JAX is not a place anyone would got to for a vacation, and certainly not in November. The stadium leaves much to be desired, and is no comparison with Sanford Stadium. Our beautiful campus is always a source of great pride and rightfully so, but JAX, instead ? Hell no. We stayed at the Desota Beach Hotel over on Tybee Island and eaten at the Flying Fish we enjoy because we can walk there from the Hotel. We like the room because with a view of the Atlantic Ocean from our balcony, the staff is friendly and courteous, and the drive down I-16 is still nice after finally being built. We stayed in JAX too, the Hell Hole. For our money, however, it’s still more a destination for vacation to go 95 miles South to Daytona Beach, where the restaurants are even better and the hotels have a far wider choice.
Florida is not a very good football team. We were told by the jort-wearing crocodiles’ fans that their offense would be far superior this season because they got Kurt Roper as their Offensive Coordinator when I felt they should have replaced their head coach. I asked them in reply : How is Kurt Roper going to make guys who have never done a thing, all of a sudden, a great offense ?
# 108 on 3rd Down Conversions FL, UGA # 44
# 82 on 3rd Down Conversion Defense FL, UGA # 14
# 67 Fewest Penalties Yards per game FL, UGA # 56
# 121 on 1st Downs by Offense FL, UGA # 85
# 118 on Kick-Off Return Defense FL, UGA # 41
# 100 on Kick-Off Returns FL, UGA # 19
# 111 Punt Return Defense FL, UGA # 4
# 5 Punt Returns FL, UGA # 33
# 50 Sacks Allowed FL, UGA # 28
# 28 Sacks FL, UGA # 43
# 59 Rushing Offense FL, UGA # 14
# 92 Passing Offense FL, UGA # 110
# 95 Passing Yards per Completion FL, UGA # 100
# 22 Rushing Defense FL, UGA # 13
# 26 Passing Yards Allowed FL, UGA # 48
# 58 Turnover Margin FL, UGA # 1 Nation’s Best !
# 68 Winning Percentage FL, UGA # 10 and # 8 Coaches’ Poll # 9 AP Poll
http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings/ranking_summary Click URL Link, select football, select FBS, select Florida.
This is not a good football team, are they ?
In a long run of not good football teams we’ve played 2014, Florida stands out. Last season, you recall they went the entire season of 2013-2014 not beating a single team who even went to a bowl game. They suck. One Florida fan replied not only that their Offense would be great 2014 having added Kurt Roper to their talentless Offense where high school offensive players go to never be heard from ever again in their lifetime, but that Florida did beat a team who at least made it to playing in a bowl game : lowly Toledo. Excuse me, I pointed out, Toledo did NOT play in a bowl game 2013-2014, as I studied before I made the statement that Florida did not beat a single team all 2013 season who even WENT to a bowl game – let alone won it.
We chase opposing Quarterbacks, but actually getting them on the ground, we’re not actually accomplished at that.
As bad as Florida’s Offense is again this season as I said it would be all along, we’re actually WORSE Passing the damn ball than they are. Imagine that !
There is nothing that really stands out as the key to this game, as there is no key to a game against such a vastly inferior football team.
All those recruits, and they still have – even with Kurt Roper – a hideous offense.
We have not beat anyone, and have played a long string of just nobodies – including most especially 4-4 South Carolina and now 3-3 Florida.
Why do you think everyone MAKES the point that The SEC East is DOWN ?
vols 3-4 certainly are worse than both Florida and South Carolina, if that possible even. I expect the vols to lose at South Carolina while we are stomping Florida, and the vols already lost to Florida and to us.
These teams are NOT the measure of UGA.
Are they ?
That’s like talking about Mark Richt’s consistent record against Georgie tek – like that any measure of our football program either – now, isn’t it ?
Lose to a team like this Florida squad, and you have serious bad press the likes of which will not be lived down.
Florida hates us. We’re their Rival. We never really caught on to that fact. They believe, and their fans believe, that it is their birthright to beat us. No. No, it is not.
Is it ?
We’ve gone down there to JAX the Hell Hole, many times, and just as this season – on paper – there was no contest who the better team is.
Florida cannot make 3rd Downs and they cannot stop anyone from converting them – although their defense is good until 3rd Down. Their special teams, mostly, suck.
And, to think, I thought we were bad at 3rd Down Conversions.
We are. Florida is way worse.
And, penalties I have spoken about all season again, for us – as bad as we are, Florida is way worse at that too.
I have said how poorly we have made 1st Downs all season and again, rightfully so. Florida is so bad at this, as to render any discussion on this point pre-game as moot.
I have made the point that our Kick-Off Return Defense has been poor because until last game, we did not kick the ball off far enough back into the End Zone; but again, Florida is so bad at Kick-Off Returns’ Defense that criticizing us on this point for the sake of gaining our attention to these points for the up-coming games against top teams nationally that criticizing our own Kick-Off Return Defense before this game, would seem to be beating a dead horse – if we ever get finished playing all these nobody opponents all season long and continuing this game once again.
