UGA Recruiting Daily 20-July-2016

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UGA Recruiting Daily 20-July-2016

Tyreke Johnson - 5-star recruiting prospect from Jacksonville
Tyreke Johnson – 5-star recruiting prospect from Jacksonville
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TYREKE JOHNSON

#13 Junior CB
Trinity Christian High School
Jacksonville, FL
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/2171936/5721b011bd746d007c3d2926
 
 

EMMANUEL MCNEIL

Riverside Military Academy High School
Gainesville, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4148330/5721cf790428ae20e4cbcd53
 
 

GUY THOMAS

Hialeah High School
Hialeah, FL
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3896319/5721e9d1c124573b548f2db5
 
 

GEORGE TAKACS

#89 Junior TE WR
Gulf Coast High School
Naples, FL
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4918623/574064e83bd8144590e1d6ee


 
 

 
 
 
 

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245 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 20-July-2016

  1. dirtydawgs

    Too much koolaid all those guys are probably being recruited by Clemson. Just 2 more weeks till we know

  2. Dawgnation89

    Maybe I am reading too much into this, but this sounds good for the good guys in my opinion on Mr. Lawerance. 

    He listed several guys he going to recruit after he commits: Jamaree Salyer, Derrik Allen, Zamir White, Justin Mascoll, and Nolan Edmonds. 4 of those 5 are seriously considering UGA if not leaning that way. 

    What do you guys think, too much koolaid? 

    https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/sentells-intel-which-uga-assistant-coach-holds-the-title-belt-right-now-in-recruiting

  3. PTCDawg

    tmdawg12  PTCDawg the only thing she has mentioned is child advocacy but she really doesnt have a clue. As she realizes how expensive life is she may look at private practice a little harder. :>)

  4. PTCDawg

    tmdawg12  PTCDawg Actually thats very encouraging for me. sounds like exactly the kind of environment she is well suited to thrive in. Loves to read and is very perceptive. I appreciate the information. Hope you are well!

  5. tmdawg12

    PTCDawg tmdawg12 Thats great! Professors and law school personnel will tell her 1L is miserable. The important thing is to know what kind of learner you are and what kind of student you are. 1L is all about trying to break you down and get you to think differently. They pile on a lot of reading and expect you to read everything, brief everything and be ready to discuss everything.  If you need to do that then by all means, but if you can read and get the exact law from each case you will be fine. Learn to extract the law and learn how it applies in the bigger picture. 1L is bad if you read everything and brief everything. If you can learn to extract rules and apply them then you wont necessarily have to read every single case to the fullest, you may get embarrassed in class but the only grade is the final and the final will be based on laws pulled from cases, not reading every case.

    Hope that makes sense

  6. PTCDawg

    tmdawg12  PTCDawg she graduated UGA but is at Emory Law. We just moved her into her apt, first time she has ever not had a roommate.

  7. PTCDawg

    tmdawg12  PTCDawg yessir. my daughters starts Aug 9, I hear the first year is a real booger, and I dont mean McFarland.

  8. Doc R

    Red Dawn It’s probably like with the cell phone towers and IP addresses and such—just ask our corrupt govt—-they can probably tell you when you last took a dump

  9. dsw61

    1mandawgpack dsw61 PTCDawg Last I checked there’s no risk in being early or late hitting a golf ball because it’s just sitting there waiting to be hit…which is why a “hitch” doesn’t matter. The reality is that what Furyk does is not a hitch. It’s external rotation of the back arm at the beginning of the downswing, which is ideal. When Furyk takes his back swing the club head is almost over his head. It’s a steep or almost vertical back swing. Guys like Hogan had a flatter back swing. Both Furyk and Hogan use their back arm the same way when they initiate the down swing…but their shafts are on totally different planes at the start of their down swings; which is why they look different. Here is a slow motion clip of Furyk. Notice how smooth he transitions from the back swing to the down swing. He can do this because the shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and he can work the club in two different planes simultaneously…and do it seamlessly.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7jePVzL47E

  10. TeeHDawg

    Evening guys. With the late signees talk, I really wish we could have signed Darvis Holmes, signed with Missouri late. Went back and looked at the 2016 rankings and he is now listed ahead of EJ Price and Ben Cleveland. How would anyone compare those three?

