Woerner is our only Senior starter senior day on offense. And yesterday marked 56 years since JFK was assassinated. Sun coming out briefly now at half up 13-3 thanks to Kirby turning Jake Fromm loose up 6-3 then Kirby reigns him in again and runs the clock out before halftime us to kick-off.
Kirby improves to 7-3 vs top 10 teams in his career. Kirby avenged his loss to # 10 Auburn by beating # 4 Auburn 2017 and Kirby had the lead against # 1 and # 2 Alabama. Kirby has beat # 2 Oklahoma and # 9 Kentucky and # 9 Florida and Kirby even beat # 8 Auburn Kirby’s inaugural season. # 7 Notre Dame earlier this season and now # 6 Florida downed by Kirby who was # 8 coming-off two games against unranked opponents where Kirby started slowly. Not tonight. Tonight Kirby did everything we all wanted him to do. Thank you Kirby. Good job. Thanks for letting our guys play. Dan Mullen did not expect that. It was what we HAD to do.
Florida was 2 of 9 on 3rd Down Conversions 1 on a penalty on us to us 12 of 18. Let us pass the ball more Kirby and return punts and kickoffs. It works.
3 in a row over Florida for Kirby who lost his first time. And this will be 3 years in a row SEC Championship Game the first time an SEC East team did that since Steve Spurrier did that for Florida when he first got there.
How about that sack by Jordan Davis ?
7 catches for 132 yards and a TD and a 2-points conversion by Lawrence Cager. Sweet.
Dan Mullen continues his LOSING RECORD All-Time vs The SEC at 42 wins 44 LOSSES.
We returned a PUNT Dominick Blaylock and we returned a KICK-OFF Brian Herrien – both of whom will play in the NFL. I have Florida 0 for 3 on 3rd Down and Jake Fromm 8 for 11 on 3rd Down Conversions. THIS is what I said we had to do before the game.
This is what we’re talking about.
Now don’t take the foot off the pedal. This game is NOT over.
GameDay last came to Athens on September 28, 2013 when # 9 UGA Georgia Bulldogs Aaron Murray defeated # 6 LSU 44-41 Zach Mettenberger and now Notre Dame 2019 six years later.
I understand Notre Dame can stack the box and they will sell-out to stop Kirby’s running game. This is the difference in the game. This is known as our biggest strength is pitted against their biggest weakness.
How in the Hell can Notre Dame be # 120 stopping the run and stop Kirby’s running game ?
Good luck with that Brian Kelly.
We’ll never beat all the teams we have to beat to get to the playoffs with that stinking approach in the 2nd half again by Jake Fromm. What ? Vanderbilt got stronger in the 2nd half ? Or Kirby SAT on it ? 30-6 is pretty good against a team who ran their mouths they would beat us all offseason they bragged.
We’re going to have to throw the ball to beat the better teams.
I don’t like this offense.
Saturday night in Nashville – a truly beautiful city only 4 hours away.
I-75 to I-24 we have made the trip to Nashville hundreds of times.
Is Kirby going to win these 7 games just lining-up and running every 1st and 2nd down and some of the 3rd downs too like Kirby has done all 3 years here as our coach ?
Wake up. THAT is NOT going to work against these 7 top-16 opponents this season for Kirby. We’re not going to be able to be # 72 passing offense and win these 7 games I can assure you of that.
Bullshit to try.
Sorry about that Vandy.
Jake Fromm was sacked 3 times again and did fumble twice again but Kentucky was no match for his passing nor able to stop our running game.
29 nothing Alabama over LSU propels # 6 UGA up one spot to # 5 while LSU who LOST to Florida adds their second loss of the season already and drops worse in the rankings than Georgia whom LSU beat at their house.
The 2 fumbles left us short of my prediction of 47 to 17 but 34 to 17 is just fine with me.
I was glad to see Kirby let the overall national second best recruit Justin Fields come in the game and at least run a couple of times.
