I am sorry I am not buying that crap Kirby that every practice so far your OL remains unchanged. These are NOT your top 5 offensive linemen for 2017 and you should KNOW THAT Kirby. Kirby’s starters practicing every snap so far this Fall Camp on his OL are better than Netori Johnson consensus # 4 OG in the nation, Isaiah Wilson consensus # 2 OT in the nation, D’Marcus Hayes # 5 consensus OT in the nation, Andrew Thomas consensus # 11 OT, Ben Cleveland # 7 consensus OG in the nation. Come on Kirby you can do a better job of evaluating talent than that – can’t you ? I surely hope you can Kirby.
Justin Shaffer # 16 OG in the nation
When even Chipper Towers can see that Kirby is doing a shit-ass job as head coach then trust me Kirby is not a good coach. Sure Kirby recruited # 6 class 2016 and # 3 class 2017 which was # 2 Scout.com and while 2019 is up there too there is still 2018 which is not good with only one player in the top 310 in the nation committed for next year.
When even Chipper Towers can see how BAD decisions by Kirby have cost the team and made us look bad as a program trust me we have an issue at head coach.
AJ-C DawgNation Seth Emerson has said it so many times now that he is emblazed to repeat it daily nowadays that Kirby is a bad football coach but a good recruiter.
But our problems are not recruiting and frankly NEVER HAVE BEEN here at my alma mater they instead are that at the heart of the matter we play the wrong guys at the wrong position and for the wrong reasons.
Notably Kirby has the Offensive Line all wrong 2017 whom Kirby thinks is a better football player than the ones listed after them.
By no means is this limited to just only Kirby’s God Damn Bullshit Depth Chart 2017 on the OL.
Someone will point-out just whom it is Kirby said is the better football player when Kirby is fired for this freaking bullshit 2017 depth chart of his.
If you are one of the most talented players 2017 will play here only 3 years will be drafted by the NFL and find yourself behind the 8-ball 2017 on even getting on the God Damn Field raise your hand.
We know that Kirby can not really believe that these guys are lesser players than the ones Kirby is playing and does have ranked ahead of them.
Hey Kirby ?
Do you know why it is said that you RECRUIT WELL
but that you do not DEVELOP TALENT
It is because you would not have a freaking clue who is the better player one than another.
- Slot: Terry Godwin, Mecole Hardman, Willie Erdman (walk-on, redshirt freshman), Ahkil Crumpton, Mark Webb.
- WR: Michael Chigbu, Riley Ridley, Tyler Simmons, Trey Blount.
- WR: Javon Wims, Jayson Stanley, J.J. Holloman, Landers.
Just like on the OL you have to be kidding me Kirby that you think Willie Erdman is better than Ahkil Crumpton.
Just like on the OL you have to be kidding me Kirby that you think Jayson Stanley is better than JJ Holloman.
Kirby expects camp to begin like spring practice ended — with Isaiah Wynn at left tackle, Pat Allen at left guard, Lamont Gaillard at center, Solomon Kindley at right guard and Dyshon Sims at right tackle.
Here are MY 2017 UGA Georgia Bulldog OFFENSIVE LINEMEN :
- Netori Johnson consensus # 4 OG in the nation DOES NOT FIGURE in Kirby’s plans for 2017 says Kirby.
- Isaiah Wilson consensus # 2 OT in the nation does NOT figure in Kirby’s plans for 2017.
- D’Marcus Hayes # 5 consensus OT in the nation does NOT figure in Kirby’s plans for 2017.
- Justin Shaffer does not figure into Kirby’s plans 2017 on the OL either.
- Andrew Thomas consensus # 11 OT does NOT figure into Kirby’s plans on the OL 2017 either.
- # 7 consensus OG in the nation Ben Cleveland does NOT figure into Kirby’s plans on the 2017 OL either. Kirby says he is COMFORTABLE with THESE DECISIONS.
Tyrique McGhee is a better football player than DeAngelo Gibbs and Mecole Hardman Jr. so much so that Tyrique McGhee is handed the position and other stars who should be ahead of Tyrique McGhee are shuffled out and given no shot. It’s crazy shit to say the least.
It’s not our recruiting that is the problem. It’s playing the recruits that is our problem. This is bad coaching. You put your best 11 out there. You have to know who the better player is. You have to be able to watch 2 players and discern whom it is who is the better player. Did you get any of that ?
Kirby sure as shit does not.
Kirby said Greyson Lambert was our future at QB so all Spring and Fall last year Kirby ONLY practiced Greyson Lambert with the # 1 unit. Then even hard-headed Kirby had to admit that Greyson Lambert has a better future in baseball than being better at QB than Jacob Eason. Kirby admitted he made a mistake with Greyson Lambert and threw Jacob Eason to the wolves anyway unprepared.
Kirby said after a couple of practices he could tell if Mecole Hardman Jr. was elite or not as a football player. Then Kirby TRIED to redshirt Mecole last season. Throw-away year. Honeymoon. Mulligan. Some say Kirby is more than a year away 2017 too. Another throw-away season when I call for SEC Championship 2017 with the top 5 nationally talent 2017 for Kirby here. Now Kirby admits he made a mistake giving Mecole only 1 touch all season and is finally letting him play on offense which was obvious last year in that failed offense of Kirby’s.
Kirby saw his 2 running backs were both injured and that Brian Herrien was # 1 on the team in rushing yards per carry behind that bullshit OL 2016 Kirby sent out there but Kirby played his injured RB instead when I called for Brian Herrien to be Starting Tailback this time last year until the other RB were healed enough to go for us. Kirby never admitted his mistakes at TB last year.
Kirby swapped-out this kicker for that one and whined to the press about them too then admitted he made a mistake and put a different kicker out there.
No Kirby does not indeed even have any clue watching two players on offense or special teams and have any concept which one is the better football player.
D’Andre Swift is going to be redshirted and play here 2 years like Knowshon Moreno then be drafted in the first round pick # 12 and a star in the NFL when we could not even let him get a snap here in the big games costing that coach his job here.
JJ Holloman has proved he can catch the football for a football team who did not have one of those last year except for Isaac Nauta whom Kirby let start 5 of 13 games – criminal.
No we’re continuing to make the wrong choices with personnel.
Aren’t we ?
We don’t throw the ball to Charlie Woerner or get him touches on special teams.
Kirby better figure out how to get the nation’s top 5 most talented rosters on the God Damn Football Field Game 1 of 2017 or Kirby can hit the friqin’ road.
After all if Chipper Towers even can see Kirby is screwing the pooch as coach but recruiting well then by God above so can you.
WIDE RECEIVER (Z)
- Returning starter: Michael Chigbu, Jr.
- Notable reserves: Jayson Stanley, Jr.; Tyler Simmons, Soph.
- On the way: Matt Landers, Fr.; Trey Blount, Fr.
All this talent 2017 at receiver and we line them all up against each other and say one is better than the other so this guy is redshirted and can not play 2017 and leave the WR Z position with this mishmash instead ?
That’s bullshit too.
We don’t have a clue who is the better football player 2017 any more than we did 2016.
Pat Allen is a better football player than all these freshmen and redshirt freshmen ? Ah bullshit is all I can say Kirby. Bullshit son. Your days are numbered because you are a better recruiter than coach Kirby.
You obviously do not know whom it is to play and whom it is who is not as good a player as another watching them both Kirby. When are you going to learn that lesson Kirby ?
You’re not ready to be head coach Kirby. Listen in on any press conference and be convinced.
Only 4 teams have comparable talent to UGA 2017 today by ALL ACCOUNTS BY EVERYONE studying talent on the teams 2017 and Kirby had better well win The SEC Championship 2017 as I have guaranteed by PLAYING his BETTER players.
Amen to that Seth.
Seth ALSO dispels the concept that Kirby is a year away.
I am with Seth and his multiple readers making THAT POINT too.
Kirby LOSES too much after this 2017 season. 20 starters for Kirby will GONE after this 2017 season and THAT MEANS there is NO WAY 2018 is better than 2017.
None of this explains why Kirby is sucking the hind tit in recruiting 2018.
Kirby is not ready to be a head coach yet. One day maybe he will be. Until then he’s JUST NOT.
I would have FIRED Kirby on November 29 the day AFTER Greg McGarity offered him the job. I listed a host of PROVEN HEAD COACHES we should have hired and did not. I did list Kirby as the ONLY NON-PROVEN HEAD coach who would be an improvement over Mark Richt.
That is not saying much.
It’s really just more of the same.
Once Kirby demanded he stay at Alabama while Nick Saban was TELLING KIRBY IN PUBLIC THAT HE SHOULD COME HERE, I wanted Kirby FIRED.
I would have fired Kirby for it.
Absolutely and said it here on this blog then.
I don’t understand what Kirby is up to. It doesn’t follow that which he does. It makes no sense especially for someone as smart as Kirby. He is just stuck in his ways is all.
I am VERY disappointed in Kirby and REMAIN so.
Every word out of his mouth.
There is NO WAY that Greg McGarity did OTHER THAN call Kirby Saturday November 28 and ask Kirby if he wanted this gig. There is no way that Kirby did other than assure Greg McGarity that this would be his dream job.
Otherwise nothing that happened after that makes any sense either.
I still say Greg McGarity will not suffer Kirby screwing-up this SEC Championship he has 2017 by NOT PLAYING HIS STARS on offense and special teams AGAIN as he did NOT 2016 either.
And he is NOT going to.
Trust me on this.
Kirby has made it clear to me and to David Pollack that Kirby is NOT going to play his stars on the Offensive Line 2017 but instead small guys who could NOT even beat-out the ones on the OL now gone who were our worst OL of all-time.
Of course Seth Emerson it is pretty darn hard to DEVELOP players when you categorically REFUSE to play them.
If all you do is RECRUIT them and then not play them, you are NOT developing players.
Are you Seth Emerson ?
As one of the other questions this morning asked of Seth Emerson about Kirby : Just what is it that you can point your finger to that was the undoing of Mark Richt and that Kirby really has not properly shown ANY improvement in either Seth Emerson? Seth Emerson said it was the OFFENSE. That the offense cost Mark Richt his job and that Kirby thus far has nothing but questions and no good answers on offense EITHER.
Kirby does not know whom it is to play on offense either any more than Mark Richt did.
Both suck at determining whom it is whom we should be playing on offense and whom it is we have on offense who should not be given the job based upon seniority alone.
Some judgment based upon merit would be better.
Kirby needs to do more of promoting players on the merits of their play rather than seniority alone which has dominated his thoughts thus far 2016 and 2017 already now too.
AJ-C DawgNation Seth Emerson tries this morning to explain why the tickets were not selling.
We FIRED Mark Richt who went 9-4 again as he did HERE for his last eight (8) years of 32 losses after 2007 at 73-32 and brought-in a PROJECT at head coach who can NOT even conduct a damn press conference.
Still this is Kirby’s BEST CHANCE to Win The SEC and THAT remains MY PREDICTION for Kirby with ALL THIS DAMN TALENT.
If he will ONLY play them and get an offensive game strategy OTHER THAN run on 1st Down all year again and oh yeah prove he doesn’t know anything about special teams or offense which was his KNOCK coming-in – that all he knows is defense and recruiting.
We’ve NOT been ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 for 5 of the latest 9 years now after 2007. That’s with the average # 6 recruiting class.
And selling tickets is a problem ? Hell Senator Bluto BRAGS he doesn’t go to the games and frankly NEVER has he says.
We are singularly united on FIRING Greg McGarity and undoing the atrocious mess on-going at The University of Georgia.
We think we can MAINTAIN the puppet Mike Adam$ hired as our A.D. who does not even know what questions to ask a defensive-minded assistant coach to see if he can handle and is ready to be a HEAD COACH including being in charge of also the offense and our special teams. Or how to conduct a press conference.
Our top 5 women’s basketball program all-time and our # 11 football program all-time both found start-up unprepared not groomed to be head coach coaches hired by Greg McGarity.
The very same clown who refuses to build us a new gym and instead wants to white wash the same tired old Stegasaurus so that he can sit on not only $ 100 million in cash but the on-going revenue stream every year too.
Our baseball team has not been able to recruit top players and Greg McGarity has no clue whom to hire who is a baseball man who can fix that either.
Gymnastics is a joke all of a sudden with him in charge too.
The football stadium once top 5 nationally has fallen in disrepair and seen smaller programs expand in size past us when that too brings in more revenue.
If you knew anything about business you would know that you SPEND money to MAKE money.
Instead we stay with the game in Florida every year and talk of our overall record against our # 1 Rival Florida instead of fixing that either.
An AD must be able at a FOOTBALL SCHOOL to sit down with the head football coach and give him direction help him in his weak areas.
Instead we send him right back to the next press meeting ill-prepared and ill-informed continuing his mismanagement too of ALL THESE RESOURCES at UGA.
And Jere Morehead is standing there doing nothing trying to hide.
You simply put can not waste an entire year of freshmen in big-time college football any longer in 2017 but this average ranking of # 12 for Notre Dame the latest 4 years making up their team except for redshirt seniors 2017 really pinpoints why Notre Dame is NOT and HAS NOT BEEN any damn good at all for a long time now.
But what about Georgia ?
Georgia Seth Emerson points-out today averages # 6 for the latest 4-year period making up this 2017 Kirby team except for his redshirt seniors.
It’s a farce that Notre Dame deserves to be completely separate from the ACC in football ONLY. One of the 65 teams making up the POWER FIVE but not part of the ACC.
But again what about Georgia ?
Well first we had Mark Richt who well over 40 % of his recruits just simply were not on the team any longer most due to being kicked-off quit flunked-out or never qualified and now we have Kirby who recruits all this talent then brags to the press about how bad ALL FRESHMEN are and that he will not play them and then is forced to because well Mark Richt ran-off all the talent he “recruited” here.
59 of Mark Richt’s 118 signed scholarship recruits 2010 through 2015 just simply were NOT on this team making up over 40 % of his team and now Kirby hates on Freshmen making up over 30 % of his team.
Which is worse a coach who believes that there is something besides winning that’s important here at Georgia as Mark Richt REPEATEDLY stated or Kirby who categorically held-back his freshmen 2016 and then threw them into the fire anyway having WASTED all Spring 2016 and all Fall Camp 2016 not getting them any snaps with the # 1 unit.
Kirby NEVER had any choice but to play and use 30% of his players – nearly one-third.
Why 30 % ?
Because 30 % of your players ARE FRESHMEN.
Both approaches are a failed model Mark Richt with well over 40% of his players he signed here as scholarship recruits GONE from the team and Kirby holding-back the very ones he ultimately had to rely on anyway as this blog told him this time last year.
Why else would a team who historically averages # 7 recruiting class Georgia UGA Bulldogs be in fact averaging MORE than 4 losses a season for 9 damn years now after 2007 ?
Why in the name of God ?
Because we are NOT USING OUR TALENT.
Forty Percent 59 of the 146 Signed Scholarship Recruits beginning 2010 through 2015 were either kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit which got us in such a mess that we did NOT have what we needed for 2016.
If you’re a college football program who ranks very high in recruiting every year then you will be able to compete annually because Scout.com Rivals.com ESPN RecruitingNation.com and 247Sports.com Composite all 4 do a far better job of evaluating talent than any other method of projecting future success.
You’re far more likely to make the NFL and to be drafted if you’re a 5-Star Recruit who are the top one percent of the 4 recruiting services’ rankings. If you’re a team without any 5-Star signee then you’re not going to play in the National Championship Game.
The recruiting services began keeping their rankings 2002. Prior to that they published them but did not retain them. Starting 2002 no team has played in the National Championship Game without any 5-Star signee contributing. So for 15 years now not one NCG participant has failed to have one of these top one percent prospects.
Recruiting Rankings mean so much to the future success in the college football game that it goes much further than 5-Star or top one percent prospects.
Take Top 10 recruiting service rankings for example. Also starting 2002 all participants in the National Championship Game have had their program’s recruiting ranking ranked in the Top 10 in at least one of the previous 4 rankings before making the big game except for Oregon in 2010 and again Oregon in 2014. And Oregon ranked # 12 or # 13 for 2010 2011 and 2012.
So the next time you find yourself stating to the public on the Internet that you don’t follow recruiting or that recruiting does not matter that it is all a crap shoot anyway think about how totally uniformed you are to make such silly statements about yourself and your knowledge of the game of college football.
And it is not just 5-Star recruits and being ranked in the Top 10 classes playing in the National Championship Game either. It’s pervasive across the board for all college football programs and for all rankings of the prospects and subgroups of prospects that the recruiting rankings are the single-most significant factor in determining future success.
If you’re just outside that group of the number 32 each year of 5-star prospects as the top one percent prospects rankings but in the top ten percent of the 3200 recruits who sign annually with the 129 Division 1-A FBS schools 2017 then you’re a 4-Star. And you’re far more likely to have success personally and far more likely for your school to be successful if you’re one of the 5-Star or 4-Star Recruits. There are 3200 FBS signings each year and of those 32 are 5-Star and 300 are 4-Star. And while that leaves over 3000 annually who are not 5-Star or 4-Star all the rest of these prospects have a far lesser chance of contributing greatly to the program’s success. They don’t get their team to the National Championship Game they don’t indicate that their team is a Top 10 recruiting rankings program capable of propelling their program to success and you’re so far less likely to be drafted by the NFL or make it into the NFL.
It’s a matter of odds. The facts prove beyond all reasonable discussion that if 5-Star and 4-Star recruits are far more likely to go on to the NFL and to be drafted than if they are just even 3-Star recruits or 2-star recruits or even unranked recruits yet it is these very 3-Star 2-Star and Unranked prospect who make-up 90% of all prospects.
This blog who has followed this recruiting ranking industry from the beginning has cautioned you that it is not just 5-Star or 4-Star that is important but their overall ranking number at their position which should be followed. If a player is ranked # 2 nationally overall as a QB then that player is not only a 5-Star but more importantly from my point of view he is # 2 of 129 possible quarterbacks you might have recruited and signed. Now if you think the recruiting services don’t know what they are talking about then you’re talking about something in public that proves just how poorly educated you are on the topic to even talk about the game you purport to try to discuss in public with others. You would be far better served to read than to write.
You see ?
The recruiting ranking at their position indicates to you or should approximately what they rank of the 129 teams competing to try to find a player for that position. Since 5-Stars are one percent of 3200 prospects annually 4-Stars are the top ten percent of the 3200 prospects then 90 percent are 3-Star or below. Therefore where they are ranked at their position as # 2 best nationally quarterback is far more important and telling than to lump them all in a subgroup of 3-Star which is by definition a very large group.
Since this is then the BEST INDICATOR OF FUTURE SUCCESS for the prospect’s team AND for the prospect personally then THIS is the Lifeblood of any college football program and is what separates the great coaches from the run-of-the-mill coaches because it is possible therefore to be considered a good coach simply because the coach signed top ranked recruits and recruiting classes.
2017 Kirby signed 15 players ranked in the top 100 overall nationally regardless of position. True 2018 is not the same at all but then again Kirby did lose 5 games 2016 and recruits do want to go play with teams who are doing well. If Kirby can beat teams such as Notre Dame vols Florida Auburn and not lose to 6-7 teams like Kirby did to Vandie 2016 in his 8-5 season then recruits will once again flock here because for a football school UGA is one of the very best educations any football school can offer the prospect.
Kirby is going to have to do a better job of highlighting his top ranked recruits than he has like he himself doesn’t give a shit about their rankings either.
Until he sees otherwise the recruiting rankings have proved so far that they know a LOT more about the players than Kirby does.
Then there are ALL the other sports and NONE of them are doing well either. A girls’ tennis coach for a year is NOT the A.D. of my choice. Prop him up if you wish Jere Morehead sir but you are just bringing this ALL DOWN on you too. And what next gaffe will Kirby pull with the press ?
I’m sorry Greg McGarity should be FIRED before he does ANY FURTHER DAMAGE to the coaches which he has been WRONG ON right down the line from the get-go.
We’ve NEVER been this bad in all our sports. We can’t HIRE PROVEN HEAD COACHES Jere Morehead sir ?
Someone who knows how to develop and implement an Offensive Game Strategy ?
In ANY Sport Jere Morehead sir ?
And where the hell is our new Gym Jere Morehead sir ?
You can support publically Mike Adam$’ hires as Athletic Directors but I will NOT.
Not quite a smooth-talking son of a gun Kirby has folks torn between believing the undersized Mark Richt recruits on the offensive line are better than the ones Kirby recruited here instead – that or that Kirby will re-accommodate Seth Emerson calls re-accomodate the press to believe that what they DO SEE they should have KNOWN not to report when Deangelo Gibbs had his shoulder injured by fellow defensive back freshman Richard LeCounte III.
Or maybe we should just all hit the Suds Bucket and drown our sorrows for 9 years of 37 losses – MORE than 4 losses a season for nine (9) stinking years.
No we’re not talking about the Kentucky Laundromat but about the roadhouse called the Suds Bucket.
Seriously Kirby leftover undersized line is really what you wanted all along here ?
United Airlines indeed should rip a passenger from his seat kicking and screaming and drag him off the plane for a stewardess to make a connection and Seth Emerson should worry that Deangelo Gibbs’ mom might find-out first from Seth and call Kirby to find-out about him getting her son injured : How bad is my baby boy’s injury I read about in the newspaper coach ?
