Rico Alexander

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Stet's performance in 2022 will probably take a slight dip through no fault of his own, but the fact that his 2021 stats are inevitably tied to a generational defense. QB stats look different when you're up by three or four touchdowns in the late second quarter or early third, as UGA routinely was this season. With a much younger defense next year, UGA's margins of victory will be smaller, meaning the offense will likely have to bail the defense out more than it did this year...meaning Stet's flaws will be more magnified.
Young’s was a fumble that got ruled a pass. Cost us seven points on that return. Bennett’s was a pass that got ruled a fumble. One other play that sticks out to me as hugely consequential was when that Bama backup receiver dropped that pass that hit him right in the hands inside the UGA 10. Devastating for Bama, wasn’t it third down?
Connor, not a CHANCE that Urban Liar is the #2 coach of this century. That's obviously Dabo Swinney, who brought Clemson up from nothing as a former unproven wide receivers coach. Urban was afraid to face Saban routinely and knew he wouldn't be able to sustain his success at UF after his lightning-in-a-bottle generational talent Timmy T left. So he conveniently developed "chest pains" and wanted to spend more time with his "family" (we know what that means, see Columbus bar video). One more natty at OSU isn't impressive because at the time, that conference was largely a joke and he had one good night against Alabama. And the countless character issues diminish his on-field achievements.
Not just saying this because UGA won, but yes the more I pay attention to Coach Saban, you can't come away with anything but respect for him. Especially in these recent years, it seems he has begun to show a more fatherly side of himself without losing a hint of his edge or competitiveness. The fact that he was able to joke with Kirby at midfield demonstrates his humility and genuine good nature. He's able to fight like hell during the game but when the last whistle blows, he's immediately back to building up his players (and I'm sure, recruiting this morning). I think there are still many trophies between him and retirement. I honestly see him staying at Bama forever like Paterno at Penn State. He's a guy that would hate retirement and be bored, and he's still in good health.
I really hope Biden tells one of his classic dementia Grampa Simpson anecdotes when the Dawgs visit. "You know, Pop Warner himself used to come down to our sandlot in Scranton and teach us all the ol' Wing T. Then Corn Pop showed up and started cut blocking everyone, so I told him 'Hey, Esther! Why don't you block up high like a man?'"
Congrats to Stetson for not listening to washed up fat loser dads like me who didn’t believe in him and getting it done!
Doubtful his scrambling will be as effective as it was against Michigan, whose athletes are inferior to Alabama's. Should have been playing Daniels, who has...ah forget it, that horse is beaten to death. Bennett, if the play's not there, please, for the love, throw it into the freaking stands, not into the hands of an Alabama DB.
I hope all the negotiations fail and the current system remains in place. Not broken, doesn't need to be fixed. Cincinnati's performance in the CFP demonstrated that we don't need G5 teams or two-loss champions from inferior P5 conferences to get pummeled in an eight- or twelve-team format. The CFP has been remarkably uncontroversial in picking the top four teams since 2014 to any rational observer.
As bad as I want UGA to win, I mostly just feel a sense of dread. Fortunately, they didn't ask me to give the boys the pre-game speech tonight with my bad vibes. I will hope for the best but will mostly be watching the game with one eye, peeking out from under the blanket that is covering my head.
If we win tomorrow night it will be in spite of SBIV, not because of him. Hoping the D can have a historic night pressuring and limiting Young, and we can sustain some long drives on offense running the ball a lot and eating clock.
Very sad. Tons of talent and God-given size; it’s a shame he couldn’t at least keep it together for a couple seasons and set himself up well financially for the rest of his life.
BREAKING: ALABAMA FOOTBALL PLAYER REALLY GOOD AT FOOTBALL CRIMSON TIDE HAVE REALLY GOOD PLAYERS NOT ONLY ON FIRST STRING, BUT SECOND STRING AS WELL In a shocking turn of events, Alabama wide receiver Ja’Corey Brooks, who was previously a backup to starter John Metchie III, has demonstrated that he is really good at football since Metchie's injury moved Brooks into the starting lineup. Apparently, Alabama head coach Nick Saban devotes a substantial amount of his time to identifying the best high school football players in America and then personally inviting them to attend the university on a scholarship and play on his team. "Well, the thing about Ja'Corey is, he's very good at running past defensive backs, even when they try their best to keep up," explained Saban. "Then, while still running full speed, he's also really good at catching passes from the quarterback, sometimes even jumping super high in the air to do so. He can also then continue running very fast into the end zone, resulting in lots of points for us." Sources in Tuscaloosa, who declined to be named, also reported that Brooks is really good at working out in the weight room. When reached for comment, Georgia coach Kirby Smart remarked that although Brooks is really good at football, Georgia's secondary has players that are pretty good at football too. "I told our defensive backs that they're going to have to run as fast as they absolutely can to keep up with Ja'Corey Brooks, and Jameson Williams too. I think they'll try to do that," Smart predicted. When asked why Georgia's other players normally appear to be really good at football against any team not named Alabama, but then not very good at football when playing Alabama, Smart shrugged and said, "Maybe the eighth time's the charm next week."
