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UGA Recruiting Daily 14-August-2016

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CLASS: 2017
Amite High School
Amite, LA


CLASS: 2017
Sandalwood High School
Jacksonville, FL



CLASS: 2017
Archer High School
Lawrenceville, GA


CLASS: 2018
St. Francis High School
Alpharetta, GA









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420 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 14-August-2016

  1. Dawgsrulegumpsdrool2

    I make my high school coaching debut against opelika next Friday night. Wish us luck. They are top ten in the state. No one is talking about carver right now but if we win friday yall will all be hearing about us

  2. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79 Bulldawg Bob2 they need a field but not a artificial one, nothing is worse than playing on one of those and being at the bottom of a ruck eating those rubber pellets

  3. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg Bob2 I sure hope the Rugby  team gets a field out of this !  Fred Davidson gave us a field and Michael Adams took it away  — still mad !!!!!

  4. Bulldawg Bob2

    dsw61  It’s also the first scrimmage. They’ve still got two weeks of fall camp and two scrimmages to go even before game-week gets here.

  5. Colonial Dawg

    RumRunnerDoogie 1Dawg under God  A loss?????  When????  Who??? (just being dramatic)

  6. dsw61

    The tidbits leaking out about the QBs from some who were at the scrimmage is a little discouraging…but not unexpected. As Yogi would say “it’s Deja vu all over again”.

  7. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg36  Be a long time before we see the likes of Phelps or Bolt again, if ever.

  8. RumRunnerDoogie

    1Dawg under God the way he acts kind of reminds me a bit of cam except 2 huge exceptions. He doesnt rub it in and knows how to take a loss like a professional

  9. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie well i mean i didnt even know rohan, its like every month there is another one that pops up

  10. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2  Hahahahahahahahaa, lol. 

    Dang it Rummy. I cannot stop laughing now lol.

  11. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 Bulldawg36 he just has such a long stride, its amazing at his height too

  12. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  I think Gatlin has a faster 40 time. What makes Bolt so good and so amazing, is he is still accelerating in the last 50 meters of the 100 when you watch him run.

  13. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bolt is a hard guy to dislike, he just knows how the have fun and not come off as arrogant

  14. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg36 have u not seen the video of him trying to catch a football? lol its….entertaining to say the least

  15. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg hahaha…it was like he gave everyone else a head start just to make it fun…in the end it didnt matter…3 consecutive gold medals in the 100m…first time in history

  16. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgDaddy freddawg It’s basically a chocolate hazelnut spread that can be used like peanut butter.

    Fred’s right though. It’s rich. Doesn’t take much.

  17. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgDaddy Yeah. I’ve got to go back and look at my confidence for the games as well. First week is always tough because you just don’t know how some of these teams are going to do.

  18. Bulldawg Bob2

    rugbydawg79 RumRunnerDoogie  Ya’ll did a good job because they have some nice fields.

  19. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 Those are 1 & 2 for me too after going back and adding my confidence for each game.

  20. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  Try it on some butter pecan.  Very tasty.  I said big slab, but it really doesn’t take much because it’s so rich.

  21. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg PTCDawg  Hmmm …. I’ve never tried Nutella on ice cream. 

    My wife introduced me to the yummy spread back when I first met her. I had never had it before that. Didn’t know what I was missing.

    I’ll have to give it a try.

  22. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg I can eat just about any kind of ice cream if it has a big slab of nutella on top.

  23. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  Blue Bell had these frozen peach fruit bars that were the bomb. Had chunks of real peaches in them. Tasted like fresh peaches that we would freeze back on the farm growing up. 

    When it comes to ice cream, I’m a butter pecan man myself.

  24. 1Dawg under God

    Bulldawg Bob2 1Dawg under God Its bad when I could find the group but my dumb butt wouldn’t click play now for free haha

  25. PTCDawg

    They try to do all kinds of fancy things with ice cream but my research says it just doesn’t get any better than Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. Sure missed em when they were temporarily out of business.

  26. TtownDawg

    I believe that they already know who its going to be, they just don’t want to reveal it yet.

  27. Bulldawg36

    Brown needs to finally contribute this year. DL depth is thin. Gonna have several freshmen play on the DL this year. David Marshall maybe the best freshmen this year

  28. DawgDaddy

    RobDawg Wait!  This is a confidence pick ’em.  I need to go back and check my rankings.

  29. PTCDawg

    freddawg PTCDawg right said, Fred! Thanks, I need to go thru my list and get everything up to date. I can start with Keyon.

  30. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg Bob2 JaxDawg I would love to see those ASU Mountaineers knock off UT to get the vols rolling in the wrong direction

  31. PTCDawg

    Reddawg13 Brown is an interesting case. Seems to have a lot of potential if he can just find a way to get it out on the field. I think he is a RS Freshman which gives him plenty of time.

  32. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie I developed the soil for that Buford field — they spent big money- over 10 years ago , I was amazed.

  33. PTCDawg

    dsw61 PTCDawg funny you throw in the Tenn game because without one dropped pass Lambert has 320 yard with 3 TDs and 0 int. In Knoxville. With the best player on the team at the hospital. Personally I find that a fairly impressive performance.

  34. Reddawg13

    Any word on how Kenyon Brown is doing? I was really excited when we got him. And has Johnny O’neal been resurrected?

  35. Bulldawg36

    Trent Thompson has to play great this year!!! I hope he develops into a first round draft pick

  36. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Aye. That is true. Buford High School in Gwinnett County here in Georgia is similar.

  37. Bulldawg36

    Quincy Mauger is in a blasted boot!!! That means he might have a sprained ankle!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Bulldawg36

    I don’t think chip Kelly will make it in the NFL. He should go back to the college game. Just my opinion. The Eagles fired him for a reason

  39. Bulldawg Bob2

    To put that into perspective, we used to clean the weights with coca-cola or pepsi … when we couldn’t “borrow” some citric acid from the chemistry lab.

  40. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie didnt know dent and smith were still in the league honestly

  41. Bulldawg36

    I was in Athens today. It’s busiest I’ve ever seen it on Sunday! Lots of women in black dresses! I tried not to look but I think I

  42. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie  Not rookies, but Houston has Akeem Dent (no.50) and Corey Moore (no.43). Also Garrison Smith (no.80) on the 49’ers.
    Theus is no.71 for San Fran.

  43. Bulldawg36

    I could sit in that Staduim all day. Just give me some Barberitos and some water & Powerade and I would be set!!