By all means let’s keep this on the QT.
It should be a secret that which we see and know and feel compelled to share.
It’s confidential and completely off the record that which we see. Silly me.
My God what Nick Saban must think at every NEXT new Kirby press “conference” – that he might have given him some interviews in all a decade’s work with him to prepare him with how to speak with the press ?
Only to find Kirby now indeed like the United Airlines spokesperson announcing the ripping of a paid customer kicking and screaming from his seat by United Airlines Security Personnel to deadhead a stewardess to a needed plane ride referred to by said spokesperson as instead re-accommodating him.
Now Kirby Seth Emerson says needs to re-accommodate the entire press that nothing he says and even less than what the press sees may they report without the written prior approval of Kirby.
You take us all as dumb shits Kirby ?
My Dad I.Q. 165 Valedictorian has that problem Kirby. He has no idea how smart or dumb others might be. He only knows they nowhere in his ballpark. There no relativity only black and white only for him to discern on the topic.
Good on you Seth for speaking-up about the ongoing injustice of Kirby ranting once again to the press at some ill-conceived notion that NO NEWS is good news and lies to the contrary of the truth all that the press should ever hear
If that all we aspire to as a program to believe that if one less person knows the truth on any subject then heavens above that’s got to be sagaciously obvious then for all of us to indeed shut-down our blogs and just bend the elbow to put us all out of our misery.
Kirby this is whom it is you are.
You are defined.
You are so transparent Kirby.
Unprepared his first 33 weeks by Kirby last year Jacob Eason was then made starter anyway – like Kirby had ANY choice at ALL whatsoever.
I told you this all along.
Unprepared and unable to audible-out of the horrible play calls by Jim Chaney – forced on Jim Chaney TOO by Kirby who came here with NO EXPERIENCE on the offense. Kirby was unprepared by Nick Saban on offense on special teams AND in speaking to the press whom Kirby sees as an adversary. Frankly Nick Saban NEVER LET Kirby DECIDE who was the better player for special teams or offense either so Kirby ALSO was unprepared by Nick Saban to DETERMINE whom it is he should be WORKING with the # 1 unit as his STARTER.
Yet EVERY SINGLE independent analysis of Jacob Eason is that he is one of the TOP dozen quarterbacks in the nation on this day after last year.
A fine article as far as it goes. It DOES tell you what is. It just doesn’t tell you why what is is what was.
It was because KIRBY would NOT LET JACOB EASON practice and prepare with the # 1 unit then Kirby threw him into the fire ANYWAY – like there EVER was ANY choice in the matter.
There never was. And THIS BLOG said so January 12 only to wait until September 21 a full 33 weeks later before FINALLY KIRBY did what Kirby should have done January 12. I mean when Kirby got here Jacob Eason has already been here for two full weeks.
That’s when THIS BLOG made Jacob Eason the STARTER and wanted to him to GET EVERY POSSIBLE SNAP with the # 1 unit.
There were SO MANY PEOPLE who argued with me about it LAST YEAR this time that I said KIRBY HAD NO CHOICE but to START JACOB EASON and that he would desperately NEED the time with the # 1 unit.
You’ll were WRONG in agreeing with Kirby that Jacob Eason should NOT be getting the reps with the # 1 unit until finally Kirby relented September 21 exactly 33 weeks later than January 12 as THIS BLOG said would be the sagacious choice for the team for the year 2016 and for the program long-term.
THIS QUOTE PROVES – now that Jacob Eason is NOT a true freshman and can now TALK to the press – that Jacob Eason sorely missed the snaps with the # 1 unit all last throw-away season as a result.
Kirby’s statements last year and this year ALSO PROVE that Jacob Eason should have received EVERY snap with the # 1 unit starting the first Spring Practice 2016.
EXACTLY as THIS BLOG SAID at the time BEFORE it was TOO LATE.
These are NOT our best offensive linemen.
I suspect Kirby is calling the shots on offensive linemen based upon his PROVEN TRACK RECORD of having NO CLUE who is good on offense and who isn’t.
I see Seth Emerson is being delicate about Mecole Hardman Junior not to heap too much praise or ask ANY questions about him to piss-off Kirby and sit him down which is what Kirby does when the press asks him anything about a player.
“Offensive analyst Jay Johnson was patrolling the sidelines in shorts. Johnson spent last year as offensive coordinator at Minnesota.
Maybe Jay Johnson can talk some God Damn SENSE into the offensive coaching staff – er uh I mean KIRBY.
“I think we are advancing in our passing game and the guys competed hard. I think Jacob is getting more and more comfortable with our system. He understands the protection now. To manage that offense. It’s challenging coming straight in from high school. I think he’s in a better place. He’s more confident. He’s throwing the ball good. Things that Jacob Eason can handle now. And being able to do a little more things. And being able to open things up to run the ball as well as throw the ball. Give him some options to check into and out of things. He’s come a long way”
Kirby today but Kirby did not mention the offensive line.
To-date all Kirby has done is give him ONE (1) Touch all season and that was a kick-off return. In fact Kirby TRIED to REDSHIRT Mecole Hardman Junior last season like Ben Cleveland for example. Then he relented and let the man ranked the # 1 athlete in the United States of America 2015 make a couple of tackles on special teams. That’s it.
It’s EXACTLY like Kirby has said and done about Charlie Woerner – another I PEGGED on THIS BLOG to be used at WR 2016 as I did Mecole Hardman Junior on THIS BLOG pre-season 2016.
All we get is Kirby PUTTING SHIT on Mecole Hardman Junior AND Charlie Woerner.
And Ben Cleveland.
And Brian Herrien.
Throw Mecole Hardman Junior the God Damn Football Kirby and we will see how NATURAL he is a receiver.
It certainly looks and sounds like YOU HAVE NO IDEA Kirby that Mecole WOULD NOT be a freaking NATURAL at receiver reading your quotes Kirby.
You said YOU HAD NO DEPTH AT WR KIRBY.
You also said that Mecole DOES NOT MAKE THE DEPTH ON YOUR DEFENSE and now MORE younger players are moving ahead of him THERE TOO Kirby.
Wake the F up Kirby.
Well Seth does not attribute this to any quote from Sony Michel or from Kirby Smart or from Nick Chubb or from Javon Wims.
But the facts are that Sony Michel’s role on ANY football team would be to use him out-in-space and yes he has a FUTURE at that after this season in the NFL. Sony Michel is THAT guy. We have NOT done that with Sony Michel.
Yes Nick Chubb has GREAT HANDS and will get MANY passes thrown to him out of the backfield after this season too.
ALL THIS while of course Kirby FINALLY moved Mecole Hardman Junior to his NATURAL ROLE of wide receiver to great REVIEWS so far this Spring.
And not just Mecole Hardman Jr. but also Jeremiah Holloman has shined this Spring early as well.
AND last but not least Isaac Nauta has been MAKING GREAT CATCHES THIS SPRING spread-out WIDE.
I have no idea where ALL THIS COMES FROM except to say THIS IS PRECISELY EXACTLY what THIS BLOG has maintained from the BEGINNING about ALL these guys along with me also pointing-out that Brian Herrien should have been the STARTING TAILBACK Game 2 last year if not before. I called for THAT prior to the Game 1 too – to make Brian Herrien the STARTING TAILBACK before the North Carolina game last season.
“Jacob Eason was not allowed to check-out of a call any last season. They’re giving Jacob Eason the ability to make checks this season.” Javon Wims said today to Seth Emerson beat-writer extraordinaire currently at the AJ-C DawgNation seizing that role there from Chipper Towers – who I presume is still on his Summer sabbatical since he NEVER writes about The Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Team for weeks-on-end quite frequently since Seth Emerson got here from macon.com.
All of this is GREAT NEWS if in fact these are what are happening on these fronts outside the typical 13 minutes of press viewings of our daily Spring Practices on-going week two now.
“Compare us to someone else. Everyone compares itself to Alabama. Compare us to Tennessee. Compare us to LSU. So I think what happens is so many people refer to one place : Alabama. There are 12 other schools other than Georgia and Alabama in the league. Let’s compare ourselves to any of the 12 others. Some of the others besides Georgia and Alabama don’t have what we have. Some of the others besides Georgia and Alabama are better than us too. But don’t let’s compare ourselves to Alabama.” Greg McGarity
And why is that Greg McGarity ?
Why is it that The Mighty University of Georgia can not compare ourselves to Alabama ?
Is there something inherently better about the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa ?
Yes they have an AD who thinks that Alabama is better than we are.
And we have an AD who thinks that The University of Georgia and Athens should NOT EVEN TRY to compare ourselves to Alabama.
The biggest concern this football program at Georgia has is Athletics’ Director Greg McGarity. His record is BAD. It’s bad for his tenure in football. It’s bad for his tenure in all sports. It’s particularly bad in the record by the coaches he’s hired. Now it seems NOTHING he does is RIGHT with ANYONE. Everything he says is criticized. He only an erstwhile tennis player and former girls’ tennis coach one year who was hand-picked by Mike Adam$ to replace Damon Evans whom Mike Adam$ ALSO hired. Both have been TOTAL abominations. The state of our facilities is inexcusable and him sitting on so much cash to work on these issues. And BRAGGING how he only just has begun to scratch the surface on getting MORE DONATIONS from us. Don’t dare compare us to Alabama. Has Greg McGarity done ANYTHING that remotely is considered RIGHT ? Well has he ?
- No New Gym with cash to buy one while rest buy on time with SEC revenue stream ASSURED
- Stinky piss-smelling bathrooms no money to fix with $ 72 million in cash
- Tail-gating restrictions everyone hates
- Parking problem all our venues
- Getting to and from the venues a total nightmare
- No Traffic control
- Bullshit cupcakes we play as home games because FLORIDA our # 1 Rival is played in JAX EVERY year
- Watching our SEC brethren go past us in seats not filling-in West end with seats and view of Baxter Street
- RIP-OFF for foods at all venues
- BAD SERVICE at all the venues
- The LOUSY STATE OF EVERY ONE OF OUR SPORTS’ TEAMS
- Donating monies millions upon millions EVERY YEAR specifically targeted by ME for Athletics’ Department instead donated by the Athletic Department to The University of Georgia instead whose annual budget finds these millions but a DROP in the damn bucket of their annual one and half billion dollar budget when these funds so DESIGNATED by ME were INTENDED by ME to FIX this SHIT of our venues and the lousy state of our venues and of our sports’ teams also ALL in a LOUSY state of DISREPAIR as well.
- Do not compare Georgia to Alabama – that’s not the right comparison to do.
This clown puppet has got to go.
One of the biggest problems our program has is that we have a puppet AD installed by Mike Adam$ who was a girls’ tennis coach for a year and a poor tennis player himself whose only concern is cash on hand not investing it to make us better like EVERYONE else does as their AD thus they with less cash build new gym they with less cash add to their seating so they go past us in attendance they with less cash have better fan experiences they with less cash have better sports’ programs than we.
And we have a fan base who dares not be Alabama. Our fans SETTLE for less than acceptable. We do NOT have Alabama’s EXPECTATIONS. And it starts at the TOP. Greg McGarity.
Don’t compare us to Alabama ?
Alabama does NOT have our resources.
Forget they don’t have our talent that their state pales in comparison to our own. Forget that an AD is supposed to be a salesman. We can settle for 2nd best.
Don’t compare us to Alabama. That’s unfair.
I tend to believe that the Strength of our Program is that we DARE to compare ourselves to EVERYONE. That we have EXPECTATIONS that we CAN COMPETE with ANYONE.
We don’t have to strive to be the best. We can strive to compare ourselves to anyone other than those who are the very best. Let’s compare ourselves to less than the best. Then we look pretty good.
It’s almost as good as a Xerox. Compare us to not them but everyone else. The competitors of Xerox would never have sold anyone on their product had they taken this defeatist attitude of Greg McGarity. Why not just give Florida their due too ? Compare us to anyone in The SEC except for Alabama and Florida. And LSU. And vols. And Clemson. And FSU. And Southern California. And Michigan. And Ohio State. We’re not in their league. Compare us to just the rest.
That is not a good comparison of Georgia compared to Alabama.
“Expect LESS than Alabama fans expect of their program and IN FACT refuse to allow a comparison of us to Alabama.”
I call for the same as you mentioned :
Mecole Harman Jr. is OUR BEST RECEIVER after Isaac Nauta. He isn’t playing on defense anyway at cornerback and only had 1 touch of the football the entire 2016 season. Kirby has to FIX THIS. You don’t sign the # 1 athlete in the nation and give him one touch all year – NOT AGAIN.
Not and keep your job as head coach UGA with this dearth of wide receivers. Kirby FAILED to figure-out who his pitch and catch combo was last Spring and didn’t figure it out all FALL CAMP either but then again EVERYONE gave Kirby a THROW-AWAY year so he took it.
If you can’t find someone to throw to in 2016 or 2017 for that matter either that is ON THE HEAD COACH of a FBS School – especially Georgia with all this talent to choose from.
So Receiver Depth Chart in order :
- Isaac Nauta TE Buford Georgia Consensus Freshman All-America – unclog TE move him outside he’s our most accomplished receiver by FAR. I would throw to Isaac Nauta every down this year 2017 and next year when he is a 1st Round Draft Pick after next season.
- Mecole Hardman Jr. – Soph- wasted his freshman year when Kirby wanted to redshirt the # 1 athlete in the nation. That’s BULLSHIT Kirby.
- Jeremiah Holloman- F
- Javon Wims – Senior
- DeAngelo Gibbs – F- you left him out all together Seth
- Terry Godwin – Junior – Seth you didn’t say he has been Tentative here since he got here but he is. He fixes that and he would be WAY up on this Depth Chart – that’s up to Terry Godwin.
- Riley Ridley
- Mark Webb Jr. – we’ve GOT to plug HOLES with our TOP players youth or NOT Seth.
- Trey Blount III
- Dominick Sanders Senior – he should have been targeted on OFFENSE last year and wasn’t
- Michael Chigbu Junior 2017 WR
- Matthew Landers
- Jayson Stanley Junior 2017 Creekside WR 6′ 2″ 207 lbs.
- Elijah Holyfield 5′ 11″ 215 lbs. RB – if not going to play him more at RB then fill holes with top stars and throw to him in space
- Tyler Simmons 6′ 206 lbs. McEachern WR
- Charlie Woerner 6′ 5″ 251 lbs. Rabun County Starter 2016 TE – for heaven’s sake all these TE and no WR and no one can THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX except for me ? Wake-up
- Shakenneth Williams Senior 2017 6′ 1″ 208 lbs. WR 2 games 2016 including 1 start Macon
My theory on Depth Charts is one think outside the box and move your STARS to fill holes and two if the guy already here isn’t getting the job done let someone else try.
This is our biggest hole. We better get with it and find our pitch and catch combo NOW.
We don’t have one.
AJ-C DawgNation Seth Emerson :
Greg McGarity whines to us today but DOES NOTHING about ANY of the issues such as a new gym the horrible state of ALL of our sports since he took over and the deplorable position he takes as our AD on the crappy game day experience for me.
Oh and how much he wants to let us all know that he has only begun to scratch the surface of bilking more monies from me with the most cash on hand of ANY AD ever.
I predict this is the END for Greg McGarity who shall NOT recover from this duly reported by Seth Emerson AJ-C DawgNation.
This is the end of the end that Greg McGarity would MOUTH-OFF like this to the press about how much MORE he can BILK from we Georgia donators who have given so much for the lip-service Greg McGarity gives us and BRAGS he can get MORE from – that he has only scratched the surface with us donating to him.
“Our donors have been fantastic. I think one thing is we have just scratched the surface. We just know there’s tremendous upside there.”
Greg McGarity quote to Seth Emerson AJ-C DawgNation just now.
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- # 2 Athlete Nationally *DeAngelo Gibbs 4.52 Nike 40-yard dash 6’ 2” 204 lbs. Grayson # 25 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 40 overall and # 3 Safety by 247Sports.com Composite # 10 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed Enrolled 1-9-17
- # 2 Safety *Richard LeCounte 4.51 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 1″ 186 lbs. Liberty County Hinesville # 43 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 27 overall by 247Sports.com Composite # 11 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed Enrolled 1-9-17
- # 3 QB *Jake Fromm 6′ 2″ 203 lbs. Houston Warner Robins # 28 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 46 overall and # 3 PRO QB by 247Sports.com Composite Signed Enrolled 1-9-17
- # 4 Running Back *D’Andre Swift 5′ 9.5″ 214 lbs. with 4.43 Nike 40-yard dash Philadelphia Joseph’s Prep School # 37 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 36 overall and # 4 RB by 247Sports.com Composite Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 4 OG *Netori Johnson 6′ 3.5″ 348 lbs. Cedar Grove # 82 overall and # 5 OG prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 6 ILB *Nate McBride 6′ 2″ 225 lbs. 4.53 in 40-yard dash 10.5 in 100 meters Vidalia # 92 overall and # 2 ILB prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 7 OT *Isaiah Wilson 6′ 7″ 350 lbs. Brooklyn New York # 42 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 32 overall by 247Sports.com Composite # 2 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 7 OLB *Walter Grant 6′ 4″ 235 lbs. Cairo # 93 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017
# 8 DE *Robert Beal 6′ 3.5″ 234 lbs. Norcross IMG Academy Bradenton FL # 74 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 81 overall and # 5 DE by 247Sports.com Composite # 4 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed LOI 2-1-2017rumored 7-6-2017 that he has not enrolled yet
- # 9 ILB Monty Rice of James Clemens High in Madison ALABAMA 6′ 2″ 228 lbs. Nike 40-yard dash time 4.62 ! the # 221 best overall prospect nationally regardless of position 2017 by Scout.com 4-Star Scout.com obviously with that size length and speed and Scout.com ranks Monty Rice the # 9 Inside Linebacker in the nation 2017. Signed Enrolled 1-9-2017
- # 10 OLB Jaden Hunter 6′ 2″ 212 lbs. 4.81 Nike 40-yard dash Westlake Atlanta # 136 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 11 OT *Andrew Thomas 6″ 4.5″ 318 lbs. Pace Academy # 54 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 74 overall and # 12 OT by 247Sports.com Composite # 38 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed LOI 2-1-2017
# 12 OT *D’antne Demery 6′ 6″ 304 lbs. Brunswick # 92 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017arrested did not join the team # 13 DT Devante Wyatt 6′ 3″ 298 lbs. 4.59 in 40-yard dash Towers # 230 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017rumored 7-6-2017 that he has not enrolled yet.
- # 14 nationally overall JUCO # 2 JUCO OT *D’Marcus Hayes 6′ 5″ and 320 lbs. Madison Central Mississippi JUCO # 5 JUCO overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 14 nationally JUCO by 247Sports.com Composite Signed Enrolled 1-9-2017
- # 14 OG Justin Shaffer 6′ 5″ 346 lbs. also Cedar Grove # 243 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 16 CB *William Poole III 4.52 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 179 lbs. Hapeville College Park # 46 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 180 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 16 CB Tray Bishop 6′ 2″ 185 lbs. Terrell County Dawson # 113 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite # 156 overall Scout.com # 10 CB Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 18 DE *Malik Herring 6′ 4″ 265 lbs. Mary Persons # 84 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 150 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite DL Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 19 WR Mark Webb Jr. also Philadelphia 6′ 2″ and 195 lbs. # 134 overall and # 20 WR prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 19 WR *Jeremiah Holloman 6′ 2″ 195 lbs. with 4.48 time 40-yard dash Newton High # 98 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 135 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 131 overall and # 19 WR by 247Sports.com Composite Signed Enrolled 1-9-17
- # 22 WR Trey Blount III 4.36 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 2″ 192 lbs. also Pace Academy # 252 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 24 CB Ameer Speed 6′ 3 and a half inches 195 lbs. Sandalwood High Jacksonville Florida 4.63 in 40-yard dash confirmed Nike time 10.6 in 100-yard dash # 240 overall player nationally Scout.com Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 37 Athlete Eric Stokes 6 and half feet 172 lbs. 4.47 in 40-yard dash Nike time Cornerback Eastside High Covington state champion 100-meter dash time 10.4 wow Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 42 CB Latavious Brini 6′ 2″ 180 lbs. Mater Hialeah Gardens Florida 26th signee Signed LOI 2-1-2017
- # 53 WR Matthew Landers 6’5″ long 192 lbs. Wide Receiver from St. Petersburg FL also offered Scholarship by Florida Auburn FSU Louisville Kentucky Miami of Florida Mississippi State UNC Notre Dame Ole Miss Pitt West Virginia and Michigan for jump-balls from Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm with good hands and covers a lot of ground quickly with long strides as a Red Zone Weapon with 4.68 speed in the 40-yard dash Nike time ! Take that from 6′ 5″ and vertical leap of 33 inches. That is 110 inches off-the-ground to top of the head before adding his arms and hands higher than 140 inches off the ground for those 5′ 9″ cornerbacks everyone has. Matt Landers reaches 11 feet 8 inches on his jump-ball. How is a 5′ 9″ cornerback going to cover that ? Signed LOI 2-1-2017
* 15 players documented here as ranked in the Top 100 when there are 3300 joining 130 FBS teams 2017 in at least one of 3 major recruiting services 247Sports.com Scout.com ESPN RecruitingNation.com .
Search “ROSTER” top of this page HERE and you will see my count on scholarships as of 3:15 p.m. NSD.
