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UGA Football Recruiting 21-APR-2016

Devon Hunter Class of 2017 - Athlete Indian River HS, Chesapeake, VA  (Photo of Devon Hunter is a Youtube screen capture)
Devon Hunter – Class of 2017 – Athlete
– Indian River HS, Chesapeake, VA –
(Photo of Devon Hunter is a Youtube screen capture)


UGA Football Recruiting Daily Thread


Today’s Featured Recruits



Taquon Graham

Class of 2017 – WDE

Temple High School, Temple, TX



Devon Hunter

Class of 2017 – Athlete

Indian River HS, Chesapeake, VA



Tre Lawson

Class of 2017 – DE

North Augusta HS, SC



Corey Straughter

Class of 2017 – CB

Neville HS, Monroe, LA



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320 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 21-APR-2016

  1. Frankly


    I’m personally not fixated on the idea of Eason starting because I think it almost doesn’t matter.  He’s going to play – period!  It’s just a matter of not putting too much on him before he’s ready IMO.

    I’ve said the same thing about the TE’s and I think I’m beginning understand Smart bringing Chaney on the staff.   When Smart says the he had a tough time preparing for Chaney’s offense, I think he means it despite Ark never having much offensive success against him.  But if Ark had had a legit downfield threat and a QB that could hurt them, I think the results would’ve been quite different.   UGA has the makings of an offense that could be pretty potent down the road.

  2. dsw61

    Regarding the GDay game, it was shown on SECNetwork Wednesday morning. They will probably show it again in the next couple of days. I recorded it, and actually just got done watching it. One quick observation is that Chaney probably needs to forget about having Lambert roll out. He’s too slow at it and a good defense will have plenty of time to react. Eason looked pretty darn good, his 3rd throw of the game to Ridley was amazing. Ramsey moves really well and looks good rolling out. Ramsey and Eason have quicker releases than Lambert. It wouldn’t surprise me if Chaney just says the heck with it; simplifies the playbook; and starts Eason to get his arm on the field. Plus, it looked like to me that Eason sees the field better. Also, the seam route with the TEs is going to be hard to defend. It’s a staple route in the NFL with teams with good TEs.

  3. Bansai buckeroo

    Hello folks……man it’s good to be home and can’t wait to watch the GDay game…I tried to watch it on watch ESPN a couple of times but it would always get a error…..Arizona and New Mexico are beautiful but the Altitude just about killed me….ill check you guys out tomorrow and catch up……later

  4. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    revtizzy Hobnailboot aka RobG Brooklyndawg  I tried using Chrome but it caused my computer to crash and the only thing that works good for me is IE

  5. Brooklyndawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Brooklyndawg Thanks, sounds like a similar problem, only with this site. Livefyre on FSF seems to be working OK on my Droid so it doesn’t look like a platform issue. Oh well…..

  6. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Brooklyndawg  every time I log on IE stops working, but only on this site for whatever reason, it will close and re-open and seems to be ok for a while and then it repeats

  7. Brooklyndawg

    Anyone having trouble loading comments on a Droid? Lagging far behind my MAC. Tried clearing cache, to no avail. Using Chrome.

  8. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Bulldawg Bob2 GaSoldier  SEC network has every other spring game and Arkansas about 5 different time between now and Tuesday but no UGA game can’t begin to figure out why

  9. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie youdda man, curious what position they want him for

  10. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Either PWO or just straight up walk-on. I messaged him; so, trying to find out.

  11. Bulldawg Bob2

    GaSoldier  Full game isn’t up on Youtube yet, but it will be replayed on WATCH ESPN and the SEC Network. Someone will put it up on Youtube probably in the next couple of weeks probably

  12. Bulldawg Bob2

    Good podcast with Rosenberg on Breaking the Huddle. We talked to much as usual, but I’ll have it mixed and up later on tonight.

  13. Bulldawg Bob2

    GaSoldier  No. They didn’t, but it was the media that put it out there. Some of the media folks have their underwear all in a bunch over this FOIA thing and are taking every opportunity to give UGA a black eye for good measure.


    Nah I already said it a couple hours ago. He was definitely a musical genius and one of the best live performers of my time.

  15. DawgByte

    Brooklyndawg I was there… people were turned away! The fans last Saturday could have filled a 96,000 seat stadium easily.

  16. DawgByte

    Greg Poole Had a lengthy debate with a guy who believes college athletes (football players) should be paid. I crushed everyone one of his arguments. I’m talking full scale dismantling.

  17. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG I agree. Kirby is hands on and totally focused. If you study leadership, he is the personification of a good leader and I believe with all manner of rational thought that he will bring a Championship to UGA. If he doesn’t then once again my crystal balls will have proven to be cloudy.

  18. DawgByte

    RIP Prince!!! The world has lost a truly great artist and musical genius today. 

