After Nick Chubb scored his first touchdown, Isiah Wynn ran up to him. Typically, Wynn lifts Chubb into the air… but not this time. Chubb gave him the thumbs up, then hoisted the 300+ lbs linemen into the sky. Only the regular ESPN broadcast didn’t show it. However, the SkyCam shot did. Here’s a screenshot:… Continue reading The Best Moment You Didn’t See Saturday Night
At halftime, Kirby said, “we need to run the ball better.” I’m now convinced this is a top-down thing. Chaney will keep running on first and second, followed by ____ on 3rd, followed by punt. When they let Eason throw, he’s great. We can win this game. But not if we try to keep running.… Continue reading Halftime Thoughts – Chaney Eats Playbook
Georgia goes into Jacksonville an 8-point underdog tomorrow. That’s both preposterous and probably too little. It’s preposterous because, as the stats I’m about to show you illustrate, Georgia is the statistical even to Florida, if not a little better. It’s too little because of our past history. I’ve posted before about how terrible the Florida… Continue reading What Common Opponents Tell Us About Tomorrow’s Cocktail Party
Against Vanderbilt, Georgia gained first downs on designed run plays only once in the first half. For the game, UGA averaged an eye-popping bad 2.1 yards per carry and would gain first downs on designed running plays only three times. As bad as that is, on first down Georgia was even worse, managing a… Continue reading The Reason We May Be Predictably Terrible For The Rest of the Year
In a shocking development, (former) UGA quarterback Greyson Lambert has announced he will forego his starting position at The University of Georgia to transfer to Tennessee. Lambert says last night’s game between Tennessee and Appalachian State inspired him to do something unconventional. “Watching Josh Dobbs not score points against Appalachian State, I thought ‘I can… Continue reading Greyson Lambert to Transfer to Tennessee After Dobbs’ Inspiring Performance Against App. State
Recently, Florida coach Jim McElwain pronounced, “We’re a little bit better at O-line than we were a year ago.” If you’re a Florida fan, the phrase “a little bit” should scare the shit out of you. Florida’s 2015 offense defied words with its ineptitude. As a Georgia fan, I sat through the absolute worst offense… Continue reading Why Florida’s 2016 Offense Will Go Down in History as One Of the Worst of All Time
2015 should have been the year to recruit big guys up front. Georgia started two seniors at the tackle spots who would graduate. Behind them sat just about nobody on the sidelines who could step in. Only six guys would play significant minutes for UGA’s OL in 2015 (Theus, Wynn, Kublanow, Pyke, and Houston with Sims mixing in). To… Continue reading If Auburn Wins A Championship in 2017, Blame Richt
Friends of mine and now bloggers are saying they don’t care what D-Rob does on Sunday, and even worse they’re starting to impugn his intentions and character. I don’t get it. The kid has been an open book about his recruiting, telling people from the start that he’s going to try to get test scores.… Continue reading Georgia Recruiting: Decision Looms, and I AM SO INTERESTED IT’S KILLING ME
Stars win trophies. The data shows, over and over, that bringing in elite talent is the most reliable indicator of future success. So who is going to win the SEC based solely on the number of 4 and 5 star recruits SEC teams brought in? I tried to figure it out. So here’s what I did:… Continue reading Who Will Win The SEC In 2016 Based on Blue Chip Recruits?
Much has been made lately of Kirby Smart not filling up UGA’s class this year. Many have encountered flashbacks to Mark Richt’s failure to sign significant numbers of players from 2007-2011. I wanted to find out whether class size was predictive of success in the SEC. Using the 247 Composite Team Rankings from 2007-2016, I compiled… Continue reading Does Size Matter (in recruiting numbers)?