  11. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG PTCDawg Very well thought out post. Hard to make a case against it. 

    I could be wrong, but with the running back situation they way it is (primarily because of Michel’s injury), three new members to the OL, the coaches will end up going with the more experienced Lambert to start the season. I also think Jacob will get a shot to do his thing against UNC if circumstances are favorable.

  12. Score Check

    godawgs678
    Pretty good guess.
    I have often wondered what had become of Mykelle McDaniel.   He just sort of disappeared from the public’s consciousness.
    This guy is an absolute beast with around 30 big time offers.

  13. JaxDawg

    Someone needs to wish Jacoby happy birthday with a UGA graphic on Twitter! Don’t want to see these stupid Alabama people wishing him happy bday

  14. PTCDawg

    MMCSDAWG PTCDawg “not sure I have read anyone slamming Lambert”…hahaha, good one MMCS!

  15. converted 1981

    Frankly 1mandawgpack Same O Line all year?????  Right.  Same O Line that allowed Lambert to go 24 of 25 against south cacka lacky?????   Yet it is OK to “Throw the O Line Under the Bus”  But we cannot criticize or question the QB’s.  Let alone use HIS stats from last year (as well as at Virginia) to COMPARE his abilities to the other QB’s

    I HAVE AS OF YET TO HEAR ANYBODY ON THIS BOARD “BAD MOUTH LAMBERT”.  I have heard plenty of people talk about what a Great Dawg he is and what his abilities ARE.  Nobody has unfairly criticized him as far as I have seen.  We do have the right and opportunity (presented by BI) to voice our “Opinions and feelings” if done Respectfully.  I have seen unwarranted posts deleted and have deleted some myself while I was a moderator on LHB.  

    We ALL Love our Dawgs and want them to WIN EVERY GAME BY 50 points or more – realistic – NO.  However that is what we want.  We all want what we FEEL is the best player at Every position.  However as you have pointed out WE are Not the Coaches.  However there are MANY MANY people with great knowledge of how the game is played, what the abilities of our players are as well as those that are quite capable of breaking down players by position.

    I very much appreciate your defense of any and all players, especially if there was any unfounded or unfair criticism of them.  However I have not seen it so lets keep it going and support our Dawgs wherever and however we choose.

  16. godawgs678

    I see on Twitter 247 is reporting a 2016 recruit is visiting this weekend who hasnt signed yet. I’m assuming its probably Mykelle McDaniel. Just a guess.

  17. Frankly

    DawgByte

    Right!  And can do a standing back flip!  That kind of athleticism at TE will be a lethal weapon.

  18. DawgByte

    BroDawg By what recruiting service? Does this mean he’s going to get his 5th star?

  19. 66DAWGnNC

    Thanks 36. Mom died the end of June. Had Dementia for over a decade. That is a horrible disease. Dad died last September. Both had been failing for 6 or 8 years. I have put some miles on my vehicles in those years. Dad was 84 and mom 83,so I had them for a number of years. Dad’s mind was still sharp. He knew a great deal about UGA football. I miss our pre and post game chats.

  20. Joe Dawg

    Bulldawg36  Remember J. Rochester and B. Cleveland were 5 stars until shortly after they committed to Georgia!

  21. MMCSDAWG

    1mandawgpack dsw61 PTCDawg I don’t think he meant to say it that way…  at least I hope not.  I know its different that throwing or hitting a ball, but there is definitely a “timing” issue in a golf swing !!  Believe me I play a LOT of golf and I’m pretty good for an old guy!   I have been told I too have a Furyk type hitch at the transition…

  22. 1mandawgpack

    dsw61 1mandawgpack PTCDawg  No timing involved in the golf swing – interesting!!!

  23. dsw61

    1mandawgpack dsw61 PTCDawg The hitch you speak of in Furyk’s swing is him externally rotating his back arm as he transitions from the back spring to the down swing. The external rotation is actually a good thing. It looks different because his back swing is very steep. Regardless, a hitch in a golf swing is meaningless because the ball is sitting motionless and there’s no timing involved.