  44. Bulldawg Bob2

    Phillip Fulmer: No doubt Tennessee is one of the best SEC teams in 2016
    “I’ve had a chance to go over and watch practice a couple of times, actually two or three times, and they have all the tools to have a really, really good team. I think the progress has been steady and normal, and that last year we had a chance to jump it a little bit faster by beating Oklahoma or Florida, which were both really strange games. We’re sitting here now with a chance to win the East, and I don’t think there is a great team in the East other than maybe us.”

  45. Bulldawg Bob2

    ‘Last Chance U’ reunion in the SEC West as EMCC QB joins Mississippi State
    Wyatt Roberts was somewhat of a star character in the “Last Chance U” documentary on Netflix as the starting quarterback for East Mississippi Community College. Teammate John Franklin III is battling for snaps right now at Auburn, but Roberts’ future in football was undetermined last we checked.
    Roberts, a Mississippi native, was hopeful for out-of-state offers, non-committal about a future that included Mississippi State football. Now he’s in the mix with the Bulldogs, bringing national championship experience to the quarterback competition.

  46. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  Yeah. That is a weird one as well, but I don’t think Mizzou is going to be very good this year. I just don’t know anything about the Mountaineers.

  47. haws1178

    Everyone know if you put pressure on Lambert and he folds. Options 2 and 3 could be used to describe Eason and Ramsey but both of them had the best showing at Gday

  48. Richmondawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 I used to walk over to the Zoo when I lived in Norfolk, since it was only $3 at the time. Some kids were teasing a male ostrich with two females, and he ran up to the chain link and spit a giant Lugi in one kids face…freaking awesome!

  49. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RobDawg dont think its major or else he wouldnt be walking around let alone smart posting a picture of him in a boot

  50. Bulldawg Bob2

    haws1178  I’m going to go with 3, but anyone who starts who turns it over or makes too many mistakes could potentially cost Georgia the game.

  51. freddawg

    haws1178 freddawg If at the end of camp there was absolutely no separation, I’d go with Eason.  But that’s not a likely situation.  Somebody will have an edge.

  52. RobDawg

    iPad where I can zoom. In the Twitter people are asking what happened to Quincy. Unless our guy has a brother that’s him

  53. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg I was about to say are you sure because I thought Mauger had more hair on head, but then I too zoomed in on the award. Good call RobDawg.

    Hopefully, it is nothing major. We’ll know more at practice tomorrow.

  54. haws1178

    freddawg haws1178 based on what we are hearing from Kirby no qb has separated themselves from the others. The ? Is which trait would most likely cost us a game

  55. Bulldawg Bob2

    Out of the games on pick’em, which one do you think is the toughest to mesh out and pick for week one?

    For me, it is a tie between Arizona vs. BYU or UCLA vs A&M.

  56. freddawg

    haws1178 There’s no way to know that without seeing how the qb’s have looked in camp.  If one guy is performing better overall at moving the offense, he’s the one you go with.

  57. dsw61

    RumRunnerDoogie dsw61 All I know is that receivers were open last year. I would download the games and re-watch the offensive series going frame-by-frame. There was one game very late in the season; may have been the bowl game; where Schotty was screaming at Lambert when he came off the field. Lambert had his helmet off, stared straight ahead, and just kept on walking.

  58. haws1178

    Which trait is likely not to cost us a win? 1: lack of mobility 2 : lack of communication in the huddle 3: rookie mistakes

  59. Reddawg13

    RumRunnerDoogie dsw61 I feel Schotty wasn’t given much of a chance to make a difference. So you may be right.

  60. Reddawg13

    JaxDawg Great point and Eason gets game time in your scenario too. Which helps in game two.

  61. RumRunnerDoogie

    Doc R any guess is as good at this point. Cant really go off history will a rookie coach on what he will do

  62. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  I don’t care who starts, if whoever does throws 3 picks vs UNC, it is going to be a long day and Georgia  will have a difficult time winning unless the 2016 defense plays lights out  like they did against USCe that year in ’06.

    It doesn’t matter how talented the QB is or is not in that scenario.

  63. freddawg

    dsw61 You could be right about that.  Lambert wasn’t mentally read for what he faced last year and I bet he’d agree with that statement.  But, he might also say that he’s more prepared this year because he’s had a full offseason to assimilate, instead of the whirlwind he faced in 2015.  

    But, no matter how hard he’s worked to improve, if Lambert starts it means Chaney and company think he’s the qb who gives the other players their best chance to get it done and win the game.  I honestly don’t think they’ll start him for any other reason.

  64. dsw61

    RobDawg The players will strive to be perfect regardless of who the QB is. The point is that some QBs in college football have the ability to take over a game and get it done if the offense is sputtering through no fault of his own.

  65. Doc R

    I have this feeling that we will see Lambert for 2-3 series, then perhaps mix Eason in.  Then some alternating of some sort during game 1.  Then gradually shift to Eason over first 3-4 weeks.

  66. JaxDawg

    I think if you put those stats with both lambert and Eason, it could be two different outcomes. Both are capable of poor stats but I think Eason opens up a whole different offensive capability of stretching the field

  67. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Bulldawg Bob2 JaxDawg dsw61 that last sentence isn’t helping Lamberts case Bob ##

  68. Reddawg13

    RobDawg I didn’t hear anyone say that players wouldn’t strive to be perfect, I heard that would need to be about perfect to win with Lambert. We saw that last year he struggled a lot.

  69. RumRunnerDoogie

    dsw61 i honestly dont know how lambert is, i feel schotty didnt help out at all last year

  70. JaxDawg

    It’s not a question of effort but in that they will need to not make mistakes when lambert is behind the wheel. I don’t think Lamber is the best QB to drive down a field or run a 2 minute drill without the rest of his teammates having their A game

  71. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg dsw61 I understand everyone’s concerns and opinions on Lambert, but what if Eason starts and has the following stats:8 of 19 for 42.1% completion percentage and 171 yards with no touchdowns and 3 INTs? Those were Matthew Staffords’ stats vs  South Carolina in 2006 on the road in Columbia. Georgia still won that game believe it or not 18-0.

  72. Reddawg13

    dsw61 I am with you on that one 61. I hope Eason gets ready quick or Ramsey turns it around and is ready. Lambert is not capable of taking over a series or game and winning it. Greg Poole eluded to the fact that last year our O line looked worse than they may have been because teams had no respect for Lambert beating them and loaded the box every play.  Chubb was hurt trying to make something out of nothing due to a loaded LOS. Kirby and Co. will turn this team around but they did inherit some problems to overcome.

  73. RobDawg

    Wow you guys rally don’t like Lambert. If he is the starter or anyone else, why would others on the field not strive to be perfect anyway?