    When I was at UGA in the 80’s Prince was playing at the Omni (Sheila E opened for him), so I drove to Atlanta by myself. I met some really cool people and we all marveled at what we were seeing. Prince put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. After the show I got in my car and drove back to Athens. 

    Yeah, you could say I’m a fan!

  19. Greg Poole

    It Is different and it is not about slogans. It is down and dirty everyday dotting I’m and crossing t’s. ATD can also be an acronym for attention to detail.

  20. DawgDaddy

    revtizzy get ready for a dousing, we may not win more but I really believe the positive difference will be readily visible when we line up this year.

  21. DawgDaddy

    MMCSDAWG Agreeance, CKS has already changed the attitude of the entire team and fan base.

  22. Greg Poole

    I think they gave they younger TEs more reps. He was fine physically. I talked to him briefly after the game. He had a little cut on his nose but was not injured.

  23. revtizzy

    MMCSDAWG Things are certainly different (in a good way), but the cynical part of me feels like the Kirby hype is just a different flavor of Kool-aid.  So, I’m drinking – I always do, but really wanting to see the difference on the field in the Fall.  Then, I’ll douse myself in the red stuff.

  24. dawgmum

    MMCSDAWG ZippyMorocco AlphaDawg DawgLink Yeah, he’s chomping at the bit. I hope he makes grades, but I’ve got a good feeling about him, since he was able to pull that ACT score up effectively. He’ll be with us soon!

  25. Score Check

    Hopefully so.
    it will be interesting to see what type of discipline he doles out for Clay & Rochester.

  26. CLTDawg

    MMCSDAWG Exciting times for sure MMCS! It appears that the upperclassman leadership has bought in, and that’s what we gotta have during the summer.


    Accountability!  That’s the Mantra for today for our Dawgs…  I believe Kirby and company will bring about a new level of accountability on our team…  What say you?


    Greg Poole CLTDawg AlphaDawg Don’t forget T. Simmons either!  We stole him from UA last minute for a reason!  With all this talent we have got to be thinking about spreading the field out a little more this season…


    @TeeHDawg MMCSDAWG Greg Poole It will be worth it!  Good field always a job!  My daughter is getting her BSN right now and looking into Nurse


    ToddBrazzell MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Frankly He looked good in the G-day game.  definitely would love to see him show some speed and get over the top!

  31. ToddBrazzell

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Frankly We still have Reggie Davis if he can make the next step.. he is still pretty fast i believe.

  32. ToddBrazzell

    Greg Poole CLTDawg I also think starting Eason that first game depends on where Smart thinks the defense is.  If he thinks he has a pretty good D… it will be easier to pull the trigger and start Eason.

  33. TeeHDawg

    Greg Poole TeeHDawg I need all the A’s I can get. Getting ready for my last two finals. Hoping to be done with school by this time next year.

  34. ToddBrazzell

    Frankly MidtownTeacher BahitsDawg Greg Poole He has all the physical measurables for sure. I think the question with him is the mental makeup that it required to be “the man” or the “it” factor to succeed at this level.

  35. Greg Poole

    @TeeHDawg Once you have signed in on each device it will recognise you when you return.

  36. ToddBrazzell

    MidtownTeacher Greg Poole I like it because Eason might not be ready but it doesn’t mean another QB might not get some plays in this game also, especially is Eason isn’t the starter.  He may get a series or 2 depending on how fall camp works out.

  37. TeeHDawg

    MMCSDAWG Hey. it has me signed in on my cell and as a guest on my PC. don’t really want to log off on my phone and not be able to sign back on.


    AlphaDawg CLTDawg Who saw that one coming?  Not me…  But I’m pleasantly surprised to say the least!

  39. TeeHDawg

    Good afternoon guys. Haven’t had a chance to post in a while. Having trouble signing in. What do I need to do?


    ToddBrazzell BahitsDawg CLTDawg dsw61 Exactly, that would be the only reason he would RS…  Injury.

  41. Greg Poole

    Brooklyndawg We have a renter from the planet psrgut0j – it is difficult to pronounce. It (there is no English pronoun to describe its gender) pays in bitcoins and is very quiet – never bathes and always cleans up after a meal of human brains (raw with Tabasco).


    BahitsDawg DawgDaddy MidtownTeacher Good thing Kirby has played in the Ga. Dome a Few times isn’t it!!!

  43. ToddBrazzell

    BahitsDawg CLTDawg dsw61 Only way he redshirts is if he gets banged up or hurt somehow.

  44. DawgDaddy

    ZippyMorocco Bulldawg Bob2 forgot who it was but years ago someone committed to the University of Georgia Tech.

  45. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 On the TD interception (3rd play I think) the opposing teams #3 can flat out fly.  That kid was moving at the end of the run.