Scout.com has us the # 1 class with 26 total of which we await none now to sign his LOI national letter of intent with all 26 now in-house.
I really like Seth Emerson. He’s been fun all day today but hasn’t caught-on yet we’re # 1 recruiting class all these hours since 9 a.m. this morning.
USA Today now reports that Scout.com indeed ranks Georgia # 1 Recruiting Class 2017 :
2-1-2017 at 9:16 a.m. updated 3:15 p.m.
You can MEASURE how good a class a team got Wednesday by the number of 3-Star recruits they got. The MORE they got then the worse the class is for that coach. DESPERATE coaches fill-up their scholarships with 3-Star recruits. Now sometimes a 3-Star is right there at the very top of the 3-Stars and that is where I caution you to look at their rank at their position.
If 13 of your 21 recruits are ranked 25 or 34 or 46 or 53 or 68 or 75 or 132 at their position then your average ranking of 62 % of what you signed Wednesday average the # 60 player at their position. 60 other teams signed better players than you did at 62 % of your positions.
You ONLY get 85 Scholarships.
If you are DESPERATE and fill your Scholarships with 62 % of them the # 60 player at their position then 60 other teams have increased their percentage of better players on Scholarship there than you have 62 % of the time.
This remains a problem for Mark Richt.
The higher ranked a recruit is then the higher the probability the player will do better than one worse ranked than he is.
If you don’t get this precept you will NEVER get recruiting.
I see folks who get all pessimistic and cynical about recruiting and typically those folks make 3 statements :
- I don’t follow recruiting.
- Recruits change their minds.
- I know of this 3-Star recruit who was an NFL Draft Pick and good player (ranked # 7 at his position in the nation but a 3-Star nonetheless.)
They just don’t understand recruiting. Those 3 statements do not mean a thing. Not one of those 3 statements has any meaning whatsoever. You either can recruit or you can not. You can be taught how to recruit. Or you can be a natural at it.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program and it can make or break a coach. That’s right. A poor coach can be judged a good one ONLY because he recruits better than the coach who knows more about coaching but goes after and signs the marginal players who just don’t make it as often as the ones who are judged to be the better players by folks who are paid millions upon millions of dollars to rank them.
That’s why rankings matter.
Mark Richt bragged himself that what HE termed his DREAM TEAM was his best class he recruited here but the truth of the matter is that the last remnants of his DREAM TEAM left his last year here a year in which he was fired for their performance on the field and it included 22 who left 2015 with Mark Richt. The 22 who left Mark Richt’s last season were ALL 22 STARTERS here for Mark Richt and included Kolton Houston who – since he was here 6 years during which time Mark Richt lost 24 games – Mark Richt averaged 4 losses a season with those 22 who left with Mark Richt his last season here 2015 the last remnants of the Dream Team.
Did you hear me Seth Emerson ?
Mark Richt’s dream team since it included Kolton Houston as the 22 starters Mark Richt lost after his 2015 fired season averaged 4 losses a year for their 6 years here. 24 losses 6 years.
That is good Seth Emerson ?
No it is NOT.
Seth Emerson says this morning that was a pretty good class.
That’s not pretty good Seth. That sucks.
It was anything but.
Of course Mark Richt averaged 4 losses a season his last 8 seasons here as well 73-32. So his DREAM TEAM was NO BETTER than the rest. Was it ? If Kirby’s class 2017 does that here Kirby will be FIRED too, not lauded by Seth Emerson on our 125th Anniversary as “pretty good” Seth.
Forty Percent 59 of the 146 Signed Scholarship Recruits by Mark Richt his last 6 seasons here were either kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit which got us in such a mess that we did NOT have what we needed.
Seth Emerson says that class was 24 signed scholarship recruits by Mark Richt in his DREAM TEAM but does not list them. There were in fact 26 Seth. 10 of the 26 did not finish their career here at Georgia because they either were kicked-off the team by Mark Richt failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit which got us in such a mess that we did NOT have what we needed Mark Richt’s average of 40% just gone his last 6 seasons here of the Mark Richt era.
2011 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
(1)DT JC Johnathan Jenkins
(2)RB 1 Isaiah Crowell – arrested suspended October 15, 2011 & November 5, Thursday 27 October failed drug test, leading rusher Florida 2 days’ later, kicked-off, Alabama State, NFL Cleveland 546 yards (3)MLB 37 Kent Turene – failed to qualify academically. Applied to Marshall, accepted and plays there
(4)DE 6 Ray Drew
(5)OT 40 Xzavier Ward –left the team with 2 years of eligibility remaining
(6)TE 4 Jay Rome
(7)CB 7 Malcolm Mitchell
(8)S 136 Quintavious Harrow – flunked-out, transfer Garden City Community College
(9)OLB 27 Ramik Wilson
(10)CB 9 Damian Swann
(11)WR 146 Sanford Seay – allegedly a felony theft kicked-off, Wide Receiver – Louisiana Tech 2014
(12)DT 50 Chris Mayes
(13)OT 28 Zach DeBell – did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(14)LS NR Nathan Theus
(15)OG 41 Hunter Long – did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(16)OT 23 Watts Dantzler
(17)CB 15 Nick Marshall – allegedly felony theft, kicked-off. Auburn, arrested drugs & tinted car
(18)WR 51 Justin Scott-Wesley – arrested drugs, suspended – did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(19)DE 37 Sterling Bailey
(20)QB 8 Christian LeMay – Kicked-off high school team senior season Transfer to Jacksonville State
(21)CB 38 Devin Bowman
(22)WR 34 Chris Conley
(23)C 6 David Andrews
(24)MLB 11 Amarlo Herrera
(25)S 20 Chris Sanders – allegedly felony theft, kicked-off. JUCO transfer to Baylor.
(26)S 6 Corey Moore
Here is that URL to what Mark Richt recruited in his cough cough DREAM TEAM :
It was NOT 24 Seth. 26.
Please do not compare THAT crappy class to this HISTORIC CLASS by stark contrast.
I take exception therefore that that was a pretty good class. They did not do jack here at Georgia except to get Mark Richt fired. Several of the more prominent players Seth brags on this morning were kicked-off this team and played for someone else not Georgia.
Pretty good Seth Mark Richt’s DREAM TEAM ?
Excuse me ?
No it was NOT PRETTY GOOD Seth Emerson sir.
12 of the 26 over forty-six percent were 3-star recruits or worse which is nearly half of Mark Richt’s DREAM TEAM. Only 1 of those players did jack here and he went undrafted in the NFL.
Mark Richt is counterproductive in his recruiting and always has been. He overinflated his rankings his last 6 years here at UGA by over-signing EVERY YEAR and then finding 59 of his last 146 forty percent were either kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit. He signed marginal players and had to resign every year MORE to replace them and they were 40 % kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit too from 2010 through 2015 inclusive all 6 years at the end of the Mark Richt era at Georgia. And was fired for it.
Mark Richt lost his job because his choice was Greyson Lambert who categorically refused to TRY to throw the ball down the field in fear he might throw an interception and lose his job over it he thought. Then when this halting quarterback after his halting QB choice Hutson Mason the previous year became apparent to Mark Richt he turned instead to a running back at QB whom Mark Richt had not given a single solitary snap at QB all season long against his # 1 Rival in his FATAL and 8th game of his FINAL SEASON here. DESPERATE. Desperate because he did NOT recruit as well here as Kirby Kirby’s first 2 classes already compared to Mark Richt there at Miami of Florida or here at Georgia. He didn’t call running plays for him either nor pull him after 4 interceptions as well but his FATAL FLAW was that at the most dynamic position at ANY college or NFL he had THESE CHOICES.
Got it ?
Of course you can have a great dynamic QB and NO ONE around him out there to block or catch and 2 injured running backs and a poorly prepared head coach and pitiful offensive coordinator and the QB will not be judged to be great any more than the coach will be. I am NOT making excuses for Kirby. I am stating FACTS.
When you look at the recruiting rankings Wednesday do NOT look at where the class is ranked but instead look at how many 3-Star recruits they got AND THEN LOOK at where each player is ranked at HIS POSITION in the nation.
If 62 % of them are the # 60 player in the nation at their position this is a POOR RECRUITING CLASS no matter where the class is ranked.
Where a team is RANKED as a TEAM is based on points. You get MORE POINTS for EVERY recruit signed. So if you over-sign and 62 % of them are # 60 at their position nationally then the team is made-up of marginal players. 60 other teams have BETTER PLAYERS than he does 62 % of the time. That’s not good and are seeds for issues on the down the line with 62 % of them. THAT is a failed model.
Here is that URL link to Mark Richt’s recruiting class 2017 :
That sucks like the 2011 class Mark Richt signed here because it is TOO heavy on 3-Star recruits and not enough STARS.
I’d rather have a coach who knows how to coach but if I have to choose between two neither who know how to coach I will take the one who recruits better because HE can be a BETTER COACH just simply by signing better players.
And if I have to take an OLD COACH who doesn’t know what he is doing coaching or a young one I will take the young one because he MIGHT learn how to coach while the old one has already proven that he can’t.
This is where I stand on Wednesday’s news that Kirby Smart has recruited the nation’s # 3 recruiting class made-up of 15 players judged to be top 100 players OVERALL in the nation in at least 1 of the 3 top recruiting services Scout.com 247Sports.com or ESPN RecruitingNation.com of the 3300 who will sign scholarships to 1-A FBS teams Wednesday and The University of Georgia’s # 1 recruiting class of ALL-TIME with 15 top players whom I hope to see Fall Practice practicing at least some with the # 1 unit ALL FALL.
This is NOT 15 in the top 100 at THEIR POSITION nationally but that of the 3300 signing Wednesday with FBS 1-A teams of which there are 130 teams Kirby just got us 15 of the top 100 of the 3300.
Got it ?
Kirby Smart is a more likable football coach than Mark Richt to the kids themselves.
Kirby absorbed how to recruit. Is it the most important judge of being a good coach in college football ? It certainly is one way a coach can be judged to be a good coach. He can have better players and be judged a good coach as a result thereof by itself.
If you can keep this in mind Wednesday National Signing Day 2017 then you will be able sit back and have perspective about all this news Wednesday.
It does NOT mean that I will not be continuing to urge Kirby to LEARN how to coach such as GETTING HIS 15 top 100 players in one of the 3 major recruiting services – our stars therefore – out there ALL FALL this Fall practicing at least some with the # 1 unit.
It’s quite a feat Kirby has accomplished Wednesday. We’ve played football at the rate of # 11 best in the nation for our 125th Anniversary this season at Georgia and THIS our # 1 recruiting class ever of all 125 seasons. You look at it how ever you want : I know what this means. 125th Anniversary I RECOGNIZED THIS FIRST.
# 2 Georgia Bulldogs Rivals :
# 2 ESPN RecruitingNation :
# 2 Scout.com :
# 3 on 247Sports.com Composite :
# 3 MaxPreps.com :
Of the Top 49 players in-state in Georgia Kirby has Sixteen (16) 16 : That includes 9 of the Top 17 and 10 of the top 25 :
- # 2 Athlete Nationally *DeAngelo Gibbs 4.52 Nike 40-yard dash 6’ 2” 204 lbs. Grayson # 13 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 40 overall and # 3 Safety by 247Sports.com Composite # 10 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed
- # 2 Safety *Richard LeCounte 4.51 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 1″ 186 lbs. Liberty County Hinesville # 39 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 27 overall by 247Sports.com Composite # 11 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed
- # 3 QB *Jake Fromm 6′ 2″ 203 lbs. Houston Warner Robins # 29 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 46 overall and # 3 PRO QB by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
- # 3 Running Back *D’Andre Swift 5′ 9.5″ 214 lbs. Philadelphia Joseph’s Prep School # 35 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 36 overall and # 4 RB by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 4 OG *Netori Johnson 6′ 3.5″ 348 lbs. Cedar Grove # 82 overall and # 5 OG prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 6 ILB *Nate McBride 6′ 2″ 225 lbs. 4.53 in 40-yard dash 10.5 in 100 meters Vidalia # 92 overall and # 2 ILB prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 7 OT *Isaiah Wilson 6′ 7″ 350 lbs. Brooklyn New York # 49 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 32 overall by 247Sports.com Composite # 2 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation
- # 7 OLB *Walter Grant 6′ 4″ 235 lbs. Cairo # 93 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 8 DE *Robert Beal 6′ 3.5″ 234 lbs. Norcross IMG Academy Bradenton FL # 74 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 81 overall and # 5 DE by 247Sports.com Composite # 4 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation
- # 9 Athlete Nationally Tray Bishop 6’ 3” 185 lbs. Terrell County # 129 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 4 Athlete Nationally by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 9 ILB Monty Rice of James Clemens High in Madison ALABAMA 6′ 2″ 228 lbs. Nike 40-yard dash time 4.62 ! the # 221 best overall prospect nationally regardless of position 2017 by Scout.com 4-Star Scout.com obviously with that size length and speed and Scout.com ranks Monty Rice the # 9 Inside Linebacker in the nation 2017
- # 10 OLB Jaden Hunter 6′ 2″ 212 lbs. 4.81 Nike 40-yard dash Westlake Atlanta # 136 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
- # 11 OT *Andrew Thomas 6″ 4.5″ 318 lbs. Pace Academy # 68 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 74 overall and # 12 OT by 247Sports.com Composite # 38 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation
- # 12 OT *D’antne Demery 6′ 6″ 304 lbs. Brunswick # 92 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 13 DT Devante Wyatt 6′ 3″ 298 lbs. 4.59 in 40-yard dash Towers # 230 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 14 nationally overall JUCO # 2 JUCO OT *D’Marcus Hayes 6′ 5″ and 320 lbs. Madison Central Mississippi JUCO # 5 JUCO overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 14 nationally JUCO by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
- # 14 OG Justin Shaffer 6′ 5″ 346 lbs. also Cedar Grove # 243 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 16 CB William Poole 4.52 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 179 lbs. Hapeville College Park # 46 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 180 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 18 DE Malik Herring 6′ 4″ 265 lbs. Mary Persons # 84 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 150 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 19 WR Mark Webb also Philadelphia 6′ 2″ and 195 lbs. # 134 overall and # 20 WR prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 19 WR Jeremiah Holloman 6′ 2″ 195 lbs. with 4.48 time 40-yard dash Newton High # 98 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 135 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 131 overall and # 19 WR by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
- # 22 WR Trey Blount 4.36 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 2″ 192 lbs. also Pace Academy # 252 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 53 WR Matt Landers 6’5″ long 192 lbs. Wide Receiver from St. Petersburg FL also offered Scholarship by Florida Auburn FSU Louisville Kentucky Miami of Florida Mississippi State UNC Notre Dame Ole Miss Pitt West Virginia and Michigan for jump-balls from Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm with good hands and covers a lot of ground quickly with long strides as a Red Zone Weapon with 4.68 speed in the 40-yard dash Nike time ! Take that from 6′ 5″ and vertical leap of 33 inches. That is 110 inches off-the-ground to top of the head before adding his arms and hands higher than 140 inches off the ground for those 5′ 9″ cornerbacks everyone has. Matt Landers reaches 11 feet 8 inches on his jump-ball. How is a 5′ 9″ cornerback going to cover that ?
15 players ranked in the Top 100 when there are 3300 joining 130 FBS teams 2017.
How many Scholarships does Kirby have remaining ?
85 Scholarship Players running list as of 5 January 2017 :
18 Juniors as of today 5 January 2017
2 Redshirt Sophomores
15 Sophomores who have not said they are abdicating or had it said for them
5 Redshirt Freshmen
1 Medical Redshirt True Freshman available as early enrollee slot 2017
3 Redshirted 2016 as an in-coming Freshman on Scholarship
1 Redshirt Sophomore Transfer 2016 Mark Richt gave scholarship to for 2017 who sat-out 2016
60 On-Scholarship for 2017 here already today
23 Commitments 6 of whom have signed their papers with Kirby for 2017 Scholarship
83 On-Scholarship for 2017
2 remaining scholarships meaning at this point 5 January 2017 Kirby can sign 2 more or give 2 scholarships to Walk-ons or to Preferred Walk-ons listed at the bottom here or to ones coming-in.
18 Juniors :
Dominick Sanders Junior 1 – staying
Isaiah Wynn Junior 2
Dyshon Sims Junior 3
Brice Ramsey Junior 4
Nick Chubb Junior staying 5
Sony Michel Junior staying 6
Isaiah McKenzie Junior NFL Draft
Javon Wims Junior 7
Jeb Blazevich Junior 8
Jordan Davis Junior 9
Shakenneth Williams Junior 10 played 2 games 2016 including 1 start
Aulden Bynum Junior 11
Reggie Wilkerson Junior 12 played 6 games 2016
Shaun McGee Junior academics abdicated in public by Kirby
Malkom Parrish Junior 13
Aaron Davis now he is staying too Junior today 14
said he is leaving
John Atkins Junior 15
Reggie Carter Junior 16
Davin Bellamy Junior staying 17
Lorenzo Carter Junior staying 18
2 Redshirt Sophomores :
Lamont Galliard Redshirt Sophomore 19
Kendall Baker Redshirt Sophomore 20
15 Sophomores who have not said they are abdicating or had it said for them :
Jackson Harris Sophomore 21
Terry Godwin Sophomore 22
Jayson Stanley Sophomore 23
Michael Chigbu Sophomore 24
Shaquery Wilson Sophomore abdicated
Trent Thompson Sophomore 25
DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Sophomore 26
Michael Barnett Sophomore 27
Roquan Smith Sophomore 28
Natrez Patrick Sophomore 29
Jonathan Ledbetter Sophomore 30
Juwan Taylor Sophomore 31
Rashad Roundtree Sophomore 32 played in 12 games including bowl game 2016
Juwuan Briscoe Sophomore abdicated
Rico McGraw Sophomore abdicated
Deandre Baker Sophomore 33
D’Andre Walker Sophomore 34
Jarvis Wilson Sophomore 35 played 13 games 2016
Kirby Choates Sophomore academics abdicating if said leaving remove until says back
5 Redshirt Freshmen :
Sam Madden Redshirt Freshman 36
Sage Hardin Redshirt Freshman 37 played one game 2016
Justin Young Redshirt Freshman 38 played 9 games 2016
Patrick Allen Redshirt Freshman 39 played 2 games including TCU 2016
Tae Crowder Redshirt Freshman 40
Jake Edwards Redshirt Freshman transferred after Spring Practice 2016 Georgia Southern
16 Freshmen :
Jaleel Laquins Freshman 41
Michail Carter Freshman 42
Julian Rochester Freshman 43
Tyler Clark Freshman 44
David Marshall Freshman 45
Tyrique McGhee Freshman 46
Marshall Long Freshman 47
Elijah Holyfield Freshman 48
Riley Ridley Freshman 49
Tyler Simmons Freshman 50
Charlie Woerner Freshman 51
Brian Herrien Freshman 52
Isaac Nauta Freshman 53
Mecole Hardman Jr. Freshman 54
Jacob Eason Freshman 55
1 Medical Redshirt True Freshman 2016 who does NOT count 5 January 2017 :
1 True Freshman who played one play and was DOCUMENTED as injured during that 1 snap and could not return to the field 2016 so this is a prototypical MEDICAL REDSHIRT meaning he gets to play here 6 years like Kolton Houston of the 2010 signing class who completed his eligibility the game after Mark Richt was fired against Penn State. 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Six years On-Scholarship. The NCAA screwed Kolton Houston over an archaic rule not written for his circumstance of PED then relented after the fact.
Solomon Kindley Freshman 56 in this one case this is a documented rubber-stamp MEDICAL REDSHIRT TRUE FRESHMAN 2016 who therefore does NOT count as On-Scholarship on THIS DAY 5 January 2017 meaning Kirby can NOW bring-in ONE MORE Early Enrollee since it is a foregone conclusion that the NCAA owes Kirby one MORE Early Enrollee right now today. Counts as 1 of the 60 documented as On-Scholarship for 2017 for Kirby no matter what. 56.
If Kirby redshirts Solomon Kindley for 2017 as I expect then that will be his REDSHIRT year. Neither 2016 nor 2017 then in this scenario I am suggesting here therefore counts toward his 4 years of eligibility. And therefore 2016 does NOT count as On-Scholarship on THIS DAY either.
It is easy to be precise in this 85 list. There are RULES.
If you have seen enough of the RULES you know what they are. I have. I do. It’s not confusing. It is cut-and-dry. It is detailed. The NCAA has a whole and completely SEPARATE group for this called COMPLIANCE. They have a responsibility to do their job. And they are NOT ALLOWED to drag their feet. They can apply rules and take them back as in this case not applying but THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE CASES. Kirby gets another EARLY ENROLLEE SLOT over this.
