Tim Rupert

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Much better than average dual-threat backup in Emory Jones. This is another example of Mullen getting much more credit and benefit of the doubt than he's earned. What has Jones done to be considered better than average? I'm glad to see Florida becoming the media darling. Now we get to see if they can back it up...
Will this be a problem for Alabama. No. Although it is clearly an example of breaking the rule. The NCAA said schools can distribute workouts to student-athletes for voluntary use but that staff members “may not supervise or conduct such workouts” and that athletes “may not report voluntary athletically related activities to institutional coaches or staff members. Saban always gets to skirt the rules. Mark Emmert always sees to it...
Anybody saying Cochran may not be a great recruiter is simply wishing out loud. No doubt, he will be. Recruiting is simply selling the program. Georgia has a great program to sell. Motivating the prospect to invest is all there is left. Based on players comments, Cochran is a coach who can motivate on the highest level. Give it a couple years and I think Saban will be kicking himself over letting Cochran get away. If he's still in the business that long...
I like how Georgia is not getting too many mentions by the experts. Let Florida deal with the expectations and teams like Penn St and Oregon. None of those three has come anywhere close to earning the benefit over UGA, but more preseason power to them.
Well lets see. Georgia went into the 2013 Missouri game without their starting RB, just some guy named Todd Gurley. They were also without the 2nd RB, Keith Marshall. They were also missing starting receivers Justin Scott-Wesley, Malcolm Mitchell and Michael Bennett. Saying Georgia didn't deserve a preseason top 10 ranking while not considering the loss of so many starting skill position players is just lazy and short sighted. Troll fans commenting about it, while ignoring relative points like "because Georgia had a spate of season-ending injuries on both offense and defense" is just childish...
Swinney would be making a huge mistake if he succeeded Saban at Alabama. Saban came to Alabama at just the right time. The East was down overall, especially after Urban Meyer tucked tail and ran. LSU had Miles and he was always going to hold that program back. Georgia had Richt and for whatever reason he couldn't compete. Whoever replaces Saban will be facing an uphill battle in comparison. Alabama fans will dismiss Kirby Smart and Georgia. Go ahead, while you still can... Kirby's a rookie coach, but he's recruiting on Saban's level and he is gaining valuable experience. Kirby's day is coming sooner than later. Miles is not LSU's problem and just about any forward thinking coach would be better. Whoever replaces Saban will be judged by Saban's record, and there is no coach who can match that record. Not Saban. Not Swinney. Nobody can, the competition is too strong. Swinney has it made at Clemson, and if he stays there he may even break Saban's NC record. If he leaves any time soon for Alabama he very likely never will...
Tiger TD, The SARS and MERS outbreaks were "NEW" also, and they had significantly higher death rates. But the world never went into end of days mode... Nobody's saying the DNC invented this.. But, if you don't believe the media arm of the DNC - MSNBC, CNN, the AP and many more aren't going to try and make this seem as bad as possible, then you are being painfully naive...
While COVID-19 seems to spread easily, the symptoms tend to be mild, particularly for people who are relatively young and healthy. The SARS and MERS outbreaks had significantly higher death rates. Meanwhile, seasonal influenza remains an important cause of respiratory illness that can cause hospitalization and death. The CDC continues to recommend that everyone older than 6 months get the flu vaccine. As Dr. Robert Glatter, emergency physician at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital noted, “Make sure you get a flu shot. It’s much more likely to contract the flu than the new coronavirus infection.” So, why such drastic reaction to this COVID-19 strain? The world didn't shut down for The SARS and MERS outbreaks. The Stock Market didn't crash, and the SEC didn't stop playing Baseball and Basketball. Why do it now? What changed?
Until further notice, football recruiting will be put on hold for the SEC. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will ban gatherings of more than 500 people. I don't get this. I realize what it's all about, but 499 people in a building vs 5000, what's the difference? I see no reason why a coach can't visit a recruit, or a recruit can't come for a campus visit. If one or the other is showing symptoms that obviously changes things. All this just seems to be a massive overreaction. Is it mostly based on fears of legal liability?
Maybe the Brewster hire will work out as well as Charlton Warren has for Georgia...
It's going to be an interesting season for the fortunes of Georgia and Florida. Florida has an advantage with their schedule. I like Ga's chances against Alabama late, as in the SECCG, but with a new QB and somewhat new offensive system, I think beating Alabama in Tuscaloosa in the 3rd game may be too much to hope for. If Georgia's offense can improve over last year that can bridge the schedule advantage by the Gators. If that happens then it will be up to Florida to improve over last years production... Whatever happens, by time of the Cocktail Party I think the offense will be producing better than last year and it will take an improved Florida team to win.
LeghumperU, Yeah they don't really need another QB. It is interesting that Alabama only leads for one top 100 player in the 247 Crystal Ball picks. I don't think that's been the care since Saban arrived...
Meyer is just putting more pressure on Mullen and Florida. Florida has a built in advantage of an easier schedule. On paper they have an advantage of a returning starter at QB. But Ga's offense had a down year in 2019 and it is very likely going to be better in 2020. The defense will also likely be better. Will Florida be better on either side of the ball? I hope Mullen keeps talking...