    Freeman’s batting stance…or any other hitter’s batting stance…has nothing to do with the plane of their swing. Freeman’s uppercut swing is due to how much shoulder tilt he chooses to use. Agree he has too steep of a swing. I don’t care for his stance either, but the batting stance is a style choice. The batting stance is just a starting point. The sequence is the important part and as long as a batter can get themselves into the proper hitting position at heel plant…with proper timing…it really doesn’t matter where they start from. He has a .283 career batting average and only 120 HRs. Not HOF numbers. He might want to consider changing his swing.

    Not sure what your point is with Bird’s jump shot. I don’t know enough about basketball shooting technique to comment; but based on what kids get taught in hitting and throwing, I suspect what kids are taught about shooting a basketball is probably wrong.

    Lambert’s long throwing motion allows defenders more time to react. I always think is throwing motion is directly related to his tendency to throw the ball low.

  24. Bulldawg36

    Me too bud. But you know it wouldn’t be long before the recruiting services started feeling sorry for Bama and move em on up! Even finebaum made with Saban!!!! They all love bummer!!!! I despise the sec network

  25. BroDawg

    Bulldawg36 not sure… We still have the same number of recruits with a higher average overall. Probably has something to do with the way they calculate the points. IDK.. too much thinking for me right now ##

  26. 1mandawgpack

    MMCSDAWG 1mandawgpack dsw61 PTCDawg  You’re spot on, as usual MMCS.  You have my 100% agreement on two things (one of which you pointed out) – 1) our offense in general was awful last year, particularly in the second half of the season, and 2) Chubb is clearly, clearly a special talent as our offense was equally as inept in the first half of the season, but his ability to break tackles and get yardage out of nothing made it appear that we had a serviceable offense.  When he went down, there was no ability to hide the elephant in the room any longer.

  27. 1mandawgpack

    Frankly 1mandawgpack  Everyone is entitled to their opinion, certainly, but I’m just pointing out that what we as fans see is less than 1% of what the coaches see in terms of which of our 3 QB candidates is best suited to help us win football games, so it’s utterly ridiculous for posters on here (including myself) to conclude which QB gives us the best chance of winning.  Ramsey has all the physical tools, but that’s only a small percentage of what’s necessary to be a successful QB (leadership skills, watching and breaking down films of opponents, etc.) and it’s the other required attributes that have held him back, as I understand it from an extremely reliable and trustworthy source in Athens.

    Look, I’m as excited about Eason as everyone else, but if the coaches determine that he doesn’t have the maturity, grasp of the offense, etc. to put us in the best position to win, then I completely trust their judgment.  I’m also a bit weary of people pointing to last year’s performance by Lambert as to why he’s not our best option.  If we had the same staff back, I might be more inclined to agree with that assessment, but there is a completely different staff now so everything is back to square 1 in evaluating what we have vs. what we need at the QB position.  Regardless of the starter, assuming that Eason doesn’t absolutely bomb in Fall camp, I think he gets some meaningful playing time this year as we have to begin to prepare our QB for next year, and he’s likely that guy as it currently stands.

  28. MMCSDAWG

    1mandawgpack dsw61 PTCDawg Excellent points 1Dawg…  The one thing I think everyone can agree upon is the total dysfunction and ineptness of our Offensive staff last season.  The drop off from previous season to last season was unexplained for most of us.   I too will trust our staff to make the decision they feel is best for our team and I will support whomever trots out there on any given down like no body’s business!  We are 12 days away from PRACTICES beginning!

  29. BenKellam

    AlphaDawgYep…Terry Godwin. He completed 100% of his passes for TDs last season. Why is he not the starter no questions asked?

  30. revtizzy

    Greg Poole Thanks for the update on Bob and his wife.  I was thinking & praying for them the other day.  As so many of us know, cancer sucks.   I thankfully got a good report from blood work up just this morning and am thankfully getting further from my own awful experience.  Thanks again.  Will be great to have Bob back.

  31. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG 1mandawgpack Doesn’t matter who they pick, my favorite player is the backup QB!

