Tim Rupert

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LSUSMC, who knows but the Fields to OS deal was in the bag right from the start. Fields may not have transferred without a grantee of immediate eligibility, and a promise to already have the starting job. OS pulled the strings with the NCAA to get that done. Eason didn't get that kind of special treatment. He didn't transfer to a favored school like OS...
This is just the back end of the Fields to OS as the immediate starter "special" transfer waiver deal. Martell got screwed by OS and the NCAA when they gave OS special treatment. This is just a way to close the deal and clean up the mess...
Martell did suffer a hardship of sorts. It's got to suck to put so much time and hard work into a program only to have the starting spot handed to a player from another team who haden't even spilled one drop of sweat on the practice field. It will be interesting to see if players transferring into and out of other programs get the same special treatment. I bet some won't...
Malzahn hasn't had much luck in developing high school players into viable SEC QB's. With no high profile transfer QB available I think Bo Nix wins the job. Being a coaches son will help and you can bet Patrick Nix will have plenty of input into how his son is being developed. Beat Georgia and Alabama or not, I don't think they win either, having a true freshman QB will very likely be the reason why Malzahn gets another year.
sabanfanman, that's rich coming from a Bama fan. Talk about shady sh-t. Saban is the king of shady. If he can get away with it, and he does, all the time then Kirby knows how to do it as well. Who do you think he learned from. The university of Georgia won't allow Kirby or any coach to do many of the things that Saban has pulled at Alabama.
It's real simple. Kirby signed the first recruiting class to ever have seven 5- Star recruits, the No.1 class. Many of those players would have signed with Alabama had Kirby not been the HC of Georgia. The result, Saban watched his class whimper across the finish line on 2nd signing day to finish No.5. Every class Kirby's signed has finished higher ( not counting his first- mostly recruited by Mark Richt). Saban panicked, fired several good coaches because they failed to sign the top class. He then hired younger coaches, who could recruit better and hopefully keep pace. The problem, they were better recruiters than the coaches they replaced but not as good at actually coaching those players. I said the same thing months ago. Finebaum is right. Saban brought four times as many 5-star players into the NCG against Clemson. And yet, Clemson Gorilla Stomped Alabama into submission. It wasn't because of a lack of talent on the Alabama side. What's left- coaching...
Doing less with more? Saban had signed 6-7 No.1 recruiting classes in a row (had more 5-star players than (Georgia Oklahoma and Clemson combined) when a rookie second year coach (Kirby) put him on the ropes, until the officials bailed Saban out. Is that what you mean? How about that Clemson NC game? The one where Saban had 4 times as many 5-star players and still got Gorilla Stomped into submission. Is that the kind of underachieving you're talking about? Saban is very lucky that he isn't 0-2 against Smart and there is no excuse for getting destroyed like he did against Clemson. Saban is slipping. Kirby is just getting started. That is a fact...
Really? “And I think Kirby left there and there was a lot of fingerpointing toward Kirby". Alabama officials and coaches blame Kirby Smart for ripping off the inner sanctum recruiting room. But Saban has absolutely nothing to do with it. Yeah, that does sound better...
Score check, well said. But we do know that Alabama was negative recruiting against Georgia. Jeremy Pruitt said so. They were telling players that UGA didn't take their football program seriously. Told the players to ask to see Georgia's indoor practice facility... I don't blame them for doing it. Saban stretches-breaks all the rules. Then when something doesn't go his way there must be an excuse.
I'm not buying the Kirby stole Saban's recruiting board excuse. Kirby's first fill class ranked No.3. Saban still signed the No.1 class that year. The next year Kirby signed his seven 5-star (most ever)No.1 class. Saban signed the No.6 class that year. Was that Saban recruiting board still the excuse a full year later? How about the next year when Kirby signed the No.2 class. I think it's pretty clear that Kirby is a great recruiter all on his own. Maybe the best in CFB. Besides, everybody essentially knows who's on the top of everybody's wish list. Kirby is taking players from Alabama. Players who wouldn't be signing with Georgia if Kirby was still at Alabama and not the HC of Georgia. That is what really bothers Saban. He can't raid Georgia like he used to, and Kirby's even flipped the script and is actually raiding Alabama for it's best players. Yeah, I bet Saban doesn't like Kirby these days...