  46. 1mandawgpack

    dsw61 CLTDawg  I’m pulling for Eason as much as the next guy and while some of his throws were incredible, he would have gotten killed where he (and the OL) missed two blitzes.  In those instances, the coaches would prefer that he read the coverage and throw a hot route, but assuming he missed that, to throw the ball away instead of taking a 15 yard sack (as Richt used to say, live to fight another down).  So, I completely understand why the coaches will evaluate not only his lightning bolt arm, but also his ability to manage the game and not make mistakes.

  47. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg LOL – I have to work there – but it is clear to me that changes are coming. Kirby has more juice than CMR now – just wait.

  48. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole Brooklyndawg I would love for you to ask Kirby about the need for a PR person during an upcoming interview.

  49. Greg Poole

    Brooklyndawg  PR is taught in Grady but the grads are hired by MBAs – anyway, that would be my guess.

  50. BahitsDawg

    DawgDaddy BahitsDawg MidtownTeacher laugh at me if you will, but I think an IPF with piped in noise would have helped us win that game.

    Of course, our coaches didn’t anticipate our own crowd noise causing so much of a problem.  It was a mess.

  51. dsw61

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole dsw61 Yep. Kirby understands the benefit of a big “catch radius”. We have two QBs with quick releases who can throw bullets. Big receivers can be covered and still reach up and snatch a hard thrown ball before the defender has time to react. We saw some of that in the G-Day game. The Eason to Nauta touchdown throw for example.

  52. Greg Poole

    Brooklyndawg I have looked over the athletic dept. roster and can find not one person that has public relations as part of their title. You have to remember that PR is a business concept and athletic departments are typically not run by businesspersons.

  53. DawgDaddy

    BahitsDawg MidtownTeacher really thought we had that game when it was scheduled, man was I wrong.

  54. Brooklyndawg

    Greg Poole Brooklyndawg Does UGA actually have a functioning PR department, or is that just a sasquatch-like legend?

  55. Brooklyndawg

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole dsw61 Can never have to much, we’ve learned that the hard way in the past.

  56. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole dsw61 Our QBs are going to love all these new Big guys we have loaded up on.   Almost a curse of too much.  lol

  57. Brooklyndawg

    Greg Poole CLTDawg AlphaDawg You win today’s #36 award for !!! marks! You are the winner of Livefyre’s #36 !!! usage badge….oh, wait….

  58. BahitsDawg

    dsw61 Greg Poole CLTDawg AlphaDawg Great possession target and target in the Red Zone.  The blocking and the being a big target are going to make him a key the next few seasons.

  59. dsw61

    Greg Poole CLTDawg AlphaDawg I bet the coaches are going to love Woerner’s potential to block.

  60. Greg Poole

    Brooklyndawg Those contracts are just whatever the artist has as standard boilerplate language. The artist would not have objected to omitting it if someone with any sense of what its disclosure would mean had, you know, read it.

    I mentioned this a few days ago. The artist dressing room was the press area men’s room. There were no lavish parties being held there.

  61. Brooklyndawg

    Greg Poole BahitsDawg Brooklyndawg They could have omitted the condoms part and not lost much in translation. Just dang…..

  62. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg Brooklyndawg  LOL – I made light of it to a couple of newspaper beat writers. You would have thought I had suggested burning Santa at the stake. 

    This contentious relationship is the reason that they filed the FoI for the Ludacris contract and gave UGA a minor black eye nationally.

  63. Brooklyndawg

    Greg Poole BahitsDawg Brooklyndawg FOI has definitely helped fuel the conspiracy theorists and the UFO/aliens among us crowd. THEY ARE HERE ALREADY, YOU’RE NEXT!!!


    BahitsDawg CLTDawg dsw61 No way he RS!  He will play this season, no matter who starts against UNC, Eason will be playing this season and most likely starting at some point yet to be determined…

  65. Brooklyndawg

    BahitsDawg RumRunnerDoogie websater Greg Poole Yes, the little girl died from some super sudden-onset untreatable respiratory distress. It sounded like septic shock to me.

  66. Brooklyndawg

    BahitsDawg MidtownTeacher I was personally scared to death over Boise’s uber-high powered offense, and turns out I was right

  67. Greg Poole

    Panic Fan BahitsDawg He played ATL but maybe not all of the planned shows (I know someone who saw him in ATL). He did cancel some shows recently.

  68. BahitsDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie websater Greg Poole He seemed to have some odd views.  He might have been resistant to medical help.  Isn’t that what happened with Henson of muppet fame?

    That little girl from poltergeist also died of the flu I think.

  69. AlphaDawg

    dsw61 CLTDawg I’m on the same page. I typically go with who is more likely to win the game, but sometimes you have to look at who is less likely to lose the game.

