It seems that the entire nation noticed that every word out of Kirby’s lying mouth about his damn OL was all bullshit. Kirby’s lies to the press and only he allowed to speak with the press at all are front-and-center have been and continue to be for the 8-5 Kirby’s Dawgs who lost to losing record Vandie who themselves were beaten by 3 cupcakes but not by Kirby.
Kirby did not put-up a winning record in The SEC.
This continues the ongoing problems here at Georgia where we continue to have lost MORE than 4 games a year for 9 years now and counting.
With the Average # 7 recruiting ranking this is hard to take as a fan of this program averaging MORE than 4 losses 9 years now and 2017 season will be a DAMN DECADE of this crap.
We continue to be poorly coached don’t we ?
Edward Aschoff ESPN senior writer 2017 did not let Kirby off-the-hook noting as Edward Aschoff did that Kirby SAID the OL was doing great ALL SPRING then their performance FOR ALL TO SEE was COMPLETELY THE OPPOSITE.
Does this mean that Kirby has NO CREDIBILITY with the press ?
That is obviously the case now isn’t it ?
The ENTIRE Bulldog Nation expects Kirby to PLAY in Atlanta 2017 meaning this will be a 14-game season for Kirby or damn well better be. NONE of us expect better than 10-4. Why ?
Because for 9 years and this will be TEN now 2017 our beloved Georgia Bulldogs average # 7 recruiting rankings and average MORE than 4 losses a year.
Sad reality that for a decade we DON’T PLAY OUR BEST PLAYERS. There is NO OTHER EXCUSE for # 7 recruiting rankings and averaging more than 4 losses a year for 9 years.
Maybe you’re satisfied with that : I’m not. I am FED-UP with it.
It’s like Kirby WANTS us to NOT SHOW-UP. I do not think that Kirby LIKES ANY of US as fans of HIS TEAM.
We have LOADS of CONTRIVED “news” from Kirby such as Jake Fromm competing to START against Appalachian State. You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
Such as what is left of Mark Richt’s undersized OL who NEVER did shit here so far are somehow DOMINATING his defense this spring when they really none of them played last year and those who saw spot-duty who are here still couldn’t dominate Nichols State. You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
Such as Seth Emerson should have known NOT to report Deangelo Gibbs’ shoulder injury. You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
Such as “It really didn’t go down that way. Will Muschamp and I were just talking about his spring game and about his attendance of 12 thousand more than anything. There really wasn’t as much to it as it was made out to be. Will Muschamp called me and said we would not even get half capacity. If everybody knows Will Muschamp at South Carolina they know he’s calling me out. I figure we will get that. He is calling the Dog fans out.” You believe that ? I certainly don’t.
There is NO pre-game band AT ALL WHATSOEVER this coming Saturday purposely designed to make the crowd fewer then than last year’s G-Day Game. You believe that ? I certainly find it particularly hard to imagine.
And of course there sits Kirby front-and-center DOING ALL HE CAN DO to NOT PROVIDE all Georgia Bulldogs’ fans ANY INFORMATION about our team 2017 AT ALL whatsoever even going to the point of allowing NO ONE TO SPEAK but he to the press. It’s like Kirby doesn’t WANT US to follow the team or that the press is just out to get Kirby. You believe ANYTHING Kirby has said about our 2017 team ? I certainly DO NOT.
WTF Kirby ?
Don’t you want us to be fans of the program to clamor to follow our heroes ? Can ANY of this really be good in generating hype about Saturday’s G-Day Game or indeed the 2017 team Kirby ?
2 scrimmages and nothing provided by ANYONE as to what happened.
Jesus Christ Kirby.
How are we supposed to FOLLOW OUR God Damn Team Kirby ? We’ve been FOLLOWING us for a LOT longer than the one year you lost to Vandie amid your 5 losses Kirby.
You’re screwing this up Kirby.
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.
Yeah and I think that our head coaches can learn a lot from these situations.
There you have it the 18 OL Kirby has here this spring.
Impressive aren’t they ? Especially the ones Kirby has CHOSEN 2017.
Good luck with that OL Kirby 2017. Your choices are POOR Kirby for 2017 and insure that the OL which has been completely DOMINATED in their careers here continue these results under-sized as a unit and individually for your CHOSEN OL 2017 according to Kirby April 8 2017.
Why are we the most tortured fan base with Kirby ?
Because KIRBY is NOT playing the right players either same as the guy we FIRED for it.
Kirby has them.
He just is going to play the WRONG PLAYERS AGAIN 2017 as he did 2016.
Because the guys Kirby has coming back LISTED ABOVE in the list of 18 here now OL Kirby practicing all spring practice HAVE LONG SINCE SHOWED that NONE of them can get the job done other than Isaiah Wynn.
Got that ?
NONE of them but Isaiah Wynn who were here playing last season have been getting the job done.
I would put the 6 signed OL ahead of everyone here before this signing class Day 1 Game 1 Appalachian State except for Isaiah Wynn. This is NOT another throw-away season for Kirby. If it is this most tortured fan base will FIRE your sorry ass Kirby. Starting with ME. Right here. Wake-up Kirby God Damn it.
Kirby you are a great recruiter but a VERY POOR judge of Talent picking whom among those you have on the roster are the best on offense and on special teams. You do fine on defense picking the best ones Kirby. It’s special teams and OFFENSE you suck at Kirby because YOU ARE PLAYING THE WRONG GUYS.
Again 2017 as you did 2016.
And you had better get Ben Cleveland some snaps with the # 1 unit the remainder of spring practice too Kirby. Obviously Isaiah Wynn has earned himself a spot at left offensive tackle.
You’re in DEEP TROUBLE on the OL Kirby 2017 the manner in which you are going about this. And you had better be planning on getting those Fall camp guys out there on the OL getting reps with the # 1 unit. Because the guys other than Isaiah Wynn we watched last year who are back this year have NOT gotten the job done. Since they got here for Mark Richt in his PLANNED PURPOSELY INTENDED recruitment of ALL under-sized OL he even BRAGGED about none except for Isaiah Wynn have done well on the OL.
“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.
The stem portion of a pass route is the first burst part where under total control the receiver starts-off in one direction for the purpose of getting his defender going that direction and then moves-off in a different direction after the cut to gain separation from the defender during which time the quarterback throws the pass to the receiver knowing where the receiver is going on the route. The defender at the cut has to adjust unless he jumped the route guessing it making that the key moment for the pass to be more wide open.
We don’t have a receiver on the team who does this well. Thus when you look downfield there aren’t open receivers. A natural or good receiver is one who does this so well that you don’t even recognize that he doesn’t have the speed to get open. In 2017 it is very difficult at any level to separate yourself from the defender just on speed. Even Julio Jones with all his speed gets open more on his stem and cut than on his speed. And Julio Jones runs a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash far quicker than anyone on our roster receiver or defender. And of course Julio Jones is 6’ 3” and 220 lbs. of all muscle.
How does Julio Jones get open every play ?
One it is that brief moment at the transition from the stem move on his great pass route running and his cut when he is open and two he is 6’ 3” and 220 lbs. being covered by men slower than 4.39 forty-yard dash time and by men not as tall as well. And thirdly because Matt Ryan puts the ball in a very small window while getting good offensive line work for him with a quick release in the pocket meaning the other receivers block well downfield for each other and that the running backs pick-up the blitz when the defense calls that.
It’s all intertwined why our receiver corps has been wholly unable to get open. So I wanted to explain that to you since I played this position and understand it.
There are other skills as well such as catching the ball with your hands and not with your body which receivers such as Isaiah McKenzie NEVER DID learn which are pre-requisites to being that pitch-and-catch combo which we have NOT had here so far this 2017 year did not have 2016 and did not have 2015 either nor did we have 2014 either.
All of THIS has contributed to our Offense being TOTALLY FAILED.
Good route running is part-and-partial to being that 3rd Down go-to receiver.
The money guy.
The size of your hands contributes mightily as well as your leaping ability and the ability to get your toes inbounds.
You have awareness of the sidelines on every route. You get there and stop and lean over.
Of course the quarterback has to be able to hit the out-route and neither Greyson Lambert the year before last nor Hutson Mason the year before that were either one capable of that.
We did not run any out-routes for Hutson Mason OR Greyson Lambert. That severely limited the passing game both years 2014 and 2015 for us as it also is indicative of both of their inability to stretch the field and open-up the defense stretching them because if they could not even hit an out-route then they certainly could not execute the deep routes either.
Last season we had a quarterback for the first time in 3 years who could hit the out-route and who could stretch the defense with accurate deep routes. An arm in other words. But we did not call those plays which typically are run on 2nd down and SHORT when they are BEST UTILIZED.
You just have to understand this to understand just why it is that our Offense is so FAILED and has been for 3 years in a row now. So when Kirby states he is going to OPEN-UP the OFFENSE 2017 he means THIS PRECISELY EXACTLY that he is going to HIT the out-routes and deep routes and have receivers who RUN those routes adroitly.
You have flag and post routes and go routes for example all designed for opening-up the field for the offense by stretching the defense. When you stretch the defense and make them cover the outs and deep routes you open-up your running game which of course was our number one failing 2016 with Kirby’s offense. This opened-up offense is the complete opposite of what we saw ALL YEAR LONG LAST YEAR 2016 BY EVERY DEFENSE AGAINST US EVERY SINGLE GAME where they all stuffed-the-box often lining-up 8 and even 9 defenders on the line of scrimmage to stuff the run because the COACHING STAFF refused to CALL any of these out and deep routes.
That and because we haven’t had for the previous 3 years in a row receivers capable of the stem and move routes such as out-routes go routes with a juke post routes or flag routes.
These routes take time. With all these Offensive Linemen we have for 2017 if Kirby PLAYS THEM we can block for them but the receivers have to block downfield too on BOTH the pass routes and the run options.
Run Options also go hand-in-hand with RPO run-pass-option and Option Reads. Now you are getting-in to the TYPE OF PASSING PLAYS Jim Chaney 2016 CATEGORICALLY REFUSED TO CALL because Kirby told Jim Chaney what plays Kirby wanted Jim Chaney to call.
By necessity every football team MUST have a pitch-and-catch combo. These are 2 guys who like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are in-tune with each other.
They are so in-tune with one another that THEY then OPEN-UP every OTHER receiver on their routes because you only have one best cover guy on ANY team. This opens up the other guys. You need to know when to call the run and when to call a pass or screen or when to hit the tight end to open-up the offense but YOU HAVE TO CALL those plays too.
Not only did we NOT CALL those plays 2016 Jim Chaney running Kirby’s offense per Kirby’s insistence on running the ball every first down every game all season long but to make it all the more predictable Kirby REFUSED to allow Jacob Eason to CHECK-OUT of the play call at the line of scrimmage even if he read the defense was TOTALLY PLANNING on stuffing the box and stopping the run which was sent-in by Jim Chaney. So we looked like crap on offense.
The QB and the WR pitch-and-catch combo are the guys who PRACTICE TOGETHER ALL DAY EVERY DAY FOR YEARS and they KNOW each other well enough to know that the other sees what they see of the defense.
Last year we blindly called an in-route and gave Jacob Eason NO AUTHORITY to check-out of that at the line to an out-route. We were PREDICTABLE.
We FAILED as an offense as result thereof.
OPTION READS are where the receiver and the QB are so in-tune with each other and WHAT THEY SEE the defense is lined-up to do that the play call is an in-route and both QB and WR see the defense set-up to defend JUST THAT in-route that mid-route the receiver stems then cuts to the OUT-ROUTE. This Option Read is what can only be accomplished by a QB and receiver who PRACTICE together.
Who play with each other.
Who throw that route OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
This time last year Greyson Lambert practiced EVERY SNAP with the # 1 unit. Every single one. There was NO CHANCE for us to prepare the eventual starter on ANY of this nor the receiver RB or OL either with one another.
If you are going to talk about the offense being stale or predictable or run almost exclusively on every first down all game all year then you must be conversant on these parts of an OPEN OFFENSE that Kirby SAYS HE IS GOING TO RUN 2017.
That’s because he has a QB capable of it – IF KIRBY would only line-up whomever it is he intends to be his pitch-and-catch combo 2017 at receiver and let the 2 get in-tune.
Kirby today : “I think you’ve got to be careful because is Charlie Woerner normally lined-up as a tight end better than your fourth receiver? Is Sony Michel or Brian Herrien both normally lined-up at tailback better than your third receiver? So there are a lot of things that we’re doing out there to get the best football players on the field.”
Kirby today : “We’ve got to improve as a receiver group starting with the toughness. We hope we improved that through our recruiting because some of the kids that we signed have got some stature to them. Somehow we’ve just got to play better at all the receiver positions and be more productive. That doesn’t just go on the receivers. That goes on the quarterback and on the offensive line as well. But that’s one position – receivers – we’ll be watching closely.”
Kirby today : “Mecole Hardman Junior has got to become a more natural receiver. He was more of a guy with the ball in his hands – they snapped it to him. There’s a big difference when you’re talking about stemming and moving. All of the things that Terry Godwin is really good at are things that Mecole Hardman Junior has to improve at. Some of the things that Mecole can do Terry is still developing at. Terry’s been a really good helper for Mecole as far as playing the slot receiver.”
Kirby today : “I’m excited about Jeremiah Holloman’s work habits. He’s one of the hardest workers out there with those mid-year guys. He doesn’t really care what other people think. He doesn’t look around at the other guys. He’s focused on : ‘I’m going to give you all the effort I can.’ I think the biggest thing he brings is the toughness factor. I think one of the things that stuck out on his tape – everybody talks about the catches and the sides – but he’s physical. That’s the demeanor that we need – a guy that’s going to go out there and hit you and hat you up. I really like that about the guy. He’s not afraid to try hard. When you get that as a player then that’s a good trait.”
I grew-up bowling.
And while I enjoy the water and always have every serious coach has always told us all not to go swimming that it is the cause of injuries to the shoulder. We had players injured swimming in just exactly this manner yet Mark Richt insisted every year that ALL the players HAD to go swimming with him so he could do a back-flip off the high dive.
Yet for 15 consecutive years we stopped practice and went swimming while THIS BLOG reported that it was way wrong to do so.
When football players in a sustained fashion get wet and stay wet for a prolonged period this causes calluses to soften, and makes all the skin susceptible to blisters. Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, defensive backs, linebackers, centers, offensive linemen, defensive linemen and special teams’ players all are putting not only their shoulders at risk but also causing them to get blisters.
This affects our players being unable to compete at this all-important time in their personal development and it portends for two types of injuries therefrom just when this all-important 2017 season up-coming is so important to our entire football program. When there is every known fact about swimming being bad for athletes of MANY sports that this went-on has bothered me for years that no one spoke-out about it when everyone knows what I know on THIS TOPIC of SWIMMING.