  32. MMCSDAWG

    1mandawgpack It’s no fun to wait patiently on the coaches to make the decision based on actual knowledge and evaluation of our 3 QB candidates. What the heck else to we have to pontificate about until the season begins. ###

  33. 1mandawgpack

    dsw61 PTCDawg  Tom Brady shouldn’t have been drafted based on his NFL combine scores.  OL ran faster 40 yard dashes than Brady.

    Jim Furyk has made tens of millions of dollars with a “hitch” at the top of his golf swing that is both unnatural and certainly not a template that you would use to teach a beginning golfer how to swing a golf club. You would never teach a kid to shoot a basketball over his head like Bird did, but he’ll be remembered as one of the greatest shooters of all times in the NBA.  Freddie Freeman’s stance in the batter’s box is horrendous and results in his big uppercut swing, but he’s been an all-star first baseman several times.  Many people do things that aren’t perfect from a “form” perspective, and are successful doing them.

    As for your “read” defenses comment, we had a) a mediocre OL last year and b) no real threat at WR other than MM, so defenses packed in and dared us to beat them stretching the field, which we couldn’t given a) and b) above, among others ([part of which could have also been Lambert’s fault).  Please go back and watch the Florida game last year and you’ll note that Bauta made mostly good reads on his passes and 2 of his interceptions were because the WR had no idea how to run the route.  On Bauta’s first interception, he threw the ball where IM should have been, but instead of squaring his route between the LB drop and safties, IM drifted straight into the safteties (and was floating backwards and couldn’t make a play on the pass that Bauta threw to the correct location in the zone).  On the incompletion to Rome (that would have been a TD and might have changed the momentum in the game), Bauta threw the ball right down the seam as there was no safety in the middle of the field, and instead of running to green grass, Rome’s pattern drifted into the zone that the CB was covering.  As a result, the pass fell incomplete and the idiot announcers threw Bauta under the bus for a poortly thrown ball.

    Our offense was completely inept last year for all of the reasons I mentioned in my first post above, so again, we have very capable offensive coaches now, so let’s give them a chance to develop these young men instead of continuing to pass judgment based upon a situation that was a complete disaster last year.  If Chaney believes that Eason gives us the best chance to win this year, then I’m all in supporting Eason.  I just think that far too many posters on here like to blame Lambert for our offensive woes last year, and only a small part of them were his fault or things he could control.

  34. Frankly

    1mandawgpack

    The OL play is not Lambert’s fault but there are QBs that can still make plays even when everything doesn’t go as planned.  It is nothing personal against Lambert but simply that  many believe (myself included)  that there are more talented options available. 

    Just as you acknowledge the shortcomings of the OL & WR why it is a problem to also admit that there were also issues at QB? 

    The QB that the staff feels gives UGA the best chance to win will start and that may still be Lambert but there is no debating that he struggled mightily last year.

  35. dsw61

    PTCDawg I don’t recall anyone saying Lambert shouldn’t suit up. Lambert gets by mostly on intellect. He has a high football IQ. From a mechanics perspective he has an unusually long throwing motion because he wraps the ball behind his head as his forearm lays back during the “whip” part of the throwing motion. The forearm laying back is normal, but the position of the ball in relationship to his head is unusual. I’m talking maybe 4 to 6 inches, which may not seem like much, but in actuality it makes a significant difference. He isn’t very mobile which is a serious handicap in college football. Despite his high football IQ, he still makes his fair share of poor reads. Makes me wonder how well he sees the field or processes information.

    He has the highest football IQ of the three, but the worst mechanics and least mobility.

  36. BenKellam

    Frankly Ok. The kid played receiver in high school. He’s fast for a guy his size and runs good routes. We’re also stacked at even TE without him there and have a largely unproven WR group. There were a bunch of guys who played well at WR during the spring game but that means next to nothing. Heard of a guy Jonathon Rumph? He was all set to be our stud 6’5″ go to guy after the spring game a few years ago if you listened to post G-day hype. I think he had something like 18 catches in two years.

  37. Bulldawg36

    Thanks NC. I didn’t know your mother passed away. Prayers with you and the family.

  38. Frankly

    BenKellam

    Assuming you mean Woerner…

    You need faith in the coaches for playing  6’5 250 lb kid at TE?