  70. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole Brooklyndawg  I think FoI is vitally important to the Republic but athletic associations, not so much.

  71. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole dsw61  Not sure about that because the practice hours are limited and class will be over by the time camp starts.

  72. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole Brooklyndawg yep.  I am tired of hearing about it.

    As long as we can get government docs sometime within a year to 5 years I don’t care too much.  The intent is to keep officials honest.

  73. Brooklyndawg

    RumRunnerDoogie websater Greg Poole To much alcohol can really lower one’s resistance to some severe strains of the flu….

  74. PTCDawg

    Ok, fine. Lambert had no role at all.
    I honestly don’t care who they start. I just hope whoever it is that dawgnation gets behind them. I am sure that won’t happen but I can wish.

  75. Brooklyndawg

    In the TIFWIW category, and Gregg’s contention that UGA PR is rather a mess, looks like the Athens Banner-Herald id having a mini-war with UGA and spokesperson Karri Hobson-Pope, VP for marketing and communications. The latter is contending that the official stadium attendance was never exceeded, that there were always empty seats visible early on, and no one was turned away due to crowd size. The newspaper is contending that their one photos show no empty seats, people were standing in aisles snd along at least one of the stadium’s open stairways leading to upper level seating and people were being turned away. My wife and I and two friends were there with high power binocs and the place looked packed to us. So, gosh, who to believe….LOL. Hard to figure why this is even a thing.

  76. Greg Poole

    CLTDawg AlphaDawg    WOERNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FACTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. dsw61

    CLTDawg dsw61 I’m an “anybody but Lambert” person. I just don’t like how he throws the football and there were some games last year where the defense really bailed out the offense. Plus there were way to many three and outs last year. Both Ramsey and Eason have the ability to fit the ball into tight windows if they are coached to be decisive. The big myth in QB play IMO is that receivers need to be open to be thrown the ball. The definition of “open” is relative. In the spring game, we got a little peak at what being decisive looks like. Basically “BBs” being thrown all over the field. Some of the catches made by the receivers were made in extremely tight coverage. The receivers just won the battle for the ball. Both Ramsey and Eason have quick releases and can put some mustard on their throws. Surely that has to count for something with the coaches.

  78. BahitsDawg

    MidtownTeacher yep.  I stopped being overconfident in the “lesser leagues” teams after Boise came to Atlanta and put one on us.

  79. MidtownTeacher

    Time to start getting to know UNC:

    After reading these, I realize UNC is going to be a much tougher opening opponent than I had thought.  Their team was young last year with very few holes to plug for 2016 with the biggest one, QB, already plugged and plugged well.   We need our RBs, whoever is playing, to step up and pound UNC if we are going to win.

  80. BahitsDawg

    CLTDawg dsw61 Would it be a disaster if Eason redshirts?  I know he is likely to be a 3 and out, but if Ramsey can get it done better than Eason and Eason can take the year to get school, the playbook, and everything under his belt, then is it a disaster?  He would still have a minimum of 2 years to work the field for us.

  81. Greg Poole

    dsw61 I doubt class load will be a factor. Having started in spring, he is going to be way ahead of his contemporaries in credits. I expect he will take the minimum in fall.

  82. Brooklyndawg

    dsw61 Greg Poole Lambert is an MA grad student in anthropology, no idea what his actual class load is like, at UGA. When I was a grad student U of Md I had one class my first year, the rest of the time was devoted to research. Same thing subsequently at U of Ill. I’m guessing that Lambert’s academic load is light.

  83. BahitsDawg

    Panic Fan Greg Poole Didn’t he cancel that show due to some illness?  I wonder if this was related.

  84. dsw61

    Greg Poole dsw61 It will be interesting if Eason’s class load impacts how much time he can devote to the playbook. I would imagine that Ramsey has a lighter class load, or at least is very comfortable balancing academics with football. Lambert probably has one class, so he can study the heck out of the playbook.

  85. CLTDawg

    AlphaDawg I think a lot of the talk leading up to the season will focus on who will be the starters at WR, or the 2-deep…but I think we will just have a free-flowing rotation of guys, which is scary to think about for opposing defenses. Fresh legs all over the field.

  86. CLTDawg

    dsw61 Agreed 1000%. I think Kirby WANTS Ramsey to step up and be ready. If he doesn’t, I could see him going with Eason or Lambert if Eason is just clearly not ready by gameweek.