BamaTime, it's one thing if you want to twist reality for your own desires, or whatever reason it is.. It's quite another when you start telling straight up lies about me... UGA hired a cheater and Liar when they hired Kirby… That’s what Tim said… I never said anything approaching that... It doesn't even make sense for you to even try and sell such garbage...
Bama Time, there you go again! Adding your own spin to what everyone else knows to be reality... BT says "Except the article said it’s paraphrased" No! the article did not say "it's paraphrased." What the article really did say... "Hopefully, Nick Saban was taken out of context and that there’s more to this quote than what it appears:" "I do know that respected people like Rivals National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell thought enough of that quote- (There's that word again) -to break down whether Saban truly meant that he’s done recruiting high school kids who transfer schools:" "Farrell had the same initial thought that I did — did Saban really mean that?" As for finding cracks in the Bama dynasty goes... Have you boys looked at 247's Crystal Ball for 2021? Who's Leading for the Top 50-100... Top 50 players, UGA-5 LSU-3, Aub-2. Alabama-0 It must get better with the next 50... Top 100 Players, UGA-8, LSU-6, Aub-4, Alabama -2. Is this another example of cracks in the Bama dynasty? We will see....
You boys just keep adding to what I say. Keeps it interesting, I guess...
"If you're going to transfer to different schools throughout your High School years, I already do not want to recruit you, because I already know you do not have perseverance and grit." Kinda, sorta looks like a quote to me... But don't let that get in your way...
Connor, we can analyze Saban's anti HS transfer comments until the end of time looking for his exact, and apparently enlightening meaning... But maybe the meaning is something much simpler. Maybe he is just getting tired of the process...
Nothing goes boom when you lose 5 receivers to the draft and then lose 6 more to injury during the season...
When Steve Spurrier came to Florida it caused a dramatic shift in the Georgia-Florida rivalry. It's beginning to look like another shift in the opposite direction has taken place with the hiring of Kirby Smart to Georgia. Georgia will be breaking in a new QB and only returns 1 proven threat at receiver. Not to mention losing the No.1 running-back to the NFL draft. With a returning QB and an easier schedule, this year is setting up well for Mullen to finally win one against Smart. What happens if Florida loses again? It will mean more positive momentum to Kirby Smart and UGA. That's exactly how Spurrier did it...
GatorFan, upgrade. We better hope not...
I really believe most coaches deserve 4-5 years when the come into a new program. But that's not how it works in the SEC. Fisher needs to show improvement this season and then improve on that next season. When T A&M fits into the sleeping giant category. They have everything set up in their favor to succeed. In the end, there's no reason why A&M shouldn't compete for championships, especially with how Texas has been down...
Good for Alabama. Sounds like a great hire...
Fields was given the privilege simply because Favored Ohio St was lacking a talented option at QB. Fields was poached, plain and simple... Martel was given the privilege as a direct result of bringing in Fields to replace him as the likely starter. That was unfair to Martel and the NCAA granted his wish to help clean up their own mess... There was no racist tweet. A UGA baseball player got intoxicated during a football game and used vulgar and racist language, while calling for Fields to be put into a game...
The NCAA screwed up their own transfer policy. Having players earn the right by graduation is the right way to do it. But, then some in the NCAA starting playing favorites. Some teams received great benefit as they were enabled by the process, missing a good QB, we will help you poach whoever you want. Other players who were actually in position to start the next year, but had a real need to transfer, other than they couldn't win the job in year 1, like family members in failing health were denied... This is going to turn into a mess. The rich and the favored are going to profit even more from the new rules.
gator out west, By changing the offense to more spread concepts and bringing in a passing guru to run the offense, Smart's making the necessary changes. An example of a coach who never did is Les Miles at LSU. He had the talent every year. Usually fielded a great defense and run game, but when he ran into a complete team, it was too easy for that defense to simply take away the run game and make his offense one dimensional. Kirby could have stayed the course and likely would've gotten over the hump, eventually. By making the changes he's taking some chances but also likely improving his chances.
I think the Cochran hire is going to pay off and in a big way. Most of the players who you really want on special teams (Smart uses many front-line players) tend to not want to fully embrace the role. I think Cochran is someone who can make those players actually want to be on those special teams. Motivation simply can't be understated. If Cochran can field a highly motivated squad, it can't do anything but improve. Yes, Cochran lacks on-field experience, but he has also been around all those practices for 12 years or so. He has seen it, and he's seen how it's done. Also, it's not as if Smart is just going to toss it into Cochran's hands and say here's your baby. Cochran will have help from the other coaches on the staff...
Bama Time, There you go again (twisted Logic). So.. now the story is Kirby told the recruits "let me show you this picture, it shows how 'I' was lying to you when I was at Alabama... But, now I'm not... No. 1 Yeah! That sure sounds like a sound recruiting strategy? Talk about tinfoil hats... No. 2 It still suggest that 'Alabama' was lying to it's recruits... Your hole is just getting deeper. Game-Set-Match! Like I said, I sure hope those at Alabama keep feeling the need to negative recruit Georgia with this. It's the gift that keeps on giving...