  74. JaxDawg

    If we play lambert we will have to be near perfect everywhere else to make up for his poor pocket presence and inability to stretch the field. You take away have of a dynamics ability with him and will shift the whole UNC defense to focus on short throws and stopping the run. It will be a long game that’s for sure

  75. dsw61

    The way I see it, if Lambert is the starter the other 10 players on offensive will need to get it done. Can’t have any dropped passes, holding penalties, false starts, illegal motions, missed blocking assignments and stuff like that. When I coached fastpitch, there were two types of pitchers. One type pitcher could have a hitter get a cheap bloop hit, followed by an error and find themselves in a jam; and pitch their way of it by getting a strikeout or two or inducing a pop up or weak grounder back to the pitcher. The second type pitcher in the same scenario gives up the line drive to the fence clearing the bases. Lambert strikes me as the second type pitcher. Can win games if every body else on the team plays almost perfect and the breaks fall your way.

  76. RumRunnerDoogie

    revtizzy freddawg Bulldawg Bob2 yea i noticed that too and kind of thought it was the west, who knows its probably arkys coach still mad about pittman

  77. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte PTCDawg Greg Poole  Sam Madden like Pat Allen is another redshirt freshman who could push for a start later on down the road, especially after this season.

  78. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Jimmy Hyams used to cover Tennessee.  I wonder if those quotes came from Butch or someone on his staff.

  79. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Bulldawg Bob2 “Kirby Smart is a very good football coach, but he needs to mature. He loses his cool when things don’t go his way.”
    I think he has Kirby and Will confused

  80. Bulldawg Bob2

    That was taken from this Gridiron article

  81. DawgByte

    PTCDawg At the end of the day I just want us to win. Whoever can contribute to a W as QB is fine with me. Sure I think Eason is the most gifted of the three and is our future, but I want him to be put in the best possible situation to succeed.

  82. Bulldawg Bob2

    A quote from an “anonymous” SEC coach on Coach Kirby Smart in an FREE article from 247:

    “I don’t think Georgia will be as good as people think,” one coach told “I don’t know how you can win with a freshman quarterback (Jacob Eason) and a first-year head coach (Kirby Smart). But in a weak division, they may capture lightning in a bottle.
    “Kirby Smart is a very good football coach, but he needs to mature. He loses his cool when things don’t go his way.”

  83. dsw61

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg Schotty’s offense had receivers open. For whatever reason, Lambert either didn’t see them or missed them way too often.

  84. dsw61

    PTCDawg IMO it won’t be good if we get the Lambert that played in the Vandy, Bama, and Tennessee games. Could also throw in two or three other games as well.

  85. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie i gave up last year haha. being in the bottom 4th of the board was depressing

  86. TtownDawg

    Laney is coming to the Brickyard for a anticipated non region contest against my local bulldogs, it should be a good game.

  87. Bulldawg Bob2

    1Dawg under God Nope. You aren’t in the group. Go to the College Pick’em page and click on MY GROUPS and then CREATE OR JOIN GROUP. Picture below shows you want to click.
    The group ID is 42331. Since it is a private group, you must use a password to join. The password is GODAWGS!
    The password is case sensitive. It is in all caps and includes the exclamation mark.

  88. 1Dawg under God

    I clicked rejoin but it still says I am not in a group and didn’t ask for a code. So i dont think it has let me in yet.

  89. haws1178

    PTCDawg Chaney did take a crappy Tenn QB and got some good results so it is possible for him to get production out of Lambert. I am not a huge Lambert fan but I love the hell out of some W’s. So who ever can get me the most of them is who I want starting

  90. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  I am curious to see Lambert in Jim Chaney’s offense versus Brian Schottenheimer’s. 

    I also think the QB competition this season has been more tenacious than it was last year which may help all 3 to be honest.

  91. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 Entered and picked first week, I hate to give it away but I picked UGA.  haha

  92. PTCDawg

    I realize this wont sway any opinions but that hasn’t stopped me before…  :>)

    First 6 games of last year Lambert recorded 14.26 yards per completion, which would have been 2nd in the SEC at year end, and 8.55 yards per pass attempt, which would have been 3rd.

    Last 6 games of last year Lambert recorded 10.13 yards per completion which would have been 13th in the SEC, and 6.52 yards per attempt which would have been 10th.

    It was in the 6th game of the year we lost our Heisman candidate. I think it is VERY likely that the offense we saw in those last 6 games was the direct result of a coaching staff that felt like that strategy gave the team the best chance to win, even if it wasnt pretty. And, in fact, in those last 6 games we went 6-0.

    And yes, I realize the first 6 games included La Monroe and Southern, but it also included Alabama, Vandy and Tenn. The last 6 games had easier and tougher defenses as well.

    I am NOT lobbying for Lambert to start all year, or even against UNC, I will be happy with any of the 3 candidates, I am just hoping that if Lambert is the guy that people will give him a realistic chance. I see no reason to think that Chaney wont be able to get the first 6 games version of Lambert back, and even better. 

    IMO, like many others, our offensive success next year is less dependent on who the QB is and more dependent on the performance of the OL. I think Pittman is the key to our O.

  93. RobDawg

    @freddawg. Have no problem with it if the reason is strategic by Smart and Co. Seems to have worked for a state to our west over the years. I can affect the roster or depth chart anyway so I’m ok with the team working and putting the product out on the field. That’s when I will get my info anyway

  94. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Good luck. I hope I do better than last year, but hey. I did beat Greg Poole

  95. Bulldawg Bob2

    I’ll have a page set up with permanent info on Pick’em as well and will post a link to it later today or tomorrow.

  96. Bulldawg Bob2

    Frankly  Aye. Glad he was able to qualify and chose to come to Georgia. He is a good RB. Looking forward to seeing him run the ball in red and black.

  97. Frankly

    Herrien is not only fast. He is a tough runner. I watched one of their games and what you don’t see in the highlight video is all of the runs against 8 in the box with very poor blocking and he still gets 5,6,7,8 yards.
    He is behind because of lack conditioning while he got caught up with his grades but he is a talented RB.

  98. Frankly

    I think there are two 5-star freshman TEs in the group. Blaze and Harris are very good but the 2 FR can be special.

  99. freddawg

    Greg Poole Nobody mentions our secret pass rushing weapon, D’Andre Hawkins.  He’s flying beneath the radar until September 3rd.

