No doubt. I didn't expect the 2020 Tigers to be as good as the 2019 Tigers on O or D. But nobody would expect a Bengal Tiger defense to be this bad. This is coaching - there is no way around that. You get the props when you win a National Championship for the staff you built - then get ready for the otherside when you make a really bad hire and this is a really bad hire.
I thought To'o To'o should have been right their with Rice and Ojulari. He is 'by far' the best linebacker on that UT team and 'so far' the best that UGA has seen this year. Of course, that could change rather quickly on Saturday.
If the story is fact based and it happens to turn out to be true, then it is what it is.
Congrats - your math was correct. But you are counting the first TD in the UT game against the defense. UGA airmailed the ball into the end zone and your defense fell on a gift. It's 10.
The truth came out with Mr. Wright. Most of you have convinced yourselves that it is time for a new script in the East. Your justifications center around a 5th year QB. The only way that offense is going to beat UGA is with a running game. I can only assume that the writers believe that UF will find that in the 5 star transfer from Miami that struggled against ACC defenses. Another truth.. Next year, it will be UT - not UF that is threatening UGA. They are building that team around the trenches and that is how you consistently win in the SEC. UF has struggled recruiting the d-line and o-line. Especially the interior D-line. You will see hints of that this year. It will be completely exposed next year, while UT's O-Line reaches levels close or at Bama's, LSU's and Georgia's. One more truth... Anybody playing Kentucky this year had better bring their 'A' game. They have a big, physical, veteran O-Line, a pretty solid running game and while maybe not the most talented - a tenacious defense. And they are well coached on both sides of the ball. I have them 3rd, maybe 2nd in the East. (Auburn better come ready on Saturday or they could be 0-1 and staring at traveling to Athens the next week). If they finish 4th, they will be grouped closer to the top 3 - not the bottom 3. Bama wins the West. While I think LSU is going to be awfully tough; I do think they take a step back this year. Lost too much. Watchout for A&M and who knows with Auburn. Could be vying for the title - could finish 4th. On paper, I have them 4th. But that has more to do with A&M's rise.
I give great credit to Cowherd. He has somehow stayed not only relevant, but in the forefront of Sports for decades now, while perhaps consistently offering some of the dumbest opinions you were going to hear on a daily basis. USC hasn't has been a weak sister for quite some time. Love them or hate them, ND deserves that 4th spot. How could you possibly put Oregon ahead of Tennessee? Oh wait, it's Cowherd. Nevermind.
Right now UT is 2nd in the Nation in recruiting. According to 247 - the average recruiting ranking for UT is 89.21. UF's is 90.71, UGA'S is 94.49, LSU is 93.61 and Alabama's is 92.99. Give UT a little credit, they have had a couple of good weeks, but they have done this through quantity more than quality. Last year's class average? 89.92. LY for UF? 90.7. LY for UGA? 92.96. LY for LSU? 92.84 and LY for BAMA 93.56. Last year Tennessee finished 10th, UF 9th, UGA 1st, LSU 4th and BAMA 2nd. Long way to go; but I'm guessing that when it is all said and done, the three mentioned in the Top 5 last year will be right there again. UF? UT? Remains to be seen. Way too early for anyone to be proclaiming that the VOLS are back.
Fromm was a DGD. 3-0 against UF, 3-1 against Auburn, 3-0 against UT, 2-1 against USC jr., undefeated against the rest of the East. He couldn't beat Bama and LSU. The two Bama games were very winnable - honestly Georgia went conservative in both. And both of those BAMA teams were really - really good. (Let's give some credit to the teams played). LSU game 1 - Georgia wasn't ready. Game 2 - LSU was the better the team. Completely healthy and the best QB that College Football has seen in a very long time. Best CF Team I've ever seen and that includes the Miami teams. Bottom-Line - it comes down to his Arm Strength - which is more than Fair. Should have gone higher in the draft. Absolutely.. He was a late 3rd round - early 4th round talent.
Neil, the question had 'nothing' to do with Florida. Zip... I know you want your precious Gators to be relevant in every conversation. News Flash - they are not. Kirby loses in Tuscaloosa. Beats him in Atlanta (rather soundly). This will be the first lost for Saban to an assistant.
