I went to high school with McCalebb. He had a knack for returning kicks and punts for touchdowns. But dude was dumb as a box of rocks, and had major character issues. Not surprised he fizzled out quickly.
If you want to add insult to injury on our o-line, consider that we lost THREE excellent blocking TEs. Hevesy and Scott will have to work some miracles if we hope to equal or better our 2018 record. I’d hate for all the skill-position talent to go to waste this coming season.
Somebody's gotta fetch the coffee.
It's crazy that only two of those guys were there last season . . .
And they put Rondale Moore (Purdue) at #9. He had nearly twice the receptions compared to Jeudy - but less total yards and TDs. Makes no sense.
The FL/GA game is already in our home state every year . . .
I vote to have a one-time Florida/Georgia game there!
SDS Mailbag: SEC/Big 12 Challenge in other sports, Auburn’s starting QB and the best fictional teams to play for
I'd have to go with the basketball team from the movie Flubber :-)
Like winning three of four ranked contests in 2018?
There's not a huge gap between any of the top teams if you can develop the talent. Clemson's last three classes were ranked 11, 16, 7 - and they're currently ranked 10th for the 2019 class. As long as you're consistently signing classes somewhere in the top 15ish, you've got a shot.
FD, He sure has had the (mis)fortune of facing some serious talent in the last decade. I think Dan’s biggest advantage over Kirby is simply HC experience. He never came close to having equivalent talent at MSU, which is essential to competing with the big boys. I have said in other forums that I think Dan has 2 years to close the talent gap and get a leg up on Kirby before he (Kirby) settles in with the experience. If Dan can get a W in Jacksonville in the next two years, the East will be an all-out war for quite some time.
FormerDawg, In a desperate effort to split hairs: as Florida's OC in 2008, Mullen beat Kirby in his first season as Bama's DC.
Let’s not forget the underrated storyline of Teacher vs Student in that UNC/USC game. Muschamp, the coach-in-waiting that never was. And his former boss, who may (probably) be past any consistent winning; or maybe he just needed a good, long break to get reenergized for one last run.
I used my super-secret source (Twitter), and found that the tweet they shared in the article may or may not be from an NFL Network analyst.
The NFL is a great place for guys who just want to coach. You have little to no control over your roster (unless you're Billy B); and you don't have to recruit. I don't know that Mullen's the kind of guy - but maybe he is. Time will tell.
I don't know how much more Chauncey had left to prove. He made a huge improvement as a tackler, is good in coverage and run support, and has ball-hawk potential. I don't think he really had much upward potential in terms of draft position.
This is the one that really doesn't make sense to me. I feel like he had the most to gain from an additional year, among the likely departures.
There's really nothing left for Scarlett to prove, and he's got his degree - so it made sense for him to leave now.
Never say "never" . . . or "we should have been in the playoff."
I'm just here for all the Dawgs who can't wait until next season, when they'll win it all - for sure, this time!
Didn’t hit the long-snapper . . . It hit another lineman.
Those who can’t do, teach.
It's incredibly short-sighted to compare the traction of these two programs at this point. Kirby took over a program in FANTASTIC shape, that had simply underachieved for the majority of Richt's tenure. Mullen took over a program that was broken by his old boss, then limped through two underachieving coaches (Mushchamp on the field, McElwain in recruiting and on the field when it mattered most in his first two seasons). Enjoy your bragging rights for as long as they last. The Dawgs are earning it on the field. But I will be withholding judgment on Mullen's recruiting potential at Florida until the 2020 class is inked. Two full years is plenty of time to build relationships, and go toe-to-toe for the recruits you want. If Mullen can't cruise to a top-10 class in 2020, then he's screwed up somewhere.
What does it matter that you can recruit high-profile players if they don’t fit what you do? It’s a disservice to the player and to your program. How about you go find the best players for what you want to do?
Calm down, Eric. Y'all don't have room for commits ranked in the 300s in the nation. Save your energy for the five stars and fours.
I don't understand how Ham ("Chunked") didn't make the hashbrowns list . . .
I appreciate you guys acting like I hadn’t confirmed the date myself; but the reason for my comment was Connor saying it was a great game for “an afternoon kick on New Year’s Day.”
I’ve been known to be plenty wrong before; but isn’t the Peach Bowl on 12/29?
The other choices were Emory Jones (Florida), Connor Noland (Arkansas), and Matt Corral (Ole Miss). Fields has the largest sample size of the four, and the best numbers overall.