I still say Justin Fields is our best quarterback.
The undisciplined nature of their fumbles and penalties I called pregame as well.
Benny Snell Jr. was full of shit with his guarantees pregame as I pointed-out before the game that Kentucky’s strength of schedule had only been # 58 so he hadn’t really faced the level of opponent Georgia is. Nor had Kentucky faced the level of opponents Georgia has. So their defensive stats also were overblown.
I rightfully called ALL OF THAT for the entire last week on THIS BLOG RIGHT HERE.
Our Official NCAA Strength of Schedule increased from # 16 to # 9 now for the season so far. Compare this to Notre Dame at # 60 Strength of Schedule. The storyline preseason was that we had an easy schedule. Now as it turns out we have the # 9 toughest schedule in the United States of America.
Yes we LOST to LSU but they LOST to Florida and now have 2 losses on the season. So they are ranked worse than us who beat us at their house.
And because all these teams ranked in fact ahead of us have none of them played opponents who are 47-24 on the season.
See toughest schedules :
Kentucky is undisciplined with tons of penalties nearly leading the nation in penalties. They have run their God Damn mouths all week. Their coach SUCKS. Mark Stoops is an overweight has-been assistant coach whom no one would hire as coach. His record in The SEC is a LOSING RECORD.
Kentucky is running its mouth. Guys who aren’t any good saying how great they are.
By trade Mark Stoops coaches defensive backs. He has absolutely NO TRAINING or EXPERIENCE on an offense and Kentucky’s offense shows it with loads of meddling by Mark Stoops.
Mark Stoops has not been able to recruit and lacks talent.
# 118 Passing Offense Mark Stoops has serious issues even wanting to pass the ball down the field.
Kentucky has played a VERY WEAK SCHEDULE so their defensive stats are overblown. We will kick their asses.
# 58 at fumbles LOST Kentucky puts the ball on the turf every other series all year long.
I’m glad they think they’re # 9 and we # 6.
# 58 Strength of Schedule Kentucky Georgia is # 16 SoS.
Mark Stoops’ only winning record in football is 7-6 which he did twice but lost his bowl game both times. He sucks.
Mark Stoops only plays Georgia all the rest the way. One team.
The combined record of Kentucky’s remaining 3 games after Georgia is 10-14 LOSING RECORD.
I don’t care about Kentucky.
Mark Stoops ? He is a God Damn fat FOOL.
I am glad they beat Missouri on a bad play call.
Missouri isn’t any good. Missouri does not even have a winning record. We scored 43 points at Missouri. Kentucky took overtime to score 15 points on Missouri a has-been team 2018 again.
We are so going to kick Kentucky’s arrogant ass. Mark Stoops’ best season is a 7-win season in 15-game season for the top teams. His overall record is a LOSING RECORD. And this is whom it is who runs their God Damn mouths all week long.
Missouri has beat us once ever in their entire existence and that was 2013 when Mark Richt went only 8-5 losing to teams like Vanderbilt. This is the 8th meeting and that their only win ever over us.
51-24 the good guys romp.
Their fans are not rabid about them. Their coaches are poor. Their talent level is lacking at every position except quarterback.
It’s a noon rout.
Amazing that Comcast can not bother to show us which screwed-up channel the game is on tomorrow morning at noon so we can record it.
# 821 and # 121 ESPN NEWS
Jake Fromm had one hell of a 2nd half and completed his last 9 passes in a row to go 15-18 for 194 yards a TD Pass and an interception.
Justin Fields got in for the last 13 minutes and competed his only pass also running the ball.
So far Justin Fields has played in every game.
It was a ROMP.
41-17 two dozen points – that close Tim Tebow you dumbass I told you so.
South Carolina is NOT ranked any longer since we knocked them out of the Top 25.
And then the game against the team I said we should remove from our schedule Georgia Tech who got wiped by South Florida.