Terry Godwin injured his shoulder swimming and frankly he has not yet lived-up to what we all hoped.
It is so important to take care of ourselves and to do activities which are approved for our sport.
So this afternoon Kirby took the entire team bowling this afternoon after warm-up. Perfect timing. Perfect activity.
I have seen Jake Fromm throw 2 dozen strikes in a row for a long time now. The Jake and Jake Show. I have also witnessed Jake Fromm for a long time now put his team on his back especially in pressure situations game on the line.
I can tell you from watching Jake Fromm for a long time now that he is a great athlete. Jake Fromm knew Jacob Eason was here long before Jake Fromm committed to Kirby. Kirby wanted Jake Fromm when Kirby was at Alabama. Jake Fromm de-committed from Alabama to come play for Kirby. That was when Jacob Eason was already here.
Jacob Eason goes to the NFL after next season.
This season is their first of 2 seasons together – the Jake and Jake Show.
Jake Fromm was committed to Alabama including February of 2016. Then Kirby got Jake Fromm to commit to Georgia after National Signing Day last year 2016. Then Jake Fromm came to the G-Day Game last year with 93000 of us here. Then Jake Fromm took Camp here with Kirby last year 2016.
I told you you were full of shit. That I had read the words of Jacob Eason and of his Dad. That I heard them BOTH say that Jacob Eason LOVED the FANS of Georgia. That he wanted to be followed by US.
You always have been FULL OF SHIT. You are ALWAYS wrong. You are ALWAYS PROVEN WRONG.
Then Mark Richt went to Miami of Florida on December 4. At that time then Kirby was NOT HERE. And Jacob Eason told Florida gators that he was coming there on a recruiting trip. Florida wanted Jacob Eason to be their QB before Kirby ever was here.
That pissed-off the Florida gators’ quarterbacks they were recruiting and those already committed to Florida as well as those Florida gators’ quarterbacks who were there already.
Then Kirby was hired.
Then Kirby instantly left from the announcement and went to Washington. Directly. Left announcement got on plane to Washington and INVITED Jacob Eason HERE not to Florida gators.
Then Kirby came back and hired rock star Sam Pittman.
Then Jacob Eason’s Dad told everyone that THAT changed everything : Sam Pittman.
Then Jacob Eason came here. You were holding God Damn VIGILS for Mark Richt. Kirby had to meet with Jacob Eason ANYWHERE but where the rest of us were. He couldn’t come to the Gala. That’s how friq’d-up YOU made all of this.
Then Jacob Eason committed to Kirby.
Then Kirby signed Jacob Eason.
This while Miami of Florida fans were fawning over Jacob Eason saying THEY would get Jacob Eason.
And you said you were NOW a fan of Miami of Florida.
And you said that YOU COULD MAKE a good case that Mark Richt should NOT have been fired.
THIS is how all this went down.
Oh Yee of short memories.
Oh Yee God Damn LIARS.
What you hate about me is that I have a better brain than you have. I remember what you say and ram it back down your God Damn throats daily forever every word out of your stupid dumbass mouth. You are jealous of my ability to tell it like it is.
All during all of that Jake Fromm was committed to Alabama.
Then February of 2016 after Kirby had been here in Athens for 7 weeks from January 12 Jake Fromm committed to Kirby at which time Jacob Eason was enrolled in classes here.
Then Jake Fromm saw Jacob Eason play for us G-Day Game 2016.
Then Jake Fromm came to camp here.
I have watched Jake Fromm grow-up. Jake Fromm is going to be a Professional Athlete of the highest level.
Jake Fromm got Georgia the # 2 best recruiting class in the nation according to Scout.com. Jake Fromm recruited these guys here for us. 16 of them in the Top 200 of the ESPN RecruitingNation Top 200 nationally no matter what position they played.
15 of them ranked in the Overall Top 100 recruits of 3300 recruits 2017 according to either Scout.com or according to ESPN RecruitingNation or according to 247Sports.com Composite.
You said Kirby did NOT recruit Jacob Eason here.
Kirby heard you tell him that he did not recruit Jacob Eason here.
This is exactly how all this came down in the order in which it came down.
You have made yourself out not only a horses’ ass the whole ENTIRE time but have been PROVEN INCORRECT on EVERY WORD out of your God Damn LIAR mouth.
Remember telling ME that I could NOT say this. That YOU would NOT allow me to say this ?
Well do you punks ?
If it were up to you still today Mark Richt would still be here as you promised me he would be today and Jake Fromm would still be committed to Alabama and now preparing to play in THEIR Spring Practice instead next Tuesday.
That is how THIS all would have come down if it were up to you.
Except that I would not have been ALLOWED to say this to YOU. How did that go for you ? Well ? Did you shut me up ?
Did you ?
Did ANYTHING you said on ANY of this any of it come-out like YOU TOLD ME ?
You can say it.
We ALL know.
I was RIGHT about all of this. And NOTHING you said came to pass. You questioned whether you wanted to be a fan of us any longer. THAT is what happened.
That and you tried to CENSOR me because you did not want to hear what you said when you said it and how you still feel about it all.
You did not have your way on that either did you ? Did you censor me ? Was ONLY your opinion heard ?
Or did I have my say ?
Did I tell it like it is and how it all turned-out ?
Were you right about ANY of this ? No.
“I am past it. I am not over it. I don’t think I ever will be and that’s a good thing.” Dan Quinn Atlanta Falcons’ head coach.
They never should have tried to have passed the ball on the play call.
Here is hoping that Kirby does not look past last Spring Practice where he FAILED TO PREPARE the players to play – not even knowing whom it was he WOULD play – let alone prepare them Spring Practice.
Unfortunately I read Kirby’s last tweet about when is G-Day Game as completely different from Dan Quinn’s latest Quote that HE is not OVER 2016 season but is past it in the print edition AJ-C Page C-4 Sports Section article by D. Orlando Ledbetter AJ-C I presume DawgNation I mean they have REBRANDED themselves as NOT AJ-C but as DawgNation right ?
One head football coach here studies where he mucked-up stands-up like a man and said I was on the headset I take OWNERSHIP therefore of the play call AND of all 3 phases of the game. It’s my bad. I have studied it. I am past it but NOT over it.
The other head coach here prior to Spring Practice appears headed to making the SAME MISTAKE year 2 as year 1 looking past Spring Practice. Kirby has NOT TAKEN OWNERSHIP of shit about 2016 and does NOT intend to considering it a THROW-AWAY season. No it wasn’t Kirby. And when G-Day Game is does not really even enter my mind right now but how can we get ALL THIS YOUTH on this team 2017 PREPARED in the up-coming Spring Practices ?
Forget the damn PROCESS and live in the damn MOMENT Kirby. You ONLY get 1 go-round. It’s NOW.
We need to not look past Spring Practice but to see the opportunity of Spring Practice to finally only now prepare the youth if they the stars of the team. This 2017 recruiting class – most especially the early enrollees – must be prepared now and not put into the position of persona non grata.
I am consumed by it –
– well that and in the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
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.”
Dominick Sanders 11 the number indicates number of starts in 2016 for Kirby
Isaiah Wynn 10
Dyshon Sims 1
Nick Chubb 9
Sony Michel 2
Christian Payne 6
Isaiah McKenzie 3
Javon Wims 2
Jeb Blazevich 9
Shakenneth Williams 1
Aulden Bynum 2
Trent Frix 0
Malkom Parrish 10
Aaron Davis 9
John Atkins 7
Reggie Carter 7
Davin Bellamy 10
Lorenzo Carter 7
Lamont Gaillard 11
Jackson Harris 1
Terry Godwin 3
Jayson Stanley 5
Michael Chigbu 6
Trent Thompson 5
DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle 5
Roquan Smith 8
Natrez Patrick 8
Jonathan Ledbetter 3
Juwuan Briscoe 4
Deandre Baker 6
D’Andre Walker 0
Mecole Hardman Jr. 0
Jaleel Laquins 0
Michail Carter 0
Julian Rochester 6
Tyler Clark 0
David Marshall 3
Tyrique McGhee 0
Marshall Long 0
Elijah Holyfield 0
Riley Ridley 0
Tyler Simmons 0
Charlie Woerner 2
Brian Herrien 0
Isaac Nauta 3
Jacob Eason 10
Solomon Kindley 0
Ben Cleveland –
Rodrigo Blankenship RF K still walk-on Primary Kicker now. 0
These above then are the top 50 producers for Kirby for next season who are here already.
Brice Ramsey 0
Reggie Wilkerson 0
Jordan Davis 0
Juwan Taylor 0
Rashad Roundtree 0
Rico McGraw 0
Jarvis Wilson 0
Kirby Choates 0
Shaun McGee Redshirted as Junior 2016
Kendall Baker played 2016 as Redshirt Sophomore
Shaquery Wilson Redshirted as Sophomore in 2016
Michael Barnett Redshirted as Sophomore in 2016
Jake Edwards not played 2016 as Redshirt Freshman
Sam Madden not played 2016 as Redshirt Freshman
Sage Hardin 0 starts but played 2016 as Redshirt Frosh
Justin Young 0 starts but played 2016 as Redshirt Frosh
Pat Allen 0 starts but played 2016 as Redshirt Frosh
Tae Crowder 0 starts but played 2016 as Redshirt Frosh
Chauncey Manac Freshman Redshirted for 2016
Prather Hudson Freshman Redshirted for 2016
Chris Barnes Freshman Redshirted for 2016
Rico Johnson medical disqualified doesn’t count as scholarship
Tim Hill Walk-On Senior db Played one game this season.
William Ham Walk-On Redshirt Sophomore K still walk-on played 3 games.
Nick Moore Walk-On Sophomore had tackle last year played 3 games 2016 walk-on still.
Steven Van Tiflin Walk-On redshirt sophomore WR played one game 2016 walk-on.
Thomas Swilley Walk-On Junior OG played one game 2015 one game 2016 walk-on.
I believe I recall we provided Keyon Brown Walk-On Redshirt Sophomore a Scholarship and he has played in one game 2016.
Mitchell Wasson F K still walk-on has not played 2016.
I believe I recall we provided Mirko Jurkovic Walk-On Redshirt Freshman a Scholarship but he has not played in 2016 and would appear to have loads in front of him at TE.
Daniel Gothard Freshman on roster preferred walk-on still – has not played 2016.
Of course there is quite a class coming-in 2017 whom I have long-since listed as our # 1 recruiting class of all-time none ever any better already committed for 2017.
I don’t think Auburn has even offered Trevor Lawrence. Auburn was never in the picture for Trevor Lawrence anyway but Jeremy Pruitt is recruiting him and so is Clemson.
Why is Jim Chaney the guy recruiting Trevor Lawrence 2018 ?
All Jim Chaney did was nothing all night long. If there were any plays by the Offense it was because of sheer willpower on the part of Jacob Eason and Nick Chubb against that stout Auburn defense who gave up only 2 field goals on the night and was that only despite the Play Calls whoever thought them up and whoever agreed with them when we puckered on Play Calls in the Red Zone.
Figure it out who you want throwing the God Damn Football for God’s Sake.
You go with the guy who brought you to the Dance. You know ? They guy who was flawless all night long. Take the ball out of his hands ? God Damn it No.
You got this down about who do you give it to on 3rd and short. We had to TELL you. Now you have to learn this. Who do you have throw the ball ?
Shit I have been telling you that since January 12.
On the 2 scoring chances you have BOTH passes thrown by Terry Godwin not Jacob Eason ? How to put this delicately. Bullshit.
Besides the attempt to hit Jacob Eason on a delayed jump-ball in the end zone with several Auburn players covering him with the ball dribbling off his fingers, Jim Chaney benched Jacob Eason on another scoring try too having Terry Godwin throw Auburn the pass in the end zone 3 of their men there and our WR on the ground before he lofted the floating pass.
What were we thinking ?
Excuse me, what was Jim Chaney thinking ?
And Tray Matthews gets the interception that led to Auburn’s only score all night long. Tray Matthews. I am glad I am at Auburn Tray Matthews. Here let me help you all I can find where you can go to play including our Bitter Rival Auburn after I kick you off the team here Mark Richt Tray Matthews. 4th and Forever time expiring on the clock Nick Marshall Hail Mary TD Pass to beat us Tray Matthews cough cough defending Tray Matthews.
Kirby said : “Jim Chaney agreed with me on the call.”
If it was Kirby who suggested both or either of those plays it was Jim Chaney’s Offense and he had to make the call. All I know is that that is the SINGLE WORST use of Jacob Eason there could be.
Auburn has a GREAT DEFENSE.
But to take the ball out of Freshman All-America 1st Team QB Jacob Eason and have him NOT be the one throwing the pass when only 14 quarterbacks in the all the nation have thrown for fewer interceptions than Jacob Eason this year and none of those freshmen – that is blame stupid.
Look Kirby if you and Jim Chaney come-up with plays for a SCORE how about you have Jacob Eason THROW it.
Trevor Lawrence saw that Kirby.
Why do we keep stalling in the red zone ?
Have ANYONE throw the football but Jacob Eason.
On another critical 3rd and 1 and a half I saw Jim Chaney got Nick Chubb the ball this time not Isaiah McKenzie. On the crucial 3rd and short you gave it to Nick Chubb who converted not Isaiah McKenzie.
I do believe WE made that point to Jim Chaney.
Now on the fumble by Senior Center Brandon Kublanow where he dribbled the ball and then turned and ran after it yes it was Jacob Eason AGAIN who recovered that fumble as he does. Jacob Eason always recovers those fumbles doesn’t he ? Even in the end zone it is Jacob Eason who recovers the fumbles.
Brandon Kublanow 6’ 3” and 293 lbs. that is no way to try to increase your chances of being drafted to have the entire nation watching on Prime Time on CBS and see you dribble the ball only to be bailed-out by Jacob Eason.
But it wasn’t the Play Calls.
It was DESPITE the Play Calls.
I expected Kirby to bring a Defense like that calling for Junkyard Dawgs the win in Honor of Bill Stanfill. What I didn’t know what to expect was of Jim Chaney. I am learning more every day on that one.
Kirby gets upset DESPITE the Play Calls as this win was on the Defense and on the sheer willpower of Jacob Eason who had over 200 yards passing and no interceptions and of Nick Chubb who finished with 101 yards rushing.
Well excuse me I can tell you what the players said. They said they are NOT being given legitimate opportunity to help the team.
We play the same stupid ram it down their throat with personnel that doesn’t fit that. We play the wrong guys on special teams too. And we have a coach who has done nothing but criticize when TOUGH LOVE has clearly HURT the morale of the players.