    PTCDawg I don’t believe CKS will discount any of the three, but my prediction of Eason or Ramsey as the wild card is predicated on the same “Win” philosophy as well.  Due to the inexperience and lack of size across our OL it is my belief that Chaney/Smart will try and exploit the talents UGA does have on our offense. This includes our TE’s and WR’s.  Chubb is a monster and I hope he is back 100% by UNC, but even with him, I do not expect UGA to run the ball 70% of the time like we did in protecting Lambert and our lack of down field passing attack last year.  The lack of experience and depth on the OL to me feels like Kirby will want a QB that is mobile, someone who can tuck the ball and pick up a few yards if the pocket collapses around them, not someone who will throw it away or take the sack without moving.  Now, are either Ramsey or Eason ready to fill that requirement?  I don’t know, but based on what I saw Sat, if Eason and/or Ramsey can continue to progress and show Chaney and Kirby they can be trusted to make good decisions, I believe the job is Eason’s.  I appreciate everything Lambert has done for UGA and I won’t be one to bad mouth him at all.  He did a Hell of a job last year considering he got here merely weeks before the season started and lead us to a 10-3 season. (I know he didn’t play in JAX)…  But, he is limited and his inability to move the pocket or scramble might be the difference for Chaney and Kirby!

  88. Greg Poole

    dsw61  Ramsey is starting year 4. I really wish he would come on and take the job, but I just don’t see it happening. If it is between him and Eason in August, just pulling ahead will not be enough. He will have to be significantly ahead.

  89. PTCDawg

    Frankly, I did not mean that you hate him as a person, just as a football player. I don’t get why our offense has to be much improved when we won last year with o being the way it was. Btw, getting Chubb back will make this o much improved.
    Lambert did not play against fla is why I count him at 10-2. Which would have been 11-1 if not for a miracle play in Knoxville. I just can’t ignore that when thinking of how we will be most successful in our first 5 games against a front loaded schedule.

  90. CLTDawg

    Greg Poole CLTDawg I could see them doing that, but I think the preference is to have one of the other guys ready to go. To me, that’s why Kirby has been vocal about challenging Brice. In my view, having a capable Ramsey, with Eason getting progressively more and more snaps as the season goes on, is the best case scenario. Lambert will hold the clipboard, and be an asset as an extra set of eyes on the sidelines.

  91. Greg Poole

    CLTDawg I understand what you are saying – still think Eason starts in the Dome. No reason to be conservative. Put him out there and dare UNC to come get him. 
    They are not going to slow play Eason, IMHO. He either starts the season or is 3 on the chart.

  92. dsw61

    Regarding the QB discussion, Kirby may have a hard time blocking out the memory of how he game planned for Lambert last year when Bama played Georgia. He has publicly stated several times that mobile QBs are harder to defend than QBs like Lambert. I suspect deep down he would prefer to start a QB with more mobility than Lambert. He has publicly said that he has been pleasantly surprised by Ramsey’s mobility. The question will come down to whether or not Ramsey can step up, command the huddle, and get the offense lined up correctly. A couple of days ago Kirby said that Lambert “fixes people”. Meaning he gets the other players lined up correctly when they don’t know what they’re suppose to do. Ramsey has all summer to get into the playbook, so he has plenty of time to get up to speed. Not sure what his commitment level is though. I do think Kirby and Chaney have a way of getting their message across to the players, so maybe they can get Ramsey to take things a little more serious.

  93. Frankly

    Don’t be silly.  I have no reason to hate anyone on MY team.   I thought we were discussing who we think the starter should be.

    The goal is certainly to win games and an effective offense is a critical part of that goal.  10 games were won against a very weak schedule (no wins against a ranked team).   But in order to reach the goals that this   coaching staff and program has, the offense will need to be much improved.

  94. CLTDawg

    Greg Poole CLTDawg There is no single qualification. Eason is a true freshman, and no one can argue that he’s not the most talented QB on the roster right now…however, people are getting a little carried away with wanting to throw this kid out there against what was a top 10 defense last year based off a scrimmage against second teamers when he couldn’t be touched.  

    I think if the goal is to have Eason progress as quickly as possible, sure, run him and there and live with it. If the goal is to win games, go with one of the guys who are veterans, who have seen live action before, who have been around the team, and who are still — conspiracy theories aside — ahead of Eason on the depth chart exiting spring. I, personally, would choose Ramsey, whose stats in GDay were pretty similar to Eason’s despite getting to throw the ball less, and who I think got a bit of a raw deal under Schotty (which some of it was his own fault as we all know).  I’d give Eason at least a couple series in each of the first few games, and phase him in over the year.


    AlphaDawg Frankly Also the addition of Wimms and Drob will only add to the weapons we will have on the outside!  Throw in Mecole for a package or two and wow!  With our OL being a little less experienced and undersized, it would not surprise me at all if we throw the ball a lot more this season.  That is part of the reasoning behind my prediction of Eason as our QB from UNC on!

  96. PTCDawg

    Your goal may be passing yards, coaches goal is wins. You may hate Lambert but he is the only guy we have that has won at all at the Sec level. He may come in third, I leave that to the coaches, I just think it’s ridiculous to dismiss him from consideration at this point given the circumstances.

