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10 months 1 week ago #80926 by SouthernDawg
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That's the way I feel Wart, and I couldn't add anything to your frustrations. The embarrassment of riches this program has had over the last two decades is just ridiculous.

Herschel said recently in an interview with Finebaum that the SEC isn't even close to the pure runner's league it was when he played. The league has changed with the advent of the dual threat QB. My suspicion is that Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm will be the last true pro style pocket passers we see in Athens for a long time, until one day the league changes again. These things are cyclical. Some team down the line will recruit a massive O-line which provides generational protection and the pure pocket passer will go to work like a surgeon and other teams will see that and begin wondering - why can't we do that? That's how it begins.

It will be very interesting to see how the new hire shakes out.

Today I had lunch with an old colleague who is a big time OSU fan, pretty much a guarantee here in Cincinnati that it's gonna be 1 of 3 type fans - UK, UC, or OSU. He was following Georgia's hire of Monken and told me this - you guys are border lining on the college equivalent of the curse of the bambino. What in the hell man? There is absolutely no reason why you guys should have been watching everyone else win a natty for the last twenty years with the absolutely sick talent you've had. Three words... Todd damned Gurley. How do you not win a natty with that guy and Aaron Murray? At some point, players are going to stop buying into the hype of Georgia if you guys don't do something soon. With your 2020 class, tell me what is stopping you from taking home the hardware? I seriously want to know because you guys have cemented yourself as a top 5 team year-in, year-out and a top 5 recruiting class every single year. What's it going to take?"

I didn't have much of an answer to that question.
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10 months 1 week ago - 10 months 1 week ago #80927 by scooby
If Mark Richt could have recruited like Kirby, y’all would have a couple more nattys.

Seriously, Richt brought in some good talent. But Kirby is on another level. You have coaching, and you have recruiting.

Been knocking on the door. Why change anything? I’m serious. Right there in 2017. Almost there in 2018. Weird year 2019.

Prolly going to be down next year....

As far as “what’s it going to take”? It’s probability. Every year uga has a 5-20% chance. It’s not likely to happen in a given year, but weird that it doesn’t over ten years. It’s statistics...

Edit...I should have said we’d, instead of y’all, would have more nattys. I sat through some tough years in Sanford as a lad. I should get some gravy...

Edit2...anyone else at the 76 sugar bowl vs Pitt and tony dorSETT? I was there in the Superdome on the second to last row. Not to good seats, lol. Prolly cost more in ‘76 than this year.

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10 months 1 week ago - 10 months 1 week ago #80928 by yankeedawg1
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Scooby....the object is not to knock on the door..

Winning a Natty is the objective..... if door knocking was

The objective... Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills excelled....

Seeing how you forecasted us being down this year is excellent

cause To be optimistic for a big year ..... keep your Dawg gear
close... Go Dawgs....

Go Dawgs!
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10 months 1 week ago #80929 by Wartdawg
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We didn't have a lack of talent many of the years Richt was here...

2002 we were probably the best team in the nation but lost one game to Florida because.. Mark Richt.

2007 we had a NC caliber team.

2012... same.. for some god-forsaken reason we sprinted down the field and tried to run a play without calling a timeout to set it up.

Look at the records 2017-18-19 vs 2002-3-4-5.

We are no closer now than we were then. Pretty much the same crap. We're either making a bone head play, losing a game inexplicably, or being great at 2/3rds of the game but having one glaring weakness that kills us.

It's the same UGA crap up until it isn't, and as of now it still is.

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10 months 1 week ago #80930 by Buc
Wart, a lot to agree with in your comments above. Matter of fact, everything.

You said below . . . . and I firmly believe many of our problem areas are caused by the coaching staff.

We are no closer now than we were then. Pretty much the same crap. We're either making a bone head play, losing a game inexplicably, or being great at 2/3rds of the game but having one glaring weakness that kills us.

Released our first offensive coordinator, or he actually chose to go elsewhere. Replaced our second offensive coordinator, have not heard the reason(s) why from our head coach. That probably will not happen, do not really expect to hear “garbage talk”.

What I gather and am sitting on is this . . . . Kirby Smart needs to do his “thing” with recruiting and overseeing the defense. Kirby by most accounts is a “defensive specialist”, with which I don’t disagree. Kirby has made or okayed several calls in his four years that have not turned out well for the Red and Black. Meaning offensive calls that appear to be a coach that is “searching”.

Had the opportunity to watch Todd Monken operate in Tampa. Straight talk, Monken got into the quarterbacks head, not an easy thing to do, changed the offense from night to day. Did not stop the unnecessary “picks” that came with the teaching course, but did put points on the board. Winston would not still be in Tampa had not Monken worked with him.

Todd Monken will not only work with the quarterback(s) he also is hands on with receivers, both wide outs and tight ends. Spends just about as much time with the receivers as he does the quarterback(s). Have read some “stuff” being put out by the media that he is a passing guru, I agree, he is that. If however there is any doubt about running the football, be advised Monken relies heavily on a very good running attack.

From where I sit . . . . Kirby Smart while you have the final say, I would hope that you have made this choice of hiring Todd Monken to change the direction of your program. Actually the FANS program, those that have wanted to see change like this that dates back “decades”.

If Jamie Newman comes close to being as good as many in the “business” are saying, it was not only a stroke of good luck for Jamie Newman, it will benefit the FAN base that now has a chance to watch the TRUCKLOADS OF TALENT that again reside in Athens.

Have to add this little thingy . . . . Hiring of Todd Monken and recruitment of Jamie Newman have those doing the gator slap or chomp breathing a bit harder. Mullen and grantham did not expect or want to see this turn of events in Athens. They were already preparing to ring size their players for winning the SEC East. Grantham has always had a problem with defending the passing game, especially a strong passing game. Grantham thinks that sending an extra rusher or two is what defense is all about, looking forward to that in JAX in 2020.

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10 months 1 week ago #80931 by Wartdawg
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Random comments..

UGA TE Eli Wolf is the leading receiver for the East i the East/West shrine game. 3 receptions for 47 yards in the first 8 minutes of the game.

Newman was a great move for us, but we need to see him regularly against SEC caliber opponents.

Jameis Winston throws pics like he steals crab legs.

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