We beat South Carolina 41-17 while Georgia Tech LOST to South Florida by double digits.
37 seconds and Juwan Taylor scores.
14-7 then Jake Fromm throws an ill-advised forced pass up for grabs interception.
Jake Fromm 4-6 for 25 yards and an INT.
Camarda punts to the 3-yard line but they duked us and faked the fair catch so it rolls into the end zone.
13-22 for 105 yards Jake Bentley coaches’ son.
150 yards 38 plays 19 plays us 105 yards Jake Fromm.
Then the last drive field goal
45 to nothing a shut-out and a fine performance by all aspects of Kirby “Smith’s” third edition.
DawgsOnline called it his second edition. Uh no it’s not his second edition either whatever his name is.
dawgs online- Opening the curtain on Kirbys second act
ESPN Beth Mowins called Kirby Smart Kirby Smith then was corrected afterwards in her ears.
Justin Fields was 7 of 8 including TD completion and Jake Fromm was 12 of 16 including 2 TD passes.
The JF combination. Jake Fromm called “Justin Fromm” to Kirby “Smith” by ESPN too. “How did you think Justin Fromm did today Kirby Smith?” “How did Jake Fields do out there for you today Kirby Smith?” Nice job there ESPN. Glad I got to watch these replays to hear them all.
ESPN had some real winners out there today – watching these replays now.
Well thank you Beth Mowins for that from a Syracuse girl covering only the # 3 team in the nation. Your voice is a bit raspy to my taste. A basketball player covering # 3 Georgia for the first and hopefully the last time watching the replay now.
Justin Fields also added-in 33 rushing yards bettered by only 3 other Bulldogs today in rushing.
I thought he stole the show as Jake Fromm was also very good solid but NOT Justin Fields…
You call it like you want.
Officially now WE have a quarterback controversy as JUSTIN FIELDS has outdone Jake Fromm EVERY SINGLE TIME we have watched him.
Including especially yesterday.
Justin Fields is our BEST QUARTERBACK.
Even if ESPN can not even get the God Damn Question out to Kirby correctly nor even call Kirby by his right name either.
God Damn Idiots.
How hard is THAT ESPN ?
I am NOT impressed ESPN.
You should be embarrassed for that call of the game by your 3rd string announcers on ESPN main channel.
But I did figure you would revert back to reminding us all about LOSING to Tua who IS their starting QB just as Justin Fields JUST HAS TO BE OURS. 11 minutes in the 2nd quarter but clearly was the class of our quarterbacks.
You think there is no controversy because ESPN screwed-up asking Kirby about it?
Sure there is.
Don’t fool yourself.
You take me on at YOUR OWN RISK as I have been proven correct right down the line for years and years and years and years now haven’t I ?
Well punks ?
Quarterback controversy not at all unlike your bullshit about how great you said Mark Richt is who had to be FIRED and was proving you wrong on that.
Justin Fields is a better quarterback than Jake Fromm and that is patently obvious.
Lady Sportswriter – Kimberly Nash said she did not care about Demetris Robertson whom she did not care if he went elsewhere.
Demetris Robertson had a 72 yard end around.
Take THAT Kimberly Nash.
I would love to see Mark Richt screw-up AGAIN and lose to LSU tonight. I hate his ass for everything he did NOT do he last entire 8 years here and for all he did do such as losing to 12 cupcakes his last 8 years, having 63 recruits he signed not play here gone from the team at the time when he finally got fired for it, and losing 18 of his last 24 games vs top 15 teams – oh and being only 53 percent win percentage his last 8 years against any ole team who went on to a bowl game here.
Clearly you remain a Mark Richt fan and clearly I patently hate his God Damn Ass.
Excuse me for calling you out when you screw-up.
James Cook would have stolen the show but he is now suspended for the first half of South Carolina for targeting missing the early-on fair catch clearly signaled.
284 rushing 224 passing a fantastic game for us.