Kirby's goose is likely cooked in this game regardless. If he sticks with Bennett in a shootout, Bennett won't be able to keep up and will throw a few more picks. If he decides to throw Daniels in there, he'll be rusty and he might take care of the ball, but Bama will probably sack him a few times and he might not be able to dig us out of the hole. This stupid conundrum was entirely avoidable if we had been starting Daniels in the tuneup games against Missouri, Tennessee, Charleston Southern, and Georgia Tech. Not to mention consistently going against our ones on defense in practice. Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
Bama could have beaten Cincinnati running a Wing T with Young throwing zero passes. Toss sweep right, toss sweep left. They won that game before it started with the talent gap.
After seven in a row, most of them with blown leads, there's no way you could pick UGA (speaking as a die-hard UGA fan). I'm expecting to be competitive early, then fade in the second half as Bennett can't keep up in a shootout with Young. The usual script.
Excellent point. Almost every year since the CFP started, the top four have been clear once all the conference championships have been played. The one or two years when you could argue about #4 vs #5 isn't worth blowing up the whole system and taking it to 8 or 12 teams. Would certainly lead to more blowouts, and the same dumb arguments about the top teams who were "left out."
The frustrating thing is if Florida, LSU, and Auburn had made a few more plays, they might have been left out of the playoffs with two losses.
Come on. You can’t be saying that Kirby Smart and Jim Harbaugh are in the same place right now. One fan base is really starting to question if our ceiling is recruiting national championships, QB controversies, and Top 5-10 finishes but no trophies. The other guy took a pay cut and was on a super hot seat when this season started. The pressure each is under is not identical.
I mean how is this even a question if you’re a Bama fan? Of course you’d rather play UGA. The team that you totally own psychologically. Why play Michigan, who would be fast and loose and without any pressure, because they’re just happy to be here and have been playing with house money since beating Ohio State. Much more dangerous opponent for Bama than the Dawgs.
I mean, it was obvious they wouldn’t really have a chance against Bama due to the talent gap, but you can’t fault the CFP selection committee for giving them a shot. They did go undefeated and had a signature win against always-overrated Notre Dame, so whatever. Should quiet the G5 whiners for a couple years. And does anyone honestly think the result would have been that different if Bama had played Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Ohio State…they’re the freaking Death Star and would have beaten whoever they faced.
Imperial, concur with your thoughts on Florida/Auburn/UGA not getting it done. Re: this CFP game, it went down exactly as I predicted. Cincy doesn’t have the horses to keep up with the big boys.
And there goes the season. If we’re lucky enough to beat Michigan, Bama will be laughing/salivating at the chance to destroy Stetson for the third time. And we also lost the recruiting national championship as well. The misery continues. By the way, if I’m wrong and we go 2-0 in the CFP with Stetson I’ll happily come back on here and make all the necessary “I was wrong, the coaches saw them in practice every day and knew better, blah blah” remarks.
Truth. I’m too close to the problem to laugh about it.
Nothing would make me happier than to eat my words as Bennett leads UGA to wins against Michigan and Bama. Looking at all the available data to this point, I just don't see it happening. Bennett's ceiling is beating above average teams. This is indisputable after two seasons. The CFP doesn't have any of those. It only has elite teams. We're really going to be screwed if Bennett returns next year and Daniels (and Beck?) enter the portal.
Agree. His vaunted "scrambling ability" gets us maybe three first downs a game when nothing is open on a third down pass play. I would trade those few scrambling first downs for the 30 pass attempts to be made by someone with a stronger arm and more accuracy who doesn't throw crucial interceptions and who can go through his progressions and not stare down receivers...if only a QB like that was on the roster...hmm
Nothing to fear about Michigan or any other team not named Alabama. We have the talent to match up with anyone...except at QB. My only fear is every time we pass...will Stetson Bennett stare down his intended receiver, fail to go through his progressions, throw a pick, or miss an explosive play due to being inaccurate or underthrowing?
Gosh being a UGA fan is just pure misery. Michigan will sell out to stop the run and if our defense plays great and the O-line can get a push, maybe we escape with a win despite the one or two picks Bennett will throw. Then we'll lose to Alabama again, probably 41-24, and to make matters worse Bennett will announce he's coming back for his last year. Daniels and Beck will transfer in January, we'll go 11-1 next year and then lose to Alabama 41-24 again in the 2022 SECCG and play in the Sugar Bowl, with a bunch of opt-outs. I see no reason for optimism until 2023 when we can finally get a real quarterback, but by then another feel-good story walk-on with "moxie" will probably beat out Vandagriff or Stockton.
bdg, at what other position would we tolerate mediocre performance in championship games like Bennett's at QB? Would we keep playing a former walk-on tackle who constantly got beat and gave up critical sacks? A running back who was good for one or two fumbles a game? A receiver who dropped a couple of passes that hit him in the hands every game? Yes, obviously Kirby sees these guys at practice but sometimes when you're too close to a personnel problem, it takes an outsider's perspective to see it clearly.