Why else hold a PLAYERS ONLY MEETING.
We have a host of players who have DEMONSTRATED with their body language that they keep being removed from the game and not given an opportunity to help the team when they are DOING WELL.
And we instead play the same ole same ole players and strategy.
So Kirby issues the statement : “I’m not looking at it like we’re desperate or anything like that.”
Yes you are too Kirby.
If you think you can do the same as you have been doing when the players TELL YOU KIRBY that you are NOT IN CHARGE and that THEY ARE and THEY want to VENT without you in the locker room AT ALL, you better WAKE-UP Kirby.
Did you GAG that statement so that we can not hear it Kirby ?
All you do is issue the statement : “I’m not looking at it like we’re desperate or anything like that.”
We’re more DESPERATE NOW than we were last year when Mark Richt was so DESPERATE that he started a guy in game 8 last year whom Mark Richt had not given one single snap to at QB all year long and NONE after.
That’s how DESPERATE Mark Richt was Kirby this time last year.
We are MORE DESPERATE this year Kirby.
What do you mean Kirby : “I’m not looking at it like we’re desperate or anything like that.”
Oh God Kirby. Tell me you’re not going to line-up and play smash-mouth up the gut every 1st down again game 8 Kirby ?
Tell me it isn’t so Kirby.
Tell me you’re going to play the freshmen for a change.
We’re desperate Kirby. We have to win this afternoon Kirby. You better look at it like you’re desperate Kirby.
YOU ARE !
Otherwise Kirby we would not have had 85 Scholarship Players DEMAND you leave the ROOM Kirby. Playing 58 of the 85 as you have been with cameo appearances ONLY by the freshmen – kicking and screaming all the way as you have done about playing the freshmen or even letting the freshmen practice with the # 1 unit.
We’re damn desperate Kirby and you bloody well had better be.
That statement worries me more than anything you’ve ever said Kirby. “I’m not looking at it like we’re desperate or anything like that.”
Just what the hell do you consider DESPERATE Kirby ?
PLAYERS ONLY MEETING TO VENT.
Kirby NOT desperate.
Kirby refuses to let them talk. Gag order. Players AND coaches gagged by Kirby.
So they HOLD a PLAYERS ONLY MEETING and clearly came-up with a statement to Kirby.
So Kirby says : “I’m not looking at it like we’re desperate or anything like that.”
This is as DESPERATE as this football program has been in a long time.
17 first down runs up the middle last game for 36 yards and Kirby is not desperate.
Oh God !
Kirby : Thanks Thomas for your call.
me : I am humbled Kirby sir.
K : Do you think since it’s Thursday now that you could give it a rest about Vanderbilt ?
me : I have not spoken about Vandie since Sunday Kirby.
K : I am redshirting Ben Cleveland because I spoke with him and told him where he needs to improve.
me : You need help on the OL and he is going to NFL with Jacob Eason after 2018.
K : I am glad you brought-up Jacob Eason Thomas. I have been playing him exclusively and you were on a longtime agenda about me doing so.
me : Yes Kirby but why did you not let him have any snaps with # 1 unit all Spring to have a well-oiled offense by now game 8 coming-up ? And none in Fall until 3 weeks before kick-off ? And then yank him the last week Fall Practices ? And then yank him when he WON the UNC game for you ? And then give Greyson Lambert the snaps with # 1 unit Monday and Tuesday before Nicholls State ?
K : I asked for this interview. Not you Thomas.
me : No sir. This is my dime. I called you. You sent me an e-mail and asked me to call this number.
K : I gave you my number to clear the air.
me : No sir. You gave me your number Kirby because you want to tell me you are in charge. And that I should not be harping on Vandie when we are trying to build a program here better than 4 losses a season the last 8 when I am (1) not subject to your 24-hour rule and (2) I am asking Kirby sir about (a) freshmen (b) offensive play calling and (c) special teams. Why couldn’t we have had this conversation before now Kirby when you might have learned something from our questions as fans and done something about at least one of these glaring issues with you and your inexperience and frankly unprepared to be head coach paid the salary of one and getting nothing close to it. So many seasoned coaches proven as head coach we could have had and now LSU gets one and we can’t ? We should give up football. Set us all loose free to the wind without a football program at all with this Greg McGarity cat in charge and he the worst AD we’ve ever had all sports across the gambit not the least of which is now you on top of all the other growing concerns about Greg McGarity installed as a puppet replacement by Mike Adam$ for his other puppet replacement red panties do you even know who I am jumbotron don’t drink and drive leaving today’s game.
K : I am talking about freshmen. I played Jacob Eason like you wanted me to Thomas.
me : No sir. I have no answer from you Kirby sir that if you are playing Jacob Eason, then why did you not prepare him as I said you should have January 12 ?
K : Because I considered Mark Richt had chosen Greyson Lambert as # 1 QB. I want to play the more seasoned guys.
me : Fair enough but since you brought it up, you have done that across the board haven’t you Kirby sir ? Shying away from freshmen sir ?
K : Sure. That is my policy.
me : Even if you have a real need at the position and even if you have seen him in 75 practices and in game situation as well Kirby game 1 vs UNC ?
K : Well I did change on Wednesday Nicholls State and went to Jacob Eason then.
me : No sir you did not Kirby sir. You yanked him in Nicholls State and put in Greyson Lambert AGAIN.
K : I am coach.
me : But why then Kirby this predilection sir against freshmen ?
K : I thought Greyson Lambert had better command.
me : He was losing by double-digits when you finally put in Jacob Eason to bail you and Greyson Lambert both out or you lose to UNC.
K : I did not lose to UNC.
me : Why is that Kirby sir ?
K : Because I am in charge the coach I won.
me : Kirby sir this is really about all your freshmen too isn’t it ? Not just Jacob Eason ? You want to tell freshmen that you are in charge right Kirby ? Show them ?
K : Yes, my Daddy was a high school coach and he taught me that Freshmen lose games.
me : When was that ? Decades ago Kirby sir ?
K : Well yeah. Jacob Eason has lost 3 games.
me : No sir he won every game except Ole Miss. How did you fall behind 48 to nothing in that game ?
K : I am not talking about Ole Miss. That is 24-hour rule of mine.
me : You talked about winning North Carolina game Kirby.
K : I am coach. I am in charge.
me : So when it suits you there is no 24-hour rule ?
K : I am coach.
me : Kirby let me ask you this sir : When Nick Chubb had surgery did you think 38 carries 1st game back was good for him ?
K : The doctors cleared him Thomas.
me : The doctors expected you to run the 1 guy 38 times Kirby ?
K : I had Sony Michel too.
me : No sir Sony Michel had broken arm.
K : Well that is all Mark Richt left me.
me : No sir, you recruited Brian Herrien. Why not play him some instead of running ragged these 2 injured guys ?
K : Brian Herrien is a freshman. I have played him some.
me : Not really Kirby. He got only a cameo appearance in Vandie loss.
K : I am not discussing Vanderbilt because of my 24-hour rule.
me : You’re kind of defensive aren’t you Kirby ? I mean you did ask me to call you, right ?
K : I thought I could do you like the press and tell you what to ask and not ask ?
me : No sir my readers expect me to ask and to negotiate an answer from you.
K : My answer is that Brian Herrien is not better than Sony Michel and Nick Chubb.
me : Even with both of them coming-off injuries Kirby ?
K : When healthy they are the best 2 running backs in The SEC.
me : That’s the point that they were not healthy either one so why rely on them ?
K : I get a mulligan for 2016. I want to save Brian Herrien for his senior year.
me : Kirby he will be gone after 2018 like a good bit of your recruiting class this year. He is leading the team in rush per carry but you refuse to play him much. Yank him back out as soon as he has a great run and none of the others are running the ball well early-on this season. Seriously Kirby you ran a guy who clearly is NEVER going to be a running back on 4th and 1 to lose the game and kept-on keeping freshman Brain Herrien and freshman Elijah Holyfield on the bench.
K : Well after 4 or 5 practices I can tell if a player is Elite or not and play him on offense get him the ball then. I want our 2 horses returning to get all the snaps really. I moved a lot of guys around yesterday.
me : More bad things have been happening running the ball because you are in 2nd and long all the time Kirby. Sony Michel is better out in space and you send him in and make him run right up the gut too. And, you saw Mecole Hardman Jr. 60 practices Kirby and still had not played him. And, yeah now before game 8 you made wholesale changes to a dozen guys and now have tied-up your coaching staff teaching ALL of them a new position. But, you have done so Kirby sir without any move of any impact player to do anything about winning 2016. They were cosmetic changes and why I asked if I could do this short interview and see if I couldn’t actually get you to answer the questions rather than kowtow to your demands that you can run roughshod over the rest of the press out there Kirby. You made no move to get any of your freshmen class into a position to play them Kirby sir. You said you would. You promised them you would and sold it as a reason they come here 2016 and now again 2017 that you obviously have holes and need help and they can get immediate playing time. Your idea of PT and mine, differ sir. Isaac Nauta ? Why not spread him out wide ? Your receivers all drop the ball and the one good receiver you could sign you whiffed-on losing out to California Golden Bears and their # 76 recruiting class Kirby. Julian Rochester why hold him back ? Riley Ridley – didn’t he catch the ball against vols Kirby ? Why he forgotten man at receiver ? Charlie Woerner you have thrown all of 3 passes to. Why keep the logjam at TE when they are ALL better than the receivers you do play, when instead you could get your best 11 out there on offense at one time ? Javon Wims Kirby ? Why isn’t he played more ? Everyone is dropping Jacob Eason’s passes, aren’t they all Kirby sir ? Solomon Kindley you ripped the redshirt off of 4 games into the season for one game. Now that is all he gets is one snap all year ? Why all this misuse of your 2016 signing class at least # 7 nationally Kirby sir ? Michail Carter you stole from Alabama the last moment. Why can’t he get more PT too Kirby ? What are you doing Kirby ? David Marshall. Tyler Clark. And now you have 2 starting linebackers at least one of whom is going to be suspended for the rest of the season. Why have him practice like you are Kirby when # 1 Rival Florida is next ? Don’t you EVER practice the guy at the position you KNOW you have to play him at anyway ? You make no sense for such a great student who made all A here at Georgia Kirby. This has to be by design ? You are purposely scuttling this 2016 season. Alabama in 2007 was on Probation. You have no excuse for ANY of this other than your hatred of freshmen.
K : I like Isaiah McKenzie. And, I want Mecole to focus on defensive back and when he learns that we can talk about spreading him out wide on offense. These other freshmen too will get to play some next year as sophomores and then as juniors even more.
me : We can all see you like Isaiah McKenzie Kirby. You were left the # 93 experienced 2-Deep by Mark Richt Kirby. You do have other options. He is one of 85 scholarship players. We’re not used to having 85. You do. And, you clearly play 58 instead. Why ? You refuse to play Mecole in your secondary. You are holding back Mecole Hardman Jr. just like you did Jacob Eason and like you are Brian Herrien. And like you are Ben Cleveland. And all the other freshmen.
K : You said it Thomas that Mecole is a freshmen.
me : Yes and gone after 2018.
K : I am playing Mecole.
me : No sir you are not. You redshirted him for the first several games and then only cameo role on special teams but not punt returner and not kick-off returner.
K : I am in charge as the coach Thomas.
me : So you really don’t want to discuss any of your decisions on the freshmen Kirby sir ?
K : No sir I do not Thomas.
me : Ok. Let’s discuss the Offensive Play-Calling then, ok Kirby sir ?
K : I like to run the ball.
me : It makes your defense better.
K : Yes that’s right Thomas.
me : What about your Offensive Line blocking ? And, do you think Jim Chaney presents a positive role model for the kids. What does he weigh anyway ?
K : We’ve struggled in that offensive line area. We need bigger guys. Jim Chaney was a nose guard so he’s going to be big-boned.
me : So, if you need bigger guys to impose your will and run the ball, why are you running the ball ? As for Jim Chaney’s bones, he seems to me to have enough fat on him to weigh over 400 lbs and why was he laughing during the Vandie game losing the whole game ?
K : Because I want to run. I think that fewer bad things happen when you run the ball Thomas. I told Jim Chaney to run the ball. That’s why I hired him. He was laughing because he told me that we’re not doing well running the ball and I pointed to the scoreboard and showed our defense is holding them because we’re running the ball controlling the clock and establishing field position by running the ball.
me : You have had eight nine and even ten in the box against you Kirby. Again, Kirby sir, you TELEGRAPH your plays are to run the ball and say so in interviews. So Jim Chaney was laughing because he was proving his point that we’re not running the ball ? As for you say your offensive line struggles to block, do you assimilate what you say Kirby – or, are just overwhelmed with it all with so many OBVIOUS areas you are unprepared to be a head coach at sir ? And we have established your tailbacks both had injuries. Therefore more bad things happen when you force an offensive strategy on a # 1 unit which frankly has been very poor running the ball. There isn’t any one part of this I want to run the ball which was fitting with your team you do have. And you would not let the freshmen play so we don’t know if they would have helped you to run the ball.
K : I want to run the ball Thomas, ok ? Can I do that as the coach ?
me : No sir – you’ve been unable to do that all season long sir. You even ran the ball with a minute to go before half losing.
K : Excuse me Thomas, may I run the ball if I want to ?
me : You’re the coach. You’re in charge Kirby.
K : Ok so that is an answered question then isn’t it Thomas sir ?
me : Yes sir. You are going to run the football.
K : Right.
me : Even if your personnel is wrong you say to even try to do that. Even if you are losing. Even if on 16 first down plays, you ran the ball only 36 yards them all stuffing the box on you.
K : A healthy Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are as good as any at running the ball.
me : Ok Kirby. Ok. That question is answered.
K : Thank you Thomas.
me : What about special teams Kirby ?
K : I hired the son of a coach who made his living for decades on special teams.
me : So let me ask you this Kirby sir : Do you feel your area of expertise as a coach is defense ?
K : Yes.
me : And no real experience offensively ?
K : I coached running backs 2005 here at Georgia.
me : Is that your only experience ever on offense Kirby ?
K : Yes.
me : And as running backs’ coach then that 1 year, you want to run the football ?
K : Correct.
me : And special teams Kirby sir ?
K : I have not been involved in special teams until this 2016 season.
me : How is it going ?
K : Ups and downs but we are headed in the right direction.
me : You kicked-off to the 3-yard line had it returned to our goal line, returned a kick-off to your own 3-yard line and gave up 10 points those 2 plays alone.