That will still leave him with 4 years of eligibility the same as Kolton Houston. If you are redshirted you still get 4 years of eligibility to play. If you get a medical redshirt that is on top of the 5 if you get a redshirt by the coach. If you don’t get a redshirt from your coach you would then have 5 years without a redshirt but I see no reason not to redshirt Solomon Kindley 2017. This means he will still have 2018 as then RF 2019 RSo 2020 RJr and the 2021-2022 season he CAN be On-Scholarship as a Redshirt Senior as you get that year if you are redshirted when the NCAA awards a medical redshirt year. Since he GOT A SNAP 2016 that would seem a real possibility in Solomon Kindley’s case. This is the definition of a Medical Redshirt 6th year of eligibility. Frankly the NCAA owed Kolton Houston a 7th year of eligibility but felt giving him 6 was compensation enough. The NCAA has awarded 2 Medical Redshirt years before. Texas Tech center Tony Morales was awarded a seventh year of eligibility by the NCAA in November of 2016 two months ago. He gets 7 years of On-Scholarship PAYMENTS for FBS football. The Medical Redshirt year is a year in which the University pays for the student-athlete but is exempted NOT-COUNTED toward the On-Scholarship 85 DURING THAT ONE YEAR. He does count for 2017 whether he is redshirted or not but January early enrollee is NOT PART OF THAT. And that is the purpose of this on-going list on this blog spurring Seth Emerson to write the list as I requested verifying THIS LIST by me by MY RESEARCH to list those On-Scholarship for 2017 now that 2016 is over.
Technically as I lay-out here Solomon Kindley is NOT 5 January 2017 On-Scholarship as he is MEDICAL REDSHIRT 2016 season which INCLUDES TODAY for early enrollee status.
A lot of words but this is most important that Kirby has ANOTHER EARLY ENROLLEE 5 January 2017 SLOT.
Technically as I lay it out here :
- 2016 MEDICAL REDSHIRT
- 2017 REDSHIRT year not counting as 1 of the 4 years eligibility either
- 2018 RF year
- 2019 RSo year
- 2020 RJr year
- 2021 RSr year
Got it ?
He can become a Dr. on the dole. All 6 years for Kolton Houston he was On-Scholarship receiving payments in-compliance with NCAA Compliance and all 7 years for Texas Tech center Tony Morales the same is true. There is nothing confusing or in-question about Solomon Kindley. UGA does have to document this to the NCAA and get APPROVAL before it is a slot. With the staff we have this should be APPROVED BY NOW but is NOT as of 5 January 2017 and that is the FAULT of Kirby’s staff and A.D. Greg McGarity. This is their job.
We knew all this 17 September 2016 so we have known this for 3 months and 3 weeks. Had the NCAA been sent their obligatory REQUEST for MEDICAL REDSHIRT September 17 we would have this open slot now. The NCAA IS ALLOWED to drag its feet when being in a hurry is OUR FAULT. An ERROR as big as this one costing Kirby getting a GREAT RB who just kicked-ass in the all-star game against all our recruits holding hands to stop him not turning in the REQUIRED REQUEST to the NCAA for Medical Redshirt status on September 17 of 2016 does NOT constitute a HURRY-UP for the NCAA. It’s our fault. It’s Greg McGarity’s responsibility TOTALLY. Greg McGarity should have recognized this on 17 September 2016.
There is that just one number : 85.
There is NO OTHER NUMBER. You are or aren’t. Solomon Kindley was NOT On-Scholarship 2016 season and therefore IS NOT TODAY. The University paid for Solomon 2016 but is EXEMPTED from counting him in the 85 On-Scholarship number. Got it ?
We just got ANOTHER Early Enrollee slot because Solomon Kindley is NOT today 5 January 2017 counted as one of the 85 On-Scholarship when determining how many OPEN SLOTS there are for Early Enrollees. It is NOT another Scholarship because 2017 he WILL COUNT toward the 85. But today he isn’t.
3 Redshirted 2016 as an in-coming Freshman on Scholarship :
Chris Barnes Redshirted 2016 as Freshman 57
Ben Cleveland Redshirted as a Freshman 58
Chauncey Manac Redshirted 2016 as a Freshman 59
Rico Johnson medical disqualified doesn’t count as scholarship
1 Redshirt Sophomore Transfer 2016 Mark Richt gave scholarship to for 2017 who sat-out 2016 :
I believe I recall Mark Richt provided a scholarship NEXT YEAR 2017 to J.R. Reed who had to sit-out the 2016 year as a Redshirt Sophomore here at UGA since he was in the 2014 recruiting class and did not play with anyone redshirted 2014. Then JR Reed played as a Redshirt Freshman when he signed 2015 with Tulsa. This is a Scholarship committed for 2017 by Mark Richt. Redshirt Sophomore who will have 2 years remaining here. 6′ 195 db played as redshirt freshman at Tulsa in 2015. Dad Jake Reed NFL not J.R. Reed NFL db. This is our top recruit’s cousin DeAngelo Gibbs. 60
60 On-Scholarship today 5 January 2017 for 2017 season I can document and have.
Rodrigo Blankenship RF K still walk-on parents said staying that way for now
Cameron Nizialek Senior Graduate Transfer Walk-On 44.8 yd punt 53.6 yd K-O
Trent Frix Junior was On-Scholarship 2016 by Kirby himself August awarding it to him as a Walk-On at the time. Trent then played 12 games including bowl 2016 and has 2 Varsity letters UGA and Academic Honor Roll. This blog here UGA Thomas Brown . wordpress.com reported that Trent Frix WAS given a Scholarship for 2016 by Kirby in August 2016. Whether he keeps that for 2017 would seem to me to be up to the terms of providing it by Kirby. Is Trent Frix on Scholarship TODAY ? Yes. But Kenneth Towns and Tommy Long were both awarded Scholarships August 2016 by Kirby too and they are on Scholarship today too but as Seniors will NOT BE 2017. I can not document that Trent Frix is or is not on Scholarship for 2017 but it would seem he like some others here should be. I have not read Kirby say Trent Frix has a Scholarship for 2017 or that he does not.
Christian Payne Junior is still walk-on
Glenn Welch FB listed as Junior 2016 season however he was redshirted 2014 played in 12 games 2015 and played in all 13 games 2016 season. Either way he has a year left 2017 whether he is in fact a Redshirt Junior 2017 season as I see it or if indeed he is a senior 2017 season as listed at UGA. He has always been a Walk-on like his older brother Parker. Wayne County Jesup GA Highest GPA on the team every year both here and at Wayne County. Recognized as such by league office and by UGA. SEC Academic Honor Roll 2014 and UGA student-athlete Honor Roll 2015.
Prather Hudson Preferred Walk-on Redshirted as Freshman 2016
Tim Hill Senior transfer Walk-on db who played 4 games this season including bowl game after sitting-out last year for Mark Richt here so by my count his eligibility is over with his last game in college TCU which he did play in. Although he has a redshirt year he could take he has none since by transfer rules he had to sit-out last year so he is done by my count.
Billy Seward Redshirt Junior Walk-on redshirted 2013 played 2014 2015 2016 Center 6’ 3” 269 lbs. Oconee
Mitchell Wasson Freshman K still walk-on Redshirted 2016
William Ham Redshirt Sophomore K still walk-on played 5 games 2016 including last 2. Lost his job as kicker to Rodrigo Blankenship and then after getting PT the last 2 games abdicated his role here and left. Best of luck to William Ham and thank you.
Nick Moore Sophomore had tackle last year played 4 games 2016 walk-on still.
Steven Van Tiflin redshirt sophomore WR played one game 2016 walk-on.
Thomas Swilley Junior OG played one game 2015 one game 2016 walk-on.
I believe I recall we provided Keyon Brown Redshirt Sophomore 2016 a Scholarship and he has played in one game 2016. So I did NOT say that Keyon Brown is not on Scholarship but that I said that he WAS provided a Scholarship for 2016 and played in a game 2016 for Kirby. I have quite a few walk-ons here I document are OWED a Scholarship Keyon Brown is one of these – not one of the 60 I can document ARE On-Scholarship for 2017 such as J.R. Reed who was provided one for 2017 by Mark Richt to put UGA in position to sign his cousin DeAngelo Gibbs.
I believe I recall we provided Mirko Jurkovic Redshirt Freshman 2016 a Scholarship but he has not played in 2016 and would appear to have loads in front of him at TE.
I believe I recall Mark Richt provided a scholarship 2016 to Joseph Ledbetter to get his younger brother to sign with us too but he is no longer playing with us this year so that is over.
Allen Williams Preferred Walk-on Redshirt Freshman 6’7″ 352 lbs.
Jordon McKinney Preferred Walk-on Redshirt Freshman
Joshua Moran 6′ 2″ 193 lbs. 3-star Preferred Walk-on
Daniel Gothard Freshman on roster preferred walk-on still – has not played 2016.
Frank Sinkwich IV Preferred Walk-On 2017 OG FB Scout team until Junior year high school great grandson Athens Academy 5′ 11″ 235 lbs. 305 bench 500 squat 24.5″ vertical leap 5.23 Nike 40-yard dash added 40 lbs. to get to 235. Not considered one of the 3300 FBS Division 1-A recruits by any service. This is the first 2017 Preferred Walk-On made public. None of the Preferred Walk-Ons for 2016 to Kirby have been awarded a Scholarship which is Frank’s fate as well unless he can make it as FB or long-snapper. He did play some Center Senior year. None of the men Kirby had join him in 2016 as a Walk-On were awarded a Scholarship either yet. Kirby did give 3 Mark Richt Walk-Ons Scholarships August of 2016 Kenneth Towns who personally won 2 games for Mark Richt Tommy Long and Trent Frix for Special Teams. It is unknown if Trent Frix Scholarship was just for 2016 or extends into 2017 unabated but his family does not really need it. Neither did mine. Tommy Long and Kenneth Towns used up their eligibility against TCU. Best of luck to you Frank. And thanks for coming to UGA.
Do you get the feeling since you have not even seen the Preferred Walk-ons or Walk-Ons for 2017 except for this one that this is not the same roster The Georgia Bulldogs have EVER had ?
This is not what we are used to and thus so much research by me to get it right. If I were a writer I would specifically ask certain players their status. I used to go into the locker room.
It is a lot easier to keep up with this than it is to create it.
So 60 documented On-Scholarship for 2017 who have not said they are leaving or had it said for them plus 23 Commits are 83 meaning Kirby has Two (2) Scholarships available today 5 January 2017 both of which are long-since committed several times over. But there will be more attrition.
Seth Emerson’s list 2 January 2017 also agrees with this list.
That blog by Seth Emerson he wrote the day after mine on 1-1-2017. I did URL Link my post 1-1-2017 to him specifically. He also suggests there will be more attrition too. And thanks to our readers here on this blog tludlam
Thank you Mike BIG DAWG Woods. It won’t be the same anymore. This is a great loss. Mike had heart complications.
Thank you Mike BIG DAWG Woods.
A big part of your problem Kirby on offense is that you TOLD EVERYONE that your philosophy as head coach is to concentrate on the PROCESS of forced running of the ball that fewer bad things happen when you run – even when it DOESN’T FIT the personnel you DO HAVE Kirby.
Have you learned anything on THAT Kirby ?
Jeff Schultz says today you told him :
“If you just focus on results you won’t get what you want out of life. You won’t get what you want out of a season. You won’t get what you want out of a game.” Kirby told Jeff Schultz today.
This is more of the damn process of running the ball offensively even when it doesn’t fit and isn’t working.
Kirby that is JUST WRONG.
If you do not have a GOAL to win the damn game and commit yourself to THAT you will NEVER ACHIEVE in wins and losses what you want.
It doesn’t work like that Kirby.
I don’t know who filled your head with this junk Kirby.
Get a GOAL.
Write it down.
Commit yourself to it.
Try to win the game today please Kirby and quit with EVERYTHING ELSE.
When you have a passing QB like this back him up from the line and have him pass. At least do it more than you are. This will open-up your running game. TCU has a good coach. He will load the box too Kirby. Figure it out.
If you don’t have a goal Kirby focus on that goal and want it then any old road will get you there – even the road to Memphis.
I was reading the Mark Bradley column in the AJ-C DawgNation thrown in my yard and here is Mark Bradley has to say about Kirby :
“The biggest issue facing this program is Kirby Smart himself. It’s not clear he will BECOME a real head coach. Kirby appears tetchy including on the sidelines.” Page C5 continued from front page of the sports section.
Tetchy means bad-tempered irritable bad habits cantankerous morose cross crabby cranky. That is the way Mark Bradley is using such words. Mark Bradley parts his hair down the middle so what did you expect of him ?
Excuse me Kirby EVERYONE on your staff and everyone you report to at UGA knows you can NOT say that Kirby. Jesus Christ Kirby WTF are you thinking ? Nick Saban has FAILED to prepare you Kirby. You should know better than this too.
Kirby : “Shaun McGee is going to finish up with us but then he’s going to transfer out. He may have some academic issues depending on how his grades finish up. We’re still checking on a couple of classes. He may not be eligible for us next semester.”
- # 2 Safety *Richard LeCounte 4.51 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 1″ Liberty County Hinesville
- # 3 Running Back * D’Andre Swift 214 lbs. Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep School
- # 5 QB *Jake Fromm 6′ 2″ 203 lbs. Houston Warner Robins
- # 6 OG *Netori Johnson 6′ 4″ 348 lbs. Cedar Grove
- # 7 OT *Isaiah Wilson 6′ 7″ 350 lbs. Brooklyn New York
- # 7 DE *Robert Beal 6′ 4″ 234 lbs. Norcross IMG Academy Bradenton FL
- # 7 OLB *Walter Grant 6′ 4″ 235 lbs. Cairo
- # 11 OT *Andrew Thomas 6″ 5″ 318 lbs. Pace Academy
- # 11 OLB Jaden Hunter 6′ 2″ 212 lbs. 4.81 Nike 40-yard dash Westlake Atlanta
- # 13 OT *D’antne Demery 6′ 5″ 310 lbs. Brunswick
- # 16 CB William Poole 4.68 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ Hapeville College Park.
- # 16 OG Justin Shaffer 6′ 5″ 356 lbs. also Cedar Grove
- # 18 DE Malik Herring 6′ 4″ 265 lbs. Mary Persons
- # 19 WR Mark Webb Philadelphia 6′ 3″ and 202 lbs.
- # 20 nationally OT D’Marcus Hayes 6′ 5″ and 320 lbs. Madison Central Mississippi
- # 21 WR Jeremiah Holloman 6′ 2″ 195 lbs. with 4.48 time 40-yard dash Newton High
- # 22 WR Trey Blount 4.36 Nike 40-yard dash also Pace Academy
- # 48 DT Devante Wyatt 6′ 3″ and 300 lbs. 4.59 in 40-yard dash Towers
- # 53 WR Matt Landers 6’5″ long Wide Receiver from St. Petersburg FL
*Top 100 Overall players in the nation regardless of position 9 for Kirby !
Full roster of 85 on-scholarship today. 16 seniors on-scholarship leave and 4 abdicated their scholarship which is then minus 20 but Mark Richt gave J.R. Reed a scholarship to transfer from Tulsa and he is sitting-out this year and gets a Scholarship too for 2017.
SCHOLARSHIP CLASS BREAKDOWN :
2 Redshirt Sophomores
19 Sophomores – 4 abdicating their scholarship
6 Redshirt Freshmen
4 Freshmen Redshirted 2016
2 Walk-ons owed a Scholarship
85 Scholarships – NO OTHER NUMBER
J.R. Reed Mark Richt gave scholarship to for 2017 and don’t forget Rodrigo Blankenship is not on scholarship. 85 minus 16 seniors is 69 minus 4 abdicating their scholarship is 65 plus J.R. Reed is 66 plus 19 commitments is 85 exactly at FULL 85 SCHOLARSHIPS. If Aaron Davis does as he says and does not come back 2017 then Kirby has one scholarship available and Dominick Sanders said he is leaving so that is 2 scholarships available.
16 Seniors :
Greg Pyke Senior Brandon Kublanow Senior Quincy Mauger Senior Chuks Amaechi Senior Brendan Douglas Senior Reggie Davis Senior Ryne Rankin Senior Tommy Long Senior Glenn Welch Senior Shattle Fenteng Senior Johnny O’Neal Senior Charlie Hegedus Senior Kenneth Towns Senior Mo Smith Graduate Senior Tyler Catalina Graduate Senior Greyson Lambert Graduate Senior
20 Juniors :
Dominick Sanders Junior 1 – said he is thinking about leaving
Isaiah Wynn Junior 2
Dyshon Sims Junior 3
Brice Ramsey Junior 4
Nick Chubb Junior staying 5
Sony Michel Junior staying 6
Isaiah McKenzie Junior 7
Javon Wims Junior 8
Jeb Blazevich Junior 9
Jordan Davis Junior 10
Shakenneth Williams Junior 11
Aulden Bynum Junior 12
Reggie Wilkerson Junior 13
Shaun McGee Junior 14 academics abdicated
Malkom Parrish Junior 15
Aaron Davis Junior said he is leaving
John Atkins Junior 16
Reggie Carter Junior 17
Davin Bellamy Junior staying 18
Lorenzo Carter Junior staying 19
2 Redshirt Sophomores :
Lamont Galliard Redshirt Sophomore 20
Kendall Baker Redshirt Sophomore 21
19 Sophomores :
minus 4 abdicating :
Jackson Harris Sophomore 22
Terry Godwin Sophomore 23
Jayson Stanley Sophomore 24
Michael Chigbu Sophomore 25
Shaquery Wilson Sophomore abdicated
Trent Thompson Sophomore 26
DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Sophomore 27
Michael Barnett Sophomore 28
Roquan Smith Sophomore 29
Natrez Patrick Sophomore 30
Jonathan Ledbetter Sophomore 31
Juwan Taylor Sophomore 32
Rashad Roundtree Sophomore 33
Juwuan Briscoe Sophomore abdicated Rico McGraw Sophomore abdicated
Deandre Baker Sophomore 34
D’Andre Walker Sophomore 35
Jarvis Wilson Sophomore 36
Kirby Choates Sophomore academics abdicating
6 Redshirt Freshmen :
Sam Madden Redshirt Freshman 37
Sage Hardin Redshirt Freshman 38
Justin Young Redshirt Freshman 39
Patrick Allen Redshirt Freshman 40
Tae Crowder Redshirt Freshman 41
Jake Edwards Redshirt Freshman 42
16 Freshmen :
Jaleel Laquins Freshman 43
Michail Carter Freshman 44
Julian Rochester Freshman 45
Tyler Clark Freshman 46
David Marshall Freshman 47
Tyrique McGhee Freshman 48
Marshall Long Freshman 49
Elijah Holyfield Freshman 50
Riley Ridley Freshman 51
Tyler Simmons Freshman 52
Charlie Woerner Freshman 53
Brian Herrien Freshman 54
Isaac Nauta Freshman 55
Mecole Hardman Jr. Freshman 56
Jacob Eason Freshman 57
Solomon Kindley Freshman 58
4 Freshmen Redshirted 2016 :
Chris Barnes Freshman 60
Ben Cleveland 2016 Redshirted Freshman 61
Chauncey Manac 2016 Redshirted Freshman 62
Rico Johnson medical disqualified doesn’t count as scholarship
I believe I recall Mark Richt provided a scholarship NEXT YEAR 2017 to J.R. Reed who had to sit-out this year. This is a Scholarship committed for 2017 by Mark Richt. Sophomore. 6′ 195 db played Tulsa 2015. Dad Jake Reed NFL not J.R. Reed NFL db. 63
63 plus 19 commitments is 82 of the 85 scholarships and there are some walk-ons whom Kirby will HAVE TO provide a scholarship to too. This assumes Aaron Davis leaves and Dominick Sanders said he too is thinking of leaving so that would be 62 on-scholarship plus 19 commitments for 81.
Rodrigo Blankenship RF K still walk-on N. B.
Trent Frix Junior is still walk-on
Christian Payne Junior is still walk-on
Prather Hudson Freshman Redshirted 2016 Preferred Walk-on
Tim Hill Senior db Played this season
Mitchell Wasson F K still walk-on
William Ham Redshirt Sophomore K still walk-on played 3 games
Nick Moore Sophomore had tackle last year played 3 games 2016 walk-on still.
Steven Van Tiflin redshirt sophomore WR played one game 2016 walk-on.
Thomas Swilley Junior OG played one game 2015 one game 2016 walk-on.
I believe I recall we provided Keyon Brown Redshirt Sophomore 2016 a Scholarship and he has played in one game 2016.
I believe I recall we provided Mirko Jurkovic Redshirt Freshman 2016 a Scholarship but he has not played in 2016 and would appear to have loads in front of him at TE.
I believe I recall Mark Richt provided a scholarship 2016 to Joseph Ledbetter to get his younger brother to sign with us too but he is no longer playing with us this year so that is over.
Daniel Gothard Freshman on roster preferred walk-on still – has not played 2016.
85 – 4 on Scholarship abdicating is 81 – 16 seniors is 65 plus J.R. Reed is 66 for 2017 plus 19 commitments = 85 EXACTLY. And if Dominick Sanders leaves 84.
I have no idea why anyone would want to TRY to confuse you about scholarships available when discussing recruiting. There only is one number. That is 85. You either have no scholarship available for recruiting or you do.
I can understand why Kirby would want to confuse the issue. And make no mistake about it this IS THE ISSUE.
Seth Emerson SAYS HE HAS A LIST but he is the ONLY sportswriter to TRY to write about where we are on Scholarships today whom it is we lose and whom it is we don’t lose and then ALL THE BLOGS brag on Kirby’s recruiting with 19 commitments THE OTHER BLOGS stating THEY THINK Kirby will sign 29.
There would have to be A LOT OF attrition between now and signing 29. I can tell you that just as plainly as I can
LIST THE 85 SCHOLARSHIPS for you by name and class.
