and that Oklahoma will win the Big 12. The 4th slot will go to the SEC Champion. If Georgia is as good as their faithful (including me) hope, then it starts with Clemson. If the Dawgs beat Clemson and then either beat or play Bama very close, then they have an argument to be in over Clemson. If Bama loses a close game to Georgia and Georgia handles Clemson, then they have an argument to be in. The Top 5 will take care of itself. The two teams that I think warrant watching is LSU and USC for different reasons. That is an awfully talented bunch down in Baton Rouge. If they fix the defense and can ignore all of the off-field stuff that is coming their way, then they can be very-very good. USC is quietly building a strong program out there and finally figuring out how to recruit (including in the South East). They might be the surprise team to watch out for. And there will be a LOT of sentiment to get a Pac-12 team into the play-off.
Better than the Iron Bowl? Paul Finebaum makes the case for Florida-Georgia as the SEC’s best rivalry
Agree. Some of it has to do with the fan bases. I have argued for a LONG time that UF/UGA fan bases are actually very similar. And that gives it that much more intensity. Which is the beauty of rivalry's. If you have a great one; of course you believe your rivalry is the greatest. It isn't just the # of wins; it also how close the games typically are. Bama/Auburn believes that this is THE rivalry. It still is for them. Honestly, I think the top 3 in the SEC 'right now' is UGA/UF, Ole Miss/MSU and Vandy/UT. BAMA has been too dominate (you don't have to like Paul - but he's right). LSU had one big year against BAMA, but that you can't call that much of a rivalry. LSU has pretty much dominated Ole Miss for quite some time (we'll see if that changes under Kiffen). Georgia has won 12 of 15 against Auburn.
Better than the Iron Bowl? Paul Finebaum makes the case for Florida-Georgia as the SEC’s best rivalry
So you are using an article on a 9 year old to take a shot at Georgia? No take on just how wrong this is for a 9 year old to do. Or the fact that you do not 'commit' to high schools in this state, unless they are private. You just used it to take a shot. Maybe that is because you are more than a little concerned about that not only can you get a much better education at Georgia than Bama, but that football program is the #1 threat to your dominance in the SEC. With all of that said. I actually feel sorry for you, to be so insecure that you have to do things like this to make yourself feel better about life. Might want to work on that.
Perfectly stated sir. Glad you were able to get the vaccination. We'll see you in Jax!
Agree. It makes 'zero' sense. Florida played games in the Swamp all season. You do the same thing you did for games. It's not a money issue. Whatever the cost is - is negligible when you roll it into the over-all budget. I'm guessing that there will be an about face in Gainesville. They can ill afford for Georgia, Bama, LSU to all have Spring games and have them televised and not be on TV as well. This is part of every school's recruiting strategy. If you watch these games, the announcers are full of positives for the program they are covering that day. There will be a spring game in Gainesville folks.
Yep, it's the off-season. All hypothetical. Guess what? I don't care. There is only one ball on the field at a time and Georgia has a lot of options. That will work for and against Pickens this year. Arkansas is breaking in a new QB with fewer offensive options. That means more balls his way, but also more doubles than Pickens should see this year. Burks could be the best receiver in the SEC, but have stats at 4th or 5th, because teams will work to take away Arkansas's biggest threat. He will struggle in Tuscaloosa, he'll struggle in Athens. Will depend what he does against other teams. Either way, it looks like both receivers are NFL bound and that's there real goal with these kids. And that is where you find out just how good they are. Will wait for the best QB in the SEC article to comet next. After-all, it is the off-season.
You guys are hard to figure out. Love your coach and I think he will be pretty successful in recruiting. Just not sure if you can break through into that top tier, because of the level of recruiting done by others in the league. Time will tell...
Pretty sure A&M doesn't have rampant Sexual Assault claims or having to self-penalize to try and save themselves. LSU is in real trouble
As a Dawg fan, I have mixed emotions about Mullen. I do think that he is similar to CMR, good recruiter, just not to the level of Saban or Smart or Orgeron. He especially struggles on the LOS. Just like CMR did. And about every three four years would have enough there to go along with top notch skill players to make a run. But I do believe that Mullen is a superb play caller. Granted Trask and those receivers could make anybody better, but those are his schemes and plays, so give credit where credit is due. With that said, Mullen is the worse loser I think I've ever ran across. Quick hand shakes when he loses. Rarely credits the other team. But wants to hang out and chat when he wins and then can find a few compliments for the other side. He poisoned the Ole Miss/MSU rivalry and has damaged the UF/UGA rivalry. The Gators are our biggest rival. We owned them in the 70's and most of the 80's and they owned us for the 90's and most of the first decade of this century. Since then, it's been closer to even. Gators have had to get used to losing more than they have been winning. We get it. We did too. But as much as we do not like each other, there have(for the most part) been respect between the programs. Mullen just has this way of tearing that down. There is an integrity issue with the guy. Opens his mouth a lot behind the scenes and it gets back to people, especially other head coaches. The quirkiness of this guy and more arrogance is what tends to get him bit in the butt. I can see while UF wouldn't mind if he decided to jump ship. It's UF, they are catching up with facilities and it's a fine University. They are always going to be a tough out. We should all understand that. What some of the Gators haven't figured out yet is that you can say the same for Georgia. Their days of dominated the East are done. The best they can hope for is that they split titles and if UT ever gets it figured out, then it's a dawg-fight between the 3. One other interesting note. If Mullen leaves, that puts Saban, then Stoops, then Smart as the 3 with the longest tenure in the SEC, with the Florida job changing twice, Vandy changing twice, Missouri changing 3 times, South Carolina changing once, the Smart arrived in Athens.
Congrats to the Gators. They deserve to crow a little; after all it had been four long years before breaking the 3 game losing streak, so it's expected. As for the Ridley being snarky... Do you really care? I don't. Go Dawgs!