  97. AlphaDawg

    Frankly AlphaDawg yes the TE’s are another convo. Getting those short slants will eat up a defense. Nauta and Harris looked real good

  98. Frankly


    I agree.  + Godwin and the TE’s and the passing game should be much improved.

  99. ZippyMorocco

    Bulldawg Bob2 ZippyMorocco 
    I remember when Gabe Wright committed to the University of Auburn.

  100. Bulldawg Bob2

    All right ladies and gentlemen, back on the road I go. I’ll check in later.

    Also, we’ll have a new Breaking the Huddle podcast up for you tomorrow (well as early as late tonight), but should be some good stuff.

  101. AlphaDawg

    Based solely off the Gday game, I can tell you I’m not nearly as worried about the WR core anymore. Stanley, Chigbu, and Ridley showed they can and will make an impact as young WRs

  102. Bulldawg Bob2

    ZippyMorocco Bulldawg Bob2  Several prospects have tweeted that recently. I think it is auto correct on the phones doing that.

  103. Frankly

    MidtownTeacher BahitsDawg Greg Poole

    No way!  I am convinced that with the right coaching (Chaney)  Ramsey can be a very good college QB and has the measurables to get a look from the NFL.

  104. Greg Poole

    Avon Barksdale  Of course, it minimizes the risk but I doubt it changes the calculation significantly. It would shift the balance toward Ramsey/Eason IMHO

  105. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie Yes, this is not a fight other conferences want, but they’re going to get it if necessary. The coaches think it’s cute right now because the SEC is standing there with their hands tied bc of our own rule. I had conversations this week with people from Connecticut, Utah, and Virgina. They all agree that the south is like no other when it comes to competition in football. This is only going to piss off everyone because people are whining that a kid won’t get exposure from other schools, when in reality, these coaches are going to camps where 5star and 4star kids already have offers to 20 schools.

  106. Bulldawg Bob2

    Avon Barksdale  Chubb doesn’t impact the quarterback decision, but he does help whomever starts or is playing QB.

  107. Avon Barksdale

    To follow-up on the conversation about starting QB below….do you guys think whether or not we have Chubb back for UNC will impact the QB decision? Does it minimize the risk of starting a true freshman? Or maybe does it mean the QB doesn’t have to do as much so go with the safer pick?

  108. PTCDawg

    I would be fine with whatever the coaches decide, I just think its VERY unlikely at this point. I have said before I think this team can be successful with each of the three.

  109. Greg Poole

    PTCDawg  I don’t think that is what he was saying – just that CKS said he that as fall camp progresses two qbs will get the snaps with the ones. The third guy will not be imprisoned.

  110. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  True. It is one things for us fans to do so, but what if the Georgia coaches decide that Lambert is 3rd on the depth chart behind Eason and Ramsey, even with his game experience come fall? Not saying it will happen, but it is one possibility.

  111. Bulltoad

    Greg Poole Another thing I will add to this who starts discussion is that Kirby has stated that you can really only rep 2 quarterbacks as you prepare for a game.  So we are going to be down to 2 quarterbacks at some point.  If it is Lambert and Eason then Ramsey is basically being told you will never be the guy.  If it is Lambert and Ramsey then Eason is being told that he is not close to being ready.  I think it will be Ramsey and Eason fighting for the job with Lambert 3rd.  Their performances at G day validate that decision.

  112. Greg Poole

    CLTDawg You are not going to hear anything about those live reps – or very little. Teams just don’t expose QBs in practice these days.


    DawgDaddy Greg Poole I;m sticking with my prediction, but I too would not be surprised at all if Ramsey is the Starter and Eason comes in every 3rd series in the first half against UNC and depending on who has the hot hand and the status of the game, I could see him finishing the game against UNC and never turning back from that point.

  114. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I do think it is a possibility, I did not think so before.  I rate it 40-60 that he does but I rate it 100% that he will play more than a couple of series.

  115. CLTDawg

    Greg Poole Until I see/hear about Eason taking successful live reps (where he can actually be touched) against a starting quality defense, I still think it’s smarter to go with one of the guys who has been in the fire before (preferably Ramsey) and bring Eason along during the season.

  116. haws1178

    The last thing these guys want is Kirby in their back yard. It seems cheery pickin is what he does best


    ZippyMorocco MidtownTeacher Greg Poole DawgLink Great assessment Zip!  He definitely has potential, but like most HS kids they haven’t developed the ability to stay behind their pads.  Look at S. Wilson this weekend…  He was tackled several times by arms on the lower part of the body, that happens when your weight is out over your center of gravity… Which is what running behind his pads is all about!  I like his vision, speed and size  a lot though!