K : We did some areas of special teams well Thomas. I have Isaiah McKenzie human joy stick back there returning punts.
me : Yes you made 3 field goals after missing 4 of the first 7. And you had 8 balls punted to your lousy special teams and your one punt return man bobbled two of those and let all 8 roll past him. He uses his body to catch the ball rather than his hands. Reggie Davis is the only guy you have to return kick-offs or some of these freshmen we have been discussing would be great choices at kick-off returning Kirby sir ?
K : See ? We made 3 field goals.
me : Pardon me sir ?
K : We’re headed in the right direction as a team on the whole.
me : You’ve lost 3 of the last 4 games. You like to duck questions and change the topic don’t you Kirby ?
K : Those 3 of the last 4 games I’ve lost are all beyond the 24-hour rule.
me : Then why did you JUST SAY Kirby that you made 3 field goals 5 days ago Kirby ? And, what is your record Kirby sir ?
K : We are nearly 6-1. Things happen in The SEC Thomas.
me : Kirby sir you are 4-3.
K : We could have been 6-1.
me : You are NOT 6-1 Kirby sir. And you could have lost to North Carolina too like Mark Richt.
K : We did not lose to North Carolina Thomas.
me : Because Jacob Eason came in and bailed you out you and Greyson Lambert.
K : Right. Good move by me. Right Thomas ?
me: You took him back out Kirby sir after he got the lead. Greyson Lambert didn’t do anything.
K : I think we’re slightly stronger running the ball with Greyson Lambert.
me : Kirby sir Greyson Lambert has in his career 29 rushes for minus 39 yards and leads the team with 7 fumbles all last season leading the team in fumbles except for Isaiah McKenzie.
K : I wasn’t here last year.
me : Don’t remind me Kirby, sir. Did you get a call from Greg McGarity November 28 after Georgie tek yellowjackets’ game ?
K : Yes.
me : Did he offer you the job ?
K : I told Greg McGarity that it would be my dream to be head coach at my alma mater and my wife’s alma mater where she starred as starting guard on our basketball team which was so good.
me : Then why did you wait 6 weeks and 4 days to show-up ?
K : I wanted to win the national championship. I owed it to those recruits there on Alabama’s team.
me : We offered you five times your salary there to be here.
K : Money isn’t everything Thomas.
me : Money isn’t everything ? Neither is being here to see our team, coach our team, help our team get prepared for this year. Being here isn’t everything to you either then is it Kirby sir ?
K : This year is a mulligan. I wanted to be at Alabama.
me : You felt we could throw-away this season Kirby, sir ? If you wanted to be at Alabama why did you say it would be your dream to come here and coach ? I am confused.
K : I did not say that we could afford to throw-away this season Thomas.
me : Yeah, you did Kirby sir. You tacitly said so because you would rather be there than to get a head start on 2016. I have never even heard of anyone being allowed to take a job and then say hey can I do this at my old job for the next 6 weeks and 4 days ? That’s really poor commitment to your new job and a bad omen to your success here Kirby. You know Kirby ? Your job. Your profession. Your calling. Head Coach Georgia Bulldogs. You’re top 10 on Coaches’ HotSeat.com Kirby because you are so far behind and so over-rated as a coach without really any experience at anything except defenses and surprisingly horrible as quick determination of ANY of your players as elite. Maybe if you had been here November 28 when you lied to Greg McGarity it would be your dream TO BE HERE you might have figured-out by now to play your freshmen.
K : I owed Alabama’s players to finish what I started there. Ok I have made some mistakes on the field and at practice forcing the wrong plays on the wrong guys and not looking at other alternatives along with poor clock management and frankly a bad defense I set-up on the Hail-Mary vs. the vols. I was trying to have cover guys out there not realizing all we had to do was line end zone and keep them out knock it down that they had to pass. But being here in November would not have helped that.
me : No, sir, you owed fiduciary responsibility to UGA Kirby. If we fire you here because you are not ready and let you learn how to be head coach at some place like Weeber State agricultural college, would you tell them that you want to stay here for 6 weeks and 4 days finishing-up your job here before you go there and learn how to be committed to a new job and the excitement of that Kirby sir ? And you don’t know if being here 6 weeks and 4 days earlier would have helped you or not. What we definitely do know is you showing-up here so LATE sent the message to the fan base that you really didn’t want to be here and work on THIS TEAM. You refused to be here even after Nick Saban said you should be here. You’re just stubborn, aren’t you Kirby ? You want to do what you want to do. I am glad we’re having this heart-to-heart Kirby. We all needed to hear these answers. Why all the ranting and raving to the press when it is clear you could have answered these questions before now, couldn’t you have Kirby ?
K : No sir Thomas. I owed fiduciary responsibility to Alabama. I was their Defensive Coordinator. I recruited those kids. I needed to finish it out there Thomas. I hoped I would not be forced to answer these questions honestly Thomas. You’re not like the other press. You hang right with it and demand the answer.
me : No sir. You just didn’t want to answer. They tried to get you to. You needed to get here and get a top-notch staff and find out what you have and make sure you fill the holes. And get ready to win 2016. You have done whatever you want to whomever you want especially the freshmen since you got here and haven’t given a hang about the energy vampire you’ve been to the freshmen class – who could have so positively affected this 2016 season now over.
K : I am winning 2016 Thomas.
me : You did not get here until January 12. And you’ve made a ton of mistakes with time-outs and adjustments and being bull-headed.
K : I did get here January 12 and I am from South Georgia so yes we’re conservative. I’ve made some mistakes. Are you a city boy Thomas ?
me : You said this would be your dream job to be our head coach Kirby sir and then did not show-up for 6 weeks and 4 days’ time sir. And yes I live in Atlanta. And yes you have made some mistakes Kirby and continue to make the same mistakes again and again.
K : Greg McGarity talked it over November 28 with Jere Morehead and both of them said it was ok for me to finish like I said I wanted to.
me : Nick Saban said in public it was a big mistake on your part to not be here at Georgia and stubbornly wanting for odd reasons to not be excited about your new job but do a 4th time that which you had already done 3 times. Kirby, sir, are you saying that there was NO SEARCH FIRM ? That on November 28 Greg McGarity offered you the job and you accepted ? Shouldn’t we do an open records’ request and find-out just what that SERACH FIRM RECOMMENDATION DOES SAY ?
K : I saw that statement that Nick Saban said I should leave Alabama and be at my new job and I well ignored it. I have not seen any SEARCH FIRM knowledge made public. It should be. All I know is I wanted this job badly and am ecstatic to be here. Tom Herman wanted this job ? We all knew at the time he was a top candidate for the job and that he was probably the top choice as proven head coach who might actually leave and be our coach instead of me. There was a long list of coaches for the job I took here at Georgia and was not the only assistant looking to be promoted to our first head coaching job. What did the search firm report actually say ? I’d love to see that myself Thomas. Yes do an open records’ request and my new law will get you an answer by the time the final record for 2016 is also finalized. I hold little hope that I can win-out.
me : You’re good at that, aren’t you Kirby sir ?
K : I am good at defense.
me : There are 3 sides to the ball Kirby sir.
K : I got here. We’re doing just fine Thomas.
me : You got here late Kirby sir and you and the team have been trying to play catch-up ever since.
K : We’re working on the culture here now.
me : No you started working on the culture here 6 weeks and 4 days after you could have.
K : We’ve got to throw the ball better that was what stuck with me about last year for Georgia.
me : So you put back in the same QB who could not throw ?
K : I was not playing a freshman QB.
me : You had to.
K : I don’t have to do anything. I am the coach Thomas, sir.
me : Shane Beamer has done very poorly Kirby sir.
K : Shane Beamer is a great special teams’ coordinator who will do well in-time here at Georgia too. And I will be very involved in special teams.
me : You’re too involved in all aspects of the team. Why not hire someone who is good at special teams and let him coach them since you admit you are weak in special teams’ experience yourself sir. You are too involved in offensive play-calling telling Jim Chaney to just run the ball 16 times on first downs the last game you lost. You know the third loss in the last 4 games Kirby ? And not having the personnel in who can run it. And against a stacked box. Good Lord Kirby. Give up some control of the small details to get a managerial overall view of the team. Move some guys around at impact positions and change our fortunes the 2nd half of this season. Quit making Jim Chaney laugh that he should have been doing anything BUT those 16 first downs you insisted he run on all 16 Kirby. For Heaven’s Sake Kirby, I would have laughed at you openly to the homecoming crowd too making my point while you have some preconceived notion that WE MUST RUN EVERY PLAY because fewer bad things happen you say repeatedly Kirby. More bad things happen when you do that – ESPECIALLY when you telegraph every play as a run. Even on 4th down you kept the same play – Isaiah McKenzie to run. I saw Isaiah McKenzie on the 2nd time-out there saying : “This is Vandie. Come-on guys. Let’s not LOSE to Vandie” with his poor body language. You were too involved in your one player team Isaiah McKenzie ONLY to even see the negative effect that had in the huddle on all 85 scholarship players Kirby. You should have run ANYONE but him because of that. And what was that running play one minute before half where we all stood and booed YOU Kirby not Jim Chaney. Instead again you act like all you have to run with or pass to is Isaiah McKenzie. You really get stuck in your ways don’t you Kirby ? One track mind. You brag of making 3 field goals more than 24 hours ago today Kirby but you don’t discuss that a field goal at half would have given you the lead and therefore the win. Instead you throw a Hail Mary to the shortest smallest guy on the team with speed. His prowess is out in space not jump balls Jesus Christ Kirby. You had 8 more penalties willy-nilly sending in play calls and personnel that don’t fit the situation and frankly have been slow on the uptake Kirby to make necessary adjustments in-game. You had a penalty at the end of the game that cost you the game when Jacob Eason ran to the 19-yard line red zone and had it called back.
K : They need to do their job. That is all they need to concentrate on. I am in charge Thomas not you. And I am sure I am doing well at this as head coach at Georgia. What are you Thomas ? What do you do ?
me : Well they aren’t, are they Kirby sir – doing their job ? I was a computer salesman. Now this is my hobby and frankly it isn’t any fun with a lying coach forcing his will against the grain of his personnel and acting like he can recruit this great class coming-in telling them all too the same message you gave this year’s class that they should all come here and we obviously need them so they can get early playing time. No they can’t. Not next year any more than this year. All you have done this morning Thursday morning Kirby is say that you are NOT playing any freshmen. Do you even stop and consider the negative energy that is to these or indeed any ever who are freshmen with you establishing this precedent that you prefer seasoned guys who are not as good or as talented as the new guys. And what was this moving around of so many of your personnel just prior to game 8 Kirby ? Late to do that ? Why not some of these IMPACT players we’ve discussed Kirby ? Why no moves to get any of them involved finally ? Why same play calls and only lip-service by you toward the freshmen instead of play calls designed to take advantage of the # 1 athlete Mecole Hardman Jr. on offense for example Kirby ? Can’t you as coach design your strategies around the talent you do have instead of just always only forcing your own will on me, on the other press, on the freshmen, on Jim Chaney to only run the ball, on Shane Beamer to just play the guys back there on special teams who Mark Richt played back there as the # 100 special teams last year too ? What are you doing Kirby ? Do you even know sir ?
K : “You do whatever you have to do to win the game.” As for me moving around a dozen players including multiples I made a mistake on moving them from one side of the ball to the other, I wasn’t going to play them anyway. Good move on my part to move them Thomas. And I am not going to play them on the other side of the ball I moved them too either. I want all their dozen scholarships back. I’m out and have some more guys I want to come in and help us we can sign but I’m out of scholarships for more commitments 2017.
me : You have redefined grey-shirting Kirby. I expected that coming from Alabama. Jerk them around make them all unhappy, sign another big class with same promise of PT and not play them either. Par for the course. You will have no problem having MORE scholarships Kirby. A ton of unhappy freshmen will just leave – Ben Cleveland for example. Frankly, any and all your existing 2016 freshmen class Kirby all jerked around like at Alabama. Here where there is TALENT unlike the state of Alabama, we DO PLAY our freshmen Kirby. This is 2016 sir. Across the board in every category of your team all 3 sides of the ball Kirby sir you are NOT doing what you need to do to win the games. You purposely categorically refuse to play any freshmen Kirby. The more you talk and lie the more I am convinced you were right in the first place to NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS Kirby. Who told you they prepared you to talk to the press ? You’re a freshmen Kirby and should not be allowed to speak with the press and certainly have made a grave error in smarting-off to me that you wanted me to call you this morning Kirby. You wanted ANYTHING but.
K : “We had kids here last year that were talented enough their freshman year who couldn’t get out there because of the complexity of the scheme. I’m going to sell the scheme as a way to lead a kid there knowing he can get to the next level once he learns it but not be stupid on my part and not have the best players out there. It is a fine line between the two.”
me : It’s a fine line between what 2 Kirby ?
K : Freshmen and having the best players on the field.
me : I thought so since you don’t play the freshmen – only if kicking and screaming you are forced to.
K : I hold private practices Thomas.
me : They all come running to us to tell us.
K : I gag all the freshmen and all the assistant coaches.
me : They all run to us Kirby and tell us everything.
K : The freshmen don’t talk to y’all because I monitor their Twitter and Facebook etc.
me : It’s a good thing you gag all the freshmen Kirby because they would be none too kind to you if you did not.
K : I would just not play them if they did Thomas.
me : You do that already Kirby.
K : “I’m looking for great competition because there’s some young talent that may be as talented or more talented than a guy ahead of them when it comes to jumping, running fast, but maybe they don’t have as much experience. There’s great competition there. We told them yesterday nobody’s job is safe on defense or offense. This is going to be a totally competitive environment where every position is up for competition. If you don’t compete every day then you’ll be moved. We want to create that competition. I think competition breeds a little more success. We’re going to challenge those guys to compete out there. The guys that have been around and played a lot of snaps, they have no guarantee of keeping those snaps because there are some talented guys behind them and we’re going to let them play. We’ll keep it simple for them and let them go.”
me : Unless they are freshmen.
K : “I Like Jacob’s arm talent. We know that. He can make a lot of throws” I said after just the 3rd Spring Practice at Sanford Stadium.
me : Then why didn’t you give him reps with # 1 unit to have a well-oiled offense by now then ?
K : Because he is a freshmen and has room to improve. I wanted him to not feel everything is handed to him.
me : You had no choice Kirby.
K : I am the only one who does have a choice Thomas, sir.
me : You said you want a unified fan base.
K : That is a big part of the culture here that folks want Mark Richt to be coach and not me.
me : No sir. We offered the job to you, you said it would be your dream, then you did not show-up for 6 weeks and 4 days’ time when we then fired him the very next day.