This article certainly illustrates how Kirby has elevated UGA's recruiting in his young career in Athens Ga, especially with 5-Star talent. Nobody does it better!
Georgia is about to field perhaps it's best Offensive line in it's history. Several O-lineman on the second team would be starters on most SEC teams. Florida: "The depth is a concern with several freshmen likely to be forced into action". How is this splitting hairs? Baring injury to several key UGA players, there shouldn't even be a question.
If the AAF has the same drug testing policy as T A&M, Johnny Ca$h will be set.
Alabama isn't doing it's next HC any favors. The next Bama HC will already have the impossible task of replacing Saban. His record will be compared and debated. Only he will average playing a decent OOC team on the road every other year, while Saban almost never did. Now that Saban's days are winding towards a close, Ole Nick has finally given the green light on playing anybody in their home stadium.
At least playing Georgia earlier in the season will give Auburn more time to overcome the loss.
The SEC East won more cross division games against the West. So, what's your point. You don't have one. Yes, weak schedule. You can pretend if you want. Everybody knows Alabama plays one of the weakest SEC schedules.
I wouldn't mind seeing a true 50-50 type pass-run offense, at least until the fourth quarter in games where Ga has a big lead. It would tend to make the offense more unpredictable. Can't wait to see the new offense.
I would put the odds of Tua repeating pretty low. It's hard for any player to win that honor much less repeat. Beyond that, it's safe to say Tua got exposed by the two best defenses he played last year. Had to be replaced against Georgia, and didn't do anything against Clemson. Alabama was fortunate to play a weak schedule and to have Hurts. Tua is a good but vastly overrated player.
I wonder what the odds would be on Grantham still being at Florida three years from now? 50-50 at best?
So, basically he got a transfer waiver because Ohio State wanted him as their starting QB. NCAA playing favorites. It really is as simple as that.
Grantham already bouncing to yet another job. Some things never change. I hope Florida gives him enough to stay...
Grantham bouncing to another job? Who could've seen that one coming...
College free agency is going to change the process. We're already seeing Juniors changing schools not because of playing time, but to go to a team who's considered a contender. Those few teams at the top are going to plug and play seasoned players to fill positions of need. It may even tend close the talent gap for the elite teams.
Malzahn has signed multiple highly rated 4-star HS QB's. Which one has done anything? None have even been effective starters. That's why Malzahn's always looking for a transfer with experience.
Malzahn hasn't shown the ability to coach a high school player into an SEC caliber QB since he first came to Auburn. Bo Nix is taking a huge gamble that he will be the first one. The kid seems to have the potential, but that was also said of every other freshman QB under Gus. Considering how most of these kids are already running basically the same offense in HS, it's been amazing how none have worked out under Malzahn.
This Georgia fan is glad to see Florida and Tennessee recruiting better. Just as long as they don't recruit at a higher level than Georgia. With Kirby Smart, I think Ga will continue to dominate the SEC East in recruiting. The East getting better is a great thing for every SEC fan.
bayou tiger. When Kirby Smart started signing top 3 recruiting classes every year. Winning SEC championships, going to the four team play-off's, and finishing very high in the final rankings... If you can't see that Georgia is an elite program, then you must be very confused by these last three recruiting classes. You know, with the No.3, No.1 and No.2 recruiting classes, and UGA pulling top recruits from multiple states every year. That's how you build an elite program. Maybe LSU can do that again one day...
Butch Jones was hired as an “off-the-field analyst” at Alabama. Meaning he's not supposed to coach the players. He was seen(on camera)at least two times during the NCG, as well as other games, directly talking to Alabama players as they went in and out of the line up, from the sideline. That is a clear violation of the rule. Just makes me wonder, why are they letting Saban get away with it?
These tweets seem like a direct reflection of the Auburn program. Two Auburn players tweet essentially saying, UGA must have paid Pickens. One saying "everybody else doing it." This clearly suggest that Auburn is paying their players. Why else would an Auburn player go public by saying everybody else is doing it. They go to Auburn for playing time and the money. They go to Georgia for a better education, and because it is an elite football school capable of winning Championships, and therefore is a better platform for development and better preparing more players for the NFL.