  39. bahits

    1mandawgpack No!  The coaches must take my judgments seriously and they must relegate Lambert to 5th string!

    We are all just having fun and getting excited.  If our criticism of Lambert rattles him or bothers him in the least bit, then he shouldn’t be a QB.   I appreciate the effort he has given our Dawgs and the time will be priceless to him and even our pwo who never see the field.

  40. Bulldawg36

    Hard to get momentum back after blowing a 21 point lead. We’ve did that twice in our last two visits to Knoxville

  41. 66DAWGnNC

    Bulldawg36 I came through SC July 4 weekend after preaching my mom’s funeral in South Georgia. The hundreds of trips I have made through that God-forsaken land the last 5 years or so with both parent’s illnesses and deaths, I have concluded that the only thing SC is good for is to provide a peninsula between my home in NC and my farm in Georgia. Good luck getting outta there.

  42. 1mandawgpack

    So I’d also suggest looking at our OL the second half of the year as well as we couldn’t throw or run the ball, which I suppose is also Lambert’s fault.
    My suggestion is this – please stop using last year as the basis of comparison for Lambert. Our OL was mediocre at best, we had young athletes (instead of true WR) who ran awful patterns at WR, we lost our star RB mid-year, we had an OC who I’m convinced was never given a true chance to implement his system, and yet our total lack of offensive productivity rests squarely on Lambert’s shoulders, which is completely absurd.
    I’m not promoting Lambert to be the starter, but apparently the vast majority of posters on here are much more capable of knowing the QB that will give us the best chance of winning without having attended a single film session, practice, etc. why don’t we let the coaches do their jobs and give all these kids the opportunity to prove themselves under a different system before passing judgment.

  43. converted 1981

    MMCSDAWG PTCDawg Well said.  If you want to know my concerns with Lambert just look at the Last half of the season and see what he did….

  44. rugbydawg79

    MMCSDAWG TtownDawg bahits thanks– very impressive resume –top notch student

  45. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg36 My granddaughter used to live there, nice little place but it won’t be little much longer.

  46. Frankly

    MMCSDAWG

    Wow! Woerner looks bigger than any of the others and he just got on campus.  With his athleticism he is going to be a tough match-up.

  47. MMCSDAWG

    PTCDawg Not sure I have read anyone slamming Lambert,  I know I have stated over and over again that I believe Eason should start and I am still leaning that way today, but I have also stated almost every time the issue has been discussed that I believe Lambert can and will be an invaluable asset and that I appreciate everything he did for our team from the time he arrived late last summer.  The question for me is the same one that kirby has to answer and he will have a MUCH better chance of answering it since he is directly involved with the players and I am not.  Who give us the best chance to win…  IMO the answer is Eason for reasons I’ve stated many times.  If Kirby feels that Lambert is the best option come Sept 3, I will support him 100% and I do believe he can win the UNC game as our QB.   

    The concern I have with Lambert and our entire offense last season was 3rd down conversions.  The statistics are horrendous and I know that’s not all on Lambert, but I also did watch the Vanderbilt game where we/Lambert and co were 0-7 on 3rd downs in the first half.  Look back at the Gs. Southern game and the Missouri game, our 3rd down percentage was terrible.  Now again, that is not all on Lambert, but like DSW and others have mentioned, mobility is not a strong point for Lambert, yes his is consistent and no he doesn’t throw a lot of interceptions.  But, there are times when we will need a QB that can carry us and make plays that we just didn’t see last year and that is one of my reasons for predicting Eason.  He’s gonna make mistakes I know, but hopefully by the UTk, Ole Miss, and most importantly for me, the Florida game he is approaching his potential!

  48. DawgDaddy

    MMCSDAWG I am looking forward to seeing him no matter if at TE or WR.  I know he will make us proud, he is a DGD.

  49. DawgDaddy

    AlphaDawg I am very glad that we were able to add him.  I think he is going to be a solid performer at UGA.

  50. PTCDawg

    Speaking of the Tenn game…if Reggie Davis catches that pass, Lambert finishes with 324 yards passing, 3 TDs and 0 INTs…in Knoxville…after losing the best player in the SEC on the first play of the game. This is the guy that many of you are convinced should probably just not even suit up for UNC because that would likely condemn us to losing.