K : My job did not start here until January 12 and Greg McGarity and Jere Morehead said that would be fine with them.
me : Then, they both need to be fired and then after that you need to be put on a short-leash with the press, and your antics with them and made to improve your team THIS YEAR. You better use this coming-clean interview this morning Kirby to clear the air as you say and belly-up to the questions from all of us – as you are this morning. I do so appreciate you finally answering these burning questions Kirby sir we all have about you. Why did you try to hide these answers sir ? We’re all love you and respect you and want nothing but the best for you and our program. You should not be so adversarial with all of us trying to help by asking questions.
K : This year is toast. I might as well answer these questions, which is why I Kirby Smart head coach Georgia Bulldogs asked you to call me UGA Thomas Brown.
me : You got that right on both counts – that the season is wasted and that you asked me to call you to get these answers and that you should have and are glad you did.
K : How did Greyson Lambert having 7 fumbles last year have anything to do with me Thomas sir ?
me : Because it taught you of all folks with 3 of those fumbles against your Defense Kirby that Greyson Lambert DOES NOT make us slightly better running the ball than Jacob Eason.
K : You just want to disagree with me Thomas.
me : No sir. I just want you to win some games and not lie to us and play the freshmen if they are better like you said you would, not punish them for being freshmen.
K : Freshmen make mistakes.
me : One Kirby you don’t have any seniors or juniors and two Kirby if you did they make mistakes too.
K : You said Thomas that freshmen make mistakes.
me : No sir Kirby what I said is that YOU SAID that if they are the most talented that you would know that after 4 or 5 practices and would play them and if on offense would get them the ball.
K : I am in charge and the freshmen can not play for me. That is my mindset.
me : Thank you Kirby sir. I appreciate your candor for once on questions asked.
K : You’re welcome Thomas sir. This was refreshing to have a press conference on the phone. I should do this more.
me : You should answer questions more Kirby. Then we would all know where you are weak and could help you Kirby coach our team better. What about the kicker you got Mitchell Wasson ?
K : I am in charge and we are changing the culture here which is like a steamship in the night. Mitchell Wasson is a freshman. I am redshirting him.
me : It’s like a steamship alright Kirby – out of date out of touch too slow to react and no plans to even try to win this year. You don’t have a kicker who kicks the ball out of the end zone. Does Mitchell Wasson do that or not Kirby ?
K : I will play the freshmen more Thomas.
me : Mighty convenient about your 24-hour rule Kirby where you say after the games that you haven’t seen the tape yet and then when you have the next day, is taboo to discuss beyond 24-hours. And no, you won’t play the freshmen more this year Kirby. And you won’t play the freshmen in next year’s 2017 signing class either. Or the freshmen in the 2018 class. By then, as a result, you will be gone when you had no upper class and had to play the freshmen no matter how long you stonewall everyone only now coming clean that freshmen make mistakes so even if they’re better you prefer the seasoned guys which you were afforded none of. I do appreciate however for a brief moment in time here this Thursday morning Kirby that you did dispense for a change with ALL your non-answers. You were better-off NOT answering them Kirby. Boy are we in a mess for a long time coming.
We knew all this coming into this season losing 22 after last year as seniors who everyone of the 22 started games for Mark Richt.
So college football teams are made up of Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.
If you have no seniors or juniors then your sophomores and freshmen have to be starters.
Kirby failed to ready his freshmen.
Now he is finding he has no choice but to play them against
# 17 North Carolina
# 14 Ole Miss
# 9 vols
# 18 Florida
# 30 Auburn
# 31 Georgia Bulldogs latest AP Poll in others who got votes category today
But Kirby wasted the Spring Practice of those freshmen who showed-up early to get prepared to play because everyone in the nation knew Georgia had no seniors or juniors like 93 other teams do this season.
Then Kirby wasted all Fall Practice of a very fine recruiting class ranked # 8 best in the nation with loads of help at all positions – 10 freshmen whom I predicted would be starters for Kirby 2016.
Kirby all along has continued to stonewall the press about the freshmen from the get-go to today.
Instead here we are. The butt of Mark Bradley stories today that Georgia should have won.
Really Mark Bradley ?
We did nothing as players or coaches that caused us to lose to Ole Miss down 45 to nothing last week or nothing as players or coaches that caused us to lose to the vols allowing 3 touchdowns in the 4th Quarter ?
No Mark Bradley. Sorry you’re just wrong again as always. It’s congratulations to vols.
Not Mark Bradley that Georgia should have won the game.
No we should not have.
When you send in a passing play from your 5-yard line up 24-21 from 7-yards deep in the end zone on 2nd and 11 with 2 minutes and 56 seconds left Mark Bradley you deserve to lose with the vols having all 3 of their time-outs.
Jim Chaney runs that play with Brian Herrien and we win.
When you were not even in the game at the time and run on the field of play to celebrate taking your helmet off when Jacob Eason again threw a TD Pass with 10 seconds left to be ahead of the # 9 vols 31-28 and then step over the line of scrimmage on the Kick-Off offside and Mark Richt’s recruited Kicker Kicks-Off only 48 yards instead of 17 more yards on the Kick-Off as good Kickers do then you deserve to lose.
And lose again 2 weeks in a row we did.
So we’re unranked and the # 75 team across the board really in every single aspect of the 2016 team.
And why is that ?
Because Mark Richt returned only 2 seniors and 6 juniors on our team’s 2-Deep this year and yet Kirby purposely refused to play 10 freshmen who should have been practicing with the # 1 unit all Spring and all Fall.
And instead has redshirted Ben Cleveland his # 1 Offensive Linemen recruit with all the problems we have 2016 on our OL. This is beyond comprehension.
And has allowed now all season for Mecole Hardman Jr. to play 2 plays on Special Teams only.
“I want Mecole Hardman Jr. to concentrate only solely on defensive back and when he is good enough at that then we can talk about him catching some passes for us or returning some kick-offs for us or maybe even running a couple of Wild Dawg formations for us.” This is what Kirby said when the press asked so many times about Mecole Hardman Jr. and why he had not had 1 single snap after several games when he was considered the # 1 athlete in the United States of America by EVERYONE.
Kirby is a poor judge of talent. Mighty poor.
These are just 2 of the examples of how mistreated every one of Kirby’s Signees are this year as Freshmen.
Yet Kirby sends his Freshmen this year out there unprepared and not practicing with the team at the position he wants them to play and hey go beat # 9 vols # 14 Ole Miss # 17 North Carolina # 18 Florida # 30 Auburn.
Kirby that makes no sense boy.
This is what you were destined to have as your starters this season Kirby.
You needed to have been here before January 12 and maybe then wake-up that you just had no choice but to play the freshmen practice the freshmen with the # 1 unit prepare the freshmen build the confidence up of the freshmen and get them familiar with their teammates and their teammates with them.
This is all on Kirby.
Look Mark Richt is gone and his losing ways of 4 losses per year for 8 years including 12 unranked teams and including # 45 vs top 15 teams game and # 42 vs top 25 teams season. You know ? The Big Games for 8 years from 2008 to 2015.
What he left Kirby is what he left Kirby.
Kirby is at fault for not being able to determine from January 12 until now that he had to start 10 freshmen 4 sophomores 6 juniors and 2 seniors.
So now all of sudden, unprepared, he is being forced to send these very guys out there finally only now. Guys like Brian Herrien. Good Lord. Brendan Douglas Mr. Fumble was never going to be the starter with Nick Chubb only 9 months prior with damage to 3 ligaments. You don’t run him 38 plays game 1. Sony Michel broke his arm fooling around July 4th on a very dangerous ATV. He was never going to be ready September 3 when this season began. You know that I shared I have had many broken arms and that at no time was I ever ready to play again in less than 2 months.
Kirby knew this.
Kirby has had broken arms. We all have – judging by myself.
It happens. You put your arms out to brace yourself. You break them. They are not legs which you walk on so when you brace yourself with your arms all your weight on them they break. I broke my arms both of them many times. You can break your arm if you run too fast and land awkwardly tripping on someone or something. I know this.
Especially on any speed impact.
Brian Herrien had to start September 3.
I told you all this from the very day he signed with Kirby that Brian Herrien would rush for over 1000 yards this season and that he would get starts for Kirby at TB 2016.
On July 4 I told you Brian Herrien had to start September 3.
Kirby knew all this.
Kirby made these decisions not because he is stupid but because he is stubborn hard-headed headstrong demands to be in total charge of everything and biased against freshmen.
Ain’t no freshmen going to start for me Vincent J. Dooley.
Kirby was not even alive when freshmen were not allowed to play. His dad might have taught Kirby this bias.
Did Jacob Eason throw the pass to Riley Ridley with 10 seconds to go for us to be up 31-28 – well, did he ?
Sure he did.
I told you all Spring Practice and all Fall Practice that he in fact indeed exactly precisely would.
And he has as I predicted.
As I guaranteed Ben Cleveland.
And Mecole Hardman Jr.
And Brian Herrien.
And Solomon Kindley.
And Riley Ridley.
And Isaac Nauta.
And Charlie Woerner.
And Elijah Holyfield.
And Michall Carter.
And Julian Rochester.
And Mitchell Wasson as Kirby’s ONLY Place Kicker he recruited here.
This is ALL on just only Kirby.
Now that our season is OVER Kirby is off to South Carolina 8 p.m. Saturday night.
Discouraged freshmen in tow.
Morose and testy freshmen, coaches on Kirby’s staff, the press, and all the fans are quite disappointed Kirby has failed to recognize quickly who is his best talented player at a position and get him on the field.
Kirby told us he would. Kirby said : “I will determine our best 50-60 guys and get them on the field and get the ball to them.”
He has done anything but.
They the ones who have to turn the season around now.
They the ONLY hope.
Duh bloody duh.
The deflowering of Kirby complete we must get on with it for this is a 13-game season for us and 15-game season for the top teams which we are not one of this season.
Playing less talented seniors instead of more talented freshmen is something we can look forward to again next year as Kirby is too set in his ways to learn from me this one very valuable lesson about this wasted 2016 season.
Wasted because Kirby wanted to waste it.
1 blog writer wrote today that Kirby did this intentionally so that he could say see how much we improved year 1 to year 2 ?
See the progression of our team ?
Kirby wanted to waste this 2016 season not because he wanted to lose to make next year look better by comparison – to control expectations of This Great Bulldog Nation – but because Kirby would rather lose than play freshmen.
That was his choice. None other.
Start-out knowing 10 freshmen had to get starts for Kirby year one, he prepared NONE of them all Spring and all Fall and only now turns to Brian Herrien and says ok son go on now get out there beat # 9 vols. Then just when Brian Herrien is doing just that, Kirby by himself, takes him out of the game. I watched Kirby call that on 2nd and 11 from our 5-yard line and Kirby sent in 2 small guys instead. And then instead of running him, our only hope on 2nd and 11 from our 5-yard line, Jim Chaney compounds that with a pass play he calls, ahead 24-21 with 2 minutes and 56 seconds in the game.
Of course I do not believe that for one moment that a man as smart as Kirby would think he has yet another throw-away season as his fired predecessor last year and the year before for which then Kirby got to get his dream job with no experience ever anywhere on offense or special teams.
Go be in charge of it all Kirby Offense Defense and Special Teams.
So he bothers to show-up January 12 and never has yet got to the point where he realized that against # 9 vols, he would be relying upon Brian Herrien.
I saw it July 4.
Said it July 4.
Go look it up.
3 plays cost us that game :
All 3 aspects of any football team Offense, Defense and Special Teams mucked it up on these 3 plays one by each costing us the game.
So no Mark Bradley we did not deserve to win but deserved to lose because we gave the game away on Offense, Defense and Special Teams leaving us with nothing to say other than Congratulations to vols Mark Bradley – not that we should have won and deserved to win.
Be a man Mark Bradley for once in your life and call it like it is.
Not that you ever played this game and really obviously therefore don’t know anything about this game – but basketball Mark Bradley. I played basketball too letterman as well so I recognize you know more about basketball.
And just why is it that with all this help Kirby himself recruited here to Georgia across the board offense defense and special teams that these 3 plays lost the game for us ? Because of Kirby’s bias that : “Ain’t no freshmen going to play for me.”
It’s Kirby’s fault.
It’s no one’s fault but Kirby’s.
The best we can hope for now is that we play a team like # 19 in the Final AP Poll in a meaningless bowl game again as Mark Richt every year.
The season is shot.
Shot in the foot.
And why is that ?
Kirby also said the job is Jacob Eason’s to lose now.
“I’m impressed but I see it every day in practice. The kid Jacob Eason has a bright future.”
Nick Chubb says after the DECISIVE MOMENTOUS WIN.
“Jacob Eason is unbelievable ! The amount of poise he had on that last drive was incredible for a true freshman. He took control of the pocket. He knew what he was doing. He executed.”
Tyler Catalina says seeing this phenom lead The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs to 3 CONSECUTIVE COME-FROM-BEHIND WINS to start his absolutely obviously PROPITIOUS career.
“Jacob Eason keeps his composure. He ENCOURAGES us in the HUDDLE. In those situations – you wouldn’t expect that from a freshman. For him to come in and do what he does – I love it.”
Isaiah McKenzie says about the AUSPICIOUS PROMISING fabulous efforts of one cool hand back there – especially when he is down behind losing to come-from-behind yet again.
“I had a visual before the play started. The linebacker came up and I knew I had to beat the corner before he beat me to the middle and as Jacob Eason threw a GREAT BALL – I adjusted to it and came down with the catch. I had to adjust and come down with it and secure it. That put us on top.”
Isaiah McKenzie says about The Catch on the order of Verron Haynes – only THAT YEAR we LOST 4 games – not so this season of 12-2 I predicted.
“I tell the rest of the guys that : If y’all practice like Isaiah McKenzie that we wouldn’t lose a game. Isaiah McKenzie practices hard.”
Kirby says after another outstanding performance by BOTH Jacob Eason and Isaiah McKenzie to lead Top 10 Georgia Bulldogs to our 3-0 start when in all 3 games we were losing when Jacob Eason came in to give us 3 come-from-behind wins in a row to begin his unbelievable career already. How exciting is that ? I knew he had them right where he wanted them – beating us – and the game resting on his considerable shoulders.
Jason Butt Macon.com
Why is that Jason Butt UGA grad was able to give us these quotes tonight and no one else could ? Aren’t you better-off having read these quotes by Jason Butt ?
“The kid Jacob Eason really grew up tonight. The quarterback grew up a lot and became a better player.”
Nick Chubb had 63 yards and Sony Michel had 37 but Isaiah McKenzie had 19 rushing yards and a TD Rushing and 2 TD Receptions – one on the order of Verron Haynes – for another 122 yards in receptions.
The Human Joystick looks to me like he wants to be All-America 2016, as I said after the North Carolina game.
