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It's an academic discussion that, thankfully, will almost certainly be decided on the field. Absent some major upsets (and there would have to be TWO of them for either team)the SECCG is going to be for a playoff spot and a head-to-head duel for the Heisman between the two frontrunners. It sucks, and it's not his fault, but Lawrence is probably going to fade with his two missed games unless he absolutely explodes the rest of the way. Florida's remaining opponents are a combined 7-17 and none of them has a winning record. Trask's stats are going to get even more gaudy. Mac Jones still has to beat Auburn and that's his best chance to look impressive on a big stage against a quality opponent. But the better QB in the SECCG is almost certainly getting the hardware.
Totally agree with you. If CDM doesn't win this one, there's a danger he starts to fall into the Mack Brown/Jim Harbaugh type territory where he can't win the big game against the big rival. That's not going to get him fired, obviously - we're still miles better off than we've been in the past 10 years and CDM is extremely popular, but the grumbling will definitely start.
I just don’t see a scenario where Georgia puts up a ton of points, so I think this game goes one of two ways. In the first scenario, Georgia’s defense has enough depth and talent, even absent the starters, to keep Pitts and Toney under control and Florida's offense sputters. On the other side, Florida stops Bennett deep and Georgia can’t make much happen in the run game. In other words - a rock fight that pretty comes down to a handful of big plays and some long field goals, and a nailbiter of an ending that could go either way. This seems to be the way Vegas is leaning based on the spread and the O/U. Alternatively, Florida knocks Georgia’s defense down early, goes up a couple scores, and it just gets worse and worse as they try to adjust and start pushing Bennett to make big plays. It gets ugly for Georgia, there are some turnovers, and it ends in a blowout loss for the Dawgs as Florida cruises to victory in the 4th quarter (similar to the 2018 game, but reversed) You can pick the score, but something like 41-17 could happen if things snowball badly enough and Georgia barely manages to score a “respectability” TD late.
Look. I was there. About 40 feet away, with a number of Missou fans sitting around me. We HEARD the crack of the helmets hitting each other and everyone around me flinched. There was forceable helmet-to-helmet contact and he was unabated to the QB from at least 7 yards away. You can frame by frame it on ESPN if you want - their helmets are on a level plane and Trask's head rocks backwards. If that had been one of our LBs nailing Bazelak I'd be saying the exact same thing. I'm not calling "dirty" or any of that nonsense, I understand these guys are moving at full speed trying to make bang bang plays and it happens. But it was clearly targeting and the player should have been/should be ejected for a half.
More or less as expected for Florida. The surprise is that 2 additional Missou players got suspended after further review who weren't originally ejected from the game. Not sure if the missed targeting call on the underlying play that started all of this is being addressed separately or at all.
Uh, the game is in Gainesville, not Columbia. May want to edit the last paragraph.
Fun idea. If Arky's picking, I think they probably take WR Michael Pittman from USC. Position of need, guy's a playmaker. Utah RB Zack Moss wouldn't be a bad fit either.
Oh, I think it will absolutely be played. But I think the chance of people being able to attend the games live is around zero. Even if we are mostly recovered by August, there's too much risk in packing 100,000 into an enclosed space and then sending those people home. All it takes is one infected person in that stadium and hundreds - maybe thousands - will take it home with them.
I think that's a little high for Smart and little low for Pruitt. And that's not a shot at the Vols - it's a compliment. Pruitt's about out of grace with the fans and a 7-5 season next year is possible with that game at Oklahoma. I just don't think that cuts it. Georgia showed a large amount of patience with Richt - he's a 1 at most.
This is legit answer, particularly in the context of the question focusing on his degree in history. You can recognize that Hitler was an influential leader who was able to get an entire country to go along with his insane ideas, without endorsing the ideas themselves (which is exactly what he said). Was he supposed to say "Jesus, Mother Theresa, and Barack Obama" and give the most "safe" answer possible? Sheesh.