But, is it ?
We’re still bad at all these areas.
Aren’t we ?
The fact our hapless opponents have not taken advantage of all these areas for us, except for Steve Spurrier with his hapless 4-4 record, is of no consolation.
The facts are, Mark Richt has lost 8 games to teams who even with their win over us, did not make either the AP Poll or the Coaches’ Poll for the season.
We’ve got real problems. Florida will not expose them.
Our Defense will shut down Florida’s Offense. Florida cannot win when they do not score.
We still have no Passing Offense, and Florida does have a Defense against both the Pass and the Run. This the very type of Defense I have warned of all season long : a Defense that packs the box and forces our QB to throw the ball into their stout Pass Defense.
I think we will throw interceptions. I think we will get to JAX to get acclimated to the humidity and temperature a scant few hours before kick-off. I think we will play in a dilapidated old worn-out run down rinky-dink stadium where they play the Gator Bowl every year with fans for the opponents who actually think Will Muschamp will be back if he can finally live-up to his Guarantee Multiple Times that he would BEAT GEORGIA !
I think our Passing Offense will be exposed as what it is, again. We’re a joke Passing the damn ball.
Here we are Tuesday and no TGII, just TGIII.
Hutson Mason has seen us lose and beat Florida here. I have seen much more. Florida knows that this game is like Georgie tek playing us every year. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Las Vegas has us a 2 Touchdown Favorite.
Imagine that !
Auburn looms, and thereafter the # 1 SEC West team for us in The SEC Championship Game. Getting there is NOT the goal. Nor, is simply getting there acceptable. I have little expectations that we can beat the top teams nationally, but I would love to play Oregon in a Bowl Game. I am certain we would beat Oregon.
Auburn is in the thick of their schedule now, not that losing to Mississippi State 2 weeks’ ago now, was not the thick of their schedule too. Auburn will be beat-up by the time they have to face us, and this finally a home game for us.
We’ve been on the road forever.
1st it seemed we played all the games this season at lovely Sanford Stadium.
Now, it’s been so long since we played on our beautiful campus, that I wonder what it looks like ?
At least, we got to play one “game” at home all this long October : Vanderbilt like they the same team without James Franklin in what was then last season his 3rd and final. Yeah for that !
A month and a half between home games for us : Vanderbilt to Auburn. Vandie Oct 4 and Auburn Nov 15 !
We can look ahead, if we like. It’s been this type of schedule all season, as it turns out.
Our win over last place in The SEC West Arkansas is the only win by any SEC East team over any SEC West Team.
We should be considering the fact that we have areas to seriously work on, for the games coming up because # 8 Coaches’ Poll and # 9 AP Poll, most certainly will be on the radar today in the 1st Play-Off Selection Committee Poll. But, do we deserve it ? Are we really that good that we demand attention in the Final 4 Play-Off Selection ?
Does anyone really believe we will beat the # 1 SEC West team in The SEC Championship Game ?
Show up ?
That good enough ?
Cushy job here.
Florida is just the next step. Another crappy assed football opponent for us, not worthy of stepping on the same damned field with us, but they will be there and they will believe they can beat us – for it would make their season and at least make Will Muschamp feel like he delivered on his promise – the 4th try.
I do not like JAX. I do not like the crocodiles’ program or its fans equally. I do not like us having one less home game every year because of this shitty stadium. I especially do not like all the cops between here and there targeting us. I do not like it when we do get there, and I like the alternative cities all better but too far away to my liking. It’s not being there. Being there, no treat as I see it. I’d like our men to have equal footing and we do not have that by any measure.
We should never have lost the game in 2002 to Ron Zook, but we went 0-13 on 3rd Downs including the pass floated by David Greene over the head of Terrence Edwards who went on to the hapless Falcons the following year, now retired. That pass was our last of the 13 Third Downs we faced. Had we even completed that one, we win – as he was wide-ass open with nothing but turf ahead of him. Florida would go on to be unranked even with the Ron Zook win over Mark Richt 2002 in the Final AP Poll for 2002, but they beat us. We got to play 5-loss FSU in our BCS Bowl Game.
I’d like to beat Florida.
I’d like to beat Auburn. I remain unconvinced of Auburn again this season as I was last.
I’d like to beat The SEC West # 1 team.
We have to play this cruddy team 1st.
Where have the obnoxious Florida fans gone ?
Hiding. That’s where they are. This is one of the most God Awful football teams in the nation and has been.
Will Muschamp’s Last Harrah, or last pitiful Offensive Showing for a program who prior to him, had an Offense.
I remain unimpressed with their former Rice player, and all his stops in-between – none of which produced any wins over top teams, either.
Is Georgia a top team for Kurt Roper ?
Unfortunately, we’re on the outside looking in – because we have not beat anyone, either.
The team who wins Saturday shall not alter this fact for either team.
And, it had better not be Florida.
This is our game, and we deserve to win. This is how we should act.
This is Our # 1 Rival !