    Lambert is not a Heisman candidate and he is obviously not nearly as talented as Eason but he isn’t as terrible as many of you want to make him out to be. For whatever your reasons are.

  51. AlphaDawg

    Lucas Rogers AlphaDawg I’m going to try. This year is going to be much more expensive than the previous giving that UGA will be looking for revenge and Chubb’s revenge. I always try to make it to that game!

  52. MMCSDAWG

    TtownDawg bahits MMCSDAWG I believe it is a kid that transferred in as PWO from Savannah st.  I can’t remember name at the moment.

  53. Bulldawg36

    If we move there I won’t be going going to Warner Robins much. I’ll stay close to Kathleen and perry

  54. MMCSDAWG

    Doc R MMCSDAWG BenKellam Exactly, he will be a definite mismatch against most every LB and most Safeties.  I’m confident he will get more and more onfield time as this season progresses.

  55. Doc R

    bahits He is going to lecture on “How to treat women with respect after you drug them” and “HOw to hide your DNA effectively”

  56. Doc R

    MMCSDAWG BenKellam this is what I have been saying—would like to see him set up by the tackle, then shift out 4 yards or so into the slot, etc, to create mismatches with LB’s

  57. Doc R

    bahits Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie Looks like a woman body to me—-fitting given that it is the butt chuggers

  58. MMCSDAWG

    BenKellam I’m pretty sure he will be used in multiple alignments.  I suspect that he will be flexed out and off the LOS a lot!

  59. Doc R

    bahits dsw61 AlphaDawg They would likely be #1 Ranked in rapes, too, if it were not for Baylor

  60. BenKellam

    I guess I’ll just put my faith in the coaches and the fact that they know better than I do where he should be lining up.

  61. MMCSDAWG

    Lucas Rogers If you gave enough monies, you can come watch 30 minutes of our Dawgs practice!  I saw and heard about it too.   Anyone here get an invite????  lol

  62. Doc R

    Bulldawg36 Warner Robins is nice.  Traffic is a mess.  Kathleen and Bonaire have basically been swallowed up in the expansion.

  63. converted 1981

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers Will that create any issues with kids we are after?  How are the coaches at Grovetown in relation to UGA and Staff?

  64. Lucas Rogers

    Looks like some people are getting invited to an open practice on August 13th. Saw some posters on 247 that got invited

  65. Brooklyndawg

    Bulldawg36 Do they have high speed internet in Kathleen, GA, or the old dial-up?….lol. Seriously, best of luck to the Mrs, on all fronts!

  66. Reddawg13

    I am not sure if any of the players come on and read any of our comments. If they do, I have some to make. To Nick Chubb good luck with the knee and the trust you will need in it. To Sony Michel tough break, but we have confidence you will be just fine and will shine in the first game. To Greg Pyke, get well soon and get back in the gym, we are going to need you. To Johnathan Ledbetter keep the faith and make the changes, we are here for you! And to the rest of our Bulldogs and staff, “It Damn Sho Can Be Us!”

  67. Lucas Rogers

    Bulldawg36 me too 36!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg36 Well I sincerely hope she gets the job and you guys are able to get out of south cackalacky!

  69. bahits

    Bulldawg36 lol

    She is one tough lady to be interviewing so close to D-Day.   I hope she gets the next ideal job.  She already has the ideal one in motherhood.

  70. bahits

    dsw61 AlphaDawg I also find it amazing that our team held it together as well as they did with the demoralizing loss of Chubb… added to the beat down we had the week before.

    Tennessee and their moral victories make me want to puke.

  71. Bulldawg36

    My wife was interviewing yesterday at a elementary school in Kathleen Ga! If she gets the job. I’ll be saying good bye to pelzer forever!!!!!!

  72. dsw61

    AlphaDawg Their fan base will not acknowledge the fact that UGA played without their best offensive player, their most experienced DT; and their best defensive player; Jenkins who had zero tackles in that game and was eventually pulled in the 2nd half. I wonder how they would have done in a similar situation.

