You know for a program who has averaged more than 4 losses for 9 years now and counting – this could be a decade after 2017 season that we’ve averaged more than 4 losses a year nowadays – that is an incredible vote of confidence by Las Vegas in The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs.
Our recruiting in 247Sports.com Composite Ratings for the latest 4 years now averages # 6 nationally so on talent alone this would validate Las Vegas’ lofty expectations for UGA 2017.
But Kirby remains just outside the hottest of their hot seats on Coaches hot seat . com this morning. And of course how Kirby goes with these great expectations 2017 and not 2018 is how Greg McGarity himself goes as well. With all the other pressures on Greg McGarity Kirby being so highly regarded 2017 heaps expectations not only on Kirby but squarely on Greg McGarity as well.
Kirby is viewed as a coach who knows about defense and not about offense or special teams Nick Saban never giving Kirby any experience at either offense or special teams even. And certainly the results of Kirby’s offense and special teams bear that out as well.
In fact Kirby is viewed as a coach who can not even conduct a press meeting. Kirby’s idea of a press meeting is only he can speak and his statements have been completely the opposite of what in fact we all have witnessed such as Kirby bragging about his OL all Spring only to see the OL again 2017 the same as 2016 an utter abomination.
And then there are Kirby’s demands of the press that they must pass EVERYTHING by him and get Kirby’s blessings before they report it to our starving for news Georgia Bulldog Nation.
Kirby has proven he does know defenses.
Kirby has also proved that he does know how to recruit notwithstanding the fact that after 2017 Kirby stands to lose the most players in the nation from this team yet Kirby has not gotten through to 2018 recruits to come here yet. I would suspect that the prospects themselves will see their opportunity here after 2017 given that at least 17 starters are gone after 2017 for Kirby. Actually Kirby could lose 47 players after this season and there is good reason to suspect that this has to be Kirby’s year as a direct result.
But then again Kirby had a real need for OL 2016 and played one recruit one snap all of 2016. What is he saving them for ?
Kirby had a hole at wide receiver 2016 too and despite signing some there who could have helped as well like on Kirby’s OL 2016 Kirby did not play them at wide receiver either. Now Kirby did sign top OL 2017 but with this backdrop do you suspect Kirby will or will not play 2017 recruits on his OL 2017 ?
And why is it with two 5-Star Quarterbacks that Kirby cannot convince top wide receivers to come catch passes from them both such studs at QB ?
Kirby has this Jim Chaney calling plays issue too which did not meet with anyone’s ideals of good play calls 2016 did it ?
When you get right down to it there are more reasons for suggesting the Las Vegas odds of only 7 better teams 2017 than us is an attempt to get us to bet on it because of pure talent when Kirby has shown except for on defense that he doesn’t even recognize help on offense or for his special teams.
Do you expect JJ Holloman to be high on Kirby’s plans 2017 or do you suspect that Kirby will do with him that which he did with Mecole Hardman Jr. 2016 that is to say that Mecole got only one single touch 1 all of 2016. 13 games one touch for Mecole the # 1 athlete in the nation.
Ben Cleveland on the OL could not have done at least as well last year as those Kirby did play on the OL 2016 ?
Mecole would have dropped all those same passes 2016 as those Kirby did throw the ball to ?
Greyson Lambert was still getting all the # 1 snaps with the # 1 unit all Spring all Fall and even several games into the 2016 season. This too was yet another wasted opportunity by Kirby to call upon his signed recruits to prepare Jacob Eason instead of throwing him into the fire anyway unprepared ?
With both Nick Chubb and Sony Michel injured why didn’t Kirby turn to freshman sensation Brian Herrien whom this blog as well all 2016 urged Kirby to do ?
I have no expectations that despite the # 2 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking 2017 for Kirby and # 3 Rivals # 3 247Sports.com Composite and # 3 ESPN RecruitingNation Ranking that Kirby intends to practice them when they arrive now for 2017 nor play them 2017 any more than Kirby did the very same highly-rated recruits 2016.
In fact I know he won’t by his proven results thus far on the topic.
The only emphasis I see from Kirby is to further control all news from all sources to The Great Bulldog Nation.
Do you really expect Kirby to wake-up tomorrow and all of a sudden now know offenses and special teams and how to recognize help on offense and special teams when he sees them ?
Then bet on Kirby with Las Vegas then for I see us as at best 10-4 making it to Atlanta and thus playing 14 games this season with all this WASTED talent around here averaging more than 4 losses a year for 9 years and thus for an entire decade after 2017 too with Kirby.
You are free to bet as you like.
I tend to see what is and call it as I see it.