All I see is a list. Where are your comments, other than the obvious Nick Chubb ? I have wasted minutes of my life I can never get back, now, looking here for your comments about our largely wasted top-talent here. I say that we have largely wasted our top-talent here because using your composite rankings, we are at the very top nationally after 2007 in average recruiting rankings (second best average recruiting rank nationally verified by 2nd most NFL Draft Picks) yet marred results with disappointing losses every single year of endlessly inexplicable losses, leaving us with only # 21 in won/lost record for the same timeframe of these most-current results these most recent 7 years and counting, now.
Of the 21 Mark Richt signed last season, there is only 1 who was given any chance at all, really, and he was not given his shot until there was no one else to turn to at tailback. Nick Chubb was given only 6 carries per game for the first 5 games, and then when no one else was left to turn to, Mark Richt gave him the ball 24 carries a game thereafter.
Who lived up to the hype of the 2014 signings by Mark Richt ? Only Nick Chubb even got a chance, and he only because there was no one else to turn to. Reluctantly, Mark Richt gave him the ball last season. If it were up to Mark Richt, Nick Chubb would have had 6 carries per game, instead of the 24 carries per game he got the last 8 games of the season.
We are not very smart about recognizing the talent we do have, and putting them out there. We’d rather give a trophy to everyone and brag to the press that here at Georgia there is a more important goal we have than winning.
I suggest Nick Chubb, and no one else – and, he, only because Mark Richt had to reluctantly or he would have continued to have gotten 6 carries a game instead of the 24 after the first 5 games when he had no one else to turn to but bragged he would stand pat at that running back position. Note, too, please that this was in a season in which we patently could not or refused to throw the ball farther than 4 yards. Jacob Park would have done a lot better than Hutson Mason at that and would not have lost as he either against Georgie tek, South Carolina or Florida.
Lorenzo Carter went 8 games before we finally recognized his talent.
5 games for Nick Chubb and 8 games for Lorenzo Carter. That is how long it took to recognize their talent, and this after all the practices before the season began. We do NOT evaluate talent well.
Isaiah McKenzie, Mark Richt started right out of the chute against South Carolina. In fact, he started him 3 of those 4 games to begin the season. Isaiah McKenzie then proved he has issues with his hands holding onto the football – and since that is a learned skill we have failed to teach many here, many whom we have started at their position despite failing to coach our players here the 3-points of contact on the ball skill. This learned skill is learned before you get here, or you get BENCHED as Mark Richt did Isaiah McKenzie for the last 8 games of the season. This is an example of Favorites around here. We play Favorites and even Start them until proven otherwise. But, by the then, the season is shot. And, sometimes even after it is proven otherwise, we still play the Favorite ONLY.
Sony Michel went all the way to the last game of the season before he got one Start. And, yet he proved he was fantastic.
Hutson Mason lost the South Carolina game for us, and he lost the Florida game for us and he lost the Georgia tek game for us, after having lost the Nebraska game to end last year for us; yet Jacob Park was never considered as an option.
No. We play Favorites around here. It is what Mark Richt does. He never gives some highly-touted signings of his an opportunity at all. You know what the players say about it ? That Mark Richt turns his back on them as recruits, just when they need him the most. That is what they tell us.
The season was over last year in Game 2 when Mark Richt not only only allowed Hutson Mason to play, but called on Hutson Mason, not Todd Gurley II on 1st and Goal from the 4-yard line, to sprint out and throw or if nothing there throw it through the end zone. Hutson Mason had long-since proven he could do none of those skills. Hadn’t he ?
Sir, we play Favorites around here, and always will continue to do so, while we give others no opportunity at all to succeed – despite the quite obvious proven inabilities of the Favorite – and, despite the quite obvious proven abilities of others never given even an equal opportunity to continue to prove their proven abilities in stark direct contrast.
And, so for Field Street Forum today, to write an article :
“Who Lived up to the Hype – 2014 UGA Recruiting Class”
and, not only say none of this, but fail to say anything about any of the 21 Signings by Mark Richt, is, absolutely criminal.
Why do we have so much Attrition around here ?
I saw one “approved blog” yesterday muse without relevant detail that Mark Richt since 2001 has done ok against ranked teams, comparing his record against a South Carolina team ranked in the Top 10 in Game 2, but UNRANKED for the season.
(1) Mark Richt is 3 wins 21 losses the LATEST 24 games against teams higher ranked than he in the Final AP Poll.
(2) What a team is ranked in Game 2 is not a proper measure of the team, which is why many polls do not even come out for such early rankings.
(3) What Mark Richt did do 2001-2007 against real ranked teams – teams that made the AP or Coaches’ Polls for the SEASONS he played them – has been bragged about enough. It is high time we looked instead what he has done more recently – after 2007 – instead.
(4) Only when our fan base gets up in arms about this, will stubborn Mark Richt do anything about our useless results after 2007 compared to what he once did do when he first got here 2001-2007.
(5) All of these results of 29 losses – more than 4 a season average – after 2007, largely inexplicable losses with the level of talent he has Signed here – are ALL a direct result of roster mismanagement, Attrition, and poor evaluators of talent handed them, while instead we play Favorites, a trophy for everyone, and pile up the inexplicable losses every season including 3 more in the most recent season. Inexplicable losses to far less talented opponents than we.
It has gotten to the point that I know whatever the Hell comes out of his mouth, is a lie.