  118. ZippyMorocco

    MidtownTeacher Greg Poole DawgLink 
    IMO, he looks faster than Holyfield, but doesn’t run behind his pads as well.

  119. Greg Poole

    MidtownTeacher The kid is a good runner with power. Georgia needs RB depth immediately. If he does nothing more than provide practice depth, he will earn the ‘ship…..and I think he will do more. IMHO he comes in with a better chance of competing for PT than Crowder had.

  120. Red Dawn

    Greg Poole Red Dawn yep,  and Atlanta will be revolving door of SEC camps during the summer.  This whole kids losing opportunities argument really is a out  in schools losing the opportunity to find undervalued recruits that formerly would have gone to UAB or Georgia State.  Even that loses merit after Harbaugh pulled all his camp offers in favor of Rivals 250 prospects.

  121. Bulltoad

    Greg Poole I have felt all along that there is little chance that Lambert starts or plays this season unless he was clearly better than Ramsey and Eason.  I think Eason will start now after watching G Day.

  122. MidtownTeacher

    Greg Poole DawgLink Thanks for the link.  I am not good at evaluating football talent from videos.  What do those who have better insight after seeing tape think of Herrien?  Does he compare to Holyfield?  Akers?  Swift?  Crowder?

  123. Greg Poole

    Red Dawn The real reason the SEC wanted to stop it is they don’t want other SEC schools in their territories. You can believe that TAMU is not thrilled about UGA in Houston.


    BroDawg Greg Poole I totally agree Brodawg, I believe there is one play that Kirby will watch and it will reinforce his belief that we need a change.  The play happened with Lambert at the helm, the ball was just outside the red zone.  Lambert is in the pocket and it starts to get a little crowded. Lambert chooses to throw the ball to an empty spot on the left side of the field.   He basically thew away that play in the redzone and didn’t look to pull the ball down and get a yard, two or possibly 8-10 that could have been had by a QB that could move his feet.  That play for me was unacceptable and I believe kirby wants someone back there that will pull the ball down and go get a few yards when the opportunity exists, instead of someone that just wastes a down and sets the team up behind the chains in a potential scoring drive.  I believe Ramsey can do that, I also believe Eason can as well.  Ramsey is the wild card and if Eason isn’t the starter game 1 I believe Ramsey may well be.

  125. Greg Poole

    Red Dawn RumRunnerDoogie  Correct and that is the way that UGA will treat them. Kirby does the same thing with his practices. Recruits are at every practice. Their day is scripted and the events are designed to showcase the program – these camps will be the same – more kids but the ones they want will get VIP treatment.

  126. Red Dawn

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie by the way Meechigan pulled the offers for 3-4 kids who earned them at their satellite camps in favor of highly rated prospects closer to NSD.  These camps will be nothing more than national branding opportunities if the SEC gets involved

  127. MidtownTeacher

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole  Sadly, I think Ramsey will become a punter in the NFL and not a QB, but he could become a really good punter who could not only be very good at punting but be the best punter at executing a fake punt.  He can run and throw meaning he could get the snap, run forward and either see the run available or make a throw.  It’s not the future he wanted, but it is a very good future earning more $$ than most of us.

  128. Red Dawn

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie It sounds like the only power 5 schools actually hurt by the ban are Oregon State,  Nebraska,  Minnesota and some of the other schools that don’t have homegrown talent pools. I don’t think SEC schools care about them showing up at camps,  but imagine how Oregon State will feel when UGA is in LA across the street from their camp.  Blame Harbaugh

  129. MidtownTeacher

    Greg Poole MidtownTeacher If I were UNC, I would game plan my defense on Eason.  But, they don’t have to start doing that planning yet and they will have a better sense as we get closer.

  130. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie The reasoning will be that lower level prospects will not get the exposure they need because non-Power 5 coaches used to attend camps like Georgia’s Dawg Night but are now prohibited.  The real reason is that nationally the SEC is seen as a bully on that (and most) issues.

    In 3 years the Assn. will change these rules again – after SEC teams start showing up all over the country with high-profile camps. Just wait until Kirby conducts camps in SoCal, Pheonix, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tiderwater VA (etc.) – then throw Bama, LSU and others on top of that.

    The circus will come to town every week.