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Little Butt Hurt Son? Get over it..
Alabama insider explains how Kirby Smart may have been trying to harm Tide with timing of Scott Cochran hire
I have nothing but respect for Saban and what he has done with Alabama. But idiots like this hurt the Bama brand. Kirby isn't 'after' Alabama. Not going to spend anytime defending it - there is nothing that has been done that requires defending.
I actually used to like Dabo, despite being a life-long Dawg. But he has turned out to quite the jerk. Nothing wrong with finding ways to motivate his team. But for the rest of us; it has become exhausting. He has become the 'Rodney Dangerfield' of College Coaches, without the punch line. I'm SEC guy first; so I'm going to root for the SEC team in the National Championship (even Florida). In the past, I would have been in Clemson's corner after that - not anymore.
Honestly, I thought this was arrogant and out of school. Here's hoping this mindset continues right up until kick-off in Atlanta. Nothing but respect for what Coach O has done. But I've picked up on this arrogance as the wins have come. The Tiger fanbase has every right to be excited about their football team. And there is nothing wrong with being confident about your outcome against my Dawgs, especially the way the offense from both schools have played. Really looking forward to the game regardless of the outcome. Enjoy the ride and we'll see you in Atlanta..
It was a good game. Give Auburn credit for not giving up and making it a heart stopper in the 4th Quarter. Auburn had two weeks to get ready for this game. To rest , to prepare, to get their heads right. They were at home and with the wind to their back. The writer wasn't too far off. Just over estimated their ability to run and Gus's ability to adjust in a game. Cherry picked his match up... Truth is - Kirby has owned Gus since the blow out in Jordan-Hare and he did it again tonight. Best of luck with the rest of the season. Iron Bowl should be an interesting football game to watch this year. Hate it for TUA
Fromm looked pretty good after the game. Walking and everything. Auburn does have a great defense and had two weeks to rest, prepare and get ready to play - still gave up 21 points, while UGA'S defense gave up 14. I actually give Auburn's D a slight tip of being better - but that "on another level" talk... I think you can stop that now...
He shouldn't move yet. Wouldn't be surprised at all that if Auburn loses to UGA and BAMA that Gus is let go. Could see Arkansas signing him for $2.3 a year for 5 years - easing the pain of what Auburn pays out and his O.C. is already in place - easing the pain of that contract. (Being a Dawg - have great respect for Auburn - so please do not think I"m assuming anything regarding Saturday's game). Arkansas gets the coach they wanted from the get go. Frees up Auburn to go after a front line Coach that can take them to a slightly higher level to compete with Bama, LSU and Georgia. Payouts are not quite as hurtful. Everybody is happy.
Lets just hope his Grandmother's health improves and lets hope the kid figures it all out. Relax about UGA... We are the least of your problems right now...
Wow! This kids dad needs to reel himself in and then reel his boy in. Texas has a good team, but you are not going to win them all, he may as well learn that lesson right now. And the profanity at that age - no excuse - none.. Serious parental FAIL
Hmmm.... Trying to decide if this was just intentional click bait or if the writer actually believes this stuff. But just so I've got this right. Smart recruited in two 5 Star QB'S and a 4 Star QB and the 4 Star QB beats them both out. They both leave, one to his home state and the local Power House and the other to Ohio State, that has recruited at a level very close to Georgia. They play their first games against teams that would struggle with the State of Georgia's best High School Teams and he hints that Georgia should have kept one or both over Fromm and if they have great years - there will be hell to play. FROMM is projected to be one of the first QB'S off the Board next Spring. How is that not developing a QB. In fact, he developed the 4 Star so well, the vaunted 5 Star couldn't get him off the field (twice). Just curious.... Alabama had two 5 Star QB'S, where one bailed out the other in a NCS and SEC Championship game to beat Georgia. The one that decided to stay had a solid game against Duke, the other looked liked the best QB on the planet against Baylor. So if Jalen takes Oklahoma to the Final Four and Bama doesn't make the Final Four, will there be Hell to pay for Saban? Just found it interesting you brought up one and not the other. I lost IQ points for reading this.