    It’s really fun listening to them talk about how close they played Bama last year. They completely ignore the fact that Tenn was coming off a bye week and Bama was playing their 8th straight game. The announcers in that game were commenting on how tired Bama looked. Watch Tenn’s last possession of that game…when the outcome of the game really mattered…and Bama’s front seven were manhandling Tenn’s OL.

  73. bahits

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie I am really getting tired – and sick – of looking at this Butch Jones in his armor image.  We need more postings up above to push this Tennessee clown down the page!

    Where is Bulldawg36?????????????

  74. Greg Poole

    bahits I’m not sure. My friend used to coach at Aquinas and now is at another school, so his perception might be a little biased against the powers at Aquinas.  
    They have been THE power in small school ball in that area for several years – beating Lincoln County. 
    I think Grovetown is going to be an up and comer in GA football. I think they are 4A now and are in a very fast growing area. It is a relatively new school with a good mix of students and financial backgrounds.

  75. bahits

    Greg Poole Lucas Rogers a bad apple or two in the right spot in the basket can make the whole basket rot really fast.  I wonder who the bad apples are.

  76. bahits

    Jesse1 Greg Poole and maybe Brice hasn’t been able to step forward like the coaches were hoping.

    I don’t think Lambert and his lack of mobility puts him in the plans.

  77. Greg Poole

    Lucas Rogers  Well, I just got a text from a friend in Augusta saying that the Aquinas program is imploding. Gibbs, Holmes, and Durham all transferring to Grovetown High . He says there are internals issues that the recruiting and money can not fix.

  78. dsw61

    Greg Poole In the past few days I’ve watched Rosen’s first game last year, and a couple of Pitt and UNC games from last year. I believe it’s possible to beat UNC with Eason at QB. I keep hearing pundits talk about how Lambert has seen all the different defensive looks that Chizik will show UGA, but he made plenty of bad reads last year…one really bad one against Vandy and about four against Missouri. I also believe that Chaney and Kirby want to go with a more mobile QB if at all possible. Chaney believes that 60% of throws are movement throws and he expects his QBs to be able to move around, escape pressure, and extend the play; or run for yardage. This is a different philosophy than what CMR taught.

    If Sony and Chubb aren’t going to be a big part of the game plan against UNC, the game plan will likely have to be simplified to accommodate the less experienced RBs; which helps Eason. Chaney actually has experience breaking in new QBs, so I expect he’ll have a good feel by the end of fall camp if he can make it work with Eason.

  79. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Could be Eason is that good, and the team is getting behind him. Earning the teams confidence.

  80. Greg Poole

    Don’t tell RumRunnerDoogie but you guys are going to has the run of the place from noon until closing today. I have some business to attend to in Augusta before the Bulldog Club meeting, so I’ll be leaving around noon.

    I’ll post any A.J. Green Q&As and/or talks to SoundCloud and do videos tomorrow.

  81. bahits

    AlphaDawg Thankfully, we are not playing on that cow pasture injury manufacturing piece of crap field in Tennessee.  They should be banned until it they have field that is comparable to a respectful high school’s turf.

  82. Bulltoad

    Greg Poole With Chubb and Michel being limited I could see us coming out with a wide open offense trying to spread the ball around.  Eason is more comfortable doing that then either Lambert or Ramsey.

  83. AlphaDawg

    Volnut on 247: I think the trip to Athens is one our guys will really look forward to. No doubt georgia will have a fairly good team. Except for the turnovers last year georgia wasn’t even in the game. We’ll see, has to be played on the field not here.

    Hear that guys, UGA wasn’t in the game when they were up 24-3

  84. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole We have always had the talent to compete at a high level. We may not have had the toughness or the preparation to do so.