  100. Greg Poole

    Needed to win the East:GeorgiaAvoiding the training room — Georgia needs running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to be healthy. As summer workouts began, Chubb was rehabbing after a knee injury, and Michel was recovering from a broken forearm. Both need to be ready when the Bulldogs face North Carolina in the season opener on Sept. 3.Replacement parts — Leonard Floyd, Jordan Jenkins and Jake Ganus combined for 235 tackles last season. Lorenzo Carter, Davin Bellamy and others will need to replace that production.A search for balance — Last season, Georgia quarterbacks (with Greyson Lambert posting most of the attempts) were 10-0 in games in which they completed at least 52 percent of their passes. The Bulldogs were 0-3 when they failed to reach that number. Lambert, Brice Ramsey or incoming freshman Jacob Eason will need to complete more passes.

  101. Greg Poole

    PTCDawg freddawg  I hear you, guys. The point I’m making is that Rocker was not too excited about his potential

  102. Greg Poole

    PTCDawg Allen will get PT. He just needs time. My guess is he starts to make some progress during the year.  UGA badly need contribution from the RS freshmen as the year rolls along. Injuries and dings will happen. It would be great to rest the starters some. 
    Last last they played just about every snap.

  103. PTCDawg

    freddawg PTCDawg I was also excited about his DL potential Fred. Maybe OL gives him a better shot at playing on Sundays. He has 2 years to make his case.

  104. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg Greg Poole good point Bob. I had not accounted for his redshirt. So he still has 4 years in front of him counting this year.

  105. Greg Poole

    freddawg It will not bug you when he contributes on the OL and remember that the move was not done decided by a coin flip…also the guy that moved him is still the DL coach. Rocker is not giving up guys that he sees as players

  106. PTCDawg

    Greg Poole PTCDawg you think Allen plays this year Greg? or eventually? and yeah, I had Allen ahead of Bynum but we hear good things about Bynum and nothing about Allen. At least I havent. Glad Bynum seems to be trying to make the most of the itme he has left.

  107. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg Greg Poole I think Pat Allen is a future starter on the o-line. He is still only a redshirt freshman.

    I am hoping with Pittman as the o-line coach and the recruiting that Kirby Smart and this staff can do, that Georgia becomes a team that plays mainly juniors and seniors with some talented redshirt sophomores on the o-line and the freshmen and sophomores are being developed and coached behind them.

    I still think it takes 2 to 3 years for a lot of these offensive linemen to develop the maturity and technique to play in the SEC coming out of high school. There are exceptions of course.

  108. freddawg

    PTCDawg  I can’t shake the idea that Gaillard would have eventually done well on the DL too.  It bugs me because good DL are hard to find and we could use him this year.

  109. Greg Poole

    PTCDawg I think Allen will play. Remember we are talking about the top 6 as we move toward the opener. Also don’t forget that linemen need time — the real surprise is Bynum.  What is it about Bynum that has changed — he is a grown man now — 3 years in the program — maturity brings a seriousness  and hardness that is import in head bustin’ territory…. knife fight in a ditch

  110. Greg Poole

    freddawg The reason is that access is very limited. We usually get 15-21 minutes BUT those minutes occur during frills that are little more than warm-ups. The beat guys are under pressure to post meaningful stories from that and as a result, you get reports like the Catalina-is-on-the-third-team garbage of last week.
    I don’t really care except that I have to spend time here telling people that reports of Catalina’s demise might be premature.

  111. PTCDawg

    Greg Poole I thought Pat Allen would be right in the mix but he seems to be the name thats left out. Maybe he just hasn’t progressed as fast. 

    On the other hand, its awesome to see Gaillard coming on. Ya never know on those position changes but hopefully this one works out well for him. Hoping he has a great year this but but having 3 seniors on the line this year, we will be especially needful for him to rock the OL next year.

  112. Bulldawg Bob2

    I’m setting up college pick’em through ESPN again, I’ll do a post as soon as I get it set up. Had some trouble with my ESPN account that took a while for customer support to get straightened out.

    I need some help from anyone who played last year.

    We had some trouble last year at the end when we redid the website and I had an issue with my ESPN account so I couldn’t go in look who the winner was. Last year’s winner was nvadawg.

    Does anybody know who he is or how to get in touch with him?

  113. freddawg

    Greg Poole I used to enjoy fall camp because we’d get some information about the new season.  Now it’s either pure speculation or misdirection deliberately fed to the media.  Very few reliable facts seem to get out of any team’s camp.

  114. Bulldawg Bob2

    Keeping with the number 20 theme, but this one is a little harder. 

    This is another great Bulldog RB from the early 70s who wore 20?

  115. Greg Poole

    Y’all remember the reports last week about Catalina being on the third team, right? Amazingly, he rebounded by Saturday to being one of the 6 OL that Smart says the starting 5 will come from.
    Do not pay attention to camps reports telling you which team someone is practicing on. We only see warm ups and fundamentals drills. Who is 1st, 2nd or 3rd in these drills is not relevant.

  116. Bulldawg Bob2

    Here is the news on the fatal plane crash in Tuscaloosa. There are reports on social media floating around that it was an Ole Miss plane, but to my knowledge, the only thing that is known at this time is that it is an Oxford University Aircraft Charter plane according to reliable news sources.

    It is believed not to be affiliated with Ole Miss, but that is still being investigated. Regardless, still a tragedy as six people were killed.

  117. freddawg

    RobDawg Evander Holyfield reminds me of Thomas Brown.  Both short and muscular, short striders, not super fast, but good sidestep and power.

  118. Bulldawg Bob2

    Quiz/trivia time:

    Name another Georgia player, a DGD and RB, who sported the number 20 in the last 15 years?

  119. freddawg

    Greg Poole  Last year was frustrating.  Aaron Murray would’ve shredded defenses the way they played us, but we couldn’t get untracked.  I hope Chaney watched our 2015 games several times.

  120. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole freddawg Aye. We saw it happen last year, and for whatever the reasons, Schottenheimer couldn’t get the TEs involved to take advantage.

    Teams did in 1991 when true freshman Zeier was in at QB and after he eventually was the starter. That was on a team with Garrison Hearst and Larry Ware at RB too.

    And again in 2006 with Stafford.

  121. Greg Poole

    freddawg Everyone will do that until UGA forces teams to stop. It worked like a charm last year, but I’m guessing that Chaney work that middle with the TEs  — plink, plink, boom

  122. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Bulldawg Bob2  Some mixed reports on who the plane was registered too.

    Some say not an Ole Miss plane but it is Oxford University.

  123. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  Loading the box and man coverage seems like a good strategy for UNC, Bob.  Force our qb to execute under pressure.  That’s what I would do, especially given what we’ve already seen from Lambert and Ramsey, and our other option is a freshman.