Hmmm... I've got them 2nd in the East. I think they'll beat Kentucky and catch UF late enough in the season that they'll get them too. Gator's had a +12 turn over rate last year and 17 of 21 returning starters. Thin in a rebuilding line and thin in the secondary. USCjr. is a better/deeper team - but you never know. Will be UT and Vandy, Ole Miss and Arkansas. I think West Virginia will be a tough game. 9-3 feels about right with a nice bowl
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Saban isn't going anywhee. Why on God's Green Earth would he leave Bama to start over? Ego? Well if it's ego, then why stay where you are and make your legendary run untouchable. And to leave no doubt that the 2nd greatest coach in Bama history is Bear Bryant. Saban isn't going anywhere. And for the record... Nothing but respect for what Saban has done and... we'll see you in Atlanta next December. :)
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Saban - he replaced just about his entire coaching staff and they haven't missed a beat. They are undefeated and have another top ranked class coming in. And I say that being a 'Dawg'. We'll end up right be hind them in class rankings (by the way). But I also get Stoops... Amazing job there and I understand Pruitt. But Mullen? You people have to make your mind up. Before the season, Florida would challenge Georgia, getting all of the suspended (I believe it was 11) players back from the previous year. And we Mullen being the QB whisperer and super coach, it was supposed to neck and neck. Dawgs lost one; while the Gators got whipped by Kentucky, Georgia and Missouri and his present recruiting class is # 24 in the country behind Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, UT, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and South Carolina in front of them.
Will simply point out that after Georgia's win over Tech at Grant Field for the 9th Straight time, Georgia celebrated with their fans and walked off the field. CKS made it clear that there would be no more of that going forward. All McGarity did was get the other side to agree to what had already been implemented by his football coach. Honestly, I do not think it will be any time soon that Georgia will have to be concerned about the conduct of the Yellow Jackets after a win in Sanford Stadium.
Really... Is anyone who has read this seriously worried about Bama's running game? With that line and that stable of backs? Stop it... This team may average 50 points a game during the season and it all will not come from passing. Right now they are simply taking what the defense gives them. When they run up against a better defense, they'll run it more and do just fine doing so. Fromm... Some clown said he wouldn't even be drafted when he comes out a few days ago. Barring injury, this kid will find the NFL. Solid arm strength, allowing himself to grow within the system and taking what the defense gives him. He does need to find the middle of the field a little more, especially since Georgia is LOADED at this position and it tends to open up the middle to the run.
I was exhausted from all of the smack talk coming out of Columbia. And I'm not one to talk a lot of smack... But to the Carolina fans... That's 5 out of the last 6 - 4 in a row... Get use to it... Here's the truth... The entire conference was pulling for South Carolina. Everybody in the East, because they were hoping that Georgia wasn't as good as they appeared to be. Well hope isn't a strategy... The West, because they do not want to have to play another Alabama in the championship game - if they some how get by Alabama. And especially Auburn, who has to play Georgia and Alabama every year (and so does UT by the way). For both of those programs, you have to wonder what are the odds of even coming out with a split? Think about the Vols... They can dramatically improve and still lose two SEC games each year. This was South Carolina's best opportunity to beat Georgia in the near and maybe long-term future. The Dawgs are one more signing class away (currently ranked 1st) to this unit being as complete as Alabama. One last thought... While not perfect, it is so nice to see disciplined football played game in and game out. Georgia hurt themselves a few times - but nothing compared to the past... It is GREAT to be a Georgia Bulldog!
The Tide - sorry... Typing too fast.
It really is okay to dream... Enjoy your week... :)
I thought Alabama looked really-really good; but... They can be thrown on. I expect Ole Miss to score 24, maybe 31 points on the Tide. Problem is - they tied will put up 45 or 52. I think Miami might be an 8 win team. LSU isn't quite as good as they looked; but they can and I think 'will' build off of this. Auburn did just enough against a good team. Auburn's problem? O-Line and lack of depth at that position. They need to be very 'lucky' with the injury bug and get enough of a run game going to keep their QB upright. There 'D' was a good as advertised. UT - looks like they may have some Jekyll and Hyde moments this season. One thing is for sure - they had better tighten up that secondary or they are going to get scored on early and often by Auburn, Bama and Georgia. As for the rest of the conference - cupcakes - who knows...