Difference between Final AP Poll Ranking Points and Final Rivals’ Recruiting Ranking Points:
Top-10 Underachievers (2002-2016)
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This chart shows that we have recruited very well since Rivals and Scout.com began keeping their final rankings online starting 2002 for all to compare over time with 271 Rivals’ points. There are only 2 others on this chart who have recruited better than UGA starting 2002.
This chart also shows that despite all our talent here The Georgia Bulldogs have only 162 Final AP Poll points starting 2002.
The difference between the final Rivals’ Recruiting Rankings 2002 through today and the Final AP Poll Rankings 2002 through today is minus 109 poll points. -109 UGA.
And this chart shows The SEC East has 3 of the WORST 4 underachievers with all this talent we have here at Georgia and continue to have losing 5 games this latest season last year even.
I realize that we have an Athletics’ Director for this football school here who has no idea about college football with no experience and no knowledge of anything football related but there is no excuse for us to recruit so well and continue to do so poorly.
I knew it would happen and indeed it did yesterday that one of our fans pointed-out how well Mark Richt is recruiting next year 2018. He had plenty of talent here. That was not his problem. But with all the myriad of stories of how poorly Kirby is doing with not only the press but in also in terms of basic choices by Kirby in players he is preparing to start again now 2017 and that he is just continuing all this unabated it was inevitable that the Mark Richt Apologists would come out of the woodwork to say see I never wanted Mark Richt fired in the first place.
Kirby is just continuing the crappy coaching of Mark Richt.
Yes Kirby is a poor coach unprepared to be a head coach.
You see that across the board in EVERYTHING he says and does and in his results.
That does NOT mean that we should not have fired Mark Richt.
Jesus Christ do you really believe that you can do away with the wealth of knowledge of Mark Richt’s results after 2007 until we finally had to fire him?
Yes you actually do think you can TELL US ALL NOW that you NEVER wanted Mark Richt fired – now that Kirby is being proven as NOT PREPARED TO BE HEAD COACH.
Neither were any good as you can CLEARLY see if you only get your head out of your ass.
The school who despite all its recruiting prowess here can not do well with them while we sit and twiddle our thumbs about well let’s see is Greyson Lambert a better QB than Jacob Eason ? Yes I think he is. I will start Greyson Lambert. Therefore I will NOT prepare Jacob Eason and hold him back.
I said Mecole Hardman Jr. if he is elite rated the consensus # 1 athlete in the nation I will be able to tell after 5 or 6 practices. Well after several games I was redshirting him. I kept telling the press that we won’t even consider him on offense despite the obvious glaring hole that I was unable to recruit a top receiver for the # 2 rated QB nationally.
Now this season I have banned everyone from talking including the press itself which 6 of the most prominent members of yesterday banded together to tell Greg McGarity that they will report what they see. Pardon us. And what is it that we’ve continued to see from 2002 through today pray tell ?
(1)Jacob Eason clearly was the only hope for us last season not Greyson Lambert
(2) Mecole Hardman Jr. has practiced EVERY practice with the receivers 2017
We suck at PLAYING our best 11 players and preparing them to play even if we have an obvious hole and even if it is obvious whom it is who should be filling that hole. That is OUR PROBLEM. And continues to be. Our coaches do NOT recognize talent quickly enough. They see what we see. They just don’t recognize what they see. You need perspective to see talent. As seasons’ ticket holders for the Atlanta Falcons for decades I can assure you I clearly know an NFL player when I see one. They STAND-OUT.
There is NO QUESTION of this POOR COACHING for Georgia Florida or Tennessee for the entirety of the time 2002 through today. And there is just as much NO QUESTION that Kirby coached this team crappy last year too.
I don’t frankly give a shit that Florida and the vols are BOTH in the top 3 worst coached football programs for 16 years in a row now.
The issue I have is that EVEN THEY beat us. We lost to BOTH with Kirby.
Does banning news make Kirby or the team better ? Certainly NOT. It is a weak attempt to CONTROL.
Just how easy has this been and continues to be to beat these underachieving SEC East teams in The SEC East ?
