Let's not complicate this. If we play well in all 3 phases we'll be in a position to win. I concede that UGA is the better team, but the better team doesn't always win. Neyland will be a factor, and we'll have to play our best football yet, but we're certainly capable of winning this game.
Lol--and they're under contract w/adidas effective next year. But adidas has much bigger problems than Paul Johnson right now, obviously.
Right, everyone is either ignorant to the context of the "fake news" comment, or they are conveniently omitting the context so that they can spin it however they please. I get that there's blood in the water, and Butch makes an easy target, but its laughable watching all of the media members gather their torches and pitchforks.
I've been vocal about Butch not being our guy for 2+ years now (since Oklahoma game in 2015), but there is a 0% chance of him getting fired next week, regardless of the result. There is literally no incentive to do it, and it's idiotic to project otherwise. Currie has been nothing but supportive of Butch publicly, so he's not all of a sudden gonna pull the plug on him after 1 month. Honestly, I think another close loss bungled by coaching blunders would be worse for Butch than a straight blowout. His fate could be sealed after Saturday, but they won't fire him next week. Also tired of all the fans saying "Well what about the top 5 recruiting class?" as a reason to keep him. Well, what about it? He's had 2 top 10 classes and the rest have been top 20 classes, and what does he have to show for it? Talent isn't the issue, coaching is. Most of the top recruits in the class are in-state, and if we make the right hire, most of those guys will honor their commitment anyway. All that being said, we do have an opportunity to win a big game Saturday and keep the season alive. "Pivotal" is an understatement for the magnitude of this game for Butch and Team 121.
Which is a separate issue, but not uncommon. I'm simply pointing out the irony of a media member countering Butch's fake news claim with a diatribe that literally perpetuates a fake news item.
The Battle at Bristol rings were given to TN by the BAB organizers (TN bought eight more for staffers). This is exactly the kind of "fake news" crap that Butch was referencing. If you feel the need to retort and defend yourself as a media member, you should at least get your facts straight, instead of actually helping to support Butch's point. It's a shame, b/c the rest of your assessment was spot on.
Frankly, I think another bungled game with a close loss would be worse for Butch than a blowout. I can handle getting beat down by better teams, I can't take blowing any more close games b/c of coaching blunders. Butch won't get fired next week regardless of the results, but the result will go a long way towards the decision of firing or retaining him after the season.
Where is this coming from?We've worn them 2 times vs UGA, last 2 home games. Can't wear smokey grey on the road.
It's called "faking fouls" in NCAA basketball. Subject to penalty after video review to determine if a foul was flagrant. Never claimed it was illegal in football.
You're joking, right? You really don't get the issue with pretending to be hit so that your team can get 15 free yards?
Do you watch basketball? Flopping is illegal in college and pro ball, because it's cheating. It's a pathetic and embarrassing practice, in all sports. How bout grow a pair and play the game like a man. What ever happened to playing with some dignity?
I couldn't disagree more. The team is hurting, and they should be. But I don't see how rushing into the GA game would help any. Last year's consecutive stretch of FL, GA, A&M and Bama left the team in shambles. No, it won't matter at all if we beat UMass 100-0, but it's clear this team needs more practice and reps, as well as time to clear their heads from the FL disaster. Maybe they need to let their damn chili stew for an extra week.
I'm pretty damn angry about the last play. And the poor play calling in the red zone. And the 4 years of garbage decision making that preceded that.
What do you expect them to say, "no comment"? They don't have good explanations b/c there aren't any, as you just alluded to.
Neither of those plays were "miracles". It was a designed pass to Jennings in the end zone, and he caught said intended pass. Cleveland ran a simple go route, got behind the defense, and caught an uncontested pass in the end zone (same as Eason's pass against TN). Pisspoor defense is the simple and obvious explanation for each of the results. Occam's Razor.
Unbelievable. Every single week it's something new.
Lol. That was awesome.
Hats off to GA fans for doing their part to represent their team and the SEC. I've made my point repeatedly on many posts that ND is garbage, and no one feels sorry for them. Their ship sailed 2+ decades ago when their turned their nose up to the Big 10. Still have no earthly idea why clowns like Crist and even Vegas favored ND in this game. The allure of ancient history still seems to have a hold on people. Apparently ND fans themselves are the only ones getting the message. They sold out to make a point that they want more, and I can't blame them for that either.
"It sets the tone for the East", until you blow games at SC and Vandy, then everyone becomes tone-deaf to coach speak BS
True Volunteers! Very glad we're stepping up to make this happen so that FL can allocate their own resources where they're needed most.
Stfu and stop embarrassing our fan base.
Lol, you again? Back for more of your "guarantees" this year? Haha. I said I respect Georgia, but that's not good enough for clowns like you. Truth is that no one does less with more than GA. They're always talented, b/c they're sitting on a goldmine of talent. That doesn't scare people anymore b/c you consistently underperform to your potential. I'll take tangible progress over a perpetual state of disappointment any day. Thanks for actually stepping up and not embarrassing the conference this weekend tho.
How can GA be in the drivers seat in the East if they haven't even played a single conference game? Also not sure why a 1 point win over a ND team that went 4-8 last year is more valuable than a 1 pt TN win over a GT team who went 9-4 last year and swept half of the East (including GA of course, who has frequently lost to GT recently). ND is garbage, they're ranked early every single year based on nothing but ancient tradition. I respect GA and do believe they're the most talented team in the division, but to think they're leaps and bounds above the rest of the division at this point is BS. These knee-jerk reactions 2 weeks in are even worse than the crap SDS spewed out all summer.
Congrats to KY on another impressive victory! Don't know why I ever doubted all the off-season hype.
Outback can't take FL or TN anyway b/c they played in it the last 2 years. This is a simple procedure that you should already be aware of if you're going to comment on possible bowl selections.
Blah blah blah..blah blah blah.. u can't beat UT or GT, so you're miserable, we get it...someone had to step up for the SEC to handle them, cuz we all we know we can't rely on UGA to do it... pathetic
Couldn't agree more. This was another trash performance by Butch, but you have to credit the kids. They find ways to win based on talent and willpower alone. The coaches do nothing to put these kids in a position to win. Been saying this for 3 years now. A win is a win, but damn was it ugly. At least we can say we did our part by beating GT, something half our division failed to do last year.
Butch is full of crap, Dormady was always going to be the starter. If it was remotely close JG would have gotten snaps, right?
How many catches did Osborne have? If you're gonna come on here and continuously gripe about our team you can at least get the personnel right.
This is probably the single worst injury that could happen to this team. Sucks for him and the team, but no one is gonna feel sorry for us. It's an opportunity for the youngsters to get reps and build experience, gotta find the silver lining in a tough situation.