Tim Rupert

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Weegle99 "Even the coaches got in his face about it." Yeah, and the $180.000 was a donation to the church.. Wow! do you mean when Trooper Taylor gave Fairley a high five and was jumping up and down with him. The Auburn coaches never got in his face. They were celebrating after every illegal hit, and telling him to go do it again.
MattyJ, maybe you didn't watch the actual game? " lets not say it was the refs allowing someone to take a hit out on Murray." OK, let me make it softer for you. The Officials watched Fairley take several illegal hits on Murray. They just decided to let it happen several times before they thought it was time to throw the first flag. They also let Cam Newton get away with punching Bacarri Rambo in the helmet. They usually enforce that kind of thing, but apparently they were just having an off day. It's not like the Millions of Dollars that the SEC had to gain by putting one of it's teams in the NCG could possibly cause any motivation...
DSGB11, Well said! Yeah, I wouldn't hold your breath. You won't get anything from the Auburn or Bama fans. Their first or second favorite team won, and the how doesn't matter. It's the if you ain't cheatin you ain't trying crowd. Nothing else matters...
wde0012,that was not "football". That was something that any football fan should be disgusted by... When a 300lb lineman takes two full running steps and spears a QB in the back, then essentially does the same to the chest, and then takes another shot at the QB's knee(again with the crown of the helmet) that is not football. If it was teams would need 15 QB's on every roster.
Dawggie81, I'm not sure they needed to pay the officials. Alabama had already lost two games. If they won the West and the SEC championship the SEC would be left out of the NCG. South Carolina won the East, and they had no chance at the NCG with three loses. Auburn was undefeated. It was Auburn or nobody. I blame it on the powers that were at the top of the SEC. I think it was done to allow Auburn to go undefeated...
Never heard about Ben Jones snatching the dreads out of Fairley's head, but I'm glad he did, because the officials were plain out disgusting how they just let Fairley take one illegal hit after another on Murray. But losing that game would've taken Auburn out of NCG contention and it was a very bad match up for an Auburn defense who were giving up 300+ passing yards to every team on their schedule. Georgia was going to win that game because Auburn had no answer for Murray, so the officials let Gene Chizik take out a hit on Murray. That was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen happen in SEC football. The Georgia Auburn rivalry has never been the same.
I wonder if Auburn came closest to hiring him? Freeze would certainly make a great OC, but I can't see Malzahn bringing his replacement into the hen house. That would only have made it that much easier for Auburn to fire Malzahn, and replace him with what must be the perfect Auburn coach. Team Freeze up with all those Auburn boosters with their decades of "experience" and all the sudden Auburn is a powerhouse. Just like Ole Miss was...
zousmc, it depends. Some acts like a downer. Some acts like an upper. I wouldn't rule out the kid speeding while being high on Marijuana...
Sounds like a great addition to the coaching staff. Maybe the NCAA will allow Kirby to use O’Brien as more than just a quality control assistant? It would be a great benefit if Kirby was allowed to use O'Brien as an extra position coach "who can be hands on" and "coach em up" from the sideline, like Saban did with Butch Jones. But something tells me the NCAA wouldn't allow a Georgia coach to get away with something like that. After all, it would be an unfair advantage...
I remember Lorenzen putting up monster numbers against some pretty good Georgia defenses. That guy was a load and he was fun to watch. "I bounced off him like a ping-pong ball (last season),'' Pollack said. "I came flying in there and hit him. I was full speed and he was just standing there.'' Prayers going up...
engine, John Paul Funes was an LSU booster. Who paid a LSU player's Father $180,000. But the LSU connection had nothing to do with it. $180,000 being the exact same amount that was reported to have been paid to Cam Newton's Father is just a huge Coincidence. The number has nothing to do with the going rate of the day. I wonder what are the odds are of that random number just happening to be exactly what Newton was reported to have received? Yeah, I see it much clearer now...
Sony Gurchubb, I agree. I doubt Saban needs to do it now. Or look the other way, or whatever excuse one might use for it. My point is there seems to be a constant stream of pay for play coming from the SEC West. All the while the SEC West has been dominant. Meanwhile you don't hear that from Georgia or Florida. I have always liked that, but I truly believe Richt was hurt by other teams buying players that would've otherwise went to Georgia. At some point if the NCAA can't prevent it and they either can't or don't want to, what are you supposed to do? Mark Richt tried doing it that way. Look at what it got him...