Shut-out for our Defense led by JR Reed and DeAngelo Gibbs.
I was very pleased withCrumpton and Brian Herrien leading on our special teams who were that for sure today. Quite the up man Brian Herrien makes a sure NFL player as I see it.
Mecole Hardman Jr was spectacular.
Tyson Campbell got the start and wasted no time breaking up a pass.
Walker from Fairburn recovered the fumble when we really got after Austin Peay’s miscue.
82 got to play today and that is a best effort for Kirby “Smith” so far.
Why don’t you tell ME how excited you are to watch Mark Richt tonight ?
I am too but only to CONTINUE to prove you WRONG as hell about him too.
Let me remind you again that Kirby Smart is quite intrigued by Justin Fields as someone who puts constant pressure on the opponents with his better skills than Jake Fromm. So am I.
Jake Fromm NOR Justin Fields signs with Mark Richt. There is NO WAY Mark Richt signs EITHER.
Austin Peay has 10 thousand students FCS in Clarksville Tennessee up in Northern Middle Tennessee. They wanted to keep the ball from our high powered offense but that is not going to happen missing a guy who was supposed to go for 1000 yards rushing this season and another several hundred yards catching. Their leading RB returns but this guy was their best RB Kentel Williams.
Team Rules ?
That would be drugs.
Quit playing Georgia Tech in football and get us out of JAX please.
NONE of these guys could be HELPING YOU TODAY Kirby against all these great Auburn defensive guys ? God Damn it Kirby. What are you saving them for ? After this season you lose 20 whom you STARTED here Kirby so 2018 is NOT going to be a better chance than this was.
This goes into the I told you so storyline but it did NOT have to be this way. Obviously we could NOT afford to redshirt :
Can’t run the football and all Kirby will let us do is run the football including on 1st Down at the 22 second mark in the 1st Half after Mecole Hardman Jr. returned the punt to their red zone.
Sad play calls.
I am in Love.
Alabama Penn State and Georgia are top 3 football teams in every poll now and there is no 4th team. I do not feel that anyone thinks TCU and Wisconsin are serious contenders and again I say unto you that The SEC might have 2 teams in the play-offs.
Up 53-28 ahead by 25 points Kirby not only went for 2 points with 10: 27 seconds remaining but he never did take out Jake Fromm.
Bring on Florida who LOST to Texas A&M and their true freshman quarterback Kellen Mond.
7-0 for the first time since 2005.
That was a LOSS to Florida and then a loss to Auburn and the loss to West Virginia.
Then Aaron Davis 35 is beat on 63-yard TD pass to tie it 14 all.
Sony Michel takes it to the house.
Then Tyrique McGhee 26 is beat on 63-yard TD pass too to tie it again 21 all.
Then we get a Field Goal.
Then we get an Interception and Jake Fromm runs it in after several nifty runs that series where Charlie Woerner leaps their defender.
This puts us up 31-21 at 3:53 in the half remaining.
Then another Field Goal and we’re up 34-21.
The crowd is LOUD tonight.
Beautiful day today to be outside all day.
Don’t tell me about Mark Richt’s 2005 season which was 13 seasons’ ago now this season. That not only was 13 seasons’ ago but he ended the season in EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY POLL the # 3 SEC team in every poll for the 2005 season – worse than Alabama and worse than LSU.
I was there I believe I would know.
We will be 8-0 when we face-off against remaining South Carolina Auburn Kentucky Georgia Tech and Alabama plus our bowl opponent. There is no margin for error. Ask Oklahoma. Ask Michigan.
We have no semblance of a passing game. We can not line-up to throw and catch. You are not going to beat the top teams by playing small offensive linemen and running the football with the best running backs in America.
All the receivers did was to drop the ball again today. And the OL had penalty after penalty called on them illegal procedure and chop blocks and did not block for the pass well again either – and against a bad team.