I do want to see us throw to Mecole Hardman Jr. I don’t care about us having 2 short wide receivers. That does not bother me one bit. Not one. I also would like to see Ben Cleveland not redshirted. We need these 2 on Offense.
We have a lot of work to be a great team. A ton of work is required for us to be great. But it sure is nice to see such solid coaching decisions by Kirby all night tonight really. And how wonderful is it to see these guys step-up for us with the game on the line and us losing for the 3rd week in a row only to watch Jacob Eason just take us down the field no matter what work we have to do to improve on offense. I mean. It is so exciting !
We had 20 First Downs on Passing Downs and only 5 Rushing.
We out-rushed Missouri by 6 yards on one more rush than they.
We scored a TD rushing and they did not.
Both teams had 3 Passing Touchdowns.
We held the ball and had 93 plays to their only 75 twenty percent more than they.
Missouri had 4 fumbles and 3 interceptions while we had no fumble and only 1 interception. I said pre-game we would do THIS exactly.
We’re Plus THREE +3 Turnover Margin for the year. That is good.
I said there was NO QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY. There is NOT !
I said Missouri would be good and they were.
Mecole Hardman Jr. got in the game against Missouri.
Now throw Mecole Hardman Jr. the ball please.
Elijah Holyfield got in the game against Missouri.
Now throw him the ball too and hand it off to him and hand it off to Brian Herrien more.
Solomon Kindley got on the field. Try subbing Solomon Kindley and Ben Cleveland to give our Starters a rest please. Kirby, you said when you have players that aren’t getting the job done that you would tell them to do so and if they still did not that you would play someone else and let them have a go.
And find us a kicker. We don’t have one on the roster.
Get Ben Cleveland on the field NOW.
By the way Kirby sometimes you have to throw to the same guy tired or not when everyone is dropping the ball and one guy is making plays. He is strong. He is in shape. He certainly is an All-America Candidate as I announced for Isaiah McKenzie the Human Joystick after Game 1 against North Carolina.
Good job coaching Kirby. Thank you for listening to me.
Jacob Eason has hit his Tight Ends and Fullback 12 times in these first three come-from-behind wins by him.
Good to be back home. Wish we had the HOME GAMES some teams get. Florida being down there really cuts into our home games we get to watch.
I know Greyson Lambert can read what Kirby is saying. He better step-up and get the ball downfield and open up our running game.
I think the tape is getting on Kirby’s mind about Greyson Lambert. When your coach says he is NOT COMFORTABLE with you. Well you know you LOST his confidence after that POOR performance.
Take your time Kirby.
Let’s work on Special Teams.
Let’s work on run stopping.
Let’s get some guys catching passes. Try throwing 1 pass to Nick Chubb or even Brian Herrien out of the backfield.
Linebackers have been uncharacteristically quiet for us.
Kirby wasn’t kidding about wide receivers.
And he is shaking-up his secondary NOW.
Let’s throw some passes to Mecole Hardman Jr.
QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY :
Kirby : “We’ve got to make some decisions as we go. It’s hard to get two guys enough reps – more or less one. So we’ll have to make a decision.”
Well Kirby quit having Greyson Lambert practice with the # 1 unit today Wednesday – again. He’s OBVIOUSLY so much better that he doesn’t even need to practice with the # 1 unit who does NOT do as well with him as Jacob Eason.
11 passing downs Greyson Lambert -0- TD 54 yards for less than 5 yards per pass play. Jacob Eason 131 yards 1 TD Pass on 13 passing downs for 10 yards per passing play. One twice as good as the other same opponent same defense same # 1 unit.
One LOSING by double-digits few minutes to go until 4th Quarter. Other after 2 and a half hours finally put back-in LOSING by 10 points instantly goes UP by several points and is REPLACED by the guy so good he does NOT need to practice with the # 1 unit. Kirby do whatever the hell you want to do. But this nation has had 100 million study the 2 comparing them and NO ONE AGREES Greyson Lambert is guy who can afford to give up # 1 snaps in practice when you had Jacob Eason here January 12 when you finally showed-up and have FAILED to prepare him – you and Jim Chaney.
EVERY POLL has ranked you # 9. EVERY national media has you picked NOW to play Alabama in The SEC Championship Game. Alabama is playing a Freshman QB Kirby – Nick Saban. You are waffling Kirby. You are contradicting yourself. You are choosing one then another when one clearly is better. Want to know what I think about communicating or being in the wrong play Kirby ? Not communicating as well and in the wrong play some – Jacob Eason has done IN FACT twice as well as Greyson Lambert. Over 10 yards per passing play to less than 5. You have NOT prepared Jacob Eason well with no snaps # 1 unit all wasted Spring and last week NONE – now this week until today NONE.
They STACK THE BOX against Greyson Lambert while you went naked with Jacob Eason in the game. Which spreads the defense out and gives you better chance to win ?
Shall I play it back for you Kirby ? “It’s important that I get them to focus on what they’ve got to do to win.” Kirby.
That seems in STARK CONTRAST to Mark Richt Kirby who said “There’s something besides winning that’s important here at Georgia.” So which is it Kirby ?
Greyson Lambert is a serviceable back-up QB who is not going to lead us against # 1 Alabama. Good Lord.
Nick Saban will be playing a Freshman QB not only next game but against US Kirby.
You might want to figure this out Kirby.
All the rest of us have.
“I just don’t know when.”
Sam Madden 6′ 6″ and 334 lbs. rated the # 5 best player in the state of New Jersey and the # 24 Offensive Lineman in the nation a 4-Star Prospect last year 2015 by 247Sports.com is singled-out by Kirby as yet another freshman (redshirt) who is on our 2-Deep behind only Dyshon Sims Junior 6′ 4″ and 309 lbs. out of Lowndes High who was on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game team and another 4-Star prospect rated the # 17 Offensive Tackle in the nation and # 14 overall best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports.com.
Kirby has been BUSY ferreting-out who our players are across the 2-Deep and bringing attention to Sam Madden “being everywhere” according to Kirby.
Kick-Off is a week from tomorrow. We’re taking MARTA.
15 First year players 2016-2017 season have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There have been a Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who did very well nowadays including 4 True Freshmen Starters rated in the Top 42 best quarterbacks in the nation 2015-2016 season just ended where Greyson Lambert was rated the # 79 QB.
“Nobody’s jumped-out yet at QB. No guy is too good to play special teams. Marshall Long is our punter but it’s not over until it’s over and Brice Ramsey is competing, gets the ball off quickly and has done the job there for us before. No one has jumped-out at wide receiver. Nick Chubb has done everything we’ve asked him to do. He’s done well on special teams and with the ball. The rotation at QB has continued as it has been recently. No change. Each guy at QB has different qualities. The players have no input into that as to their opinion on our quarterbacks. That’s the coach’s decision. We’ll make the best decision for the team.”
Chip Towers AJ-C at least showed-up and had a pen. Not that he can keep to the point, but he said Kirby said at Athens Country Club that
“JACOB EASON is on the 2-Deep at QB.” Kirby 1 reported who had a pen
“I certainly think their reps need to be done right by a certain date.” Kirby 1 reported who had a pen
“We need to start getting two guys ready. I think it’s hard once you start getting more than two quarterbacks ready. We’ve got some guys who have looked good during camp.” Kirby 1 reported who had a pen
One would think you could lay THAT out in an organized fashion from your notes.
Kirby said that we have to get 2 guys ready at QB and Jacob Eason is on the 2-Deep and I certainly think we need to get the Starting QB getting his reps right by a certain date which may have already been in the past since we ALL KNOW Jacob Eason started with the # 1 unit ALL WEEK LAST WEEK at the COST of Greyson Lambert.
North Carolina is HOPING that Kirby starts Greyson Lambert. Their game plan is if he is stack the box and make him throw. Then they have a completely different game plan with Jacob Eason whom they can not do that with AT ALL.
This is where we are in a game MANY have said we lose to North Carolina.
In fact Odds Shark.com has North Carolina winning by SEVERAL POINTS.
Odds Shark says North Carolina has a BETTER OFFENSE than Georgia and a worse defense than us.
150% better offense than us and expect us to pass for only 185 yards. Well that happens with Greyson Lambert Yes. NOT Jacob Eason. If Jacob Eason can only pass 185 yards against a crappy defense like North Carolina we are in big trouble and NOT just against North Carolina. I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that is NOT the case.
Our Defense is 144 % better than their defense.
We lose to North Carolina by several points according to Las Vegas.
I asked the question last week why would Kirby start Jacob Eason all week if he were going to start Greyson Lambert and answered that that the decision is MADE.
Now today we learn that Kirby indeed has MOVED JACOB EASON UP on the chart and as I said after the 1st scrimmage NO MORE # 1 Unit for Brice Ramsey.
INDEED that too has come to pass and EXACTLY when I said it after scrimmage # 1 last week not Saturday. He’s also lost his punting job.
So North Carolina and Odds Shark.com can BOTH prepare for Greyson Lambert but Kirby is NOT starting him. You need a good back-up QB. It’s very important. I am comfortable with Greyson Lambert as back-up QB to Jacob Eason. No problem with that. We have NO CHOICE. If we had Jacob Park or Jake Fromm then THEY would be back-up. Next year Jake Fromm will be back-up to Jacob Eason. And the year after next will be Jacob Eason’s LAST YEAR HERE.
No reason have a problem with that. Mark Richt left Kirby with 2 seniors (1 whom Mark Richt DEMOTED at the end of last year and pissed him off and then Bryan McClendon suspended him from the bowl game and now he is GONE.) and 6 juniors the # 93 most experienced team in America on the 2-Deep.
I stated and named them the 10 freshmen who get a START this season. 1st year players 12 get a START this season.
So if you are going to go to the Athens Country Club and not even lay it out where folks can read it, let me fix that for you.
Kirby is NOT ABOUT to lose that game to North Carolina. I promise. He’s starting Jacob Eason and BEAT THE ODDS.
Everything that has happened has been bad for Greyson Lambert but WORST OF ALL was ALL last week standing on the sidelines watching Jacob Eason START with the # 1 unit ALL WEEK LONG.
I tend to think that is rather MAJOR NEWS that a packed house heard Kirby say that he has CUT IT DOWN to 2 QBS and those are Jacob Eason and Greyson Lambert.
So Jacob Eason has now PASSED BRICE RAMSEY before the season even. Did any of the packed house write the quotes of Kirby in this packed house ? No. Not macon.com not bulldawg illustrated not Athens Banner-Herald not Seth Emerson.
He told us today was the day.
He held media EVENT. Packed house. Grab a pen folks. Write down what he says. Print it. I mean there are ONLY about what ? 5 million Dawgs’ Fans that about the number. Gee whiz. I don’t live in Athens. He is member at Country Club. Holds press meeting there to packed house. Pretty sad folks. Everybody take the day off ? No one with a pen ? This doesn’t really say it :
Greyson Lambert is not the guy and NEVER WILL BE he who can lead us to where we want to go.
No one. No one has EVER said that Greyson Lambert is a better QB than Jacob Eason and they NEVER will. Greyson Lambert does not even get invited to the NFL Combines while Jacob Eason ALREADY has his invite.
It is NOT smart for us to SAY that Jacob Eason is the BETTER QB and start Greyson Lambert. It is NOT smart for us to say that Greyson Lambert is a BETTER FIT for us vs North Carolina who LOADS OF FOLKS say we LOSE TO with Greyson Lambert throwing his 185 yards passing and refusing to TRY to throw the ball down the field. In his entire season last year he BEAT NO TEAM like North Carolina.
His best win was over 2-6 in The SEC Auburn.
North Carolina is HELPED-OUT by Greyson Lambert starting who is NOT the better QB and who will NOT STRETCH-OUT the defense but allow them to solely work on just stopping the run the next 3 weeks. We are a team under Mark Richt with WHOMEVER he had as Offensive Coordinator who did not throw the ball last season with Greyson Lambert # 104 Passing Offense and who did NOT throw the ball with Hutson Mason the # 88 Passing Offense 2014-2015 season Hutson Mason Mark Richt and Mike Bobo.
If you want to be stupid as shit and CONTINUE that bullshit then by all means be a God Damn freaking dumbass and say that you WANT Greyson Lambert to START because he is a better fit for North Carolina so that they can line-up and stack the box to HELP their defense.
I for one read INSTEAD that IN FACT Kirby DID SAY that Jacob Eason is on the 2-Deep.
What kind of BULLSHIT is that ?
Kirby said : “Jacob Eason is ON THE 2-DEEP.”
THAT is official in ANYONE’S BOOK.
Now as for YOU WANTING Greyson Lambert to START.
What the hell good does it do for QB Greyson damn Lambert to read the defense quicker or he smart enough to read it at all if he is # 104 passing the God Damn Ball ? He is not going to pass the ball on North Carolina or Nicholls State University or anyone else. All this halting QB does is try NOT to throw it so he can hang-on to his Starting QB role as long as he can here because he knows if he does, he will LOSE his Starting QB role – such as it is – and hanging by a God Damn Thread as it is.
Don’t answer what good it does for Greyson Lambert to read the defenses quicker or he smart enough to read it at all Admin Field Street Forum if Greyson Lambert will not try to throw it.
We all know the answer to that question.
It does no God Damn Good for 1 to read the defense better if that one refuses to even try to throw the ball down the damn field.
Greyson Lambert is not going to score the points this 2016-2017 season. It will be Jacob Eason.
Why be dumb as shit and make stupid dumb shit statements about reading the defense better or quicker or at all when he WILL NOT TRY to even throw the God Damn Ball ?
Kirby ALREADY has.
Kirby STARTED Jacob Eason ALL WEEK LAST WEEK DUMBASS as Starting QB.
HE is the 1 getting the reps.
I just hope that North Carolina is as God Damn Stupid as YOU and is confused and preparing for Greyson Lambert because he ain’t starting.
NOT ACCORDING TO KIRBY.
If you are so God Damn Stupid to say he hasn’t officially made Jacob Eason on the freaking piss ant 2-deep even, then whatever the hell you have to say about YOU WANT Greyson Damn Lambert to START so he can let North Carolina TRY to fix their defense by stacking the box against a Georgia team WITHOUT Jacob Eason at QB who is more like a wishbone only our QB with Greyson Lambert back there has 7 fumbles and minus 39 yards on 29 carries.
Good Lord son.
Play right into their God Damn HANDS dumbass son of a bitch.
Oh I get it. All these OTHER players moving-up to play with the # 1 unit means THEY are being groomed and getting acclimated to play with the # 1 unit. But for Jacob Eason it means nothing of the sort.