  124. Bulldawg Bob2

    Not confirmed, but reports on social media say that a plane affiliated with Ole Miss has crashed in Tuscaloosa and there are no survivors.

    Again, not confirmed. Trying to find out what happened.

  125. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  I’m thinking something similar.

    I think UNC are going to load up the box to stop the run and force who ever is at QB to put the ball into the air, whether it is Lambert or Eason taking snaps behind the center.

    With the youth at WR, it would not surprise me for Chaney to utilize the TEs as a safety valve. Picking up 5 to 8 yards on short passes to the TEs works just as well at moving the chains as it does running the ball for 5 to 8 yards a carry.

  126. Bulldawg Bob2

    dawgmum No insider info as we are not allowed to talk to prospects on visits. He seemed to have a good time based on what he was Tweeting out on social media, and I’ve heard through third parties he had a very good time and visit.

    But that is not uncommon for prospects after a visit, especially with a coach like Kirby Smart. Plus, he got to meet and hang out with Elijah Holyfield’s dad, Evander.

    I would say that USCe is probably still the favorite here, but I do think his visit to UGA gave him some things to think about; so, we shall see.

  127. dawgmum

    Does anyone have any insider info on how Jamyest’s visit was this weekend? His dad’s interview made it seem like he was favoring SC, but I got the idea that if Kirby put the hard sell on him, he might stay at home.

  128. Bulldawg Bob2

    How many times are the TEs targeted in the passing game vs UNC? Who do you think will be the TE with the most receptions in that game?

  129. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  I think Chubb gets around 15 and then Douglas and Holyfield get another 20 to 22 split between them.

    I don’t know if Michel will be completely 100% ready to go for UNC, but I could be wrong.

  130. RobDawg

    Speaking of Toomers Corner what ever happened to the trees there? Did they ever just cut em down or are they hanging on?

  131. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  I was reading through my college football news feeds and thought surely that had to be a mistake lol. But nope.

  132. Bulldawg Bob2

    South Carolina Sean Kelly punter won’t miss game time after being charged with “malicious injury to tree:”

    “Kelly posted a personal recognizance bond on Aug. 12 after being arrested and charged with public disorderly conduct and malicious injury to tree, house and trespass upon real property with an injury value $2,000 or less, according to South Carolina Judicial Department records.”
    Read more here:

  133. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2 Could be but I see him adding flexibility in this way: With Catalina at LT, Wynn can move to his more natural guard position leaving Pittman more options to start and rotate the others.

  134. RealtorDawg (aka 10canpirate)

    Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole One of the big factors for Eason is one we have discussed on here before which is the transition from taking the ball from the shotgun and taking the ball from center.  This is a big deal even though we will see a lot of shot gun looks.  The game will need to slow down for Eason soon.  The more snaps he takes the slower the game will be for him.  The light bulb will light up and when it does, we will know it.  He has the talent and the football IQ to make the game look easy like Peyton Manning did at TN.  He will make a lot of opposing coaches loose a lot of sleep.  When – is just how long it takes for the game to come to him.

  135. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Aye Greg. I think he is that sixth guy that Pittman can plug in at several places along the line as needed.

  136. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  My guess is still that Catalina will provide depth or start at LT. If he can start the line gets a lot better at once.

  137. Bulldawg Bob2


    I think Sam Pittman along with the S&C staff has really lit a fire under the big hog mollies. I’ve heard that Pittman has really been rotating in different groups and packages. Really testing and throwing a lot at his players. 

    I think this is the unit I am most anxious to see come Sept. 3rd. I wish I could say more, but I trust in Sam Pittman. This is a guy who knows what he is doing.

  138. Bulldawg Bob2


    Outside of Reggie Davis and sophomore Terry Godwin, this is a very young and inexperienced group. I think Terry Godwin is going to be solid. I think Reggie Davis needs to put everything together and have a great senior season. I am hoping he does, and I believe he can. Georgia really needs him do so to help the sophomores and freshmen receivers come along.

    I think Javon Wims will be a factor, but I think he may take him a little while longer to get everything down in the playbook; so, I expect to see him used in packages and situationally until he does so. Very talented receiver and player though.

    Chigbu and Stanley could have big seasons.  I think a dark horse of the receiver group is Ridley.

    The biggest thing this receiving corps needs to get better at are the dropped balls though from what I’ve heard. Hopefully, that will be fixed or at least better over the next two weeks.

  139. Bulldawg Bob2


    I think this is the deepest TE group from top to bottom that I can remember since 2003 when the Dawgs had senior Ben Watson, sophomore Martrez Milner, and freshman Leonard Pope … all 3 of which played in the NFL.

    With junior Jeb Blazevich leading the way plus junior Jordan Davis, sophomore Jackson Harris along with freshmen Isaac Nauta and Charlie Woerner (whom I thought would remain a WR but that just goes to show you what I know and I am often wrong lol), ….. what more is there I need to say.

  140. Bulldawg Bob2


    I think we all know by now that Nick Chubb is good to go. He is going to play, and he will be the starter at TB vs UNC. The only question is how much they work Chubb in that first game? I would not be surprised for him to be limited to around 15 carries.

    Will Sony Michel be ready. I think he will be close. I’m putting it at questionable for right now.

    But even if Michel is not 100% or cleared to play vs UNC, Georgia will be OK at RB. Douglas may not have the speed and talent as Chubb, Michel or even Holyfield, but he is a solid RB who gets tough 3 and 4 yard gains when you need them. Plus, he may be the best blocker at TB.

    Holyfield has looked good, and he doesn’t go down on first contact from what I’ve heard. He rarely did in high school. I think he can run fine with the big boys. The only question for him is pass protection. And the other freshman RB? Herrien is fast. He is a good change of pace RB.

  141. Bulldawg Bob2

    Georgia has had two weeks of fall camp so far and has 2 weeks left before game week; so, I wanted to share my observations so far … for what it’s worth, lol.

    QB race – who will start?

    That is the question is it not? I think everyone below made some very good points and arguments. Greg Poole makes a good point, though.  Whichever QB separates themselves from the others, will be the guy against UNC, but if all 3 are close in performance through fall camp then the coaching staff will have to decide between on experience in Lambert vs. potential talent in Eason. In order for Ramsey to have a chance, he’s going to have to flat out separate himself from Lambert and Eason; so, it’s a no-brainer. From what little I’ve seen and from what I’ve heard, that is not likely.