Cody, if not for John Paul Funes stealing $550,000 from the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation there wouldn't be any proof. Nobody would know. Now we do... Auburn, need I say more? Ole Miss. Hugh Freeze- we all know how that played out. Miss St was implicated in the Cam Newton scandal. Miss St players took ca$h from Ole Miss boosters (but not from Miss St). Really? But there was no proof. We don't hear that kind of thing about Georgia. Not while Richt was there. Not so far with Smart. Saban signed 6-7 No.1 classes in a row. But I'm supposed to believe that players from his early teams were going to the Mall store T-Town Men's Wear to sign hundreds of pieces of memorabilia (Stacks of Jerseys)and the like for "Alabama Signing Days" year after year out of the goodness of their hearts. The owner of T-Town posted pictures of himself and Alabama players hanging out all over town. He was finally banned from the program. But, there was "no proof." Sometimes it's not as simple as no proof. No, I don't accept that cheating to win is acceptable. I don't think "everybody does it" not all the time. Was Ole Miss doing it before Hugh Freeze? The results would suggest not. But when they started it cost Georgia in several top recruits. Now it looks like LSU bought a top recruit away from UGA. I want every coach to do it the right way but know that's not going to happen. I just want Georgia to recruit on a level field. Smart knows what that's going to take. I want him to do what it takes...
GatorFan9696, personally I'm not concerned about the change. By all reports the players like Lanning as DC. He's younger than Tucker and has plenty of energy which the players seem to buy into. He's never called plays which would concern me if not for Smart being heavily involved with the defense. They say we should see a more aggressive style of defense from Lanning. That part sounds good. There is clearly more depth across the board than in any of Smart's first three years. I think we will see an improved defense.
Joe Marks, as long as Kirby keeps out recruiting Dan I will like UGA's chances. So far so good. It's like Spurrier said, they had a better team. With the way Kirby's recruiting he absolutely has better talent and depth. That usually leads to having a better team. Florida fans like to think Mullen is a better head coach than Smart, although I can't figure how they came to that conclusion. We'll just have to see which fanbase's wishes come closer to reality.
Well let's see, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Miss St and Ole Miss come to mind immediately as teams who have been caught cheating (Buying recruits that would likely have gone to UGA) either directly, or had their former players admit to taking ca$h in articles written a few years after they left the program. If a top recruit is shopping his services I don't want UGA being the only school who refuses to join in on the bidding. I don't want Kirby to cheat, and I hope he never has to, but I sure as hell don't want him to give those cheating programs any advantage.
$180,000. Sounds familiar. 2010-2012, must have been the going rate. Poor Mark Richt, no wonder he couldn't get the needed recruits. He did lose a lot of the states best DT's to rival SEC schools. Que the Smart must be doing it remarks... I hope he is, because if Ga's not doing it then they're absolutely conceding players to all the other SEC teams who have been doing it for Decades...
“I understand what Georgia’s saying now,” Spurrier said. It looks like Spurrier isn't up to speed on "what Georgia's saying now." I think most UGA fans want to keep it in Jacksonville so they can enjoy dominating the series in Florida just like Florida did during Spurrier's days. Kirby is all about the bottom line (recruiting) aspects of it. Smart spoke at length about how the Georgia-Florida game hurts the Bulldogs from a recruiting standpoint during the 2018 season. “Yeah, absolutely it costs you a recruiting weekend. You don’t get to have anybody, they don’t get to have anybody,” Smart said. “So our version of the LSU-Alabama game is held in Jacksonville and we don’t have prospects. So it’s not conducive to recruiting, absolutely it’s not.
It really is true! Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while...
beachbum87, I don't get your argument. Mullen is not the only SEC coach who has looked the other way. Nick Saban never met a player who didn't deserve a second chance, even one who did the exact same thing as Hollomon. It's no secret that Auburn has basically made a living by taking in other teams troubled players. Looking the other way when a player has punched a woman is despicable. Smart didn't hesitate. He did the right thing. Why the need to tear him down for something he may or may not do in the future.
Receivers coach Cortez Hankton is getting it done! The talent and depth at receivers is vastly improving.