    Greg Poole As a matter of fact, I re-watched the G-Day game again yesterday when I got home from work.  I focused this time on the QB’s.  There is one thing we have to keep in mind, Eason was going against the 2nd and third team defenses.  He never faced the #1’s, so I tried to factor that into my assessment.   However, even with that in mind, I kept looking for clear signs of why Lambert should start over Eason and honestly I didn’t find any in the G-day game.  Eason made one bad throw that could have resulted in a turnover, whereas Lambert could have been picked off 2 more times not counting the actual interception he thru in the red-zone resulting in a pick 6…  Watching Eason assess the defense and make a quick decision on one of the Blitzes to unload the ball was my final deciding factor.  Yes, Eason got sacked a couple of times, however those sacks were more on the OL than him.  The OL didn’t even touch a couple of players on those plays.  I predicted Eason would start before G-Day, and now that I’ve seen G-day a few times, I’m more confident in my prediction than ever.  I would have loved to have seen him get at least 1 series with the #1’s, but based on what I saw, I’m sticking with my prediction!  Keep in mind, if we are worrying about the pressure on this kid, I would find it hard to believe that there would be anymore pressure on him come Sept than there was on Sat in Athens…  93K+ showed up and he came out and played his tail off and IMO had the best performance of any of the 3 competing for the job.

  132. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole MidtownTeacher After seeing how he handled 93k+, I don’t think Mr. ICE has a problem with heat.

    He did go against the 2nd team defenses, so he probably has more to learn before given the helm.  I like the idea of bringing him along a little slowly so he isn’t rattled by overload… if that is possible.

    Plus, I want to see Ramsey play more.

  133. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole i really see no reason, only argument ive seen is more exposure for kids…yes so they go to the schools with a ton of guys with offers

  134. Greg Poole

    You can bet that NCAA is going to reinstate satellite camps in some form either this year or next. Remember, the SEC satellite camp ban expires in May. When the camps are allowed again, SEC teams will be ready to roll. UCLA AD Dan Guerrero represented the Pac-12, but his Guerrero’s explanation if true makes sense in that he was trying to make the best of a potentially untenable situation. If Guerrero had voted to keep it would not have changed the result, as another conference would have had to join him in order to sway things. There does appear to be

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  135. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie oh neveerrrr.  coffee probably helps but i dont drink it

  136. Avon Barksdale

    I think it’s about 50/50 for UNC. What may be most important now is I think Eason showed he merits first team reps in the fall. Spring was for learning/acclimation. Fall is when the real competition begins…

  137. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie, Mornings are easy when there are no residual substances distorting things ;-}

  138. BroDawg

    Greg Poole I would say there is an 90% chance. I believe Smart wants Ramsey to step up and make an argument if only to take the pressure off of Eason… Ramsey certainly has the skills but may be lacking in having that natural huddle presence…. I really don’t think Lambert is a viable option other than as a mentor. Nothing personal .. but I think Smart knows a change is needed. Which is why my percentage is so high on Eason.

  139. Greg Poole

    MidtownTeacher I think CKS is actively trying to both keep the heat off Eason and not give any info to UNC.

  140. MidtownTeacher

    DawgLink remind me of his name again and also, how does he compare to the 2017 RBs we are recruiting in terms of ability?

  141. MidtownTeacher

    Greg Poole I try to temper my thoughts with the fact that there have been very good g-day performances in the past that didn’t lead to starts/playing time.  However, I also disagree with Smart’s comment of starting the QB who gives us the best chance of beating UNC.  I would like us to start a QB who gives us at least an almost as good a chance to win the game and whose experience in that game will cause us to win other games during the season.  Clearly, this shows I hope Eason starts.  The bar for me is not that he has to be the most likely to win the game, but that he has to be close to other experienced QBs in being able to win that game.  I do think Eason starts, and it is more likely with Smart than Richt.

  142. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole i think this summer will be telling, she how he continues to adjust to being in a different world (literally) and learning the plays

  143. Greg Poole

    After watching G-Day, how many of you now think Eason will start the season at quarterback?

  144. ed603

    AlphaDawg  What’s up, Alpha! It’s hell when you have to interrupt important stuff to go to work!

  145. ed603

    MMCSDAWG ed603  Doing well, since I woke up breathing this morning! Everyday is a good Dawg day!


    Greg Poole Did Nick Robinson remind anyone else of A. Murray?  Watching him lead that TD and make a couple of those throws I had flashbacks to AM…    The kid Robinson had a pretty nice drive!


    ZippyMorocco AlphaDawg DawgLink And receive clearance from the NCAA’s Clearing house.  Once he has that, if he doesn’t commit within 5 minutes I would be surprised!

  148. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole They had cleaver ways of killing Germans, too.

    I don’t want our guys ever tangling up with them.

  149. ZippyMorocco

    AlphaDawg DawgLink 
    He has to make As this semester for a high enough GPA. That is why he hasn’t committed.

  150. AlphaDawg

    DawgLink Thought so too. Maybe he’s weighing his options now that he can or maybe he’s finalizing things with the staff to make sure all is good to go

  151. DawgLink

    I really thought that the RB from Douglasville was going to pull the trigger and commit when he found out that he had the ACT grade to get into UGA

  152. dsw61

    Greg Poole That was an amazing throw and catch. I was impressed by some of the catches the young receivers made.