Tim Rupert

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Weagle99, WEE and Santa are real, and Kirby actually set the whole thing up. It was a Master plan. Don't you agree.
Adam Spencer, when I was 6, if the 6 year old kids in my neighborhood found out that other 6 year old kids were pooling their allowance money together to buy cheap plastic trophies to make themselves feel better about having been part of the tee-ball team they would have gotten their feelings hurt, and likely a few a few black eyes to boot... What is the world coming to?
Weagle99, Seems to me that the Dad kept the UT stuff on his truck up until his son chose UGA. The cameras were already there to film the commitment. Then when his son chose Georgia, the dad switched decals. Looks like a Dad supporting his son to me.
17Tide. Kirby is just getting started, it's only been 3 seasons. Many of those players were from Richt's recruiting classes, which averaged a ranking of No.9 over the three years before Kirby came to Georgia. Kirby came in and had to completely rebuild the Offensive and Defensive lines, which were anything but top 10 material. Kirby's last three classes were No,3, 1 and 2. Logic suggest better days are going to come for Georgia. Kirby is still a rookie HC and his knowledge in that role is not going to degrade, or stand still. He will be a better coach with the experience. The talent and depth for this season will be better than in any of Kirby's previous seasons, and after the 2020 class he will have as much talent and depth as any team to include Alabama. Basing Kirby's and his teams capabilities on his first three seasons is shortsighted.
Joe Marks, your remarks obviously come from a rival fan's perspective. You say Kirby "took a team that won 10 games the year before and only won 8 finishing the season unranked." It's kind of hard to take the same team into the next season. With players graduating and going Pro, and transfers... No, Kirby's first team did not win 10 games the year before. Freshman QB. You act like Eason was a dynamic player as a true freshman. He was not. If Mullen is clearly a better coach, and your comments suggest he is, how did Kirby Smart go toe to toe with Alabama in back to back games? And he did it with far less talent and depth. Does that make Mullen a better coach than Nick Saban?
I think most overlook the fact that Kirby Smart has only been at Georgia for three years. This will essentially be the first team that he has built. Mark Richt recruited well and a high percentage of those players have contributed to the roster. Kirby Smart is recruiting on another level. An elite level, and arguably as good if not better than Alabama over the last three years. It's still a little too soon (one more recruiting class) for Smart to have quite as much Junior-Senior depth and leadership but it's going to be better than in any of Smart's previous years. We assume that Florida and Tennessee, maybe Missouri are improving teams but like Mullen said, even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. Can Georgia sustain that level of dominance? Time will tell, but so far the talent gap is at least as good for Georgia, and it may even be getting better...
Good for Georgia and good for Vince Dooley. The timing is right.
UGARMYRet, you said something negative about Alabama. Doesn't matter that it's true. Any time that happens, it triggers BT...
Ouch. That's got to hurt. Yeah, Karma just came back and hit Mullen square in the whatchamacallit.
Best of luck to the young man. I hope he finds some great teachers who can him reach fulfill dreams. The timing couldn't be worse for Mullen. Meanwhile, in Athens Ga, Kirby's recruiting class just moved up to No.5.
Chris Steele was the highest rated recruit of the 2019 class, and I read that Florida is low on DB depth and Steel was a projected starter. It's a total disaster, but if they get a starter or two injured, it could cost them.
Dan needs to take a look at how Spurrier did it. Stevie ran his mouth with the best of them but he was smart enough to keep his mouth shut when he knew he was likely going to lose. Dan needs to work at actually winning something before he runs his mouth. But some can't help themselves and it looks like Dan is one of them.
Coach Pittman is building Georgia into O-line U. Nobody does it better!
Over the last three years Swinney has been the better coach. I also would go as far as saying that Saban didn't earn the 2018 NC. If not for being aided by several egregious calls Saban clearly loses that game. Simply put Saban has had far more talent and depth than any coach over the last several years but Swinney has won two of the last three Championships and he did it with far less top recruits. It was also the same with Smart in the 2018 NCG.
If Fleming keeps that May 31, visit to Athens, then I will like Georgia's chances. GOOOODAWGS!
I'm glad to see Kirby staying classy. It's about winning on the field, not in the newspapers or on the internet...
beachbum87, The difference is Ga's transfers aren't leaving because they're dissatisfied, they are leaving because they want playing time and realize their chances are better on another less talented roster. That's why Ga's likely second string QB left last year. Now he's back. Had nothing negative to do with Georgia. The true freshman Florida DB was in-line for a starting position. Every ultra talented roster will see some turnover. It comes with great recruiting.