And I can and have told you who the top 50 of of this running list I keep here are on my blog of scholarships because it is MY PREMISE that you can’t talk about recruiting WITHOUT KNOWING what your scholarships are of the one single limit of 85 at any one time of which today WE ARE FULL all 85.
Seth Emerson why can’t you LIST the 85 scholarships for Georgia as our beat writer ?
I certainly did the research which sparked your article yesterday on the topic and the article you wrote before that too on this.
But you cannot list the on-scholarship players for Georgia ?
Why not Seth Emerson ?
I certainly CAN.
For MANY YEARS all we had to do was to go to a site at Rivals and look-up who was on-scholarship and who wasn’t. True the list every year was wrong but it listed the players BY NAME SETH EMERSON so you could easily ferret-out the current true list.
In other words Seth Rivals all these years prior kept a running list of on-scholarship at Georgia by class. I looked at it 100 times a season every season. They kept their list up-to-date. Who cares if it has an error on it when it LISTS THE ON-SCHOLARSHIP at Georgia by NAME ? For all these years Seth we all have been able to look at the Rivals’ List and easily know that this guy changed status.
Now there is NO ONE with a running list EXCEPT FOR ME.
By my count Kirby can sign 22 and has 19 commitments including one signed. So Kirby can sign 3 more new commitments and I think Kirby had therefore an early enrollee spot for Toniel Carter. So my read on this is that Kirby did NOT WANT Toniel Carter. Therefore you can add this to the list of the top 2 dozen biggest blunders by Kirby his first season coaching anywhere. It stands at 25 blunders Kirby 2016 with more time remaining for another.
Kirby dropped from # 2 recruiting class to # 5 by his treatment of Toniel Carter who clearly wanted to be here January 6 early enrollee. And Kirby gave Tom Herman a huge big boost in his new job and made Texas a better team.
This will be used against Kirby in RECRUITING his entire tenure at Georgia. This is TYPICAL of the manner Kirby treats folks. You have seen it ALL YEAR on ALL HIS PLAYERS. Texas is a huge fertile recruiting ground. If we can’t recruit in Texas over this this will be even bigger than Kirby not wanting the guy after HE TOLD THE KID HE DID. This is what is being said and although Kirby said he didn’t have an early enrollee spot Kirby certainly does and could have if he wanted to. So he didn’t want him AFTER he told the kid he did. I did Kirby. I would have had Toniel Carter as one of your elusive you can never figure-out and are trying to find your top 50 players for 2017 season Kirby.
Kirby I don’t give a shit what you do just don’t lie to ME. Don’t hide behind the I can’t talk about it and then talk about it and LIE. You didn’t want him once Nick Chubb and Sony Michel said they both are coming-back because you MISTREATED BOTH OF THEM ALL YEAR Kirby so they have unfinished business. You would not have played Toniel Carter Kirby this season. You will RUE this decision Kirby. You just don’t care what people think. Well this ONE is going to REALLY HURT you the rest of your LIFE in recruiting and Toniel Carter has already shown more class than you Kirby and so too did his brother and legal guardian.
Cut off your nose to spite your face.
I would love to hear what Dell McGee has to say on this. And knowing Dell McGee I will.
Kirby just shot himself in the foot.
Our Pride has been challenged.
Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson CBS Announcers have made-out Georgia to be a bust of a football program. Gary Danielson specifically has stated every time he talks about us that we are the Clemson. That we manage to find a way to lose.
That that is our identity.
Gary Danielson in particular says that “The Bulldogs ‘Georgia’d’ the game, again.”
That we stole defeat from the Jaws of Victory. I am glad I don’t have to listen to him tomorrow. I am tired of it.
It really is all he says frankly.
He went to Purdue. He wasn’t any damn good. He went undrafted. In the NFL he threw as many interceptions as touchdowns. Purdue isn’t relevant either. He’s from Detroit for God’s Sake.
I don’t know what Gary Danielson expected me to say about him. Maybe he’s so God Damn Stupid that he did not anticipate I would reply.
Who the living hell did he think he was speaking to on the telecast to say all this about The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs paying for his hotel his food his home his life ?
Well it is we who pay your salary Gary Danielson sir.
And what is the state of our football program ?
We can ask that question of ourselves Gary Danielson.
We actually have perspective on that question which you frankly lack.
We have issues all over.
The OL has been a bust. The WR have done nothing but drop the ball. The running backs have been limited to just 2 who play regularly despite the fact that both have dealt with injuries – significant injuries. The special teams have been bad at everything except kicking field goals.
Kick-Offs we sometimes kick it barely into the end zone and even then flat so they return it. Mostly we don’t and are # 122 at Kick-Off Return Defense as a result. Our punting is # 122 Net Punting so that is no better either. In punt returns when we actually field the ball which mostly we just let it hit and roll to our 3-yard line from the 28-yard line we don’t do well at that either # 69 punt returns.
And that is when we don’t fumble the punt off our jersey using it to catch the ball not our hands.
Or when we don’t wave our arms to wave everyone away no clue where the punt will land.
The defense has not been aggressive at only # 113 nationally at tackling our opponents behind their line of scrimmage. We sit back and let offenses do whatever they want to do to us with no pressure no aggressiveness. Opponents score at will on us in the red zone. We do not assert ourselves on defense yet have all kinds of freshmen talent who by themselves seem intent to do so if they could just get into the game. We fumble the ball loads # 94 at fumbles and send the same guys back out to do it again like we have no one else even on the team. Thus we give-up short fields against our defense. And to compound all these issues we get called for penalties at # 74 nationally.
We have no reason to be overconfident yet Loran Smith says we should be today on his blog.
Our Quarterback is # 19 in the nation at not throwing interceptions. Yet we lead with our OL and broken-down running game because well we don’t know who our WR are. His name is Mecole Hardman Jr.
Our running back is Brian Herrien.
We’ve lost to some teams we probably should not have lost to.
We had a player’s only meeting before Florida and then confronted the Offensive Coordinator in his office afterwards. We’ve recruited very well. We’d lost 4 of 5 games before a miraculous win against Kentucky last week on the road. Our coaches have been criticized. Our fan base is marked by those who still support the coach who was fired. Our blogs spike when we have a game. Our players make the NFL and do well.
We have a state unequaled in top talent and recruits in-state clamor to play for us. We probably have as many followers to our program as any program in America.
We’re # 3 in the nation in recruiting 2017 and frankly average the highest average recruit in the nation except for one team. Purdue has no reason to look down their damned noses at us.
It’s our Pride that Gary Danielson CBS challenges.
As a program we continue to lose to top teams and we throw-in losses to those we shouldn’t every year too. We have a beautiful stadium and largely are considered the best college football town with also the # 1 mascot. Our school picks up great rankings nationally and improves on those rankings every year to where now we’re barely behind our Atlanta Rival as a prestigious college. # 56 U.S. News and World Report Rankings 2017 for UGA and # 35 for the Georgia Institute of Technology. We’re neither one Princeton or Harvard but they make-out they are – barely better than us.
Every team we play, badly wants to beat us.
Every team we play has players playing for them from here.
Auburn would not even have a football team were it not for players from this great state of Georgia. It’s always been that way for them.
We have more competition for our in-state players from out-of-state schools than every other state endures in-state from out-of-state schools. Auburn is an out-of-state school. We have less competition for our in-state players from our other schools in-state than every other school has for their players in their state.
We have an aging gym which frankly should have been replaced like Ole Miss’ was long ago and consider ourselves a football school yet watch all these other SEC schools go by us in attendance because we whiff on revenue games for Athens and the Athens’ economy while we just stand idly by and let them expand their stadiums larger than our own. And build new better gyms than we have. Why ?
We have an athletics department across the board which has not done as well as we once did.
We send our student-athletes to the Olympics and they rack-up.
We make more profits than just about every program in the nation and just sit on them.
In all our sports we would seem to have a huge advantage in the school we offer our recruits to attend.
Auburn is the # 99 best college and Georgia the # 56.
Some of us complain at the prospect of having a losing SEC season. Most blog writers seem quite content as I read them not even point-out what happens if we lose.
We play one less home game than every other major program and 2 fewer than some.
I see teams like the vols have what amounts to 8 and 9 even Home Games some years.
We rarely get a good opponent at our House. Mostly we play cupcakes at Home. This game we get Here. Why not take advantage of that ?
We seem unable unwilling and oblivious to do anything about playing Florida at the site of the annual Gator Bowl every year 6 and half hours for us and 1 hour for them. Pardon me we suck there.
Just as with Auburn whom we NEVER played here, we need that game every 2 years to be in Athens. No one wants a vacation to Jacksonville to lose. Good Lord. And in November no less.
We used to play our games against Georgie tek yellowjackets always in Atlanta. Auburn we played in Columbus. Alabama we never played at our house. Even Michigan got in the act with all our games there. We used to play almost all our games anywhere but Athens the # 1 college football town. Our stadium has fallen behind others and has needed expansion for quite some time. Instead we want to play in Jacksonville in a stadium which is poorly run and out-of-date and always had temporary seats. Anything but have that game here once every 2 years and expand our stadium with that additional revenue.
We’re a big boom to Athens tomorrow. In droves we significantly impact the economy tomorrow.
Auburn was never played at home for us. We played Georgie tek yellowjackets every year in Atlanta. Auburn was Columbus.
We played 23 of 24 games in Atlanta against Georgie tek yellowjackets from after the eighteen hundreds until several years after we had joined The SEC. We won 8 of 24 games. Some neutral game.
We played Auburn in places like Macon Atlanta Columbus Montgomery Savannah for 59 years until last in 1958. We lost not only the last 6 in Columbus but lost all the games in Montgomery never won in Savannah won only twice in 4 games in Macon and won only 4 of the 12 games in Atlanta. Some neutral game. And why we finally asked ourselves ? Because THEY wanted it to be anywhere but Athens ?
Why do we have a winning record against Auburn all-time ?
Because we quit playing them only anywhere other than here.
We did the same with Alabama never playing them here either – trying best as we could not to give Athens any revenue.
We also did the same with North Carolina again let’s play them anywhere but Athens.
The tradition for UGA is to play our games NOT at HOME and we fixed that with every team save one.
Well we have Auburn here.
Well let’s beat them.
Do we show the same overconfident self that led us to fall behind 45 to nothing to Ole Miss who has a losing record on the season and 1-4 SEC record for Ole Miss beginning our losses 4 of the last 5 games before we pull-out a victory on the road at Kentucky last week ?
Or do we GATA and beat what once was our # 1 Rival and still is our # 2 Rival as we are Auburn’s # 2 Rival as well.
Other teams get all up ready to go against us and we really haven’t done that at all all season long.
It’s been another underwhelming underachieving season of disappointments. It’s best we recall that as we go into this game expected to lose by the largest margin of any opponent over us this season.
For Gary Danielson will rip you a new one if you sleep-walk another football game to begin with.
We’ve been behind in EVERY game all year.
We seem to be doing everything we can do to let other programs do better than we.
To make it as hard on us as we possibly can.
Yet we’re # 11 All-Time in Wins and # 3 in Bowl Wins. Auburn is # 19 All-Time in Wins.
We have 18 in the College Football Hall of Fame.
We’ve won 6 national championships in football.
We used to be higher in attendance than we are now. We’ve not expanded and they saw they could pass us by simply adding a few seats.
And in this day of SEC Revenue Sharing sure to be two-thirds of a billion dollars.
What are we thinking ?
When do WE get-off to a fast start in any game ? When ? Next year ?
This year is over ?
We’re second best at buying Bulldog’ Official Memorabilia.
We’re the # 1 Party School.
We’re UGA University of Ground Attack and have a real quarterback.
We were supposed to have a seasoned OL this year.
Our OL coach is going to coach well next season ? Why has he treated his freshmen this long 2016 season the manner in which he has in fact ? Are those all Kirby calls ? We’ll never know. We can’t ask him and Kirby is so full of shit he can’t even tell us if he voted.
I voted by God. I gave him and us a mandate.
We’re the # 6 hottest student bodies.
Yet with all these advantages, we average 4 losses per season for 9 seasons now dating back to after the 2007 season.
The long and the short of it is that we lose to the top teams and let cupcakes beat us and have for 9 years running now.
I’d like very much not to be an enigma this week. We do have Auburn at Home.
The rest of the nation expects Georgia to Georgia the game. To blow-it in other words.
We’re a verb. That defines us.
I’d sure like to not drive home a loser tomorrow night.
Is it too much to ask that we get fired-up and realize the insurmountable hill that # 8 Auburn presents to our team struggling for identity in all 3 aspects of a football team offense special teams and defense ?
We’ll be on in Prime Time. I’d like for us to show that we’re ready for Prime Time. CBS figures we will not be. That will be their set-up for the game.
We have a LOT to play for tomorrow such as our pride is challenged by the guy announcing the game and to not have a losing SEC season at 3:30 p.m. and I for one look forward to playing our best game to give the prospects something to be proud about us. And I am mostly glad that I don’t have to listen to Gary Danielson – The Hack.
I’d love to drive home tomorrow night in the dark knowing we proved a guy who has never done anything – Gary Danielson – wrong.
Auburn has recruited against us for their entire team. They’re innovative with Gus Malzahn supposedly NOT on the hot seat and we’re staid dyed-in-the-wool old school traditional conservative stubborn predictable ?
Because we don’t know who our WR are ? That we can’t set-up our running game by passing 1st down once all game long ?
Because only now against Kentucky last week has Kirby started 10 now this season who never played for Mark Richt ?
Build on the momentum of last week’s win – GATA – not think we’ve arrived.
Let’s be unpredictable. Let’s be bold. Let’s act like this game matters. It can’t just matter to me.
As for Ben Cleveland is not going to start for Kirby next year either, that’s bullshit. I am heartened that at least Seth Emerson noticed that Solomon Kindley had his redshirt burned for one play and that he thinks Mecole Hardman Jr. should return Kick-Offs tomorrow. I called for that and punt returns and wide receiver all season for Mecole Hardman Jr. Will Kirby do even what Seth Emerson calls for ?
AJ-C Chipper Towers says today that there are more important issues than college football. Why write about us then Chipper you idiot ? Open mouth switch feet. We all know that about you Chipper Towers. All you have to do is read one of your articles. That was Mark Richt’s mantra – something more important than winning college football games.
The Hell there is.
Not Auburn week you fool.
Atlanta city of more than 7 million is the Mecca of College Football and tomorrow is a game big enough to be on CBS.
We haven’t really showed-up any game ready to play football – not all season long.
Let’s take it to them like we care. Let’s keep playing the guys who have done better than the ones given their jobs on a platter as Favorite. Let’s play some more of those players and give them a chance to shine. Let’s have some real momentum going into next year.
This game is of supreme importance to us.
Let’s get mad that Bill Stanfill was not better taken care of by the NFL where we sent our fallen hero only to have him shunned yet one of the truly great NFL players of all-time with the most success here and Miami Dolphins of any player to ever suit-up for the game.
His death is only because of his NFL injuries. No other reason at age 69.
Win this one for Bill Stanfill College Football Hall of Fame who Won the National Championship for us in 1966 and in 1968 who died from a fall today after many years of dealing with his football injuries documented by Sports Illustrated at just age 69.
Bill Stanfill College Football Hall of Fame Outland Trophy 2 National Championships 1966 and 1968 Academic All-America 1st Round NFL Draft Pick but because of his football injuries not Pro Football Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins All-Time Sack Leader should have been Super Bowl VII MVP.
One of 18 College Football Hall of Fame Georgia Bulldogs.
Let’s win this game for Bill Stanfill – to Honor Bill Stanfill one of our very Elite Best Ever. He ate Steve Spurrier up and spat him out. 2 Super Bowl Championships Miami Dolphins. 2 National Championships Georgia Bulldogs. 25-6-2 with The Bulldogs. None of this lose 4 games per season average for 9 years now.
What do YOU consider not being something bad happening on 1st Down running the ball 91 % of the time Kirby ?
When you are in 2nd and long EVERY time you run the ball, that is bad Kirby. Really really bad. Jesus Christ.
I am NOT going to put-up with it Kirby. For the last 8 years we averaged 4 losses per year because we lost to 12 teams unranked either time game or season AND lost to 18 of 24 top 15 teams # 45 in the nation with # 7 average Scout.com recruiting rankings. I fired him for that.
I would be INCONSISTENT which I am NOT to fail to point-out that this is totally unacceptable on many levels Kirby. I’mYourHuckleberry yesterday said he too is disappointed and that he too finds ALL THIS UNACCEPTABLE Kirby.
He asked us all what are we going to do about it ?
I guess I am going to point-out what we need to do.
Same as I tried to do with Mark Richt.
I am certainly NOT going to sit here and be 2-faced and say out of one side of my mouth that you are doing an UNACCEPTABLE JOB KIRBY and then say I am 100 % committed to you. I find these dubious beginnings built-upon a bad base mindset on your part Kirby.
Yes sir I am judging you Kirby.
I am NOT judging you based on Mark Richt. He was unacceptable as well.
I am judging you not on what he NEVER DID which was EVER put us on the national stage at the end of the season both teams ranked at the very top of the Final AP Poll – the nation watching. THAT is our goal accomplished 16 times prior and you have shot this season to hell Kirby. I gave you no Honeymoon. No season you could just WRITE-OFF like Mark Richt has been doing and is again this season down there at Miami of Florida. Hell he lost to North Carolina as I GUARANTEED on my blog he would’ve here too in game 1.
I do not see you learning what is needed Kirby and frankly I don’t have the time to.
Move along. Again, I am NOT putting up with it Kirby. If you took some solace from ImYourHuckleberry yesterday Kirby – here is MY REPLY then thereto. You either fix this Kirby or move-on. Those are the 2 choices.
If the ones you do allow to play Offensive Line such as NOT Ben Cleveland can not block for the run and you have TELEGRAPHED to EVERY opponent that you think Offensive Strategy 2016 is to ONLY RUN THE FOOTBALL, then guess what Kirby ?
MORE BAD THINGS HAPPEN when you run the football 16 First Downs against really a not all that great Vanderbilt team Kirby.
Yes I did warn you every post all week long Kirby that Vandie is a good team. I also told you every other word in this post this morning too every post all week long. You don’t listen Kirby because you are stubborn and because you are too conservative.
Ben Cleveland has been redshirted because he dared to be a true freshman.
Brian Herrien leads the team in yards per rush but since he is a freshman you gave him only a cameo appearance Homecoming Kirby. He is generally considered the # 19 best running back in America Kirby.
Elijah Holyfield is considered the consensus # 6 best running back in America.
Mecole Hardman Jr. is the # 1 athlete in America. Obviously he can run the ball.
Charlie Woerner is the # 6 best athlete in America. Obviously he can run the ball.
Ben Cleveland you have not played at all.
Mecole Hardman Jr. you did not play at all the first several games after entire Fall Practice – not 4 or 5 practices Kirby. You have not handed him the ball nor thrown to him either.
Elijah Holyfield dared to be a freshman.
Charlie Woerner you have thrown 3 balls to all year and no rushes.
Brian Herrien you gave a cameo appearance to Saturday when you COULD NOT RUN the ball on 1st down Kirby.
Mecole Hardman Jr. can run the football a LOT better than Isaiah McKenzie. But a freshmen he also does not get to play.
36 Net Yards Kirby on 16 First Down Runs vs unranked 0-3 SEC never won on the road in The SEC in 3 years for their coach Derek Mason.
What we have here is a failure to communicate with you Kirby. All season long we have TOLD YOU your opponents know this about you ALREADY Kirby. That you TOLD Jim Chaney to RUN THE BALL.
Now this Saturday at Homecoming you come right out and say it aloud : “When you run fewer bad things happen.” That is a FAILED OFFENSE Kirby – not that you know anything about offenses or special teams Kirby.
Or what constitutes looking at a player after 4 or 5 practices and knowing if he is elite or not – either Kirby.
There is no reason to keep you around to watch your antics with the press when they ask you questions about your knowledge of offenses, special teams, and why certain what we ALL THOUGHT are top players are NOT PLAYING Kirby.
All these proven head coaches we could have at least asked : How much ?
Yeah, we can pay you $ 6 million. Let me see now we will have a former middling tennis player who later became women’s tennis coach for a year to ask you what you know about football offense special teams and recognizing elite talent after 4 or 5 practices Kirby.
Let him decide whom the “search firm” offers-up for choices to choose from. This Greg McGarity lousy tennis player and girl’s tennis coach for a year.
Kirby who do you think knows more about talent offense and special teams you or ALL OF US sir ?
I have news for you Kirby : Collectively, we know a LOT more about offense, special teams and quick talent recognition than you sir. You better start listening to us and quit being so conservative and stubborn about all this Kirby.
Seriously “Fewer bad things happen when you run the football.” Kirby ?
This is 2016 Kirby wake up.
Do you have ANY idea what an ENERGY VAMPIRE you have been to your FRESHMAN CLASS Kirby ? Obviously you do NOT care. When Mark Richt only handed you on his returning 2-Deep 2 seniors and 6 juniors any seasoned coach would have instantly recognized that he HAD TO PLAY his freshmen. Game 8 next game and you STILL HAVE NOT. However, I dug up your QUOTE yesterday Kirby that you said after 4 or 5 practices you would recognize whether a player was an ELITE PLAYER OR NOT. Excuse me you said that about Mecole Hardman Jr. when we ASKED YOU KIRBY if you were planning on redshirting him since you HAVE NOT even given him a snap the first SEVERAL games this season and THEN only put him in on special teams but NOT AN IMPACT POSITION.