    There are still two weeks to go though; so, overstating the obvious, we will know more after the next scrimmage and next week of practice than we do now. A lot can change between now and then.

  142. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg Bob2 You are a good man BB2  I am certain Samaritan’s Purse is on the way there–for the 3rd time this year — it has been Floods for the last 2 years.

  143. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Aye. I think Bama is still the team to beat in the West …. and the SEC for that matter. LSU has had several injuries on defense, and Auburn and A&M are a hot mess.

  144. Greg Poole

    DawgByte My theory is that he doesn’t have to separate himself, Rather, he must just stay approximately even with them. 
    I have been saying for a while that if Eason is close to the others and the coaches are pretty sure that he will progress to number one in the first half of the season – that is, his superior talent will bring him forward – then you start him against UNC. He will progress further, quicker, by playing than watching.
    Of course, there are 2 assumptions in my theory. First, the competition is close  and second that Eason will become the starter during the season.

  145. Bulldawg Bob2

    I know we rib and poke at our SEC opponents in the competition as football fans, but thoughts and prayers need to go out to the folks in Louisiana, Baton Rouge and LSU. They have been hit hard by flooding.
    LSU cancels Fan Day, Media Day due to rain, flooding

  146. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  Bob is coming in early to let me prepare for the OLLI class I’m teaching later this week. Thanks Bulldawg Bob2 !

  147. DawgByte

    Greg Poole DawgByte Here’s the $64K question: Over the next two scrimmages do you believe Eason can separate himself from Lambert and Ramsey to start against UNC?

  148. Greg Poole

    Projected order of finish 

    Rank among 128 FBS teams in parentheses
    1. Tennessee (No. 11)
    2. Georgia (No. 17)
    3. Florida (No. 24)
    4. Kentucky (No. 71)
    5. South Carolina (No. 81)
    6. Missouri (No. 85)
    7. Vanderbilt (No. 113)
    1. Alabama (No. 1)
    2. LSU (No. 9)
    3. Mississippi (No. 15)
    4. Auburn (No. 28)
    5. Arkansas (No. 39)
    6. Texas A&M (No. 73)
    7. Mississippi State (No. 60)

  149. DawgByte

    freddawg DawgByte ronaldo77 Of the players you mentioned I only have confidence in Patrick, Smith and Amaechi at ILB. I don’t know enough about Laguins, McGee and Brown to make a call yet. Manac was recruited as an OLB based on body type and where he lined up at HS, however I do like his size to play the middle, so I hope they experiment with him on the inside. Of the three I mentioned in my comfort zone, Amaechi last year primarily lined up at OLB, from what I recall. This is why I think we’re thin. Carter is just serviceable IMO, some will disagree.
    To your point we can throw a lot of guys at that position, but how much experience do they have as well as talent. Those are the unanswered questions in my mind.

  150. Greg Poole

    DawgByte That guy is a pro who gets national gigs from time to time. Alot of his stuff goes off the deep end into stat geek stuff for me though

  151. DawgByte

    Greg Poole He did a thorough job… obviously a homer with rose colored beer goggles on, but nonetheless it’s a good write-up on the Dawgs.

  152. PatriotVeteran

    Hobnailboot aka RobG PatriotVeteran DawgByte I don’t make “Decisions”, I make opinions, just like you.      I never did say Lambert shouldn’t start, just my opinion that Eason shouldn’t  be on the sideline if he’s equal to or even possibly better in some ways than Lambert.    Whatever CKS decision is, will be just fine with me, I only give my opinion as 1 fan of the many.       I respect others opinions and don’t mind comments that disagree with me.    Our main goal is to win and whatever decision CKS makes on who plays have nothing to do with my simple opinions.     Have a nice day.

  153. Greg Poole

    When Smart said he wasn’t ready to cut this down to a two-man battle, we take him at his word, especially based on what those at the scrimmage saw.Brice Ramsey, widely thought to be third in the pecking order, had the best day. Not spectacular, we’re told, but good. Jacob Eason, on the other hand, didn’t have as good a day. At least a couple interceptions. If he had played like that on G-Day, there wouldn’t be the wide clamor for him to start the opener. Greyson Lambert didn’t get as many reps, from what we heard, but that may be because the coaches know what they have in him and want to see what Ramsey and Eason can do. So far, it seems, Ramsey is giving Smart and Jim Chaney something to think about, while Eason shows flashes of greatness, but also reminds you occasionally that he’s a freshman. Lambert continues to be the one who knows and runs the offense the best.

  154. PatriotVeteran

    1mandawgpack PatriotVeteran DawgByte Hobnailboot aka RobG    Your opinions are great.    We all have opinions and mine is based on the info provided by reporters that  Eason is not listed at the bottom, so I assume, he’s doing just fine.    However, you don’t get experience sitting.    You get it by doing your best and having team confidence in each other.     A great pass can be dropped by the WR or fall short and intercepted.    It’s a game of who makes the least mistakes and is mostly defined in the  successful execution of a planned play, but even than, mistakes happen.  

    Have a great day RobG.

  155. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    PatriotVeteran Hobnailboot aka RobG DawgByte If they are reading our comments how do you think Lambert feels about yours?

  156. PatriotVeteran

    Hobnailboot aka RobG PatriotVeteran DawgByte It only can be “IF’s” because it’s hasn’t been played, but our players read our comments and the lease I can do, is show I for one respect their hard work and know they’ll give it their all.    I’m also only giving my opinion, that doesn’t mean a darn thing, but I’ve got hope and will support them in game 2 and the rest of the season, regardless of the first game outcome.

    It’s only my opinion and I respect your’s.   GO DAWGS

  157. 1mandawgpack

    PatriotVeteran DawgByte Hobnailboot aka RobG  Based on this philosophy, the coaches should just automatically award the starting job to any incoming freshman who was ranked higher than the current starter because, what if they’re able to make big plays.

    CKS wants to build a team full of quality depth.  Why?  Because competition every day in practice is what drives improvement and if the young men who win the starting jobs and significant playing time are competing against our own players who aren’t seeing much playing time but who are likely just as good, if not better, than the other team’s starters, it significantly improves our chances of winning and being successful.

    Again, not trying to bash the former staff, but when, for example, the program is only signing 2 or 3 OL per year, on average, some of whom are “projects,” it’s no wonder that our OL has been very average for the past couple of years because there is no quality competition occurring during practice.