No need to negative recruit against Florida, Dan Mullen is doing a fine job of that all by himself...
TruVol If you can't beat em just join em on every UGA article. You really need to just come on out of the closet and become a real Georgia fan. You already keep up with Georgia more than Tennessee so it should be an easy transition...
It happens with every fan base. Their favorite program-coach screws something up and some make excuses for it. Florida screwed up with not dealing with this Steele situation. And there is no excuse for it. Why would you force your best recruit to stay in a negative living environment? The talent gap between Georgia and Florida continues to get wider...
Kirby has came very close twice, should have won the first but the officials got in the way. Both times it was with far less talent. Kirby has clearly shown that he can coach with Saban. The talent gap is closing and that means Kirby's chances are getting better.
wde0012, If it was only one year and one player I could agree but name me any QB that Gus has developed. Malzahn has not taken a signal player from a freshman and developed him into a legitimate college QB, much less a NFL prospect. But that's not what Malzahn's offense is about. It does have one strength over most other college offenses in that it's not that far removed from the offenses that most QB's played in high school. That is the point that Lombardi was basically making. Malzahn's offense is not the best as far as developing and advancing a QB's skills, especially for the NFL.
Wow! Michael Lombardi's didn't hold anything back on that one. Thing is it's completely true. Even with a quarterback with the talent of a Jarrett Stidham you could clearly see that he regressed in his second year under Malzahn. Stidham came into a brand new offense and led the SEC in completion percentage with 66.5%. Then in his second year in the offense he fell all the way to 9th in the conference with 60.7%.
Ohio State coach gives his buddy who just so happens to work for the NCAA a call, I have this idea, I want to poach that other QB who's at Georgia but he won't be interested in transferring unless we can give him something that Georgia hasen't, I'm going to guarantee him the starting position but he likely won't come if he has to wait another year to play. Can you help me with that. No problem, go ahead and tell the player it's a done deal. Just keep quiet. Thank's man! I knew I could count on you... Meanwhile, another player needs to transfer because his Grandparents health is failing. NCAA tells him go ahead but you'll have to wait a year to play. Another player needs to transfer because his Mother is having brain surgery. Surely this player qualifies for a waiver. No, we just can't grant your request, it's against the rules... This is absolute favoritism. It needs to be investigated and it needs to get fixed...
Bridesmaid Cyndi’s husband is about to catch a years worth of torture for no reason at all. I'm glad I'm not him. Bridesmaid Cyndi’s husband, good luck with that...
Georgian in exile, it tells me that all three of those players were on Mullen's team in 2017, when a rookie coach Kirby Smart's team Gorilla Stomped Mullen's Miss St team, despite Mullen having 3 players with first round talent. What's to be concerned about... Just so you know, Kirby's going to have more than one go in the first round next year, and it will likely be that way for many years to come.
To me it's not really about the buy out, especially for a school like Alabama because the money's no object. It's about Clemson matching anything Alabama or any school is willing to pay. They just proved to Swinney that Clemson is willing to match Alabama's support. It probably wouldn't have been the case just a couple years ago. Definitely makes it harder for him to walk away...
This is absolutely a move to try and keep Alabama from trying to hire Swinney. It's not as easy for Saban as it was just a few years ago. Kirby's recruiting stronger against Saban than any other SEC HC ever has. Swinney's there and then Fisher comes in. How long will Saban put up with it? How many he wins and loses over the next 2-3 years will make or break Saban staying or retiring.
Does that move Jeremy Pruitt to the top of Alabama's Saban replacement list? No, Kirby ain't leaving Georgia...
Ford should sue. Ohio St just got preferential treatment. They ran to the NCAA, pulled some strings so they could recruit Fields for their starting QB and with the waiver already in hand. Otherwise, why would Fields leave for OS of all schools in the first place. They had more depth on their depth chart than Ga did. Had, because the Fields guarantee has ran them all off. Tate Martell seen the writing on the wall and logically wanted out. No problem, OS has plenty of sway with the NCAA, so that got taken care of with no trouble at all. Ford is getting screwed by comparison. Someone needs to start a go fund me for the lawyer. If they do, I will donate $100. The NCAA is corrupt as hell and somebody needs to do something about it.