A detailed study of ANY of your freshmen class Kirby reveals CLEARLY that you have SAID in public that they ALL are NOT Elite players. Because you PROMISED US Kirby if they ARE ELITE PLAYERS that you would GET THEM ON THE FIELD and you said if on Offense would GET THEM THE BALL.
The problem with me Kirby is that I remember what everyone says.
I assimilate that. I took you at your word.
You owe your freshmen class an Apology Kirby for NOT playing them.
You have completely and fully disappointed all Bulldogs Kirby. That includes Mary Beth Lycett Smart. Kirby you are not ready to be a head coach sir.
How long do we WAIT until you do learn to be one Kirby ? Who is going to teach you now ? Greg McGarity ? A former tennis coach for a year – girl’s tennis and former less than average tennis player ? I certainly would have thought with your grades here all A Kirby all 4 years all A that by now you would have learned that your freshmen had to play. Honestly Kirby that is your # 1 mistake – which is saying something.
These 3 glaring weaknesses you have Kirby : Offense, Special Teams, Recognizing Elite talent and putting them on the field freshman or not – have ruined this season.
Of course there have been a small vocal minority of fools who have told you otherwise daily despite 4 true freshmen starters at QB last year rated in the Top 42 quarterbacks for their performances last season STARTING and Greyson Lambert # 79. I wouldn’t rate him that highly as a HALTING quarterback. Brice Ramsey lost any further opportunity in this 1st scrimmage of the 3 this Fall.
In fact, it was directly thereafter that I said that he no longer needed further reps with the # 1 unit.
That was Saturday the 13th August. Kirby said afterwards that no QB separated himself and then PROMOTED Jacob Eason to working with the # 1 unit. He’s not relinquished this all last week all this week and now game week preparations kicked-off yesterday at the Dome.
Again as I said Saturday the 13th this job is according to Kirby Jacob Eason’s. There is no coach of any tenure or not who would in fact practice Jacob Eason with the # 1 unit all the last 3 weeks and then start someone else. Only you could not accept that as Kirby’s words. This has SHOWN THE TEAM that Kirby is behind Jacob Eason whom Kirby signed here and whom when he had taken the visit to Florida after Mark Richt was fired and before Kirby was hired flew directly from the podium announcement of Kirby to Washington. There he invited Jacob Eason here and nailed it.
Then Kirby hired Jim Chaney and Sam Pittman combination back-to-back.
Then Tony who is Jacob Eason’s Dad and former Notre Dame wide receiver 85 and 86 said that it was over that his son he calls Jake was coming to play for KIRBY.
Then Kirby signed Jacob Eason.
Then Kirby immediately put the guy he brought here in the rotation.
Then he moved him up Saturday 13th having met with the 3 as a group.
The small vocal minority the clique all told you that even yesterday it would in fact be Greyson Lambert. Chipper Towers for example – he of the famous posts of Mark Richt not going anywhere and best ever even AFTER fired.
The paradigm here in the past 15 years has been to act like the small vocal minority who BOLDLY and LOUDLY stated that THEY ALL would start Greyson Lambert.
I did the research of that in my heart and provided that on this cult site here known for such.
They kept it up.
I called them out.
They continued unabated and as these very same damn few did with Mark Richt that he was not going anywhere listed all the excuses why Mark Richt would stay and why Greyson Lambert as Mark Richt’s choice was clearly the smart choice the best fit for North Carolina and what would happen and why.
No it wasn’t.
It was the paradigm of Mark Richt. His example. His choices. His decisions. His model. You know ? The paradigm of there’s something more important than playing our best players trophy for everyone lead the boys to Jesus and the heck with winning football averaging 4 losses his last entire 8 years culminating with Greyson Lambert getting Mark Richt fired for his poor choice this time last year following his poor choice of Hutson Mason this time the year before that.
Greyson Lambert 2015 I shared was # 119 Third Down Conversions # 104 Passing Offense after Hutson Mason and Mike Bobo were # 88 Passing Offense 2014. Neither could stretch the field. Neither capable of running as well.
The new standard the new paradigm is that this is 2016 and no longer are true freshmen BURIED on the 2-Deep. Mark Richt left Kirby 2 senior starters on the 2-Deep and 6 juniors.
Kirby told you that.
We don’t have the 2-Deep we need and then recruited Jacob Eason here. This while you held Facebook vigils to KEEP Mark Richt.
You have been so full of it that it surprises me not you chose Greyson Lambert daily despite my detailed research of that which I saw in person that Greyson Lambert not the smart choice you said but halting and unproductive and gave you the FACTS. You know ? That which you told me were just STATS. Followed by you providing me with your REASONS and EXCUSES. And no STATS. NO FACTS. Just your unsubstantiated opinion to hold us back.
The new Kirby Prototype has to be, given our 2-Deep so poor in upper-classmen that Phil Steele told you it is # 93 in experience nationally Kirby to clean-up, play our best players.
Take the top 50-60 players make sure they are on the right seat on the bus.
That KNOWING WHAT TO DO is NOT INVOLVED.
Still you can not read a man Kirby who is in fact Academic All-America.
Fran Tarkenton is Academic All-America. He told you as I that Mark Richt had to go. He told you he would start Jacob Eason and said that as I prior to Spring in fact all the way back in January he told you that. You said : ” Fran Tarkenton does NOT speak for The Great Bulldog Nation.”
The hell you say.
You are so good at EXCUSES.
As a fan base The Great Bulldog Nation has let this program down.
You have driven a wedge between the very ones doing all they can to try to share we are in fact a program to be reckoned with.
I shared we would recruit better without Mark Richt than with and that he would go elsewhere and not recruit as well that he wasted what WE HANDED TO HIM.
THE NEW paradigm The Kirby Era Prototype is that we shall NOT WASTE our talent. That we SHALL find our top 50-60 players and NOT CONSIDER whether they KNOW WHAT TO DO OR NOT but whom in fact are our best 50-60 players. That our 2-Deep must include true frosh and I shared 10 true frosh will get a start headlined by Jacob Eason this season and 12 first time players 15 in total freshmen who are inline to get a START 2016-2017 for Kirby.
This the new prototype around here. This the new paradigm. This the new example. This the new standard. This the new typical Kirby model. Why should your sets of values be the paradigm for the rest of us ? For me ? For Fran ? For Kirby ?
You want another ?
Not one of you has said a word about Mecole Hardman Jr.
Guess what ?
I as I have done since Sam Pittman was hired and I began then stating Jacob Eason is Kirby’s starter have told you as well Mecole Hardman Jr. gets a Start for Kirby too this season. I said he is one of our top running backs and top wide receivers and top special teams’ players and top defensive backs. Kirby has been sagacious with Mecole Hardman Jr. as well and his mom who said that SHE wants YOU to know that her son wants to WIN knows Kirby wants to win. Mark Richt invited him to Alabama game and he said afterwards that Kirby brought his players ready and that Mark Richt did NOT.
He was NEVER coming here to play for Mark Richt.
This so far divergent from the Mark Richt Paradigm as to see a line drawn in the sand.
This I’ve been calling for for 8 years to your chagrin.
While you share it would be dumb to start Jacob Eason that the SMART you put in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS choice would be ONLY Greyson Lambert because YOUR PARADIGM is that of Mark Richt’s that of 9-4 for 8 years is just fine with you, good, greatest ever. He the HALTING QB who got Mark Richt fired by himself. Surrounded by talent this program has NEVER SEEN Greyson Lambert looked like shit.
Go read your own words.
I certainly have, haven’t I ?
The sagacious choice is Jacob Eason.
You don’t even know what sagacious means.
You huddle together in your little clique of a very small group trying to speak for The Great Bulldog Nation and you have been wrong on this paradigm that there’s something besides winning that’s important and that 9 wins and 4 losses for 8 years is UNACCEPTABLE I stated in direct contrasting contradiction to your BULLSHIT.
You aren’t going to fix the 2-Deep in 1 year – this mess left by Mark Richt – but you certainly can break with the past.
You’re stuck in a rut of making the wrong statement and me continuing-on to make the right statements of FACT. My predictions have been correct founded-upon FACTS STATS experience knowledge and in-depth research on the ISSUES of our program.
You deny STATS out-of-hand when they do NOT support your opinions and USE STATS when they do. You FAIL to list the research by this blog substantiating why your choices WRONG your predictions foolhardy and failing listing them state only OPINION. I have made my predictions. I have stood by them. I have researched them PRIOR to stating them and have put forth the groundwork the ground swell of knowledge and yes STATS FACTS why. And I have been proven ONCE AGAIN correctly making these predictions THEREFORE in intelligent fashion.
While you continue on unabated YOU WOULD START Greyson Lambert.
Unpopular choice ?
You KNOW I said otherwise and you know that this blog speaks for our program. That I have had seasons’ tickets since 1957 including Dad’s and then mine that my family educated here and that all us college grads all 7. You put shit on my opinions my predictions and have learned to EAT CROW.
You HATE IT that this blog does speak for us. That we long since should have been FAR BETTER. That I have EXPECTATIONS based upon my up-bringing that that instilled into me ingrained. You are so little to have TRIED to be the Internet Bully to me. You have FAILED to make YOUR OPINION then only heard.
And you have been CALLED-OUT ONCE AGAIN ON THIS by God !
I told you so.
I told You I would tell you I told you so.
Greyson Lambert what a buffoon to make such a prediction.
And so where are you now ?
That’s right you’re RIGHT HERE to see what I have to say on it.
Because you know this blog does speak that which is of THE MAJORITY OPINION of THIS GREAT BULLDOG NATION.
Frankly you know you don’t.
So you want to FIND ANY REASON to compartmentalize and say you IGNORE and wish I would go away.
I read your blog like everyone else.
I make MENTAL NOTE of your PRECISE WORDING.
I sit down and give you hell for it.
Try getting with THE PROGRAM.
We would NEVER start Greyson Lambert. He is a serviceable back-up QB and prototype for THAT.
When did you become fan of this program of MINE for 59 years to begin to suggest you are better fan of this program than I because I said Mark Richt had to be fired for being in fact a total dumbass on his decisions on personnel you wish to perpetuate after I fired his ass ?
My faculties are quite damn directed to your bullying of me and I have spoken my heart of hearts on these ISSUES Mark Richt left us with.
I take particular difference to HIS DECISIONS.
And, your support of him for his decisions his goals not mine not ours – his values, your values.
You just want to bully me to have my opinion NOT HEARD.
Go read your God Damn POSTS on this blog.
On your own about this blog.
Instead of the bullying this time concentrate on the POINT I was making about our shortfall therein discussed by me and YOUR off-topic failing to EVEN DISCUSS my points.
Guess what ?
My POINTS ARE and REMAIN correct.
And your off-topic put-downs are NOT DIRECTED to the POINTS.
I made a point.
You picked on ME.
NOT MY POINT.
Have at it.
You’re WRONG AGAIN.
My point right again.
You actually think you’ll be vindicated that Kirby can not win 145 games in 15 years. Surely he INSTEAD again by DIRECT STARK CONTRAST will win 175 thirty MORE.
You think you can support Kirby now and say all these opinions how great a man fine Christian Mark Richt and hope in your heart Kirby does NOT do better than Mark Richt. That’s right. That’s what you want.
And you will STILL BE SITTING THERE as the Internet bully clique who FAILED to get your way that my opinion on the decision by Mark Richt to start Greyson Lambert WRONG and that Mark Richt had to go over putting himself in that position then making such decision you supporting him on that and that the ONLY reason you would say start Greyson Lambert is the ONLY smart choice.
You’re just pussies who want to make decisions pussies do.
I wanted Mark Richt fired and you hated me for it and still do. I don’t give a shit what a fine man he is for the over $ 50 million I paid him to coach here. Not lead the boys to Jesus as Savior.
I am so over him and you.
Go tell someone ELSE that Mark Richt’s choice who got him fired last year is YOUR CHOICE this year.
It doesn’t hold water ANY of Mark Richt’s decisions.
None of them.
I wanted Kirby and called for him among others while Richt still here.
I wanted Kirby to go to Washington and to hire his staff.
Ok I wanted Kirby to be here before January 12 and to make Jacob Eason the Starter Day 1 of Spring Practice. What he has done while getting the team and the fans behind Jacob Eason not like he handed it to him besides wasting all Spring is to give Jacob Eason an opportunity to breathe.
I know you never played.
So you don’t understand that.
You need to breathe.
Picture Jacob Eason taking a deep breath.
Several days ago with the Signing of Mo Smith I announced on this blog that by my count Kirby had 3 remaining Scholarships for 2016-2017 season.
Today Kirby gives 3 walk-ons Scholarships. Congratulations to the 3 Kenneth Towns who twice last year saved Mark Richt’s job temporarily by himself Tommy Long and Trent Frix.
Kenneth Towns saved Mark Richt’s bacon twice his fatal final season anyway and none bigger than Georgia Southern University on a night that wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be. The Eagles played a great game but Isaiah McKenzie who has only played in 9 games made his best effort again to try to lose the game for us. In 9 games, he has now tallied 5 FUMBLES ! I cringe when I see the ball near him. But have there been any suspensions in his 2 missed games as well ?
We were losing 7-14. We were PUNTING.
So our hero on the night vs Georgia Southern University Kenneth Towns is the same walk-on who…
Kenneth Towns won the game against Missouri for us on the 1st play of the game interception thrown by Greyson Lambert tackling the guy at the goal line never giving up then either.
And, were it not for Kenneth Towns AGAIN, on Senior Night, Mark Richt’s unlucky 13th LOSS to UNranked Teams time of game or for season – all this just after 2007, standing there totally asleep at the wheel all night long and not 1 single adjustment to his horribly failed offense ONLY Mark Richt is responsible for.
After winning the game over Missouri 9-6 for us,
Kenneth Towns walk-on wins the game again !
This after Kenneth Towns walk-on won the game when Keaton fumbled the punt from Brice Ramsey and he and Nathan Theus Senior pounced on the ball ! I have no idea why that long time out by the officials. Maybe someone can explain all that. He called fair catch waving his hands wildly; we stayed away let him catch it with Nathan Theus’ big body right there; and he muffed it.
Nathan Theus Senior put his weight over the ball and Kenneth Towns got the ball !
You get these kinds of officials when you are 2 unranked teams, and they failed to call really anything correctly that night – this play perfect example. I never saw any indication except by us that he muffed-it ! And, Willie Fritz was one pissed-off dude – unlike our own give a shit coach – that these worthless officials called themselves up to the booth to purposely over-rule them. They said actually on the field these dimwits that he caught the punt ! Good Lord, the damn official was standing right there. Must have had his thumb up his ass ? I dunno.
We were LOSING 7-14.
Mark Richt would have been 6-5 instead of 8-3 after Georgia Southern University had Kenneth Towns walk-on not beat Georgia Southern University for Mark Richt and had Kenneth Towns not beat Missouri.
For surely as I stand here it was in fact Kenneth Towns and NOT Mark Richt who beat Georgia Southern University and Missouri Mark Richt’s final season anyway.
THANKS to me AS WELL on this point. For I fired him here on THIS BLOG.
Didn’t I ?
And you were WRONG on that too.
And congratulations to this blog and to me for keeping proper count all along on Kirby’s Scholarships. He has several other PREFERRED WALK-ONS waiting for the next opening including one whom Mark Richt promised before last year as kicker who has not solidified that yet nor is one available yet.
By my count we are at 85 Scholarships. Why this site is the only one keeping up with this any longer I can not imagine. But I am right have been right and continue to be right on this all important NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE.
How in the hell can you talk about a football program and not even know how many God Damn Scholarships are available ?
Why did Rivals who used to do a poor job of this give it up ?
For years I went to a specific page which no longer exists now that gave me the breakdown of on Scholarship and Walk-Ons and the year they were in. It was not always correct but you could easily search and update it.
Now I have been all on my own on this for ever since Mark Richt got us down to 67 Scholarship Players who could play in the Belk Bowl Game against Louisville in Charlotte December 30 2014 of the 118 Mark Richt had signed who with a redshirt could have.
Of the 118 Mark Richt signed Scholarship Recruits who could have played in the God Damn Belk Bowl in Charlotte December 30 2014 all but 67 just went missing. How the hell do you have 51 Scholarship Recruits for whom you were given SO MUCH CREDIT for signing here who just go missing for the bowl game up in Charlotte no less 2014 ?
How is that possible ?
Poor roster management.
Poor management of the number of available scholarships Georgia Bulldogs have.
Kirby felt these 3 proved their value to the program. Kirby rewarded them. I can tell you from not having a scholarship here that it means a great deal. Some take advantage of the free education and some do not. I was not good enough to get a Scholarship. It wasn’t because I did not try. I certainly appreciated the education but it was my Dad who sacrificed for me to get my education and who insisted I do so as he provided for all 7 of us in my family. All of us made top grades two of us were Valedictorians in my family. All 7 of us have a college degree.
When it got so God Damn bad December 30 2014 that we had only 67 Scholarship Recruits who could play in the God Damn Belk Bowl 2014 all of a sudden no Georgia Bulldogs’ blog could keep up with Mark Richt’s friq’d up Scholarship numbers except for me.
I alone have kept up with it since. I list it all during Signing Date and afterward as each change is made. It’s NOT that hard honestly.
Want to know what a degree from The University of Georgia is worth over your lifetime ? For me it’s $ 5 million dollars.
Therefore that is the VALUE of a free education from The University of Georgia. Sure I gave up income during my 3 years during which time I overloaded every quarter and graduated in quarter system with 239 credit hours when 180 was all required to graduate. I went every Summer. I took classes from 7:50 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. I ran as the rabbit before classes. I practiced every day after classes. I ate at Snelling Dining Hall. I even worked every day. And I studied. I studied and studied and studied. If I were awake I studied. When I fell asleep my light was still on above my headboard. When I awoke I studied again until I fell asleep again. I studied all weekend every weekend. I never once went to the Red & Black.
I wasn’t at UGA for that. I lived in Russell Hall 3B with an on scholarship recruit as my roommate.
Therefore I keep up with Scholarships for Georgia Bulldogs.
It’s important to me and frankly I don’t think you can talk about us without discussing and keeping up with the number.
It’s just that the God Damned Mark Richt Apologists hated me for keeping up with the Scholarship Numbers.
Know what ?
They STILL do.
It made him look bad.
And he by God Above was.
What were you thinking when you saw Kirby today give 3 walk-ons Scholarships ?
I will tell you.
You were thinking that Thomas Brown UGA just got it out of his freaking mouth that he said by his count that there were 3 Scholarships Available for Walk-Ons just 3 scant days ago when Kirby gave one to Maurice Smith. That was Friday 12 August 2016.
THAT is what you were thinking. That I was CORRECT AGAIN.
It is not because I am smart but because I work hard. I study it. I care about it. It matters to me.
We have a full boat 85.
“The rules should no longer allow entitlement to institutions to instead imprison or hold hostage the student-athletes who achieve or in Maurice’s case over-achieve the desired goal for every student-athlete : a degree. The SEC should be the beacon for all conferences in this effort.” Samyra Smith Maurice Smith’s mother.
Alabama has hurt itself in recruiting in this. Kirby has come-out STRONGER in recruiting in this.
Even though Kirby would never use this in recruiting himself certainly EVERY recruit is totally aware of just how Alabama purposely did ALL IT COULD DO to REMOVE Mo Smith from the team its meals its practices and facilities.
And even stood by as his personal belongings were all THROWN in the God Damn Trash Can by Alabama who comes-out as the freaking villain the bully for a man who graduated last Saturday.
Last Saturday over a week ago but only NOW over a week later finally can take classes as a student-athlete in PERFECT STANDING both as a student AND as a team member in good standing as well.
He’s a GRADUATE God Damn it. The SEC has to REVIEW this for Mo Smith and hold it up another 2 full days preventing the student from STARTING CLASSES on Thursday and missing the opening remarks by his professors at The University of Georgia in ALL HIS CLASSES all 9 semester hours.
That is HORRIBLE SEC League Office. In fact when you were asked to OVER RULE Alabama on Wednesday by UGA and get him into classes Greg Sankey you STILL were dragging your God Damn Feet late into the evening of Friday. You should have stepped-in in this in June two moths ago Greg Sankey and over-ruled Alabama then.
It’s inexcusable that you CATEGORICALLY REFUSED to allow Mo Smith to be in classes on Thursday when they started and MADE MO SMITH MISS CLASSES ON FRIDAY TOO Greg Sankey. A man making $7 million 87 thousand and 481 God Damn Dollars can tell Mo Smith a graduate that he can not TRANSFER nor have ANY DEALINGS with his GOD DAMN FOOTBALL TEAM either and not even apologize for standing idly by while all his personal possessions are shit-canned in the University of Alabama friqin’ TRASH CAN as Nick Saban most certainly for all to hear said and did not apologize for.
You sit on the God Damn Committee on Academic Performance Greg Sankey you flying piece of shit. NCAA Committee on Infractions Greg Sankey is the God Damn friqin’ Chairman.
You LIVE in God Damn BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA Greg Sankey you piece of shit. You used to coach GOLF and then were Commissioner of Southland Conference Greg Sankey.