There's a misstatement in this article (that a number of people get wrong). When Sugar/Rose/Orange lose a conference champion, they are NOT required to select the next highest ranked CFP team. They default to their existing agreement with the conferences, and can invite whoever they want (so long as the team has 6 wins). The CFP has no say-so and doesn't "assign" the replacement team (the way they assign teams to Cotton, Peach and Fiesta - the "Access Bowls."). This is important, because it does not mean that Georgia automatically goes to the Sugar Bowl with an LSU loss. The Sugar Bowl can invite who they want, and Georgia played there last year. It's entirely possible they'd invite Florida.
Can we work in a requirement that Danielson is NOT allowed to do any SEC games?
This would seem to be the current doomsday scenario, wouldn't it? Everyone except Clemson and Minnesota ends up with a loss. LSU loses to Georgia and OSU to Minnesota in their championship games. One-loss LSU/Georgia/OSU. Pick 2. The screaming will be unbearable. I don't know how you keep out a one-loss SEC Champion Georgia - that seems like a give. But picking between LSU and OSU, let alone throwing a 1-loss Oklahoma and/or Utah/Oregon into the mix will be gloriously awful.
His comments were exactly right, and anyone who is pearl-clutching or acting indignant can turn in their SEC membership card. This is big boy football and he said it in a context for his players that should have stayed private. Good for Coach O. That kind of fire is what makes our conference great.
Agreed. Georgia looked like a championship caliber team today. Great win Dawgs, congrats.
Congrats on the win. No excuses and no blaming the refs - we got beat whistle to whistle by the better team. You know the deal - ignore the 2 or 3 trolls, we'll do the same.
Emmitt Smith couldn't run behind our line. Perine and the backs get some responsibility, but by no means all of it. Great win today - congrats.
Congrats, Dawgs. Well played, and well won. Good luck the rest of the way.
I really don't think Grantham was the problem. The playcalling was fine on defense - the execution was terrible. When he sent the blitz they couldn't get penetration, and when he dropped back in coverage Fromm found the open man (usually by picking on our nickelback). I'm far angrier at the offense, which looked horrifically unprepared. Wrong personnel, guys not lining up right, guys not knowing the plays. I've got no idea what we did during the bye week.
Just back from Jax - sad drive and I'm ready for bed, but wanted to get on to congratulate the Dawgs. You were, without a doubt, the better team today. No blaming the refs, no excuses. We got outcoached on offense and defense. Best of luck the rest of the season - I see the trolls (on both sides) are lurking about but most of the folks on SDS are good peeps. Congrats again.
BS course correction from the league office after all the complaining after the USCe game. Florida can forget about getting any calls today.
I get what he's saying. If you gave me the choice of beating Georgia and losing to FSU, or the reverse, I'd take beating FSU and losing to Georgia every time. One of those outcomes has a lot of shame and self-loathing associated with it, one of them doesn't.
This is a fun question (particularly when discussed with a Georgia fan, who have their own perspectives on THEIR biggest rival which largely mirror ours). I've found that the answer is largely generational. A millennial will answer Georgia. A gen-exer will answer Florida State. A boomer will answer Auburn. These are all obviously based on your historical framework. Florida State is my reflexive answer, but it's because I attended Florida in the 90's and Georgia and Auburn weren't nationally relevant in that window (and we stopped playing Auburn regularly). But every Florida State game in the 90's meant something.
Shut down the internet, we’re done for today. LOL.
I'll be honest, I'm a little bummed by this. I'd really like them to find a way to work in a home/home at least every 5 years. Setting aside the usual rivalry snark, Sanford is one of the great environments in college football. I'd like to be able to go to an away game up there every once in a while.
It's a joke. His buyout is 17 million AFTER this season is over and FSU's financial woes are well documented. Plus, you've got to buy off all his staff and THEN come up with a way to pay Meyer and all the staff HE'S going to want. Their athletic department has a deficit of a couple million dollars in 2017-2018.
Can we talk about Wake Forest for a minute? I mean, like, WHAT IS GOING ON?