  158. 1mandawgpack

    freddawg 1mandawgpack  I said on here a few days ago that Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have experienced so much success in the NFL due to their ability to know, when walking to the line of scrimmage and seeing the defensive formation, which WR will likely be open.  The Pat’s are unbelievable to me because, regardless of who they put on the OL, Brady almost never gets sacked.  That’s not because of Brady’s mobility, but because he knows where he’s going with the ball before the snap ever occurs.  Murray was much the same at UGA because of his tremendous game preparation, which slowed the game down considerably for him and allowed him to be successful despite not being the biggest guy in the world or having the strongest arm.

  159. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    PatriotVeteran Hobnailboot aka RobG freddawg DawgByte ronaldo77 I’d like to see Eason start as well, but not until the staff feels he is ready, if that is the UNC game great if not then I’m fine with that as well

  160. PatriotVeteran

    Hobnailboot aka RobG PatriotVeteran freddawg DawgByte ronaldo77 As a fan, I’d like to see Eason start, but I will support CKS decision for whatever choices he makes.     UGA hired him and he’s the man to lead the way.      It’s just that the first game is non-conference and it’s both teams first game, so both team will probably make mistakes.    It’s also a great time to use and give experience to some new players who will give 100 play percent.   Everything will work itself out and regardless of outcome, I will remain a loyal UGA Fan.   GO DAWGS

  161. DawgByte

    PatriotVeteran DawgByte Hobnailboot aka RobG I’m not opposed to Jacob getting PT against UNC. In fact I hope he plays, I just don’t believe he’s ready to start and carry the offense for the UNC game. I’d rather see him worked into the starting role over several games. I agree with RobG, I want to win and I’m sure the players want to win as well. 
    Recruiting is also dependent on winning and I think some of the top tier talent is looking to see improvement from this program. I think CKS is going to do everything to put us in position to win. If Lambert starts it’s because they believe Grayson gives us the best chance to succeed.

  162. Greg Poole

    DawgByte  There are two scrimmages (but the next one will be huge) to go and CKS said after the scrimmage that he does not see one QB separating himself. My experience with so far is that he is straightforward with his answers.  In other words, if Eason’s interceptions had moved Lambert well ahead, CKS would have said so.
    I’m not saying you are wrong about the eventual outcome, however.

  163. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    PatriotVeteran freddawg DawgByte ronaldo77 so does that mean you are going to support the decision to start Lambert if that is what gets decided?

  164. PatriotVeteran

    freddawg DawgByte ronaldo77 We are going to start the season with the players we got and some new coaching, so let’s talk positive about winning.     We’ve got enough great players to win and if we lose, it means the other team just beat us, but at least let’s be honest.     We have enough great players to win and we have  great coaches getting them ready to play.     IMO, Stop looking for excuses and give the players and coaches some backing and let them know they are supported.      Everything will fall in place once the first snap or kick off starts.    Hopefully, UGA will beat UNC and all the chatter will be ended one way or the other.      CKS and UGA will do us proud.    GO DAWGS

  165. freddawg


    Work ethic has been mentioned in Ramsey’s case a few times.  I have no idea or personal knowledge, but I wish we had a guy like Aaron Murray to act as a role model for all our qb’s.  His quick decision making was due to dedicated preparation, and it showed every time he took a snap.

  166. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    PatriotVeteran DawgByte Hobnailboot aka RobG Since we are playing the “IF” game what if his first play from scrimmage is a fumble that gets scooped and scored for a TD, then the next series he throws a pick 6. I want Wins not losses, so I disagree with you wholeheartedly

  167. PatriotVeteran

    DawgByte Hobnailboot aka RobG –  Eason has been at UGA since January and done a lot of work in learning the game and working with his WR’s.     Eason can’t get experience standing on the sideline.     Once the first snap is made, his experience and confidence will be growing with each snap.      What if his first snap goes for a touchdown or big play ?      Give him a chance in this non-conference game to do what Stafford couldn’t do, BE A STARTER.

    if UGA can’t win with Eason, even in our first game, they probably won’t win with Lambert either.     We can look for excuses, but you never can know “What IF” until you try what you should be doing first, start a new year of Winning Football Games and seeing where it leads us.        Is we win, than the first choice will be wonderful.    If we lose, than probably we would have lost even when starting Lambert.        It’s football, lets play football and see who has the best team and stop making excuses.

    Eason will do us proud, even if he makes mistakes, we need to show our support for the new coaches and football team.      Start with the players that can generate some pride in our “New Team, Players and Coaches”.      Stop looking for excuses, play football.

  168. 1mandawgpack

    DawgByte dsw61 Bansai buckeroo  HIs long standing issue is his lack of willingness to put in the time in the film room learning to break down defenses (or lack of mental capacity to comprehend what he’s watching and trying to learn), which puts him in a position where he tries to rely too heavily on his arm strength for success.  While we never had a fighting chance to win the ‘Bama game last year, his pick 6 immediately after halftime and then his second pick deep in our own territory almost immediately afterwards sealed our fate in that game and basically, caused me to lose all faith in his ability to lead our offense.  Perhaps a new coaching staff with different schemes and developmental techniques have resulted in improvement, but I won’t believe it until I see it.

  169. freddawg

    DawgByte ronaldo77 I guess it depends on what you mean by thin.  For example, at ILB’er  we have probably 9 or 10 guys who could play that position.  R. Carter, Smith, Patrick, Rankin, Laguins, Manac, McGee, O’Neal, Amaechi, Brown.  Wouldn’t be ideal, but it is depth. 

    When I think of true lack of depth, I think of something like 2006 where we had a shortage of healthy guys who had ever played the linebacker position.

  170. 1mandawgpack

    Hobnailboot aka RobG DawgByte  Many high schools tend to run very basic, mostly zone coverage schemes, which helps a QB with a decent OL, decent WR and a good arm look great.  These more complex, often disguised coverage schemes at the college level take a while to get used to and a QB can no longer primarily rely on his arm strength for success.  Assuming he has the work ethic to put in the time in the film room and will learn from those having vast experience, Eason will be a beast, but needs time to develop.  If inserted into the starting roll, I’m sure that he’ll make some phenomenal throws, but I also think he’ll be prone to throw some pick 6s when a defense confuses him.  It’s a benefit/cost analysis, but I’m not sure CKS, particularly with has background at ‘Bama, is going to be will to trade off a few great throws a game for a costly INT, but that’s just my guess.

  171. Bansai buckeroo

    Right Byte….his throwing ability has never been the issue…his decision making is another matter..

  172. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I sure hope this kid commits to the G! I don’t care how tall he is, when you’re a baller, you’re a baller and he’s most definitely a baller and someone that would help our D for many years to come.