You are NOT QUALIFIED to sit on these Committees and certainly not to Chair them nor be SEC Commissioner and hereby are publically REPRIMANDED for your feet-dragging in a case where your hands were completely TIED once Nick Saban and his $ 7 million dollars and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa RELEASED Mo Smith on Wednesday 17 August Greg Sankey and you KNOW IT BOY.
Still you DISALLOWED Mo Smith to be there for the 1st two days of classes anyway. That’s BULLSHIT Greg Sankey. It would have taken me 2 New York nanoseconds on Wednesday Greg Sankey and common decency would have prevailed had you too Greg Sankey.
And to think here we are just 2 scant weeks from The SEC HOLDING BACK 14 % of the RECORD nearly two-thirds of a BILLION DOLLARS for the SEC League Office August 31 2016.
Last year that amounted to The SEC KEEPING $72 million dollars of the $ 527 million dollars for SEC Revenue-Sharing. And THIS is what we get ? Stick it up your God Damn ASSHOLE Greg Sankey.
You do NOT care about the student-athletes Greg Sankey or you would have told Mo Smith WEDNESDAY 10 August 2016 that he can go WHEREVER the HELL he wants to go as a GRADUATE and would have SLAPPED the hands of Nick Saban AND the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa a school nowhere near as prestigious as The University of Georgia.
I am still waiting for that PUBLIC reprimand of Nick Saban and the University of Aladamnbama in this sordid affair.
The recruits will NEVER forget this. Never ever never.
For Nick Saban and the University of God Damn Aladamnbama are the belligerents in this hostility and aggressiveness toward a graduate student-athlete in good standing not only with BOTH of the school and with the team but with EVERYONE. The court of public opinion has spoken.
If you want to know what mainstream Bulldogs are saying this morning then by God this is it. Everyone else’s graduate students can go ANYWHERE they want and that INCLUDES most especially Kirby Smart.
“To play as hard as you possibly can every single game. That’s what we talked about. Certainly we want to win big early. We’re not sitting here playing the waiting game. In our league you better win or you won’t be here long. So it’s important that I get them to focus on what they’ve got to do to win.”
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The old regime is gone but they held back our Quarterbacks here. Matthew Stafford came in the # 1 QB in the nation too. And he left here that way. But Mark Richt and Mike Bobo told us all that Joe Tereshinski III and Joe Cox were BOTH BETTER Quarterbacks than Matthew Stafford in 2006. And so they Mark Richt and Mike Bobo Started THEM instead of Matthew Stafford. Vandie for example. And Vandie beat Mark Richt and Mike Bobo as a direct God Damn Result thereof.
1 game all season long Vandie won in The SEC 2006.
1-7 Vandie SEC 2006 season.
The lone win ?
Over Mark Richt and Mike Bobo.
Because they did NOT Start Matthew Stafford.
This was a Home Game for us 2006.
We all filed in and low and behold these dumbasses Mark Richt and Mike Bobo did NOT start Matthew Stafford.
So at Sanford from our seasons’ tickets back to 1957 we watched in horror as the SEASON WAS OVER losing to the 1-7 SEC Vandie ‘Tween The Hedges 22-24.
Would we have won with Matthew Stafford as the Starter instead ?
We sure as shit did not win without him being the Starter against Vandie 2006 did we ?
This was our Homecoming Game.
Ole Miss was 4-8 in 2006 but they beat Vandie.
Then the very next week Vandie came to be our Homecoming Patsy game choice and beat Mark Richt and Mike Bobo because they BOTH told us that Matthew Stafford was NOT our BEST Quarterback but ANYONE else instead.
I lambasted them both from pillar to post on every blog in America.
You pussies who have HELD this Proud Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program back all these years of mediocre 11 am bowl games against nobodies EVERY YEAR instead of being on the national stage at the end of the year playing another Top Ranked Team BOTH OF US at the Very Top of the Final AP Poll as we have done here at Georgia 16 previous times before they brought their conservative play not to lose demotivate the players kill their Confidence God Damn Lies that Joe Cox and Joe Tereshinski III are our BEST Quarterback and NOT Matthew Stafford – think you can speak-up in DIRECT CONTRACTION to EVERY SINGLE person and start Greyson Lambert is some face-saving for Mark Richt that he chose Greyson Lambert after just 5 practices last Fall with the # 1 unit practicing with the Starters just once every 3 days when he did FINALLY get here this time last year right now just before Fall Practice.
You shall no better get your way on that than you did telling me I could not speak up for all these years about just how God Damn Mediocre we were with Mark Richt.
In the end you were ALL proven WRONG.
Since not a 1 of you have spoken up and said you know what ? That UGA Thomas Brown was right all along for all these years on MY BLOG.
He was right about EVERY GOD DAMN WORD he wrote.
And I apologize.
Hines Ward Super Bowl MVP Pro Football Hall of Fame 1000 NFL catches 12083 yards 7 fumbles 14 years 217 games SEC Academic Roll 1st Team All-SEC says :
“I say play him. Playing him is the best experience you can get. By being on the field you definitely learn a lot more than sitting on the sidelines. Because you don’t really get that experience sitting on the sideline not being in the fire. Mike Bobo recruited him and told me a lot about him. So that excitement I think he’s bringing that excitement back to Georgia. I’m really looking forward to Eason. I’m looking for big things out of him.”
“I called Jacob Eason a couple times and told him he might as well come to Colorado State.” Mike Bobo said who HELD BACK Matthew Stafford in 2006 with these God Damn Known RESULTS now as a direct result thereof.
He held back Brice Ramsey too. Mike Bobo told us all that Hutson Mason was a BETTER QUARTERBACK than Brice Ramsey. Hutson Mason LOST to 4 less-talented teams as our Starting Quarterback 3 of whom were UNRANKED TEAMS and the 4th who in overtime Hutson Mason LOST to doing NOTHING all year and having the # 88 Passing Offense with Mike Bobo and Hutson Mason Mike Bobo’s final year here before taking his DEMOTION to Colorado State a program with a LOSING RECORD all-time.
No Mike Bobo Jacob Eason MIGHT NOT as well go there. Or anywhere else EITHER. You have recruited NO ONE to Colorado State. Not a damn soul.
Jacob Eason might as well go to Colorado State ? You think that is smart Mike Bobo ? Jesus Christ idiot his family laughed at that.
What a dumbass.
“I called Jacob Eason a couple times and told him he might as well come to Colorado State.”
For 8 years as our Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo you pulled this shit here boy. Dumb shit stuff. And we LOST 18 of the last 24 games against Top 15 teams as # 11 team in the nation all-time in Wins.
# 45 in the nation at beating Top 15 teams for 8 years as our Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo.
We got beat 12 times by unranked teams like Vandie 2006 either in the Final AP or Coaches’ Polls or those same polls time of game with you as our Offensive Coordinator for Mark Richt.
There is NO TEAM in the nation averaging # 7 Scout.com Recruiting Rankings because WE ARE GEORGIA with 12 losses to UNRANKED teams except for you and Mark Richt Mike Bobo.
Doing dumb shit stuff like this.
If you played against a team who ended-up in the Bowl Game that season 54% of the time you LOST.
# 40 in the nation at THAT too Mike Bobo.
So we NEVER got on the national stage to end ANY season.
That is why THIS BLOG hired Kirby to FIX THIS SHIT.
Instead from afar out there at Colorado State you have to LAUGH and tell us all laughing how you told him “I called Jacob Eason a couple times and told him he might as well come to Colorado State.”
What a God Damn Laughing Stock you and Mark Richt made of us DESPITE all this talent we HANDED you two.
You WASTED IT.
No better example than Matthew Stafford in 2006 against 1-7 SEC Vandie who beat your sorry asses.
You TRIED to tell us what was important.
You TRIED to tell us we were GREAT.
All the while you had to God Damn cringe to read my words about your bullshit Mike Bobo.
Didn’t you ?
You did not do a God Damn Thing here Mike Bobo and now out there at Colorado State
MORE OF THE SAME.
That’s right Mike Bobo 7-6.
“I called Jacob Eason a couple times and told him he might as well come to Colorado State.”
You LOST to 6-7 Minnesota.
You LOST to 4-9 Colorado.
You LOST to 6-7 Utah State.
You LOST to 7-6 Nevada.
You did not beat ANYONE.
And with all the players WE HANDED YOU HERE AT UGA you WASTED here you could not get ANYONE to come there to Colorado State.
In 2009 I called for Zack Mettenberger to Start at Okie State and you and Mark Richt Mike Bobo insisted that Joe Cox with his chronic shoulder AND flu ONLY would take every snap. We LOST as a direct result thereof and Okie State did not even make the Final AP Poll Top 25 EVEN WITH their win over your dumbasses.
You and Mark Richt told Nick Marshall that he COULD NOT PLAY QB HERE only on defense. How that work out for you 2 dumbasses Mike Bobo ?
You and Mark Richt told Cam Newton that he COULD NOT PLAY QB HERE only at Tight End. How that work out Mike Bobo for you and Mark Richt ?
Jacob Park is a BETTER QB than Hutson Mason but you jerked Jacob Park around and NEVER gave him ANY CHANCE EITHER Mike Bobo. You and Mark Richt. Jacob Park would have started against Kentucky HERE last year if you and Mark Richt had not jerked him around. What ? “You called Jacob Park a couple times and told him he might as well come to Colorado State ? ”
You jerked JJ Green around here at Georgia too just like all these others WASTED Mike Bobo.
You did the same with Keith Marshall and NEVER not once got him out in space where he is most effective. You and Mark Richt Mike Bobo.
You were NOT the one who designed the plays we ran here at Georgia Mike Bobo but Mark Richt. You did not CALL ANY of the shots here on Offense. None of them. You did NOT call the plays. We ALL saw it was Mark Richt for 15 years Mike Bobo.
You DISENFRANCHISED all these players here at Georgia Mike Bobo. You sir. You and Mark Richt. And TONS more. You and your SAVIOR Mark Richt DISENFRANCHISED these players here telling them that there is something besides winning that is important.
Like a God Damn Trophy for EVERYONE.
Play the wrong guy at QB.
Get the HELL out of our new regime TO FIX all this SHIT you left us with Mike Bobo.
Since going to Colorado State you have recruited the # 63 recruiting class 1 game over .500 at 7-6 losing for example to Boise State 10-41 a 4-loss unranked Boise State just as Mike Bobo did here. I bought a Bust Boise T-Shirt here at the Georgia Dome Mike Bobo and did shit that day on Offense too. Want it ? Wasted $ 24. Can’t even mow the yard in it.
In fact at Colorado State Mike Bobo is NEITHER WINNING nor RECRUITING and his play calls such as they ever were are NOT translating out there to any better than he did here at WINNING FOOTBALL games.
# 88 Passing Offense Mike Bobo with Hutson Mason. Real nice son.
Don’t give me this shit that EVERYONE says there is some kind of God Damn Committee at QB 2016 as Kirby’s Starter Brandon Sudge.
There sure as SHIT is NOT.
We GAVE you Matthew Stafford Knowshon Moreno and AJ Green Mike Bobo you and Mark Richt and you LOST 3 games and played 4-loss # 24 Michigan State in OUR God Damn MEANINGLESS freaking Bowl Game that season Mike Bobo too. Hell you and Mark Richt redshirted Knowshon Moreno so we ONLY got to see him 2 years and you didn’t do anything with him then, EITHER.
We did not do ANYTHING with you as Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo and we didn’t do anything WITHOUT you either last year nor did you do SHIT out there. All you do is LOSE to top teams and lose to unranked teams and lose to any ole team who even goes to a bowl game likely as not Mike Bobo. You and Mark Richt.
Piss off and leave us alone.
Your bullshit didn’t WORK and ISN’T working.
We’re damn sure going to Start Jacob Eason.
These bullshit LOSING ways of the past are OVER.
We are TRYING TO WIN NOWADAYS around here not your bullshit that there’s something besides winning that’s important here at Georgia.
“Lately there have been whispers from people around the program that the Jacob Eason talk is legit – that he has a real chance to start the opener.” Seth Emerson AJ-C DawgNation this weekend Page C2 print edition
Fran Tarkenton Academic All-America SEC Champion College Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame Over $ 40 million dollars net worth when quarterbacks did not get those kind of checks. Fran Tarkenton has ALWAYS spoken for The University of Georgia and he speaks for ALL of us and always has.
You may NOT like what he says but you look the fool afterwards promise me to say he doesn’t speak for us.
Sure he does. He is the epitome of speaking for us.
And always has been.
I watched him play at Sanford in our seasons’ tickets. He filled the air with balls in an era when that just wasn’t done.
If he wants to speak about it, you might want to consider heeding what he says.
Right Bluto ?
Bluto told us that Fran Tarkenton does INDEED NOT speak for us when he said that Mark Richt just had to go. Bluto told us that Mark Richt wasn’t going anywhere. That he was NOT losing his job Bluto said AFTER losing to Florida to be 11 losses in 16 games at that stadium where the annual Gator Bowl happens.
You can’t deny that it was a decision that couldn’t be justified Bluto went on in standing-up against Fran Tarkenton even after Fran Tarkenton was proven right and Bluto ALL WET on this.
So Bluto again took to the airwaves and offered-up Fran doesn’t speak for us. And Bluto said AGAIN that he Senator Bluto is not saying you can’t make a case that he didn’t deserve to lose his job.
Bluto egg all over his face.
Note please that Fran doesn’t even BOTHER discussing Greyson Lambert. Moot point.
Hey Seth why didn’t you ask Fran Tarkenton if he thinks it is an ERROR that Kirby has not given Jacob Eason ANY snap at ALL with the # 1 unit if he thinks that he will START vs North Carolina in the Peach Bowl Kick-Off Classic 2016 ?
Fran still thinks Jacob Eason is STARTING ANYWAY.
“I have a little knowledge of the makeups of quarterbacks. I’ll be surprised Jacob Eason doesn’t start against North Carolina. If you can play you show it against the second-team defense or the first-team defense. You’ve gotta make a throw. You’ve gotta make a read. And he evidently made throws. He was accurate and at the end of the day I’m not so impressed with whether he’s got a big arm or doesn’t have a big arm. I’m more impressed with whether he’s got accuracy. No quarterback has ever been a great quarterback without accuracy. We took Brice Ramsey over Deshaun Watson. And you watch him throw the ball God almighty every time I see him throw the ball I say holy cow he can throw it. But beyond that he hasn’t proven that he can play. If you can play – you can play.” Fran Tarkenton today to Seth Emerson AJ-C.
Seth Emerson AJ-C today his blog :
“Greyson Lambert would probably still be the starter if Georgia had a real game this week. He’s impressed Smart and the coaches with his command of the offense and the huddle”
Greyson Lambert :
(1) # 119 on 3rd Down Conversions
(2) # 104 Passing Offense
(3) 29 carries for minus – 39 yards rushing
(4) 7 Fumbles
(5) only 12 TD passes on the season
It matters not one iota to Kirby that Greyson Lambert is polished in the huddle, as he is not a QB and Kirby has said so REPEATEDLY.
It matters not how you try to paint it, his days as our QB are OVER.
Not 1 God Damn football player in the state of Georgia wanted to go to Miami of Florida to play for Mark Richt. That’s right in the hotbed of talent in this state, zero bust complete shut-out signed on with Mark Richt from Georgia the # 3 state in the world according to ESPN for sending our recruits to the Power 5 Conferences. We fired Mark Richt November 29 Sunday and on Tuesday he left wearing an UGA belt to the Miami of Florida announcement, captured by ESPN. Yet in all that time, not 1 single solitary player in this state could he get to come down there.
That includes MOST ESPECIALLY AJ Turman.
But don’t let the facts get in your way Mike & Mike.
Do you know why that is Mike & Mike ESPN ?
Because he played favorites and LOST.
Because he WASTED God Damn talent – such as – you guessed it, AJ Turman.
Because he averaged 4 losses a season with the ESPN # 8 average recruiting classes his last entire 8 years here.
Because he lost to 18 of the last 24 ESPN ranked top 15 teams time of game his last 8 years here.
Because he sucks.
Mike & Mike ESPN : “AJ Turman already has to sit out a year. So if AJ Turman wants to follow Mark Richt to the U so what if he wants to do that? To deny them that is an absolute joke. So what if AJ Turman went there with Mark Richt, and wants to go where he went to Miami of Florida? So what, why should it matter to you?”
EXCUSE the Living Hell out of ME DUMBASSES Mike and Mike : AJ Turman scored 2 Touchdowns each of the last 2 G-Day Games both 2 TD to lead us and in 3 years Mark Richt NEVER GAVE HIM 1 single God Damn Snap Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. The last frigin’ place on EARTH AJ Turman wants to go is Miami of Florida to play for that shit ass Mark Richt. Did you get it that time Mike Greenberg Mike and Mike show ?
How in the hell can you be that God Damn stupid Mike and Mike ?
Don’t get confused by the facts guys. Jesus Freaking Christ.
Absolute joke ? Well yeah. Open mouth, switch feet.
“So what if AJ Turman signed-on here with Georgia Bulldogs and wants to FOLLOW Mark Richt to Miami of Florida because many players sign-on with the COACH ? Why should that bother you Kirby ?”
You were NOT on the debate team in college, now were you Mike and Mike ?
Why would a guy so disgruntled with being the # 1 player both of the last 2 G-Day Spring Games for The Georgia Bulldogs scoring two (2) touchdowns in BOTH (2 TD both G-Day Games) the last 2 G-Day Game and MARK RICHT not giving him 1 snap not 1 in three (3) years here, want to FOLLOW Mark Richt to Miami of Florida ?
Can you explain that to me please Mike & Mike Show ESPN ?
I didn’t think so.
That is an absolute joke Mike & Mike to EVEN FREAKING THINK AJ Turman wants to transfer to Miami of Florida to be with the guy he signed-on with here as our coach.
He is pissed off at Mark Richt because Mark Richt never God Damn played the boy despite showing he is a premier running back CLEARLY.
Shame on you Mike & Mike for making such God Damn Frigin’ fools out of yourselves both of you on AJ Freaking Turman.
This is an absolute JOKE Mike & Mike ESPN.
You’re kidding me that is your point. And, of course, that is your EXACT point precisely – so what if AJ Turman wants to follow Mark Richt who he signed-on with to Miami of Florida because many kids sign-on with the COACH.
And, play for the same son of a freaking bitch who refused categorically to give him ANY snap in 3 years after what HE DID in both the last 2 G-Day Games not to mention the absolutely bare shelf of running backs ?
Good point dumbasses.
I will not be 2-faced about it.
This is the type of bad press that has plagued this program off-the-field for 15 years in a row and now 16.
Where should a scholarship recruit be that time of day ?
Ed Tolley is obviously pretty much right there for Jonathan Ledbetter. Cook Noell Tolley & Bates, LLP is one of the most prestigious law firms and I have followed them for a long time. Not sure if they have been hired for Jonathan Ledbetter or not but it hardly matters as I see it.
Edward D. Tolley works there. He is really smart. Bryant Gantt is too and he used to work there, and is a former letterman for us 1989 and 1990 before becoming Program Director II for Mark Richt in 2011. So the kids are getting the right advice and I want to contribute to that too – please represent me better than this both of you who both had 4 tackles last season.
Want to ruin your career ?
This is how you go about doing that exactly.
You are my ambassador for my school where I pay for your education.
An education worth $5 million dollars including your retirement.
I am disappointed in you both.
Seth Emerson has been made by you to make you both famous unfortunately having to report on you both. Chauncey Rivers 3 months ago before Kirby got here actually mid-December for his 2nd arrest. And now today Jonathan Ledbetter.
Not good guys.
Get your heads up, open your school books, and quit with all the partying. Also when you are in public you are MY ambassador.
You both are doing a poor job of it.
Try to represent me like you have some personal pride in that.
Mark Richt recruits Chauncey Rivers played 4 games 2015 and now Jonathan Ledbetter played 7 games 2015 are both suspended for the Peach Bowl Kick-Off Classic vs North Carolina at the Georgia Dome September 3 2016 and Chauncey Rivers is suspended for 4 games per University policy on both having already served 1 in bowl game meaning he misses opening day and the 2 after that. Kirby has already spoken on that one saying that he follows the guidelines.
Here at UGA we do not hide these.
You earn the bad press, you can read about it all over the wide world.
Represent us better and you will not have these issues.
All either of you have done is earn this bad press and Chauncey Rivers twice in a month November and December last year.
Well you created a new category on the right which I wiped-out when the guy who recruited you here was FIRED.
Both are well on the way to that unhappy occurrence yourselves.
Obey the rules.
We have written policies on these incidents to protect you.
Thank you for ignoring them although you signed saying you understood. No you didn’t understand at ALL.
How does all this feel Chauncey Rivers and now Jonathan Ledbetter ? Seth Emerson is not going to shuck his responsibilities just because you both have, and neither am I.
“I’m excited for one of my close friends having a chance to be a head coach at both of our alma maters. I know he’s going to work tirelessly to try to help Georgia be the best it can be. I’m excited for him…to see the next chapter of [his] career.”
Mike Bobo at 1st UGA Spring Practice at Sanford Stadium today to see Jacob Eason and he and his Dad George to talk with Kirby give him advice on Offense. He certainly is NOT in Miami, is he ?
Mike Bobo and Kirby are best friends, and always have been.
