One has to think UGA BB is moving in the right direction under Tom Crean. Hopefully he can move us into the top half of SEC programs and become a regular in the NCAA Tournament, where anything can happen! I highly doubt we'll make the dance this year but with Wheeler still (presumably) having two more years we should have a great shot in the next year or so.
I thought he'd benefit greatly from another year in college to mature and fine tune his skill set. I was a bit surprised he went in round one. Like the data shows, the difference between the front end of the first round and back end of the first round is monetarily significant. Sad to see a young man squander what others can only dream. Perhaps he'll mature and get another chance, but man what a bust for the Titans...
Man what’s wrong with Willybob? Seems irritated/obsessed with Boxster... Did someone eat the marshmallows out of his cereal again?
Bama WRs: Hold my beer...
Seriously.. I wanted to buy into the hype but I was never on board with all the heisman/1st round pick hype. I think the kid from Clemson who transferred to Mizzou tempered my expectations, and then the opt out and now he’s an afterthought. On a different note, I was always fearful of Toney, even going back to his freshman year, only to be disappointed/glad he didn’t wreck my Dawgs. He finally broke out this year and was injury free, which again sucked b/c (a) it hurt my team and (b)!he’s been on my fantasy football radar for a while and will now be a guy others target.
‘This kid is gonna be unreal.’ How Chris Rodriguez got to Kentucky, and why he’s returning as FBS’ highest-graded tailback
Nice article. Definitely need more of these articles that inform rather than slander or make accusations. His high school's reputation (Ola isn't a big time program) combined with his lack of camps definitely played a roll in his low recruiting profile. Our loss is UK's gain... though I don't consider it a zero sum game. We're no worse off without him with our RBs. Always great to see the kids from Georgia doing well in college, except against UGA of course!
Just a matter of time until Kirby breaks through and brings a natty home to Georgia. Definitely a "when" not "if" scenario brewing in Athens! Go Dawgs!
Uh someone tell Aubie... UGA did check your boxes (beating UF and winning the SECC) to be "elite", see 2017-2018 season.
Smith is a great example for all college athletes, not just those around the Alabama program. Incredible career and kept improving all four years in college. Saban makes a great point about the difference between where Smith would have gone in the 2020 draft compared to where he'll likely go (and the difference in money) in the 2021 draft. He's got a fan in this Dawg, though he obviously broke our hearts in the natty.
HUGE commitment! He'll be a great recruiter for his class and show the others to not be afraid of competition, after all look at the QB depth at UGA! Iron sharpens iron! Great day to be a DAWG!
I didn't realize how much talent Clemson is returning on their Defense.. Going to be a great barometer for the Dawgs and we'll definitely be motivated this entire offseason. Here's to hoping we can parlay our gains into a 1-0 start and return to Atlanta come December! Go Dawgs!
From what I've seen, read, and heard, this is a HOME RUN hire! Coach Addae looks like he has the makings of a future DC/HC! Maybe we can keep him long enough to move up the ranks within our program as we lose coordinators.
Trolls? Yea.. Brutal? No... Good for Ben for keeping the disdain for his rival. We wouldn’t want it any other way! Go Dawgs!
IDK why the Tennessee fans insist on trying to pull other teams (mostly UGA) down with them, but I'm not falling for it... And say what you want about Richt/Smart, but Tennessee would trade the last 15 years with UGA in a heartbeat. And if they could lure Kirby away from UGA, the whole fanbase would need a clean pair of undies. The whole "He's done less with more" is a self-defeating argument. Our time will come, same as Death and Taxes. Kirby will break through, and then the jab will be "Only one title" since 1980, or some other weak jab.
Yeah, you're right, Smart sucks, leave him alone for use Dawgs! LOL
Whoa... be careful there gamecock29... People may be confused by who is the actual idiot. You meant to say, "You are AN idiot, my friend." :)
I agree with most of the sentiment. If not this year for Florida, when? The Gators will start wondering if Mullen is the man to take them to the next step. If the Dawgs lose, questions will continue about Kirby and his QB handling. However, no rational fan or media member should compare Kirby with Richt. No excuses from UGA, we love talking recruiting so now is our chance to prove about the overall depth of our program! If we can win with offensive identity issues and a banged up DEF, man how sweet it'll be. Florida has been the pick from the media all offseason and year, so I'm good with being the underDAWG this year! UGA- 27 UF- 24
Barely recruited, doubted in college, waited his turn, worked, and made the most of it when given the opportunity. Stetson Bennett IV ladies and gentleman. :)
UGA needs the Bennett that played against Auburn/Ark to show up in Jacksonville.