Kirby DAMN WELL better get his ass to Atlanta 2017 at the Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Now I do care about how we APPEAR to the press too that our coach is this poorly prepared to even talk with the press but then again I never suspected for one moment that Greg McGarity would actually TEACH Kirby anything.
That leaves it to me. Here on my blog. Me to now have to teach you the facts. We continue to be one of the weakest divisions in all of college football and yet we have not won The SEC in 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 and in fact in 2005 we ended-up in EVERY poll the # 3 SEC team. This is the 3rd longest streak in our entire history of not winning The SEC.
Is it because we can not recruit ?
It’s because despite all this talent we CONTINUE to NOT PLAY our best 11.
This chart proves it because the recruiting services have proven beyond all doubters otherwise that they do in fact a top-notch job of highlighting the top players. The NFL agrees with them and the national champions come from these doing well in the recruiting rankings’ services.
Our coaches both Mark Richt and Kirby Smart have failed to play the players rated well by the services and they go on to the NFL and do well there while less talented teams beat us here and they accomplish NOTHING here.
Kirby last year for example said about our 2 top-rated players Jacob Eason and Mecole Hardman Jr. that they were in fact NOT his choices.
Now he takes that ALL BACK and says they are.
This blog said that all year last year – didn’t I ?
What is Kirby doing with this recruiting class 2017 ranked # 2 nationally by Scout.com and # 3 by Rivals and # 3 by ESPN RecruitingNation ? Is he PLAYING them ? Is he PREPARING them to play even in the holes our team CLEARLY has ?
The day after tomorrow you can judge for yourself.
He is playing the wrong guys and it will be clear to all of us the day after tomorrow because Kirby is playing the ones against the ones. And the twos against the twos.
The twos will stand-out but they will NOT be prepared and will NOT play 2017 any more than Kirby did in 2016 with that crappy-assed OL yet all 3 Kirby signed 2016 to help on the OL all 3 got one snap combined all of 2016.
Come Fall Camp Kirby AGAIN will NOT prepare this fantastic best-ever UGA football recruiting class to play 2017.
He thinks he has ANOTHER throw-away season.
That he can muck-up 2017 and you will give him ANOTHER Mulligan.
Like the one touch Mecole Hardman Jr. got all of 2016.
Like all the days from January 12 through September 6 when Greyson Lambert was STILL practicing with the ONES.
You can watch this AGAIN the day after tomorrow yourself. And you can report it online in whatever manner it is you speak on the Internet. No one can stop you.
What will you report ?
That we with all this talent stockpiled here since 2002 don’t play them. That they CONTINUE to be the players who are NOT the ones but the twos.
We can not even figure-out who should be playing.
That is what Kirby does NOT want reported.
If you recognize who are your best players and get them on the field to fill your holes you will do better and be judged a good coach.
If ALL you do is to RECRUIT and don’t even prepare them to play then throw them into the fire anyway without any preparation and without coaching them then all you have done is to recruit well.
But how is Kirby doing COACHING ?
Surely by now you determined that Mark Richt was NOT the answer and NEITHER is Kirby.
The very definition of “coaching” is to get more from less. Here for 16 years and counting we get LESS with MORE.
Just imagine that Kirby lost to 6-7 Vandie whom 3 cupcakes beat.
Does it matter that Mark Richt is ranked # 1 for recruiting 2018 ? Hell no. He had more than enough talent here and could not get the job done # 42 in won/lost vs top 15 teams after 2007 yet # 7 average in recruiting rankings. Talent was not his problem. It was PLAYING the talent coaching them getting them prepared and on the field to do well.
Does Kirby help his situation with the latest firestorm that 6 of the most prominent members of the press had it OUT with Greg McGarity yesterday that they WILL report that which they do see.
So will I.
I have continued to.
Haven’t I ?
Kirby is a bad coach and so was Mark Richt.
If THIS is what you EXPECTED to be my summary Kirby of you banning EVERYTHING about our football program we are all TRYING to be the fans of then congratulations Kirby for you sir have succeeded.
You’re not prepared to be our head coach Kirby.
Come back when you are.
And STFU about what I can and can NOT say.
I can say you are trying to cover-up how poorly you are coaching.
And there is NOT a DAMN thing you can do about it Kirby.