Our offense is not going to get the job done against the good teams – but we’re in the 4-team play-offs today – if Kirby would play the rest of his good receivers and the rest of his good offensive linemen.
It’s a long season 15-game season. 14-game season.
# 101 Offense 3rd Down Conversions
# 123 Offense in getting 1st Downs
So that is even worse than us.
# 43 in Penalties
So that is better than us – but then again who isn’t better than us at penalties ?
# 97 Kick-Off Returns
So not only do they have no Offense but their special teams suck too.
# 99 Net Punting
# 84 Passing Offense – that is as bad as our passing offense is
# 72 Red Zone Offense – surely it is confusing that Vandy ever scores
# 102 Time of Possession
Vandy is not a very good football team.
Jake Fromm had the day of his life on the road in The SEC matching David Greene’s win there in 2001.
But David Greene lost 4 games 2001 without DJ Shockley as his back-up until the 2002 season since Mark Richt redshirted DJ Shockley 2001.
Jake Fromm welcomed Jacob Eason as his back-up on the field to run the score to the final margin of 41 to nothing.
vols came in averaging 30 points per game.
The last shut-out for Georgia there over the vols was 1923 when it was 17-0.
vols have a 1 game lead all-time in the series.
6th longest scoring streak in the HISTORY of college football where the vols had scored every game for 289 games.
Georgia again moves UP in the polls to # 6 with Jake Fromm scoring 3 times twice on the ground showing that HE is the dual-threat that Aaron Murray NEVER was.
Some have it.
We used to play Mississippi State at NEUTRAL SITES too. There was a time when that is what we did with all the opponents.
4 of their only 6 wins ever came AT MISSISSIPPI STATE.
Mississippi State is a good defense but their passing offense is not that great. They have not turned the ball over much.
They ran LSU out of their stadium last week. And LSU is an ultra-talented team too not as talented as Georgia’s team this 2017 season but nonetheless a more talented team than Mississippi State.
How do they win ?
They don’t make mistakes and they run the ball while putting-up a seriously great defense.
Georgia is picked to win by 5.
It will be a dogfight as both teams are Bulldogs and the better team – the more talented team – wins this game.
Only 8 teams have better Las Vegas Odds to win 2017 season than UGA and only 4 teams have more talent than The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs’ team does this 2017 season.
Obviously Kirby can match Mississippi State’s DEFENSE but Kirby’s offense and special teams are prone to mistakes and do NOT feature our best players at those positions like our Defense does. It is what Kirby does. He holds back his young players on Offense and on Special Teams while Kirby has proven that that is his strategy. As with Notre Dame, there is no such margin for such an error tomorrow night as Notre Dame and Mississippi State are our two best opponents so far 2017 obviously. If we get our freshmen in the game, we will rout them.
Netori Johnson consensus # 4 OG in the nation. REDSHIRTED.
Isaiah Wilson consensus # 2 OT in the nation. REDSHIRTED.
D’Marcus Hayes # 5 consensus OT in the nation. REDSHIRTED.
Charged with selling sports tickets without a license and advertising sports tickets without posting a license number, Jeff Cook was released on bond less than the cost of two tickets. That is NOT RIGHT.
When you can’t get in touch. It is NOT GOOD.
When you tell my friends you are selling them tickets at $ 250 each do NOT sell MY FRIENDS’ TICKETS to someone else for an average of $ 1147 ticket when you took my friends’ monies. That is WRONG.
You have to buy the tickets back from my friends who paid you $ 250 for their tickets.
When you charge their credit cards you have taken their money for the tickets they then own. You had them that day.
You had them at $ 250.
Don’t sell them for $ 250 if you do not intend to give those persons those tickets you had at that time for the $ 250.
Let’s say those are the ones sold for average $1147 dollars ok ? You bought them for $125 each and were selling them to my friends at $ 250. Then you sold the very same ticket at average $1147.
Paid $125 sold for $1147.