  173. DawgByte

    dsw61 Bansai buckeroo The issue with Ramsey isn’t his throwing motion. IMO he throws a beautiful and effortless ball. His long standing issue is confidence and the ability to own the huddle and make the right split second decisions.

  174. DawgByte

    freddawg ronaldo77 IMO we’re thin at OT, ILB, Center, DL and certain special team players (Punter & Placekicker). We’ve got a ways to go. The 2017 class is a step in the right direction.

  175. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    DawgByte Hobnailboot aka RobG no argument here, the less pressure Eason has the better IMO

  176. DawgByte

    Hobnailboot aka RobG DawgByte I get it… we’re all looking for the next WOW guy; Matt Stafford, and I want that too, but I’m also realistic and pragmatic. Very few freshmen can come in and compete at the same level of success they had while at HS. The leap in talent is exponential and the game is so much more complex and faster. I want Jacob to be put in a position to succeed. He’ll get there we just need to be patient. In the mean time we’ll have to deal with slow and methodical Lambert.

  177. freddawg

    ronaldo77 It’s more of a quality of depth problem at most positions this season.   The only spot that looks really thin is DL.  If we get a couple of injuries or suspensions there, they may have to move an OL over.

  178. 1mandawgpack

    ronaldo77  A few of those smaller classes, when coupled with the disappointment that was the 2013 recruiting class, has left very few seniors and juniors in our ranks, for sure.

  179. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    DawgByte sup DB, I agree about Lambert, he seems to make the correct calls at the line and recognizes the blitz fairly well, if the OL can gel and give him more time he is capable of getting us the W, he’s just not going to WOW anybody with his arm strength and that’s fine

  180. DawgByte

    Good morning everyone!
    Greg I just read your post below about the QB’s. I know there’s another scrimmage to go, but I think the chapter on the QB situation is about completed with Grayson Lambert as our starter for the UNC game. Eason threw 2 picks in yesterday’s scrimmage, which did nothing to help his cause. Ramsey has talent, but has proven over the years to be inconsistent and massively prone to throwing costly INTs, so I do not believe he’s going to win the starting role. I think at the end of the day they’re going to choose the guy who knows the offense, can lead the huddle and take care of the football. 
    *Remember, Stafford didn’t start until halfway into his Freshman season. From the reports it doesn’t seem like Jacob is ready yet and that’s okay. I’d rather he be given time to work his way into the starting role instead of heaping a ton of pressure on him right out of the gate. In the end it’s about the W and not just one guy.

  181. ronaldo77

    I cant wait till we have a few recruiting classes under Kirby and we can stop hearing about “depth issues” at almost every position. A man can dream, right?

  182. Bansai buckeroo

    His opportunity for immediate playing time is greater USCe. That cub board is pretty bare. But would love to have him.

  183. dsw61

    Greg Poole I listened to the very long interview with Jamyest’s dad and I think he’s leaning toward South Carolina…at least prior to his Saturday visit. IMO they are overly sensitive about his height and are sensitive to how various coaching staffs view his height. I think going into the visit they were much more comfortable with how he is viewed by the South Carolina Staff than the UGA staff.

  184. dsw61

    Bansai buckeroo LOL. Not compared to Ramsey above on similar throw:) I do think Eason is gradually adding more tilt. It’s more noticeably on longer throws. I give QBs a pass on how they throw when throwing shorter passes because they can do almost anything and have success. I worry about the intermediate to longer throws because I think it puts undue stress on the arm if you make those throws with level shoulders. Once the ball is released you want the arm to decelerate down and around because it’s a longer path. When you throw with level shoulders the tendency is to bend forward at the waste after ball release and for the arm to decelerate to much out front and down. It’s more abrupt.

  185. Greg Poole

    Bansai buckeroo  Yep. There are only so many ways to say these things. The next scrimmage is going to give us a much clearer picture of where things stand at QB and other positions.

  186. Bansai buckeroo

    The season needs to start to give these reporters something new to talk about. It seems to me I’m reading the same stuff over and over again….

  187. DawgDaddy

    Hobnailboot aka RobG morning Rob, heading out for early church now, y’all hold it down in here.

  188. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I look forward to the day we are consistently getting 8 or so of these kids.  11 for 11 would be mind blowing.

  189. Greg Poole

    Freshman Jacob Eason is likely to start at some point this season. The question is just when it’s going to happen. This is likely not an “if” question, but a “when” question.
    Greyson Lambert was last year’s starter. He’s not very good. Who cares what his record was last year as the starter. The bounce passes we saw late in the season were all we needed to understand why Virginia didn’t cry when Lambert left as a graduate transfer.
    Brice Ramsey is also there. He’s also the punter. If he had played in October in Jacksonville, Florida, instead of the third-string quarterback, we might know more of what Ramsey offers. But the former head coach wanted to seal his fate by doing something we will never understand.
    So does Smart just turn things over to Eason? Some believe it might ruin Eason’s confidence if he’s in too early and struggles. Well, if that’s the case, this young man is not as special as we have been led to believe.
    Sure, Eason is going to struggle, regardless of when he makes his first start. No freshman quarterback is completely ready from day one. But a start for a quarterback is a big deal. Georgia can get Eason playing time, but handing him the keys to the car as starter is a critical decision.
    I’d rather start Eason from day one, in what could be a good game against North Carolina, compared to throwing him out there in a big SEC game. Does Georgia really want Eason to start his first game Oct. 1 against Tennessee? If he starts Sept. 3 in week one, Eason would at least have four games under his belt before the game that might determine the season.

  190. Greg Poole

    With Tim Kimbrough transferring out of the Georgia program, inside linebacker now has a depth issue.
    And at least one additional player at the position seemed limited at the start of Saturday’s practice. Juwan Taylor was at practice but not participating in drills. While he had a regular jersey on, he was not spotted with a helmet. This was the case when reporters were at practice and very well could have changed once the media exited Sanford Stadium.
    In addition to Taylor, Natrez Patrick was limited in individual drills and wasn’t expected to do much, or anything, in Saturday’s scrimmage.
    With those two players not doing much, it could serve as an opportunity for Johnny O’Neal and Shaun McGee to earn more reps. Both O’Neal and McGee moved from outside linebacker to inside linebacker this preseason, and made the move prior to Kimbrough’s departure.
    Freshman Jaleel Laguins could get a shot at some reps as well.
    Defensive back Juwuan Briscoe was also in a black non-contact jersey, although his injury hasn’t been revealed yet. Receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who has a shoulder bruise, was still in a black jersey, too.
    Defensive tackle John Atkins was on the field but didn’t appear to have a helmet. Fellow defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle was seen with his position group going through individual drills.