Altide, let me see if I can help you out. I see you failed to grasp my point. I actually didn't "compare Fromm and Fields straight up". I wasn't comparing Fromm as a sophomore to Fields as a freshman. I was talking about Fromm being a highly advanced player period. Fromm picked things up very fast. Then he had a full year as a starter. Now Fields comes in and he's a true freshman, doesn't pick things up as fast as Fromm (had as a freshman). Fields had better wheels and a stronger arm, but he couldn't take advantage of those aspects until he knew the offense better. Fromm had enough football knowledge, and learned the system well enough to give himself a real chance at unseating Eason. Fields didn't have enough knowledge to give himself any chance to unseat Fromm. Not as a true freshman. Therefore, "Simply put, Justin Fields was no Jake Fromm."
I never said Fromm knew the whole offense at a true freshman. He was more advanced than most... Sep 7, 2017. Two days before Fromm's first start. “He’s been out there making his own checks since the first day he’s been here,” fullback Christian Payne said. “He already knows the whole offense. That’s a special kind of guy you don’t see a lot of. “He can definitely make all the checks, all the alerts, everything like that.” “He’s been comfortable since the day he got here, trusting his eyes and seeing what he sees. If he sees a safety rotation he’s going to check it. And I think he’s very comfortable with making those calls…” April 19, 2018. The thing that stands out to Thomas about Fromm? His overall knowledge of the offensive system in place in Athens. “I would say Jake, his knowledge of the game. It’s crazy some of the things he sees and the plays that he checks to sometimes is just perfect,” Thomas said. “Sometimes we didn’t even see it.” The Bulldog lineman was then asked for an NFL comparison for Fromm. Without hesitation, Thomas had a name ready. “Probably Peyton Manning. That’s a joke that we have,” Thomas said. “We do a drill, it’s a check drill where we change the play to whatever you want to call it and Coach Smart tells Jake not to be Peyton Manning — because he tries to get the call perfect every time.”
Fromm) had been the starter for the previous season. Simply put, Justin Fields was no Jake Fromm. Fromm came in as a true freshman and quickly grasped much of the system, learned the plays and progressions. It was the same for Lawrence. Fields didn't pick it up quickly, therefore he didn't have what it would've taken to unseat Fromm. Jake Fromm would've taken the job from Eason even without the injury. That is why he kept the job even after Eason's recovery. Fromm was simply more advanced at the position. Kirby Smart wants to win. If you don't believe he would replace Fromm with a better player you are under estimating the man. Fields failed to (win) the job all on his own.
Coach Sam Pittman just did it again! GOOODAWGS!
Terry is Clemson’s version of Butch Jones. I wonder if the NCAA will allow Terry to "coach em up" from the sideline like they did for Alabama with Butch Jones. Analyst aren't supposed to actually "coach" the kids, but Jones was allowed to...
Therar..... I'm not bashing Oregron as much as point out the fact that Kirby is a rookie coach who's only had three years. Only three years to build his team. So many Alabama fans and sometimes a LSU fan will chime in, acting like anyone who thinks Kirby will ever accomplish anything is delusional. What are they basing that on? His first three years? Any reasonable person should expect that he will have more success considering that his talent and depth is only getting better. As far as not beating Alabama, yeah, but the first one was complete BS with the officials helping Alabama out. Georgia was at least in both games until the very end. LSU can't say that...
Larry Culpepper, there is much more to recruiting than who signed the No.1 class. Over the last three signing classes Ga has in fact out recruited Alabama. For 5-star players Georgia (15) to Alabama (11). Georgia also has a better average per player ranking with Georgia's average of 93.37 being slightly better than Alabama's 93.36. It's not about who signs this years or next years No.1 class. It's about who fields the most talent in a game. Thanks to Kirby's recruiting, Saban will finally be matched by another SEC team for talent and depth. That hasn't happened for at least the last 10 years.
Kirby Smart has only had three seasons at UGA, and as a head coach. Four years ago you LSU and Alabama fans didn't think it was possible for anybody to out recruit Saban. Now you know better. Or, after the last three recruiting classes, y'all should know better... I think Kirby signs a higher ranked class, or at least has a higher per player average than Saban again this year. You boys really crack me up. Kirby's only had three seasons, and look at what he's already accomplished. Ed Orgeron doesn't have any SEC Championships. Good luck with ole Ed, you will need it.... Yeah, the recruits "today" are really not buying Georgia, that's why Kirby's class is languishing at only No. 4. Alabama and LSU fans can wish out loud all you want. Kirby's building a juggernaut in Athens Ga. Wish and want all you want, it won't change what's coming. Kirby Smart is only just getting started...
Kirby's only had three years at Georgia. He's already won the SEC Championship. 2017 was one that Saban failed to win. Yeah, they do actually count when Alabama doesn't win them.