Gross Profit each $1022. 30 thousand seats reported changed hands at this average price.
That is $30 million dollars gross profit.
And this is not the first time Notre Dame fans have embarrassed their program selling their tickets. In fact it has become quite the scandal that Notre Dame fans are NOT GOOD FANS.
We took the HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE away from Notre Dame.
Georgia Bulldogs have ALWAYS traveled well so this too is NOT NEW.
Personally I have always been wary of buying tickets on the Internet and handing those pieces of paper at the gate for entrance. Frankly I have the same concerns face-to-face on the streets and try to protect us on the streets as well.
This entire $30 million dollar per game industry is a problem if you ask me.
But there would be no industry if 30 thousand Notre Dame fans did not give up their seats and give us the HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE every person watching the game live or on their 70 inch HDTV saw UGA had.
$30 million dollars one game and we play 14 such games this year and stand to make it 15 but Kirby will have to START playing his BEST PLAYERS ON OFFENSE and on SPECIAL TEAMS which Kirby has to-date in 2 years’ time here NOT DONE now facing an EXCELLENT Mississippi State.
They manhandled # 12 LSU who was ranked AHEAD of Kirby 37-7 last night.
Mississippi State will find that UGA fans do NOT sell our tickets to them on the Internet nor face-t0-face. Save the trip.
The TICKETS are NOT for sale.
Brandon Wimbush -0- TD passes. Brandon Wimbush threw 39 passes and none for a TD. That Notre Dame could not run the ball just might be because Georgia is NOT Temple.
We also beat Michigan at Michigan October 2, 1965.
The OL was horrible to start the game. If there were adjustments frankly what we saw was that Jake Fromm just wants to get down the field in a hurry.
I don’t have ANY problem with App State scoring twice in the last 5:41 because Kirby played the 3rd team. I am all in favor of that. However HOW they got to score twice was that Brice Ramsey threw two (2) interceptions back-to-back resulting in a TD and then resulting in a field goal.
And that is bad. I looked at Brice Ramsey. He did not seem to care. I watched him.
It is after all ALL Brice Ramsey HAS DONE HERE.
D’Andre Swift was magnificent.
Ahkil Crumpton did fine.
Cameron Nizialek was fabulous and when Jacob Eason was doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING it was Cameron Nizialek who kept on pushing the ball farther and farther back and then pinning them twice inside the 20 to FLIP THE FIELD and ultimately get us finally a SCORE.
It was a beautiful afternoon. Perfect. Then our Offense and Offensive Line could not do anything until they knocked our starting QB out of the game for good and I believe for the next game as well. You don’t tweak a knee and force him to come back given his performance AGAIN.
Jake Fromm got the ball down the field. Ok so he threw the ball into triple coverage one on 3 but Javon Wims caught the pass and punched it in for the TD. Are you criticizing that ? This is what we have NOT BEEN DOING for this stretch of 9 years prior in a row averaging MORE than 4 losses a season.
Early on Jacob Eason was largely ineffective and overthrew his receivers in a too-predictable offense. Run Nick Chubb up the middle. Run up the middle on 2nd down. Overthrow receiver on 3rd down. Punt.
And Kirby’s OL could not dominate App State’s DL who was 50 lbs. less across the board.
Then the play of the game JR Reed poked the ball out forcing the fumble and then it became a field position game with Cameron Nizialek punting oh so well and even pinning App State back inside the 20.
Myquon Stout went out of bounds and shoved Jacob Eason a good 8 yards outside the line who picked his way and got his left leg stuck on the sidelines twisting his left knee.
In came Jake Fromm and the crowd went wild as he not overthrew but hit his target as we had seen him do 16 strikes in a row in the Little League World Series.
And hit his target again.
And score again.
Again score again.
Up 4 TD and a Field Goal he turned the reigns over to Brice Ramsey who is a nice looking kid who just doesn’t ever seem to care where he throws the football.