Mic’d up Falcons huddle reveals Todd Gurley told repeatedly not to score on TD that opened the door for Lions’ comeback
It definitely was a blunder on TGIII but you’ve failed to acknowledge he’s fighting 25+ years of training once the ball is snapped... History of TGIII shows he has purposely failed to score when his team held a lead and he had an open run for a TD. The difference between the two situations was player contact from the opposition. Again, his profession is to run through contact. Hard to just turn that “off” once the ball is snapped.
Man I miss having a FB at UGA... I know H-Backs serve as fullbacks with a bit more versatility, but having a FB leading your RB on a power/toss sweep seems like poetry in motion. Also, having a FB on a dive or inside run allows for slight error on the OL. If the OL gets beat near the hole the FB can eat that mistake rather than the RB.
First- This article is all over the place... Second- I agree, just win.. who cares what “credit” is given from the media...
Tim- Haven’t heard that about Monty but if it’s true that’s a real bummer... I hope he can play and play well!
If there's one area where I'm not worried, it's Special Teams. I don't know if yall have noticed, but UGA's Special Teams has looked phenomenal and our personnel is almost exclusively first teamers due to our overall team depth. Overall, I think Bama has greater room for error to still win the game. UGA likes to make teams one dimensional but Bama's offense can carry the team with running OR passing... so making Bama one-dimensional isn't a guaranteed ticket to victory. Meanwhile, our offense needs balance and play action for SBIV to hit throws in rhythm and over the middle. If Bama can make UGA's offense one dimensional (either by lopsided early scoring or defensively) we could be in trouble.
GatorFan9696 wins post of the day! LOL gotta be able to laugh at yourself every now and then.. Bummed to see a cancellation.
Shonuff VFL: “When we play FLA at the end of the year, it will be for the SEC East Championship. Remember it. Write it down. Take a picture. We will beat GA nest week.” (Yes, he wrote nest instead of next...) So I remembered, wrote it down, and took a picture. I wonder what he has to say, now? Tenn took advantage off their opportunities in the first half (kudos to them) and UGA shot itself in the foot (with the bad snap and going for it on 4th and 1 on about their own 35.) All the while we played well below par offensively and where only down 4 at the half. Not a flawless victory but in this crazy season I’ll take 1 point wins in every game.
boxster355- Same here. I wrote on the "JT Daniels has to be the guy article" that Stetson shares similar traits with Fromm except for a minus in overall football IQ and a plus in elusiveness/speed. That roll out away from Big Kat and toss to KJ sums up what I was thinking/hoping for all along from SBIV. Fromm would have been a lame duck and pulled the Peyton Manning "sack" by just falling down if he saw that same rush. Stetson may not have elite arm strength but there's no denying his arm talent. The way he flicks the ball is far different from Fromm's (more often than not) hurls on deeper throws. And yes, that deep ball to Jackson was underthrown but it did travel 55+ yards in the air. With a better read/timing, which he'll hopefully gain through meaningful reps, Stetson will hit him in stride for a walk in TD.
Ew, someone get this man a dictionary so he can look up the word literal...
RealUSC- Huh? So UGA looks like the #1 team based on the last game (with Stetson at QB throughout) yet you claim he’s not the guy for UGA at QB? Forget the high school rankings and hype and trust your eyes. SBIV looks like the real deal to me. I said it last week and I’ll say it again- the offense took off last week when SBIV came in much like when Fromm took over for Eason in that App St game in 2017. Immediate difference with the same surrounding personnel. I hope we get to see JTD but not at the loss of SBIV.
In what world would a real fan even consider pressing the "eject button" on their team??? Geez, Phil. Allegiances aren't ejected or removed, they're ingrained. Am I concerned about our offense? Sure. But after watching KSU come back and defeat OKL(in the second game of the season) I prayed we'd just play well in this first game and win the game. Obviously our first half offense was atrocious and frustrating but we made adjustments and won. Now it's on to week two. Oh and by the way Chicken Little, even if we lose, UGA fans won't hit the eject button. Not this season or ever. In case you haven't noticed, UGA fans are notoriously and eternally optimistic.