Kirby wanted to hire Mike Bobo when he took over here.
Seth Emerson has worked tirelessly to be the best UGA beat-writer.
I believe AJ Turman is a quality running back, too – like he does.
“I just didn’t get the opportunity that I thought I should have gotten.”
I agree. He was NEEDED in the rotation in both 2015 and 2014 too.
” We always were told if we don’t feel at home at the University of Georgia we could leave.”
“I just didn’t get the opportunity that I thought I should have gotten.”
AJ Turman scored 2 TD each in 2 different G-Day Games and was never given a single carry in any game, meaningful game or not – not 1 single carry while the dumbass coach also did not give Keith Marshall the opportunity he felt he should have gotten either. Mark Richt made ALL the calls as to who did and did not play, and he was the only offensive coordinator who designed the plays and decided upon which plays he would run every single season the lousy coach was here. This was HIS DECISION ONLY that AJ Turman NEVER got a single solitary carry in 3 years’ time here.
4-Star AJ Turman was recruited by Mark Richt 2013 yet he got not 1 single snap 2013, 2014, and after 2015 when he as well never got 1 single freaking snap again all season long, he bolted.
You can hardly blame him.
There is no reason to restrict him from going to Miami of Florida because God Damn it the last friqin’ place he would transfer to would be back into that shit-ass’ program AGAIN.
Criminal the way he squandered the talent he had. I do not need to remind you that he KNEW he did not have the running backs’ rotation that he wanted 2015 or 2014.
And, you wimp ass mothers out there wanted that son of a bitch to be back here coaching again now whining again today that you found it a conspiracy that Mark Richt was fired.
Stick it up your assholes, all of you bullshit artists. I am not interested in hearing your bullshit to the contrary – well, honestly I really am for it gives me something to blog about.
So thanks for that.
4-Star AJ Turman had scholarship OFFERS from Florida State, Notre Dame, yes Miami of Florida, vols, Wisconsin other ACC schools, other SEC Schools and teams and coaches across this nation.
Mark Richt could not get out of his own way with all his attrition; this just one more – when after 3 years here he had not been given 1 single snap. Well he scored 2 TD each in 2 Different G-Day Games but never in a game.
Note this is Seth Emerson who had to get the details of this for you because since it puts shit on Mark Richt by the very nature of this man’s complaints, you can bet that Chipper Towers would NOT.
“I just didn’t get the opportunity that I thought I should have gotten.”
4-Star AJ Turman was the # 19 best running back in the nation in 2013 and yet with all our desperate needs at running back 2015 and 2014, Mark Richt never played the man God Damn it – never gave him a single carry and ALL THAT having scored 2 TD each in 2 different G-Day Games.
This is EXACTLY why I FIRED Mark Richt right here on this very blog.
“I just didn’t get the opportunity that I thought I should have gotten.”
This one is on you, Mark Richt, and you alone.
Jordan Jenkins 4.6 in 40-yard dash 19 bench press reps 38″ vertical
Josh Dawson 4.82 in 40-yard dash 21 bench press reps 33″ vertical
Sterling Bailey 5.0 in 40-yard dash 30 and a half vertical
Jake Ganus 4.77 in 40-yard dash 30 and a half vertical
I would have been more interested in his bench press Chipper Towers for that is where Jake Ganus would have shined the most and he needed that information shared.
We might as well have not even sent you Chipper Towers – what a waste of my monies for this report – lacking ANY other details than JUST THIS.
Bullshit Chipper Towers I remain unimpressed son with you.
At another article
Kolton Houston who joined Mark Richt 6 years ago – meaning our teams during the time that these 20 guys collectively today competing in the annual Georgia Pro Day – were here, collectively lost 24 games these last 6 years.
Since Kolton Houston was at the annual Georgia Pro Day 2016 and since he joined Mark Richt 6 years ago here, this means that collectively these 20 players averaged 4 losses per season.
Kolton Houston 26 reps of the 225 lbs. bench press that’s impressive 5 more than anyone else.
Seth Emerson who has been correcting the ill-advised bullshit of Chipper Towers of the AJ-C ever since he joined the AJ-C from Macon.com allowing former UGA grad Jason Butt to take over down there for him at Macon.com. This has enhanced the Bulldogs’ beat writers. Otherwise free publications had to rely on that which this blog has reported from the beginning about Chipper Towers being a largely STILTED VIEW of our football program.
Chipper Towers AJ-C has a largely stilted view of life.
I have specific problems with Chipper Towers in EVERY article he writes.
And, always have had ever since he removed a post I posted there on “his” blog that he said was factually incorrect where we exchanged several e-mails and phone calls back-and-forth him making the statement that “There are no sites which keep up with Mark Richt’s won/lost record based upon bowl teams played that season. There are no sites which keep up with Mark Richt’s won/lost record based upon where the opponent ended-up in the Final AP Poll and Final Coaches’ Poll.” Chipper maintained this even after I PROVIDED HIM THE GOD DAMN FREAKING URL LINKS to MANY sites which do.
What Chipper Towers and his minions did not want was his won/lost record being publicized his last entire 8 years here. I maintain of course that that is the JOB of Chipper Towers.
You can not just give the good news.
He wanted to kowtow to Mark Richt and to the Mark Richt Apologists who largely ONLY wanted to shut me up.
Of course no matter how you sliced it, Mark Richt was horrible his last entire 8-year period here not only averaging 4 losses per season for 8 years but also over this same last 8 years here being # 45 in win/loss record vs top 15 teams time of game at 18 losses his last 24 games here vs top 15 teams time of game for UGA the # 11 all-time wins’ program. Note please Chipper Towers THIS is vs TIME OF GAME STATS you TOLD ME and your readers “IS ALL ANYONE KEEPS UP WITH.” Remember these LIES by you Chipper Towers ? Factually INCORRECT BULLSHIT FRQIN’ LIES BY YOU CHIPPER TOWERS.
If that is ALL you can report Chip Towers AJ-C then WHY oh WHY did you NEVER and still have not printed that Mark Richt LOST 18 of his last 24 games vs top 15 time of game over his last entire 8 years for which I FIRED his ass and have tried to you, too, dumbass ?
It is not how I said it, it was WHAT I SAID that you and your minions take exception to.
You wanted to shut me up.
How’d that go for you Chipper Towers AJ-C ?
Well punk ?
I started my own blog and Chipper Towers found Seth Emerson here at the AJ-C largely to do that which he is just too damn lazy to do – report on the TRUTH about the Georgia Bulldogs’ football program. Seth Emerson NOT ONCE removed one of my posts from his blog and I gave him hell too.
Seth Emerson reports today that Chipper Towers was too damn lazy to report that :
Jake Ganus – only 15 reps of the 225 lbs. bench press which as you can see is pedestrian. I still believe Jake Ganus can get-on with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent. He was our team MVP, you know NFL ?
Kirby was at the Georgia Pro Day attended by 32 NFL teams as was Mark Fox who jumped a fence to get-in. Kirby’s meal plan and nutrition specialists have worked with all 20 of these Mark Richt guys and Keith Marshall attributes his success to the them. He is now projected TO BE DRAFTED. Imagine that ? A guy the FIRED coach did not play despite his OBVIOUS as hell talents, gets DRAFTED.
Kirby’s strength and conditioning since January 12 has also had a profound effect on these 20 as well, as evidenced by the far greater performances of these 20 at the Georgia Pro Day than the 1 right after Mark Richt was FIRED.
Good job Kirby !
Great showing. I will say in addition too that the numbers from right after Mark Richt was fired showed overall that our Bulldogs were NOT in the shape that they needed to be in. There remains great upside for these 20 if they keep at it before 20 free agents are picked-up across the NFL. Keep plugging guys – these NFL teams could invite you free agent to come do specific work-outs with them.
The players here still not part of this Great Exodus of 20 guys all whom Started for Mark Richt in the 6-year timeframe this group of 20 were here will be far stronger and in better shape. Future Pro Days will only get BETTER as a result.
Shall I name players for you who went undrafted who NFL teams picked-up from us AS FREE AGENTS who went on to greatness ?
Did you know that Drew Butler went undrafted in the NFL Draft ?
Charlie and Chris Clemons both went undrafted, know that ?
Did you know that Bucky Dilts went undrafted ?
Bob Etter know he went undrafted ?
Did you know that Kregg Lumpkin went undrafted ?
Mack Strong did you know he went undrafted ?
How about Danny Ware – surely you knew he went undrafted ?
I know you knew David Andrews went undrafted after his Pro Day right ?
Marlon Brown you knew he went undrafted or not ?
Demarcus Dobbs went undrafted too.
Dannell Ellerbe went undrafted as well.
Demetric Evans went undrafted.
Abry Jones went undrafted.
Arthur Marshall went undrafted.
Wayne Radloff went undrafted.
Dennis Roland went undrafted.
How about Jessie Tuggle of Valdosta State University – did you know he too went undrafted in the NFL Draft ?
These guys deposited NFL paychecks for years and years and years and years and they ALL get the NFL retirement package as well. I have a friend on the NFL retirement package. He makes a shitload still every year. My friend played one year in the NFL got rolled-up on his leg and gets $70,000 a year – that is $6,000 a MONTH for life. He is the most able-bodied person I know today. I cashed $6000 paychecks every 2 weeks when I was working after graduating from UGA so even not making the NFL is great with your University of Georgia degree – worth I estimate then about $5 million dollars including retirement.
Chipper Towers does NOT deposit these kind of paychecks nor will he in retirement because he is a shit-ass reporter and that is putting it mildly.
Collectively the Georgia Bulldogs alone who are just those in the NFL today in their careers not counting retirement package have earned over one billion dollars 17 of whom started last season.
Going undrafted in the NFL is no big deal as you can see. I know it seems the end of the world at the time but it just isn’t. There are only 53-man rosters in the NFL. This is to keep the salary cap DOWN. It is collusion among the owners of the NFL. You can still make the roster get a roster spot and play in the NFL for years and years cashing big checks.
And get the retirement package.
Ask Jessie Tuggle please ok Jake Ganus ?
Here is the whole entire list of NFL players drafted or undrafted really started by Charley Trippi NFL Championship Game MVP after he was drafted # 1 overcall in the NFL draft:
Now, finally from 247Sports.com Jake Rowe we get it this morning. See how this is done Chipper Towers ?
Jordan Jenkins 4.6 in 40-yard dash 38″ vertical good 19 bench press reps
Josh Dawson 4.82 in 40-yard dash 33″ vertical 21 bench press reps all good
Sterling Bailey 5.0 in 40-yard dash 30 and a half vertical 20 bench press reps
Jake Ganus 4.77 in 40-yard dash 30 and a half vertical 15 reps bench press so so
Kolton Houston 5.35 in 40-yard dash 25″ vertical 26 reps bench press strong good
James DeLoach 4.96 in 40-yard dash 31″ vertical 18 bench press reps not bad
Chris Mayes 5.2 in 40-yard dash why only that Chris Mayes whose advice ?
Jay Rome 4.9 in 40-yard dash 35″ vertical good 14 bench press reps bad
John Theus 19 bench press reps see what I mean all NOT strong really
Nathan Theous 4.93 in 40-yard dash and 15 bench press reps not good
Thank you Jake Rowe that better than the others. I’ll give you an A+.
Jake Rowe 247 Sports who mostly does a good job at his job, as I have always said he mostly does.
247 Sports.com Jake Rowe – A+ for best job on Georgia’s Pro Day 2016. Thank you Jake.
This author for 5 years has told you Keith Marshall would be drafted in the NFL Draft and that the FIRED “COACH” was not using him correctly and NEVER DID and that were I he I would declare too the way that FIRED “COACH” wasted talent such as he. I held-out hope that Keith Marshall would return once we named a real coach not a preacher man for his 6th year medical redshirt season this season.
Now today Seth Emerson NAILS it bench pressing 25 times 225 lbs. and 4.31 40-yard dash tops at NFL Scouting Combine 2016 when he might have been better used by Kirby than Kirby’s predecessor out in space I said repeatedly.
OCTOBER 9 PRIOR TO LOSING TO vols :
” I’m not gonna go talk to the coaches and say I want to get the ball more. Obviously I would like to play.”
Then SETH EMERSON WRITES THIS :
“At that point – after the debacle of a loss to Florida – Mark Richt apparently realized it was a problem. Asked about Marshall’s lack of carries on his radio show, Richt told a caller: ‘I think you’re right, we need to get him the ball a little bit more than we have been.’ “
This blog told you in November that we had a TON OF PLAYERS who were NOT BEING PLAYED or indeed given ANY 1 SNAP 1 CARRY at running the ball. After that, he played a few. Proven smart insight Georgia Bulldogs Football – this blog FOREVER.
It is what this blog is ALL ABOUT.
And always has been.
I research this stuff as you would if you had the time to do the research. I do. This is my hobby.
The Georgia Bulldogs have been my hobby for 59 years now.
You have ALL read me on EVERY BLOG POST for 38 years.
You all know exactly whom it is I am.
And you know what it is I have said.
You can NOT not know; it’s not possible.
So, this is where we are this day on this.
I was right again, wasn’t I ?
You lied to me on this as well didn’t you ? You were WRONG AGAIN weren’t you ? You said Keith Marshall DID NOT WANT THE BALL MORE. Yeah he did. And the FIRED “COACH” said HE WAS WRONG that he did not do so.
As I said
Proven smart insight Georgia Bulldogs Football for 38 years.
You just are jealous as HELL.
You have BULLIED ME as INTERNET BULLY for 8 years DAILY since I turned on the LOSER “coach” who WASTED TALENT I said.
You are just a PROVEN GOD DAMN LIAR and ALWAYS HAVE BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL AND ARE STILL.
Chipper Towers YESTERDAY asked :
“So it kind of falls into the category of what is your program’s or your head coach’s mission. Is it win championships at all costs or is it to train and develop as many players as possible to go on to professional careers?”
It is to WIN dumbass. What a dumb muck Chipper Towers. You win by playing your best guys – not whine to the press that well I made another mistake not doing so.
Jesus Freaking Christ.
He made ALL THE CALLS on who played and who did not.
He said he wasn’t judged by wins and losses and that if he were judged just as a college football coach that it would be a disaster. That here at Georgia there’s something besides winning that’s important. That he is at peace whatever happens in wins and losses here at Georgia. That that is NOT how he is judged in his opinion.
Yeah it was.
As I said.
Call it like it is for once Chipper Towers. Why is it EVEN NOW 15 weeks after he was fired that you have NOT ONCE written that he LOST an average of 4 losses his last entire 8 years here DESPITE ALL THE TALENT.
Why is that Chipper Towers you piece of shit ?
Remember the day I called you up on the phone at your desk Chipper Towers ?
Well do you punk ?
Remember I forced your boss on the phone call with us ?
Well do you ?
You remember this or not Chipper Towers ?
You LIED to your boss and said that there is NOT any place that keeps up with Won/Loss Records based on where the opponent ended-up that season as a bowl team or as a Final AP Poll or Coaches’ Poll Top 25 team. That that is why you removed my post for being factually incorrect. Yet I gave you the URL Links to MULTIPLE SITES that do.
And your boss told me with you on the line that the blog was your blog and you could CENSOR posts for being factually incorrect and that he your boss took your word for that and NOT MINE.
Coming back to you Chipper Towers ?
Well does it punk ?
If you are NOT going to say it like it is Chipper Towers – why the friq write at all ?
Stick it up your asshole Chipper Towers. I knew when I read it that I would get another chance to shove that post back up your asshole the New York nanosecond I read it. So I just noted the post and waited for the topic to come up.
I can do that you know ?
Remember minute details for 59 years vividly.
And years later assimilate the minute details from years prior I remember oh so well into the CURRENT DISCUSSION POINT you made with TRUTHFUL FACTS.
You are NOT the only poster on the Internet Chipper Towers who is and remains JEALOUS as hell of my proven gift to do this.
You don’t like being told you are incorrect.
You do not like URL Links that prove you are incorrect.
Seth Emerson has said opinions I disagree with in the 12 years I have read his every word as well. But, he left my posts there all way back to Macon.com where my replies are STILL THERE as we speak.
You have kowtowed to the clique of Mark Richt Apologists thinking you HAD TO because THEY wrote you to delete, spindle, mutilate, ban, censor that which THEY had no reply to.
This is NOT how the Internet works punk.
You get punked on the Internet.
Be a man about it.
Either STAND-UP for CENSORSHIP or stand against it.
Either call it like it is, or don’t.
Either think the only way you get BACK on my alma mater’s campus is to kowtow to Mark Richt EVEN 15 WEEKS AFTER I FIRED HIM, or quit being one of those Mark Richt pussies who think he such a great guy that his # 41 vs Top 15 teams time of game (YOUR STAT) at 18 losses of 24 games his last entire 8 years here doesn’t matter.
Sure it matters.
I told you that.
You were NOT MAN ENOUGH to say that I provided the URL Link to the fact and you will leave my post alone.
You were a wuss and let them dictate to YOU what was read on your blog you called spelled wrongly Georgia Bulldogs Blog.
So I came here and wrote this one.
You remain the mainstay for that vocal minority clique you wrote about holding a Facebook vigil AFTER he had taken the job at Miami of Florida.
And, I spelled my blog’s name correctly unlike you who have since given up that blog’s name and I have shoved it up your asshole since.
Guess what ?
I promise deep in my heart that I shall continue to do so until the friqin’ cows come home.
You are 1 of those pussies who writes newspaper stories that EVERYONE frigin’ hates.
You twist shit so that a guy 15 weeks after I fired him is still perceived in your lies about him still covering-up for him that he was some God.
He was a shit-ass “coach” for his last entire 8 years here.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
I do not like the way you categorically refuse to state the facts. That paid to throw that rag on my lawn for 59 years I have read daily and for 38 years responded to same on the Internet FAR and WIDE every Georgia Bulldogs’ blog, you fail at being like other newspaper Beat Writers and kowtow to the vocal minority instead of being a man and saying : “You know what ? That UGA Thomas Brown was RIGHT all along.”
You ? You just LIE. You just make shit up.
And you FLATLY refuse 15 weeks later after I fired him and you know I did Chipper Towers to call it like it is EVEN NOW about the son of a bitch.
You and your minions together held this great football program HOSTAGE to some other ideal other than win football games.
You still do.
And you HATE being told you are wrong even when you are wrong.
I read everyone’s replies on all the blogs. I know what folks are saying 15 weeks after I fired him. They are AGREEING WITH ME that I was right all along.
You sit there like a little girl squirming in your seat trying to dream-up how to frame some article where you STILL paint him as that which he was NOT.
Oh and Chipper Towers, boy, you PROMISED ME and GUARANTEED ME that the sorry-assed “coach” would still be here TODAY – that to the bitter end he would NOT be FIRED and that you look not at what he did his last entire 8 years here “mini-record” but what he did 2001-2007 packaged-together and therefore the greatest ever.
No sir he WAS NOT.
Was he ?
He LOST it.
Not for the last 8 years for which I fired him right here despite your lies to the contrary. You’re 1 of THOSE pussies Chipper Towers and remain so stubbornly still like your most-recent article as our beat-writer trying to STILL 15 weeks after I FIRED HIM for his last 8 years’ worth of inexplicable losses despite all our talent here come-up with some way to word it so that you STILL can give him some EXCUSE for LOSING for 8 years despite all the talent we handed him.
Talent which he has PROVEN he can NOT get to come to play for him at Miami of Florida such as notably Jake Eason which your blog promulgated was contingent upon Mark Richt being here.
No it wasn’t.
And moreover Mark Richt according to my alma mater is judged upon his # 41 vs Top 15 teams his last entire 8 years here at 18 losses of 24 such games AND averaging 4 losses per season for his last 8 years as well despite all the talent we handed to him which he WASTED – so says Jere Morehead.
Why don’t you try some personal attack FLAME – that will make my FACTS on the subject go away, won’t it ?
Quit with your damned EXCUSES.
We all know why he was fired.
Don’t we ?
Cease trying act stupid on the Internet that you don’t know why he was fired when he was 145-51 when you know as well as ANYONE that he was 73-32 his last entire 8 years here averaging therefore 4 losses a season despite all the talent – and that he had just LOST it his last entire 8 years here Chipper Towers despite your musings to the contrary and EXCUSES that in fact he was as well 18 losses of 24 games vs top 15.
What he did 2001-2007 is ancient history and therefore did NOT figure in the decision at ALL whatsoever. Quit adding it back in.
We ALL wanted him as our coach 2001-2007 – me included.
That isn’t why WE FIRED him. Is it Chipper Towers ?
And it had NOTHING to do with winning at all costs subliminally inserted in the middle of a sentence either, did it ?
No it was not.
It was for his last entire 8 years 6 of which were with his boss who asked Jere Morehead if he could contact Kirby and suggested to Jere Morehead that Jere should FIRE Mark Richt. And those 6 years were also 24 losses – still averaging 4 losses a season.
In fact all the guys who left after this latest season were the last remnants of his Dream Team and those 22 now gone after his last season here – all whom started – also averaged 4 losses a season as a group of 22 because Kolton Houston was recruited here 2010. 8 of those 22 are now at the NFL Scouting Combine 2016 looking pretty darn spiffy and making him and you more the fool today than you and he were when you opened your mouth to switch feet that somehow winning is not the goal of the coach of our program.
Yeah it is dimwit.