Taylor Lamb from Calhoun was no match for Jake Fromm.
Jake Fromm came to the line of scrimmage on a mission. He quickly got the plays off and moved the team down the field all night long where Jacob Eason could not.
Bring on Notre Dame. Are they the
4-8 Notre Dame 2016 season
10-3 Notre Dame 2015 season
8-5 Notre Dame 2014 season
9-4 Notre Dame 2013 season
12-1 Notre Dame 2012 season
8-5 Notre Dame 2011 season
8-5 Notre Dame 2010 season
With all their talent Notre Dame is NOT the 4-8 team Brian Kelly was last year.
59-31 Brian Kelly at Notre Dame. And that is better than 9-4 but not as good as 9-3 in 8 years this his 8th at helm of Notre Dame.
So Fran Tarkenton got his way and now we’re off to Notre Dame Touchdown Jesus with a true freshman quarterback who looked pretty darn good out there tonight where Jacob Eason did NOT.
Appalachian State University 11-2 and 10-3 their most recent 2 years has a strong offense. They return their starting QB for both the last 2 years who always completes 60 % of his passes. He is from Calhoun Georgia less than an hour outside Atlanta toward Chattanooga. And they return their starting running back too who averages over 6 yards per rush. Their running back from North Carolina had 1402 yards rushing last year.
Appalachian State University as a proven winner will put Kirby to the test.
Appalachian State gave the vols all they could handle in the opening game last year 2016 for both teams losing by only by 20-13 in overtime at Neyland so Appalachian State is not coming here to Sanford September 2 as some opening game warm-up for Notre Dame for us. Kirby’s offense and his special teams will have to show-up September 2nd primed and ready as there are stumbling blocks for Kirby EVERY game if they do not again 2017 as they certainly did not 2016. You recall Appalachian State University is the team who shocked the world when they won in their opening game over Michigan in the Big House in Ann Arbor Michigan. I certainly do. They certainly are looking to ruin the game 2 for Kirby at Notre Dame.
We were still fooling-around with both offense and special teams once the season started last year. We were not a well-oiled machine on neither our offense nor on special teams at any time last year as a direct result. And we never got settled-in on either offense or special teams as a direct result thereof as well.
Notre Dame is also picked by Las Vegas to win their game at 3:30 p.m. by 10 points against far-easier Temple. Temple lost their last game to 7-6 Wake Forest. Brian Kelly in his 7th year at the helm for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat Mark Richt’s Miami of Florida Hurricanes at South Bend 2016.
Only 7 teams in the nation have better odds to win 2017 than Kirby according to Las Vegas.
Only 4 teams have a more talented roster than Kirby has for 2017.
There is high expectation for Kirby 2017.
Greg McGarity got testy yesterday when I wrote that he would not suffer through 2017 if Kirby does not live-up to his expectation and AT LEAST get to Atlanta.
If Kirby wins The SEC East 2017 then that means Kirby will be assured of a 14-game season 2017 while the top 2 teams 2017 will play a 15-game schedule. LSU and Alabama are both ranked at the very top of every poll and both have better talent on-hand than Kirby and the 4th team with more talent than Kirby 2017 is Southern California. Other teams like FSU Ohio State and Oklahoma figure to do well and so does Wisconsin since they play a soft schedule.
Kirby is supposed to be right in the thick of this 2017 because while he plays a 14-game schedule he will not play a very tippy-top team until The SEC Championship Game.
If Florida or vols win The SEC East they will have done it with less talent than Kirby and that means Florida and/or vols most likely beat Kirby again. They both beat Kirby last year. They both lost a lot more talent after last year than Kirby did. And if Kirby does not get to Atlanta this 2017 season then Greg McGarity will be fired. There is no question of that.
There are now 97 days for us to get ready and get settled-in on offense and special teams with it now less than 100 days until kick-off against a lot better team than Notre Dame faces in their opening game.
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