  85. Bulldawg36

    That’s true Red! A bunch of those things went away after 2005..Like great special teams and great defense. Defense has been inconsistent since 2006. Hope it will all change under Kirby

  86. Greg Poole

    Smart had a front row seat to how ill-equipped Georgia was at handling adversity when Alabama played them last year: the Bulldogs seemed ready to make sokething happen until it was clear Alabama was too. 
    By halftime (hell, by the end of the first quarter), you could feel the shift, at home, and that was the end of Georgia’s day. 
    The problem against Alabama was simple, Georgia used a convincing win over an overrated South Carolina team as the barometer for how good they were going to be that season.
    They shouldn’t have.
    Alabama exposed them for the young defensive team they were and that was the end of their confidence. 
    Smart knows this team will need to learn to handle heartbreak and expectation a lot better if they hope to, once again, win the SEC. 
    http://theladysportswriter.com/georgia-football-building-mental-toughness-is-the-top-priority/

  87. Bulldawg36

    Early in Richt’s tenure we could always count on blocked FG or punt! It was a thing of beauty

  88. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole That is great news and we will continue to pray for his wife and their family!

  89. Greg Poole

    Does anyone else feel that Kirby is being somewhat more open to the possibility of Eason starting the season in his recent  public statements? Of course, it is easy to find one’s own position when reading vague statements, but he does seem to be softening his down-sell of Eason, IMHO.

  90. Jesse1

    DawgDaddy Going to see 101 today. Don’t get too brave and go for 36. Peace, to everyone except Bulldawgs.

  91. Jesse1

    DawgDaddy Greg Poole No no no no no, that’s a few Gen-Zr’s who are learning how to play outside, for the upcoming Pokeman Go regional’s.

  92. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole That is awesome!  Thanks for the update.  Thoughts and prayers for the Mrs.

  93. Greg Poole

    I had a long talk with Bob last night. Things are going very well with his wife. He said that it is too early to say that her cancer is in remission but she has not had any new cancer cells in weeks. 
    We hope to have Bob back on board in a couple of weeks.

  94. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I agree with the author, ewe tee’s signature win was against an obviously weak UGA team last year.  I hope Chubb and Sony run all over them this year.

  95. Greg Poole

    Most OverratedTennessee +650
    When are we finally going to see this conference-title contender Tennessee Volunteers?
    We’ve been hearing for years about the influx of talent in Tennessee, but have yet to see any results in a division that looks more like it belongs in the Big 10, than the SEC.
    The Volunteers return 18 starters from last year’s nine-win team. That team was so good, it only won five conference games against competition like South Carolina, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Georgia.
    At some point, I’m ready to see some results. Many are expecting that this year, especially with the return of Joshua Dobbs at quarterback, but I haven’t seen much in recent years in the passing game. Has he developed as a passer, or are we only going to see Tennessee use the ground game again?
    The defense will be good, but what’s new in the SEC?
    There is a clear path to the SEC East title for the Volunteers and that will happen from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15. The Volunteers will play at home against Florida and Alabama, and on the road against Georgia and Texas A&M in those four weeks.
    Win those and win the SEC East. Go 2-2 or worse, and fail to live up to expectations again.
    http://www.clintonherald.com/opinion/blogs/sec-will-be-more-wide-open-in-college-football-than/article_719361c0-4e16-11e6-93f9-072c13c66f34.html

  96. Greg Poole

    Georgia a legitimate national title contender? 
    With a projected conference record of 6.1-1.9, the Bulldogs are also projected to win the SEC East. That model, which assigns every FBS team a rating so it can use those ratings to project the outcome of every FBS game this upcoming season, puts Georgia at No. 8 in the country with a 31.42 rating. That’s up 0.77 points from last year, when the Bulldogs’ 30.65 rating put them 18th in the nation at the end of the season.
    In 10,000 simulations of the 2016 season, Georgia wins at least 10 games 45.5% of the time and goes 12-0 or 11-1 — the records that it would take to get the Bulldogs into the Playoff — 18.8% of the time. Those are both the sixth-best marks in the country.
    Georgia avoids playing Alabama and LSU — the SEC’s other two Top 10 teams in the preseason model — from the SEC West and is projected to be favored in each of its regular season games this year. It has the nation’s 50th-toughest schedule, according to the model. The Bulldogs are projected to have single-digit victories in five of those games — vs. Florida in Jacksonville (projected to win by 4.3 points), vs. North Carolina in Atlanta (6.0), at Ole Miss (6.9), vs. Tennessee (8.8) and at South Carolina (9.0).
    http://247sports.com/Bolt/Georgia-is-a-legitimate-national-title-contender-46325070