Would Kirby have done this the last 3 weeks of Fall Practice with his quarterbacks if he had not come to the decision to tend to agree now with the many who have been giving him the advice that Greyson Lambert is NOT the QB to move The University of Georgia Football forward ?
Obviously this observer is quite confident that indeed this is the case. Kirby Era has begun. It has been going on now all week and it isn’t a decision he took lightly nor one therefore he intends at this point to second-guess himself on.
Kirby can not afford to at this point.
The Kirby Era and the Jacob Eason Era are one and the same at this point. All week is all week.
You wouldn’t do that FOR ANY REASON – with kick-off vs North Carolina a team many have said we lose to 2 Saturdays after this Saturday’s Scrimmage where once again it is widely reported that Jacob Eason will indeed continue working with the # 1 unit – were you going to start Greyson Lambert. Maybe Mark Richt would. Kirby would NOT. Kirby wants to win.
That will give Jacob Eason 3 weeks with the # 1 unit. I, of course, would have done so Day 1 Spring Practice. It is what it is and what it is is in fact nothing good clearly for Greyson Lambert.
The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era began Monday 15 August after Saturday’s scrimmage where Kirby clearly and plainly stated that ALL the quarterbacks :
COACH SMART’S POST SCRIMMAGE PRESS CONFERENCE :
“We’re not where we need to be for sure. The execution was poor. We’re trying to find the best 50-60 players – NOT NECESSARILY FIND THE ONES WHO KNOW WHAT TO DO. Each guy at QB who did something good did something boneheaded.”
Kirby is not about to Start Greyson Lambert because he knows what to do. Each quarterback who did something good did something boneheaded. Kirby saw Greyson Lambert last year where against him he FUMBLED the football 3 times refused to throw the ball down the field against Kirby and was YANKED. When next he tried to sit on the ball ahead by 3 TD vs the vols and LOST Greyson Lambert LOST his starting QB job in the only other game against a ranked team 2015 for The Georgia Bulldogs which was the Florida Game.
Georgia played 3 teams who were ranked for 2015-2016 season and they were Alabama the vols and Florida.
Greyson Lambert did so poorly that he was not even allowed to come into the game vs ranked Florida even with the 3rd string QB throwing 4 interceptions.
# 104 Passing Offense # 119 on 3rd Down Conversions only 12 TD passes all season and 7 fumbles by Greyson Lambert and his best win was over 2-6 in The SEC Auburn.
Kirby is not starting Greyson Lambert because he knows what to do. Read that STATEMENT FACT by Kirby again and tell me he does NOT mean that. Sure he does.
He saw Greyson Lambert last year.
He saw Greyson Lambert Saturday in scrimmage.
He SAID he would COUNT that scrimmage Saturday and said he would TRY to get the reps with the # 1 QB to the # 1 QB as soon as he could. He promised it would be by the scrimmage this Saturday if he could but that he WOULD consider last Saturday’s scrimmage.
He also said he would as soon as he could.
That certainly by game week.
Ok he’s not starting a guy because he knows WHAT to do.
He’s looking for the best 50-60 players.
If you think Greyson Lambert is one of the best 50-60 players then you’re just out of your mind.
As for Brice Ramsey he lost the punting job too Kirby said.
I said that as well prior to the scrimmage. On my Depth Chart I have had Brice Ramsey back-up Punter since Signing Date and at QB behind Jacob Eason and I stated that ten (10) First Time True Freshmen Players would START for Kirby in 2016-2017 season and that 12 First Time Players this up-coming season would START for Kirby.
I have not been wrong on ANY of this.
Neither frankly has anyone else been either on QB except for a couple whom I immediately called-out on it when they did or expressed questions about it.
There is NO QUESTION in my mind at all.
In this same press conference when Kirby made up his mind, Kirby ALSO said :
“This FRESHMEN CLASS I am proud of. Wow ! On EVERY 2-Deep is this guy who JUST GOT HERE and surpassing upper-class guys.”
Freshmen Class he is proud of he RECRUITED HERE. Mark Richt did not recruit these guys here. Kirby did. It is his signing class not Mark Richt’s. When Mark Richt was FIRED for example Jacob Eason went to the University of Florida on recruiting visit. Florida who had a QB thought Jacob Eason was an upgrade to him and felt that despite how that would be interpreted by their QB at Florida that it was worth the gamble because Jacob Eason is that good. It was opened up.
Kirby got on plane flew to Washington as soon as Kirby was announced at the press conference.
Next Kirby invited Jacob Eason here.
Next Kirby put on a dawg and pony show for Jacob Eason.
Then all the Mark Richt Apologists said :
(1) “Jacob Eason coming here is contingent CONTINGENT upon Mark Richt being here.”
(2) “Mark Richt is recruiting Jacob Eason to Miami of Florida and I hope Mark Richt does well at Miami of Florida and I am NOW a fan of Miami of Florida and have bought a bumper sticker on my truck for Miami of Florida as one of their fans too.” The Miami of Florida fans said that : “WOW Mark Richt is going to bring US Jacob Eason.”
(3) “Jacob Eason has opened up his recruiting. This was a big mistake to have a coaching change. It cannot be justified that our best coach ever is involved in this coaching change. We’re having a Facebook vigil for Mark Richt. We want Mark Richt to coach our team in the bowl game so he can get to 10 wins this season with 29 teams who did win 10-wins 2015-2016 season. We want Mark Richt at our Gala. This was a huge mistake to bring in Kirby who is an UNPROVEN COACH. Mark Richt was consistent here.”
NEXT Kirby got to work hiring his offensive staff and when he got Jim Chaney and then with him as a tandem SAM PITTMAN who looks and is the part as ROCK STAR Jacob Eason’s Dad who calls his son Jake said that DID IT. “Jake is coming to UGA.”
Then Kirby got finished with his 4th NC calling every play on Defense for 8 years as DC half the time NC and came here where Mark Richt HIS LAST 8 YEARS was # 45 at 18 losses 24 games 8 yrs vs top 15 and half the time unranked in the Final AP Poll.
Then Kirby finished off his 1st Year Recruiting Class and OBLITERATED Mark Richt who was # 39 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking for his class down there where Mark Richt was LONGER and where down there in Florida where the recruits are FAR MORE prevalent while Kirby was # 7. And Mark Richt whom you Mark Richt Apologists said would sign all the guys here in Georgia as a “fine man Mark Richt is” was SHUT-OUT in the state of Georgia. And Kirby who has been in Alabama the last 8 years as DC racked-up by stark contrast here in this state of Georgia.
Then Kirby KEPT RECRUITING and recruiting and recruiting and recruiting and now his 1st Year players THIS FIRST YEAR of the Kirby Era are : “Wow ! On EVERY 2-Deep is this guy who JUST GOT HERE and surpassing upper-class guys.” Kirby said after Saturday’s scrimmage.
But you want to read that as Kirby isn’t starting Jacob Eason.
Shit Kirby has : 15 First year players this 2016-2017 season who have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There are a Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who have done extremely well nowadays. This is 2016-2017 season The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era.
Nick Chubb left knee absolutely strong crisp cuts on it no issue at all I can visibly see.
As for Trent Thompson there is no reason he wasn’t playing last season either but now after Kirby’s Summer Training # 78 looks a quite well-defined furtive stevedore. So why did Mark Richt not Start Trent Thompson in HALF the God Damn Games last year ? The 1st four games last year Mark Richt REFUSED to ALLOW Trent Thompson to START at all. It was his bullshit. He did the same to Matthew Stafford and LOST those games as a DIRECT RESULT. Only 4 players return on the entire team who had more tackles than Trent Thompson and all those on the defensive secondary except one. He is a lean mean fighting machine 25 tackles last season and HALF the games he DID NOT START for Mark Richt.
Mark Richt FAILED to develop his players. He held them back. He gave Seniority all the BENEFIT. If you had been there longer had more experience YOU START the better more adroit player SAT. It was a TROPHY for EVERYONE routine. Swimming Pool TRADITION ? What ? His tradition as Kirby aptly put it this morning was to LOSE. And we have games we CAN NOT LOSE. Why ? Because there is NOT and NEVER HAS BEEN around here something BESIDES winning that’s important here at Georgia. Kirby took his players to Church Sunday. Kirby is a Christian. Kirby took the team to Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Why does NO ONE talk about THAT ? Because Mark Richt no longer could WIN and that was ALL YOU HAD LEFT to discuss about that lovable Charlie Brown of College Football who could NOT beat top 15 after 2007 at # 45 at that 18 losses his last 24 games vs top 15, not win on road vs ranked teams after 2007, not beat teams who played in a bowl game after 2007, not beat unranked teams, and because on the national stage he STUNK to high heaven with 7 losses by more than 3 TD after 2007 when prior he NEVER did. Oh what a nice guy Mark Richt is. So is Kirby. But swimming pool is bad for football players or so MY COACH told me. Mark Richt gave our team OFF the off-week before Florida and Florida practiced EVERY DAY for us and beat the ever-living crap out of us.
No we aren’t going to the swimming pool. I told you that was BAD. That we needed to practice. You just did NOT want to hear it. Hear it NOW. Hear it from Kirby God Damn it.
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.
Tyler Catalina OT Team Captain 1st Team All-Conference NFL Draft 2017 at 6′ 5″ at 315 lbs. choses UGA over Florida and Auburn and everyone else for this 23-year old man who has STARTED EVERY GAME OF HIS CAREER. 1 year eligibility remaining 6′ 5″ and 300 lbs.
Brian Herrien # 19 best running back in the nation a bruiser with 4.45 speed in the 40-yard dash with 44″ vertical leap DUAL-THREAT
Maurice Smith Mo Smith starter at Alabama at CB 2013 one game, 2014 one game, 2015 played 15 games no START also Player of the Week on Special Teams. Under Armour All-American # 5 CB 2013 Scout.com as a WR too in Texas 2012 high school senior caught 21 passes for 389 yds and 7 TD. Had 63 tackles and 3 interceptions as Junior 2011 – has one year of eligibility remaining which he can take 2016 or 2017 per SEC. Has a redshirt if he wants it. Has 4.43 and a 4.51 Nike Time in 40-yard dash. 6′ 0″ and 200 lbs. Ranked # 12 of all CB NFL Draft 2017 per Scout.com and CBS also has him # 12 CB 2017 NFL Draft. Must take 9 hours toward Master Public Health post-graduate degree if he does not pass 9 hours no bowl game 2016-2017 season. And if Mo does not graduate UGA by 2018-2019 season UGA can not request SEC waivers until he does or until 2021-2022 season. Whichever comes first. If Mo does not meet APR credits UGA can not request waiver of SEC for graduate transfer until AFTER 2019-2020 season. The SEC dragged its feet to say that bullshit until AFTER he had missed the 1st 2 days of classes.
The SEC could have approved this transfer on Wednesday as they had no God Damn Choice on the freaking matter and then Mo would have been able to be in classes on Thursday 8-13-2016 when they started. But The SEC did NOT. Nor did they rule on Thursday 8-13. It was not until AFTER he had missed classes on Friday too before The SEC quit their feet-dragging on this. And now all these restrictions and penalties. Such unadulterated bullshit SEC League Office.
Get over yourself SEC League Office. Maurice Smith has been a God Damn GRADUATE since LAST SATURDAY 8-6-2016 a frigin’ God Damn Week. You have NO JUSTIFICATION for ANYTHING except to instantly approve this for the kid on Wednesday when we requested it. When Alabama and Nick Saban finally capitulated your hands were completely tied and you God Damn know it boy. Alabama dragged their feet on this from June. June. You refused to let him be part of your team. You have hurt your RECRUITING with all this too Alabama. You even allowed all his possessions to be thrown into the God Damn trash can there at the University of Alabama which is a school nowhere near as prestigious as The University of Georgia. You’re full of shit Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey. We’re allowing you to hold back $ 72 million dollars last year on August 31, 2015 for SEC Revenue Sharing for your God Damn SEC League Office to drag your God Damn Feet like this on a very good kid who NEVER has been ANYTHING but a model student-athlete who graduated early. Stick it up your God Damn ASSHOLE Greg Sankey.
# 2 Quarterback in the Nation Jake Eason.
# 1 Tight End in the Nation Isaac Nauta.
# 7 Defensive Tackle in the Nation Julian Rochester McEachern High School.
# 7 Offensive Guard in the Nation Ben Cleveland Stephens County High.
# 28 Wide Receiver in the Nation Riley Ridley
# 36 Cornerback in the Nation Tyrique McGhee Peach County
Only Alabama and Ohio State are the only 2 teams in Rivals with a higher average per recruit than us.
THEN Kirby signed Brian Herrien Tyler Catalina and Mo Smith. Wow ! By my count, Kirby has 3 Scholarships remaining NOW for preferred walk-ons.
I already stated that Kirby will START 10 of these first year players 2016-2017 season. 10 will get a START.
Mo Smith will get a START too. Our team just got a LOT better. We will see if we can get Mo in classes on Monday now and see if we can find notes for what the Profs said on these 2 beginning most important days of the Semester. Thanks for nothing SEC League Office.
15 First year players 2016-2017 season have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There are ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who did great.
Mark Richt left Kirby only 2 seniors and 6 juniors on the 2-Deep Depth Chart. This is the # 93 ranked team 2016-2017 in terms of depth chart seniority. This is why so many this season get a start for Kirby in their 1st year with the team :
Jacob Eason QB
Isaac Nauta TE
Mecole Hardman Jr. DB PR K-OR and I still say gets Rushes too
Charlie Woerner and I will predict as PR until Mecole Hardman Jr. settles-in
Javon Wims WR will be 1st year player for us Kirby gives start to too
Tyler Catalina OL 1st year player for us Kirby starts every game
Julian Rochester DT
Jaleel Laguins LB
Elijah Holyfield TB
Brian Herrien RB may Start at FB early
Ben Cleveland OG will get a start from Kirby this year too
Michail Carter DT Kirby did not steal him from Alabama at the very last moment this signing class to sit him down either
Chauncey Manac has a shot too at DE as does
Marshall Long at P and
Riley Ridley at WR.
Tyler Catalina 1st year player for Kirby this year will get a Start
Mo Smith 1st year player for Kirby this year will get a Start
Greyson Lambert didn’t beat shit last year or the year before.
“I’m looking to see how guys respond when they’re out there with people in the stands like Saturday’s Open Practice and photo op at Sanford if you get in line at 11 am. If Greyson Lambert goes out there and loses the game like he did to Alabama and the vols where Mark Richt lost confidence in Greyson Lambert and benched him against the only other ranked team Georgia faced last season – Florida – then they won’t like him. And they won’t like me either. I will make up my own mind of who will and who will not start but after Saturday’s Open Practice where I still might not give Jacob Eason a single snap AGAIN with the # 1 unit wasting his entire Spring there will still be 2 scrimmages and those 3 days with Saturday’s Open Practice from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. will determine whom it is I start and whom it is I don’t.”
Gates open Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with autograph session afterwards. Fans there at 11:00 have a chance to be one of the first 150 to then be allowed photo op with UGA X in the Athletic Box on the North Side from 2 to 4 p.m. Autographs are from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. with Kirby in East End Zone Defensive Players on the South sidelines and Offensive Players on the North Sidelines with no photo op with the players or coach – just sign the posters given-out.
“Everyone at QB will be kind of equitable through at least the first scrimmage. We will try to make some decisions after that.” Kirby 7-27-2016
Bulldawg Illustrated Greg Poole
Macon.com Jason Butt
“Everyone at QB will be kind of equitable in snaps through at least the first scrimmage. Who the QB is is going to be determined by how well they perform in a scrimmage-like situation. We will try to make some decisions after that and change the rotation to reflect that as soon as after the first scrimmage and as late as we’d like to know who that is by the week of the first game.” Kirby 7-27-2016 Practice starts next week Monday August 1.
“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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“Our student-athletes in Georgia have responded well to the new expectations. We’ve got to find a way to get our freshman class that just came in married up with the current roster we have and make sure those guys get the right seats on the bus. 63 percent of our team is going to be sophomores or less. So we’ve got a young team. And we also only have 12 scholarship seniors on this team. The Terry College of Business is one of the best business schools in the country that I was very fortunate to graduate from as well. We have eight returning starters on offense. Some of those you could argue are debatable at certain positions. (Grayson Lambert.) Your ability to manage close games, your ability to win close games determines a lot about the season you have. So 42 percent of the games last year were decided by one touchdown or less. (This was one of the major areas Mark Richt got FIRED for that he all too often seemed to let one slip away that we ALL thought he should have won – note please Kirby says right up front here that HE must manage close games WELL. Look at the vols’ game last year for example when Mark Richt tried to sit on it. He never understood to keep his foot on the pedal – NEVER.) The trademark for us is going to be big, physical, fast football team. We’re not there yet, but we’re certainly moving that direction. That’s the stamp I would like to put on it. Every kid I’ve been around as a football player, they want their coaches to make them better as men AND AS PLAYERS If they see value in you as a coach that you can create value in them AS A PLAYER and a person, they respect that. (Shot at Mark Richt by Kirby no 2 ways about it.) Our team has moved forward. Our team is focused on this season and not looking in the rearview mirror. (Question on Jacob Eason.) We’re going to play the best player at QB. Certainly at this time of The SEC Media Days no one knew who Cam Newton was, and he was amazing. Nobody thought they knew what Nick Marshall would do. Nobody thought Blake Sims was going to do it. Nobody gave Jacob Coker a lot of credit either. You learn quickly that guys can arise and they have a lot of playmakers with them and they become really good players in the league.”
“Jacob Eason has done a great job. He’s come in and worked hard — obviously he’s under a lot of scrutiny.” Brandon Kublanow says at SEC Media Days.
Kirby says “A starter has yet to be named and has yet to emerge : If I knew, I promise you, I would tell you. I would give you the information. But I don’t know that.”
That about sums it up.
Lets be honest about this shall we ?
Sony Michel is what is important in all this. Him. Not us. Not the season. Not North Carolina. Not Ole Miss. Not Florida. Not Auburn. Not Missouri. Not the vols. Not even the Bowl Game or possible SEC Championship Game.
Sony Michel is NOT ONLY one of the very premier football players 2016 in college but has a BRIGHT FUTURE in the NFL.
That is what matters.
Did you get that this time ?
What matters is what is best for Sony Michel.
Quit with the crap about ANYTHING else.
He took himself out of it did not do it on purpose made a mistake and is GONE.
This is NOT a small hairline fracture that would be painful for a week or 2 and then begin healing. His brother is FULL OF SHIT. He does NOT know and should NEVER have answered Chipper Towers.
We have plenty of running backs wide receivers and special team return men. We’re going to be fine without him. We have to be.
He is our best player. He is our 2nd leading wide receiver. He is our best special team return man. He is our MVP.
Quit whining about that which we have NO CONTROL OVER. It does NO GOOD. It accomplishes nothing. You are taking your eye off the ball. This is a BLESSING in disguise that it happened July 4th Eve. We have time to recover from this NOW. Address THAT !
If it had to happen, now is the time for it.
I wonder sometimes how stupid our fans can be. Clearly the ones you are reading on the Internet are total dumb shits. They talk about that which they know NOTHING.
He could have had this same injury in a game. He didn’t. Get over it.
We are GOING to HAVE TO PLAY WITHOUT HIM.
No doctor is going to release Sony Michel before our bowl game. It’s NOT happening and more importantly it should NOT happen.
I have broken my left forearm 7 times and my right forearm once. He is NOT going to be right in 2016 year. You get that ? There is NOTHING he can do about that. His skin under the cast will turn yellow and itch and flake off. They will change the cast numerous times. They have to. I know.
Sony Michel will NOT be able to hold the ball to run nor catch the ball to catch passes or play on special teams. He might be able to do so in the Bowl Game. Maybe. If I were Ron Courson I would NOT release Sony Michel until the Bowl Game if then.
Sony Michel is not going to be right until 2016 year is OVER. It obviously does not affect his legs but does effect everything he does with his legs. Sony Michel has an awesome career ahead of him in the NFL as a WR as I see it. Special Teams return man. He is most dangerous out in space.
He has now had 2 injuries here. There is no redshirt or medical redshirt involved. He moves on the NFL. So that is removed from the equation.
This is just a very unfortunate and horribly-time mistake by Sony Michel as Kirby TOLD you.
Is it a distraction ?
Well happening July 4th Eve it gives KIRBY time to do what I have called for all along. Run at Running Backs 2016-2017 season and GET THEM REPS WITH THE # 1 UNIT NOW :
RB Mecole Hardman Jr 4.32, Nick Chubb injured rehabbing, Brian Herrien # 19 best running back in the nation, Elijah Holyfield, Charlie Woerner, Sony Michel injured rehabbing, Brendan Douglas, Tae Crowder, Isaiah McKenzie needs serious work on holding on to the football, Shaquery Wilson and PLAY Jacob Eason at QB day 1 of Fall Practice.
Kirby on Sony Michel : “I think you always want kids to be careful but kids are going to be kids. I was a player once. I went and did things. I went and rode on jet skis and rode on things. Accidents are going to happen. You hate it. It’s unfortunate… Tough for a kid who worked so hard to be in the best shape of his life but it’s part of the game. It’s part of things that happen. Kids have mistakes and things happen. It’s very unfortunate for him… I really don’t want it to be a distraction.”
We’re going to be fine. We HAVE to be.
Sony Michel will be 1 of the very top NFL Draft Picks after this season. Having broken my forearms 8 times I can assure you his goal SHOULD be to try to play in the bowl game if the doctors release him even then. Anything any doctor says or does about this other than this is MALPRACTICE.
I want SONY MICHEL to have a GREAT LIFE !
This part of it is over right now for Sony Michel. It likely is over until the bowl game about then maybe.
I care about Sony Michel !
Sony please take care, keep in shape, try if you can to play before the season 2016-2017 is over so we can all stand and tell you on the field what I share with you NOW that we Love you and wish all the best in your recovery and MORE IMPORTANTLY in your life.
It is natural to put your forearm out to break the fall. I know. I even thought about it once and tried to put out my right forearm instead. Not much time to think honestly. It’s instinctive.
You can’t play with it.
Jesus Christ you people say the dumbest shit.
Try telling Sony how you feel about HIM !
This is an OPPORTUNITY for our 85 Scholarship Football Players and for us as FANS to support what is RIGHT for Sony Michel not your personal desires for wins and losses 2016-2017 season for us.
That’s NOT IMPORTANT.
It’s NOT what matters.
We WILL BE FINE.
Try to tell the truth about it when it does.
1 of you.
No doctor is releasing him.
Quit quoting his brother.
“Let’s be honest. Georgia – if you get the best players in this state you should be winning championships. In the last five or six years the East has been down and you also have to be competitive with the West. So we know exactly why we’re here and what the expectations are. And I can assure you we have those same expectations. ‘We won 10 games – but who did we beat?’ I want to be great.” Kirby says to ESPN today.
“Mark Richt was fired because he didn’t win enough of the right games and after winning a pair of SEC championships in his first five seasons didn’t win another SEC title in his final 10 seasons” so says ESPN’s Chris Low a great writer.
So why does the Dawgbone NOT have this URL Link at Mr. Blue’s site for us ALL ? Why is that Mr. Blue ? Why sir ?
Because Chris Low and Kirby PUT SHIT on Mark Richt – that’s why.
Mr. Blue wants to control what you think. He has NEVER allowed putting shit on Mark Richt. Those URL Links NEVER HAVE BEEN on his site. And never will be.
The Dawgbone NEVER presented this URL Link to you.
Why is that Mr. Blue of the Dawgbone ?
The Dawgbone Mr. Blue – he gives you some URL Links mostly to pay-per-view sites but notably during 8 years of unsatisfactory results refused to provide that news – and he actually thinks he can control what you think.
ESPN Senior writer Chris Low interviews Kirby as they both say why Mark Richt was fired and what Kirby is doing about it now and the Dawgbone can not be bothered to provide this breaking news today on his site of listed URL Links supposedly covering our God Damn team.
It’s not there.
Look for yourself.
Ask yourself why ?
“It’s definitely not about the competition right now. Greyson Lambert is worried about himself. He’s got to get better – and more mobile – and he knows that. And he’s got to continue to improve in order to be our starter.” Kirby said today 24 May 2016
“Greyson Lambert is worried about himself. He’s got to get better – and more mobile – and he knows that. And he’s got to continue to improve in order to be our starter.”
Kirby said today 24 May 2016
“I have no objections to Jacob Eason starting the first game. I want the guy that gives us the best chance to win to start the first game. Whoever that is that is 20-something practices from now so we will know a lot more. I spent a lot of time with him early on in the spring talking to him. I wanted to make him aware that there was going to be a burden and an expectation on him he didn’t have to meet. There was no expectation for us. We wanted him to do the best job he could do each day and he has done a good job of focusing on that. He is at home right now training some more.” Kirby said to 247Sports.com Rusty Mansell
“If Mecole Hardman Jr. is one our best 11 players on either side of the ball he needs to be on the field. To determine that I don’t think it takes real long. Now will he have a lot to learn? A lot. A lot more than he knows. But that’s our job. That’s why they pay us as coaches to educate players and get them on the field. I think he’s a great athlete. It won’t take us long. You can have five or six practices with a guy and you’ll know whether he’s elite OK or if he’s going to be able to handle this. I do think he’s a very mature kid that’s going to be able to handle a little bit of the pressure because he kind of likes that. He’s always been that way.”
Kirby says about Mecole Hardman Jr. but NOT about Jacob Eason. I agree with Kirby right down the line with Mecole Hardman Jr. I question why Jacob Eason after 15 practices however has NOT had a single snap YET with the # 1 unit for them to be ready for him and him be ready for them. To get the timing down and their tendencies. This does not make sense Kirby.
The other guy – you know ? The one LOST 18 last 24 games vs top 15 teams. He is not the only guy who is good guy. Right ? Oh I see he was # 5 in SEC games last 10 years ? Who gives a shit about that ? He could NOT BEAT a SINGLE GOD DAMN good team.
See to it that you remember that.
NOT what he did or did NOT do in SEC games over whatever number years. THERE are a LOT of SEC games.
What matters is he could NOT beat his God Damn Way out of a Wet Paper Freaking bag against the good teams the top 15 teams for 8 friqin’ God Damn Years.
AND LOST to CUPCAKES – every SINGLE SOLITARY YEAR losing to God Damn Cupcakes.
Who gives a shit what he did against SEC over x years ?
WE ALL KNOW he SUCKED on the Big Stage.
He either NEVER GOT THERE or WET THE GOD DAMN BED when he did.
“I hate it for Chauncey first and foremost. He was trying to do the right things. We were providing him help and we’re going to continue to do that – provide him assistance. We’re going to continue to care for Chauncey. He’s just going to have to play somewhere else.” Kirby
“I hate it for him when he was such a nice guy and did it the right way and there remains no excuse for him being fired and can make a good case that it was unjustified he was fired – just awful.”
You’re more dumb than he.
Tyler Catalina gets this quote from Kirby and he has a DIFFERENT set of rules for Jacob Eason ?
Hey Kirby that is your 2nd mistake sir after not getting here until January 12 when you told Greg McGarity on November 28 the day BEFORE he was FIRED by Greg McGarity that it would be your dream to come here AFTER the season was OVER January 12.
There are OTHER MINOR ISSUES Kirby. But NOT getting Jacob Eason 1 single snap all Spring Practice with the 1st team is your WORST MISTAKE so far.
And more of what we have become accustomed to from our head coaches Kirby.
This is a non-sequitur from you Kirby that you say this about Tyler Catalina and NOT about Jacob Eason when Jacob Eason will be taken FAR HIGHER in the NFL Draft than Tyler Catalina will be Kirby.
“I’m looking for him to come in and compete right away. It’s not like it’s a deal where you can sit down there and say You’re coming in fourth string. You’ve got to come in and compete.” Excuse me Kirby you say that about 1 player and NOT about Jacob Eason as well ? WTF ? Why NO snap with the 1st String yet Kirby ? Why ?
I said Tyler Catalina gets DRAFTED in the NFL the day he announced he wanted to play for rock star Kirby and rock star Sam Pittman and I said Jacob Eason is the # 1 NFL Draft Pick 2018 that he starts 2016 OBVIOUSLY 2017 and 2018 and is DRAFTED our 5th # 1 Overall NFL Draft Pick. Tyler Catalina will NOT be taken as high as Jacob Eason. Not.
OT senior transfer Tyler Catalina Team Captain 1st Team All-Conference NFL Draft 2017. 6′ 5″ at 315 lbs. choses UGA over Florida and Auburn and everyone else for this 23-year old man who has STARTED EVERY GAME OF HIS CAREER.
Tyler Catalina is our 2nd best OL before he even gets here and Jacob Eason is the STAR of our team our Team Captain and our # 1 Overall BEST PLAYER and MVP 2016 2017 and 2018 after his proof positive Spring Practice despite Kirby saying he does NOT know who is our BEST QB and DESPITE Kirby NOT ALLOWING Jacob Eason 1 snap with the 1st team ALL SPRING PRACTICE.
But Jacob Eason is 3rd team no snap 1st team all Spring but Tyler Catalina is coming here to compete right away. That’s BULLSHIT Kirby.